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Creative courses - Shaped by Windsor Castle: an inspired approach to calligraphy

Monday, 5 September 2016 to Friday, 9 September 2016
Windsor Castle

Distinguished professional calligrapher, Gaynor Goffe, will demonstrate a selection of historical scripts combined with individual tuition, suitable for beginners to the most experienced. ... Read more about Creative courses - Shaped by Windsor Castle: an inspired approach to calligraphy

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Royal College of Music short recitals

Wednesday, 7 September 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 Scottish Artists 1750 - 1900: From Caledonia to the Continent as part of our free lunchtime programme. ... Read more about Royal College of Music short recitals

John Phillip, The Letter-Writer of Seville

Exhibition short talk - John Phillip, The Letter-Writer of Seville

Thursday, 8 September 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Drenched in sunlight and colour, The Letter-Writer of Seville painted in 1854 shows a street scene typical of Andalucia in Spain.  It was not painted by a native artist, but by the Aberdeen artist, John Phillip, whose travels to Spain in the 18 ... Read more about Exhibition short talk - John Phillip, The Letter-Writer of Seville

John Pettie's representation of Bonny Prince Charlie

Exhibition short talk - Visualising the Jacobites

Thursday, 15 September 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This talk by Hannah Litvack, Assistant to the Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures will explore how John Pettie's representation of Bonny Prince Charlie is part of a language of imagery employed by artists to depict the Jacobites, and how this visual cultur ... Read more about Exhibition short talk - Visualising the Jacobites

Items of Chinoiserie inspired works of art

Special events - The art of the exotic: chinoiserie at Buckingham Palace

Monday, 19 September 2016 to Wednesday, 21 September 2016
Buckingham Palace

The porcelain, silk and lacquerware imported from China, Japan and other Asian countries inspired an exotic new style: chinoiserie, from ‘chinois’, the French for Chinese. ... Read more about Special events - The art of the exotic: chinoiserie at Buckingham Palace

Short recital of young musicians

Royal College of Music short recitals

Wednesday, 21 September 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. ... Read more about Royal College of Music short recitals

Study day: Fashioning a Reign

Special events - Study day: Fashioning a Reign

Thursday, 22 September 2016
Buckingham Palace

Discover the fascinating history of British couture with Royal Collection Trust experts on this study day. ... Read more about Special events - Study day: Fashioning a Reign

Tam O'Shanter chair

Exhibition short talk - Tam O'Shanter

Thursday, 22 September 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The chair, made from the timbers of Alloway Kirk, the setting for much of Robert Burn's famous poem Tam O'Shanter, in which Tam, on returning drunk from market in Ayr, sees witches and warlocks dancing and the devil playing the bagpipes in the Kirk. ... Read more about Exhibition short talk - Tam O'Shanter

Watercolour of a scene from Hamlet

Performances: Music from the time of Shakespeare

Friday, 23 September 2016
Windsor Castle

In the atmospheric setting of St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, enjoy a performance of music from the age of Shakespeare given by students from the Royal College of Music. ... Read more about Performances: Music from the time of Shakespeare

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