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Welcome to the Festival of Chichester: 12 June – 11 July 2021

The Festival of Chichester is a month-long celebration of the arts running from mid-June to mid-July each year in the historic city of Chichester. Classical music, rock, blues, jazz, folk, pop, cinema, spoken word, community concerts and shows, arts & crafts, dance, theatre, church, food & drink, walks and tours, sport and a lot more.

We present a truly exciting and varied line up 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.

Find out more about the Festival.

Either browse through the events in chronological order, use the boxes above to narrow down your search, select a category from the menu at the top of the page, or go to the Calendar page to check out what’s on each day.

4 July 2021
A brilliant rehearsed reading of a brand-new play by Lucy Flannery & Greg Mosse, set 25 years after PRIDE & PREJUDICE. Can Lydia and George possibly be happy? Who is their mysterious maidservant? The script will be read by a...
£5
4 July 2021
Celebrate Centurion Way as being the best walking and cycling leisure route in West Sussex. Bring a picnic and walk or cycle to this family orientated event. Join us at the Amphitheatre Railwaymen sculptures immediately south of Hunters Race bridge....
4 July 2021
A summer’s afternoon with top Cuban band The Latin Bridge: sizzling classic Bossa Nova, jazz standards, Boleros, Cuban Son & original compositions. Dance to irresistible Latin beats or sit back and soak up the remarkable musicianship from this exceptional trio....
£17
4 July 2021
Come and join us for Evensong and sing your favourite hymns! Doors open from 16:30. Refreshments provided. Organiser: St Paul's Church https://www.stpaulschichester.org https://en-gb.facebook.com/pages/category/Anglican-Church/St-Pauls-Church-Chichester-243025992390923/ https://www.instagram.com/stpaulschi/ https://twitter.com/stpaulschi?lang=en
4 July 2021
ESPANA … ARTE Y FLAMENCO. International Flamenco dance company Cancion Gitana celebrate the glories of Spanish art from the 15th to 20th centuries in poetry, music, song, dance and projections of paintings, revealing the soul of Spain, the essence of...
£18
5 July 2021
Bach. Pure, cathartic, reflective, fantasy and adventure. The solo cello suites. The beauty and perpetual sense of discovery that these solo cello suites bring with every performance have never ceased to capture the imagination of performers and listener throughout the...
£10
6 July 2021
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...
£10
7 July 2021
Linda Foskett will take over the whole gallery for a Solo show as part of the Chichester Art Trail. This has coincided with the last weekend of the Festival of Chichester. As a multimedia artist there will be a wide...
7 July 2021
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...
£10
7 July 2021
Martin Smith returns to the Festival of Chichester accompanied by the very talented Christopher Johnston for a Euphonium recital. Martin has performed all over the UK and abroad performing to packed houses from St Martin-in-the-Fields to the Town Hall in...
£10
8 July 2021
We have developed an impressive reputation as a centre for musical excellence – music for all is our guiding philosophy and it can be heard throughout the School from dawn until dusk. Our termly concerts provide a wonderful opportunity for...
9 July 2021
Dancingpots – An open studio event. As my original training is in classical Indian dance my work in clay is inspired by the dancer in me. This is reflected in my approach to making, my preoccupations with the form, process...
9 July 2021
Plastic-Free Drop-in Picnic (12pm – 3pm) Highlighting – Educating – Promoting – Sign-posting Behaviour Change towards Plastic. *Compostable Plastic Packaging*Deposit Return Scheme*End Plastic Soup*Fixing Fashion*Micro-plastic Fibre Pollution*Plastic Litter Picks*Plastic Recycling*Refilling*Waste Prevention* *Children Welcome * Music * Free Crisps * CDC...
9 July 2021
Acclaimed international pianist Young-Choon Park returns to the Festival of Chichester with two masterworks including Schubert Sonata No. 19 in C minor and Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.  Young-Choon Park has given concerts all over the world from the Esterhazy Palace to...
9 July 2021
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...
£0.00
Free
9 July 2021
A real life fun filled kitsch evening with Dawn Gracie, guests can expect Bingo, Quiz & music plus lots of prizes to be won. This grown-ups only event has the option of basket food provided by Bob’s Diner (orders taken...
£12
9 July 2021
The Luc Family returns! Celebrate with Imy, Maria and Kenji for their first live concert since the pandemic started. Enjoy an uplifting mix of piano and cello pieces from Schubert, Brahms, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Poulenc with a few surprise arrangements..! Suitable...
£10
9 July 2021
Programme: Orchestral suite no. 2 in B minor BWV 1067Canons from the Goldberg VariationsThe Art of Fugue Nos. 1 – 4Brandenberg Concerto No. 5 Marion Moonen flute, Nicolette Moonen violinOliver Webber violin, Anna Curzon violaKinga Gáborjáni cello, Silas Wollston harpsichord...
£18
9 July 2021
GG stops to talk to charity workers, cleans her food containers out before recycling and always gives up her seat on the bus. She plays by all the rules. Until one day, she snaps. “People do terrible things daily and...
£12
9 July 2021
Linda Kelsall-Barnett presents an evening of classical guitar music, exploring repertoire which includes 19th century works by Catharina Pratten, Matteo Carcassi and Guilio Regondi and more recent compostions by Dale Kavanagh and Roland Dyens. Suitable for all. Linda will be...
£10
10 July 2021
From the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Emily Sabin leads a workshop on identifying bumblebees. She’ll be able to show you our bumblebee species and talk about their life-cycle whilst in our eight-year-old apple orchard. Supervised children and all abilities of bumblebee...
£5
10 July 2021
The opportunity to enjoy the art and hospitality of 132 talented local artists for 4 days in July. Peninsula, Regis, City, Downs, Harbour & Online Trails; pick up a Trail Guide and plan your route. Everyone is welcome and admission...
10 July 2021
Celebrate the reopening of a refreshed Stansted Park, with a weekend of summer fun and entertainment, blending history, cricket and music. • Explore a revitalised Stansted House with new displays. • Witness the spectacle of the Band of the Grenadier...
£15.00
10 July 2021
Karelia Suite, Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) Symphony no. 8, Anton Dvorak (1841-1904) Conductor Simon Wilkins Leader Catherine Lawlor Suitable for adults and children Chichester Symphony Orchestra President Dame Patricia Routledge Patron Mr Charles Harrison Written at a time of nationalistic fervour,...
£14
11 July 2021
A brilliant rehearsed reading of a brand-new play by Lucy Flannery & Greg Mosse, set 25 years after PRIDE & PREJUDICE. Can Lydia and George possibly be happy? Who is their mysterious maidservant? The script will be read by a...
£5

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