History and Heritage in the Chichester area

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One of a series of workshops for family and local historians. Tickets: £7. 50 (non-refundable) – please book in advance. . . .
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Arts Cinema heritage

Hollywood Rome

6 April - 8 September 2019

| The Novium Museum

Reel Life in the Ancient World. This exciting exhibition revisits one of the most popular periods of history, Ancient Rome, for an entirely new take on one of the world’s great civilisations. The Roman era has inspired storytellers from William Shakespeare to Stanley Kubrick. This exhibition brings together an outstanding. . .
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The Museum is a wonderful place to visit at Easter. From our traditional Easter weekend to family-friendly Easter activities – there’s something for everyone!. Easter marks the start of our main season, when the longer days and warmer weather can be enjoyed against the stunning backdrop of our 40-acre site. . .

Roman Object Handling Sessions

8 - 12 April 2019, 11:00 - 12:00

| The Novium Museum

Visit our new Hollywood Rome exhibition where museum staff will be on hand to showcase artefacts from The Novium Museum’s handling collection, including a chance to try on a variety of Roman armour. Daily from 8 – 12 April, 11:00 – 12:00 Free entry, drop in. . . .
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Easter Craft Activities

9 - 17 April 2019, 10:00 - 12:00

| The Novium Museum

Join us for themed Easter Craft. Craft sessions take place every 30 minutes between 10:00 – 12:00. Booking is recommended. Sessions take place on Tuesday 9, Thursday 11 & Wednesday 17 April and cost £3 per child, or complete our Easter trail as well and get both for £4. Book. . .
Chi Local History Society
Victorian education in Chichester. . Sue Millard – Local historian. . All meetings take place at the New Park Centre, New Park Road Chichester, PO19 7XY. . Doors open at 7pm for 7. 30 start. Non-members welcome at £3 except for December meeting. . . .
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Talks at Six - Jean Moulin

11 April 2019, 18:00 - 19:00

| New Park Centre

Jean Moulin- French Resistance Leader WW2. Sadly Peter Rice is unable to give his talk on Gilbert Winant due to illness. However we have Martyn Bell who will talk on Jean Moulin (20 June 1899 – 8 July 1943) was a high-profile member of the Resistance in France during World. . .
Easter surprises
Celebrate the coming of spring at Fishbourne Roman Palace this Easter. Explore the Roman gardens with an Easter-themed treasure hunt around the gardens. Try your hand at springtime crafts including spinning wool into yarn, Roman writing, designing a mosaic, dressing up Roman-style and making a Roman sundial and use it. . .
Historical Association
Dr George Gilbert of Southampton University will give a talk on the Russian Revolution. Visitors welcome. £2 entrance. £3 couples. Refreshments available from 7 Talk with questions and discussion 7,30 – 9. . . .
A call to arms
It is the year 1189 and Richard the Lionheart, King of England, prepares to set off on the Third Crusade. Arundel Castle is now the scene for these preparations. A 12th century encampment is the wonderful setting for demonstrations of armour, combat, archery and falconry. Crafts include making mail armour,. . .
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Victorian Education - Dr Ruth Brown

24 April 2019, 19:30

St George’s Parish Centre, Cleveland Road,PO19 7AD

Dr Ruth Brown talks about education in Victorian times with reference to her research in Littlehampton schools. . . .
Talk by Mark Robers. The archaeological project at Downley was initiated to find the lost hunting lodge of the Earls of Arundel within the deer park. However, as well as finding Tudor structures and artefacts there is also a background scatter of earlier Medieval material and a host of Roman. . .

Volunteer Coffee Morning

30 April 2019, 10:00 - 12:00

The Novium Museum

Join us for a special volunteers coffee morning and find out more about the exciting volunteering opportunities we have available. Whether you are passionate about history, looking to meet new people or hoping to gain new skills, we have a role that is right for you. We are particularly looking. . .
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The Record Office holds the archives of Chichester Festival Theatre. This talk by Katherine Slay will showcase examples of all types of records in the collection, and also look briefly at how the catalogue was compiled. Limited tickets at £8 (non-refundable); must be purchased in advance on 01243 753602. Refreshments. . .
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