ONE of Rotherham’s grandest stately homes is set to open its doors to the public for a weekend of art and elegance.
Children’s charity SAFE@LAST is bringing back La Bella Vita and Art in the Park after a three-year break to raise funds for the young people it supports.
Charity Patrons the Earl and Countess of Scarbrough will host the prestigious event on June 26 and June 27 within the grounds of their stately home at Sandbeck Park, near Maltby.
Hilary Massarella SAFE@LAST founder trustee said: “Lord and Lady Scarbrough are so gracious and generous in allowing us to invite our supporters to this fabulous venue which is their beautiful home.
“We last held these events in 2007 and they were hugely popular, guests can be assured that they will be treated to the same high quality event.
“I’m particularly excited that this year guests can choose which of the elements of Art in the Park they want to attend ensuring that there is something to suit everyone and every budget.
“The beautiful country estate is rarely open to the public to visit and will provide a fantastic backdrop for these classic events.”
La Bella Vita is an evening event during which guests will enjoy a sparkling champagne reception while having the opportunity to preview the Art in the Park Exhibition which opens to the public the following day.
This will be followed by a gala dinner and the beautiful sounds of opera, presented by renowned stars Nick Sales, Morris Fisher, Sharon Nicholson-Skeggs, Andrea Tweedale and Honor Morton. The music will be arranged by Mark Langley.
Art in the Park will be held the following day when around 30 artists will be exhibiting.
Visitors to the estate can view and buy a wide range of beautiful art and/or enjoy a superb fashion show before relaxing with friends for afternoon tea.
On Sunday the price ranges from £5 to £12 depending how much of the afternoon guests wish to take advantage of.
Limited numbers of tickets are available by visiting www.weekendat last.co.uk or calling 01909 566977.
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