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One of the first to put her name forward was 65-year-old Midhurst resident Mo Marland

New Walk for Parkinson’s launched at Cowdray

Walk for Parkinson’s Cowdray is a new 4½-mile circular walk raising money for charity.

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Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind looks spectacular

Console Corner: Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind review

New levels of RPG excellence.

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Chichester Nordic Walking now has qualified instructors working out of The Witterings, Selsey, Petworth and Midhurst

Nordic walking group expands

Chichester Nordic Walking has grown in strength and numbers and now covers a wider area.

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Brian Cox as Churchill

Film review: Churchill (3 out of 5)

There have been several dramas attempting to get under the skin of the man who became the figurehead for Britain’s survival during World War II.

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West Dean College end-of-year show

West Dean College’s visual-arts end-of-year summer-show Critical Paths brings together the work of a dozen artists in the college’s Edward James Studios between Saturday and Friday, July 1-7 (10am-5pm).


Festival of Chichester: new era for ensemble

The Consort of Twelve return to this year’s Festival of Chichester as they continue to rebuild after the departure of their founder.


Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra join Festival of Chichester

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra returns to this summer’s Festival of Chichester, with conductor Michael Seal and Classical Brit Award-winning cellist Guy Johnston, who will perform one of the best known works of British classical music, Elgar’s Cello Concerto.

Vicky Meets Pat Moss

Panto costumes are year-round job

The sun may be shining, but Pat has Christmas on her mind.

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LISTINGS: Friday 23 June - Thursday 29 June

Below are the listings for the Observer area from Friday 16 June up to and including Thursday 22 June.

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Jenie Pressdee

Talents celebrated at Festival of Chichester

The Rotary Club of Chichester Harbour are promising a superb programme for this year’s Talent of Chichester, part of the 2017 Festival of Chichester.

Chichester City Band

Chichester City Band join Festival of Chichester 2017

Chichester’s own brass band will give their annual Festival of Chichester concert this Saturday, June 24 at St Paul’s Church.

Mother Kelly's: 221 Southampton Road, Portsmouth, PO6 4PY. Picture: Google Maps

Mother Kelly’s

221 Southampton Road, Portsmouth, PO6 4PY

Eating Out
La Cage aux Folles

REVIEW: La Cage aux Folles, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, until June 24.

If ever a show hits the spot, it’s this one. In our troubled, troubling times, you couldn’t possibly wish for a more compelling, more enjoyable plea for decency, understanding and a great big dose of live and let live.

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Organisers will host a Prosecco Festival in August this year, somewhere unknown in Northampton.

Prosecco festival planned for Sussex

Fans of prosecco have a treat in store with the announcement that special event dedicated to the popular fizzy drink is planned for Sussex later this summer.

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Edward in rehearsals

Fox as Betjeman on Brighton stage

Edward Fox continues to explore the life and work of John Betjeman in the one-man play Sand In The Sandwiches (Brighton Theatre Royal, June 27-July 1).

Theatre and Comedy
Cantemus Choir

Cantemus Choir choir in concert

Cantemus Choir’s Midsummer Night Concert will be on Saturday, June 24 at 7.30pm at St James’s Church, Emsworth.

6oz Burgers: 46 Osborne Road, Southsea, PO5 3LT

6oz Burgers

46 Osborne Road, Southsea, PO5 3LT

Eating Out
Celebrating George

George Harrison celebration at Festival of Chichester

A ten-piece band dedicated to the Quiet Beatle’s work, they celebrated the music of the late, great George Harrison at ​Brighton Komedia on  June 8 before playing the next night in Harrison’s adopted town with a date at ​Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames on June 9.
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Edinburgh Fringe debut for Chichester College

A team of Chichester College students will be taking their version of Jason and the Golden Fleece to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.

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