Chichester is a Market town and has been since 950 when it was first recognised as a flourishing Market town. Since then various markets and fairs have been held within Chichester carrying on the market town title along with it, and still now in 2012 there is a market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Due to this strong heritage of a Market Town for our final piece we will be looking into a trading system whereby we keep in touch with Chichester’s history of markets and trading but using it to reconnect the community. In doing so we are using our sites (Chichester) history as stimulus and inspiration for our piece therefore creating a site specific performance due to the embedded roots we will bring forward in the performance.
Chichester for many years has prided itself on the parks and rural areas in and surrounding it “The importance of parks and areas of green space to our quality of life is enormous. Attractive, safe and accessible parks and green spaces contribute to positive social, economic and environmental benefits improving public health, wellbeing and quality of life.” (http://www.chichester.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=4116)