The 2019 Festival will take place from 15 June to 14 July and the Box Office is now open. Exciting plans are afoot for a wealth of events covering classical music, rock, jazz, blues, folk and world music, plus exhibitions, theatre, book talks with authors, poetry, cinema, walks and tours. . .
Award-winning artist Heather Gray-Newton is exhibiting paintings and sculptures in the charming Sculpture Garden Studio. Heather will be showing large and medium-sized paintings, original drawings and small sculptures. Admission free. No disabled access. Opening times: SUNDAY , JUNE 16, 10. 30AM-5. 30PM. SATURDAY , JUNE 22, 10. 30AM-5. 30PM. SUNDAY. . .
Exhibition of 30 garden sculptures in a beautiful setting. Also, house and large garden studio containing smaller sculptures, paintings and prints. BBC 1 TV documentary film on Susan Hadley’s sculptures showing Wednesday evenings at 7. 30pm, June 19 and June 26. Booking advisable. Telephone 01243 774142. Admission free. No disabled. . .
Looking at the far-reaching influence of one of the region’s most influential artists. Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979) moved to a woodland near Petworth in 1940, from where he painted for the next 40 years. His influence is still felt today. His work will be shown alongside other influential painters including Howard. . .
A variety of subject matter within the exhibition of paintings and drawings by Catherine Barnes. An opportunity to see her dramatic seascapes on canvas and drawings on paper, along with more emotive abstract landscapes. Also the museum series, depicting ancient figures. Joint exhibition with Daphne Casdagli and recitals (see music. . .
Daphne’s original limited-edition prints are an extension of her paintings and figure drawings. Using drypoint on acrylic plates and etching on copper plates, she choreographs the composition with the use of collagraph. Her prints are stimulated by an emotional reaction to her environment. Joint exhibition with Catherine Barnes and recitals. . . .
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER MAGGIE AND HELENA COCHRAN. Maggie and Helena will be exhibiting a series of work based on our wonderful coastline. Maggie likes to capture the moment in her paintings, the light and the feeling of being by the sea. Photographs by Helena will include aerial images viewing the. . .
The West Dean Visual Arts Summer Show 2019 will showcase original work by emerging artists studying for their graduate diploma and MFA qualifications. The free exhibition, held in the college’s Edward James Studios, will display a diverse range of practices including sculpture, installation, print, painting, film, ceramics, and textiles. It. . .
The 2018 centenary of some women receiving the vote for the first time has reminded us of their long struggle for recognition. In the cathedral, women are sometimes commemorated as ‘relicts’ of their pre-deceased husbands! Explore works designed and/or executed by women including tapestry, stained glass, sculpture and embroidery. Tickets. . .
The Odds of Being Earnest by Greg Mosse: the scene is Monte Carlo in 1914, 20 years after The Importance of Being Earnest and reveals a chance meeting between Lady Bracknell and Canon Chasuble. Plus The Dark Lady of the Sonnets by George Bernard Shaw: William Shakespeare, intending to meet. . .
JOSEPH SPOONER , CELLO and DAVID OWEN NORRIS , PIANO. Cellist Joseph Spooner and pianist, composer and broadcaster David Owen Norris consider England through the ears of familiar and less well-known composers, with exquisite song settings, folk melodies, and a grandiose Romantic sonata. Performed within the exhibition of paintings by. . .
BIBI HEAL , SOPRANO & AMANDA COOK , GUITAR. From the heart-warming to the heart-breaking, this exquisite pairing of voice and guitar delves through the universal truths of our nature and along the paths of our own nurture. In an intimate programme, themes of common humanity are juxtaposed and brought. . .
DIRECTED BY BARBARA MACWHIRTER , THE PERGOLA OPEN AIR THEATRE , NEW THEATRE PRODUCTIONS ,. Proudly Present for their 40th-anniversary year. Tickets £10; children under 16 £8. Disabled access. Picnics welcome. The West Dean Gardens Restaurant for pre-theatre supper and/or drinks until 7. 30pm on theatre nights; tel 01243 818215. . . .