Blenheim Palace hosts Let’s Misbehave
Oxfordshire venue Blenheim Palace, which is also the birthplace and former residence of Winston Churchill, has announced its 'Lets Misbehave' event which will take place from 15 February to 13 April 2020.
The event will be themed around the ‘Roaring Twenties’, which aims to provide insight into the world of the upper classes in a time of great social, artistic and political change.
On arrival, visitors will be presented with an exclusive invitation from a uniformed footman, addressed to a real-life character from Blenheim Palace’s social circle of the time.
For example, the 9th Duke of Marlborough and his second wife Gladys Deacon, were hosts at the Oxfordshire Palace. Their numerous parties were attended by family and friends such as Lytton Strachey, writer and Bloomsbury Group founder and Sir Winston Churchill.
The exhibition will showcase the Marlborough’s lifestyle in a series of tableaux within the Palace’s State Rooms.
Highlights of the night will also include a vintage car in the Great Hall, a formal dinner in the red drawing room, a themed afternoon tea in the saloon, cocktails in the second state room, a game of bridge in the long library, craft workshops and an exploration of politics in the green writing room.