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Farewell Griffin Park – The Fans’ Story

August 14December 31

As Brentford FC enters its first Premier League season, the Club will remember its past and the role of its fans and the local community. ‘Farewell Griffin Park- The Fans’ Story’ will be a special exhibition at the London Museum of Water & Steam, next door to the Brentford Community Stadium. It will be open throughout the Premier League season. The Brentford Supporters Trust ‘Bees United’ has teamed up with the Club to bring together a century of fan memories about the club’s…

Thursday Opera Lectures with Ross Alley

October 28December 9
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating until December 9, 2021

Ross Alley was, for many years, a music lecturer for Birkbeck College (University of London). He has also given numerous guest lectures for the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Wigmore Hall, the Wagner Society, the Gustav Mahler Society, and NADFAS. Following his series of online lectures 'Opera and Colour', Ross is excited to welcome guests back to his in person events at the Chiswick Memorial Club. For more information email rossalley@gmail.com Tickets: £10, pay on the door All events…

Citizen UK: Ealing Rises Up

November 29, 2021March 31, 2022

Hear the stories of those who stood up and resisted racism Citizen UK: Ealing Rises Up is an exhibition by The National Portrait Gallery in partnership with Ealing Local History Centre Archives, artists Asia Ahmed and Narvir Singh, and local volunteer Citizen Researchers. This exhibition investigate stories of people who stood up and resisted racism and recognise some of the lesser known figures involved. Using archive material, spoken word and film, we'll tell the stories of Ealing activists and the movements…

Ask a Historian: In conversation with Greg Jenner

December 8 @ 7:30 pm GMT

A roller coaster ride through history revealing the best facts, figures, stories and characters from ancient times to today. Join author, BBC podcaster and public historian, Greg Jenner, in conversation as he provides answers to things you always wondered about, but didn't know who to ask. Responding to 50 genuine questions from the public, Greg whisks you off on a tour through the ages, revealing the best and most surprising stories, facts, and historical characters from the past. Bouncing through a…

Chiswick House – Winter Notes

December 9

A multi-sensory exploration of Chiswick House Join Tasha Marks, award-winning artist and founder of AVM Curiosities, for a unique festive concert at Chiswick House & Gardens. Winter Notes is a multi-sensory exploration of Chiswick House, pairing three musicians with three bespoke fragrances – each designed to complement their performances. Using scent as a storyteller, this event will blend together music, spoken word, and historical narratives, to create a one-off experience that draws on the history of Chiswick House and the flora…

Time Travel Club: Festive Feasting (8-11 years)

December 11 @ 10:30 am GMT

From pig heads to pineapples, journey back in time to explore the wild and wonderful treats people have enjoyed at Christmas time throughout history, and design your own Christmas plate to feast on at home! The event is suitable for children age 8-11 years. Older and younger siblings are welcome. Tickets are available to book for families/bubbles of up to 6 people including adults and children. All groups will be charged a flat rate of £7.50 per group no matter…

David Bowie in New York 1980: The Elephant Man, Scary Monsters and Other Strange People

December 11 @ 8:00 pm GMT

Hosted by Mark Wardel, Scary Monsters & Elephant Men is an evening of David Bowie, including: David Bowie in New York 1980 • The Elephant Men, Scary Monsters & Other Strange People • Documentary (Updated version 2021) This is an approximately 40-minute documentary that offers an overview of the six months that David Bowie was in the U.S., starring in the stage play, The Elephant Man by filmmaker Nacho. Ashes to Ashes | High Definition | Extended Promo David Mallet’s ground-breaking…

Kew Sinfonia Christmas Concert

December 12 @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm GMT

Kew Sifonia are hosting a special Christmas concert to support their Christian partners in the Middle East as they work to transform lives of the most marginalised in their communities Daniel Hogan - Conductor; Catherine Schofield - Leader; Katie Mazur - Soloist; Rosie Timpson - MC A selection of festive and popular favourites including Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake Strauss - Die Fledermaus Massenet - Méditation from Thaïs Prokofiev - Troika Dvorak - Romance for Violin and Orchestra and Carol Singing…

Reedbed Ramblings Walk

December 18 @ 1:00 pm GMT

The sight and sound of tall reeds swaying in the breeze is an evocative part of enjoying the British landscape. Reed beds are the ultimate wetland habitat; both fascinating and vital but often overlooked. Join the WWT's reserve warden as he takes you on a 30 minute walk into their reed beds – normally out of bounds to visitors – to explain about their management, the wildlife that they support and how humans have relied on them for thousands of…

Meet the Cropwell Bishop Cheese maker Robin Skailes

December 19 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm GMT

Taste award winning Cropwell Bishop Blue Stilton, Beauvale & Blue Shropshire with the celebrated and eminent cheese maker Robin Skailes Robin Skailes' family have been making cheese for three generations, based in the Vale of Belvoir with milk that is delivered from farms on the Peak District National Park. Stilton is a unique cheese as it is the only cheese in the UK with a certificated trademark to protect it's British heritage, it can only be made in a time-honoured…

Join the Kew: a stroll around Kew Green

January 9, 2022 @ 11:00 am12:30 pm GMT

Aside from the much loved Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew Green has been home to courtiers and artists for centuries. On this gentle 90-minute walk, Guy the London Guide will be crossing Kew Bridge and meet a visiting Impressionist, father and son botanists, a green-fingered princess and her cricket-loving husband, an intrepid woman artist - and maybe a cannibal. This walk is in partnership with Ealing & West London Guides. Tickets £10 Book tickets: eventbrite.co.uk All events in Chiswick See our…

KMIS lecture: In pursuit of historic camellias from China to Europe

January 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm GMT

Join Kew Gardens for a  talk on historic camellias with Geraldine King. Since 1871, the Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS) has been running an annual lecture series to boost knowledge of the plant and fungal kingdom. Geraldine is the Estate Manager and Head Gardener at Chiswick House, home to the oldest collection of camellias in Europe and possibly the world. In her talk she discusses the introduction of camellias to England and how the historic Chiswick collection is cared for, including…

The Arts Society Chiswick – Sickert and the Camden Town Murder

January 13, 2022 @ 8:00 pm GMT

Walter Sickert was one of the most charismatic British artists of the early C29th. Ever conscious of his public image, he cultivated a variety of personae: aesthete; provocateur; sage, painter of modern life. He was drawn to shocking or notorious subjects (those more likely to garner attention), especially the sensational ‘Camden Town Murder’ of 1907. This lecture examines the series of paintings and prints Sickert produced in response to the crime and its aftermath. These are compelling images, among 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…

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

February 10, 2022 @ 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…

Small gardens in the time of Hogarth: a talk by Dr Sally Jeffery

February 22, 2022 @ 6:30 pm GMT

A look at gardens in the time of Hogarth by Dr Sally Jefferey, an Architectural and Garden Historian This talk will consider smaller gardens in London and its environs, with a focus mainly on the time of Hogarth and his contemporaries. Small gardens, like the one at Hogarth’s House, have been rather neglected by historians, who have tended to explore the stories of grander and larger gardens in town and country. However, modest plots cultivated by less wealthy people are…

Kew Gardens lecture: The Rev. Thomas Birch Freeman — Victorian Botanist and Plantsman

February 28, 2022 @ 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…

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

March 1, 2022 @ 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…

Arts Society Chiswick – The Art of the Cartoonist

March 10, 2022 @ 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…

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