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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.


Monday 2 September 2019
Coach Trip to Eltham Palace & Gardens
Time: 9.00pm-3.15pm

Eltham Palace became a royal house from 1305 when Anthony Bek, Bishop of Durham, presented it to the future Edward II. For the next two centuries it was only surpassed in importance by the Palace
of Westminster.

The Great Hall and surviving medieval buildings date to the reign of King Edward IV (1461-83). Kings Henry VII and VIII made further alterations to the royal apartments as did Queen Elizabeth and King James I.

A thorough restoration of the roof and outer walls was carried out by the Office of Works between 1911 and 1914 and the hall was further refurbished in the 1920s when it wasincorporated into the new house built by Seely & Paget for the Courtaulds.

There is a Cafe for refreshments.


Venue: Eltham Palace & Gardens
Cost (per person): £37 (payable in advance)

Monday 9 September 2019
Talk by Battersea Power Station Resident Artist
Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm

Michael Warren talks about his work and experiences whilst visually capturing the development and re-construction of this iconic site and building.


Venue: Village Hall, Battersea Power Station
Location: Arches Lane, Circus West, SW11 8AB
Cost (per person): £5 (on door)

Thursday 19 September 2019
Talk on the Pre-Raphaelites and Marie Spartali
Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm

Dr Jan Marsh is curator of the Pre-Raphaelite Sisters exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, due to open in October 2019. She tells the story of the Pre-Raphaelites and Marie Spartali - one of the greatest female artists of the movement - who lived in Battersea.


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

Saturday 21 September 2019
St Mary's Church Fete
Time: 11.00am-5.00pm

Come along and support the Battersea Society stall.


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

Thursday 10 October 2019
A night at the Opera
Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm

A screening of the classic movie Carmen Jones. This updated version of the Bizet's opera which tells the tale of the cigarette-maker Carmen and the Spanish cavalry soldier Don Jose is here translated into the story of a parachute factory worker and a stalwart GI named Joe. This sumptuous 1954 musical starred Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte, and was produced and directed by Otto Preminger.


Venue: Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
Location: 1 Hester Road, SW11 4AN
Cost (per person): £5 (on door)

Monday 21 October 2019
Friends of Battersea Park Lunchtime Lecture
Time: 12.15pm for 1.00pm-2.00pm

Dave Webb, Fisheries Biodiversity and Geomorphology Team Leader with the Environment Agency, will deliver an illustrated talk on Fish in London Lakes - Population and Habitat Management

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

Tickets available online.


Venue: Ethelburga Community Centre
Location: 60 Worfield St, Battersea, SW11 4RA
Cost (per person): £6.50 (£5.50 for lunch)

Thursday 24 October 2019
Talk on Jeanie Nassau Senior
Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm

Talk by Sybil Oldfield, historian and author of Jeanie, an 'Army of One': Mrs. Nassau Senior, 1828-1877, the First Woman in Whitehall. Jeanie was the first woman civil servant and a philanthropist - and she lived in Battersea.


Venue: Dimson Lodge
Location: 141 Battersea Church Rd, SW11 3NR
Cost (per person): £5 (on door)

Thursday 14 November 2019
Living and Working in 17th Century Battersea
Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm

A talk by local historian Sally Sellers.


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

Saturday 22 February 2020
A Musical Evening Visit to Westminster Abbey
Time: 7.00pm-9.15pm

The Purcell Club is made up of old choristers of the Abbey choir. Visitors assemble in the nave where a piece of sacred music is sung. They then proceed along the nave accompanied by a speaker who
provides a detailed history of the Abbey and significant places within it.

At suitable points there is a pause to hear a further piece of music.

The Society has been allocated 15 tickets. As the tour is very popular, the Purcell Club want to know the numbers attending by the end of August.


Venue: Westminster Abbey
Cost (per person): £41 (in advance)