Spoken Word - Talk, Poetry, Comedy

Festival of Chichester chairman Phil Hewitt interviews best-selling author Kate Mosse about her new book, her own personal story of finding herself, in middle age, a carer first to her parents, and then for her 90-year-old mother-in-law. ‘An Extra Pair...
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A video film for the South Downs Poetry Festival, in association with the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association and the University of Chichester. Enjoy a stimulating programme of readings, talks and music to commemorate the anniversary of Keats’ death in Rome. Search...
Explore a poetical take on the response to the pandemic in the tradition of political commentary by Swift and Shelley as Barry Smith and multi-instrumentalist Charlotte Glasson look behind the masks that have come to be a commonplace fixture of...
Showcasing creative talent in a live broadcast over the internet, we offer you three days of completely free fringe events. Showtimes and performers were announced on 1 June. We are delighted to give a platform for comedy, music, theatre, dance,...
This Mexican artist was Queen Of The Selfies before Kim Kardashian. Her work is often graphic and unflinching, with subjects including murder, suicide, marital infidelity, miscarriage, revolution and living with disability and death. Adults only. This presentation is the highlight...
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Award-winning Chichester wine writer Liz Sagues introduces her new book, Sussex by the Glass, and explains the county’s role in the fascinating story of modern English wine. Sip a glass of fine Sussex sparkling wine, ask questions and browse Liz’s...
£10
A discussion on Seva, ‘ voluntary service’ in Sikhism, organised by the Chichester Quaker Interfaith Group. Held on Zoom: free entry, but booking essential. A discussion between Eleanor Nesbitt ( Quaker and Professor Emeritus, Education Studies, Warwick University) and Sikhs...
Join Chichester Humanists for a talk by Julian Baggini on ‘How the World Thinks’ as part of the Festival of Chichester. Julian Baggini will explain how philosophy has developed around the world and both impacted and reflected the cultures in...
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Join us for a talk on the fortunes of a medieval font, whose story echoes the history of Christianity in Chichester, by local historians Caroline Adams and Alan Green. Includes wine and nibbles and the launch of the book The...
£10
Acclaimed poets Raine Geoghegan and James Simpson team up with jazz stars the Charlotte Glasson Trio with legendary guitarist Chris Spedding to inspire and entertain. Raine will read her Romani poems and James from his new collection. Enjoy a delightful...
£15
Two Authors. Two very different books, linked by hope, compassion and courage. Sussex author Helen Garlick’s memoir uncovers family secrets and their corrosive effects. Suzanne Alderson’s book Never Let Go offers a way forward for parents of children experiencing mental...
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Jenny Bathurst was 18 when the pandemic turned her life upside down. She coped by writing a weekly newspaper column about life in successive lockdowns. She launches those columns now as a book which chronicles a remarkable year for us...
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Internationally bestselling local author, Kate Mosse, will be speaking about her latest novel, ‘The City of Tears’. This will be Kate’s home launch event for this second title in her epic historical adventure series which started with ‘The Burning Chambers’....
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Join Quaker poet, Philip Gross (T. S. Eliot prize winner) for a zoom poetry workshop session, starting at 11am and a free poetry reading session with Philip at 5pm. In aid of Earthwatch. For up to fifteen participants. Participants from...
£15.00
Local Quaker Michael Woolley, author of ‘Quakers in Chichester’ recorded a series of seven podcasts during lockdown. We celebrate the release of his recordings of Quaker history in our town. The podcasts cover how Quakers formed, followed by six notable...
Join Quaker poet, Philip Gross (T. S. Eliot prize winner) for a Zoom poetry reading with him and other participants, starting at 5pm. This event will be linked to a poetry workshop that takes place earlier on the same day....
£10
Dame Penelope Keith reads from Keats’ Immortal Odes to mark the bicentenary year of the death of John Keats in this celebration of poetry and music. Plus stimulating new poetry read by Vicki Feaver and South Downs poets and music...
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Join Loyd Grossman at the Cathedral as, introducing his new book An Elephant in Rome: Bernini, the Pope, and the Making of the Eternal City, he unfolds the fascinating story of Pope Alexander VII’s redevelopment of Rome into the Baroque...
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West Sussex author, Helen Christmas, launches her debut psychological thriller, Lethal Ties, talking about the book’s setting, inspiration and joined by Dan Jones who helped with her research. Her novel tackles daring subjects, such as childhood traumas and the impact...
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SPOKEN WORD - TALK, POETRY, COMEDY