A special Gala event in aid of the 2019 Festival of Chichester
Date: Thursday 6 December, 1930
Venue: St John’s Chapel, 5 St John’s St, Chichester PO19 1UR
With film/stage/TV actor Gareth Williams, Ted Hughes Award nominee writer David Swann and the fabulous Jazz Smugglers Band. Enjoy a delightful mix of seasonal readings, mellow jazz classics and complimentary mince pies in this historic, grade 1 listed chapel.
Gareth Williams is featured in Mike Leigh’s new film of Peterloo. As a singer, he had a number 1 smash hit with The Flying Pickets with Only You.
Tickets £12 (students £10) from the Novium/TIC, Tower Street, Chichester, 01243 775888 or viaChichester Box Office.
The Festive Jazz Cafe
Special Gala fundraiser in support of the Festival of Chichester 2017
St John’s Chapel, St John’s Street, Chichester, Thursday 8th December, 7.30pm.
The Festive Jazz Cafe features the much-loved Sussex based Jazz Smugglers Band with Adam Taylor on sax and Maria Ball on vocals. The evening is a delightful mix of seasonal words and mellow jazz sounds, with jazz classics from Gershwin, Cole Porter and many other favourites.
Readings are by film, TV and stage star Michael Jayston who played Tsar Nicholas in the Oscar winning film, Nicholas and Alexandra. His TV roles include Eastenders, Only Fools and Horses and Dr Who. On stage, he has appeared with many of the greats, including Laurence Olivier. Also appearing are actor Emily Rose Smith (lead in Chekhov in recent Festival) and BBC wildlife poet of the year, Hugh Dunkerley. Plus complimentary mince pies! All proceeds go to the 2017 Festival of Chichester.
Tickets: £12 (students £10) from Novium/TIC, Tower Street, 01243 775888.
There’s a fantastic programme of events in the pipeline for next summer’s Festival, with classical concerts, rock, jazz, blues, folk and world music, plays, talks, poets, authors, cinema, walks and tours, exhibitions and much, much more.
The festival is now one of the biggest in the south, with a wonderful mix of star turns, big names, community organisations and those unexpected extras that go to make our summer arts festival such a rewarding experience. There’s something for everyone – and the festival website and brochure will carry full details from 1 April 2017.