Wednesday, 12 December 2007

To Answer Some Questions

It was easier to answer Elise's questions as asked in a comment on the last post with this post so that everyone gets to see the answers.

Would you give a brief explanation of the fundraising dinner?

This is a project that is very much still in the planning stages, hence the lack of information from me and the stilted answers to this post....sorry! The idea is to put on a fundraising dinner showcasing 'Tudor' food and giving the diners an idea of how it would have been consumed. The best way of thinking about it is to imagine that we still ate the recipes today and in the same manner but with all of our modern service ware and sentiments about sharing food! It's difficult to explain but if it all goes to plan then pictures will be able to say it so much better than words ever can.
It's a very complicated idea that we're working on and only if all the pieces are in place will/can this idea take place......It's that sort of event.

Who does it benefit?

'Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace. We help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built.
We receive no funding from the Government or the Crown, so we depend on the support of our visitors, members, donors, volunteers and sponsors.'
Straight from the horses mouth!

Can the public make reservations?

I am unable to say at the moment....suffice to say this will be marketed to a corporate market first and foremost.....expect prices to match.

Does this happen every year?

Although there have been fundraising events in the past, NOTHING like this has ever happened before!

Is it only at Christmas time?

A date and time have yet to be set.

Where in Hampton Court does it take place?

Again, nothing has been set.

As I say, things are very much in the planning stage and vague answers are really all I am able to give at the moment. As soon as that changes then trust'll all know as I expect it to occupy most of my waking time.
Things have taken a turn recently so I hope to have some news one way or the other soon

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