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The Great Potato Printing Society with Molly Mahon

Block printing extraordinaire Molly Mahon has launched #thegreatpotatoprintingsociety! Molly, and an incredible lineup of artists have each More

Rare Duncan Grant bust enters Charleston’s collection and gives fundraising boost

        A rare bust of artist Duncan Grant by sculptor Stephen Tomlin has More

Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Siddal and the Famous Women Dinner Service

Today Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal (25 July 1829 – 11 February 1862), or Lizzie as she was More

Duncan Grant’s nude portraits

It’s National Nude Day! A great opportunity to draw your attention to one of my all-time More

Omega Workshops, 1913-1919

On 8 July 1913 the Omega Workshops opened their doors at 33 Fitzroy Square in the More

Looking towards the future

Last week the government announced that museums can open again on 4 July; but there is More

A Garden of One’s Own

By Charleston’s Gardener, Harry Hoblyn The first weeks of June have finally brought us some rain; More

Helping to conserve Charleston’s collection

In our final guest blog post for #VolunteersWeek (1-7 June 2002), Charleston’s conservation volunteer Diana Marriott More

Volunteering at Charleston

As #VolunteersWeek (1-7 June 2002) continues, we’re exploring Charleston through the eyes of some of our More

Celebrating memories of Charleston this Volunteers’ Week

1-7 June 2020 is #VolunteersWeek, and our charity is lucky to have a wonderful team of More

CHARLESTON AWARDED £25,000 HISTORIC ENGLAND GRANT

Charleston is one of 70 projects to benefit from Historic England’s Covid-19 emergency grants to help More

Charleston Inspires Artists’ Auction

Since Charleston closed its doors in March and launched an Emergency Appeal, we have been deeply More

A spring clean of the kitchen

While Charleston’s doors are closed, our conservation cleaner Kathy Crisp continues her vital work looking after More

RESTORING CHARLESTON’S STUDIO BORDER

Trainee Gardener, Harry Hoblyn, writes about his project to restore the garden’s studio border at Charleston. More

Christmas at Charleston: Joy and the Omega Workshops

Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant’s first Christmas at Charleston was bleak in many ways. When they More

Henrietta Garnett’s love of the unkempt garden

The following is taken from the eulogy read at Henrietta Garnett’s funeral at St Peter’s Church More

CHARLESTON APPOINTS NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR TO LEAD LITERARY PROGRAMMING

                  We are excited to announce that Susannah More

Bloomsbury Beginnings: The Friendship of Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and Roger Fry

Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and Roger Fry were the three key artists of the Bloomsbury group More

Bloomsbury portrait comes home: Duncan Grant’s painting of Vanessa Bell returns to Charleston

  We are thrilled to announce that a beautiful portrait of Vanessa Bell by Duncan Grant More

A Haunted House by Virginia Woolf

Asham, or Asheham House as it was originally called and named in Virginia Woolf’s diaries was More

HENRIETTA GARNETT (1945-2019)

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

CHARLESTON RANKED ONE OF THE UK’S TOP EXPERIENCES BY LONELY PLANET

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

CHARLESTON’S 2019 AUTUMN/WINTER EXHIBITION ANNOUNCED

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

CHARLESTON BARNS AND GALLERIES WIN 2019 SUSSEX HERITAGE AWARD

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

ORLANDO, DAVID BOWIE AND THE PRONOUN REVOLUTION

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

HRH THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL VISITS CHARLESTON

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

30 YEARS OF CHARLESTON FESTIVAL: FULL PROGRAMME REVEALED

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

MARY ROBINSON AWARDED THE 2019 CHARLESTON JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES PRIZE

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

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

MAJOR NEW DEVELOPMENT AND EXHIBITION PROGRAMME TO LAUNCH IN SEPTEMBER 2018

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

SMALL WONDER FESTIVAL 2018: PROGRAMME REVEALED

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

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

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

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

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

Question and Answer with Barbara Jenkins

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

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

Winter Conservation – Part 2

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

Winter Conservation 2014 – Part 1

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

Announcement: Charleston’s new Royal patron

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

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

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

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


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