6th November 2019

Community: Something we need to talk about

We are very pleased to be hosting another Death Café in association with Gentle Dusk and Age UK Islington.  This is a wonderful initiative to provide supportive, informal and friendly environments for people to talk openly about death – whether that is their own, or a loved one.  There is no pressure, but an opportunity to hear others talk, and to come to terms with feelings and fears, over tea and cake.  Our evening event is free, but we would welcome a £2.50 donation to help cover costs.

12th August 2019

Preludes & Vollenteries 23: ‘I am falling’

International violin soloist Peter Sheppard Skærved is bringing his concert series, inspired by the ancient churches of London’s Square Mile, to our Chapel here at the Charterhouse. Playing violin and viola, Peter will be performing works by Tobias Hume (1579 – 1645)
Thomas Baltzar (1630-1661), Anthony Poole (c.1629-1692), and a new piece by young Swedish composer David Riebe inspired directly by the early history of Charterhouse Square.

The programme is an imaginary meeting between three string players who worked, played and died in the city in the 1600s. The extraordinary figure of gamba composer and virtuoso Captain Tobias Hume provides inspiration for the programme, who spent the last 13 year of his life as a ‘poor brother’ here at the Charterhouse, and was buried here.
Tickets £10, (£5 concessions) on the door

23rd May 2019

LFA Architectural Tour

As part of the London Festival of Architecture we are introducing a special new Architecture Tour which we are running twice in June. Join one of our expert guides to explore the many architectural surprises at the Charterhouse. From medieval monastery to Tudor mansion, postwar renovation to invigorating 21st century adaptation of the Charterhouse buildings and open spaces, comprise a wealth of fascination in the heart of London. Tudor brick juxtaposed against medieval stone, windows and doorways recycled into modern entrances, elegant Victorian functionality and 1950s innovation; every element of these historic buildings breathes a story about the visionaries who have contributed to this remarkable estate, from Henry Yevele to Eric Parry.

Tickets £20. Book here

1st May 2019

Death Cafe Islington

As part of our Good Neighbours initiative here at the Charterhouse we are delighted to host our first Death Café here in May.  There are Death Cafés popping up all over the country giving people the chance to get together, drink tea and eat cake, and get more comfortable talking about death, and in turn, sharing ideas on how to make more of our finite lives!

There’s no agenda or objectives – just an opportunity to talk about a subject we often don’t get to discuss openly.

We are hosting the Café in association with Islington Age UK and Gentle Dusk as part of an Islington-wide Dying Matters Festival, which also features photography exhibitions and open air cafés.

Pat, who has attended another Gentle Dusk Death Café event says:
“It is a great opportunity to talk about a subject that preoccupies us all. Give it a go, you might be pleasantly surprised.”

The Café is free (a donation of £2.50 is suggested) and open to everyone. 

You can book your place at or just come on the day. 

15th November 2018

Adult art workshop – Seasonal Marks and Motifs

Enjoy a day igniting your imagination, inspired by the motifs of the Great Chamber ceiling. Sketch, design and create your own motifs, ready to use this Christmas. Investigate the flora, fauna, crests and decorative swirls adorning the ceiling before creating inspiring decorative motifs perfect for the festive season. Suitable for all levels of experience and ability.

Tutor: Alex Roberts

Cost: £50.00 / Friends £45.00

Book your place here

5th November 2018

Candlelit Christmas Carol Service

Join us on Sunday 16th December for the Charterhouse’s atmospheric candlelit Christmas Carol Service featuring the Pegasus Choir. Pegasus is one of London’s most accomplished and critically acclaimed chamber choirs, winning awards for their imaginative musical programmes.   Due to the popularity of this event there will be two Carol Concerts starting at 4.30pm and 6.30pm. Festive refreshments will be served in the Great Chamber from 5.30-6.30pm.

Friends of the Charterhouse: Free entry, Carol Concert and refreshments (2 guests)

Others: £10 for the Carol Service and refreshments, mulled wine and mince pies or free entry for the Carol Service only

Book here

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