Join Coun­try Life at the Hay Fes­ti­val and Coworth Park

Leading fig­ures in de­sign will be ap­pear­ing at events in May and June

Country Life Every Week - - Interiors Events -

Colour in­spi­ra­tion with Ed­ward Bul­mer

The ar­chi­tec­tural his­to­rian and in­te­rior de­signer will be in con­ver­sa­tion with Coun­try Life’s In­te­ri­ors Edi­tor Giles Kime about the im­por­tance and pos­si­bil­i­ties of colour at the Hay Fes­ti­val on June 1 at 5.30pm at Ll­wyfan Cymru.

Ed­ward Bul­mer, who worked on the re­dec­o­ra­tion and restora­tion of Good­wood and Althorp, has cre­ated a range of paints us­ing only 12 nat­u­ral pig­ments that have been used by artists for cen­turies and which de­liv­ers in­cred­i­ble depth of colour and high-qual­ity fin­ish, al­lows build­ings to breathe and is toxin-free.

The lit­er­ary fes­ti­val, which cel­e­brates its 30th an­niver­sary this year, runs from May 25 to June 4. The pro­gramme in­cludes ap­pear­ances by Ed­die Iz­zard, Nick Clegg, Miriam González Durán­tez, Helen Field­ing and Rowan Wil­liams.

When: June 1 2017 Where: Ll­wyfan Cymru, Hay Fes­ti­val, Powys Tick­ets: £8.30 To book: 01497 822629; www.hayfes­ti­val.com

Sum­mer flow­ers with Wil­low Cross­ley

The flo­ral de­signer has built a rep­u­ta­tion for her re­laxed, rus­tic ap­proach to flow­ers, which she de­scribes as ‘more cab­bage roses and cow pars­ley than care­fully ar­ranged or­chids’. Her re­fresh­ing sig­na­ture style has at­tracted com­mis­sions from a wide range of clients, in­clud­ing Mul­berry and Jo Malone.

She re­cently cre­ated a hugely suc­cess­ful range of faux flow­ers for OKA which achieve her dis­tinc­tive look with­out hav­ing to touch a pair of se­ca­teurs.

On May 17, Wil­low will be talk­ing to Giles Kime at Coworth Park, the Dorch­ester Col­lec­tion’s lux­u­ri­ous coun­try-house ho­tel and spa on the bor­ders of Wind­sor Great Park. Guests are in­vited to ar­rive at Restau­rant Coworth Park for a glass of Cham­pagne at 12pm as they lis­ten to a short talk on the story be­hind OKA. Af­ter a three­course lunch with wine, cof­fee and pe­tits fours, Wil­low will de­scribe how she uses flow­ers to trans­form a space and en­hance an oc­ca­sion.

She will demon­strate how she made the bunches she has cre­ated for OKA and will sign copies of Flour­ish, her lat­est book. The event will fin­ish at 3pm.

When: May 17 2017 Where: Coworth Park, Berk­shire Tick­ets: £55 To book: 01344 876600; www.dorch­ester­col­lec­tion.com

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