Saturday 29th   

 

11am - The first of Ian Small's daily talks. Every day at 11am Severndroog volunteer tour guide, Ian, will join us from the courtyard for a talk on the history of the castle. Today he gives an introduction to the castle. Enjoying the festival? Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

1pm -  Pressed Flower Card Making with Happy by Harper. Join Sarah Harper for a step by step workshop on how to make your own lovely pressed flower greetings cards. You can gather  your own bits and bobs and do this workshop for free, or buy a kit from Sarah at www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HappyByHarper. Join in on Facebook or Youtube 

   

2pm - Make your Own Recycled Bunting Workshop with Pragya from our friends at Eltham Arts. Join in on Facebook 

 

3pm - Woodland Trail Taster Walk, join our volunteer Cathie on a walk through Castle Wood to launch our new Severndroog Trail. Use #SeverndroogTrail to tag us in your pictures from the walk Join in on Facebook or Youtube

  

5pm - Daily Opera Aria from the Castle Lawn with soprano Tamara Stein Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

8pm - Jazz from the Severndroog Castle Courtyard with saxophonist Phil Veacock & guitarist Dave Warren  Join in on Facebook or Youtube

SUNDAY 30th 

 

10am - Zoom Yoga from the Castle with Kallie, suitable for all abilities, advance booking essential at www.eventbrite.co.uk/myevent?eid=116295116825

 

11am - Daily talks with Ian Small. Daily talks by Ian Small. Every day at 11am Severndroog volunteer tour guide will join us from the courtyard for a talk on the history of the castle. Today he raises questions about the record of the East India Company. Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

12pm -  Draw The Droog with Rob Hayes. Will you take Rob’s challenge to #DrawTheDroog and tag us with your own creations? Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

Download the Severndroog colouring in sheet here

 

1pm - Make Your Own Woodland Decorations Workshop with Janey Jones, using flowers and grasses to make lovely clay hangings. All ages. Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

2pm - Severndroog Volunteers: Harry's Cycle Challenge, join Harry and Nathan as they take you along on their sponsored bike journey from Severndroog Castle to Windsor Castle. You can still sponsor the ride here. Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

3pm - Severndroog Volunteers: Introducing Anton. Meet the Severndroog volunteer who leads the team who garden around the building, and hear about the gardening year at the castle. Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

5pm -  Daily Opera Aria from the Castle Lawn with soprano Tamara Stein Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

8pm - Introducing the song A Long As There Is Time by Mukara. In 2015 Indian musician Ramya Thiyagarajan came to the castle to perform for us, and for Fest 2020 she is back with her new single Join in on Facebook or Youtube

2020 FESTIVAL

SAT - SUN - MON - TUE - WED - THUR - FRI ​- SAT

Monday 31st

 

9.30am - Start the day with a bit of Razamataz magic, as Severndroog’s favourite Motown act perform a song for you from the Courtyard. Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

11am - Daily talks by Ian Small. Severndroog volunteer tour guide, Ian, will join us from the courtyard for a talk on the history of the castle. Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

1pm - The launch of 'Picturing Severndroog', a new online exhibition exploring the many appearances of the Castle in eighteenth and nineteenth century works of art

 

2.30pm - Severndroog Fest hosts the Blackheath Society for a showing of one of their new Archive Films. Today, remembering the V2 rocket hit on Blackheath Village. Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

 

5pm - Daily Opera Aria from the Castle Lawn with soprano Tamara Stein. Join in on Facebook or Youtube 

 

8pm - Gillywood bring us folk from the Lady James Room in the Castle, Eltham’s very own folk super-group and Severndroog favourites bring you a set of classics. Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

All day - Pre-booked clay workshops with Fiona Veacock on Zoom. Booking now closed.

 

Getting here

Road

A 20 minute drive from the M25. Leave at Junction 2 signposted for Central London and Lewisham and join the A2. Take the slip road off the A2 signposted Falconwood. Turn right at the end and follow the road to the next junction, turning right onto Welling Way. At the next junction, turn left on to Shooters Hill. Go up and over Shooters Hill and take the first left after Craigholm. Look for our Brown Signs.

 

 

Bus

Take the 486 bus from North Greenwich or Bexleyheath, the 89 bus from Lewisham or Slade Green, alighting at the Memorial Hospital. 244 bus from Woolwich or Queen Elizabeth Hospital alighting at the Memorial Hospital on Shooters Hill.

 

 

Tube

Jubilee Line to North Greenwich, then 486 bus, alighting at the Memorial Hospital.

 

DLR

DLR to Woolwich Arsenal, then the 244 bus alighting at the Memorial Hospital.

 

Train

Network Southeast to Welling, then a 486 or 89 from bus stop D towards Shooters Hill. See above.

Tuesday 1st

9.30am - Start the day with a bit of Razamataz magic, as Severndroog’s favourite Motown act perform a song for you from the Courtyard. Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

11am - Daily talks with Ian Small. on the history of the castle. Today Ian will give a talk on the history of the castle. Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

1pm - Pinhole Camera artists Wayne Foskett transforms the castle into a camera obscura for Severndroog Fest. Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

1.30pm - Severndroog Fest showcases the work of some of the local artists and makers who are brining workshops to the Fest. Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

2.30pm - Severndroog Fest hosts the Blackheath Society for a showing of one of their new Archive Films. Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

5pm - Daily Opera Aria from the Castle Lawn with soprano Tamara Stein. Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

8pm - Young voice from Charlton Daisy Veacock presents one of her self-penned songs for us from the William James Room in the castle. Join in on Facebook or Youtube

This year's Severndroog Fest will be an eight day online extravaganza of arts, crafts, music, culture, history and fun. The schedule for the festival can be found below, with links to our Facebook and Youtube or the specific event page where you'll be able to take part in each session added on the day. You can use the links above to quickly navigate to each day's activities.

If you enjoy the festival, please consider supporting the Castle with a donation.

Wednesday 2ND

9.30am - Start the day with a bit of Razamataz magic, as Severndroog’s favourite Motown act perform a song for you from the Courtyard. Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

11am - Daily talks by Ian Small. Every day at 11am Severndroog volunteer tour guide will join us from the courtyard for a talk on the history of the castle.Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

1pm - Severndroog Photography from Eltham photographer John A King Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

2.30pm - Severndroog Fest hosts the Blackheath Society for a showing of one of their new Archive Films. Today, remembering the V2 rocket hit on Blackheath Village. Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

3.00pm - Growing Up in Rose Cottage in the 1950s, reminiscences of the Stacey Sisters of their childhood in the woods and around the castle. Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

3.30pm - Launch of the Severndroog Reminiscence Project with Ian Small. Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

5pm - Daily Opera Aria from the Castle Lawn with soprano Tamara Stein. Join in on Facebook or Youtube 

 

7.30pm - The return of The Big Severndroog Quiz with the Ben Review, get your team ready. Live on Facebook and instagram

FRIDAY 4TH

9.30am - Start the day with a bit of Razamataz magic, as Severndroog’s favourite Motown act perform a song for you from the Courtyard. Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

11am - Daily talks by Ian Small. Every day at 11am Severndroog volunteer tour guide will join us from the courtyard for a talk on the history of the castle. Today Ian talks about Severndroog Castle’s historic and modern role as an entertainment veneue. Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

1pm - Make A Severndroog Bluebells brooch from felt with Mary Jane Makes. Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

2.30pm - Severndroog Fest hosts the Blackheath Society for a showing of one of their new Archive Films.  For their final film today, we hear about the working life of one of their contributors. Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

5pm - Daily Opera Aria from the Castle Lawn with soprano Tamara Stein. Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

8pm - Daisy Veacock returns with another of her self-penned songs, ‘Lockdown Loser'. Join in on Facebook or Youtube

 

9pm - Wind down your week and get ready for the weekend with a Gong Bath with Kallie Schut. Join in on Facebook or Youtube

THURSDAY 3RD

9.30am - Start the day with a bit of Razamataz magic, as Severndroog’s favourite Motown act perform a song for you from the Courtyard. Join in on Facebook or Youtube.

 

11am - Daily talks by Ian Small. Every day at 11am Severndroog volunteer tour guide will join us from the courtyard for a talk on the history of the castle. Today, Ian considers the working castle. Join in on Facebook or Youtube.

 

1pm - Make beautiful and eco soy candles with Sarah from Happy by Harper. Join in on Facebook or Youtube.

 

1.30pm - Are you ready for the Severndroog Knot Challenge – that’s Severndroog Scouts of course! Join in on Facebook or Youtube.

 

2pm - We welcome the Friends of Oxleas Woodlands, Friends of Queenscroft Park and Friends of Shrewbury Park with films about their work. Join in on Facebook or Youtube.

 

2.30pm - Severndroog Fest hosts the Blackheath Society for a showing of one of their new Archive Films. Join in on Facebook or Youtube.

 

5pm.- Daily Opera Aria from the Castle Lawn with soprano Tamara Stein. Join in on Facebook or Youtube. 

 

8pm - Maria Wade performs a set from the Lady James Room in the Castle. Join in on Facebook or Youtube.

 

 

SATURDAY 5tH

11am - Daily talks by Ian Small. Every day at 11am Severndroog volunteer tour guide will join us from the courtyard for a talk on the history of the castle. For his final talk of the Fest, Ian remembers the campaign to save Severndroog. Join in on Facebook or Youtube.

 

1pm - Make Your Own Rapunzel Peg Doll with Janey Jones, a lovely workshop for children that imagines Rapunzel lives in Severndroog Castle. You can gather your own bits and bobs and do this workshop for free, or buy a kit from Janey at www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JaneyJonesStudio. Join in on Facebook or Youtube.

 

2pm - Find out the story of the shy troll who lives in the Castle Woods in our Facebook Live and take your kids on a Troll Hunt with Tea Dance for Little People! Pick up a printed Troll Hunt Map from our Tea Room and off you go! The maps are full of play, craft, song and outdoor adventure ideas!

 

5pm.- Daily Opera Aria from the Castle Lawn with soprano Tamara Stein. Join in on Facebook or Youtube.

 

8pm - The Fest 2020 draws to a close with a set of jazz from Lates favourite Jess De Giudici. Join in on Facebook or Youtube.