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The Charleston Trust

Charleston,
Firle,
Lewes,
East Sussex,
BN8 6LL

Workshops and Events

Stained Glass workshop - Monday 20 March

Stained Glass workshop - Monday 20 March Handcraft a beautiful, leaded stained glass window panel with tutor David Lilly, taking inspiration from shape and pattern in the House.

Tickets include:

  • Admission £110.00
  • Friend of Charleston Admission £100.00

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Wild Basketry workshop - Tuesday 11 April

Wild Basketry workshop - Tuesday 11 April Make a basket from iris leaves growing in the beautiful garden of Charleston with tutor Ruby Taylor.

Tickets include:

  • Admission £100.00
  • Friend of Charleston Admission £90.00

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Woodcut Printmaking workshop - Tuesday 18 April

Woodcut Printmaking workshop - Tuesday 18 April Learn the processes of woodcut printmaking, with tutor Helen Brown, from design to carving, inking to printing.

Tickets include:

  • Admission £100.00
  • Friend of Charleston Admission £90.00

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Comedy of Errors - Thursday 15 June

Comedy of Errors - Thursday 15 June Shakespeare's most perfect comedy comes to Charleston for an open air performance by an all male company.

Tickets include:

  • Admission £20.00
  • Friend of Charleston Admission £18.00

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Sculptural Ceramics workshop - Monday 19 June

Sculptural Ceramics workshop - Monday 19 June Create a unique ceramic relief that can be hung on the wall, inspired by the Charleston Garden.

Tickets include:

  • Admission £100.00
  • Friend of Charleston Admission £90.00

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A Gay Outing to Tate Britain - Friday 23 June

A Gay Outing to Tate Britain - Friday 23 June Visit 'Queer British Art' at the Tate, including private lecture and exclusive viewing of the Tate archives.

Tickets include:

  • Admission £50.00
  • Friend of Charleston Admission £40.00

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Painted Furniture workshop: Painted Chairs - Tuesday 27 June

Painted Furniture workshop: Painted Chairs  - Tuesday 27 June Learn painting and aging techniques, and transform a plain vintage chair into a beautiful and unique piece of art.

Tickets include:

  • Admission £110.00
  • Friend of Charleston Admission £100.00

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Paper Cutting workshop - Tuesday 11 July

Paper Cutting workshop - Tuesday 11 July Learn this most delicate of arts, and create a 3D sculpture cut from vintage books with acclaimed paper artist Su Blackwell

Tickets include:

  • Admission £100.00
  • Friend of Charleston Admission £90.00

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Young Bohemians workshop: Ceramics - Tuesday 25 July

Ages 12-16 A hands-on ceramics workshop for teenagers, inspired by the Charleston Garden.  Work with a cutting edge digital microscope and translate the image to clay....

Tickets include:

  • Admission £40.00
  • Friend of Charleston Admission £35.00

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A Gay Outing at Charleston - Sunday 30 July

A Gay Outing at Charleston - Sunday 30 July Tate Curator Claire Barlow on 'Queer British Art', Duncan Grant erotic works and music from Resound.

Tickets include:

  • Admission £25.00
  • Friend of Charleston Admission £20.00

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Four Quartets in Berwick Church - Saturday 5 August

Four Quartets in Berwick Church - Saturday 5 August T.S.Eliot's Four Quartets performed in the sumptuous surroundings of Berwick Church, painted by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant.

Tickets include:

  • Admission £18.00
  • Friend of Charleston Admission £16.00

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Painting in the Garden masterclass - Monday 14 August

Painting in the Garden masterclass - Monday 14 August Lose yourself in the atmosphere of the Walled Garden with expert tuition from artist Julian Le Bas.

Tickets include:

  • Admission £100.00
  • Friend of Charleston Admission £90.00

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Stained Glass workshop - Monday 21 August

Stained Glass workshop - Monday 21 August Handcraft a beautiful, leaded stained glass window panel with tutor David Lilly, taking inspiration from shape and pattern in the House.

Tickets include:

  • Admission £110.00
  • Friends of Charleston admission £100.00

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Life Drawing - Tuesday 29 August

Life Drawing - Tuesday 29 August An intensive day of Life Drawing, for all abilities, taking place in the studio and en plein air with an excellent life model..

Tickets include:

  • Admission £100.00
  • Friend of Charleston Admission £90.00

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Introduction to Drawing workshop - Tuesday 12 September

Introduction to Drawing workshop - Tuesday 12 September A day of pure drawing for beginners, focusing on technique, line, shape, form and colour, with tutor Sarah Colbourne.

Tickets include:

  • Admission £90.00
  • Friend of Charleston Admission £80.00

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Cake Decoration Masterclass with Cressida Bell - Monday 16 November

Cake Decoration Masterclass with Cressida Bell - Monday 16 November Masterclass in cake decoration, making pattern with a huge variety of edible embellishments. Create a work of art, almost too good to eat!

Tickets include:

  • Admission £140.00
  • Friend of Charleston Admission £130.00

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Young Bohemians workshop: Memory Boxes - Tuesday 24 October

Tuesday 24 October Ages 8-12 Adorn a wooden keepsake box with Bloomsbury-inspired designs and put memories on paper to keep inside.  With tutor Mary Macmillan Sloan.

Tickets include:

  • Admission £40.00
  • Friend of Charleston Admission £35.00

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Painted Furniture workshop: Painted Boxes - Monday 30 October

Painted Furniture workshop: Painted Boxes - Monday 30 October Learn paint effects and antiquing techniques to recreate the distinctive Charleston look and create an heirloom of the future.

Tickets include:

  • Admission £110.00
  • Friend of Charleston Admission £100.00

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Woodcut Christmas Cards workshop - Tuesday 28 November

Woodcut Christmas Cards workshop - Tuesday 28 November Create your own beautiful set of festive hand-printed cards and paper, with woodcut artist Helen Brown.

Tickets include:

  • Admission £90.00
  • Friend of Charleston Admission £80.00

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Christmas Wreaths and Garlands workshop - Monday 4 December

Christmas Wreaths and Garlands workshop - Monday 4 December Spend the day creating a beautiful Charleston inspired Christmas Wreath and Garland to adorn your home, with tutor Georgia Miles..

Tickets include:

  • Admission £100.00
  • Friend of Charleston Admission £90.00

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