Celebrations for The Arts Society Chichester

Members of The Arts Society Chichester (formerly Chichester Decorative and Fine Arts Society) have been celebrating their 40th anniversary with president Susan Stevenson-Hamilton, chairman Rhoda Sheppard and specially-invited guests Alison Galvin-Wright, trustee of The Arts Society. and David Bignell, chairman of Sussex Area Arts Society.

Felpham friends Mary Hite and Jeanette Clarke

Friends maintain Arundel art tradition

Felpham friends Mary Hite and Jeanette Clarke will be reunited once again through art in Arundel.


Hospital radio show for Barnham jazzman

Barnham jazz musician Olly Dow has begun a series of programmes entitled Jazz Dreams as a DJ for Chichester Hospital Radio. They go out on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5pm. Future programmes feature Miles Davis as well as The Trial of Benny Goodman.

Plastikes Karekles were among the highlights

Best yet as Festival of Chichester ends on a glorious high!

The 2018 Festival of Chichester ended on a huge high after four weeks of excellent audiences, superb performances and endless community spirit.

Diane Maclean (photo by Jim Holden)

Artist's response to warmth and welcome of Chichester Cathedral

Artist Diane Maclean instantly felt the warmth and the welcome when she first visited Chichester Cathedral.

Dan Flanagan & his 4 year-old son, Nathaniel

"Intergenerational rave" promised for Chichester!

Thanks to a recent Arts Council grant, Tot Rockin’s Beats is coming to Chichester, promising “intergenerational raving with a social conscience”.

Jane Austen on stage on tour

Jane Austen on stage on tour

Chapterhouse Theatre Company, now in its 19th year of touring open-air theatre to country houses, castles and heritage sites across the UK and Ireland, brings an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility to Haslemere Museum’s gardens on Wednesday, July 25.

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Popular Petworth art show fondly remembers its founder

This year’s Treve Cottage Art Show near Petworth (July 21-Aug 5, 11-6pm daily) goes ahead in memory of founder Bronnie Cunningham who died in March. The show will celebrate her life and work.

Hazel Latus

Honour reflects everyone, insists Bognor arts boss

Chairman of Arun Arts Hazel Latus was delighted with the immense personal honour when she was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s birthday honours list for voluntary service to the arts in Bognor Regis.
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Petworth Festival 2018 pop-up exhibition

Petworth Festival 2018 pop-up exhibition

Petworth Festival offers a pop-up art exhibition running from July 18-21 from 12-5pm at the United Reformed Church, Petworth (2-5 on Wednesday, July 18).

The Greatest Showman

Film on a Farm brings The Greatest Showman to West Sussex!

Film on a Farm promises a unique outdoor cinema experience.

Mark Jones

Comedian Mark Jones joins Worthing panto

Worthing Theatres have announced that comedian Mark Jones will play the role of Wishee Washee in this year’s family-favourite pantomime Aladdin at the Pavilion Theatre.

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Min Kym: credit Orli Rose

10 things coming up in the Chichester area

Petworth Festival about to begin...
Elizabeth Ilive, Countess of Egremont by Thomas Philips, 1797 National Trust Images

Pioneering Petworth female scientist explored in new book

Worthing-based historian Leigh Lawson is the co-author of a new biography, Elizabeth Ilive, Egremont’s Countess – a publication which ties in with a major new exhibition about Elizabeth at the National Trust’s Petworth House.

Frances Knight

Frances Knight exhibition in Chichester

Arundel-based contemporary landscape painter Frances Knight will present an exhibition of large landscape paintings in the foyer of the Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester, from July 17-29.
Matt Lucas: Photo by Johan Persson

Little Britain star Matt Lucas returns to Chichester Festival Theatre stage

Little Britain star Matt Lucas is back in business in Me And My Girl on the Chichester Festival Theatre stage.

Yves Lambert trio

Emsworth date for Yves Lambert trio

The “big man of Quebecoise music” comes to Emsworth.

Claire and Marianne Sells

Posthumous publication of wartime memoirs

For years Marianne Sells worked at her memoirs of her wartime childhood on a farm in West Sussex. Now, a year after her death, Marianne daughter’s Claire has brought those memoirs together for publication.
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Sarah Slator

Alice and Earnest hit the road in Sussex tour

Just three actors are hitting the road this summer in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and The Importance of Being Earnest on a tour which will take them to church, open-air and historical venues across the county. Venues include the Petworth Festival, Chichester, Hove and Crawley.

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KARAVAN ENSEMBLE PUPIK: James Bellorini Photography

Friends united in Worthing dance show

Friends Yael Karavan and Naomi Silman will dance together on the Worthing stage in their show Pupik.

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