What’s on

July 2015

606 Club Jazz at Fulham Palace

Fri 31 July, 7.30pm (gates open at 6.30pm)

606 Club Jazz at Fulham Palace

A fabulous weekend of entertainment hosted on the Main Lawn at the Palace in partnership with The 606 Club.  Bring your friends, find a spot on the lawn and dance the night away under the stars.

Friday night features Tony O'Malley, unquestionably one of the most charismatic vocalists working in the UK.

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August 2015

Bishop’s Park Tour

Sat 1 August, 2pm

Bishop’s Park Tour

Join us for a tour of one of London’s most interesting Victorian parks.   Opened in 1893,  it was formed out of the Bishop of London’s estate to provide space for recreation at a time when Fulham was developing rapidly and there was nowhere for local children to play.

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606 Club Jazz at Fulham Palace

Sat 1 August, 7.30pm (gates open at 6.30pm)

606 Club Jazz at Fulham Palace

A fabulous weekend of entertainment hosted on the Main Lawn at the Palace in partnership with The 606 Club.  Bring your friends, find a spot on the lawn and dance the night away under the stars.

Saturday night features Kevin Fitzsimmons, a terrific vocalist with a captivating presence who performs in a style that is very much “straight-ahead”, hard-swinging jazz, as associated with Frank Sinatra and the “Rat Pack”.

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Garden Walks

Sun 2 August, Thu 13 August, 2pm

Garden Walks

Join us for this tour of the Fulham Palace garden and discover more about it's history and the rare plants grown at the Palace today.

The garden has a long and fascinating history dating back to the Tudor period when Bishop Grindal introduced the tamarisk to England through to Bishop Compton’s famous collection of plants in the early 1700s.

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Paintings in Focus

Mon 3 August, 2pm

Paintings in Focus

Join Curator Miranda Poliakoff to find out more about the paintings in the Museum.

Free, booking recommended.  Click here to book.

The Art Marquee

Wed 5 August, 1pm-4pm

The Art Marquee

Get creative at the Art Marquee!  Join us on the Main Lawn for this drop-in session and try your hand at creating some Georgian crafts.

£2 per child, no booking necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Monthly Historical Tours

Wed 5 August, Sun 9 Aug, Sun 16 Aug*, Tue 18 Aug, Sun 23 Aug, 2pm /*12.15pm

Monthly Historical Tours

Learn the secrets of Fulham Palace on this Historical Tour through the grounds and public rooms of the   Palace.  £5 per person, accompanied children free, no booking necessary, meet in the Museum. Click here for more information on tours.

The Three Musketeers

Sun 9 August, 5pm (gates open at 4.30pm)

The Three Musketeers

All for One; One for All! Alexandre Dumas' classic, swashbuckling tale, performed by international award-winning outdoor theatre company Illyria,  is coming to our Walled Garden.

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The Art Marquee

Wed 12 August, 1pm-4pm

The Art Marquee

Get creative at the Art Marquee!  Join us on the Main Lawn for this drop-in session and try your hand at creating some Viking crafts.

£2 per child, no booking necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Art Marquee

Wed 19 August, 1pm-4pm

The Art Marquee

Get creative at the Art Marquee!  Join us on the Main Lawn for this drop-in session and try your hand at creating some Tudor crafts.

£2 per child, no booking necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Art Marquee

Wed 26 August, 1pm-4pm

The Art Marquee

Get creative at the Art Marquee!  Join us on the Main Lawn for this drop-in session and try your hand at creating some Roman crafts.

£2 per child, no booking necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Guided Walk of the Thames Foreshore

Mon 31 August, 9.30am-11am

Guided Walk of the Thames Foreshore

Join local experts Phil Emery and Keith Whitehouse on a guided foreshore walk from Bishop's Park and piece together the story of this ancient place on the Thames.

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Wild Capital Road Show

Mon 31 August, 1pm-4pm

Wild Capital Road Show

This August Bank Holiday, the Wild Capital Road Show provides a marquee of wildlife discovery on the Main Lawn with activities for all the family.

Free, no booking necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

September 2015

Monthly Historical Tours

Wed 2 September, Sun 13 Sep, Tue 15 Sep, Sun 27 Sep, 2pm

Monthly Historical Tours

Learn the secrets of Fulham Palace on this Historical Tour through the grounds and public rooms of the   Palace.  £5 per person, accompanied children free, no booking necessary, meet in the Museum. Click here for more information on tours.

Introduction to Woodturning

Sat 5 September, 10am-4.30pm

Introduction to Woodturning

Try your hand at the craft of woodturning and make your own bowl to take home with you.

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Bishop’s Park Tour

Sat 5 September, 2pm

Bishop’s Park Tour

Join us for a tour of one of London’s most interesting Victorian parks.   Opened in 1893,  it was formed out of the Bishop of London’s estate to provide space for recreation at a time when Fulham was developing rapidly and there was nowhere for local children to play.

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Garden Walks

Sun 6 September, Thu 10 September, 2pm

Garden Walks

Join us for this tour of the Fulham Palace garden and discover more about it's history and the rare plants grown at the Palace today.

The garden has a long and fascinating history dating back to the Tudor period when Bishop Grindal introduced the tamarisk to England through to Bishop Compton’s famous collection of plants in the early 1700s.

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The Palace Explorers

Mon 7 September, Mon 14 Sep, Mon 21 Sep, Mon 28 Sep, 10.30am-11.30am

The Palace Explorers

Join the Palace Explorers, weekly parent/carer and toddler sessions for children aged 2-4.  £3 per child, which includes a drink and healthy snack, booking essential.  Click here for more information and to book.

The Graduate – Outdoor Cinema

Thu 10 September, 7.45pm (gates open at 6.30pm)

The Graduate – Outdoor Cinema

Join us on the Main Lawn for Mike Nichols' classic landmark hit of 1960s youth rebellion seeping into the California upper middle-class.

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Gravity – Outdoor Cinema

Fri 11 September, 7.45pm (gates open at 6.30pm)

Gravity – Outdoor Cinema

Watch this visually stunning sci-fi thriller under the stars on our Main Lawn and let Gravity pull you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space!

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Plant Cuttings

Sat 12 September, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Plant Cuttings

Ever wanted more of your favourite plants?  Learn how to do just that during this one day plant cuttings course led by the Fulham Palace Head Gardener.

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Museum  Drop-in

Sun 13 September, 2pm-3.30pm

Museum Drop-in

Come to the Museum and try on period Tudor costume, handle artefacts and learn about the history of Fulham Palace.

Free, no booking necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fulham Palace Ghost Tour

Wed 16 September, 7pm

Fulham Palace Ghost Tour

Hear the tales of hauntings by bishops and other inhabitants of this historic building during this exclusive after-hours ghost tour.

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Medicine and the Bishop in Medieval England

Thu 17 September, 7pm

Medicine and the Bishop in Medieval England

During this talk Dr Katherine Harvey explores the role of medicine in the lives of the English bishops in the centuries between the Norman Conquest and the Reformation.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel – Outdoor Cinema

Fri 18 September, 7.30pm (gates open at 6.15pm)

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Outdoor Cinema

“Take your hands off my lobby boy!”

Join us on the Main Lawn for the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.​

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Young Archaeologists’ Club – Totally Thames

Sat 19 September, 10.30am-12.15pm

Young Archaeologists’ Club – Totally Thames

Our Young Archaeologists' Club for 8 to 16 years olds is back for another term!  For the first session, as part of The Totally Thames festival we will be making a visit to the Thames Foreshore.

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Open House London 2015

Sun 20 September, 11am-5pm

Open House London 2015

The Open House weekend is a celebration of London’s architecture.  Join us for one of our free tours of Fulham Palace, including short, spotlight tours of the stained glass and fireplaces around the site.

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The Great Encourager: Bishop Compton and his Garden at Fulham Palace

Wed 23 September, 7pm

The Great Encourager: Bishop Compton and his Garden at Fulham Palace

Join author Margaret Willes as she examines Bishop Compton, who, during his time as Bishop of London from 1675 until his death in 1713, made Fulham Palace one of the most famous gardens in Britain.

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How to look after your Historic Home

Sun 27 September, 2pm-5.30pm

How to look after your Historic Home

Learn everything you need to know about how to care for your historic home during this comprehensive half-day course led by Sara Crofts, Deputy Director of the Society of the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB).

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Fulham Palace in the Blitz

Mon 28 September, 2pm

Fulham Palace in the Blitz

Bishop Fisher and his family stayed at Fulham Palace throughout the Second World War.  Curator Miranda Poliakoff will reveal how they survived the heavy bombing of Fulham.

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October 2015

Bishop’s Park Tour

Sat 3 October, 2pm

Bishop’s Park Tour

Join us for a tour of one of London’s most interesting Victorian parks.   Opened in 1893,  it was formed out of the Bishop of London’s estate to provide space for recreation at a time when Fulham was developing rapidly and there was nowhere for local children to play.

£5 per person, accompanied children free, booking essential.  Click

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The Big Draw

Sun 4 October, 2pm-4pm

The Big Draw

Join us in celebrating the year's biggest drawing festival! Experiment with loads of different drawing materials and giant pencils made from recycled materials.

£2 per child, no booking necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Garden Walks

Sun 4 October, Thu 8 October, 2pm

Garden Walks

Join us for this tour of the Fulham Palace garden and discover more about it's history and the rare plants grown at the Palace today.

The garden has a long and fascinating history dating back to the Tudor period when Bishop Grindal introduced the tamarisk to England through to Bishop Compton’s famous collection of plants in the early 1700s.

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The Palace Explorers

Mon 5 October, Mon 12 Oct, Mon 19 Oct, Mon 26 Oct, 10.30am-11.30am

The Palace Explorers

Join the Palace Explorers, weekly parent/carer and toddler sessions for children aged 2-4.  £3 per child, which includes a drink and healthy snack, booking essential.  Click here for more information and to book.

Paintings in Focus

Mon 5 October, 2pm

Paintings in Focus

Join Curator Miranda Poliakoff to find out more about the paintings in the Museum.

Free, booking recommended.  Click here to book.

Monthly Historical Tours

Wed 7 October, Sun 11 Oct, Sun 18 Oct*, Tue 20 Oct, Sun 25 Oct, 2pm /*12.15pm

Monthly Historical Tours

Learn the secrets of Fulham Palace on this Historical Tour through the grounds and public rooms of the   Palace.  £5 per person, accompanied children free, no booking necessary, meet in the Museum. Click here for more information on tours.

Apple Day Celebration

Sun 11 October, 11am-3pm

Apple Day Celebration

Celebrate Apple Day with a day of family fun in our Walled Garden. With apple displays and tastings, food and drink stalls, demonstrations, children’s activities, baking competition and much more.

Free, no booking necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Young Archaeologists’ Club – Bones and Burials

Sat 24 October, 10.30am-12.15pm

Young Archaeologists’ Club – Bones and Burials

Meet a real life Osteologist (ancient bones specialist) at this month’s YAC club looking at what Archaeologists learn from prehistoric burial sites.

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Bronze Arts Award in a Week

Mon 26 October, to Fri 30 Oct 2015, 10am-4pm

Bronze Arts Award in a Week

Get Creative this Half-term and make new friends whilst learning a new artistic skill! In October half-term Fulham Palace are offering anybody between the ages of 11 and 16 the chance to complete their Bronze Arts Award. For free!

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Fulham Palace Fun Day

Wed 28 October, 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Fulham Palace Fun Day

A day of family fun including crafts, storytelling and dressing up! In partnership with Hammersmith and Fulham Adult Learning and Skills Service.

Free, no booking necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fulham Palace Ghost Tour

Wed 28 October, 7pm

Fulham Palace Ghost Tour

Hear the tales of hauntings by bishops and other inhabitants of this historic building during this exclusive after-hours ghost tour.

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Hallowe’en Crafts and Pumpkin Parade

Fri 30 October, 2pm-4.30pm

Hallowe’en Crafts and Pumpkin Parade

Enjoy Hallowe'en themed crafts and face painting in Bishop's Park. Bring a pre-carved pumkin and any musical instruments or noisy objects so we can make some noise to scare away the ghouls on a pumpkin parade around the Park at 4pm.

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November 2015

Young Archaeologists’ Club – Investigating Historic Buildings

Sat 21 November, 10.30am-12.15pm

Young Archaeologists’ Club – Investigating Historic Buildings

Did you know Fulham Palace has been the home of the Bishop of London since 700AD? During this YAC session, learn about how archaeologists investigate historic buildings and what they tell us about how people lived in the past.

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December 2015

Young Archaeologists’ Club – Ancient Celebrations

Sat 12 December, 10.30am-12.15pm

Young Archaeologists’ Club – Ancient Celebrations

Christmas is coming! But what did Ancient cultures do before there was Christmas? Did they celebrate in the winter like we do? If so what did they do and what did they eat? Find out during our last YAC session for this term.

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