Chef Tony Singh MBE is demonstrating at the Palace of Holyroodhouse this Friday. The special late event is inspired by the current exhibition in The Queen’s Gallery, Splendours of the Subcontinent: A Prince’s Tour of India 1875–6.

This combines works of art given to the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, during his grand tour of India in the late 1800s.

Tony Singh will combine Scottish and Indian cuisines showing what makes Indian cooking so special and its influence here. While enjoying a complimentary glass of wine and cocktails, visitors will be able to explore the magnificent collection of Indian treasures on display, and join exhibition curator Kajal Meghani for a close-up look at highlights from the exhibition.

Edinburgh-based musicians The Sitar Project will be on hand to perform traditional Indian music, and visitors will have the chance to try their hand at colourful beaded embroidery techniques.

The weekend of Indian-themed events at The Queen’s Gallery will continue this weekend on Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 March with a two-day embroidery workshop led by renowned embroiderer Helen McCook, a member of the Royal School of Needlework team that worked on The Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress.

Taking inspiration from the glittering objects on display, participants will create their own Indian-inspired embroidery designs to take home.

An Evening of Splendours with Tony Singh is at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse on Friday, 23 March, 19:00–21:30, £20.00 full price, £18.00 concessions. Tickets include a complimentary glass of wine, a gin cocktail and a private view of the exhibition Splendours of the Subcontinent: A Prince’s Tour of India 1875–6.

The Splendours of the Stitch Embroidery Workshop is at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse on Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 March, 10:30–16:30, £90.00 full price, £81.00 concessions.

Tickets and visitor information: www.royalcollection.org.uk, T. +44 (0)303 123 7306.