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Music

An Evening Without Kate Bush

1 - 3 December 2021

The acclaimed performer Sarah-Louise Young and theatremaker Russell Lucas explore the music of one of British musics most influential voices. From releasing Wuthering Heights at 19 to selling out the Hammersmith Apollo nearly 40 years later, Bush has always confounded her critics. Young invites audiences to celebrate her songs with. . .
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Literature

Christmas Tidings: Seasonal Readings

1 December 2021, 14:00 - 16:00

Boxgrove Village Hall, PO18 OEE

Elizabeth Cassie will present a selection of seasonal readings. Doors open 1. 30pm. Wine and mince pies will add to the festive spirit!. . . .
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Come and visit the Museum over the 3 & 4 December to delve into the past and learn how our ancestors prepared for Christmas through the ages. Immerse yourself in all things festive, with live demonstrations and activities for all to enjoy. From music in the tin tabernacle, food demonstrations. . .
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science

The Northern Lights

3 December 2021, 19:30 - 20:32

Journey north to the frozen wastes of the Arctic Circle and watch electrified particles from the Sun spiralling down into the upper atmosphere, where they generate the wonderful colours of the Aurora Borealis or ‘Northern Lights’. Come to the Planetarium to understand how eruptions on the Sun cause displays of. . .
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Crafts Outdoors

Wreath Making workshop

4 December 2021

Time: 10. 00 – 11. 30 am OR 1. 30-3. 30 pm. Cost: £15 per person, plus price of centre admission ticket. WWT members admitted to centre for free. Use willow and natural plants to make a wreath for your door – naturally made, simply beautiful. Create your natural willow. . .
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An afternoon (and evening) of wartime letters between the actress Celia Johnson and her husband Peter Fleming, read by Lucy Fleming (their daughter) and Simon Williams , telling of her experiences during the war from coping with a large isolated house full of evacuated children, to acting in the classic. . .
It’s Christmas and Vintage and Very Nice brings you its two day Christmas Market special. The popular Vintage and Very Nice vintage and handmade market in the Assembly Room, The Council House, North Street, Chichester. FREE ENTRY. Open 10am to 4pm on both days. . . .
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Arts Crafts

Christmas Arts

4 December 2021, 10:00 - 17:00

Sussex Room, The Norfolk Arms Hotel, High Street, Arundel BN18 9AB

Join the artists Jo Dowers, Desiree Hart and Jo Strain to find the perfect Christmas gift for family, friends and yourself. Choose from contemporary cards, jewellery, paintings, prints, watercolours and more, all designed and created by the artists. Find us next to the Tap room in the historic setting of. . .
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food Crafts

Kennels Christmas Market

4 - 5 December 2021, 10:00 - 16:00

The Kennels

Escape the bustle of the high street and soak up the festive atmosphere at The Kennels Christmas Market. We will be bringing together a collection of artisan products, festive gifts and delicious food with handpicked stalls, all of course, wrapped up with mulled wine and mince pies. Its the perfect. . .
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Time: 10am-11. 30am. Cost: £15 pp plus price of centre admission ticket. WWT members are admitted to the centre for free. Discover the basics of mindfulness and how to use these skills to gain an inner peace and tranquility from nature. This 1. 5 hour workshop is led by psychotherapist. . .
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Crafts heritage

Tree Dressing

5 December 2021, 10:30 - 16:00

Weald & Downland Living Museum

Tree Dressing is a magical occasion for all the family, celebrating the importance of trees in our lives. On Sunday, 5 December we will be holding a slightly adapted version of the Museum’s annual Tree Dressing event. We invite you to bring a pre-decorated jam jar lantern and an optional. . .
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science

Seven Wonders of The Solar System.

5 December 2021, 15:30 - 16:30

Come to the Planetarium for a flight of fancy to explore our planetary neighbours. From the searing surface of our Sun, we head past beautiful blue Earth to the grandest volcanoes and most spectacular canyons in the Solar System, then on to some quite remarkable Moons of Jupiter, and finally. . .
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theatre Music

Christmas Concerts

6 - 11 December 2021

The soaring voices of Chichester Cathedral Choir , directed by Charles Harrison , and the exhilarating ensemble of The Band of Her Majestys Royal Marines Collingwood combine to offer the best possible musical start to Christmas. Guaranteed to get you in a festive mood, these Christmas Concerts offer an evening. . .
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theatre

Stick Man

10 - 24 December 2021

Touching, funny and utterly original, Freckle Productionss delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler s Stick Man is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves. What starts off as a morning jog becomes quite the misadventure for Stick Man: a dog wants to play fetch with. . .
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Music

Alan Barnes Quintet

10 December 2021

Alan Barnes Quintet. Friday 10 Dec 2021 7. 45pm, doors open at 6. 45pm Alan Barnes Saxes. Bruce Adams Trumpet, Cornet and Flugelhorn. Robin Aspland Piano. Andrew Cleyndert Bass. Matt Home Drums. This promises to be a programme full of good jazz, humour and Christmas cheer. Alan is a regular. . .
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science

December Nights Shooting Stars.

10 December 2021, 19:30 - 20:30

December nights are long and dark, with the stunningly beautiful winter constellation of Orion, the Hunter dominating the cold, clear, evening skies, and the nearby patterns of Taurus, the Bull, Auriga, the Charioteer and Gemini, the Twins also on view. The three bright planets Venus, Saturn and Jupiter are also. . .
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Outdoors

Sail To Santa

11 - 19 December 2021

Dates: Dec 11, 12, 18 & 19. Boat Times: 10. 30am through 3. 00pm. Price: Child £12 plus regular centre admission. Adult: £3 plus regular centre admission. Once again families can board an elf-powered boat for a gentle ride through the reedbeds to visit Father Christmas. Try the ’ Naughty. . .
food Crafts

Sussex Makers and Merchants artisan market

11 December 2021, 10:00 - 16:00

The Assembly Room, The Council House, North Street, Chichester. PO19 1LQ

A new artisan market arrives in Chichester brought to you by the same people behind Vintage and. Bringing you local creatives, artists, designer/makers, artisans, cooks, chefs and bakers. Come and browse, discover and enjoy the best that local businesses can offer. . . .
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Green Father Christmas

11 - 23 December 2021, 10:30 - 16:00

Weald & Downland Living Museum

This December we are welcoming a very special guest to the Museum Green Father Christmas (old winter). Seated in his outdoor workshop, under the branches of a tree, he is working hard to finish presents before Christmas. He has a small campfire in this outdoor workshop and his elves have. . .
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Outdoors

Walk with a Ranger: Thorney Island

12 December 2021, 09:00 - 13:00

Meet: Paynes Boatyard, Thornham Lane, Thorney Island, PO10 8DD. Free parking by kind permission.

A 7 mile walk around the shoreline of Thorney Island with a Conservancy Ranger with a few stops on the way to hear about Chichester Harbour and the work of the Conservancy. Bring elevenses. Image: Sarah Leveren. Fee: £3, booking essential here. Meet: Paynes Boatyard, Thornham Lane, Thorney Island, PO10. . .
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Outdoors

Stroll with a Ranger: Dell Quay

16 December 2021, 10:00 - 12:00

Meet: Harbour Education Centre, on the quay, Dell Quay, PO20 7EE. Roadside parking and then walk down onto the quay.

A stroll from Dell Quay to Fishbourne with a Conservancy Ranger with stops to hear about Chichester Harbour and the work of the Conservancy. We will visit the Education Centres outdoor classroom on our return. Bring a flask of coffee for when we are back indoors we will supply mince. . .
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theatre

Pinocchio

18 December 2021 - 1 January 2022

Chichester Festival Youth Theatres brand new version of this classic tale by Anna Ledwich had just 15 live performances in 2020 before it was streamed globally during lockdown. Dale Rooks s darkly magical production now returns for Christmas 2021, with the revival directed by Bobby Brook. Geppetto the boatmaker tosses. . .
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sports

Golf At Goodwood Christmas Camps

20 - 22 December 2021

Golf At Goodwood

Junior Camps are a great way for children to learn the basics of golf. Our team of coaches create a fun and relaxed environment for everyone to learn and develop skills whilst growing in confidence along the way. We will be running a three-day camp from 9am-5pm from Monday 20. . .
Music

Concert - Logicaltramp

20 December 2021, 19:00 - 21:00

| Assembly Rooms

Logicaltramp are the UKs only tribute to 70s soft rock megastars Supertramp. Formed by noted saxophonist Laurent Hunziker, who has guested onstage with Supertramp, Logicaltramp play a two hour show packed with Supertramp hits. All eras of the band are dealt with from the hits you remember to the more. . .
Music

POSTPONED - All About ABBA Christmas Party Night

21 December 2021

The Assembly Room, The Council House, North Street, Chichester. PO19 1LQ

New date to be confirmed. ABBA tribute concert. . . .
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science

The Christmas Star

21 December 2021, 19:30 - 20:30

A timeless mystery for the Christmas season. This is a cosmic detective story, a journey back in time to see the night sky of over 2000 years ago. What was the bright object that drew the Wise Men from the East, the event that heralded the birth of Christ? What. . .
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science

The Christmas Star

22 December 2021, 15:30 - 16:30

A timeless mystery for the Christmas season. This is a cosmic detective story, a journey back in time to see the night sky of over 2000 years ago. What was the bright object that drew the Wise Men from the East, the event that heralded the birth of Christ?. What. . .
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science

December Stars Moon & Planets.

22 December 2021, 19:30 - 20:30

Now that the nights are long and dark, with the stunningly beautiful Winter Constellation of Orion dominating the cold, clear, crispy night skies, and an array of bright planets Venus, Mars and Jupiter in the evening and early morning skies, come into the warmth of the Planetarium for a guided. . .
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science

The Christmas Star

23 December 2021, 15:30 - 16:30

A timeless mystery for the Christmas season. This is a cosmic detective story, a journey back in time to see the night sky of over 2000 years ago. What was the bright object that drew the Wise Men from the East, the event that heralded the birth of Christ? What. . .
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science

The Christmas Star

24 December 2021, 13:30 - 14:30

A timeless mystery for the Christmas season. This is a cosmic detective story, a journey back in time to see the night sky of over 2000 years ago. What was the bright object that drew the Wise Men from the East, the event that heralded the birth of Christ?. What. . .
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science

December Stars Moon & Planets.

27 December 2021, 15:30 - 16:30

Now that the nights are long and dark, with the stunningly beautiful Winter Constellation of Orion dominating the cold, clear, crispy night skies, and an array of bright planets Venus, Mars and Jupiter in the evening and early morning skies, come into the warmth of the Planetarium for a guided. . .
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science

All Aboard - A Tour of the Planets

28 December 2021, 13:30 - 14:30

Come to the Planetarium for a flight of fancy to explore our planetary neighbours. From hot little Mercury, closest planet to the Sun, past cloud-covered Venus, beautiful blue Earth strong and red Mars we head for the outer planets. Through the rocky reaches of the Asteroid Belt beyond Mars, we. . .
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science

All Aboard - A Tour of the Planets

28 December 2021, 15:30 - 16:30

Come to the Planetarium for a flight of fancy to explore our planetary neighbours. From hot little Mercury, closest planet to the Sun, past cloud-covered Venus, beautiful blue Earth strong and red Mars we head for the outer planets. Through the rocky reaches of the Asteroid Belt beyond Mars, we. . .
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science

Hubbles Glorious Universe.

29 December 2021, 15:30 - 16:30

Since its launch in April 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has always been in the news. First there was the small error in the shape of the main mirror and the amazing corrective optics fitted by the crew on a Space Shuttle flight. Then we had stunning images of planets,. . .
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science

The New Year Night Sky.

30 December 2021, 15:30 - 16:30

We are often treated to clear, crisp nights over the New Year holiday period, and many people take the chance to have a look at the night sky. Come to the Planetarium for a guided tour of what’s up in the starry sky at this time of the year. . . .
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