The Art of Chichester: 60 Years

The Art of Chichester: 60 Years

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The Art of Chichester celebrates 60 years of creativity, professional and amateur, in and around the small market town of Chichester on the south coast, and how the arts have put the city on the map. It tells the story of:

  • Chichester Festival Theatre, from its opening in 1962 to how it has become one of Britain's best-loved theatres
  • the Cathedral's enlightened arts programme, from Dean Walter Hussey's commissioning of the works by Sutherland, Piper, Chagall and Bernstein to the innovatively curated exhibitions of the 21st century
  • Pallant House Gallery, 'second only to the Tate for modern British art', with its prize-winning extension
  • the perhaps surprising fact that everyone, from the London Symphony Orchestra and Ella Fitzgerald to David Bowie and James Brown, have all performed here
  • Chichester Cinema at New Park, which punches above its weight, winning Film Society of the Year Award in 1990
  • and much more

A 208 page, fully illustrated (278 photos) paperback written, edited and printed locally.