Events

Whitehall is now closed.

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

Thursday 11th May 2017 – 2.30 pm – Cheam Library – EXHIBITIONS 1862 – 1924 – TALK BY MICHAEL GILBERT.

In 1862, a decade after the Crystal Palace Exhibition, a further exhibition was planned to promote arts, sciences and manufacturing. Unfortunately, the building built for the exhibition was disliked and eventually dismantled, but over the next 50 years other exhibition halls such as Alexandra Palace, Olympia and Earls Court were built. They housed a  variety of exhibitions which included a Wild West Show and Tibetan musicians.

The British Empire Exhibition opened at Wembley on St George’s Day 1924. Come along an d find out more about this spectacular exhibition. Booking form available.

Monday 15th May 2017 – morning – CHEAM CHARTER DAY.

To uphold the traditional Charter Day when in 1259 Henry III granted Cheam a Charter, making it a town, a stall will be manned in the village on Monday morning. The Charter Day is the beginning of a week of activities leading up to Cheam Village Charter Fair on Saturday 20th May.  Look out for more details nearer the time.

Tuesday 16th May  –  Saturday 20th May 2017 – Pop up Whitehall

Check out Whitehall object of the month at Cheam Library and visit Pop up Whitehall.

Saturday 20th May 2017 -9 am – 1 pm – CHEAM VILLAGE CHARTER FAIR.

Park Road will be closed to make way for over 70 stalls selling a wide variety of items plus demonstrations from local groups. Friends of Whitehall stall at the High Street end of Park Road.

Cheam Fair held in Park Lane, Cheam Village, in May 1936.

Pop up Whitehall at Cheam Charter Fair for information about the reopening and a chance for you all to visit Lumley Chapel with local historian Andrew Skelton

Saturday 20th May 2017 – 8.50 pm – Whitehall Bat Walk.

Led by London Borough of Sutton Biodiversity Officer join Whitehall for a wander through Cheam Park using ultrasonic detectors to spot and learn about interesting creatures of the night. Meet outside Cheam Library to start. Suitable for all ages. £5 per person, book at Cheam Library or contact 0208 770 5670 or email whitehallmuseum@sutton.gov.uk

Wednesday 31st May 2017 – 10.30 – 11.30 am – Murder at the Museum Book Club.

Murder at the Museum is a book group for anyone interested in detective fiction! Contact whitehallmuseum@Sutton.gov.uk for more information.

Sunday 4th June 2017 – The Scawen of Carshalton

A linear walk from local historian Andrew Skelton exploring the Scawen family. Looking at surviving remains of the 18th century lands of the Manor. Meet at HONEYWOOD MUSEUM to start, finishes at Carshalton Park Grotto, stout shoes recommended. £3 per person or £2.50 for FOW and FOHM. Book at Cheam Library or contact 0208 770 5670 or email whitehallmuseum@sutton.gov.uk

Monday 5th June 2017 – 7.30 pm – Talk by Alison Weir: Eleanor of Aquitaine, by the Wrath of God, Queen of England. In St Dunstan’s School Hall, Anne Boleyn’s Walk, Cheam, SM3 8DF

In June, the Friends of Whitehall will be celebrating their 39th Birthday with an evening event. As a special Birthday treat, local well-known author Alison Weir, will be giving a talk and DVD presentation about Eleanor of Aquitaine, As well an interesting talk, one lucky visitor will go home with one of Alison’s books. Tickets £6 (FOW £5) a booking form is available.

Wednesday 21st June 2017 – 10.30 – 11.30 am – Murder at the Museum Book Club.

Murder at the Museum is a book group for anyone interested in detective fiction! Contact whitehallmuseum@Sutton.gov.uk for more information

Sunday 25th June 2017 – Wallington Medieval to 19th Century Walk.

With historian Andrew Skelton take a linear walk through old Wallington. Stout shoes recommended. £3 per person or £2.50 for FOW and FOHM. Book at Cheam Library or contact 0208 770 5670 or email whitehallmuseum@sutton.gov.uk

Thursday 13th July 2017 – 2.30 pm – The Great Unwatched: Wit and Wisdom on the Wireless – Bob Sinfield – Cheam Library.

Bob Sinfield, Broadcaster, comedy writer and actor, ‘affectionately nibbles the hand that fed him for 35 years: The Radio.’ Expect tales of disastrous interviews with stars like Rupert Everett (“Oh, I don’t think we want to talk about that”).

Bob has a new book out on the subject of radio and would love to tell us all about the bizarre and often hilarious nonsense that goes on ‘behind the microphone’. Tickets £6 (FOW £5) Booking form is available.

The Friends are having a break in August so no activities for the month. The next event will be 14th September in Cheam Library when Margaret Arnott, Assistant County Organiser for Surrey, of the National Gardens Scheme will be giving an illustrated talk. Further details later.