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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

India and Redbridge - An Exhibition
Date: Sunday 30 July- on going
Time: During normal opening times
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free entry
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in.
This special Redbridge Museum exhibition explores the 400 year old links between India and Redbridge. From local East India Company merchants to the different communities who have lived in Redbridge for over 50 years, the displays feature objects and local stories from the collections of Redbridge Museum.

This event forms part of An Indian Summer at Valentines. Throughout August, we will be celebrating the UK India Year of Culture, a nationwide initiative to celebrate the long standing relationship between the two countries.

India and Redbridge - An Exhibition

The Wildlilfe of Valentines - An Exhibition
Date: Sunday 1 October - Tuesday 31 October
Time: During normal opening times
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free entry
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in.
In 2016, local resident Gideon Knight was awarded the prestigious Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year by The Natural History Museum. We are proud and honoured to have Gideon exhibiting his winning image, plus a selection of his favourite images of wildlife, all photographed in Valentines Park, at Valentines Mansion during October. His outstanding images convey the wealth and beauty of wildlife that can be found even in your local park.

The Wildlilfe of Valentines - An Exhibition

Artisan Food & Drink Fair
Date: Sunday 29 October
Time: 10am-4pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free entry
Bookings: For stall bookings, call 020 8708 8100 or email hiringvalentines@visionrcl.org.uk
Pop along to Valentines Mansion for a day of mouth wateringly delicious treats, all handpicked just for you. From creamed honeys and vegan cakes, to hot paella and fresh olives, we have a fine selection of edible specialties for you to choose from.

Artisan Food & Drink Fair

A Truth Universally Acknowledged
Date: Wednesday 25 October
Time: 7.30pm-9.30pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: Tickets 6 (Friends of Valentines Mansion members), 8 non-members. Refreshments included.
Bookings: Enquiries info@valentines.org.uk or phone 020 8554 9424
To misquote one of our favourite novelists It is a truth universally acknowledged that a distinguished author, in possession of a bi centenary, must be in want of a celebration.

Join us at Valentines Mansion for an entertaining tribute to Jane Austen in words and music. There have been many bi-centenary celebrations this year but we can guarantee that ours will be different.

A Truth Universally Acknowledged

Artists Open Studios Weekend
Date: Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December
Time: 10am-4pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free entry
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in.
This year, you will get the chance to browse our artists studios and shop for unique Christmas gifts over a whole weekend. Our studios on the top floor are used by local artists, creating fabulous works in a variety of mediums, including stained glass, ceramics, paintings and more. On the Saturday, in addition to the open studios, you can enjoy some fantastic festive workshops at the Mansion, and on Sunday, the house will be transformed into a magical location for our annual Christmas Fair.

Artists Open Studios Weekend

Christmas Fair
Date: Sunday 3 December
Time: 10am-4pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free Entry
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in. For stall enquiries email hiringvalentines@visionrcl.org.uk
Our Christmas Fair is back. As always, you will find a fantastic collection of stalls selling a variety of handmade crafts, including jewellery, homeware, soaps, candles, artisan food, and much more. The perfect stop for some Christmas shopping. The artists studios on the top floor will also be open throughout the day.

Christmas Fair

Mind, Body & Spirit Fair
Date: Sunday 11 February
Time: 10am-4pm
Age: All
Tickets: Free entry
Bookings: For stall bookings, call 020 8708 8100 or email hiringvalentines@visionrcl.org.uk
A day of relaxation for the mind, body and soul at Valentines Mansion, perfect after the over indulgence of the festive season and new year celebrations. With stalls offering treatments, healing, psychic readings as well as retail therapy.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES  back to top

Halloween Lanterns - SOLD OUT
Date: Tuesday 24 October
Time: 11:30am-12:30pm
Age: 4 years plus
Tickets: 5 per child, pre-booking essential
Bookings: Valentines Box Office
Have fun transforming old jars into amazing Halloween decorations, guaranteed to create a spooky atmosphere at home!

Halloween Lanterns - SOLD OUT

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS  back to top

Festive Fused Glass - SOLD OUT
Date: Tuesday 7 November
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: 43 per person
Bookings: Valentines Box Office
A real festive treat for all you fused glass fans. Hand make fabulous fused glass pendants, the perfect gifts for your nearest and dearest, if you can bear to give them away. Plus, as an added bonus, make your very own Christmas Tree decoration. This workshop sold out extremely fast last year, so if you are interested, please book early.

Festive Fused Glass - SOLD OUT

One Day Copper Foil Mirror Workshop
Date: Tuesday 14 November
Time: 10am-4.30pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: 90 per person
Bookings: Valentines Box Office
Join Amanda Seljubac and learn the art of copper foiling. In this very special day long workshop for beginners, you will make your own gorgeous mirror using copper tape and solder to seam together pieces of glass to create your unique, handmade design. A variety of coloured and textured glass will be available for you to choose from and you will have many books and patterns in Amandas studio to use for inspiration. Finished mirror size 24cm x 24cm.

Refreshments provided, please bring a packed lunch.

One Day Copper Foil Mirror Workshop

Traditional Christmas Table Ring
Date: Saturday 2 December
Time: 12.30pm-1.30pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: 20 per person
Bookings: Valentines Box Office
Using fresh flowers, Christmas foliage, cones and berries, you will learn to create an amazing centrepiece for your Christmas meal. Apart from the fresh flowers, everything will last until Christmas and beyond, and you will be taught how to replace your fresh flowers to take you through the festive season.

Traditional Christmas Table Ring

Traditional Christmas Table Arrangement
Date: Saturday 2 December
Time: 11am-12noon or 2pm-3pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: 15 per person
Bookings: Valentines Box Office
Impress your guests this Christmas with your very own handmade table arrangement using a mixture of cones, berries and baubles. This arrangement will last until Christmas and beyond.

Traditional Christmas Table Arrangement