Major Funding Boost for The Capability Brown Festival
30th March 2015
The Festival, the first ever celebration of Brown's work, unites 17 partner organisations in the UK's largest festival of its kind to date. Organisers hope to open up as many of the 250-plus sites attributed to or connected to Brown, some of which are currently inaccessible to the public, and to develop exhibitions, walks, tours and activities celebrating his distinctive landscapes.
Paul Lincoln, Deputy Chief Executive of the Landscape Insititute, said: "As the first ever celebration of Brown's work the Festival has two key strands. The first will increase public access to the sites Brown created and advised on - many of them never seen by the public before. The second will allow us to discover more about his work, and how he created his landscapes. The Festival will fix Brown at the forefront of modern thinking on design and management of the natural environment and celebrate his enduring legacy which is still relevant to how we plan, manage an design our landscapes today."
To find out more about the Festival visit www.capabilitybrown.org