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  • Artist Talk: Eilís O’Connell

    Artist Talk

    West Dean College, in partnership with Cass Sculpture Foundation, is pleased to announce an exhibition of five sculptures by Eilís O'Connell. To celebrate the installation, O'Connell will give an artist's talk, discussing her sculptural practice in general and the works on display in the gardens.

    Date
    Tuesday 29 May 2018, 5.30 - 7pm
    Location
    The Kings Room
    Price
    Free Talk
  • West Dean Arts and Craft Festival

    Festival

    Live arts and craft at the UK's most unique arts destination.

    Watch live craft demonstrations, buy quality arts and craft and get hands-on in creative workshops and drop-in sessions. Explore the historic state rooms in West Dean House and view installations from current students.

    Book now to save 20% on ticket prices - Early Bird offer ends 5pm, Friday 25 May 2018.

    Date
    1 - 3 June 2018, 10am-5pm
  • Artist Talk:Tamara Henderson

    Artist Talk

    Tamara Henderson is the 2018 recipient of West Dean College's collaborative wood-kiln residency, organised in partnership with Cass Sculpture Foundation. At this artist's talk, Tamara will discuss the making and firing of a new body of work as well as her practice in general.

    Date
    Monday 11 June, 5.30-7pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    Free event
  • Transitioning: Emerging Professionals & Cross-Disciplinary Conservation

    Student Conference

    The field of conservation is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary. As budgets in the heritage sector are being slashed, institutions in particular are requiring their conservators to handle a wider range of objects and tasks, and to demonstrate an increasing level of cross-disciplinary knowledge. As conservation students, it is important that we have an understanding of the shape of the industry, and are equipped with the tools and contacts we need to successfully work and grow in the field.

    Date
    Wednesday 27th June 2018, 10am - 5pm
    Location
    West Dean College of Arts and Conservation
    Price
    Free event
  • Angel Cake - Summer Show

    Degree/Diploma Student Exhibition

    West Dean College of Arts and Conservation is pleased to announce the Visual Arts Summer Shows for 2018, taking place first at West Dean and then in London. The exhibitions showcase the work of students graduating from the full-time Visual Arts programmes, including Graduate Diploma and Master's degrees, as well as interim exhibitions by first year MFA students. 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.

    Date
    Preview Friday 29 June 4-9pm, Saturday 30 June - Friday 6 July 10am -5pm
    Location
    Edward James Studios, West Dean College PO18 0RX (please use Gardens entrance)
    Price
    Free event
  • Angel Cake - Summer Show

    Degree/Diploma Student Exhibition

    West Dean College of Arts and Conservation is pleased to announce the Visual Arts Summer Shows for 2018, taking place first at West Dean and then in London. The exhibitions showcase the work of students graduating from the full-time Visual Arts programmes, including Graduate Diploma and Master's degrees, as well as interim exhibitions by first year MFA students. 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.

    Date
    Preview Friday 29 June 4-9pm, Saturday 30 June - Friday 6 July 10am -5pm
    Location
    Edward James Studios, West Dean College PO18 0RX (please use Gardens entrance)
    Price
    Free event
  • Anthology Launch

    Event

    Untold Stories Two is an anthology of first chapters from the novels-in-progress by graduating students on the MA Creative Writing & Publishing at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation.

    Antholgy launch: Waterstones Brighton, Thursday 5 July 7.30pm

    Date
    Thursday 5 July, 7.30pm
    Location
    Waterstones, Brighton
    Price
    £3.00 inc glass of wine on arrival
  • West Dean College Visual Arts Summer Show 2018: Espacio Gallery, London

    Degree/Diploma Student Exhibition

    A selection of work from the West Dean Summer Show exhibition will be exhibited at Espacio Gallery in East London. The exhibition will showcase the work of students graduating from the full-time Visual Arts programmes, including Graduate Diploma and Master's degrees, as well as interim exhibitions by first year MFA students.

    Date
    Wednesday 25 July - Saturday 28 July, 1 -7pm
    Location
    Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG
    Price
    Free event
  • Chilli Fiesta

    Festival

    The UK's biggest chilli festival returns 10 - 12 August 2018
    Join the party and dance to live Latin music, watch cookery and gardening demonstrations and taste delicious chilli foods. Make the most of the family-friendly festival atmosphere and camp onsite with great facilities.

    Early bird rate (20% discount) Book Today.

    Date
    10 - 12 August 2018
  • Concert by William Kanengiser

    Concert

    William is an international concert artist. Member of the Grammy award winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and faculty member of the University of Southern California.

    Date
    Saturday 18 August 2018, 8pm
    Location
    St Andrews Church, West Dean
    Price
    £15
  • Recital by Vickers Bovey Guitar Duo

    Concert

    Vickers Bovey Guitar Duo have been described as performers 'with truly uncanny unanimity' (Ivan Hewett, Daily Telegraph) and 'with astounding exquisiteness' (Paul Driver, Sunday Times). Julian and Dan first met studying at Birmingham Conservatoire where they both received First Class Honours and the Principal's Prize, continuing their studies with a joint Masters at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with Distinction and the Performance Diploma.

    Recital by Vickers Bovey Guitar Duo. £5 (payable if not attending the Guitar Festival Open Day)

    A few upcoming concerts:

    Date
    Sunday 19 August 2018, 6pm
    Location
    St Andrews Church, West Dean
    Price
    £5
  • Concert by Xuefei Yang

    Concert

    Xuefei is a prize winning Chinese international concert artist. Commissioner of new works for the guitar, EMI recording artist and popular visiting lecturer.

    Date
    Monday 20 August 2018, 8pm
    Location
    St Andrews Church, West Dean
    Price
    £15
  • Concert by The Modern Guitar Trio

    Concert

    The Modern Guitar Trio was formed in 2000 when Australian Roland Chadwick teamed up with English virtuosos Roland Gallery and Vincent Lindsay-Clark to record Roland Chadwick's Letter from LA for his CD; The Revealing. This suite has since been performed extensively by the Modern Guitar Trio and other trios have played this work throughout Europe, the Americas and Australia.

    Date
    Tuesday 21 August 2018, 8pm
    Location
    The Auditorium, Edward James Studios
    Price
    £15
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