This year the Chatsworth Art Out Loud festival takes place on a S. Anselm's exeat weekend - 23rd to 25th September and they have asked us to share some of their plans for the weekend with our parents:
On Saturday 24th at 10am The Stickyard at Chatsworth is hosting a Build Your Own Pavilion workshop, as part of The Serpentine Galleries national Young Architects Challenge. Julia Peyton-Jones (just made a Dame in the Queen’s Birthday honours list) will be at Chatsworth over the weekend as a speaker and a keen supporter of BYOP ; she will no doubt put in an appearance at the workshop. It’s being run by Kidesign, a specialist “ed tech” company, with assistance from local architects. All children aged 8-14 are invited to take part in the workshop. Entrance is free but places are very limited and have to be booked in advance. More information about the project can be found at http://buildyourownpavilion.serpentinegalleries.org/
On Sunday 25th at 10am on the South Lawn, Michael Brown, illustrator of the Horrible Histories books, will be giving a talk called “How Horrible Histories drawings happen – and a lot more besides”. His event will be full of jokes, facts and drawing, Particularly drawing. The event promises to be great fun for children and adults. As he says “It’s history with the nasty bits left in – and art with the scary bits left out”.
In addition, of course, there is a full programme of talks about art by artists, curators and writers, some of which might be of interest to older pupils. Jenny Saville, for example, will be talking about her work on Friday 23 at 10am with Dr Nicholas Cullinan, director of the National Portrait Gallery; a number of tickets have been reserved for GCSE and A Level art and history of art pupils. Peter Frankopan will be talking about the impact of the Silk Roads on western art (cf his bestselling The Silk Roads) and author and ceramicist Edmund de Waal will talk about his book The White Road and his “journey into obsession”.
Information about all the talks can be found at : : www.chatsworth.org/chatsworth-festival. Dan Pearson, Emma Bridgewater, Roy Strong and Maggi Hambling are just a few of the other speakers.