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February Family Tour

24th February 2019 | 11:00am - 11:45am

Follow Thomas the Talbot on a tour of the Charterhouse following our exciting and intriguing family trail to discover some very famous moments in history, and some surprising facts about how people lived in this extraordinary site that dates back to 1348. Cost: adult £10 (2 kids free) – suitable for age 4+ Book your tour here Please note this tour runs twice on the same day. The second 45 minute tour commences at 12.00.
Credit Mike Grattini baroque, chamber, Corelli, Handel, music, Sunday

London Handel Players: Handel & Corelli

24th February 2019 | 2:30pm - 3:30pm The first in our series of concerts by the acclaimed baroque ensemble the London Handel Players.  Inspired by the glorious Great Chamber the London Handel Players have created four programmes exclusively for the Charterhouse, contrasting Handel with his great contemporaries.  This month Handel and Corelli. Handel Trio Sonata Op.2 no.2 in G minor, Corelli Trio Sonata Op. 2 no.1 in D major, Handel Violin Sonata in D minor, Corelli Trio Sonata Op.4 inno.5 in A minor, Corelli Violin Sonata Op.5 no.4 in F major, Handel Trio Sonata Op.5 no.2 in D major. Please note there are two 1 hour concerts at 2.30pm and 4.00pm. Tickets £20 Book here

Early Spring Dogwood calm, lunchtime, mindfulness, peace, soundscape, spirituality

Peace of Mind: soundscapes and music

6th March - 5th June 2019 | 1:00pm Join us for a new season of our exclusive monthly Peace of Mind soundscapes on Wednesdays throughout Spring. Our theme this Spring is "A time for every season..." and once again offers the lovely opportunity to take half an hour out of our busy days, and immerse yourself in peace and calm in the Charterhouse Chapel. Singer Deborah Hudson, violinist Mary Young, and Robin Isherwood, The Preacher here at the Charterhouse have together created soundscapes reflecting the seasons, and the ups and downs we experience in life. Wednesdays from 1.00 - 1.30pm

March 6th -  a time for war, a time for peace/ April 3rd -  a time to plant, a time to harvest/ May 1st -  a time to weep, a time to laugh/ June 6th  - a time to be born, a time to die/
Admission free, just join us on the day. Donations welcome

art, london, mixed media, nature, Workshop

Art workshop for adults: Plaster casting

11th March 2019 | 10:00am - 3:00pm Discover the quick and direct technique of casting from clay impressions in this one-day workshop led by artist and Charterhouse gardener, Ludovik Boden. Source seasonal objects, textures and fragments from the gardens before creating a series of relief sculpture plaques in plaster. Suitable for all levels of experience and ability. Tutor: Ludovik Boden Cost: £50.00 / Friends £45.00 Book your place here

Credit Mike Grattini baroque, chamber, Handel, london, music, Telemann

London Handel Players: Handel & Telemann

17th March 2019 | 2:30pm - 3:30pm The second in our series of concerts by the acclaimed baroque ensemble the London Handel Players.  Inspired by the glorious Great Chamber the London Handel Players have created four programmes exclusively for the Charterhouse, contrasting Handel with his great contemporaries.  This month Handel and Telemann. Telemann Quartet Bk.4 no.6 om D minor, Handel Da Tempeste & Se pieta from Giulio Cesare, Telemann Recorder Sonata in F minor, Handel Violin Sonata in D major, Telemann Quartet Bk.4 no.2 in F major. Please note there are two options of performances at 2.30pm and 4.00pm Tickets £20 Book here

Family tour in Master's Court day out, Family, history, london, medieval, tudor

March Family Tour

24th March 2019 | 11:00am - 11:45am Follow Thomas the Talbot on a tour of the Charterhouse following our exciting family trail to discover some very famous moments in history, and some surprising facts about how people lived in this extraordinary site that dates back to 1348. Cost: adult £10 (2 kids free) – suitable 4+ Book your tour here Please note this tour runs twice on the same day. The second 45 minute tour commences at 12.00.

Credit Mike Grattini baroque, Handel, J.S.Bach, London Handel Festival, Sunday

London Handel Players: Handel and J.S.Bach

14th April 2019 | 2:30pm - 3:30pm The third in our series of concerts by the acclaimed baroque ensemble the London Handel Players and part of this year's London Handel Festival .  Inspired by the glorious Great Chamber the London Handel Players have created four programmes exclusively for the Charterhouse, contrasting Handel with his great contemporaries.  This month Handel and J.S.Bach featuring soloists from the London College of Music. Handel Flute Concerto in G minor, Handel Gloria for soprano and strings, Bach Cantata 182 Himmelskonig, sei willkommen, Tickets £25 Please note there are two performances, one at 2.30pm and the second at 4.00pm Book here

Donizetti, Elizabeth I, london, Mary Stuart, Opera, Tudors

OperaUpClose at the Charterhouse: Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda

24th - 29th April 2019 | 7:30pm The Charterhouse is delighted to announce a series of performances by Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose in April 2019.  The acclaimed opera company brings two ferocious 16th century Queens to the stage, set in the Charterhouse’s glorious Tudor Great Chamber, in their new English version of Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda (Mary, Queen of Scots).  In this version of the historical tragedy the two queens go head-to-head, culminating in a fictitious meeting which sizzles with vocal fireworks. The backdrop of the Great Chamber, where Elizabeth I took refuge on arriving in London before being crowned Queen of England, adds a compelling layer of historic authenticity to the production. Performances on 24th, 26th, 27th and 29th April 2019.  Tickets £35-£65, (excluding Supporters Night on 26th, tickets £100) Book here

Master's Court tulips Gardens, history, london, urban

April Garden Tour

25th April 2019 | 10:45am - 11:45am Led by Head Gardener Kate Robinson and one of the Brothers, this is a rare opportunity to enter the enchanting secret gardens of the Charterhouse. Hidden away for more than 650 years, the Charterhouse gardens are now revealed in all their glory. Enclosed by this historic former monastery and Tudor palace is an oasis of calm and great beauty where a collection of courtyard gardens gradually unfold, cleverly reflecting different moods and providing colour and interest throughout the seasons.  The Garden Tours are once a month from April through to September. £20 Book here.

Credit Mike Grattini baroque, chamber, Handel, music, Vivaldi

London Handel Players: Handel & Vivaldi

5th May 2019 | 2:30pm - 3:30pm The fourth in our series of concerts by the acclaimed baroque ensemble the London Handel Players.  Inspired by the glorious Great Chamber the London Handel Players have created four programmes exclusively for the Charterhouse, contrasting Handel with his great contemporaries. This month Handel and Vivaldi. Vivaldi Concerto for Strings in G minor, Handel Mi palpita il cor, Vivaldi Flute Concerto Il Gran Mogol, Vivaldi Vedro con Mio diletto from Giustino, Handel Trio Sonata Op.5 No.4 in G major, Vivaldi Sol da te from Orlando furioso, Handel Dover, Giustizia, Amor from Ariodante, Please note there are two performances, one at 2.30pm and the next at 4.00pm Tickets £20. Book here

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