The 2017 Arundel Gallery Trail is under way!

The 2017 Arundel Gallery Trail, the 29th since 1988, looks like being another vintage year, promises spokesman James Stewart

Supporters of the studio idea at the planning committee meeting. Left to right: Mr McDade from the art department of Chichester University, Carla Allen from South Down College, Clare Hindle from the Cass Sculpture Foundation, Laura Ford, Andrew Sabin and their architect.

Sculpture studio plan for Hambrook rejected

A decision to reject a live-in sculpture studio for two internationally recognised artists in Hambrook is a ‘travesty for Chichester’, supporters said after yesterdays meeting.

Laura Ford and her sculpture Beauty in the Beast in the Pallant House Gallery garden

Community unites to back Hambrook art studio plans

A plan from two renowned artists to create a live-in studio in Hambrook could be turned down, despite considerable support from residents and educational arts bodies in Chichester.

Mark and Rebecca Ford, industrial artists. Photo: Rachel Poulton

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Mark and Rebecca Ford, industrial artists

Alison Macleod

West Sussex Writers celebrate 80 years!

To celebrate its 80 year anniversary, West Sussex Writers is holding a day-long writers’ event in central Worthing, featuring talks and seminars from six writers – including a keynote from novelist and short story writer, Alison Macleod.

Jeremy Houghton's portrait of Prince Harry

Equestrian exhibition in Petworth

The Rountree Tryon Gallery opens a new sporting horse exhibition in Petworth.


Legal career adds authenticity to debut novel

Retired lawyer and long-time Shoreham resident Ian Wilson has just brought out his first novel.


Transience is summer exhibition inspiration

Viennese-born photographer Maria-Aurelia Riese is among the artists taking part in Transience, the Artel summer exhibition 2017, running from August 1-13 at the Oxmarket Centre of Arts, Chichester.

10CC are among the top names at this year's Wickham Festival

KT Tunstall, Seth Lakeman and 10CC heading for festival

The Wickham Festival is heading for a sell-out.

Geoff Green

The mystery of the female kidnapper...

​Steyning author Geoff Green has just brought out The Prisoner of Brenda Brown, published on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle.

Isabel Ashdown

Dark psychological thriller for Chichester author Isabel Ashdown

Chichester author Isabel Ashdown is in print with a compelling, dark and twisty psychological thriller that asks the question: if you can’t trust your sister, then who can you trust?
Baloo and Mowgli by Eric Kincaid

Minitature art in Chichester this week

The Society of Limners 2017 summer exhibition comes to the John Rank Gallery at the Oxmarket Centre of Arts, Chichester this week – a chance to enter the fascinating world of art in miniature


Vicky Meets... Jessica Venables artist and teacher

If, like me, you can barely draw a recognisable cat using the ‘two circles and a tail’ method, you have probably convinced yourself that you are to art what Van Gogh was to ear muff modelling, with no hope of improving.
Take Three

Summer exhibition from new gallery

Original work by artists Linda Foskett, Viv Nicklin and Karen Ongley-Snook – paintings, prints, glass and enamelware – come together in the Take Three art exhibition.

Treve Cottage Art Show 2017  Tuema Pattie Oil Painting

Fine array of artistic talent at annual show

This year’s Treve Cottage Art Show near Petworth runs from July 15-30, 11-6pm daily, promising a rich array of artistic talents.


How to promote your book at the Festival of Chichester

Following her appearance at Chichester Library in 2016, Diane Hinds returns to the Festival of Chichester 2017, with Independent Writer? Be Your Own PR Department, an extension of her How To Promote Your Book talk aimed at empowering the independent writer.

John Haynes

Poetry and painting at the Festival of Chichester

As a celebration of poet and painter Frieda Hughes’ Chichester Cathedral exhibition, Alternative Values/400 Days, audiences are invited to join South Downs poets Stephanie Northgate, Sam Meekings, Barry Smith and Costa Award winner John Haynes for a reading of new poetry alongside classic Sussex poems read by actor/ex-Flying Picket, Gareth Williams.


Terry's History of Humour

A History of Humour is the promise on Friday, July 7 at 7.30pm at Christ Church, off South Street, Chichester.


Top crime writer at Festival of Chichester

Bestselling crime writer Peter Robinson offers a talk for the Festival of Chichester in Chichester Cathedral on Wednesday, July 12.


Frieda Hughes is special guest at Chichester's Jazz Cafe

Poetry and painting have always gone hand in hand for Frieda Hughes who will read from her collection of poems and paintings, Alternative Values for this year’s Festival of Chichester Poetry & Jazz Café (Edes House, Thursday, June 29, 7.30pm).

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