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  • Chilli Fiesta

    Festival

    The UK's biggest chilli festival returns 9 - 11 August 2019
    Join the party and dance to live Latin music, see Strictly Come Dancing star Graziano Di Prima dance live, 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
  • Rhythms and Riffs - Exhibition of Photographs

    Exhibition

    For the past couple of years Graham Murrell has been casting a discerning eye over the gardens of West Dean and later within the house.

    In the gardens, he has been drawn to photograph (using medium format film and traditional processes) the visual notes and chords that together comprise the wonderful composition created by Jim and Sarah over the past 29 years.

    Date
    24 August - 4 September 2019, 10am - 5pm
    Location
    The Edward James Studios, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation (use Gardens entrance) PO18 0RX.
    Price
    Free
  • 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. Book your tickets for this live concert in St. Andrew's Church, West Dean.

    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, a masterclass with Fabio Zanon, and 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. Book your tickets for their live concert in St. Andrew's Church, West Dean.

    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 Smits 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. Book your tickets for this live concert in St. Andrew's Church, West Dean.

    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. Book your tickets for their live concert in St. Andrew's Church, West Dean.

    Date
    Tuesday 27 August 2019, 8pm
    Location
    St. Andrew’s Church, West Dean
    Price
    £15 SGC09083
  • Rhythms and Riffs - Exhibition of Photographs

    Exhibition

    For the past couple of years Graham Murrell has been casting a discerning eye over the gardens of West Dean and later within the house.

    In the gardens, he has been drawn to photograph (using medium format film and traditional processes) the visual notes and chords that together comprise the wonderful composition created by Jim and Sarah over the past 29 years.

    Date
    24 August - 4 September 2019, 10am - 5pm
    Location
    The Edward James Studios, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation (use Gardens entrance) PO18 0RX.
    Price
    Free
  • Visual Arts MA Show 2019

    Student Exhibition

    The West Dean Visual Arts MA Show 2019 will showcase original work by three artists studying for their MA qualifications. The free exhibition, held in the College's Edward James Studios, will display painting, sculpture and textiles from Emma Hurst, Dennis Joroen and Emma Straw.

    This event is free and open to the public.

    Date
    Friday 13 – Sunday 15 September, 10am-5pm
    Location
    The Edward James Studios
    Price
    This event is free and open to the public
  • 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
    £10 SEC09054
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