LISTINGS: 29 September - 6 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, 29th September 2016, 10:00 am
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 6:07 pm

Thursday, September 29


COFFEE: The Hotham Park Heritage Trust will be holding their annual Macmillan Coffee Morning in Hotham Park, Bognor Regis. The morning starts at 11am finishing at 2pm. Cakes and coffee or tea will be found in the Lodge at the main entrance to the park. Everyone is invited to this enjoyable event for a great cause. All proceeds will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.


EXHIBITIONS: Garrick Palmer – Paintings, Prints and Photographs (A series of recent large paintings as well as a cross section of varied works, spanning the last 50 plus years(; Sam Mackinnon – Beneath the Waves (Evocative and colourful underwater marine scenes); Mihaela Toader – Ethereal Worlds (A solo exhibition of paintings and watercolour, where the inner life of the subjects is left to our imagination); Created in Portsmouth. A small preview of Portsmouth’s fourth art trail. Until 9 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

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

TALK: A free lunchtime talk on the development of the LSA at The Novium Museum, Tower Street, Chichester, PO19 1QH. A lunchtime talk with Bill Martin exploring the development of the Sidlesham Land Settlement Association as a significant local and national historic event. Email [email protected] or call 01243 775888 (option 1) to book


SALE: First Westbourne Scout Group are holding a jumble sale at 1.30pm at the Church Hall, Westbourne, PO10 8UL. All welcome so please come along and haggle for a bargain.

Friday, September 30


COFFEE: Chichester Yacht Club is hosting a coffee and cake morning as part of Macmillan’s World Biggest Coffee Morning. The club will be open to the public and members from 10am-12pm to enjoy tea, coffee and cakes with a £4 donation to Macmillan, the charity whose goal is to make sure no one faces cancer alone. Macmillan provides medical, emotional, practical and financial support as well as campaigning for better cancer care. Chichester Yacht Club is at Chichester marina, Birdham. During the morning there will also be a raffle and music, including a performance on a mini harp by yacht club member David Roberts.


COFFEE: You are invited to join us for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2016 at The Co-operative Funeralcare, 6 Nyetimber Lane, Rose Green, PO21 3HG. 11am – 3pm. We will be serving tea, coffee and juice along with lots of cake! We will also be having activities such as ‘Guess the weight of the cake’ and ‘How many sweets in the jar’ to try and raise as much money as possible for such an amazing cause.

COFFEE: As though My Sisters’ House CIC (Arun and Chichester Women’s Centre) don’t do enough to help the community, they are taking time out to lend some support to the wonderful Macmillan Cancer Support by taking part in their ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’. 10am-12pm at their drop in at 108c London Road, (opposite the library) Bognor Regis, PO21 1BD, the doors will be open for coffee and cake. My Sisters’ House will be delighted to welcome both familiar and new faces through their door to help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.


COFFEE: Macmillian Coffee Morning, 10am-12.30pm at Church Farm, Old Park Lane, Bosham, PO18 8EX.


MUSIC: The City Folk Club; 8pm for 8.30pm. The Guide Hall, Whyke Lane, PO19 7US. All kinds of acoustic music in a singaround format. All welcome. Admission £2. Enquiries: 01243 574021.

VIGIL: A vigil to be held outside the magistrates’ court to mark the closing of the courts in Chichester. All day - stay for as long or short a time as suits you. This is an important event that must be marked and not pass unnoticed. Bring a candle, bring a flower and pause and spend a moment in silence outside the building. Dresscode: black


COFFEE: The Body Clinic in Felpham Village is holding a Macmillan Coffee Morning between 10am to 12pm. Pop along for a slice of cake, cuppa and chat with friends. Have a go at “Spot the Cake” and win half the sweep stake money, or try your luck at our tombola. Last year was a fantastic success, let’s make it happen again!


HARVEST: You are warmly invited to celebrate harvest at St Nicholas, Middleton at 10am. We shall be joined by years One and Two of Bishop Tufnell Infant School, for harvest songs, prayers, and readings, lasting about half an hour. Items of tinned/dried food can be brought, for distribution through Bognor Regis’ food bank. Light refreshments will be served after the service.


COFFEE: Macmillan Coffee morning – Pop-Up Cafe. 10am-12pm. The Tuppenny Barn Pop-Up Café will be open as we take part in The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. We hope to get lots of people together for tea, coffee and cake, all proceeds of which will go to Macmillan, as well as additional donations which can be made to Macmillan on the day. There are now a staggering 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer. By 2030, it will be four million people, and Macmillan wants to be there for them all. Please help us help them achieve their goal.

Saturday, October 1


MUSIC: Mitchel Armstrong is returning to RAFA Club, Waterloo Square, Bognor Regis. 8pm. Free entry. All members and guests welcome.


COFFEE: Coffee morning & sale, 10am-12.30pm at Friends Meeting House, Priory Road, Chichester. Bric-a-brac, books, plants and cakes. For more information visit

FUNDRAISING: The Lions Clubs of the local regions, Bognor, Chichester, Midhurst, Selsey and District and Southbourne will be at the Cross in Chichester on Saturday 1st October between 10am and 3pm. Lions have been around for 50 years raising money and help for for local communities and individuals and Saturday is a way of saying thank you for the support given and to encourage more people to join, support and donate. We will also be promoting the sale of our raffle tickets to win a flight in a spitfire for the Sussex, Surrey and Kent Air Ambulance, last few remaining.

MUSIC: REMbrandt @ The Wickham Arms, Chichester. 8.30pm

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


SALE: Jumble sale, admission 50p. 12pm at Donnington Hall, Stockbridge Road. Bring jumble to hall from 9am or ring Cis 784532 for collection. Fund Raising for St. Georges Church, Donnington.


EVENT: Big Draw Day Opening Coultershaw Heritage Site on A285 1 ½ miles south of Petworth. Bring the family and sketch our historic buildings, machinery and beautiful views of the Mill pond. Materials provided. Refreshments. New displays tell the story of the Coultershaw Mill, the Beam Pump, the Rother Navigation, the Petworth Turnpike and the Railway to Petworth. Open 11am-5pm; admission £2.50; children free. For more call 01798 865 774 or visit


CRAFTS: Rowlands Castle craft fayre. Parish Hall, Links Lane, Rowlands Castle, PO9 6AD. 10am to 1pm. Free admission. Refreshments provided by a finalist of the 2016 Havant Best Street Vendor / Home-based Business Award. Approx. 24 stalls. Craft items hand-made by local people can include bead-work, body products, glass-work, jewellery, knitting, paintings, paper-craft, patch-work, quilting, spinning and dyeing, textiles and woodwork. Knitting advice clinic. Plant stall. Car park & on-road parking are close-by and we are five min walk from rail station and one min walk from bus-stop. Disabled access. The fayres will be on the first Sat each month until until the end of the year. If you would like to be considered for a stall please contact: [email protected] Find us on Facebook at Rowlands Castle Craft Fayre.


FLOWERS: Yapton and District Cottage Gardeners Society will be holding their annual autumn flower show between 2pm and 4pm in the Yapton and Ford Village Hall, Main Road, Yapton, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0ET. As well as seasonal flowers and vegetables on display, there are also classes for cookery, handicraft, photography, children’s handicraft, floral art and novelty veg. Raffle/cakes and refreshments available – small admission to show. For more details contact Roy Phillips on 01243 552822 or Anne Hollis 01243 551683.

Sunday, October 2


MUSIC: The Lucky Jacks @ The William Hardwicke, Bognor Regis. 5pm


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 Margaret Henderson, a committee member 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).


TEA: Cream tea and harvest flowers at St Leodegars Church, Church Lane. 12.30pm - 4pm.The church will be open for all to visit and view the harvest flowers. Cream teas will be served £2.50


FAIR: Antique 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


SALE: Southbourne Community Jumble Trail, 12.30pm-4pm. Join the Jumble Trail and find hidden treasures. Trail map on Maps also around the village.

Monday, October 3


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


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.

Tuesday, October 4


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

WRITING: Chichester Writers’ Circle. ‘Writing for Children’. 7.30pm at Bassil Shippam Centre, Tozer Way (off St Pancras), Chichester. Guests £3. New members welcome. Contact secretary on 01243 554647.


GROUP: Midhurst Living Well with Dementia Hub offers information and support for people with dementia or cognitive impairments and their carers. 10am - 12pm in the Willow Room in The Grange Leisure Centre, Midhurst GU29 9HD.

Wednesday, October 5


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.

COMEDY: Quackers at The PT - Comedy night. The Park Tavern, Priory Road, Chichester. 8pm. October’s instalment of funny, brought to you by talented comedians from across London and the south. For more info, visit


CHARITY: Tfi does an Irish Coffee Evening to raise funds for the fabulous Macmillan Nurses in our community. There will be auctions: a 30 minute helicopter flight for three people, a ‘hot lap’ with The Stig and a lap round the Top Gear track in a ‘reasonably priced car’, a beef wellington meal for four at The Sun, plus more to come. A Raffle to be held with prizes galore, Irish coffee, lots of cake, food, live music, head and beard shaving! Show your support for a truly worthy cause and bring your family, friends and a wad of cash.

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

GROUP: CancerWise Open House - 10.30am - 12pm at Tavern House, Basin Road, Chichester, PO19 8DU. Come and meet our new Centre Manager, Lisa.

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).