Arts and craft festival to be held at West Dean College

More than 200 artists, makers, writers and performers are set to come together for an arts and craft festival at West Dean College.

Wednesday, 31st May 2017, 4:45 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 3:14 am
Footprints, by Tilly Losch

Festival-goers will be able to try their hand at a variety of new techniques by participating in creative workshops run by professional tutors in subjects as varied as stone carving, machine embroidery and oil painting. Artists will be revealing their practice through demonstrations in blacksmithing, tapestry, weaving, painting, printmaking and metalwork.

Visitors will learn the secrets of etching, watch expert potters turn clay into beautiful objects and follow the Drawing Theatre around the grounds.

These will be complemented by insightful talks and theatrical performances around the site throughout the weekend.

Tilly Losch

The Old Library will host a series of talks by curators, conservators and artists.

For more information, and to book tickets and workshops, visit

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