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The Regency Town House Christmas Show

Saturday 7th December 2019,
doors 7:00pm, event 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Tickets are £15 (plus booking fee) and are available on Eventbrite here.

Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without
The Regency Town House Christmas Show,


  • The Regency Singers
  • Regency Characters
  • The Christmas Ghost Story
  • Entertaining Recitations
  • Christmas Carols
  • Raffle & mince pies baked in our own basement kitchen

The link to ticket sales is here http://bit.ly/ChristmasShow2019


Christmas Dine Like a Servant

Saturday 14th December 2019, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Earlybird tickets are £40 before 1st December,
available on Eventbrite, booking fee applies.

Join us for a special Christmas edition of Dine Like A Servant. Experience recipes from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Expect authentic historical food outrageously displayed.

Cartoon from the Georgian period showing servants around a table, dining and drinking

This is the menu for a previous Regency Dinner, the menu for Christmas Dine Like a Servant will be different, but will retain the same standards.


Followed by a choice of:

A Peas-soup for Winter, or an Onion; Soup Fresh Bread Rolls, done the London way

Followed by a choice of:

Game Pye, or Mushroom Pye; Garden Things, done the French way; Piccalilli, pickled figs & red cabbage

Followed by a choice of:

London Cheesecake; Chocolate Tart, Hannah Glasse’s recipe; Ribbon Jelly, hypocras jelly & almond flummery; Poached Pear, done the Portuguese way

Followed by:


Tasting notes: 

Negus This beverage of wine or port, hot water, lemon juice, sugar, and nutmeg was created by Colonel Francis Negus, a British courtier, in the early 18th century. The drink remained a popular fortifier on cold evenings throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.

Flummery is a starch-based, sweet, soft dessert pudding known to have been popular in Britain and Ireland from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries.

New cooking techniques, often French, and ingredients allowed cooks to refine this pudding to become a staple sweet dish on the table, often presented in elaborate ways, and with considerably better tastes and textures than the oatmeal original.


Themed Life Drawing Class - The Dandy

Saturday 21st December, 10:30am - 4:00pm

Expect flamboyant detailing and accessories that nod to Edwardian decadence! 

Photo of a man and a woman, heavily made up and wearing flamboyant clothing, jewellery and plumes hats

Do join me for our drawing session, ‘THE DANDY’ is the theme, with Hattie Snooks modelling.

Tickets are £60, to include:

  • Christmassy Regency themed lunch cooked by The Regency Cook
  • Tea and coffee
  • All materials
  • Easels and boards
  • Mini tour of the house 

This will be a unique, fully tutored, drawing session set in the Drawing Room of a stunning Grade 1 listed building.

Email: debbie.hinks@virgin.net to book your place, or tel: 01273 505201 - Gift vouchers available



Christmas Open Houses exhibition

Six artists, three consecutive weekends:
23rd & 24th November
30th November & 1st December
7th & 8th December

11:00am to 5:00pm, free admission

An exhibition of works by artists: Jane Palmer, Laura Darling, Ros Osberg, Juliet Milward, Stef Hunter and Tan Kingston.

A grid of images showing six artworks, five are paintings and one is a ceramic

In the magnificent drawing room of The Regency Town House, six artists present a stunning collection of paintings, drawings and ceramics. The six met at the St Andrews Place Art School in Lewes and continue to work collaboratively.

Laura Darling paints in oils to capture semi-abstract interpretations of landscape; exploring colour, texture and the morphology of the land. Her more figurative work focuses on still life, employing similar paint techniques to evoke mood and light. See: https://www.lauradarlingart.com/

Stef Hunter is a ceramicist. She produces thrown and handbuilt ceramics with a focus on colour and surface, influenced by the seasons and places on the South coast. Stef graduated in 3d design from Bristol and completed an MA in Ceramics at UCA Farnham. 

Tan Kingston is a fine artist based in Kent, Sussex & Somerset. Her oil paintings are an exploration and interrogation of aesthetics through colour, brushstrokes and texture.

Juliet Milward is a figurative artist, painting in oils. Her use of colour draws the viewer into the atmosphere created in her paintings, where the background and figure are given equal importance. See: https://julietmilward.com/

Rosin O’shea is a South African born self-taught artist who is a successful Interior Architect and founder of the design and build business www.Redsquaredb.com. An artist and sailor who is passionate about people, portraits and experiencing the world’s many cultures. 

Jane Palmer won the Artist of the Year award in the May AOH festival. She specialises in portraits in oils, and welcomes commissions. Jane loves ‘capturing those elusive moments when models forget themselves and travel somewhere else’. She will also be showing her Sussex landscapes, still lifes and life drawings. See: www.janepalmerbrighton.co.uk



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