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  • West Dean Arts and Craft Festival 2019

    Festival

    Live arts and craft at a unique arts destination.

    A weekend bursting with creativity! Get hands-on with drop-in workshops and classes, see live demos, buy unique crafted items, meet the makers and see the work of emerging artists as you step into the historic House.

    Date
    31 May - 2 June 2019, 10am-5pm
  • Anna Gonzalez Noguchi - Artist Talk

    Talk

    Anna Gonzalez Noguchi (b.1992) is a half-Spanish and Japanese artist based in London and in Athens, Greece. She graduated from the Royal College of Art (MA Sculpture) in 2016/2018. Her recent exhibitions include To the Core, The White Crypt, London (2018), Nomadic Vitrine at Recent Activity, Birmingham, Northampton Contemporaries, Northampton (2018), Seasons at Maxilla Space, London (2017), RCA Edinburgh Exchange & WIP Show (2017), SPVI#2 at Turner Gallery, Tokyo (2015).

    Date
    Wednesday 5 June 2019, 6-7pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    Free
  • St Roche Lecture 2019

    Talk

    We are delighted to reinstate the St Roche Horology lecture for 2019. Join us to hear from Dale Sardeson on 'Time in Isolation: Edo Period Japanese Horology in Cultural Context' and Tabea Rude, speaking about the career path which has taken her 'From West Dean to Wien Museum'.

    Date
    29 June 2019, 2.30pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    Free
  • West Dean Summer Show 2019

    Exhibition

    The West Dean Summer Show 2019 will showcase original work by emerging artists studying for their Diploma in Art and Contemporary Crafts, Graduate Diploma and MFA qualifications. The free exhibition, held in the College's Edward James Studios, will display a diverse range of practices including sculpture, installation, print, painting, film, ceramics, and textiles.

    Date
    6 – 12 July 2019, 10am - 5pm
    Location
    The Edward James Studios, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation (use Gardens entrance)
    Price
    Free
  • Salon Imaginaire #10 - Serafina Steer and Junior Electronics

    Concert

    Join us at this evening event which will stretch the horizons of what you thought could be discussed
    in the medium of song.

    Serafina Steer's work as a musician and songwriter sets her apart as a genuine English maverick. The range of subject matter she incorporates into her songwriting alone pays testament to this, coupled with her refreshingly transparent and charming vocal style. Junior Electronics (aka Joe Watson) is a mysterious Brighton-based musician who has managed to keep rather a low profile despite the jaw-dropping skill, playfulness and intelligence of his music.

    Date
    Thursday 11 July 2019, 8-10pm
    Location
    The Oak Hall, West Dean College
  • Chilli Fiesta

    Festival

    The UK's biggest chilli festival returns 9 - 11 August 2019
    Join the party and dance to live Latin music, see Strictly Come Dancing star Graziano Di Prima dance live, 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.

    Book your early bird tickets for 2019 now

    Date
    9 - 11 August 2019
  • Concert by Fabio Zanon

    Concert

    Brazilian virtuoso, Fabio Zanon, is regarded as one of the pre-eminent guitarists of today. He is a tutor, chamber player, conductor, author, broadcaster, and Professor at the Royal Academy of Music.

    Date
    Saturday 24 August 2019, 8pm
    Location
    St. Andrew's Church, West Dean
    Price
    £15 SGC09079
  • Guitar Festival Open Day

    Open Day

    The Open Day includes exhibitions of music and instruments, a guitar makers' showcase, a masterclass with Fabio Zanon, and a recital by Crazy Nails.

    Date
    Sunday 25 August,12.30am – 7pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College, and St. Andrew's Church, West Dean.
    Price
    £15
  • Recital by Crazy Nails! (Gaëlle Solal and Boris Gaquere)

    Concert

    Crazy Nails! are a classical guitar duo. Gaëlle Solal is a prize-winning international concert artist and teacher from France with a passion for contemporary music and dance. Boris Gaquere is a Belgian international concert guitarist, chamber musician and composer.

    Date
    Sunday 25 August 2019, 6pm
    Location
    St. Andrew’s Church, West Dean
    Price
    £5 (payable if not attending the Guitar Festival Open Day) SGC09081
  • Concert by Raphaella Smits

    Concert

    Raphaella Smits is an international concert artist from Belgium, regarded for her musicianship and understanding of the eight-string and historical guitars. She is a competition adjudicator and respected tutor.

    Date
    Monday 26 August 2019, 8pm
    Location
    St. Andrew’s Church, West Dean
    Price
    £15 SGC09082
  • Concert by Eden-Stell Duo

    Concert

    Mark Eden and Chris Stell, international recording artists, perform a concert as the Eden-Stell Guitar Duo.

    Date
    Tuesday 27 August 2019, 8pm
    Location
    St. Andrew’s Church, West Dean
    Price
    £15 SGC09083
  • Recital of Music for Piano with Roy Stratford

    Concert

    Roy Stratford performs Bach's Goldberg Variations - a work which demonstrates almost everything that Western classical music has achieved in terms of both technical brilliance and emotional range. Although that might sound rather daunting it is in fact a work of great humour and fun and a source of infinite pleasure and reward.

    Date
    Saturday 21 September 2019, 8pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    £10 SEC09054
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