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

13 JanCourse
Life Writing at Charleston (Inter.)

Intermediate Level course. Develop your writing practice, learn new approaches, and expand your critical knowledge.

23 MarWorkshop
Portrait painting with Charlie Schaffer

An intensive 4-day course in portraiture with BP Portrait Award 2019 winner Charlie Schaffer.

27 AprWorkshop
Block printing with Molly Mahon

Learn the art of block printing with Molly Mahon.

04 MayWorkshop
Painting in the Garden | Spring

A day long workshop in the beautiful springtime garden with artist Julian Le Bas.


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