In Conversation With... Evening Talks
To celebrate The Art of Chichester exhibition we have programmed a series of 'in conversation' talks with some of the key cultural leaders who have helped make Chichester's creative landscape what it is today.
All talks will take place at The Novium Museum from 6:30 - 7:30pm, with an opportunity to view exhibition from 5:30pm.Tickets £5. Students and Seniors (Over 65) £4. Advance booking essential.
17th November: From Film Society to International Film Festival: the Story of Chichester Cinema at New Park
Roger Gibson, founder of Chichester Cinema at New Park, and Walter Francisco, Cinema Director and Programmer, talk about the history of the cinema, from its Film Society evenings at the College to celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Film Festival, now the biggest on the south coast.
15 December: Art for Everyone: Empowering Creativity in the Community
Marc Steene, Director of Outside In and ex Co-Director of Pallant House Gallery, and Claire Robinson of Chichester Community Development Trust discuss the importance of giving everyone the opportunity to experience art and be artists. In conversation with David Elliott, Curator of The Art of Chichester exhibition.
26th January: Chichester Festival Theatre: 60 Years of Miracle Making
Kathy Bourne, Executive Director, and Daniel Evans, Artistic Director, talk about how the Theatre has become one of the best-loved and widely-respected theatres in the country. In conversation with Phil Hewitt, Group Arts Editor for Sussex Newspapers.
9th February: Chichester and Music: from Choirs and College to University and Youth
Ben Hall, Director, University of Chichester Conservatoire, and award-winning pianist Zoe Rahman talk about the role music has played in Chichester's arts scene. Moderated by David Elliott, Curator of The Art of Chichester exhibition.
23rd February: Pallant House Gallery: How it has become a leading institution for Modern British art
Simon Martin, Director of Pallant House Gallery, traces the history of how the gallery has grown to become second only to the Tate for Modern British art in this its 40th anniversary year. Interviewed by local artist, Laura Ford.