News

Meet the Monks and the Nuns of Medieval England

16th March 2023

Meet the Monks and the Nuns of Medieval England

Join us for this free drop-in session for a fascinating insight into the wonderful world of the Cloister and Abbey here at Charterhouse, founded in 1371.

Visitors will be taken back in time when Abbeys, Priories and Monasteries covered the land, all home to different Orders of Monks and Nuns.

Find out the similarities & differences between the Orders.

Do YOU know what differentiates a Carthusian from a Dominican, or a Benedictine from a Franciscan? Many Orders of Monks and Nuns will be represented, including some Military Orders such as the infamous Templars.

There will be an array of fine artefacts, objects for handling and discussion, ‘Know your Saints’, Books of Hours and the Holy Office of 8 Services, a Medieval Altar and the daily life of a Carthusian brother at Charterhouse.

Let me Draw Your Portrait

15th March 2023

Let me Draw Your Portrait

Be inspired by our exhibition in the Great Chamber, portrait drawing workshop taught by art teacher, Julia Deering. We will tour the exhibition and look at the colours, poses, styles of clothing, and techniques of depicting character. Working from references from the exhibition, participants will then develop some small portrait drawings of friends and families. Suitable for those with no experience of drawing.

A Portrait fit for a Queen, family workshop

18th January 2023

A Portrait fit for a Queen, family workshop

Draw the Queen Red. Queen Elizabeth I has arrived at the Charterhouse on the way to her coronation. Visitors will enjoy an audience with the future Queen and discover why she needs her portrait painted. But don’t forget, the portrait needs to look it’s best — it needs to portray her majesty with splendour, power, and, of course, beauty. Come and draw a portrait fit for a queen!

Ages: 8+

Cost: 1 adult + 1 child £2 / 1 adult + 2 children £4 / 1 adult + 3 children £6