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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…

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…

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…

Exhibitions at Riverside Studios – Damage Control

August 6October 31

Damage Control, an interactive sculpture exhibition first developed and presented at The Playground Theatre in 2018, is soon moving to Riverside Studios in Hammersmith. It explores the language of emergency through events in London’s history, from The Great Plague to Covid and asks whether the lives of the poor are worth less than the property of the rich. Josie Spencer’s sculptures evoke a sense of both vulnerability and resilience. Are they broken or breaking free? After this last difficult year,…

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…

Printing workshops at Hogarth’s House: Drypoint

October 9 @ 3:00 pmDecember 18 @ 3:00 pm BST

Unusual for the time, Hogarth made many of his own prints. Learn more about printing and the processes that went into making the prints you see on display in the House. Each workshop will cover Hogarth as a printmaker, the drypoint technique and a hands-on opportunity to make print your own uniquely designed plate. Intaglio, meaning ‘to incise,’ encompasses printing techniques such as engravings and etchings, which are how Hogarth made his prints, as well as the more modern technique…

Arts & Crafts walking trail, Hammersmith

October 21
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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

October 21
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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

October 22

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

October 22 @ 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…

Exhibitions at Gunnersbury Museum – Above & Beyond
September 30 – October 31

October 22 @ 12:00 pm4:30 pm BST
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See faces from England's football team by artist Matt Small at Gunnersbury Park and Museum's Rothschild Rooms. Above and Beyond features Matt Small’s painted portraits of footballers Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Ealing’s own Bukayo Saka alongside their England manager Gareth Southgate. These four altruistic individuals have inspired many with their kindness, bravery and generosity. This is an exhibit that seeks to show how we can all be mindful and considerate, to go above and beyond the call of duty to…

Museum on the streets – Brunel, Bunnies, Locks and Lunatics

October 23 @ 11:00 am12:30 pm BST

Join Gunnersbury Park and Museum for a walk delivered by Ealing and West London Tour Guides. On this walk they will be looking at the first major engineering feat of the great Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, walking through a delightful park with a zoo and a maze, and learning about a major figure in rock and roll history. They'll also follow the Grand Union Canal, and pass the Hanwell Flight of locks and a large, pioneering mental hospital. Tickets:…

Urban Miscellanea at Chiswick House

October 23 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm BST

On Saturday 23 October UCL Urban Laboratory will host the launch of Urban Miscellanea’s digital anthology of creative work responding to the annual theme of ‘Emergency’ as part of the ‘Bring into Being’ programme at Chiswick House and Gardens, London W4. Urban Miscellanea is a new curatorial collective and platform formed by students on the MSc Urban Studies programme (2020-2021). In seeking collaborative ways to respond to UCL Urban Laboratory’s extended annual research theme of Emergency (2020-22), Urban Miscellanea hosted…

Gunnersbury Park Farmers Market
Every Sunday 10am – 3pm

October 24 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm BST
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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…

Silent Film: Nosferatu with Wurlitzer accompaniment by Donald MacKenzie

October 24 @ 3:00 pm6:00 pm BST

Donald MacKenzie, the renowned organist from London’s Odeon Luxe Leicester Square, makes a welcome return to entertain the audience in a pre-Halloween event accompanying the silent film Nosferatu. The film directed by F.W. Murnau is approaching its 100th anniversary. Released in 1922, it is a classic retelling of Bram Stokers’ Dracula (81 mins). Tickets £17.50 to include a Bloody Mary or a non-alcoholic alternative Book tickets: eventbrite.co.uk All events in Chiswick See our events listings for all events in Chiswick:…

Watercolour Painting Day

October 26 @ 9:30 am3:30 pm BST

Chiswick Pier Trust are delighted to welcome Julia Cassels back to the pier on 26 October to run another watercolour workshop. Over the past years these workshops have been very successful and popular. This time Julia will be working with watercolours on the topic of seals and is suitable for beginners right through to the more experienced artist. Please bring your own materials and a packed lunch. Refreshments will be available to purchase. Tickets The fee for the day is…

Time Travel Club: Seasons (5-7 years)

October 26 @ 10:30 am BST

The Time Travel Club is back. As the golden leaves of autumn turn crisp, join The National Archives for a sensory adventure to explore all of the seasons in their archive. Using props, toys and music, this storytelling adventure is inspired by documents in the collection. The story will be followed by craft activities, and is suitable for children age 5-7. Older and younger siblings are welcome. Tickets are limited as they have a capacity of 5 families, so don’t…

Half term printing workshop

October 26 @ 12:30 pm2:00 pm BST

Did you know Hogarth made many of his own prints? Why not follow in his footsteps? Blind debossing is when an image is produced onto the paper with out ink and it makes fabulous works of art. No ink needed! Participants will create a debossing plate, watch it run through our press and take home their very own unique creation! Hogarth's House also run printmaking workshops for adults on both blind embossing/debossing and drypoint, check their What’s On guide for…

Chiswick Auctions – Urban & Contemporary Art

October 26 @ 1:00 pm BST
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One event on November 3, 2021 at 1:00 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…

Time Travel Craft Club

October 26 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm BST

The Time Travel Craft Club is back. Get creative for Halloween with The National Archives' free craft sessions. Tickets are available to book for 1 hour slots for families/bubbles of up to 8 people including adults and children. They have a capacity of 4 families per slot, so don’t hesitate to sign up . Suitable for all ages. Tickets Free Book tickets: eventbrite.co.uk All events in Chiswick chiswickcalendar.co.uk/whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar The Chiswick Calendar CIC is a community resource.…

Arts Journey into Your Story

October 26 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm BST

It is not always easy to say something out in words. And it is even more challenging to find support, someone who is willing to listen without judgement fully. ‘Art Journey’ can be a gentle way for those stories within us to be expressed and listened to, not only by ears but also by heart, body, and soul. Join Gift Preekamol Chantaranijakorn, Drama and Movement Therapist (Registered Art Therapist by HCPC, UK), in this space where arts are entirely a…

Autumn Floral Pumpkin Workshop

October 26 @ 7:00 pmOctober 28 @ 9:00 pm BST

This October, Laura from Wyld Strwbry Flowers & Events will be teaching workshops at Newens | The Original Maids of Honour. Join her at one of these after-hours events to learn how to make your very own autumn floral pumpkin arrangements. Get hands-on with floristry; using real pumpkins as the vase you’ll fill them with seasonal flowers and foliage, giving them that festive feel just in time for Halloween. These pumpkin arrangements make a fun table centre or will spruce…

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…

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…

Studio 17 Winter Exhibition

October 30 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm BST

The 2021 Studio 17 Exhibition will take place at St Michaels Centre, Elmwood Road on Saturday 30th October. For the first time the show will also include ceramics and watercolours. The annual exhibition of student work started in 2018 and is open to everyone on a Chiswick Art School course. Amongst the many visitors to the 2018 and 2019 were critics and collectors who commented that the standard of the work was unusually high. Many of the paintings on sale…

Chiswick Calligraphy Club

November 2 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm GMT

On the first Tuesday of every month at High Rd Studio, the Chiswick Calligraphy Club will be hosted by W4 resident Laura Edralin. Laura is a calligraphy artist and happiness facilitator based in West London with her husband and two young children. Laura started calligraphy in 2017 after experiencing a period of ill mental health. Fast-forward to 2021 Laura now runs her own business as a calligraphy artist and illustrator working for clients requiring lettering work from, weddings, workshops to…

Symposium: The Kelmscott Press and Its Legacies

November 6 @ 10:00 am6:00 pm GMT

Keynote speakers: Dr Marcus Waithe (University of Cambridge), ‘Pocket Cathedrals: Craftsmanship, Architecture, and the Kelmscott Press’; Yoshiko Yamamoto (Arts & Crafts Press, Tacoma) The Kelmscott Press was Morris’s last great artistic undertaking. With the support and expertise of his friend and collaborator Emery Walker, Morris established a book printing operation near his home on the River Thames in Hammersmith. Morris’s respect for traditional craftsmanship, his search for perfection in design and his love of literature all came together in the…

Chiswick Antique, Retro and Collectable Fair

November 6 @ 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

November 7
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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…

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…

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…

W4 Artists Christmas Fair

November 12November 13

W4 Art Group is back for its second Christmas Art & Design Fair on Friday 12 & Saturday 13 November 2021 at St Alban’s Church, South Parade, Chiswick, following a successful first event in 2019. Around 30 artists will participate, offering work for sale in a variety of disciplines, including oil paintings, ceramics, acrylics, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, textiles, jewellery, feltwork and mixed media. Entry is free to the public, offering a chance to meet the artists, see and buy their…

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…

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

November 16 @ 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…

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…

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…

Richmond: Rock, Royalty and Revolutionaries

November 26 @ 11:00 am1:00 pm GMT

On this 2-hour tour walking tour of leafy Richmond you'll visit a famous venue for rock 'n' roll, a much-loved theatre and a Tudor palace. You'll meet a prisoner of the American Revolutionary War, a revolutionary Chilean, an award-winning actress and enjoy one of the best views in London. Guide Guy Fairbank is a long-standing member of London Historians. A Blue Badge Guide, he is also a founder of the Ealing and West London Tour Guides. Tickets £13.52 Book tickets: eventbrite.co.uk…

Christmas Crafternoons at Gunnersbury Park

December 23December 30

Get crafty over the Christmas holidays Join Gunnersbury Park Museum for their free family drop in activities and take something festive home. Drop in between 12:30 – 15:30. Tickets Suggested donation £2 per child, adults free. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No booking required but space will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. All events in Chiswick See our events listings for all events in Chiswick: whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar The…

For the Culture: Celebrations of Blackness

January 21, 2022February 20, 2022

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…

Thames Luminaries – Hogarth vs Everyone by John Collins

January 27, 2022 @ 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…

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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