As we prepare to move into a new season, we’re launching our Changing Chichester campaign to cover the autumn activities ahead, the changing colours of the city around us and a new project with Chichester Observer that celebrates how the city centre has evolved over the last 50 years.
We’ve also got some exciting half term plans with a space-themed trail and a family fun afternoon on Friday 29 October.
On Friday 29 October from 12-4pm, there will be an afternoon of free autumnal activities to enjoy, including craft workshops on the Cathedral Green run by Chichester Community Development Trust. The free workshops will focus on using upcycled and natural materials to create fun fall themed items including leaf hedgehogs, leaf lanterns and leaf crowns.
There will also be Halloween themed face painting, live music and pop-up performances from Arabesque School of Dance throughout the city centre.
EveryoneActive will also be bringing energetic activities into the city for all to enjoy, The Rotary of Chichester will have activities and games, and local retailers Whirligig, The Sweet Jar, Smiggle and Rainbows Parlour will all be running special offers, games and fun.
Running from Friday 22 October – Sunday 31 October, families are invited to take part in the free ‘Rocketing Round Chichester Space Trail’ with the chance to win a signed set of books by Chichester’s very own astronaut, Tim Peake.
Tying in with the much-anticipated Museum of the Moon exhibition and series of events at Chichester Cathedral, the trail will take families around the city centre in search of the hidden rockets in shop windows.
Find the rockets and scan the QR codes using the LoyalFree App (free to download).
Chichester Cathedral will host Luke Jerram’s touring artwork, the Museum of the Moon, from the 25th October – 14th November 2021.
Measuring seven metres in diameter, the Museum of the Moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface.
There is also an accompanying series of events. Click here to find out more.
Following the success of our series of city centre itineraries, we have launched a new Autumn Guide.
The Guide gives lots of ideas and suggestions on events and things to do in Chichester during the next few months, including places to eat and drink.
Give it a read and get inspired… it may even help you discover a hidden gem, or rediscover parts of the city you haven’t ventured to in a while!
We are working with Chichester Observer to contribute to a new nostalgic feature in the paper that looks back at our city centre over the past 50 years, to reminisce and celebrate our city and highlight what an important role it plays in the community.
The feature will include photos, stories and anecdotes about the history of businesses or buildings inside the city walls.
If you or someone you know has any photos of your business or the city streetscape from the last five decades, stories of working on the high street or special memories and people. Please email [email protected]