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A chance to see Chatsworth in a whole new light

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: August 12, 2014

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VISITORS to Chatsworth are being invited to see the historic stately home in a new light.

The house will be illuminated inside and out with subdued lighting and hundreds of candles as it opens its doors for four special evenings during October.

The project is inspired by a selection of Inigo Jones drawings not seen in public for more than 40 years.

Displayed in the Great Chamber, Jones's drawings of costumes, actors and set designs were made as he worked alongside the playwright Ben Jonson on the 'Masque of Oberon, the Fairy Prince'.

For Chatsworth Luminaire, drawings, music and costume will bring the baroque house to life.

In the garden an illuminated trail will lead visitors with Oberon's Palace revealed on the East façade of the House.

The illuminated trail transforms many of the familiar landmarks in the 105-acre garden from the Emperor Fountain to the Ring Pond, Cascade and Rockery.

Moments from the Masque are featured with lighting, projections and music, ending in the Stables Courtyard.

Luminaire will take place from Saturday, October 4 until Tuesday, October 7 with the house opening at 6.30pm and the event closing at 10.30pm.

House and garden tickets will only be available in advance and provide timed entry into the house.

For more information, opening times and ticket prices, visit www.chatsworth.org

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