Forty Thoughts

Long Gallery

Adults: £10 per person

Concessions: £5 per person

Price includes a beverage of choice and complimentary nibbles

Our Forty Thoughts Programme is a series of talks and demonstrations designed to enrich your experience of Forty Hall & Estate and give you a fuller understanding of the history of the site, the Forty Hall Development Project and our annual event programme.

With talks from a wide range of experts in the fields of Art, Ecology and Heritage and the chance to network post-event with drinks and nibbles,

Forty Thoughts is the perfect way to unwind after work and find out more about the work of Forty Hall & Estate.

Thursday 9th August 2012

Forty X-Rays: In Conversation with Sue Ridge


Join Sue Ridge, artist behind the innovative contemporary art exhibition ‘Forty X-Rays’ as she discusses her inspiration behind the project. With opportunities to ask questions of the artist and view the exhibition on the evening this event promises to offer you a new perspective on the Forty Hall Development Project.

Tuesday 18th September 2012

The Story of the Forty Hall; History, Architecture, Restoration & Archaeology


The Enfield Society host an evening exploring the story of Forty Hall& Estate. Speakers will include architectural historian Paul Drury, architect Brian Lofthouse and archaeologist, all of whom have worked on the recent Forty Hall Development Project.

Guided tours of the Hall will run on the evening at 6.30pm, 6.45pm, 7pm and 7.30pm. To book tickets for the talk please contact The Enfield Society directly at Jubilee Hall, Parsonage Lane, Enfield, EN2 0AJ. To book yourself on the tour please contact the Forty Hall & Estate Box Office.

Thursday 18th October 2012

2012: A Year of Pageantry


Join Forty Hall's curators Gavin Williams and Zoe Prosser and cultural historian Dr Tracey Hill as they discuss the history of pageants in preparation for the recreation of Rainton's Pageant on 3rd November 2012 in Enfield.

Understand the history behind these historical ceremonies; look in more detail at the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, understand Rainton’s relationship to the Pageant and look forward to Forty Hall & Estate’s appearance in the Lord Mayor’s Show in November this year.

Thursday 15th November 2012

‘Making Homes’


Forty Hall & Estate was designed originally as a home and remained so for many years until it was bought by Enfield District Council in 1955. Join Forty Hall curator Zoë Prosser and curator Zoë Hendon from MODA (Museum of Domestic Architecture) as they look at Rainton’s home and what life would have been like at home in the seventeenth century.

Tuesday 11th December 2012

‘Food for Thought’: Festive recipies from the 17th century


Come dine with us in our Jacobean kitchen as expert in food recreation Claire Passaris looks at the delightful festive delicacies of the 17th Century. Understand the impact of religion on cookery over Christmas, delight in the lively demonstrations and take some recipes home with you.

Thursday 21st February 2013

An evening with Richard Layzall


The highly regarded and acclaimed live artist Richard Layzell joins us to talk about his latest installation at Forty Hall & Estate. Revealing his personal exploration of the Hall through performance and work with local community groups Richard will offer a valuable insight in to live art practice and his work at Forty Hall.