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  • Cider Tasting Evening

    Garden Event

    Book your place on our cider tasting evening. Find out more about how it is made and taste some delicious local ciders and meads.

    Date
    Friday 9 September 2016, 6.30pm
    Price
    £20pp (inc food)
  • Visual Arts MA Show 2016

    Student Exhibition

    The Visual Arts MA show 2016 will showcase the work of four students graduating from the full-time MA in Visual Arts at West Dean College. Exhibiting students will present work developed over a year of intensive study, providing visitors with the opportunity to view original pieces from a group of newly emerging artists.

    This event is free and open to the public.

    Date
    Preview: Friday 9 September, 5-7pm. Saturday 10 – Wednesday 14 September, 10am-5pm
    Location
    The Edward James Studios
    Price
    This event is free and open to the public
  • Apple Affair

    Garden Event

    West Dean Gardens' Apple Affair is a celebration of the best of the British autumn harvest including the impressive apple harvest from West Dean's own orchards. Visitors can bring their own apple varieties along for identification, shop at the artisan stalls offering seasonal produce and products. There are also activities for children.

    SAVE 20% and book your early bird tickets online now.

    Date
    1 - 2 October 2016
    Location
    West Dean Gardens
    Price
    Adult £12.50 (Early Bird £10.00) Children £1.00
  • Whisky Tasting Evening

    Garden Event

    Come along to our whisky tasting evening this October for a chance to sample a range of whisky's and selection of seasonal foods to accompany them. Places are limited and must be booked in advance.

    Date
    Friday 14 October 2016
    Location
    West Dean Gardens Restaurant
    Price
    £25
  • Halloween Activities

    Garden Event

    Are your little monsters brave enough to follow our Halloween trail and take part in a cauldron of Halloween activities?

    Further details and prices to be announced.

    Date
    26 - 30 October 2016
  • Edith, Elizabeth and I

    Performance

    An evening of theatre and literary history dedicated to Dame Edith Sitwell held in the State Rooms at West Dean College.

    Spend an evening viewing items from the archive, learn more about her relationship with Edward James and the portrait artist, Tchelitchew, and enjoy the theatrical experience of:

    Edith, Elizabeth and I. A fast moving one woman show created by Jules Craig.

    Date
    Wednesday 2 November 2016, 7.30pm - 9pm
    Location
    West Dean College
    Price
    £15
  • Visit Father Christmas

    Garden Event

    Father Christmas Visits 10 - 11 & 17 - 18 December 2016

    Visit Father Christmas then make a Christmas Decoration and take home a small gift.

    Further details and prices to be announced.

    Date
    10 - 11 & 17 - 18 December 2016
  • Chilli Fiesta

    Garden Event

    The UK's biggest chilli festival will return on 11 - 13 August 2017. Join the party and dance to live Latin music, watch cookery and gardening demonstrations and taste delicious chilli foods 'til your tongue sizzles. Make the most of the family-friendly festival atmosphere and camp onsite with great facilities.

    Save 20% and book early bird tickets today!

    Date
    11 - 13 August 2017