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

Charleston Festival 2019 17 May - 27 May
Charleston Festival 2019

Programme announced February 2019. Join as a Friend for priority booking    

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Queer House Tours Launch

Queer Bloomsbury presents an LGBTQ+ day of celebration and the launch of our new queer house tours.

22 JunFair
Designer & Makers Fair

Beautiful and unique wares from the finest designers and makers in the South.

16 JulWorkshop
Painting in the Walled Garden

Vanessa Bell described the garden at Charleston in the summer as a “dithering blaze of flowers and More


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