The Capability Brown Festival 2016 is celebrating the life, work and legacy of 18th century English landscape architect Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, whose 300th anniversary falls this year. The Capability Brown Festival have commissioned a fun and friendly film to introduce new audiences, young and old alike, to the Royal Gardener himself.
The five-minute animation, created by production company Cosmic Carrot and titled ‘They call me Capability Brown’, provides a light hearted approach to 18th century landscape architecture, containing Brown’s biography, a taste of some of the 250 landscapes that he designed and influenced across England and Wales, and answers questions such as ‘What is a Ha-Ha’ and ‘How many football pitches fit into the grounds of Blenheim Palace’.
The film features a host of contributors from members of the general public enjoying Brown’s landscapes to Festival partners including the National Trust, The Gardens Trust, Historic Houses Association and English Heritage.
Capability Brown Festival Director Ceryl Evans said: “This new animation is a fantastic way to introduce new audiences to the life and work of Lancelot Capability Brown, showing why he is still so important today. We hope this film will specifically appeal to younger audiences who might not be too familiar with 18th century landscape architecture, and you never know – we might just inspire the next Capability Brown.”