Chatsworth has an exciting line up of events coming up this autumn with plenty to keep visitors of all ages and interests happy. Whether it’s spooky half term happenings in the farmyard; monumental sculpture in the 105 acre garden or inspiring insights into the world of art from the new literature festival, Art Out Loud.
Here's a taste of what's coming up.
Beyond Limits: 14 September - 25 October 2015
The 10th anniversary of the monumental sculpture exhibition is the biggest staged to date by Sotheby’s at Chatsworth. Guest curated by Tim Marlow, the Director of Artistic Programmes at The Royal Academy of Arts, Beyond Limits: The Landscape of British Sculpture 1950 - 2015 will feature more than 30 monumental sculptures by Britain’s leading artists woven into the landscape of the famous garden at Chatsworth.
Exhibits will be on display from 11am - 6pm every day at no extra charge beyond normal garden admission.
Art Out Loud: 18 September - 20 September 2015
The stellar cast for a major new literary festival dedicated to art includes 20 of art’s leading makers, curators and writers. Inspired by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire's passion for art, speakers at Art Out Loud include Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry CBE; contemporary conceptual artist and painter Michael Craig-Martin; writer and BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz; Royal Academy Director Tim Marlow; novelists Esther Freud and Hannah Rothschild.
Talks will take place in a marquee on the private South lawn and in the historic Theatre. Tickets are £12.50 per talk and include entry to garden.
Half Term Halloween Hoot: 24 October - 1 November 2015
Chatsworth has ghoulish fun lurking around every corner this October half term. Discover the Halloween trail through the house with man traps, a 16th Century book of spells and more. In the garden find hidden pumpkins, dare to enter the abandoned tunnel and listen to spooky storytelling. And with spooky crafts and fright flights in the farmyard and adventure playground, there is plenty of Halloween fun in store all week.
Chatsworth Fire Garden & Fireworks: 31 October - 1 November 2015
Explosive fire dancing; a glowing landscape of fiery sculptures to explore; a stunning Halo Glow Show performed by virtuoso circus artists and energetic street theatre performers will make up some the never seen before entertainment at Chatsworth ahead of its annual Fireworks Display. Visitors can expect to be drawn into a whole evening of fiery fun with the Ring Mistress presiding over the event with jokes, audience participation and the all important countdown to the fireworks. Tickets are £12.50 children; £16 adult.
Notes to editors:
The Chatsworth House Trust is dedicated to the preservation of Chatsworth House, the art collection, garden, woodlands and park for the long term benefit of the public. The charity promotes the study and appreciation of Chatsworth as a place of historic, architectural and artistic interest and of natural beauty, and encourages the use and enjoyment of Chatsworth by visitors for education and recreation.
Chatsworth is a member of the Treasure Houses of England, 10 of the most magnificent palaces, stately homes and castles in England.
Chatsworth is only 16 miles from the MI, 10 miles from Chesterfield, and 8 miles north of Matlock, in the heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park and is well served by transport links throughout the UK.
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Liz Bee or Steve Houghton
0115 910 1500