Historic Royal Palaces has revealed its spring line-up of events, which is set to include historic cookery, Easter egg hunting, pub quizzes, and live performances about the imprisonment of Anne Boleyn.
In May, the Tower of London will launch a season of live performances exploring Anne Boleyn’s last 17 days in the Tower from her imprisonment, through to her trial and execution.
Arrest and Last Days of Anne Boleyn will run from 6th May until 27th August. Visitors watching will be invited to follow Anne’s story from hope to hopelessness as events dramatically unfold within the walls of the famous fortress.
Each performance will last approximately 40 minutes, staged twice daily. The shows are included with admission.
What else can groups expect this year?
The Tower also welcomes writer, artist and performer, Innua Ellams as its Poet in Residence for 2018. In collaboration with Historic Royal Palaces, Ellams will be curating a series of poetry, spoken word and performance events called Confessions at the Tower; mixing re-imagined historic records with real confessions from some of the country’s most exciting contemporary poets.
The famous Tudor Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace will undergo a transformation ahead of its re-opening in time for May bank holiday. With new interactive technology and sensory experiences, the kitchens will be bought to life.
Meanwhile, the Lindt Gold Bunny Easter Trail returns for another year, with a ‘fun-filled family adventure’ winding through the palace and its gardens.
A Here Be Dragons exhibition and trail will be open from 1st April at Kew Palace to mark the re-opening of the Great Pagoda and will be suited for groups with youngsters. The trail will allow you to enter a ‘world of dragons and dragonologists’.
Another event, called New Perspectives on the Tower and the Medieval Jewish Community, taking place on 24th April at Tower of London, will involve a debate on the relationship between the Jewish community and the tower.
And Horrible Histories with Gorgeous Georgians and Vile Victorians will be staged at Hampton Court Palace between 26th May and 2nd June.
Group visits to the Palaces are welcome and special discounts are available for groups with 15 or more people.
For more information, visit www.hrp.org.uk.