Hampton Court Palace 500 year Celebrations

By 3rd April 2015News
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This Easter weekend over 3 nights, you are invited to travel through time on a journey spanning 500 years of Hampton Court Palace history. The palace’s south facade will be brought to spectacular life with a dramatic display of projection-mapped animation, music and pyrotechnics. Beginning in 1515, before Cardinal Wolsey started his major building project, you will see the evolution of the palace in the hands of Henry VIII and the Tudor dynasty, witness the planned destruction of the palace by an ambitious William III and his Queen Mary II, and the eventual modification of the Tudor architecture into the Baroque East and South wings which stand to this day.

You will be taken on a soaring flight over the beautiful palace gardens and through the famous maze, before joining the rush of visitors to the palace when Queen Victoria threw its doors open to the public in 1838. The explosive finale – set to music by Underworld – will see the palace come to life as never before, celebrating its place as a jewel in London’s 21st Century landscape.

The artistic directors of the event, 59 Productions who provided the video design for the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, as well as the 2014 projection onto the sails of Sydney Opera House for the VividLive Festival, are delighted to continue their ongoing artistic collaboration with Historic Royal Palaces. For more information visit http://www.59productions.co.uk/