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Chichester Diary of Events

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There are hundreds of exciting things to see and do every month in and around Chichester. Whether you want to have fun, dance, sing, get fit, or just relax, there is something for everyone. You'll find a wide selection of first class facilities, cinema, theatre, live music, classes and clubs for all ages. This listing is updated daily and shows the wide variety of events taking place in the area. Each has contact details and a location map. Many have links to websites for more information.
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What's on in Chichester November / December 2017

Now 31 Dec
  The Novium Museum Tim Peake Exhibition Free Map 01243 775888 Email
Now - 25 November
  Chichester Festival Theatre The Wipers Times. Coming to Chichester direct from a record-breaking West End season, The Wipers Times tells the true and extraordinary story of the satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Somme. Map 01243 781312 Email
Now - 3 December
  OxMarket Centre of Arts Exhibition: Mélange 01243 779103 Email
Now - 3 December
  OxMarket Centre of Arts Exhibition: Linda Foskett 01243 779103 Email
23 - 25 November
  Regis Centre White Christmas - Featuring seventeen Irving Berlin classic songs.   01243 861010  
24 November
2pm - 3pm Chichester Library Board Games for adults. Every Friday   01243 777351 Email
24 November
7.30pm South Downs Planetarium Autumn Stars & Galaxies Map 01243 774400 Email
24 - 26 November
10.30am - 4pm Weald & Downland Museum Christmas Market. Find that perfect gift and enjoy a great day out at the Museum! With over 120 stands – selling arts, crafts, food, unusual gifts and much more. As well as craft and trade stands, there will be festive music and tasty seasonal treats to sample and buy.   01243 811363 Email
25 November
10.30am - 12.30pm Pallant House Gallery Family Activity: One Story - family drop-in activity in the creative studio, creating a large scale storyboard using props. Free   01243 774557  Email
25 November
11am - 11.30am Chichester Library Storytime for children. Every Saturday   01243 777351 Email
25 November
2pm Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
25 November
1.30pm South Downs Planetarium How to choose your Telescope (Course). Map 01243 774400 Email
25 November
2pm - 4pm 12th Chichester Scouts Christmas Fayre. Craft Stall - A team of supporters have been busy throughout the year making unique gifts. Tea, Coffee, Cakes Table Top Games. Entrance 30p     Email
25 November
7.15pm Chichester Cathedral Cathedral Cinema: Film at the Cathedral - ''The Gospel of Mark'. In the Cathedral Nave. Tickets required Map 01243 782595 Email
26 November
1.15pm - 3.15pm Pallant House Gallery Children and Families Event: Zoetrope Racehorses 9+ years. £10 per child, booking essential.   01243 774557  Email
26 November
3.30pm South Downs Planetarium Hubble's view of the Universe Map 01243 774400 Email
27 November
6.30pm French Conversation 'Bavardage au Pub' On the last Monday of every month an informal group meet at The Crate & Apple, Westgate to practise their French for a relaxed hour or two. All levels welcome, no English spoken    07792 708229  
27 Novmeber
7.30pm Chichester Cathedral Evening Concert - G4: Christmas by Candlelight. Timeless classics such as When A Child is Born, Silent Night and All I Want For Christmas, as well as delightful medleys to evoke the Christmas spirit. Map 01243 782595 Email
28 November - 2 December
  Chichester Festival Theatre Driving Miss Daisy. Map 01243 781312 Email
28 November
10am - 11am Chichester Library Relax with Colouring. For adults, every Tuesday   01243 777351 Email
28 November
11am Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
28 November
2pm - 2.30pm Chichester Library Rhyme Time for the under 5's. Every Tuesday   01243 777351 Email
29 November
12.30pm - 2pm Marriott House and Lodge Lunch Club Marriott House and Lodge Care Home, Tollhouse Close, Chichester are helping to tackle loneliness in the community by inviting anyone who would usually dine alone to join then for Lunch Club every Wednesday, followed by activity taster sessions. The Lunch Club is free, however advance booking required   01243 536652 Email
29 November
5.30pm - 7.30pm West Dean College Artist Talk - Laura Ford. Free event, Registration required Map 01243 818291 Email
30 November
10am - 11.30am Chichester Library Knit and Natter. Every Thursday   01243 777351 Email
30 November
12.10pm - 12.50pm Chichester Library Lunchtime talk: You can make a difference. Local Volunteer Now! service will be talking about volunteering opportunities in your local community and what to expect from your volunteer role .   01243 777351 Email
30 November
  Chichester Late Night Christmas Shopping A chance to get some Christmas Shopping done in the evening      
1 December
9am - 2pm Chichester Farmers Market Chichester City Centre. All stallholders are required to grow, rear, bake, and/or preserve all their produce and are based within 30 miles of Chichester.      
1 December
10am - 1pm West Dean College Open Day. Explore the workshops and studios, take a tour with students, explore your study options and find out about funding - register onine Map 01243 818291 Email
1 December
10am Chichester Harbour Conservancy Harbour Creekies: Fishbourne to Bosham. A gentle 3½ mile walk along the historic route from Fishbourne to Bosham Church. Fee: £5     Email
1 December
10.15am - 12.15am Pallant House Gallery 0–4 years: Gestural Drawing.Work together to create a giant drawing, playing with a variety of materials including charcoal. Messy, Free   01243 774557  Email
1 December
2pm - 3pm Chichester Library Board Games for adults. Every Friday   01243 777351 Email
1 December
6pm - 8.30pm Handprinted Makers Market - 20 makers coming to sell their handmade wares. Large variety of products including Prints, Stationery, Glass, Cards, Decorations, Wall Art, Scarves, Cards, Clothes, Letterpress books and more. Location: Handprinted, 22 Arun Business Park, Shripney Road, Bognor Regis, PO22 9SX   01243 696789 Email
1 December
7.30pm Tangmere Players Pantomime: Merlin. Adults £6, children £3. Come dressed as Wizards, Princesses, Princes, Knights or Kings, or bring a wand, wear a crown or if you wish some fairy wings. At The Tangmere Village Centre. Tickets required.   01243 773454 Email
2 & 3 December
  South Downs Light Railway Come and Meet Santa and Ride the Steam Train. Located at Pulbourough Garden Centre. Advance booking esssential   07518 753784  Email
2 & 3 December
  Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre Christmas Craft Market. Pre-book your slot now to meet father Christmas (father christmas tickets are pre-bookable only)   01798 831370?  Email
2 - 10 December
  Chichester Christmas Market Chichester City Centre. Features carefully selected top quality crafts, decorations, festive food and unusual, individual gifts for all your friends and family.     Email
2 December
10am Chichester Harbour Conservancy Harbour Hares: Itchenor to Birdham. A figure of 8 walk of 5 ½ miles from Itchenor to Birdham Pool and Chichester Marina. Fee: £5     Email
2 December
10am - 3pm RSPCA Mount Noddy

Santa in a Camper Christmas Fayre. Bring your dog or child to meet Santa in his Camper (£3.50 includes goody bag). Fabulous Cjristmas market, stalls, activities for children, live music, hot food, drinks. Fun for the entire family! Free entry

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2 December
10am - 12 Sunbeams Pre-School Traditional Christmas Fair with Father Christmas, Gift Stalls, Raffle, Usborne Books, Toy Sales, Bottle Tombola, Lucky Dip, Cake Sales and Refreshments. All proceeds goes to Charity Pre-School. Sunbeams Pre-School, The Annexe, School Lane, North Mundham, Chichester, PO20 1LA   01243 787671  Email
2 December
10.30am - 5pm Handprinted Makers Market - 20 makers coming to sell their handmade wares. Large variety of products including Prints, Stationery, Glass, Cards, Decorations, Wall Art, Scarves, Cards, Clothes, Letterpress books and more. Location: Handprinted, 22 Arun Business Park, Shripney Road, Bognor Regis, PO22 9SX   01243 696789 Email
2 December
  The Novium Museum Meet Father Christmas - Come and meet Father Christmas in his Grotto at The Novium Museum. £5 per child (includes a gift). Booking required   01243 816525 Email
2 December
2pm and 7.30pm Tangmere Players Pantomime: Merlin. Adults £6, children £3. Come dressed as Wizards, Princesses, Princes, Knights or Kings, or bring a wand, wear a crown or if you wish some fairy wings. At The Tangmere Village Centre. Tickets required.   01243 773454 Email
2 December
2pm Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
2 December
6pm Chichester Cathedral Advent Procession Map 01243 782595 Email
3 December
10am - 1pm Stansted Park Sketching on Sundays. Go and draw in the inspiring surroundings of Stansted House. Map 023 9241 2265  Email
3 December
10.30am - 4pm Weald & Downland Museum Tree Dressing - Tree Dressing is a magical occasion for all the family, celebrating the importance of trees in our lives. Turn a jam jar into a lantern, join the procession illuminated by hundreds of lanterns, dress the aspen trees as darkness falls, join in with traditional songs and dances around the trees   01243 811363 Email
3 December
1pm - 4pm Chichester Model Engineers Visit Santa In The Grotto. Admision Charge £9.00 for Children including present. People not seeing Santa £5.00, Includes mince pie and hot drink. No need to book. CASH ONLY   Email
3 December
3pm and 4.30pm West Dean College Ceremony: Japenese Tea Ceremony. Booking essential - to free watch. Now fully booked to participate. Map 01243 818291 Email
3 December
6pm St Wilfred's Hospice Light Up a Life. St Wilfrid's Hospice invites you to come along and remember loved ones at a traditional annual remembrance event held at Chichester Cathedral. This service of traditional carols and readings involves lighting a candle in memory of your loved one, which you can take home if you would like to. Map 01243 775302  Email
3 December
6.30pm Stansted Park Christmas Carol Service Map 023 9241 2265  Email
3 December
7pm Chichester Festival Theatre BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA: CLASSICAL IMPRESSIONS Map 01243 781312 Email
4 December
7.30pm West Dean College Artist Talk - Bryan Whitehead, Indigo and Silk Farming in a Mountain Village in Japan. This talk is free and open to the public - online registration required Map 01243 818291 Email
5 - 9 December
  Chichester Festival Theatre CHRISTMAS CONCERTS With The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Portsmouth and Chichester Cathedral Choir Map 01243 781312 Email
5 December
11am Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
5 December
5.30pm West Dean College Author Talk - Isabel Ashdown, The Flashback - The use and function of memory and time shifts in a novel. This talk is now full Map 01243 818291 Email
5 December
7.30pm West Dean College Artist Talk – Yo Yamazaki, Japanese traditional art culture in my book arts. This talk is free and open to the public - online registration required Map 01243 818291 Email
6 December
12.30pm - 2pm Marriott House and Lodge Lunch Club Helping to tackle loneliness in the community by inviting anyone who would usually dine alone to join the Lunch Club every Wednesday, followed by activity taster sessions. The Lunch Club is free, however advance booking required   01243 536652 Email
7 December
  Chichester Late Night Christmas Shopping A chance to get some Christmas Shopping done in the evening      
8 - 10 December
  St Anne's Church, East Wittering Christmas Festival Weekend - The 11th year! St. Anne’s warmly welcomes the wider community to join the Church in participating in all that will be on offer throughout what promises to be a particularly special Festival Weekend in this joyful preparation for Christmas   01243 670791 Email
8 December
10am Chichester Natural History Society Field Outing: Shoreline and Farmland Wildlife - A two hour walk, start at Chidham      
8 December
11am - 3pm Pallant House Gallery Art Library Book Sale   01243 774557  Email
8 December
2pm - 3pm Chichester Library Board Games for adults. Every Friday   01243 777351 Email
8 December
7.30pm South Downs Planetarium The Night Sky This Christmas Map 01243 774400 Email
9 & 10th December
10am - 4.30pm West Dean Gardens Visit Father Christmas - Visit Father Christmas then make a Christmas decoration and take home a small gift. Booking is essential as time slots get booked up. Map 01243 818210 Email
9 & 10 December
  South Downs Light Railway Come and Meet Santa and Ride the Steam Train. Located at Pulbourough Garden Centre. Advance booking esssential   07518 753784  Email
9 & 10 December
  Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre Christmas Funfair and Games Weekend. Pre-book your slot now to meet father Christmas (father christmas tickets are pre-bookable only)   01798 831370?  Email
9 December
10.30am - 12.30pm Pallant House Gallery Family Activity: One Story. Family drop-in activity in the creative studio, creating a large scale storyboard using props, inspired by the Paula Rego drawings. No need to book.   01243 774557  Email
9 December
  The Novium Museum Meet Father Christmas - Come and meet Father Christmas in his Grotto at The Novium Museum. £5 per child (includes a gift). Booking required   01243 816525 Email
9 December
2pm Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
10 December
1pm - 4pm Chichester Model Engineers Visit Santa In The Grotto. Admision Charge £9.00 for Children including present. People not seeing Santa £5.00, Includes mince pie and hot drink. No need to book. CASH ONLY   Email
10 December
3.30pm South Downs Planetarium The Night Sky This Christmas Map 01243 774400 Email
11 December
7.30pm St Richard Singers A Christmas Journey in music and readings. St George's Church, Cleveland Road, Chichester, PO19 7AD. Tickets available on the door - £12 adults, £6 child  

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12 December - 2 January
  Regis Centre Pantomime: Aladin. A Far Eastern Adventure A magical journey of fun, mayhem, love, villainy and mystery. With stunning scenery, outrageous costumes and fabulous cast, this promises to be the perfect festive treat for both young and old. Tickets required.   01243 861010  
12 December
11am Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
13 December
12.30pm - 2pm Marriott House and Lodge Lunch Club Helping to tackle loneliness in the community by inviting anyone who would usually dine alone to join the Lunch Club every Wednesday, followed by activity taster sessions. The Lunch Club is free, however advance booking required   01243 536652 Email
14 December
10.30am - 11.30am Witterings Library Christmas Coffee Morning. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a mince pie to celebrate the festive season! At 10.30am there will be a special Christmas Baby Rhyme Time - come and join in with some fun festive songs.   01243 673484  Email
14 December
  Chichester Late Night Christmas Shopping A chance to get some Christmas Shopping done in the evening      
15 December
9am - 2pm Chichester Farmers Market Chichester City Centre. All stallholders are required to grow, rear, bake, and/or preserve all their produce and are based within 30 miles of Chichester.      
15 December
2.30pm - 3.30pm Southbourne Library Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a mince pie to celebrate the festive season! At 2.15pm there will be a special Christmas Baby Rhyme Time - come and join in with some fun festive songs   01243 375924 Email
16th & 17th December
10am - 4.30pm West Dean Gardens Visit Father Christmas - Visit Father Christmas then make a Christmas decoration and take home a small gift. Booking is essential as time slots get booked up. Map 01243 818210 Email
16 & 17 December
  South Downs Light Railway Come and Meet Santa and Ride the Steam Train. Located at Pulbourough Garden Centre. Advance booking esssential   07518 753784  Email
16 & 17 December
  Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre Christmas Music and Carols Weekend. Pre-book your slot now to meet father Christmas (father christmas tickets are pre-bookable only)   01798 831370?  Email
16 - 31 December
  Chichester Festival Theatre Chichester Festival Youth Theatre: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - A new adaptation from the original fairy tale Map 01243 781312 Email
16 December
  Chichester Festival Theatre - Minerva Theatre 'Admission: One Shilling' Map 01243 781312 Email
16 December
  The Novium Museum Meet Father Christmas - Come and meet Father Christmas in his Grotto at The Novium Museum. £5 per child (includes a gift). Booking required   01243 816525 Email
16 December
1.30pm South Downs Planetarium One Small Step for Major Tim Map 01243 774400 Email
16 December
2pm Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
16 December
3.30pm South Downs Planetarium "Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds" Map 01243 774400 Email
16 December
7.30pm The Chichester Singers Christmas Carol Concert, St Paul's Church 01243 931243 Email
16 December
7.30pm Chichester Cathedral Evening Concert -The Hanover Band: Handel's Messiah Map 01243 782595 Email
17 December
3.30pm South Downs Planetarium "Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds" Map 01243 774400 Email
17 December
4pm - 6pm St Wilfred's Hospice Lights of Love. St Wilfred's Hospice invites you to go along and remember loved ones with them at their new ‘Lights of Love’ event, taking place at Hotham Park, Bognor Regis. Candles will be available on the night for a suggested donation. Suitable for the whole family. Map 01243 775302  Email
19 December
10.30am - 11.30am Selsey Library Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a mince pie to celebrate the festive season! At 10.30am there will be a special Christmas Baby Rhyme Time - come and join in with some fun festive songs   01243 602096  Email
19 December
11am Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
20 - 23 December
  Chichester Festival Theatre - Minerva Theatre 'Rent' Map 01243 781312 Email
20 December
12.30pm - 2pm Marriott House and Lodge Lunch Club Helping to tackle loneliness in the community by inviting anyone who would usually dine alone to join the Lunch Club every Wednesday, followed by activity taster sessions. The Lunch Club is free, however advance booking required   01243 536652 Email
21 December
  Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre Christmas Family Fun Day. Pre-book your slot now to meet father Christmas (father christmas tickets are pre-bookable only)   01798 831370?  Email
21 December
10.30am - 11.30am Chichester Library Christmas Coffee Morning. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a mince pie to celebrate the festive season!   01243 777351 Email
21 December
3.30pm South Downs Planetarium The Star of Bethlehem Map 01243 774400 Email
21 December
  Chichester Late Night Christmas Shopping A chance to get some Christmas Shopping done in the evening      
21 December
7.30pm South Downs Planetarium The Star of Bethlehem Map 01243 774400 Email
22 December
  The Novium Museum Meet Father Christmas - Come and meet Father Christmas in his Grotto at The Novium Museum. £5 per child (includes a gift). Booking required   01243 816525 Email
22 December
3pm Chichester Cathedral Carol Service - Open to all Map 01243 782595 Email
23 December
  The Novium Museum Meet Father Christmas - Come and meet Father Christmas in his Grotto at The Novium Museum. £5 per child (includes a gift). Booking required   01243 816525 Email
23 December
  South Downs Light Railway Come and Meet Santa and Ride the Steam Train. Located at Pulbourough Garden Centre. Advance booking esssential   07518 753784  Email
23 December
1.30pm South Downs Planetarium The Star of Bethlehem Map 01243 774400 Email
23 December
2pm Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
23 December
3.30pm South Downs Planetarium The Star of Bethlehem Map 01243 774400 Email
24 & 25 December
  Chichester Cathedral Christmas Sevices - everyone invited. See Chichester Cathedral website for details Map 01243 782595 Email
24 December
1.30pm South Downs Planetarium The Star of Bethlehem Map 01243 774400 Email
26 & 27 December
10.30am - 4pm Weald & Downland Museum Christmas at the Museum - Christmas is a wonderful time to visit the Museum and enjoy the atmosphere of the historic homes, which have been decorated to reflect how this special time of year has been celebrated over the centuries.   01243 811363 Email
27 December
12.30pm - 2pm Marriott House and Lodge Lunch Club Helping to tackle loneliness in the community by inviting anyone who would usually dine alone to join the Lunch Club every Wednesday, followed by activity taster sessions. The Lunch Club is free, however advance booking required   01243 536652 Email
27 December
3.30pm South Downs Planetarium Wintertime Stars, Moon and Planets Map 01243 774400 Email
28 December
1.30pm South Downs Planetarium All Aboard - A Tour of the Planets Map 01243 774400 Email
28 December
3.30pm South Downs Planetarium Distant Worlds: Alien Life Map 01243 774400 Email
29 December
1.30pm South Downs Planetarium "Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds" Map 01243 774400 Email
29 December
3.30pm South Downs Planetarium Hubble’s view of the Universe Map 01243 774400 Email
30 December
2pm Chichester City Tours Standby tours - Meet at Chichester Tourist Information Centre   01243 775888  
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