Saturday 5 March 2016

Burgh House & Hampstead Museum - What's On at Burgh House this March

Spring has Sprung...

March at Burgh House is packed full of things to do and see. Intrepid bulbs are flowering in the garden and we have seen glimses of sunshine. You can book tickets and find out more infomation about all these and other Burgh House events here, including our large selection of weekly clubs and classes for all ages.

...see you soon!

George Charlton:

Formative Figures
Until Sun 8 May

This exhibition brings together a collection of George Charlton’s Slade School nude studies, painted works and personal letters to tell the story of his professional and personal life in Hampstead in the 1930s. George and Daphne Charlton purchased 40 New End Square in 1932 and it quickly became a hub of artistic activity. Featuring recently acquired personal correspondence illustrating important milestones in his artistic life, this exhibition aims to give a personal insight into Charlton’s artistic development, as well as a glimpse into his at times controversial personal life. Ian Kellam, in his catalogue for a retrospective of both the Charltons’ work, remarked that George was a “quiet and gentle romantic, so moved by feminine beauty.” The works on display from the Burgh House collection serve to illustrate this side to George Charlton’s character, while charting his progression from student to professional artist.

Marco Toselli

Tue 16 - Sun 27 March

Marco Toselli is a cyclist- photographer who, in his urban promenades in Milan and London, collects images and short concealed stories.

Daunt Books Present:
K. J. Orr & Claire-Louise Bennett

Tue 29 March, 7pm

K J Orr is an award-winning writer whose short fiction has appeared in publications including the Irish Times, Dublin Review, the White Review, and the Sunday Times Magazine, and been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Her work has featured in Best British Short Stories and has been shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award. Light Box (published by Daunt Books) is her first collection of stories.

Claire-Louise Bennett grew up in Wiltshire in the southwest of England. Her short fiction and essays have been published in the Stinging Fly, the Penny Dreadful, the Moth, Colony, the Irish Times, the White Review and gorse. She was awarded the inaugural White Review short Story Prize in 2013. Pond (published by Fitzcarraldo Editions) is her first collection of stories.
Tickets and more info here

Recital of English Music for Oboe and Piano

Sun 6 March, 6pm

Marika Lombardi (oboe) and Danielle Salamon (piano) present the most beautiful pieces for oboe and piano written between 1937 and 1945, including ‘Temporal Variations’ by Benjamin Britten and sonatas by Edmund Rubbra, York Bowen and Herbert Howells. Tickets £20 (£15 conc) available from here

David S Percy:
The Belsize Story

Until Sun 29 May

David S Percy is a long-time resident of Belsize Park and an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Belsize was once a sub-manor of Hampstead, and this exhibition features the captivating evolution of Belsize Park from the original Belsize House and its extensive estate, with open views over Primrose Hill towards Westminster, to the development of central Belsize as it is today. In addition to many photographs of the area, expect to see a number of carefully restored images such as wonderful engravings, many in colour, as well as paintings and archive photographs – some featuring parts of Belsize that are no longer with us. “A thought-provoking labour of love, beautifully crafted and filmed.” Prof. Andrew Saint, Survey of London, English Heritage.

Sun and Moon, Heaven on Earth

Thursday 17 March, 7pm

A vocal recital presented by the Middlesex University Singers' Ensemble, directed by Mark Oldfield with Laura O’Gorman. This is a free concert as part of the University Concerts and Colloquia series. There will be
a voluntary collection towards the University Music Scholarship Fund.

Eszter Rajna: Heartbeat

Wed 30 March -
Sun 3 April

In her exhibition Heartbeat, artist Eszter Rajna has included beautiful oil paintings of flowers and lively abstract works that speak to the heart and

Burgh House & Hampstead Museum open:
Wed-Fri & Sun

Eve Wilder: Beyond Illusion

Until Sun 13 March

From the dramatic and challenging to the whimsical and witty, the oil paintings of Eve Wilder stimulate the imagination. She covers a diverse range of subjects, drawing the viewer in to explore the boundaries that surround the notions of realism and illusion. Visit Eve's website here.

The Linum Trio

Sun 13 March, 6pm

The Linum Trio,  Ayako Yamazaki (Violin), Marina Comas CastiƱeira (cello), Kiyo Takahashi (piano), returns to Burgh house with a varied and original programme, including; Owen Leech, Mozart, Faure and Panufnik. The tickets will be sold at the door. £10 (£8 conc.) including a glass of wine.

Chamber Music Box

Sun 13 March, 2:15pm

A mix of top British and European players come together to present a fresh and spontaneous programme
of chamber music that will only be revealed to the audience at the actual concert: that's ChamberMusicBox! Tickets £12 (children free).More details and booking here

An Evening of Jazz with Sodi Cookey

Fri 18 March, 6:30pm

An exciting evening of live jazz with the charismatic singer Sodi Cookey, accompanied by Nick Gilmore (piano) and Jason Simpson (double bass). Tickets: £12 available here or on the door.

Patrick Marley: Wilde at Heart

Thurs 31 March, 7pm

Acclaimed actor Patrick Marley presents a scintillating one-man show revealing the triumphs and tragedies that characterised the flawed genius of Oscar Wilde. Those who think they know all there is to know about Wilde, and those who know next to nothing, both stand to gain much from this account of a man who, as Yeats puts it, was “the half-finished sketch of a great man.” “Beautifully compiled and thrillingly performed.” -Sir Derek Jacobi. Tickets £12 (£10 FoBH) available here, including a glass of wine. All proceeds in aid of Burgh House.