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

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Reading Group: Land and Gardens

Informal reading and discussion group, exploring Bloomsbury texts and themes. First Sunday of every month.

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My Life in Colour

CRESSIDA BELL talks to her sister, Virginia Nicholson, about Charleston, her design work and curating ‘In Colour.’


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