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Chichester Diary of Events

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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 May / June 2018

Now - 1 July
  The Novium Museum Exibition - Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered - A major national touring exhibition from the V&A which delves into the exciting, colourful and creative world of board games. Replacing the award-winning Tim Peake exhibition. Free Map 01243 775888 Email

Now - 4 July (prov. dates)

 

Chichester Cathedral

Tuesdays and Wednesdays only

Chichester Cathedral Peregrines: This year on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only, from April until early July, visitors can view the peregrines via a live feed, which will be located in the RSPB marquee in the Cathedral grounds, and can talk to volunteers from the RSPB. Map 01243 782595 Email
Now - 2 June
  Chichester Festival Theatre RANDOM/GENERATIONS - 2 short and haunting dramas examine love, life and loss through the lives of two families on two continents Map 01243 781312 Email
Now - 20 May
  Oxmarket Gallery Exhibition: Art Direct Group Free   01243 779103 Email
Now - 20 May
  Oxmarket Gallery Exhibition: Susan Shafrir: IMPACT! BIOETHICS Free   01243 779103 Email
Now - 20 May
  Oxmarket Gallery Exhibition: Doug Davis Free   01243 779103 Email
16 May
11am Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
16 May
11am - 11.30am Chichester Library Toddler Time for the under 5's. Every Wednesday Free   01243 777351 Email
16 May
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
16 May
1.30pm - 2.30pm Chichester Library Relax with Colouring for adults. Every Wednesday Free   01243 777351 Email
17 May
10am - 11.30am Chichester Library Knit and Natter. Every Thursday Free   01243 777351 Email
17 May
6pm Talks at Six TALK: Life in a Buddhist Monastery - The Abbot, Ajahn Karuniko, will talk on the origins of the monastery, Daily Life in the monastery, and relationship to lay community, and The Buddha’s Teaching. 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   
18 & 19 May
8.45pm - 11pm Weald & Downland Museum MUSEUM AT NIGHT - Experience the atmospheric Museum at Night guided walks. Advance booking essential   01243 811363 Email
18 May
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.      
18 May
2pm - 3pm Chichester Library Board Games for adults. Every Friday Free   01243 777351 Email
18 May
6pm - 9pm

The Novium Museum

Game On! An Evening of Games - a vibrant evening of games and activities themed to complement our Game Plan exhibition. Part of the national Museums at Night Festival. Map 01243 775888 Email
19 & 20 May
  Amberley Museum Military Vehicle Home Front Weekend - A weekend of nostalgia and history to go back in time to the wartime period. Dress up and be part of this great historic event, and on the Sunday take part in the evacuee train. Watch re-enactments, dioramas, military vehicles and enjoy period bus rides.   01798 831370 Email
19 May
11am - 11.30am Chichester Library Storytime for children. Every Saturday Free   01243 777351 Email
19 May
2pm Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
20 May
1pm - 5pm Chichester Model Engineers Public Open Day     Email
21 May
7pm Arundel Wetland Centre Talk: Bats of Arundel - WWT Arundel's own Ground Manager Paul Stevens talks about the 9 species spotted locally in regular bat surveys. As part of the talk take a sneak peak at the bats feeding over the Arun Riverlife lagoon.   01903 883355 Email
22 May - 3 June
  Oxmarket Gallery Exhibition: Anita Richards - Abstract paintings that explore lines and shapes and the juxtaposition of colour and pattern, stimulating the imaginationFree   01243 779103 Email
22 May - 3 June
  Oxmarket Gallery Exhibition: Andrea Scott Free   01243 779103 Email
22 May
11am Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
22 May
1.10pm Chichester Cathedral Lunchtime Concert: Duo Fantasia Rusne Mikiskaite, saxophone Imma Setiadi, piano Free Map 01243 782595 Email
22 May
2pm - 2.30pm Chichester Library Rhyme Time for the under 5's. Every Tuesday Free   01243 777351 Email
23 May
10am - 2pm Chichester Library NHS Carers Health Team - Help to improve and manage your own health and wellbeing for those looking after family or friends who are ill or frail. Free drop-in   01243 777351 Email
23 May
11am Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
23 May
11am - 11.30am Chichester Library Toddler Time for the under 5's. Every Wednesday Free   01243 777351 Email
23 May
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
23 May
1.30pm - 2.30pm Chichester Library Relax with Colouring for adults. Every Wednesday Free   01243 777351 Email
24 - 26 May
  Goodwood Racecourse A Festival of Food and Racing - In between the excitement of the races you can enjoy the finest food and drink, including organic produce from Goodwood Home Farm and award-winning fare from local artisan suppliers.   01243 755055  
24 May
10am - 11.30am Chichester Library Knit and Natter. Every Thursday Free   01243 777351 Email
24 May
7.30pm Stansted Park Musical Evening - Michael Winter & Friends. Musical Evenings in The Music Room of Stansted House Map 023 9241 2265  Email
25 May - 16 June
  Chichester Festival Theatre THE CHALK GARDEN - Both singular comedy and haunting mystery, this startling insight into mother-daughter relationships is regarded as one of the twentieth century’s most remarkable plays. Map 01243 781312 Email
25 May
10am Chichester Natural History Society Walk: Start at TITCHFIELD HAVEN NATIONAL NATURE RESERVE - Half or Whole day - A carefully managed Reserve in the Meon Valley giving a mosaic of natural habitats - river, fen, pool, reedbed and meadow.      
25 May
2pm - 3pm Chichester Library Board Games for adults. Every Friday Free   01243 777351 Email
26 - 28 May
  Amberley Museum Traditional Crafts Weekend - There will be visiting craftspeople, some demonstrating their skills and techniques. Along with resident craftspeople, this is a great opportunity to see many traditional crafts from our past. Many stalls will be selling their craftwork.   01798 831370 Email
26 - 28 May
  Arundel Castle Castle Siege - Visitors will experience aspects of a 15th century siege, with fully armoured knights fighting, replica cannons firing and a tented encampment.   01903 882173  Email
26 May - 3 June
12 - 3pm Uppark House and Gardens May half-term trail. Families can hunt for clues taking children around Uppark's easy to navigate gardens. Inside, you'll discover a magnificent dolls' house, underground tunnels and servants quarters that'll reveal more about life 'below stairs' in this grand house.   01730 825415 Email
26 May - 3 June
  Arundel Wetland Centre New Life Week - Discover new life awakening in the ponds and meadows this spring. Wild cute, fluffy ducklings and goslings will be waddling the reserve and you can see what’s hatching out in Arundel’s living collection. Wetland buskers shows, Daily pond dipping, and crafts too.   01903 883355 Email
26 May
10am - 4pm West Dean College WORKSHOP: Deeds Not Words workshop Drawing inspiration from Suffrage banners, participants at this drop-in workshop are invited to make their own banners that engage, provoke, empower, and express the ideas, concerns and hopes of women in the 21st century. This is a free event. A donation towards materials is encouraged. Map 01243 811301 Email
26 May
11am - 11.30am Chichester Library Storytime for children. Every Saturday Free   01243 777351 Email
26 May
2pm Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
26 May
7pm - 11pm Chichester Caberet Club Bold is Beautiful Charity Cabaret Night.  - Expect lots of fabulous burlesque from performers including Brazen Bijoux, Briar Rouge, Lolita Yves, Miranda Lee, Hester Hamilton, Velvet T & Mia More. The evening will be hosted by Chichester Cabaret founder Dawn Gracie. Every single penny goes to the charity fund! Please note: There are NO reserved tables, and seating is in a sociable cabaret layout. Cash Bar. Tickets required.      
27 May
3.30pm South Downs Planetarium Springtime Stars, Moon and Planets. Map 01243 774400 Email
28 May - 2 June
 

The Novium Museum

Chichester Roman Week - Chichester Roman Week is a 7 day festival celebrating Chichester's Roman Heritage. Roman Week returns for its third year and is set to be bigger and better than ever. Featuring re-enactments, talks, trails, guided tours, family activities and immersive theatre, each day will be themed around an aspect of Roman life. Map 01243 775888 Email
28 May
10am - 5pm Fishbourne Roman Palace 50 years on! - 28th May 1968 was the official opening day and we are celebrating this special day.   01243 785859  
28 May
12 - 3pm Uppark House and Gardens Women of Uppark Season - Music from Kirsty Merryn. Kirsty Merryn joins us to celebrate the Women of Uppark with live music in the gardens. Normal admission prices apply. This event may have to be cancelled if poor weather is forecast.   01730 825415 Email
28 May
3.30pm South Downs Planetarium All Aboard - A Tour of the Planets Map 01243 774400 Email
29 May
11am Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
29 May
2pm - 2.30pm Chichester Library Rhyme Time for the under 5's. Every Tuesday Free   01243 777351 Email
30 May
11am Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
30 May
11am - 11.30am Chichester Library Toddler Time for the under 5's. Every Wednesday Free   01243 777351 Email
30 May
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
30 May
1.30pm - 2.30pm Chichester Library Relax with Colouring for adults. Every Wednesday Free   01243 777351 Email
30 May
3.30pm South Downs Planetarium Hubble's View of the Universe Map 01243 774400 Email
30 May
  Chichester Cathedral Festival of Flowers Preview Evening: Advance booking essential Map 01243 782595 Email
31 May - 2 June
  Chichester Cathedral Festival of Flowers - Return of Chichester Cathedral's spectacular floral event. The Cathedral will be transformed with over eighty stunning arrangements all following the theme of the Festival's title: 'This Earthly Paradise'. Map 01243 782595 Email
31 May
10am - 11.30am Chichester Library Knit and Natter. Every Thursday Free   01243 777351 Email
31 May
6pm Talks at Six TALK: Advances in Treatment of Heart Disease - Colin Reid, consultant Cardiologist at St Richards Hospital Chichester, having worked with transplant pioneer Pro Yacoub, will describe amazing advances in management of heart disease over the time of his career. 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   
31 May
6.30pm Stansted Park Twelfth Night Outdoor Theatre - The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe. Join their all-male troupe in the beautiful Stansted Park for abicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ like none other. Map 023 9241 2265  Email
1 June
  Goodwood Racecourse

Three Friday Nights - Horseracing followed by a open-air DJ set - Rudimental!

Map 01243 755022 Email
1 - 3 June
10am - 5pm West Dean Gardens WEST DEAN ARTS AND CRAFT FESTIVAL - Buy high quality crafts and prints, watch demonstrations and get hands-on in creative workshops and drop-in sessions. Discover West Dean House and view installations from current students and emerging artists alongside the impressive collection of surrealist furniture and paintings. Map 01243 818210 Email
1 June - 30 June
  Arundel Wetland Centre Bug Month - June is Bug Month at WWT Arundel. Visitors can collect a free Big Bug Hunt guide when you visit. Try pond dipping Wednesdays and weekends, bug house crafts and special moth mornings.   01903 883355 Email
1 June
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.      
1 June
2pm - 3pm Chichester Library Board Games for adults. Every Friday Free   01243 777351 Email
1 June
3.30pm South Downs Planetarium Our Incredible Sun Map 01243 774400 Email
2 & 3 June
10.30am - 5pm Weald & Downland Museum LIVING HISTORY FESTIVAL - Step back in time! Come and experience 1,000 years of history at our Living History Festival over the weekend of 2-3 June 2018. What happened at a medieval tournament? How did Saxon craftspeople make beautiful items? What were the sights and smells of a Tudor market? How did you survive in the Victorian era with little money?   01243 811363 Email
2 & 3 June
10am - 4pm Fishbourne Roman Palace Gardens in Time - Gardens in Time, the Ancient Garden Affair is a garden show with a difference! Tours will explain how pergolas, ponds and statuary have been in use since ancient times and why they first appeared. With horticulturalists, gardeners, garden historians and creatives on hand to lead you through the history of gardens.   01243 785859  
2 June
11am Chichester Festival Theatre A Chalk Gardeners Question Time with Annie Guilfoyle - Inspired by the setting of Enid Bagnold's play The Chalk Garden and the geology of the South Downs, this talk and Q&A session with Annie Guilfoyle offers an insight into getting the most out of a chalky soil. Map 01243 781312 Email
2 June
11am - 12noon Chichester Library Roman storytime Join us at the library for Roman stories and crafts. Also meet a Roman!   01243 777351 Email
2 June
2pm Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
3 June
  Amberley Museum London to Brighton Classic Car Run - Vehicles will be visiting the Museum as part of the 30th London to Brighton Classic car run, and 18th Kit & Sports car run. The cars will start their day at Greenwich Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site and location of the meridian line, they will then make their way down to the south coast.   01798 831370 Email
3 June
  St Wilfred's Hospice Walk for St Wilfrid's - Venue: Starting from Whiteways Lodge Car Park, A29 Bury Hill, BN18 9FD Details: Only £5 per walker. Choose from the 10, 5 and 2.5 mile walks (10am, 11am & 11:30am). Please note the 2.5mile walk is suitable for pushchairs. Tea, Coffee, soft drinks and homemade cakes available on return. ALL proceeds going to St Wilfrid's Hospice 01243 775302 Email
3 June
3.30pm South Downs Planetarium Distant Worlds: Alien Life Map 01243 774400 Email
5 - 17 June
  Oxmarket Gallery Exhibition: Stephen Hornsby-Smith - An unusual and colourful exhibition which features complex, naïve and often semi-abstract work. Acrylic paintings that incorporate Stephen’s passion for wildlife conservation.Free   01243 779103 Email
5 - 17 June
  Oxmarket Gallery Exhibition: Deanna Hilder - Abstract Felted Paintings. Based in West Sussex, Deanna is an artist who works with a variety of media and processes. Her current work is with wet felt which she uses to create felted, abstract paintings. Influenced by the creation, history and evolution of the Sussex Downs and the Weald, Deanna has referenced the many epochs of intervention by man and his industries in the area and the continuing influences these have had on her local environment. Free   01243 779103 Email
5 June
11am Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
5 June
1.10pm Chichester Cathedral Lunchtime Concert: Angela Zanders, piano Free Map 01243 782595 Email
5 June
2pm - 2.30pm Chichester Library Rhyme Time for the under 5's. Every Tuesday Free   01243 777351 Email
5 June
8pm - 10.30pm Chichester Natural History Society Walk: NIGHTJAR WALK REWELL WOODS - Woodland walk, hoping to see and hear Nightjars and roding Woodcock and with any luck see woodland flowers and orchids. Advise bringing torch and insect repellent. The entrance to the Rewell Woods (an iron gate) will need to be closed once we start walking so it is ESSENTIAL not to be late.      
6 & 13 June
  Penny Brohn UK Course: Living Well. A free support course in Emsworth for people with cancer and close supporters. Two day course The course addresses cancer’s physical and psychological impact and shows how healthy eating, exercise and relaxation can improve health and wellbeing, before, during and after medical treatment. Booking required. Location: Brookfield Hotel, Emsworth   0303 3000 118 Email
6 June
11am Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
6 June
11am - 11.30am Chichester Library Toddler Time for the under 5's. Every Wednesday Free   01243 777351 Email
6 June
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
6 June
1.30pm - 2.30pm Chichester Library Relax with Colouring for adults. Every Wednesday Free   01243 777351 Email
6 June
2pm Chichester Literary Society Talk on T.S Eliot by Dr. Chris Joyce. Members free , Visitors £6, Students £2, open to all. Loacation: Boxgrove Village Hall, Chichester, PO18 OEE   01243 536273 Email
7 June
10am - 11.30am Chichester Library Knit and Natter. Every Thursday Free   01243 777351 Email
7 June
6pm Talks at Six TALK: Artists and Writers of West Sussex Coast - Graeme Payne, back by popular demand, will give us an entertaining and informative journey along our coast from Patrick Moore in Selsey to Leo Sayer in Shoreham, calling on dozens of more on the way. Chosen Charity: Child Rescue in India. 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   
8, 9 & 10 June
  Stansted Park The Garden Show- The perfect event to find all you need to make your garden (and home!) grow. A great opportunity to explore what’s on the doorstep; source new talent, designers and artisans. Browse affordable and handpicked stands showcasing the latest specialist plants, garden accessories, art, design, sculpture, fashion, gifts and then treat your taste buds to tempting foods and wines. Map 023 9241 2265  Email
8 - 14 June
11am - 4pm Uppark House and Gardens Open Cabinet Week . An opportunity for a sneak peek as Uppark open some doors, drawers and cupboards thought the house giving a real insight into the secret world of a stately home and our collection.   01730 825415 Email
8 June - 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
8 June
2pm - 3pm Chichester Library Board Games for adults. Every Friday Free   01243 777351 Email
8 June
  Goodwood Racecourse

Three Friday Nights - Horseracing followed by a open-air DJ set - Example and DJ Wire!

Map 01243 755022 Email
8 June
7.30pm South Downs Planetarium One Small Step for Major Tim, A Giant Leap Towards Mars Map 01243 774400 Email
9 & 10 June
  Amberley Museum Mid Summer Steam Show   01798 831370 Email
9 June
11am - 11.30am Chichester Library Storytime for children. Every Saturday Free   01243 777351 Email
9 June
2pm Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
9 June
7.30pm Ferhurst Choral Society Verdi’s Requiem - to be performed in St Paul’s Church, Chichester. Fernhurst Choral Society will perform the ever-popular Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi accompanied by the Downland Sinfonia and conducted by Musical Director, Tim Ravalde. First performed in Milan in 1874, this dramatic, almost operatic work exhibits dynamic rhythms and beautiful melodies expressing the passion of the Catholic mass. Even for those not familiar with the Requiem, the stirring Dies irae will be instantly recognisable. Tickets are available from the FCS website, Chichester Tourist Information Centre, Ackerman Music, Chichester, Fernhurst newsagents, the Treasurer on 01428 654893, or on the door.   01428 654893  
9 June
8pm - 11pm Chichester Natural History Society MOTH TRAPPING EVENING – Slindon Common - A special evening in prospect. The Society will have two moth traps set up once dusk falls. We will also hopefully have trapped a few moths the night before to be seen and discussed. The Pavilion on Slindon Common will be open for hot drinks and toilets. Recommend bringing torch and insect repellent      
10 June
10.30am - 6pm Weald & Downland Museum MORRIS DAY OF DANCE - Join us for a day to celebrate this traditional form of English folk dance, its music and song. A whole host of sides will perform at the Museum to show the wide range of dances and music in the Morris tradition, and prove that it doesn’t just involve bells and handkerchiefs!   01243 811363 Email
10 June
  Goodwood Racecourse

Family Race Day - An afternoon of horseracing, with hands-on workshops, farrier demonstrations, a chance to walk the course, trips to the race start and behind-the-scenes tour of the racecourse. Something for the whole family.

Map 01243 755022 Email
10 June
1pm - 5pm Chichester Model Engineers Public Open Day     Email
10 June
  Chichester Ship Canal Dragon Boat Day - Enter a team. Community teams, corporate teams, youth teams, pub teams, village teams, all are welcome.Enjoy the fun while raising funds for needy Rotary charities, including its local partner charity, Cancerwise.   01243 771363 Email
12 - 17 June
  Oxmarket Gallery Exhibition: Society of Limners The Society’s 2018 Exhibition will have approximately 200 miniature paintings on show. Around 50 artists will be exhibiting, including established artists such as Pauline Denyer-Baker, Eric Kincaid, Peter Hayton, Bill Mundy and George Simpson. Most of the works on show will be for sale at prices ranging from £95 upwards. Free   01243 779103 Email
12 June
11am Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
12 June
1.10pm Chichester Cathedral Lunchtime Concert: The Chagall Piano Quartet Free Map 01243 782595 Email
12 June
2pm - 2.30pm Chichester Library Rhyme Time for the under 5's. Every Tuesday Free   01243 777351 Email
13 June
11am Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
13 June
11am - 11.30am Chichester Library Toddler Time for the under 5's. Every Wednesday Free   01243 777351 Email
13 June
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
13 June
1.30pm - 2.30pm Chichester Library Relax with Colouring for adults. Every Wednesday Free   01243 777351 Email
14 June
10am - 11.30am Chichester Library Knit and Natter. Every Thursday Free   01243 777351 Email
15 June
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.      
15 June
2pm - 3pm Chichester Library Board Games for adults. Every Friday Free   01243 777351 Email
15 June
  Goodwood Racecourse

Three Friday Nights - Horseracing followed by a open-air DJ set - Steve Aoki!

Map 01243 755022 Email
15 June
6pm - 9pm The Novium Museum Game On! An evening of Games - A vibrant evening of games and activities themed to complement the Game Plan exhibition. £5 per person, £3 for students with a valid NUS card - includes a complimentary drink on arrival. Guests must be aged 18 or over Map 01243 775888 Email
15 June
7.30pm South Downs Planetarium Springtime Stars and Galaxies Map 01243 774400 Email
15 June
7.30pm Flavio School of Dance Liber/Tango Argentinian Tango Show - Inspired by Argentina's recent heart-rending past, Liber/Tango brings you an evening of Argentine tango and a story of strong will and liberty. Hampshire-based choreographer, Flavio De Brito, leads his dance school in this new show, which highlights the joy, beauty and passion of modern tango. Whether it's for the dance, or the music, Liber/Tango is sure to strike a chord. Location: The Show Room - University of Chichester - Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane, University of Chichester, PO19 6PE. Tickets: £15     Email
15 June
7.30pm Chichester Cathedral Play: 'The Tempest' by William Shakespeare: Performed in the open air, by an all-male cast with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance. Bring a chair and a picnic. The Tempest will take place on the Cathedral's south west lawn. Tickets available in person from the Cathedral Shop (located in the Cathedral Cloisters). Map 01243 782595 Email
16 June - 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
16 June
11am - 11.30am Chichester Library Storytime for children. Every Saturday Free   01243 777351 Email
16 June
11.30am - 1pm West Sessex Coastal NCT West Sussex Coastal Nearly New Sale - Top quality nearly new baby and children’s clothing up to age 8, maternity wear, toys, books and equipment all at bargain prices and all under one roof. Refreshment stall stocked with homemade cakes. Location: Sports Hall, Chichester College, Westgate Fields, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1SB. Admission: £1.00 on entry. NCT members from 11:00 am, Non members from 11:30 am. Parking is available in the college pay and display car park. Please note that no buggies are permitted inside the venue. A buggy park will be available     Email
16 June
2pm Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
17 June
10.30am - 6pm Weald & Downland Museum FATHER’S DAY – DADS ENTER FREE! - Father’s Day on Sunday 17 June is a great time to visit the Museum – all dads and grandads enter the Museum free of charge on this special day!   01243 811363 Email
17 June
10.30am - 5pm Westbourne Open Gardens Westbourne Open Gardens - Owners of at least 17 gardens will present the triumph of their efforts, though the gardens are greatly varied in size, features and planting. For children, the Westbourne fairies and elves have been working overtime to create enchanting houses to be sought out amid foliage in the gardens. Members of Westbourne’s WI will be offering refreshments in the Parish Hall and on the Rectory Lawn. In addition, there will be more substantial lunch and snacks available elsewhere in the village. Proceeds to local charities. Cost: £8.00 adults, accompanied under 14s free. How to get event passports: Tickets will be available on the day from the Village Square and the Parish Hall     Email

17 June

  Stansted Park Father's Day- See a selection of vintage and classic cars parked outside the House. We have the fantastic Jazz Magic Trio keeping us entertained and bopping to the beat and scrumptious ice-cream and craft ales outside on the front lawn. As an added bonus there will be traditional garden games to play on the South Lawn as well as a new 'Challenge Dad' competition and, as always, FREE entry to the house for all those wonderful Dads! Map 023 9241 2265  Email
17 June
  Amberley Museum Dads Can Do - A special day of hands on activities including crafts for children. With crafts, pottery and train driving experiences for the Dads. Free entry for one Dad with each accompanying paying child   01798 831370 Email
17 June
3.30pm South Downs Planetarium Our Incredible Sun Map 01243 774400 Email
19 June - 1 July
  Oxmarket Gallery Exhibition: Chichester Art Society. Annual exhibition from long established group, packed with a huge variety of work from amateur and professional artists alike.Free   01243 779103 Email
19 June - 1 July
  Oxmarket Gallery Exhibition: Kim Cody, Sarah Fitt, Giles Harvey, Susan Milne - FRAGMENTS Free   01243 779103 Email
19 June
11am Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
19 June
1.10pm Chichester Cathedral Lunchtime Concert: Willemijn Steenbakkers, violin Camilla Hessenberg, piano Free Map 01243 782595 Email
19 June
2pm - 2.30pm Chichester Library Rhyme Time for the under 5's. Every Tuesday Free   01243 777351 Email
20 June
11am Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
20 June
11am - 11.30am Chichester Library Toddler Time for the under 5's. Every Wednesday Free   01243 777351 Email
20 June
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
20 June
1.30pm - 2.30pm Chichester Library Relax with Colouring for adults. Every Wednesday Free   01243 777351 Email

20 June

  Stansted Park The Pantaloons Outdoor Theatre: The Importance Of Being Earnest. This energetic and musical production from the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons’ infuses Wilde’s witty words with snappy new songs and frantically funny physical theatre to give this perennially popular play a hilarious contemporary twist! Tickets required Map 023 9241 2265  Email
21 June
10am - 11.30am Chichester Library Knit and Natter. Every Thursday Free   01243 777351 Email

21 June

  Stansted Park David Walliams - The Midnight Gang Bring your chairs, blankets, picnics, (perhaps a brolly) and be prepared to be daring at this outdoor adaptation of David Walliams’ bestseller. Who knows where the night may lead? Doors open at 5:30pm Show starts at 6pm and finishes 8pm with a 15 minute interval. Tickets required Map 023 9241 2265  Email
21 June
6pm Talks at Six TALK: Darwin’s Legacy to DNA - Darwin’s Legacy – from Origin of Species’ to Synthetic Biology Craig Gershater will trace the origins of modern biology back to the life of Charles Darwin. From the Galapagos Islands to his research work and the profound influence on Society and legacy in terms of molecular biology and synthetic biology today. Chosen Charity: Cancer Research UK. 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   
22 June
  Chichester Library Festival of Chichester: An introduction to ancestry With Librarian Geoffrey Redman. These short half-hour sessions will show you how to get on to the Ancestry website in the library and will include a tour of the site. You’ll find out what’s available and pick up tips on how to search for your ancestors. Times: 9.30am, 10.15am, 11.00am or 11.45am Tickets: Free - contact the library to book a session Free   01243 777351 Email
22 June
2pm - 3pm Chichester Library Board Games for adults. Every Friday Free   01243 777351 Email
23 & 24 June
  Amberley Museum Emergency Services Weekend - Come and see the fire engines from the Museum’s own collection and a range of visiting exhibits. All emergency services are welcome to demonstrate their vehicles at this spectacular event (exhibitors must book in advance).   01798 831370 Email
23 & 24 June
  Arundel Castle Four Nations Medieval Tournament - The Knights, Squires, and Men-at-Arms of Raven Tor Living History Group will meet in a Medieval Foot Tournament representing England, France, Poland and Denmark . With competitions using a variety of weapons, the free-style fighting of the combatants will be the nearest reproduction of tournament combat seen outside of the 15th century. Also Story Teller, falconry display, have-a-go-archery and a tented encampment of crafts and displays.   01903 882173  Email
23 June
11am - 11.30am Chichester Library Storytime for children. Every Saturday Free   01243 777351 Email
23 June
  The Novium Museum Family Board Game Day - Family friendly board games and craft in the museum throughout the day. Create your very own game with your family to play at home. You can choose to make Table Top Football, travel Noughts and Crosses or design and make a board game from scratch! Craft activities run from 11:00 - 15:00 Map 01243 775888 Email
23 June
2pm Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
25 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
25 - 28 June
  Chichester College Festival of Learning - Free Talks - Chichester College is hosting a series of FREE TALKS as part of the Festival of Learning   01243 786 321 Email
26 June
11am Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
26 June
1.10pm Chichester Cathedral Lunchtime Concert: Kyoko Canaway, organ Free Map 01243 782595 Email
26 June
2pm - 2.30pm Chichester Library Rhyme Time for the under 5's. Every Tuesday Free   01243 777351 Email
27 June
11am Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
27 June
11am - 11.30am Chichester Library Toddler Time for the under 5's. Every Wednesday Free   01243 777351 Email
27 June
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
27 June
1.30pm - 2.30pm Chichester Library Relax with Colouring for adults. Every Wednesday Free   01243 777351 Email
28 June
10am - 11.30am Chichester Library Knit and Natter. Every Thursday Free   01243 777351 Email
29 June
2pm - 3pm Chichester Library Board Games for adults. Every Friday Free   01243 777351 Email
29 June
4pm - 9pm West Dean College Angel Cake - Summer Show Preview - 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
30 June - 1 July
11am - 5pm Weald & Downland Museum RURAL LIFE WEEKEND: HISTORIC GARDENS - Discover the herbs, vegetables and flowers that rural households would have grown and used from Tudor times right up to the Victorian era. There will be displays, guided walks and talks, plus a chance to view a short film about the Museum’s gardens. You can also chat to our gardening team and see the Museum’s herbarium too. Find out how we use the plants grown in the Museum’s gardens for medicinal and culinary purposes, as well as natural dyeing and other uses. You can also learn how important gardens were to the ordinary working rural people of the past and how they would have been managed.   01243 811363 Email

30 June - 1 July

  Stansted Park The Nostalgia Show - A new event is coming to Stansted Park this summer, bringing with it whimsical charm and British eccentricity. Experience a magical step back in time, view an incredible selection of classic cars, shop vintage style, dine on British street food and dance the day away all in one glorious setting. There’ll be a fabulous choice of entertainment, including live music, street performers, and traditional fairground rides. Join in the daily dance classes for both beginners and advanced dancers and bop to your heart’s content. The event will take you from day to evening, finishing each day with funky DJs and a headline vintage act. Imagine the proms with a retro twist! Map 023 9241 2265  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
30 June
9.30am - 4pm University of Chichester OPEN DAY - At Open Days, we throw open our doors and welcome everyone to experience a day in the life of a vibrant community focused university. We've got live bands, a musical theatre showcase, dance classes, a theatre and acting workshop, sports lab sessions and sample lectures . You can explore all of our disciplines, running from Business, Sport, STEM and Creative Technologies to Education, Social Science and all of the Humanities. Campus tours will be running throughout the day and all our facilities will be open for you to explore. Professors and lecturers are on hand for an informal chat and student ambassadors can share their own experiences with you.      
30 June
12noon Chichester Library OPEN DAY Chichester Community Theatre presents a pop-up theatre production of 'Bear Hunt', a specially commissioned play written by Lucy Flannery: Robert has been looking forward to his retirement but things aren’t going as planned. He can’t find the spare batteries, he can’t change the weird light bulb and there’s something very, very wrong with his wife! Directed by Roger Redfarn. Free, drop-in Free   01243 777351 Email
30 June
2pm Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
30 June
  St Wilfred's Hospice DREAMBUILDING Site Tours - Join The DREAMBUILDING Team and building contractors Kier for a tour of the new Hospice site. The tours will begin at 10am or 1pm, and attendees will be given a copy of the floor plans as a point of reference as we walk around the footprint of the building. The tours should last approximately 30 minutes with time for questions at the end   01243 775302 Email
30 June
6pm Talks at Six TALK: An Evening with Kate Mosse - Kate Mosse, the well known local author, will talk about her writings, and her recently published book, The Burning Chambers. Kate hosts the pre and post performance interview series at Chichester Festival Theatre and is involved with the Festival of Chichester. Chosen Charity: Parkinson’s Society. 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   

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