Bernstein/Hussey friendship celebrated in Chichester Cathedral

Walter & Lenny – a one-man play devised and performed by Peter McEnery – enjoyed its premiere in Chichester’s Minerva Theatre three years ago.

Laila Kassab

Positive response to Gaza artist's work on show in Chichester

Chichester’s Pallant House Gallery is reporting a strong and positive response to its latest Outside In exhibition – a commission which invited Palestinian artist Laila Kassab to produce new work inspired by Outsider artist Scottie Wilson.

Sarah and her boys

Musical celebration of breastfeeding!

Soprano Sarah Corp is staging a breastfeeding concert in her former home town, at St Mary’s Church, Goring on August 2 from 7-9pm.

Trio members Margaret Lloyd and Gordon Egerton

The Regnum Trio in concert in Chichester

St George’s Church, Cleveland Road, Chichester will be hosting one of its Last Friday in the Month concerts on Friday, July 27 at 7.30pm.

Dominic James

Jazz night for the Petworth Festival

Jazz in The Stables brings together Swing Zazou and The Dixie Ticklers for one of the highlights of this year’s Petworth Festival, on Saturday, July 28 at Petworth House Stable Yard (doors 5.30pm).
Anniversary celebrations

Celebrations for The Arts Society Chichester

Members of The Arts Society Chichester (formerly Chichester Decorative and Fine Arts Society) have been celebrating their 40th anniversary with president Susan Stevenson-Hamilton, chairman Rhoda Sheppard and specially-invited guests Alison Galvin-Wright, trustee of The Arts Society. and David Bignell, chairman of Sussex Area Arts Society.

Arun Art Club - Mick Porter and Anne Wilson enjoy painting in the sunshine

Annual show from Arun Art Society

Arun Art Society’s annual exhibition offers the chance to enjoy original artworks created by talented local artists.

Laurie Davidson and Lydia Leonard. Photo by Helen Maybanks

REVIEW: The Meeting, Minerva Theatre, Chichester, until August 11

Charlotte Jones’ fascinating, complex drama – at times comedy; towards the end full-on thriller –  makes for compelling viewing as it slowly, quietly, powerfully draws us in.

Theatre and Comedy
Richard Plowman

Vicky Meets…

Richard Plowman, Chairman of Priory Park 100
Felpham friends Mary Hite and Jeanette Clarke

Friends maintain Arundel art tradition

Felpham friends Mary Hite and Jeanette Clarke will be reunited once again through art in Arundel.


Hospital radio show for Barnham jazzman

Barnham jazz musician Olly Dow has begun a series of programmes entitled Jazz Dreams as a DJ for Chichester Hospital Radio. They go out on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5pm. Future programmes feature Miles Davis as well as The Trial of Benny Goodman.

Plastikes Karekles were among the highlights

Best yet as Festival of Chichester ends on a glorious high!

The 2018 Festival of Chichester ended on a huge high after four weeks of excellent audiences, superb performances and endless community spirit.

Diane Maclean (photo by Jim Holden)

Artist's response to warmth and welcome of Chichester Cathedral

Artist Diane Maclean instantly felt the warmth and the welcome when she first visited Chichester Cathedral.

Dan Flanagan & his 4 year-old son, Nathaniel

"Intergenerational rave" promised for Chichester!

Thanks to a recent Arts Council grant, Tot Rockin’s Beats is coming to Chichester, promising “intergenerational raving with a social conscience”.

Jane Austen on stage on tour

Jane Austen on stage on tour

Chapterhouse Theatre Company, now in its 19th year of touring open-air theatre to country houses, castles and heritage sites across the UK and Ireland, brings an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility to Haslemere Museum’s gardens on Wednesday, July 25.

Theatre and Comedy

Popular Petworth art show fondly remembers its founder

This year’s Treve Cottage Art Show near Petworth (July 21-Aug 5, 11-6pm daily) goes ahead in memory of founder Bronnie Cunningham who died in March. The show will celebrate her life and work.

Hazel Latus

Honour reflects everyone, insists Bognor arts boss

Chairman of Arun Arts Hazel Latus was delighted with the immense personal honour when she was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s birthday honours list for voluntary service to the arts in Bognor Regis.
Theatre and Comedy
Petworth Festival 2018 pop-up exhibition

Petworth Festival 2018 pop-up exhibition

Petworth Festival offers a pop-up art exhibition running from July 18-21 from 12-5pm at the United Reformed Church, Petworth (2-5 on Wednesday, July 18).

The Greatest Showman

Film on a Farm brings The Greatest Showman to West Sussex!

Film on a Farm promises a unique outdoor cinema experience.

TV and Film
Mark Jones

Comedian Mark Jones joins Worthing panto

Worthing Theatres have announced that comedian Mark Jones will play the role of Wishee Washee in this year’s family-favourite pantomime Aladdin at the Pavilion Theatre.

Theatre and Comedy
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