LISTINGS: 13 October - 20 October

Below is a list of events taking place in the Observer area over the upcoming week. To submit an event send details to [email protected]

Thursday, 13th October 2016, 2:24 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 5:42 pm

Thursday, October 13


CHURCH: At Aldwick Baptist Church, Gossamer Lane - next Messy Church is at 3.15pm. All children are welcome with an adult. There will be games, craft, bible story and fun food for all. For more information contact Ben Lander on 07445 534080


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 [email protected]

Friday, October 14


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.


TALK: Rev’d Paul Cowley MBE to talk at St. Mary’s Parish Church, Petworth GU28 0AD at 7.30pm. A Petworth Churches Together event. At 17 Paul was behind bars , at age 19 went into the Army where he rose to become Staff Sergeant. His life was turned around in 1994 at an Alpha Course at HTB and he became involved with in running home groups, and in ex offender work. He set up Alpha in Prisons and now over 52 prisons are now running the course. He was ordained in 2002 and runs a church with a staff of 42 dealing with all manner of social problems. The talk is titled ‘Having hope that things will change’. Information from Gerald Gresham Cooke at [email protected] or by calling 01798 342151

Saturday, October 15


MUSIC: Mike Wroth – singer/guitarist @ RAFA Club, Waterloo Square, Bognor Regis. 8pm. Free entry. All members and guests welcome.

SALE: Grand sale in aid of Help for Heroes and Ogwen Mountain Rescue, 11am - 3pm at Waterford, Sylvan Way, Bognor Regis, PO21 2RS. Many new items including jewellery, camping equipment, CD’s, toys, bric-a-brac, garden, household, good as new clothes, tools and much more.


ADVICE: Free help and advice session for anyone with concerns about a child or loved one with dyslexia, dyscalculia or dyspraxia. Come and find out more about: Dyslexia the the workplace - How to claim Disabled Students’ Allowance - Getting a Formal assessment of dyslexia - What schools should be doing to help - and much more. Time: 9am-12pm at Chichester Library, Tower Street, Chichester, West Sussex.


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.


QUIZ: Quiz, fish ‘n’ chip supper and raffle, Fishbourne Church Hall, St Peter’s Place, PO19 3XT- in aid of Save The Children. Tickets for this popular evening cost £12.50 each and are available from Linda 07765 048590 or Judy 01243 787798. Please support the vital work of Save The Children in the UK and 120 other countries worldwide.


EVENT: The Country Brocante. Village sale, 10am - 3pm at Wisborough Green Village Hall. Our pretty country sale will be full of timeworn textiles, vintage treasure furniture and artisans makers. Find our rummage room piled high with old faded fabrics, quilts and blankets. Boxes, trunks and crates filled with china. Pre-loved cashmere and clothing in the winter wardrobe room. Local produce, bee talks, soup & homemade bread, tea & cake. Entrance £2, dogs welcome, children free. Follow us @thecountrybrocante, visit RSVP to [email protected] for your chance to win tea & cake for two

Sunday, October 16


CYCLING: Two rides with the Bognor Regis and Chichester section of the Cyclists Touring Club. 1) Awayday - Ride The London Super Highway and Other Cycle Paths. Meet at 10.30 am, Hampton Court station. Connecting train leaves Bognor Regis station at 7.59 am. More details nearer the day. Flat ride - 30 miles. 2) Half Day Morning Only Ride - Elevenses at Stansted Garden Centre Cafe. Start time: 10 am, Chichester Cross. Slightly hilly ride - 20 miles. The club website is at The club is on Facebook at and


WALK: Join us for a guided walking tour of the highlights of Chichester. An easy 90 minute walk uncovering the richness and diversity of Chichester’s past from its Roman origins to the present day. Meet 11.30am at the Cathedral Bell Tower, West Street. £6 pp, under 12s free. For further information visit the Chichester Tour Guide website at; email [email protected] or call 01243 850533


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.


CONCERT: Piano recital by Tom Cooper at St Mary Our Lady Sidlesham. Works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Schumann and Mendelssohn. The recital begins at 3pm and will be followed by tea.

Monday, October 17


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


EVENT: Afternoon of music/tea dance. Come and enjoy - music, optional dancing, afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes! 2.30pm - 4.30pm at Chichester Park Hotel (Madgwick Lane, Westhampnett Road, Chichester, PO19 7QL). Also, raffle and craft sale – all proceeds to Chichester Harbour Rotary Club, who are very kindly sponsoring this event. Free event - booking essential! To book places, or for further information phone 07495 077298 or email: [email protected]

GROUP: Cancerwise Secondary Cancer Group - 10.30am-12pm at Orchard Centre, St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Grosvenor Road, Chichester PO19 8FP.

GROUP: CancerWise Between Friends Breast Cancer Group - 11am-12.30pm at Tavern House, Basin Road, Chichester PO19 8DU.

TALK: Seeing as it’s nearly Halloween, this month’s talk will be a group lead discussion and will be on cultures that have a period of celebrating the dead: Day of the Dead – Mexico, All Saint’s Eve – Halloween, All Saint’s day and All Souls’ Day. 7.30pm at The Chichester Inn, West Street. All Welcome. For further details visit or look for the Chichester Humanists group on Facebook .


TALK: “Digging for Defence: Fort Nelson 1860 - 1914” - a talk by Philip Magrath. In the Mountford Rooms, Emsworth Community Centre, North Street, Emsworth PO10 7DD at 7.30pm. What was the reason behind the building of five huge fortifications on Portsdown Hill in the nineteenth century? Philip Magrath will answer this and other questions in his talk. Members of Emsworth Maritime and Historical Trust - £2, non members - £3. For more information; [email protected] or telephone 01243 378091

Tuesday, October 18


VOLUNTEERING: Volunteer Now! Autumn Volunteer Roadshow. 1.30pm-3pm at The Studio, The Regis Centre, PO21 1BL. Free event – find out about becoming a volunteer in Bognor and view opportunities for volunteering in the local area. Book a place by calling 01243 864220 or emailing [email protected]


TALK: Pompeo Batoni — Neglected Genius of the Grand Tour . 7.30pm at The Assembly Room, Council House, North Street.An illustrated talk for Friends of Ravenna by Bob France. For more details call 01243 789751.


POETRY: Open mic & guest, Hylda Sims, at Petersfield Write Angle Poetry & Music (Hylda makes us want to rhyme, to sing, to laugh and weep. You have to join in). 7.15pm for 7.30pm-10.30pm at The Townhouse, 38 High Street, Petersfield, GU32 3JL. Cost: £6. Contact: [email protected] Info:


WORKSHOP: Life Group, 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

Wednesday, October 19


EVENT: You are invited to enjoy tea, coffee and cakes to raise funds for Chestnut Tree Children’s Hospice. 2pm-4pm at South Bersted Church Hall (behind Bognor Hospital). There will also be a raffle, cake stall, crafts and greeting cards. Admission 50p, children free.

THEATRE: Avenue Q - A Musical Production by CAOS Musical Productions at The Alexandra Theatre, Bognor Regis. 7.30pm. Wednesday 19th October to Saturday 20th October. Tickets £12.50/£15 Box Office Tel No: 01243 861010 or Avenue Q is a hybrid from the genre of puppetry in an all singing, all dancing musical of ‘fur-fest’, will sure to have you crying with joy and raring with laughter.


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.

MUSIC: At 7.30pm, in the University Chapel, FMG have arranged an extra event to celebrate the developing careers of four of our Bursary holders. This special recital is given by four Chichester University students who went on with FMG’s help to fourth year studies at conservatoires. The performers are Jasmine Selby, flute; Jason Howard, countertenor; Ben Socrates, piano and Erin Alexander, soprano. The meeting is organised by the Funtington Music Group. Tickets £15 from 01243 378900 or at the door.

Thursday, October 20


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

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.


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.