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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-Sunday 3 September
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

Studio Artists Exhibition - Part of An Indian Summer at Valentines Mansion
Date: Tuesday 1 - Wednesday 30 August
Time: During normal opening times
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free entry
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in.
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.

Come and see our artists interpretation of this celebration, in the year which marks 70 years since Indias Independence, featuring works in fused glass, ceramics, paintings and more.

Studio Artists Exhibition - Part of An Indian Summer at Valentines Mansion

Tea Party at the Mansion
Date: Wednesday 9 August - POSTPONED UNTIL WEDNESDAY 30 AUGUST
Time: 12.30pm-2pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: 12.50 per person
Bookings: Valentines Box Office
Enjoy a fusion of English and Indian treats in our
special tea party at the Mansion.

Tea Party at the Mansion

BTL Presents Jazz at the Mansion
Date: Sunday 20 August 2017
Time: Doors open 6pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: 20, includes canapes during the interval
Bookings: Box Office
Award winning jazz vocalist and lyricist, Georgia Mancio, sings live at Valentines Mansion.

A true improviser with a boundless and bold imagination, Georgia produces music of beauty, bite and unfailing integrity, embracing a wide ranging jazz and modern song repertoire alongside influences from her Anglo Italian Uruguayan heritage and her own original writings.

This event if organised by BTL JAZZ.

BTL Presents Jazz at the Mansion

Memories of India - Part of An Indian Summer at Valentines Mansion
Date: Tuesday 1 - Wednesday 30 August
Time: During normal opening times
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free entry
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in.
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.

The Bird Room Cabinets will showcase our crowd sourced show, a collection of peoples memorabilia, photographs and souvenirs picked up from visits to India or gifts they have been given.

Memories of India - Part of An Indian Summer at Valentines Mansion

In Search of Gold - An Exhibition
Date: Sunday 3 - Tuesday 26 September 2017
Time: During normal opening times
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free entry
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in.
This September, Valentines Mansion will open a new exhibition featuring local artist Eliyah Qureshi from Barkingside. In Search of Gold is portraiture which gives prominence to bees, subtly crafted from gold acrylic and ink. The bee is vulnerable yet commands great power within nature, and the collection seeks to accentuate the melancholy of this paradox. Watch this space for workshops and meet the artist sessions.

In Search of Gold - An Exhibition

Local Creative Meet-Up
Date: Sunday 10 September
Time: 1pm-2pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: Free entry
Bookings: Pre booking essential via Valentines Box Office
A meeting for Barkingside Art Club, inviting all local business owners and creatives to visit this event. More information about the Barkingside Art Club can be found on: www.barkingnsideartclub.com.

Local Creative Meet-Up

Portraiture with Eliyah
Date: Sunday 10 September
Time: 12pm-1pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: 10 per person
Bookings: Valentines Box Office
This workshop for adults will provide people with the opportunity to create their own In Search of Gold style portraits with local artist Eliyah Qureshi. By using the same tools as Eliyah, black and gold ink, participants will be able to develop their art skills and create a complete word with a portraiture and bees.

Portraiture with Eliyah

Meet the Artist - Eliyah Qureshi
Date: Sunday 17 September
Time: 12pm-2pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free entry
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in.
Our Meet the Artist event will give visitors a chance to see a live session of Eliyah Qureshi completing a work of art.

 

London Open House
Date: Sunday 17 September
Time: 11am-3pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free entry
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in.
Valentines Mansion will take part in the annual national celebrations of buildings and architecture. Look out for full details here.

London Open House

Learn to Draw with Eliyah
Date: Tuesday 19 September
Time: 4pm-5pm
Age: Children 5 years and over
Tickets: 5.50 per child
Bookings: Valentines Box Office
Our childrens workshop will be a friendly and enriching session with local artist Eliyah Quresh, where children can express themselves through creating art pieces. Eliyah and her team members will be teaching children how to use basic art tools such as black ink pens, gold brush pens and glue sticks to create their own self portraits and pictures of bees. Each child will learn to mimic Eliyahs style of art, and take their In Search of Gold art pieces home.

Learn to Draw with Eliyah

Family Drawing Event with Eliyah Qureshi
Date: Sunday 24 September
Time: 12pm-1pm
Age: Families
Tickets: 10 for Adults, 5 for Children
Bookings: Pre booking essential via Valentines Box Office
A chance for families to enjoy art together. Adults and children will both be able to use basic art tools to create their own In Search Of Gold style portraits.

Family Drawing Event with Eliyah Qureshi

Artisan Food & Drink Fair
Date: Sunday 29 October
Time: 10am-4pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free entry
Bookings: For sstall bookings, call 020 8708 8100 or email hiringvalentines@visionrcl.org.uk
Get in touch to take part in our artisan food and drink fair and showcase your delicious treats in the beautiful setting of Valentines Mansion.

Artisan Food & Drink Fair

Christmas Fair & Artists' Open Studios
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
We are now taking stall bookings for our massively popular Christmas Fair. Get in touch to take part, we are looking for makers and sellers of quality Christmas gifts, artisan food and drink, unique handmade products and more.

Christmas Fair & Artists' Open Studios

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES  back to top

Family Drawing Workshop
Date: Wednesday 16 August
Time: 11.30am-1.30pm
Age: Families
Tickets: 5 per person, including adults
Bookings: Valentines Box Office
A wonderful opportunity to spend time as a family and learn how to draw landscapes in the idyllic setting of the Valentines Mansion Gardens, learning how to capture perspective, light effects, atmosphere and a variety of impressionistic techniques. Led by our studio artist Jason Rose.

Family Drawing Workshop

Bollywood Fever! Part of An Indian Summer at Valentines
Date: Tuesday 22 August
Time: 11am-11.45pm (4-7 yrs), 12noon-1pm (8-12 yrs)
Age: 4-13 years
Tickets: 4 to 7 yrs: 5, 8 to12 yrs: 8,
Bookings: Valentines Box Office
Get your groove on at Valentines Mansion in our energetic & upbeat Bollywood dance classes for kids led by professional dance company D Style Dance. Limited spaces, book early to avoid disappointment.

This event is part of An Indian Summer at Valentines Mansion. 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.

Bollywood Fever! Part of An Indian Summer at Valentines

Sow N Grow
Date: Wednesday 23 August
Time: 11.30am-12.30pm
Age: 5 years +
Tickets: 5 per child
Bookings: Valentines Box Office
Calling all keen little gardeners. Come and help us in the kitchen garden and get busy digging, planting seeds and exploring the wonderful gardens at Valentines. You will even get to take home vegetables you help dig up.

Sow N Grow