In 2019 it will be 60 years since the special relationship between Chichester and
Chartres began with the signing of the official twinning document.
To commemorate this anniversary the Friends of Chartres are planning a year of
The highlights include a programme of classical music by English and French
composers performed on 22 nd June 2019 by The Chichester Singers in the beautiful
setting of Chichester Cathedral.
Chichester Playwright, Greg Mosse, has been commissioned to write a short play in
English and in French. This will have a humorous theme and will be performed by a
local cast of bilingual actors at the Riverside Theatre.
There will also be creative events to get involved in – the ever popular annual
schools Art Challenge and, new for 2019, a short story competition – “ A Tale of Two
Cities” – which will have categories for children and adults.
All these events are at the very early planning stage and other ideas are welcome.
Come and join the Friends of Chartres as we cement the “entente cordiale” in 2019.