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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.


Thursday 11 May 2017
Stained glass in St Mary's Church
Time: 7.00pm for 7.30pm

Caroline Swatch, stained glass expert and ex head of department at Central St Martin’s, talks about the windows of St Mary's Church.

This is the Society's contribution to the Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival


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

Tuesday 16 May 2017
Private visit to London Glassblowing
Time: 2.30pm

Established in 1976, London Glassblowing was among the first hot-glass studios in Europe. The studio has a reputation as one of the leading glassmaking workshops with a particular flair for the use of colour, form and texture.

The studio visit lasts for approx 30 minutes, and you can also visit the on-site Gallery with its displays of contemporary glass art.


Venue: London Glassblowing
Location: 62-66 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 SUD
Cost (per person): £7 (payable in advance)

Thursday 8 June 2017
Living between the lines
Time: 7.00pm for 7.30pm

How the railways shaped Battersea and Wandsworth
 
Historian Dr. Sue Demont explains why Wandsworth Common is one of the most dissected pieces of open space in London, and why three sets of railway lines 'twist and throttle the neck of Battersea's Queenstown Road'.

A chance to learn more about how the railways came to transform and define the borough we live in today.
 
Entrance fee includes a glass of wine or soft drink.
 

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

Sunday 11 June 2017
Guided walk round Battersea Park
Time: 2.00pm

A tour of Battersea Park by Blue Badge Guide Cllr Rex Osborn - in conjunction with Friends of Battersea Park as a joint contribution to the Wandsworth Heritage Festival.

Rex will focus on the WW2 history of the park.

NB The starting time is subject to confirmation


Venue: The Albert Gate Car Park
Location: Battersea Park
Cost (per person): £5 payable to the guide

Friday 30 June 2017
Private visit to Saddlers' Hall
Time: 11.00pm

In the heart of the City of London, just a few yards from St. Pau|’s Cathedral, stands the impressive Saddlers’ Hall.

Owned by the ancient livery company for equestrian saddlery, the Hall was built in a neo-classical style and impresses with bespoke period furniture, historical antiquities and paintings


Venue: The Saddlers’ Company
Location: 40 Gutter Lane, London EC2V 6BR
Cost (per person): £5 payable in advance