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It’s in the Bag!

Make your own lavender bag to take away, using lavender from Valentines Gardens.

Wednesday 2 August, 11.30am-1pm
£5 per child (ages 5 yrs+)
No exchange or refund

Sow n’ Grow

Calling all keen little gardeners. Come and help us in the kitchen garden and get busy digging, planting seeds and exploring the wonderful gardens at Valentines. You will even get to take home vegetables you help dig up. Suitable for 5 years plus. 

Wednesdays 9 & 23 August, 11:30am-12:30pm
Tickets £5 per child, ages 5 yrs+ (adults free, max one per child)
No exchange or refund

Tea Party at the Mansion

Enjoy a fusion of English and Indian treats in our special tea party at the Mansion.

Wednesday 9 August, 12.30pm-2pm
£12.50 per person
No exchange or refund

Indian Tunic Block Printing Workshop

Block print an Indian tunic called a ‘Kurta’ with artist Sba Shaikh.

The workshop includes a 10 minute presentation on block printing with a short film screening, followed by a practical session. There will be an object handling courtesy of William Morris Gallery as well as looking at batik, Indian textiles and resources from the Anokhi Museum, Jaipur and Calico Museum, Ahmadabad India.

Sunday 13 August, 11am-3pm
Adults £25 Early Bird Offer (book on or before 31 July), £30 normal price
No exchange or refund

Pre-booking essential.

Exotic Animal Encounters

Get up close to lots of weird and wonderful creatures native to India, including a peacock, snakes and lots of interesting bugs! Brought to you in association with ‘Animals Work’, whose animals have often been used in TV and Film. You’ll also get to make your own peacock to take home.

Monday 14 August - choose from two session times: 11.30am-1pm or 12.30pm-2pm
£10 per child (ages 5 yrs+), includes an arts & crafts activity
No exchange or refund

Family Drawing Workshop

A wonderful opportunity to spend time as a family and learn how to draw landscapes in the idyllic setting of the Valentines Mansion Gardens, learning how to capture perspective, light effects, atmosphere and a variety of impressionistic techniques. Led by our studio artist Jason Rose.

Wednesday 16 August, 11.30am-1.30pm
Tickets £5 per person (including adults, suitable for children age 5 yrs+)
No exchange or refund

Bollywood Fever!

Get your groove on at Valentines Mansion in our energetic & upbeat Bollywood dance classes for kids led by professional dance company D-Style Dance.

Limited spaces, book early to avoid disappointment. For ages 4-13 yrs+

Tuesday 22 August 
11am-11.45pm (4-7 yrs) - £5
12noon-1pm (8-12 yrs) - £8
1.15pm-2.15pm (13 yrs+) - £8

No exchange or refund

Learn to Draw with Eliyah

This workshop for adults will provide people with the opportunity to create their own ‘In Search of Gold’ style portraits. By using the same tools as Eliyah - black and gold ink - participants will be able to develop their art skills and create a complete word with a portraiture and bees. 

Sunday 10 September, 12pm-1pm
Adults £10 per person
No exchange or refund

Pre-booking essential.

Local Creative Meet-Up

A meeting for Barkingside Art Club, inviting all local business owners and creatives to visit this event. More information about the Barkingside Art Club can be found on: www.barkingsideartclub.com

Sunday 10 September, 1pm-2pm
Adults Free entry

Limited spaces, pre-booking essential.

Children’s workshop

Our children’s workshop will be a friendly and enriching session where children can express themselves through different art mediums.

Eliyah and her team members will be teaching children how to use basic art tools such as black ink pens, gold brush pens and glue sticks to create their own self-portraits and pictures of bees. Each child will learn to mimic Eliyah’s style of art, and take their ‘In Search of Gold’ art pieces home.

Tuesday 19 September, 4pm-5pm
£5.50 per child  
No exchange or refund

Family Drawing Event

A chance for families to enjoy art together.  Adults and children will both be able to use basic art tools to create their own ‘In Search of Gold’ style portraits.

Sunday 24 September, 12pm-1pm
£10 for Adults, £5 for Children
No exchange or refund

Pre-booking essential.