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Riverside @ Riverside – An exhibition by members of Riverside Artists Group (RAG)

November 27, 2019 @ 8:00 amJanuary 12, 2020 @ 10:00 pm GMT

Celebrating a return of the Riverside Artists Group (RAG) to Riverside Studios, ‘Riverside @ Riverside’ presents 27 works from a group that was originally formed in 1986 at Riverside Studios, Crisp Road. Now the new Riverside Studios, re-built and re-fashioned into a modern dynamic cultural venue hosting theatre, TV, film, events, cafes, and art, begins with works from visual artists practising in West London. At a time when each organisation and the community which it includes can deliver vibrancy into an area,…

The National Archives, Kew

December 13
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Open Tuesday – Saturday, closed Sunday & Monday but please check as they close for the usual public holidays throughout the year.

Open Tuesday – Saturday, closed Sunday & Monday 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 The National Archives is home to millions of historical documents covering a huge range of subjects, including more than 70,000 images, from ancient maps to iconic advertising.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…

Arts & Crafts Trail, Hammersmith

December 13
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating indefinitely

This is a walk that you can do at your leisure. You just need to download the map, or pick it up from the William Morris Society Museum in Hammersmith, open Thursday and Saturday, 2.00 – 5.00pm. Start at Hammersmith Bridge and make your way along the river to Hammersmith Terrace, reading about some of the interesting Victorians as you go. The riverside at Hammersmith was an important hub for the Arts & Crafts movement, home to several of its…

Visit Watermans arts centre, Brentford

December 13
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 1, 2020

There’s something on at Watermans arts centre every day of the year except Christmas Day. Watermans arts centre offers a variety of arts activities for varied age groups and interests. This includes a cinema, a 250 seat theatre, contemporary art gallery, and an on-site cafe. Year round they provide activities for families, including children’s theatre and comedy, and workshops varying from music to creative writing. watermans.org.uk Cinema Daily, Watermans screens the latest box office hits, independent art house cinema, foreign…

Close up photograph of quilt

Gunnersbury Park and Museum – Treasured Threads Exhibition

December 13 @ 10:00 am4:30 pm GMT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 12, 2020

Treasured Threads: Unpicking Gunnersbury's Quilts is a free exhibition which takes an in-depth look at one of Gunnersbury’s most remarkable items; a highly decorative fabric quilt top created by a local Acton family in around 1825. Thought to have been intended as a bed covering, the so-called ‘Acton Top’ demonstrates a wide range of complex quilting, patchwork and appliqué skills and depicts contemporary figures in Regency dress, Biblical scenes, animals and plants. Comparing the Acton Top with other historic quilts…

Knitting needles and wool

Gunnersbury Park and Museum – Stitch, Knit & Natter

December 13 @ 10:30 am12:00 pm GMT
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One event on December 13, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on January 10, 2020 at 10:30 am

Join Gunnersbury for their friendly monthly textile group. This is a self-led session – bring a project to work on, learn from others and catch up over a cup of tea. Selected sessions have a guest teacher and a charge for materials may apply for some optional activities. Guest teachers will be leading craft activities at the following sessions: - Friday 11 October – Make a Quilted Mug Mat (Additional charge of £1.50 applies for materials, payable on the day) -…

William Morris Museum, Hammersmith

December 14 @ 2:00 pm5:00 pm GMT
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2020

The William Morris Society runs a small museum in the Coach House and basement of Kelmscott House. The rest of the house is privately owned and not open to the public. William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) was a revolutionary force in Victorian Britain: his work as an artist, designer, craftsman, writer and socialist dramatically changed the fashions and ideologies of the era. As a young man he lived in Bloomsbury and had a house in Kent…

The William Morris Society – ‘Reimagining Nowhere: An Exhibition by Benjamin Deakin’

December 15 @ 2:00 pm5:00 pm GMT
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday and Thursday, repeating until February 29, 2020

  A new exhibition in Hammersmith of paintings by contemporary British artist Benjamin Deakin explores the legacy on visual culture of the classic utopian novel 'News from Nowhere' (1890) by C19th designer, writer and poet William Morris. Hosted by The William Morris Society, the exhibition runs until 29th February 2020 in the Coach House at Kelmscott House, Morris’s former home in Hammersmith. The property features at the start of the novel and sections of the book were written at Kelmscott…

Christmas Art Sale of Contemporary Aboriginal Art

December 15 @ 2:00 pm6:00 pm GMT

Contemporary aboriginal art is gaining popularity in the UK for its combination of vivid colours and storytelling. This art sale is an opportunity to start your collection, with a range of sizes and prices. aalondongallery.com

Elderly woman speaking to young girl

Gunnersbury Park and Museum – ReCollection

December 20 @ 10:30 am12:30 pm GMT
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One event on November 22, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on December 20, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on January 24, 2020 at 10:30 am

Gunnersbury's monthly arts and reminiscence group for people living with dementia. This season ReCollection will be exploring light in art. Sessions include a Light in the Landscape watercolour painting workshop, lightbox artwork inspired by Lionel de Rothschild’s Autochromes, dance, Wassail lantern making and creative writing. Workshops are suitable for all – from absolute beginners to experienced artists. Each month you will have the opportunity to experience a different artform, meet new people and be creative in Gunnersbury’s friendly setting. Booking is…

Bedford Park Festival

June 12, 2020June 28, 2020

2020 Bedford Park Festival – Friday 12 – Sunday 28 June The Bedford Park Festival is a two week arts and community festival which takes place early in June. A celebration of the arts, with music concerts, theatre productions, art and photography shows, walks and talks, the festival raises money for St Michael & All Angels Church and three church charities. It has an excellent reputation for high production standards, particularly for its Classical music concerts, which are a staple…

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