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Tickets can also be purchased in the West Dean Gardens shop and at the College reception.

Outdoor events 2014 - 15

Visit Father Christmas in West Dean Gardens
20 - 21st December
Slots sold out for Sunday

2015 Events

Mother’s Day - more details coming soon
15 March
10.30am – 5pm

Easter Egg Trail - more details coming soon
1 – 6 April
10.30am – 5pm

House Opening - more details coming soon
9 – 10 May
10am – 5pm

Design & Craft Fair - more details coming soon
19-20-21 June
10am – 5pm

Chilli Fiesta 2015
Book on-line NOW for early bird rates!

Halloween Activities - more details coming soon
26 – 31 October
10.30am – 4.30pm

Father Christmas Visits - more details coming soon
19-20 December
10am – 4.30pm

Concerts 2015 Old Library, West Dean College

The Guitar Festival is bookable by telephone only on the following dates during the Christmas period.

The Bookings Office will be available for telephone bookings between 10am and 3pm on the following days:

Monday 22nd Dec
Tuesday 23rd Dec
Wednesday 24th Dec
Monday 29th Dec
Tuesday 30th Dec
Wednesday 31st Dec

Back to normal office hours (9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm) Friday 2nd Jan 2015.

The Old Library, West Dean College,
The Auditorium, West Dean Gardens and St Andrew’s Church, West Dean
Sponsored by the D’Addario Foundation, José Ramirez and Classical Guitar Centre Ltd.

Concert by Marcin Dylla
Saturday August 15 8pm
GC5716 £15

Recital by Morgan Szymanski
Sunday August 16 6pm
GC5717 £5

Concert by David Leisner
Monday August 17 8pm
GC5718 £12

Concert by Amanda Cook
Tuesday August 18 8pm,
GC5719 £12

Concert by Arctic Guitar Trio
Wednesday, August 19, 8pm
GC5720 £12

Guitar Open Day
Including exhibitions of music and instruments, a guitar makers’ showcase, masterclass with Marcin Dylla, lecture by Jan de Kloe and recital by Morgan Szymanski.
Sunday, August 16, 11.30am–7pm
GC5721, £12

Season Ticket (entry for all four concerts and Open Day) £50

Recitals of Music for Violin and Piano

Recital with Roy Stratford (piano) and Oliver Nelson (violin)
Sonatas by two great Russian composers, Shostakovich and Prokofiev.
Saturday, January 24 2015, 8pm
£10 EC5322
The Old Library, West Dean College
Capacity: 20

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The Old Library, West Dean College
Recital with Roy Stratford (piano) and Oliver Nelson (violin)
A celebration of Czech music. Featuring a selection of vibrant and colourful works by Smetana, Dvorak and Janacek.
Saturday 3 October 2015 8pm
EC5722 £10

Art Talks

The A-Z of surviving as an artist
Annabel and Rosalind discuss leaving art school and surviving, as well as the ins and outs of residencies, galleries, exhibitions, collectors, curating, teaching, tweeting, funding, marketing, portfolio careers and balancing it all! Anecdotal, practical and philosophical this talk is packed with information pertinent to all artists at any stage in their careers looking for a new burst of energy or a head start in understanding how to create networks, raise profiles and get their work seen.
Tuesday 7 April 2015
£15 ET5317
Oak Hall, West Dean College

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Articulating your practice: writing and talking about your work
How you reflect your practice visually and verbally to the world is very important for artists; from your website, through writing and talking about your work, through to your business card and what that says about you. This talk explores the tricky subject of articulating your practice – an essential part of your art career.
Wednesday 8 April 2015
£15 ET5318
Oak Hall, West Dean College

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Bringing your work to the attention of others: exhibitions, residencies and proposals
Practical tips and comprehensive advice about applying for and writing residency and exhibition proposals, Annabel and Rosalind discuss the elements of writing and surviving an ACE application as well as giving concrete examples. They also cover curating and DIY exhibitions, how to create successful open studios, build relationships, raise your profile and approach galleries.
Thursday 9 April 2015
£15 ET5319
Oak Hall, West Dean College

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