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. 

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.


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.

Januari 2022

Into Battle - West End Show in Talbot House

4 januari 2022


Into Battle, the new play by Talbotousian Hugh Salmon unearths a true story that has been buried for over 100 years: a story which shows how the political and social divisions tearing Britain apart were reflected in a ‘bitter feud’ at Balliol College, Oxford. Contemporaries and friends of Gilbert Talbot find themselves on opposing sides. Gilbert’s brother, Neville Talbot, tries to intermediate between them.

In 1906, of the fifty-three freshers who went up to Balliol, eighteen had been to Eton. By 1910 they had formed an exclusive group, including the future war poets Hon. Julian Grenfell and Patrick Shaw Stewart. Standing up to the behaviour of the Etonians were the socially aware Keith Rae and England rugby international Ronald Poulton, who were dedicated to improving the lives of the poor and hungry in the back streets of Oxford.

By 1912, the feud has polarised to Keith Rae and Hon. Billy Grenfell on an individual level. After an incident between them, Billy is sent down for a year, disgracing his aristocratic mother Lady Ettie Desborough. Finally, Into Battle reveals that the differences between Keith and Billy, and their destinies, are resolved in the face of a far greater adversity.

Talbot House is especially proud the welcome this famous West End Show to our Concert Hall. We plan to do a digital screening of the play for our members on 4 January at the Concert Hall at 20h.

  • Talbotousians: 20 EUR
  • None members: 25 EUR

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