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Artistic Director and Olivier Award-winning actor Daniel Evans hosts another dazzling cornucopia of music and song to celebrate musical legend Stephen Sondheims 90 th birthday. He will be joined on the Festival Theatre stage by stars from the West End to perform numbers from some of Sondheims major and lesser-known. . .

Autumn Stars Moon and Planets.

1 November 2020, 15:30 - 16:30

As the nights grow longer, magnificently-ringed planet Saturn moves into the sunset glow, with not far behind to the south-west. Giant gas planet Jupiter makes spectacular, viewing, rising steadily throughout Autumn in the pre-dawn eastern skies. . . .

#SussexTogether Festival of the Arts Exhibition

3 November - 2 December 2020, 10:00 - 16:00

Update 3rd November. Following the Government’s announcement on Saturday 31st October some changes have been made to the #SussexTogether Festival. From Thursday 5th November the Cathedral will only be open for private prayer and reflection: the exhibition will be extended to December 2nd. Details of how to visit safely can. . .

Six Classics of British Cinema

3 November - 1 December 2020, 14:00 - 16:00


Cinema: online course with WEA tutor George Cormack. A five session online course, using WEA Canvas and Zoom. Course ref. C3745821. £32 (fee may be waived in certain circumstances). A friendly and accessible course, exploring a selection of British screen classics, some older and more modern. Discuss and learn more. . .
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The trouble with faith (in) schools

3 November 2020, 19:30 - 21:00

Google Meet

The trouble with faith (in) schools: campaigning against illegitimate religious influence in education. Join us on Google Meet from 19. 30 on Tuesday 3 November to hear from Dr Ruth Wareham, who will discuss her work in campaigning against illegitimate religious influence in education. Dr Wareham will provide an outline. . .
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Winter Craft & Jewellery Fayre

7 November 2020, 10:00 - 15:00

Lavant Memorial Hall

The Winter Craft & Jewellery Fayre at Lavant Memorial Hall will be bursting with quality handmade craft workers, contemporary jewellery makers and local artisan food. Perfect chance to browse for Christmas. Exhibitors attending will be offering a wide range of skills in their high-quality gifts and hand-crafted items. Admission is. . .
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Sophie's Great War Tours Talk

11 November 2020, 19:00


November 11 th at 7pm. Tickets are £7. 50 pp and the Talk is via Zoom. We are very excited to have Sophie Shrubsole who has run guided tours across the First World War battlefields for the last eight years, give a Talk in aid of Dementia Support. Hear Sophie. . .
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Arts Crafts

Fused Glass Workshop

14 November 2020

The Studio, Oakwood House, Bognor Regis, PO21 2TJ

Each Saturday my studio is open for workshops. Come and create, either with a friend or by yourself. I will teach you the basics of glass fusing and you will make something beautiful! Sessions are 10. 00-12. 30 or 14. 00-16. 30 – see website £20 per person (plus glass. . .
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This event will be streamed from the Festival Theatre stage to audiences at home. Olivier Award-winning actor Henry Goodman returns to Chichester with concert pianist Lucy Parham. Elégie chronicles the life of composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff in words and music. The concert includes many of his best-loved works for. . .
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Facing The Music: Sheila Hancock

18 November 2020, 14:30 - 15:30

This event will be live streamed from the Festival Theatre to audiences at home. The distinguished and much-loved performer Sheila Hancock join writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson to discuss her life in musical theatre, illustrated by treasured recordings. Her most recent Chichester appearance was in This Is My Family (2019);. . .
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Adam Busiakiewicz - The Lute within Old Master Paintings

19 November 2020, 18:30 - 19:30

Zoom - log-in details will be sent to members nearer the time

Busiakiewicz, himself a lutenist, will look at the lute featured in painting. In the Renaissance, it was played by angels and in the 16th century, by educated courtiers. The 17th century, Jan Steens and Frans Hals painted the lute alongside intimate and debauched behaviour, while Vermeer depicted it in polite,. . .

Christmas Greetings by Modern British Artists

20 November 2020 - 6 January 2021, 10:00 - 16:00

Get in the festive spirit with our collection of artist-designed Christmas cards. Discover the personal and playful cards made by Edward Bawden, Ben Nicholson, Enid Marx and more. Did you know that Christmas cards are a British invention? The first Christmas card is believed to have been commissioned in 1843. . .

Lawrence of Arabia: with WEA tutor Alan Simmonds

21 November 2020, 10:30 - 12:00


A Saturday morning online seminar using WEA Canvas/Zoom programmes. Course ref C3745722. This seminar will examine and assess the life of T. E. Lawrence or ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ focusing on his work as an archaeologist, army officer, diplomat and writer. Initially, we shall examine Lawrence’s early life before going on. . .
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Live-streamed Services

22 - 30 November 2020

We invite you to join us for our schedule of daily services, live-streamed from the Cathedral. You can follow this service online wherever you are. We invite you to share in the service by joining in the words spoken by the congregation. You may not wish to stand or kneel. . .
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This concert will be live streamed from the Festival Theatre to audiences at home. After performing 67 online shows to over 150,000 worldwide viewers during lockdown, Joe Stilgoe has emerged from his shed with a new intimate show his own songs, classics from Jimmy Webb to Joni Mitchell to Stevie. . .

Degas to Picasso - International Modern Masters

25 November 2020 - 18 April 2021, 10:00 - 16:00

Discover works by Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, Salvador Dali, Henri Matisse and more, drawn from our collection. Our collection of Modern British art is widely celebrated, but did you know that we also have some remarkable works made beyond these shores?. From French Impressionism to American Abstract Expressionism, this exhibition. . .
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Richard Hamilton: Respective

25 November 2020 - 14 March 2021, 10:00 - 16:00

Explore the influence of international modernism and Marcel Duchamp on the work of Richard Hamilton (1922 2011). Drawn from our outstanding collection of British Pop Art, the display includes some of Hamiltons most celebrated works, including Hers is a Lush Situation (1958); Adonis in Y-Fronts (1963) and Swingeing London 67. . .
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Arts Crafts

Fused Glass Workshop

28 November 2020

The Studio, Oakwood House, Bognor Regis, PO21 2TJ

Each Saturday my studio is open for workshops. Come and create, either with a friend or by yourself. I will teach you the basics of glass fusing and you will make something beautiful! Sessions are 10. 00-12. 30 or 14. 00-16. 30 – see website £20 per person (plus glass. . .
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Artisan Marketplace

28 - 29 November 2020, 10:00 - 18:00


Looking for gorgeous goodies and gifts for your family and friends this Christmas?. Christmas 2020 is going to be different and many people are pledging to support local businesses rather than the big online sites when they are looking for presents and gifts. Gorgeous Goodies and Gifts, along with Freedom. . .
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