Hidden Chichester

Thursday 29th November 2018

How well do you know Chichester?  Andrew Berriman, a city guide will surprise you with 50 somewhat unusual sights, can you identify them?  Bring paper and pencil!!

Chosen Charity:  Diabetes UK – seeking to achieve a world in which diabetes can do no harm.

It’s a Balloon World After All

Thursday 15th November 2018

Rob Driscoll talks about his journey from creating simple 3 twist dogs up to his award winning ‘Lady and the Tramp’ sculpture.  He will give us the history of balloon twisting and demonstrate some incredible things that can be done with balloons, they are not just a simple children’s toy!

Chosen Charity:  Naomi House hospices provide expert care to more than 325 life-limited and life-threatened children in our southern area.


Lest We Forget

Thursday 8th November 2018

Paul Devonshire will discover the stores behind the commemorated memorials of  WW1, in bronze or stone, of a high artistic standard, scattered all over the country.

Chosen Charity:  Sage Counselling,  promote the mental wellbeing of those adults who suffer from reduced mobility.

Think Before You Throw

Thursday 1st November 2018

Rachel Carruthers will talk about waste and recycling in West Sussex.  What can be recycled and what happens to both our waste and recycling with tips and advice on how to reduce food waste and smart shopping tips!

Chosen Charity:  Stonepillow –  offers shelter and support to empower homeless and vulnerable people to make positive changes to their lives.

From Olympian to Caring

Thursday 18th Oct 2018

The two times Olympic sailor, Christina Bassadone, talks about her Olympic experiences in Athens and Bejing, and the journey that has led her to build an award winning business Guardian Angel Carers, employing over 100 staff,  caring in the local community and beyond.

Chosen Charity:  The Dementia Support Hub who provide services under one roof in Tangmere to help people with Dementia and their families.

Notes from an Art Studio

Thursday 11th Oct 2018

Philip Jackson, renowned sculptor, who’s ability to convey human emotion through precise posturing, giving a sense of drama, will talk about his works and method of bronze casting.  His commissions range from royalty, to stars of sport, military and government.

Chosen Charity:  Canine Partners – Training of amazing Assistance Dogs for disabled people.

Women Who Make Music

Thursday 4th October 2018

Angela Zanders will explore the names of female composers of classical music, many who are not known today.  She will provide examples at the piano of some of the beautiful, but sadly neglected works by some of these composers.

Chosen Charity:  Age UK  –  who provide care for elderly people.


Brexit – the Challenges for Britain

Thursday 27th September 2018

Richard Ashworth MEP for this area will give us a view of the way forward, the challenges and the areas of contention, as the negotiations move to their final stages!

Chosen Charity:  Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)  aims to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death.

Dreambuilding – St Wilfrid’s New Hospice Appeal

Thursday 20th September 2018

After much fundraising and hard work the new St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Bosham will be ready for patients in 2019.  Sarah Mansell will tell us the journey they have been on to raise the funds and how exciting the new facility will be.  Dawn Gracie, a strong supporter of the Hospice, will entertain us with her special Vintage songs of the 50’s and 60’s.

Chosen Charity:  St Wilfrid’s Hospice Dreambuilding Appeal

This talk is now at The Studio New Park Centre PO19 7XY