Sunday 31 December 2017

Happy New Year 2018

Saturday 30 December 2017

Dulwich Picture Gallery - New Year, New Events & New Experiences

What resolutions will you make for 2018? Is this the year you discover new artists, expand your mind with lectures or unleash your inner creativity? Start the year as you mean to go on by discovering the genius of Tove Jansson before the show closes on 28 Jan. If you need a bit more motivation, check out our round-up of the most inspirational Moomin quotes.

Please note: we recently launched our new online ticketing site. If you had an account on our previous system before December you will need to set-up a new one. We apologise for any inconvenience caused but hope you will find our new site a faster and improved experience.
To beat away those January blues, we've teamed up with the London Art Antiques & Interiors Fair to give our lovely subscribers complimentary tickets.
Monthly highlight
Tove Jansson: An Intimate Portrait
26 Jan, 7–10pm
Enjoy a special evening exploring Tove Jansson’s life at home and on her travels, with readings from Jansson's personal letters, screenings of her intimate home movies presented by Club des Femmes, and a talk by Jansson’s niece, Sophia Jansson.
Your month with us...
Volunteer Interpretation Project
Introducing the VIPs... We're on the hunt for curious-minded 14-21 year olds to take part in our new project where you'll get the chance to work alongside our curators to explore new ways of talking about our Collection. Come along to a taster session to find out more!
18 Jan, 10–11am & 11.30am–12.30pm
Escape the cold weather and enjoy some creativity with your little ones in our toddler-friendly viewing of Tove Jansson.
Cavatina Family Concert - The Thorne Trio
14 Jan, 2pm
The award-winning Thorne Trio will present an entertaining and enlightening programme that will introduce your young one to the world of chamber music.
Gallery Film: A River Runs Through It
8 Jan, 7.30pm 

An evocative coming-of-age drama based on Norman MacLean's memoir of his idyllic Montana youth. 
We recommend
London Art Antiques & Interiors Fair 12 – 14 Jan, ExCel London 
We've teamed up with the London Art Antiques & Interiors Fair to give our lovely subscribers complimentary tickets. The Fair will host a fantastic line-up of 100 specialist dealers giving seasoned shoppers, first-time buyers and those seeking interiors inspiration the opportunity to purchase beautiful pieces.
Michael Armitage: The Chapel13 Dec – 23 Feb, South London Gallery
Michael Armitage presents a new series of large-scale paintings exploring the ambiguous boundaries between religion, folklore and social consensus.
The Lost Words
19 January – 6 May 2018, The Foundling Museum
Discover illustrations and poems by award-winning author Robert Macfarlane and acclaimed artist Jackie Morris. Exploring Britain’s wildlife, these magical works conjure the beauty of nature for all ages.

Friday 29 December 2017

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

Happy new year! 

Here's to 2018 and all the exciting events it brings!
Come and visit us when the house opens again on Wednesday 10th January for a look at our new exhibitions or maybe for a recital or talk- we've got something for everyone.
Join us on Thursday 18 January for Helena Attlee's talk on her book The Land Where Lemons Grow, which has already proved to be very popular so get your tickets now! We also have a new fascinating exhibition opening on Wednesday 24 January; a retrospective of Fred Uhlman's work, the first time his work has been exhibited in Hampstead where he lived for many years and was so influential.
Keep an eye out for our latest What's On guide to see what's coming up this year, particularly with our new Lifelines series starting in March!

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Cover Image: Manor Lodge, Hampstead (1950s/60s)– Fred Uhlman (detail) Oil on Canvas, Burgh House collection,  ©Estate of Fred Ulhman

Poetry and Hampstead
Wed 10 January - Sun 11 March                       

A capsule first-floor landing exhibition.
Hampstead has been, for upwards of 200 years, a crucible of creative development and discourse. A home to the avant-garde, liberal and intellectual, its original village status has morphed over the years to become a more urban space, yet still preserving within the lush open expanses of parkland and quiet streets a lingering memory of the past. This new exhibition, curated by work experience student
Molly Garnett, examines the ways these two phenomena - the outside landscape and the interior workings of the poet -  have combined over the years to yield much of what has been celebrated in the English language in recent centuries.
As one of Hampstead’s most famous
literary residents, John Keats, wrote,
“The poetry of the earth is never dead”.

Printing Hampstead

Sunday 14 January
11am – 12:30pm

Inspired by Magnus Irvin’s print The Hampstead Incident, on display in the Museum, be creative and print your own Hampstead scene. This activity is suitable for children aged five and over.
Tickets £5 per child, available here

London Bird Club: Introduction to the London Bird Atlas
Monday 22 January

The London Bird Atlas provides the most up-to-date analyses of the changes to London’s birds based on a comprehensive survey run in conjunction with the British Trust for Ornithology’s National Bird Atlas project. Written by Ian Woodward, professional ornithologist, and Richard Arnold, a professional ecologist, the atlas brings together into a single volume the analyses of millions of bird records and research.
Entry £2 (free for under-18s and students) more information here

Antico Amore: Jewels from the
Classical and Baroque Eras
Friday 26 January

Italian soprano Luciana Di Bella and tenor Yuri Sabatini will guide you through an exquisite journey of discovery of the most beautiful and sometimes forgotten
antique arias from the classical and
baroque eras. Complimentary glass of wine or soft drink at 6:30pm, kindly
supported by Con.tatto - Mobili Imbottiti Padova. Tickets £20 available by calling Caroline Hames 07956650852 or emailing

Timothy Sutton: Song Recital
Sunday 28 January

Pianist Timothy Sutton and baritone
Daniel D'Souza present songs by Ravel, Schumann and Sutton. The programme features the first performance of three settings, composed by Timothy John Sutton, of poems by the poet Alan Brownjohn, who has lived and worked
in the local area for 40 years.
Tickets £10 on the door.

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

Helena Attlee:
The Land Where Lemons Grow

Thursday 18 January

The award-winning author Helena Attlee is coming to Burgh House! Bringing us her delightful book The Land Where the Lemons Grow, Helena will be discussing Italy’s unexpected history through its citrus fruits. With a lovely Campari & blood orange cocktail on arrival, join us
as we get taken on a unique and rich journey through Italy’s moral, cultural and political past. Limited seats available.
Tickets £15 (£12 FoBH & u25s) available here

Colla Voce Camerata: A Recital of
Entertaining Songs, Ballads & Duets
Sunday 14 January

Colla Voce Camerata: A Recital of
Entertaining Songs, Ballads & Duets
Sunday 14 January, 2pm
Join Colle Voce Camerata - Johnanna-Marie D’Oyly Chambers (soprano), John Taylor (baritone) and Charlotte Ellis (piano) for an afternoon of music.
Tickets £12, (£10 concessions) available by emailing

The Making of an Englishman:
Fred Uhlman, a Retrospective
Wed 24 January - Sun 27 May

The Making of an Englishman is the first UK retrospective of Uhlman’s work in 50 years and the first exhibition of the artist’s work in Hampstead, where he lived for many years and was so influential in establishing a refugee community. The exhibition brings together paintings and drawings dating from 1928 to 1971, most notably a selection of early Mediterranean scenes, a number of drawings executed whilst in internment on the Isle of Man during the Second World War, loaned from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and the Welsh landscapes for which he became well known. The exhibition will also include previously unseen archival material and objects of his personal collection including a number of items from Uhlman’s 72-piece collection of African sculpture, the majority of which is now on permanent display at the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, as well as representations of the artist by celebrated Dadaist Kurt Schwitters, fellow Hampstead resident Milein Cosman, Polish-Jewish painter and printmaker Jankel Adler and sculptress of luminaries Karin Jonzen.

Baby Stories

Friday 26 January

Join us in the library to celebrate National Storytelling week with a very special
story-time and much more. Suitable for
ages one - four. FREE

Hampstead Music Club:
Masterclass for Singers

Tuesday 30 January


Join Tutor Helen Cannell for a singing masterclass. For more details contact
organiser Anna Lavina on 07811366953 Suggested donation £3.  

Transition: Visual Enquiries

Wed 31 January - Sun 11 February

An exhibition that showcases prints and ceramic objects by Judit Prieto and Rosy Coleman, leading on from the Objects in Transition exhibition at Burgh House (September to December 2017). It is an interpretation of thier personal transition vis a vis countries and objects. Featuring: Fields of the World by Judit Prieto and Ten Thousand Leaves by Rosy Coleman.

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

For Reservations call 020 7794 3943

Thursday 28 December 2017

Somerset House - Skate Your Way into 2018 with NYE at Somerset House

Skate into 2018 at Somerset House


Still undecided about the best way to wrap up 2017? Welcome in the New Year with an unforgettable night out at Somerset House and skate into 2018 on London’s most beautiful ice rink. You'll soak up the party atmosphere in our stunning courtyard with live music from soulful powerhouse LaSharVu (watchtheir all singing Instagram post), plus there's rink-side DJ sets from world renowned producer Eric Lau. We've a mouthwatering selection of food and drink from Fortnum's Lodge and visit the Skate Lounge for J├Ągermeister winter warmers.

With exclusive access to our River Terrace overlooking the Thames you'll have great views of the Mayor’s spectacular fireworks and you can keep the party going at our riverside Champagne Bar.
SUN 31 DEC 2017
£70.00 / £50.00 + BOOKING FEES 

Museum of London - Stuck for what to do between Christmas and new year?

Don't miss The City is Ours
Put down the TV remote, take a break from the leftovers and shake off the festive fatigue – not with another nap on the sofa – but with some free, post-Christmas culture.

The Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands reopen today (10am – 6pm) after a short Christmas break, just in time for you to catch our current exhibitions and displays before they close next month.

At the Museum of London we’re entering the final week of The City Ours which closes on 2 January. With digital and physical interactives and films, this free exhibition explores how innovations from around the world tackle the challenges cities face today and the experience of urban living in the 21st century. ‘A fascinating insight into the minutiae of urban life, showing why it should matter to us all.’ City A.M.

Over at the Museum of London Docklands, West Indians: Forefathers of the Metropolitan Police?, uncovers the forgotten history of the world’s oldest continuously serving police force. Don’t miss this free display before it closes on 14 January.
What's on
Bonus Levels
Until 3 Jan
Museum of London
There’s one week left to experience visual artist Lawrence Lek’s dramatic re-imagining of London through a series of hands-on video games that depict virtual worlds.

(Un)Common Currency
Until 21 Jan
Museum of London
Explore the alternative currencies created and used by Londoners from the 17th century to the present day, from Suffragette pennies to digital pounds.