Berrington Hall

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The Na­tional Trust's Berrington Hall in Here­ford­shire threw it­self into cel­e­brat­ing Ca­pa­bil­ity Brown's 2016 ter­cente­nary year with much ex­cite­ment, ex­u­ber­ance and in­no­va­tion. The team made a bold de­ci­sion not to take a tra­di­tional ap­proach to in­ter­pret­ing the work of Eng­land's great­est land­scape gar­dener and in­stead formed a se­ries of artis­tic part­ner­ships with con­tem­po­rary artists. The re­sult­ing se­ries of in­stal­la­tions al­lowed vis­i­tors to en­joy pa­per art, em­broi­dery, land­scape sculp­ture as well as more tra­di­tional land­scapes walks and au­then­tic cos­tume dis­plays. It all cul­mi­nated in Strange Magic, an even­ing of fire, py­rotech­nics, mu­sic, light and song that had much of the en­ergy and sheer fun that so of­ten char­ac­ter­ized Ca­pa­bil­ity Brown and his Ge­or­gian con­tem­po­raries.

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