Tuesday, 29 November 2016

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

'Tis the season to be jolly!

And we have lots to be jolly about here at Burgh House! As the year draws to a close, we celebrate a fantastic programme of events and look forward to upcoming exhibitions, talks, concerts and recitals in 2017.
But before then, we have festive events, including carol concerts, an art and craft fair and wreath making. It's your last chance to visit our brilliant Nursery Rhymes exhibition, which closes at the end of the season, and look out for our family event celebrating the work of Eleanor Farjeon.
Finally, we will be closing for Christmas on Sunday 18th December and reopening on Wednesday 11th January. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and we shall see you soon!

Violin & Piano Recital: Beethoven-Schumann-Ravel

Thursday 1 December, 7pm

Laura Virtanen (violin) and Eeva Reetta Laiho (piano) play Beethoven, Schumann and Ravel.
Buy Tickets Here

Eleanor Farjeon Nursery Rhymes

Thursday 1 December, 10-11:30am

Burgh House presents the Nursery Rhymes of Eleanor Farjeon in a musical session suitable for ages 3 months to 4 years.

Queen Victoria's Consort: A Dickens of a Christmas

Sunday 11 December, 7pm

Queen Victoria’s Consort is a quartet of expert brass players performing on original Victorian instruments.
For their A Dickens of a Christmas show at Burgh House, they will feature traditional Victorian music for the Christmas season, dressed in their ‘Sunday best’.
To conclude the performance, there will be traditional carols for all to join in with, to start the festive season in Victorian splendour.

Tickets £12 contact Andy for more information

Hampstead Music Club

Tuesday 6 December, 8.05pm

A Hampstead Music Club Invitation Concert. Improvisations, Renditions and Responses, a solo recital by jazz pianist Dorian Ford. Tickets are £10 (£7 conc.club members £5), available by calling 020 7272 3903

Donald Towner

Until Sunday 18 December

The current of 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.

Retracing Ribeiro

Until 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.

Christmas Art & Craft Fair

Sunday 4 December, 11am-4pm

Get into the festive spirit with our annual Christmas Fair. There'll be fantastic arts and crafts stalls from London makers and designers, kids' lucky dip, a Christmas crafts session, mulled wine, mince pies and plenty of Christmas cheer.
We also have a stunning array of handmade and vintage card designs in our own Burgh House shop, not to mention scrummy Damson Tree goodies, natural cosmetics and an extensive collection of books.
The perfect way to kick-start the festive season - and pick up some unique Christmas gifts!

Christmas Creations

Saturday 10 December, 1pm-4pm

Experience Burgh House dressed for Christmas and create your own stunning Christmas Wreath under the expert guidance of Galton Flowers’ Creative Director and Owner Sayeh Rafiei.
You will then be shown how to create the ultimate festive iced cup cake, by GC Couture’s Marie Sinclair.
Burgh House's scrumptious Buttery Cafe, will provide refreshments and a glass of bubbles to get you in the festive mood.
Galton Flowers 020 7435 3661
Buy Tickets Here

An Evening of Carols & Christmas Cheer

Wednesday 14 December, 7pm

Join the St Genesius Choir at Burgh House for a festive evening of carols.
Tickets £12 (£10 FoBH) including a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.
All proceeds in aid of Burgh House.
Buy Tickets Here

Nursery Rhymes of London Town

Until 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.  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.

Awkward Art Histories: Nude vs Naked: When is an image Art and when is it Pornography?

Friday 2 December, 7pm

The fourth in Awkward Art History by art historian Sue Ecclestone. From Lucas Cranach and Michelangelo to Francisco de Goya and Ingres, from Manet and Courbet to Helmut Newton and Robert Mapplethorpe, the bare human form has been a common subject for many artists and has been characterised in many different genres. But when is the representation of an unclothed, human body art? In this talk, we ponder the question that has occupied art historians and lovers for centuries and discuss a few of the key differences between nude and naked. Please note that this talk will include some explicit images. Tickets£8, including a glass of wine.
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Tchaikovsky: Music & life

Sunday 11 December, 2pm

Lunchtime recital with narration about Tchaikovsky's life.
Music programme to include P. Tchaikovsky's songs for soprano and piano, extracts from "The Seasons" and selected pieces from "Nutcracker" in arrangement by M. Pletnev for piano solo.
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Camden History Society: Images of Camden Past and Present

Thursday 15 December, 7pm

More than 50 years ago, Gillian Tindall and her husband Richard Lansdown began taking pictures of places in and around the newly invented borough of Camden. They photographed surviving old houses, small shops that struck them even then as old-fashioned, and also places they knew or suspected would soon disappear under new development. Non-members welcome. £1 on the door.

Christmas Opening Times

Burgh House and Hampstead Museum
will close to the public for Christmas
on Sunday 18 December and reopen
on Wednesday 11 January
As ever, we will be using this time
to give the House
a little bit of TLC.
From all the staff
and volunteers,
we wish you a very
Merry Christmas and
a Happy New Year.

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

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

For Reservations call 020 7794 3943