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Waddesdon Colourscape Festival

Saturday May 23rd to Sunday May 31st

Eye Music Trust and The Rothschild Foundation present

The sixth annual Colourscape Festival at Waddesdon Manor

Last year visitors to Waddesdon Manor were treated to a fabulous experience - our newest Colourscape created especially for the Aviary Lawn in the Waddesdon grounds was filled to capacity every day. This new site has been a great success for visitors. Colourscape is always very popular and attracts queues. The Aviary site has coffee and ice-cream stalls and the nearby Aviary - so at busy queuing times there are activities and refreshments nearby.

This year tickets are available with on-line booking. WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU BOOK EARLY IN ADVANCE AS DEMAND WILL BE STRONG (see below for booking details)

In 2020 we are again presenting our magnificent Colourscape specially created for Waddesdon - the 56-chamber Aviary Colourscape with a special Silver performance Dome

This new Aviary Colourscape has some of the longest views ever created by the Colourscape artists and a long journey of intense colours leads to music and dance which can be found anywhere inside on the journey.

Put on a coloured cloak and enter into a new world of colour, light and music where you become part of the experience!

Each day there will be public performances - sometimes you will be able to join in. On weekdays our resident musician, Michael Ormiston, performs on ethnic instruments (you can take part too); on weekends we have many varied ensembles.

FESTIVAL DIARY

Saturday May 23rd- Voice, sax and computer

Viv Corringham (voice artist) and John Butcher (saxophone) perform throughout Colourscape with festival Directors Simon Desorgher (flute) and Lawrence Casserley (computer processing)

Sunday May 24th- Programme to be announced

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Weekdays May 26th to 29th - Michael Ormiston: free-flowing performances and workshops for families. Fantastic for all ages from babies through to 100 year-olds

Saturday May 30th - Hurdy-Gurdy and Violin Stevie Wishart and Phil Wachsmann show how two baroque string instruments can be transported into the 21st century!

Sunday May 31st - Programme to be announced.

TIMES: From 10.30am to 4.30pm Continuous performances throughout the day (music plays from 11am to 3.30pm).

PLEASE NOTE that at busy times there may be a queue to enter Colourscape. THIS YEAR YOU CAN BOOK ONLINE FOR TIMED TICKETS. WE RECOMMEND EARLY BOOKING TO ENSURE ENTRY.

LOCATION: Waddesdon Manor HP18 0JH - the main Visitor entrance is via Silk Street

ADMISSION: Adults: £6; Children £4 plus normal Garden admission charges. See Waddesdon Manor website for full admission details click HERE