Bethlem Sunfayre 2011

The Annual Bethlem Sunfayre takes place this year on Saturday 2 July, from 12 – 5pm. As usual, there will be a host of activities, stalls and games, including Bethlem’s Got Talent: a talent show contest with some amazing surprises! The day will offer an opportunity to view the new collaborative exhibition between the Archives and Museum and the Bethlem Gallery, Art From Ephemera, as well as an exhibition on William Kurelek, including a rare opportunity to view the painting Out of the Maze, featured in this month’s In the Frame.

In addition, both the Archives and Museum and the Bethlem Gallery will be putting on a host of art and history related events. Throughout the day, there will be regular opportunities to enjoy a guided historical tour of the site (including an opportunity to view the board room), explore the nineteenth century hospital casebooks, and learn more about the striking portraits of patients taken by society photographer Henry Hering in the 1850s. The last session begins at 3pm.

In the art studio, artist-led taster sessions will run throughout the afternoon, on the hour, from 1-5pm, on a first-come, first-served basis. Refreshments and children’s games continue the fun on offer, while for those keen not to miss out on Wimbledon, the ladies final will be showing on a large screen in the Community Centre!

Date: Saturday 2 July, 12-5pm

Venue: Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3BX (nearest station Eden Park)

Admission: Free! All welcome

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Barrington, Sunfayre (2010)

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