2019: Summary of Talks



January: Questions and Answers with Chichester DC

We don't usually hold an event in January but for 2019 we have arranged for two councillors from Chichester DC to come to Midhurst to listen to questions from people 'North of the Downs'.  Has this ever happened before?  We are not aware of any previous visits.  This is your big chance to hear CDC answer questions on the issues that really bug you.  More details in our 'News' section.


21 February: Affordable homes for Midhurst?

Do you want more affordable homes for Midhurst?  Adrian Moore brings us up to date with the activities of the Midhurst Community Land Trust.

March: Le Salon du Chocolat: Return Visit!

Le Salon du Chocolat – By popular demand after a winning presentation in 2018!
Chocolatier 'guru' Dawn brings her knowledge and skills to a pre-Easter experience of what is the best chocolate, how to make it – and plenty of samples to try and buy!



April: 58th Annual General Meeting


May: VIPs at Wimbledon!

Alan Chalmers has looked after VIP guests at Wimbledon's Centre Court for 40 years.  He's rubbed shoulders with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand and David Beckham. Now he shares his knowledge of the inner workings of Wimbledon and some of his personal memories


June: Art Nouveau in Architecture

Ian Gledhill makes a welcome return visit. In 2018 he amused and entertained us with a profile of the eccentric entrepreneur Magnus Volk. This year his subject will be "The Origins of Art Nouveau Architecture" - and he will examine how the style derived from the English Arts & Crafts movement.  In fact, this is the first of a two-part presentation, and we hope to persuade Ian to come back in 2020 for "The World of Art Deco" - looking at how Art Noveau evolved into Art Deco (again under British influence) and how the newer style affected every aspect of design, including of course architecture.


July: Philip Jackson talks about sculpture

World-famous local sculptor Philip Jackson makes a welcome return to talk about his work.. 


September: Running the Cowdray Estate

The Cowdray Estate runs a complex mix of businesses in and around Midhurst and Easebourne.  Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Russell takes us behind the scenes.


October: Bertie Pearce - and that's magic!

We couldn't fit him in last year but this year Bertie Pearce returns to present an Evening of Magic.


November: Behind the closed doors of Midhurst

Secrets Behind the Doors of Midhurst – An intriguing and inside look at some of the more interesting properties of Midhurst that have passed through the hands of Jackson-Stops.