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Calendar of Events 2015


Outdoor events 2015

2015 Events

House Opening
Discover the historic State Rooms in West Dean House.
9 – 10 May
10am – 5pm

Design & Craft Fair - Book entry tickets online now
Take part in creative workshops, browse over 100 art and craft stalls and enjoy talks and demonstrations on a variety of art based subjects.
19-20-21 June
10am – 5pm

Chilli Fiesta 2015 - Book online now
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of this hugely popular event. Dance to live Latin music, browse hundreds of chilli food stalls and watch the spectacular fireworks display.
Book on-line NOW for early bird rates!

Apple Affair
3 – 4 October
Due to popular demand the Apple Affair returns with apple displays, Orchard tours, cookery demonstrations and stalls.

Halloween Activities - This event is not bookable online - just turn up on the day.
Follow the Halloween Trail, listen to scary story telling (if you dare) have your face painted and join a cauldron of Halloween activities.
26 – 31 October
10.30am – 4.30pm

Father Christmas Visits
Make a tree decoration to take home, visit Father Christmas and receive a gift.
12 - 13 & 19 - 20 December
10am – 4.30pm

Concerts 2015 Old Library, West Dean College

To book please call 01243 81800 or click on the link below to book online.

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)

Saturday, 3 October 2015, 8pm £10 EC5772
A celebration of Czech music,
Featuring a selection of vibrant and colourful works by Smetana, Dvorak and Janacek.

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Garden Talk

Old plants, new plants – how to select the very best of both for your garden NEW

Graham Gough from Marchants Hardy Plants Nursery will guide you through his favourite plants. Graham has a wealth of experience growing plants for his nursery and has travelled all over the world to collect exciting specimens. The lecture will be filled with desirable plants, a large quantity of good humour and heaps of invaluable advice.

GRAHAM GOUGH Saturday 24 October, 2–3.30pm GT5708 £25



A new show for the whole family devised by Puppetcraft, one of Britain’s most acclaimed touring puppet troupes. Inspired by the classic Chinese story Journey to the West, brilliant Children’s Laureate poet (2007–2009), Michael Rosen’s wonderful new script explores the birth and comic adventures of a fantastical superhero. See stunning string puppets, antique shadow puppets and live music. For everyone, four years old and up.

Saturday 9 May, 3pm EV5710 Adults £9 Children (Under 16) £6

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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