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Come and enjoy exhibitions, join us for guided tours and walks, bring the family along for some arts and crafts or stroll through farmers’ markets, or simply make time for yourself with one of our creative workshops – there’s so much to do at Valentines, you’ll be surprised.

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SPECIAL EVENTS  back to top

Made with Love Craft Fair & Artists' Open Studios
Date: Sunday 12 February
Time: 10am-4pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free entry
Bookings: For stall enquiries, please email hiringvalentines@visionrcl.org.uk
Our massively popular Made with Love Fair is back. A celebration of unique handmade crafts, from homeware and jewellery, to artisan food and drink and gorgeous gifts for loved ones, just in time for Valentines Day. You'll also have the chance to visit the top floor of the Mansion and meet our talented studio artists and see them working on their amazing creations.

Made with Love Craft Fair & Artists' Open Studios

Young Artists
Date: Sunday 12- Wednesday 15 February
Time: During normal opening times
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free Entry
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in.
A very special exhibition showcasing the incredible artwork by a very talented group of young artists aged between 6 and 16 years.

Young Artists

An Evening with Cathy Murphy
Date: Friday 17 February
Time: Starts 7.30pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: £10 for members, £12 for non-members of the Friends of Valentines Mansion. Refreshments included
Bookings: Tickets available from January from FoVM c/o 272 Cranbrook Road, Ilford IG1 4UR. Cheques made payable to ’Friends of Valentines Mansion’ Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope
Cathy is a well known actress of stage, screen
and TV. You will remember her as Tilly in The
House of Eliot, in Eastenders and at the Theatre
Royal Stratford in Martina Coles, Two Women.
Look out for her in ITVs 6 part series Fearless.

An Evening with Cathy Murphy

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES  back to top

Lovely Arts & Crafts
Date: Monday 13 February
Time: 11.30am-12.30pm
Age: 4 yrs+
Tickets: £5 per child, pre-booking essential
Bookings: Valentines Box Office
Special activity for Valentines Day. Make a bunch of flowers, heart shaped bag and envelopes, just in time for Valentines Day.

Lovely Arts & Crafts

Marvellous Magic
Date: Wednesday 15 February
Time: Two sessions: 11.30am-12.30pm (magic show & magic workshop) and 1pm-2pm (magic show & balloon workshop)
Age: 5 years +
Tickets: £10 per child
Bookings: Valentines Box Office
Be prepared to be amazed by Mrs Back to Front and her marvellous magic tricks. Tickets include both the magic show and a workshop to learn magical and fun secrets that will amaze your friends.

Marvellous Magic

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS  back to top

Heart of Glass - SOLD OUT
Date: Tuesday 24 January
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: £43 per person
Bookings: Valentines Box Office
Hand make a unique decorative fused glass heart and a pendant for your Valentine in this special workshop with studio artist Amanda Seljubac.

Heart of Glass - SOLD OUT