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White bust of Shakespeare in Royal Library

Lectures - Shakespeare in the Royal Library

Tuesday, 10 May 2016
Windsor Castle

The Royal Library holds Charles I’s annotated copy of the works, as well as treasures from Shakespeare’s own time, together with unique records of performances and works of art inspired by the plays. ... Read more about Lectures - Shakespeare in the Royal Library

Lecture - The universal butterfly

Wednesday, 11 May 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Artists and classical philosophers have long debated the question of why God (or the gods) created butterflies: were they mere insects, or were they beings from the spirit world? ... Read more about Lecture - The universal butterfly

Maria Merian' drawing of a moth

Study day - The strange and the beautiful: exotics and the New World

Saturday, 14 May 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

From exquisite butterflies to exotic plants, delve into the world of seventeenth-century exploration and discovery. ... Read more about Study day - The strange and the beautiful: exotics and the New World

Creative Course - A Stitch Through Time

Saturday, 14 May 2016 to Sunday, 15 May 2016
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Acclaimed fashion designer Chloe Patience leads a stitch workshop inspired by objects and accessories belonging to the royal family past and present. ... Read more about Creative Course - A Stitch Through Time

A family enjoys little stories at The Queen's Gallery

Family Activities: Little Stories for Under-5s

Monday, 16 May 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join us for a tour around the Gallery aimed at under 5s and their carers. Get inspired by the exhibitions and learn about colours and shapes.   ... Read more about Family Activities: Little Stories for Under-5s

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Royal College of Music short recitals

Wednesday, 18 May 2016
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 Maria Merian's Butterflies as part of our free lunchtime programme. Enjoy a selection of trios by composer Johann Mattheson. ... Read more about Royal College of Music short recitals

Special events - Thursday late: the spirit of Scotland

Thursday, 19 May 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join us for an evening celebrating Scottish culture. Explore the stories of Scotland through poetry and prose readings, and uncover the fascinating story behind previously misidentified works in the Royal Collection. ... Read more about Special events - Thursday late: the spirit of Scotland

'The Madonna and Child' by William Dyce

Exhibition short talk - William Dyce: Influences, Inspiration and Royal Patronage

Thursday, 19 May 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

'The Madonna and Child' by William Dyce was described by Queen Victoria in her Journal as 'a most beautiful picture…quite like an old Master and in the style of Raphael'. ... Read more about Exhibition short talk - William Dyce: Influences, Inspiration and Royal Patronage

Family Activities: Bach to Baby

Monday, 23 May 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

Access Event - BSL tour of Scottish Artists

Wednesday, 25 May 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Deaf artist Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq will give a tour of the Scottish Artists exhibition in BSL, comparing the styles and techniques of the Scottish artists with her own experiences.

Voiceover will be provided by Alison Pottinger. ... Read more about Access Event - BSL tour of Scottish Artists

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