Spoken Word - Talk, Poetry, Comedy

Michael Moloney, abuse victim and author of the newly launched title ‘Why punish me?’ explores what role fake truths might be playing in child abuse and mental well-being. A talk for anyone concerned with how we grow up and how...
Peter Tatchell has been campaigning for human rights since 1967. He is best known for two attempted citizen’s arrests of the Zimbabwean dictator, Robert Mugabe, one of which resulted in him being beaten unconscious. Peter is Director of the human...
£10.00
Ahead of the publication of his new thriller, The Coming Darkness, writer Greg Mosse will share techniques for developing compelling plots and intriguing characters, gripping locations and cunning twists – creating an outline of a whole novel in just one...
£128
The lecture looks at the contributions made by artists of African, Caribbean or Asian origin to British art since the S.S. Empire Windrush first arrived from the West Indies in 1948. Artists who have achieved international recognition and respect. They...
£10
Best-selling crime-writer Elly Griffiths talks about the latest book in the Dr Ruth Galloway series and about her novels set in West Sussex. A book sale will follow the talk. Tickets to attend the live event at Chichester Cathedral are...
£10
Historical fiction writer Gill Thompson completed an M.A in Creative Writing at Chichester University. Her latest novel, ‘The Child on Platform One,’ about a little girl on the Kindertransport, was a USA Today bestseller and has been translated into nine...
£5
MVM Mindfulness uses simple techniques. MVM teaches you how to harness the real power of your mind and put you back in charge of your life. You will be astonished what you can achieve with a trained mind. This is...
As the Second World War loomed Thomas Kendrick, ostensibly a passport officer in Vienna, was running British spy networks across Europe and using his position to help Austrian Jews flee to freedom. Historian and biographer Helen Fry will explore his...
£10
Actor and Royal Shakespeare Company Associate Artist Edward Bennett in conversation with Philip Robinson about his career and the state of arts in education. Edward has played Hamlet, Benedick and Berowne and has instituted education initiatives at Chichester Festival Theatre...
£10.00
You’ve heard that a dog’s powerful nose is capable of finding people during extreme search and rescue efforts, sniffing out drugs, tobacco, and even diseases like cancer. But did you know, their incredible snouts can be used to save wildlife?...
£8
Internationally acclaimed poets Grace Nichols and John Agard, winners of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, team up with star jazzers Julian Stringle and Dominic Ashworth to entertain and inspire. Grace and John will read from their multi-award winning collections....
£15.00
Pamela Howard, acclaimed director and scenographer, has worked in opera and contemporary music theatre all around the world. Join her for a very special evening of talk, music and visual reflections celebrating her life’s work in anticipation of the publication...
£12
Join teacher and author, Nicola Garrard, to discuss the challenges facing young people. Includes readings from her book 29 LOCKS, a story of one teenager’s heroic fight against the criminal forces that threaten his mum, friends and community. Ask questions...
Free
Headlined by one of the UK’s hottest female comedians, Ninia Benjamin, this evening will also feature Mike Cox and be hosted by the MC skills of Karen Bayley. Doors open at 6.30pm. A fantastic evening of live comedy, with three...
£15
UNFORTUNATELY CANCELLED What happens after the worst happens? Is it possible to find fulfilment after trauma? Mina shares her story of how an insurmountable challenge – the loss of a child – leads to self-empowerment and joy, and that through...
Craig Geshatter will discuss the significant plague events of the past 1500 years and recognise that – despite advances in medical science – maybe very little has changed. Free entry – our suggested donation (by card) at the venue is...
Chichester Fringe is back, with a hybrid mix of live streaming and live audiences. Choose to attend individual shows in our daytime schedule or join us from 7pm each evening as we showcase music, comedy, drama and much more. Some...
£10
Enjoy a magical blend of poetry and music with legendary Liverpudlian poet Roger McGough, international pianist Elena Toponogova, actress Emily Rose Smith and South Downs poets celebrating the bicentenary of Sussex-born Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. The mix includes Roger’s...
£15
Local Historian Andrew Berriman takes us back to Chichester as it was exactly fifty years ago. So what has changed by 2022 and what has stayed the same? Free entry – we suggest a donation (by card) at the venue...
traditional stories are told by Steve Taylor, our resident herbalist, of how to find the golden apple of immortality, and how loving hearts are rewarded. In best storytelling tradition, Steve appeals to all with multi-layered stories, told under trees with...
£5
Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovered pulsars in 1967 for which her supervisor received the Nobel Prize. In 2021 she was awarded the Royal Society’s Copley medal for outstanding achievement in science research. She will describe the current understanding of the...
£10

SPOKEN WORD - TALK, POETRY, COMEDY