Rainham May Fayre

View of Rainham Hall from the orchard

To celebrate the annual Rainham Village May Fayre on Bank Holiday Monday 6 May 2019, the gardens and café will be open to the public and we'll be holding a photography exhibition with Rainham Village Photography group in the Hayloft.

Rainham is an urban village in the North East London Borough of Havering. Surrounded by marshland and a thriving industrial area, Rainham Hall has been situated in the heart of the village since 1729 and now forms part of a local conservation area. Local residents come together each year to organise celebrations including the annual May Fayre.

To celebrate, the Stables Cafe and our Community Gardens will open on Monday 6 May 2019, 10am-5pm, and we'll be holding a photography exhibition with Rainham Village Photography group in the Hayloft as well as a special cyanotype activity. The Cafe and Gardens are always free to enter, so do come along and make the most of the long weekend.

Polish your photography skills
A participant on a phorography course taking a close up of a flower
Polish your photography skills
Our events on site will be as follows:

  • Monday 6 May, 11am-4pm: Rainham Village Photography Club display. In the spirit of former Rainham Hall resident, photographer Anthony Denney, Rainham Village Photography Club will be displaying their work in the Hayloft. Part of the Rainham Village May Fayre, the event will be free and will feature images taken by photography enthusiasts in and around the Rainham, Essex, area. There will be opportunities to chat to members of the group and find out more about how to get involved. Free event.

  • Monday 6 May, 1:30-3:30pm: Cyanotype photographic paper activity. Make your own stunning photographs in the garden at Rainham Hall without a camera, simply add sun and water, at our first ever cyanotype photographic paper activity. The event is suitable for children aged 5-11 years. Pick up your paper in the Brewhouse. Tickets: £1 per person. Purchase on the day.

Join us in creating Cyanotype pictures, printed directly onto paper by the sun.
Join us in creating Cyanotype pictures, printed directly onto paper by the sun
Join us in creating Cyanotype pictures, printed directly onto paper by the sun.