Chichester Literary Society

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Our Next Meeting


May 1st


Doors open 1.30 pm


Page to Screen – Literary Bio-Pics

Illustrated talk by Ellen Cheshire



at Boxgrove Village Hall, PO18 OEE


Visitors welcome, £6.00 on the door.

Students £2.00


01243 536273


Page to Screen – Literary Bio-Pics

In this illustrated talk Ellen Cheshire will explore a range of films that bring to the screen, the lives of writers, drawing on the research she did for her book Bio-Pics: a life in pictures (Wallflower Press, 2014). Ellen has also written books on Jane Campion, Ang Lee, The Coen Brothers and contributed to books on Silent Cinema, Charlie Chaplin, James Bond, War Movies and Fantasy Films. Ellen was at one time a manager of New Park Cinema, Chichester.

Other Literary Events


John Keats Celebration

Wednesday 24th April

at 5pm

at Stansted Park, St Paul’s Chapel

Talk by Nigel Gossop

on Keats connections with Bedhampton and Stansted Park.

Refreshments followed at 6.30pm

by readings from local people and students of Park Community School of favourite Keats poems, including those inspired by Stansted.

Nigel’s book John Keats in Bedhampton  and other books on the history of the chapel will be on sale – cash only for books and refreshments.

Free Entry but booking advisable Tel.023 9241 2265

Retiring collection in aid of the chapel.








"Books are a uniquely portable magic."
Stephen King
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."
"I have always imagined Paradise will be a kind of library."
Jorges Luis Borges

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

Christmas Lunch 2018
Christmas Lunch 2018