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Paul Devonshire will chart the history of the hospital for ‘mentally disordered offenders’ opened in 1863 with stories of well known inmates. . . .
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Mystery Warrior - The North Bersted Man Exhibition

25 January - 26 September

The Novium Museum Chichester

Mystery Warrior: The North Bersted Man exhibition will be the first time that this extraordinary Iron Age Warrior and his burial possessions will be on public display. The exhibition will explore the life, health and death of this fascinating man. It will attempt to explain some of the questions that. . .
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The Cathedral’s Assistant Organist Timothy Ravalde performs Olivier Messiaen’s organ work La Nativite du Seigneur in this special free performance. . . .
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Youth Choir

26 January - 21 December, 09:45 - 13:00

| Miss Carla Dance

Once a month Johanna will be running a kids choir in the community room. This is a free event!. 9. 45am – Mini Choir age 4-6y 45m. 10. 30am – Kids Choir age 7-16y 2. 5h. Our choir will have a fresh, contemporary feel to keep the kids engaged and. . .
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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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Mike Whittle who was research medical officer in the RAF was loaned to NASA to supervise medical experiments on the project. . . .
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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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Jonathan Huxley will discuss the human social/grouping of them and us, to simplify the complexity of modern world, that may develop more holistic problem solving methods. . . .
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Part of a series of regular concerts hosted at Christ Church in Chichester organised by Louise Russell, featuring local performers (singers and pianists). Admission free, no need to book; donations in aid of the venue. Tea and refreshments served after the concert. . . .
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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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The Sixteen present the most popular dramatic work of Handels lifetime; a tale of love, tragedy and liberation, with the eternal love between mortal shepherd Acis and goddess Galatea doomed by the jealous cyclops Polyphemus. Staying true to the premiere in 1718, this intimate concert performance features a select group. . .
Chichester Library
Crafts Literature

Dinosaurs Roar!

18 February, 10:30 - 11:30

| Chichester Library

Brave/Venture to the library for fun stories and crafts this half-term holiday. Parents and carers are asked to remain throughout the event. Tickets are free but please book to avoid disappointment. . . .
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Crafts Literature

Dinosaurs Roar!

18 February, 14:00 - 15:00

| Midhurst Library

Brave/Venture to the library for fun stories and crafts this half-term holiday. Parents and carers are asked to remain throughout the event. Tickets are free but please book to avoid disappointment. . . .
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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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Sally Rieder will illustrate many of local quirky rural Churches that are often overlooked, with interesting history and architecture. . . .
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Outdoors

Star Gazing at Maybush Copse

28 February, 19:30 - 21:30

Meet: Entrance to Maybush Copse, Cot Lane, Chidham PO18 8SR. Roadside parking

A chance to participate in some stargazing with Richard Austin, AONB Manager, and the South Downs Astronomical Society. Please note this event is weather dependent and may be cancelled at short notice. If the weather forecast looks bad, please check the Conservancys social media accounts for live updates or telephone. . .
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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. . .
Chichester Library

Melody for the Mind

5 March, 14:00 - 15:00

Chichester Library

Come along to our informal dementia friendly singing group, open to all and designed to boost mood and wellbeing. We will be singing a range of songs from golden oldies to songs from musicals to more modern songs and feel free to suggest some to add to our songbook. Also. . .
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Admiral Murray was born in Chichester, fought in naval battles from American Independence to Napoleonic Wars, was a close friend of Nelson and lived at the now Ship Hotel. Free talk with donation to the speaker’s charity. . . .
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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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The natural world as seen through the eyes of Eric Ravilious, John Nash, John Piper and other artists. Since it’s publication over 200 years ago Gilbert White’s The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne has inspired generations of naturalists, writers and artists. This free exhibition reveals the many different visions. . .
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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. . .
Chichester Library

Melody for the Mind

19 March, 14:00 - 15:00

Chichester Library

Come along to our informal dementia friendly singing group, open to all and designed to boost mood and wellbeing. We will be singing a range of songs from golden oldies to songs from musicals to more modern songs and feel free to suggest some to add to our songbook. Also. . .
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Dr Ruth Valerio, author of Say Yes to Life (The Archbishop of Canterburys Lent Book 2020), reflects on the relationship between the Christian theology of creation and the current climate emergency. The Lent Lecture is free to enter but booking in advance is essential. Free tickets can be booked via. . .
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Jose Pound who was the 2014 Chichester Flower Festival director, as well as many others, will talk about achieving the WOW factor to excite arrangers and visitors alike. Free talk with donation to the speaker’s charity. . . .
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St Richard Singers invite you to Come and Sing Stainers Crucifixion. Workshop registration from 1pm. Rehearsal 2-5pm. Performance 7. 30pm. Singers £10 for the day, £5 for under 25s (plus a small charge for music hire if needed). Concert FREE ENTRY with retiring collection in aid of Parkinsons UK. . . .
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Open day at Bosham Sailing Club, come in for a coffee and cake between 11:00 and 15:00. Maybe even try a paddleboard or try rowing if you are brave enough. . . .
Chichester Library

Melody for the Mind

2 April, 14:00 - 15:00

Chichester Library

Come along to our informal dementia friendly singing group, open to all and designed to boost mood and wellbeing. We will be singing a range of songs from golden oldies to songs from musicals to more modern songs and feel free to suggest some to add to our songbook. Also. . .
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Two thirds of Germans had never voted for the Nazis. Catrine Clay recently published a book based on 6 memoirs of Good Germans who stood up to the Nazi regime. Free talk with donation to speaker’s charity. . . .
Chichester Library

Melody for the Mind

16 April, 14:00 - 15:00

Chichester Library

Come along to our informal dementia friendly singing group, open to all and designed to boost mood and wellbeing. We will be singing a range of songs from golden oldies to songs from musicals to more modern songs and feel free to suggest some to add to our songbook. Also. . .
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Bill Coombes explains the basic working of this iconic machine, how a homebuilt Enigma Machine can be used to produce encoded messages which are unbreakable if used properly!. . . .
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Andrew Gibson will tell the story of the’ Waterway of Woe’ a description often applied to Chi Canal. From the aspirations, finances and failure leading to the current success and future plans. . . .
Chichester Library

Melody for the Mind

7 May, 14:00 - 15:00

Chichester Library

Come along to our informal dementia friendly singing group, open to all and designed to boost mood and wellbeing. We will be singing a range of songs from golden oldies to songs from musicals to more modern songs and feel free to suggest some to add to our songbook. Also. . .
Chichester Library

Melody for the Mind

21 May, 14:00 - 15:00

Chichester Library

Come along to our informal dementia friendly singing group, open to all and designed to boost mood and wellbeing. We will be singing a range of songs from golden oldies to songs from musicals to more modern songs and feel free to suggest some to add to our songbook. Also. . .
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The most famous man you have never heard of! From the slums of Salford to Chairman of Lewis department store, minister of food and reconstruction in WW2 and lived in Walberton. Free talk with donation to speaker’s charity. . . .
Chichester Library

Melody for the Mind

4 June, 14:00 - 15:00

Chichester Library

Come along to our informal dementia friendly singing group, open to all and designed to boost mood and wellbeing. We will be singing a range of songs from golden oldies to songs from musicals to more modern songs and feel free to suggest some to add to our songbook. Also. . .
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The Festival of Chichester 2020 sees a return of Sculpture in the Garden at the Cloisters Café. A selection of sculpture by Vincent Gray including new works and some old favourites. Vincent is enjoying a good deal of success at present with the John Keats, Maurice Pattern and Nelson and. . .
Chichester Library

Melody for the Mind

18 June, 14:00 - 15:00

Chichester Library

Come along to our informal dementia friendly singing group, open to all and designed to boost mood and wellbeing. We will be singing a range of songs from golden oldies to songs from musicals to more modern songs and feel free to suggest some to add to our songbook. Also. . .
Chichester Library

Melody for the Mind

2 July, 14:00 - 15:00

Chichester Library

Come along to our informal dementia friendly singing group, open to all and designed to boost mood and wellbeing. We will be singing a range of songs from golden oldies to songs from musicals to more modern songs and feel free to suggest some to add to our songbook. Also. . .
Chichester Library

Melody for the Mind

16 July, 14:00 - 15:00

Chichester Library

Come along to our informal dementia friendly singing group, open to all and designed to boost mood and wellbeing. We will be singing a range of songs from golden oldies to songs from musicals to more modern songs and feel free to suggest some to add to our songbook. Also. . .
Chichester Library

Melody for the Mind

3 September, 14:00 - 15:00

Chichester Library

Come along to our informal dementia friendly singing group, open to all and designed to boost mood and wellbeing. We will be singing a range of songs from golden oldies to songs from musicals to more modern songs and feel free to suggest some to add to our songbook. Also. . .
Chichester Library

Melody for the Mind

17 September, 14:00 - 15:00

Chichester Library

Come along to our informal dementia friendly singing group, open to all and designed to boost mood and wellbeing. We will be singing a range of songs from golden oldies to songs from musicals to more modern songs and feel free to suggest some to add to our songbook. Also. . .
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