What's on


You can attend many different activities throughout the year, ranging from House Tours and dining experiences, to craft training activities, literary evenings and our annual Heritage Open Days events. The best way to keep up to date with our activities is to subscribe to our monthly newsletter: www.rth.org.uk/subscribe


Workshop - experimental mark making with Adele Gibson

Wednesday 22nd May 10.30am - 1:00pm

We will visit the beach and Brunswick Square gardens (weather permitting) for visual inspiration, you will then be guided to make experimental marks in relationship to that experience. Adele will bring a selection of materials for you to experiment with.

A group of five blue and white abstract paintings

We will be working on large sheets of paper (provided) and you will be shown how to make an artist concertina book. Some water-based materials, such as liquid graphite and acrylic inks will be provided, please feel free to bring your own brushes and any materials that you enjoy using.

Spaces limited to 8. Tickets £25 to include basic materials. 
To book, please email adelemgibson@yahoo.co.uk

Lunchtime walking workshops with Fleur Cowgill and Hilary Kennett

Thursday 23rd May, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

A one-hour workshop in the vicinity of The Regency Town House, stopping at various points to give participants a flavour of ways to record by mark-making not only what they see, but also what they hear and maybe even what they smell.

In the hectic everyday we are so used to internalising as we go about our lives. With the help of mark-making exercises, you will be encouraged to really look, listen and smell, with the aim of enhancing the way you research for your projects.

Tickets are £15, small sketchbook included. Please bring charcoal, crayons etc. to make marks (some provided).
To book, please email adelemgibson@yahoo.co.uk

Open Day at The Regency Town House

Saturday 18th May, 11:00am - 4:00pm

Tours are free, but must be booked in advance**
Please note: all tours are now booked and there is a waiting list.

Do come along to our Open Day at The Regency Town House.

Images showing tour groups in the Town House

There will be:

  • Mini tours** of the Town House on the half-hour
  • Practical demonstrations of plaster and paint techniques
  • Information about all our upcoming guided tours and events
  • Costume displays and information about volunteering
  • Food demonstrations and tastings in our Regency kitchen
  • Tea and cake (from historical recipes) will be served too!
  • Try and buy pickles made from original eighteenth century recipes

Please note: all tours are now booked and there is a waiting list.

Dine Like a Servant goes Dutch

Saturday 25th May, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Tickets are £37.90 and available from Eventbrite.

Eat a bit of history - that’s Dine Like a Servant in a nutshell.

Image showing hand raised pies on a tray

At Dine Like A Servant, you’ll eat in the old Town House kitchen, experiencing authentic historical recipes that recreate the flavours of the past, including homemade pies, pickles and small portions of elaborate desserts, like Ribbon Jellies or Pears Poached in Port.

As one of our guests wrote to us:

“I cannot praise tonight highly enough. It was absolutely fantastic. We had an amazing time. Simply glorious food and met some fabulous people too. In fact we decided we should say it was all terrible as we really don’t want to make it more popular and find we can’t get tickets for future events!!"

Link to Eventbrite booking:

The Way We Were and What We Wore - Between the Wars

Saturday 8th June, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Tickets are £16.58 and available from Eventbrite.

If you are interested in fashion, history and cake we have an event for you!

Poster showing, to the left, four stylized mannequins in costume, to the right, bone china teacups and saucers

The Regency Town House welcomes you to an afternoon with Marion May and Sarah Tobias.

Marion May has exhibited at venues across the Home Counties; she has exhibited at Petworth House and Guildford Cathedral; she has showcased in Watts Gallery and several flower festivals and appeared on Southern Television, when many of her Regency designs were shown for the filming of the Jane Austen festival in Bath.

Sarah Tobias lectures at University of Sussex and teaches at Brighton Metropolitan College and Varndean College. She is a freelance lecturer, public speaker and tour guide. Sarah's main interests are in social and cultural history, rituals of death and mourning, Christmas customs and the role of female servants, especially in great country houses. 

Link to Eventbrite booking:


6 at The Regency Town House

Artists Open Houses exhibition

Opening times, 10:30am - 5:00pm on the following days:
Sat 11th - Sun 12th
Wed 15th - Sun 19th
Wed 22nd - Sun 26th

Image showing six artworks arranged in a grid

Six University of Brighton MA alumni invite you to view their work in the elegant interior of The Regency Town House.

Fleur Cowgill confronts the ideas of remembering and the remembering of remembering.

Sharon Fraser Hall explores thinking and feeling through colour, mark and form. 

Hilary Kennett is inspired by the spaces we inhabit and the everyday that happens in them and, in particular, by The Regency Town House itself.

Adele Gibson responds to her visits to Iceland and the high Arctic; a vision of the sublime, yet undergoing profound change due to the impact of climate change.

Chris Shaw Hughes documents important geographical and historical terrains, his detailed work captures moments of tension and asks us to reflect on their meaning in greater depth.

Paul Tuppeny shows paintings and sculpture concerning human chronology and being.

In addition to the exhibition, Adele, Chris, Fleur and Hilary are offering workshops and mentoring sessions.
For workshops listing see top of page.

Mentoring sessions - bookable for 1 hour slots on Sunday afternoons with either Adele and Chris.

Cost is £25. This can cover portfolio review, techniques discussion, materials and methods or applying for funding.
Please contact Adele by email: adelemgibson@yahoo.co.uk.

About Adele:
Adele has been a practising professional artist for 8 years and has a background in teaching. She has an MA in Fine Art from the University of Brighton and a Post-Graduate Certificate in teaching. In her teaching, she aims to give a personalised experience for each attendee providing helpful tips to participants in order for their own artistic practices to move forward.

Artist Websites:







Visual Arts Practice (BA) Final Exhibiton

Thursday 30th May - Tuesday 4th June,
12:00noon - 6:00pm

poster for Reconstructed exhibition showing an old, cracked and patched wall

Showing work by students at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College 

Naomi Chapman - Amaranth
Alice Davies - Female
Fiona Ellis - Roinnte
Stefanie La Fond - Autochrome
Sabina Anne Marie
Sophy McQue - Human Data
Jayden Mitchell - Foreign Bodies
Jeff Mood - It's Okay Not To Be Okay
Marta Rodrigues - Cry Until You Laugh
Jessica Rose
Jack Smethers - White Hart Lane
Suzanne Taylor


Tours and walks

We offer our standard house tour, a fully guided event lasting between 70 and 80 minutes, and the Brunswick Town walk, a guided journey lasting approximately 90 minutes and covering approximately 1.5 miles. More . . .


Amongst our most popular events are: Gaining the Knowledge, taught over four days and Ornamental Plastering a day long activity. More . . .

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