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Chichester Diary of Events

...entertainment for all

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There are hundreds of exciting things to see and do every month in and around Chichester. Whether you want to have fun, dance, sing, get fit, or just relax, there is something for everyone. You'll find a wide selection of first class facilities, cinema, theatre, live music, classes and clubs for all ages. This listing is updated daily and shows the wide variety of events taking place in the area. Each has contact details and a location map. Many have links to websites for more information.
Read our blog   Chichester Special Events 2018

 

What's on in Chichester June / July 2018

Now - 7 July
  Chichester Festival Theatre THE COUNTRY WIFE - Widely regarded as one of the filthiest and funniest plays ever written, William Wycherley’s The Country Wife has outraged and excited audiences for over 300 years (though not during the many years it was banned from both stage and print) and today still casts a provocative light on sexual mores. Map 01243 781312 Email
Now - 15 July
  Festival of Chichester This year's Festival of Chichester has an exciting and varied line up of over 200 events, and welcomes both local and international performers. Click on the link for a detailed guide of each of the wonderful events on offer.   01243 813595 Email
Now June - 7 July
  West Dean Gardens Pergola Open Air Theatre - New Theatre Productions at West Dean Gardens present: The Rivals - Directed by Carol Hicks. & The Roundabout - Directed by John Hyatt. Map 01243 818210 Email
30 June - 6 July
10am - 5pm West Dean College Angel Cake - Summer Show - West Dean College of Arts and Conservation is pleased to announce the Visual Arts Summer Shows for 2018, taking place first at West Dean and then in London. The exhibitions showcase the work of students graduating from the full-time Visual Arts programmes, including Graduate Diploma and Master's degrees, as well as interim exhibitions by first year MFA students. Exhibiting students will present work developed over a year of intensive study, providing visitors with the opportunity to view original work by a group of emerging artists. Map 01243 811301 Email
Nowy - 25 August
  Chichester Festival Theatre ME AND MY GIRL - At Hareford Hall in Hampshire, suspense is in the air. The family solicitor has found the long-lost heir to the Hareford title and riches. But, to everyone’s horror, he’s a Cockney barrow boy called Bill Snibson. As the Duchess determinedly sets out to transform him into a true gentleman, Bill’s sweetheart Sally wonders how she fits in to his new life. Before too long, Bill has to answer some soul-searching questions about who he really is. Map 01243 781312 Email
Now - 15 July
  Oxmarket Gallery Exhibition: Example on Tour Free   01243 779103 Email
6 July
9am - 2pm Chichester Farmers Market Chichester City Centre. All stallholders are required to grow, rear, bake, and/or preserve all their produce and are based within 30 miles of Chichester.      
7 July
10am - 12 midday Sunbeams Pre-school Sunbeams Summer Fair - Traditional Summer Fair with Tombola, Gift Stalls, Bow Stall, Raffle, Usborne Books, Toy Sales, Bottle Tombola, Lucky Dip, Cake Sales, Plant Sales and Refreshments. All proceeds goes to our Charity Pre-School. Address: Sunbeams Pre-School, The Annexe, School Lane, North Mundham, Chichester, PO20 1LA.   01243 787671  Email
7 July
12noon - 4pm Graylingwell Park Summer Garden Party - Fantastic free entry summer event. There will be free activities for the whole family - including your dogs!      
7 July
2pm Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
8 July
1pm - 5pm Chichester Model Engineers Public Open Day     Email
8 July
6.30pm West Dean Gardens Guitars in the Gardens - As part of the Festival of Chichester, come and enjoy two performances by guitarists Mitch Callow and John Mason with guest vocalist Anda Moore, in the beautiful backdrop of West Dean Gardens. Guitars in the Garden play "café music". A genre from Bach to Blues, Django to contemporary, often interspersed with improvisation and voice. The Gardens Restaurant is open from 6.30pm for refreshments. Tickets £8 - sold via the Festival of Chichester (not West Dean Gardens). Location: West Dean Gardens Restaurant Map 01243 818210 Email
9 - 15 July
10am - 4pm Lordington Lavender Open Days - A chance to visit the beautiful lavender field at Lordington. NO BOOKING IS REQUIRED. Entry is paid on the gate. £6 entry per person. Under 16s free. The tractor and trailer ride to and from the car park is back for all to enjoy. Location: Lordington Farm, Lordington, PO18 9DX      
10 July
11am Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
11 July
11am Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
11 July
12.30pm - 2pm Marriott House and Lodge Lunch Club Helping to tackle loneliness in the community by inviting anyone who would usually dine alone to join the Lunch Club every Wednesday, followed by activity taster sessions. The Lunch Club is free, however advance booking required   01243 536652 Email
12 - 15 July
  Goodwood Festival of Speed

Festival of Speed - The Silver Jubilee

  01243 755055 Email
12 July
6pm Talks at Six TALK: Mandela – Life in Max Security Prison - Colin Chambers who was the Chaplin at Robben Island during part of Mandela’s 18 years there, tells of the conditions, regime, and the physical and psychological difficulties he endured. Chosen Charity: Faith and Football, a Christian Charity working in Portsmouth, helping young people reach their full potential, making a difference and changing lives. Interesting talks in a relaxed atmosphere, and active discussion. Admission is FREE, with donations to the speaker’s chosen charity. Location: Meeting House, Priory Road, Chichester PO19 1NX   07960 346922   
13 July - 11 August
  Chichester Festival Theatre - Minerva Theatre THE MEETING - Rachel has been the voice for her deaf mother since she was born, but now she is restless to be heard for herself. Together, they have found sanctuary in a Quaker community that reveres silence. But the world is at war and it is becoming ever harder to live in Friendship. When a stranger arrives in their midst, their fragile peace is set to shatter. Map 01243 781312 Email
14 & 15 July
  Amberley Museum Rail Gala - This year we will be celebrating Peter’s 100th birthday with plenty of the noise and action on our big train set and our annual model railway exhibition. With our resident steam trains enjoy riding the railway around the site.   01798 831370 Email
14 July
2pm Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
17 July
11am Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  

17 July

  Stansted Park Il Divo - IL DIVO RETURN TO UK IN SUMMER 2018 WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST MICHAEL BALL WITH STUNNING 'Castles and Country' TOUR. A magical evening of exquisite live music. Tickets available through Ticketmaster Map 023 9241 2265  Email
18 July
11am Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
18 July
12.30pm - 2pm Marriott House and Lodge Lunch Club Helping to tackle loneliness in the community by inviting anyone who would usually dine alone to join the Lunch Club every Wednesday, followed by activity taster sessions. The Lunch Club is free, however advance booking required   01243 536652 Email
18 July
6pm - 9pm Weald & Downland Museum DAVID WALLIAMS: THE MIDNIGHT GANG - After the successful 2015 adaptation of Mr Stink (which David Walliams described as “Magnificent!”) and their 2016 and 2017 performances of Ratburger and Billionaire Boy, Heartbreak Productions returns to the Museum this summer with a theatrical premiere of David Walliams’ Midnight Gang, adapted for the outdoor stage. Tickets required   01243 811363 Email

18 July

  Stansted Park Tom Jones - Music legend Tom Jones is taking his sensational live show to magnificent stately homes and historic UK locations this summer. The concerts will be a celebration of a music career that spans six decades and will see Sir Tom perform headline shows at some of the nation’s most beautiful venues. Tickets available at www.cuffeandtaylor.com/events/tomjones Map 023 9241 2265  Email
20 July
9am - 2pm Chichester Farmers Market Chichester City Centre. All stallholders are required to grow, rear, bake, and/or preserve all their produce and are based within 30 miles of Chichester.      
20 July
7.30pm - 10.30pm Apuldram Centre Barn Dance. Barn Dance and Ploughman’s Supper with licensed cash bar and raffle. Tickets are £15 and numbers are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.   01243 783370  Email
21 &22 July
10.30am - 5pm Weald & Downland Museum WORKING ANIMALS SHOW - Enjoy free talks and demonstrations in our animal-themed zones where you can learn about the animals, their work and how to care for them. Also learn about animal-based careers. Watch arena displays to see these magnificent animals in action! Plus visit the children’s zone, where our younger visitors can learn about, handle and groom friendly animals.   01243 811363 Email
21 July
2pm Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
21 July
8pm West Dean College of Arts & Conservation Concert by the Chilingirian Quartet - The Chilingirian Quartet will perform Haydn Op 50 No 6, Beethoven Op 135, Beethoven Op 59 No 1. The Chilingirian Quartet are one of the world's most celebrated and widely travelled ensembles renowned for their thrilling and authoritative interpretations of the great quartets and commanding performances of the contemporary repertoire. Map 01243 811301 Email
24 July
11am Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
25 July
11am Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
25 July
12.30pm - 2pm Marriott House and Lodge Lunch Club Helping to tackle loneliness in the community by inviting anyone who would usually dine alone to join the Lunch Club every Wednesday, followed by activity taster sessions. The Lunch Club is free, however advance booking required   01243 536652 Email
26 July
6pm Talks at Six TALK: Alan Brooke – Overlooked - Peter Rice will talk about our most important soldier in WW2. Churchill’s military right-hand man and a great leader in the defeat of the Axis powers. Why was he overlooked? Chosen Charity: Royal British Legion. Who provide financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants.Interesting talks in a relaxed atmosphere, and active discussion. Admission is FREE, with donations to the speaker’s chosen charity. Held at The Studio, New Park Centre, Chichester.   07960 346922   
28 July
2pm Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
29 July
  Amberley Museum Classic Car Summer Show- Our annual summer car show will bring a wonderful collection of classic cars from 1955 – 1991, with some exhibitors dressing up in the period costumes to add to the atmosphere. Also enjoy our steam days with our resident steam trains riding the railway around the site.   01798 831370 Email

30 July

  Stansted Park Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Please bring along your own picnics to enjoy during the performance and something to sit on, blankets and low backed chairs are permitted. Tickets required Map 023 9241 2265  Email
30 July - 4 August
  Goodwood Racecourse

Qatar Goodwood Festival - Popularly known as 'Glorious Goodwood', the 5 day race meeting is one of the largest in the world.

  01243 755057 Email
31 July
11am Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  

SPECIAL EVENTS IN 2018

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