National Afternoon Tea Week new


To celebrate National Afternoon tea Week, The Sculpture Gallery is delighted to welcome renowned speaker Gillian Perry MBE for Monday 13th, Tuesday 14th & Wedesday 15th August 2018.  

"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea." Henry James, novelist

This fascinating and mouth-watering illustrated afternoon tea and talk covers how tea drinking was first introduced into England, how it was popularised and how afternoon tea became a social institution.

Using vibrant on screen displays, it will include the introduction of delicious tea menu items; the customs and etiquette surrounding afternoon tea; examples of the finest silver and porcelain tea ware; the surprisingly risqué connotation of afternoon tea gowns; the rise of public tea rooms and tea dances; the ancient symbolism of birthday celebrations and the current nostalgic popularity of vintage afternoon teas.

The talk is given by Gillian Walnes Perry MBE, writer, speaker and lecturer, recently retired from her full time role as Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Anne Frank Trust UK, while remaining its Honorary Vice President. She has many years’ experience of speaking and broadcasting in the UK and around the world, in venues such as 10 Downing Street and the United Nations. 

Priced at £28.00 per person, inclusive of Afternoon Tea. 

To reserve your tickets please email or telephone 01525 292172