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Lecture, Sun 17 Dec 2017, £10-£12

Dr Alexandra Loske

Dr Alexandra Loske


A key focus of the visitor tour at the Royal Pavilion is the Prince Regent’s Great Kitchen. But this kitchen was only a small part of a much larger area comprising pastry and confectionery offices, silver sculleries coffee rooms and more, long since vanished from view.

Using plans, accounts and inventories from the Royal Archive at Windsor and the National Archives at Kew, this talk will recreate this catering complex as a working space, focusing not only on the layout of the rooms, but the work and identity of individual servants and how these related to the structure and working machinery of the Royal Household as a whole.

Dr Tracy Anderson is an independent art historian currently working at the Royal Pavilion for the new display Servant Stories and the exhibition Jane Austen By the Sea. She is also engaged in research for a book on the Royal Household of George IV at Brighton. Her interest in the representation and fashioning of monarchy underpinned her doctorate on Queen Victoria and India (University of Sussex) and she has published on portraiture and commemoration in the context of the British Raj.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 17 Dec 2017 14:30


Tickets £12, EAC members £10.


Eastbourne Arts Circle

01323 507337


Devonshire Park,
College Road,
East Sussex,
BN21 4JJ



See location of Towner Art Gallery on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: OA 611838  Lat: 50.76272 Long: 0.28297

Towner is 10 minute walk / 5 minute taxi ride from Eastbourne station. Follow Gildredge Road, cross over South Street and Furness Road, and continue on to College Road. Towner is situated at the end of the road at the left, where College Road meets Carlisle Road.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Eastbourne station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

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