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  • 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 Lynne Truss

    Talk

    Book your place for this Literary Salon on Wednesday 19 February with author Lynne 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
  • Fine Art Talk - Caroline Jane Harris

    Talk

    Book your place for this Fine Art Talk with Caroline Jane Harris on Thursday 26 February in the Old Library at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation.

    Date
    Wednesday 26 February, 5:30-6:30pm
    Location
    The Old Library
    Price
    FREE
  • Fine Art Talk - Stuart Whipps

    Talk

    Book your place for this Fine Art Talk with inaugural 'Gardens Artist in Residence' Stuart Whipps on Wednesday 4 March.

    Date
    Wednesday 4 March, 5:30-6:30pm
    Location
    The Old Library
    Price
    FREE
  • The Oudolf Gardens at Hauser & Wirth Somerset

    Talk

    Join us for this evening lecture on Saturday 7 March in the Old Library, where accomplished plantsman Rory Dusoir and photographer Jason Ingram will talk about their latest collaboration, a beautiful book about the gardens of Hauser & Wirth, Durslade Farm in Somerset. 

    Date
    Saturday 7 March 2020, 6-8:30pm
    Location
    The Oak Hall, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation
    Price
    £36.00
  • Fine Art Talk - Bethan Lloyd Worthington

    Talk

    Join us for this talk with artist Bethan Lloyd Worthington on Wednesday 11 March in the Old Library, where she will discuss her latest commission, as well as her wider practice.

    Date
    Wednesday 11 March, 5:30-6:30pm
    Location
    The 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
  • The Chilingirian Quartet Concert

    Concert

    The celebrated Chilingirian Quartet return to West Dean College of Arts and Conservation as part of their annual string ensemble course and concert. In this concert, they will perform a programme that includes: Haydn ­– Op 50 No 6 in D Major; Janacek – From An Overgrown Path; Puccini – Crisantemi; Haydn – Op 76 No 4.

    Date
    Saturday 18 April, 8pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation
    Price
    £15 SQT10029
  • 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
  • Concert by Zoran Dukić

    Concert

    The evening series commences on Saturday with a solo recital by prize-winning Croatian virtuoso Zoran Dukić as part of the West Dean International Classical Guitar Festival. Book your tickets for this live concert in St. Andrew's Church, West Dean.

    Date
    Saturday 22 August, 8pm
    Location
    St. Andrew’s Church, West Dean
    Price
    £15 SGC10023
  • Guitar Festival Open Day

    Open Day

    The 2020 Guitar Festival Open Day will include exhibitions of music and instruments, a guitar makers’ showcase with Jan Depreter, masterclass with Zoran Dukić, and David Leisner will discuss his new book ‘Playing with Ease’, and concluding with a Recital by the NYGE Fellowship Ensemble, directed by Helen Sanderson.

    Date
    Sunday 23 August,12.30am – 7pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College, and St. Andrew's Church, West Dean.
    Price
    £15
  • Recital by the NYGE Fellowship Ensemble, directed by Helen Sanderson

    Recital

    The NYGE Fellowship Ensemble, directed by Helen Sanderson, will take to the stage of St Andrew's Church, West Dean, to perform a recital. They are performing this August as part of the West Dean International Classical Guitar Festival. Book your tickets for this live concert now.

    Date
    Sunday 23 August, 6pm
    Location
    St. Andrew’s Church, West Dean
    Price
    £5 (payable if not attending the Guitar Festival Open Day) SGC10025
  • Concert by Gary Ryan

    Concert

    Join us in St.Andrew's Church, West Dean on Monday 24 August for this concert with critically acclaimed guitarist Gary Ryan. Gary is performing this August as part of the West Dean International Classical Guitar Festival. Book your tickets for this live concert now.

    Date
    Monday 24 August, 8pm
    Location
    St. Andrew’s Church, West Dean
    Price
    £15 SGC10026
  • Concert by The Mēla Guitar Quartet

    Concert

    Concluding the Classical Guitar Festival's series of evening musical performances is a West Dean debut performance by the Mēla Guitar Quartet. Book your tickets for this live concert in St. Andrew's Church, West Dean.

    Date
    Tuesday 25 August, 8pm
    Location
    St. Andrew's Church, West Dean
    Price
    £15 SGC10027
  • More events are added throughout the year – please check back soon. You can also sign up to one of our eNewsletters to stay informed.