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Tony Singh to host Indian-themed 'late' event at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Release date: Monday, 19 March 2018

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Award-winning TV chef and restaurateur Tony Singh MBE is set to host a special 'late' event in The Queen's Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on Friday, 23 March, exploring the British love affair with Indian food and culture.

The event is inspired by the exhibition Splendours of the Subcontinent: A Prince's Tour of India 1875–6, which brings together dazzling works of art given to the Prince of Wales (Queen Victoria's son and the future King Edward VII) during his grand tour of the Indian Subcontinent at the end of the 19th century.

Tony Singh is widely celebrated for his innovative fusion of Scottish and Indian cuisines. During An Evening of Splendours with Tony Singh, he will explore what makes Indian cooking so special and how it has influenced the way the British public eats today.  While enjoying a complimentary glass of wine and cocktails, visitors will be able to explore the magnificent collection of Indian treasures on display, and join exhibition curator Kajal Meghani for a close-up look at highlights from the exhibition.  Edinburgh-based musicians The Sitar Project will be on hand to perform traditional Indian music, and visitors will have the chance to try their hand at colourful beaded embroidery techniques.

The weekend of Indian-themed events at The Queen's Gallery will continue on Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 March with a two-day embroidery workshop led by renowned embroiderer Helen McCook, a member of the Royal School of Needlework team that worked on The Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress.  Taking inspiration from the glittering objects on display, participants will create their own Indian-inspired embroidery designs to take home.


An Evening of Splendours with Tony Singh is at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse on Friday, 23 March, 19:00–21:30. Tickets include a complimentary glass of wine, a gin cocktail and a private view of the exhibition Splendours of the Subcontinent: A Prince's Tour of India 1875–6.

The Splendours of the Stitch Embroidery Workshop is at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse on Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 March, 10:30–16:30.