Tuesday 24 March 2015

Burgh House & Hampstead Museum - What's on this April

An action-packed April at Burgh House
As April comes around again, we will hopefully enjoy some sun at last! But even if not, there's an array of exciting recitals, talks and events to entertain you over the long Easter weekend and beyond.



The Linum Trio

Easter Monday 6th April, 3:30pm

The Linum Trio presents a lively, varied programme of music for a Spring afternoon. Includes works by Beethoven, Haydn and Martinů. Ayako Yamazaki (violin), Marina Comas Castiñeira (cello) and Kiyo Takahashi (piano). Tickets £10/£8 conc available on the door. Includes a glass of wine.

Michael Stembridge-Montavont: An Introduction to the Piano Method of Alfred Cortot

Sunday 19th April, from 12:00pm

A piano workshop based on the methods of Alfred Cortot, described as “unequalled as a Chopin player... whose playing may well be the closest we’ll ever get to knowing how Chopin himself played.” Lecture 12noon - £10/£8 conc. Masterclass 2:00pm - £10 /£8 conc. More details from 07986 807376 www.normandypianocourses.com

Apex String Trio

Sunday 26th April, 3:00pm

The Apex String Trio showcase an exciting programme of music by Ernö Dohnányi and Johann Sebastian Bach in this afternoon recital. The Apex String Trio was formed in 2014 and is comprised of Shlomy Dobrinsky (violin), Gijs Kramers (viola) and Maria Zachariadou (cello). For more information, visitwww.mariazachariadou.com or www.gijskramers.net

Art Exhibitions


Thinking in Colour

Wed 25th March – Mon 6th April

A diverse selection of paintings by Caroline Smith and Non Worrall, exploring ways of interpreting textual and physical realities. www.nonworrall.com

Fabric & Stone: Elizabeth Tarr and Terry McGinity

Wed 8th April – Sun 19th April

Stories, myths and inner worlds merge in fabric, paper and stitch. This exhibition features recent work by Elizabeth Tarr, textile artist, and Terry McGinity, sculptor of stone and wood. For more information on the artists, visitwww.elizabethtarr.com andwww.terrymcginitysculptor.co.uk

A Life in Painting: Jean McNeil

Wed 22nd April – Sun 10th May

Jean McNeil looks back at a life of painting in London and East Anglia. The land and seascapes reflect the artist's changing inner scene. www.jean-mcneil.co.uk



Camden History Society: Camden Goods Station Through Time

Thursday 16th April, 7:30pm

A talk given by Peter Darley, who reveals how Camden Goods Station has changed over the years, from decay to regeneration. Non-members welcome. £1 on the door.www.camdenhistorysociety.org

And don't forget...

Our exhibition Bright & Brilliant: Hampstead and the Slade School is open until 19th April, at which point it makes way for our forthcoming retrospective of the work of Bryan Senior, which opens in May.

Lifelines withSiân Phillips

Thursday 23rd April, 7 for 7:30pm

We're very excited to be welcoming award-winning actress Siân Phillips to Burgh House this April. Siân, perhaps best known for her role in the landmark BBC drama series 'I, Claudius', will be discussing her life and career with Piers Plowright. Tickets are £12/£10 Friends of Burgh House, and a supper including wine will be available after the talk for only £20. For more information and to buy tickets, click here

Phyllis Bray: Artist of Many Talents

Thursday 9th April
7:00pm, FREE

David Buckman, author of From Bow to Biennale: Artists of the East London Group, presents a short talk on Phyllis Bray, who lived in Hampstead for many years and regularly swam in the ponds on the Heath. She painted many striking paintings of the local area; two feature in theBright & Brilliant exhibition.

Lancelot Ribeiro talk

Weds 29th April
7:00pm, FREE

David Buckman returns to Burgh House on 29th April to launch his latest book, Lancelot Ribeiro: An Artist in India and Europe. Ribeiro was a hugely prolific artist but, during his final years, withdrew from the art world and became largely forgotten. In recent years his legacy has been restored and his story, as told here, has witnessed a revival. David will talk on his book and the artist.

Easter Opening

Burgh House & Hampstead Museum is open over the Easter weekend as follows:
Friday 3rd April - 12-5pm
Saturday 4th April - CLOSED
Sunday 5th April - 12-5pm
Monday 6th April - 12-5pm

Our Buttery Café is open:
Friday 3rd April - 11am-5pm
Saturday 4th April - 9:30am-5:30pm
Sunday 5th April - 9:30am-5:30pm
Monday 6th April - 9:30am-5:30pm

We will also have a fun kids' Museum Trail with prizes to enjoy over the weekend.