Past Events

The Last London - A Talk by Iain Sinclair

12 Apr 19:00 - 20:30 12 Apr 19:00 - 20:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
Iain Sinclair has been documenting the peculiar magic of the river-city that absorbs and obsesses him for most of his adult life. In The Last London, he strikes out on a series of...   More info

Southwark Cathedral visit

15 Apr 11:00 - 16:00 15 Apr 11:00 - 16:00 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
Day trip to sing services at Southwark Cathedral with music led by our Boys' and Men's Choirs. 11am Choral Eucharist and 3pm Choral Evensong...   More info

The Dean of Southwark Tour - A Spiritual Tour of Southwark Cathe

18 Apr 18:30 - 20:00 18 Apr 18:30 - 20:00 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
Join The Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark for this unique after-hours spiritual journey around Southwark Cathedral. The Dean will not only explain this holy building’s...   More info

The King's Assassin: The Fatal Affair of George Villiers and Jam

19 Apr 19:00 - 20:30 19 Apr 19:00 - 20:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
The scandalous story of George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, lover and alleged murderer of James I Britain’s first Stuart King in 1625. The rise of the glamorous, charismatic...   More info

Choral Evensong

21 Apr 16:00 - 17:00 21 Apr 16:00 - 17:00 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
Music details to be added in due course...   More info

Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight

21 Apr 19:30 - 21:30 21 Apr 19:30 - 21:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
One of Britain’s finest ensembles return to Southwark Cathedral as part of their Spring 2018 Uk & Ireland tour with an evening packed full of classical favourites. Programme...   More info

Rick Jones and Arthur Smith: Shakespeare Recital

23 Apr 14:30 - 16:15 23 Apr 14:30 - 16:15 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
This year’s annual Shakespeare performance, on the day that Shakespeare was not only born, but died, and on St George’s Day too, will focus on the life of a Shakespearean feminist...   More info

Draw and Tour - Southwark Cathedral's Architecture

25 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 25 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
Welcome to an evening of drawing with a dash of history in the peaceful space of Southwark Cathedral Artist Suzanne Pink will give a 20 minute workshop on pen, ink and line...   More info

Living with the Gods: 40,000 Years of Peoples, Objects and Belie

26 Apr 19:00 - 20:30 26 Apr 19:00 - 20:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
The Very Reverend Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark in partnership with publisher Penguin Random House are delighted to host this talk by Dr Neil MacGregor on his new publication...   More info

Literary Tour of Southwark Cathedral

09 May 18:30 - 19:30 09 May 18:30 - 19:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
Discover the many literary figures who are associated with the Southwark Cathedral. Uncover the life of John Gower, an important English court poet and friend of Chaucer. Explore...   More info

Evening Guided Tour of Southwark Cathedral

09 May 18:30 - 19:30 09 May 18:30 - 19:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
Enjoy the quiet of Southwark Cathedral in the evening by attending this history tour. Southwark Cathedral has had a long and distinguished history. In over 900 years of...   More info

Historic Stone Carving - A Talk by Tim Crawley

10 May 19:00 - 20:30 10 May 19:00 - 20:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
As part of London Craft Week 2018, Southwark Cathedral and City & Guilds London School of Art invite you to find about the great tradition of architectural stone carving. Discuss...   More info

Candlelit Photography Evening

16 May 19:00 - 21:00 16 May 19:00 - 21:00 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
This spring Southwark Cathedral would like to invite all amateur and professional photographers to spend an evening taking photos of the Cathedral lit by candlelight. As the...   More info

Lawrence of Arabia's War - A Talk by Neil Faulkner

17 May 19:00 - 20:30 17 May 19:00 - 20:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
A wealth of new research and thinking on Lawrence, the Arab Revolt, and World War One in the Middle East, providing essential background to today's violent conflicts. Rarely is a...   More info

Pentecost

20 May 18:00 - 19:30 20 May 18:00 - 19:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
Diocesan Pentecost Service, the church's Birthday, which is when we remember the coming of the Holy Spirit, like tongues of fire, sparks and flames. This service is open to all...   More info

The Collections of the Cumings: the World in Walworth

31 May 19:00 - 20:30 31 May 19:00 - 20:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
Over 200 years ago Richard Cuming officially started his collection by purchasing items from the sale of the Leverian museum near Blackfriars bridge. This started an obsession to...   More info

Broken Beauty: Mending Circle

04 Jun 14:30 - 16:30 04 Jun 14:30 - 16:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
Join artist Alison Clark during her residency at Southwark Cathedral for a Mending Circle. This is part of events to mark the first anniversary of the London Bridge Attack that...   More info

The Dean of Southwark Tour - A Spiritual Tour of Southwark Cathe

06 Jun 19:00 - 20:30 06 Jun 19:00 - 20:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
Join The Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark for this unique after-hours spiritual journey around Southwark Cathedral. The Dean will not only explain this holy building’s...   More info

The Mesmerist: how Hypnotism came to Victorian London – A Talk b

14 Jun 19:00 - 20:30 14 Jun 19:00 - 20:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
Best-selling author Wendy Moore will talk about her latest book, The Mesmerist: the society doctor who held Victorian London spellbound, which tells the story of John Elliotson...   More info

Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight

16 Jun 19:30 - 21:30 16 Jun 19:30 - 21:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
Join London Concertante in their journey between 18th Century Italy and 20th Century England in a stunning programme of sublime classical music in the magnificent setting of...   More info

The Crossway - A Talk with Guy Stagg

19 Jun 19:00 - 20:30 19 Jun 19:00 - 20:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
Southwark Cathedral and publishers Pan MacMillan are delighted to host this talk by Guy Stagg on the release of his publication The Crossway. When Guy Stagg decided to walk from...   More info

Met Police Choir Summer Concert

22 Jun 18:30 22 Jun 18:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
The MPC are proud to present their annual summer concert held this year at the beautiful Southwark Cathedral! Tickets are 15 which includes a programme and entry into our raffle...   More info

Where Poppies Blow - A Talk by John Lewis-Stempel

28 Jun 19:00 - 20:30 28 Jun 19:00 - 20:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
The natural history of the Western Front during the First World War. 'If it weren't for the birds, what a hell it would be.' During the Great War, soldiers lived inside the...   More info

Evensong at Southwark Cathedral

30 Jun 16:00 - 17:00 30 Jun 16:00 - 17:00 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
We have been invited back to sing choral evensong in the beautiful cathedral at Southwark. Do join the congregation is you are in the area...   More info

Evening Guided Tour of Southwark Cathedral

18 Jul 18:30 - 19:30 18 Jul 18:30 - 19:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
Enjoy the quiet of Southwark Cathedral in the evening by attending this history tour. Southwark Cathedral has had a long and distinguished history. In over 900 years of...   More info

Emigrants - Why the English Sailed to the New World - A Talk by

19 Jul 19:00 - 20:30 19 Jul 19:00 - 20:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
Historian James Evans discusses some fascinating individual stories and the variety of reasons for the astonishing migration of English men, women and children to North America...   More info

Stories of Archaeology in Southwark - A Day of Talks

28 Jul 10:00 - 16:30 28 Jul 10:00 - 16:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
Southwark Cathedral is delighted to host a day of talks in our Garry Weston Library looking at different aspects of archaeology, not just at the Cathedral, but also in our local...   More info

The House of Beaufort - A Talk by Nathen Amin

23 Aug 19:00 - 20:30 23 Aug 19:00 - 20:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
The House of Beaufort played a pivotal role in the Hundred Years War and the Wars of the Roses, being chief supporters of the House of Lancaster and giving birth to the Tudor...   More info

The Orthodox Church of Ethiopia: A History - A Talk by Revd Dr J

04 Sep 19:00 - 20:30 04 Sep 19:00 - 20:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
Surrounded by steep escarpments to the north, south and east, Ethiopia has always been geographically and culturally set apart. It has the longest archaeological record of any...   More info

Female Tommies: The Frontline Women of the First World War - A T

13 Sep 19:00 - 20:30 13 Sep 19:00 - 20:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
The First World War saw one of the biggest ever changes in the demographics of warfare, as thousands of women donned uniforms and took an active part in conflict for the first...   More info

Stories of London: The River Thames - A Day of Talks

15 Sep 10:00 - 16:30 15 Sep 10:00 - 16:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
The Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Saviour and St Mary Overie (meaning over the river) which has witnessed over 1000 years of London history, stands at the oldest crossing...   More info

Death on the Brighton Road - a Journey through South London - A

20 Sep 19:00 - 20:30 20 Sep 19:00 - 20:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
Death on the Brighton Road is an account of a recent nine mile journey along the old coach road between Kennington and South Croydon. It contrasts the present-day streetscape with...   More info

Living with the Gods: 40,000 Years of Peoples, Objects and Belie

24 Sep 19:00 - 20:30 24 Sep 19:00 - 20:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
The Very Reverend Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark in partnership with publisher Penguin Random House are delighted to host this talk by Dr Neil MacGregor on his new publication...   More info

Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight

06 Oct 19:30 - 21:30 06 Oct 19:30 - 21:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
London Concertante present a programme headlined by the effervescent Four Seasons alongside exquisite romantic endeavours by Mendelssohn and Dvorak. Programme: Mendelssohn...   More info

Art of the First World War - A Day of Talks

20 Oct 10:00 - 16:30 20 Oct 10:00 - 16:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
'I am no longer an artist. I am a messenger who will bring back word from the men who are fighting to those who want the war to go on for ever. Feeble, inarticulate will be my...   More info

Poetry of the First World War - A Day of Talks

03 Nov 10:00 - 16:30 03 Nov 10:00 - 16:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
This book is not about heroes. English Poetry is not yet fit to speak of them. Nor is it about deeds, or lands, nor anything about glory, honour, might, majesty, dominion, or...   More info

God is No Thing: Coherent Christianity - A Talk by Rupert Shortt

15 Nov 19:00 - 20:30 15 Nov 19:00 - 20:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
Although parts of the Western world now appear almost totally secularised, Christianity remains the most potent worldview on earth alongside Islam. In this compelling book, Rupert...   More info

Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight

17 Nov 19:30 - 21:30 17 Nov 19:30 - 21:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
Join London Concertante for a programme full of classical treats from across Europe, with a fantastic filling of Romantic Russian delights. Programme: Bach Brandenburg Concerto...   More info

Christmas Baroque by Candlelight

22 Dec 19:30 - 22:30 22 Dec 19:30 - 22:30 - London London
Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral
Wrap up warm and make the festive period a little longer as the London Concertante perform a selection of 17th Century festive classics by musical masters Bach, Handel, Mozart...   More info


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