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Weekday of Monday 10 August

Posted by Hazel Baker on Monday, August 10, 2020 Under: August

Flash Briefings
What: UK Parliament’s free online talks Note: At the end of the talks, 15 minutes are available for you to ask questions. This is an online event and will be hosted on Microsoft Teams Live Events which you can access through your web browser. You do not need a Microsoft account to join the event. We will send full details of how to join the event online following registration.

Historic furniture at the Palace of Westminster In this 30-minute free online talk Collections Manager Brittany Harbidge and Conservator Loredana Mannina discuss some of the furniture designed for and used on the parliamentary estate, and how they look after it. In the first half Brittany discusses how the collection came into being, and chooses some highlights to share. In the second part Loredana will describe some of our recent conservation projects and explain how they care for the collection on a day-to-day basis. When: August 13, 2020 | 6PM Cost: Free Book here:

360 degree virtual tour of the Palace
Go on a 360° virtual tour and explore the Commons Chamber, Lords Chamber and many other parts of the building.

'New Dawn' with artist Mary Branson In this 30-minute free online talk artist Mary Branson discusses her contemporary light sculpture 'New Dawn'. Commemorating the women's suffrage campaign, this was the first piece of abstract art commissioned for permanent display in the Palace of Westminster.  Measuring over six metres high, its large scale is intended to reflect the size of the suffrage campaign, and the unique hand-blown glass scrolls that make up its dawning sun reflect the many individuals who were involved in the movement and the special contribution they made to modern democracy. When: August 20, 2020 | 6PM Cost: Free Book here:

Wonder of Whitehall Private Tour Uncover the lesser known history of Whitehall including a Tudor palace, notorious monarchs & world class architecture. This guided walk covers the major landmarks of Whitehall including Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and many Blockbuster film locations. On this walking tour of Whitehall you will see:  Art Deco Ministry of Defence Jacobean Banqueting Hall Georgian Horse Guards Parade Downing Street 20th Century Churchill War Rooms Parliament Square Victorian Houses of Parliament Medieval Westminster Abbey Art Nouveau Supreme Court Georgian Trafalgar Square Edwardian Admiralty Arch St James's Park Duration: 90mins For private walking tours there is an option to end at Buckingham Palace. Please note this is a walk around the area and does not include entry to any attractions. Book here:


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