July brings Charleston’s glorious Festival of the Garden, a perfect accompaniment to our Land exhibition of paintings inspired by the local landscape so integral to the Bloomsbury group. We will look at the importance of nature in their lives and works, with extracts from Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West’s work, as well as Dora Carrington’s letters and diaries, and the words of John Maynard Keynes and Lydia Lopokova (who lived just over the field from Charleston).
Join us around the Coco Table in the Threshing Barn for civilised Sunday mornings of readings and lively discussion. Held on the first Sunday of every month, we will explore themes inspired by Charleston, the Bloomsbury Group, modernism, and our current exhibitions. These are informal and relaxed sessions, open to all, with no need to read anything in advance. Simply come along, settle down with your tea or coffee, and immerse yourself in literature, thoughts and ideas with like-minded people in an inspiring space. Led by our Reader in Residence Holly Dawson, following the success of the Sunday reading and discussion groups held during our Orlando season.