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Outdoor events 2014


Easter Egg Hunts in the Gardens 16 - 20 April
Times: 10.30am - 5.00pm
Easter egg hunts around the grounds for children.
Price £1 per child (includes chocolate egg). Last entry 4.00pm
Normal Adult entry prices apply.
Pay on the door

West Dean Design and Craft Fair - featuring MADE 20 - 22 June

West Dean’s Chilli Fiesta
The grounds of West Dean Gardens
Make a date to come to West Dean’s
Chilli Fiesta, 8 -10 August
Our annual weekend dedicated to all things hot
and spicy. Come for the day or stay
for the whole weekend and camp in
the beautiful grounds of the West Dean
Estate. In between sampling chillies, you
can watch food demonstrations, enjoy
delicious delights from the many food
stalls, and party into the night to live
music across two stages. With over
140 stalls, many of them new for 2014,
there will be quirky gifts on offer as
well as chilli foods, chilli plants, seeds
and produce. Bring the family, and make
the most of a special children’s area with
vintage fun fair rides, Punch and Judy,
and face painting.

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House Opening - more information coming soon
6 - 7 September

Grow! Cook! Eat! - more information coming soon
4 -5 October

Half Term Halloween Activities - more information coming soon
27 - 31 October

Recitals of Music for Violin and Piano

RECITAL OF MUSIC FOR
VIOLIN AND PIANO
The Old Library,
West Dean College
Recital with Roy Stratford (piano)
and Oliver Nelson (violin)
Saturday 27 September 8pm £10
Bach and Brahms

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Garden talks - The Auditorium, West Dean Gardens



The pleasure principle – gardening with Edward James Ivan Hicks was Head Gardener to
Edward James from 1974–1984 and
continued to work for the Edward James
Foundation after Edward James’s death,
as Head Gardener of West Dean
Gardens until 1990. Join us to hear his
illustrated talk about his experiences of
working and travelling with Edward James
and of the friendship that grew between
them. He will bring us up to date with
examples of his recent work including the
Butterfly World gardens, a 27 acre site
near St Albans dedicated to butterflies.
IVAN HICKS
Friday 13 June Evening talk
8pm–9.30pm £15
ET4684

The New English Garden NEW
Tim Richardson gives a talk on
contemporary and innovative British
garden style, with an emphasis on planting
design, taking inspiration from his book,
The New English Garden. As well as writing
regular columns for the Daily Telegraph,
Tim works as a garden advisor to the
National Trust and teaches landscape
art at Vienna University.
TIM RICHARDSON
Saturday 26 October Afternoon talk
2pm–3.30pm £25 GT4908

Food Tasting



The Gardens Restaurant,
West Dean Gardens
British cheeses – train your tastebuds
With the emphasis on locally sourced
cheeses, ex-deli owner and cheese
enthusiast, Rosemary Moon, guides you
through the soft and the mild, the fresh
and the cured, the pressed and the
mould-ripened stars of the UK cheese
world. A fun and tasty evening for all
cheese lovers.
ROSEMARY MOON
Thursday 18 September
7.30pm–9pm £15
ET3075

Concerts 2014 held in the Old Library, West Dean College



ChamberStudio Mentorship Ensembles:
Bernadel Quartet, The Busch Ensemble,
Ruisi Quartet
ChamberStudio provides coaching and
support to professional chamber groups
early in their careers, primarily at Kings
Place in London. This concert showcases
its 13/14 Mentorship groups and is
the culmination of a three day study
residence at West Dean College.
Wednesday 2 July 8pm £8
QT3602
Concert presented in association with
ChamberStudio www.chamberstudio.org

The Chilingirian Quartet in Concert


– Schubert Quartettsatz in C Minor
– Beethoven Op59 No3
– Schubert G Major
Tuesday 22 July 8pm £15
QT4922

Public Masterclass with the
Chilingirian Quartet
Wednesday 23 July
2pm £8 (including interval tea)
QT4923


The Chilingirian Quartet in Concert
– Beethoven Op59 No2
– Schubert ‘Death and the Maiden’
Thursday 24 July 8pm £15
QT4924

Students’ ‘Showcase’ Concert
Friday 25 July 8pm £6
QT4925

Students’ Informal Concert
Saturday 26 July 2pm £6 (including tea)
QT4926

Recital of music for violin and piano
The Old Library,
West Dean College
Recital with Roy Stratford (piano)
and Oliver Nelson (violin)
Saturday 27 September 8pm £10
Bach and Brahms EC4932

International Guitar Festival



INTERNATIONAL GUITAR
FESTIVAL OPEN DAY,
MASTERCLASSES & CONCERTS
West Dean College and
St Andrew’s Church, West Dean
Sponsored by Classical Guitar Magazine
and D’Addario

Concert by Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Saturday 16 August 8pm £15
GC4927

Concert by Antigoni Goni
Monday 18 August 8pm £12
GC4928

Concert by Craig Ogden
Tuesday 19 August 8pm £12
GC4929

Concert by Primavera Chamber
Ensemble with guest artist Cobie Smit
Wednesday 20 August 8pm £12
GC4930

Guitar Open Day
Including exhibitions of music and
instruments, a guitar makers’ showcase,
classes with the Los Angeles Guitar
Quartet and a lecture by Cecilia Rodrigo.
Sunday 17 August 11.30am–7pm £10
GC4931


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