Talbot House Events

Although most events are open to the public, some are only open to members.The Talbotousians, the membership organisation which supports Talbot House, puts on several events every year to raise funds for the upkeep of the House.  Talbot House and its exhibitions remain open during these events, you entrance fee is included in your event ticket. 

covid-restrictions

All events take place within the restrictions set by the national security council. All precautionary measures will be taken to make sure that everything can happen as safe as possible. We ask you to follow the advice from our stay.

July 2021

Cheerio Darling: An Affair of Letters: livestream

27th of July 2021 @ 8 pm

The 21-year-old dentist student Geoffrey decides to enlist in the British Army when the Great War breaks out. He gets to know the 16-year-old Edith Ainscow through a good friend of his. After just four dates, it’s obvious that something is growing between them. 

Unfortunately, the war has other plans and sends Geoffrey to the Westhoek which meant that they could only keep in touch through letters. De beautiful cards, full of hilarious stories and emotional declarations of love, tell a warm and authentic love story in a crazy, twisted world.

On the 27th of July 1916, Geoff arrives in France and begins his adventure on the frontline. Day upon day, 106 years later, we bring you the start of the story. The music which the couple debates about, today brought by Patricia Hammond, brings the past to life. Here you can find the livestream link

More information on info@talbothouse.be . This is a free event


Garden concert Wim Soutaer

28th of July 2021 at 8.15 pm

Come into our garden and enjoy a wonderful concert by Belgian singer Wim Soutaer on Wednesday evening. This concert is organised by Cultuur Poperinge. Tickets are €25 and include a tasty local snack and drink. Box office through this link.


Gilbert Talbot Pilgrimage

31st of July 2021

Accompany Simon Louagie, Talbot House Manager, in the footsteps of the young British Lieutenant Gilbert Talbot on a battlefield tour through the fields of the Hooge.

Please book in advance via info@talbothouse.be

Prices:

  • Talbotousians: free
  • Non-members: €5 - children free


August 2021

Welcome Home Concert: The Gambits

August 5th 2021 at 7.30 pm


Do you also enjoy Johnny Cash, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis & The Beatles? The Gambits will be your cup of tea! The rockabilly cover band is coming to the beautiful Talbot House garden for a smashing concert this summer. In the meantime you can enjoy a delicious cheese and charcuterie board, filled with many regional delicacies.

Please book in advance at info@talbothouse.be

Prices:

  • €25 for non-members
  • €20 for Talbotousians
  • €15 for children (-12 years)

September 2021

Zalige Zonden 

10 September 2021

Private event by Events Outside the Box


Heritage Day: Inclusion

12 September 2021

As 'Every Man's Club', the doors of Talbot House are open to everyone. Without distinction of rank, sex or race, soldiers and nurses were invited during the First World War to make it their second home. But also in the post-war history of the club, these principles continue to hold an important position. As a house of reconciliation and peace, Talbot House has done its bit over the years. Join our storyteller on a once-in-a-lifetime tour of the past hundred years and discover many special anecdotes and reconciled stories.

The storytelling tours last one hour, starts from the garden of the House at 9.30 and 11.00. Please book in advance at info@talbothouse.be .

Free participation and access, only for participants of the storytelling tour.



Picnick @ Tubby's 

18th of September 2021

While the most delicious beer and regional products market in the country is going on at the Poperinge market, you can enjoy a delicious new (!) variation on our well-known Westhoek regional picnic in the garden of Talbot House. Settle down in our green garden or choose a cosy picnic bench. The historic Dining Room can also be used in case of bad weather. We take care of the rest with a basket full of surprises. Oh, and of course a regional beer or fresh fruit juice to accompany the goodies!

As an extra, you can accompany one of our storytellers on a journey through the exciting, hilarious but also tragic stories of the Second World War in Talbot House. The story begins with the evacuation of many British people via Talbot House to Dunkirk, before the House was occupied and subsequently looted. The Talbotousians did not leave it at that and continued to obstruct, until the House was finally liberated and resumed its role as a soldiers' club.

Please book in advance at info@talbothouse.be .

Price for the picnic, admission to the site, a drink and the storytelling tour

  • € 27 for non-members (€ 18.50 for children - best to agree on quantity / price depending on age of children)
  • 19 € for Talbotousians (13.50 € for children - best to agree on quantity / price depending on the age of the children)


October 2021

November 2021

Christmas with Tubby

16 November 2021  - 9 January 2022

Experience a British Christmas at Talbot House. Our Storytellers will breng you plenty of stories in an atmospheric setting. Come and enjoy the lights in the garden and our decorations in the historic House. Our British wardens will serve you delicious cakes and of course, a nice cup of tea. A real Christmas dinner is also possible.

Armistice

11 November 2021

As is custom every year, a memorial service will be held in the chapel of Talbot House to commemorate the end of the First World War.

More information: info@talbothouse.be. This is a free event

Toc H Tea dispensation

11 November 2021

With great enthusiasm, the members of TocH Belgium will again be on duty at the Ypres market. As tradition demands, they will hand out cups of tea to the pilgrims attending the ceremony under the Menin Gate. You can find us under the Nieuwerck of the Cloth Hall. 


December 2021

Christmas with Tubby

16 November 2021 - 9 January 2022

Experience a British Christmas at Talbot House. Our Storytellers will breng you plenty of stories in an atmospheric setting. Come and enjoy the lights in the garden and our decorations in the historic House. Our British wardens will serve you delicious cakes and of course, a nice cup of tea. A real Christmas dinner is also possible.


106th Birthday of Talbot House

11 December 2021

We love to celebrate the anniversary of Talbot House with our dear members, the Talbotousians. After some speeches and a reception, we have three special events in store this year.

More information: info@talbothouse.be

World Chain of Light

As is custom, all TocH lamps worldwide will be lit to commemorate the 106th anniversary of Talbot House. The ceremony will also take place in the Upper Room, the chapel of Talbot House. The event will also be available to follow via live stream. For further information, please contact info@talbothouse.be . 

Opening new temporary Exhibition: Cheerio Darling

When the Great War breaks out, 21-year-old dentistry student Geoffrey, decides to enlist in the British army. Through a good friend he meets 16-year-old Edith Ainscow. After only four dates, it is clear that something is blossoming. Unfortunately, the war sends Geoffrey to Flanders and they can only keep in touch by post. The beautiful cards, full of hilarious stories and emotional declarations of love, tell a warm and authentic love story in a crazy world. The music that the couple discusses, performed today by Patricia Hamond, also brings some atmosphere. A photo-reportage takes you more through the landscape that still bears traces of the war, but also of Geoff.

Christmas concert by St. Joseph's College

11 December 2021: evening performance

12 December 2021: morning performance

The students of St Joseph's College from Ipswich bring the romantic story of Geoff & Edith to live during a touching musical.

TALBOT HOUSE EVERY MAN'S CLUB, POPERINGE, BELGIUM - COPYRIGHT 2021