There are a host of exciting events happening across the Discover Me sites throughout the year. Talks, workshops, activities, shows and more, these events range in price from a few pounds to absolutely free, so there’s something to suit every pocket.

Exhibition: Val Lawson “A Forest Path” at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Jun 3rd 2016 to Jun 30th 2016 Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

An exhibition of woodland water colours by Val Lawson

National Maritime Museum Art Group at Havering Museum

Jun 4th 2016 to Jul 30th 2016 Havering Museum

Archive Film Afternoon at The Old Chapel Upminster

Jun 5th 2016 The Old Chapel Upminster

Sunday 5 June, 2.00pm – 5.00pm – Show starts at 2.30pm

London: A Bigger Picture is a major Film London project aiming to get Londoners enjoying the city’s archive film while building a wider picture of London life.

This event will see an expert from London’s Screen Archives showing films from your area, exploring their history and explaining how you can donate your home movies to preserve them for future generations. The show will start at 2.30pm with a chance for Q&A.

For more information contact Gemma Smith on or call 01708 222660

Havering Numismatic Society at Havering Museum

Jun 11th 2016 to Jul 30th 2016 Havering Museum

Thames Chase Community Forest’s annual 10K and family fun run at Thames Chase Forest Centre

Jun 12th 2016 Thames Chase Forest Centre

10K Run

Multi-lap and very gently undulating 10K route through picturesque park and woodland. Off road and completely traffic free on network of flat surfaced paths, with a small section of grass/meadow.

Date: 12th June 2016

Time: 10.00

Location: The Forest Centre, Pike Lane, Upminster, RM14 3NS

Family Fun Run

The 10K will be followed by our family fun run at 11.30.

Entry Fees –

  • £10 per family.
  • £3 per child between 11-16 running alone
  • Please email to register, or drop into the Forest Centre

Facilities – Toilets, Onsite parking, Refreshments


Big band Concert on the meadow at Thames Chase Forest Centre

Jun 26th 2016 Thames Chase Forest Centre

Brentwood School Big Band, an afternoon of picnics, barbecue and Big Band.

Welcome back to Brentwood School Big Band for an afternoon of incredible sound on the Forest Centre meadow. Bring your garden chairs and enjoy a picnic whilst listening to the band. Hampers available and a barbecue to follow the concert.

Venue: Forest Centre meadow and barn

Tickets: Free, Donations to Thames Chase Trust welcome.


The Art of Tea at Valentines Mansion & Gardens

Jun 29th 2016 to Jul 31st 2016 Valentines Mansion & Gardens

A special photographic exhibition by Still Life photographer Stuart Duff featuring previously unseen antique teaware.

Tea Masterclasses at Valentines Mansion & Gardens

Jun 29th 2016 to Jul 24th 2016 Valentines Mansion & Gardens

Are you a tea lover but not sure of your Long Jing’s from your Darjeeling’s? Then why not attend a tea master class with Mark Nicholls as part of Valentine Mansions tea extravaganza?

Valentines Cream Tea at Valentines Mansion & Gardens

Jun 29th 2016 to Jul 26th 2016 Valentines Mansion & Gardens

Enjoy a traditional English cream tea accompanied by unique green and black teas, specially blended for Valentines Mansion.



After Hours: Gin at Rainham Hall

Jun 30th 2016 Rainham Hall

In the eighteenth century there was a craze sweeping London! The city was overcrowded, poverty was rife and one spirit seemed to be the answer… GIN! Bermondsey Gin Ltd, who are purveyors of historical gins, will be in residence for the evening so come and taste a bit of the eighteenth century and discover the story behind this much loved spirit. There will be talks, tastings and a G&T bar.

Tickets: £15 including a gin tasting session (booking online is essential).