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24 Apr

Painted Boxes Workshop with Melissa White

Taking inspiration from our painted interiors, learn paint effects and antiquing techniques to adorn your wooden box. Paint supplied by Annie Sloan Paint.

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Family Art Activities

Free Family Art Activities Bringing the artistic tradition of Charleston alive today, we invite families to More

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All Day Ticket - Friday 18 May

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Charleston Festival 2018

Now in its 29th year, the Charleston Festival brings together a remarkable cast of writers, thinkers, More

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18 May

MAKING THE PLATES DANCE - Ali Smith

In a unique commission for the Charleston Festival, Ali Smith transforms The Famous Women Dinner Service More

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18 May

MAKING HISTORY - Lubaina Himid

When Lubaina Himid’s theatrical, witty and challenging works of art addressing colonial history and racism won More

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18 May

EXHIBITION ROAD QUARTER - Tristram Hunt and Amanda Levete

The historic but dowdy aspect of Exhibition Road, home to our major national museums, has been More

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18 May

THE SPARSHOLT AFFAIR - Alan Hollinghurst

A new novel by the great prose-stylist Alan Hollinghurst inevitably leads to Booker Prize predictions. His More

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All Day Ticket - Saturday 19 May

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OUTSIDERS - Lyndall Gordon with Joan Bakewell

In her group biography Lyndall Gordon links five female novelists, Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë, George Eliot, More

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HEARTS, MINDS AND DEEDS - Helen Pankhurst and Jane Robinson

The centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave women who were householders and More

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MUNICH - Robert Harris and David Dimbleby

Robert Harris’s Munich is history as a brilliantly imagined thriller set over the four days of More

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SMALL BUT PERFECTLY FORMED - John Crace and Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn’s illustrious career as a playwright (from Noises Off to Copenhagen) and novelist including Headlong, More

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All Day Ticket - Sunday 20 May

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20 May

THE CREATION MYTH - Kathryn Harkup and Fiona Sampson

Frankenstein, the monster imagined by an adolescent Mary Shelley in her novel published two hundred years More

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A LIFE OF HER OWN - Claire Tomalin

One of the greatest and most insightful biographers of our age, Claire Tomalin turned the spotlight More

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20 May

THE EXECUTOR - Blake Morrison

At the heart of Blake Morrison’s new novel, The Executor, are perennial questions: what matters most, More

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VITA AND VIRGINIA - Chanya Button, Gemma Arterton and Juliet Nicolson

Vita and Virginia, a new film due to be released this autumn, co-written by Eileen Atkins More

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21 May

INSIDE THE VAULTS - David Kynaston

Bailouts, bubbles, swindles and devaluations: David Kynaston’s authorised history of the Bank of England, otherwise known More

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THE CHARLESTON - EFG JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES PRIZE - Sir David Attenborough

Prior to the presentation of the fourth annual Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize, Sir David Attenborough More

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22 May

MASTERPIECES - Clemency Burton-Hill and James Hamilton

A double bill of sublime classical music and art. Clemency Burton-Hill, an award-winning violinist, is also More

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POST-TRUTH - Evan Davis, Isabel Hilton and Jonathan Freedland

Never has there been more concern about dishonesty in public life. From the pre-referendum Brexit debate More

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All Day Ticket - Wednesday 23 May

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23 May

TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION - Barney Norris and Sigrid Rausing

Barney Norris’s novel Turning for Home and Sigrid Rausing’s memoir Mayhem both focus on family members More

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