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What's on in Battersea

The Battersea Bee Every year we arrange a wide range of events, visits to historic buildings, and talks or public meetings on topics of local interest or concern. Members' only events will be clearly designated as Private, other society-organised events are open to the public. Of course you can join the Society very easily via our online membership page. This list also includes other events taking place locally or elsewhere in London which you may find of interest.

If you'd rather check out forthcoming events in a simple list you'll find that here.


Monday 4 September 2017
Visit to Cutlers’ Hall
Time: 10.45am

One of the most ancient of the City of London livery companies The Company of Cutlers received its first Royal Charter from Henry V in 1416.

Their business was producing and trading in knives, swords, andother implements with a cutting edge such as cutlery and scissors.

The tour takes approx two hours. Price includes coffee & biscuits. history booklet and glass of port.


Venue: Cutlers Hall
Location: 4 Warwick Ln, London EC4M 7BR
Cost (per person): 17

Saturday 16 September 2017
St Mary's Church Fete
Time: 12.00pm-4.00pm

The annual Battersea church fete featuring the Battersea Society Jams and Chutney Stall — (and much else of course!) If you can spare an hour or so to help please let us know (Tel 07467 947885)

Everyone welcome. Free entrance.


Venue: St Mary's Church
Location: Battersea Church Road, SW11 3EN

Wednesday 20 September 2017
Screening of Panorama of the Thames
Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm

In 1829 the London publisher Samuel Leigh produced a panorama depicting both banks of the river Thames between Richmond and Westminster in one continuous painting. This 60ft scroll has been
digitally restored and transformed into a film showing the Thames riverside of the past and present.

The film will be presented by Director of Panorama of the Thames Project, John Inglis.


Venue: Battersea Power Station Village Hall
Location: Sopwith Way, SW11
Cost (per person): £5 (on the door)

Thursday 5 October 2017
Screening of The Happy Family (1952 movie)
Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm

This delightful Ealing-style 1952 comedy tells the story of Mr & Mrs Lord, who refuse to move out of their corner shop on the South Bank, to make way for the building of the Festival Hall.

Filmed in and around Nine Elms, The Happy Family is an enchanting look at post-war London life amidst the bomb sites


Venue: Battersea Power Station Village Hall
Location: Sopwith Way, SW11
Cost (per person): £5 (on the door)

Wednesday 18 October 2017
Visit to the Museum of St John
Time: 11.30am

The museum tells the unique and fascinating story of an ancient religious military Order, from its origins caring for sick pilgrims in eleventh century Jerusalem, through to its modern-day role with St John Ambulance, the international first aid charity.

The museum tour takes approx 80 minutes.


Venue: Museum of St John
Location: St John’s Gate, St John’s Lane, London EC1M 4DA
Cost (per person): £7

Thursday 19 October 2017
Talk on The First Clapham Saints
Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm

The First Clapham Saints were also known as ‘The Clapham Sect’. Busy professionals, all of them, they still made time for Christian action and gave liberally and effectively to worthy causes and William
Wilberforce was the most visible of them. Their foremost endeavour was to rid the world of slavery.

The talk is being given by Clapham historian, Timothy Walker.


Venue: St Mary's Church
Location: Battersea Church Road, SW11 3EN
Cost (per person): £5 (on door)

Monday 23 October 2017
Plant Hunting in the 21st Century
Time: 12.15pm for 1.00pm-2.00pm

The Friends of Battersea Park host another Lunchtime Lecture, given by John Wood, a botanical explorer based at Oxford UNiversity.

Sandwiches, fruit, cakes etc can be pre-ordered and may be eaten whilst listening. Coffee, tea, juice, wine and lager will be available for a small donation.

Tickets cost £6, with lunch available for an additional £5.

Buy tickets online or send a cheque made payable to ‘Friends of Battersea Park’ with a stamped self-addressed envelope to 11 Elm Quay Court, Nine Elms Lane, London SW8 5DE.


Organised by Friends of Battersea Park
Venue: Ethelburga Community Centre,
Location: 60 Worfield Street, Battersea SW11 4RA

Thursday 16 November 2017
Visit to London’s Roman Amphitheatre
Time: 11.00am

Hidden under the Guildhall Art Gallery the remains of the Roman amphitheatre offer a fascinating insight into the bloody and barbaric theatre of Roman London.

More than 7,000 spectators sat on tiered wooden benches in the open air to watch wild animal fights and more. The tour lasts for approx ninety minutes.


Venue: Guildhall Art Gallery,
Location: Gresham St, London EC2V 5AE
Cost (per person): £7