An afternoon of English eccentricity in stately surroundings
Following on from our autumn fire garden in 2017, we returned to Seaton Delaval Hall during summer 2018 with Carnival Capers, an afternoon of family fun designed to reflect the 18th century Delaval family's notorious reputation for parties and capers. This event was part of the Great Northumberland 2018 programme - 56 days of fun this summer across the county.
Carnival Capers is a great example of how we like to work with heritage partners to animate outdoor spaces with an event that draws on a specific cultural point of reference to create an occasion that brings people of all ages together.
For this particular event we worked with the National Trust to devise an eccentric and amusing afternoon of performance, music and colour to the grounds of this spectacular architectural gem.
Don't just rock up. Frock up. As with many of our events like this we like our audiences to become part of the action, so the open invitation for the afternoon included the opportunity to turn up in fancy dress.
The afternoon included a range of roving theatrical performances, story telling and music from a variety of street performers chosen for their eccentricity and flair for engaging with audiences of all ages.
"Carnival Capers is the kind of summer event that gives us the chance to showcase a range of outdoor performing talent with a fun-packed programme designed to appeal to people of all ages. It's a great way to bring alive history and culture in a fun and accessible way.
It's also great to be working with the National Trust on helping them create a memorable event within the wider programme of Great Northumberland 2018 programme." Billie Klinger, Producer.