Her Majesty The Queen to Visit Somerset

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Her Majesty The Queen will visit Somerset

Thursday, 28th March 2019

Her Majesty The Queen will undertake engagements in Somerset on Thursday, 28th March 2019. The Queen will visit Manor Farm Stables, King’s Bruton School, and Hauser & Wirth Somerset.

Her Majesty The Queen will arrive at Castle Cary station in Somerset by Royal Train. Her Majesty will be met by the Lord Lieutenant of Somerset and receive a posy from a local schoolchild, before departing for Manor Farm Stables in Ditcheat.

At the Stables, Her Majesty will meet trainer Paul Nicholls, before visiting the yard and viewing the horses on parade. The Queen will also hear from representatives from The University of Bath working on research projects on equestrian sport spinal injuries and racehorse welfare.

The Queen will then visit King’s Bruton, a coeducational school founded in 1519. To mark 500 years of the School, Her Majesty will officially open the School’s new Music Centre, situated at the heart of the historic campus.

During the visit to King’s Bruton, The Queen will tour the new Music Centre, taking in the Percussion Room and meeting pupils and staff, before watching a performance by the School choir. At the end of the visit, The Queen will unveil a plaque to commemorate the opening of the Music Centre. Before departure, Her Majesty will also officially name a new Avon and Somerset Police horse.

Finally, Her Majesty will visit Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a gallery and multi-purpose arts centre located at Durslade Farm. The gallery showcases art, architecture and the surrounding Somerset landscape through innovative exhibitions of contemporary art, and hosts talks, seminars, screenings and educational workshops for local schools.

At the gallery, Her Majesty will meet local schoolchildren taking part in a creative workshop, as well as former artist-in-residence Catherine Goodman. Her Majesty will also view the gallery’s two current exhibitions by Catherine Goodman and Matthew Day Jackson.

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