28th June 2018

An Evening with Andrew Graham-Dixon

28th June 2018

Join us for a fascinating and entertaining evening with renowned Art Historian and BBC presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon when he will share further insights in to his popular TV series’ The Royal Collection and Rome Unpacked.

Andrew is one of the leading art critics and presenters of arts television in the English-speaking world and has presented numerous landmark series on art for the BBC, including the acclaimed A History of British ArtRenaissance and Art of Eternity, as well as numerous individual documentaries on art and artists.

The focus of this lecture will be further insights in to the recent, highly acclaimed four-part BBC series, Art, Power & Passion: The Story of the Royal Collection which Andrew wrote and presented and which was the first time in 40 years the story of the Royal Collection had been told so extensively on television.   Andrew will also talk more about his other recent BBC series, Rome Unpacked, made in conjunction with his friend and chef Giorgio Locatelli.

The Royal Collection is the largest private art collection in the world, with more than one million objects spread amongst 13 occupied and historic residences in the United Kingdom.   With items ranging from Faberge Eggs to Holbein drawings, there is something for art enthusiasts and specialists alike to appreciate and Andrew’s lecture will provide an entertaining and informative glimpse of some of the highlights.


Doors 6.30pm

Lecture 7pm-7.40pm

Interval 7.40pm-8pm

Lecture 8pm-8.45pm




Our Cafe will be serving a selection of hot meals, cakes and drinks until 9:00pm (last orders for hot food 6.30pm, no advance bookings)

Our Restaurant will be open for pre-concert meals, from 5pm, booking is essential please contact The Garden Rooms reception on 01969 621146 or e-mail here



Grilled Mackerel with Green Beans, Olives, Tomato Pesto and Rocket £6.50

Beef Carpaccio with pickled Beetroot and Horseradish £7.50

Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad £5.50

Asparagus, Pecorino and Lemon Risotto £5.95



Summer Vegetable Carbonara, Garlic and Herb Ciabatta £12.00

Roasted Cod with Fennel, Red Onions, and Balsamic Tomatoes £14.00

Char Grilled Rib Eye steak, Chunky Chips, Field mushroom, Italian Cherry Vine Tomatoes, Watercress, Lemon Garlic and Herb Butter  £18.50

Anti-Pasto Sharing Platter- Bocconcini, Feta, Parma Ham, salami, Smoked Salmon, Anchovies, olives, Mixed Marinated Veg, Olive Bread, Focaccia, Balsamic & Olive Oil, Houmous £17.50



Coffee Panna Cotta with Hazelnut Biscotti £5.95

Melon Salad with Bellini Granita £5.95

Pistachio and Raspberry Iced Parfait, Raspberry and Amaretto Curd £5.95

Baked Nectarines with Almonds and Marsala £5.95


Guests booking for pre-talk dinner will be allowed entry to the auditorium prior to opening, to reserve seats within their booked section.


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