A journey of creativity A the heart of the park, Croome Court, the former home of the 6th Earl of Coventry is a light, open space. Croome is collaborating, as the Earl once did, with emerging new craftsmen and designers to create a house and garden into a landscape to remember.
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Truly amazing art work, inspired by Croome, has been created on the temporary scaffold wrap around the house during the repair works showing characters from Croome's past like they’ve never been seen before.
Soul to Sole
In the basement, talented new craftspeople and designers have drawn on archive material to tell true stories of loss and survival through pairs of shoes. Families can draw their own design and enter a competition to design a pair of shoes to go into the Soul to Sole creative workshop next door.
Around the corner in the basement find a Croome Court in miniature. Using the building blocks, it can be turned inside out to discover a lost house within its walls, carefully hidden away by ‘Capability’ Brown. Based on architectural research and original drawings by talented local artist David Birtwhistle, the Hidden House shows something entirely new but very old about the house.
" When a man has taste to make a proper choice and money enough to answer demand that design may soon be put into execution."