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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

Shakespeare in Redbridge
Date: Tuesday 2 August - Wednesday 31 August
Time: During normal opening hours
Age: All ages
Tickets: FREE entry
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in.
What does Shakespeare mean to the community of people who make up the Borough of Redbridge? This exhibition, centring on a signed copy of a book written by a 19th-century Shakespeare scholar who lived at Valentines, will be made up of items lent by local people, building up an idea of Shakespeare in Redbridge. This crowd sourced show hopes to show books, memorabilia, programmes and photographs from productions, ranging from documentation of a member of Shakespeares company who danced through Ilford in 1600 to photographs of a recent Redbridge school production of West Side Story.

Shakespeare in Redbridge

Studio Artists’ Exhibition - Shakespeare
Date: Tuesday 2 - Wednesday 31 August
Time: During normal opening hours
Age: Suitable for all ages
Tickets: FREE entry
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in.
This year the studio artists are joining in the Shakespeare anniversary commemoration, and their work will complement the Shakespeare in Redbridge exhibition. Glasswork, painting, prints, ceramics, collage and drawings will celebrate the man, his plays and his characters.

Studio Artists’ Exhibition - Shakespeare

The Dinner & Jazz Supperclub
Date: Saturday 10 September
Time: 7pm to 10pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: 60 pp (Enter the special discount code DINNERJAZZ when booking and pay just 29pp)
Bookings: Book Tickets
You are cordially invited to a beautifully fresh, seasonal 4-course tasting menu with live jazz, brought to you by the team behind The Underground Supper Club (London's gourmet supper club on a 1967 Tube carriage), Basement Galley, and The Elmore Jam, who have taken London's supperclubbers by storm with the Live Jazz dinners. Includes a complimentary welcome cocktail and a tour of Valentines Mansion. Find out more by clicking "Book Tickets" above.

The Dinner & Jazz Supperclub

Best of Music Fest
Date: Sunday 11 September
Time: 11am-3.30pm
Age: Suitable for all ages.
Tickets: Free entry, situated in the walled gardens.
Redbridge Music Lounge and Redbridge Green Fair Music Club will once again be running their popular live music sessions amid the beautiful horticultural surroundings of Valentines Mansion by the Gardeners Cottage Cafe. A feast of musical pleasures will be provided by many high quality musicians and singers from in and around Redbridge, mixing folk and jazz, soft rock and classical, pop and country, and everything around and in between. A limited amount of seating will be available but you may wish to bring your own chairs or picnic blankets.

Best of Music Fest

NEW! Pots and Potions!!
Date: Sunday 11 September
Time: 11.30am & 1pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: Free Entry
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in!
A look at whats cooking in our Victorian Kitchen. Join us for a 30 minute glimpse into how our Victorian Kitchen was the focal point for producing potions and cures as well as some very odd recipes for dinner.

 

Valentines Mansion Wedding Fair
Date: Sunday 18 September
Time: 10am-4pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: FREE entry
Bookings: To book a stall space email hiringvalentines@visionrcl.org.uk
We've handpicked the finest selection of suppliers from the wedding industry, from florists and cake makers, to stationery and favours, plus the all-important venue. Valentines is a gorgeous choice of venue for civil ceremonies and receptions, come along for a day of wedding inspiration at the Mansion.

Valentines Mansion Wedding Fair

TALKS  back to top

Guided Tour of Valentines Gardens
Date: Tuesday 13 September
Time: 11am-12noon
Age: Suitable for adults
Tickets: 3.50 per person
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in! Meet in Reception at the Mansion.
The perfect time to have a look around our gardens. They will be in full bloom, and not only will you enjoy the beautiful colours, but also the amazing scents as you join Valentines Park Manager Simon Litt Dip. Hort. for a guided tour. Simons in depth knowledge will give you a fascinating insight into the historical gardens and you will leave with lots of handy tips for creating your own vibrant outdoor space.

Guided Tour of Valentines Gardens