PRIORY PARK 100

Celebrating 100th Birthday of Priory Park

HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY PRIORY PARK!

This September marks 100 yrs since Priory Park was given to the people of Chichester by the 7th Duke of Richmond and Gordon. To celebrate, there will be 10-days of live music, art, re-enactments, bowls, astronomy, theatre, Rolls-Royce car display and a record-breaking attempt at the world’s largest teddy bears’ picnic!

Priory Park Chichester

Once owned by the 7th Duke of Richmond and Gordon, Priory Park was generously gifted to the people of Chichester as a leisure area and everlasting memorial to the fallen in the first world war; now 100 years on, Priory Park provides a beautiful oasis in the heart of Chichester's city centre and is a much-cherished space.

The Priory Park 100 celebrations run between 21 -30 September 2018, and for the weekend of 21 - 23 September this beloved space will transform into a festival village with stalls, food, drink and The Little Big Top; a circus-style tent with stage and seating for the live music performances.

Most of the events over the 10-day celebrations are free of charge. Tickets for the Little Big Top music events can be purchased here. At only £10 per ticket per night (£5 for Sunday) or just £25 for a weekender pass, it's super value!

Priory Park Music Festival

MUSIC FESTIVAL LINE-UP

Kicking off the Festival on Friday 21 September will Blues legend and the world’s greatest harmonica star Johnny Mars. With performances from Flustered Mothers, Giuliano Pereira and the Latin Jazz Allstars and The Rhythm Earth Trio. Plus a Sounds of Samba workshop

Saturday 22 September sees chart-topping band The Hoosiers opening with a host of superb indie bands to follow, including Station 47, Flowvers, Dutch Criminal Record, Lobster Pot and The Collision.

Sunday 23 September will finish off the weekends entertainment with the funktastic Ticklin’ the Pickle and The Mantic Muddlers.

Priory Park Chichester 100 Yrs Birthday

THE FULL LINE-UP OF EVENTS

FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER
Launch Party with Jazz in the Little Big Top 6:30pm-10:30pm
Live music from 4pm

SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER
11am - Opening Ceremony
10am-4pm Art in Action at the Guildhall. Local artists and craftspeople demonstrate their work, some on a WW1 theme
2pm - Parachute Jump
Live music from 4pm

SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER
11am - Sealed Knot plus drill exercises and camp activities 11am
10am-4pm - Art in Action at the Guildhall. Local artists and craftspeople demonstrate their work, some on a WW1 theme
2pm - Siege of 1642 - Re-enactment of the siege of Chichester with Sir Marmaduke Rawdon’s Regiment of Foote
Live music from 4pm

MONDAY 24 SEPTEMBER
11am - Morning Session Edwardian Bowls
2pm - Afternoon Session Edwardian Bowls

TUESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER
2pm - Astronomy in the Park
6:30pm - ‘Get Vocal’ Community Choir conducted by Josephine Allum
9pm - Astronomy in the Park Night Sky with The South Downs Planetarium

WEDNESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER
2pm - Vintage Hockey
7pm - The Hawkhurst Gang by Chichester Community Theatre

THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER
11am - Rolls Royce Car parade
11am - 4pm - Rolls Royce Car Static Display
7pm - The Hawkhurst Gang by Chichester Community Theatre

FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER
11am - Board War Games in the Guildhall
3:30pm Chichester’s Biggest Teddy Bear Picnic
7pm - Choir

SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER
11:30am - Celebrity Cricket Match between Sussex CCC and a special Duke of Richmond's 1X
2:30pm - The Hawkhurst Gang by Chichester Community Theatre
7pm - The Hawkhurst Gang by Chichester Community Theatre

SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER
11:30pm - Drum Head Service
Midday - Carrier Pigeon Release
The 100 Choir conducted by Emily Barden
12:15pm - Unveiling of Restored Plaque
3pm - Evensong and Blessing of the Park

Plus don't forget to pay a visit to Fenwick’s Vintage Teashop and the Photographic Exhibition on Priory Park at the Oxmarket Gallery, East Street.

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