OPERA and jazz are on the programme for the second Ingestre Festival which also celebrates 400 years of Ingestre Hall.
On Wednesday to Friday August 28 to 30 Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas will be performed in the Hall at 8pm.
In the late 1950's, Nadine, Countess of Shrewsbury, promoted Ingestre as the Glyndebourne of the Midlands. Dido and Aeneas was one of the operas that was staged..
It was written in the 17th century which ties in with the distant and more recent history of the hall. For the Friday performance the audience will be invited to wear everning dress.
Saturday will be the main day of the festival and daytime events start at noon and finish at 5pm.
The Hall re-opens at 6pm for an evening buffet ahead of a performance by Chris Gumbley and Fascinating Rhythm in Ingestre Church at 7.30pm.
For event tickets call 07582 369133. For full festival details see www.celebratingestre.co.uk.