Autumn at Chiswick House

Image above: Chiswick House lit up at night

Following a busy summer season with the reopening of Chiswick House and the Kitchen Garden, Giffords Circus, Luna Cinema and Pub in the Park, Chiswick House & Gardens have an exciting Autumn programme planned.

Chiswick House at Night

Chiswick House will be opening its doors for the evening on 8 October for its first ever ‘Late’ event. The event is a rare opportunity to experience Chiswick House at night at this special evening of workshops and performances after dark. From 6.00pm you can explore the House and experience the exhibition Bring Into Being, take part in crafty and meditative workshops and enjoy food, drink and music.

An artist and a physicist will share their reflections on consciousness; artist Ansuman Biswas and Astro Particle Physicist Professor Chamkaur Ghag will lead a 30-40 minute participatory discussion on consciousness, accompanied by music.

You can also make a bamboo fruit basket in a workshop led by Yiran Duan. Over an hour, using materials and techniques from the region in China where the artist grew up, she will help you create your basket to take home.

You can also blend your own herbal tea. There will be live acoustic music in the House, followed by a DJ set by Peter Adjaye in the Garden Pavilion. Peter Adjaye is a contemporary conceptual sound artist, composer, DJ-producer and musician. Peter performs DJ sets for art and design institutions around the world.

Reserve tickets at chiswickhouseandgardens.org.uk

Images bove: Yiran Duan, an example of a bamboo fruit basket, artist Ansuman Biswas 

Director Xanthe Arvanitakis says:

“At the end of October we say a fond farewell to our inaugural exhibition Bring into Being and temporarily close the House for conservation work over the winter months. But we are delighted to be bringing a whole host of exciting activities and experiences for the local community all year round.”

Image above: Percy the Park Keeper map 

Autumn Treasure Hunt with Percy the Park Keeper

Aimed at families with young children, this unique outdoor event opens on 14 October with limited availability throughout half term and beyond.

Join Percy the Park Keeper on a theatrical treasure hunt, helping him get his animal friends ready for winter. Forest school meets puppetry, theatrical storytelling and clue-based adventure in this unique experience designed specifically for Chiswick House and Gardens. 

Demand is expected to be high so book early to avoid disappointment, Chiswick House are expecting half term to be the busiest time and the event will be promoted to local schools.

This is a theatrical live experience in the great British outdoors, designed to go ahead in all weathers. Suitable footwear (wellies) is recommended & outdoor clothing. Children may get dirty whilst participating.

Thursday 14 October at 2.00pm until Sunday 14 November 6.00pm. Peak tickets, including weekends and half term (25-29 October), are £25 for adults and £20 for children. Off peak tickets, weekdays (excluding half term), are £20 for adults and £15 for children. Family tickets are £60. Under the age of two children are free of charge but booking is essential.

Tickets can be reserved at chiswickhouseandgardens.org.uk.

Bizzy Buddies – Sporty fun and games

The Bizzy Buddies are back for October half-term. Join Reiss, Noah and their team at the Cricket Pavilion for sporty fun and games including dodgeball, football, athletics, tennis, rounders, cricket and more.

There are various booking options available, from half days to full weeks. There are sibling discounts available as well as a 10% discount on a full week booking.

The Bizzy Buddies team are strictly working in line with government guidelines. Children will be in groups of no more than 15 and temperature checks will be taken on entry to the camp each day.

The October half-term camp will be running 18 – 29 October. You can book tickets here: chiswickhouseandgardens.org.uk

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See also: Chiswick House Dog Show 2021, Sunday 26 September

See also: Hands on History: Mudlarking exhibition at Chiswick Pier Trust

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