It was Nogmas weekend at Arthur Beale but you've just missed it!

Our annual Noggin celebration returns with continuous showing of Noggin the Nog episodes and FREE hot chocolate! There might even be some mulled wine if I can find the hot plate but there will definately be lots of snow and we will have extra staff on hand to help you solve your Christmas shopping dilemas (me!). We are loaded up with Christmas gifts to suit everyone - not just sailors! Take a break from the big chain shops and enjoy something completely different! If you can't make it along at least you can buy the Noggin the Nog DVDs from our online shop. Christmas isn't Christmas without...

Scandinavian Christmas Market - Rotherhithe

18th until 20th November OK, we nearly messed up this one by forgetting to send off our booking form! But hooray, they had a cancellation and they can squeeze us in again which is a good job because we have lots of goodies that we want to sell! It is a great market full of all things koselig including our fantastic range of Norwegian Woollens from Devold. So why not pop along, get yourself a glass of mulled wine and buy yourself a nice new jumper or a set of merino thermals! It opens at 12:00 on Friday and goes on until 20:00 which will leave plenty of time to stroll to the river for a drink...

Classic Film Night - "Captains Courageous"

We still have some seats left for tonights showing of one of the best films ever! Don't miss this very moving story taken from Rudyard Kipling's classic book with some beautiful cinematography. The fishing shots off the Grand Banks and the ship under full sail are quite unbeatable. Staring Spencer Tracy! Don't miss this chance to watch a great film in a friendly atmosphere at the St Giles in the Fields Church Hall just over the road from Arthur Beale. Admission £5.00 or free with any purchase from Arthur Beale worth £15.00 or over. Come along early to browse the shop. Film starts at 18:45...

Another successful evening!

On Thursday evening we had a virtually full house to hear Philip Temple talking about the adventurous expedition that he took part in to land on the remote Antarctic Heard Island and then climb its 9,000ft volcano which happens to be the highest peak in Australian Terriory. The yacht was skippered by none other than H. W. Tilman. The story is also told in full in the newly released book "The Sea and the Snow" which would make a great read for anyone interested in expedition sailing. The...

Three Strand Rope Splicing

Back by popular demand! We will go through the technique to splice any three strand rope. Everyone will make something to take away so it will be a great chance to cheer up your dog with a nice new lead! We will work in small groups. Admission £5.00 to £10.00 depending on the fittings used for your project. Booking estential. Please email

Some Basic Seagoing Knots

Here is a chance to get to grips with some of the basic knots required on board. We will work in small groups and ensure you can all confidently tie a bowline, a clove hitch, a rolling hitch, a reef knot and an Alpine butterfly knot - enough to cope with most seagoing tasks. Admission £5.00. Booking in advance essential. Please email

The Sea and The Snow - How we reached and climbed a volcano at the ends of the earth

6th October at 18:45 Our next event should be a corker, especially if you have an interest in real adventure and high latitude sailing. Fifty years ago ten young, or youthful, men set out to climb one of the world's most inaccessible peaks—an unclimbed 9,000-foot volcanic island, thousands of miles to the south-west of Australia. To make sure they got there against the prevailing winds—and back—they had as their Skipper none other than the renowned high-latitude sailor H. W. 'Bill' Tilman. One...