Chichester Literary Society

Our Next Meeting


Boxgrove Village Hall


Wednesday, July 6th

We will welcome Bernard Lockett who will give a presentation on The Social and Political Satire of Gilbert and Sullivan.

At our last meeting Karin Fernald gave a delightfully entertaining talk on Mary Perdita Robinson, author, actor, poet and first love of George IV. Mary’s colourful life was illuminated with informative slides and portraits painted by eminent artists of her time.


Doors open 1.30pm for 2pm meeting. Ample parking

New members and guests always welcome. Do come and try us out!

Visitors/Guests £7 on the door. Students £2

Annual 2022 Membership: Single £40, Joint £70

Cash or cheques can be accepted at the July meeting.

Please put July 6th in your diaries.


Wanted – Membership Secretary

We are looking for a new membership secretary. Marjorie James has done a great job over the last six years and has now stepped down. If you feel able to help please speak to any committee member  for more information or email We really need a member to volunteer for this position.



Wed July 6th , 2pm

The Social and Political Satire of Gilbert and Sullivan

Bernard Lockett

Bernard  will give us an entertaining overview of some of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operas in the context of the social and political atmosphere of their time.

See more about Bernard on our Speakers page.

Photos See photos below of John Micklewright (April ’22 speaker),  Adam Mars-Jones at our March’22 meeting, and  Nicola Garrard at our February ’22 meeting,  plus our lovely new banner designed by member Nigel Gossop.



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

Other Literary Events

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
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
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.

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

Peter J. Fullagar - May'22
CLS Banner 2022 Designed by Nigel Gossop
Karin Fernald
Adam Mars-Jones at March '22 Meeting