PALATIAL INSPIRATION Join lovers of literature, film and music at the Blenheim Festival
Culture and conversation at Blenheim, Britain’s grandest stately home
‘We have nothing to equal this,’ gasped George III to Queen Charlotte, or so the legend goes,
as their carriage made its way towards Blenheim Palace in 1786 – the baroque masterpiece and home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough has been enthralling visitors for centuries. It is also a cultural monument, hosting exhibitions from artists including Ai Weiwei and Jenny Holzer, and moments in fashion history such as last year’s
Dior Cruise show. Then there is the annual Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature, Film & Music, with which Bazaar and its sister magazine Town & Country are partnering for a second year.
On Saturday 14 October, join our editor-in-chief Justine Picardie as she talks about the new edition of her Coco Chanel biography (the designer was a great friend of Winston Churchill, famously born at Blenheim); and see our deputy editor Lydia Slater interview Laura Thompson about the role of Bazaar in the life of Nancy Mitford. Alex Preston will also discuss Evelyn Waugh’s extraordinary contributions to both magazines
in celebration of Bazaar’s 150th anniversary year. TERESA FITZHERBERT
The Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature, Film & Music (www.blenheimpalaceliteraryfestival.com) runs from 12 to 15 October.