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Virginia Woolf's 'Orlando': Masterclass

Join us for a celebration of Virginia Woolf's 'Orlando' and Vita Sackville-West.

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Join Dr Derek Ryan, Senior Lecturer in Modernist Literature at the University of Kent, in this masterclass celebrating Virginia Woolf’s 'Orlando'.

Delve into the world of Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf as Dr Ryan explores their letters, with particular focus on those mentioning Sissinghurst Castle Garden.

The masterclass unfolds with a lecture exploring Vita and Orlando, leading to a workshop where participants craft a sequel inspired by Sissinghurst.

Wander through the garden, immersing yourself in the letters' nuances, and collaboratively create a literary piece.

With his expertise and insightful guidance, Dr Derek Ryan brings the Bloomsbury era to life, making this 3-hour masterclass a unique and enriching experience.



Event ticket prices

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All £35.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


Not suitable for children

Meeting point

Please meet outside Visitor Reception

What to bring and wear

This event is partially outside so please wear weather appropriate clothing


Please note that part of this event will take place upstairs in the Oast Exhibition Space

Contact info

Sissinghurst Castle Garden

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