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  • Chilli Fiesta

    Garden Event

    The UK's biggest chilli festival returns 11 - 13 August 2017
    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.

    Save 20% and book early bird tickets today, offer ends 25th July.

    Date
    11 - 13 August 2017
  • Concert by Pavel Steidl

    Concert

    Pavel is a celebrated international concert artist, who has entertained audiences with his unique artistry in over forty countries. A highly respected tutor and thoughtful composer for the guitar.

    Date
    Saturday 19 August, 8pm
    Location
    St Andrew's Church, West Dean
    Price
    £15
  • Recital by Vincent Lindsey-Clark

    Concert

    An evening recital by Vincent Lindsey-Clark. Vincent a renowned guitarist composer whose music is played worldwide. Member of the Segovia Trio and the Modern Guitar Trio. Tutor and ensemble coach.

    Date
    Sunday 20 August, 6pm
    Location
    St Andrew's Church, West Dean
    Price
    £5
  • Concert by the Katona Twins

    Concert

    The Katona Twins are a celebrated Hungarian guitar duo, comprising Péter and Zoltán Katona, identical twins. They have performed at prestigious venues and at major music festivals around the world.

    Date
    Tuesday 22 August 2017, 8pm
    Location
    The Auditorium
    Price
    £12
  • Author Talk - Iain Sinclair

    Talk

    You are invited to an evening talk with Author Iain Sinclair. This is part of series of free talks organised by the MA Creative Writing students at West Dean College.

    Iain Sinclair is the award-winning author of numerous works of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, including Downriver; Radon Daughters and Lights Out for the Territory; London Orbital, London Overground and in 2017 The Last London. Renowned as a chronicler of uncharted and often unloved parts of the UK, Sinclair evokes a rich, hidden history that is enlivened by his own memories of the urban landscape. He lives and works in Hackney, east London.

    Date
    Tuesday 26 September, 5.30-7pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    Free event, Registration required
  • Author Talk - Bethan Roberts, Turning Fact into Fiction

    Talk

    You are invited to an evening talk with Author Bethan Roberts. This is part of series of free talks organised by the MA Creative Writing Department at West Dean College.

    Bethan Roberts' first novel The Pools won a Jerwood/Arvon Young writers' Award. Her second novel The Good Plain Cook was serialised on BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime and was chosen as one of Time Out's books of the year.

    Date
    31 October, 5.30 -7pm
    Location
    West Dean College - Room TBC
    Price
    Free event, Registration required
  • Japanese Tea ceremony

    Ceremony

    Come and watch or participate in this ancient, graceful ceremony led by Tea Master Chizuko Kimura.

    Booking essential to watch or participate: free to watch/£10 to participate.

    The traditional tea ceremony was introduced to Japan from China during the 16th century and even in today's hi-tech environment continues to be part of everyday life. Based on the spirit of Zen, it was perfected by Master Senno-Rikyu in Daitokuji Temple, Kyoto.

    Date
    Sunday 3 December, 3.00pm & 4.30pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    Free to watch/£10 to participate
  • Author Talk - Isabel Ashdown, The Flashback - The use and function of memory and time shifts in a novel

    Talk

    You are invited to an evening talk with Author Isabel Ashdown. This is part of series of free talks organised by the MA Creative Writing Department at West Dean College.

    Isabel Ashdown is a novelist and creative writing tutor. Her debut Glasshopper won the Mail on Sunday Novel Competition and was listed among the best books of the year. She has a Masters in Creative Writing, is a member of the Society of Authors and is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow based at the University of Chichester. Her latest novel, Little Sister, a psychological thriller, is published in July 2017.

    Date
    5 December 2017, 5.30pm
    Location
    West Dean College - Room TBC
    Price
    Free event, Registration required
  • Author Talk - Stephen May, Support for Artists: How, exactly, do you begin to live the dream?

    Talk

    You are invited to an evening talk with Author Stephen May. This is part of series of free talks organised by the MA Creative Writing Department at West Dean College.

    Are you a writer or artist of any kind? Is your passion to create art? Or to help others do so? This uncomplicated, stimulating and jargon-free talk will help unravel the mysteries of arts funding and explore the ways in which you can support yourself while developing your artistic career.

    Date
    20 March 2018, 5.30pm
    Location
    West Dean College - Room TBC
    Price
    Free event, Registration required
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