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Online Childrens Theatre – Myths and Adventures from Ancient Greece

May 27December 31

In this new series of tales from Ancient Greece, children will enter a miniature world full of exciting adventures, with the battered insect Hope as their guide. Hope journeys into the world of Ancient Greece to escape Pandora's Box, warn King Midas of his greed, seek Persephone in the Underworld and help Theseus to defeat the Minotaur. In this third tale, everyone needs a little Hope - including King Midas. Tickets: Free Book Tickets: The online plays are available at…

Artists at Home – Christmas Charity Auction 2021

November 17 @ 10:00 amNovember 28 @ 9:00 pm GMT

It’s been another difficult year for many of us, but there are others in our community who have had a really hard time. So members of Artists At Home would like to give something back this Christmas by raising money for a local charity, The Upper Room, which does so much for the homeless. See: theupperroom.org.uk Their artists are each donating a minimum of 50% of the winning bid price to The Upper Room.  And some artists are donating 100%…

Online Children’s Theatre – Sleep Squad

November 27
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating indefinitely

Sleep Squad from Story Pirates is an American interactive musical production suitable for ages 4-12, starring Tony Award nominee Lilli Cooper. She’s the Dream Queen, pilot of the spaceship Ariem. It launches kids into the Slumber Galaxy on three different missions as they train to become members of the Sleep Squad—an elite group of the world’s most advanced dreamers. Sleep Squad hopefuls are sent into space to explore stories adapted from real kids’ dreams along with the co-pilot of their choice…

KMIS lecture: Murder most florid – the power of forensic botany

November 29 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm GMT

Join Kew Gardens' talk on forensic botany with experienced consultant and forensic botanist, Dr Mark Spencer. Since 1871, the Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS) has been running an annual lecture series to boost knowledge of the plant and fungal kingdom. Mark has worked on various missing person enquiries, murders and other serious crimes. Plants too can be witnesses to crimes. Their presence in many crime scenes can help an investigator identify a suspect or locate a victim. Even mundane plants such…

Whizz Kidz X Chiswick Auctions Charity Sale

November 30 @ 11:00 am GMT

Join Chiswick Auctions for this special charity sale raising money for Whizz Kids. Whizz Kids are working hard to transform the lives of wheelchair users across the UK, supporting them to become confident and independent young adults. They supply vital mobility equipment nationwide and support young wheelchair users through skills training, clubs and employability. 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,…

Chiswick Auctions – Designer Handbags and Fashion

November 30 @ 12:00 pm5:00 pm GMT

Chiswick Auctions' Designer Handbags & Fashion Department brings a passion for fashion to our busy saleroom with five dedicated sales a year. The sales include luxury handbags, fashion and costume jewellery with a selection of vintage and contemporary pieces from labels including Hermès, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada and Christian Dior. Featuring everything from the world’s most expensive bags, the Hermes Birkin, to the Classic Chanel flap bag or It bags such as the Dior Saddle, our sales offer something…

Chiswick Auctions – Selected works from the Studio of Bernard Myers

November 30 @ 12:30 pm GMT

In this special sale, Chiswick Auctions will be showcasing the work of Bernard Myers, a Modern artist who bridged the abstract/figurative divide in British art of the mid 20th century. Born in 1925, he was a contemporary at the Royal College of Art of John Bratby, Frank Auerbach and Leon Kossoff.  He later became a teacher at the RCA where one of his students was the inventor James Dyson.  Myers wrote several books on art and artists and had a studio close…

Chiswick Auctions – Modern & Post-War British Art

November 30 @ 2:00 pm GMT

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…

19th & 20th Century Fine Photographs

December 1 @ 2:30 pm GMT
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One event on December 1, 2021 at 2:30 pm

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. Further details TBA, see chiswickauctions.co.uk/auction-calendar/ 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 information daily. We are editorially independent. Please support us by buying…

A Medieval Ghost Story with Dan Jones

December 1 @ 7:30 pm GMT

One wet and gloomy winter, in the dark days of King Richard II, a tailor was riding home. As he rode, he couldn't wait to get home and sit in front of a blazing fire. Then, out of nowhere, the tailor was knocked off his horse by a raven, who then transformed into a hideous dog. The dog issued the tailor with a warning: he must go to a priest and ask for absolution and return to the road, or else…

Chiswick Auctions – Wines and Spirits

December 2 @ 12:00 pm GMT

Chiswick Auctions's Wine & Spirits Department has breadth as well as depth. Offering the chance to buy and sell everything from single bottles to entire cellars. They value and sell not only the top end Bordeaux and Burgundies, but also the rising stars of the new world and the wine makers and regions in ascension from across the globe and the finest Whiskies, Rums and spirits from the vast panoply of producers, countries and ingredients. Prospective clients may bid in…

Chiswick Auctions – Jewellery

December 3 @ 11:00 am GMT

The Chiswick Auctions Jewellery department is passionate about fantastic rare and beautiful jewels and are able to advise you on historical pieces, works from famous collections and important gemstones. In this auction, you will find antique and modern jewellery, alongside works by famous jewellers and jewellery houses such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Carlo Giuliano, Cartier, Andrew Grima, Tiffany & Co., Boucheron, Chaumet and Georg Jensen. Prospective clients may bid in person (subject to capacity), online via Chiswick Auction’s own…

Chiswick Auctions – Portrait Miniatures

December 3 @ 12:00 pm GMT

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. Further details TBA, see chiswickauctions.co.uk/auction-calendar/ 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 information daily. We are editorially independent. Please support us by buying…

Chiswick Auctions – On Paper | Five Centuries of Master Drawings and Prints

December 3 @ 2:00 pm GMT

Chiswick Old Master Drawings & Prints sales offer a specialised platform for presenting quality British and European drawings and works on paper from the early Renaissance to the end of the 18th century. The department combines their excellent expertise with a personal and approachable service that sees the sales attract collectors, dealers, agents and institutions from around the world. Prospective clients may bid in person (subject to capacity), online via Chiswick Auction’s own bidding platform, by telephone or absentee bidding as…

At Christmas We Feast: The history of the Christmas dinner with Annie Gray

December 3 @ 2:00 pm GMT

Turkey, trimmings, pudding and brandy butter – but where do our festive food traditions come from? Join Annie Gray on a delectable trip through time, from the earliest mentions of extravagant meals at Christmas to the trappings and traditions of the present day. From medieval celebrations to holidays in Victorian Britain, discover the rich history and cultural tradition of the joy of Christmas feasts. Annie Gray is a historian, cook, broadcaster and writer specialising in the history of food and dining…

Online Talk – Arts and Crafts: The Russian Connection

December 4 @ 3:00 pm4:00 pm GMT

In the late 19th/early 20th centuries Russia experienced its own version of the Arts & Crafts movement. Artists, intellectuals and philanthropists were concerned that traditional ways of life, including ancient craft skills, would be lost as increasing numbers of the rural population were seeking more secure employment in towns and factories. As in many other European countries at this time, Russia was ‘discovering’ its artistic heritage and the emphasis on ‘Russian Style’ could be seen in architecture and all kinds…

Chiswick Auctions – Interiors, Homes & Antiques

December 8 @ 9:30 am10:00 am GMT
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One event on December 9, 2021 at 9:30 am

This sale offers a range of modern, mid-century and antique furniture and furnishings 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. The sale features a wide range of lifestyle categories including jewellery and watches, ceramics, glass, British and European works of art, sculpture, rugs and other collectables, all with accessible estimates. Prospective clients may bid in person (subject…

Ask a Historian: In conversation with Greg Jenner

December 8 @ 7:30 pm GMT

A roller coaster ride through history revealing the best facts, figures, stories and characters from ancient times to today. Join author, BBC podcaster and public historian, Greg Jenner, in conversation as he provides answers to things you always wondered about, but didn't know who to ask. Responding to 50 genuine questions from the public, Greg whisks you off on a tour through the ages, revealing the best and most surprising stories, facts, and historical characters from the past. Bouncing through a…

KMIS lecture: In pursuit of historic camellias from China to Europe

January 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm GMT

Join Kew Gardens for a  talk on historic camellias with Geraldine King. Since 1871, the Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS) has been running an annual lecture series to boost knowledge of the plant and fungal kingdom. Geraldine is the Estate Manager and Head Gardener at Chiswick House, home to the oldest collection of camellias in Europe and possibly the world. In her talk she discusses the introduction of camellias to England and how the historic Chiswick collection is cared for, including…

Chiswick Auctions – Design

January 19, 2022 @ 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:…

Chiswick Auctions – Erotica

January 19, 2022 @ 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,…

Chiswick Auctions – Silver & Objects of Vertu

February 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am GMT

Chiswick Auctions' Silver & Objects of Vertu Department hosts the only dedicated silver sale in London, specialising in English, Irish and Scottish silver in addition to offering continental silver including French, Dutch, Maltese and Russian. Many of the prestigious names have successfully sold, including Paul de Lamerie, Paul Storr, John Scofield and Hester Bateman. Objects of vertu form an important section of the sales and include bodkins, enamels and snuff boxes, ranging from 18th century Paris examples to Faberge objet d'art.…

Kew Gardens lecture: The Rev. Thomas Birch Freeman — Victorian Botanist and Plantsman

February 28, 2022 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm GMT

Discover a botanical and horticultural legacy that has been lost to time with the inspirational garden historian and presenter Advolly Richmond. This lecture takes us to Ghana where Advolly travelled in 2018 to uncover the fascinating life and legacy of Rev. Thomas Birch Freeman, an Anglo-African Victorian missionary, diplomat and botanist. Also available online, live and on demand In addition to her research, Advolly runs Introduction to Garden History courses for various organisations such as the National Trust and the University of Birmingham.  Tickets £3 Book tickets: eventbrite.co.uk All events…

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