Upcoming Walks, Talks and Tours

Feb
26
Mon
10:45 am Edes House – If Walls could Talk @ 27 West Street, Chichester, PO19 1RW
Edes House – If Walls could Talk @ 27 West Street, Chichester, PO19 1RW
Feb 26 @ 10:45 am – 12:30 pm
Edes House standing majestically close to Chichester Cathedral is a magnificent example of late 17th Century domestic architecture. Our tour tells the story of the people who lived and worked there and examines the architecture and[...]
Mar
19
Mon
2:30 pm Chichester Cathedral Tour @ West Street, PO19 1PX
Chichester Cathedral Tour @ West Street, PO19 1PX
Mar 19 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Guided tour of Chichester Cathedral lasting about an hour – interweaving the history, architecture and art with the spirituality of the building
Mar
23
Fri
11:30 am Lecture – History of Goodwood @ Look & See Exhibition Centre
Lecture – History of Goodwood @ Look & See Exhibition Centre
Mar 23 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
It was the lure of chasing a pesky fox that brought the 1st Duke of Richmond to Goodwood at the end of the 17th Century! Initially just a hunting lodge, it eventually became the family’s main home[...]
Mar
25
Sun
1:00 pm Open Afternoon – Goodwood House @ Goodwood, PO18 0PX
Open Afternoon – Goodwood House @ Goodwood, PO18 0PX
Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Guided tours of the state rooms lasting approximately 75-90 minutes, followed by the opportunity to enjoy a cream tea in the ballroom

Chichester, Goodwood, The South Downs and Sussex – Immerse yourself in History, Culture, Art and Nature

As a professional tour guide and history graduate, I am passionate about bringing the past alive. Drawing upon my extensive knowledge and love of the area, I present a series of walks, talks and tours which are fun and sociable as well as being enlightening. Who really enjoys exploring and learning using a phone app or struggling to read tiny print in a leaflet? Take a look at my calendar and join me on one of the public events. Or maybe you’d like me to arrange a bespoke tour or talk for a group of you. Click on the tabs above to view my wide range of walking tours and talks – something to interest everyone. I look forward to meeting you sometime soon!

The most recent entries in my journal are shown below – I try to it keep up to date – recording visits to interesting places, exhibitions, books and articles I’ve read, plus details of bespoke tours and talks arranged for special interest groups. You will notice that sometimes I do stray beyond the border of Sussex!

Frieda Hughes exhibition in Chichester Cathedral

Frieda Hughes – artist and poet has an exhibition in Chichester Cathedral. At the end of 2015 she decided to create a work of art based on a commitment to paint a picture every day for a year. She ended up working for 400 days and it is this and other new pieces which...

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The Country Wife

Tucked quietly away in a corner of Berkshire is an amazing textile mural called The Country Wife. It is currently being renovated by volunteer embroiderers with the hope that one day it will be put on public display for the general public to marvel over. The National...

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Trees – the very essence of life in the South Downs

Last Christmas my daughter presented me with tickets to take "A Walk through the Woods"! And last weekend that is exactly what we did! Nor just any old walk in any old wood - rather a proper guided tour of the lesser known areas of the Weald and Downland Museum in...

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