Friday 22 July 2016

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

Summer is in full swing

and we're getting ready to host an array of exhibitions. From Embroidery and Beyond: Fibre Art from Members of NLU3A to the Hampstead Photographic Society Summer Exhibition 2016, there will be a beautifully diverse range of art to enjoy. We'll also be opening the doors for a Family Fun Day that will be sure to add a little but of excitement to the summer holidays and our Curator Becky Lodge will be divulging some of the secrets behind one of our standout exhibitions of the year, Beyond Watercolour Gardes: Helen Allingham Revisited. Come and join us - it's going to be a great summer!
(cover image: Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead by Alan Lancaster)

Beyond Watercolour Gardens:
Helen Allingham Revisited

Wednesday 6 July – Sunday 9 October

Burgh House has one of the most extensive public collections of art by Helen Allingham, and it will be shown in its entirety in this temporary exhibition, co-curated by artist Rea Stavropoulos. The exhibition reexamines Allingham’s work with a contemporary slant, looking past the exquisite watercolour gardens for which she is widely known, to the life of the artist herself; her marriage, her friends and the evolution of her artistic career. Browning and Pre-Raphaelite artists such as Rossetti. In 1890, when the ban on female members was lifted, Allingham became the first fully elected woman in the Royal Watercolour Society’s history. Providing a fresh view of this prolific Victorian watercolourist’s output and influences, Rea Stavropoulos’s written and artistic responses to Allingham’s work will also present a view on what it means to be a professional female artist.

Embroidery and Beyond: Fibre Art from Members of NLU3A

3 August - 25 September

North London University of the Third Age (NLU3A) Freestyle Embroidery and Textile Art group, and Burgh House have partnered to present this temporary exhibition showcasing the group’s creative work in textiles.
For the last 4 years the NLU3A have been working on their innovative creations and flouting conventional expectations of textile art, including creating delectable fabric cakes, detailed embroidery and a collectively produced banner. Members of the group will be stewarding the exhibition in Burgh House’s Christopher Wade room, bringing their current work with them, which will provide visitors with a wonderful opportunity to engage with the creators of the displayed work, and find out more. The exhibition will include information on the creators and the techniques used, opening doors onto this intriguing and expansive craft.

Cello and Piano Recital with Madeleine Ridd and Robin Rubenstein

Sunday 14th August, 2pm

Cellist Madeleine Ridd and pianist Robin Rubenstein return to Burgh House in a summer recital of beautiful music by Beethoven, Grieg, Faure and Janacek.

Tickets £10, available on the door. Click here re for more details.

Som & David Howie:
An Evening of Clarinet & Piano

Monday 1 August, 7 for 7.30pm 

Award-winning Australian Clarinetist Som Howie, and his father, acclaimed pianist David Howie, bring a memorable evening of music including works by Debussy, Brahms, Horovitz and Poulenc amongst others, to celebrate the launch of their new album.
Presented by Burgh House Trustee Margaret Rodgers, all proceeds will go directly to supporting Burgh House.
Tickets £20
£18 FoBH & u26
includes wine and nibbles. Available here.

Behind the Scenes of
Beyond Watercolour Gardens: Helen Allingham Revisited

Thursday 4th August, 12:30pm

Burgh House Curator Becky Lodge will talk about the behind-the-scenes development of the current Helen Allingham exhibition.

FREE, tea and biscuits included. Click here for more info.

Alan Lancaster Plein Air Paintings including Hampstead

Wednesday 24 August - Sunday 11 September

From Alan Lancaster:
I am a Plein Air Painter based in North London and this year I have taken a special interest in Hampstead as a subject for my work.  There is no greater pleasure for me than trying to capture fleeting moments in time and recording what I see. I hope you get the chance of visiting my exhibition in August and the beginning of September but if you cannot, feel free to stop and chat if you see me painting on location.

Click here for more information.

Burgh House & Hampstead Museum open
Wed - Fri & Sun
12noon - 5pm

Hampstead Photographic Society Summer Exhibition 2016

Wednesday 3 August - Sunday 21 August

This year's Summer Exhibition from HPS features more than 50 original works of art from dozens of the Society's talented members, including many previously unseen and recently completed works. These images were created using the wide range of photographic techniques now available and cover the full spectrum of subjects, from local scenes to far-flung destinations, including creative imagery, portraits, wildlife, landscapes, urban scenes, abstracts, travel and the natural world in all its glory.

If you want to see where creative image-making can take you, come along and see what's on show in the Peggy Jay Gallery from Wednesday 3 to Sunday 21 August! Or find us here

Family Fun Day

Sunday 7th August

Join us for an exciting day at Burgh House & Hampstead Museum! 
Create your own brooch based on our Museum collection, test your best writing with your Calligraphy Workshop, participate in our family games and get your picture taken in our time-travelling photoshoot.
Suitable for ages 4+. FREE, booking essential

Renaissance Singing Workshop with Patrick Allies

Thursday 25 & Friday 26 August, 11am - 3pm

Join singer and choral conductor Patrick Allies for a two day workshop exploring renaissance consort music, including works by Gabrieli, Monteverdi and Praetorius.

For tickets please

Buttery Cafe open
Wed - Fri
11am - 5pm
Sat - Sun
9.30am - 5.30pm