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We offer 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

EVENTS

Screening - The Marvellous Mabel Normand

Sunday, 20th January 2019, 7:00pm
tickets: £5.83, including booking fee

A special screening of restored short films from the trailblazing, unsung pioneer of screen comedy, Mabel Normand.

Black and white image from a film showing Mabel Normand, with a dismayed expression, surrounded by six other characters, all set in a garden.

Normand was the irrepressible spirit of early Hollywood, an extraordinary comic performer who starred in at least 167 shorts and 23 features - from the anarchic two reelers of Mack Sennett's slapstick Keystone company, to the more sophisticated comedies of the 1920s.

Theatrically untrained, her understated acting style seems wholly contemporary. She also directed her own films, ran a production company, did her own stunts, possibly threw the first on-screen pie, and worked with the best, including, in this programme, Charlie Chaplin and a young Oliver Hardy. But make no mistake, Normand’s captivating screen presence made her the star.

As a moral panic swept 20s Hollywood, Normand found herself caught up in scandals and sidelined by the industry. Now, as part of the British Film Institute's ‘Comedy Genius’ tour, this programme of short films brings Normand back into the spotlight.

It includes Mabel's Blunder (1914), Mabel's Dramatic Career (1913), His Trysting Place (1914) and Should Men Walk Home? (1927), each with a newly commissioned score by The Meg Morley Trio.

Tickets cost £5.83, click here to book on Eventbrite.

An Alternative Valentine Writing and Creative Workshop

Sunday, 3rd February 2019, 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Tickets: £26.79, including booking fee

Learn how to create your own love story with words and images using The Regency Town House as a springboard into historical fiction. We will look at how stories work and develop characters that come alive to readers. We will also be creating instant books from a collage of ideas and images.

Group of people sat at tables in the kitchen at The Regency Town House

Writer Bridget Whelan and artist Jill Vigus bring fantastic new approaches to storytelling. Everyone comes away with a notebook crammed with ideas and their very own mini book.

No writing or artistic experience needed, absolute beginners are very welcome. Here are a few comments about their autumn workshop:

“Brilliant fun. A perfect afternoon”

“Taught me to be concise. Showed me what I could do in a few words”

“Great atmosphere and cakes! Really warm and supportive”

Tickets cost £26.79, click here to book on Eventbrite.

Themed Life Drawing Event - ‘Femme Fatale' 

Sunday, 17th February 2019, 10:30pm to 4:30pm
The fee is £60 per person, to include all materials - booking essential.

Do join us for a very special life drawing session here at The Regency Town House. This 1940s-themed Valentine session, ‘Femme Fatale', will feature Sirona Thorneycroft as our model and muse… think red satin, furs and long gloves. 

Artists sketching at their easels in the drawing room.

This session is fully tutored and includes a gorgeous Regency-themed lunch in the kitchen and a tour of this magnificent house. Part of the proceeds will go towards the upkeep and renovations of the Town House.

To book your place please email debbie.hinks@virgin.net or Tel: 01273 505201.

Servants' Tales - Life below Stairs, a guided tour and lunch 

Thursday, 21st February 2019, 12:00noon - 3:00pm
Tickets: £26.79, including booking fee

Discover what life was like 'downstairs' at The Regency Town House as we tell fascinating servants' stories, then enjoy a two-course lunch in the original basement kitchen.

View of the housekeeper's room, showing a wooden table and chairs and various domestic items.

Recommended even for those amongst you who have already done the standard (and wonderful) Nick Tyson guided tour.

Tickets cost £26.79, click here to book on Eventbrite.

 

EXHIBITIONS

A huge 'Thank You' to the artists and helpers who made 2018 our busiest season of exhibitions, talks, events and performances ever. 

 

 

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 . . .

Courses

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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