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Be inspired, basketmaking short courses at West Dean College (26 February 2015)

An increased appreciation for sustainability has led to a revival of basketmaking, chair seating and willow work. Be inspired on a short course with the inspirational tutors at West Dean College and explore age-old techniques drawn from around the world.
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Treat your mum for Mother’s Day,Taster Courses at West Dean College (25 February 2015)

Give your mum a special treat this Mother’s Day with a creative short course in the historic stately West Dean House, home to the renowned West Dean College.
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50% bursaries towards Art School Short Courses at West Dean College (24 February2015)

West Dean College is delighted to offer two 50% bursaries on its new ‘Art School’ for 2015.
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Art short courses for beginners at West Dean College (23 February 2015)

The stunning landscape, architecture, art and history at West Dean College provide an immersive atmosphere and fresh inspiration for art lovers.
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West Dean College teams up with East Beach Café to feed your creativity (5 February 2015)

West Dean College is partnering with East Beach Café to put creativity on the menu with exclusive creative workshops this spring, followed by a delicious lunch.
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Irene Caswell, Senior Media Relations Officer Irene.caswell[at]westdean[dot]org[dot]uk@irenewestdean

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NEW 2015 dates anounced

Design and Craft Fair featuring MADE (19 - 21 June)
Chilli Fiesta celebrating 20 years in 2015 (7, 8 & 9 August)
Apple Fair (3 and 4 October

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