11th October 2021

Halloween Trail

Bring the kids on this spooktastic trail of bones through our museum and chapel cloister – can you find them all? Each one gives you a letter to fill in our word quiz. Pop in any time we’re open Tuesdays to Saturdays 11.00am to 4.15pm. Absolutely free!

11th January 2021

Two free poetry workshops for 18-30s

As part of our Community Engagement programme, the Charterhouse’s Young Community is excited to be partnering with the Poetry Society to invite audiences between the ages of 18-30 to two free writing workshops.

In this pair of workshops, led by poet Bristol’s City Poet Caleb Parkin, we will be drawing inspiration from the portraits in the Charterhouse’s historic Great Chamber, and we’ll create poems which explore clothing’s potential to empower and separate us. We’ll bring them to life in our writing, as well as uncover the rituals – past, present and future – of the Charterhouse itself. We look forward to welcoming participants with or without previous writing experience. All are welcome, and those not currently based in London should feel very free to join too. The first workshop is at 5.30pm Thursday 21st January, and the second at 5.30pm on Monday 25th January. Book your free place here.

9th January 2020

Concert: The Aglica Trio

We are delighted to be hosting a concert by the Aglica Trio, all graduates of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, performing music by Debussy, Debois, Takemitsu, Corelli and Mattias. The Aglica Trio comprises Carys Gittins on flute, Agnieszka Zyniewitz on viola and Lise Vandersmissen on harp.  Each has received personal acclaim, as well as support and tuition from prestigious artists since leaving Guildhall – and together they have created this programme which brings together their British, Polish and Belgian roots.  Free entry. Donations to the charity welcomed.

23rd August 2019

Cloud of Unknowing: talk

Photographer George Miles is giving a talk about his work – Cloud of Unknowing – currently on display in the Norfolk Cloister. He will bee talking about his approach to photography: finding beauty and meaning in everyday places, being drawn back to certain places and making pictures to discover why.  He will talk about the ideas that formed around the work as he revisited the woods behind Beauvale Priory over the course of three years and the serendipitous connections that led to the show at the Charterhouse.  Free, no advance booking required.

11th March 2019

Ten Minute Tales

Big stories in small packages. Join us on Wednesday lunchtimes for free ten minute talks highlighting some of the more startling and intriguing stories from our seven centuries of history. Journey back in time to learn about the Deadly Dukes, the Black Death, the Carthusian Martyrs, and Football Firsts from our Volunteers, Brothers, and Visitor Hosts. Keep checking back as we release new and interesting topics to dive into.

Last March date:  27th March ‘Martyr Monks’

Free entry. 12.30pm Wednesdays

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