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Watercolour painting of a tree

Creative courses - Watercolour workshop: painting en plein air

Saturday, 25 June 2016 to Sunday, 26 June 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Paint directly from nature in the garden at Buckingham Palace: inspired by the exhibition Scottish Artists and the Glasgow Boys’ watercolours, this two-day course, led by Sophie Knight R.W.S., will explore the beauty and flexibility that the me ... Read more about Creative courses - Watercolour workshop: painting en plein air

Children enjoy drawing activities in the Royal Mews Learning room

Family Activities: Children's Art Weekend

Saturday, 25 June 2016 to Sunday, 26 June 2016
The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

Join a professional artist and take part in Children's Art Week, a national programme encouraging children, young people and families to engage with the visual arts. ... Read more about Family Activities: Children's Art Weekend

Family Activities: Bach to Baby

Monday, 27 June 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

SOLD OUT - Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Bach to Baby family concerts in 2015, Royal Collection Trust and Bach to Baby are delighted to announce a series of varied concerts hosted  at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace f ... Read more about Family Activities: Bach to Baby

Allan Ramsay painting of George III

Exhibition short talk - Painter to the King

Thursday, 30 June 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Allan Ramsay was the first Scot to be appointed to the role of Principal Painter in Ordinary. ... Read more about Exhibition short talk - Painter to the King

Image of artist Lachlan Goudie

Special events - In Conversation: the shaping of Scottish art

Thursday, 30 June 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

How were Scottish artists inspired by their native landscapes? What influence did their continental travels have? How does Scottish art shape our view of Scotland and Scottish identity? ... Read more about Special events - In Conversation: the shaping of Scottish art

Family Saturdays in July: Banquets and Balls at Windsor Castle

Saturday, 2 July 2016 to Saturday, 30 July 2016
Windsor Castle

Family Saturdays this month will look at the lavish banquets and balls that have taken place at the Castle over centuries of history. Create plate designs, menus and invitations for such splendid occasions. ... Read more about Family Saturdays in July: Banquets and Balls at Windsor Castle

Engraving of Shakespeare's head

Lectures - Shakespeare: court dramatist

Wednesday, 6 July 2016
Windsor Castle

How did performing in royal palaces put demands on Shakespeare that were different to those of the public playhouses? ... Read more about Lectures - Shakespeare: court dramatist

Bosses on vaulted ceiling in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

Lectures - Piety and power: the bosses of St George's Chapel

Tuesday, 12 July 2016
Windsor Castle

From piety to politics and charity to spectacle, the most powerful men in the land used bosses to express themselves in a veiled language of heraldry and symbolism. ... Read more about Lectures - Piety and power: the bosses of St George's Chapel

Family Activities: Summer at the Palace

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 to Friday, 2 September 2016
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Explore Holyroodhouse with a range of activity trails, visit our new Family Pavilion in the Palace Gardens and help us celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's 90th Birthday with special actvities and our Royal Explorer backpack. ... Read more about Family Activities: Summer at the Palace

The Return from the Crimea painting

Exhibition short talk - The Return from the Crimea

Thursday, 14 July 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This talk will focus on Paton's Home (The Return from the Crimea), a painting so poignant and topical to its nineteenth century audience that according to one writer 'few came away from it with dry eyes'. ... Read more about Exhibition short talk - The Return from the Crimea

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