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the Hamblin Trust

Reconnecting with Joy - course starts

2 - 23 February, 13:30 - 15:30

Hamblin Hall

These are four exploratory group discussions and meditations on the theme of Joy lead by Lisa Sturge. These sessions are a follow-up to the introductory course run last October, but are open to all. Week 1 – Sharing joyful experiences and memories, week 2- exploring what can keep us from. . .
Chichester cathedral
They All Have a Story – Lesser Known Characters of Chichester Cathedral’s Past. Uncover what the Cathedral building itself teaches us as well as learning more about key characters in the Cathedral’s history.   A series of five specialist tours on Friday or Saturday mornings, from 10. 30am – 12noon,. . .
South downs Planetarium
Born here in Chichester,  Major Tim Peake  completed his secondary education at  Chichester High School for Boys  in 1990. Following a  successful career as a British Army Air Corps officer and test pilot, Tim was selected as an  ESA astronaut  in 2009, and completed  Astronaut Basic Training  in November 2010.   . In 2012. . .
Tuppenny Barn
An opportunity to volunteer for the morning with our community working party. This is an excellent way of learning about hedgerow management, led by Community Officer Sarah Hughes. Come and meet new people, learn a new skill and help wildlife – all at the same time – by  rejuvenating the. . .
Pallant House Gallery
Drawn from the Gallery’s significant collection of British Pop Art, this exhibition explores how artists in Britain in the 1950s and 1960s responded to rapid social change, as Pop Art emerged as a means of addressing the rise of mass media, the cult of celebrity, questions of identity and prevalent. . .
Pallant House Gallery
Six important works by Peter Blake,Michael Craig-Martin, Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Gavin Turk and Rachel Whiteread, donated to Pallant House Gallery by Frank Dunphy, former manager to Hirst,demonstrate how a generation of artists known as the Young British Artists adopted and expanded the 1960s Pop Art aesthetic. . . .
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Drawn from the Gallery’s significant collection of British Pop Art, this exhibition explores how artists in Britain such as Peter Blake, Richard Hamilton and Eduardo Paolozzi responded to rapid social change in the 1950s and 1960s, as Pop Art emerged as a means of addressing the rise of mass media,. . .
Chi Park Run
Outdoors sports

Chichester Park Run

24 February, 09:00

Oaklands Park Chichester

Chichester parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Oaklands Park, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6BB It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it. . .
Tuppenny Barn
. Maggie Haynes, Founder of Tuppenny Barn, will be running this popular workshop. No previous knowledge required, just enthusiasm. Tickets: £35 per person with homemade refreshments provided. Price:   £35. 00. . . . .
Bognor Library

Storytime

24 February, 10:15 - 10:45

Bognor Regis Library

Bring you child along to share stories. All children under 5 welcome and free of charge!. . . .
the Hamblin Trust

Laughter Club

24 February, 10:30 - 12:30

Hamblin Hall

Meetings begin with simple warm-up exercises, followed by a variety of activities and Laughter Yoga exercises. Laughing with others in a group is highly infectious! We finish with a laughter meditation and relaxation to calm the body and mind and to enjoy the wonderful peace that results from genuine laughter. . . .
Chichester City Tours
heritage

City Walking Tour

24 February, 11:00 - 12:30

| The Novium

The original walking tour group of Chichester invite you to explore the attractions of our historic Cathedral city within the Roman Walls.  . Tours start from The Novium and last approximately 90 minutes. . . .
Chichester Library

Book Surgery

24 February, 11:00 - 12:00

Chichester Library

Stuck on what to read next ?? ? ; Come along to talk to us about books you have read and get some suggestions on what you can read next. No need to book, just come along!. . . .
Chichester Library

Storytime

24 February, 11:00 - 11:30

Chichester Library

Bring you child along to share stories. All children under 5 welcome and free of charge!. . . .
Pallant House Gallery
Arts

Gallery Tour

24 February, 14:00 - 14:30

| Pallant House Gallery

Free with Gallery admission. No booking required. Please meet at reception. A half-hour guided tour providing fascinating insights into our collections and displays. Whether exploring themes such as portraits or landscape, or telling stories behind particular artworks, each week will be different. Pallant House Gallery’s collection of Modern British art. . .
Stansted House
Visit the house and meet our trusted suppliers for fabulous wedding inspiration. . . .
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Within the historic city walls of our beautiful city, an easy walk takes you through the ages; from Roman Baths to award winning architecture of the 21 st  century, via medieval streets and the Market Cross, Georgian residences, the Cathedral quadrant and much more besides. Meet at Cathedral Bell Tower, West St. Just. . .
freedom of the city
Chichester City Council  will confer the Honorary Freedom of the City upon Timothy Peake CMG at a ceremony at Chichester Festival Theatre on Sunday 25 February at 2. 30pm. Following the civic ceremony, at which the  ESA – European Space Agency  Astronaut will be presented with the Freedom of the. . .
Bognor Library

Baby Rhyme Time

26 February, 10:15 - 10:45

Bognor Regis Library

Join our baby rhyme time fun, with rhymes songs and musical instruments. Free of charge!. . . .
HeartSmart walks
Outdoors sports

HeartSmart Walks - Chichester Canal

26 February, 10:30 - 11:00

Chichester Canal

HeartSmart Walks. These walks are led by volunteer Walk Leaders and are designed to cater for all ages and abilities. The walks offer opportunities to exercise and meet new people in a safe and friendly environment. All walks finish at their starting point unless otherwise indicated and booking is not. . .
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heritage

The Edes House tour

26 February, 11:00 - 12:30

| Edes House

If walls could talk . Join us in the wonderful foyer at 10. 45am for the tour to begin at 11. 00am where the story of Edes House begins, starting with a brief overview of life in late Stuart England. Emphasising the development of Chichester and looking at how national events. . .
dementia support
Music

Singing with Soul

26 February, 14:00 - 16:00

Tangmere Village Hall

This is a new social singing group (not a choir). For the over 50s, we are dementia friendly. Why not give it a go! Come and join us for tea & cake, a sing-song and a chat. Every Monday 2pm – 4pm at Tangmere Village Hall. £2. 50 per session. . . .
Willowhale

Library games after school

26 February, 15:00 - 16:30

Willowhale Library

Visit the library to play games and after school. Term time only. Parents and carers are asked to remain with their child during this activity. Free event, just drop in!. . . .
Tuppenny Barn

Beginners Yoga

26 February, 18:00 - 19:15

Tuppenny Barn

For Beginners or those returning to yoga. The class is taught by Joanna Hoath, daughter of Trevor Hoath who teaches yoga at Tuppenny Barn on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Jo has been taught yoga by her father for over 12 years, and is a soon-to-be qualified British Wheel of Yoga Instructor. . .
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food

Bavardage au Pub

26 February, 18:30 - 20:00

| Crate and Apple

Get together with others who want to practise/converse in French. All Levels Welcome. A relaxed hour or so (no English to be spoken!) – Last Monday of the month. Les personnes de langue maternelle francaise seront, bien entendu, les bienvenues!. . . .
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A Cranial Perspective. . A Fine Art photography collaboration of horse skulls and bones by Maureen Rogers, leading pioneer in the field of in CranioSacral work with horses and photographer Giles Penfound. . . .
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Same but different. An exhibition of paintings, prints and sculpture. . . .
Bognor Library

Toddler Time

27 February, 10:15 - 10:45

Bognor Regis Library

Bring your toddler along to share stories, songs and rhymes. Free of charge!. . . .
Chichester City Tours
heritage

City Walking Tour

27 February, 11:00 - 12:30

| The Novium

The original walking tour group of Chichester invite you to explore the attractions of our historic Cathedral city within the Roman Walls.  . Tours start from The Novium and last approximately 90 minutes. . . .
Willowhale

Baby Rhyme Time

27 February, 11:15 - 11:45

Willowhale Library

Join our baby rhyme time fun, with rhymes songs and musical instruments. Free of charge!. . . .
the Hamblin Trust

Aurora Gatherings

27 February, 13:45 - 15:30

Hamblin Library

The Aurora Gathering (formerly Cygnus Community Cafe Gatherings) are an inspiration to offer “places to meet for open heart to heart communications, free from mind-sets, belief systems or dogmas”.   All welcome. Donations welcomed. . . .
Chichester Library

Baby Rhyme Time

27 February, 14:00 - 14:30

Chichester Library

Join our baby rhyme time fun, with rhymes songs and musical instruments. Free of charge!. . . .
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food

Wine Tasting

27 February, 18:30 - 20:30

| Crate and Apple

An informative chat from expert wine sommelier James Board from Caves De Pyrenne. James will lead a discussion through a selection of 10 wines. There will be nibbles served throughout (although its advisable to eat first or plan to stay for dinner afterwards). To Book Call 01243 539336. . . .
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‘A Slice of Life’: Exploring the Quarter Sessions records. An illustrated talk by Dr Caroline Adams. Limited tickets at £8 (non-refundable); must be purchased in advance on 01243 753602. Refreshments provided. Further details at What’s On at the Record Office. . . .
Chichester Library

Toddler Time

28 February, 11:00 - 11:30

Chichester Library

Bring your toddler along to share stories, songs and rhymes. Free of charge!. . . .
the Hamblin Trust

Meditation for Everyone

28 February, 14:00 - 15:00

Meditation Santuary

These friendly, welcoming sessions, held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, are open to members and visitors alike to explore different methods of meditating in beautiful surroundings in our meditation snctuary, situated in the grounds of the Hamblin Centre. No previous experience of meditating is required, indeed,. . .
ARTIST TALK  . A talk by Sussex-based artist Joseph Long exploring the lesser known flower paintings of Piet Mondrian, one of the founders of the Dutch modern movement De Stijl. The talk will question what motivated Mondrian, an artist renowned for the purity of his abstract paintings, to make over. . .
Tuppenny Barn

Hatha Yoga - Intermediate

28 February, 19:00

Tuppenny Barn

Join in a regular Hatha Yoga class here at Tuppenny Barn. Hatha is the most widely-practised form of Yoga in the UK, it focusses on the health and improvement of both body and mind. The class is led by qualified Yoga instructor Trevor Hoath; more information can be found at www. yogasimply. . . .
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science

History of Railways in Paris - Michael Bunn

28 February, 19:30 - 21:45

County Hall, West Street, Chichester. PO19 1RQ

The first passenger railway lines in France were opened from the capital during the period 1837-1860. We will look at these and the development of the six main terminii, a potted history of nearly 120 years of the Metro, the development of rolling stock and Paris rail travel in the. . .
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