Thursday 9 June 2016

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

Summer arrives at Burgh House...

The sun is finally shining, (most of the time) the garden is full of scented roses and the House is looking absolutely radiant thanks to our ongoing renovations. We are jam-packed with fantastic art exhibitions and wonderful recitals and talks this month, so what are you waiting for?

The Burgh House Renaissance Appeal continues to go from strength to strength thanks to the generosity of the community. If you can make a dontion, however large or small, to help get us to our £120,000 target please click here.


Alexander Debenham

Until Sun 19 June

Alexander was trained in Florence under Charles H. Cecil. This exhibition brings together a collection of portraiture, landscape and still-life paintings, inspired by 18th-century British and 17th -century Dutch artists. See more of Alexander's work here.

Elaine Delmar: Fashions May Change, but Quality is Timeless

Sunday 19 June, 2pm

Elaine Delmar returns to Burgh House, presenting songs from the Great American Songbook for which she has become so well known. Performing with the brilliant pianist Barry Green, they have selected some surprising and sometimes unlikely choices of material. Tickets £15 (£14 conc.) on the door, or by emailing Elainehere.

Bach’s Partita No. 2

Sunday 19 June, 7pm

Bach’s masterpiece Partita No. 2 will be performed by violinist Takane Funatsu and dancer Gillian Winn, followed by a question and answer session. Tickets are £10 (£7 conc) and are available by emailinghere.

Tess Recordon: Hampstead Heath Walk

Sunday 12 June, 11am

Join artist Tess for an exciting walk on Hampstead Heath. See the Heath in a new light through the eyes of artists past and present. The walk begins and ends at Burgh House and will finish around 12:30pm. £5

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

Yeats and Maud Gonne:
The Gulf of Love

Thursday 9 June, 7pm

Actor and playwright Colin Pinney portrays William Butler Yeats, who was forever       obsessed by "a proud woman not kindred of his soul" - Maud Gonne, a fiery spirit ahead of her time. These were two irreconcilable and passionate figures; Ireland's greatest poet and the revolutionary Maud Gonne.
Tickets £12 (£10 FoBH) available by calling 0207 431 0144, or from the Burgh House website. Includes a glass of wine.

Tuesday Group: Hampstead Art Show 2016

Wednesday 22 June - Sunday 3 July

The Tuesday Group is a diverse range of artists who all studied Fine Art at the City Lit, London. They are connected through their passion for art, creativity, exploration and humanity.

Songs from the Words of Shakespeare

Sunday 12 June, 7:30pm

A recital of art-songs set to the words of Shakespeare including settings by Finzi, Quilter, Arne, Somervell and Rautavara. Aino Konkka, mezzo-soprano; Crispin Lewis, baritone;  Raymond Lewis, piano. Tickets £10 on the door.

Hampstead Music Club:

Chairman's Evening

Tuesday 21 June, 8.05pm

A gala members’ concert organised by Hampstead Music Club Chairman Masa Tayama. Suggested donation £3. Call 07768520352 for more details.

Restored to Glory: The Story of the Burgh House Gates

Until Sunday 24 July

The iconic, listed wrought-iron gates that form the entrance to Burgh House were added in the early years of the 18th century. As part of our Renaissance Appeal to secure the future of the House, the gates and brickwork have been painstakingly restored to their original splendour in a £27,000 conservation project. This exhibition will shed light on the process taken in these works, alongside a selection of drawings, paintings and photographs of the gates  over the years. We will also be showing documents, photographs and objects charting the progress of the rest of the work that forms our appeal to safeguard the future of Burgh House, and the history of our campaigns and projects to protect, improve and repair this Grade-I listed building since the charity was formed to rescue the House in 1979.

Claudia Piscitelli: Nothing’s Stable

Until Sunday 26 June

Keats’ poetry and the tragedy of his early death are well known, and have been mythologised through a wealth of books, film and exhibitions that have explored his life and work. This exhibition by Claudia Piscitelli focuses in part on his personal letters, which she identifies as physical evidence of an innate creativity that spilled over into his private writing. The nature of the creative mind is reflected in Claudia Piscitelli’s own art work, as she reacts to Keats’ letters with her own drawings and site-specific interpretation. This exhibition emblematically responds not only to Keats as a great poet but as a man, as well as the very nature of creativity.