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Charleston Festival

Charleston Festival (16-26 May) is celebrating its 25th anniversary and an absolutely stonking programme - every single event is a highlight.

Four Colman Getty is happy to be working with Festival Director Diana Reich to plan a London launch in the delightful surroundings of the Keeper's House at the Royal Academy in early April. Charleston was from 1916 the home of Bloomsbury Group artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant and their unconventional household.

Home also to Clive Bell and John Maynard Keynes, guests included Virginia Woolf, T S Eliot and E M Forster. Charleston is now open to the public and provides a stunning setting for the Festival, which had grown from a handful of people coming to see nine events in the apple -shed to 40 events with over 100 speakers. This year's programme includes regulars Alan Bennett and Eileen Atkins, alongside defining voices of the past 25 years from Carol Ann Duffy to Richard Dawkins to Grayson Perry.

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