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Hounslow Visual Arts Programme – What Do You Not See

May 27September 11

This exhibition from the Creative People and Places Hounslow Visual Arts Programme brings together the work of seven UK-based contemporary visual artists illuminating what it’s like to live with a hidden disability. The exhibition has been curated in collaboration with members of the local community who devised the idea, and have selected the artists and works for the exhibition. The members of the group were inspired to create this exhibition by their own experiences of hidden disability, for example, as a disabled person, or…

Hounslow Visual Arts Programme – HOME

May 27September 11

Documenting everyday life lived almost exclusively in domestic spaces, these works respond creatively to sudden and increased restrictions and limitations. As home increasingly became a space where we worked, socialised and learned during lockdown, it also inspired new creative outputs. From using family as subjects of portraits, to recording the moments of connection using digital tools, these beautiful and often poignant images capture experiences that many of us will recognise. HOME is an exhibition of work by ten students on…

Hounslow Visual Arts Programme – Animal Stories

May 27September 11

From the rare species of snails found in Isleworth Ait, to the thousands of animals entering the UK through Heathrow Airport’s Animal Reception Centre from across the world, this intriguing story is told through the recollections of local people and research of historical records and archives. Travel through time from the Chiswick House Menagerie of the 19th century to the present day to see how our relationship to animals has shaped Hounslow and the communities that live and work here.…

Hounslow Visual Arts Programme – Vibrant Landings

June 19September 11

This new exhibition by artist Noelle Genevier from CPP Hounslow's Visual Arts Programme explores colour and nature through contemporary collage.  Noelle Genevier’s work starts with colour and material; folded paper and photographs that combine in her collages to create new worlds of ideas. These collages take two forms; the digitally created, flat patterns, and the more organic handmade three-dimensional assemblages. These forms echo Noelle’s interest in the environment, both urban and natural, coming together at a threshold of shifts and…

Free online talk – Becoming British!

August 6 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm BST

The National Archives holds records of over a quarter of a million naturalisations which took place between 1844 and 1980. In this talk, they delve into the reasons why people took the decision to naturalise so they could celebrate becoming British, including their touching personal stories. Find out about entertainment pioneers, Lew Grade and Bernard Delfont, and their role in redefining post-war Britain’s cultural identity. Discover why US author Henry James decided to become British in July 1915, at the…

Online talk – A materialist’s paradise: William Morris and the Kelmscott Press

August 7 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm BST

In the 1891 review of News from Nowhere “A Materialist’s Paradise,” Martin Hewlett charged William Morris with “exaggerat the dependence of human nature upon its environment,” and complained that Morris presents “the conditions of human welfare physical” (819). In this lecture Dr Elizabeth Miller will consider Kelmscott Press as Morris’s true “materialist paradise,” the creative project that most fully expresses his refusal to relegate the natural world to the debased category of the profane. Focusing especially on the materials from which…

Emery Walker, Arts & Crafts and the Cotswolds

August 11 @ 7:00 pm BST

Emery Walker was born and bred a Londoner, but he maintained close links with the countryside, ranging from the houses his wife, Mary Grace, would stay at for her health, his travels abroad, and, especially, the Cotswolds It was through his friendships with William Morris, Philip Webb, and with younger members of the Arts and Crafts Movement, such as Ernest Gimson and Sidney Barnsley, who had moved to Sapperton, near Cirencester in the 1890s. In 1922 Walker took the lease…

Free online talk – In Their Own Write: Punishing the Victorian Pauper Complainer

August 13 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm BST

Uncover how paupers easily found themselves disciplined or 'punished' for writing letters of complaint about how they were treated by local poor law authorities. Conceptually, the new workhouse buildings were built as disciplinary structures (high walls, locked doors, segregated areas etc.) which displayed the visible administrative power of the New Poor Law. The history of the New Poor Law, and the iconic workhouse in particular, abounded with rumoured punishments. Contemporary reports proliferated with allegations of near starvation (or actual starvation),…

Chiswick Auctions – Interiors, Homes & Antiques

August 18 @ 10:00 am BST
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One event on November 18, 2021 at 10:00 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…

Free online talk – Inheritance

August 18 @ 7:30 pm8:30 pm BST

Heiress Mary Davies, born in London during the Great Plague of 1665, inherited an extensive plot of land west of London as a baby. It was this estate that determined the course of a tragic life. In this talk, author Leo Hollis restores the history of child brides, mad heiresses, religious controversy and shady dealings. Hollis recounts how the drama culminated in a court case that determined not just the state of Mary’s legacy but the future of London itself.…

Free online talk – Top level tips: Tracing your criminal ancestors

August 24 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm BST

Did one of your ancestors end up on the wrong side of the law? This webinar will give an overview of the criminal records The National Archives holds and how to search them. From trial and conviction to imprisonment and pardon, in just 30 minutes they'll show how 19th and early 20th century criminal records can be used to build a fuller picture of your ancestor’s life. This webinar will be presented by Chris Day Head of Modern Domestic Records…

Chiswick Auctions – Designer Fashion: Men’s Edit

September 7 @ 10:30 am BST

In this sale Chiswick Auctions will be showcasing a fascinating variety of high-end men's fashion. 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.…

Chiswick Auctions – Design

September 8 @ 9:30 am BST

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:…

The Arts Society Chiswick – contemporary sculpture and the public space lecture

September 16 @ 8:00 pm9:30 pm BST

Fresh Encounters: contemporary sculpture and the public space - Anna Moszynska The role of sculpture has changed substantially in recent times. Anna Moszynska looks at how the concept of monument and memorial, familiar since classical antiquity, has shifted towards other concerns. Sculpture now plays a vitally important role in terms of site in the city. The idea of the sculpture park came into being in Britain in the mid-20th century, thanks to the efforts of Sir Henry Moore, and has…

Chiswick Auctions – Fine Rugs and Carpets

September 21 @ 11:00 am BST

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.…

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Chiswick Auctions – From the Curious to the Extraordinary

September 22 @ 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…

Chiswick Auctions – Jewellery

September 23 @ 11:00 am BST

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 – Wines and Spirits

October 5
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One event on July 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

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 – Old Master Paintings

October 12 @ 11:00 am BST

Chiswick Auctions Old Master Paintings sales offer a specialised platform for presenting quality British and European paintings from the early Renaissance to the end of the 18th century. Sales feature single consignments as well as entire collections, featuring portraiture, still life, genre, history paintings as well as biblical and mythological subjects. 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…

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.…

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

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…

Chiswick Auctions – Watches

November 17 @ 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.…

Chiswick Auctions – The Collector: Objects to Clocks

November 17 @ 2:00 pm GMT

Chiswick Auctions'European Works of Art and Clock Department handles a diverse range of decorative objects, sculpture and clocks dating from the 12th century to the end of the 19th century. Holding three sales a year, the auctions offer works of art and sculpture in materials such as bronze, marble,alabaster and wood. In addition the sales feature a large selection of clocks including 18th and 19th century bracket/table clocks, carriage clocks, musical clocks, mystery clocks and long-case clocks alongside more decorative…

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.…

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