Spoken Word

Tuesday, June 20, 6.30-7.30pm.

CRIME WRITERS PANEL, CHINDI, HENNINGS, 53 NORTH STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1NQ.

Welcome to the world of crime thrillers. From action thrillers to psychological suspense, join three local authors Michael Parker, Helen Christmas and Christine Hammacott as they discuss research, character development, creating exciting plot lines and what keeps a reader on the edge of their seat. An evening full of intrigue. Tickets £8 include glass of wine or soft drink. No disabled access.

Tuesday, June 20, 7.30pm.

A HISTORY OF BRITAIN IN 100 DOGS, CHICHESTER LIBRARY, TOWER STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1QJ.

Dogs have fought with us, searched for us in trouble, aided us in industry and offered companionship with no reward. They appear in almost every aspect of history, offering a fascinating insight into the shaping of our nation. This talk by Emma White explores the extraordinary roles dogs have played in society. Tickets £5. Disabled access.

 

Wednesday, June 21, 12-1pm.

CATHERINE BARNES DISCUSSES ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES, FESTIVAL ARTISTS, THE LITTLE ART SHOP, ROOKWOOD ROAD, WEST WITTERING, PO20 8LT.

Particularly suitable for those who know nothing about art, but know what they absolutely dislike. In the gallery, Catherine questions and explains her work in relation to others, offering key points to start your own inquiries. www.catherinebarnes.com. Admission free. 01243 512218 to book. Space limited. Disabled access.

Wednesday, June 21, 7pm.

PIRACY IN THE INDIAN OCEAN: TRUTH FROM THE FRONT LINE, MARTIN EWENCE, PALLANT SUITE, SOUTH PALLANT, CHICHESTER, PO19 1SY.

Rising out of desperation then greed, Somali-based piracy hit merchant ships in the Indian Ocean with extraordinary effectiveness between 2008 and 2011. From his time as chief of staff to the NATO counter-piracy force from 2010-11, former Navy Commander Martin Ewence brings you the facts. In aid of the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society. Tickets £12 to include wine and nibbles. Disabled access.

Thursday, June 22, 1.30pm.

Festival of Chichester logoLEN GOULD AKA THE STORYTELLER AND ADELE HENDRY, UPSTAIRS AT ST MARTIN’S TEA ROOMS, 3, ST MARTIN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1NP.

Come along to one of Chichester’s most attractive venues and listen to stories from The Storyteller and accompanying music from Adele Hendry. Admission free once you’ve bought something from the café. The upstairs room has limited access.

Thursday, June 22, 6-7pm.

ROYAL JUBILEES, TALKS AT SIX, THE STUDIO, NEW PARK CENTRE, CHICHESTER, PO19 7XY.

Graeme Payne, a travel journalist and cruise ship speaker, explores how royal jubilee celebrations have evolved from a celebration of the monarch to jubilation by the people. Admission free with welcoming glass of Prosecco. Donations to chosen charity: Child Rescue in India. Disabled access.

Thursday, June 22, 6pm.

JULIET WEST: THE FAITHFUL, WATERSTONES BOOKSHOP, THE DOLPHIN AND ANCHOR, CHICHESTER, PO10 9HD.

Waterstones Chichester is delighted to host the national launch of Juliet West’s new novel, The Faithful. The much-anticipated follow-up to Before the Fall opens in 1935 when Oswald Mosley’s blackshirts arrive in West Sussex for a seaside camp. Join Juliet to hear more about the novel and to celebrate its publication. Tickets £4 (£3 redeemable against purchase of the book). Disabled access.

Thursday, June 22, 6.30-8pm.

SELF-PUBLISHING MADE EASY, CHINDI, 53 NORTH STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1NQ.

Chichester Independent Authors share their secrets on how to get your book published in print, as an e-book or audio book. We will tell you what it costs to design your cover, edit your book, what not to do and how to succeed. Includes glass of wine or soft drink. Tickets £10. No disabled access.

Friday, June 23, 6.30-8pm.

WINNING THAT PUBLISHING DEAL, CHINDI, HENNINGS, 53 NORTH STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1NQ. Last year

Last year CHINDI romance author Jane Cable signed her first book deal. Following on from last night’s self-publishing forum, Jane will talk about how publishing independently first was a vital step in her writing career and how the two approaches differ. Tickets £8 include glass of wine or soft drink. No disabled access.

 

 Friday, June 23, 8pm.

STORYTELLER OF THE YEAR ENTERTAINS, THE BARD OF WINDMILL HILL, CHICHESTER INN, 38 WEST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1RP.

The Bard of Windmill Hill turns the absurd, bewildering and frequently-frustrating aspects of modern life into laughter fodder. Witty, ironic, waspish, this is social comment and cerebral stand-up at its best. Praised by the BBC’s Dr Phil Hammond for his range and depth. This could be the prescription you need. Tickets £8; students £6. Disabled access.

Saturday, June 24, 11am-4pm.

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP, CHINDI, HENNINGS, 53 NORTH STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1NQ.

Founder of Chichester Independent Authors, Christopher Joyce will lead this interactive workshop for beginners or writers wishing to refresh their skills. We will cover plot development, creating great characters with exciting dialogue and more. Includes glass of wine or soft drink and cheese or charcuterie platter. Bring your laptops or writing materials and get writing. 30-mins lunch break. Tickets £40. No disabled access.

Saturday, June 24, 6.30-8pm.

WORDS AND WINE QUIZ, CHINDI, HENNINGS, 53 NORTH STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1NQ.

Join local authors and wine experts from Hennings in four rounds of questions about books and wine. Each wine round will end with a wine tasting. Over £100 of prizes to be won. Includes glass of wine or soft drink. Maximum four people per team. Tickets £10. No disabled access.

Monday, June 26, 6.30pm.

THE BIBLE IN ENGLISH POLITICS – A LECTURE BY PROFESSOR JAMES CROSSLEY, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, CHICHESTER, PO19 1PX.

Professor James Crossley is Professor of Bible, Society and Politics at St Mary’s University, Twickenham. His lecture on the use of the Bible in English politics is one of a series of four Cathedral lectures on the Bible in the public square. Admission free with retiring collection. Disabled access.

Monday, June 26, 7.30pm.

PATRICIA ROUTLEDGE – TREADING THE BOARDS, THREE CITIES – CHARTRES, RAVENNA, VALLETTA, ASSEMBLY ROOM, NORTH STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1LQ.

Sixty Five Years on the Wicked Stage. Patricia Routledge in conversation with Paul Rogerson regarding her long theatrical career and remembering some of her many experiences in the theatre and her love of her adopted home of Chichester. Followed by refreshments relating to Chichester’s twinnings with Chartres, Ravenna and Valletta. Tickets £10. Disabled access.

Tuesday, June 27, 7.30pm.

LISA HILTON IN CONVERSATION ABOUT HER NUMBER-ONE BESTSELLING NOVEL, MAESTRA, CHICHESTER LIBRARY, TOWER STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1QJ.

Join Lisa Hilton (Glamour Magazine’s Writer of the Year 2016) as she discusses her first psychological thriller Maestra, published in 2016 to huge critical acclaim and due to be made in to a Hollywood film. We’ll be asking: how erotic is erotic fiction and does it really get our pulses racing? Tickets £5. Disabled access.

 

Thursday, June 29, 12.10-12.50pm.

READING ALLOWED: TRUE STORIES AND CURIOUS INCIDENTS FROM A PROVINCIAL LIBRARY, CHICHESTER LIBRARY, TOWER STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1QJ.

Reading Allowed is librarian Chris Paling’s first-hand, warm-hearted account of a small-town south of England library, its staff and visitors. Some characters’ stories are tragic, some amusing, some surreal, but together they paint a bigger picture of the world we live in today and of a library’s important place within it. Admission free. Disabled access.

 

Thursday, June 29, 1.30pm.

Festival of Chichester logo“A GIFTLESS BA*T*RD”: JOHANNES BRAHMS; HIS TIMES AND MUSIC, THE STORYTELLER, UPSTAIRS AT ST MARTIN’S TEA ROOMS, 3 ST MARTIN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1NP.

From the early days in Hamburg and his first champion Robert Schumann’s tragic demise, we revisit the career of a great, yet much-neglected composer. With tales of enduring friendships with Clara Schumann and Joseph Joachim and numerous musical illustrations, you can decide upon the accuracy of Tchaikovsky’s withering assessment. Admission free with a retiring collection for charity. No disabled access.

Thursday, June 29, 6-7pm.

IN THE RUNNING, TALKS AT SIX, THE STUDIO, NEW PARK CENTRE, CHICHESTER, PO19 7XY.

Phil Hewitt, arts editor for Sussex Newspapers and chairman of the Festival of Chichester, talks about his love of running marathons. Running proved his own route back to normality after a brutal stabbing in South Africa last year. Admission free. Book on website or drop in.

Thursday, June 29, 7pm.

THE UN IN THE NEW WORLD ORDER, THE UN ASSOCIATION – UK, CHICHESTER BRANCH, THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, COUNTY HALL, WEST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1RQ.

With the election of Trump and the vote for Brexit added to its worldwide in-tray, how will the UN and its new European Secretary-General Antonio Guterres respond to the world’s challenges? Sir John Holmes, former UN Under-Secretary-General, discusses the options. Tickets £7; students and children free. Disabled access.

Thursday, June 29, 7.30pm.

A SUSSEX WAYFARER’S NATURE NOTES – DAVID JOHNSTON, THE STUDIO, NEW PARK COMMUNITY CENTRE, NEW PARK ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO19 7XY.

David Johnston discusses his recently-published country chronicles with prolific Sussex author David Arscott, illustrating his exploration of the county’s flora and fauna, rustic barns and local characters, with a selection of vivid photographs from his extensive collection. Tickets £4. Disabled access.

Thursday, June 29, 7.30pm.

POETRY & JAZZ CAFÉ WITH FRIEDA HUGHES, EDES HOUSE, WEST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1RW.

Acclaimed poet Frieda Hughes and the Jamie Leeming Trio with Emily Dankworth entertain and inspire. Frieda will read from her brilliant collection of poems and paintings, Alternative Values. Enjoy a delightful mix of words and music with complimentary home-made cake in the splendid setting of grade I listed Edes House. Tickets £15 includes cake. Disabled access.

 

Saturday, July 1, 10am-5pm.

OPEN STUDIO, VINCENT GRAY SCULPTURES, COURTYARD STUDIOS, CROWS HALL FARM, CHIGROVE ROAD, LAVANT, CHICHESTER, PO18 9HP.

Exhibition of sculpture including commissions, current projects and working models. Sit with Keats and enjoy a glass of wine. Also includes Hero in Bronze, Nelson and Murray in the making, a documentary film by Clive Hand. Admission free. Disabled access.

 

Saturday, July 1, 5.30pm.

EQUALITY IN A DIVIDED WORLD, CHICHESTER QUAKERS, QUAKER MEETING HOUSE, PRIORY ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO19 1NX.

Ruth Cadbury, Quaker and Labour MP, asks how, with the political narrative moving to the right, can we continue to make the case that an equal world would be a better world? Tickets £5; students and children free. Disabled access.

 

Monday, July 3, 3-4.15pm.

WAR AND PEACE: CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR, THE WEST DOOR, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, CHICHESTER, PO19 1PX.

What role did the Cathedral play during the First World War and after? Learn more about the Royal Sussex Regiment and the heroism of individuals remembered in the Cathedral. At the end, there will be an opportunity to view some wartime memorabilia. Tickets £5. Disabled access.

 

Monday, July 3, 6.30pm.

THE BIBLE IN THE ECOLOGICAL DEBATE – A LECTURE BY PROFESSOR RICHARD BAUCKHAM, CHICHESTER THEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, WEST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1PX.

Richard Bauckham was Professor of New Testament Studies at the University of St Andrews. His most recent book is The Bible in the Contemporary World, and in this lecture a distinguished and influential scholar addresses one of the great issues of our time. Admission free with retiring collection. Disabled access.

Tuesday, July 4, 5.30pm.

FICTION FEAST, WORTHING FLASH, THE STUDIO, NEW PARK CENTRE, NEW PARK ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO19 7XY.

A fiction feast from a panel of Worthing writers. Flash fiction (very short stories) read by the authors. Tickets £1. Disabled access.

 

 

 

Tuesday, July 4, 7.30pm.

THE ROYAL NAVY’S FIRST INVINCIBLE (1747-58) BY JOHN M BINGEMAN, CHICHESTER LIBRARY, TOWER STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1QJ.

The Royal Navy’s First Invincible was wrecked off Portsmouth on Sunday 19th February 1758. This talk will cover her discovery in 1979, identification and excavation and will describe some of the unusual artefacts recovered and report on present excavations. Tickets £5. Disabled access.

Wednesday, July 5, 10am-5pm.

OPEN STUDIO, VINCENT GRAY SCULPTURES, COURTYARD STUDIOS, CROWS HALL FARM, CHILGROVE ROAD, LAVANT, PO18 9HP.

Exhibition of sculpture including commissions, current projects and working models. Sit with Keats and enjoy a glass of wine. Also includes Hero in Bronze, Nelson and Murray in the making, a documentary film by Clive Hand. Admission free. Disabled access.

 

Wednesday, July 5, 12-1pm.

DAPHNE CASDAGLI DISCUSSES PRINTMAKING IN RELATION TO DRAWING, FESTIVAL ARTISTS, THE LITTLE ART SHOP, ROOKWOOD ROAD, WEST WITTERING, PO20 8LT.

What is a print? How are they made? Daphne Casdagli, an experienced artist, teacher and printmaker, will let you into the secret of how to recognise genuine original prints. Phone The Little Art Shop on 01243 512218 to book your place. Admission free. Disabled access.

Thursday, July 6, 1.30pm.

Festival of Chichester logoLEN GOULD AKA THE STORYTELLER AND FLOOTI TOOTI IN THE GARDEN, ST MARTIN’S TEA ROOMS, 3 ST MARTIN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1NP.

Join The Storyteller and the multi-talented flute quartet Flooti Tooti for an afternoon’s entertainment of stories, music and general jollity in the garden of this most attractive Festival venue. Free admission once you’ve bought something from the café. Limited disabled access.

Thursday, July 6, 6-7pm.

MANDELA’S CHAPLAIN ON ROBBEN ISLAND, TALKS AT SIX, THE STUDIO, NEW PARK CENTRE, CHICHESTER, PO19 7XY.

Colin Chambers, who was the chaplain on Robben Island when Nelson Mandela was imprisoned there in the 1960s, will tell us the stories of the time, the regime and about Mandela himself from his own perspective. Admission free with a welcoming glass of Prosecco. Chosen charity: Faith and Football. Book online at talksatsix.co.uk or drop in. Disabled access.

Thursday, July 6, 7.30pm.

A SUSSEX WAYFARER’S NATURE NOTES – DAVID JOHNSTON, THE STUDIO, NEW PARK COMMUNITY CENTRE, NEW PARK ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO19 7XY.

David Johnston discusses his recently-published country chronicles with prolific Sussex author David Arscott, illustrating his exploration of the county’s flora and fauna, rustic barns and local characters, with a selection of vivid photographs from his extensive collection. Tickets £4. Disabled access.

Monday, July 10, 3-4.15pm.

WAR AND PEACE: CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR, THE WEST DOOR, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, CHICHESTER, PO19 1PX.

What role did the Cathedral play during the First World War and after? Learn more about the Royal Sussex Regiment and the heroism of individuals remembered in the Cathedral. At the end, there will be an opportunity to view some wartime memorabilia. Tickets £5. Disabled access.

 

Monday, July 10, 6pm.

HILARY BOYD: A PERFECT HUSBAND, WATERSTONES BOOKSHOP, THE DOLPHIN AND ANCHOR, CHICHESTER, PO10 9HD.

Waterstones is delighted to host Hilary Boyd discussing her new book A Perfect Husband. Having previously trained as a nurse, a marriage counsellor and written a column for The Daily Express, Boyd has written a string of thought-provoking, emotionally-compelling bestsellers starting with Thursdays in the Park. Tickets £4 (£3 redeemable against purchase of the book). Disabled access.

 

Tuesday, July 11, 6.30pm.

SOUTH DOWNS POETRY FESTIVAL: PAINTINGS AND POEMS, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, CHICHESTER, PO19 1PX.

A celebration of poet and painter Frieda Hughes’ major Cathedral exhibition, Alternative Values. Join South Downs poets Stephanie Norgate, Sam Meekings, Barry Smith and Costa Award winner John Haynes for a stimulating reading of new poetry alongside classic Sussex poems read by professional actors. Live music by Linda Kelsall-Barnett on classical guitar. Tickets £6; students £4. Disabled access.

Wednesday, July 12, 6.30pm.

AN EVENING WITH PETER ROBINSON, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, CHICHESTER, PO19 1PX.

Peter Robinson’s first DCI Alan Banks book, Gallows View, was published in 1987, so 2017 is his 30th anniversary book. Banks, now Detective Superintendent, takes on another difficult case with his team after a killing at a wedding.  Sleeping in the Ground is published in July and Peter will be joining us a day before publication. Tickets £6. Disabled access.

 

Thursday, July 13, 1.30pm.

Festival of Chichester logoLEN GOULD THE STORYTELLER ON HIS TRAVELS, UPSTAIRS AT ST MARTIN’S TEA ROOMS, ST MARTIN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1NP.

At one of the Festival’s most attractive venues, come and listen to The Storyteller share with you some of his short stories and travel-writing. Admission free once you’ve bought something from the cafe. Steep stairs. No disabled access.

Thursday, July 13, 6-7pm.

AN EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY, TALKS AT SIX, THE NOVIUM MUSEUM, TOWER STREET, CHICHESTER, P019 1QH.

Tim Peake fired our imaginations when he blasted off into outer space. Our speaker (TBC) will describe what’s it is like to live in space, from eating, sleeping to exercising in the International Space Station, the scientific experiments and Tim’s spacewalk. After our speaker’s talk you are welcome to visit the exhibition. Admission free. Reserve a seat on line at talksatsix.co.uk or drop in. Disabled access.

Thursday, July 13, 7.30pm.

INDEPENDENT WRITER?  BE YOUR OWN PR, CHICHESTER LIBRARY, TOWER STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1QJ.

Entertainment PR Diane Hinds guides you through the process of devising your own personalised campaign to promote yourself and your book with comprehensive information regarding research, defining your audience and creating your key message, in addition to media training for that all-important series of interviews you may undertake. Tickets £5. Disabled access.

Friday, July 14, 3-4.15pm.

WAR AND PEACE: CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, THE WEST DOOR, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, PO19 1PX.

What role did the Cathedral play during the First World War and after? Learn more about the Royal Sussex Regiment and the heroism of individuals remembered in the Cathedral. At the end, there will be an opportunity to view some wartime memorabilia. Tickets £5. Disabled access.

 

Saturday, July 15, 11am-12 noon.

STORYTELLING WITH CHILDREN’S AUTHOR TIMOTHY KNAPMAN, CHICHESTER LIBRARY, TOWER STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1QJ.

Sail the seven seas and walk the plank with bestselling author Timothy Knapman This pirate-filled adventure includes storytelling from Timothy’s latest picture book, Rockabye Pirate. Suitable for ages three and up. Admission free. Disabled access.

 

 

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