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Entry to the gallery will be free for families, with lots of creative activities to get stuck in to. . . .
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Eight artists found inspiration to create a body of work that expressed their distinct responses. Exhibiting artists are Linda Nevill, Jennifer Smith, Sue England, Carolyn Mackwood, Amy Tattersall, Maggie Bacon, Bea Veness and Sam McCormack. . . .
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The Leaholme artists’ group represents people from a wide range of backgrounds and encourages participation at different levels of ability. This popular drawing and painting group has been running successfully for many years. The class is made up of a diversity of people from the Chichesterand area and encourages those. . .
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The heart of the matter’. A group of artists interpret ‘The heart of the matter’ – 8 different artists, 8 diverse approaches and interpretations of this exciting theme. . . .
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Chichester Cathedral’s popular lunchtime concerts take place on Tuesdays at 1. 10pm during term time, in the spectacular setting of the Cathedral Nave. They are free and last approximately 50 minutes. You are welcome to come and go as you please. Coffee is available at no extra charge, and some. . .
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Anna Gonzalez Noguchi (b. 1992) is a half-Spanish and Japanese artist based in London and in Athens, Greece. She graduated from the Royal College of Art (MA Sculpture) in 2016/2018. Her recent exhibitions include To the Core , The White Crypt, London (2018), Nomadic Vitrine at Recent Activity, Birmingham, Northampton. . .
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Graeme Payne, back by popular demand, gives a colourful and amusing tour of these unique icons of our British seaside resorts. Chosen Charity: Child Rescue in India – a charity that rescues abandoned street children and educates them in readiness for a better life. . . .
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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. . . .
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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. . .
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A Solo Exhibition by Frances Knight. Oils painted on location from nature, working from these “plein air” studies to create larger paintings in her studio. Includes works taken from the Coastal and Chichester area. . . .
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CHIDHAM SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION

15 June, 10:00 - 15:00

MAIN HALL, CHIDHAM PAROCHIAL PRIMARY SCHOOL, PO18 8TH

The children of Chidham School are holding an art week, culminating in an exhibition open to family and the wider community. Every child in the school will show their work, with prizes for each year group. There will be a pop-up café run by the school PTFA. Admission free. Disabled. . .
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THURSDAY - SUNDAY. Frances Knight works in oils, outside on location directly from nature, working from these plein-air studies in the studio to create larger paintings that explore further the relationship of colour, light and structure in the landscape. Exhibition will include works based on the Chichester area and its. . .
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Join author/illustrator Sophy Henn for stories, draw-alongs and some mind-blowing life-size facts in this jam-packed event which includes Bad Nana (early reader), Lifesize (non-fiction), Almost Anything and her brand-new picture book Super Duper You! For children ages four to eight. Free admission. Book on Eventbrite. Disabled access. . . .
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CHI-FEST

15 June, 12:00 - 21:00

| Chichester College

Chichester College comes to life with nine hours of live music. A host of bands are set to perform, showcasing the talents of students (past and present) as well as local groups, musicians and performers. ChiFest is a fantastic, free family day out, with lots to keep the kids entertained. . . .
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HEATHER GRAY-NEWTON AT THE SCULPTURE GARDEN STUDIO

16 June - 14 July

44 PARKLANDS ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO19 3DT

Award-winning artist Heather Gray-Newton is exhibiting paintings and sculptures in the charming Sculpture Garden Studio. Heather will be showing large and medium-sized paintings, original drawings and small sculptures. Admission free. No disabled access. Opening times: SUNDAY , JUNE 16, 10. 30AM-5. 30PM. SATURDAY , JUNE 22, 10. 30AM-5. 30PM. SUNDAY. . .
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THE SCULPTURE GARDEN, SUSAN HADLEY SCULPTURES

16 June - 14 July

44 PARKLANDS ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO19 3DT

Exhibition of 30 garden sculptures in a beautiful setting. Also, house and large garden studio containing smaller sculptures, paintings and prints. BBC 1 TV documentary film on Susan Hadley’s sculptures showing Wednesday evenings at 7. 30pm, June 19 and June 26. Booking advisable. Telephone 01243 774142. Admission free. No disabled. . .
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Sung Eucharist to mark the beginning of the Festival of Chichester. All welcome. Free admission. Disabled access. . . .
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AN EXHIBITION BY ANDREW BAIN. Andrew exhibits watercolour views and impressions of the city that is now his home in retirement from architecture. Free admission. Disabled access. MONDAY , JUNE 17- SATURDAY , JUNE 29; MONDAY - FRIDAY , 9AM-7PM. , SATURDAY , 9AM-5PM; SUNDAYS CLOSED. . . .
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A launch exhibition showing illustrations by Lauren Alderslade of some of the characters from The Bowdleflode Stories by Neil Lawson Baker which are a part of a worldwide project to encourage creativity in young children and link them to supporting Endangered Species. Website. . . .
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The Society’s annual exhibition of original art offers a wonderful opportunity to acquire unique artwork at an affordable price. There will be a wide range of works including paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics and beautiful cards for that special occasion. . . .
Chi Art Society
The Society’s annual exhibition of original and contemporary art offers a wonderful opportunity to acquire unique artwork at an affordable price. There will be a wide range of works including paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics and beautiful cards for that special occasion. For more information, visit www. chi-art-soc. org. Admission free. . . .
prebendal senior musicians
This is a lovely opportunity to hear a range of solo performances from the senior musicians of The Prebendal School. A variety of pieces will be played by the school’s dedicated pupils on a range of instruments. Everyone is welcome. Free admission. Disabled access. . . .
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THE STORYTELLER , UPSTAIRS @ ST MARTIN’S TEAROOMS. In 1891, Dvorak was invited to establish America’s first national music conservatoire. His time there, albeit brief, produced works considered among his greatest, including the New World Symphony. The Storyteller, aka Len Gould, relates the bittersweet tale in words and music. Come. . .
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We all love a good spy film. This talk by Craig Gershater, Cambridge lecturer, writer, and scientist, explores the origins of spying in Cambridge University. From Elizabethan times to the Cambridge 5, they seemed to choose to work for both sides. We investigate. Donations to Cancer Research UK. Admission free. . . .
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Celebrate International Yoga Day on Friday 21st June at Cowdray. This family friendly event promises to be a great evening on the Lawns polo field with a children’s yoga class and a large group lesson as well as music and chanting. Everyone welcome, the event is FREE. Find out more. . .
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On 28th June 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed, officially ending World War 1. To mark the 100 years anniversary, we’re launching our West Sussex First World War Learning Progamme, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Commemorate your local community and its World War 1 history with this. . .

The Spring's Summer Spectacular

23 June

Emsworth Recreation Ground

Roll Up Roll Up! to Emsworth Recreation Ground for. The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre’s free, family summer spectacular is back and is heading to Emsworth this year. Following the success of last year’s Beside the Seaside event, The Spring will be hosting a free family outdoor event at Emsworth. . .
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KAREN STEVENS , SENIOR LECTURER , CREATIVE WRITING. Throughout history, writers (alcoholic and sober) have employed the liberating, menacing force of booze in their fiction because it functions to enhance emotion and accelerate plot. In this workshop, we will explore the short story form and will engage in creative exercises. . .
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FRIENDS OF CHARTRES (CHICHESTER’S FRENCH TWINNING ASSOCIATION ). Every year schools in Chichester and our twin city, Chartres, take part in the Friends of Chartres Schools Art Challenge. This year’s theme is Carnival of the Animals, and the children’s work will be exhibited in the ArtOne Building at Chichester University. . . .
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FOLK IN THE CAFÉ WITH PETE COE

25 June, 12:00 - 14:00

BRICK KILN GARDEN CENTRE, BOGNOR ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO20 1EJ

Pete Coe has been one of the best-known, popular and respected performers on the national folk scene for over four decades. An extraordinary singer and collector of songs, musician and arranger, step dancer and stage performer, Pete is indeed a one-man folk industry. Come along to enjoy a wonderful concert. . .
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Mitchell Farquharson, organ. Programme. D Buxtehude – Praeludium in G minor BuxWV 149. W Byrd – A Fancy. T Albinoni – Adagio. C V Stanford – Prelude in G, No. 3, Op. 105. E Elgar – No. 2 & No. 3 from ’Vesper Voluntaries Op. 14. L Vierne – Arabesque. . .
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A South Street Pop Up Art Gallery

26 - 27 June

73 South Street, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1EE

Local artist Joanne Webb has taken over an empty shop on the Chichester High Street and temporarily transformed it into a FREE art gallery – come and say hello and meet the artist. ‘Universal Maps’ Mandalas for a modern world is showcased alongside original art works. We are also celebrating. . .
Award-winning writer Helen Dennis, author of the River of Ink series and Secret Breakers (recently optioned for TV) will read from her books and discuss the background to her stories. She will also chat about writing, so come along ready to ask questions and find out more. For ages eight. . .
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Paul Chamberlain explains how The Battle of Waterloo is probably the most famous action in British history, but was it a British victory? The Prussians together with Germans, Dutch and Belgian soldiers also fought on those muddy slopes, to make up Wellington’s Army. Donations to Waterloo Uncovered. Free admission. Disabled. . .
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Cowdray Farm Shop Summer Tasting Weekend. Join us to celebrate our 10th anniversary along with many of our producers on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June for our Summer Tasting Days which will run from 10am until 4pm. Everyone is welcome and entry is FREE. . . .
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Looking at the far-reaching influence of one of the region’s most influential artists. Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979) moved to a woodland near Petworth in 1940, from where he painted for the next 40 years. His influence is still felt today. His work will be shown alongside other influential painters including Howard. . .
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DRAPERS DEMO DAY

29 June, 10:00 - 16:00

| Draper's Yard

An open day at Drapers Yard Marketplace with demonstrations from our artisans, craftspeople, chefs and vendors. Furniture renovation, soft furnishings, jewellery classes, floristry classes, cooking and more. All welcome. Free but some classes have small charge for materials. Disabled access. . . .
loretta schauer
Create your own character and tell their story with illustrator Loretta Schauer. Discover drawing expressions and costumes and find out what makes a character unique. Loretta is the illustrator of numerous children’s books including A Very Corgi Christmas, A Monster’s Moved In and the hilarious Dougal Daley series. For children. . .
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We are delighted to reinstate the St Roche Horology lecture for 2019. Join us to hear from Dale Sardeson on ‘Time in Isolation: Edo Period Japanese Horology in Cultural Context’ and Tabea Rude, speaking about the career path which has taken her ‘From West Dean to Wien Museum’. The Old. . .
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Nelson and Murray in the making. See the sculptor of the Keats’ statue at work and learn of the journey to bronze of the new commemorative sculpture for Chichester. Admission free. No disabled access. . . .
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