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West London Queer Project – Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK Viewing Party

September 23 @ 7:00 pmNovember 25 @ 7:00 pm BST

The WLQP facilitates making new friends and makes it easy, even if you come alone. Organiser Aubrey will go out his way to make everyone feel welcome and make sure nobody is left out. Aubrey hopes to steer the queer community away from its over-reliance on meeting new friends & lovers solely through dating apps, something which again has been compounded by Covid lockdowns. Join the WLQP for a weekly viewing party of the explosive new Drag Race UK series.…

London Luminaries Lecture Series – Autumn-Winter 2021

October 20November 4

The London Luminaries is a group of historic organisations who collaboratively work together to share knowledge and ideas about heritage. London was the epicentre of commerce and wealth, thanks to the River Thames which attracted royalty, aristocrats, artists, writers and wealthy property owners. A legacy of these luminaries is an area exceptionally rich in heritage buildings, gardens and landscapes. Drawing on the success of the Thames and Twickenham Luminaries virtual lecture series, Pope’s Grotto Preservation Trust and English Heritage’s Marble…

Chiswick Auctions – Silver & Objects of Vertu

October 20 @ 11:00 am BST

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.…

In conversation with Kate Summerscale: The Haunting of Alma Fielding

October 22 @ 2:00 pm BST

London, 1938. Alma Fielding - an ordinary young woman - begins to experience truly bizarre supernatural events in her suburban home. Nandor Fodor – a Jewish Hungarian refugee and chief ghost hunter for the International Institute for Psychical Research – begins to investigate the goings on. In doing so, he discovers a different and darker type of haunting: trauma, alienation, loss, and the foreshadowing of a nation’s worst fears. As the spectre of Fascism lengthens over Europe, and as Fodor’s…

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Chiswick Auctions – From the Curious to the Extraordinary

October 26 @ 2:00 pm BST

The sale will celebrate the weird, the wonderful and everything in between and will be the ultimate cabinet of curiosity for interior enthusiasts or those with eccentric tastes. Prospective clients may bid online via Chiswick Auction’s own bidding platform, by telephone or absentee bidding as normal. Viewing by appointment only at their Chiswick Showroom. The auction itself can be attended either in person (subject to capacity) or online. After the sale, purchased lots can be collected using their Click and…

Virtual Talk: William Simmonds Arts & Crafts Puppets and Carvings

October 26 @ 7:00 pm BST

William Simmonds is one of the lesser known members of the British Arts & Crafts Movement. Inspired by his pastoral surroundings in the Cotswolds, he played a particularly vital role in the movement between the two world wars. After the First World War Simmonds emerged as a master of woodcarving, known for his exquisite oak, pine, ebony and ivory carvings of wild and domestic creatures. He earned his living by making puppets and became Europe’s most renowned puppet master. Simmonds’s…

Live Webinar; Seals and the Thames

October 26 @ 7:30 pm BST

Mary Tester, British Divers Marine Life Rescue team medic who looked after Chiswick’s Freddie the seal and is the founding director of Thames Seal Watch, joins the internationally renowned seal researcher and author with over 20 years in the field, Sue Sayer, Chair of Seal Alliance and founding director of the Seal Research Trust, to talk about seals, and their work to keep them safe. Chaired by CPT trustee, Cllr Gabriella Giles. Free. Donations welcome. Tickets Free, donations encouraged Book…

Chiswick Auctions – Books & Works on Paper

October 27 @ 11:00 am BST

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/ See our Things to do listings for all the events happening 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.…

Chiswick Auctions – Autographs & Memorabilia

October 27 @ 2:00 pm BST
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One event on November 9, 2021 at 2:00 pm

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 – Islamic & Indian Art

October 29 @ 1:00 pm 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…

Chiswick Auctions – Modern & Contemporary Middle Eastern & African Art

October 29 @ 3:00 pm BST

Chiswick Auctions' Modern & Contemporary Middle Eastern & African Art sales feature a selection of artworks dating from the 20th century up until the present day.  Their sales include paintings, photography, prints and sculpture from the broader Arab world, Iran and North Africa as well as works by diaspora artists.  This is a growing area of the international market and they are pleased to offer items at a range of price points to fit all budgets. Prospective clients may bid…

Chiswick Auctions – A Middle Eastern Journey

November 3 @ 11:00 am GMT

This sale features a selection of artworks dating from the 20th century up until the present day. Prospective clients may bid online via Chiswick Auction’s own bidding platform, by telephone or absentee bidding as normal. Unfortunately due to the pandemic, in-person bidding will be unavailable for this auction. For more information and other events go to Chiswick Auctions website at: chiswickauctions.co.uk Read more about Chiswick Auctions here. See our Things to do listings for all the events happening in Chiswick: chiswickcalendar.co.uk/whats-on-in-chiswick…

Fine Books and Works on Paper

November 9 @ 10:00 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). Prospective…

Chiswick Auctions – Watches

November 9 @ 12:00 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 – The wedding of the century: Arthur and Katherine (1501)

November 12 @ 2:00 pm GMT

In November 1501, an extravagant ceremony took place that enthralled the nation and altered the course of English history. In an age when public perceptions of those in power were limited to how government touched everyday life, large and lavish state events were a way in which the common people could judge their leaders’ qualities in a very different light. The wedding of Katherine of Aragon to Arthur Tudor in November 1501 was the most spectacular royal wedding and public…

19th & 20th Century Fine Photographs

November 12 @ 2:30 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…

Virtual Talk: Ernest Gimson and Friends: Life and Letters

November 17 @ 7:00 pm GMT

Ernest Gimson's career as an architect and designer is well documented in a variety of sources, but among the most vivid are the letters he wrote to family and friends. This talk will outline Gimson's life and work through the medium of his correspondence with, among others, Katharine Adams, Ernest Barnsley, Sydney Cockerell, J. Paul Cooper, W. R. Lethaby, William and May Morris, and Philip Webb. Annette Carruthers is co-author with Mary Greensted and Barley Roscoe of Ernest Gimson: Arts…

All the Kings’ Fools: Disability and the Tudors

November 17 @ 7:30 pm GMT

For centuries, disabled people and their history have been hidden in plain sight. Before the advent of modern medicine, any impairment, disease or frailty was often a matter of life and death. The treatment of disabled people reveals a great deal about periods throughout history and contemporary wider societies – join us in asking: What was done to support historical disabled populations? Very little on the infirm and mentally ill was written down during the Renaissance period and the Tudor…

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

November 23 @ 2:00 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/ See our Things to do listings for all the events happening 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.…

Chiswick Auctions – Interiors, Homes & Antiques

November 24 @ 11:00 am GMT
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One event on November 24, 2021 at 11:00 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…

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