The Chatsworth Festival - Art Out Loud

23 - 25 September 2016

Inspired by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire’s passion for art, The Chatsworth Festival - Art Out Loud is a festival of talks by artists, curators and writers.

Following the success of 2015’s inaugural event, this year we have brought together an exciting new line-up of over 20 speakers. They include ceramicist and author, Edmund de Waal; Julia Peyton-Jones (The Serpentine Galleries); Maria Balshaw (The Whitworth Gallery); Peter Frankopan (author); garden designer, Dan Pearson and the Duke of Devonshire. All talks over the three-day festival take place in the house and garden.

Clockwise from left: Speakers Edmund de Waal (© Ben McKee); Julia Peyton-Jones (© John Swannell); Maria Balshaw (© Johnnie Shand Kidd); Peter Frankopan; Dan Pearson (© Sir Paul Smith)

New in 2016

  • Peak District Artisans selling exhibition with 30 artists sharing their best works and demonstrating their disciplines from ethereal pastels and dramatic oils, to quirky mixed media and evocative etchings to fine furniture, jewellery and potters in porcelain
  • Family focused talk with a famous children's book illustrator
  • Schools activities and talk on Friday morning
  • Festival day passes for Saturday and Sunday

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Art Out Loud Social Media Competition to win two Chatsworth House & Garden tickets, valid until October 31 October 2016.

Competition to run Tuesday 26 July until Sunday 7 August.

Terms and conditions:

1. The Competition is open to UK residents over the age of 16. You must be 16 or over on Sunday 7 August.

2. To enter the competition, users should follow @Chatsworth_Fest and retweet (RT) our Competition Announcement on their own Twitter account.

3. Only one entry per Twitter username will be entered in the draw.

4. The winner will be chosen at random by Caro Communications from among all entries received between 26 July and 7 August.

5. The competition closes at 11pm on Sunday 7 August 2016.

6. The winners will be notified via Direct Message on Twitter shortly after the closing date.

7. If a winner has not replied within one week after being notified,  Caro Communications and Art Out Loud will be entitled to chose another winner.

8. There are no cash alternatives to the prize offered.

9. By entering the competition, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.