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What's on in Battersea

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 wish to pay by cheque you should download a booking form (which also contains details of other events).

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

Tuesday 30 April 2019
Heart of Battersea project
Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm

The Heart of Battersea is a project in the early stages of development for a north/south route linking the two ends of the historic Battersea.

Still yet to be submitted to Wandsworth Council for consideration this is an opportunity for our members to have a preview of the plan and how it would affect the current landscape of Battersea.

Venue: Dimson Lodge
Location: Battersea Church Road (opposite St Mary’s church
Cost (per person): Free

Thursday 9 May 2019
RCA reveals...Printmaking
Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm

An insight into the world of printmaking at the Royal College of Art by Professor Jo Stockham, Head of the Printmaking Programme.

Hosted by the Royal College of Art in association with the Battersea Society, this talk looks at all aspects of printmaking including trends in composition/subject matter/materials, key influencers in printmaking plus famous alumni and their work.


Venue: Royal College of Art
Location: Dyson Building (near Battersea Bridge)

Sunday 19 May 2019
Pamela Hansford Johnson
Time: 3.00pm

The unveiling of the Battersea Society's commemorative plaque to novelist, playwright, poet, literary and social critic Pamela Hansford Johnson, who lived at 53 Battersea Rise.

The plaque will be unveiled by her daughter Lady Lindsay Avebury<

Venue: 53 Battersea Rise SW11 1HH
Cost (per person): Free

Monday 20 May 2019
Visit to the Postal Museum
Time: 1.00pm

The Postal Museum reveals five centuries of British social and communications history through the eyes of its iconic postal service.

You can take a ride on the Mail Rail, London's secret Post Office Underground Railway that is now open to the public for the first time in its 100 year history, including a subterranean ride through some of the original tunnels.

Venue: The Postal Museum
Location: Visit to the Postal Museum, 1 pm 15-20 Phoenix Place, London, WC1X ODA
Cost (per person): £15 per person (in advance)

Sunday 26 May 2019
Notable Women of Battersea
Time: 12.00pm

A fascinating historical walk led by local historian, Jeanne Rathbone starting at Battersea Arts Centre on Lavender Hill and ending at 53 Battersea Rise.

The walk will include profiles of historical women who lived and worked in Battersea such as Jeanie Senior, the first woman civil servant, Charlotte Despard the suffragette and Marie Spartali the Pre-Raphaelite artist to name but a few.

Venue: meet at Battersea Arts Centre
Location: Lavender Hill Battersea SW11
Cost (per person): £5 payable to guide

Thursday 6 June 2019
Growing Up in Wartime Battersea
Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm

This talk by Carol Rahn shares highlights of filmed interviews with men and women recounting their childhood experiences during the war.

It's a fascinating story of the terrors-and temptations--of bombing, disrupted schooling and youthful independence that would be unthinkable today.

Location: Royal College of Art
Cost (per person): £5 donation on door

Tuesday 11 June 2019
Friends of Battersea Park BBQ 2019
Time: 6.00pm-9.00pm

Enjoy the Zoo after hours and see the Monkeys, Meerkats, Emus and Otters off duty

Children's Activities • Live Music • Tombola • Meerkat Feeding • Silent Auction

Admission includes: Exclusive access to the Zoo — Barbecue from 6.15pm to 8.15pm

Adults: £18 each (£22 after 6 June)
Children 5–16: £8
Children under 5 free of charge

Book online here

Organised by Friends of Battersea Park
Venue: Battersea Park Children's Zoo
Location: Battersea Park
Cost (per person): See above

Wednesday 12 June 2019
Private visit to The Grand Order of Water Rats
Time: 2.00pm

A special guided tour of the Lodge and Museum of the Grand Order of Water Rats (the Lodge of Actors, Comedians and the world of Entertainment) which is full of interesting artefacts and historical theatrical memorabilia.

Venue: Grand Order of Water Rats
Location: 328 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8BZ
Cost (per person): £17.50 per person, payable in advance