Charleston at 100 : Spotlight Talks and Art Activities

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FREE Spotlight Talks on Sunday 16 October

Suitable for adults and older children – 15 minute talks exploring a range of Bloomsbury-related themes including the Omega Workshop; Conscientious Objectors; the restoration of the House and diary extracts.  Being held in the Paddock tent.

  • 2pm:  Conscientious Objectors (Frances Lord)
  • 2.30pm:  Omega Workshop (Sally Chalmers)
  • 3pm: Bloomsbury Letters (Anna Tuggey)
  • 3.30pm: The Charleston Trust (House Restoration and the founding of The Charleston Trust  (Dr. Darren Clarke)
  • 4pm:  Sisters (Susanne Forrest)

Art Activities on Sunday 16 October

  • 1916 Wardrobe (free, drop in, all ages): Dress up in vintage costume and take photos using your mobile phone – supported by Gladrags, a Brighton based community costume store
  • Print a Canvas Bag: (£5, all ages): Create your own designer carrier bag decorated with Charleston motifs
  • Clay Figure making (free, drop in, all ages): Be inspired by the mythical sculptures in the garden
  • Quentin Bell’s Paper Plates (free, drop in, all ages): Decorate a paper plate inspired by Quentin Bell’s designs
  • Experimental Drawing (free, adults and older children): Enjoy a guided drawing workshop with artist Sarah Colbourne 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm (45 minutes)
  • Drop in Drawing (free, all ages): Grab an easel in the garden and unleash your inner artist

What's on

27 Oct
Experimental Drawing with Sarah Colbourne

Experimentation has always been at the heart of creativity at Charleston.  

10 NovFilm
Difficult Love | Zanele Muholi

Film and panel discussion Difficult Love, co-directed by photographer and activist Zanele Muholi, is a compelling More

17 NovTalk
Transgressive Identities

Join curator of the Museum of Transology, E-J Scott, dress historian Dr Jane Hattrick and trans Muslim dandy Sabah Choudrey

08 Dec
Gin and Jazz Party

Join us for an enchanted evening of swing jazz, dancing and cocktails. With live music from the Swing Ninjas.


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