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Christmas, craft, handmade, Workshop, wreath

Wreath Making Workshop

7th December 2019 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Give your home distinctive festive flair with a beautiful hand-made wreath using trimmings from the Charterhouse garden and a selection of ribbons and decorations. Spend a lovely afternoon, with the guidance of our Head Gardener Kate Robinson, on this course which takes you through all the techniques of mossing, preparing foliage and decorating your own bespoke wreath. Price includes all materials and festive refreshments, (but do feel free to bring any favourite decorations to adorn your creation). Price:  £55 (£50 Friends of the Charterhouse) Book here
Christmas, handmade, Workshop, wreath

Wreath Making Workshop

12th December 2019 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm Spend a creative evening making your own bespoke wreath as a centrepiece for your festive decorations.  Using wreath rings partly prepared by our lovely Head Gardener Kate Robinson, select from a variety of foliage and berries trimmed from the Charterhouse gardens, and a range of ribbons and with Kate's guidance, decorate a wreath that's absolutely your own creation. The price includes all materials and festive refreshments (though do feel free to bring any favourite decorations of your own). Price £45 (Friends £40) Book here

Christmas, City, service, traditional

Charterhouse Christmas Service

18th December 2019 | 7:30pm - 8:30pm As Christmas approaches join us for our special Christmas Carol Service and lift your voices with the St Michael Chorale in the atmospheric surroundings of our Jacobean Chapel, where centuries of Brothers have worshipped before.

baby, Christmas, Family, fun, music, singing

Baby Broadway!

19th December 2019 | 3:30pm - 4:15pm Calling everyone from 0 - 90! You are all invited to Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas here at the Charterhouse -a festive family concert brought to us by the lovely people at Baby Broadway. Sing and dance along to seasonal showtunes from hit musicals and well-known songs from Christmas films, all performed by our West End singers. There will also be bubbles, flying babies, jingly bells and lots of fun! Adults £11.90 (£12 on the door, subject to availability). Children – free (up to 3 per adult).  Advance booking recommended!

16th century, baroque, concert, songs

Treasures of the early baroque

19th January 2020 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm The Musicke in the Ayre ensemble is joining us once again to perform some rare baroque gems for three voices.  Join us in the Chapel for a celebration of music from Ferrara, Florence and Venice, where baroque music had its beginnings around the end of the 16th century. This was where professionally trained female singers first made their mark as singing ladies in the noble courts. Music exploiting more than one beautiful voice was favoured, leading to composers such as Monteverdi, Strozzi, Legrenzi, Luzzaschi and more producing many wonderful duets and even trios for the ladies to sing; this programme gives but a sample of such riches.  singers Sophia Brumfitt and Melissa Scott with Jane Hunt from Bath, accompanied as ever by founder lutenist/luthier Din Ghani on archlute and baroque guitar of his own making. Tickets £12 on the door. (£11 online in advance)

death, death cafe, islington, support

Dying to talk about it

21st January 2020 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm We are very pleased to be hosting another Death Café in association with Gentle Dusk and Age UK Islington.  This is a wonderful initiative to provide supportive, informal and friendly environments for people to talk openly about death - whether that is their own, or a loved one.  There is no pressure, but an opportunity to hear others talk, and to come to terms with feelings and fears, over tea and cake.  Our evening event is free, but we would welcome a £2.50 donation to help cover costs.

film, filmmaking, Workshop

Documentary film workshop

20th February 2020 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm This comprehensive workshop, run by Smart Film Lab, teaches you how to shoot, direct and edit a 90-second documentary film using accessibility of smartphones and filmmaking apps. The content focuses on core filmmaking skills and is taught through tailored worksheets, exercises, and screenings that centre on: idea development, storytelling skills, plot structure, documentary directing and interviewing, voiceover narration, shot types and functions, practical camerawork and sound recording skills , shooting for the edit, filmmaking apps, checklists, and more. The workshop is led by filmmaker and film production teacher Matty Groves. Matty works in a range of formats including music videos, documentaries and shorts films. His films have been screened at international and domestic festivals and he has received a Royal Television Society Award. Level: Beginner Materials required : Smartphone (iPhone/Android), pen/paper, free filmmaking apps. Tickets on sale soon.

garden tours, heritage, London gardens, walled gardens

March Garden Tour 1

12th March 2020 | 10:45am - 11:45am The first Garden Tour of the year! 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 run from March through to September - either once or twice a month. £20  Tickets on sale soon!

garden tour, heritage, hidden gardens, London gardens

March Garden Tour 2

26th March 2020 | 10:00am - 11:45am The second of our March garden tours. 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 run from March through to September - either once or twice a month. £20  Tickets on sale soon!

Gardens, heritage, historic houses, london

April Garden Tour 1

9th April 2020 | 10:45am - 11:45am Spring at the Charterhouse! 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 run from March through to September - either once or twice a month. £20  Tickets on sale soon!

london, private gardens, tours, walled gardens

April Garden Tour 2

23rd April 2020 | 10:45am - 11:45am Led by Head Gardener Kate Robinson and one of the Brothers, this is one of the limited opportunities to enter the enchanting private gardens of the Charterhouse, curated specially for the enjoyment of the Brothers who live here. 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 run from March through to September - either once or twice a month. £20  Tickets on sale soon!

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