Preparations for Coughton Court's Puzzle Fest slot into place - The Leamington Observer

Preparations for Coughton Court's Puzzle Fest slot into place

Leamington Editorial 20th Aug, 2023   0

THERE’S much to puzzle over at Coughton Court near Alcester next month.

The National Trust property will be holding its tenth annual pop-up Jigsaw Festival from Tuesday September 12 to Sunday September 24. Set up in the coach house, hundreds of jigsaws, in a variety of themes and sizes, will be available for visitors to browse and buy.

Over the past decade, thousands of jigsaws have been donated by staff, volunteers and the public and have risen over £35,000 for vital conservation projects at Coughton.

The cash raised has gone towards re-wiring the mansion, conserving a selection of the paintings and tapestry restoration by a specialist textile conservator.

And due to the success of previous festivals, the team are calling for donations of jigsaws to replenish stocks in time for the next pop-up festival.

Coughton spokesperson Abi Chandler said: “The Jigsaw Festival at Coughton has become a firm favourite with our visitors over the past ten years and the team are always astonished by the generosity of the public and the popularity of the festival. The money from every jigsaw sold at Coughton goes straight back into the property, enabling the National Trust to care for this beautiful place for everyone, for ever.”


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