Courtaulds at Home:

Preparation for a Christmas Party

Date

Sun 3 Dec 2017 

Time

11am-3.30pm

Location

Eltham Palace and Gardens 

Suitable For

Everyone

People dancing to a live band.

Get ready for Christmas as the household at Eltham Palace prepare for a legendary 1930s society party. Get into the 'swing' of it with period Christmas music as costumed characters bring this party palace to life for Christmas as millionaire couple Stephen and Virginia Courtauld await their famous guests.

Event timetable:

11:00 What is a Man To Wear? - It may be Christmas but in High Society there are rules to follow even at parties. A gentleman must dress according to strict rules; discover the rights and wrongs of formal dressing. Black Tie, White Tie, which tie? Located in the Italian Drawing Room.

11:30 Laying the Table – Learn from Eagle, the Butler, how to set the table for tonight’s dinner and find out what’s on the menu. Could you be his Under Butler? In the Dining Room.

12:00 Dance Class - Come cut a rug and learn some of the dances you need to know for the party in the Great Hall. Followed by social dancing; we will provide the music, you make the shapes.

13:30 Games – No Christmas is complete without a few family games. What hilarious games will they choose? Find us in the Italian Drawing Room.

14:00 Laying the Table – A second chance to learn the ins and outs of laying the table, for dinner at Eltham.

15.00 The Courtauld’s will not be at Eltham for Christmas but even so, they have a Christmas tree to be decorated and paper chains to make. Come and help them make the palace festive.

15:30 Dance Class. Come cut a rug and learn some of the dances you need to know for the party in the Great Hall.

Prices

Type Price
English Heritage members Free
Adult £14.40
Child, 5-15 years £8.60
Concession £13.00
Family £37.40

Price Notes

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How to book

Tickets will be available to purchase at the event site on the day.

How to find us

Address
Court Yard, Eltham, Greenwich, London, SE9 5QE
Location
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