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Henrietta Garnett’s love of the unkempt garden

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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

There’s No Place Like Home

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

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

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

DENIS HEALEY – A Tribute

  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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Spotlight Lecture – The Berwick Church Mural Sketches

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

Saving the planet and your pocket!

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

ANNOUNCING WILLIAM TREVOR AS THE RECIPIENT OF THE INAUGURAL CHARLESTON – CHICHESTER AWARD FOR A LIFETIME’S More

Announcement: Charleston’s new Royal patron

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

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

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Charleston Festival in The Week

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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

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


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