It’s getting close to the 2010 Bethlem Sunfayre and, given the beautiful weather, it seemed the perfect time to let you know what’s going on on the day. If you’re interested in art, history, your local area or simply want a day out with a difference, put the date in your diary now!
The Archives and Museum staff will be out in force throughout the Sunfayre. There’ll be an exhibition on “the cats of Louis Wain” in the Museum (along with our art and historical displays) short talks on “Bethlem Patients in the 1850s” in the Education Room, visits to the Historic Board Room, and regular guided walks through the grounds. There’s also a chance to see the current Bethlem Gallery Exhibition – Consulting the Collection, an exhibition of work by contemporary Bethlem Artists alongside artworks and objects from the Bethlem Museum’s collection in the Bethlem Gallery; some of the artists involved will be running art workshops throughout the afternoon.
In addition to our activities, the Bethlem Hospital site will host art and craft stalls, refreshments, children’s entertainment (rides, slides and face painting), complementary therapies and live music – as well as chance to witness teams of staff and local residents battle it out on giant inflatables in It’s a Knockout!
The Bethlem Sunfayre takes place on Saturday 10 July, from 12 – 5pm, at the Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham. The nearest station is Eden Park. For directions to the site, and a map, see our website.