Thursday 19 October 2017

What's On at Burgh House in November

'Appy Autumn!

We're kicking off this month with the opening of our brilliant new exhibition "'Appy 'Ampstead: Celebrating London's Playground" which starts with a private view on Wednesday 1st November. There will be live music, fun activities and wine and refreshments- all welcome!
We also have a full programme of concerts, talks and exhibitions and a hint of things to come in December, so come and join us!

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'Appy 'Ampstead: Private View Late
Wednesday 1 November

Come along for a late evening in the
museum, with live music, wine, activities and refreshments to celebrate the opening of this new exhibition and celebrate ‘London’s Playground’ with us!
Please RSVP to

Sandra Peterken: Land and Sea 2

Wed 25 October-Sun 5 November
Sandra Peterken presents an exhibition of oil paintings, inspired by the ripples and waves in both landscape and seascape. Working mostly in North Cornwall, Peterken's work reflects the energy and colour of the wild coastline.

Sue Smethurst and Carola Mathers: Metamorphosis of Nature

Wed 8 - Sun 19 November 

Sue Smethurst and Carola Mathers, both London artists, present an exhibition of selected paintings that reflect and
illuminate the passing seasons, in
representational and abstract forms.

Finnish-Arabian Encounters
Friday 3 November

An evening of works by Vivaldi, Handel, Attia Sharara and others, performed by Laura Virtanen (violin), Wessam Amin (oboe) and Marko Hilpo (piano).
Tickets £15 (10 conc) available hereand on the door.

Songs of the Spirit
Sunday 12 November

Bernhard Crede sings world-famous bass arias, songs written in Theresienstadt and spirituals. Janet Solomon (mezzo) sings Ravels Kaddisch and songs of enchantment featuring mermaids, sprites, goblins and ghosts.
Tickets £11,including a complimentary drink beforehand
Tickets available here.

Hampstead Music Club: Autumn Concert
Tuesday 14 November

A vocal and instrumental recital
presented by Hampstead Music Club
Tickets £3.
Contact John Suddaby on 07503 304 938 for more details.

Hampstead Arts Festival: Clemency Burton-Hill
Friday 17 November

Clemency Burton-Hill, BBC presenter, writer and musician, talks about her new book, Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Every Day. Even the busiest among us, Clemency believes, can find time to listen to a piece a day - and, like a regular dose of meditation or mindfulness, such music might just inspire, nourish and enrich our lives in unexpected ways.
Tickets £10 available here.

Ghost Variations: How Schumann's Violin Concerto Made History
Sunday 19 November

This exceptional recital explores possibly the strangest detective story in musical history: the hunt for Schumann's suppressed Violin Concerto in Nazi Germany.
Based on Jessica Duchen's novel Ghost Variations.
David Le Page (violin), Viv McLean (piano), Jessica Duchen (author/narrator).
Tickets £16 (children £12) available here.

Insiders/Outsiders Festival: Fundraising Event
Thursday 23 November

A concert of music by émigré composers performed by Ensemble Émigré and a chance to hear more about an exciting nationwide festival planned for 2019 to pay tribute to the contribution to British culture made by refugees from Nazi Europe.
Image: Josef Herman - Refugees, courtesy of the Ben Uri Gallery and Museum.
For further information about this project and event, please contact
Tickets available here.

An Evening with All Dogs Matter

Sunday 26 November
Phil Lassman hosts an evening of music and festive fun with patrons, friends and supporters to help raise funds for All Dogs Matter.
The evening starts with a drinks reception and ends with an auction to help support even more dogs abandoned over the Christmas period.
Email or call 020 8341 3196  for more information

London Bird Club: Africa's Avian Cheats - Exploring the Deceitful Ways of Cuckoos, Honeyguides and Parasitic Finches

Wednesday 29 November
Gabriel Jamie has been researching the parasitic finches of Africa for the past five years whilst carrying out a PhD at
Cambridge University. In this talk, he will showcase some of the diverse strategies developed by these finches and other species of brood parasite in Africa.
Tickets £2 (free for students and U18s) on the door.

An Evening of Piano Music from the Romantic Era
Friday 1 December

A concert in aid of Burgh House & Hampstead Museum. South African pianists Diederick Potgieter and Tinus Botha will be performing a programme of music by Haydn, Brahms, Chopin and Schumann.
Tickets £15 (conc £10) includes a glass of bubbly or wine.
Contact Armand on 07542904949 or Diederick on 07542904950

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

For Reservations call 020 7794 3943

'Appy 'Ampstead: Celebrating London's Playground
Wed 1 November-Sun 17 December                            

Curated by Burgh House intern and Museum Studies student Emily Spary, this exhibition will focus on Hampstead Heath 120 years on from the creation of the Hampstead Heath Protection Society (now the Heath and Hampstead Society), who aimed to preserve the natural
beauty and social spaces of the Heath.

Felt Better: Needle-felting Workshop with Sue Pearl
Friday 3 November
10am - 4pm

Learn how to make endearing animals using lovely soft sheep's wool and special felting needles. This workshop will include all the materials to make and take home your own 3D animal. Email or phone 07889757969

Wine & Cheese Tasting: Sparkling Wine

Thursday 9 November

The third in our series of Wine and Cheese Tasting evenings at Burgh House. An intimate tasting event in which we work very closely with Jeroboams in
Hampstead. A sommelier will guide you through each of the five wines they have carefully selected, with a lovely accompaniment of cheese of course.
We will be focusing on sparkling wines from around the world as champagne and prosecco can always help November appear to be sunnier!
More information and tickets here.

Photographic Workshop

Sunday 12 November
Work with professional photographer Gemma Pardo to develop your technical knowledge and produce your own
Hampstead-inspired portfolio. This
activity requires your own camera.
For ages 14 and over.
FREE - book here

An Evening with a Countertenor
Wednesday 15 November

Renowned English countertenor Oliver Gerrish will give a solo recital of music from across the countertenor repertoire - Purcell, Bach, Handel, Britten, Howells, McDowall and more.
Tickets £20 available here.

Sunday 19 November

A mix of top British and European players come together to present a fresh and spontaneous programme of chamber music that will only be revealed to the audience at the actual concert: that's ChamberMusicBox!
Tickets £12 (children free) available here.

Martin Atkinson

Wed 22 - Sun 26 November   

Martin works in oil and pastels, inspired by landscapes and people, shapes and movement, and especially water. He paints on Hampstead Heath, in the Lake District and in Devon and travels with his paints, particularly to France and the United States.  Earlier this year he spent six weeks painting in Cyprus.

Mini Portraits

Sunday 26 November
1.30pm - 3.30pm 
Inspired by historic Burgh House resident Dr George Williamson, drop by to create your own miniature portrait. Suitable for ages 7 and over. FREE

Surviving the Future: A Celebration of the late David Fleming's Legacy and Vision

Thursday 30 November
Shaun Chamberlin, editor of Fleming’s new posthumous book Surviving the Future: Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy, will hold a talk and discussion followed by a book signing, in memory of the late David Fleming of the Gaia Foundation. Shaun will share insights and anecdotes from David’s life, influence and enduring importance, alongside revealing and amusing clips from recently unearthed recordings of the man himself.
Tickets available here.

Burgh House: Christmas Art and Craft Fair
Sunday 3 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, mulled wine, mince pies, carols and more.
The perfect way to kick-start the festive season - and pick up some unique Christmas gifts!
Our café will be open all day and will serving traditional Sunday Roasts.
Entry to the fair is FREE!

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