College Blog

Featured images


Latest press releases

West Dean House Annual Opening Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 May 2015 (14 April 2015)

West Dean House, the former home of Edward James, supporter of the Surrealists and founder of West Dean College, is throwing open its doors to visitors on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 May 2015.
Download a full PDF here.

Summer’s here, Summer School 2015 at West Dean College (13 April 2015)

Join the annual West Dean College Summer School (25 July to 14 August) and spend time learning a new skill, or enhancing an existing one.
Download a full PDF here.

Conservation in action, West Dean College students work at the Foundling Museum (9 April 2015)

Students on the Clocks Conservation programme at West Dean College, near Chichester, have been given a prestigious opportunity to work on a live heritage project at the Foundling Museum, London, as part of their professional training.
Download a full PDF here.

West Dean’s expert tutors to run Taster Workshops at Design and Craft Fair (8 April 2015)

West Dean’s popular Design and Craft Fair, featuring MADE, returns this year from 19 to 21 June. Visitors will have the chance to take part in hands-on creative workshops and learn new skills from some of the College’s expert tutors.
Download a full PDF here.


Press Office Hours, Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.

Irene Caswell, Senior Media Relations Officer Twitter @irenewestdean

Sam Jones, Media Relations Officer on Twitter @westdeanejf

Tel +44 (0)1243 818200

Design and Craft Fair featuring MADE (19, 20 and 21 June)
20th Annual Chilli Fiesta (7, 8 and 9 August)
Apple Affair (3 and 4 October)

Join our press mailing list. If you would like to receive regular updates on West Dean, or apply for a media place on a short courses for news or review purposes, email with your name, contact details and areas of specialism and, if affiliated with a print, online or broadcast publication, its title.

West Dean offers exciting possibilities for filming or photo shoots. Please call to discuss filming in the 18th Century Grade II* Listed flint faced mansion, the award-winning gardens or in the wider South Downs landscape of the Estate.

"Thanks so much for everyone’s effort to make our filming possible... excellent organisation before and on the day... we all considered the West Dean shoot a high point of the series so far. It was particularly great to be able get the shoot done on time and not leave people standing around for too long." BBC Two Producer.

Follow West Dean on Twitter, Facebook,YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.


Press Releases 2015

Press Releases 2014

Press Releases 2013

Press Releases 2012

Return to the top of the page

Become a Friend of West Dean

West Dean Estate

Find out how to become a Friend of West Dean - The Edward James Foundation

Find out more

How to Find Us

Find us - West Dean aerial view

West Dean College and Gardens are situated in South East England, six miles north of the historic city of Chichester and 12 miles from the south coast.

Find out more