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Some Events may need prior booking

20th Century Stories - 1st February to 30th June
A local history project at Honeywood Museum

Take part in Honeywood Museum’s new oral history project to collect a diverse range of stories from the people who live, work and study in the London Borough of Sutton. Click HERE for all the details.

 

 

Wednesday 23rd April 7pm at Sutton Library
The Crown and the Cradle

A talk about Royal Babies by Siobhan Clark, Royal Palaces speaker
A Friends of Sutton Library event - Tickets are £3.50 (£3 Friends of Sutton Library) available from any Sutton library

Thursday 24th April at 7.30pm
Surrey Hill Forts

An illustrated talk by Judie English

Iron Age hill forts are iconic monuments in late prehistoric Britain and yet we don't fully understand why they were built. Most occupy highly visible positions in the landscape; they took many man hours to construct; they were clearly 'important'. But, did they simply enable warrior chieftains to exhibit their power or was there more to them than that?


A Friends of Honeywood Museum event -
For tickets (£2.50/£3.50 non-members) 'phone Sue Horne 020 8773 0185

Sunday 27th April 2.30pm
A walk around Beddington Park and the Grange

A guided walk led by John Phillips looking at the historic landscape

Meet in front of Carew Manor School, Church Road, Beddington
Tickets £3.50 (£3.00 Friends). Please telephone 020 8770 4297 to book

Sunday 4th May 2-5pm, Bank Holiday Monday 5th May 2-5pm
Saturday 10th May 2-5pm, Sunday 11th May 2-5pm
Romeo and Juliet
Free Workshops

Come and help us make decorations setting the garden scene for the Capulet’s Ball in Savvy Theatre’s production of Romeo and Juliet happening at Honeywood during the last week of May. Artist led workshops with Samia Tossio of www.SamiArt.co.uk

4th May Happy Bunting - Create mixed textile bunting

5th May Artis Tree - Making tree decorations using balloons, wool and PVA glue

10th May Flower Power - Tissue paper flower craft

11th May Go Gazebo - Paint paper lanterns

No pre-booking required. For further details please ring 020 8770 4297 Supported by Arts Network Sutton
 

Thursday 15th May 7.30pm
Romeo and Juliet Open Rehearsal

Come and join the cast in their final stages of rehearsal, witness a fight demonstration and meet the puppets

FREE Pre-booking required. Limited places available. Not suitable for children under 6 years of age. Please ring 020 8770 4297 to book

A Museums at Night event

Tuesday 20th May 7.30pm
The Friends of Honeywood Annual General Meeting

.... followed by an illustrated talk from John Phillips: A Bankrupt Baronet and his Garden - the story of Nicholas Carew and his 18th century garden

A Friends of Honeywood Museum event - Members only

Saturday 24th May – Sunday 1st June
HALF TERM AT HONEYWOOD MUSEUM
Shakespearean Celebration

Crafts and activities include Shakespeare plays crossword puzzle, word search, Elizabethan fans, skull mask, donkey mask, bookmarks with quotes, colouring, quote trail, and Connect Four “Romeo and Juliet“ trivia game


 


Wednesday 28th to Saturday 31st May - Performances 7pm Daily
Romeo and Juliet


Shakespeare’s timeless love story unfolds like never before. Join Savvy Theatre’s award winning acting ensemble and discover this tragic tale as you explore Honeywood Museum and uncover the story through live action and magical puppets

The show lasts about an hour and is not suitable for children under 6 years of age

Tickets £5.00. Please telephone 020 8770 4297 to book-advance booking only
- click HERE for a full colour flyer

SAVVY Theatre Company
with support from Arts Council England and the Friends of Honeywood Museum will be performing Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet at Honeywood from Wednesday 28th – Saturday 31st May this year. The lead roles in this production are puppets who interact with a cast of local actors and even the audience themselves. Guests can expect a unique experience as Honeywood is transformed for the Capulet ball. On arrival the audience is immediately immersed in the action, discovering elements of the story and its characters in the period rooms of this beautiful historic house.

“Site-specific theatre productions are very exciting.” Sheree Vickers, SAVVY Theatre’s Artistic Director said of the project “The original production in 2011 saw us shortlisted for a National Children & Young People Now award and I’m delighted to be given the chance to re-visit it in such a stunning local setting.”

Jane Howard, Curator of Honeywood Museum added “I’m very pleased to welcome Savvy Theatre to Honeywood for this production, and very much looking forward to seeing the house used in such an original way. It will be a great experience for all.”

www.savvytheatre.co.uk @SavvyTheatre #rjhoneywood


 

Thursday 22nd May 7pm at Sutton Library
The Harpist of Madrid

The story of life in very early17th century Madrid by Gordon Thomas (author)
A Friends of Sutton Library event - Tickets are £3.50 (£3 Friends of Sutton Library) from any Sutton library a few weeks before the talk


Wednesday 4th –Sunday 29th June
Hooray for Honeywood - a festival with exhibitions and events for all

We invite you to a celebration of Honeywood and some of the activities that have been happening since the refurbishment and reopening of the Museum in May 2012.This was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the London Borough of Sutton, Sutton Arts Council and The Friends of Honeywood Museum.

We will be welcoming back some of our community partners who have helped us deliver a vibrant and diverse programme of exhibitions and activities. Thanks to them and also to all our visitors and the Friends of Honeywood Museum who have all helped to make the last two years such a success.

Thursday 5th June 7.30pm
Elizabeth of York - First Tudor Queen


An illustrated talk by the renowned international author Alison Weir

"Alison will be giving a presentation on Elizabeth of York, one of England’s lost Queens Regnant. Elizabeth, the heiress of the House of York, was daughter to Edward IV and sister to the Princes in the Tower. Two kings vied for her hand: her uncle, Richard III, who had had her declared a bastard, and the future Henry VII, the first Tudor sovereign; their marriage united the warring Houses of Lancaster and York. Elizabeth was the mother of Henry VIII and grandmother of Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I. She was also the ancestress of every English monarch since 1509, every Scots monarch since 1513, and every British monarch since 1603, including the present Queen, Elizabeth II. Alison's biography reveals intriguing new insights into her fascinating and often poignant story, showing that the traditional perception of Elizabeth of York as a subjugated consort without any influence should now be revised."
Entry by ticket only (£2.50/£3.50 non-members) 'phone Sue Horne 020 8773 0185 to book

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th June 10am-5pm
Honeywood’s Weekend House Party

You are personally invited to be our guests for two days of celebration at Honeywood Museum. A fabulous, fascinating and fun weekend of activities with something for all. There will be talks, demonstrations, artist led workshops and drop in crafts throughout the weekend

All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. There will be a children’s buggy and scooter parking facility at the front of Honeywood manned by volunteers. To prevent congestion it will not be possible to bring buggies into the Museum

Drop in crafts:

Make an Edwardian gentleman and maid dress dolls
Decorate a Victorian bathroom suite picture
Make a thaumatrope (Victorian optical toy)
Make a paper model of Honeywood
Make a mini Victorian scrap album
Make a Victorian peg doll (collect your peg from the desk)

Stories and Spaces: Honeywood 1680-2014

Led by Karin Andrews Jashapara and Karen Barnett, both artists well known to the Museum from several successful art projects

With the help of all our visitors we will be creating a special pop-up book of Honeywood highlighting different parts of the house. This activity will be taking place throughout the weekend and we have a timed programme. Create pages about each room at the times listed below in the Activity Room. Also visit the rooms at these times to discover more.

Saturday 14th

12.30-1.30pm Honeywood the Building (including the stream that flows under the house and the flint and chalk walls)
1.45-3.15pm The Victorian Scullery Page
3.30-5pm The Edwardian Billiards Room Page

Sunday 15th

11am-12.30pm The Edwardian Drawing Room Page
12.45-2.15pm The Bath Room Page
2.30-4pm The Childhood Room Page
4-5pm World War 2 Room Page

Activities and crafts

Saturday 14th

11am-12.30pm Learn how to embroider your initial Edwardian style age 5 and over. Also suitable for adults.
11-1.30 and 2-5pm Take Honeywood Home. One of the fascinating features of Honeywood is its wonderful windows, join in our artist-led project based on some of our windows. Follow the Window Trail and then you can make your own window to take home
12-1.30pm The archaeology of Honeywood .A chance to see the evidence with John Phillips
1.45-3.15 Meet our Victorian maid and learn about domestic life in a Victorian house

2.30 to 3.30pm Penny Royal Clog Dancers return to Honeywood

"Pennyroyal perform step clog dancing which developed in the second half of the 19th century mainly in the North of England.  Pennyroyal was formed in 1979.If you require any further information please call Helen Brock on 020 8773 0537 or Rosie Jex on 01883 343019.  Website:
www.pennyroyal-clog.org.uk

3.30-5pm Watch a game of billiards being played in the Edwardian billiards room




Sunday 15th

11am-1.30pm and 2-5pm Take Honeywood Home
An artist led workshop with Hana Horack. One of the fascinating features of Honeywood is its wonderful windows; join in our artist-led project based on some of our windows. Follow the Window Trail and then you can make your own window to take home
12-1.30pm The archaeology of Honeywood .A chance to see the evidence with John Phillips
2-5pm Henna Painting Workshop Organisers of our collaborative Onam Festival Project in 2013 return to Honeywood to share again this popular activity
2.30-4pm Have a go at some Victorian games and toys
3-5pm Your Neighbourhood Reminiscence Session led by Tracey Gooch
4-5pm Paul Williams will be in the WW2 Room to discuss the exhibits and how other aspects of the War affected borough

Weds 18th June 7.30pm
Frying Pans and Fires

Join Peter Gillman for an illustrated history of food and the kitchen, from cottages to castles

Tickets £3.50 (£3.00 Friends). Please telephone 020 8770 4297 to book




 

Wednesday 25th June 7pm at Sutton Library
The Marriage Game

Alison Weir (author and historian)
A Friends of Sutton Library event - Tickets are £3.50 (£3 Friends of Sutton Library) from any Sutton library a few weeks before the talk


Thursday 26th June at 7.30pm
Tracks in a Landscape

An illustrated talk about the Surrey Iron Railway by David Butler

These horse-drawn railways reflected a period of rapid social, industrial and transport change. Step back in time as David Butler describes a journey from Wandsworth to Croydon and then on to Merstham on the Iron Railway.

A Friends of Honeywood Museum event - For tickets (£2.50/£3.50 non-members) 'phone Sue Horne 020 8773 0185

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June 10am-5pm
Model Railway Weekend

In collaboration with Carshalton and Sutton Model Railway Club,  Croydon Model Railway Society and Wimbledon Model Railway Club. A weekend with model railway layouts running, model Croydon tram, model train and railway building exhibits

There will also be themed crafts, with lots to make



 

Friday 4th July, 7-10pm
The Urban Retreat

Forever4ever presents The Urban Retreat at Honeywood Museum

After a spectacular evening of relaxation in January, we have decided to lay on a American themed relaxation and restoration evening for men and women

There will be a  variety of therapists giving treatments and advice from homeopaths, hypnotherapists, pilate and yoga teachers, physiotherapists, osteopaths, beauty and nail technicians, and masseurs, more therapies will be available on the night

There will also be a large range of health and wellness products for you to try and buy. From Forever Aloe Vera and beehive products, scented candles, beauty products, professional photography vouchers and lots more

For more info email Jane or ring 07889 205548; see http://forever4ever.com/the-retreat/

Friday 11th July 9.30-11am
Museum Mummies (and daddies, grannies and grandpas)

Mini Archaeologists. A fun session for 2-4 year olds

What’s lurking in the sandpit? Who made that footprint? Come and find out at this fun session

Free but must be pre booked. A responsible adult must stay with participating children. Please ring 020 8770 4297


 

Sunday 13th July 2pm
Wandle Walk 1

Starting at Waddon Ponds and ending at Honeywood Museum. Will last approx 2hours

A guided walk along the historic River Wandle with John Phillips - Tickets are £3.50 (£3.00 Friends). Ring 020 8770 4297 to book

Sunday 20th July 2pm
Wandle Walk 2

Starting at Honeywood Museum and ending at Goat Bridge, Mill Green. Will last approx 2hours

A guided walk along the historic River Wandle with John Phillips -
Tickets are £3.50 (£3.00 Friends). Ring 020 8770 4297 to book
 

Thursday 24th July at 7.30pm
Tudor London

An illustrated talk by Ian Bevan, historian and London guide.

In the 16th century, the population of London multiplied four times and many changes took place. Ian’s talk charts the development of London as it erupted beyond the Roman wall and became a very prosperous city.

A Friends of Honeywood Museum event - For tickets (£2.50/£3.50 non-members) 'phone Sue Horne 020 8773 0185

Wednesday 30th July-Sunday 31st August
Summer Holiday Activities

Linked to the War to End All Wars exhibition, there is a World War 1 theme. Drop in activities will be available throughout opening hours including write a letter home, dress dolls-fashion and uniform, postcard pictures and trails

There will also be a programme of artist led workshops during August. Please ring 020 8770 4297 for details

Thursday 18th September 7pm at Sutton Library
Thomas Cromwell

Tracy Borman

A Friends of Sutton Library event - Tickets are £3.50 (£3 Friends of Sutton Library) from any Sutton library a few weeks before the talk

Thursday 25th September at 7.30pm
Carshalton War Memorial

An illustrated talk by Andrew Arnold

This event marks the centenary year of the commencement of the first World War

A Friends of Honeywood Museum event - For tickets (£2.50/£3.50 non-members) 'phone Sue Horne 020 8773 0185

 

Thursday 23rd October at 7.30pm
Peiper's Tale - The Battle of the Bulge

An illustrated talk by Paul Williams

A talk to mark the 70th anniversary of the Second World War Battle of the Bulge

A Friends of Honeywood Museum event - For tickets (£2.50/£3.50 non-members) 'phone Sue Horne 020 8773 0185

 

Thursday 27th November at 7.30pm
Dickens and his Illustrators

An illustrated talk by Peter Smith, London City guide and lecturer

Peter describes how Dickens, writing for an audience that ranged from high society to the semi-literate, understood the importance of illustrations.

A Friends of Honeywood Museum event - For tickets (£2.50/£3.50 non-members) 'phone Sue Horne 020 8773 0185

 

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