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  • Mexican Week Tutor Talk

    Talk

    Enjoy an evening talk given by artists and makers who either live in Mexico, or are inspired by the country. This talk is part of Mexican Week, 21-25 October 2018.

    Date
    Monday 22 October, 6-7pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation
    Price
    Free
  • Dr. David Stent: Edward James 1940-1984: Mexico and Beyond

    Talk

    In this illustrated talk Dr. David Stent will present the fascinating story of College founder Edward James' later years of creativity, particularly his time in Mexico. During this period, James oversaw the creation of 'Las Pozas' - a private ranch populated with a series of fantastical cast concrete structures, some up to five storeys high.

    Date
    Wednesday 24 October, 6-7pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation
    Price
    Free
  • Tahmina Negmat – Artist’s Talk

    Artist Talk

    Artist-in-Residence, Tahmina Negmat, presents an artist's talk on her painting practice and residency project. Using a variety of Surrealist techniques, including cadavre exquis (exquisite corpse) and frottage, Negmat explores notions of identity, culture, and migration.

    Date
    Wednesday 21 November 2018, 6-7pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation
    Price
    Free
  • Dr. David Stent: Salvador Dalí, Edward James and the 1936 International Surrealist Exhibition

    Talk

    This illustrated talk explores the significance of a unique discovery in the Edward James Archive at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation - a transcript of the infamous 'diving suit' lecture given by Salvador Dalí at the International Surrealist Exhibition in London in 1936.

    Image: Promotional material for the 1936 International Surrealist Exhibition. Image courtesy of West Dean College, part of The Edward James Foundation. All rights reserved.

    Date
    Wednesday 5 December, 6-7pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation
    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
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