News and Events

Holy Ground: Art, faith and the natural environment

17-19 September, Berwick Church, Sussex: A weekend conference/retreat co-hosted by Art and Christianity and Berwick Church, Sussex.

To mark the completion of a major project to conserve the Bloomsbury Group murals at Berwick Church (East Sussex), this event will explore how artists can contribute to the life of a church and its community, particularly in a rural setting and with respect for the natural environment. Speakers will address the remarkable mural-paintings that Berwick Church boasts, and newly commissioned artists will speak about their work in response to the church and its paintings. Details here.

[posted 8 September 2021]

Historical Association Chichester: new programme

The Chichester Branch of the Historical Association have announced their programme for the coming year. They hope to hold physical meetings at the New Park Centre, New Park Road, but details will be confirmed in due course. The detailed list of events is here. The first event will be a lecture by SRS Vice-President Dr Andrew Foster entitled What have Ecclesiastical Historians ever done for Chichester?

[posted 3 September 2021]

West Sussex Archives Society

WSAS, the Friends of West Sussex Record Office, will hold their AGM and annual conference on September 25th. More details here.

[posted 28 August 2021]

WSRO YouTube channel; Tuesday Talks

West Sussex Record Office have just launched their own YouTube Channel:

Two items are available so far, one of which is the recording of the West Sussex Unwrapped Live Event in June. They are planning to add one a month, including another West Sussex Unwrapped Live event in September (on Sussex cinema). WSRO are also launching remote Tuesday Talks, with a programme running until November. The schedule of talks, with booking details, can be seen here. A video trailer is here.

Wendy Walker’s talk on ‘Treasures of the West Sussex Record Office’, broadcast on 27 July, can be seen on YouTube. Follow the link here:

[updated 20 August 2021]

Useful links

Events at East Sussex Record Office (The Keep)
Events at West Sussex Record Office
Friends of the Keep Archives
West Sussex Archives Society (Friends of West Sussex Record Office)