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Exhibition special event - 'Gardens underneath which rivers flow': the symbolism of the Islamic gardens of paradise

Wednesday, 30 September 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Learn about the ways that Islamic gardens have been based upon the archetype of the Gardens of Paradise during this free lunchtime lecture. ... Read more about Exhibition special event - 'Gardens underneath which rivers flow': the symbolism of the Islamic gardens of paradise

Exhibition special event - In Conversation: Arcadia - Paradise found?

Thursday, 1 October 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Join Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures as he talks to award-winning author Adam Nicolson about Arcadia – the idyllic vision of an unspoilt wilderness.

Short talk - Merian and Metamorphosis

Thursday, 1 October 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The beautiful painted botanical and entomological drawings of Maria Sybilla Merian were made in the years around 1700 and straddle art and science. ... Read more about Short talk - Merian and Metamorphosis

Family Saturdays in October 2015: The Big Draw

Saturday, 3 October 2015 to Saturday, 31 October 2015
Windsor Castle

Every Saturday this month, we will be celebrating The Big Draw, the world's biggest drawing campaign. We will be using the Battle of Waterloo and the Waterloo at Windsor exhibition as inspiration. Join us in the Moat Room to take part. ... Read more about Family Saturdays in October 2015: The Big Draw

Study day - Van Dyck at the court of Charles I

Tuesday, 6 October 2015
Windsor Castle

SOLD OUT

This study day at Windsor Castle will explore the way Anthony van Dyck revolutionised painting in England. ... Read more about Study day - Van Dyck at the court of Charles I

Short recital: Purcell Fantazias a4

Wednesday, 7 October 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 as they play Purcell Fantazias a4: ... Read more about Short recital: Purcell Fantazias a4

Short talk - Henry VIII's Garden Manual: Ruralia Commoda

Thursday, 8 October 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This talk by Vanessa Remington, Senior Curator of Paintings, will highlight Henry VIII’s copy of a book entitled ‘Ruralia Commoda’ (Rural Benefits). This volume, little-known today, introduced the idea of the garden as a status symbol for princes and r ... Read more about Short talk - Henry VIII's Garden Manual: Ruralia Commoda

St George's Hall, Windsor Castle

Access Event - BSL Interpreted and Lipspeaking Guided Tour, State Apartments

Saturday, 10 October 2015
Windsor Castle

Join a BSL interpreted and lipspeaking highlights tour of the State Apartments of Windsor Castle. ... Read more about Access Event - BSL Interpreted and Lipspeaking Guided Tour, State Apartments

Family Activities: The Big Draw

Saturday, 24 October 2015 to Sunday, 1 November 2015
Windsor Castle

 This half term, celebrate with us The Big Draw, an annual worldwide project to encourage drawing and creativity. We will be using the Battle of Waterloo and the exhibition in Windsor Castle as our inspiration for this year's Big Draw. ... Read more about Family Activities: The Big Draw

Study day - Restored Magnificence: Windsor after the Fire

Tuesday, 27 October 2015
Windsor Castle

SOLD OUT. Join our study day to learn about the devastating fire at Windsor Castle in 1992 which made headline news across the world. ... Read more about Study day - Restored Magnificence: Windsor after the Fire

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