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Chilli Fiesta music stage at West Dean Gardens

Chilli Fiesta

Press Release: Join the party at the UK's original and biggest chilli festival

Posted on 7th June 2019

Chilli Fiesta at West Dean Gardens is a firm favourite in many people's diaries, taking place from Friday, August 9 to Sunday, August 11, 2019. Picked as one of the top 20 Food Events of 2019 by the Daily Telegraph, they described the festival as "Live Latin music, spicy foods from around the globe...and dancing give this festival in pretty West Dean Gardens...a distinctive flavour and a feel-good factor."

  • 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.

  • Arts and Craft Festival

    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.

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