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Silk snowdrops, crocus flowers and a huge new bronze lion are stored in front of Longleat House.<br />
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A team of highly skilled artisans from Zigong in China's Sichuan province are hard at work producing thousands of illuminated lanterns for the Longleat Festival of light this autumn.<br />
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The annual event is the largest ever staged in the UK, and features over 30,000 lightbulbs, 20km of silk and 4km of LED's, along with a 20 metre tall cake and life size porcelain elephants.