Events

Forthcoming Mansion Events

The Valentines Anomaly: an escape room experience

The Valentines Anomaly. Age: 12+
Date: Various Dates. Time: Various start times
Tickets: From £16.50 Bookings: Box Office

Full details about opening times and all events being held at Valentines Mansion and Gardens are available from the council’s website at www.valentinesmansion.com. You can also find out about hiring the Mansion for your wedding, reception, ceremony or corporate event by calling 020 8708 8100 or email hiringvalentines@visionrcl.org.uk

Forthcoming Friends’ Events

Anyone is very welcome at all our events but membership offers discounted prices to “Friends” so why not join us !

2000 – 2020

The Best of the Last 20 Years

The Friends Of Valentines Mansion have clocked up 20 years of fundraising and celebrating the preservation of Redbridge’s most beautiful community asset. Save the date! 26th February 2020! We will kick off a year of revisiting some of the most memorable events, coupled with an ambitious plan to recruit 200 new Friends and looking forward to the next twenty years.

Past Friends’ Events

MUSIC, MERRIMENT & MINCE PIES

Thursday 5 December 2019 7.30pm

The Crofton Singers, led by their Conductor Jonathan Rathbone (former Director of the Swingle Singers), will again regale us with a festive programme of seasonal music.

The Mansion will be dressed in her Dickensian finery and you will be invited to share festive traditions over drinks and mince pies.

Enquiries: 020 8554 2414

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Tickets £8 members, £10 non-members Refreshments included

A past event, at which visitors discovered the connection between Jane Austen and Valentines.

AN EVENING WITH VIVYAN ELLACOTT – 17 October 2019, 7.30pm

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WHODUNNITS AND DOUGHNUTS – Thursday 16 May 2019, 2.30 pm

A presentation by Ian SelbyClassic Crime Writers and their Characters  After tea and cake at the Mansion, you will be involved in our very own murder mystery play… if you dare! ……….                          A packed Morning Room was the scene for the Friends’  event, Whodunnits and Doughnuts.  During the first half Ian Selby, gave an informative presentation based on a wide variety of writers of crime fiction. The Mansion felt a perfect setting for such a subject. 
Following tea and cakes in the Gallery, Ian then enticed eight members of the audience to participate in “A First Class Murder” by donning various disguises and following a script for the rest to determine the guilty party. There were gales of laughter throughout as well as a wide range of very convincing characters. Credit to the Friend who as “Rupert Carrington” managed to keep it secret in a very gentlemanly manner that he knew the murderer’s identity, having previously read that particular story!  Others too impressed with their knowledge of crime writers, but all were able to take away new facts and encouragement to pick up another good book. This was the first time the Friends have organised an event of this kind and it gave lots of ideas for the future. 

“YOUR VALENTINES” Friday 22 February 2019

No stone was left unturned at this event which was aimed at show-casing the Mansion and the Friends’ involvement in it.

From a ‘design a dinner plate’ competition for children to the proffering of Black Hamburg grapes, all aspects of the house were on display. Information boards and costumed interpreters gave a comprehensive view of the house and its restoration whilst events, visits and talks organised by the Friends and items purchased by them for the Mansion were highlighted. There was a tricky quiz about various occupants of Valentines which concentrated the minds of even the most knowledgeable amongst us and, of course, tea and cakes in the drawing room! Dozens came including the Deputy Mayor and local councillors, and all showed a keen interest in what was on offer with many avowing to join the Friends as a result of what they had experienced.