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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

The Redbridge Borough Art Exhibition
Date: Sunday 26 - Wednesday 29 October
Time: During normal opening times
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free entry
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in
Exhibiting the works of GCSE and A level Fine Art and Photography students from schools across the borough, working in partnership to promote and celebrate the work of young artists. Ranging from ink drawings, painting, mixed media and digital prints from Valentines High School, Ilford County High, Beal Multi Academy Trust and Loxford.

The Redbridge Borough Art Exhibition

Halloween Special - Paranormal Investigation
Date: Friday 31 October
Time: 8pm-3am
Age: 18 years and over
Tickets: £44 including light refreshments
Bookings: Book your tickets at www.the-pigs. co.uk/ValentinesMansion.html
Are you brave enough to take part in a real paranormal investigation on the spookiest night of the year? Join the Paranormal Investigation Gathering Service as an investigator, attempting to find and record paranormal activity within Valentines Mansion in the dead of the night…. You’ll have the chance to operate both traditional and modern equipment whilst taking part in experiments and vigils. Be prepared
for a spine-chillingly exciting evening!

Halloween Special - Paranormal Investigation

Open Studios
Date: Sunday 2 November
Time: 11am-3pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in
Start your Christmas shopping at our Open Studios event and choose unique gifts your loved ones will cherish forever. Handmade jewellery and ornaments for the home and garden, paintings and more, our artists’ studios are a real treat to browse through. Situated on the top floor of the Mansion, the studios are normally a private workspace for our local artists and craftspeople. Their doors open to the public just a few times
a year, so make the most of this special opportunity and come and meet our artists and see how their work is made.

Come and enjoy:

- Live demonstrations
- Win a beautiful handmade glass Christmas tree decoration

Demonstration times:

- Pottery making techniques with Sarah Partridge at 11am-12pm
- Painting techniques with Jason Rose 1pm-2pm
- Printing onto ceramics with Louise Moore at 2pm-3pm

Open Studios

The Friends of Valentines Mansion present a Seasonal Celebration
Date: Friday 5 December
Time: Starts 7.30pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: £10 for members, £12 for non-members of the Friends of Valentines Mansion
Bookings: Available to purchase from October by calling Mrs Barbara Nocaro on 020 8478 7248.
An evening of music, words and fun. Full details of our excellent performers will be available from October.

 

Christmas Choir Concert
Date: Sunday 7 December
Time: 2.30pm-3.45pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: £12 per person
Bookings: Pre-booking essential on 020 8708 8100.
Celebrate the festive season with Christmas music from the Woodford Singers and guest harpist, Rachel Bartels. Britten's ‘A Ceremony of Carols’ will be complemented by Christmas favourites such as ‘Carol of the Bells’ and ‘Ding Dong Merrily on High’, with more unusual pieces including Andrew Carter's ‘Maria Walks Amid The Thorn’. With mulled wine and mince pies.

Christmas Choir Concert

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES  back to top

Ghoulish Gardens
Date: Friday 31 October
Time: 4pm-4.45pm
Age: 8 years and over
Tickets: £5.50 per person
Bookings: Pre-booking essential on 020 8708 8100.
Join us for spooky stories by torchlight in the Old English Walled Gardens, if you dare! Come dressed in your scariest Halloween outfit for a spine chilling evening…with a prize for the spookiest costume!

Ghoulish Gardens

FAMILY ACTIVITIES  back to top

Countdown to Christmas
Date: Sunday 14 December
Time: 11.30am-12.15pm and 2pm-2.45pm
Age: 2-8 yrs
Tickets: £5 per person (maximum two adults per child)
Bookings: Pre-booking essential on 020 8708 8100.
It's very nearly Christmas but there's a problem! The Christmas Fairy needs some very special people to help her on her mission, so bring along your magic wand and best singing voice and join in the Countdown to Christmas!

Countdown to Christmas

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS  back to top

Draw it! Still Life
Date: Sunday 16 November
Time: 10.30am-3pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: £25 per person, includes all materials
Bookings: Pre-booking essential on 020 8708 8100.
Learn to improve your still life drawing skills using pencils and charcoals. Artist and tutor Jason Rose will guide you to achieve correct proportions and explore form, contrast and shade. Bring a packed lunch.

Draw it!  Still Life

Festive Flower Arranging - FULLY BOOKED
Date: Wednesday 26 November
Time: 10am-1pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: £29 per person, All materials provided but please bring your own scissors/secateurs.
Bookings: Pre-booking essential on 020 8708 8100.
Get into the festive spirit and make two special decorations for your home. Using seasonal flowers and foliage create a door wreath and a table centre. We are pleased to announce the return of our very talented and highly praised tutor Cherry
Hooker who will guide you through the process and ensure you leave with two superb creations.

 

FARMERS MARKETS  back to top

Farmers' Market
Date: Sunday 23 November
Time: 11am to 3pm
Age: Open to all
Tickets: Free
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in.
Fresh bread, tempting cakes, homemade chutneys and jams – just some of the fantastic local foods on offer at the ever-popular farmers’ markets. Please note the Mansion will be closed on this date.

Farmers' Market