Grey Skys Vs Psychedelic Playground – Game On!

This is perfect for a typical British Bank Holiday weekend, immersing yourself in a colourful fantasy land that is part kids indoor fun factory, part Verner Panton's psychedelic 60's interiors.

Colourscape holds festivals year round across the UK, the upcoming one starting this weekend at Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, running for a week, 26 May – 3 June.

Waddesdon Manor Inside Colourscape tunnels Inside Colourscape tunnels

From the Waddesdon Manor site:

"Enter a new world where you can explore intense light, colour and space in 56 interlinked chambers and encounter unusual musical experiences during your journey.

Each day there will be different music and dance performances – resident musician, Michael Ormiston creates family-friendly free-flowing workshops for all on weekdays and at weekends we present Hurdy-Gurdy, panpipes, dance, flutes from around the world and a spectacular theatre-piece with dance and acoustic costumes."

Inside Colourscape tunnels
© all images waddesdon.org.uk

Cost is £5 for adults, £3 for children, in addition to entry to the Manor and grounds, so a visit could be made as part of a trip to explore the Manor, a haven for art lovers. The Manor was built in the 1870-80's by Baron Rothschild (yes, the Rothschild family of banking fame) to house his private art collection and is still home to the Rothschild Collection of paintings, sculptures and decorative arts. It's now managed by the National Trust, so bonus if you have a members card.

The Colourscape festivals are run by the Eye Music Trust, and are held through out the year at various locations. There are several coming up in over the summer:

  • 23/06/2018, Sevenoaks, Kent
  • 01/07/2018, Winchester Hat Festival, Hampshire
  • 14/07/2018 - 15/07/2018, Buckfastleigh, Devon
  • 21/07/2018 - 22/07/2018, Corby, Northamptonshire
  • 11/08/2018 - 12/08/2018 - Bristol Balloon Festival
  • 20/08/2018 - 29/08/2018 - Bath, Somerset
  • 15/08/2018 - 23/08/2018 - Clapham, London

Colourscape are also featuring at other events, check the site or Facebook page for the full listings. I hope some readers get to visit, this looks like an amazing little day out.