Chichester Literary Society

Our Next Meeting


Wednesday, 1st May


Nursery Rhymes of Old London Town

Speaker: Caroline Walker


Friendly Reminder – Renewal Subscriptions Due Jan 3rd, 2024.

No increase in subscription renewal for 2024!

Individual Membership £45

Joint Subscription £80

Please pay by Bank Transfer or Cheque and send completed renewal form to our Treasurer , Brian French. See link below for renewal form.


Volunteer Committee Members – We Need You!

We are looking for new volunteer committee members from the membership so please think about volunteering your services, especially if you have technology skills! Please talk to a committee member if you can help out.


Meeting Venue

Boxgrove Village Hall,


Visitors very welcome!

Doors open at 1.30pm for 2pm start.

Members Free, Visitors £8, Students £2 on the door – no need to book.

There is a large car park and bus stop outside the venue.






Wednesday, 1st May


Nursery Rhymes of Old London Town

Speaker: Caroline Walker

Nursery Rhymes of Old London Town (1916) is a collection of whimsical verses that play on the capital’s place names written by Eleanor Farjeon (1881- 1965) a popular writer of her time. The highly praised illustrations are by Macdonald (Max) Gill or Great Uncle Max to Caroline Walker.

See photos below related to recent meetings.

We look forward to seeing you all again at Boxgrove Village Hall.

Local Literary Events

Looking for William: Aspects of William Shakespeare

Saturday, June 15

10.00am – 4.00pm

CLS Festival of Chichester Event

Hosted by our patron,  Simon Brett

Boxgrove Village Hall, PO18 OEE

Tickets £30

Programme details on our Journal/Talks page.

Tickets available from Brian French, our Treasurer. Brian will be selling tickets at our next meeting on May 1st. Tel. 01243 527795


Pay by Bank Transfer, or cheque/cash at our monthly meeting.

Find Bank Transfer details on our About page. Let Brian know if you make a Bank Transfer and he will bring your ticket to the monthly meeting.

Ticket price includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Save the date!



Open Mic Poetry Chichester

For more information please go to the website below.


Guest poets launch each session followed by an open mic. Listeners equally welcome. 7.30pm








Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.
Jean Rhys
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.The man who never reads lives only one.
George R.R. Martin
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
Mary Wortley Montague.
One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.
Carl Sagan

We welcome old and new members and visitors to Boxgrove Village Hall.

Sarah Stanfield March '24
Timothy Walker Jan '24
Dr. Duncan Salkeld on right - Feb '24
Crocker Booklet 36p