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Dec
4
Sun
Insieme’s Mid-Winter Musical Feast @ Lauderdale House
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Insieme, our Chamber Opera Ensemble in Residence, for a festive feast of music making!

An early Christmas treat! Insieme return to Lauderdale House this December for a night of beautiful musical gems. Featuring Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante and scenes from Engelbert Humperdinck’s seasonal favourite, Hansel and Gretel, you can expect plenty of audience participation to get you in the festive mood.

Dec
5
Mon
Children’s Drawing & Painting Classes @ Lauderdale House
Dec 5 @ 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Children’s Drawing & Painting Classes

Our children’s art classes run on a termly basis, providing children aged 5-8 with an introduction to the basics of drawing and painting.

Each week children will build on their skills learnt in previous weeks, developing their confidence and ability.

Taught by experienced, supportive, and friendly teacher Aynur Erdal, this class is the perfect opportunity to introduce your child to the world of art.

We welcome any students wishing to join after the beginning of the term and charge a pro rata rate of £17.50 per class until the end of the term. Please contact the office on 020 8348 8716 to book or if you have any queries about the class.

You are also welcome to book an initial trial class at £17.50 ahead of booking the whole term- please call on 020 8348 8716, and we will be happy to help.

Dec
10
Sat
Santa’s Christmas Grotto 2022 @ Lauderdale House
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Every year a magical Christmas grotto springs up in Lauderdale House as the man himself (Father Christmas, Santa Claus, Père Noël, Saint Nick) pays us a special seasonal visit. Kids of all ages can come along to meet him!

Select a half-hour slot. Within your booked time slot, children will take it in turns to meet Father Christmas with the adults accompanying them.

£11 per child, parents go free.

‘One of London’s top five Santas’ (Time Out)

Dec
11
Sun
Santa’s Christmas Grotto 2022 @ Lauderdale House
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Every year a magical Christmas grotto springs up in Lauderdale House as the man himself (Father Christmas, Santa Claus, Père Noël, Saint Nick) pays us a special seasonal visit. Kids of all ages can come along to meet him!

Select a half-hour slot. Within your booked time slot, children will take it in turns to meet Father Christmas with the adults accompanying them.

£11 per child, parents go free.

‘One of London’s top five Santas’ (Time Out)

Dec
12
Mon
Children’s Drawing & Painting Classes @ Lauderdale House
Dec 12 @ 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Children’s Drawing & Painting Classes

Our children’s art classes run on a termly basis, providing children aged 5-8 with an introduction to the basics of drawing and painting.

Each week children will build on their skills learnt in previous weeks, developing their confidence and ability.

Taught by experienced, supportive, and friendly teacher Aynur Erdal, this class is the perfect opportunity to introduce your child to the world of art.

We welcome any students wishing to join after the beginning of the term and charge a pro rata rate of £17.50 per class until the end of the term. Please contact the office on 020 8348 8716 to book or if you have any queries about the class.

You are also welcome to book an initial trial class at £17.50 ahead of booking the whole term- please call on 020 8348 8716, and we will be happy to help.

Dec
20
Tue
Free lunchtime concert with Stephen Hose @ LAUDERDALE HOUSE
Dec 20 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Take a break on a Tuesday lunchtime and enjoy 45 minutes of gorgeous classical music performed live by our resident pianist Stephen Hose upstairs in the beautiful Long Gallery overlooking Waterlow Park.

Stephen trained at the Royal Academy of Music where he held a Vaughan Williams scholarship, and has worked extensively as a Musical Director, conductor and pianist in London and regional theatre. He has played at most of the London concert halls and has performed in France and Germany. He is currently Pianist in Residence at Lauderdale House, Highgate.

Projects abroad have ranged from the English Theater of Frankfurt to The Lost Colony at the 2,000 seat outdoor theatre on Roanoke Island, USA. TV work has included being the pianist on Channel 4 ‘s Titanic, The Mission, accompanist for The Choir, and 5 years as Musical Associate/Director for TV productions of Christmas Glory. He was Chorus Master for Jessye Norman’s Ellington’s Sacred Songs at the Barbican Theatre and Epidavros, Greece.

His work as Music Director for OperaUK has included Barber of Seville, Cosi fan Tutte, La Traviata, the Merry Widow, Olé and El Amore Brujo. For Merry Opera work includes La Traviata, The Magic Flute, Kiss Me, Figaro!, The Barber of Seville and La Belle Hélène (aka Troy Boy). He has also conducted over 50 performances of their unique staged Messiah.