World class equine artist and sculptor, Charlie Langton will talk with racing broadcaster, Nick Luck about his work and inspiration on Tuesday 10th July at Palace House in a special evening talk. Langton is best known in Newmarket for his stunning statue of The Queen’s Statue was unveiled in 2016 to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday. Inspired by the horse and specifically the thoroughbred, Langton’s work looks at the difference in attitude, character and physicality that sets the champion racehorse apart.
Well known for capturing the spirit and individuality of the horse, some of Langton’s other most recognisable works on public display are the full-size bronzes of Yeats, which stands in the paddock at Ascot, and the Kauto Star statue at Kempton.
Charlie Langton commented: “It’s a great privilege to come and speak at Palace House. It’s the most beautiful setting but for me personally is a treasure trove focussed around my favourite subject, the thoroughbred. I can’t visit Newmarket without the visiting the Heritage Centre.”
Nick Luck added: “What a treat to come to Palace House to talk to such a talented artist in Charlie. While I am certainly no artist myself, I think our mutual love of the thoroughbred means that there will be plenty to talk about. I love driving into Newmarket and seeing the Queen’s statue which Charlie created and am fascinated to chat to him about the process of creating it.”
Tickets at £25 per head and include a drinks reception at 6.30pm followed by the talk at 7pm. Tickets are available at Palace House reception or by calling 01638 667314.
Organised by the Friends of the National Horseracing Museum, all proceeds go to the Friends of the National Horseracing Museum.