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pete coe
Music

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. . .
Chichester cathedral
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. . .
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. . .
waterloo
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. . . .
Ivon Hitchins
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. . .
drapers
food Crafts

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. . .
st roche lecture
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. . .
nelson and murray
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. . . .
Blithe Spirit
Diana presents a career-spanning retrospective of theatre poster designs to celebrate the theatricality of the festival. Free admission. Disabled access. . . .
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A variety of subject matter within the exhibition of paintings and drawings by Catherine Barnes. An opportunity to see her dramatic seascapes on canvas and drawings on paper, along with more emotive abstract landscapes. Also the museum series, depicting ancient figures. Joint exhibition with Daphne Casdagli and recitals (see music. . .
Daphne Casdagli Exhibition
Daphne’s original limited-edition prints are an extension of her paintings and figure drawings. Using drypoint on acrylic plates and etching on copper plates, she choreographs the composition with the use of collagraph. Her prints are stimulated by an emotional reaction to her environment. Joint exhibition with Catherine Barnes and recitals. . . .
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After a lifetime of playing with clay, Mim is forever experimenting, incorporating metal within clay sculptures, developing surface glazes and Raku techniques. Creating both conceptual ceramics and experimental, functional porcelain pottery. Aesthetically intriguing life-cast sculptures of the human form, inside and out, convey concepts of vulnerability and strength; provoking thoughts. . .
on the beach
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER MAGGIE AND HELENA COCHRAN. Maggie and Helena will be exhibiting a series of work based on our wonderful coastline. Maggie likes to capture the moment in her paintings, the light and the feeling of being by the sea. Photographs by Helena will include aerial images viewing the. . .
victor ryabchikov
Acclaimed Russian pianist Victor Ryabchikov brings his exquisite touch to a delightful programme of Russian Romantic music with a touch of Chopin. Victor is a great favourite at the Festival of Chichester and has enchanted audiences from the Peterhoff Great Palace in St Petersburg to London’s Wigmore Hall. “Unfailingly beautiful”. . .
the hawkhurst gang
Writer Greg Mosse and theatre director Roger Redfarn discuss their works and collaborations including the staging of theatre productions. They will tell the story of the Hawkhurst Gang, which was recently performed in Chichester. Admission free. Donations to Smile Train. Disabled access. . . .
summer show
The West Dean Visual Arts Summer Show 2019 will showcase original work by emerging artists studying for their graduate diploma and MFA qualifications. The free exhibition, held in the college’s Edward James Studios, will display a diverse range of practices including sculpture, installation, print, painting, film, ceramics, and textiles. It. . .
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Sue England and Sylvia Kopecek are exhibiting at their studio and in the adjacent St Giles church. Sue’s work is diverse, but always returns to the landscape. Sylvia is exhibiting cut-outs in wood and acrylic, drawings and paintings. The work is figurative with references to different places, times and cultures. . . .
midsummer charity concert
Music

MIDSUMMER CHARITY CONCERT

6 July, 19:30

CHICHESTER BAPTIST CHURCH, SHERBORNE ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO19 3AW.

Concert of accessible vocal and instrumental music in a variety of styles to suit all tastes. Performers include Chris Coote (piano), Ian Clark (baritone), Olivia Moss (soprano), Paul Dorrell (flute). Free admission. Retiring collection in aid of Lifecentre. Disabled access. . . .
christopher johnston
Chichester University graduate Christopher Johnston, piano, will perform works by Russian jazz composer Nikolai Kapustin and showcase performances by a selection of his talented young pupils. Suitable for adults and children. Performed within the exhibition of paintings and prints by Catherine Barnes and Daphne Casdagli. Free admission. Tickets from the. . .
Deborah Mitchelson
Arts

DEBORAH MITCHELSON OPEN STUDIO VISIT

9 July, 12:00 - 19:00

8 ST JOHN'S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR

PAINTINGS AND CERAMICS. This artist’s studio visit showcases Deborah’s paintings and ceramics. Inspired by nature, her landscapes make reference to maps, and her interest in colour is evident. Memories and imagination influence the way in which we perceive the world. Deborah’s paintings hover between a real and illusionary world. Admission. . .
nigel price
Music

JAZZ IN THE CAFÉ WITH NIGEL PRICE

9 July, 12:00 - 14:00

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

Award-winning jazz guitarist Nigel Price has become widely acknowledged for his blend of flowing bebop lines, deep blues sensibility and mastery of chording. Performing here at Brick Kiln Garden Centre: Nigel Price (guitar) and Vasillise Xenopulo (sax) with Oz Dechanie (bass) and Bobby Worth (drums). Admission free. Booking advisable on. . .
einar johannesson
Acclaimed international musicians Icelandic clarinettist Einar Johannesson and Italian pianist Alessandra Pompili join forces to present an inspirational programme of music on an Italian theme, including pieces by Liszt and Nino Rota. Einar is former principal clarinet of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Alessandra performs in major concert halls around the. . .
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A talk about the disused railways of Sussex. David Bathurst will provide a sparkling overview of these fascinating reminders of our history and local heritage for the would-be walker, armchair traveller and historian, drawing on his own experience of exploring each one of them. Admission free. Retiring collection for Priory. . .
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A concert of lovely well-known music for a summer’s evening, featuring a variety of styles from pop to musical theatre to classical. Free entry with a retiring collection for a local charity. Disabled access. . . .
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Literature Music

TALES FROM CARPETS, PIANOS & KEYS

11 July, 14:00

St. Martins Coffee House

THE STORYTELLER. For his final Festival appearance, The Storyteller, aka Len Gould, reads four stories from his collection Carpets, Pianos & Keys, accompanied by musical extracts. Free admission. Voluntary retiring collection. Come early as space is limited and remember to purchase drinks and food from the café. No disabled access. . . .
mandela
Colin Chambers, who was the chaplain on Robben Island when Nelson Mandela was imprisoned there in the 1960s, will tell us the stories of the time, the regime and conditions under which Mandela lived for 18 years. Free admission. Donations to Faith and Football. Disabled access. . . .
prebendal
The summer concert is the highlight of the musical year at The Prebendal School and brings together a range of ensembles, solo performances and duets, as well as wonderful pieces from the concert band and the 1st Orchestra. Admission free although there will be a retiring collection. Disabled access. . . .
wizardry
Join Simon Philip as he introduces Fred Wizard in Training. Being a wizard sounds pretty great, right? Except that Fred is absolutely, completely, mind-bogglingly terrible at magic. Find out if Fred can prove to his family he’s not the worst wizard in town! For ages six to nine. Free admission. . . .
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Sue England and Sylvia Kopecek are exhibiting at their studio and in the adjacent St Giles church. Sue’s work is diverse, but always returns to the landscape. This series of work will be about PAGHAM HARBOUR. Sylvia is exhibiting cut-outs in wood and acrylic, drawings and paintings. The work is. . .
centurion way
heritage Outdoors

CENTURION WAY HERITAGE WALK & QUIZ

14 July, 14:00 - 16:00

BISHOP LUFFA SCHOOL ENTRANCE, PO19 3HP

FRIENDS OF CENTURION WAY. Join us for a fun walk along Centurion Way. Take part in an interactive quiz that highlights the heritage of this much-loved footpath and cycleway and learn more about the wildlife it supports. See www. centurionway. org. uk. Free admission. Disabled access. . . .
duet
From the well-known Slavonic dances of Dvorak to the hidden Spanish gems of Moszkowski, this is a journey across Europe, exploring the delights of a variety of musical traditions. Free admission. Donation to Chestnut Tree House. Disabled access. DOORS OPEN 3. 30PM FOR DRINKS. . . .
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A range of oil paintings, watercolours and etchings spanning Minne Fry’s impressive and varied career. Nature has always been and remains an important part of Minnie’s work and she is perhaps best known for her semi-abstract landscapes, which form emotional responses to elements of the natural world that resonate with. . .
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The annual exhibition from the Society of Limners promoting and encouraging the painting of miniatures and calligraphy. This year the exhibition includes a retrospective display of the Society’s late president, Michael Pierce, work. For many years Michael had a studio in Chichester and he was extremely well known to many. . . .
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Passionate watercolour artist and full time painter Barbara returns to the Lobby gallery this July with her collection of coastal inspired paintings. Barbara started painting 25 years ago when she was first introduced to watercolours at a local college. Her love of the coast is hugely inspirational and brings her. . .
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Grayham Goll and John Wyatt are local artists who present paintings stimulated by their local village scenery, and by their experience of scenes further away from home. Grayham Goll’s interests have always been in buildings and landscapes, very much in line with his design and architectural background. His painting disciplines. . .
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Crafts

Summer Exhibition

27 July - 11 August, 10:00 - 17:00

| Chichester Cathedral

At Bishop’s Kitchen, Chichester Cathedral, Chichester, PO19 1PX. Free Entry. Over 600 pieces of work by 60 potters. Debit/credit cards accepted. www. southernceramicgroup. org. uk. . . .
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The diverse contemporary art group ARTEL return this summer with their annual exhibition. Each year the group choose a challenging theme to encourage the development of new ideas and new work, whatever their materials and techniques. This year they present their own personal interpretations of the word ‘ FRAGMENT ’. . . .
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