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Press Release: The Art of Autumn - New Short Courses at West Dean College

Posted on 19th July 2017

More of us are opting to enrich our lives through arts and craft practices, unlocking creativity as well as escaping the pressures of daily life. This is exactly what the new Autumn/Winter short course programme at West Dean College aims to deliver; a way to find a new craft or develop an existing skill, all the while enhancing quality of life.

  • Chilli Fiesta

    Press Release: Dance the weekend away at the Summer’s hottest festival, award-winning Chilli Fiesta

    Posted on 12th July 2017

    Live Latino music and dance performances throughout the weekend start at 10am on all three days and finish at 9pm on Friday, 10.30pm on Saturday and 9pm on Sunday. Some notable performances for 2017 will include: Andalus; the leading Gipsy Kings tribute band, Kongo Dia Ntoltila, the rumba, afro-jazz band, all girl Rock 'n' Roll band; The Daisy Chains as well as The Fontana's - the Afro Brazilian live band.

  • Chilli Fiesta

    Press Release: Step outside and into the kitchen at West Dean’s Chilli Fiesta

    Posted on 12th July 2017

    Visitors can pick up new culinary skills in the Cookery Theatre as they experience live food demonstrations by a host of incredible top chefs and food influencers. Recognisable faces such as Dragons Den's most renowned entrepreneur Levi Roots, the most recent MasterChef winner Saliha Mahmood- Ahmed and previous Professional MasterChef champion Steven Edwards will be among those offering top tips and demonstrating their culinary skills.

  • Visual Arts

    Press Release: Critical Paths - Visual Arts Summer Show

    Posted on 21st June 2017

    West Dean College announces 'Critical Paths', the Visual Arts Summer Shows for 2017, taking place first at West Dean and then in London. The exhibitions showcase the work of twelve students graduating from the full-time Visual Arts programmes at West Dean College, including Graduate and Postgraduate Diploma, MA and MFA degrees. Exhibiting students will present work developed over a year of intensive study, providing visitors with the opportunity to view original work by a group of emerging artists.

  • Events

    Press Release: West Dean Arts and Craft Festival

    Posted on 31st May 2017

    2017 West Dean Arts and Craft Festival brings together 200+ artists, makers, writers and performers for the UK's definitive arts and craft festival. Taking place at West Dean College, the former home and gardens of Edward James, poet, Surrealist and arts patron, the festival will deliver a wide range of dynamic workshops, drop-in creative sessions as well as exciting live demonstration, performances and installations.

  • Visual Arts

    Press Release: Open Call: Artist-in-Residence Programme

    Posted on 24th April 2017

    West Dean College announces the Open Call for its 2017-18 Artist-in-Residence programme, launching on 24th April 2017. Artists are invited to submit proposals outlining how they wish to spend their three-week residency at the uniquely immersive creative arts college in West Sussex. Three residencies are available, the first commencing in October 2017. The deadline for entries will be at midnight on Monday 3rd July, and residencies will be publicly announced on Monday 24th July.

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