As part of Virtual Windsor Show Week, the organisers of RWHS will be streaming The Pageant 2019 on Saturday 16th May at 7:30pm on Facebook and YouTube! Join Royal Windsor Horse Show and AMAALA for your chance to win!
On the evening of Saturday 16 May, viewers will have the chance to relive last year’s highly acclaimed 2019 Victorian Pageant – a musical, military and equestrian extravaganza, featuring the voices of Academy Award winner, Olivia Colman CBE, Simon Callow CBE, Alan Titchmarsh MBE, alongside music from renowned British score writer Debbie Wiseman OBE. The stunning display, set in the iconic grounds of Windsor Castle, will be streamed online as a one-off performance. Royal Windsor Horse Show supporter AMAALA is supporting a ‘Pageant Party’, where viewers are encouraged to send in photos of themselves enjoying The Pageant steam from home.
From the comfort of your own home you can tune into the action by visiting the RWHS YouTube, Facebook page or here on the homepage of the Virtual Windsor site at 7.30pm on Saturday 16th May.
YOUR CHANCE TO WIN TICKETS TO THE PAGEANT 2021!
In partnership with AMAALA, the Royal Windsor Horse Show team will be holding their own Pageant Party to celebrate the livestream and the last night of Virtual Windsor 2020.
Whether you enjoy The Pageant with your favourite cocktail, via Facetime with your friends or by holding a stay-at-home black tie dinner to mark the occasion, we want to see pictures of your Pageant Party!
For the chance to win four Windsor Enclosure tickets to both the Royal Windsor Horse Show and The Pageant 2021, plus programmes and parking, AND a magnum of AIX rosé from The Magnum Company, simply send us your photos of your Pageant Party, by using #AMAALAcelebratesRWHS and #RWHSPageant on Instagram, or by emailing your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title PAGEANT PARTY!
Winner will be announced on Monday 18th May!
THE VICTORIAN PAGEANT 2019
A Monarch whose Reign saw over six decades of innovation and prosperity, Queen Victoria ensured this era was marked by endeavour and expansion.
The horse was at the centre of everything in Great Britain and Ireland. At the start of Queen Victoria’s Reign, it was horses that pulled the carriages through the streets, the ploughs through the fields, and the carts down the mines to bring up the coal that fuelled the Industrial Revolution. Elsewhere, riding was a pleasure, a pastime that saw horses race on the turf of Newmarket, ride out across the countryside of Britain, and carry their riders up and down Rotten Row in Hyde Park – Victorian London’s place to be seen.
Around the world, horses were a huge part of everyday life. From the cowboys to cavalry, horses carried the men and women of the world through the 19th century as wars were won and lost, empires established and overthrown, and new countries grew out of the ashes of old.
Queen Victoria’s Reign was a golden time for arts and culture, with music taking to the fore. Music Halls springing up all over London brought entertainment to the masses, with stars of the stage performing songs, plays, operas and even cabaret to audiences of all classes. In London the Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace showcased artefacts from the world over, Gilbert and Sullivan composed their famous operas, and Charles Dickens penned the novels that would immortalise him in literature.
Of course, it was not an age without conflict. Depicted in Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s The Charge of the Light Brigade, Balaclava proved the most notorious encounter in the Crimean War. The Mounted Units of the Household Calvary and the King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, represent their forebears from this infamous war.
Celebrating the golden age of innovation and exploration, The Pageant is an equestrian and musical Tribute to the accomplishments of the Victorian age.
Tune in to watch The Pageant, streamed on the evening of Saturday 16th May!
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