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Arts

Degas to Picasso

11 - 13 June

Pallant House Gallery

Degas, Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso the artists that changed the way we see. In the late 19th and 20th century, European artists challenged all aspects of the creative process, reflecting the tumultuous times in which they were living. Painters broke with convention and felt compelled to find a new artistic order. . . .
The Garden Show is back with a host of stands, talks and workshops against the lovely backdrop of Stansted House. . Visitors always enjoy the diversity and range of the 315 stands including:. . plants. gifts. garden related. interiors. art, craft & design. country food and wines. activities & entertainment. . . .
Around midsummer is one of the best times to enjoy the 6 historic gardens at the Museum, and find out about historical ideas and uses around for different herbs. Through demonstrations and display you can find out more about herbal knowledge medicinal and culinary from the Saxons to 20 th. . .
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Religion

Festival Eucharist

13 June, 11:00 - 12:30

A Eucharist with Thanksgiving for the Festival of Chichester at Chichester Cathedral. . . .
tour guides
An easy 90-minute stroll with an ITG qualified, knowledgeable Green or Blue Badge guide takes you through Chichester’s past within the historic walls of this beautiful city. From Roman times to the present day, we give an intriguing insight into two thousand years of Chichester history. Meet at the Cathedral. . .
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theatre

The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company - Little Lily Harley

13 June, 19:30 - 22:00

Halnaker Park Cottage

The Rudes bring you their hilarious and moving new play about Charlie Chaplin’s childhood in Lambeth and how his mother taught him how to find the little door into his imagination through which he learnt to live. How do we become what we are? What is it that makes us?. . . .
Tears of Joy is an exhibition of artworks created by young asylum seekers and refugees from across the Chichester District, presented at Chichester Cathedral from 14 th 21 st June to mark Refugee Week 2021. Developed by Article 12 Arts in collaboration with Sanctuary in Chichester, the exhibition aims to. . .
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Focus on ‘The Great Outdoors’. We all know the benefits of being out in the open air and the positive effect on our wellbeing has been well documented. We have many Chamber members who operate outdoor facilities and spaces and so we will have a selection of them give us. . .
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Chichester Cathedral’s lunchtime concerts return with a series of organ recitals. Although entry is free, booking is essential and will be made available via the Cathedral’s Ticketsource site. These concerts will also be streamed to the Cathedral website: Monday 14th June (1. 15pm) – Charles Harrison (organ) Monday 21st June. . .
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Literature

The Masks of Anarchy

15 June - 12 July

Explore a poetical take on the response to the pandemic in the tradition of political commentary by Swift and Shelley as Barry Smith and multi-instrumentalist Charlotte Glasson look behind the masks that have come to be a commonplace fixture of these challenging times. Barry Smith is the director of the. . .
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 and ceramics. The Society was formed in 1939 and is at the heart of the art community in Chichester. . .
An online vintage evening with Dawn Gracie playing the nations favourite game! Join from your sofa anywhere in the world! Zoomers can expect Bingo, Quiz, songs from Dawn and plenty of interactive fun. Lots of prizes to be won. This family friendly evening will be classically comical and highly entertaining. . . .
Showcasing creative talent in a live broadcast over the internet, we offer you three days of completely free fringe events. Showtimes and performers will be announced on 1 June. We are delighted to give a platform for comedy, music, theatre, dance, music hall, poetry, puppetry and more, giving talented artists. . .
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Debbie Ford of the Chichester Social will be conducting a business social media surgery to help you with any issues or questions. Here’s what Debbie says:. Not easy to say, but easy to get involved with. I’m here to support Chamber members with any of their burning business social media. . .
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Making Tax Digital ( MTD ) is a key part of the government’s plans to make it easier for individuals and businesses to get their tax right and keep on top of their affairs. Making Tax Digital is making fundamental changes to the way the tax system works so that. . .
food

Live cook-a-long with The Novium Museum

16 June, 17:00 - 19:00

Online

In celebration of the new exhibition From Field to Fork to Lockdown at The Novium Museum, join the NourishEd Team for a free, online cook-a-long funded by South Downs National Park. In this session, you will learn to cook delicious dishes that are made from using local and seasonal produce,. . .
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Join West Sussex Record Office and Screen Archive South East on Sussex Day to celebrate the history of the South Downs National Park. This free, virtual event, coming live from the Record Office, will take you behind the scenes to explore a fascinating series of films, photographs, documents, maps and. . .
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This Mexican artist was Queen Of The Selfies before Kim Kardashian. Her work is often graphic and unflinching, with subjects including murder, suicide, marital infidelity, miscarriage, revolution and living with disability and death. Adults only. This presentation is the highlight of the year for The Arts Society Chichester Evening. Frida. . .
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Tutor Sam Waterman considers what we can hope to get from reading. How does it do good and connect us? This session can be stand-alone or an introductory class for those wanting to join our face to face course in September. You must have read EM Forster’s Howard’s End before. . .
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This Mexican artist was queen of the selfies long before Kim Kardashian. Her work is often graphic and unflinching with subjects including murder, suicide, marital infidelity, miscarriage, revolution and living with a disability and imminent death. . . .
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Copperplate calligraphy 5-week course – beginner to intermediate level. £195 including your own Copperplate calligraphy kit to take home. This 5-week course will run every Friday at ( 10 am-12. 30 pm) from June 18th – 16th July 2021. Tutor: Laura Prudence. If youve admired beautiful Copperplate calligraphy and always. . .
tour guides
An easy 90-minute stroll with an ITG qualified, knowledgeable Green or Blue Badge guide takes you through Chichester’s past within the historic walls of this beautiful city. From Roman times to the present day, we give an intriguing insight into two thousand years of Chichester history. Meet at the Cathedral. . .
castalian quartet
JANACEK : String Quartet No. 1 Kreutzer. BEETHOVEN : Appassionata Sonata. BRAHMS : Piano Quintet. Named 2019 Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist of the Year, the Castalian Quartet’s recent and forthcoming highlights include debut invitations to Carnegie Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus, Paris Philharmonie, Auditorium du Louvre, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Brussels Flagey, Tel. . .
Paint Out Masters
Tidy St. Art School and Chichester Cathedral are excited to announce Paint Out Masters 2021 (POM21) an outdoor painting competition taking place across Chichester’s historic Cathedral Quarter, designed to draw out the local artistic talent. Tidy St. Art School and Chichester Cathedral are excited to announce Paint Out Masters 2021. . .
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The place to discover all things Art Trail with a new gallery to show Trail artists’ work. . Collect your free Trail Guide, choose artists to visit and plan your route for the 2 Trail weekends in mid July. . . Free admission. The Art Trail Hub, Courtyard Studios, Chilgrove. . .
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Outdoors

Walk With a Ranger: Northney to the Old Oyster Beds and Emsworth

19 June, 09:00 - 15:00

Outside the café at Northney Farm, Hayling Island, PO11 0RX. Look out for the A-board indicating the field where cars can be parked.

An 18km (11 mile) walk from Northney Farm on Hayling Island across fields to the shoreline of Langstone Harbour, past the bird reserve of the old oyster beds and on to Langstone in Chichester Harbour and then Emsworth, where we will have a break for lunch, before returning to Northney. . .
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food

Elderflower Champagne Making on the Orchard

19 June, 10:00 - 11:00

Why Community Orchard

Learn how to make elderflower champagne with our Herbalist Steve Taylor (The Medicine Garden), using flowers from the Whyke Community Orchard. Sample the brew and enjoy the peace of the orchard amongst the 8 year old heritage apple trees now setting fruit. We hope that Steve Taylor’s new book “The. . .
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food

Fabulous Fizz

19 June, 18:00 - 19:15

| New Park Centre

Award-winning Chichester wine writer Liz Sagues introduces her new book, Sussex by the Glass, and explains the county’s role in the fascinating story of modern English wine. Sip a glass of fine Sussex sparkling wine, ask questions and browse Liz’s books. Over-18s only. Sussex by the Glass weaves the story. . .
tour guides
An easy 90-minute stroll with an ITG qualified, knowledgeable Green or Blue Badge guide takes you through Chichester’s past within the historic walls of this beautiful city. From Roman times to the present day, we give an intriguing insight into two thousand years of Chichester history. Meet at the Cathedral. . .
city wall
A guided tour of City Walls by Chichester Walls Trust. 20 June 27 June 4 July 11 July all at 14. 00 from The Novium. A 90-minute guided tour round the two-kilometre circuit of the city’s historic walls with insights into their construction in Roman times, their survival through two. . .
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Dance Music

Walking On Sunshine

20 June, 19:30 - 22:00

Join CAOS Musical Productions for an evening of Feel Good Music as we bring you Walking On Sunshine: A Feel-Good Show!. This virtual show includes covers of some of your favourite artists including Tina Turner, the Four Tops and Bonnie Tyler. We also will be showcasing songs from some of. . .
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Outdoors

Wildflowers of North Common - Walk

21 June, 10:00 - 12:00

Meet: outside the café at Northney Farm, Hayling Island, PO11 0RX. Look out for the A-board indicating the field where cars can be parked.

A stroll at North Common, taking time to look for and identify the wildflowers and hear something of their mythology and past uses for medical ailments. With John Arnott, wildflower enthusiast and all round naturalist. Wear stout shoes and long trousers and bring a face mask just in case. No. . .
cathedral organ
Chichester Cathedral’s lunchtime concerts return with a series of organ recitals. Although entry is free, booking is essential and will be made available via the Cathedral’s Ticketsource site. These concerts will also be streamed to the Cathedral website: Monday 14th June (1. 15pm) – Charles Harrison (organ) Monday 21st June. . .
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A new, highly sought after 5 week watercolour calligraphy course, perfect for beginners! £195. Tutor: Lead Calligrapher – Maisie Minett. We’re thrilled to finally be able to offer this brand new 5 week watercolour calligraphy course for beginners ‘in person’ at our studio HQ in Chichester – you’re going to. . .
caricature
An exhibition of signed limited edition prints by International Caricaturist Bob Hoare. Bob’s caricatures have been featured in hundreds of newspapers and magazines all over the world on a regular basis for over 50 years. He is also well known as a technical illustrator, graphic designer, and book illustrator. Entry. . .
kate simms talk
Learn about the incredible pioneering work of Dr Vawdrey that took place at the West Sussex County Asylum at Graylingwell. Take a step into the past, to find out how Dr Vawdrey used art as therapeutic treatment for patients. Hear how Kate Simms brought this work back to life as. . .
seva
A discussion on Seva, ’ voluntary service’ in Sikhism, organised by the Chichester Quaker Interfaith Group. Held on Zoom: free entry, but booking essential. A discussion between Eleanor Nesbitt ( Quaker and Professor Emeritus, Education Studies, Warwick University) and Sikhs from Crawley Gurdwara. This will be held online and it. . .
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Join Chichester Humanists for a talk by Julian Baggini on How the World Thinks on 22 June at 19. 30 as part of the Festival of Chichester. Julian will explain how philosophy has developed around the world and both impacted and reflected the cultures in which it flourished. Why do. . .
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Arts

Darkness into Light

23 June - 8 August

Darkness Into Light is an exhibition of multi-layered, textured artworks by Artist Michèle Griffiths. The collection explores the possibility of hope in dark times: the triumph of light over darkness. The pieces, which Griffiths calls “Wall Fragments”, are in plaster and are highly textured with marks scored into the surface. . .
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food

Live cook-a-long with The Novium Museum

23 June, 17:00 - 19:00

Online

In celebration of the new exhibition From Field to Fork to Lockdown at The Novium Museum, join the NourishEd Team for a free, online cook-a-long funded by South Downs National Park. In this session, you will learn to cook delicious dishes that are made from using local and seasonal produce,. . .
beethoven
The principal players of The Hanover Band join orchestral students from the University of Chichester in a showcase concert including Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony. Conducted by Stephen Threlfall, former Head of Music at Chethams, the concert marks the culmination of an intensive course exploring the works of Beethoven and the techniques. . .
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Join us for a talk on the fortunes of a medieval font, whose story echoes the history of Christianity in Chichester, by local historians Caroline Adams and Alan Green. Includes wine and nibbles and the launch of the book The Five Little Churches of Chichester by Alan Green. Autographed copies. . .
Jimmy Lee
‘Jimmy Lee’s songs and life story come together in a show, with Jimmy, his guitar, wonderful songs and narrative linked to projected images that give you a personal insight into one of the most incredible life stories you are ever likely to hear. ’There are great stories told in lyrics. . .
jazz cafe
Acclaimed poets Raine Geoghegan and James Simpson team up with jazz stars the Charlotte Glasson Trio with legendary guitarist Chris Spedding to inspire and entertain. Raine will read her Romani poems and James from his new collection. Enjoy a delightful mix of words and music in an inspirational setting. Raine. . .
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Arts

Exhibition of Catherine Barnes Paintings (1)

25 June, 10:30 - 18:00

Juno Studio

Art Exhibition of paintings by Catherine Barnes featuring the River Lavant on its journey through Chichester College grounds throughout the seasons of the lockdowns. “Pictures in the Porch” is a unique way of showing artworks safely. 100 other paintings are available to see, on request, in the open air. www. . . .
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Are you thinking about joining the Chamber? Would you like to learn more about it?. Join our CEO , Vicki Meddows-Smith who will talk about the reasons for joining the business community of the Chichester District Chamber and how it can help your business to thrive. This will be held. . .
potemkin
In 1925 Sergei Eisenstein was commissioned to produce a film celebrating the 20 years anniversary of the 1905 pre-revolution in Russia. His masterpiece, Battleship Potemkin has become a cinematographic icon and remains one of the most influential films ever made. The story follows the sailors of the Battleship Potemkin and. . .
harp Guitar
A truly unique artist playing the rare and wonderful “harp-guitar”. Classical/folk original. Actually, there will be two events on 26/06/2021 one at lunchtime (13:00), and one in the evening (19:30 21:00). Moments of musical bliss. “Harp-guitars” are extremely rare instruments with a beautiful and unique sound. An extended guitar with. . .
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Wellbeing Walk

26 June, 10:00 - 15:00

Angmering Park Private Estate

4Sight Vision Support is delighted to announce the resumption of its public fundraising events, and is inviting people to sign up for a Wellbeing Walk on Saturday 26th June 2021 on the beautiful Angmering Park Private Estate. This past year has shown how important it is to look after our. . .
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Arts

Exhibition of Catherine Barnes Paintings (2)

26 June, 10:30 - 18:00

Juno Studio

Art Exhibition of paintings by Catherine Barnes featuring the River Lavant on its journey through Chichester College grounds throughout the seasons of the lockdowns. “Pictures in the Porch” is a unique way of showing artworks safely. 100 other paintings are available to see, on request, in the open air. www. . . .
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Zulu is the 1964 British epic war film depicting the Battle of Rorke’s Drift fought in January 1879. This is the story of how 150 British soldiers, 30 of whom were sick and wounded patients in a field hospital, successfully held off a force of 4,000 Zulu warriors. The film. . .
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The UK’s leading Thin Lizzy Tribute Band. Hear the classic tracks The Boys are Back In Town, Whiskey In The Jar and many more. Please use the link for more details and ticket information. Tickets CANNOT be obtained from The Council House. . . .
Geoff Robb
Join Geoff Robb, winner of the 2018 Brighton Fringe Live Music Award, for an evening of magical storytelling and virtuoso guitar that promises to transport you out into the woods. Watch his trailer on YouTube and watch him playing “Angel” here. A master of the acoustic guitar with an intricate,. . .
Piers Adams
An evening concert with recorder virtuoso Piers Adams and Orbita Baroque Orchestra performing Telemann, Vivaldi concerti plus Bach’s famous Double Violin Concerto , featuring soloists Oxana Dodon and Julia Bishop, ending with Handel’s Fireworks Music. The orchestra, formed out of the Conservatoire’s orchestral programme, has fast developed a reputation for. . .
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Sung Eucharist to celebrate the feast of Saints Peter and Paul Patronal festival. All welcome. Refreshments provided. . . .
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Arts

Exhibition of Catherine Barnes Paintings (3)

27 June, 10:30 - 18:00

Juno Studio

Art Exhibition of paintings by Catherine Barnes featuring the River Lavant on its journey through Chichester College grounds throughout the seasons of the lockdowns. “Pictures in the Porch” is a unique way of showing artworks safely. 100 other paintings are available to see, on request, in the open air. www. . . .
tour guides
An easy 90-minute stroll with an ITG qualified, knowledgeable Green or Blue Badge guide takes you through Chichester’s past within the historic walls of this beautiful city. From Roman times to the present day, we give an intriguing insight into two thousand years of Chichester history. Meet at the Cathedral. . .
city wall
A guided tour of City Walls by Chichester Walls Trust. 20 June 27 June 4 July 11 July all at 14. 00 from The Novium. A 90-minute guided tour round the two-kilometre circuit of the city’s historic walls with insights into their construction in Roman times, their survival through two. . .
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theatre

Lydia and George

27 June, 14:30 - 17:00

Coronation Hall Slindon

Lydia and George – the Further Adventures of Elizabeth Bennet’s Scandalous Sister. A brilliant rehearsed reading of a brand-new play by Lucy Flannery & Greg Mosse, set 25 years after PRIDE & PREJUDICE. Can Lydia and George possibly be happy? Who is their mysterious maidservant? The script will be read. . .
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Afternoon tea on the University Festival Field with the Sleepy Lagoon Dance Orchestra. Come along and listen to us strike up the band with a concert of toe tappingly good music from the dance band era. The concert will be under the Giant Festival Canopy with the audience on the. . .
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Two Authors. Two very different books, linked by hope, compassion and courage. Sussex author Helen Garlick’s memoir uncovers family secrets and their corrosive effects. Suzanne Alderson’s book Never Let Go offers a way forward for parents of children experiencing mental illness. For adults. Kim’s Bookshop Chichester will be attending the. . .
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heritage

Beating the Bounds

27 June, 15:45 - 17:00

An ancient walk around St. Paul’s Parish Boundaries. Join the Town Crier, St Paul’s Clergy, Choir and congregation in the ancient custom of beating the parish boundaries (approx. one hour). This starts in the Cathedral at the site of the font of St Peter the Great, which moved to its. . .
cathedral organ
Chichester Cathedral’s lunchtime concerts return with a series of organ recitals. Although entry is free, booking is essential and will be made available via the Cathedral’s Ticketsource site. These concerts will also be streamed to the Cathedral website: Monday 14th June (1. 15pm) – Charles Harrison (organ) Monday 21st June. . .
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Arts

Artel Alchemy Exhibition

29 June - 11 July

ARTEL is an established group of contemporary artists who are based in and around Chichester. They hold an annual exhibition of their work with most pieces for sale. This year ALCHEMY is being held at the newly renovated Oxmarket Gallery in Chichester. The gallery is open from 10. 00 am. . .
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Music

Ensemble Reza - Russian Dreams

29 June, 19:00 - 20:30

Ensemble Reza are well-known for their virtuoso and welcoming concerts and are regular performers at the Festival. . To celebrate their return to performing live with an ‘in venue’ audience, Ensemble Reza have planned two great Russian masterpieces:. . Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence Arensky Quartet No. 2 in A minor. . .
acid and galatea
A full concert performance of the opera Acis and Galatea by G. F. Handel. Orbita Baroque combine with the University of Chichester Conservatoire to perform one of Handel’s best-loved opera, conducted by John Hancorn. The music critic Stanley Sadie considered Acis and Galatea “The greatest pastoral opera ever composed,” so. . .
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Have you ever thought about how using film can make an impact on your business/organisation?. Feel Good Films will be going into detail on how film can be used as a powerful marketing tool to get you results. Do come and join us. All welcome. Free of charge – booking. . .
Jenny Bathurst
Jenny Bathurst was 18 when the pandemic turned her life upside down. She coped by writing a weekly newspaper column about life in successive lockdowns. She launches those columns now as a book which chronicles a remarkable year for us all. In ‘ Lockdown Observed: Becoming an Adult Without Leaving. . .
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