1916-2016: Charleston celebrates its Centenary
Sunday 16 October 2016 marks the centenary of the arrival at Charleston of Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and David ‘Bunny’ Garnett. Their arrival to the background as conscientious objectors in World War 1 saw the creation of Charleston as the country home of the Bloomsbury group and a legacy of art, literature and freedom of thought that is as relative today as it has been over the last 100 years.
To celebrate this landmark at Charleston, there are several activities and programmes planned over the centenary weekend and into the centenary year.
Saturday 15 October: The Tribunal: Your Country or Your Conscience?
4pm: Tickets £10/£8 (concessions). Suitable for ages 12+ Tickets on sale via EventBrite.
Sun 16 October (1-5pm): Charleston at 100 – special day of ‘sneaky peaks’ and ‘extra treats’ that explore the rich history of the House and its inhabitants.
House and Garden, Extended season opening
Advance booking is recommended for all Hours Tours during October and November – Book Here
Handcraft a beautiful, leaded stained glass window panel with tutor David Lilly. Learn the traditional techniques More
An intensive day of Life Drawing, for all abilities. The day will begin with a tailored More
Small Wonder 2017 – The Short Story Festival – runs from 27 Sept to 1 Oct, Charleston’s annual celebration of short stories in all their different shapes and guises.
What stories do we tell ourselves, our family, officials and monitoring forms, about who we are More