Charleston Festival offering discounted tickets for the under 30s
The modernist home and studio of the painters Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, Charleston was a gathering point for some of the 20th century’s most radical artists, writers and thinkers. Today, they present a dynamic year-round programme of exhibitions, events and festivals.
The upcoming Charleston Festival (19-29 May) brings together a wide range of well-known writers, actors, artists, musicians, journalists, politicians and fashion designers. Highlights include talks from Brighton’s Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, BBC’s Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis, British fashion icon Zandra Rhodes, and an exclusive performance with actor Benedict Cumberbatch.
Those aged under 30 are invited to join their new scheme to access exclusive discounts including £10 tickets.
Full Charleston Festival programme published next week and tickets go on general sale on 1 March.
In 1916 the artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant moved to Sussex with their unconventional household when Grant, under the terms of his exemption from military service, was employed at a nearby farm together with David Garnett. Over the following half-century Charleston became the country meeting place for the group of artists, writers and intellectuals known as Bloomsbury.
Charleston is located between Brighton and Eastbourne accessible via the A27 by car or bus. From Brighton take the number 29 (Regency Route) to South Malling then change for the 125 bus to Eastbourne Town Centre, stopping at the Charleston Farmhouse drive.
Image credit: Charleston studio © Lewis Ronald (April 2021)