Twelfth Night at Rainham Hall

Cake and greenery

In 2017, we revived the Georgian tradition of a Twelfth night party to mark the end of the festive season and our first major exhibition, about Captain John Harle, the original owner of Rainham Hall. Please note this is a past event.

The Georgians loved to party and Twelfth Night was a time for fun, frolicking and frivolity. But for many it was also a time to look ahead, wish for a good harvest and a good year. Wassailing, or caroling, was a popular past time at these events.

At our celebrations we were joined by guest musicians performing eighteenth century pieces on the Harpsichord and singing traditional songs. We also played games and ate the beautifully decorated twelfth night cake.

The event was the last chance to see 'Everything John Harle Left Behind' before the exhibition closed, for changing to 'Remembering the Day Nursery at Rainham Hall' later in 2017.