Tag Archives: Capability Brown

‘Capability’ Brown – Start Your Voyage of Discovery!

A steady trickle of media articles concerning Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown is building to quite a flow at the moment as the 2016 Festival Year picks up pace. For many people it will be enough to read an article or two, and in … Continue reading

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Need to know more about Capability Brown?

A short post this may be, but possibly one of the more useful ones to pop out of this venture for a while. Amongst the many publications and websites that are increasingly referring to Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, I bring news of … Continue reading

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Alan Titchmarsh on Capability Brown

Twenty sixteen is fast approaching for a wide group of people with an appreciation of a particular period of English history. The century was the eighteenth, when a certain Lancelot Brown arrived, a seemingly average boy who eventually became known … Continue reading

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Capability Brown Festival

It’s 2015, already, and we’re well on our way towards the tercentenary festival year for Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown of 2016. All the chatter about doing something to celebrate Brown’s 300th Birthday has grown, thankfully from a small group of industry … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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National Poetry Day

Today, 2nd October, has been National Poetry Day so I thought I’d dig out a book I stumbled across some while ago by James Muirden called 100 Brits – A rhyming history from Bede to Beckham. Before you click out, there is … Continue reading

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Capability Brown Has Arrived!

On this day in history, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (1716 – 1783) was baptised in St Wilfred’s Church, Kirkharle. Set in the rugged Northumbrian landscape, this charming church would be the place of Worship for the Brown family for many years to come.

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