‘Art, Design and A Taste of Summer’ at Blenheim Palace 29-31 May
Wednesday 19, May 2010
This late May Bank Holiday sees the return of the vibrant summer show ‘Art, Design and a Taste of Summer’ in the Park at Blenheim Palace.
The fabulous show features contemporary Art and Design together with mouth-watering specialist food and drink, including some of the finest artists, craftsmen, designers and food producers from across the UK, eager to share the passion they have for their work. The stunning location set against the backdrop of Blenheim Palace, including live demonstrations and have-a-go activities make it the perfect Bank Holiday day out for all the family.
Art and Design
Enjoy around one hundred talented designer-makers with a vast selection of exquisite artwork, precious jewellery, sculpture, stained glass, ceramics and photography, to name just a few! Highlights include a Sculpture Trail, a new Emerging Designers Pavilion, demonstrations and the opportunity to ‘Have- a-go’ in art and craft activity workshops. Fine handmade jewellery, superb ceramics, art and textiles; stunning photography, sculpture, glass and much more will be on display. There will be opportunities to discuss the work with the makers and even commission something special. Workshops and lectures for all ages and abilities will be available from experts in their field for those wishing to try their hand at a new skill. New for 2010 will be the Emerging Designers Pavilion - which aims to showcase new, talented designers starting work as professional craftsmen.
A Taste of Summer
Be tempted by a fantastic range of artisan produced food and drink from across the UK. Meet profession chefs including Billy Bush from Blenheim Palace and be inspired by the Cookery Master Classes with demonstrations by celebrity chefs, question and answer sessions and delicious tastings.
A must for all chocoholics, followed by tutored wine tasting and summer barbeque demonstrations. Take in culinary tour through the food pavilions packed with a veritable feast of tastes and flavours. Try before you buy from some of the best food producers in the region, from English wine to delicious cheese. New for 2010 will be a specialist area dedicated to the art of barbeque cooking so come along and be inspired to venture beyond bangers!
Atmosphere & Entertainment
Listen to the summery sounds of a steel band and to cool tones of jazz, all combining to make for a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. Enjoy a delicious lunch and soak up the wonderful surroundings of Blenheim Palace with 2000 acres of beautiful parkland. Your ticket for the show includes access to the Formal Gardens including the fragrant Rose Garden, the Secret Garden, the great lake, fountains and over 2000 acres of parkland designed by 'Capability' Brown. Families can enjoy access to the Pleasure Gardens, where you can ride on the narrow gauge railway, see famous hedge maze the and Adventure Play Area, and witness the colourful exotic butterflies, flying freely in the butterfly house.
Since Blenheim Palace is hosting many interesting events throughout the year, it's good to know that they are offering an annual pass ticket deal in 2010. When you buy a single day ticket to the Palace, Park and Gardens you will be able to convert it into an annual pass offering you unlimited entry for 12 months from the day of purchase.
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