Events

Whitehall is closed.

Future events will be held in Cheam Library, unless shown differently.

Saturday 6th January 2018 – 11 am and 2 pm – Whitehall “Sneak-a-Peek” Tours.

Whitehall is currently closed to visitors and is due to open Summer 2018. In January we have an opportunity to take groups of people into the empty building while it is unfurnished and learn more of our plans for the future.

As the works are not completed please let us know in advance if you have any mobility questions. Flat shoes only please. Places are limited and must be pre-booked. Telephone 020 8770 4297 to book. FREE.

Thursday 11th January 2018 – 2.30 pm – Cheam Library – Treasured Memories. FOW Event.

The  first monthly Friends get-together of the New Year. Have you a memento that brings back treasured memories? Bring along your special item and tell the story that it conjures up for you. Have you a favourite passage from a poem that has particular meaning for you? Share the words and your thoughts with Friends. Enjoy a pleasant afternoon with tea, cakes and company of friends.

Wednesday 17th January 2018 – 11 am and 2 pm – Whitehall “Sneak-a-Peek” Tours.

Whitehall is currently closed to visitors and is due to open Summer 2018. In January we have an opportunity to take groups of people into the empty building while it is unfurnished and learn more of our plans for the future.

As the works are not completed please let us know in advance if you have any mobility questions. Flat shoes only please. Places are limited and must be pre-booked. Telephone 020 8770 4297 to book. FREE.

Tuesday 6th February 2018 – 7.30 pm – Cheam Library – Henry VIII and Nonsuch Palace.

An illustrated talk by John Phillips on Henry VIII’s last and most extraordinary building project.

Tickets are £3.50 (Friends £3.00). Telephone 020 8770 4297 to book.

Wednesday 7th February 2018 – 11.30 am – Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world’s leading museum of art and design. Join “our favourite blue badge guide” Eleanor Jackson, as we explore, some of the highlights and lesser known items in this gem of a museum.

We will also take a look at ‘Albertopolis’ as the surrounding neighbourhood of South Kensington was known.

We will have a chance for lunch in the world’s first Museum café – designed by the leading artists of the day- ‘some of the most glorious décor an d architecture to be found in any public space in London’. Booking form is available.

Tuesday 20th February 2018 – 7.30 pm – Cheam Library – John Lord Lumley and the Nonsuch Palace Gardens.

Lumley was one of Elizabethan England’s greatest collectors and connoisseurs  who created a remarkable garden at Nonsuch Palace. John Phillips will look at this and other aspects of Lumley’s life.

Tickets are £3.50 (Friends £3.00). Telephone 020 8/770 4297 to book.

Saturday 24th February 2018 – 2 pm – Cheam Library – Discovering the Lumley Chapel,

An illustrated talk on the Lumley Chapel followed by a visit to the Chapel itself led by Andrew Skelton and John Phillips.

Tickets are £4.50 (Friends £4). Telephone 020 8770 4297 to book.

Easter Saturday 31st March 2018 – 2 pm – Meet outside Cheam Library – A Walk Around Cheam Village,

A circular walk starting outside Cheam Library, looking at the historic remains of the old village and its environs. Led by Andrew Skelton. Stout shoes recommended!

Tickets £3.50 (Friends £3). Telephone 020 8770 4297 to book.

Saturday 24th March – 2 pm – Sutton Central Library – A look at the sources for the History of Cheam.

John Phillips explores the maps, old photos, books, documents and other sources in Sutton’s local studies and archive collections which can be used to investigate the history of Cheam.

Spaces are limited, please telephone 020 8770 4297 to book. FREE.