John Keats arrives in Chichester!

September 5, 2017
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After much anticipation a statue to the poet John Keats has been unveiled in the centre of the city! The poet visited Chichester in January 1819, staying with the parents of his friend, Charles Dilke in Eastgate Square. So it is fitting that the sculpture depicts John Keats relaxing on a bench looking up towards the city […]

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Frieda Hughes’ Art in Chichester Cathedral

August 5, 2017
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Frieda Hughes – artist and poet has an exhibition in Chichester Cathedral. At the end of 2015 she decided to create a work of art based on a commitment to paint a picture every day for a year. She ended up working for 400 days and it is this and other new pieces which are […]

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Chichester’s Roman Excavations – A Modern Interpretation

July 3, 2017
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It is so easy to fall into the way of thinking that Chichester is just an ancient city complete with Roman Streets, Norman Cathedral, and Medieval Architecture. Yes of course it is that, but there is so much more! A vibrant collection of 20th and 21st century art and sculpture is around most street corners and tucked […]

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Chichester’s Millionaires’ Row

June 8, 2017
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A couple of months ago I wrote about a dig for Roman remains which had taken place in Chichester’s Priory Park. The ground penetrating radar equipment showed that there were two Roman town houses. A full excavation which took place last week demonstrated that at least one of the houses would have been owned by someone […]

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The Besieged City – Chichester in the Civil War

June 8, 2017
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For the Chichester Festival this year Peter will be conducting a special walking tour about the siege our city underwent in the English Civil War around Christmas time 1642! The tour will include those events within the city leading up to the siege, the various actions that happened once the firing started and the immediate aftermath. A […]

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Special tours – Summer 2017

May 2, 2017
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Our regular tours are off to a fine start this spring – we have already had visitors from Russia, Canada, The US and Germany plus of course our English friends here for weekends and days out. Each Sunday – whatever the weather – we turn up hoping that we can entertain and inform our visitors who join us […]

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Book Now – Festival of Chichester

April 12, 2017
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The Festival of Chichester has been officially launched! Tickets are now on sale and we are hoping that some of our specialist tours may take your fancy. The launch party was held at the Novium Museum – a fun evening with tasters of some of the cultural events that are on offer between 17th June and […]

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Bishop Sherburne – Chichester’s Wolsey

April 4, 2017
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Bishop Robert Sherburne was a monumental figure in the history of Chichester Cathedral. His life as Bishop of Chichester spanned the final decades of the ‘old’ church before it was swept away in the Reformation during the reign of King Henry VIII. Dying in his 9th decade in 1536, he was spared much of the desecration of churches and […]

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Bronze Age Chichester – The Devil’s Jumps

April 3, 2017
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The Devil’s Jumps are well known to local walkers, but I just couldn’t resist taking a photo as they looked splendid against the backdrop of the blue sky. These Bronze Age ‘barrows’ date back about 3000 years. The site is a fantastic example of a barrow cemetery. Archaeological digs have shown that although many of […]

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Sussex Modernism

March 23, 2017
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With Spring creeping up on us and strikes on Southern Railway finally seeming to fizzle out, there is really no excuse now not to make an excursion to London to visit Sussex Modernism. You don’t even need to rush, for this exhibition is still on until 23rd April 2017. The 120 artworks featured in Sussex Modernism: Retreat and […]

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