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Search for Activity Type 'Talks & Lectures'. Also note the Chichester Cathedral Friends who 'host a range of events and provide opportunities to meet new people and share new experiences'.

'The heart of this project is a focus on the fantastic imagination as a creative force both in literature and culture ... The Centre seeks to explore, discuss and celebrate the diversity, exuberance and evolution of fairy tales, folklore, the fantastic and the speculative, and takes a critical interest in works in translation, decolonial literature and theory, and in the concept of the emerging "third space" between cultural identities in a transmodern world.'

'Chichester Literary Society, despite its name, is not elitist. If you love books – and learning about writers and their lives – then this Society is for you. With our programme of talks and social events, we aim to promote love of the written word in whatever form it takes, be it prose or verse, the classics or more modern writers. In addition to talks by writers and literary experts, there are two annual social events – a summer party with readings and a Christmas social.'

'A therapeutic centre for wellbeing and inner growth ... The Hamblin Centre offers a range of opportunities and activities that help people to relax, regenerate and reconnect with all that is uplifting in life. We do this by providing a varied and inspiring programme of events: including meditations, talks and workshops, regular groups ...'

Opened in 2012, The Novium Museum is Chichester District's award-winning museum.  Built over the remains of a Roman bathhouse and with three floors of fantastic exhibitions, The Novium Museum tells the fascinating story of Chichester District and its rich heritage. It looks after 500,000 artefacts, both on display and in its store. The museum is free for people to visit ... Throughout the year, residents and visitors can enjoy a wide variety of permanent, temporary and travelling exhibitions at the museum. The team also organises numerous activities including a mixture of bookable and drop in events plus talks, the annual Chichester Roman Week during the May half term, finds identification sessions, Father Christmas and lots more.'

'Petworth Festival is a remarkable success story. Founded over 40 years ago by Lord Egremont and a group of like-minded local people, including the composer Robert Walker, an event which first straddled a weekend has now become a major fixture in the summer diary, not just locally but also throughout the region.' Normally held Late July.

'Step back in time! Enjoy rescued rural buildings, set in 40 acres of the South Downs National Park, depicting 1000 years of rural life in South East England ... From our historic life weekends, exhibitions, courses in traditional trades and crafts and seasonal activities, to a selection of open-air theatre for you to enjoy against the backdrop of our beautiful Museum, there really is something for everyone.'

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