#EnglishTourismWeek19: Behind the scenes of a Chichester Tour Guide

Our series of blogs for #EnglishTourismWeek19 celebrates all that’s great about the Chichester region. This time, Craig Gershater of Chichester Tour Guides (and also Chairman of Visit Chichester!) gives us a snapshot of how he became a tour guide. I saw an advert in the local Cambridge City newspaper about an upcoming one-year course to become a qualified tourist guide. As a dyed-in-the-wool research scientist over many years I realised that I was pretty much a ‘nerd’ with not many outside interests like art, history, architecture. I was accepted onto the course, which was very tough, with...
Posted on March 26th 2019Category: Blog

#EnglishTourismWeek19: Chichester Canal

Our series of blogs for #EnglishTourismWeek19 celebrates all that’s great about the Chichester region. Here, Dave Stares, one of the wonderful volunteers for the Chichester Canal, gives us a glimpse behind the scenes. Just steps away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, Chichester Canal offers a unique and peaceful environment. Linking the City to the sea, with diverse resident wildlife, we’re lucky to have the stunning haven on our doorstep. At any time of year there is always something to do at the Canal; pop into the Cafe, take a stroll along the towpath or hire a rowing boat...
Posted on March 26th 2019Category: Blog

#EnglishTourismWeek19: Fitzcane's cafe, Midhurst

Our series of blogs for #EnglishTourismWeek19 celebrates all that’s great about the Chichester region. Here, we speak to Caroline Cheshire, founder of the fabulous Fitzcane's cafe in Midhurst. Although Fitzcane’s was only established in 2014, it feels like it has been in Midhurst forever. Founder Caroline Cheshire moved here with her family to be closer to her parents, having lived for 20 years in the United States. The family quickly settled into English country living and Caroline opened a tiny ice cream café off West Street. She was thrilled with the response from the town. When larger...
Posted on March 26th 2019Category: Blog

#EnglishTourismWeek19: Conversations with Kate

Our series of blogs for #EnglishTourismWeek19 celebrates all that’s great about the Chichester region. Here, we speak to Kate Mosse about her association with Chichester and the iconic Chichester Festival Theatre. Kate Mosse OBE is celebrated on many fronts: as a multi-million selling author; as the founder director of the Women’s Prize for Fiction; and, of course, as a Cicestrian. But another role is equally dear to her heart: as the host of around 25 Pre- and Post-Show Talks and Events each season at Chichester Festival Theatre. These live conversations with playwrights, directors and...
Posted on March 25th 2019Category: Blog

Pages