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Silver Sunday at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Release date: Wednesday, 5 October 2016

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On Sunday, 2 October, 60 visitors over the age of 65 were welcomed to The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, for a free event as part of 'Silver Sunday'.

Launched in the City of Westminster in 2012 to help overcome social isolation amongst older people, 'Silver Sunday' which takes place on the first Sunday of October each year, offers people an opportunity to try something new and make new friends.

At The Queen's Gallery, the visitors enjoyed a short lecture on the fascinating exhibition Scottish Artists 1750 – 1900: From Caledonia to the Continent, followed by a tour of the exhibition and drama activities and refreshments in the Redgrave Room.

Jenny Rogers, Access and Inclusion Manager, Royal Collection Trust said, 'We are delighted to have hosted Silver Sunday at The Queen's Gallery this year. Our community and inclusion programme aims to ensure that the Royal Collection can be accessed by as many people as possible and we hope that all of our visitors on Sunday enjoyed their day with us.'

Councillor Christabel Flight, the founder of Silver Sunday and Westminster’s Champion for Older People, says: 'It’s incredibly important to make sure that older people don’t feel lonely as their lives progress. Silver Sunday aims to address this issue by giving the opportunity for older people to get together and to try new events and activities'.