Friday, 13 August 2010

Exhibition in the Dovecote Gallery........

Redbridge Arts Council-Summer Exhibition

Dovecote Gallery

Valentines Mansion & Gardens
Ilford, Essex.

15th-29th August
Open from 11am-4pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays


  “Time to Reflect”
Original Watercolour  by Stephie Butler

As a member of The Ilford Art Society I will be exhibiting 5 paintings at the Dovecote gallery.
The gallery is in the grounds of the Valentines park, mansion & gardens. A lovely day out for all the family.

The house was built in around 1696 for Elizabeth Tillotson and her family, after the death of her husband, the Archbishop of Canterbury and has since changed hands many times. The Council acquired the house in 1912. Since then it has been home to wartime refugees, a hospital, a public health centre, and a council housing department. After sitting empty for around 15 years the house and gardens have been restored with Redbridge council and Heritage Lottery funds . 
 A wonderful day out for all the family.
Visit the Gallery, Mansion & Gardens and the new Gardener’s Cottage Café.

Please visit the website for more information:
Emerson Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 4XA
Bookings and general enquiries: 020 8708 8100


Pat said...

Valentine's - that brings back memories!
Its one of the places hubby and I used to walk his dog - when he lived in Hainault!

Wish you every success at this exhibition xx

Stephie Butler said...

Hi Pat..So Sorry I missed this..Thanks so much for all the support you show me here, really do appreciate it.

I must admit, although being bought up in Dagenham and working in Ilford town hall, I didn't even know this place existed.It's a wonderful old building that's been fully restored..


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