A message from Virginia Nicholson, President of The Charleston Trust My cousin, Henrietta Garnett, died on More


At Charleston we’re thrilled to be named among the UK’s top places to visit by Lonely More


POST-IMPRESSIONIST LIVING: THE OMEGA WORKSHOPS 14 September 2019 – 19 January 2020 100 years after the More


We are honoured to have won an award in the Public and Community category of the More


Chanya Button explains why Orlando is important to her and an inspiration behind the bold retelling More


We were honoured to receive a visit from our Patron, The Duchess of Cornwall today (Thursday More

There’s No Place Like Home

Charleston teams up with East Sussex College Art and Design and Photography students from East Sussex College More


Charleston Festival takes place annually in the gardens of Charleston, the rural Sussex home of the More


Climate justice champion Mary Robinson has today been announced as the winner of the fifth Charleston More

‘Questions of Ultimate Concern’ by Layla AlAmmar

About the author Layla AlAmmar grew up in Kuwait. She has a Masters in Creative Writing More

Small Wonder speaker change | LAND OF THE FREE SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 3.30 PM

We regret that Lionel Shriver is no longer able to attend Small Wonder festival, as previously More

Virginia Nicholson announced as President of The Charleston Trust

Virginia Nicholson has today been announced as President of The Charleston Trust. Virginia Nicholson is the More


This autumn Charleston will launch its first exhibition space, as well as an events space and More

Anne Olivier Bell: 1916 – 2018

It is with great sadness that Charleston has learned of the death of Anne Olivier Bell. More


The line-up for the 15th Small Wonder Festival, the UK’s only festival dedicated to short stories, More

Charleston Festival 2018: Full programme revealed

Highlights include: A lecture by Sir David Attenborough, winner of The Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize, More

Sir David Attenborough – 2018 winner of Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize

The naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has today, Tuesday 6 February, been announced as the More

Keynes Prize art commission for Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Sir Tim was the second recipient of the Charleston-EFG Keynes Prize in 2016. As part of More

Nathaniel Hepburn is appointed as the new Director of Charleston

The Charleston Trust has today announced that Nathaniel Hepburn has been appointed to the position of More

Helen Dunmore Tribute

Helen Dunmore was one of the lynchpins of the Charleston Festivals over many years. She regularly More

Alistair Burtenshaw, Director of Charleston to join Watts Gallery as Director

 Wednesday 19th April 2017 Alistair Burtenshaw, Director of Charleston to join Watts Gallery as Director Alistair More

Julian Fellowes guest of honour

Julian Fellowes guest of honour to mark collaboration with Charleston Library Society (South Carolina) Press Release More

Charleston at 100 : Spotlight Talks and Art Activities

FREE Spotlight Talks on Sunday 16 October Suitable for adults and older children – 15 minute More

Centenary Project – Application for Funding submitted

Charleston has submitted an application for £2.1m to the government’s Local Enterprise Partnership’s Local Growth Fund, More

Charleston at 100 : White Feathers Theatre

The Tribunal Your Country or Your Conscience? By Sara Clifford 1916 – At a time of More

Charleston at 100 – Celebrations

1916-2016: Charleston celebrates its Centenary Sunday 16 October 2016 marks the centenary of the arrival at More

Ali Smith wins Charleston Small Wonder Short Fiction Award

Ali Smith named as recipient of the Charleston Small Wonder Lifetime’s Excellence in Short Fiction Award More

Chairman-Designate Appointed to Charleston’s Council of Trustees

The Charleston Trust is pleased to announce that Professor Michael Farthing, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sussex, will take up More

Behind The Wall – June 2015

The garden has looked as well this Spring as I can remember it. The last eight More

Behind The Wall – July 2015

I am often asked by visitors to the garden during the months of July and August More

Behind The Wall – August 2015

AL Kennedy has recently challenged the notion that April is the cruellest month by putting forward More

October half-term at Charleston

Half-term week at Charleston means we have lots of activities for all ages including: Young Bohemians: More

Lessons in the Orchard by Carol Ann Duffy

An apple’s soft thump on the grass, somewhen in this place. What was it? Beauty of More

Charleston’s Iconic Painted Surfaces – Saved!

Three months ago we set out to raise £25,000, money that would help restore some of More


  Diana Reich writes: Denis Healey had an ongoing but intermittent relationship with Charleston, mainly via More

Question and Answer with Barbara Jenkins

Question and Answer with Barbara Jenkins, our Small Wonder International Writer in Residence 2015. In anticipation More

Free Tea and Coffee for Private Groups – October 2015

Free tea and coffee for any private group of up to 30 people Charleston offers private More

Charleston feature in Home and Antiques magazine

Charleston features in the Houses section of the May edition of the new look Home and More

Willow Art at Charleston

Basket maker and willow artist Annemarie O’Sullivan will be at Charleston from Monday 30 March to More

Repair of Clive Bell’s Study Ceiling

Repairs and modifications made to the structure of the house long before the arrival of Vanessa More

Restoration work in the Walled Garden – Spring 2015

Restoration to key items in Charleston’s Walled Garden funded by the Pebble Trust. We have taken More

Charleston Festival Photographic exhibition at Brighton Jubilee Library – UPDATED dates

2014 saw the 25th anniversary of the Charleston Festival.  To celebrate the variety of authors, artists More

Charleston recognised with VisitEngland’s Accolades

Charleston is delighted to have been chosen in VisitEngland’s accolades, in recognition of the quality of More

Festival and Keynes Prize Launch at the Royal Academy

Pictures from 9 February at the Royal Academy, Academicians’ Room where Charleston launched the 2015 Charleston More

Charleston Festival 2015 Programme Announced

With speakers including Amartya Sen, David Nicholls, Tom Stoppard, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Wayne McGregor, Monty Don, More

Amartya Sen announced as winner of Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize 2015

Indian economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has tonight, Monday 9 February, been announced the winner More

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall hosts reception for Charleston guests

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a reception for supporters of Charleston Trust’s Centenary Appeal at More

Request for Book donations

Request for books for our Pottery Bloomsbury Publishing and Thames and Hudson have kindly donated a More

Winter Conservation – Part 2

As soon as the House closes to the public each year, a team of volunteers and More

Arthur Valarian Wellesley

It was with deep sadness that Charleston heard of the death of Arthur Valerian Wellesley, 8th More

Rachel Wyndham and Sasha Turnbull at the Charleston Shop Gallery

We are delighted to welcome Sussex artists Rachel Wyndham and Sasha Turnbull to Charleston, as they More

Allergens and Café Products

Please ask café staff if you require information about allergens in our food.  The 14 specified More

P D James

We are saddened to hear of the passing of P.D.James.  A literary and intellectual force, she More

Winter Conservation 2014 – Part 1

As soon as the House closes to the public each year, a team of volunteers and More

The Annual Fund

The Charleston Annual Fund supports our work to ensure that the House at Charleston and its More

Winter Events at Charleston

Winter at Charleston Charleston Shop and Café remain open Wednesday-Sunday until 21st December 2014. Craft workshops, shop More

Secret Celtic appearing at the Shop

We are delighted to welcome Secret Celtic to the Charleston Shop on Saturday 6 and Saturday More

Yozo Hiroyama : The Circle of Twelve

This November and December we are delighted to welcome Yozo Hiroyama – with his installation of More

Bohemian Fashion

This November Harpers Bazaar UK published a stunning set of fashion styles set in Charleston. Titled More

Men’s Fashion Shoot at Charleston

The Weekend Guardian (Saturday 25 October), featured a Bloomsbury themed mens fashion shoot.  Shot on location More

How to read a Short Story : Olivia Williams

Olivia Williams read at our Small Wonder festival on 2014 – read her thoughts on the More

Book Launch at The Charleston Shop : Ann Kramer

Friday 7 November : The Charleston Shop will be hosting the book launch of Ann Kramer’s new More

Autumn at Charleston

Autumn at Charleston Charleston Shop and Café remain open Wednesday-Sunday until 21st December 2014.  More craft More

Spotlight Lecture – The Berwick Church Mural Sketches

From Commission to Composition : The Berwick Church Mural Sketches The last in this year’s series More

Canvas Issue 39 (Spring 2014)

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Canvas Issue 38 (A/W 2013)

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Canvas Issue 36 (Spring 2013)

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A Bloomsbury Evening at the National Portrait Gallery

THE CHARLESTON TRUST CELEBRATES A BLOOMSBURY EVENING The Charleston Trust celebrated ‘A Bloomsbury Evening’ in aid More

Small Wonder Slam 2014

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Small Wonder Slam : Red Letter Days last night. More

Charleston in Vogue

Charleston and Bloomsbury continue to inspire the fashionistas this season.             More

Maggie Gee’s new novel

Previous Charleston Festival contributor Maggie Gee talks about her new book Virginia Woolf in Manhattan Guardian, More

Interview with Small Wonder contributor Graham Swift

Graham Swift who will be appearing at our Small Wonder festival next week is interviewed in More

BBC National Short Story Award

The BBC National Short Story Award will be holding an exclusive event at our Small Wonder More

Travel update for Sunday 28th (bus replacement)

House visitors and Festival attendees are advised to plan their journey carefully on Sunday 28 September. More

Saving the planet and your pocket!

Charleston is situated in the heart of the South Downs National Park, an Area of Outstanding More

Countdown to Small Wonder – Free Cocktail @RioBrio event

We are now on the countdown to our short story festival – Small Wonder starting on More

New Award to celebrate John Maynard Keynes’ legacy announced

A new award, the Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize, was announced this evening by Director of More

Recipient of the inaugural Charleston – Chichester Award


Announcement: Charleston’s new Royal patron

The Charleston Trust is delighted to announce that HRH The Duchess of Cornwall has agreed to More

Canvas 34 – Angelica Garnett , A Tribute

Simon Watney remembers one of the last of the Bloomsbury circle. Canvas 34 – Angelica Garnett More

Canvas 34 – Omega Entertainments

Joanna Newton, Chair of the Omega Group, recounts some highlights of the year.

Canvas 33 – Bloomsbury Beginnings

Picasso and Modern British Art by Helen Little Dowload the article here.

Jonathan Coe in The Argus for Small Wonder Festival

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Rob Ryan exhibition in Prima

Our Rob Ryan exhibition in the Charleston Gallery is number one “brilliant” thing to do this More

Annie Leibovitz in the Observer

Annie Leibovitz at Charleston Festival and Gallery in the Observer – New Review

Angelica Garnett: 25th December 1918 – 4th May 2012

The Charleston Trust is sad to announce that Angelica Garnett died in France on the morning More

Charleston in Artists & Illustrators Magazine

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Olivia Laing’s workshop featured in Viva Lewes

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Quentin Bell, Rob Ryan and Staffordshire in the Decorative Arts Journal

Click here to read the full article in the Decorative Arts Journal…

Charleston Festival in The Week

Click here to read about the Charleston Festival in The Week…

Too Much Suicide? Lyndall Gordon

Lyndall Gordon questions the emphasis on suicide in narratives of Virginia Woolf’s life Seventy years ago, More

Charleston awarded £2.4 million from Heritage Lottery Fund

HLF South East News ReleaseHome of the ‘Bloomsbury Set’ wins £2.4million Heritage Lottery Fund grant The More

Charleston in Vogue

A detail of one of the beautiful doors at Charleston, painted by Vanessa Bell, illustrates this More

American Vogue features Bloomsbury stationery

Designing the future

Christopher Woodward interviews Jamie Fobert and Julian Harrap, the architects of Charleston’s barns project Monday morning More

Art for advertisement

Posters by the Bloomsbury Group by Margaret Timmers ‘It is surprising what alacrity and intelligence people More

Bloomsbury voices: Duncan Heyes

Canvas Issue 26 Duncan Heyes describes the choices made in compiling the British Library’s latest contribution More

The barn at Charleston

Giles Waterfield, Chairman of the Trustees, brings us up to date with the Barns Project. In More

Looking back on 20 years of the Charleston Festival

Canvas Issue 24 20 Stellar Years: Virginia Nicholson in conversation with Olivier Bell Even if they More

Painter’s model and poet: Paul Roche

Canvas Issue 23 by Paul E.H. Davis Shortly before Paul Roche’s death, aged 91,on 30 October More

The utmost for the highest – Memories of Duncan Grant

Canvas Issue 22 by Simon Watney Angelica Garnett was interviewed by Simon Watney at Charleston on More

Bloomsbury ballerina

Canvas Issue 21 by Judith Mackrell Anyone who has read even a sample of Bloomsbury memoirs More

Before Post-Impressionism: Vanessa Bell’s Iceland Poppies

Canvas issue 18 Simon Martin In September 1940 Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant’s London studios at More

Virginia Woolf meets Sigmund Freud

Canvas Issue 18 by Julia Briggs The following is an edited version of the talk given More

Grace Higgens

Canvas Issue 17 The British Library has just taken possession of the archive of Grace Higgens, More

Charleston remembered – The first decade

Canvas Issue 16 by Deborah Gage Deborah Gage recalls the highs and lows of the campaign More

The Stephen sisters as young photographers

Canvas Issue 15 by Maggie Humm In a letter to the New Statesman on 28 October More

Duncan Grant and Queer Bloomsbury

Canvas issue 14 by Simon Watney This article is based on part of a talk given More

Charleston Director interviewed

Falmer Magazine Interview with Director Colin McKenzie:

Country Living Editor picks Charleston

Country Living’s Editor Susy Smith picks Charleston as her special place:’s-special-places/event

Ravilious exhibition mention

Our Ravilious exhibition mentioned in Sussex Life:

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