What’s on

See below for exciting events coming to the Charterhouse soon.

Wednesdays at 12:30 – Ten Minute Tales

Big stories in small packages. Join us Wednesdays during lunchtime for free ten minute talks on different aspects of our vast history. Journey back in time to learn about the Deadly Dukes, the Black Death, the Carthusian Martyrs, and Football Firsts from our Volunteers, Brothers, and Visitor Hosts. Keep checking back as we release new and interesting topics to dive into.

Weds 12 September, Weds 10 October, Weds 14 November, Tues 11 December – Peace of Mind soundscapes in the Chapel 1.00-1.30pm

The Charterhouse presents Peace of Mind – a series of word and music soundscapes to calm the mind and enrich the soul. Join us for these lunchtime events specially curated by singer and teacher Deborah Hudson and Robin Isherwood, the Preacher at the Charterhouse, featuring both live and recorded sounds, songs and musical extracts from around the world. For anyone who would like to escape their busy city lives for half an hour, and immerse themselves in an aural world of calm.

Entrance is FREE. Booking not required.  Donations welcome.

Sunday 23 September – Open House London: Family Tours

Join us for a free 30-minute family taster tour. Enjoy a sneak peek of two of our historic spaces, our 14th-century Cloister and Tudor Great Chamber. Tickets are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and limited to 2 per person.

Family Tours:  11.30, 12.30, 1.30, 2.30pm

Tickets available soon

This event is part of Open House London 2018

 

Tuesday 2 October – Garden Tour

Preachers Court

Join the gardening team for a rare opportunity to enter our enchanting and secret garden, created by Head Gardener Claire Davies.  There is always plenty of colour and variety in the beds and it is very much an all year round garden, so it is constantly changing and every season brings something new to look at.  Discover this oasis of peace and beauty behind the walls at the Charterhouse.

The final garden tour of the season is on 2 October from 10.45 to 11.45am. Tickets cost £20 per person. Further tours will commence again in April 2019.

Recent visitors have said ‘many wonderful plants and planting ideas – will unashamedly steal’, ‘it was stunning!’

To book click here

 

Sunday 21 October – Halloween Family Tour

Follow Thomas the Talbot on a spooky Halloween tour of the Charterhouse. Wander through our creepy cloister and hallowed hall as we search for Thomas Sutton’s pesky Talbot greyhounds. Can you help us find all six during this special halloween-themed family tour?

11 – 11.45am  / 12 – 12.45pm

£10 per paying adult, up to two children free (max 6 families per tour). Suitable for ages 4+

Tickets on sale soon

 

Thursday 1 November – the Annual Thomas Sutton Lecture

Credit Lorentz Gullaschen

This year we are delighted to announce that the eminent historian and best-selling author Tracy Borman will be joining us to give this year’s Thomas Sutton Lecture.  In the stunning setting of the Great Chamber at the Charterhouse she will tell the story of England’s most famous monarch Henry VIII through the eyes of the men who surrounded him: relations, servants, ministers, rivals, confidantes and companions. Henry VIII is famous for being the king who married six times but it was the men in his life, far more than the women, who shaped this notorious monarch.  In this talk, based upon her major new biography, Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him, she will introduce a dazzling cast of characters: some ‘mad’ (Sir Francis Bryan, the so-called ‘Vicar of Hell’), some ‘bad’ (the grasping minister, Thomas Wolsey), but none as ‘dangerous to know’ as Henry VIII himself.  Henry VIII is famous for being the king who married six times, yet it was these men who shaped Henry into the man – and monster – that he would become.  And he, in turn, dictated their fates.

6.30pm  Tickets on sale soon

 

Tuesday 13 November – Charterhouse Christmas Fair

Come and join the Brothers (residents) and staff of this magical site steeped in history, as we open the doors to the public for a day of festive shopping and Christmas fun, including mulled wine, a Santa’s Grotto, Christmas carols, arts and crafts and much more.

The fair will begin at 11am and close at 7pm. Entry will be £3.00 (Under 12s and seniors free).

If you would like to apply to have your stall at the Charterhouse Christmas Fair please email donna.birkwood@thecharterhouse.org for details.

 

Sunday 16 December – Christmas Family Tour

11 – 11.45pm  / 12 – 12.45pm

Follow Thomas the Talbot on a magical Christmas tour of the Charterhouse. Explore our charming cloister and ho-ho-ho hall as we search for Thomas Sutton’s pesky Talbot greyhounds. Can you help us find all six during this special festive themed family tour?

11 – 11.45am  / 12 – 12.45pm

£10 per paying adult, up to two children free (max 6 families per tour). Suitable for ages 4+

Tickets on sale soon