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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

The Drawing Circus 21 OctWorkshop
Orlando and the Drawing Circus

The Drawing Circus are coming to Charleston for an extravaganza of Orlando-inspired figure-drawing.

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


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