Talks

Chichester Psalms: A Reunion

Venue, date and time to be announced

As part of the Bernstein In Chichester Festival marking the centenary of the birth of the West Side Story composer Leonard Bernstein, former choristers of Chichester Cathedral recall performing his composition the Chichester Psalms in his presence on 31 July 1965. “I remember preparing for and performing in the 1965 concert with great appreciation and affection, and for the challenge of singing something so different and in a language other than Latin or English,” recalls one. “It was indeed a memorable experience, ending with Bernstein visibly appreciative of the performance by the choir and orchestra.” Noel Osborne, a Bass Lay Vicar in the Cathedral Choir from 1963-1976, recalls singing the Chichester Psalms in 1965: “I remember the anticipation ahead of the final Southern Cathedrals Festival concert for the cathedral choirs of Chichester, Salisbury and Winchester, with the Chichester Psalms at the centre of it – and wondering if it would all come together on the day. Would we do justice to the music – and the Hebrew?” Picture of Chichester choristers performing the Chichester Psalms in 1965: Timothy Nott.

Read our feature on the Bernstein In Chichester Festival.

Email info@bernsteininchichester.com or visit bernsteininchichester.uk.



Burton on Bernstein

Venue to be announced

Saturday November 24, time to be announced

Tickets: prices and booking information to be announced

As part of the Bernstein In Chichester Festival marking the centenary of the birth of the West Side Story composer Leonard Bernstein (pictured), Humphrey Burton talks about his friend and colleague for 30 years. He directed almost 200 music films with Bernstein and he was present at the 1965 performance of the Chichester Psalms in Chichester Cathedral. He also attended many of his premieres, including his last musical, his second opera and his Concerto for Orchestra, one of whose movements he dedicated to Burton’s daughter Helena. Burton published his acclaimed biography of Bernstein, which was recently reissued with a new introduction. Picture: Paul de Hueck, courtesy of the Leonard Bernstein Office Inc.

Read our feature on the Bernstein In Chichester Festival.

Email info@bernsteininchichester.com or visit bernsteininchichester.uk.



Noel Fitzpatrick is The Supervet

Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton

Saturday November 24, 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Tickets from £39.05

TV’s Supervet Professor Noel Fitzpatrick is bringing his first live stage show, Welcome to My World, to Brighton. His show includes his extraordinary and emotional storytelling journey from his early years in Ireland, where his dreams of becoming a vet propelled him through childhood; to international veterinary training and practice, and on to the forefront of the revolution in bionic & regenerative medicine, evolving into The Supervet we know and love today. Noel draws inspiration for his bionic inventions from his everyday life experiences and observations of the world around him. Welcome to My World is an opportunity to discover how these commonplace experiences, from the lollipop lady on the corner of the street to the films and comics he loved as a boy, have inspired his revolutionary developments in orthopaedic surgery. 

Phone 0844 847 1515 or visit brightoncentre.co.uk.



An Audience with Simon Reeve

Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton

Sunday November 25, 7.30pm

Tickets from £26.25

Adventurer, author and TV presenter Simon Reeve is on his first ever UK tour. He has travelled to more than 120 countries, has dodged bullets on frontlines, been hounded by the KGB, tracked lions, crossed deserts and encountered some of the world’s most extraordinary characters. His multiple award-winning TV series for the BBC include Caribbean, Sacred Rivers, Indian Ocean, Tropic of Cancer and his series of 2017 Turkey and Russia. Most of Simon’s documentaries combine travel and adventure with global environmental, wildlife, and conservation issues, and have taken him across jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans, and to some of the most beautiful, dangerous and remote regions of the world. At this event, he will tell inspiring tales from his travels and there will also be a Q&A.

Phone 0844 871 7650 or visit atgtickets.com.



An Audience with Simon Reeve

Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton

Sunday November 25, 7.30pm

Tickets £26.25

Adventurer, author and TV presenter Simon Reeve is on his first ever UK tour. He has travelled to more than 120 countries, has dodged bullets on frontlines, been hounded by the KGB, tracked lions, crossed deserts and encountered some of the world’s most extraordinary characters. His multiple award-winning TV series for the BBC include Caribbean, Sacred Rivers, Indian Ocean, Tropic of Cancer and his series of 2017 Turkey and Russia. Most of Simon’s documentaries combine travel and adventure with global environmental, wildlife, and conservation issues, and have taken him across jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans, and to some of the most beautiful, dangerous and remote regions of the world. At this event, he will tell inspiring tales from his travels and there will also be a Q&A.

Phone 0844 871 7650 or visit atgtickets.com.



An Audience with Simon Reeve

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Monday November 26, 7.30pm

Tickets £26.50/over 60s £21.50/child £19

Adventurer, author and TV presenter Simon Reeve is on his first ever UK tour. He has travelled to more than 120 countries, has dodged bullets on frontlines, been hounded by the KGB, tracked lions, crossed deserts and encountered some of the world’s most extraordinary characters. His multiple award-winning TV series for the BBC include Caribbean, Sacred Rivers, Indian Ocean, Tropic of Cancer and his series of 2017 Turkey and Russia. Most of Simon’s documentaries combine travel and adventure with global environmental, wildlife, and conservation issues, and have taken him across jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans, and to some of the most beautiful, dangerous and remote regions of the world. At this event, he will tell inspiring tales from his travels and there will also be a Q&A.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.



An Audience with Simon Reeve

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Monday November 26, 7.30pm

Tickets £26.50/over 60s £21.50/child £19

Adventurer, author and TV presenter Simon Reeve is on his first ever UK tour. He has travelled to more than 120 countries, has dodged bullets on frontlines, been hounded by the KGB, tracked lions, crossed deserts and encountered some of the world’s most extraordinary characters. His multiple award-winning TV series for the BBC include Caribbean, Sacred Rivers, Indian Ocean, Tropic of Cancer and his series of 2017 Turkey and Russia. Most of Simon’s documentaries combine travel and adventure with global environmental, wildlife, and conservation issues, and have taken him across jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans, and to some of the most beautiful, dangerous and remote regions of the world. At this event, he will tell inspiring tales from his travels and there will also be a Q&A.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.



Sir Chris Bonington – Life & Times

The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Monday November 26, 7.30pm

Tickets £22

Sir Chris Bonington, Britain’s best known mountaineer and one of the most successful expedition leaders in history, gives an audio visual account of his 60 years spent in the mountains. With original images and raw footage, this is a rare opportunity to hear about some of the greatest expeditions of the 20th century. Sir Chris began climbing at the age of 16 and has undertaken 19 Himalayan expeditions, including four to Everest. He is renowned for having made many first ascents in the Alps and all the greater ranges of the world.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit thecapitolhorsham.com.



Archaeology Talks 2018: World War 1

Education Room, Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing

Thursday November 29, 6.30pm

Tickets from £7.50

The First World War affected all who lived through those terrible years and the people of Worthing were no different. This talk will look at both the military and social aspects of the war, covering the training of soldiers on the Downs, the battles fought by the Royal Sussex Regiment and the problems on the Home Front.

Phone 01903 221448 or visit worthingmuseum.co.uk.



An Audience with Kate Humble

The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Friday November 30, 7.30pm

Tickets £24.50

Join TV presenter Kate Humble for a talk about her new book,Thinking on my Feet, as well as her life working with wildlife, the far flung places that this has taken her to and the inspiring people she has met on her travels. There’s also a unique chance to go ‘behind the camera’ as Kate describes how the programmes are made along with some lovely anecdotes about the filming. Picture: Tim Martin.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit thecapitolhorsham.com.



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