Derbyshire: Architect’s drawings inspire illuminating spectacle

Inigo Jones 025
Inigo Jones 025

Visitors to a country house will see it in a different light this autumn.

Chatsworth House will be illuminated for the Luminaire event, inspired by famous drawings of Oberon, Shakespeare’s king of the fairies in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The event, which takes place between October 4 and 7, will feature illuminated garden trails, atmospheric lighting and hundreds of candles, as well as lighting effects, projections and music inspired by a selection of drawings by renowned English architect, Inigo Jones, which have not been seen in public for more than 40 years.

A selection of his drawings will be displayed in the great chamber along with music to bring to the Baroque house to life.

Further information on times and prices is available by visiting the website www.chatsworth.org