It’s coming up to Halloween and Whitehall has been putting on several events to celebrate the occasion. Our fun Halloween trail takes you on an adventure around Whitehall and includes kids crafts! This blog post will discuss a quick history of the occasion itself, including its origins and how it evolved overtime, followed by a… Continue reading A Very Spooky Whitehall Halloween
“There could be no finer contribution to the Festival of Britain than the Cheam Charter Fair”. Find out more about the history of this wonderful Charter Fair and what to expect this year!
As Easter Sunday approaches next week and we celebrate the Easter holidays, we think back on what Easter might have been like for the Killick family back in the 19th century.
Trails, Tigers and….Owls?! What a busy February for Whitehall! We hosted a jam-packed programme of activities to mark Lunar New Year, and welcomed families into Whitehall for Cultural Services ‘What’s That?’ Week during half-term. February marked the beginning of the Lunar New Year. 2022 is the Year of the Tiger- the Zodiac symbol of strength… Continue reading Year of the Tiger: Whitehall celebrates Lunar New Year with the Sutton Hong Kongers, and hosts a busy half term!
As ’10 Objects I can’t live without’ exhibition opens at Whitehall, we’re catching up once again with the activities of our Whitehall Youth Panel, who over the last year have been planning this fun exhibition with exhibition designer Philip Simpson. Today’s post comes from Kathleen O’Sullivan (Yr. 9), who reflects on the final exhibition design and the project as a whole.
We’re catching up once again with the activities of our Whitehall Youth Panel, who over the last year the group have been planning an exhibition based around the theme of: ’10 objects I can’t live without’. Today’s post comes from Maahi Patil (Yr. 9), who recaps on some of the decisions they have explored in relation to the design of the exhibition. Additional contributions from Kathleen O’Sullivan (Yr. 9) and Arushi Khemani (Yr. 11).
Today we’re catching up with the activities of our Whitehall Project Youth Panel, which was set up in collaboration with Nonsuch High School for Girls last year. The group’s main project is to curate an exhibition around the theme of: ’10 objects I can’t live without’.
Our most recent temporary exhibition at Whitehall is a vibrant display called A Good Yarn by Samia Tossio (SamiArt). Sadly, due to current restrictions, we’ve had to temporarily close our doors at Whitehall, which has meant the exhibition has been cut short. Therefore to ensure our visitors and followers have the opportunity to engage with this exhibition, we’ll be sharing images and snippets of stories from the project over the coming weeks, both here and across our other social media platforms. In addition, we’re also extending the dates for the exhibition so that visitors will still have the opportunity to see the displays in person when we reopen (N.B no confirmed date as yet but watch this space!)
Each year we try to make Halloween a spook-tastic family-fun oriented event at Whitehall, and indeed at Honeywood Museum in Carshalton. This year, whilst following the same restrictions as everyone else, we were pleased to be able to host children’s activities at both sites, in the form of spooky treasure hunts: What’s in the Whitehall… Continue reading Halloween reflections…
What do you think this object is? That is the question that we asked members of Sutton Mencap who came to take part in the first of a series of Mystery Object sessions. As the mould was passed around the group, participants got to hold the object and feel the strange ridges and bumps of… Continue reading Object of the Month: May 2019