Conservationist, Artist, Social Reformer, Writer and Teacher


What’s On?

Both the Birthplace House and the Octavia Hill Society organise a programme of events throughout the year.

Octavia Hill's Birthplace House Weekly Activities

  • Mondays

    10.00am - 11.00am

    Yoga
    Contact: Hayley Wakeling 01945 861292 £5 per session

    10.00am - 12.00pm

    U3A Water Colours for Beginners (2nd & 4th Monday monthly)*
    Contact: Sue Reid 01945 464822

    2.00pm - 4.00pm

    Board Games
    £2.00 including tea and biscuits

    5.30pm - 6.30pm

    Yoga
    Contact: Haley Wakeling 01945 861292 £5 per session

  • Tuesdays

    10.00am - 12.00pm

    Alzheimers Carers Group (4th Tuesday monthly)
    Contact: Peter Clayton 01945 476358

    1.30pm - 4.00pm

    Oil Painting
    Contact: Ian Milburn 01945 476358

    7.00pm - 9.00pm

    Chess Club
    Contact: Clive Donald 01945 474818 (restarts September)

    7.15pm

    Clarkson Singers Mixed Voice Choir
    Contact: Loc-Mai Yuen Brooker 01945 585110 (restarts September)

  • Wednesdays

    9.30am - 11.30am

    Flower Arranging (Fortnightly)
    01945 581360 £3.50 per session (restarts September)

    9.45am - 11.45am

    Piano Beginners Course
    Six Week Course £36
    Contact: Loc-Mai Yuen Brooker 01945 585110 or 07976140396 or 01945 476358

    7.30pm - 8.30pm

    Piano Practice (2nd Wednesday monthly)
    Contact: Clive Donald 01945 474818. 7.00pm-9.00pm (restarts September)

  • Thursdays

    2.00pm - 4.00pm

    Adult Beginners Chess Club (1st & 3rd Thursday monthly)
    Contact: Clive Donald 01945 474818 £2.00 per session (restarts September)

    2.00pm - 4.00pm

    Book Club Read and Review a book (last Thursday monthly)
    Contact: Peter Clayton 01945 476358 £3 including tea and biscuits

  • Fridays

    11.30am - 1.30pm

    Arts and Crafts Club
    Arts and Crafts in a friendly atmosphere
    01945 476358

  • Saturdays

    10.00am - 11.00am

    Piano Practice Group on Birthplace House Grand Piano (1st Saturday monthly)
    Contact: Clive Donald 01945 474818 (restarts September)

    2.00pm - 4.00pm

    Junior Chess Club by arrangement
    Contact: Clive Donald 01945 474818 (restarts September)

Upcoming Events

  • Anthropocene: of our own making

    Saturday, May 11, Birthplace House, 4pm to 6pm, opening of contemporary arts exhibition by Precious Earth Art Collective. Exhibition runs from Saturday, May 11 to Monday, June 24. Refreshments provided. Tickets on the door.
  • The story of Constance Spry in flowers

    Friday, October 18, Birthplace House, 2pm, talk by Nick Grounds, followed by unveiling of plaque to Constance Spry, the leading flower arranger of her generation. Included in standard entry.
  • Half term at Birthplace House

    Saturday, October 19 to Sunday, October 27, available daily in standard opening hours, hunt the hedgehog children's trail, £3 including small prize
  • Victorian memento mori workshop

    Half term: Monday, October 21, with Jen Barback
  • Willow weaving

    Half term: Wednesday, October 23, with Mandy Caldon of Precious Earth Art Collective. Book in advance on 01945 476358.
  • Migrant links

    Half term: Wednesday, October 23, 1.30pm for 2pm, talk about the HLF 'Migrant links' project with Anita Grodkiewicz MBE of the Rosmini Centre. Included in standard entry.
  • Closed season

    November to March ************************************************** Open Saturday, November 2
  • Commemoration weekend

    Saturday, November 30 to Sunday, December 1, Birthplace House
  • Housing in history

    Commemoration weekend: Saturday, November 30, 1.30pm to 4.30pm, all day events to be confirmed, free entry
  • Board game design masterclass

    Commemoration weekend: Saturday, November 30, 2pm to 4pm, with Julian Snape and the TVA team, booking required - 01945-476358, £5 each
  • Commemoration day

    Commemoration weekend: Sunday, December 1, memorial lecture followed by lunch and a service in St Peter's Church
  • Open days at Birthplace House

    Saturday, December 7, Saturday, January 4, 2020, Saturday, February 1, 2020
  • First day of new season

    Saturday, March 7, 2020, Birthplace House

For further details or to register interest please contact Peter Clayton, Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House. Tel 01945 476358 or email: info@octaviahill.org

* classes require a U3A membership