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For the Culture: Celebrations of Blackness

January 21February 20

For the Culture: Celebrations of Blackness is a brand new festival celebrating Black joy, talent, culture and creativity, led and curated by Dr Peggy Brunache, Lecturer in the History of Atlantic Slavery & Director of the Beniba Centre for Slavery Studies at University of Glasgow, Tinuke Craig, Lyric Artistic Associate and Nicholai La Barrie, Lyric Associate Director. Over the course of three days in late January 2022, the Lyric will host a programme of events and performances, which celebrate Black culture, identity and history. The…

Arts & Crafts walking trail, Hammersmith

January 27
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Riverside trail taking in the homes of some of the leading lights of the Arts & Crafts movement. The riverside at Hammersmith was an important hub for the Arts & Crafts movement. Arts & Crafts Hammersmith launched the trail along the River Thames in June 2019 so you can follow in the footsteps of poet, novelist, designer and socialist William Morris and his great friend Emery Walker, the founder of the Doves Press. This is a walk that you can…

Art & Artists, Chiswick walking trail

January 27
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Image above: Jan Pienkowski's image of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Chiswick Chiswick has been home to several very famous artists over the centuries. When Karen Liebreich and Sarah Cruz of Abundance London created the the Chiswick Timeline mural under the railway bridge at Turnham Green Terrace in 2017, they included images of paintings by some of the area's best known artists. At the same time they launched a map of 19 sites of artistic interest, including Johan Zoffany’s house…

Thames Luminaries – Hogarth vs Everyone by John Collins

January 27 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm GMT

William Hogarth has been described as the father of English painting but over the course of his career he came into conflict with many people. This talk will explore some of Hogarth’s most high profile conflicts with contemporaries on everything from art theory to social campaigning and more. John Collins is the Senior Manager for Historic Houses at the London Borough of Hounslow and has overseen Hogarth’s House since it reopened to the public after a major refurbishment in 2011. See…

Exhibitions at Kew Gardens – Zadok Ben-David: Natural Reserve

January 27 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm GMT
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Internationally renowned artist Zadok Ben-David brings his award-winning work to Kew's Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art this autumn. Zadok Ben-David: Natural Reserve is the first UK-based solo exhibition to incorporate new and existing works by the artist since 2008. The exhibition centres on themes of tragedy and hope, as well as shining a uniquely creative light on the relationship between humanity and the natural world. Brand new and extended artworks are featured, including the 360-degree installation Blackfield which is made up of more…

Visit the National Archives, Kew

January 27 @ 9:30 am3:30 pm GMT
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Open Tuesday – Friday but please check as they close for the usual public holidays throughout the year.

The National Archives is home to millions of historical documents covering a huge range of subjects, including more than 70,000 images, from ancient maps to iconic advertising. The building houses records which have been created and collected by UK central government departments such as the Home Office and the Foreign Office, and major courts of law such as the Central Criminal Court. The National Archive is a unique resource for those interested in the history of the United Kingdom. For…

Wildlife Photography – Exposure and managing the light

January 27 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm GMT

Photographer Jackie Rado will guide you through a practical and hands on photography workshop which explores exposure settings and how to manage the light in wildlife photography. You'll look at the variables and how to cope with the ever-changing and often elusive winter light, as well as manual controls on the camera and how to create the perfect exposure. The day will begin with an introduction inside, before heading out into the WWT nature reserve. This course is suitable for…

Visit Hogarth’s House

January 27 @ 12:00 pm5:00 pm GMT
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Hogarth's House, built around 1700, was the country home of the great painter, engraver and satirist William Hogarth (1697 - 1764) from 1749 until his death. He bought it as a weekend and summer home, away from the noise of his other home in what is now Leicester Square. Hogarth had a ‘painting room’ at the bottom of the garden where he was working until a few days before his death in 1764. Entry to Hogarth's House, Hogarth Lane W4…

Radiance: An Art Exhibition

January 28
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A free art exhibition from the Black Blossoms School of Art and Culture. This exhibition is curated by Bolanle Tajudeen and Pacheanne Anderson from the Black Blossoms School of Art and Culture and features painting, sculptural installation and film. Radiance exhibits the manifestation of the artists thoughts and feelings towards diasporic African & Caribbean radiance. Black Blossoms School of Art and Culture is an e-learning platform which delivers short course & masterclasses that decolonise, deconstruct and democratise art history and creative learning. Classes…

Gunnersbury Park Farmers Market
Every Sunday 10am – 3pm

January 30 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm GMT
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Come along to Gunnersbury Park farmer's market each Sunday Run by RMS Markets, you'll find everything you could want from a farmers markets with top quality, fish, meat, artisan bread, cheese, fruit and veg. Every first Sunday of the month they'll be joined by artisan craft traders. Find it in the field next to the car park. 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…

Dive In Photography Workshop

January 30 @ 11:00 am GMT
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As the world struggles to prevent irreversible climate change and further damage to our environment, we recognise that young people, who are largely inheriting this crisis, are both hugely impacted and empowered to play a pivotal role in restoring our natural habitat. Photojournalism Hub is inviting young people (16+), to participate in a project on climate change consisting of a series of eight documentary photography workshops. During the workshops, participants will work on researching and creating their own documentary-based photo…

Try Your Hand at Portrait Sculpture in Clay

February 1 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm GMT

Try your hand at portrait sculpture! Come and join a beginners workshop to learn how to create a portrait sculpture in clay. Working from an example previously created by Chiswick based Sculptor Gillian Brett, we will work as a group to each create one half life size portrait head. The workshop will cover the basics of how to observe the human head, looking at how the light falls on different planes, how to avoid the main errors beginners make, how…

International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition 15

February 5
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The launch exhibition of the 15th International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) competition will return to Kew Gardens this coming February. The exhibition will feature a selection of higher-placed winning photographs from across all main pay-to-enter categories, such as; ‘Beautiful Gardens’, ‘The Beauty of Plants’, ‘Wildlife in the Garden’ and newest addition — ‘The World of Fungi’. Photo projects and a selection of exclusive winning photographs from the latest 'Captured at Kew' special award will also be on display. Enjoy exploring a…

Chiswick Antique, Retro and Collectable Fair

February 5 @ 10:30 am4:30 pm GMT
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The Chiswick Antiques & Collectables Fair has returned, and is taking place on the first Saturday of each month. Whether you’re looking for home interior pieces, individual fashion statements or rare and unusual collectables, this is your one stop event to shop for what you want! For the moment, Covid secure practises are in place for your safety which include limiting the number of shoppers allowed in the venue at one time, use of hand sanitiser and facemasks as well…

Chiswick School – Car Boot Sale

February 6
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One of the most successful car boot sales in the South East, the Chiswick Car Boot sale offers a glorious serendipitous mix of stuff: clothes, plants, DVDs & CDs, books, furniture, toys, you name it. Most of it is second hand, some new, but there are some real bargains to be had. The sale is held on the first Sunday of every month except January, at Chiswick School, Burlington Lane, London W4 3UN. The car entrance is on Staveley Road…

Workshops at Gunnersbury Park – Indigo Dyeing

February 6 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm GMT

Join Jess Chan, a designer specialising in Printed Textiles and Natural dyes in exploring natural indigo vat dyeing using shibori (tie dye) resist techniques of folding, clamping, and gathering to create repeat patterns. At the end you’ll head home with your own hand dyed cotton tea towel. To find out more about Jess Chan, visit her website www.jesschantextiles.com Tickets £15 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…

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…

Arts Society Chiswick – The Imperial Easter Eggs of Carl Fabergé: after the Revolution

February 10 @ 8:00 pm GMT

Between 1885 and 1916, Carl Fabergé made fifty jewelled eggs – Easter presents from Russia’s last two emperors to their wives. Since the brutal murder of the last tsar and his family in a Siberian basement, these eggs have become the most famous surviving symbols of the Romanov Empire: both supreme examples of the jeweller’s art and the vulgar playthings of a decadent court. After going missing in the Revolution, most of the eggs re-emerged in the storerooms of the…

Bizzy Buddies February Half Term Camp

February 14February 18

Come and try Chiswick House and Gardens' multisport camp for boys and girls aged 3 – 11 years. The kids won’t get bored playing various sports such as football, tennis, dodgeball, tag rugby and more! With lots of throwing, running, catching and jumping, we provide a fun-filled day of sporting activities. They also have a Arts and Crafts Camp, located inside the cricket pavilion. Let the creativity flow with painting, drawing, clay modelling, arts and crafts projects, plus more… The…

Chiswick Auctions – Urban & Contemporary Art

February 24 @ 2:00 pm GMT
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One event on February 24, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Chiswick Auctions's Urban & Contemporary Art Department offers a wide range of original works on canvas and paper, limited editions and sculptures by current all-stars as well as exciting up-and-coming artists to the market. In these sales you will be able to buy and sell works from the urban art scene by artists like Banksy, Invader, Kaws and Shepard Fairey and contemporary art by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Anthony Gormley and Bridget Riley. Prospective clients may bid…

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…

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…

A history of printmaking & Hogarth’s place within it by Richard Roberts

March 1 @ 6:30 pm7:30 pm GMT

Printmaking was an important part of Hogarth’s artistic practice. But what is printmaking? Where does it originate from and what is printmaking like today? This fun talk by printmaking technician Richard Roberts, will do a broad sweep of printmaking through the ages, looking at amongst other things prehistoric handprints, Japanese fish rubbings and, of course, Hogarth’s prints and his legacy on printmaking today. This talk will be great for anyone who wants to know more about printmaking. Richard Roberts is a Printmaker…

Chiswick Pier Trust – Watercolour Painting Day

March 2 @ 9:30 am3:30 pm GMT

Chiswick Pier Trust are delighted to welcome Julia Cassels back to Chiswick Pier on Wednesday 2 March to run another watercolour workshop. Over the past years these workshops have been very successful and popular. Julia will be working in watercolours on the topic “lilac breasted roller”. This workshop is suitable for beginners right through to the more experienced artist. Please bring your own materials, packed lunch and drinks. Tickets £40 Book tickets: 07831 420400 All events in Chiswick See our…

Arts Society Chiswick – The Art of the Cartoonist

March 10 @ 8:00 pm GMT

In 'The Art of the Cartoonist' Harry will be tracing the history of his profession with examples from early practitioners like Cruickshank and Hogarth, to more contemporary artists such as Giles and Schulz, bringing events right up to date with cartoons produced fresh on the page that day! Yes, Harry will be drawing live. Prepare to hear some tricks of his trade, learn where to put eyebrows for maximum effect and discover exactly what the Eskimo brothers said in The…

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…

William Morris in Oxford – A Walking Tour

April 6 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm BST

This day long walking tour of Oxford, led by Martin Stott and Jane Bingham, will include some of the places most associated with Morris as a designer and maker, and his later political engagement with the city. Lunch and any admission charges are extra. Full joining details will be confirmed a few days before the event. Please note: the walk will start promptly at 10am from a central location, which will be confirmed before the event. there is a significant…

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…

Arts Society Chiswick – The Art of the Ballet

April 7 @ 8:00 pm BST

Originating in the Italian Renaissance courts in the C15th, Ballet came to the French court in 1533, when Catherine Medici an Italian noblewoman married the French King Henry II. A century later, King Louis XIV, a passionate dancer, popularised and standardised the art form and in 1661 he founded the Royal Academy of Dance, The popularity of ballet soared in Russia in the late C19th with Russian choreographers and composers taking it to new heights and in the early C20th,…

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…

Arts Society Chiswick – The Borgias – the most infamous family in history

May 12 @ 8:00 pm BST

Murder, poison, corruption and incest: all perfect ingredients for sensational popular culture. But in an age known for its brutality and church corruption were the Borgias really so bad? This lecture reveals the real family that dominated the Papacy and Italian politics during the last decade of the C15th: the charismatic figure of Pope Alexander VI, living inside his sumptuously decorated apartments, the career of his son, Cesare - Cardinal, General, employer of Da Vinci and the model for Machiavelli’s…

Arts Society Chiswick – The GPO Film Unit: the Birth of Documentaries

June 9 @ 8:00 pm BST

Howard Smith has a background in Graphic Design, an art form for the 20C. His talk on  The birth of documentary films in the 1930’s is both nostalgic and entertaining. It will be lavishly illustrated by vintage film clips such as the experimental  Soviet era  Battleship Potemkin. In a mere seven years the GPO Film Unity produced 129 films, including the iconic Night Mail with poetry by WH Auden and music by Benjamin Britten. An extraordinary period which saw immense…

Arts Society Chiswick – A Picture a Day: Peggy Guggenheim and the Birth of Mid-Century Modernism

July 14 @ 8:00 pm BST

This lecture explores how the New York heiress, Peggy Guggenheim - the poor little rich girl - came to play such a pivotal role in the making of mid-century Modernism. Friends with so many cultural figures of the day – from Cecil Beaton to Scott Fitzgerald, Barbara Hepworth to Igor Stravinsky and so many more iconic artists. What prompted her to start collecting contemporary art in the 1930s? And what was the impact of her galleries in London and New York…

Visit the William Morris Museum

August 13 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm BST
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William Morris (1834 – 1896) was a revolutionary force in Victorian Britain whose work dramatically changed the fashions and ideologies of the era. As a craftsman, designer, poet, printer, socialist, novelist, and environmentalist, Morris was not only influential in his own time, but his legacy remains alive and important today. The William Morris Society is based in the Coach House and the basement of the Kelmscott House, where he lived from 1878 until his death in 1896. There is a…

Arts Society Chiswick – Blenheim Palace: The Agony and the Ecstasy

September 15 @ 8:00 pm BST

One of the most well-known and admired historic buildings in England, Blenheim Palace is an uncompromising monument to English military ambition and one family’s self- importance. The story of its construction is a fascinating catalogue of excess and outrage, the result is both monstrous and utterly sublime – according to our lecturer this evening. The effect on the generations of Marlboroughs is revealing and within this ‘cauldron’ a Churchill was born – recently voted The Greatest Briton of All Time. This lecture…

Arts Society Chiswick – A Photographic Odyssey: Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition Captured on Camera

October 13 @ 8:00 pm BST

This lecture sets out to capture the achievements of Frank Hurley, one of the great photographers of the C20th. He accompanied Ernest Shackleton’s 3rd Antarctic expedition in 1914 on the ship Endurance. Which was trapped and eventually crushed by the pack ice. The crew camped on the ice for 5 months, they rowed to the remote Elephant Island and from there Shackleton sailed for help to South Georgia over 800 miles away returning to rescue his crew 3 months later. …

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