Day One - Morning
City discoveries and a long, locally sourced lunch
Linger over a lunch featuring locally sourced ingredients at The Barn Little London, where slow food is the name of the game with most ingredients sourced within 30-40 miles of Chichester. Here you can sample great local produce such as Goodwood Farm cheeses, and sparkling wines from Ashling Park Estate in the South Downs. We recommend you book one of the outdoor chalets for a secluded lunch, or pick up a picnic from the shop. There’s a huge selection of cafes, tearooms or restaurants that dot the Chichester’s city centre; be sure to wander the ‘pallants’ – small side streets where hidden gems await.
Market Cross, Chichester by Jon Nicholson
Day One - Afternoon & Evening
Excellent Exhibitions, Dining Delights & Legendary Poetry Performances
Enjoy an early dinner at one of Chichester’s dining hotspots, such as Field & Fork or Purchases, before experiencing a magical blend of poetry and music brought to you by legendary Liverpudlian poet Roger McGough, international pianist Elena Toponogova, actress Emily Rose Smith and South Downs poets as they celebrate the bicentenary of Sussex-born Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. You’ll be treated to some of Roger’s much-loved poetry, music from the Romantic era and readings from Shelley made all the more wonderful by the atmospheric setting of Chichester Cathedral.
Roger McGough – Festival of Chichester
Where to stay
Comfortable places to rest your head
Day two - morning
Discover outstanding modern art
Afterwards, refuel with a delicious lunch at Pallant Cafe. On a fine day, relax at a table in the courtyard where Tracey Emin’s Roman Standard resides, often mistaken for a real bird.
Day Two - Afternoon
Glorious Green Spaces
Day Two - evening
Day Three - morning
A taste of Cornwall in Chichester
Set against the backdrop of the rugged coastline of North Cornwall, these are the unique moments, often experienced at dawn and dusk, when clouds, landscape and sunlight combine to create fleeting encounters with the extraordinary and sublime. Manifestations of the artist’s memory and imagination, they are the views remembered long after their physical presence has vanished.
Kerry Harding at Candida Stevens
Day Three - afternoon
Soak up Chichester's history
Chichester’s North Street in the 1970s
Day Three - evening
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra