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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 Friends of Valentines Mansion Quiz Night
Date: Friday 13 February
Time: Starts 7.30 pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: 8 per person. Tables for groups of 8 available (subject to availability)
Back by popular demand!
A fun evening in the Mansion's Drawing room with the Friends of Valentines Mansion. Bring your own choice of refreshments.
Tickets available in January from Mrs B Norcaro, 93, Westbury Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 3BW. Cheques made payable to 'The Friends of Valentines Mansion'. Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope for your tickets. For more information, call 020 8478 7248.

 

Mind, Body & Soul Fair - Love Yourself at Valentines
Date: Sunday 15 February
Time: 11am - 3pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free entry (Enjoy a 20 minute reading for just 10 and pay only 7.50 per 15 minute therapy including Indian Head Massage.)
Bookings: Stall bookings: Call the Mansion 020 8708 8100
Come along to the Mansion for a day of pure indulgence and pampering for your mind, body and soul. Relax, unwind and treat yourself to a massage, holistic treatment, psychic and tarot reading and more. Browse the many stalls and choose from products to continue the relaxation at home, as well as some lovely gift ideas. Prepare to float home after leaving the Mansion!

Mind, Body & Soul Fair - Love Yourself at Valentines

Art @ Valentines - Open Studios
Date: Sunday 15 February
Time: 11am - 3pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free entry
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in.
Meet our talented local artists and designer makers and see how their wonderful work is made. Something new for 2015 - have a go at creating your own mini masterpiece with ceramic artist Sarah Partridge. Stamp your special message on to your personalised porcelain tag - a great gift for someone special, or a nice treat for yourself and only 4.50 per tag.
Don't miss the special demonstrations (spaces are limited so please arrive to the studio early)
Louise Moore - Printing on to Ceramics - 11.30am-12.30pm
Jason Rose - Portrait Painting Techniques at 1pm-2pm

Art @ Valentines - Open Studios

Guests of the Nation - Belgian Refugees, the First World War and Redbridge
Date: Tuesday 17 February - Sunday 31 May
Time: During Mansion's usual opening times
Age: Open to all
Tickets: Free
An exhibition by Redbridge Museum.
In the first few months of the First World War, several hundred Belgian refugees arrived in Ilford, Wanstead and Woodford, where they found a home. This Redbridge Museum exhibition explores where they stayed and what life was like for them. Many stayed at Valentines Mansion and the display recreates one of their rooms.

Guests of the Nation - Belgian Refugees, the First World War and Redbridge

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES  back to top

Creative Crockery
Date: Wednesday 18 February
Time: 11.30pm - 1pm
Age: 4 - 11 yrs
Tickets: 9 per child, pre-booking essential
Bookings: Bookings start in January
Take inspiration from the house and gardens and transfer your fab ideas onto paper before painting your lovely design onto your cup and saucer. You'll always remember your wonderful visit to Valentines whenever you enjoy a drink in your hand-painted creation!

Creative Crockery

Wonderful Windows - FULLY BOOKED
Date: Wednesday 18 February
Time: 2pm - 3pm
Age: 5 yrs+
Tickets: 4.50 per child, pre-booking essential
Bookings: Bookings start in January
Valentines is home to some amazing stained glass windows. This is your chance to learn more about these beautiful art works and make your own colorful window to take home.

Wonderful Windows - FULLY BOOKED

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS  back to top

A Touch of Glass - SOLD OUT
Date: Tuesday 27 January
Time: 10am - 1pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: 30 (includes all materials)
Bookings: Pre-booking essential
Studio artist Amanda Seljubac is back with our best-selling fused glass workshop. Make a decorative piece to take home, using specialist techniques and materials, including frit, stringers, metal inclusions and compatible glass.

A Touch of Glass - SOLD OUT

FARMERS MARKETS  back to top

Farmers' Market
Date: Sunday 22 February
Time: 11am - 3pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free
Bookings: No booking required
Fresh bread, tempting cakes, homemade chutneys and jams just some of the fantastic local foods on offer at the ever-popular farmers’ markets.