LISTINGS: 20 October - 27 October

Below is a list of events taking place in the Observer area over the upcoming week. To submit an event send details to listings@chiobserver.co.uk

Thursday, October 20

CHICHESTER

ART: Chichester Art Society at Bassil Shippam Centre, Tozer Way, St Pancras. 6.30pm-8.45pm Widely acclaimed, popular artist Wendy Jelbert demonstrates ways of “Mastering Abstract Art” for painters who would like to get started. Parking and step-free access. Visitors always welcome (£3). Further details from 01243 602360 or visit www.chi-art-soc.org

EVENT: An Audience with Elizabeth I: Come and meet Her Majesty at her political zenith! This glittering presentation will transport the audience back to the time of Drake, Raleigh and Shakespeare on England’s voyage into the Renaissance. It is enacted by Lesley Smith, Curator of Tutbury Castle and Elizabethan historian. The performance takes place at 7pm, Vicars’ Hall. Tickets £12.50. See www.chichestercathedral.org.uk/whats-on/evening-concerts for more. This event is raising money for the cathedral choristers.

GROUP: CancerWise Open House - 10.30am-12pm at Tavern House, Basin Road, Chichester PO19 8DU. Healing relationships and meditation with Gill Routledge.

LECTURE: The Historical Association (Chichester Branch) will be meeting at the Friends’ Meeting House, Priory Rd, Chichester PO19 1NX at 7.30pm when Professor Carl Bridge of King’s College, London will address us on ‘The British Empire in the Great War.’ Visitors welcome £3. Refreshments will be served from 7pm. For more information please contact 01243 542911.

MIDHURST

GROUP: The Alzheimer’s Society ‘Singing for the brain’ session for people diagnosed with dementia and their carers. 10am - 12pm in The Willow Room, The Grange, Midhurst, GU29 9HD.

TALK: An Illustrated talk by guest speaker Simon Meanwell-ralph on the “Art of Millinery”. He is a professional fashion designer and will show us how he creates the finest creations seen at all the top events and indeed for your wedding. Only £5 on the door or £3 members. 7pm. Wine and refreshments. SDNP Memorial Hall, North Street, Midhurst.

Friday, October 21

BOGNOR

CLUB: Bognor Regis Recorded Music Club chairman Roy Huse presents “Music of the First World War”. Visitors are very welcome. The meeting will be held at The Rowland Rank Centre, Aldwick Road, Bognor Regis PO21 3QQ - 7.30pm to 10pm. Cost to visitors is £2 and £1 for refreshments during the half hour interval. For further information contact the club secretary Barbara Chaundy on 01243 781306.

CHICHESTER

MUSIC: The City Folk Club, 8pm for 8.30pm at The Guide Hall, Whyke Lane, PO19 7US. All kinds of acoustic music in a singaround format. All welcome. Admission £2. Enquiries: 01243 574021.

Saturday, October 22

BIRDHAM

FAIR: Craft fair and cake sale. 10am-4pm at St. James Church, Birdham. Crafts, jewellery, cards, gifts, cakes, refreshments, raffle. In aid of St. James Church Centre Appeal

CHICHESTER

SALE: Jumble sale at 10.30am at St Pauls Church Parish Centre, Churchside, Chichester, PO19 6FT (on the fire station roundabout). Entry 50p in aid of the new church organ fund. Come and find a bargain - clothes, bric a brac, books and much more.

WALK: Chichester City Tours welcome you to join a guided walk around the centre of the City lasting approximately 90 minutes. Tour starts at 2pm from the Novium Museum in Tower Street where tickets £5 per person are available or from www.chicitytours.co.uk

EMSWORTH

EXHIBITION: “Treasure in Store: Art and Artefacts Revealed”. This exhibition in Emsworth Museum brings to light objects, posters, pictures and prints that have been hidden in store waiting for the opportunity to display them. Emsworth Museum (situated above the Fire Station), 10B North Street, Emsworth, PO10 7DD is open on Saturdays 10.30am - 4.30pm and Sundays 2.30pm - 4.30pm. Admission is free. Stairlift available. Everyone welcome.

MIDDLETON

COFFEE: The Middleton-on-Sea WI are holding their October coffee morning from 10am until 11.30am at the Jubilee Hall, Middleton-on-Sea (Next to Shrubbs Field Car Park). Entry 50p. to include refreshments of a cup of coffee or tea and a biscuit. Loads to buy from bric-a-brac, cakes and preserves, books, craft Items (start your Christmas shopping), raffle and lots more! Come and join us.

PULBOROUGH

MARKET: Pulborough village market, Pulborough Village Hall, Swan View, Pulborough, RH20 2BF. 9am-12.30pm. Fresh produce, crafts and café serving a light breakfast and elevenses. Easy parking.

SLINDON

CAFE: The popular Pumpkin Café will once more be up and running in Slindon from Saturday October 22nd to Monday October 31st opening at 10am and closing at 5pm. As in previous years pumpkin soup, rolls and delicious homemade cakes plus both hot and cold drinks will be available for all who come to visit Slindon to view the famous Pumpkin display. The café is situated in the Jack Wilkins Room to the rear of St Richard’s Church in Top Road and all the proceeds go to the maintenance of both Slindon Churches and also to charities. Everyone welcome!

Sunday, October 23

BIRDHAM

MARKET: There is a new market coming to Birdham... Why not join us for an array of handmade crafts, cakes, chocolate and so much more. 11am–4pm at Birdham Village Hall, Crooked Lane, Birdham, PO20 7HA. For more information or to book a stall contact mmavers@sky.com tel 07901 727079 or facebook.com/craftsgiftsmore Support your local crafters!

CHICHESTER

CYCLING: Bognor Regis and Chichester section of the Cyclists Touring Club.Section AGM, West Stoke Village Hall. Start time: 9.30am, Chichester Cross, for short ride to Hall. Alternatively, go directly to West Stoke Village Hall for 10am (starts at 10.30am). Slightly hilly ride - 25 miles. The club website is at www.bognorchichesterctc.org.uk. The club is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bognorchichesterctc and https://www.facebook.com/CycleBognor.

EMSWORTH

EXHIBITION: “Treasure in Store: Art and Artefacts Revealed”. Emsworth Museum (situated above the Fire Station), 10B North Street, Emsworth, PO10 7DD. 2.30pm - 4.30pm. Admission is free. Stairlift available. Everyone welcome.

PAGHAM

QUIZ: General knowledge quiz at The Lamb Inn. Teams of four or less. Fun and friendly evening. Starts at 8pm.

Monday, October 24

ARUNDEL

HALF TERM: October half term at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre includes the YUK Factor show, pond dipping for mini-beasts and crazy craft sessions. Special spooky Vampire Boats and the Wetland Witches Potions classes can be booked in advanced. Families can go ‘wild’ on two natural play areas, ride the Wetlands Discovery Boat Safari and see the sea ducks dive for fish - all included in your admission price. New this year at Arundel Wetland Centre is the YUK Factor Show. Our batty botanist helps you experience the gross and grotty side of nature in a 20 minute show in the Sand Piper Theatre that runs twice a day at 10.30am and 12.30pm throughout the October Half term. Special spooky events this half term include Wetland Witch’s Potions Class Oct 29 and 30 where children discover dark secrets of wetland plants and learn to write spells with quill feather pens. At dusk on the weekdays discover the bats of Arundel with a ride on the Vampire Boats. Climb aboard as the cloak of darkness settles in to look out for the creatures of the night as they emerge for their evening feeds. Boats run at 4.30pm or 5pm for £5 pp advance booking please. Call 01903 881530. This is an evening event so the rest of the grounds are closed. Admission charges do not apply. WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, Mill Road, Arundel, BN18 9PB is open from 9.30-4.30pm seven days a week. Call 01903 881530 for more information on events or visit www.wwt.org.uk/arundel

BOGNOR

JUDO: Bognor Regis Zen Judo Club. Zen Judo, 6yrs to Adult, Beginners welcome. Pay as you go £5 per session. South Bersted Church Hall, Bersted Street, Bognor Regis PO22 9QE. 7pm to 9pm (mixed), all students and grades. Telephone contact for more details: 07506689314 or 07904081211 or visit www.brzjc.co.uk

CHICHESTER

ACTIVITIES: From Monday 24 - Friday 28 October, children can get stuck in to a wide range of activities around Weald and Downland Museum’s beautiful 40-acre downland site. Activities will vary daily, but plan to include: pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, play a game of conkers, make a scary mask, hear a spine-tingling story seated around the fire, create a dancing skeleton paper puppet, plus many more activities to make and take home. Some activities have a small charge or the Museum requests a donation. Don’t worry – wet weather will not spoil play as there are plenty of areas under cover. The Museum’s historic buildings are fascinating places to explore – learn how food was prepared without modern technology in the Tudor kitchen, visit the watermill and see the Victorian smithy. There are also Shire horses, plus traditional breed farm animals, including Sussex oxen, Southdown sheep, pigs, Sussex Light chickens, and Embden geese. Activities run from 11am - 3pm daily and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please wear clothes and shoes that are suitable for playing outdoors. The Museum’s café kiosk will be open, plus there are indoor and outdoor picnic areas. Regular Museum admission prices apply (free for Annual Members of the Museum). Dogs on short leads are welcome and there is ample free parking. Visitors with disabilities are advised to contact the Museum in advance of their visit, to discuss the easiest way to access the site. For more visit www.wealddown.co.uk

TALK: Arun & Chichester (Air) Enthusiasts Society - Air ACES - welcome Commander Michael Maddox OBE RN for a talk on ‘Flying in the Fleet Air Arm during the Cold War’. 7pm for 7.30pm start at the Chichester Park Hotel, Chichester, PO19 7QL. Mike Maddox has the unique distinction of having served in frontline Naval Air Squadrons, equipped with the Sea Vixen, the Buccaneer, the Phantom and ASW Sea King helicopters, during a 37 year career. His final appointment was as a Commanding Officer of the unit that controlled the RAF electronic Warfare Squadron, and of which was equipped with Canberra aircraft. At this talk, Mike will describe the diverse operations undertaken by Naval Aviators during the Cold War period. A most interesting talk session is assured by this amazing speaker – Commander Michael Maddox OBE RN. This presentation will be amazing – with plenty of pictures – a talk for everyone, not just those interested in aviation. Entrance for members is £3, guests £5 and under 16s free. Tickets on sale at the door, on the evening. For further information about Air ACES, please see www.airaces.org.uk, or call David Batcock on 01243 823007.

Tuesday, October 25

BOGNOR

ACTIVITIES: Halloween Ghost Hunt. Children aged 12 and under can claim their reward of a treat, if they can find all the Ghosts ‘haunting’ the many displays showcasing the town’s past. Tuesday 25th October to Sunday 30th October, 10am to 4pm daily at Bognor Regis Museum, 25-27 West Street, PO21 1XA.

CHICHESTER

WALK: Chichester City Tours welcome you to join a guided walk around the centre of the City lasting approximately 90 minutes. Tour starts at 11am from the Novium Museum in Tower Street where tickets £5 per person are available or from www.chicitytours.co.uk

FELPHAM

TALK: Meeting of Felpham and Middleton Horticultural Society at 7.30pm at St Mary’s Centre, Grassmere Close, Felpham, PO22 7NU. Lawrence Hobbs will give an illustrated talk on orchids. Lawrence has been a commercial Orchid grower for over 30 years, running a nursery for 25 years. Visitors welcome. Free entry and car park. Further details phone 01243 584483. Website: www.fandmhs.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE

ART: Demonstration by professional artist Russ Calver in pastels: Animal in Landscapes. 7.30pm-9.30pm at Rowlands Castle Parish Hall, Links Lane, Rowlands Castle, PO9 6AD. Presented by the Rowlands Castle Painting Society. Visitors afternoon workshops: £3. Evening demonstrations £5. Yearly subscriptions: £30 from October 2016 - 2017. Information from 01243 374400 of visit www.rowlandscastlepaintingsociety.org.uk

WORKSHOP: Debbie Bone W/C pencils, 2pm-4pm at Rowlands Castle Parish Hall, Links Lane, Rowlands Castle, PO9 6AD. Presented by the Rowlands Castle Painting Society. Visitors afternoon workshops: £3. Evening demonstrations £5. Yearly subscriptions: £30 from October 2016 - 2017. Information from 01243 374400 of visit www.rowlandscastlepaintingsociety.org.uk

SOUTHBOURNE

ACTIVITY: Children’s holiday activity - Halloween. A fun activity day for half-term. We will be doing lots of exciting Halloween crafts including pressing apples, making apple rings and apple candles, baking and eating lunch around the bonfire, weather permitting! Please bring a packed lunch, and clothing for all weathers. 10am / 4 hours. Tickets: £20 per child (£15 for siblings). Tuppenny Barn, Southbourne, PO10 8EZ. For more call 01243 377780 or visit www.tuppennybarn.co.uk

Wednesday, October 26

CHICHESTER

CHOIR: CancerWise Top C Choir - 1.30pm-2.30pm at The Studio, New Park Centre, New Park Road, Chichester, PO19 7XY.

KARATE: Chichester Tsuyoi karate club is every Wednesday, juniors 5yrs and over 6pm to 7pm and seniors 15yrs and over 7pm to 8pm. Fee is £5 a session (no contract). Learn self defence and get fit in the process, sessions are held at Swanfield Community Centre, Swanfield Drive. Special offer for beginners free karate suit after you achieve the first six lessons. We pride ourselves on being a friendly but disciplined club. Contact senior instructor shihan Chris Bremford 5th Dan on 07535775078 or just turn up on the day. All tsuyoi instructors hold a full licence and are CRB checked.

TALK: The End of the Line - The last days of the Somerset & Dorset Railway. Chichester branch of the Railway Correspondence and Travel Society host an illustrated talk by Mike Beale. Committee room 2, County Hall, West Street, Chichester PO19 1RQ - 7.30pm to 9.45pm, admission by small donation, interval refreshments included. All welcome, no booking required. Contact Richard Ashby on 01243372234, visit www.rcts.org.uk/branches/chichester/ or go to www.facebook.com/chichesterrailrcts

TALK: Sussex Family History Group - Chichester. “The Cholera Years” is the title of the talk by John Avery, at the Sussex Family History Group’s Chichester Centre. The talk starts at 7.30pm in St George’s Church Parish Centre, Cleveland Road, Chichester. (entrance behind the church). Visitors very welcome, entrance free. Parking available. More details: (01243) 787087 or www.sfhg.org.uk.

Thursday, October 27

CHICHESTER

GROUP: CancerWise Open House - 10.30am-12pm at Tavern House, Basin Road, Chichester PO19 8DU. Music for well-being with Anna Macken.

MUSIC: Chichester Pickers Acoustic Music Club. Every second and fourth Thursday at Chichester Inn – 38 West Street. The music starts at 8pm. Acoustic musicians/singers – all genres welcomed 15 minute spots offered (as available). Admission by donation in honesty box. Details chipickers2016@gmail.com

MIDHURST

GROUP: The Alzheimer’s Society ‘Singing for the brain’ session for people diagnosed with dementia and their carers. 10am - 12pm in The Willow Room, The Grange, Midhurst, GU29 9HD.

WALBERTON

THEATRE: Walberton Players present Alan Ayckbourn’s brilliantly intricate comedy A Chrous of Disapproval. Thursday 27th to Saturday, 29th October 2016 at 7.30pm at Walberton Village Hall, BN18 0PQ. Directed by Paula Tinker. Tickets £10. Box Office: Jane Hayler on 01243 552882 before 8pm or email jane.hayler@tesco.net. For more information visit www.walbertonplayers.org