Colour in the Royal Pavilion

Why were the original interiors of the Royal Pavilion so brightly coloured? Clear tints of primary colours were in vogue in the early 19th century. The fashion for this colourful palette distinguished the Regency period from the pale neo-classical decorations favoured by … Continued

Rod puppets from Java

The show takes place outside, blocking the street for most of the evening. As he manipulates the figures, the puppeteer’s head is in full view of the audience. He introduces the story and announces the puppets as they appear on … Continued