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  • Dalí / Duchamp

    Partner event

    Take another look at two artistic giants: father of conceptual art Marcel Duchamp, and larger-than-life Surrealist Salvador Dalí. This is the first exhibition to throw light on their surprising relationship and its influence on the work of both artists.

    The Edward James Foundation is a loan partner for this exhibition.

    Image: Lobster Telephone (Edward James and Dali Collaboration) ©The Salvador Dali Foundation.

    Date
    07 October 2017 to 03 January 2018
    Location
    Royal Academy, London
    Price
    Adults £16.50 (without donation £15)
  • 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 - The Old Library
    Price
    Free event, Registration required
  • Dalí / Duchamp

    Partner event

    Take another look at two artistic giants: father of conceptual art Marcel Duchamp, and larger-than-life Surrealist Salvador Dalí. This is the first exhibition to throw light on their surprising relationship and its influence on the work of both artists.

    The Edward James Foundation is a loan partner for this exhibition.

    Image: Lobster Telephone (Edward James and Dali Collaboration) ©The Salvador Dali Foundation.

    Date
    07 October 2017 to 03 January 2018
    Location
    Royal Academy, London
    Price
    Adults £16.50 (without donation £15)
  • Artist Talk - Jacob Dwyer

    Talk

    Born in London in 1988, Jacob Dwyer is a moving image artist based in Amsterdam. Ahead of his first solo exhibition in London, at Filet, in November, Jacob will give a talk about his practice.

    Date
    Wednesday 15 November 2017, 5.30 -7pm
    Location
    Kings Room, West Dean College
    Price
    Free event
  • Horology in Art - Bob Frishman

    Talk

    Bob Frishman is founder and owner of Bell-Time Clocks in Andover, Massachusetts. He has collected, restored, researched, written and lectured about timekeepers since 1980. Bob will be giving an educational and entertaining illustrated lecture combining art and horology histories and will briefly discuss the artist, the context, and the timekeeper. Art lovers will enjoy this multi-century panorama of art, and horological enthusiasts will view timepieces with important roles in those period settings.

    Date
    Saturday 18 November, 3pm
    Location
    The Auditorium, The Edward James Studios, West Dean College
    Price
    £5.00
  • Artist Talk- Laura Ford

    Talk

    British artist Laura Ford studied at Bath Academy of Art and Chelsea School of Art. This new work explores socio-political notions of excess, greed and indulgence and the Imperialist attitudes that they reflect. For this talk, Ford will discuss her recent projects and her practice in general.

    Date
    Wednesday 29 November 2017, 5.30 - 7pm
    Location
    The Kings Room, West Dean College
    Price
    Free event
  • Dalí / Duchamp

    Partner event

    Take another look at two artistic giants: father of conceptual art Marcel Duchamp, and larger-than-life Surrealist Salvador Dalí. This is the first exhibition to throw light on their surprising relationship and its influence on the work of both artists.

    The Edward James Foundation is a loan partner for this exhibition.

    Image: Lobster Telephone (Edward James and Dali Collaboration) ©The Salvador Dali Foundation.

    Date
    07 October 2017 to 03 January 2018
    Location
    Royal Academy, London
    Price
    Adults £16.50 (without donation £15)
  • 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 - The Kings Room
    Price
    Free event, Registration required
  • Dalí / Duchamp

    Partner event

    Take another look at two artistic giants: father of conceptual art Marcel Duchamp, and larger-than-life Surrealist Salvador Dalí. This is the first exhibition to throw light on their surprising relationship and its influence on the work of both artists.

    The Edward James Foundation is a loan partner for this exhibition.

    Image: Lobster Telephone (Edward James and Dali Collaboration) ©The Salvador Dali Foundation.

    Date
    07 October 2017 to 03 January 2018
    Location
    Royal Academy, London
    Price
    Adults £16.50 (without donation £15)
  • 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 - The Old Library
    Price
    Free event, Registration required
  • Chilli Fiesta

    Garden Event

    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
  • More events are added throughout the year – please check back soon. You can also sign up to one of our eNewsletters to stay informed.