An Exclusive Day at Charleston (Alumni & Friends)

Exclusive Lecture, Tour and Exhibition
Post-Impressionist Living: The Omega Workshops

Saturday 30 November 2019
14.00pm – 18.00pm
Charleston Farmhouse
East Sussex

We would like to invite Courtauld alumni and Friends to attend an exclusive afternoon at Charleston Farmhouse, the former home and meeting place of members of the Bloomsbury Group.


Arrival from 14.00pm for tea/coffee

2.30pm 40-min tour of Charleston Farmhouse


3.30pm One-hour Lecture from Dr Darren Clarke (Head of Collections, Research & Exhibitions) in Hay Barn


5.00pm Exhibition Entry, Post-Impressionist Living: The Omega Workshops

Established by the painter and art critic Roger Fry in 1913 with Charleston’s Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant as co-directors, the Omega Workshops were a design collective that included many of the most avant-garde artists of the day. Inspired by the new, vital spirit of Post-Impressionism they designed bold, playful and inventive items for the home – from printed fabrics and textiles to ceramics, furniture and clothing. Their approach to interior design was radical for the period, bringing abstract shapes and modern art into the home.

This major exhibition includes loans from The V&A, the National Portrait Gallery and our own Courtauld Gallery. This is an unmissable opportunity for Bloomsbury Group enthusiasts.

In the words of Roger Fry in 1913…

“It is time that the spirit of fun was introduced into furniture and into fabrics. We have suffered too long from the dull and the stupidly serious.”

We hope that you will be able to join us for this special event.

Please RSVP to by Saturday 23 November if you would like to attend and we will contact you to arrange ticket payment. You are welcome to bring a guest.

Ticket price: £23

Find out more about Charleston and the Omega Workshops.

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Alumni, Friends and guests £23

Charleston Farmhouse
East Sussex