Visitors set for 'illuminating experience' at new Spectacle of Light display to launch at Compton Verney - The Coventry Observer

Visitors set for 'illuminating experience' at new Spectacle of Light display to launch at Compton Verney

Coventry Editorial 5th Jan, 2022   0

A NEW ‘wonderful, dazzling and enchanting’ visitor experience will launch at Compton Verney, near Coventry, on February 11.

The famous Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped park and woodland at the historic Warwickshire gallery which will be transformed by a series of stunning, night-time light installations, creating a magical illuminated trail under the stars.

The Spectacle of Light invites people to walk through the changing Light Curve, immerse themselves in the Carpet of Colour on the main lawn and be amazed by the sparkling light beams across the lake.

As night falls, the Spectacle of Light trail will take visitors on an amazing journey from the welcome centre, through the woodland, along the lake, and over the bridge to the house, and back again.

The trees will be lit up all the way with incredible installations to admire and photograph before people reach the magnificent, majestic house bathed in gorgeous, soft tones. Music will play at each spectacle, to further create a truly magical experience.

Visitors can enjoy mulled wine or hot chocolate as they wander along before stopping at the house to tuck into scrumptious hot food and mouth-watering treats.

To ensure safety, a staggered entry system will be in force with 15-minute gaps between each group.

Entry begins at 5.30pm each evening and the last tour starts at 7.45pm. The park closes at 10pm.

Julie Finch, Compton Verney’s director and CEO, said she could not wait to welcome people to the grounds to enjoy art and creativity in the great ourdoors.

“Compton Verney is the perfect, safe place to meet with family and friends in the fresh air and our new Spectacle of Light is another fantastic, and new, reason for people to come and visit.”

The Spectacle of Light runs until March 6.

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