Wednesday 21 September 2016

Strawberry Hill - Feel good garden, murder mystery and insightful lectures - upcoming events at πŸ“ Hill

Feel Good Garden at Strawberry Hill House

Strawberry Hill House is the heart of a supportive community reaching out to help many groups of local people. The Strawberry Hill House Trust offers targeted activities and courses working with isolated and vulnerable groups in society.
A relatively new initiative is the inclusion of a Feel Good Garden in the Grounds of Strawberry Hill House, working in collaboration with agencies such as the Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia Friends, Age UK, local care homes and housing partnerships to promote well-being and tackle isolation in the community.
Successful pilot projects have been run throughout 2015, and we are now fundraising to develop a sustainable long term Feel Good Garden programme of regular monthly sessions.
Strawberry Hill House Feel Good Garden Morning:
We very much hope that you will join us to support the charity and enjoy a range of activities where you can learn about the history of Walpole's garden from Head Gardener, Kate Robinson and find out more about the power of gardening and horticultural therapy. You can also get expert advice for your own garden and meet like minded people over refreshments. 
To see the full programme and book your ticket click here. 100% of the £20 ticket price will go directly to supporting the Feel Good Programme at Strawberry Hill House

Strawberry Hill Murder Mystery Evening
22nd October, 7pm

A Shot in the Dark!

Our immensely popular murder mystery evening returns. You can dress up in your glad rags and enjoy an evening of super sleuthing, drama and delicious food...

Welcome to the 1930s where a dastardly murder will keep you guessing until the end.
Events unfold on the wonderful Darling Estate. Join an assortment of guests as they prepare for a pheasant shoot and look forward to their evening meal.
Who will die and how? With so many weapons being polished anything could happen! Solve this cunning murder mystery and find out for yourselves!
There are limited tickets available for this popular event. For £60 per person your ticket includes:
  • Your entertainment for the evening
  • Entry to Strawberry Hill House
  • Fizz on arrival
  • Three-course set menu (drinks excluded, cash bar available on the evening)
For further information or to book your ticket click here
Lecture: Sweet Thames, Flow Softly:
The Thames through Artists' Eyes
30 September, 6.30pm
Peter Ackroyd calls the Thames ‘the most painted river in the world’. It has also been the favoured river of writers and poets.
This talk given by John Iddon, will look at the way some of the greatest artists have treated the river and celebrated the poetry and romance as well as the commercial power and mystery of this great waterway.
Delivered in partnership with Know your place: A celebration of the Heritage of Richmond upon Thames. Tickets £8pp, booking required here.

The History of the Kimono

29 September, 7pm

Presented by Japanese cultural lecturer Akemi Solloway, this illustrated presentation on the traditional Japanese form of clothing will offer up a detailed perspective on the kimono from the 3rd Century through to the 19th Century. It will also explore its place in current fashion showing how the kimono has acquired a timeless appeal.

All proceeds from this brilliant fundraising event will be split 50/50 between Aid For Japan, the charity that supports orphans of the 2011 tsunami and The Strawberry Hill Trust Charity. Book your £20 ticket here.