Pavilion Tales 2016

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On Thursdays the Royal Pavilion hold free pop-up talks in the magnificent Music Room.

Take a look at the tales of secrets, stories and unexpected histories by the Royal Pavilion & Museums staff. 

Thursday 1 December

Behind the Scenes: Paper Conservation at the Royal Pavilion. Discovering what goes into caring for the extraordinary collection of books, prints and wallpapers at the Royal Pavilion. With Amy Junker-Heslip, Paper Conservator.

Thursday 24 November

The Indian Hospital Exposed: What can photographs of the WWI Pavilion hospital reveal to us today? Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Indian Military Hospital at the Royal Pavilion, we delved into the archives of the Royal Pavilion for a glimpse of rarely seen photographs of the most extraordinary period of the Pavilion’s history. With Kevin Bacon, Digital Development Officer.

Thursday 3 November

Kew Palace: The Childhood Home of George IV. Exploring the history of another iconic Georgian palace, the house in which George and his fourteen siblings grew up. With Ted Ward, Visitor Services Officer

Thursday 27 October

A Brush with the Coppers: Nick Kay and Ted Ward investigate the Royal Pavilion’s historical copperware collection and different techniques of object conservation and care

Thursday 20 October

High Notes: Regency Music at the Royal Pavilion. Emily Hall, Visitor Services Officer, conducts us through a history of the music that was played at the Royal Pavilion and the instruments it was played on under George’s tenure

Thursday 13 October

An Autumn Tour of the Pavilion Garden: A stroll in the beautiful Pavilion Garden with Head Gardener Robert Hill-Snook learning about upcoming works and highlights of the Autumn/Winter season

Thursday 29 September

Regency Fashion: The Ins and Outs of the Dandy and the Quaintrelle. The Regency is renowned as a time of style and elegance. Discovering more about the daring fashions that made the period with Darren Terry

 

Thursday 22 September

A Labour of Love: Décor in the Music Room and Music Room Gallery. A detailed look at Frederick Crace’s beautiful designs with Geoff GreenwoodVisitor Services Officer

Thursday 1 September

Picturing China: The Story of 18th Century Traveller William Alexander. The inspiration for the Royal Pavilion interiors with Dr Alexandra Loske, Curator

Thursday 23 June 

The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival: The Story Behind the Pavilion’s Historic Chinese Wallpaper. Uncovering the origins of the only historic wallpapers to be left in situ at the Royal Pavilion with Meg Hogg, Visitor Services Officer

Thursday 19 May 

Silly Billy and the Most Unpopular Man in England: The Brothers of George IV the ‘millstones around the government’s neck’; the stories of George IV’s brother’s William IV and King Ernest of Hanover with Ted WardVisitor Services Officer

Thursday 12 May

The Dirty Weekend and George IV the history of the dirty weekend, from George IV and his many mistresses up to the present day with Amanda Scales, Visitor Services Officer and Maria Foy, Duty Manager

Thursday 5 May

The Pavilion as it might have been Humphry Repton’s alternative design from 1806, and one of the most beautiful books ever published with Dr Alexandra Loske, Curator

Thursday 28 April

Pavilion Blues: The Royal Pavilion as a Hospital for Limbless Soldiers 1916-1920 with Jo Palache, Oral History and Life History Researcher

Thursday 21 April 

Charlotte the Forgotten Princess with Meg Hogg, Visitor Services Officer

Thursday 14 April

 All that Glitters … is mostly Silver with Dr Alexandra Loske, Curator

Thursday 17 March

Lights, Camera, Action: Movies made at the Royal Pavilion with Marcus Bagshaw, Visitor Services Officer

Thursday 10 March

The Town that Prince George Built with Holly Parsons and Tom Fisher, Visitor Services Officers

Thursday 3 March

Colour in the Royal Pavilion with Dr Alexandra Loske, Curator

Thursday 25 February

The Most Magnificent Kitchen of All with Amanda Scales, Visitor Services Officer

Thursday 11 February

Inside George’s Breeches: The Health of George IV with Meg Hogg, Visitor Services Officer

Thursday 28 January

Motherhood in the Georgian Period with Amanda Scales, Visitor Services Officer