Coronation Festival

A brand with a heritage has a story to tell

Posted on August 18th, by admin in Our blogs. No Comments

There are recurring themes about great heritage brands. Some or all of the following adjectives usually apply.

Prestigious, expertise, quality, attention to detail, craftsmanship, bespoke, family run and owned, innovative, tremendous knowledge base, exceptional service, proud British heritage, international reputation, design excellence.

All of these qualities were clearly on display at the Coronation Festival with over 200 Royal Warrant holders present. With a passion for heritage brands, Provenance Films and Tin Man Films went along to capture the atmosphere and share their diary of some of the brands they most enjoyed meeting at the Palace.

Floris were awarded one of the first 17 Royal Warrants in 1800 and have continued to provide high quality perfume until the present day. All Floris’s products are created in Devon, but they continue to use the original Perfumery at 89 Jermyn Street for trade; the site where … Read More »

Best of British Fashion at the Coronation Festival

Posted on August 16th, by admin in Our blogs. No Comments

A 400 seat raised catwalk surrounded by a bed of flowers was the location for a series of unique fashion shows at the Coronation Festival. They each told the story of British fashion and iconic style over the past sixty years, showcasing companies that have been awarded the prestigious Royal Warrant of Appointment.  Themes included Uniforms, Suited and Booted, Hunting, Shooting & Fishing, Balmoral and James Bond.

All focused on the craftsmanship of fine tailoring and beautiful materials from around the UK whether from Henry Poole in Savile Row or Kinloch Anderson in Scotland. (Photographs of the catwalk at Coronation Festival)The trees were wonderful and made for a magical setting accompanied by great British music ranging from The Clash ‘London’s Calling’ to Noel Coward ‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen’, Moby, the Beatles and Mumford and Sons.  A wonderful show produced like a piece of art by Lindsey Hunt and Claire Ginzler.  It … Read More »

National Youth Ballet perform at the Coronation Festival

Posted on July 22nd, by admin in Our blogs. No Comments

The National Youth Ballet entertained us at the Coronation Festival with performances from a variety of its ballet productions. Scenes from Alice in Wonderland, Toad and Dolls House Fantasia were magical in the Gardens of Buckingham Palace. The performances were wonderful and the costumes stunning. (Photographs of the National Youth Ballet performing at the Coronation Festival)The showcase in and around the gardens also featured excerpts from ‘The Alice Polka’ (From the NYB Ballet ‘The Dolls’ House Fantasia’) choreographed by Anna Meadmore, a piece originally commissioned by Queen Victoria to celebrate her daughter Alice’s 6th birthday which originally premiered at Buckingham Palace; as well as the Pas de Deux from The Old Man of Lochnagar, a piece choreographed by Drew McOnie and inspired by the children’s book by HRH The Prince of Wales. Specially commissioned score composed by Nigel Hess.

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