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Racing, records and Reed at the Horse & Groom

Posted in Uncategorized on April 17th, 2012 by Horse and Groom – Be the first to comment

Now that we’re well into April, how safe is it to start talking about outdoor events, or even the Horse & Groom garden? I’ll ignore the thunder forecast for this week and get on with it. The Goodwood Three Friday Nights event is in the local paper, so that’s a good a place to start as any.
These nights aren’t until June, but it’s well worth organising tickets and everything else in advance. Goodwood Racecourse is only up the road, which means our Chichester accommodation is perfectly placed if you want to make a weekend of it. Dermot O’Leary and Mike Skinner have been confirmed as the post-racing DJs for two of the nights. Rumour has it that Goodwood was trying to get Mark Ronson back for the third slot but we’ll have to see who the opening night act is.
The Goodwood Racing season doesn’t start until early May but, in the meantime, Fontwell Racecourse is hosting its CICRA Raceday on 20 April. We’re not too far away for a pre or post raceday pint and meal.
If those weather predictions do prove to be true and we have to entertain ourselves inside, when you can drag yourselves away from the Horse & Groom bar, Uncle Vanya is playing at the Minerva Theatre and, based on all the reviews, it’s a bit of a must see. Timothy West is among the stellar cast. There’s also the chance to get backstage at one of five theatre tours that start in 21 April.
Going back to June, I’ve seen adverts for the Chichester Festivities and this one-man tribute show to Oliver Reed caught my eye. It would be rude not to have a couple of liveners before seeing this one (not to mention a few more after it!).
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