Festival Highlights 2018

What a Festival! We’ve enjoyed listening and meeting all our speakers, contributors and seeing our audience enthralled #CharlestonFestival – let us know your favourite moments!

Click Here for Video Highlights – currently including How to Survive a Plague with David France

Charleston Festival May 18th 2018. Lubaina Himid. photo. penelope fewster

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What's on

A Life with Lucian Charleston Festival Event Image 16 May
A Life with Lucian

Celia Paul and William Feaver reflect on their memories of Lucian Freud and what it means to live an artist’s life.

Adjoa Andoh Charleston Festival Event Image 17 May
Anne Brontë: 200 Years

To mark the 200th anniversary of Anne Brontë’s birth, celebrate her work with conversation and live readings.

Maggi Hambling Charleston Festival Event Image 20 May

Maggi Hambling reflects on art across the generations in light of her late father Harry Hambling, a self-taught watercolour painter.

Bernardine Evaristo Charleston Festival Event Image 22 May
Breaking Ground

Bernardine Evaristo and Mike McCormack discuss experimental writing, breaking tradition and letting content dictate form.

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