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 at the Meeting House, Priory Road, Chichester P019  1NX just round the corner from New Park Centre.

Rebuilding Hawker Typhoon

Thursday 13th September

Sam Worthington Leese is part of the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group working towards rebuilding what will be the only flying Hawker Typhoon in the world and based at Goodwood when complete.

Chosen Charity:  Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group – a small group of individuals and volunteers all working towards the rebuild of RB396 to fly again.

Feel Your Way to Art

Thursday 9th August 2018

Heather Bowring will tell the stories, share the images and voices of the remarkable people shown in the tactile relief work portrait collection. ‘I am not who you think I am’

Chosen Charity: St Wilfrid’s new build in Bosham due to be completed this year and open in 2019.  Offering palliative care in the community and hospice.

Scam Awareness

Thursday 2nd August 2018

Richard Moorey, of Chichester Police, will talk about the most prevalent scams from courier, computer and investment fraud, rogue traders, door to door rogue traders and how to get rid of them!

Chosen Charity:  Chestnut Tree House – children’s hospice who care for children with terminal or serious illnesses.

Alan Brooke – Overlooked

Thursday 26th July 2018

Peter Rice will talk about our most important soldier in WW2. Churchill’s military right-hand man and a great leader in the defeat of the Axis powers.  Why was he overlooked?

Chosen Charity:  Royal British Legion. Who provide financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants.