What would you do if you were Capability Brown today?

An excellent pilot project/example of engagement carried out at National Trust Stowe recently with a group of young film makers. Both ‘The Making of’ and the final ‘What would you do if you were Capability Brown today?’ videos speak perfectly for themselves, and offer an amusing and different perspective on Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.

Light hearted it may be, but the audience reaction was very positive when the films were shown at the ‘New Ways of Looking at Brown’ event; organised by the Capability Brown Festival team on November 10th 2014.

If you represent an organisation that is looking for a new way of engaging audiences, this could be a very effective route, especially for the age group of those who produced and featured in the videos shown below. A different title, location and group could tackle the same subject from a range of perspectives – the sky is the limit! Generic Learning Outcomes were used to guide and evaluate the project.

The project was supported by National Trust, Heritage Lottery Fund and Capability Brown Festival.

 

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About Lancelot Capability Brown

Hello and Welcome to my Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown blog! I thrive on the richness and diversity found within our historic gardens and landscapes and I hope through this blog to paint a picture of Lancelot Brown’s 18th Century world, his landscapes and life. I’d like this blog to spread the Brownian word far and wide, so please join in, suggest post subjects, send in potential articles or links to anything and everything with 'Capability'. I’ll also be looking forward to the Capability Brown Tercentenary Celebration of his birth in 2016, and look forward to an incredible year where the work of Brown can receive more praise and recognition than ever before. I've also launched a Twitter account under the title of @Brown2016 where for the next few years I plan to help spread the word and at the very least play my part in the build-up to a special year for all who enjoy landscape gardening in its true form. All views are my own and do not represent those of any organisation.
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