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.

2017 Open Days at Ilford Hospital Chapel

Feb 6th to Sep 17th Ilford Hospital Chapel

The next regular Chapel Open Day will be on September 9th, from 10am to 2.30pm, with guided tours, refreshments, memorabilia, and stalls.

The following week is Open House weekend, when we shall be open on Saturday 16th September from 10am to 4pm and on Sunday from 1pm to 4.30pm.

Exhibition: Annual Summer Show at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Jul 8th to Sep 14th Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

The Annual Summer Show celebrates its 5th year with a collection of work from local artists reflecting the many delights of Epping Forest.

Exhibition: Forest Charter 800 for all at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Jul 8th to Oct 8th Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

The Forest Charter was signed by the 9 year old Henry III in 1217. Newly commissioned illustrations, activity sheets and a window into what people wanted to do in forests 800 years ago.


Open House Weekend at Ilford Hospital Chapel

Aug 16th to Sep 17th Ilford Hospital Chapel

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Open Days at Ilford Hospital Chapel

Aug 25th to Sep 17th Ilford Hospital Chapel

Ilford Hospital Chapel Beneath your feet as you walk down the Chapel aisle is a vault containing about 70 lead-lined coffins. The names of those interred are on display in the chapel; they worshipped in the Chapel in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Some have wall plaques in their memory, including a ‘respectable’ resident of Ilford. The vault is only accessible with engineering equipment. The pictures were taken about 1956-7. Do come and take a look at the Chapel on our regular Open Day, Saturday 9th September 10am to 2.30pm, or on the Open House weekend, Saturday 16th September 10am to 4pm and Sunday 17th September 1pm to 4.30pm.p2273 - watermarked


Guitar Workshop at Thames Chase Forest Centre

Sep 24th Thames Chase Forest Centre

Thames Chase Players present:
A Workshop for all guitar enthusiasts
For mixed abilities

Tutor: Dominic Ashworth

If you enjoy playing or are just learning how to play this versatile instrument ,  this workshop will offer an opportunity to improve your technique. Bring your guitar, some music and any questions you have for our Dominic Ashworth, renowned classical and jazz guitarist.

French-Canadian Dominic Ashworth studied guitar in Toronto and Spain before moving to England fulltime.  He joined Digby Fairweather’s Half Dozen in 1998.  He works with many jazz musicians including Julian Marc Stringle, has his own acoustic trio and teaches at Trinity College of Music.

This workshop day is suitable for players who have mastered the basics, want to improve and find out how to take their practice forward.

Special feature – we will have equipment available for you to record your playing. (included in the cost)

Refreshments are available from the café or bring your own packed lunch. Tea & Cofee will be available during the workshop free of charge.

When Sun 24th Sep 2017
Time 11am-4pm
Where Thames Chase
Cost £18 per participant

£10 for under 16s and music students

£6 for Audience Members

Raising Funds for Thames Chase Trust (Charity No.1115627)

Thames Chase Guided Walks – Pages & Harold Court Woods at Thames Chase Forest Centre

Sep 29th Thames Chase Forest Centre

Harold Court Wood and Pages Wood

Circular walk exploring two woodlands regenerated in partnership with the Forestry Commission.

Come and join us for some fresh air and light exercise and enjoy what the Community Forest has to offer at this time of year.

The walk is around 5 miles, including a detour to view the commemorative stone to honour the victory of the local campaigners over Essex County Council who wanted to fence Tylers Common.  The walk is on good surfaced footpaths and will take approximately 2 hours finishing near the Wyevale Garden Centre for refreshments.

Meet in Tylers Common car park in Nags Head Lane at 10am.

Discovering the Thames Chase Community Forest

When Fri 29th Sep
Time 10am
Where Meet in Tylers Common car park
Cost £3.00

Donation of £3.00 per person on the day.

Raising Funds for Thames Chase Trust (Charity No.1115627)