On Saturday 2nd June 2012, artist and tea party hostess Sadia Ur-Rehman hosted a special Indian tea party during the Diamond Jubilee weekend. The tea party opened with vocalist Sonia Mehta singing accompanied by Amardeep Singh on tabla. The tea party formed part of a series of 3 that were part of the events programme for the ‘Royal River: Power, Pageantry and the Thames’ exhibition. The exhibition was created to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and presents the historic River Thames in all its glory.
Guests during the tea party were able to explore the Commonwealth, legacies of the British Empire and the Raj as well partake in authentic Indian tea drinking customs. During the tea drinking, guests explored their own particular experiences of the Commonwealth and shared tales of a memorable day that they had had in the last 60 years of the Queen’s reign and as head of the Commonwealth.
Here are a selection of photos from the day:
(c) Photo credits: Connie Taylor & Mikey Knott