Follow in the footsteps of Capability

John Cobb from November Club who will lead a guided walk around Wallington as part of Capability Brown's birthday celebrations

John Cobb from November Club who will lead a guided walk around Wallington as part of Capability Brown's birthday celebrations

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The influence of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, who hailed from Kirkharle and created more than 250 landscapes during his lifetime, is being celebrated in a playful guided walk by award-winning performing arts company November Club.

With 2016 marking the 300th anniversary of the birth of Brown, the National Trust’s Wallington is planning the walk as part of the celebrations.

The live ticketed performances will take place a few miles from the famous landscape gardener’s birthplace, and ask participants to explore the grounds of Wallington in pursuit of ‘The Perfect View’.

Actor John Cobb will lead participants on an engaging theatrical walk to discover the estate through the eyes of Capability Brown.

The work is inspired by a collection of drawings by Brown that are owned by Wallington, which will be on display from Saturday, June 11 to Sunday, October 30.

The November Club is based in Morpeth and is known for its site-specific performances that weave together historical stories with contemporary themes.

Tickets for the walk cost £10 and are now on sale. The four performances take place on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17, at 1.30pm and 4pm each day. Book on 0844 249 1895 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wallington