There’s a wild boy in the Palace…

We here at Loserville are pretty wild sometimes, but nothing on this super new event, happening TOMORROW! It was created to celebrate the feral naked teenager who was brought to Kensington Palace as a pet. We can’t wait to celebrate this beautiful oddity with a Victorian Freakshow, Masked Ball and a chance to snoop round a pretty palace! DON’T MISS! Tickets here

About the wild boy…

A celebrity ‘wild boy’ of the Georgian period. Found as a feral teenager living naked in the woods near Hanover in Germany and brought to London in the spring of 1726. He spent time at Kensington Palace in the courts of King George I and of his son and daughter-in-law, the Prince and Princess of Wales. Daniel Defoe wrote a book about him, a wax figure of him was exhibited in the Strand, and William Kent painted him amongst other court members on the King’s Staircase.

About the event tomorrow…

Roll up, roll up for a decadent evening of music, magic, performance and dancing at the Enchanted Palace!  For one night only

Kensington Palace will beguile guests inside the palace and outside in the gardens as they succumb to the spell cast over the palace.

Come and be amazed by the last remaining Victorian freakshow, performed by The Gaiety Engine or listen in to 300 years of scandal and intrigue from the Official Palace Gossips (in return for your own gossip…).  Don’t miss the opportunity to try your hand at paper rose making or to create a paper palace lantern. Perhaps pick up a tip or two on period dance styles in preparation for the highlight of the evening, a Masked Ball on the Orangery Lawn, with musical enchantment ‘conducted’ by Lady Winnie of The Last Tuesday Society.

About Enchanted Palace… 

Explore Kensington’s magnificent State Apartments, a mysterious and atmospheric world for visitors to explore during the evening. Enchanted Palace features contemporary fashion installations inspired by the stories of the seven princesses who once lived at the palace, enhanced by live performance, storytelling, soundscapes, light works and film projections, to reveal Kensington Palace in a magical new light. We visited and thought it was ace, the oddity factor was ultra…!

Dress code a must: Bold and beautiful, theatrical attire – masks are strongly encouraged!
Tickets are £15.00 per person and include entry to the palace and entertainments. Limited tickets – advance booking essential. This event is recommended for over 16s.  To book tickets please visit http://www.hrp.org.uk/KensingtonPalace/WhatsOn/TheWildBoysBall2011.aspx or call 0844 482 7777 or collect on the day.

Rupert Dannreuther

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I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.