Part of Scene in Time, Wilton's annual family festival

22nd October to 23rd October . 10am - 6pm . All Ages

Welcome to the third of our Scene in Time free family weekenders. This will be a fun, lively and informative exploration of the impact of trade and immigration on events here at Wilton's during its colourful lifetime and on the people whose lives have been connected to the building, whether they worked, lived, visited or performed here. 

We have a programme jam-packed with shows to watch and participate in, arts and crafts stalls for making and doing, music, film and magic; plus, of course, everyone's favourites - face painting and balloon stalls. This will also be an ideal opportunity to relax, enjoy and soak up the atmosphere of this very special building, which scooped four RIBA awards in 2016.

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11:00   Wilton’s Wonderful Time Machine 
            A magical adventure performed by Pollyanna Training Theatre
From Far Across the World, all the way to Wilton's
            A musical performance by Harry Gosling Primary School led by Paul Rubinstein 
Acrobatics from Mimbre’s Flying Home and Chatting Ladies
13.20   Give & Take
            Dance, choreographed by Jo Meredith, performed by students of The Vale School 
14:00   Acrobatics from 
Mimbre’s Flying Home and Chatting Ladies
14.40   Magic from cabaret, Fringe and West End star, Oliver Tabor 
15.45   Traditional Indian dance in Threedhara: 3 Strands
            Beeja present 3 Indian dance styles followed by the chance to have a go yourself!
17:00   Silent cinema comedy with live music from The Lucky Dog Picture House 

18.40   Klezmer and Balkan beats from Leeds based bohemians, 

(all timings are subject to changes)


10.45   Wilton’s Wonderful Time Machine 
            A magical adventure performed by Pollyanna Training Theatre
11.45   Tales from the Shed
            Hugely entertaining fun from renowned Chickenshed
12.30   Dance performance by Shapla Primary School
            Choreographed by Paola Piccato
13.10   Tales from the Shed
            Hugely entertaining fun from renowned Chickenshed
13.55   Silent cinema comedy with live music from The Lucky Dog Picture House
15.15   Magic from cabaret, Fringe and West End star, Oliver Tabor 
16.20   Traditional Indian dance in Threedhara: 3 Strands 
            Beeja present 3 Indian dance styles followed by the chance to have a go yourself! 
17.55   Flabbergast Theatre, a puppet show by Boris & Sergey Origins

(all timings are subject to changes)


♦   Join the Tower Bridge Learning team and find out about all the exotic and aromatic goodies in London’s Larder and create a collage to take home.
♦   Make origami boats with Museum of London Docklands and discover songs and stories of the goods brought to London by sea (Saturday only).
♦   Explore the world’s biggest ocean and find out how Pacific Islanders became master navigators long before the advent of modern technology.
♦   The pen is mightier than the sword! Reach out to the world in writing with Letter Lounge – bring your address book.
♦   Discover from Toynbee Hall how, through history, immigrants settling in east London have battled against poverty and vote for what you think would improve East End life.
♦   Compose your own audio-visual music collage with Musicjelly’s fun, inspirational mix and mashup suite – a rare opportunity to enjoy this amazing interactive and immersive experience for free.

Click image above to see the weekend's food menu (PDF)

See all Wilton's family events here >

They like it

  • A superb act

    BBC on magician Oliver Tabor

  • A hilariously surreal journey

    ***** Broadway World on Flabbergast Theatre

  • Food + Drink

    The Mahogany Bar will be open all day for food, teas, coffees, alcoholic and soft drinks. Read the food menu here: Gatherers-Gateway-Menu.pdf

  • Access and Facilities

    Baby changing facilities are on the ground floor. There is limited buggy parking. Wilton's ground flood is fully wheelchair accessible. For more access information and a floor plan, please click here: wiltons.org.uk/visit/access.

Supported by:Heritage Lottery Fund
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