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Win – Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East

| 08 Jan 2015

The Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East exhibition is a fascinating photographic account of the four-month journey Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), took around the Middle East in 1862. It is currently running at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace.

John McCarthy at the Queen's GalleryRoyal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015 Photographer: Sandy Young

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We have two pairs of tickets to give away to the John McCarthy talk about the Cairo to Constantinople photography exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery on 5 February.  There are also two pairs of general admission tickets to the exhibition for the runners up.

Following in the footsteps of the Prince of Wales, writer and journalist John McCarthy recreated the 1862 royal tour to see how the sites have changed in the 150 years since. Joining him will be Dr Sophie Gordon, Senior Curator of Photographs at the Royal Collection Trust and the exhibition curator, to discuss how the images captured the public’s imagination at the time and why the iconic architectural sites of the region continue to have such an impact today.

The gallery opens at 6.30pm on 5 February with the talk beginning at 7pm. The exhibition runs until 22 February. For more information on the exhibition please visit the website > 

To enter the competition, answer the following question, and fill out the form:

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There will be two winners, each winning a pair of tickets to the talk with John McCarthy on 5 February 2015. There will be two runners-up, each winning a pair of tickets to the exhibition only, which ends on 22 February 2015. Competition ends at midnight, on 22 January 2015. Prize cannot be exchanged partly or wholly for cash. Open to UK residents over the age of 18 only. By entering this competition, you agree to receive emails from Cox & Kings. You are able to unsubscribe from these at any time.



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