Countdown to Small Wonder – Free Cocktail @RioBrio event

We are now on the countdown to our short story festival – Small Wonder starting on Thursday 27.

The sublime art of short fiction has never been so widely recognised, with its practitioners taking major international prizes. Edna O’Brien has won our very ownCharleston-Chichester Award For ALifetime’s Excellence in Short Fiction and she will be presented with the Award during her Festival event. The BBC Short Story Award is also holding an exclusive event at Small Wonder. There are also a limited number of tickets remaining for performance poet and Mercury Music prize nominee Kate Tempest with the new short story star, Colin Barrett, compared by the inimitable Damian Barr in our last night End of Story Event.

We will are also very excited about welcoming writing from Brazil, with two of its most interesting authors coming over in our Rio Brio event (free Brazilian cocktail included!). We also include events that focus on WW1, on the emotional power of words and on publishing short stories. Our exciting Outsider events, many of which are free or suitable for children will give everyone a chance to participate.

You still have chance to book and find out more

The house will remain open for tours as normal during the festival (Wednesday 24 – Sunday 29) – advanced booking is essential.

What's on

30 JunWorkshop
Stained Glass Workshop

Handcraft a beautiful, leaded stained glass window panel with tutor David Lilly. Learn the traditional techniques More

In the Studio of Annemarie O'Sullivan 01 JulSold out
Basketry

Frame baskets with Sussex willow This is a 1 day workshop where we will focus on More

07 Jul
Reading Group: Land and Gardens

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

10 AugTalk
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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