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Abnou and History

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Date and times

26th October 2007. Performance begins at 18.30 (approx*) for 15 minutes (* may start earlier if light is bad)


The grandeur of the lost gardens will be re-created through a compelling combination of pyrotechnic effects, lighting, video-projections, performers and sound. An outline of the formal gardens will briefly appear as a spectacular apparition before slipping back into history as the night falls. An exciting team of experienced professionals will work with young people from Monks Park School, Bristol and Pucklechurch Primary School, Bristol.


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The Monks Park team on a site visit to Dyrham Park



The Project Neptune performance will be viewed from a wooded hilltop (between 2 and 3 in schematic below), with extensive views over the surrounding countryside. On arrival at Dyrham Park there will be a short walk through the landscape, animated by fire and light, leading to a decorated reception area with live Baroque music, a 17th Century finger buffet and warm drinks. Please allow 15 minutes to walk here from the car park. Please wear suitable footwear and adequate clothing for an outdoor event at this time of year, and bring a torch.


Here is a link to a scaleable map




Directions to Dyrham Park

From Bristol

By car, via M4 - 2 miles south of exit 18, M4, along A46. (12 miles east of Bristol).


From Bath

By car, via A46 - 2 miles south of Tormaton interchange with M4, exit 18. (8 miles North of Bath).



There is FREE on-site parking for the event. Gates open 17:30. Performance begins at 18.30 (approx) for 15 minutes. Gates close 20.00. please allow 15 minutes to walk from the carpark to the reception point and viewing area.


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