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Come and enjoy exhibitions, join us for guided tours and walks, bring the family along for some arts and crafts, stroll through our specialist fairs, 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

Made with Love - Arts & Crafts Fair
Date: Sunday February 10
Time: 10am-4pm
Age: Suitable for all ages
Tickets: Free Entry
Bookings: No booking required
Our massively popular Made with Love Fair is back. A celebration of unique handmade crafts, from homeware and jewellery, to food and drink and gorgeous gifts for loved ones, just in time for Valentines Day. You'll also have the chance to visit the top floor of the Mansion and meet our talented studio artists and see them working on their amazing creations. If you are interested in hiring a stall at the event, please email hiringvalentines@visionrcl.org.uk or call 0208 708 8100

Made with Love - Arts & Crafts Fair

Marvellous Magic Afternoon session
Date: Wednesday February 20
Time: 1pm-2pm
Age: 5+
Tickets: 10 per child
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Be prepared to be amazed by Mrs Back to Front and her marvellous magic tricks. Enjoy an afternoon of family fun and giggles as Mrs Back to Front brings out her box of tricks for a dazzling magic show. The ticket price also includes an exciting workshop to learn magical and fun secrets that will amaze your friends, as well as getting crafty and learning how to make cute balloon animals. The workshop is a great opportunity for parents to get involved too! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Marvellous Magic  Afternoon session

Wednesday February 20
Date: Marvellous Magic Morning Session
Time: 11.30pm-12.30pm
Age: 5+
Tickets: 10 per child
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Be prepared to be amazed by Mrs Back to Front and her marvellous magic tricks. Enjoy an afternoon of family fun and giggles as Mrs Back to Front brings out her box of tricks for a dazzling magic show. The ticket price also includes an exciting workshop to learn magical and fun secrets that will amaze your friends, as well as getting crafty and learning how to make cute balloon animals. The workshop is a great opportunity for parents to get involved too! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesday February 20

Vintage Fair
Date: Sunday 28 April
Time: 10am-4pm
Age: Suitable for all ages
Tickets: Free Entry
Set in our historic building, this fair really is a vintage shoppers dream and brings together some of the UK’s finest vintage traders. Bursting with original and bespoke retro finds, there’s something for every vintage taste at affordable prices.

Vintage Fair

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS  back to top

A Touch of Glass - January
Date: Sunday January 27
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: adults
Tickets: 47 per person (includes all materials)
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Studio artist Amanda Seljubac is back with our best-selling fused glass workshop. Make a decorative piece to take home, using specialist techniques and materials, including frit, stringers, metal inclusions and compatible glass.

A Touch of Glass - January

A Touch of Glass - February
Date: Sunday February 24
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: adults
Tickets: 47 per person (includes all materials)
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Studio artist Amanda Seljubac is back with our best-selling fused glass workshop. Make a decorative piece to take home, using specialist techniques and materials, including frit, stringers, metal inclusions and compatible glass.

A Touch of Glass - February

Lino Printmaking Workshop
Date: Wednesday 13 March
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: 18+
Tickets: 45 including materials, tea & coffee. No refunds or exchanges.
Bookings: Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Learn the art of carving and printing linocuts in one or two colours with good quality tools and inks to get excellent prints. In this workshop you will create your own lino stamp, and print your own design onto a variety of materials including card, envelopes and tags. Your designs will be inspired by the patterns and motifs you will see at the mansion. This workshop is part of ArtLab - a collaboration between the mansion’s resident artists Amanda Seljubac and Sadia Ur-Rehman who will be bringing their creative skills and expertise to a series of 10 workshops throughout the year to celebrate ten years of the mansion being open to the public.

Lino Printmaking Workshop

A Touch of Glass - March
Date: Sunday March 24
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: 47 (includes all materials)
Bookings: No refunds or exchanges. Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Studio artist Amanda Seljubac is back with our best-selling fused glass workshop. Make a decorative piece to take home, using specialist techniques and materials, including frit, stringers, metal inclusions and compatible glass.

A Touch of Glass - March

Teacup Mosaics
Date: Wednesday 10 April
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: 18+
Tickets: 45 including materials, tea & coffee. No refunds or exchanges.
Bookings: Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Discover the fascinating technique of traditional mosaic making. Develop skills in designing, cutting and assembling ceramic mosaics to create a decorative piece that explores colour, pattern and texture. We will be drawing on the history of Valentines Mansion and its links to the East India Company so feel free to bring an old tea cup or china to smash up and incorporate into your piece; we will also provide tea cups. This workshop is part of ArtLab - a collaboration between the mansion’s resident artists Amanda Seljubac and Sadia Ur-Rehman who will be bringing their creative skills and expertise to a series of 10 workshops throughout the year to celebrate ten years of the mansion being open to the public.

Teacup Mosaics

Soapstone Carving Workshop
Date: Wednesday 15 May
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: 18+
Tickets: 45 including materials, tea & coffee. No refunds or exchanges.
Bookings: Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
This workshop will provide a general introduction to the carving of soapstone. You will develop a working knowledge of the material, the tools and methods used to complete a carving. We will be exploring the mansion gardens for inspiration for your designs. This workshop is part of ArtLab - a collaboration between the mansion’s resident artists Amanda Seljubac and Sadia Ur-Rehman who will be bringing their creative skills and expertise to a series of 10 workshops throughout the year to celebrate ten years of the mansion being open to the public.

Soapstone Carving Workshop

Tapestry Weaving Workshop
Date: Wednesday 12 June
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: 18+
Tickets: 45 including materials, tea & coffee. No refunds or exchanges.
Bookings: Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Learn the basics of hand weaving in this workshop inspired by the colours of nature in the mansion’s very own gardens. You will learn how to set up and warp your loom, create a fringe for your unique wall hanging and start weaving. You will be encouraged to experiment with different colours and textures provided, and let your imagination lead. This workshop is part of ArtLab - a collaboration between the mansion’s resident artists Amanda Seljubac and Sadia Ur-Rehman who will be bringing their creative skills and expertise to a series of 10 workshops throughout the year to celebrate ten years of the mansion being open to the public.

Tapestry Weaving Workshop

Hand Applique Workshop
Date: Wednesday 10 July
Time: 11am-2pm
Age: 18+
Tickets: 45 including materials, tea & coffee. No refunds or exchanges.
Bookings: Pre-booking essential via Valentines Box Office
Discover the art of applique in this workshop. Applique is a versatile and creative sewing technique in which fabric pieces small or large are layered on a base fabric and then stitched in place. During this workshop you will create your own applique design in a hoop which you can take your work home in. We will be using inspiration from designs from textiles brought over by the East India Company. In the course of the 18th century the mansion had three owners that were involved in the East India Company. You will need basic sewing skills for this workshop. This workshop is part of ArtLab - a collaboration between the mansion’s resident artists Amanda Seljubac and Sadia Ur-Rehman who will be bringing their creative skills and expertise to a series of 10 workshops throughout the year to celebrate ten years of the mansion being open to the public.

Hand Applique Workshop