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The Mystic Hunt of the Unicorn - final handwoven tapestry unveiled at Stirling Castle (Tuesday 23 June 2015)

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Visitors flock to West Dean College’s Design and Craft Fair this weekend (22 June 2015)

This weekend visitors flocked to West Dean College’s Design and Craft Fair. The event showcases the very best the College has to offer.
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Explore your creativity this winter,Short Courses at West Dean College (22 June 2015)

Explore your creativity this winter,Short Courses at West Dean College (22 June 2015).
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Strictly Chilli Fiesta, Brendan Cole to appear at 20th anniversary festival (16th June 2015)

Dancer, choreographer and entertainer, Brendan Cole, will be appearing at West Dean Gardens’ 20th Anniversary Chilli Fiesta. Download a full PDF here

What is handwoven tapestry’s place in contemporary art? West Dean Tapestry Symposium (28 May 2015)

Speakers include; Professor Lesley Millar, Director of Anglo Japanese Textile Research Centre, School of Craft and Design. Download a full PDF here.


20th Annual Chilli Fiesta (7, 8 and 9 August)
Apple Affair (3 and 4 October)


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