Below is a list of events taking place in the Observer area over the upcoming week. To submit an event send details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, October 6
ART: Chichester Art Society at Bassil Shippam Centre, Tozer Way, St Pancras. 10.15am-12.15pm. Guest artist Alex Roch demonstrates water-based oils by painting A Still Life. Sharing similar properties to traditional oils, this medium can be thinned and cleaned with water without loss of impact, making it suitable for anyone who dislikes chemical solvents. Parking and step-free access. Visitors always welcome (£3). Further details from 01243 602360 or visit www.chi-art-soc.org
GROUP: CancerWise Open House - 10.30am - 12pm at Tavern House, Basin Road, Chichester, PO19 8DU. Come and meet our new Centre Manager, Lisa.
POETRY: National Poetry Day. Highly regarded Sussex poet Clare Best will read from her latest work alongside artist collaborator Michaela Ridgeway’s slide show of images. Clare will read from CELL and Springlines, which is inspired by Southern English waterways. Plus live music from guitarist Linda Kelsall-Barnett and an open mic for local poets. A Celebration of Poetry, 7.30pm, Chichester Library, Tower Street. Tickets £5 (includes glass of wine) from the library, 01243 777351. All welcome.
TALK: Illustrated talk by guest speaker Shelagh Legrave MBE, Principal of Chichester College, whose subject will be: Chichester College – a Model for Further Education, detailing how the College achieved the national distinction of ‘leading from the front’.
Kindly note The meeting will start at 10am with coffee and biscuits, chat, purchase of raffle tickets/bring & buy; 10.30am - Talk begins; 11am - questions to speaker; 11.15 am - councillors take their seats, members’ questions begin; Coffee and raffle draw follow at about 11.30am. At The Friends’ Meeting House, Priory Road (opposite Priory Park). Members, guests and visitors warmly welcomed. Wheelchair access. On-street parking for 1 hour max.; main car parks recommended at Northgate, New Park Centre, Little London, Market Avenue (T: 01243-786081).
Friday, October 7
MUSIC: 60 minutes of classical music. The members of the 60 Minute Quartet are all highly distinguished with Jonathan Strange and Robin Brightman playing violin, Jose Gandia playing Viola and Roger Clayden a Bognor Regis resident playing cello. The 60 Minute Programme is: Joseph Haydn String Quartet Opus 64 No4 in G, Allegro Con brio, Menuetto & Trio, Adagio, Final. Antony Dvorak String Quartet No12 in F major Opus 96 Final Only. W.A.Mozart String Quartet KV548 No3 Allegro Vivace assai, Menuetto, Adagio, Allegro Assai “The Hunt”. 7.30pm in the Studio Room at The Alexandra Theatre. Tickets £6 (under 25s: £3)
BUSINESS: Are you a healthcare professional? Would you like to meet other professionals who play a key part in the community? Marriott House and Lodge Care Home continue to hold a monthly Professional Breakfast Meeting on the first Friday of every month. This is an opportunity for care professionals from various organisations who play a key role in the community to meet over breakfast. This is also an opportunity to see all that Marriott House and Lodge has to offer. From 8am. at Marriott House and Lodge Care Home, Tollhouse Close, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1SG. For more information, please contact Sarah Harding on 01243 536652 or email@example.com
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: Chichester Literary Society Speaker Colin Pinney on ‘Yeats and Maud Gonne’. St George’s Church Hall, Cleveland Road, Chichester. 7pm for 7.30pm. Members £3, guests £5. New members welcome. www.chichesterliterarysociety.co.uk.
WALK: Harbour Creekies: From the Cathedral to the Church. 10am-11.30am. A gentle four mile walk along the historic route from Chichester to Bosham Church looking at the autumn colours on the way. Afterwards, enjoy a break in Bosham before catching a public bus back to Chichester at your leisure (times will be given at the start). Bring your bus pass or money for the bus fare. Complimentary refreshments at the Sailing Club. Due to the countryside routes, these walks are aimed at those who can walk without the use of an aid. Fee: £5 per person on the day (free to Friends of Chichester Harbour). Meet: Bell Tower, Chichester Cathedral, West Street, Chichester PO19 1QG.
GROUP: Havant Complimentary Health Group. 10.30am until 12.30pm with coffee break at Langstone Conservative Club, Denvilles House, 33 Emsworth Road, Havant, PO9 2SN. Talk on pilates by Jenny Pilates with demonstration. Entrance fee £4. Further details Pam Fisher 01243 373033. Leave a message and I will get back to you.
Saturday, October 8
SALE: Book sale. Sale of old and discontinued books relating to Bognor, Sussex and general history plus general interest, including children’s, by order of The Curator. Also records and DVDs. Bognor Regis Museum, 25-27 West Street, Bognor Regis, PO21 1XA. 10am – 2pm.
MUSIC: The Lucky Jacks Duo @ The Wickham Arms, Chichester. 8.30pm
MUSIC: An Evening with Richard Navarro at Empire Hall, Graffham. Doors and bar open 7pm for an 8pm performance. Richard Navarro is a UK-based artist inspiring audiences through his innovative approaches to music and performance. His evocative and uplifting music takes the folk traditions of melody and storytelling and supercharges them through live looping and improvisation. Epic, soaring vocals combine with punchy, post-folk arrangements of songs that combine lyricism and sharp social commentary with violins, keyboards, infectious bass lines and driving percussion. For this performance he will be accompanied by a 20 strong choir from West Sussex Music led by Emily Barden. Adults £12, under 14s £6. Tickets via www.empirehall.org.uk
SALE: Garage sale. 53 Cardinals Drive, PO21 4QD. 12pm – 3pm. Household items, equipment, DIY, clothes, bric-a-brac etc. In aid of Blind Veterans UK charity.
SALE: Southbourne Age Concern jumble sale, 1pm – 5pm in New Road, Southbourne. Entrance 50p, refreshments on sale.
Sunday, October 9
SERVICE: Aldwick Baptist Church is holding its harvest festival service at 10.30am. The guest speaker will be Gerald Long. There will be collection of dry food items to go to Stonepillow Night Refuge in Chichester. This will be followed by a bring and share harvest lunch in the hall. All are welcome.
MARKET: Antiques & Collectables Market. 10am - 4pm at The Village Hall, Sea Road, East Preston BN16 1LP. With up to 30 tables selling vintage memorabilia including ceramics, glass, silver, art deco and art nouveau, jewellery and postcards. There will be a café set up throughout the day serving home made cakes, pastries, coffee, tea and soft drinks and a raffle. Admission £1. Organised by the East Preston Festival Committee to aid local charities and community groups.
PETS: You are warmly invited to the annual pets’ service at St Nicholas, Middleton (Elmer Rd, Middleton on Sea). The Service will start at 11.15am, lasting about 30-40 minutes. There will be some well-known hymns, the Blessing of pets, and a chance to light a candle in memory of a pet. Also, Mr Nigel Mundy will give a Talk about an important local organisation, “Pagham Ponies”, which helps to rescue ponies. The vicar, Fr William Marston, said: “The Pets’ Service is one of the high-lights of our year. We would be delighted to see you.”
Monday, October 10
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
FITNESS: Over 70s Keep-Fit. An exercise class for ‘the-not-so-young’. Top to toe exercises to music to keep you fit and mobile. We move, we stretch, we use chairs- no floor-work! Mondays, 11am @ The Guides Hall, Whyke Lane, Chichester. For more details please contact 01243 573311. Qualified instructor.
GROUP: CancerWise Stoma Group. 10.30am - 12pm at Tavern House, Basin Road, Chichester, PO19 8DU.
WALK: HeartSmart walk: Fishbourne. L: Bruce M: Peter D. Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Distance: 3 miles (if one way, and bus back) or 5 miles circular; over muddy fields to Bosham. Meet: Fishbourne Church car park, A259 (SU842045); bring bus pass. By car: 200 metres west of the Tesco roundabout, just past Apuldram Lane. 10.30am.
WELLBEING: Information and Wellbeing Event, 11am-3pm at The Grange Leisure Centre, Midhurst. Benefits, support groups, wellbeing, counselling, work advice and volunteering. For more information contact Susanna Lloyd on 07957 209244
Tuesday, October 11
EXHIBITIONS: Stride Open Painting and Drawing Exhibition Selected entrants and winners of the Oxmarket annual Open Art Competition, sponsored by Stride and Son; Visual Marks – Crossing Boundaries. A demonstration of individual interpretations of the concept, using a variety of stitch and mixed media techniques; The Chinese Painting Group – Chinese Watercolours. An exploration of the versatile Chinese brush; Katherine Webber Jewellery. Handcrafted pieces using semi-precious stones and beads. 11-23 October Oxmarket Centre of Arts. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 4.30pm. Free admission. St Andrews Court, off East Street, Chichester, PO1 IYH. Further information 01243 779103
EXHIBITION: An exhibition of Chinese watercolours by the Chinese Painting Group. Tuesday 11th October to Sunday 23rd October, 10am-4.30pm (closed Monday 17th). Oxmarket Centre of Arts, St Andrews Court, Chichester, PO19 1YH. For more information visit www.oxmarket.com. Try this fascinating style of painting for yourself. We meet Monday mornings at the Lavant Memorial Hall (near Chichester) and welcome new members.
WALK: HeartSmart walk: Chichester Oaklands. L: Helen. Time : 30mins. A gentle paced walk suitable for beginners. Meet: Entrance to Chichester Festival Theatre, PO19 6AP. By car: From A27 take the A259. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Via Ravenna/A259. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Ave De Chartres / A286 At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Orchard St/A286. Follow signs to Northgate Car Park. There is a pay & display car park (70p for an hour) Call Helen on 07921 278 860. By bus: The number 60 operated by Stagecoach stops near the Theatre. 10.30am.
WALK: HeartSmart walk: North Eartham woods.
L: Bruce M: Peter D. Time: 2 hours 20 minutes. Distance: 5.2 miles. Ascent 150m. A walk through the top of Eartham Woods to Bignor Hill returning via Stane Street. Meet: Junction A285 and Selhurst Park Road. SU938119 ( Nearest postcode GU28 0LZ ). http://maps.google.com/maps?t=m&z=15&q=50.8998,-0.6663 By Car: Take the A285 Petworth road. Selhurst Park Road junction is 4.6 miles. 10.30am.
ART: Demonstration by professional artist Gary Miller in acrylics, 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
Wednesday, October 12
FITNESS: Fitness-over-60. An exercise class to improve your fitness level and keep you fit and flexible. Wednesdays, 9.25am @ Bosham Village Hall. For more details, please contact 01243 573311. Qualified instructor.
CHOIR: CancerWise Top C Choir - 1.30pm - 2.30pm at The Studio, New Park Centre, New Park Road, Chichester, PO19 7XY.
COOKERY: Nik Westacott, well known Chichester chef and mushroom expert will be hosting a wild mushroom cookery evening at The Valdoe in Goodwood. He will demonstrate how to source and cook with local mushrooms and lead you through the mystery that surrounds them. The evening will end with Nik cooking a three course supper for guests. 7pm, £30. For more information visit www.timjasper.co.uk or call 01243 774411. Payments by cash or cheque. Cash bar.
COFFEE: Coffee morning and sale of charity Christmas cards and gifts, West Wittering Memorial Hall, Elms Lane, PO20 8LW. Come for coffee, tea and home-made cake, and start your Christmas shopping - in aid of CLIC Sergeant, Friends of Chichester Hospital, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, Save The Children, Shipwrecked Mariners and Fishermen, SMILE Train, St Peter and St Paul’s Parish Church, and St Wilfrid’s Hospice. For more information call Linda 07765 0484590. Please support these worthy causes.
Thursday, October 13
WALK: HeartSmart walk: Angmering and Hammerpot. L: Peter Br. Time: 2 hours Distance: 4 mile mainly flat walk through woods and meadows. Meet: Car park in the woods at the Dover. Map ref TQ061065. By Car: A27 through Arundel and Dover Street is signed on the left after 2 miles (before The Woodman Arms where the A27 goes uphill). 10.30am.
GROUP: CancerWise Open House - 10.30am - 12pm at Tavern House, Basin Road, Chichester, PO19 8DU. Music therapy 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 firstname.lastname@example.org