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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 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…

Online Talks – Love in the Archives at Gunnersbury Park

February 11 @ 6:30 pm GMT

Through archived photographs, receipts, letters, and cards, we can piece together love stories of those long gone.  From Beatrice Estelle Ashton’s teenage poetry, the flamboyant Valentine’s cards of Victorians to wedding photos old and new, join archivist Kathryn Rooke for a short talk sharing some of the love stories boxed-up in Gunnersbury Park Museum’s archive.  Tickets £7 Book tickets: visitgunnersbury.org All events in Chiswick See our events listings for all events in Chiswick: whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar The Chiswick Calendar CIC is a…

Free Online Talk: Stanley Spencer – the artist, his work and connections with the River Thames

February 15 @ 7:00 pm GMT

The Thames-side village of Cookham was the much-loved home of this great British artist and the river featured strongly in his paintings and life (he was a regular wild-swimmer!). This talk promises a unique insight into the life, work and inspirations of Spencer – presented by Keith Le Page, from the Stanley Spencer galleries where the exhibition ‘Mind and Mortality: Stanley Spencer’s Final Portraits’ is currently being held. Tickets Free Book tickets: tickettailor.com All events in Chiswick chiswickcalendar.co.uk/whats-on-in-chiswick Support The…

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…

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…

Virtual Talk: Dun Emer & Cuala: A Private Press Spotlight

February 23 @ 6:00 pm GMT

In the second half of the 19th century, the Arts and Crafts Movement set out to maintain traditional skills and workmanship threatened by the Industrial Revolution. In the case of print, increased demand for cheaper books led to declining standards and inferior materials. To counter this, small private presses were set up, producing books to a high standard and celebrating them as works of art. This talk will explore the Dun Emer Press (later known as the Cuala Press) a…

Chiswick Auctions – Silver & Objects of Vertu

February 25 @ 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.…

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…

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

February 28 @ 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…

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…

Chiswick Auctions – 19th & 20th Century Paintings and Works on Paper

March 23 @ 2:00 pm GMT

Chiswick Auctions' sales of 19th & 20th Century Paintings and Works on Paper feature oil paintings, portrait miniatures, works on paper and prints, and ranges from Victorian pictures including the Pre-Raphaelites, to Continental painting including Impressionism and Modernism. 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…

Chiswick Auctions – Books & Works on Paper

March 23 @ 2:00 pm GMT

Chiswick Auctions' Rare 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…

Ealing Rises Up: Screening and Talk

March 23 @ 7:00 pm GMT

Join Gunnersbury Park and Museum to see the new film produced by Asia Ahmed and Narvir Singh. Including interviews and archive material (some from Gunnersbury Park Archives) the film tells the story of anti-racist activism in Ealing from the mid-1950s to the early 1990s. It features Eric Huntley and Gurinder Chadha amongst other people connected to the borough. After the screening, stay for a conversation with some of the contributors to discuss the impact and aftermath of the Southall riots…

Chiswick Auctions – Jewellery

March 24 @ 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. Prospective clients may bid in person (subject to capacity), online via Chiswick Auction’s own bidding platform, by telephone or absentee bidding as normal. For more details see chiswickauctions.co.uk/department/jewellery/ 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…

Chiswick Auctions – Watches

March 24 @ 1:00 pm GMT

Chiswick Auctions watch sales offer you the opportunity to explore and buy a broad range of timepieces from the earliest verge pocket watches, right through to modern high-end wristwatches from the best marques in the world and everything in between. Key luxury brands featured in their sales include Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Tag Heuer, Rolex and Blancpain. Prospective clients may bid in person (subject to capacity), online via Chiswick Auction’s own bidding platform, by telephone or absentee bidding as normal.…

Free Online Talk – London: Port City ‘behind the scenes’ at Museum of London Docklands’ exhibition

March 29 @ 7:00 pm BST

Curator Claire Dobbin takes us on a tour of the London: Port City exhibition, which she created from a vast archive of ‘never-before-seen’ artefacts from the Port of London Authority archive. For anyone interested in the history of London – its port and its people, this exhibition uses innovative means to immerse you in its story, from drone footage to smell boxes. The exhibition runs until May 2022. Tickets Free Book tickets: tickettailor.com All events in Chiswick chiswickcalendar.co.uk/whats-on-in-chiswick Support The…

Chiswick Auctions – Wines and Spirits

March 30 @ 12:00 pm BST

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…

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 – Designer Handbags and Fashion

April 1 @ 12:00 pm5:00 pm BST

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, Chiswick Auctions' sales offer…

Chiswick Auctions – Autographs & Memorabilia

April 7 @ 2:00 pm BST
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Offering the only dedicated Autographs & Memorabilia auction in the United Kingdom, Chiswick Auctions' popular sale covers all areas of history, music and film culture. They are known for providing a variety of collectables relating to prominent figures and historic events such as Winston Churchill, David Bowie and Queen Elizabeth II. The unique sales offers you the chance to buy and sell items of personal collecting interest or pieces that have shaped our past. Prospective clients may bid in person…

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…

Free Online Talk – Foraging beside Chiswick Foreshore

April 26 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm BST

An opportunity to take a closer look at Chiswick’s riverside plants and learn about their potential uses from foraging instructor and forest school trainer Gemma Hindi. From hemlock to nettles Gemma will be shedding light on how to safely and sustainably gather, and use, some of the plant life that thrives along the embankment beside Chiswick Pier. There will be a unique, hands-on opportunity to join Gemma in person, on a bespoke foraging walk later in the spring, hosted by…

Chiswick Auctions – Islamic & Indian Art

April 29 @ 11:00 am BST

Chiswick Auctions's Islamic & Indian Art sales feature a selection of artworks dating from the 7th century to the 20th century and covers items from the Mediterranean shores through to Southeast Asia and China. The sales offer works on paper such as manuscripts, paintings and drawings, as well as works of conventional craftsmanship such as ceramics, metalwork, textiles, arms & armour, glass, jewellery and lacquer. Prospective clients may bid in person (subject to capacity), online via Chiswick Auction’s own bidding…

Free Online Talk – how Horrible Histories decided to take their performances on tour

May 31 @ 7:00 pm BST

Actors and Thames Watermen united last year to create the first-ever performance of Terrible Thames, a Horrible Histories production that tours the River Thames aboard a luxury sight-seeing cruise boat. Find out more about this inventive collaboration by joining the webinar presented by Neal Foster, actor/manager of the Birmingham Stage Company. You may be inspired to book a place aboard one of the gruesomely entertaining tours aboard Woods’ Silver Fleet’s Silver Sockeye departing Tower Bridge Quay which start in April……

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