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  • Salon Imaginaire - CoMA Sussex

    Concert

    Join us for this Sunday lunchtime concert with a special programme from Brighton-based
    contemporary music group CoMA Sussex, led by their celebrated director Steve Dummer.

    Date
    Sunday 27 October,1-2:15pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    Pay what you decide
  • Edward James and Les Ballets 1933

    Talk

    In this illustrated talk, Caroline Hamilton will discuss her doctoral research into Les Ballets 1933, a ballet short-lived Avant-garde ballet company founded by George Balanchine and Boris Kochno with financial backing and creative input from West Dean College founder, Edward James.

    Date
    Tuesday 5 November 2019, 5.30-6.30pm
    Location
    Old Library
    Price
    FREE
  • Literary Salon with Sharon Duggall

    Talk

    Book your place for this Literary Salon on Wednesday 6 November with author Sharon Duggal at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. Her short stories appear in anthologies with Comma Press and Dostoevsky Wannabe.

    Date
    Wednesday 6 November 2019, 5.30-6.30pm
    Location
    Old Library
    Price
    FREE
  • Talk by artist-in-residence Robert Phillips

    Talk

    Current artist-in-residence, Robert Phillips, will discuss the role of utopias and failure within his practice. Referencing Edward James's 'Surreal Eden' Las Pozas and his interior explorations at Monkton House, Phillips will use the residency to further his interest into surrealist architecture and to find out more about the Utopian vision that Edward James had for West Dean.

    Date
    Wednesday 27 November 2019, 5.30pm
    Location
    The Old Library
    Price
    Free
  • Literary Salon with Ian Williams

    Talk

    Book your place for this Literary Salon on Wednesday 11 December with comics artist and writer Ian Williams at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. He worked as a doctor while developing a side career as a painter and printmaker, exhibiting nationally and internationally.

    Date
    Wednesday 11 December 2019, 5.30-6.30pm
    Location
    Old Library
    Price
    FREE
  • Salon Imaginaire - The Douglas Quartet

    Concert

    Join us at this Sunday afternoon concert where the Douglas Quartet will be performing the intoxicating Ravel String Quartet in F Major, and also the String Quartet no 1 Op. 5 by Darius Milhaud (a friend and collaborator of Edward James'), which they have prepared especially for this West Dean appearance.

    Date
    Sunday 15 December, 12.30-1.45pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    Pay What You Decide
  • Salon Imaginaire - Alison Crum and Roy Marks

    Concert

    Join us at this afternoon event with Alison Crum and Roy Marks, as they perform music from the 16th to 18th century, playing a large number of early instruments.

    Date
    Sunday 5 January, 4-5pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    Pay What You Decide
  • Writer in Residence Michelle Green

    Talk

    Book your place for this talk with Writer in Residence, Michelle Green, on Wednesday 8 January 2020 at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. She is a writer and artist, and has performed at many festivals and live events across the UK and beyond.

    Date
    Wednesday 8 January 2020, 5.30-6.30pm
    Location
    Estate Boardroom
    Price
    FREE
  • Salon Imaginaire - Caroline Weeks and Mary Hampton

    Concert

    Join us at this Sunday afternoon concert as Caroline Weeks and Mary Hampton come together to present a new vocal ensemble performance, that will include a selection of settings of poems by Edward James himself.

    Date
    Sunday 9 February, 12.30-1.45pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    Pay What You Decide
  • Literary Salon with Lynn Truss

    Talk

    Book your place for this Literary Salon on Wednesday 19 February with author Lynn Truss at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. She has written many short stories, comedies and monologues for the radio, and spent four years as a sports writer.

    Date
    Wednesday 19 February 2020, 5.30-6.30pm
    Location
    Old Library
    Price
    FREE
  • Writer in Residence Julia Crouch

    Talk

    Book your place for this talk on Wednesday 25 March with best-selling author Julia Crouch at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation.

    Date
    Wednesday 25 March 2020, 5.30-6.30pm
    Location
    Old Library
    Price
    FREE
  • Chilli Fiesta

    Festival

    With apologies we advise that Chilli Fiesta 2020 will not now take place. If you are a ticketholder you should have received an email from us, or please contact chilli.refunds@westdean.org.uk.

    A new Summer Arts Series is instead being developed for 2020 to welcome you to event days in the same glorious setting during August. Details to be announced soon. Thank you for your support.

    Date
    7 - 9 August 2020
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