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Chiswick Auctions – Interiors, Homes & Antiques

January 26 @ 10:00 am GMT

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…

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,…

Virtual Talk: Emery Walker’s final achievement; the remarkable story of TE Lawrence’s translation of The Odyssey

January 26 @ 6:00 pm GMT

Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful private press books of the 20th century, TE Lawrence’s (Lawrence of Arabia) translation of Homer’s epic poem was a highly ambitious four-year undertaking. Although more famous for his role in the Arab revolt, Lawrence was a gifted writer and translator, and was a close friend of the Walker’s. Through the vision of the great American type designer Bruce Rogers, the expertise of Emery Walker, and determination of TE Lawrence, The Odyssey became…

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,…

Online Talk – Sources and influences of the First Garden Suburb: Bedford Park in Context

January 26 @ 7:30 pm GMT

Following the popularity of their autumn 2021 lecture, the Bedford Park Society has commissioned Nicholas Friend MA FRSA, to provide further insights into Bedford Park in two additional presentations for the Society. The first takes place on Wednesday 26 January and details of the next, planned for March, will be released shortly. Bedford Park, founded in 1875, is often seen as the world’s first garden suburb but it had precedents in estate, mill and retirement villages of the 18th and…

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…

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 – 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…

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…

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…

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