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Waddesdon Colourscape Festival

Saturday May 28th to Sunday June 5th

Eye Music Trust and The Rothschild Foundation present

The popular annual Colourscape Festival at Waddesdon Manor

In 2018 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 and Colourscape is always very popular. The Aviary site has 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 2022 we are again presenting our magnificent Colourscape specially created for Waddesdon - the 56-chamber Aviary Colourscape with a special Silver performance Dome

This 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 28th: Martin Mayes (French Horn and Alphorn) performs with: Michael Ormiston (ethnic instruments) and Lawrence Casserley (computer processing).

Sunday May 29th: Ansuman Biswas and Jason Kalides perform Classical Indian music with a difference! Tabla, bansuri and other Indian trad instruments are transformed by computers.

Whit Monday May 30th: "sylvia & I" Chris Dowding (trumpet and electronics) and Sylvia Hallett (accordian, bicycle wheel, and electronics) create an unusual ensemble - with dancers.

Weekdays May 31st to June 3rd - Michael Ormiston: free-flowing performances and workshops for families. Fantastic for all ages from babies through to 100 year-olds

Saturday June 4th: Musica Medicina Chinese percussionist Beibei Wang creates an ensemble with composer Fr4ncesco and others drawing on traditional music from Japan, China and Korea transformed by live electronics

Sunday June 5th: Stevie Wishart and Sylvia Hallett - perform on unusual instruments including Hurdy Gurdy and bicycle wheel.

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

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