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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
calm, lunchtime, mindfulness, peace, soundscape, spirituality

Peace of Mind: soundscapes and music

1st May 2019 | 1:00pm - 1:30pm 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 May 1st -  a time to weep, a time to laugh/ June 5th  - a time to be born, a time to die/ Admission free, just join us on the day. Donations welcome

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

archaeology, black death, london, museum, Plague

Crossrail and the Charterhouse Tour

10th May 2019 | 10:30am - 12:00pm From the Black Death to the founding of a Carthusian monastery to London's newest railway, discover the secrets that lie behind, or rather underneath, the Charterhouse. As Crossrail tunnelled its way across London, the remains of a 14th century plague pit were unearthed. Following on from her series of SOLD OUT walking tours for the Museum of London, join London Town Tours guide Julie Chandler to find out about the tunnelling, station design, the trains, the archaeology, and how Crossrail impacted on life at the Charterhouse on this unique tour. £20. Approx 90 minute tour. Book here

Barbican, classical, Culture Mile, early english music, live music

Sound Unbound at the Charterhouse

18th - 19th May 2019 | 11:00am - 4:00pm We are excited to announce that this year we are partnering with the Barbican and Culture Mile to host exclusive events as part of the Sound Unbound programme, showcasing new perspectives on classical music from medieval to the present day. The festival programme will be taking its inspiration from extraordinary venues around the City and featuring artists for whom the boundaries between classical music and contemporary, experimental music and jazz have been blurred. At the Charterhouse acclaimed violist Liam Byrne will perform Nico Muhly’s ‘Long Phrases for the Wilton Diptych’, you will be able to experience a beautiful interactive installation ‘Pleasure Garden’ by Australian recorder player Genevieve Lacey, and there will be music from the Academy of Ancient Music in our Chapel. Entry will be free.  More updates to follow.      

Family, fun, history, May, museum, tour, Tudors

May Family Tour

19th May 2019 | 11:00am - 12:45pm Spring into the Charterhouse on our special family tour - tracking down talbots, and walking in the footsteps of silent monks, a famous queen, and naughty schoolboys.  Seven exciting centuries of history condensed into a fun-packed 45 mins! Two tours 11.00-11.45am and 12.00-12.45pm. £10 per adult, up to two children free. Book here.

June Garden

May Open Gardens

24th May 2019 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm The opportunities to visit our lovely gardens are rare, as they have been created especially as a peaceful haven for the residents who live in the almshouse here.  We are therefore delighted to announce that, due to very popular demand, we are opening them for a monthly series of Open Garden evenings.  Join us for a relaxed evening when you will be free to walk amongst the gardens on these non-guided events, with the opportunity to enjoy an informal BBQ and bar.  Discover this beautifully planted oasis  on our stunning seven acre site. Book here.  (Food and drink not included in ticket price. Terms and Conditions apply)

heritage, london, museum, open gardens, private gardens

June Open Gardens (with NGS)

5th June 2019 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm The opportunities to visit our lovely gardens are rare, as they have been created especially as a peaceful haven for the residents who live in the almshouse here.  We are therefore delighted to announce that, due to very popular demand, we are opening them for a monthly series of Open Garden evenings and in June we will combine this with being part of the National Garden Scheme.  Join us for a relaxed evening when you will be free to walk amongst the gardens on these non-guided events, with the opportunity to enjoy an informal BBQ and bar.  Discover this beautifully planted oasis  on our stunning seven acre site. £5 cash on the door. No advance booking. (Food and drink not included in ticket price. Terms and Conditions apply)

archaeology, black death, london, museum, Plague

Crossrail and the Charterhouse Tour

21st June 2019 | 10:30am - 12:00pm From the Black Death to the founding of a Carthusian monastery to London's newest railway, discover the secrets that lie behind, or rather underneath, the Charterhouse. As Crossrail tunnelled its way across London, the remains of a 14th century plague pit were unearthed. Following on from her series of SOLD OUT walking tours for the Museum of London, join London Town Tours guide Julie Chandler to find out about the tunnelling, station design, the trains, the archaeology, and how Crossrail impacted on life at the Charterhouse on this unique tour. £20. Approx 90 minute tour. Book here

Photo Claire Davies hidden gardens, history, london, museum, open gardens

July Open Gardens

12th July 2019 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm The opportunities to visit our lovely gardens are rare, as they have been created especially as a peaceful haven for the residents who live in the almshouse here.  We are therefore delighted to announce that, due to very popular demand, we are opening them for a monthly series of Open Garden evenings.  Join us for a relaxed evening when you will be free to walk amongst the gardens on these non-guided events, with the opportunity to enjoy an informal BBQ and bar.  Discover this beautifully planted oasis  on our stunning seven acre site. Book here.  (Food and drink not included in ticket price. Terms and Conditions apply)

archaeology, black death, london, museum, Plague

Crossrail and the Charterhouse Tour

19th July 2019 | 10:30am - 12:00pm From the Black Death to the founding of a Carthusian monastery to London's newest railway, discover the secrets that lie behind, or rather underneath, the Charterhouse. As Crossrail tunnelled its way across London, the remains of a 14th century plague pit were unearthed. Following on from her series of SOLD OUT walking tours for the Museum of London, join London Town Tours guide Julie Chandler to find out about the tunnelling, station design, the trains, the archaeology, and how Crossrail impacted on life at the Charterhouse on this unique tour. £20. Approx 90 minute tour. Book here

Photo Claire Davies Gardens, hidden gardens, london, open gardens, visit london

August Open Gardens

15th August 2019 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm The opportunities to visit our lovely gardens are rare, as they have been created especially as a peaceful haven for the residents who live in the almshouse here.  We are therefore delighted to announce that, due to very popular demand, we are opening them for a monthly series of Open Garden evenings.  Join us for a relaxed evening when you will be free to walk amongst the gardens on these non-guided events, with the opportunity to enjoy an informal BBQ and bar.  Discover this beautifully planted oasis  on our stunning seven acre site. Book here.  (Food and drink not included in ticket price. Terms and Conditions apply)

Photo Claire Davies almshouse, hidden gardens, history, london, open gardens

September Open Gardens

12th September 2019 | 4:30pm - 7:30pm The opportunities to visit our lovely gardens are rare, as they have been created especially as a peaceful haven for the residents who live in the almshouse here.  We are therefore delighted to announce that, due to very popular demand, we are opening them for a monthly series of Open Garden evenings.  Join us for a relaxed evening when you will be free to walk amongst the gardens on these non-guided events, with the opportunity to enjoy an informal BBQ and bar.  Discover this beautifully planted oasis  on our stunning seven acre site. Book here.  (Food and drink not included in ticket price. Terms and Conditions apply)

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