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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

Valentines Hatters Fair
Date: Sunday 5 June 2016
Time: 11am-3pm
Age: All Ages
Tickets: FREE entry to the fair. Private viewing £10 (9am-11am).
Bookings: Book your space for the private view here Valentines Box Office
Coming soon, a fabulous milliners fair, displaying some of the Royal Ascot races most extravagant forms of headwear. On top of this, a stunning range of wedding hats will be available.

An exclusive private viewing will take place from 9am to 11am which will include a glass of bubbly on arrival. This will also give you a chance to chat with the milliners and to preview the limited stock before everyone else, should you wish to make that special purchase. Pre-booking essential for the private view as spaces are limited.

Free entry to the fair between 11am and 3pm.

Valentines Hatters Fair

Best of Music Fest 2016
Date: Sunday 12 June
Time: 11am-3.30pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: FREE entry
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in.
The Best of Music Fest returns to the Walled Garden for a fourth great season. Redbridge Music Lounge and Redbridge Green Fair Music Club will once again be running their popular live music sessions amid the beautiful horticultural surroundings of Valentines Mansion, in the welcoming atmosphere of the Gardeners Cottage Cafe.

A feast of musical pleasures will be provided by many high quality musicians and singers from in and around Redbridge, mixing folk and jazz, soft rock and classical, pop and country, and everything around and in between.

A limited amount of seating will be available but you may wish to bring your own chairs or picnic blankets.

Best of Music Fest 2016

Perfume: An Edible Scent Supperclub
Date: Friday 17 June
Time: Starts 7pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: £50 per head, not including drinks. £30 per person for a glass of wine for each course, perfectly paired to compliment the flavours of each dish. If you would prefer to order bottles, please call us on 020 8708 8100.
Bookings: Valentines Box Office
Legendary dinner by a Michelin trained chef inspired by the tradition of perfume.

That Hungry Chef, Pratap Chahal has created a menu inspired by and using traditional perfume ingredients from the gardens at Valentines to create an edible scent. Just like a perfume, the dinner is divided into a top, middle and bottom note with each perfume revealing itself either immediately, in 15 minutes or right at the end of the meal. Each course has a delicate balance of perfume allowing you to taste new and exciting flavours without being overpowering.

Having worked in some of Londons finest restaurants including Gordon Ramsay, Chez Bruce and The Cinnamon Club, That Hungry Chefs dinners are one of the top alternative dining experiences in the city and we are privileged to be hosting one at Valentines Mansion.

Menu

Welcome Drink: Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin, Elderflower, Litsea Cubeba

Spiced bread and butter, perfumed stories

Roast shallot, cauliflower and Oud puree, Spiced oat and ale crisp, verbena pickled raisins

Rump of lamb with English lavender and tobacco, pea and onion pearl barley, cumin spinach, carrot Patchouli puree

Lemon cake, lemon and Rose Geranium curd, coriander ice cream, raspberry grains

Chocolate tartlet with Frankinense

Vegetarian options available. Please call us on 020 8708 8100 to discuss any specific dietary requirements.

Perfume: An Edible Scent Supperclub

OddSocks presents….Macbeth
Date: Sunday 19 June
Time: Starts 6pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: Adult £12 (in advance) £14 (on the day) Concession/Child £9.50 (in advance) £10.50 (on the day) Family Ticket* £35 (in advance) £40 (on the day) *2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children only
Bookings: Redbridge Box Office
Shakespeares dramatic story of ambition turned bad is brought vividly to life in Oddsocks hilarious new musical adaptation. Find out what music and mayhem await check the website for more information and get booking.

OddSocks presents….Macbeth

Dads and Lads
Date: Sunday 19 June
Time: 11am-3pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free entry
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in.
Spend Fathers Day at Valentines Mansion, we will have plenty for Dads and the whole family to enjoy. Treat your Dad to a caricature, some mens well being products and even a drink at the bar. We will also be joined by the East London Brewing Company, the local Fire Brigade as well as military personal from the 68th Signal Squadron.

Dads and Lads

The Art of Tea - An Exhibition
Date: Sunday 3-Sunday 30 July
Time: During normal open hours.
Age: All ages
Tickets: FREE entry
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in.
Valentines Mansion is proud to bring you a special photographic exhibition by renowned still life photographer Stuart Duff. Through the use of innovative lighting techniques and new technology in the art of photographic display, Stuart has breathed life into a collection of previously unseen exquisite rare and valuable antique teaware, giving the viewer an experience which presents these pieces in a way that is as close as possible to the real thing.

The Art of Tea - An Exhibition

Shakespeare in Redbridge
Date: Tuesday 2 August - Wednesday 31 August
Time: During normal opening hours
Age: All ages
Tickets: FREE entry
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in.
What does Shakespeare mean to the community of people who make up the Borough of Redbridge? This exhibition, centring on a signed copy of a book written by a 19th-century Shakespeare scholar who lived at Valentines, will be made up of items lent by local people, building up an idea of Shakespeare in Redbridge. This crowd sourced show hopes to show books, memorabilia, programmes and photographs from productions, ranging from documentation of a member of Shakespeares company who danced through Ilford in 1600 to photographs of a recent Redbridge school production of West Side Story.

Shakespeare in Redbridge

Coming soon! Valentines Mansion Wedding Fair
Date: Sunday 18 September
Time: 10am-4pm
Age: All ages
Tickets: FREE entry
Bookings: To book a stall space email hiringvalentines@visionrcl.org.uk
Showcase your products and services in one of the most beautiful wedding venues in East London and Essex.

Photographers, jewellery, cakes, honeymoons and more, we are looking to provide our visitors with lots of inspiration for their special day, including the all important venue.

If you are interested in promoting your business please get in touch.

Coming soon!  Valentines Mansion Wedding Fair

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES  back to top

Chinese Arts & Crafts
Date: Tuesday 31 May
Time: 11am-12.30pm
Age: 3 years+
Tickets: £5 per child
Bookings: Valentines Box Office or book in person at the Mansion on Sunday 29 or Monday 30 May.
Lanterns, cheeky monkeys and amazing masks, get creative in this arts and crafts session at the Mansion.

Chinese Arts & Crafts

Indian Arts
Date: Wednesday 1 June
Time: 11am-12.30pm
Age: 3 years+
Tickets: £5 per child
Bookings: Valentines Box Office or book in person at the Mansion on Sunday 29 or Monday 30 May.
Join us for this fun arts and crafts session and make your own Intricate henna patterns, beautiful peacocks and fabulous masks.

Indian Arts

TALKS  back to top

Guided Tours of Gardens
Date: Tuesday 14 June
Time: 11am-12noon
Age: Adults
Tickets: £3.50 per person
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in. Meet in Reception at Valentines Mansion.
Join Valentines Park Manager Simon Litt Dip. Hort. for a guided walk around the incredible gardens at Valentines. Highlights include the Old English Garden, Victorian Rose Garden, Dry Garden and Walled Kitchen Garden. Simons in depth knowledge will give you a fascinating insight into the historical gardens and maybe even some tips for creating your own vibrant outdoor space.

Guided Tours of Gardens