In November 2017, Charleston (East Sussex) joined creative forces with Charleston (South Carolina) to produce the first annual Charleston to Charleston (C2C) Literary Festival. Blending notable international authors and diplomats with lauded American artists and historians, the inaugural festival spanned four days and nights full of stimulating speaker conversations, a movie screening, and celebratory receptions. Speakers included Booker Prize winning poet/novelist Ben Okri; British journalist Miranda Sawyer; British novelist Jeanette Winterson; American artist and activist Jonathan Green; American historian Marjorie Spruill; and many, many others. Click here for more information on our 2017 Speakers.
The festival is coordinated by Charleston to Charleston, Inc., a non-profit corporation organized by the Charleston Trust in Sussex and the Charleston Library Society in South Carolina. The festival was announced in January 2017, in a series of events featuring Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey.
A partnership born of a shared love of books, learning and creativity means that here, at the Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival, those life-enhancing ideals truly will flourish.
For further details visit the Festival website.
A one-day conference exploring how historic house museums present and interpret interior spaces.
Come and discover Charleston through this free creative workshop open to all school staff.
Learn the art of block printing with Molly Mahon, with a palette inspired by the colours of the Bloomsbury group.