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Welcome to the Festival of Chichester
11 June to 10 July

The 2022 festival will run from Saturday 11 June to Sunday 10 July.

We present a truly exciting and varied lineup of over 100 events every summer, combining a brilliant programme of classical music with the best in jazz, blues, folk, rock, pop and world music.

Add thrilling theatre, book events, talks and poetry, exhibitions, walks, tours, cinema, open days and galas and there really is something for everyone. Grounded in the Chichester community, the Festival aspires to the stars. We are pleased to welcome local and international performers of the highest calibre.

14 May 2022
Discover the work of Glyn Philpot, the sought-after society portraitist who shook off convention to embrace modernism. The first major exhibition in almost 40 years, bringing together over 80 paintings, drawings and sculptures, it charts the artist’s development from society...
4 June 2022
Chichester City Council are planning a Gala procession through Chichester at 11am followed by a family fun afternoon with stalls and attractions in Priory Park from 12 noon. There will be a Grand Raffle for the Mayor’s Charity and a...
7 June 2022
The Society’s Summer Exhibition of original art offers a wonderful opportunity to acquire unique artwork at an affordable price. There will be a wide range of works including paintings, prints, sculpture and ceramics. The Society was formed in 1939 and...
11 June 2022
Free entry. Candida Stevens Gallery is proud to present Kerry Harding’s debut solo show, Edge of Day, a new body of work that puts the peculiarity of light at centre stage. Set against the backdrop of the rugged coastline of...
11 June 2022
Enjoy a leisurely hour and a half walk through historic Chichester, and hear fascinating stories about this city from Roman times to the present day. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will point out details that you may not have noticed...
11 June 2022
Enjoy a free fun-filled gala to launch the Festival. We’re delighted to present the magnificent Bernardi Music Group, HM Army Band Sandhurst, Olivia Stevens’ jazzy blues and other exciting festival performers. Chichester novelist Kate Mosse and Julian Joy, the Mayor...

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