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Visit the William Morris Museum

May 18 @ 2:00 pmDecember 31 @ 5:00 pm BST
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William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 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…

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.…

Chiswick House: Bring Into Being art exhibition

May 27October 31

Bring Into Being is an experimental programme of art commissions, events and workshops marking a new chapter for Chiswick House and Gardens.  Presenting three site-specific artworks by Peter Adjaye, Jaimini Patel and Turner Prize winning Mark Wallinger, alongside workshops and events, Bring Into Being  'responds to the many incarnations of Chiswick House and tests the future possibilities of our Grade 1 listed site'. Chiswick House Trust is looking to widen the scope and the appeal of the House and Gradens, to attract more visitors, and to encourage existing visitors to use the park…

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…

Ealing Art Group’s Summer Exhibition

July 3August 1

Ealing Art Group have announced that their second summer exhibition will take place in July at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Founded in 1910, The Art Group is  following in the footsteps of Madeline Green, one of Gunnersbury Park's founder members whose work was recently exhibited there. This exhibition reflects the eclectic mix of artists and makers living and working within the borough and the variety of mediums used to create their art. The work on show will include paintings in various…

Special exhibition: Paula Rego at Hogarth’s House

July 20November 28

Image above: 'After Hogarth IV' (2000) Paula Rego. This July, Hogarth’s House will host a selection of 42 works by Paula Rego including Prints, lithographs etchings and more. An artist of remarkable imagination, her work has forever changed the representation of women in figurative art. This exhibition will display works from throughout the artist's career and explore how her admiration for William Hogarth has inspired elements of her work. Dame Paula Rego was born in Portugal in 1935 and now…

Hogarth Community Centre – Summer Programme

July 26August 19

  Hogarth Youth and Community Centre is a vibrant hub for the community in the heart of Chiswick. The Centre offers sessions and services for the whole family, from Mother and baby/toddler sessions, kids youth clubs, children and adult karate classes, a club for senior citizens plus lots more. Hogarth Youth Centre provides a range of youth programmes for young people aged 8-21. This includes Junior Club for 8 – 11 year olds, Intermediates Club for young people in Years…

Watermans Summer Holiday Programme

July 28August 12

This Summer the Watermans is hosting a range of activities aimed around 'having fun and being together'. From graffiti to photography, animation to printing, mask-making to drumming. You name it, they've probably got it going on during their three-week Summertime Holiday Festival 28 July – 12 August. Brimming with inspiring workshops, activities, events and free fun drop-in activities, there’s something for everyone aged 2 to 12+, kicking off with a family friendly concert by Mellow Baku. Creative Chinese Caligraphy -…

Arts & Crafts walking trail, Hammersmith

July 29
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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

July 29
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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…

Exhibitions at Watermans – Connected Nature

July 29 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm BST

Image above: Daria Jelonek "Technological Nature" The exhibition outlines the diversity of the current environmental landscape by exploring both major and marginal phenomena, their qualification often depending on point of view and context. Reinterpreted by the artists, the different aspects of the reflection on ecology form a whole - a whole recomposed, in movement, allowing everyone to constitute their own toolkits and standards regarding these questions which are urgent but never sufficiently immediate; both systemic and individual; very contemporary but…

Visit the National Archives, Kew

July 29 @ 9:30 am3:30 pm BST
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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…

Children’s Summer Fete

July 31 @ 11:30 am3:30 pm BST

The William Morris Society will be taking part in the annual Children’s Summer Fete, with special guests from the world of heritage including Benjamin Franklin House, the Museum of Methodism & John Wesley’s House, Newington Green Meeting House and of course Arts & Crafts Hammersmith (a collaboration between the Emery Walker Trust and the William Morris Society), with each organisation offering a range of fun craft activities for families! This year, children will have the opportunity to make their own…

Hogarth’s House kids’ camp

August 3August 31

Enjoy outdoor (weather depending) and craft activities in Hogarth's House's Mulberry Garden and Learning Studio with a different theme every week! This event will run every Tuesday in August 9.00 – 12.00 pm. Children aged 8-12 Themes: August 3 Animals & Pets August 10 18th century London August 17 Nature’s Colours August 24 Hogarth’s Home August 31 Plants & Texture Please note this is a drop-off activity for children 8+. Hogarth’s House will be closed to the public during this time and…

Chiswick Antique, Retro and Collectable Fair

August 7 @ 10:30 am4:30 pm BST
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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…

Museum on the Streets – Ealing: Queen of the Suburbs

August 7 @ 11:00 am12:30 pm BST

Join Gunnersbury Park and Museum for a walk delivered by Ealing and West London Tour Guides. Beginning at Ealing Broadway station, the group will explore central Ealing, long known as the Queen of the Suburbs. You’ll hear about Ealing Studios and its famous film industry connections and about one of Ealing's gems, Pitzhanger Manor, Sir John Soane's elegant country home. You’ll also discover a tiny club that changed the face of rock and roll and locations which featured television's most…

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…

Emery Walker and the Private Press Movement

August 12, 2021May 31, 2022

Emery Walker’s House is to open its first exhibition on 12 August, displaying examples of the most beautiful private press books ever published, illustrating Walker’s revolutionary book printing techniques and legacy in his former home in Hammersmith. The new exhibition space in the small drawing room of the most authentic Arts & Crafts home in Britain charts Walker’s career as a typographer and printer at a time when huge advances were being introduced in the production of books to keep up with…

Workshop: Wood Engraving With Peter Lawrence

August 17 @ 11:00 am4:00 pm BST

Come and explore the art of wood engraving with Peter Lawrence, a long term member of the Society of Wood Engravers and William Morris enthusiast. Organised by the William Morris Society. Learn about the history of wood engraving and how Arts & Crafts polymath Morris made use of it for the illustrations in the books he created through the Kelmscott Press. Examine Morris’s books and proof prints, then watch Peter demonstrate how to engrave a block before trying out the…

Chiswick Auctions – Interiors, Homes & Antiques

August 18 @ 11:00 am BST

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…

Friday Lates – The Drawing Club at Gunnersbury Park

August 20 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm BST

Every Friday in August there will be lots of free activities going on to enjoy at Gunnersbury Park. They're mixing art and history in this drop in Drawing Class. Brush up on your drawing skills with a Artist Miguel Galue Piqueras and a model in period costume. All materials will be provided so you just have to bring your enthusiasm. Tickets: Free, no booking required All events in Chiswick See our events listings for all events in Chiswick: whats-on-in-chiswick Support…

Museum on the streets – Hidden Chiswick

August 21 @ 11:00 am12:30 pm BST

Join Gunnersbury Park and Museum for a walking tour delivered by Ealing and West London Tour Guides. Starting at Turnham Green you will hear about the history of Chiswick, learn about one of the “Healthiest Place in the World” to live, discover a famous Civil War Battle, the creator of Sanderson Wallpaper and meet one of England’s most famous 18th century artists. On our way you will see a music venue once known as the Cave, one of George Gilbert Scott’s…

Brentford Art Trail

September 3September 5

The Brentford Art Trail is an artist-led celebration of Brentford’s creativity and hidden spaces taking place 3–5 September 2021. At just under a mile long, running from the Water and Steam Museum down to Johnson's Island it takes in cultural sites like the Muscial Museum and Watermans, as well as artist studios and temporary exhibition spaces around the Duke of London and at Watermans Park. If you’re an artist living, working, or studying in the borough of Hounslow, whether you have a studio on…

Watermans Exhibition – We Are Watching

September 10September 11

'We Are Watching' is a monumental eye, made up of thousands of portraits contributed from 190 countries. It flies high above cities on a flag the size of a 10-storey building, and on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 September, it will be in Lampton Park flying high above Hounslow. Raised at key climate events to hold leaders accountable as they decide the future of our planet, its message is crystal-clear: the eyes of the world are upon you. Artivist Dan…

Thames Tidefest 2021

September 12

TideFest is a fast growing new river Thames event which took place for the first time in 2014 on World Rivers Day to highlight and celebrate the recreational importance of the Thames Tideway to Londoners. In the years since they have built on this success and the festival has firmly established itself as a key date in the London diary. Tidefest includes a wide variety of river based events in Chiswick, Kew, Brentford, Barnes, and elsewhere along the tidal Thames. Guests…

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…

Artists at Home 2021

September 17September 19

Image above by Jill Revie After a year of virtual events during the pandemic, Artists at Home, West London’s favourite open studios event, is back stronger than ever and is thrilled to be opening to the public again from 17-19 September 2021. There are 93 artists taking part in this year’s Artists at Home, eight of whom are new to this year’s event. Artists at Home normally opens in the third week of June but this year has chosen an…

Chiswick House Photography Workshop: ‘Want to be more comfortable with your camera?’

September 17 @ 5:30 pm7:00 pm BST

Join Jasprit Singh for a 90-minute professional photography walk and scavenger hunt around the grounds of Chiswick House. Bring your own DSLR camera and experiment with taking professional photographs of nature and architecture during the evening light in late summer. This workshop is suitable for participants with a moderate level of experience of digital cameras.  The three best pictures will go on Chiswick House’s Instagram page. Session duration: 90 minutes. (5.30 – 7.00 pm) 15 participants Tickets: £10 Book tickets:…

The Arts Society Chiswick – Cleopatra lecture

October 14 @ 8:00 pm9:30 pm BST

Cleopatra - images of a dream woman - Lucy Hughes-Hallett Cleopatra, the woman for whose love’s sake Antony is imagined to have given up the chance to rule the Roman world, has been inspiring painters, poets and (more recently) film-makers for over two millennia. Their gorgeously voluptuous depictions of her offer insights into changing concepts of beauty, and into the racial and sexual assumptions underlying them. Showing images ranging from Roman portrait busts, through medieval illuminations, the glorious works of…

The Arts Society Chiswick – Grayson Perry lecture

November 11 @ 8:00 pm9:30 pm GMT

Pots & Frocks – the world of Grayson Perry from Essex Punk Potter to Superstar National Treasure - Ian Swankie Widely known for his outlandish appearances dressed as his feminine alter ego, Claire, Grayson Perry is now a core part of the art establishment, a Turner Prize winner, Royal Academician, popular broadcaster and colourful character. He’s possibly one of the world’s best-known contemporary artists. His works of ceramics, textiles, tapestries and prints are highly sought after. Often controversial, he tackles…

Visit Hogarth’s House

April 20, 2022 @ 12:00 pm5:00 pm BST
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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…

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