If you love to hear about art as well as see it, Art Out Loud 2017 is a must
Wirksworth Festival’s neighbour The Chatsworth Festival – Art Out Loud returns on 22-24 September for a third year and with an array of leading figures from across the art world. Among this year’s artists are Richard Long RA, Cornelia Parker RA (official artist of the 2017 General Election), Phyllida Barlow RA (currently representing the UK at the Venice Biennale), Yinka Shonibare MBE RA, Marc Quinn, and the irrepressible Grayson Perry RA. Tristram Hunt, Lizzie Ball and TV’s Bendor Grosvenor and Alastair Sooke join the line-up, and Lady Burlington talks about the exhibition she conceived, House Style: Five Hundred Years of Fashion at Chatsworth
Art Out Loud Director, Sheron Reynolds said: “As the Wirksworth Festival approaches, just ahead of Art Out Loud, we wish it every success this year; we are thrilled that Art Out Loud is also becoming part of Derbyshire’s vibrant festival scene.”
Talks take place on Chatsworth’s South Lawn and in its historic theatre. Tickets (£13.50 per talk, with discounted prices for Day Tickets) provide free entry to the garden and Sotheby’s famous Beyond Limits monumental sculpture exhibition. You can see the full programme of talks and book tickets online (there’s free parking if you book online). So, if you love listening about art as much as seeing it, Art Out Loud is worth a visit.
Richard Long, pictured, will be in conversation with Lorcan O’Neill discussing his extraordinary career, spanning some 50 years, as one of Britain’s best know land artists.