The Countess of Rosslyn will be one of the speakers at the inaugural literary festival being held at Chatsworth, Derbyshire: The Chatsworth Festival – Art Out Loud. The Festival features 20 talks by those who create, collect or write about art, including Grayson Perry and Jonathan Yeo, The Duke of Devonshire and Simon Jenkins and writers Will Gompertz and Esther Freud.
Lady Rosslyn’s talk, on Friday 18th September 2015, is titled “Passion for Prints” and, with a focus on some of the rarely seen highlights of the Devonshire collection, she describes the impact on her of an early encounter with the Chatsworth prints and drawings. She explains how her love of art is reflected in the many aspects of her life, as Director of the London Print Fair and Trustee at Rosslyn Chapel. It even extends to her latest venture, her illustrated children’s book William the Cat and the Rescue of Rosslyn Chapel!
Tickets for The Festival are £12.50 per talk, which includes entry to the garden (and Sotheby’s Beyond Limits sculpture exhibition) and entry to the House at a discounted price: www.chatsworth.org/chatsworth-festival.