Enjoy the Launch of the Festival of Chichester!


This summer you, your friends and family can enjoy the second annual Festival of Chichester. From the 14th of June, to the 13th of July, Chichester will play host to many varied events, which range from classical music events, to jazz and blues, food and drink, art, cinema, arts and crafts, historical tours, and theatre performances. Many of the events are free of charge, and some have a small admission fee.

Tuesday the 17th of June

If you revel in exploring the luscious countryside and historical features of West Sussex, then you should take advantage of the Festival of Chichester’s many walking tours.  On Tuesday morning, at 11am, you can take part in a walking tour of the historical, Cathedral city of Chichester.  Meet outside the library, in Tower Street, for more information. Similarly, history enthusiasts will appreciate the opportunity to take a walking tour that explores Chichester’s part in past historical conflicts. The ‘Time of Conflict’ tour takes place at 6pm, and departs from the cathedral bell tower on West Street.

Wednesday the 18th of June

Theatre and literature aficionados can catch Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities at 7.30pm at the New Park Centre on Wednesday evening. The classic tale depicts London and Paris before and during the French revolution, and the novel has sold over 200 million copies, ranking it among the most famous works in the history of literary fiction.

Alternatively, you could check out lively country blues band Wooden Horse at the Chichester Inn at 8.30pm on Wednesday evening.

Friday the 20th of June

From 11.30am to midnight on Friday you can enjoy many jazz, blues and folk bands live at Blues on the Farm. If you’re more into classical music, don’t miss The Hanover Band Chamber Ensemble at St John’s Chapel from 1pm.

At 7.30pm why not visit Chichester Library to witness ‘An Evening with Arun Storytellers and Songsmiths’. This unique event combines music and storytelling, and you can hear stories brought to life and find out how important storytelling is to our history, with its vast heritage of myths and folk tales. Stories will be accompanied by live acoustic guitar and light refreshments will be available. This event is perfect for families as children will be entertained (and educated!)

Here at Croucher’s Hotel we offer quality and beautiful hotel accommodation for all of your holiday and event needs. If you are looking for hotels in Chichester, please feel free to get in contact with our friendly and helpful team on 01243 784 995 or email us at enquiries@crouchershotel.co.uk.

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