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14th June: 60 minutes with… us!

Ceawlin and I both share a real affection for China and it’s a place we’ve come to visit again and again – even last week in fact! It’s a country full of rich culture and heritage, kind, friendly people and absolute vitality.

Longleat has long been associated and much-inspired by China; take for example our much-loved annual Festival of Lights (returning this year of course) a multi-coloured, beautiful, display of Chinese illuminations that gets bigger and better every year. Or the intricate oriental wallpaper that adorns much of Longleat’s walls; it even inspired the design for my new tea set in Emma’s Kitchen.

So, Ceawlin and I were thrilled to be invited to take part in China Exchange’s series of Prudential talks and we have our very own ’60 minutes with’ interview this week.

The series is ultimately a warm, informal chat offering an insight into the lives of well-known guests who have a connection to China. We’re in tremendous company too, following in the footsteps of incredible names from Dame Judi Dench, Joanna Lumley and Sir Michael Caine to name a few (no pressure then!)

Fortunately, a lovely man and good friend of ours – Sir David Tang – is the mastermind behind these talks, which is helping to take the nerves away.

We’ll be chatting to him (and the audience) about our life at Longleat, its rich history and most excitingly what’s coming up. I can’t wait to chat about Longleat’s first ever Food Festival that just took place this weekend, as well the plans I have for Emma’s Kitchen at Longleat and beyond. Plus this little space of course.

Ceawlin will also be chatting about his role as Chairman of Longleat Enterprises; his day to day at Longleat as well our caves at Cheddar Gorge.

It’s all taking place at the China Exchange offices, right in the heart of London’s Leicester Square. So if you’re free this Wednesday night, do come and say hello!

Book your place at ChinaExchange.com from £6 per ticket.

18:30 to 19:30
32A Gerrard Street, London, W1D 6JA

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