The Lamp of Memory

Ana Čavić   Helmut Lemke   Psykick Dancehall   Melissa Bugarella    Agnieszka Polska & Tomasz Kowalski   Wouter Van der Hallen The Lamp of Memory is a contemporary exhibition that takes its title and inspiration from the book by 19th century English theorist John Ruskin. This name was also chosen as it reflects the importance of architecture as container …

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Half-term gets off to a scribbling start!

Captivating Calligraphy at Valentines Mansion If you thought the kids would want to ditch the pens and pencils during half-term, think again! Valentines Mansion held a calligraphy class on Tuesday 18th February, where youngsters could try their hand at a writing style that’s been around for centuries and still looks beautiful. Appropriately, the class was …

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Valentines Mansion shares the love with its relaxed approach to re-opening!

Valentines Mansion re-opened its doors to the public on Sunday, offering a range of ways to treat your mind, body and soul! Just what was needed after days of horrible weather that made you want to hide under the covers! Finally, a bit of a break! I ditched my umbrella and embraced the good weather …

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Redbridge Museum – Map of the week

This week our Map of the Week takes us to Valentines Park.  It was opened in 1898 after Ilford Council bought land from the owners of Valentines Mansion. At this time Ilford was a fast developing suburb and the Council wanted recreation space for its residents.  The Council gradually bought up more of the estate …

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Valentines Mansion Channels Its Artistic Side With ‘A Touch of Glass’ Workshop

Artist Amanda Seljubac ran a very popular art workshop in her studio at the mansion on Tuesday. Raeesa Mukhtar went to check it out! What a lovely feeling to walk through the gardens of Valentines Mansion on a cold and foggy morning, and then to be welcomed into the cosy studio of an artist, warmed …

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Celebrity ‘Great British Bake Off’ at Valentines Mansion!

Valentines Mansion is back on TV!!!! In a series of four special Sport Relief programmes four celebrity bakers will take on the Great Bake Off challenge.   Set against the backdrop of our stunning Mansion in Ilford, famous faces compete to claim the star baker title! This series is in aid of Sport Relief and sets …

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Festive Farmer’s Market

Homemade jams, sizzling sausages and a lovely view of Valentine's Mansion – it can only mean one thing – the farmer's market, with a christmassy touch, came to Valentine's Park this Sunday, and Raeesa Mukhtar went to check it all out! There's nothing quite like spending a glorious Sunday morning at a farmer's market, and …

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Make Your Own Clutch Bags – Perfect Christmas Treat!

Stuck on what to give people this Christmas? Here at Do More we are having a complete block on what to buy our friends and family! Everybody already seems to have everything! Plus we are doing our very best to avoid all the crazy Christmas shoppers, and they are crazy this year. In order to …

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