The Consumption of Chocolate in the Royal Court

Evening talk with Polly Putnam

Evening talk with Polly Putnam

When

  • 24 September 2018
19:00-20:00

Ticketing information

Tickets cost £15/£13.50*

*Concession prices available for under 25s, HRP members and over 60s

Ticket includes a drink and one hour talk. Doors open at 18:40.

Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

Discover more about the fascinating relationship between chocolate and royalty in this talk from Historic Royal Palaces’s curator, Polly Putnam.

This event will be held in our Clore Learning Centre and not in the palace.

Polly Putnam is the collections curator responsible for Hampton Court Palace and Kew Palace. She helps uncover the stories of the people who lived and worked in our palaces and finds ways of displaying objects to help tell those stories.

Polly specialises in post-1700s works of art and is particularly fond of silver, glamorous textiles and chocolate.

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