The estate will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland full of surprises around every corner
Image © National Trust Images/Jackie Morris/Sam Whitehead
Anglesey Abbey’s ever-popular Winter Lights, Nature by Night, Nature by Light, returns this year from 9-21 December, and will see the estate transformed by a series of light installations, projections, sculpture, performance and sensory experiences – the perfect tonic for the winter blues.
Focusing on nature, this year’s lights will bring to life the stories, poems and illustrations of Cambridge-based author Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris through an audio-visual installation created by award-winning duo Ross Ashton and Karen Monid of The Projection Studio.
“Jackie and I are thrilled to see the art and poetry of The Lost Words and The Lost Spells find their way into the Anglesey Abbey gardens – as part of the annual Winter Lights festival – for the second year running,” says Robert Macfarlane. “For me, it’s a homecoming of a kind for The Lost Spells, which was written just a few miles away, in my south Cambridge home. This year, I can’t wait to see Jackie’s magical art projected onto Anglesey Abbey itself.”
Combining a love of nature and technology, the trail promises to be an enchanting experience that will reflect the beauty of the gardens, while stimulating the senses, says Eddie Barcan at Splendid Events. There will even be live music from Cambridge Folk Festival and Cambridge Jazz Festival, featuring the Cambridge Youth Jazz Orchestra.
Food and drink will be on offer in the Heritage Orchard, featuring delicious treats to enjoy along the route, with the gift shop open for late-night Christmas shopping.
Tickets are available at nationaltrust.org.uk/AAWinterLights.