Tuesday 25 April 2017

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

May Days 

May is finally here and our Wisteria is already in bloom. Its looking to be a rather musical month, with return performances from Burgh House friends such as Larry Kaplan and ChamberBoxMusic, alongside some new artists both performing an exhibiting. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter so as not to miss our Lifelines line-up announcements as they happen! 
(Cover image: John Ridley)

Youth, Objects and Identity - Exhibition and Event 

3 May to 4 June

Burgh House's Learning and Access Officer Maria Gomez-Diez is working in partnership with The Winch  to deliver a program of art, craft and performance-based workshops to 12 - 18 year olds based on the concepts of identity and community resulting in this exhibition, created and curated by the young participants.

Join us for special event - Art and Objects

Sunday 7 May, 10:30am 

Inspired by the exhibition, we invite young people to come along to a morning of art activities. £5 per child - book here.

A Collection Unwrapped

29 March - 11 June

Burgh House is the proud home of Hampstead Museum, founded by the late Christopher and Diana Wade in 1979. Now holding over 4000 items, we are beginning to fundraise to reinterpret and redisplay the permanent collection.This exhibition offers us the opportunity to involve you in these plans, and find out more about our ideas for a new museum. We also invite you to tell us how you would like to see the collections displayed, and what information you want to see alongside them.

Affordable Art Fair

11 – 14 May

Join the staff og Burgh House at the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead on the Heath, with half price entry at any time (excluding the Charity Private View) when you enter the code

*This offer is based on on-the-door prices and a small booking fee applies.

John Ridley

24 to 28 May


John Ridley’s exhibition of recent works will mainly focus on life drawing but will also include portraits, abstracts and still life. John attends weekly life drawing sessions at the Mall Galleries and some of these sketches will be included together with paintings worked up from them. He receives commissions for dog portraits, some of which will be on show. There will also be several marine sculptures made from driftwood and pebbles.
See more of his work here.

Songs through the Years

Friday 19 May, 7:30pm

An hour long recital based on a repertoire from musical and classical songs performed from a mezzo-soprano singer Anna-Christina Kattou with piano accompaniment. Let's enjoy this journey together!
Tickets available here.

Lifelines: Gemma Jones

Thursday 4 May

Journalist and producer Piers Plowright chats with BAFTA award-winning English character actress Gemma Jones as part of the Burgh House Lifelines series of talks. Gemma graduated from RADA with the Gold Medal and has become a well known face on television, stage and film.
Join us for an intimate evening, with a supper including wine available after the talk.


Sunday 7 May

A group of internationally renowned artists performing eclectic programmes of chamber music that will only be revealed at the actual concert: that's ChamberMusicBox!
"Fantastic choices and hugely talented musicians!" (Audience feedback)

Hampstead Childhoods

Sunday 14th May, 10:30am

Drop by and discover the fascinating stories of the children that lived in Hampstead throughout history. 
Take a closer look at some of the objects in our collection at this family event. 
Suitable for children 5 and over. 

Song Recital

Wednesday 17 May, 7pm

Long-established duo John Barker (baritone) and Helen Cawthorne (piano) present an attractive and accessible programme of art songs in English from the first eight decades of the twentieth century, featuring composers William Alwyn, George Butterworth, Samuel Barber, Rebecca Clarke and Ivor Gurney, setting poets including Yeats, Housman, Masefield and Edward Thomas. 

Glorious Melodies

Sunday 21 May, 2pm

The Marmara Piano Trio and friends return to Burgh House for an afternoon of popular Romantic chamber music including Chopin's Introduction and Polonaise and Schubert's glorious Trout Quintet.
Tickets available on the door. For reservations, please email.

Larry Kaplan: American Folk Music Performance

Thursday 25 May, 6:30pm

Burgh House is delighted to welcome back highly acclaimed American folk singer and song maker Larry Kaplan for an evening of original and traditional American folk song.  Accompanying himself on acoustic guitar and banjo, he sings in a clear tenor voice, drawing also from the rich folk tradition.
Proceeds in aid of Burgh House.
More info and tickets here.

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

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London Chinese Brush Painters

3 to 21 May FREE

An exhibition of works painted using traditional Chinese equipment on paper and silk, with subjects mainly of landscape, flowers and birds. They present for you a show with traditional style that captures the spirit and charms of Chinese painting. The group meet monthly in Ealing under supervision of professional Chinese Brush tutors. 
At the Piano with Granados, Mompou, Rachmaninov & Debussy

Thursday 11 May

Maite Aguirre returns to the Burgh House with a beautiful programme combining Spanish, Russian and French piano music.
Tickets available on the door or book online here.

Mizuta Trio

Sunday 14 May, 7pm

The award-winning Mizuta Trio is fast emerging as an exciting young ensemble. Amongst them ranks the talented Sheku Kanneh-Mason, BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016. The Trio has been gaining increasing recognition as a creative and accomplished group, appearing on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and giving performances at St. John's Smith Square, St Martins-in-the-Fields and Oxford's Holywell Music Room. The Trio will be performing an all-British programme including works by Moeran, Bridge and Berkeley.
Tickets available here.

Recital of European Music

Marika S. Lombardi: A recital with Danielle Salamon

Sunday 21 May, 6pm

Join us for a recital of European music for oboe and piano given by Italian oboist Marika Lombardi and British pianist Danielle Salamon. The programme will include music by Vivaldi, Andriessen, Alwyn, Bach, Nielsen and Saint-Saens.
Tickets at the door or phone 07770983344. £15 £10 (concessions)

Connections: Women, Art and Networks

5 April to 9 July FREE

Curated by Museum Intern Emily Spary as part of the series of exhibitions on the first-floor landing of the House, Connections: Women, Art & Networks considers how several of the collection’s female artists are tied together through their art, study and neighbourhood. The display looks at two networks through a selection of works from our collection stores including watercolours, sketches and an oil painting. 

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