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Every Wednesday we hold our Coffee club from 10am – 11am! Do you know someone who would benefit from our friendly atmosphere, a chat and most of all… freshly ground coffee and croissants! No booking needed, just turn up!. . . .
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West Sussex’s biggest business show is the ultimate networking event for all ambitious businesses who are looking to grow and prosper. Whether you’re an existing business looking to grow, a business in the early stages, or want to explore the possibilities of starting your own business – you will find. . .
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THE COUNTY’S BIGGEST BUSINESS EXHIBITION. The ultimate networking event for all ambitious businesses who are looking to grow and prosper. Whether you’re an existing business looking to grow, a business in the early stages, or want to explore the possibilities of starting your own business – you will find something. . .
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Arts

Chichester Open Studios

4 - 5 May

Hopgarden Cottage, Westergate Street, Westergate PO20 3RJ

Venue 125 – Dancingpots Vidya Thirunarayan – Contemporary ceramics inspired by dance, India and life. This year the work includes new sculptural pieces in addition to functional pots. www. vidyathirunarayan. com. . . .
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Arts

Emsworth Arts Trail

4 - 6 May

Emsworth

Emsworth Arts Trail offers the chance to see and meet designers, painters and makers in their own homes and studios. Churches, community halls, pubs and shops also act as exhibition space to bring creativity to every corner of the town. Emsworth Arts Trail was first established in 2001 with just. . .
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Arts

Chichester Open Studios Art Trail

4 - 6 May, 10:30 - 17:30

Chichester and surrounding area

The 2019 Open Studios Art Trail sees 160 artists exhibiting a wide range of work across 127 Venues in and around the city of Chichester during the first two weekends in May. Chichester Open Studios Art Trail is a now traditional fixture held throughout our local area during the first. . .
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Chichester Art Trail is nearly upon us so why not visit the talented artists & creatives? I’m at Venue 99 in Runcton – it’s FREE !. . . .
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On Monday 6th May Southend Barns in Chichester will be holding its first ever Bridal Boot Fair from 12-3pm. Newlyweds are invited to book a pitch either in the Dairy Barn or car park to sell on their pre-loved wedding items – from jam jars and dresses to candelabras and. . .
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Jenny Wightwick, Eve Chalcraft and Carol Wagstaff. The term ‘Artistic Licence’ is often used to describe the distortion of a fact, word, place, or Art. Hence permission given, for these three Sussex based artists to collaborate on this project, each preferring to step outside the boundaries of prescriptive visual work. . .
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An exhibition focusing on the structure of trees and the way light shapes them. Tom Boulton attended Manchester School of Art and graduated with a BA Hons. in Illustration. He worked in London as a magazine and book illustrator until 2007 when he relocated to Cornwall for threeyears, selling original. . .
q coffee
Every Wednesday we hold our Coffee club from 10am – 11am! Do you know someone who would benefit from our friendly atmosphere, a chat and most of all… freshly ground coffee and croissants! No booking needed, just turn up!. . . .
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Hugo Frey, lecturer at Chichester University will discuss The adventures of Tintin, the comic series by Belgium cartoonist Hergé, who is a reporter and adventurer who travels the world with his dog. Can Hergé be compared with Shakespeare!?. Chosen Charity; Red Cross UK – helps people in Crisis, whoever they. . .
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Arts

Chichester Open Studios

11 - 12 May

Hopgarden Cottage, Westergate Street, Westergate PO20 3RJ

Venue 125 – Dancingpots Vidya Thirunarayan – Contemporary ceramics inspired by dance, India and life. This year the work includes new sculptural pieces in addition to functional pots. www. vidyathirunarayan. com. . . .
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Gael Emmett will be exhibiting her sterling silver and fused glass jewellery at Venue 26 of the Chichester Art Trail this weekend, 11th and 12th of May. She will be showing her work alongside Melanie Russel’s beautiful handmade ceramics. Come and visit her in her studio…………. . . .
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Arts

Chichester Open Studios Art Trail 2019

11 - 12 May, 10:30 - 17:30

Chichester and surrounding area

The 2019 Open Studios Art Trail sees 160 artists exhibiting a wide range of work across 127 Venues in and around the city of Chichester during the first two weekends in May. Chichester Open Studios Art Trail is a now traditional fixture held throughout our local area during the first. . .
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Oving Scarecrow Day

11 May, 12:00 - 17:00

Oving

Oving Scarecrow Day, each year in and around Oving village. Lots of fun for all the family! There will be lots of scarecrows around the village, a Steel Band, Morris dancers, Ferret racing, Tractor rides, Ice creams, arts and crafts stalls, Cafe, Burgers, Sussex Pigs, Archery, Strawberries and Pimms, Choirs. . .
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How the Chichester Repair C afé works. One item per visitor, please. All repairs are carried out at visitors’ own risk. Advice and repairs carried out by our experienced volunteers is free. We welcome donations towards running future Repair Cafés. Look after your children, especially where tools are being used. . . .
Chichester cathedral
Chichester Cathedral’s popular Lunchtime Concerts take place on Tuesdays (during term time) at 1. 10pm, in the spectacular setting of the Cathedral Nave. They are free and last approximately 50 minutes (there is a retiring collection). You are welcome to come and go as you please. Coffee is available at. . .
Q hair and beauty
Every Wednesday we hold our Coffee club from 10am – 11am! Do you know someone who would benefit from our friendly atmosphere, a chat and most of all… freshly ground coffee and croissants! No booking needed, just turn up!. . . .
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Dance

Martlet Sword and Morris Men

15 May, 20:00

The Old Cross North Street and The Bell Inn Broyle Road Chichester

Together with Victory Morris from Portsmouth the Martlets will be at the Old Cross at 8pm and the Bell Inn at 9pm. . . .
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Music

Chichester City Band - City Centre Playout

18 May, 11:00 - 13:00

Chichester Market Cross

Join Chichester City Band by The Market Cross in the centre of our city for a free concert of popular favourites – having recently been crowned London & Southern Counties Section 3 Champions we’re on a high and eagerly looking forward to competing against the best bands in our league. . .
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We are delighted to be hosting a wonderful wedding fair with Empirical Events at Chidham Barn, based on the West Sussex/Hampshire borders. The location of this barn is really special with sea views literally surrounding the venue beyond the fields. In addition to the beautiful barn, couples can also erect. . .
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Become a dementia friend. As part of Dementia Action Week 2019 – a national event to raise awareness about this disease, Dementia Support will be holding dementia friends sessions at Sage House. What is a dementia friend?. Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s. . .
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Outdoors

Meet the Conservancy’s Planning Officers

20 May, 10:30 - 12:00

Eames Farm PO10 8DE

A talk on the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Planning Guidelines by the Conservancy’s Planning Officer Steve Lawrence with coffee afterwards and then an opportunity for a free a 10 minute 1 to 1 consultation with either Steve or David Rothery. Sign up for your slot on arrival. Fee: free. . .
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Stephanie was brought up exploring the woods and coastline of the English countryside. She has a strong sense of nature and place, an this has developed further a she travels, working to address social and environmental issues. Her art draws on her scientific background and interest in patterns of change. . . .
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Fred Masters paints mainly in oils and acrylics, and has a wide subject matter, ranging from quite figurative (often landscape-based) to purely abstract, and often form part of a series, where one painting leads to another. He studied fine art for four years at Manchester and Sunderland art colleges, followed. . .
Chichester cathedral
Chichester Cathedral’s popular Lunchtime Concerts take place on Tuesdays (during term time) at 1. 10pm, in the spectacular setting of the Cathedral Nave. They are free and last approximately 50 minutes (there is a retiring collection). You are welcome to come and go as you please. Coffee is available at. . .
q coffee
Every Wednesday we hold our Coffee club from 10am – 11am! Do you know someone who would benefit from our friendly atmosphere, a chat and most of all… freshly ground coffee and croissants! No booking needed, just turn up!. . . .
Dying Matters
. Statistically 100% of us are going to die at some point! Yet it is a subject very rarely talked about. Steve Thomson and Bev Downie will discuss the issues, and what we can do to prepare, so we live until we die. Chosen Charity: Remember My Baby – Professional. . .
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Voyagers from across the globe, in their perennial search for utopia, have long held a fascination with the elusive ideals of ‘the island’ and all that it embodies. The epitome of paradise, it has been used as an emblem of fertility and sanctuary in music, literature and art throughout the. . .
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The Romans are invading the library for stories and craft activities in Chichester Roman Week – come and join them!. Tickets are free but please book on Eventbrite to avoid disappointment. Everyone Welcome. . . .
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Oliver Nelson, violin. Julian Jacobson, piano. Programme. W A Mozart – Sonata in G, K301. R Strauss – Sonata in E flat, Op. 18. Oliver Nelson was born in Glasgow and began learning the violin at the age of six. He gained scholarships to both Canford School and the Royal. . .
AEG Live
food

Covers Home Ideas AEG Live Cooking Demonstration

30 May, 10:00 - 16:00

Covers Home Ideas, Gate 4, Quarry Lane, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 8PE

LIVE COOKING. LIVE TECH. LIVE INSPIRATION. Join Covers for live in-store cooking demonstrations and discover how you can take taste further with live AEG technology. Focus on cooking with steam at 11am and cooking with induction at 2pm Venue address: Covers Home Ideas, Gate 4, Quarry Lane, Chichester, West Sussex. . .
Illness of world leaders
History has been affected by illness and personal psychological characteristics of world leaders. Robert Palmer describes how illness affected Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Anthony Eden, with personality disorder of Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Trump and Putin to name a few! How different things might have been. Chosen Charity CHASE Africa –. . .
climate change
The planet is in ecological crisis: we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event this planet has experienced. Scientists believe we may have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown. This is an unprecedented global emergency. Our children and our nation face grave risk. In this public. . .
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The Great Awakening

31 May, 19:30 - 21:15

Bracklesham Barn Community Centre, Beech Ave, Bracklesham, PO20 8HU

There is an event on in Bracklesham Called The Great Awakening aiming to awaken people to their potential; Truth – Healing – Wholeness. To bring wholeness to individuals, a village, town, city, region. Body, Soul and Spirit healing to set people free. Please bring family and friends; it will change. . .
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