Beatrix Potter at Longleat House, in Chinese lanterns
You will have seen the photos of the Chinese lanterns, showing the 50th anniversary of Longleat House having had exotic animals. They also celebrated the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter at Longleat House. She is the well know author of so many animal themed books, full of well known and beloved creatures.
All of these she drew and painted herself, having an enormous talent, combined with a passion for the countryside in which she lived. They are now loved world wide, and have been translated into masses of different languages. A spectacular ballet was created, around her most loved animals, and this was also made into a film production. More recently, a movie of her life and talents was made, starring Renée Zellweger.