Archive for August, 2011
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It was party season last week at the Banqueting House, where families were seen getting dressed for a Royal Masque in special honour of King Charles I. Mums and Dads as well as the kids dressed up in Tudor finery, whilst the girls and boys created their own headdresses in the latest 17th century fashions. [...]
We are delighted to announce that HRP’s very first podcast series is now available to download free of charge via iTunes U. The stories of many of the Tower’s prisoners are well known to us all, but through this podcast series we have explored a selection of the Tower of London’s ‘other’ prisoner histories. From [...]
For the past two years, teachers from a school in Cheshire have been working alongside the Tower Education Team to deliver their GCSE coursework project based on the Tower of London. Last year’s Year 10 students spent two days at the Tower in July 2010, following a bespoke programme to explore the many different functions of the site – from Norman [...]
Hello, here’s an image of our artist in residence Natalie Ryde’s experiments in printing. Natalie is working in the studio this august preparing her final commission pieces as part of the residency. We’re excited to see what she produces!
The Tower of London stands as a testament to the expertise and craft of the stonemasons who began building it in the 1070s. The tower walls are filled with carved names, thoughts and family emblems of prisoners who were held here. Have you ever wondered how this was all done? The ancient art of stone masonry was [...]
Listen here to hear about her find On 23 and 24 July, the annual Archaeology & Discovery Weekend took place at the Tower of London. At this free community event, the public are given access to the foreshore of the Tower, and can try their hands at being archaeologists, looking for interesting things which have [...]
Kew Palace dining room is hosting a display of decorative plates created in community outreach workshops. Adults in Upminster libraries explored the Georgian period by learning about unusual cooking ingredients and dining customs and created their own decorative plates to complement the gold Kew Palace set.
Kew Palace library has a new community outreach display! You can browse the tactile books created in a family workshop, read the poems from the Planting the Words of Imagination project with young people or admire screen printed cushions designed by adults in the Temple of the Imagination project. The display will stay in the [...]
On Friday 29 July 2011, we welcomed back Connaught Opera (two singers and a pianist) to the Clore Learning Centre at Hampton Court Palace. They performed songs from the shows and light operetta to nearly 300 elderly and disabled people from the Boroughs of Richmond and Kingston who jointly funded the performances. The invited audience was treated [...]
The famous Clore Dragon was taken down today from its home at the apex of the Clore Gallery for some TLC. The dragon is being taken down and conserved over the summer, the first time it has seen attention since it was first rigged three and a half years ago. The whole dragon will be [...]