Charleston Farmhouse in Firle near Brighton was the country home and meeting place of the Bloomsbury Group of writers, artists and intellectuals. Nestled in the South Downs, the house and gardens are now run as a museum and venue for literary and artistic festivals including the Charleston Festival and Small Wonder, a short story festival.
I’ve been working with the team at Charleston for almost 20 years now, they are one of our longest standing clients, and we’ve worked on all sorts of projects together, producing visitor guides, festival brochures as well as newsletters and websites. It’s amazing to work with such a lovely group of people who so love the house, and they are one of my favourite clients.
So as Charleston reaches it’s 100th anniversary, it was great to work on a new Centenary brochure to help to raise money for a new gallery space and to restore the beautiful old barns in the grounds there. These are exciting times at Charleston as they look to ensure the legacy into its second century with ambitious plans for their brand and their fundraising. If you are nearby you really should pop in and visit it is a wonderful inspiring place.
Photographs © Penelope Fewster