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Citizen UK: Ealing Rises Up

November 29, 2021March 31, 2022

Hear the stories of those who stood up and resisted racism Citizen UK: Ealing Rises Up is an exhibition by The National Portrait Gallery in partnership with Ealing Local History Centre Archives, artists Asia Ahmed and Narvir Singh, and local volunteer Citizen Researchers. This exhibition investigate stories of people who stood up and resisted racism and recognise some of the lesser known figures involved. Using archive material, spoken word and film, we'll tell the stories of Ealing activists and the movements…

Books & Writers, Chiswick walking trail

January 19
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Image above: Nancy Mitford; Rose Cottage, Strand on the Green, where she lived Torin Douglas, Director of the Chiswick Book Festival, has made it his mission to research Chiswick’s literary history. Chiswick can lay claim to two winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature (and one nominee) plus one Booker Prize winner, three Oscar winners (and two nominees), a Poet Laureate and several writers who merit blue plaques. All of which prompted the Observer to comment: ‘Chiswick may be the…

Arts & Crafts walking trail, Hammersmith

January 19
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Riverside trail taking in the homes of some of the leading lights of the Arts & Crafts movement. The riverside at Hammersmith was an important hub for the Arts & Crafts movement. Arts & Crafts Hammersmith launched the trail along the River Thames in June 2019 so you can follow in the footsteps of poet, novelist, designer and socialist William Morris and his great friend Emery Walker, the founder of the Doves Press. This is a walk that you can…

Art & Artists, Chiswick walking trail

January 19
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Image above: Jan Pienkowski's image of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Chiswick Chiswick has been home to several very famous artists over the centuries. When Karen Liebreich and Sarah Cruz of Abundance London created the the Chiswick Timeline mural under the railway bridge at Turnham Green Terrace in 2017, they included images of paintings by some of the area's best known artists. At the same time they launched a map of 19 sites of artistic interest, including Johan Zoffany’s house…

Visit Syon Park

January 19
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Syon is one of the last great houses in London which is still lived in by a member of the aristocracy. It has been in the family of the present owner, the Duke of Northumberland, for more than 400 years. The park land, which is also home to the Syon Park Hilton hotel and children’s indoor play area Snakes and Ladders, never closes. Gardens The Gardens, created by ‘Capability’ Brown in the eighteenth century, are open 10.30 am – 4.30…

Gunnerbury Park and Museum

Visit Gunnersbury Park

January 19
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Gunnersbury Park is considered by English Heritage to be one of the most important parks in the country. Originally a country estate, it is now bordered by Acton, Brentford, Chiswick and Ealing. Gunnersbury is jointly owned by Hounslow and Ealing councils and run by a not-for-profit company, Gunnersbury CIC. The park has beautiful ornamental gardens with woods and lakes and a new sports hub with nine-hole golf, tennis courts, football and cricket pitches. The sports hub is currently open for…

Visit Chiswick House Gardens

January 19
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Gardens open every day, open 7.00 am - dusk

Chiswick House is a beautiful example of Classical architecture in the style of Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. Built by Richard Boyle, 3rd earl of Burlington, 1727-9, the villa was famous in its heyday during the 18th and 19th centuries for some of the most sumptuous entertainments ever held in Britain. The rich decoration and many paintings are well worth the entrance fee. Image above: Chiswick House; photograph Jennifer Griffiths Chiswick House and the Kitchen Garden are open 27 May to…

Visit Gunnersbury Triangle, nature reserve

January 19
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A green oasis created by intersecting railway lines, saved from development in the 1980s and managed by the London Wildlife Trust for wildlife and people. This wet woodland nature reserve is a haven for birds and small mammals, which take advantage of the sheltered birch and willow.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_8SvLBhxCI Walkways and footpaths help guide visitors around the ponds and acid grassland areas through this wild oasis in Chiswick. You can just wander round and enjoy the peace and beauty of…

Visit the Sipsmith Distillery

January 19January 21
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Sipsmith offers tours and tutored gin tasting at their famous distillery in Cranbook Road. Running from 18.30-20.00 every Wednesday and Thursday and 16.30-20.00 every Friday, the popular tours take you through the chequered history of gin and the legacy of the brand. Visitors are welcomed with a ginny tipple and taken to see Prudence, Verity, and Constance – the three copper stills. Club Card Offer Sipsmith has supported The Chiswick Calendar from its inception with gin for our events and…

In Georgian footsteps, Chiswick walking trail

January 19
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Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society and William Hogarth Trust have co-created In Georgian Footsteps, a guided trail of 18th Century Chiswick. In Georgian times what we now know as Chiswick was three villages: Chiswick Town, Strand on the Green and Turnham Green, with fields, nursery gardens and orchards between them. The ancient Bath Rd, which today is Chiswick High Rd, ran east-west across common land on which Turnham Green grew up as a settlement with blacksmiths, farriers and inns…

Wellbeing Gardening for People Affected by Cancer

January 19 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm GMT
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One event on February 26, 2022 at 10:00 am

Weekly gardening activities including monthly wellbeing talks. Relaxed, fun and friendly sessions in the Phoenix Farm community garden. You are also welcome to pop in to the garden at this time, visit the chickens and small animals, have a cup of tea and enjoy this calm space. Open to all Hammersmith and Fulham residents. These sessions are funded by Macmillan Cancer Support. Tickets Free Book tickets: eventbrite.co.uk All events in Chiswick See our events listings for all events in Chiswick:…

Visit Hogarth’s House

January 19 @ 12:00 pm5:00 pm GMT
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Hogarth's House, built around 1700, was the country home of the great painter, engraver and satirist William Hogarth (1697 - 1764) from 1749 until his death. He bought it as a weekend and summer home, away from the noise of his other home in what is now Leicester Square. Hogarth had a ‘painting room’ at the bottom of the garden where he was working until a few days before his death in 1764. Entry to Hogarth's House, Hogarth Lane W4…

The George IV – Open Mic Night

January 19 @ 8:00 pm GMT
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

The George IV are very excited to be bringing back to you a fantastic night of acoustic live music in Chiswick!London Unplugged will be showcasing some of the best musicians to have graced their open mic stage. Every Wednesday, enjoy free acoustic live music, in a covid secure environment, and listen to five amazing musicians. The George IV is a member of The Chiswick Calendar's Club Card scheme, offering Club Card holders 20% off all food and drink. Tickets: Free,…

ParkTennis Sessions

January 22
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This event runs every Saturday morning from 10am-11am at Gunnersbury Park. Parktennis is for players of all ages and abilities. They have a family court for parents to play with their young children using softer red balls, typically for children aged 9 and under. The remaining courts are used for the teenagers and adults. The adults play a mixture of singles, doubles and fun team games that are designed for all levels of ability, active and inclusive of large numbers.…

RMS Brackenbury Village Farmers Market

January 22 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm GMT
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This is a new market held in the playground of Brackenbury Primary School, just a five minute walk from Ravenscourt Park. The venture was set up by Chiswick resident, Ross Spurrier whose aim is to bring fresh farm and locally sourced produce to the residents of West London. Trading as RMS Markets, Ross and his team of stallholders will be offering a huge variety of goods including meat, fruit and veg, fish, a bakery, homemade cakes along with much, much…

The Food Market Chiswick

January 23 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm GMT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

The Food Market Chiswick is a collection of stalls where the stallholders are also the producers of the food, so the food is fresh and seasonal. There are stallholders offering prepared food: a selection of street food, handmade bread, cakes and pastries, and those offering the ingredients: fine rare breed meats, fish, fresh seasonal vegetables, unpasteurised milk and artisan cheeses. The market puts you, the customer, in direct contact with the farmers, fishmongers, growers and bakers, so you can talk…

Cafe Conversations

January 24 @ 3:00 pm4:30 pm GMT
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

After a long pandemic break Cafe Conversations have restarted their live get-togethers. If you work alone from home, or are living far from home and are bit homesick, or you are between jobs or retired, or caring for someone and need a break, or have been under the weather but feel well enough to get out for a couple of hours. Whatever the reason a change of scene could do you good - come along for lively, interesting conversation about…

Chiswick Cheetahs running club

January 25 @ 7:00 am GMT
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Join Chiswick's latest free running group. Set up by running coach Jonathan Geitner, the group aims to be motivating & supportive – ‘particularly if you’ve committed and then you don’t feel like going, which happens to the best of us’. Jonathan was the lead long distance coach at the Serpentine Running Club for many years taking the 10 milers out every Wednesday. Attendees meet outside the Chiswick House cafe at 7am on a Tuesday morning (use this link to What3Words…

Chiswick Auctions – Erotica

January 26 @ 2:00 pm GMT

Chiswick Auctions erotica sales draw on a centuries-old genre, rich in inventiveness and subversiveness, and with a diversity that affords an opportunity for all categories of art and for those who love them. While most auction houses feature erotic art within broader sales of books or paintings, their sale is dedicated to erotica in all its forms, including prints, paintings, fashion, silver and photographica. Prospective clients may bid in person (subject to capacity), online via Chiswick Auction’s own bidding platform,…

Free Online Talk – Flappers, flights and freedom: a social history of the 1920s

January 26 @ 7:30 pm GMT

 A decade of conflict, creation and change - historian Professor Kate Williams brings to life the fascinating world of the 1920s. From strikes and suffrage to innovations in science and arts and culture, the 1920s saw Britain leap forward in some areas but crumble in others. Fuelled by an epic generational battle as the young tried to throw Edwardian values away for good, the decade stood as an incredible period of social change. For some it was one long party,…

Chiswick Auctions – Design

January 27 @ 10:00 am GMT

Chiswick Auctions’ Design sales offer furniture, lighting, studio ceramics and sculpture from the most influential design movements of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. In their sales you will be able to buy and sell a wide range of design pieces from the British masters: E.W Godwin, Bruce Talbert, Ron Arad and Tom Dixon, to items from their European counterparts: Gerrit Rietveld, Marcel Breuer, Carlo Scarpa and Alvar Aalto, alongside iconic works by Charles and Ray Eames and Scandinavian designers:…

Books and Works on Paper including Contents from the Estate of Paul Gallico

January 27 @ 11:00 am GMT

Chiswick Auctions' Fine Books & Works on Paper Department offers a variety of material from early printed works, to medieval and early modern manuscripts, to modern first editions of fiction. The department also handles rare maps, ephemera, prints and works on paper. Hosting multiple sales throughout the year, the department holds additional sales of private collections such as the Collection of the late Hans Fellner (1925-96); the Henry Blofeld sale and books from the Library of Giancarlo Beltrame (1925-2011). This…

Rhyme and Storytime at Gunnersbury Park and Museum

January 28
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One event on January 28, 2022 at 12:00 am

Join Gunnersbury Park and Museum for rhymes, action songs, and interactive story book readings for babies and toddlers with their grown-ups. These playful sessions are free and inspired by the museum and park. Each lasts 30 minutes. 12.15 - 12.45pm and 2 - 2.30pm Free, but places are limited so it is recommended that you book in advance. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Book tickets: visitgunnersbury.org All events in Chiswick See our events listings for all events in…

Radiance: An Art Exhibition

January 28
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 30, 2022

A free art exhibition from the Black Blossoms School of Art and Culture. This exhibition is curated by Bolanle Tajudeen and Pacheanne Anderson from the Black Blossoms School of Art and Culture and features painting, sculptural installation and film. Radiance exhibits the manifestation of the artists thoughts and feelings towards diasporic African & Caribbean radiance. Black Blossoms School of Art and Culture is an e-learning platform which delivers short course & masterclasses that decolonise, deconstruct and democratise art history and creative learning. Classes…

Duck Pond Market – Chiswick House

January 29 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm GMT
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Duck Pond Markets run artisan markets in the garden of Chiswick House on the first, third and fifth (if there is one) Saturdays of the month. Open air market beside the Grade I listed Palladian villa, set in 65 acres of beautiful gardens. Stalls selling jewellery, cushions, cards, plants, pottery and art as well as food and ‘eco homeware.’ duckpondmarket.com SEE ALSO: Our This Is Chiswick Pages about the history of Chiswick House Gardens See our events listings of all the events happening in…

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre presents Shingai

January 29 @ 8:30 pm GMT

The legendary front woman and bassist of the platinum-selling band, Noisettes, Shingai, performs a solo set including songs from her album Too Bold live at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre. Shingai’s album is an effervescent soundscape inspired by the sounds of her London, Bantu and Zimbabwean heritage. Renowned for her spellbinding performances, and described by Rolling Stone as “the new afrofuturist pop goddess,” Shingai will take you on a sonic odyssey that will leave you mesmerised. Don’t miss this exquisite songstress…

Free Online Talk – From house to home: Mel Backe-Hansen’s guide to the 20s house

February 4 @ 2:00 pm GMT

Discover how our ancestors of 100 years ago led the way for transformation of housing across the country. After the First World War, there was a revolution of housing across Britain. The population demanded better housing for all, more investment into council housing, and changes to mortgages - all of which brought into play a much bigger rethinking of housing provision that would dominate the 1920s and extend into the 1930s. In this fascinating talk, Melanie Backe-Hansen, house historian and…

Chiswick School – Car Boot Sale

February 6
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One of the most successful car boot sales in the South East, the Chiswick Car Boot sale offers a glorious serendipitous mix of stuff: clothes, plants, DVDs & CDs, books, furniture, toys, you name it. Most of it is second hand, some new, but there are some real bargains to be had. The sale is held on the first Sunday of every month except January, at Chiswick School, Burlington Lane, London W4 3UN. The car entrance is on Staveley Road…

Chiswick Flower Market

February 6 @ 9:30 am3:00 pm GMT
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Outdoor flower market on Chiswick High Rd, the first Sunday of every month. Chiswick’s new flower market is already rivalling its East End counterpart in Columbia Rd. Traders sell cut flowers and live plants, bouquets, dried arrangements and plant accessories. Come here for your bedding plants, bulbs, houseplants and flowers. Chiswick Flower Market is the first new flower market to be established in London for 150 years and is run by a group of volunteers who are local residents. The…

Chiswick Auctions – Fine Rugs and Carpets

February 9 @ 11:00 am GMT

This sale offers a range of modern, mid-century and antique rugs and carpets for the home and garden and provides the perfect alternative to high street shopping, especially for those looking for interior design inspiration or simply that unique piece for your home. Prospective clients may bid in person (subject to capacity), online via Chiswick Auction’s own bidding platform, by telephone or absentee bidding as normal. Viewing by appointment only at their Chiswick Showroom. Please contact the Department to book an appointment.…

Chiswick Auctions – Fine Frames

February 9 @ 2:00 pm GMT

In this sale Chiswick Auctions will be showcasing a wide range of historical fine frames. Prospective clients may bid in person (subject to capacity), online via Chiswick Auction’s own bidding platform, by telephone or absentee bidding as normal. After the sale, purchased lots can be collected using their Click and Collect service. All events in Chiswick chiswickcalendar.co.uk/whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar The Chiswick Calendar CIC is a community resource. We publish a weekly newsletter and update the website with local news and…

Chiswick Antiques & Vintage Market

February 13 @ 9:00 am3:00 pm GMT
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Outdoor antiques and vintage market on Chiswick High Rd on the second Sunday of every month, run by the organiser of the open air Antiques and Vintage market in St Albans, Jennifer Titmuss. Traders sell all sorts of antique and vintage objects, including architectural salvage, furniture (upcycled and not), French Brocante, ‘collectables’ such as china dolls and World War II memorabilia, ‘ephemera’ – printed materials such as post cards – and ‘kitchenabilia’ (old kitchen stuff). The market stalls start in…

Free Online Talk – The Tudor Socialite

February 18 @ 2:00 pm GMT

The Tudor period continues to enchant and mesmerise the world. Running the gamut of society occasions – from solemn marriages to sombre funerals, and decadent feasts to lavish large-scale gatherings – Jan-Marie Knights acts as a wallflower as she uncovers what life was like in the Tudor court. Documenting the social calendar of Tudor high society in a series of bite-sized chunks, you'll be immersed in the glamour, affluence and human drama of a gilded world and realm of flamboyant…

Chiswick Cheese Market

February 20 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm GMT
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Outdoor cheese market on Chiswick High Rd on the third Sunday of every month, run by a group of local women who are all cooks, collectively known as Cookbook Kitchen. Traders sell cheeses and ‘provisions’. Chiswick was originally known as Cheesewick. Chiswick was first recorded c.1000 as the Old English Ceswican meaning “Cheese Farm”; the riverside area of Duke’s Meadows is thought to have supported an annual cheese fair up until the 18th century’. (Source Gillian Clegg, Chiswick Past &…

Free Online Talk – Top Level Tips: Using Discovery

February 22 @ 2:00 pm GMT

Join The National Archives online to learn our top tips for using Discovery, their online catalogue which allows you to download 100 free records a month. You will come away with all of the tools needed to make the most of the catalogue for your research, whether you are a new user or an experienced researcher. This webinar will be delivered by Sarah Castagnetti, Visual Collections Team Manager. What’s Online is a series of talks, in conversation events and webinars…

Chiswick Auctions – Photographica

February 28 @ 11:30 am GMT

Chiswick Auctions' Photographica sales offer a specialised platform for rare and collectible cameras, daguerreotypes and all manner of optical equipment from the 19th century through to the present day. The sales regularly include rare lenses, collectable cameras from brands such as Leica, Nikon and Linhof and mahogany - brass cameras with a variety of items for the amateur enthusiast through to the avid collector. Prospective clients may bid in person (subject to capacity), online via Chiswick Auction’s own bidding platform, by…

Strawberry Thief Online Embroidery Course with Becky Hogg

March 1 @ 2:00 pm4:30 pm GMT
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In this three session online ‘Silk and Metal thread embroidery’ course join master embroiderer Becky Hogg to create the iconic Strawberry Thief thrush from one of Morris’s most popular designs. Embroidered in a variety of silk wrapped purls, fine wire purls and glossy cords, discover how to work with these specialist threads to produce texture and decorative surfaces. Learn how to make your own piece of the pattern and finish it off with a freshly stolen strawberry to complete the…

Free Online Talk – National Treasures: Saving the Nation’s Art

March 2 @ 7:30 pm GMT

 Dr Caroline Shenton explores the gripping, and sometimes hilarious, story of how a band of heroic curators and eccentric custodians saved Britain’s national heritage during the Second World War. As Hitler prepared to invade Poland during the sweltering summer of 1939, men and women from across London’s museums, galleries and archives forged extraordinary and ingenious plans to send their collections to safety. Using stately homes, tube tunnels, slate mines, castles, prisons, quarries and even their own houses, a dedicated bunch…

What is History, Now? In conversation with Helen Carr and Suzannah Lipscomb

March 4 @ 2:00 pm GMT

Join Helen Carr and Suzannah Lipscomb in conversation about their latest book, What is History, Now?, a ground breaking collection of essays addressing the burning issue of how we interpret history today. Inspired by the influential text What is History? authored by Helen Carr's great-grandfather, E.H. Carr, What is History, Now? covers topics such as queer history, the history of faith, the history of disability, environmental history, the history of racism and anti-racism, escaping imperial nostalgia, hearing women's voices and 'rewriting' the past. Featuring…

Researching your family history: Military sources

March 15 @ 2:00 pm GMT

Discover popular military records and how they can be used in your family history research. In this webinar, our experts will draw on collections held at The National Archives and explore how using these sources can enrich genealogical research and help develop your understanding of an ancestor’s time in military service. This webinar will focus on army records prior to the Second World War. This webinar is presented by Will Butler, Head of Military Records. What’s Online is a series…

Free Online Talk – The 1920s: Radical Fashion

March 30 @ 7:30 pm BST

Dress historian Amber Butchart looks at radical fashion changes in the 1920s and some of the notable figures that helped to define the decade. Amber also explores the shifts that influenced the style of the era, from women’s political representation to Hollywood, sporting stars, and the avant-garde art movements that were shaping the modern world. What’s Online is a series of talks and events delivered by The National Archives' experts and special guests. Talks last approximately 30-40 minutes, followed by a…

Chiswick Auctions – Books and Works on Paper

April 13 @ 10:00 am BST

Chiswick Auctions' Fine Books & Works on Paper Department offers a variety of material from early printed works, to medieval and early modern manuscripts, to modern first editions of fiction. The department also handles rare maps, ephemera, prints and works on paper. Hosting multiple sales throughout the year, the department holds additional sales of private collections such as the Collection of the late Hans Fellner (1925-96); the Henry Blofeld sale and books from the Library of Giancarlo Beltrame (1925-2011). Prospective…

Chiswick Auctions – Modern & Post-War British Art

April 20 @ 2:00 pm BST

Chiswick Auctions' popular Modern & Post-War British Art sales offer a wide range of paintings, works on paper, sculpture, prints and photographs by both established and fresh names of the British art market. Presenting a variety of works at accessible estimates, the sales are an exciting opportunity for experienced collectors and art lovers alike to engage with the breadth of British artistic output. Head of Department, Krassi Kuneva, has established the department as a strong selling platform for widely recognisable names…

Visit the William Morris Museum

August 13 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm BST
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William Morris (1834 – 1896) was a revolutionary force in Victorian Britain whose work dramatically changed the fashions and ideologies of the era. As a craftsman, designer, poet, printer, socialist, novelist, and environmentalist, Morris was not only influential in his own time, but his legacy remains alive and important today. The William Morris Society is based in the Coach House and the basement of the Kelmscott House, where he lived from 1878 until his death in 1896. There is a…

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