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  • Phil Minton’s Feral Choir: Workshop and Concert

    Workshop

    The Feral Choir is a vocal experience for those who sing, for those who do not sing and for those who will never sing. Led by the unique and extraordinary singer and improvisation musician Phil Minton, the feral choir is a vocal workshop, concluding with a live performance of improvised noise at Salon Imaginaire #4.

    Date
    31 January 2019
    Location
    The Old Library, Workshop 2-5pm, Concert 8-10pm
    Price
    £12.00 including dinner*
  • Student Open Day

    Event

    West Dean College of Arts and Conservation welcomes all prospective Degree and Diploma students to visit for an Open Day. Come and find out what makes West Dean College such an amazing place to study. Explore the studios, take a tour with students, discuss your study options and find out about funding.

    Date
    Saturday 9 February 2019, 10am - 1pm
  • Elizabeth Haynes - Author Talk

    Talk

    Elizabeth Haynes's latest novel The Murder of Harriet Monckton is based on a true story that shocked and fascinated the nation. To hear Elizabeth talk about her fascination with this true life drama and about making it the basis of her novel, reserve your place at the Author Talk.

    Date
    Tuesday 12 February 2019
    Location
    The Old Library
    Price
    Free
  • Salon Imaginaire #5 – Jez riley French and Lisa Knapp

    Concert

    Jez riley French's 'deep listening' performances are immediate, intuitive, simple and radical, quietly proposing new ways of perceiving the world around us and our relationship to it. Lisa Knapp's music is firmly grounded in traditional folk singing, constantly reimagining the old songs with an inventive flair that breathes startling new life into each one.

    Date
    28 February 2019, 8-10pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    Pay what you decide
  • The Chilingirian Quartet Concert

    Concert

    The celebrated Chilingirian Quartet return to West Dean College to perform: Thea Musgrave - Quartet, Kareem Roustom - Quartet, Tchaikovsky ­- Quartet No 1.

    Date
    Thursday 11 April 2019, 8pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    £15 SQT08709
  • West Dean Arts and Craft Festival 2019

    Festival

    Live arts and craft at the UK's most unique arts destination.

    Watch live craft demonstrations, buy quality arts and craft and get hands-on in creative workshops and drop-in sessions. Explore the historic state rooms in West Dean House and view installations from current students.

    Date
    31 May - 2 June 2019, 10am-5pm
  • Visual Arts Summer Show 2019

    Exhibition

    The West Dean Visual Arts Summer Show 2019 will showcase original work by emerging artists studying for their 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
  • Chilli Fiesta

    Festival

    The UK's biggest chilli festival returns 9 - 11 August 2019
    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.

    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, and a masterclass with 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 Smit 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
    £15 SEC09054
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