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Chamber Networking Social

24 February, 18:00 - 19:30

Bishop's Palace

We are delighted that we are able to host our February networking social in the Sherborne room in the Bishops Palace. Not normally open to the public this is a superb opportunity to see inside this historic room and to catch up with business contacts both old and new. We. . .
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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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Sales Seminar

26 February, 14:00 - 16:00

| The Novium Museum

Do your Sales and Account Management processes cost you money?. Are you a start-up?. If so, have you had your sales strategy, sales process and account management reviewed by a sales professional as well as your accountant or bank advisor?. Are you an established SME ?. If so, when was. . .
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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Meet nearly 30 of the UK’s most prestigious senior independent schools all in the beautiful setting of Chichester Cathedral on Saturday 29th February 2020 from 2pm until 4pm. Whether you are new to independent education, in a current independent school, or just want to find out more from the experts,. . .
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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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Celebrate Spring with our local designer/makers who will be offering a selection of stunning handcrafted assemblages, cards, ceramics, copper sculpture, crochet, jewellery, pottery, textiles and watercolours. Why not enjoy relax and enjoy our delicious refreshments?. Free entry. Mill Road Car Park (pay and display) is next to the Museum. The. . .
Calling all local businesses! Leaflet Exchange, Visit Chichester’s popular free business-to-business tourism event will once again return to Chichester Festival Theatre on Wednesday 4th March (10am 1pm). With over 45 local organisations exhibiting, join us to network, exchange promotional material and discover what will be on offer for visitors to. . .
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Arun Speakers Open house

4 March, 19:00 - 21:00

The Council House, North Street, Chichester

Find out how to develop your public speaking and presentation skills in a fun, friendly, supportive environment by coming along to Arun Speakers Clubs OPEN HOUSE EVENING on Wednesday 4th March at 7:00pm in The Council House, North St, Chichester PO19 1LQ (a note to our regulars this isnt our. . .
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. . . .
Join us on the first Friday of every month for activities such as storytelling, messy play and games that will get their creative juices flowing. [0 5 years). First session: 10. 15-11am. Second session: 11. 30am-12. 15pm. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Spaces are limited so. . .
Chichester Library
Literature

Storywalk

10 March, 10:30 - 11:30

| Chichester Library

Wrap up warm and wear your wellies!. Meet at the library and step outside for fun stories and activities. Everyone welcome!. . . .
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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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Literature

Storywalk

12 March, 10:30 - 11:30

| Midhurst Library

Wrap up warm and wear your wellies!. Meet at the library and step outside for fun stories and activities. Everyone welcome!. . . .
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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. . . .
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Games

Community Easter Fun Day for Families

5 April, 10:30 - 17:00

Priory Park, Priory Road, Chichester PO19 1LA

Chichester Harbour Rotary Club is running a community Easter Fun Day for families on Sunday 5th April 2020 from 10. 30am to 5. 00pm in Priory Park, Priory Road, Chichester PO19 1LA. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt, childrens rides, games, retail stalls and many more attractions, with a. . .
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. . . .
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Crafts

Spring Craft & Jewellery Fayre

2 May, 10:00 - 15:00

Lavant Memorial Hall, Pook Ln, East Lavant, Chichester PO18 0AH

The Spring Craft & Jewellery Fayre at Lavant Memorial Hall will be bursting with quality handmade craft workers, contemporary jewellery makers and local artisan food. Exhibitors attending will be offering a wide range of skills in their high-quality gifts and hand-crafted items. Admission is free and an Eco-friendly pop up. . .
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Literature

Virginia Woolf in Richmond

6 May, 14:00 - 16:00

Boxgrove Village Hall, PO18 0EE

Chichester Literary Society welcomes Peter Fullager who will give a talk on Virginia Woolf. Doors open 1. 30pm Visitors Welcome £7, Students £2. . . .
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. . .
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Oving Scarecrow Day

16 May, 12:00 - 17:00

Oving

Oving Scarecrow Day is a great family day out which is accessible and appealing to our whole community and beyond!. Come along and enjoy strolling round the village admiring and voting on the scarecrows, Oving Folk Band, tractor rides, local arts and craft stalls, Morris Dancers, choir, ferret racing, archery,. . .
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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Crafts

Christmas Craft Fayre

28 November, 10:00 - 15:00

The Parish Hall Rowlands Castle

Kick off the Christmas season by grabbing some wonderful gifts and enjoy some tasty treats!. The Parish Hall in Rowlands Castle will be filled with local artisans displaying a wide range of skills in their high-quality gifts and hand-crafted items. Exhibitors attending will be offering a wide range of crafts. . .
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Greetings!. We’re hosting a free tea and coffee morning, welcome for all ages at no cost. Feel free to come down on the morning of the 23rd December. Meet others in the community, have a chat, or just stop by!. . . .
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