Monday 31 October 2016

British Library - Win an out-of-hours curator-led tour of Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line

Go behind the scenes of our maps exhibition and enjoy a show-and-tell session featuring rare cartographic treasures from our collection 

Hosted by lead curator Tom Harper

See NASA’s map of the universe, top-secret military planning maps and A A Milne’s the Hundred Acre Wood at Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line. Charting a turbulent century of contrasts, contradictions and extremes, you can experience this major exhibition after hours on an exclusive guided tour with the British Library’s lead curator of Antiquarian Maps, Tom Harper.
Five competition winners with their guests can also get up close with other rare maps from our collection – specially chosen by Tom to share with you. See cartographic gems like the personal maps of the kings and queens of England, the earliest maps of London and New York, and secret spy maps from the 17th century.
Understand how we curate and care for our maps collection, how we select items for exhibitions and ask the experts anything you ever wanted to know about the rarest and oldest maps in the world at this intimate event.

‘L'Entente cordiale’, an anti-British propaganda poster produced in Germany for a French audience, 1915.

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Adams Antiques Fair - Sunday 20th November - At the Horticultural Halls

Save the date for our next antiques fair at the Horticultural Halls in a little under three weeks..
There'll be 140 stalls of antiques from across the UK including antique jewellery, silver, decorative pieces and much more at London's longest running Sunday fair.

SUNDAY 20th NOVEMBER | 10am- 4.30pm
Lindley Hall | The Royal Horticultural Halls | Elverton Street | London SW1P 2QW
Nearest station: Victoria/ St James Park

Free parking, no congestion charging on Sundays

£4 entry
Tickets are available in advance or on the day


Sunday 30 October 2016

Dulwich Picture Gallery - Liam Byrne Live & Reattributed Rembrandt... | November What's On

Liam Byrne live in concert
3 & 4 Nov

November kicks off with two nights of sonic revelations, as viola da gamba player Liam Byrne performs a blend of period and contemporary music live in concert. The shows also feature the world premiere of a new work by Composer Josephine Stephenson, written in response to Dou's paintings.
£30 Adult  £25 Friend  £15 Student
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December preview...

A Dulwich Christmas:
Winterlights & Artisan Market
6 - 18 December 

Start planning your winter nights and join us for A Dulwich Christmas this December, complete with a dazzling Winterlights trail, artisan market, pop-up choirs, children's storytelling, seasonal food and drink, and much more... 
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News: London Festival of Architecture 2017 - Open Call

Dulwich Picture Gallery and The London Festival of Architecture have announced a competition inviting talented, emerging architects to create a ‘Dulwich Pavilion’ - a temporary events structure in the Gallery’s historic grounds. The Pavilion will be the stage for a vibrant programme of public events, and will open in June 2017 to celebrate the Festival and the Gallery's 200th anniversary.
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November Highlights...

NEW DISPLAY: Am I Rembrandt?
8 Nov - 5 March 2017  £8 / £7

Am I Rembrandt?, the final display in Dulwich Picture Gallery’s Making Discoveries series, will bring the Dutch Master’s reattributed Self-Portrait, Wearing a Feathered Bonnet, 1635, (on loan from Buckland Abbey, National Trust) to London for the very first time.
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Family Courses: Making Together!
Bonfire Night: Working in Colour 5 Nov, 2-5pm. £40 per adult and child.
Celebrate bonfire night with a blast of  colourful designs!
Create your own Advent Calendar 26 Nov, 2-5pm. £40 per adult and child.
In the build-up to Christmas, style your own handmade countdown 'til Santa arrives!
Book Tickets
Gallery Film: Blow Up (1966). 14 Nov, 7.00pm. £9 / £7.
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Lectures and Talks:
In-conversation: Rembrandt's Feathered Bonnet 10 Nov, 7.30-8.30pm. £12 / £10. 
Heaven and Hell 9 Nov, 10.30-11.30am. £12 / £10.
Painting Dreams and Nightmares; the inner landscape of the imagination 16 Nov, 10.30-11.30am. £12 / £10.
Out of this World! 23 Nov, 10.30-11.30am. £12 / £10.
Paul Nash 24 Nov, 7.00 for 7.30pm. £12 / £10.
South Africa: 3 Million Years of Art 29 Nov, 7.00 for 7.30pm. £12 / £10.
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Practical Art for Young People:
For 15-18yrs: One Day Portfolio Preparation Workshop 6 Nov, 10.30am - 3.00pm. £60
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Practical Art for Adults:
Elements of a Dutch Seascape 15 Nov - 13 Dec, 10.30am - 12.30pm. £150 / £145
Creative Mosaics 14 Nov - 19 Dec, 10.30am - 12.30pm. £150 / £145
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EXHIBITION: Adriaen van de Velde:
Dutch Master of Landscape
12 Oct - 15 Jan 2017  £12.50 / £11.50 / £7

The world’s first major exhibition devoted to one of the finest landscape artists of the Dutch Golden Age, Adriaen van de Velde (1636 – 1672).
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We Recommend...

Inspired by our own rediscovered Rembrandt display, this week we bring another Dutch Master highlight from our friends at Ashmolean Museum.
Rembrandt's First Paintings at the Ashmolean
Until 27 November
Ashmolean Museum in Oxford

On show together for the first time in public are the earliest surviving works by Rembrandt, the most famous of all Dutch artists. Painted when he was around 18 years old, the four panels depict Sight, Touch, Hearing and Smell. The fifth – Sense of Taste – remains undiscovered. 
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Burgh House & Hampstead Museum - What's On - Nov 2016

Remember, remember

...all of November, because it's packed full of things to see and do at Burgh House. We're kicking off this month with some incredible exhibitions, and a fantastic array of recitals as the leaves turn and the nights draw in!

(cover image: from the current exhibition 'Retracing Ribeiro')

Ground and Ayre

Sunday 6 November, 3pm

Musicke in the Ayre (soprano Jane Hunt, mezzo Melissa Scott and lutenist Din Ghani) offer a delightful hour of 16/17th century music from across Europe. Starting with a lute ayre of Shakespeare’s time, they explore the transition towards the Baroque, with a particular focus on the use of repeating ground basses – the jazz standards of the period. Including works by Dowland, Campion, Purcell and Monteverdi. Tickets £12 (£10 conc. u-16s free) on the door. Call 07747803494 or visit for more details.

Donald Towner

Wednesday 5 October -
Sunday 18 December

The next in our series of exhibitions on the first-floor landing of the House, showcasing works from our collection stores, will focus on Hampstead artist Donald Chisholm Towner, 1903–1985.

Nursery Rhymes of London Town

Friday 11 November, 2pm

An entertaining illustrated talk by the curators of the current exhibition Nursery Rhymes of London Town:  to celebrate the centenary of Eleanor Farjeon's book of nonsense rhymes based on London place names. Anne Harvey is the author's literary executor and Caroline Walker is the illustrator MacDonald Gill's great-niece. FREE

Representation of the Other:
Colonial and Post-Colonial Imagery

Friday 18 November, 7pm

The third Awkward Art History by Art Historian Sue Ecclestone – Sue will lead us through some of the more sensitive subjects of art historical discourse not usually discussed in mainstream art historical lectures. Our history provides our national and personal identity and structures our relationship with the rest of the world. How we view our modern world is undeniably influenced by that history, especially whether as a nation we were the colonised or the coloniser.
Tickets £8 including a glass of wine. More details and booking  available here 

Ribeiro Rediscovered
Talk by David Buckman

Wednesday 23 November, 7pm

David Buckman is a journalist, arts writer, and author of Lancelot Ribeiro: An Artist in India and Europe. FREE

Rêve d'Amour

Sunday 27 November,2:30pm

For her fourth recital, Japanese soprano Masami Suzuki returns with a selection of delightful songs, for a romantic autumn afternoon. The loveable repertoire includes works by Massenet, Dvorak, Cantaloube and Satie, as well as Opera scenes from Romeo et Juliette, L'elisir d'amore and La Bohème. Joined by brilliant co-performers Nico Darmanin(Tenor), Haru Ushigusa (Violin) and Jeremy Silver (Piano). Tickets £12 (£10/7 conc.) email or call 07502307574

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

Retracing Ribeiro

Wednesday 26 October -
Sunday 19 March 2017

The Hampstead painter Lancelot Ribeiro was one of the most original of the Indian artists who settled in Britain in the post-war period. A new temporary exhibition of his works at Burgh House will launch a year-long Retracing Ribeiro programme of events, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and being celebrated as part of the 2017 UK-India Year of Culture, in partnership with The British Museum, V&A, Central Saint Martins, and Camden Archives.

Hampstead Museum
Open Wednesday - Friday & Sunday

Hampstead Music Club

Tuesday 8 November, 8:05pm

A Concert of Instrumental and Vocal music to celebrate Hampstead Music Club's 70th Season. Entrance £5, please call 020 8444  2669 for further details.

Blake Society:
Blake and Musical Words

Wednesday 9 November, 7:30pm

This presentation will consider the style of ballads popular in Blake's time and admire their directness and simplicity, supposing that it was those qualities that Blake also admired. Secondly, it will attempt to discover what it is about musical notes that actually enhance language and also how it is that the utterance of a musical pitch (of which there are only twelve) can enlighten and empower the ubiquitous and humble word. Non-members £5, donations will be welcomed to the Blake’s Grave Project.

Hampstead Arts Festival: Words Weekend

Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 November

The Hampstead Arts Festival began, on a very small scale, in 2012 as a successor to the former Hampstead & Highgate Festival. We’ve grown to twenty events in 2015, aiming to engage, interest and move our audiences with unique and beautiful presentations at Hampstead’s most intimate venues. Chamber music, jazz, song, literature, politics and film, with international stars, up-and-coming artists and - in rich supply in Northwest London - local talent. We’re building a strong local following and also attracting audience members from across greater London and even California!
A full line-up and tickets are available here

The Linum Trio Recital

Sunday 20 November, 7pm

The Linum Trio, Kiyo Takahashi (piano), Yamazaki (Violin), Marina Comas Castiñeira (cello), presents a varied programme with music by Clementi, Shostakovich and Bridge. Tickets £10 (£8 conc.) including a glass of wine, available on the door.

Violin and Piano Recital

Friday 25 November, 7pm

A recital of Beethoven, Brahms, Green and Reger (100th anniversary of his death) by Hywel Davies (violin) and Anthony Green (piano). Tickets £10 (£7 conc.) on the door including a glass of wine. Call 07788416798 or emailfor  details.

Buttery Cafe open
Wed - Fri
10am - 5pm
Sat - Sun
9.30am - 5.30pm

For Reservations call 020 7794 3943

Jenny Steel & Lesley Bower:
About Town

Wed 2  November – Sun 13 November

In their colourful paintings and drawings ‘About Town’ Lesley Bower and Jenny Steel portray the vivid tempo of city life.

Nursery Rhymes of London Town

Wednesday 5 October -
Sunday 18 December

Nursery Rhymes of London Town, published in 1916, was the first literary success for the renowned writer Eleanor Farjeon. It led to a string of much-loved children's stories, works of poetry, plays, biographies and novels. Children still learn her poem 'Cats Sleep Anywhere' at school, churchgoers still sing her hymn 'Morning has Broken' and for lovers of First World War poetry, her poignant book Edward Thomas:
The Last Four Years is a must. A second volume, More Nursery Rhymes of London Town, was published in 1917. The popularity of the books was due in no small part to the delightful illustrations by MacDonald Gill, best known for his humorous pictorial maps for the London Underground, including the famous Wonderground Map of London Town. To mark the centenaries of the two books, Burgh House & Hampstead Museum is hosting a special exhibition including first editions, art, photos and memorabilia from the estates of Eleanor Farjeon and MacDonald Gill. There will also be a series of talks and children’s workshops to run alongside this exhibition. For more details visit our website

Neil Wax & Simone Bloom:
Gods and Monsters

Wed 16 November – Sun 27 November

Paintings and Sculptures by Neil Wax & Simone Bloom "We are drawn to the human form, searching for something beneath the surface: to discover the essential, the primal and the archetypal. "Our works are both portraits and landscapes of form and gesture. "The narrative of our art is continually expanding to encompass issues beyond the individual"

Chamber Music Box

Sunday 20 November, 2:15pm

Approaching the end of its inaugural season at Burgh House, the popular ChamberMusicBox series returns for another afternoon of chamber music surprises performed by outstanding British and European artists. Amongst the featured artists in this concert are two of the UK's most talented young wind players, oboist Philip Haworth and clarinettist Peter Cigleris, who will be joined by Israeli bassoonist Igor Ahss, prize-winning Russian violinist Yuri Kalnits as well as German cellist Julia Morneweg and Romanian soprano Eliana Pretorian. As ever the concert promises to feature an exciting and eclectic mix of repertoire that's not to be missed! Tickets £12 (children free) available here

London Natural History Society:
A Bird Photographer's London -
Should London be promoted as a wildlife destination?

Thursday 24
November, 6:30pm

Following the London Bird Club AGM, which starts at 6:30pm, London Bird Club Chairman, Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne, will look at whether London should be promoted as a destination for wildlife photographers. Everyone is welcome to both the AGM and the talk, so bring your friends! £2 door charge. More information available here