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God in Majesty, French School (ca. 1400)

Creative course - All That Glitters

Saturday, 9 May 2015 to Sunday, 10 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join Chloe Patience, fashion designer and director of Bebaroque, for this two-day creative embroidery course. ... Read more about Creative course - All That Glitters

Special event - Wimbledon College of Art costume Parade

Monday, 11 May 2015
Windsor Castle

As part of your visit to Windsor Castle enjoy a unique fashion parade through St George's Hall of visually stunning costumes created and modelled by second and third-year students of the Costume Design and Costume Interpretation courses at Wimbledon ... Read more about Special event - Wimbledon College of Art costume Parade

A detail from the cover of Francis Bacon's essay 'Of gardens'

Exhibition special event - 'The Glory of the Garden': the garden in art and literature from 1500 to 1900

Wednesday, 13 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Learn about the changing face of the garden in art and literature throughout history as seen in Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden. ... Read more about Exhibition special event - 'The Glory of the Garden': the garden in art and literature from 1500 to 1900

Exhibition special event - Thursday Late: Fashion for flowers; passion for plants

Thursday, 14 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join us for a multi-sensory late opening event immersed in the world of plants and flowers at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace. ... Read more about Exhibition special event - Thursday Late: Fashion for flowers; passion for plants

Short talk - Illuminating Bacon's Garden: the art of Alberto Sangorski

Thursday, 14 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The name Sangorski is usually associated with fine bookbinding, but Alberto Sangorski's early love lay in illumination and calligraphy. Emma Stuart, Senior Curator of Books and Manuscripts, will look at Francis Bacon's treatise Of gardens and ... Read more about Short talk - Illuminating Bacon's Garden: the art of Alberto Sangorski

Detail from an Islamic manuscript showing two figures in a garden setting

Access Event - Verbal description: Persian paradise – 'to happily strut in the garden of the page'

Wednesday, 20 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This afternoon event for blind and partially-sighted visitors at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace will describe the past exotic world of Persian gardens represented in the Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden exhibition. ... Read more about Access Event - Verbal description: Persian paradise – 'to happily strut in the garden of the page'

Short recital: Cuckoo as I me walked

Wednesday, 20 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join musicians from the Royal College of Music for 15-minute recitals exploring a range of music inspired by nature as part of our free lunchtime programme. Enjoy music from ... Read more about Short recital: Cuckoo as I me walked

Exhibition special event - An Evening with Monty Don

Thursday, 21 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join us for a special evening event with BBC Gardeners' World presenter and gardening writer Monty Don at The Queen's Gallery. Begin the evening with a complimentary glass of wine, a private view of the exhibition Painting Paradise: The ... Read more about Exhibition special event - An Evening with Monty Don

Short talk - Royal gardens: public spaces and private places

Thursday, 21 May 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This talk by Alex Buck, Senior Collections Information Assistant will explore two contrasting royal gardens. Osborne House was created as a retreat for the Royal Family, and the garden depicted in the painting by Winterhalter of Queen Victoria with ... Read more about Short talk - Royal gardens: public spaces and private places

Family Activities: Crowns and Coronations

Saturday, 23 May 2015 to Sunday, 31 May 2015
Windsor Castle

Celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's Coronation with us at Windsor Castle. Make a sparkling crown or sword of state to commemorate the occasion. Follow our special themed activity trail around the State Apartments and discover the tiny crowns ... Read more about Family Activities: Crowns and Coronations

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