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Some Events may need prior booking

Thursday 13th November 7.30-9.30pm
The Great War Poetry Workshop

Led by professional poet Stephen Smith, with additional guidance from members of Sutton Writers Circle and using the artefacts in Honeywood Museum’s War to End All Wars exhibition as inspiration, this practical workshop will concentrate on creative methodologies, exploring perspective, form and figurative language, and will lead participants to the preliminary drafting of a poem

Stephen Smith has worked as a University Lecturer, a Writer in Residence, a Creative Writing Tutor in Adult Education and as a lecturer in literature, history and philosophy for the WEA. His critically acclaimed collection, The Fabulous Relatives, published by Bloodaxe Books, won a major Eric Gregory Award

This event is FREE, but pre-booking is requested. Please telephone 020 8770 4297

Friday 14th 21st, 28th November and Friday 5th December 1.15-2.45pm
SCOLA Free Festive Family Arts and Crafts at Honeywood Museum

Arts and Crafts for Mums, Dads, Grandparents and Carers with children 2yrs and above

Come along and enjoy creative and fun afternoons. This course will be running over 4 weeks and it is expected that all the sessions will be attended

To book your place please contact SCOLA Enrolment Centre on 020 8770 5566 or the Wallington Centre on 020 8773 5880


 

Friday 21st, 28th November and Friday 5th December 1.15-2.45pm
SCOLA Free Festive Family Arts and Crafts at Honeywood Museum

Arts and Crafts for Mums, Dads, Grandparents and Carers with children 2yrs and above

Come along and enjoy creative and fun afternoons. This course will be running over 4 weeks and it is expected that all the sessions will be attended

To book your place please contact SCOLA Enrolment Centre on 020 8770 5566 or the Wallington Centre on 020 8773 5880


 

Sunday 23rd November 2-5pm
Polar Playtime

A family afternoon of fun with a wintry theme. Stories, trails and crafts including making snowflakes, a reindeer hat, a snowman mobile and much more

All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult





Tuesday 25th November 9.30-11am
Museum Mummies - Young Farmers

Monthly fun sessions with a history theme for 2-4 year olds. Crafts, toys, stories and songs. Free, but must be pre-booked. A responsible adult must stay with participating children. Please phone 020 8770 4297 for further details and bookings. See below for December's event




 

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

Friday 28th November and Friday 5th December 1.15-2.45pm
SCOLA Free Festive Family Arts and Crafts at Honeywood Museum

Arts and Crafts for Mums, Dads, Grandparents and Carers with children 2yrs and above

Come along and enjoy creative and fun afternoons. This course will be running over 4 weeks and it is expected that all the sessions will be attended

To book your place please contact SCOLA Enrolment Centre on 020 8770 5566 or the Wallington Centre on 020 8773 5880


 

Friday 5th December 1.15-2.45pm
SCOLA Free Festive Family Arts and Crafts at Honeywood Museum

Arts and Crafts for Mums, Dads, Grandparents and Carers with children 2yrs and above

Come along and enjoy creative and fun afternoons. This course will be running over 4 weeks and it is expected that all the sessions will be attended

To book your place please contact SCOLA Enrolment Centre on 020 8770 5566 or the Wallington Centre on 020 8773 5880


 

Saturday 6th December
Carshalton Frost Fair 1 to 6pm

The Friends of Honeywood Museum and Ecolocal are again organising a Frost Fair. This will be held at Carshalton Ponds, along Honeywood Walk, Festival Walk and the Memorial Gardens. There will be lots of stalls, a hog roast, a brass band and carol singing

Father Christmas will be visiting Honeywood Museum, where there will also be Punch & Judy and The Play of Light Theatre Company performing an Old Persian tale The Lemon Princess illustrated with colourful 'Picture Lanterns' and shadow puppets

Click HERE for all the details!

Tuesday 16th December 9.30-11am
Museum Mummies - Christmas Crackers

Monthly fun sessions with a history theme for 2-4 year olds. Crafts, toys, stories and songs. Free, but must be pre-booked. A responsible adult must stay with participating children. Please phone 020 8770 4297 for further details and bookings





 

Events in 2015

Honeywood Book Club

A new book club will start at Honeywood in January. It will be run by the Friends and will meet one Sunday afternoon a month, between 2.30- 4.30pm. If you would like to discuss books on a winters afternoon, in such a beautiful setting do please join us

The dates and selected books are as follows:

18th January – Daughter by Jane Shemilt

15th February – The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

8th March – The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin

19th April – The Memory Book by Rowan Coleman

All the books are selected from the Richard and Judy book club Autumn 2014 list. Please bring a copy of the book with you

Admission will be free, except for refreshments. If you are interested in joining, please email sue_kelsall@hotmail.co.uk or phone Sue Kelsall on 020 8241 5679

Sunday 25th January 2-5pm
Australia Day Celebration

Celebrate Australia Day with arts and crafts with an Aussie theme of kangaroos, boomerangs and aboriginal art. Free fun for all

No booking required. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult





Tuesday 27th January 9.30-11am
Museum Mummies - Digging for Dinosaurs

Monthly fun sessions with a history theme for 2-4 year olds. Crafts, toys, stories and songs. Free, but must be pre-booked. A responsible adult must stay with participating children. Please phone 020 8770 4297 for further details and bookings





 

Thursdays Jan 29th, Feb 5th and 12th 10am-12noon
Meet some 19th century Carshalton residents

Local historian Cheryl Bailey will present three sessions considering the lives of individual men, women and children of Carshalton during the 19th century using local newspapers and archival material from Sutton Local Studies and Archives. The course will also consider how their lives were affected and influenced by national events and legislation

Course Fee: £15 (which includes free tea or coffee). Please phone 020 8770 4297 to book

Friday 30th January 7-10pm
New Year, New You

Cherish7 is hosting its 3rd Health and Well-Being event with over 20 stalls offering you discounts and advice, you’re sure to walk away with a unique health plan for 2015

What can you do at the event? Have treatments from Massage to Nails (£10-20), sit in a FREE health talk from Forever4ever and Cherish7, enjoy a FREE meditation from Cherish7, buy organic, handmade skincare ranges, pretty lights and yummy cakes!

What do you need to do NOW? Go to www.facebook.com/cherish7steps to like  and get FREE offers or contact Jane on 07889205548

Thursday 5th Feb 7.30pm
From Croydon to Sutton by Tram, Trolleybus and Motorbus

An illustrated talk by John Parkin looking at the introduction and operation of the trams from 1906 and their replacement by trolleybuses in 1935 through to their withdrawal in 1959

John’s talks are always extremely popular, so advance booking is advised. Tickets are £3.50 (£3.00 Friends), please phone 020 8770 4297 to book

Half Term Sat 14th – Saturday 21st Feb
Build a Book Week

Create art work to add to our amazing giant pop-up book of Honeywood. Visit the different rooms in the museum for inspiration for the different pages in the book. This features the scullery, billiard room and bathroom amongst other rooms, with all their period detail and fittings

Drop in crafts, trails and quizzes throughout opening hours

Free. No booking required.
All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult

Sunday 22nd February 2-5pm
Chinese New Year Event

This will be the Chinese year of the Sheep, Ewe would be mad to miss our woolly activities. Join us for a fun packed afternoon of sheep themed crafts, rhymes and trails

Free. No booking required.
All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult

Tuesday 24th February 9.30-11am
Museum Mummies - Circus Circles

Monthly fun sessions with a history theme for 2-4 year olds. Crafts, toys, stories and songs. Free, but must be pre-booked. A responsible adult must stay with participating children. Please phone 020 8770 4297 for further details and bookings





 

Friday 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th March 1.15-2.45pm
SCOLA Free Family Arts and Crafts at Honeywood Museum

Arts and Crafts for Mums, Dads, Grandparents and Carers with children 2yrs and above

Come along and enjoy creative and fun afternoons. This course will be running over 4 weeks and it is expected that all the sessions will be attended

To book your place please contact SCOLA Enrolment Centre on 020 8770 5566 or the Wallington Centre on 020 8773 5880

Weds 11th March 7.30pm
Wallington, an important Saxon place?

John Phillips explores the early history of Wallington and its context in north east Surrey

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

Sunday 22nd March 2-5pm
Toadilly Terrific

Don’t be late, you’d be mad to miss our afternoon of stories, arts, crafts and trails inspired by much loved children’s stories including Wind in the Willows, Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island, and Arabian Nights. See our set of paintings illustrating these stories

Free. No booking required.
All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult

 

Tuesday 24th March 9.30-11am
Museum Mummies - Spring Chicks

Monthly fun sessions with a history theme for 2-4 year olds. Crafts, toys, stories and songs. Free, but must be pre-booked. A responsible adult must stay with participating children. Please phone 020 8770 4297 for further details and bookings





 

Saturday 28th March - Sunday 12th April
Easter Holiday Activities - Blossom, Birds, and Butterflies

Throughout opening hours, drop in arts, crafts and trails with a Spring-time theme inspired by Honeywood’s beautiful location

Free . No booking required.
All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult


 

Wednesday 15th April 7.30pm
Old Carshalton seen though historic paintings

An illustrated talk by John Phillips, exploring Carshalton’s past through the eyes of artists who have recorded the village

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

Sunday 26th April 2.30pm
A guided walk around old Carshalton
led by John Phillips. Meet at Honeywood Museum

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

Tuesday 28th April 9.30-11am
Museum Mummies - Tots Transport

Monthly fun sessions with a history theme for 2-4 year olds. Crafts, toys, stories and songs. Free, but must be pre-booked. A responsible adult must stay with participating children. Please phone 020 8770 4297 for further details and bookings

 

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