About the Festival
The Charleston Festival is a fundraising event in aid of the Charleston Trust.
Charleston was from 1916 the home of Bloomsbury group artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. Pioneers of early 20th century British art, Bell and Grant created a hub of artistic and intellectual activity. Home also to Clive Bell and John Maynard Keynes, guests included Virginia Woolf, Roger Fry, Lytton Strachey, T.S. Eliot and E.M. Forster.
About The Charleston Trust
The Charleston Trust is a charity set up in 1980 to restore and maintain the home of the Bloomsbury Group artists for the benefit of the public. We rely on income from admissions, events, sales from the shop and tea room, membership fees and grants from various bodies and donations to fund the care and running of the site.
The Charleston Trust is a Registered Charity No.1107313. A non-profit making company limited by guarantee. Registered in England No.5212725. Registered office: Charleston, Firle, Lewes, BN8 6LL.