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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

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

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

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 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

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
We are now taking stall bookings for our massively popular Christmas Fair. The artists studios on the top floor will also be open for you top browse, meet the artists and buy lots of unique, handmade gifts. 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

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES  back to top

Halloween Lanterns
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

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS  back to top

Autumnal Modern Flower Arrangement
Date: Tuesday 3 October
Time: 11am-3pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: 30 per person.
Bookings: Pre booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Join our quirky professional tutor and learn how to create a fantastic contemporary arrangement, using fresh flowers, foliage and leaves in seasonal colours. Includes refreshments. Bring lunch, and a pair of scissors.

Autumnal Modern Flower Arrangement

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