Charleston

Charleston Festival

Charleston Festival celebrates the creativity, curiosity, radicalism and openness of Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and the Bloomsbury group.

Charleston Festival returns next year from 19–29 May 2022

About Charleston Festival

Charleston Festival is one of the UK’s oldest and most prestigious interdisciplinary festivals, with over 100 speakers and 40 events staged over 10 days each May.

The festival takes place in the gardens of Charleston and celebrates the creativity, curiosity, radicalism and openness of Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and the artists, writers and thinkers of the Bloomsbury group who all gathered here to imagine society differently.

Each year the festival attracts a star-studded lineup of artists, writers, performers and changemakers to discuss, debate and celebrate the best in art, literature, ideas and politics, past and present; just as the Bloomsbury group did around the Charleston dining room table 100 years ago.