Listings: Thursday 4 August to Thursday 11 August

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, August 4

ARUNDEL

EXHIBITION: Art exhibition until Sunday 7th August, 10am to 5.30pm. Annual exhibition and sale of original paintings, cards, prints and photographs by local artists Mary Hite and Jeanette Clarke. The Norfolk Centre, Mill Road, Arundel. The Norfolk Centre is next to the lower Arundel Castle entrance. Free parking is available and there is also a car park opposite.

BOGNOR

GROUP: Chichester & Bognor Regis Osteoporosis Support Group invites you to a tea party with musical entertainment, 2.30pm-4pm at South Bersted Church Hall, Bersted Street, PO22 9QE. Entrance £3.50 to include tea/coffee and cake. Plants, cakes, raffle.

CHICHESTER

EXHIBITIONS: The National Acrylic Painters Association – Summer Show. (Professional artists employing a wide range of skills and techniques); Lucy Nora – Under Sea Galaxy (Modern, contemporary paintings in vivid colour); Len Murrell – UK Coastal and Estuary Views (Oil paintings capturing the moods of our coastline and river estuaries); Mark Anthony Haden Ford – Painting and woven installation. Until 14 August at Oxmarket Centre of Arts. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 4.30pm. Free admission. Oxmarket Centre of Arts, St Andrews Court, off East Street, Chichester, PO1 IYH. Further information 01243 779103

GROUP: CancerWise Open House - 10.30am - 12pm at Tavern House, Basin Road, Chichester PO19 8DU - coffee and chat.

LECTURE: The Great War - a free lecture at The Novium Museum, 6pm - 7pm. A lecture from University of Chichester senior lecturer Dr. Ross Wilson Learn more about how the Great War radically changed the lives of people in Chichester, how it altered the way in which people lived, the food they ate and the entertainments they enjoyed.

MUSIC: ‘Coustics @ The Chichester Inn, Chichester. 8pm

DONNINGTON

GARDENING: Dahlias are once again in fashion in any well stocked garden. Tonight at 7pm for 7.30pm in Donnington Parish Hall, Donnington’s gardeners are devoting the evening to listen to some of the country’s top dahlia growers tell all there is to know about this plant and getting the very best from them. The speakers are bringing with them some popular and some exclusive plants for sale so do not miss this opportunity. All visitors welcome. Entry £1. Refreshments and details of the local gardening club. Easy parking PO19 8QT. Enquiries to Brian Turbefield on 01243 782729.

GRAFFHAM

WALK: Morning walk on Graffham Common with Michael Blencowe of the Sussex Wildlife Trust. Meet outside Empire Hall GU28 0QB at 10am. Donations to the Trust appreciated. 07827 830891.

LAVANT

WALK: HeartSmart walk: Lavant to Binderton. L: Janet H. Time: 1 hr 30 mins Distance: 3.5 miles. Fairly level, good walking path, no stiles. Meet: Along Sheepwash Lane, by the recreation ground in Lavant. By Car: Take A286 (Broyle Road) from Chichester to Lavant, right at roundabout. First left after recreation ground (Sheepwash Lane) park on roadside. By Bus: 60 Chichester to Lavant. Walk down road past pub to Sheepwash Lane and River Lavant. 10.30am.

MIDHURST

MARKET: The Midhurst Hub is delighted to announce their new craft market, 10am – 2pm in the Old Town Hall, Market Square just above Gartons Coffee House. Scented candles, corn dollies, handcrafted jewellery to suit all ages, handmade soaps, organic skin salves, lots of cheerful cards, knitted teddies and baby clothes, and lots more - all affordable, all unique, all locally produced! And it’s a chance to meet the craftspeople, too! If you’re a local craftworker and would be interested in a stall at a future market, email us on info@themidhursthub.co.uk. Call 01730 817518 or visit www.themidhursthub.co.uk

Friday, August 5

BIRDHAM

ART: Phoenix Arts: Exhibition and Sale of local artists work. Birdham Village Hall, PO20 7HA. 5pm – 7.30pm.. Entry free.

BURPHAM

WALK: HeartSmart walk: Burpham. L: Jane W M:Pete D. Time: 2 hrs Distance: Approx. 4 miles. Hilly walk with some stiles. Lovely views. Meet: The public car park behind the George at Burpham. By Car: Travelling east out of Arundel, take the first turning left after the railway bridge and follow the signs to Burpham village. The car park is accessed behind the pub. 10.30am.

CHICHESTER

COFFEE: Chichester Cathedral Friends will hold a coffee morning in the beautiful Vicars’ Hall from 10am until 12pm. All are very welcome. £1.50 for coffee and biscuit.

CRAFTS: Roman Craft Series - Cardboard Armour at The Novium Museum. Join us from 11am until 2pm to create your own Roman cardboard armour! £3 per child

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

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: “10th Anniversary of the Ems Valley U3A”. To celebrate the 10 years that the Ems Valley U3A have been active in Emsworth they are delighted to be able to share their enthusiasm for learning with the wider Emsworth Community. The exhibition will illustrate the various interests and activities that the members take part in and show that there is certainly learning, life and fun in Emsworth after retirement. The exhibition runs until 11th September. Emsworth Museum, 10B North Street, Emsworth PO10 7DD, is open on Saturdays and Bank Holiday Monday (August 29th) 10.30am - 4.30pm and on Sundays (and all Fridays in August) 2.30pm - 4.30pm. Admission is free. A stairlift is available. Everyone welcome. For more information email info@emsworthmuseum.org.uk or telephone 01243 378091.

Saturday, August 6

BIRDHAM

ART: Phoenix Arts: Exhibition and Sale of local artists work. Birdham Village Hall, PO20 7HA. 10am – 5pm. Entry free.

BOGNOR

FAIR: The annual Hotham Park Country Fair is on August 6th and 7th from 11am - 5pm both days with free entry. The bandstand will be the hub for music and entertainment across the weekend. The show ground will host attractions and the Mary McFee pavilion will be the home of Punch and Judy with the talented “ Crazy Hazee”. Over 60 arts and crafts stalls, wagon rides, meet the alpacas, bouncy castles and lots more for the all ages and interests.

EASEBOURNE

EVENT: Easebourne Garden and Allotment Society is holding their annual produce show in Cowdray Hall, Easebourne Street. The Society’s members will be exhibiting their vegetables, fruit, flowers, floral arrangements, baked goods and preserves, and this year there are a couple of new categories for children. Doors open at 3.15pm and prize giving is at 4pm. Entry is free and tea and cake is available for only £2.

EMSWORTH

DANCE: Ballroom dancing/ sequence not 50/50. Emsworth Community Centre, North Street, PO10 7DD. 7.30pm until 10.30pm, dancing to live music. £6 including tea/coffee. For more contact Eileen on 07887744419.

PAGHAM

SALE: Garage sale at 53 Cardinals Drive, Pagham. 10am - 1pm. Bargains galore. In aid of Blind Veterans UK.

SELSEY

JUMBLE: Selsey Cancer Relief Fund jumble sale, 10am to 12pm at Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Selsey, PO20 0QJ. Please park behind the fire station close by. Entrance 20p, children free. Look for the blue balloons outside.

YAPTON

FILM: Exhibition, talk & film screening. The Yapton & Ford Local History Group, in conjunction with the IWM and Somme100Film, are commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme with two screenings of the original film taken and released in 1916. There will be supporting talks given by Philip Robinson, Local & Military historian as well as an exhibition. This will take place in the Yapton & Ford village hall between midday and 6.30pm. The talks and exhibition are free but there is a charge of £1 per ticket for the film. Places are limited for the screenings so book early to save disappointment. An added attraction is a 100 year old Model-T Ford complete with gun mounting as used in the Great War. Visit www.yaptonhistory.org.uk for more information.

Sunday, August 7

BILLINGSHURST

EVENT: BSRA Charity Fun Day, 12pm-6pm in aid of Chestnut Tree House and Sussex Search and Rescue in association with Henry Adams Billingshurst. Live music, fun dog show, vintage tea tent, bouncy castles, fun fair, stalls, licensed bar, bbq, raffle prizes and more. Jubilee Fields, Billingshurst

BIRDHAM

ART: Phoenix Arts: Exhibition and Sale of local artists work. Birdham Village Hall, PO20 7HA. 10am – 5pm. Entry free.

BOGNOR

FAIR: The annual Hotham Park Country Fair, 11am - 5pm with free entry.

CHICHESTER

WALK: Chichester walls walk, 2pm. Do come along on this free guided walk around the most intact Roman Walls in the south of England. It will be led by Doris Norton, the Secretary of the Chichester Walls Trust. Please meet at the Cathedral Bell Tower at 2pm. The walk will finish at about 3.30pm. This Walk takes place on the first Sunday of every month. Donations to the work of the Walls Trust are welcome. A full-colour souvenir walls guide (£3) is available to buy, as is the large full-colour book about the history of the walls (£9).

EARNLEY

WALK: Morning bird walk around Medmerry with Chris Furlepa of the RSPB Chichester Local Group. Meet in RSPB car park, Map Ref: SZ817968 at 9.30am. 01243 262833

MIDHURST

ANTIQUES: Antiques and collectors fair at the New Grange Centre, Bepton Road, Midhurst, GU29 9HD - public admission 10.30am to 4pm. £1.50. Wide variety of antiques and collectables including pottery, porcelain, gold and silver, glass, jewellery, coins, fashion accessories, military badges and postcards. Buying and selling. Large free car park adjoining. Enquiries to Emmott Promotions tel: 07747 604541 or see our website at http://www.emmottpromotions.co.uk

SINGLETON

LUNCH: Singleton Village Hall ploughman’s lunches and cream teas. 11.30pm - 5pm. All proceeds to hall maintenance fund. Further details 01243 811453/ 811726

THORNEY ISLAND

WALK: HeartSmart walk: Thorney Island. L: Dominic. Time: 5 hrs Distance: 7 miles. A longer walk around Thorney Island, bring a packed lunch. This walk is flat. Meet: Thornham Marina car park. By Car: A259 from Chichester. Thorney Road is just left before Emsworth then turn left onto Thornham Lane, Thornham Marina will be on your left. 10.30am.

Monday, August 8

CHICHESTER

GROUP: CancerWise Stoma Group - 10.30am - 12pm at Tavern House, Basin Road, Chichester, PO19 8DU.

EMSWORTH

WALK: Local history walk, 6pm. This is the last opportunity in 2016 to join Dr Margaret Rogers on her guided walk around southern Emsworth and to learn some of the history of the area. If you were unable to join her on the three previous occasions this year she is repeating this popular event for just one more time and will be pleased to see you. Starting from outside Emsworth Museum at 6pm, the walk will take about two hours walking at a comfortable pace. Walkers can stop at any time. Cost £3 per person to be paid at the start of the walk. Advance booking is not required. For more information email info@emsworthmuseum.org.uk or telephone 01243 378091.

Tuesday, August 9

CHICHESTER

WALK: HeartSmart walk: Marina stroll. L: John M: Judy. Time: 30 minutes Distance: 1 mile, a short, gentle stroll round the Marina. Meet: Park at Chichester Marina car park (free). PO20 7EJ. By Car: A286 south from Chichester towards Birdham. Turn right at sign to Chichester Marina. Park in the public car park on the right (can be muddy). By Bus: 52/53 (circuit from Chichester) get off at the Marina bus stop, then walk down to the public car park. 10.30am

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

WORKSHOP: Romans in Residence - Family Workshop, 10am until 12pm at The Guildhall, Priory Park. Attend a free drop in session with professional artists, Splodge Designs, at The Guildhall in Priory Park to create costumes for the Romans in Residence carnival procession.

Wednesday, August 10

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

Thursday, August 11

CHICHESTER

GROUP: CancerWise Open House - 10.30am - 12pm at Tavern House, Basin Road, Chichester, PO19 8DU. Coffee and chat

EMSWORTH

EXHIBITION: “10th Anniversary of the Ems Valley U3A”. To celebrate the 10 years that the Ems Valley U3A have been active in Emsworth they are delighted to be able to share their enthusiasm for learning with the wider Emsworth Community. The exhibition will illustrate the various interests and activities that the members take part in and show that there is certainly learning, life and fun in Emsworth after retirement. The exhibition runs until 11th September. Emsworth Museum, 10B North Street, Emsworth PO10 7DD, is open on Saturdays and Bank Holiday Monday (August 29th) 10.30am - 4.30pm and on Sundays (and all Fridays in August) 2.30pm - 4.30pm. Admission is free. A stairlift is available. Everyone welcome. For more information email info@emsworthmuseum.org.uk or telephone 01243 378091.