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The Charleston Trust

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

Workshops and Events

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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Cake Decoration Masterclass with Cressida Bell - Monday 16 October

Cake Decoration Masterclass with Cressida Bell - Monday 16 October 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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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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Festival of the Garden: Wild Lands with Charlie Burrell

Festival of the Garden: Wild Lands with Charlie Burrell Charlie Burrell on the ambitious rewilding project at Knepp Castle.

Tickets include:

  • Festival of the Garden > Event Admission > Single Ticket £12.00
  • Festival of the Garden > Event > Friends/Students/Jobseekers/Green concession > Single Ticket £10.00

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Festival of the Garden: Landscape and Emotion with Kim Wilkie

Festival of the Garden: Landscape and Emotion with Kim Wilkie Landscape architect Kim Wilkie on how landscape can trigger emotion

Tickets include:

  • Festival of the Garden > Event Admission > Single Ticket £12.00
  • Festival of the Garden > Event > Friends/Students/Jobseekers/Green concession > Single Ticket £10.00

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Festival of the Garden: Reviving the Past, Gardens as Living History with John Watkins

Head of Gardens and Landscape at English Heritage on Gardens as Living History

Tickets include:

  • Admission £12.00
  • Friends/students/jobseeekers/green concessions £10.00

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Festival of the Garden: The Culture of Gardening with Tom Stuart-Smith

Festival of the Garden: The Culture of Gardening with Tom Stuart-Smith Renowned Landscape gardener Tom Stuart-Smith on gardening tradition and practice around the world.

Tickets include:

  • Festival of the Garden > Event Admission > Single Ticket £12.00
  • Festival of the Garden > Event > Friends/Students/Jobseekers/Green concession > Single Ticket £10.00

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Festival of the Garden: Faded Glories with Rachel Warne

Acclaimed garden photographer Rachel Warne on forgotten historical gardens and the beauty of decay

Tickets include:

  • Admission £12.00
  • Friends and concessions (unemployed, green, student) £10.00

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Festival of the Garden: The Magic Of Dixter with Fergus Garrett

Festival of the Garden: The Magic Of Dixter with Fergus Garrett Fergus Garrett, Head Gardener at Greater Dixter, on gardening and the creation of magic

Tickets include:

  • Festival of the Garden > Event Admission > Single Ticket £12.00
  • Festival of the Garden > Event > Friends/Students/Jobseekers/Green concession > Single Ticket £10.00

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Festival of the Garden: Gravetye Manor, The Development of an Historic Garden with Tom Coward

Festival of the Garden: Gravetye Manor, The Development of an Historic Garden with Tom Coward The Development of an Historic Garden with Tom Coward

Tickets include:

  • Festival of the Garden > Event Admission > Single Ticket £12.00
  • Festival of the Garden > Event > Friends/Students/Jobseekers/Green concession > Single Ticket £10.00

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Festival of the Garden: Hidden Nature with Alys Fowler

Festival of the Garden: Hidden Nature with Alys Fowler Horticulturalist and journalist Alys Fowler’s observations on life and urban nature.

Tickets include:

  • Festival of the Garden > Event Admission > Single Ticket £12.00
  • Festival of the Garden > Event > Friends/Students/Jobseekers/Green concession > Single Ticket £10.00

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Festival of the Garden: The Garden at Charleston with Darren Clarke, Mark Divall & Peter Owen- Jones and Tom Stuart-Smith

Festival of the Garden: The Garden at Charleston with Darren Clarke, Mark Divall & Peter Owen- Jones and Tom Stuart-Smith Tom Stuart-Smith, Dr Darren Clarke, and Mark Divall discuss the Garden at Charleston

Tickets include:

  • Festival of the Garden > Event Admission > Single Ticket £12.00
  • Festival of the Garden > Event > Friends/Students/Jobseekers/Green concession > Single Ticket £10.00

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Festival of the Garden: Poetry in the Walled Garden with Andrew Wincott and Emerald O’Hanrahan.

Festival of the Garden: Poetry in the Walled Garden with Andrew Wincott and Emerald O’Hanrahan. An evening of poetry in the Walled Garden at Charleston, among the cosmos, roses and lilies.

Tickets include:

  • Festival of the Garden > Event Admission > Single Ticket £12.00
  • Festival of the Garden > Event > Friends/Students/Jobseekers/Green concession > Single Ticket £10.00

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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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Four Quartets in Berwick Church - Saturday 9 September

Four Quartets in Berwick Church - Saturday 9 September A beautiful and revelatory telling of T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets in the stunning surroundings of Berwick Church by master storytellers Ashley Ramsden and Flora Pethybridge. ...

Tickets include:

  • Admission £18.00
  • Friends of Charleston admission £16.00

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Festival of the Garden: Flint, the versatile stone

A free demonstration led by David Smith from The Flintman Company

Tickets include:

  • Flint Working Demo - Single Ticket Free

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Festival of the Garden: Timber Building Conservation

A free demonstration led by Kyle Dumka, Lead carpenter at Manorwood

Tickets include:

  • Timber Demo - Single Ticket Free

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Festival of the Garden: Hedgelaying and the South Downs

A talk about the traditional craft of hedgelaying

Tickets include:

  • Hedgelaying Demo - Single Ticket Free

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Festival of the Garden: Beekeeping for Beginners

A free demonstration led by Amanda Millar, President of the Sussex Beekeepers Association

Tickets include:

  • Beekeeping Demo Single Ticket Free

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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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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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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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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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Paper Cutting - Friday 1 December

Paper Cutting - Friday 1 December 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
  • Friends of Charleston admission £90.00

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Paper Cutting workshop - Monday 23 October

Paper Cutting workshop - Monday 23 October 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
  • Friends 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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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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Woodcut Printmaking workshop - Monday 4 September

Woodcut Printmaking workshop - Monday 4 September 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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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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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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Other tickets / extras

Item Price Qty Subtotal
Festival of the Garden > All Day Ticket > Friday 28 July
All Day ticket > admission to 4 events *excludes workshop
£35.00 £0.00
Festival of the Garden > All Day Ticket > Saturday 29 July
Includes entry to 5 events
£45.00 Sold Out £0.00
Festival of the Garden > All event ticket > 28-29 July
Access to all events in the Festival, excluding workshop
£70.00 Sold Out £0.00
Total £0.00

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