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The Brown Family memorial at St. Peter & St. Paul's Church in Fenstanton ©Ceryl Evans

Thank you and goodbye

13.02.2017 | category: General

This is the very last newsletter article of the Capability Brown Festival. Thank you for reading! A particularly big thank you to all the people who have written articles and generously shared their knowledge and enthusiasm with us. We decided to issue the last newsletter on 16th February, the date of Lancelot Brown’s burial as recorded in the parish register of Fenstanton.

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Learn-a-lot from Lancelot

13.02.2017 | category: General

Watch education specialist Neil Dymond-Green's webinar highlighting how Capability Brown’s landscapes can be explored for formal education or family learning activities.

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Brown Abounds: A new legacy of information

07.02.2017 | category: General

The Capability Brown Festival year has been a spur for new research about Brown's work and for sharing existing information. One legacy of the Festival will be access to this wealth of information and research through information pages linked to the Interactive Map on the Capability Brown website.

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Farmer George: the King goes online

07.02.2017 | category: General

2016 saw the digitisation of the RHS Lindley Library’s Brown Account Book, and the Royal Bank of Scotland Archives' holdings of Brown’s Drummonds bank account. These wonderful research resources have recently been joined by the Georgian Papers Programme which aims to digitise the Royal Hanoverian archives and publish them online.

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Anna Maria Garthwaite, silk design with spotted lilies, 1743, watercolor on paper. T.391-1971, p. 109, Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Wearable Landscapes: Science on Silk

30.01.2017 | category: General

Anna Maria Garthwaite was a silk designer in Spitalfields. Her silk patterns were a riot of exotic North American plants and flowers which were starting to arrive in Britain via Transatlantic trade routes. Her popular designs mirror the British fascination with gardens and helped foster a craze for wearing botanical landscapes in silk across the British Empire. Zara Anishanslin explores. 

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Finding Lancelot 'Capability' Brown

30.01.2017 | category: General

Poppy Coles' love of history turned into a grand historical foray across the country. The challenge: to 'find' Capability Brown - this ordinary farmer's son who changed the face of the English garden forever.

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