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Platinum Jubilee Gala Procession and Family Fun Day

4 June, 11:00 - 17:00

Gala through the streets followed by Priory Park

Chichester City Council, organisers of the highly successful Diamond Jubilee Celebration in 2012, are planning a carnival procession through the centre of Chichester at 11am on Saturday 4 June 2022. This will be followed by a family fun afternoon with stalls and attractions in Priory Park from 12 noon. From. . .
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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 and ceramics. The Society was formed in 1939 and is at the heart of the art community in Chichester. . .
kerry harding
Kerry Harding is a landscape artist rooted in the traditions of Romanticism. Living in Cornwall, Harding sees the same paths, horizons and trees day after day. Kerry Harding’s landscape paintings are heavily involved with process, and that sublime moment of sensory response to abstract shape and colour, when the emerging. . .
chi fest launch
Enjoy a free fun-filled gala to launch the Festival. We’re delighted to present the magnificent Bernardi Music Group, HM Army Band Sandhurst, Olivia Stevens’ jazzy blues and other exciting festival performers. Chichester novelist Kate Mosse and the Mayor of Chichester will open the Festival. Free entry. From 2pm there will. . .
market cross
Enjoy a leisurely hour and a half walk through historic Chichester, and hear fascinating stories about this city from Roman times to the present day. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will point out details that you may not have noticed on your own even if you have visited many times. . . .
chichester cathedral 5
Sung Eucharist to mark the beginning of the Festival of Chichester. All welcome. Free entry. Disabled access. . . .
chi tour guides
Within the historic city walls of our beautiful city, an easy walk takes you through the ages; from Roman Baths to award-winning architecture of the 21st century, via medieval streets and the Market Cross, Georgian residences, the Cathedral quadrant and much more besides. Meet at the Cathedral Bell Tower, West. . .
sandhurst
We welcome HM Army Band Sandhurst, which joins with the University of Chichester Conservatoire Symphonic Band to present an outdoor concert of repertoire for wind band. Free entry. . . .
city wall
A 90 minute guided tour around the two-kilometre circuit of the city’s historic walls, with insights into their construction in Roman times, their survival through two millenia, and their continuing importance. Organized by the Chichester Walls Trust. Parts of the city wall are difficult to access, but detours possible by. . .
Alexander rider
Launching Alexander Rider’s new CD “Fresque marine Forgotten Jewels for Harp Volume 1”. Alexander will present a selection of French repertoire, played on a 1902 Erard harp. . CDs will be available to purchase at a discounted price. Quite early on in Alexander Rider’s “harp-life” he became fascinated with a. . .
Peter Tatchell
Religion

PETER TATCHELL: MY JOURNEY FROM CHRISTIANITY TO HUMANISM

14 June, 19:00 - 21:00

The The Old Court Room, Council House, North St, Chichester, PO19 1LQ

Peter Tatchell has been campaigning for human rights since 1967. He is best known for two attempted citizen’s arrests of the Zimbabwean dictator, Robert Mugabe, one of which resulted in him being beaten unconscious. Peter is Director of the human rights organisation, Peter Tatchell Foundation. Peter staged the first gay. . .
greg mosse
Ahead of the publication of his new thriller, The Coming Darkness , writer Greg Mosse will share techniques for developing compelling plots and intriguing characters, gripping locations and cunning twists creating an outline of a whole novel in just one day. Hosted at West Dean College. Price includes lunch and. . .
market cross
Enjoy a leisurely hour and a half walk through historic Chichester, and hear fascinating stories about this city from Roman times to the present day. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will point out details that you may not have noticed on your own even if you have visited many times. . . .
Nelsons Ship in a Bottle
The lecture looks at the contributions made by artists of African, Caribbean or Asian origin to British art since the S. S. Empire Windrush first arrived from the West Indies in 1948. Artists who have achieved international recognition and respect. They have since set much of the agenda for contemporary. . .
market cross
Enjoy a leisurely hour and a half walk through historic Chichester, and hear fascinating stories about this city from Roman times to the present day. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will point out details that you may not have noticed on your own even if you have visited many times. . . .
chi tour guides
Within the historic city walls of our beautiful city, an easy walk takes you through the ages; from Roman Baths to award-winning architecture of the 21st century, via medieval streets and the Market Cross, Georgian residences, the Cathedral quadrant and much more besides. Meet at the Cathedral Bell Tower, West. . .
Elly Griffiths
Best-selling crime-writer Elly Griffiths talks about the latest book in the Dr Ruth Galloway series and about her novels set in West Sussex. A book sale will follow the talk. Tickets to attend the live event at Chichester Cathedral are £10. 00. Tickets to watch the live stream online are. . .
Gill Thompson
Historical fiction writer Gill Thompson completed an M. A in Creative Writing at Chichester University. Her latest novel, ‘The Child on Platform One,’ about a little girl on the Kindertransport, was a USA Today bestseller and has been translated into nine languages. Gill is also a teacher at Godalming College. . . .
broadway
All the hits from all the shows, with the Spectre Orchestra from the University of Chichester Conservatoire, dancers and soloists. Thursday 16 June 7. 30pm Friday 17 June 2. 30pm* Friday 17 June 7. 30pm. * The Friday matinee will be a relaxed performance, open to the general public, which. . .
pavlos carvalho
Bach’s solo cello suites have always inspired music lovers with their freshness, imagination, spontaneous experimenting in sound, structures and technical boundaries and sheer cathartic beauty. Imbued with deep thought and wisdom, they move between dances to reflection, moments of joy and fun and melancholy, which we can all relate to. . . .
MVM
MVM Mindfulness uses simple techniques. MVM teaches you how to harness the real power of your mind and put you back in charge of your life. You will be astonished what you can achieve with a trained mind. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to discover your latent talents. . . .
broadway
All the hits from all the shows, with the Spectre Orchestra from the University of Chichester Conservatoire, dancers and soloists. Thursday 16 June 7. 30pm Friday 17 June 2. 30pm* Friday 17 June 7. 30pm. * The Friday matinee will be a relaxed performance, open to the general public, which. . .
Helen Fry
As the Second World War loomed Thomas Kendrick, ostensibly a passport officer in Vienna, was running British spy networks across Europe and using his position to help Austrian Jews flee to freedom. Historian and biographer Helen Fry will explore his life in conversation with the University of Chichester’s Andrew Smith. . . .
broadway
All the hits from all the shows, with the Spectre Orchestra from the University of Chichester Conservatoire, dancers and soloists. Thursday 16 June 7. 30pm Friday 17 June 2. 30pm* Friday 17 June 7. 30pm. * The Friday matinee will be a relaxed performance, open to the general public, which. . .
Stradivarius piano trio
A celebration of chamber music, the local climate , our community and Vaughan Williams in his 150th year. Music to include: J. S. Bach ‘May sheep may safely graze’ Roderick Williams OBE Knepp Piano Trio Variations on Greensleeves John Ireland ‘Fantasy Trio’ Ralph Vaughan Williams ‘The Lark Ascending’ Piano trio. . .
elderflower champagne
food Outdoors

DEMONSTRATION OF MAKING ELDERFLOWER CHAMPAGNE ON WHYKE ORCHARD

18 June, 11:30 - 13:00

Whyke Community Orchard

Steve Taylor, local herbalist at The Medicine Garden, demonstrates making elderflower champagne with flowers foraged from the orchard. Come and sample this traditional drink, so adults only, please. Our nine-year-old heritage apple orchard is a Transition Chichester project. The event will take place on grass, so you will need stout. . .
market cross
Enjoy a leisurely hour and a half walk through historic Chichester, and hear fascinating stories about this city from Roman times to the present day. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will point out details that you may not have noticed on your own even if you have visited many times. . . .
pandemic films
Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, the organisers of significant events in Chichester were undaunted. Several of these initiatives were recorded for posterity by the award-winning documentary maker Clive Hand, whose work will be shown in a programme of short films, introduced by Richard Plowman, Chichester’s mayor in 2019-21. . . .
royal marines
The Royal Marines Association Concert Band presents an evening of easy listening music including marches, overtures, Big Band, West End & a Last Night of the Proms finale. . . .
chichester singers
Mass in Blue was written by Will Todd in 2003. A wonderful fusion of sacred choral music and jazz that has become an established part of choral repertoire. It brings the composer’s lifelong love of traditional choral music into the 21st century with spiritual sensitivity and a contemporary edge. The. . .
jody
This indie pop sextet from Oxford finish their first UK tour at the Chichester Inn, so expect an upbeat selection of their own perfectly formed power pop. Despite only forming as the pandemic landed, the band have featured on Radcliffe and Maconie on 6 Music and recently did a Janice. . .
chi tour guides
Within the historic city walls of our beautiful city, an easy walk takes you through the ages; from Roman Baths to award-winning architecture of the 21st century, via medieval streets and the Market Cross, Georgian residences, the Cathedral quadrant and much more besides. Meet at the Cathedral Bell Tower, West. . .
city wall
A 90 minute guided tour around the two-kilometre circuit of the city’s historic walls, with insights into their construction in Roman times, their survival through two millenia, and their continuing importance. Organized by the Chichester Walls Trust. Parts of the city wall are difficult to access, but detours possible by. . .
laurel and hardy
Cinema

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF LAUREL AND HARDY

19 June, 16:00 - 17:15

Selsey Town Hall

This afternoon’s performance of silent comedy film clips is presented and accompanied by John Lenehan on the piano. This programme of funny films and lively music will have great appeal to adults and children alike. John Lenehan is an internationally renowned classical pianist, composer and arranger. He has a long-standing. . .
gods and dogs
theatre

GODS AND DOGS BY THE RUDE MECHANICAL THEATRE

19 June, 19:00 - 21:30

Halnaker Park Cottages, Halnaker, Chichester, PO18 0QH

It’s 2084 and Tina enters ‘Marriage Maker’! The idea of the game is if you win you get to marry the super-glamorous footballer, Harry Best, on the Saturday, have a weekend of love, then divorce him on the Monday. Unfortunately, Tina falls in love. How will she cope?. This comic. . .
roaring 20s
Cinema Music

A FILM EVENING WITH JOHN LENEHAN: THE ROARING TWENTIES

19 June, 19:00 - 21:00

Selsey Town Hall

John Lenehan is an internationally acclaimed pianist, composer and arranger with a passion for silent movies. In January, he performed the world première of “The Roaring Twenties” to a rapturous reception at Champs Hill. This evening’s performance is one you will be sure to enjoy both visually and acoustically. During. . .
diana smith
Inspired by heritage roses in the rose gardens of Mottisfont, Highdown, Elmwood and Nymans, Diana presents an exhibition of paintings of classic roses with evocative names. Diana’s exhibitions have included Bosham, Bedford, Arundel, Bognor Regis and Chichester. Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sundays closed. Free entry. . . .
Artel
Artel contemporary artists are exhibiting work celebrating Chichester Canal’s 200th anniversary. Drawing on all the history, beauty and the different ways the canal has served the community, this will be a multi-media exhibition. Free entry. . . .
Edward Bennett
Actor and Royal Shakespeare Company Associate Artist Edward Bennett in conversation with Philip Robinson about his career and the state of arts in education. Edward has played Hamlet, Benedick and Berowne and has instituted education initiatives at Chichester Festival Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company. Followed by refreshments. Actor Edward Bennett,. . .
market cross
Enjoy a leisurely hour and a half walk through historic Chichester, and hear fascinating stories about this city from Roman times to the present day. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will point out details that you may not have noticed on your own even if you have visited many times. . . .
Bangkok  Lounge
food Music

60 MINUTES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC

22 June, 18:30 - 22:00

Bangkok Lounge 73 High St, Bognor Regis PO21 1RZ

60-minute solo cello concert by Roger Clayden, followed by a Thai meal. JS Bach Suite for Unaccompanied Cello No 1 in G Major Preludium, Sarabande, Gigue. Jean-Pierre Duport Etude No 8in D major. JS Bach Suite for Unaccompanied Cello No 3 in C Major Preludium, Sarabande, Gigue. Sibelius Theme &. . .
conservation dogs
You’ve heard that a dog’s powerful nose is capable of finding people during extreme search and rescue efforts, sniffing out drugs, tobacco, and even diseases like cancer. But did you know, their incredible snouts can be used to save wildlife? This talk by Emily Sabin is suitable for persons 12+. . . .
monarchy and cathedral
Join us to celebrate HM Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, with a specialist guided tour of the Cathedral. ‘The Monarchy and Chichester Cathedral’ uncovers the historic links between English Monarchs and Chichester Cathedral, during the turbulent centuries from William the Conqueror to Queen Elizabeth II. 23 June and 30 June,. . .
market cross
Enjoy a leisurely hour and a half walk through historic Chichester, and hear fascinating stories about this city from Roman times to the present day. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will point out details that you may not have noticed on your own even if you have visited many times. . . .
Grace Nichols
Internationally acclaimed poets Grace Nichols and John Agard, winners of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, team up with star jazzers Julian Stringle and Dominic Ashworth to entertain and inspire. Grace and John will read from their multi-award winning collections. Enjoy a delightful mix of words and top-class jazz. Grace. . .
MVM
MVM Mindfulness uses simple techniques. MVM teaches you how to harness the real power of your mind and put you back in charge of your life. You will be astonished what you can achieve with a trained mind. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to discover your latent talents. . . .
Pamela howard
Pamela Howard, acclaimed director and scenographer, has worked in opera and contemporary music theatre all around the world. Join her for a very special evening of talk, music and visual reflections celebrating her life’s work in anticipation of the publication of her graphic memoir, “The Art of Making Theatre. ”. . . .
Nicola Garrard
Join teacher and author, Nicola Garrard, to discuss the challenges facing young people. Includes readings from her book 29 LOCKS , a story of one teenager’s heroic fight against the criminal forces that threaten his mum, friends and community. Ask questions about the issues or publishing, and buy signed copies. . .
Nine Benjamin
Headlined by one of the UK’s hottest female comedians, Ninia Benjamin, this evening will also feature Mike Cox and be hosted by the MC skills of Karen Bayley. Doors open at 6. 30pm. A fantastic evening of live comedy, with three great comics and an MC to take you through. . .
all that malarkey
Four dangerously good singers and a hilarious MC/pianist deliver a performance rich in glorious vocals, cheeky humour and operatic flamboyance. Fast becoming known for their classical re-imaginings of iconic hits, ATM are thrilled to be returning to the Festival of Chichester with new songs for 2022. . . .
Flute Julian Sperry Oboe Rachel Harwood-White Clarinet Nicholas Ellis Horn Katie Pryce Bassoon Louise Watson. PROGRAMME :. E dward Elgar Chanson de Matin 1857-1934. J. B. McEwen Under Northern Skies 1868-1948. Gordon Jacob Swansea Town 1895-1984. Ralph Vaughan-Williams English Folksong Suite 1872-1958. Interval. Peter Warlock Capriol Suite 1894-1930. Edwin York-Bowen. . .
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2022 CJC All-Stars. Friday 24 Jun 2022. Doors open at 6. 45pm and event starts at 7. 45pm. Judith O’Higgins Tenor Sax (top left). Allison Neale Alto Sax & Flute (top middle). Eriko Ishihara Piano (bottom left). Marianne Windham Bass (bottom right). Hannah Horton Baritone Sax (top right). Migdalia van. . .
last night of the proms
To celebrate the birthday and platinum jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen, we come together to perform an all British programme of favourites. Rule Britannia, Fantasia on British Sea Songs, Land of Hope and Glory and many more. With full orchestra, choir and soloists come and take a glass of. . .
bat walk
Outdoors

BAT WALK AT DUSK

24 June, 21:00 - 22:30

Brandy Hole Copse

Discover the fascinating world of bats as they emerge from their roosts at dusk. We will hear their echolocation calls using handheld detectors, and you’ll learn how to identify some of our most common species. Replace Netflix with nature and spend a magical evening with bats. 24 June 21:00 22:30. . .
deborah richards
This year we will be displaying the work of two featured artists for the Festival of Chichester. The first will be oil paintings by Sue Green and the second will be Original Printmaking works on Paper and drawings by Deborah Richards. Opening hours: Saturday 25 June to Sunday 10 July. . .
Mina Blair
What happens after the worst happens? Is it possible to find fulfilment after trauma? Mina shares her story of how an insurmountable challenge the loss of a child leads to self-empowerment and joy, and that through suffering, there is a gift. For more information about what I do, please go. . .
hacia el sur
Music

HACÍA EL SUR

25 June, 13:00 - 14:30

| St John's Chapel

The multi-award-winning classical guitarist Jonathan Ross Parkin will be your guide through a surprising, dazzling and intimate portrait of the guitar’s journey through Bach’s Brandenburg, Beethoven’s Vienna towards its cultural and spiritual home. The guitar’s journey has been a nomadic one. The guitar and its predecessors were inspired in the. . .
market cross
Enjoy a leisurely hour and a half walk through historic Chichester, and hear fascinating stories about this city from Roman times to the present day. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will point out details that you may not have noticed on your own even if you have visited many times. . . .
big band
Chichester Big Band plays the nostalgic era of swing, including Glenn Miller, Count Basie & other big band greats. Celebrating HM Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee at our ‘Indoor Street Party’, to include ‘vintage’ afternoon tea, cakes and sandwiches. Fabulous raffle. Vintage dress is optional, so do come and have fun!. . . .
Dawn Gracie
Music theatre

CHICHESTER CABARET CLUB

25 June, 19:00 - 23:00

Oaklands Pavilion

This unapologetically naughty night out is the brainchild of award-winning performer and producer Dawn Gracie. Chichester’s own cabaret club was born in 2016 and has been attracting audiences from afar and wholeheartedly supports the LGBTQ+ community. A mixed show containing burlesque, drag, comedy and cabaret. Yes! In Chichester! 18+. Not. . .
city band
Join Chichester City Band as we celebrate our 125th Birthday. Since 1897, interrupted only by World Wars and the recent pandemic, your local brass band has provided joyful sounds for all to enjoy. This special concert will embrace 125 glorious years of music-making and continue that proud tradition. . . .
rob Johnston
Guitarist Rob Johnston and percussionist Tim Gower return to provide a supercharged acoustic evening of driving and energetic rhythms that you will find irresistible! This is a dazzling fusion of world, folk and roots music and original songs. These skilled players bring a truly original sound to the Festival 2022. . . .
bella
‘Billie meets Ella & Amy’ as well as other legendary jazz icons with local chanteuse Olivia Stevens bringing her trademark warmth and genuine emotion to proceedings in this solo vocal performance with audio accompaniment. Expect toe tappers and torch song balladry. This popular evening is not to be missed! “Olivia. . .
chi tour guides
Within the historic city walls of our beautiful city, an easy walk takes you through the ages; from Roman Baths to award-winning architecture of the 21st century, via medieval streets and the Market Cross, Georgian residences, the Cathedral quadrant and much more besides. Meet at the Cathedral Bell Tower, West. . .
Reza
Renowned for their welcoming classical concerts, Ensemble Reza is a versatile group, and this brunch concert will be no exception as they combine strings with accordion and welcome clarinettist Steve Dummer for an early afternoon of jazz, classical and blues. Coffee and cake will be served throughout, with the doors. . .
city wall
A 90 minute guided tour around the two-kilometre circuit of the city’s historic walls, with insights into their construction in Roman times, their survival through two millenia, and their continuing importance. Organized by the Chichester Walls Trust. Parts of the city wall are difficult to access, but detours possible by. . .
didoo and aeneas
Music

DIDO AND AENEAS

26 June, 19:30 - 21:30

| University Chapel

Henry Purcell’s most famous opera includes sparkling baroque favourites to start the evening. Full orchestra, choir and soloists featuring Orbita Baroque Orchestra from the University of Chichester Conservatoire. . . .
cellophonics
Music

CELLOPHONICS

26 June, 19:30 - 21:30

| St John's Chapel

Cellists Christopher Allan, Michael Atkinson, Adrian Bradbury and Ben Rogerson return to Chichester with an astonishingly varied programme promising to take us from Puccini to Piazzolla, and from the Renaissance to a brand new work by jazz king composer Guy Barker. They bring something for everyone, be they music-lovers in. . .
St Pauls Chichester
Beloved melodies by Hadjidakis, Theodorakis and Xarhakos were composed for different reasons during almost the same decade. Songs that dressed beautiful poems and coloured movies, that were inspired by political situations, or talk about love and passion; some of them dynamic, some nostalgic but all of them deeply meaningful. This. . .
menuhin school
A stunning display of talent from some of the world’s finest young musicians! The pupils of the internationally-renowned Yehudi Menuhin School give many concerts each year, touring throughout the UK and Europe. Their ‘Showcase’ concerts treat audiences to solo, duo and string quartet performances, with repertoire ranging from the baroque. . .
st richard singers
St. Richard Singers, “still quiring” after 50 years, bring us “the touches of sweet harmony” for a summer’s evening. This programme particularly celebrates the music of several British master composers, including Parry, Elgar and Finzi, and in this anniversary year for Ralph Vaughan Williams his sublime Serenade to Music. As. . .
stone cold
Stone Cold return to the city to promote their latest album “Mesanthropy”, fusing rhythms from West Africa, India, Indonesia and the Caribbean together with modern English folk songs, tight vocal harmonies, a plethora of weird and wonderful percussion instruments and plenty of psychedelic jazz-rock improvisation. Featuring: Phil Bedford (bass/percussion/vocals) Alistair. . .
market cross
Enjoy a leisurely hour and a half walk through historic Chichester, and hear fascinating stories about this city from Roman times to the present day. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will point out details that you may not have noticed on your own even if you have visited many times. . . .
scrumptious Sussex
food

SCRUMPTIOUS SUSSEX!

29 June, 19:00 - 21:00

Chichester Free School

A TALK AND Q&A WITH KEVIN NEWMAN , AUTHOR OF ‘ POND PUDDINGS AND SUSSEX SMOKIES ’ SUSSEX’S FOOD AND DRINK. Kevin Newman, author of over a dozen books and publications on Sussex presents an evening of all things food and drink from Sussex’s past and present, based on his. . .
bat walk
Outdoors

BAT WALK AT DUSK

29 June, 21:00 - 22:30

Brandy Hole Copse

Discover the fascinating world of bats as they emerge from their roosts at dusk. We will hear their echolocation calls using handheld detectors, and you’ll learn how to identify some of our most common species. Replace Netflix with nature and spend a magical evening with bats. 24 June 21:00 22:30. . .
monarchy and cathedral
Join us to celebrate HM Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, with a specialist guided tour of the Cathedral. ‘The Monarchy and Chichester Cathedral’ uncovers the historic links between English Monarchs and Chichester Cathedral, during the turbulent centuries from William the Conqueror to Queen Elizabeth II. 23 June and 30 June,. . .
market cross
Enjoy a leisurely hour and a half walk through historic Chichester, and hear fascinating stories about this city from Roman times to the present day. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will point out details that you may not have noticed on your own even if you have visited many times. . . .
plague
Craig Gershater will explain what a ‘plague’ is and discuss significant plague events of the past 1500 years and recognize that despite advances in medical science maybe very little has changed. !. Chosen Charity British Heart Foundation who research treatment. Free entry with retiring collection for the speaker’s chosen charity. . . .
tesoro
Music

TESORO IN CONCERT

30 June, 19:30 - 21:00

| Assembly Rooms

Tesoro, a local tenor/soprano classical crossover duo, is coming to the Chichester Assembly Rooms this June with a wealth of music from the world of contemporary classical, opera, musical theatre and film, including La Traviata, Gianni Schicchi, Turandot, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera and other works. . . .
jess Gilliam
23-year-old saxophone superstar Jess Gillam has wowed audiences with her dazzling virtuosity since being a finalist in the 2016 BBC Young Musician competition. She joins the London Mozart Players in Chichester for an evening that balances Mozart and Haydn with Marcello’s baroque thrills and Glazunov’s lyricism. Don’t miss an extraordinary. . .
fiona's studio
Award-winning artist Fiona Bell-Currie opens her studio on Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July from 10am to 6pm. Artwork in oil, acrylic, watercolour, gouache and pastel, local land and seascapes, botanical studies and portraits, prices range from £100 £850. Greeting cards and prints on sale. Card payments are. . .
porch
20 paintings in the porch plus 100 others in the store. Choose from photos in the car port. You sit. We bring. We hang. You look. A unique opportunity, not only to see an exhibition of fine art but also to make a personal choice and interact directly. Children and. . .
fringe
Chichester Fringe is back, with a hybrid mix of live streaming and live audiences. Choose to attend individual shows in our daytime schedule or join us from 7pm each evening as we showcase music, comedy, drama and much more. Some events will be broadcast via chichesterfringe. co. uk. Friday 1. . .
MVM
MVM Mindfulness uses simple techniques. MVM teaches you how to harness the real power of your mind and put you back in charge of your life. You will be astonished what you can achieve with a trained mind. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to discover your latent talents. . . .
back to the 60s
Put on your retro gear and come and come and feast in an evening of live music and hits from the 60s. With the full Spectre Orchestra, Choir and soloists as well as dancers and cabaret, this fantastic evening is not to be missed. Saturday matinee will be a “relaxed”. . .
string trio
String trio:. Jonathan Strange violin Jonathan Welch viola Roger Clayden cello. Programme: Joseph Eybler String Trio Opus. 2 Beethoven String Trio No. 3 Opus 9 No. 2. Jonathan Strange was co-leader of the London Mozart Players and a member of the Academy of St Martin in the Field orchestra. Jonathan. . .
pavlos carvalho
Pavlos Carvalho cello; Louisa Lam piano. Lyrically soulful and heart thumpingly virtuosic music from around the world, from Chopin, Dvorak, Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Villalobos and Piazzolla. Music from the wild extremes of Hungarian folk music, the calm beauty of Slavonic folk song to Western classical purity and then the primal rhythms. . .
David Bathurst
David Bathurst, who has previously recited the New Testament and the complete works of Gilbert & Sullivan from memory, will, from memory, sing every song recorded, composed and released by the Beatles onto one of their albums, including such classics as Hey Jude, Let It Be and Lady Madonna. He. . .
market cross
Enjoy a leisurely hour and a half walk through historic Chichester, and hear fascinating stories about this city from Roman times to the present day. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will point out details that you may not have noticed on your own even if you have visited many times. . . .
back to the 60s
Put on your retro gear and come and come and feast in an evening of live music and hits from the 60s. With the full Spectre Orchestra, Choir and soloists as well as dancers and cabaret, this fantastic evening is not to be missed. Saturday matinee will be a “relaxed”. . .
southdowns band
JUBILEE MUSIC FROM STAGE & SCREEN DURING THE REIGN OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II BY THE SOUTHDOWNS CONCERT BAND. The Southdowns Concert Band, conducted by Tom Hodge MBE , is delighted to be joined by Vocalise from Bersted Arts led by James Etheridge in a concert of the best. . .
chi tour guides
Within the historic city walls of our beautiful city, an easy walk takes you through the ages; from Roman Baths to award-winning architecture of the 21st century, via medieval streets and the Market Cross, Georgian residences, the Cathedral quadrant and much more besides. Meet at the Cathedral Bell Tower, West. . .
city wall
A 90 minute guided tour around the two-kilometre circuit of the city’s historic walls, with insights into their construction in Roman times, their survival through two millenia, and their continuing importance. Organized by the Chichester Walls Trust. Parts of the city wall are difficult to access, but detours possible by. . .
Georgian walk
Join local historian and author Alan Green on this popular walk, which will last around two hours, that explores Chichester’s Georgian architecture and meets a few of its Georgian characters along the way. Meet outside Edes House. . . .
shekoyokh klezmer
Music

SHEKOYOKH KLEZMER & BALKAN BAND

3 July, 15:00 - 17:00

Halnaker Park Cottages, Halnaker, Chichester, PO18 0QH

Celebrating 21 years of performing klezmer and traditional music from the Balkans and Eastern Europe, this international, prizewinning band is a “brilliant live ensemble who effortlessly blend musical flavours from Turkey to Poland” ( Songlines ). Enjoy Gypsy songs and circle dancing in a beautiful garden. Parking available. Bring low. . .
Holger Skepeneit
Holger Skepeneit travels effortlessly through styles, centuries, and musical traditions. Always speaking in his own distinctive voice, the pieces lead to often unexpected, but always fulfilling places and have an easy aesthetic appeal without being superficial. In the keenly anticipated follow-up to his first album “Music For Piano And Strings”,. . .
handel israel in Egypt
Stirring choruses, graphic musical imitations of hailstones, fire, plagues of frogs and flies, galloping horses and the waters of the Red Sea will feature when the Consort of Twelve and the Portsmouth Baroque Choir collaborate in one of Handel’s greatest and most dramatic oratorios, Israel in Egypt. Following on from. . .
TAO
Music

60 MINUTES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC

4 July, 15:30 - 16:30

TAO, 41-43 High St, Bognor Regis PO21 1RX

Roger Clayden cello and Christopher Taylor piano. A 60-minute cello and piano concert. Programme: JS Bach Air on a G String from Suite No. 3 in D minor JS Bach Ave Maria Dmitri Schostakowitsch Moderato & Tarantella Maurice Ravel Pavane Camilla Saint-Saens Softly Awakens My Heart Claude Debussy Massenet Gabriel. . .
piers otter
A major exhibition of paintings and drawings by Piers Ottey (b. 1955) who has worked in Arundel, since 1980. Much of his work derives from visiting places at home and abroad. He has worked on images from the mountains of Switzerland to city paintings of San Francisco and London. Oxmarket. . .
Elena toponogova
Elena Toponogova (piano) returns with a delightful programme featuring a hand-picked ensemble of star musicians. A graduate of the Royal College of Music, Elena is a prize-winner in international competitions and has toured widely across Europe. Her programme includes Prokofiev, Medtner and Stravinsky. (‘Her performance was mesmerising’ Musical Opinion Magazine. . . .
TAO
Music

60 MINUTES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC

5 July, 15:30 - 16:30

TAO 41-43 High St, Bognor Regis PO21 1RX

Roger Clayden cello and Christopher Taylor piano. A 60-minute cello and piano concert. Programme: Vaughan Williams Six Studies in English Folk Song: “Lovely on the water”, “Spurn Point”, “Van Dieman’s Land”, “She borrows some of her mother’s gold”, “The Lady and Dragon”, “As I walked over London Bridge” J. H. . . .
chagall window
Enjoy a magical blend of poetry and music with legendary Liverpudlian poet Roger McGough, international pianist Elena Toponogova, actress Emily Rose Smith and South Downs poets celebrating the bicentenary of Sussex-born Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. The mix includes Roger’s much-loved poetry, music from the Romantic era and readings from. . .
market cross
Enjoy a leisurely hour and a half walk through historic Chichester, and hear fascinating stories about this city from Roman times to the present day. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will point out details that you may not have noticed on your own even if you have visited many times. . . .
TAO
Music

60 MINUTES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC

6 July, 15:30 - 16:30

TAO 41-43 High St, Bognor Regis PO21 1RX

Roger Clayden cello and Christopher Taylor piano. A 60-minute cello and piano concert. Programme:. Johannes Brahms Sonata in E minor; Allegro non troppo & Allegretto quasi Menuetto Anton Rubinstein Melody in F Felix Mendelssohn Spring Song from Song without words Op. 109 Franz Schubert Serenade Anton Dvorak Humoreske Woldemar Bargiel. . .
chi tour guides
Within the historic city walls of our beautiful city, an easy walk takes you through the ages; from Roman Baths to award-winning architecture of the 21st century, via medieval streets and the Market Cross, Georgian residences, the Cathedral quadrant and much more besides. Meet at the Cathedral Bell Tower, West. . .
market cross
Enjoy a leisurely hour and a half walk through historic Chichester, and hear fascinating stories about this city from Roman times to the present day. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will point out details that you may not have noticed on your own even if you have visited many times. . . .
market cross
Enjoy a leisurely hour and a half walk through historic Chichester, and hear fascinating stories about this city from Roman times to the present day. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will point out details that you may not have noticed on your own even if you have visited many times. . . .
Andy cutting
Andy Cutting is a rarity. A musician’s musician: a soulful and technically outstanding melodeon practitioner with an ear for a fine tune. There are few melodeon players who put so much feeling into their playing, whether it be a set of dance tunes or accompaniment to a slow English ballad. . . .
Chichester assembly rooms
Our local historian Andrew Berriman takes us back to Chichester as it was exactly fifty years ago. So what has changed by 2022, and what has stayed the same?. Chosen Charity: Dementia Support Sage House, Tangmere, who provides support for people living with Dementia, and their families and carers. This. . .
BSO
Conductor Gergely Madaras brings the internationally renowned Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra back to Chichester with one of the highlights of the festival. An exciting programme of masterpieces includes Beethoven’s Overture to Prometheus , Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 6 ‘Pathétique’ and Leonard Elschenbroich as the soloist with Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Gergely Madaras Conductor. . .
stardust
Stardust was formed in 2018 and has been very busy on the West Sussex jazz scene. This lively 6-8 piece set up performs music for Jazz and Jive to the highest standards reminiscent of early New Orleans as well as more contemporary sounds. Free admission with a retiring collection in. . .
MVM
MVM Mindfulness uses simple techniques. MVM teaches you how to harness the real power of your mind and put you back in charge of your life. You will be astonished what you can achieve with a trained mind. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to discover your latent talents. . . .
guitar soiree
Enjoy an evening of classical guitar music with Linda Kelsall-Barnett and Zoe Barnett, in the wonderful setting of Christ Church Chichester. A wide range of repertoire will include works played on nineteenth-century guitars and more recent compositions on modern instruments. Linda Kelsall-Barnett is a regular contributor to the Festival of. . .
Parnassian ensemble
Music

THE PARNASSIAN ENSEMBLE BAROQUE TREATS FOR A SUMMERS EVENING

8 July, 19:30 - 21:15

St Peter and St Mary, Fishbourne

After the resounding success of its last festival appearance, the Parnassian Ensemble makes a welcome return with a new programme of beautiful baroque music. Perfect for a summer’s evening. Composers include Bach, Telemann, Purcell and Castello. Sophie Middleditch recorders and baroque flute Helen Hooker recorders Lynden Cranham baroque ’cello David. . .
Olivia stevens
Olivia Stevens & Co. return to the Chichester Inn to celebrate the release of their brand new EP! With recent interest from BBC Introducing, Olivia goes from strength to strength. Expect a smokin’ hot blend of bone-deep emotion and upbeat positivity, as both a songwriter and performer. She’ll be joined. . .
whyke orchard
Outdoors

STORYTELLING ON THE WHYKE ORCHARD

9 July, 11:30 - 13:00

Whyke Community Orchard

Traditional stories are told by Steve Taylor, our resident herbalist, of how to find the golden apple of immortality, and how loving hearts are rewarded. In best storytelling tradition, Steve appeals to all with multi-layered stories, told under trees with crops of young apples as the backdrop. Steve Taylor’s new. . .
market cross
Enjoy a leisurely hour and a half walk through historic Chichester, and hear fascinating stories about this city from Roman times to the present day. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will point out details that you may not have noticed on your own even if you have visited many times. . . .
cso
Pavlos Carvalho will perform Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations and Nocturne with Chichester Symphony Orchestra. Pavlos is an international music prizewinner, a versatile player and well known to Chichester Festival audiences. CSO will also perform Sibelius’ Symphony No 2 and Dvorak’s The Noon Witch. Simon Wilkins conducts. Suitable for all ages. . . .
coronation anthems
Join the Chichester Chorale and The Chichester Chamber Ensemble in the idyllic setting of Boxgrove Priory for an uplifting evening of music by G. F. Handel, directed by Tom Robson. The programme is based around Handel’s sublime Coronation Anthems , which includes one of his most famous works, Zadok the. . .
bees
Outdoors

BUMBLEBEE IDENTIFICATION ON WHYKE ORCHARD

10 July, 11:30 - 12:30

Whyke Community Orchard, Chichester

Emily Sabin (Bumblebee Conservation Trust) will show us which bumblebees live here and talk about their life cycle. Hope to meet the teddy bear bee, the Common Carder. All abilities of spotters welcome including supervised children to our 9-year-old orchard. The Whyke Community Orchard is a Transition Chichester project. At. . .
city wall
A 90 minute guided tour around the two-kilometre circuit of the city’s historic walls, with insights into their construction in Roman times, their survival through two millenia, and their continuing importance. Organized by the Chichester Walls Trust. Parts of the city wall are difficult to access, but detours possible by. . .
Jocelyn bell
Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovered pulsars in 1967 for which her supervisor received the Nobel Prize. In 2021 she was awarded the Royal Society’s Copley medal for outstanding achievement in science research. She will describe the current understanding of the Universe and reflect on being both an astronomer and a. . .
bat walk
Outdoors

BAT WALK AT DUSK

10 July, 20:50 - 22:20

Brandy Hole Copse

Discover the fascinating world of bats as they emerge from their roosts at dusk. We will hear their echolocation calls using handheld detectors, and you’ll learn how to identify some of our most common species. Replace Netflix with nature and spend a magical evening with bats. 24 June 21:00 22:30. . .
market cross
Enjoy a leisurely hour and a half walk through historic Chichester, and hear fascinating stories about this city from Roman times to the present day. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will point out details that you may not have noticed on your own even if you have visited many times. . . .
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