Dame Patricia Routledge was guest of honour as organisers of the Festival of Chichester announced an exciting and varied line-up of over 200 events for summer 2017.
Chichester resident Dame Patricia, famous for her role as Hyacinth Bucket in the BBC sitcom Keeping Up Appearances, was at the event launch at the city’s Novium Museum last night.
Chichester Mayor Peter Budge was also on hand to hear details of a forthcoming programme of classical music with the best in jazz, blues, folk, rock, pop and world music.
The festivities also include thrilling theatre, book events, talks and poetry, exhibitions, walks, tours, cinema, open days and galas and “there really is something for everyone”, say organisers, adding: “Grounded in the Chichester community, the festival aspires to the stars. We are pleased to welcome local and international performers of the highest calibre to our historic city.