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 are set in the parameters of our national security council. All precautions are taken to allow them to take place safely. We ask you to follow the advice from our stay.

May

Talbotousian Brunch

04/07/2020

We continue our annual tradition of welcoming the friends of Talbot House, our Talbotousians, at the House for a delicious brunch. In the spirit of the House, everyone is invited to join in. This year, we've opted for a covid-safe picnic. Get comfy in our lovely green walled garden or enjoy the atmosphere in the Dining Room. On offer is a basket full of lovely local delicacies. but obviously, it wouldn't be Talbot House without the option of a full English. Enjoy the music by local band Westhoek in the garden. Of course the Talbot House site is open to visit. Please reserve your spot online today.  

Price for brunch, incl. drinks & entrance to Talbot House:

  • € 25 for adults
  • € 20 for Talbotousians
  • € 17.50 for children from 7 years on
Welcoming the Harry Patch Memorial Stone

The last Great War Talbotousians and veteran, Harry Patch, referred to Talbot House has one of his few good memories of the war. He developed a lasting bond with the House and it is only fitting we welcome a recent copy of his memorial stone in the garden of the House. The modest ceremony will commence at 11h30. 

'Vos en Wezel' & 'Vue Sur Mer': garden concerts 'listening permitted'

09/07/2020      -       16/07/2020

The town of Poperinge is offering a series of concerts titled 'listening permitted'. With the corona limitations lingering on, listening is one of the few things we are permitted to do. So let's sit back and relax in the garden of Talbot House with local bands Vos en Wezel & Vue Sur Mer. Concerts commence at 20:30 and including in your ticket are a series of food trucks where you can select your dinner and a drink at the bar. Every family or small group will be shown to their table or picnic area. Enjoy the atmosphere in our  green garden.

  • Price: € 20 p.p. including concert, food trucks and a drink
  • Enroll through the webshop of Poperinge

Come into the Garden: story concerts in the garden of Talbot House

22/07/2020 

To celebrate our new permanent exhibition 'A House of People', Talbot House Manager Simon Louagie takes you on a journey through some wonderful and lesser known stories of the House. Together we discover the 100-year long history of the House and listen to some gripping but hilarious anecdotes. Stories will be told in Flemish. The Ypres band Phonic Trust will be providing some musical variety and guarantee a relaxed atmosphere whilst you get to enjoy your local beer or fruit juice with a delicious platter with local cheeses and meats. Please book in advance on info@talbothouse.be . Doors at 19:00, commencing at 19:30. Stories are told in Flemish only.

Price, including the story concert, platter & a drink: 

  • € 30 for adult
  • € 25 for Talbotousians
  • € 20 for children (7 to 18 years)

August

Come into the Garden: story concerts in the garden of Talbot House

05/08/2020

To celebrate our new permanent exhibition 'A House of People', Talbot House Manager Simon Louagie takes you on a journey through some wonderful and lesser known stories of the House. Together we discover the 100-year long history of the House and listen to some gripping but hilarious anecdotes. Stories will be told in Flemish. The Ypres band Phonic Trust will be providing some musical variety and guarantee a relaxed atmosphere whilst you get to enjoy your local beer or fruit juice with a delicious platter with local cheeses and meats. Please book in advance on info@talbothouse.be . Doors at 19:00, commencing at 19:30. Stories are told in Flemish only.

Price, including the story concert, platter & a drink:

  • € 30 for adult
  • € 25 for Talbotousians
  • € 20 for children (7 to 18 years)

Day break & Matinée Concert Jef Neve

08 & 09/08/2020

Easy listening music as both the audience and nature awake, brought to you by a variety of composers. Enjoy top music by very talented musicians with birds and crickets as a choir. Goodsbumps for sure and not just because of the dew or the morning fog. The garden of Talbot House with its aromatic roses is the ideal location for a matinee concert. Add to this some piano tunes and something tasty, you'll get the recipe Talbot House is famous for. 

  • Saturday 8 August 2020: matinee concert in the garden of Talbot House at 10:30 am with an aperitif. Price € 36 EUR per ticket. 
  • Sunday 9 August 2020: sunrise concert at a secret location in Poperinge at 6 am followed by a brunch/picnic in the garden of Talbot House.
    Including a voucher for a future visit to Talbot House. Price €49 EUR. 

Tickets on sale on the Poperinge webshop from 26/06 onwards. Organisation in collaboration with the city of Poperinge. 

September

Picnic @ Tubby's & Open Monument Day

13 September 2020

Enjoy a delicious Westhoek Picnic in the green garden next to the "Slessorium" or in the historic Dining Room of Talbot House. In your basket you'll find a range of French bread, three local meats, 2 cheeses from the local dairy farm, delicious farm joghurt, tasty vegetables, mustard and lots and lots more. Oh, and don't forget our heavenly nectar from the Poperinge breweries or delicious fruit juice. 

  • €22 for adults
  • €18 for Talbotousians
  • € 15 for children (recommended till 14 years)

Please book via info@talbothouse.be. May we please ask to notify us in advance of any dietary requirements. 

Talbot House during the Inter War Years
  • During Open Monument Day in Flanders, Talbot House is opening its doors for free. Discover the stories of the rebuilding of the area, the start of the battlefield tourism and the purchase of Talbot House in our new permanent exhibition: A House of People. In our temporarily exhibition our founding father Tubby takes your in a virtual pilgrimage in Flanders Fields. 
  • Please make your acquaintance with Major Paul Slessor, veteran of the Great War and Talbotousian with heart and soul. He was the first President of the Association and was involved in the purchase of the Pool of Peace and later Talbot House. The new bath house was even named after him. Using anekdotes and historic photos, we take you on a virtual story tour through Flanders Fields between both world wars. Following the catch-up with Major Slessor, we join Tubby in his room for a unique documentary on the first battlefield trips and the role that Talbot House played in this. And what's that story again behind that extra large bathroom, the 'Slessorium'? Major Slessor is awaiting you between 11 am and 4 pm. 
  • Following your visit to Talbot House, why not go on a pilgrimage yourself? Following Tubby's 1920's battlefield guide, you walk in the footsteps of the veterans who come and visit their friends on the local cemeteries. The tour takes you past the Pool of Peace, Ramparts Cemetery, etc. Here you can each time read the accounts of the first battlefield tourists.


Opening of a new temporary exhibition: (RE)FUSED, glass art linke from the Great War (unconfirmed still)


October


November

Armistice

11/11/2020

Tea at the Ypres Market with Toc H Belgium.


December

Talbot House Birthday Party

12 December, afternoon

Let us toast another year of the House and enjoy a Concert Party in the Hall brought to us by St Joseph's College from Ipswich.

World Chain of Light details to be confirmed.

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