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Flowers for families: drop in

8th - 30th August 2019 | 11:00am - 4:30pm

This summer be inspired by the Charterhouse's stunning gardens and join us to craft you own beautiful flower or even a whole bouquet. Come explore your creative side and make gorgeous paper flowers that you can take home and enjoy for years to come. Bring your family and celebrate the natural beauty of summertime. No booking necessary - this is a drop-in activity, groups can take as little or as much time as they desire. 11.00am - 4.30pm every day except Mondays. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Beauvale, exhibition, monastery, museum, photography

Clouds of Unknowing

12th August - 2nd September 2019 | 11:00am - 5:20pm Presenting an exhibition of photographs by George Miles, taken in the woods behind Beauvale Priory in Nottinghamshire, a place with direct Carthusian connections to the London Charterhouse through the priors John Houghton and Robert Lawrence. The title of this work is taken from the famous text thought to have been written at Beauvale in the 14th century by an unidentified scholar. The book proposes that to approach the infallible one has to surrender oneself entirely, and to George this seemed to correspond with the creative process of making art and our relationship with nature. Today these commonplace woods continue to provide healing, solace, and revelation. After this show these photographs will return home to be shown at what remains of Beauvale Priory gatehouse in the tea rooms. Available to view in the Norfolk Cloister on Charterhouse tours, and with special free access on Thursdays and Fridays.  

archaeology, black death, history, london, Plague

Crossrail and the Charterhouse Tour

30th August 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

access, BSL, heritage, london, museum

BSL Charterhouse Tour

7th September 2019 | 11:00am - 12:30pm Join Alan Murray, our BSL guide, to discover the highlights of the Charterhouse. The visit includes a 30-minute museum viewing followed by a one-hour tour of the historic rooms and courtyards. The tour takes you into the Tudor Great Hall where today the Brothers (residents of the almshouse) sit together to eat their meals, the Great Chamber where Queen Elizabeth I held court during the first days of her reign, Wash-house Court which dates back to the medieval Carthusian monks and Master’s Court revealing the opulence of Lord North’s Tudor mansion. Tickets £15 (+ concessions) Book here

architecture, cloister, great chamber, medieval, tudor

Architecture Tour

11th September 2019 | 10:30am - 12:00pm Following its success during London Festival of Architecture we are offering our new Architecture Tour again this August. Join one of our expert guides to explore the many architectural surprises at the Charterhouse. From medieval monastery to Tudor mansion, postwar renovation to invigorating 21st century adaptation of the Charterhouse buildings and open spaces, comprise a wealth of fascination in the heart of London. Tudor brick juxtaposed against medieval stone, windows and doorways recycled into modern entrances, elegant Victorian functionality and 1950s innovation; every element of these historic buildings breathes a story about the visionaries who have contributed to this remarkable estate, from Henry Yevele to Eric Parry. Tickets £20. Book here

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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)

chapel, City of London, concert, early english music, violin

Preludes & Vollenteries 23: ‘I am falling’

19th September 2019 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm International violin soloist Peter Sheppard Skærved is bringing his concert series, inspired by the ancient churches of London's Square Mile, to our Chapel here at the Charterhouse. Playing violin and viola Peter will be performing works by Tobias Hume (1579 – 1645) Thomas Baltzar (1630-1661), Anthony Poole (c.1629-1692), and a new piece by young Swedish composer David Riebe inspired directly by the early history of Charterhouse Square. The programme is an imaginary meeting between three string players who worked, played and died in the city in the 1600s. The extraordinary figure of gamba composer and virtuoso Captain Tobias Hume provides inspiration for the programme, who spent the last 13 year of his life as a 'poor brother' her at Charterhouse, and was buried here. Tickets £10, (£5 concessions) on the door

14th century, black death, london, Plague

Crossrail and the Charterhouse Tour

27th September 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

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The Thomas Sutton Lecture

17th October 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm We are delighted to announce that the 2019 Thomas Sutton Lecture will be presented by High Court Judge Sir Mark Warby. Titled More and more - law & the Charterhouse, Sir Mark will be presenting his own research on how closely the Charterhouse has been associated with law throughout history. His interest in the subject was first sparked in 2017 when he arrived here as 'consort' to the Master, Ann Kenrick. Sir Thomas More is perhaps the most famous legal mind to be associated with the Charterhouse, but there are many others, as Sir Mark's lecture will reveal. Tickets £15 (Friends £12). Advance booking recommended.

Christmas, Fair, Gifts, Presents, Treats

Christmas Fair – save the date!

12th November 2019 | 12:00pm - 8:00pm We're flagging up our fabulous Christmas Fair well in advance - as it's a must for the diary.  Relax and know you've got all your Christmas gifts sorted - with over 35 stands of artisan crafts, homeware, accessories, food & drink you'll be able to find something beautiful, tasty or distinctive for all your family and friends.  Soak up the festive atmosphere as you browse the stands in our unique historic site, visit Santa, and enjoy lots of Christmas treats. Entry £2, children and concessions free

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