Upcoming Walks, Talks and Tours

Mar
1
Fri
2:15 pm Romans to Counterculture @ Emsworth Community Centre
Romans to Counterculture @ Emsworth Community Centre
Mar 1 @ 2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Join me at the meeting of the Steyning Art Society to refresh your mind with a timeline history of Chichester
Mar
7
Thu
2:30 pm Chichester Cathedral Tour @ West Street, PO19 1PX
Chichester Cathedral Tour @ West Street, PO19 1PX
Mar 7 @ 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
24
Sun
10:30 am Edes House – Open House @ 27 West Street, Chichester, PO19 1RW
Edes House – Open House @ 27 West Street, Chichester, PO19 1RW
Mar 24 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Edes House standing majestically close to Chichester Cathedral is a magnificent example of late 17th Century domestic architecture. My tour tells the story of the people who lived and worked there and examines the architecture and[...]
Apr
4
Thu
2:30 pm Chichester Cathedral Tour @ West Street, PO19 1PX
Chichester Cathedral Tour @ West Street, PO19 1PX
Apr 4 @ 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

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!

Making Mischief: Folk Costume in Britain

Making Mischief: Folk Costume in Britain

My Mum and Dad were folk dancers!  Morris and many forms of serious country dance were discussed, toyed over, practised and performed on a weekly basis. Just a few months before my elderly Mum died, I remember her drawing out 'moves' on paper in preparation for an...

read more
A Master Painter Revealed – Compton Verney

A Master Painter Revealed – Compton Verney

I was so happy to eventually get a date fixed to visit my best friend who volunteers at Compton Verney Art Gallery. She had told me about two exhibitions that would really tickle my fancy...  and I really didn't want to miss out! This exhibition is described as a...

read more
What colour was smalt?

What colour was smalt?

During Ying Yangs talk about the restoration of Louise de Keroualle by Sir Godfrey Kneller we learnt a little bit about how colours for paints were made and used in the 17th century. One such colour was smalt - a ground blue potassium glass containing cobalt used...

read more