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Family Activities: Festive Family Fun Day

Sunday, 21 December 2014
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join us for a day of family fun events at The Palace of Holyroodhouse and experience a Victorian Christmas. See the palace beautifully decorated with festive greenery, rich colours and twinkling lights. ... Read more about Family Activities: Festive Family Fun Day

A decorated Christmas tree in the State Apartments at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Carols around the Christmas Tree

Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Palace of Holyroodhouse

SOLD OUT. Join us for a festive evening in the Great Gallery to hear Edinburgh-based choir, Jubilo, perform a selection of well-known Christmas carols. ... Read more about Carols around the Christmas Tree

Creative Courses - Merry Christmas Printmaking

Saturday, 6 December 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Short Talk - Castiglione, a Baroque Legacy

Friday, 5 December 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

This 10-minute Gallery talk focuses on the art-historical context for the work of Castiglione, examining the aesthetic and technical contributions of the 17th century to his creative output and his subsequent fall from public attention in the 19th ... Read more about Short Talk - Castiglione, a Baroque Legacy

Visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse for free on St Andrew's Day

Free admission on St Andrew's Day

Sunday, 30 November 2014
Palace of Holyroodhouse

To celebrate St Andrew's Day, admission to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen's Gallery is free on 30 November. ... Read more about Free admission on St Andrew's Day

Exposition of Moses, Castiglione

Lunchtime Lecture - A Subversive Outsider from Genoa: the Life and Art of Castiglione

Saturday, 15 November 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join Dr. Timothy J. Standring as he analyses the turbulent life and complicated career of Castiglione. ... Read more about Lunchtime Lecture - A Subversive Outsider from Genoa: the Life and Art of Castiglione

The nativity, angels and God the Father

Short Talk - Castiglione, First Practitioner of the Monotype

Saturday, 15 November 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

In this 10-minute talk, exhibition co-curator, Timothy J. Standring, will discuss Castiglione’s monotype The Nativity with Angels and God the Father ... Read more about Short Talk - Castiglione, First Practitioner of the Monotype

Performance - A Choice Poem

Saturday, 1 November 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Edinburgh performance poets give readings of favourite Laureate poems requested by the public.  Along with each reading they will also recite a selection of their own work. ... Read more about Performance - A Choice Poem

Liz Lochhead

Special Event - The Word is Scots: Liz Lochhead and the Mother Tongue

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Liz Lochhead, National Poet for Scotland, puts the use of Scots in poetry under the microscope. ... Read more about Special Event - The Word is Scots: Liz Lochhead and the Mother Tongue

Short Talk - A Talk and A Walk

Thursday, 23 October 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join Poetry for the Palace curators, Deborah Clarke or Emma Stuart, for a 10-minute exploration of The Queen's Gallery exhibition discovering the connections, intrigues and histories behind this poetic journey of the last three centuries.  ... Read more about Short Talk - A Talk and A Walk

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