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Rana Begum: Dappled Light

25 March - 11 September 2022

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Rana Begum: Dappled Light

A solo exhibition of work by distinguished artist Rana Begum RA, with striking works which explore the perception of light, colour and form and blur the boundaries between sculpture, architecture, design and painting.

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The Interplay Between Art and Architecture

Hear Rana Begum in Conversation with Peter Culley talking about how they agreed on the striking design for her house and how this in turn has inspired Rana’s practice.

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Pitzhanger Design Series: Creating Pitzhanger Hub

Hear how Soane’s architecture has been innovatively interpreted in a modern context in this panel discussion with architect Jo Townsend, structural engineer Steve Yates from Webb Yates Engineers and partner at Hawkins\Brown Architects Harbinder Birdi Singh.

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Become a Member

Discover a world of inspiration with free entry to Pitzhanger, exclusive Member events and support the arts today from £30

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Eat & Drink

Visit My Little Cup at Soane’s Kitchen for speciality coffee and pastries. Open Wednesday to Sunday 9am – 3pm

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Spend your day with us

Enjoy a day out at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, Soane’s Kitchen and Walpole Park.

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Eat & Drink

Soane’s Kitchen

Relax in the Walled Garden

Stopping for a quick lunch or have more time to sit and relax? We have some great places for you to grab a bite. Click to find out more.

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Ticket Information

Find out about entry to Pitzhanger here.

All visitors, including Members and Ealing residents, are encouraged book a timed entry ticket in advance, but tickets can be bought on arrival

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What’s On

Check out all the events and exhibitions we have coming up at Pitzhanger.

Until Autumn 2022

Soane Restored

This exhibition will reveal the fascinating story of how Pitzhanger, a rare and extraordinary example of Sir John Soane’s work, was restored to its original vision.

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25 Mar 2022 – 11 Sep 2022

Rana Begum: Dappled Light

A solo exhibition of work by distinguished artist Rana Begum RA, with striking works which explore the perception of light, colour and form and blur the boundaries between sculpture, architecture, design and painting.

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July

What’s On in July

View at a glance what’s on during July at Pitzhanger.

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3 Jul 2022

Open Sundays

Join us on the first Sunday of the month for family-friendly activities inspired by Pitzhanger and our exhibitions. celebrate the completion of Pitzhanger’s new volunteer and community space Pitzhanger Hub, artist facilitator Kirsten Lyle will lead a family modelling workshop using recycled materials and relating to how Jo Townshend Architects took inspiration from John Soane’s designs. Free with admission.

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6 Jul 2022

Pitzhanger Design Series: Creating Pitzhanger Hub

Hear how Soane’s architecture has been innovatively interpreted in a modern context in this panel discussion with architect Jo Townsend, structural engineer Steve Yates from Webb Yates Engineers and partner at Hawkins\Brown Architects Harbinder Birdi Singh.

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6 Jul 2022

Little Builders

Children lead sensorial and creative activities in a relaxed, free-flow play space at the Rickyard for under 5s.

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7 & 14 July

Linocut Print workshops

Join a two-part course in Linocut Print with tutor Jessica Rose. Take inspiration from Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery’s striking Rana Begum exhibition and channel it into creating patterned, geometric linocuts.

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13 Jul 2022

Welcome Create

Join our community art group, all levels are welcome. Explore, experience and create with an art and design task inspired by the exhibitions and Manor, led by facilitator Sarah Olive Edwards.

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14 Jul 2022

Little Builders

Children lead sensorial and creative activities in a relaxed, free-flow play space at the Rickyard for under 5s.

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20 Jul 2022

The Architecture of Crossrail

Learn about the philosophy and architectural design of Crossrail

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Shop the Exhibition Range

Homeware, jewellery, books and children’s activities inspired by Rana Begum: Dappled Light

Dappled Light Catalogue

£10.00
With a Foreword from Director Clare Gough and new essay by Curator Cliff Lawson this richly illustrated catalogue is the definitive accompaniment to the exhibition.

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Emma Resin Disc Earrings

£9.00
Our jewellery and accessories selection is inspired by the block colours and patterns of Rana Begum’s artwork, in particularly painting No.1079.

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Espresso Cup and Saucer

£30.00
Take your favourite Rana Begum piece home with you by purchasing products from our bespoke range like this striking espresso cup and saucer. Bring some colour into your everyday life.

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Join & Support

We rely in part on the generosity of our supporters to deliver our mission. Can you help?

Support Us

Like all other arts and heritage institutions, Pitzhanger has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. We need your help to ensure that this unique place can continue to inspire generations to come

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Volunteering

Volunteers are integral and valued members of our team, whose roles vary from welcoming visitors to gallery invigilation, sharing their knowledge of Pitzhanger and helping in our shop.

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Jobs

Join our growing team and become part of a unique project.

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PITZHANGER NEWS

All the latest happenings in and around Pitzhanger

13th June 2022

Pitzhanger Hub

We are excited to unveil the new Pitzhanger Hub, an elegant meeting and learning space for our volunteers and community!

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31st March 2022

New Acquisition: Villa Negroni

We are delighted to have acquired a set of ten prints of Roman frescoes from the Villa Negroni, thanks to the generous support of Art Fund.

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18th February 2022

Pitzhanger Manor hosted the Freedom of Ealing Awards

Pitzhanger was proud to host a special ceremony last night at which five honorary freemen and women and one honorary alderman were elected to the Borough of Ealing in recognition of their achievements.

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27th January 2022

Portrait of Bukayo Saka on display at Pitzhanger Manor 

Bukayo Saka’s portrait is currently on display at Pitzhanger Manor to celebrate his nomination for The Freedom of the Borough of Ealing, the highest award that the Council can bestow.

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24th January 2022

My Little Cup at Soane’s Kitchen

We are delighted to welcome independent speciality coffee shop, My Little Cup to Soane’s Kitchen from 26 January 2022.

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8th December 2021

New Chair appointed

Our Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Dickins CBE as its new Chair from 1 January 2022. 

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3rd November 2021

Julian Opie artwork in the garden

Julian Opie’s exhibition in the Gallery may have closed, but we can now reveal a new artwork by the leading contemporary artist outside in the gardens.

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16th July 2021

Conservation in action

The four Eating Room statues will be restored at Pitzhanger by Cliveden Conservation this summer!

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7th June 2021

This is Ealing – Thank you!

Thank you to everyone involved who contributed to and visited our landmark exhibition This is Ealing which closed on Sunday 6 June.

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9th April 2021

Pitzhanger is reopening

We are delighted to announce that we will reopen our doors on Thursday 27 May, guidance permitting. Tickets to our spring and summer exhibitions are now available!

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THE SOCIAL ROOM

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😎Launching Creative Summer! Discover our packed programme of activities for families this holidays! 

📣Holiday Programme (15 – 19 Aug) - Learn new skills with different activities each day for children aged 7-11! Enjoy artmaking inspired by nature, building and model-making activities, kite making, sound art, card game design and much more! 

📣AssemblePlay (25 –28 Aug) - Bring your imagination and play, explore, make and build outside Pitzhanger as the popular @assembleplay return  for the August Bank Holiday weekend!

📣Open Sundays – storytelling and activities on the first Sunday of every month including a carnival-themed workshop, Caribbean storytelling and hula hooping workshops!

📣Daily drop in creative activities 

📣Children's trails including our new Spotter's Trail and Plants at Pitzhanger - collect a reward from the front desk after completing yours!

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Artwork @rowanfrewin
📣Looking for inspiring activities for your family? Why not join us for our next Open Sunday, featuring storytelling and model-making on Sunday 3 July! 

Artist facilitator Kirsten Lyle will lead a modelling workshop in celebration of Pitzhanger Hub, our new volunteer and community space. Participants will use recycled materials to create a ‘room in a box’, inspired by Pitzhanger’s lighting, interiors, and architectural .

Storyteller Lennette Randall will perform as Queen Nala of the Land of Nyaya, sharing her love for stories from diverse parts of the world infused with music and dancing. Sessions run at 11am and 1pm – book now to secure your place!

🔗Find out more on our website.
☀️What a beautiful summer day to mark the solstice here at Pitzhanger! How are you enjoying the longest day of the year?

Midsummer is the perfect time to enjoy our colourful and vibrant Rana Begum exhibition #DappledLight - running all summer until 11 September (Wednesday-Sunday). 

Today also marks the opening day of the Summer Exhibition at the @royalacademyarts where Rana Begum has co-curated the architecture rooms. 

#summer #midsummer #solstice #RanaBegum  #RoyalAcademy #Soane
Have you visited our #LittleBuilders sessions before? Designed for under-5s, they are inspired by a combination of Montessori philosophy, and Pitzhanger’s #architecture and #exhibitions. Importantly, they’re an opportunity for children and parents to explore and have fun together!

Join us for a session this summer: 9 +23 June, 6 + 14 July + 31 August. Drop-in to the Rickyard between 10.30am-2pm and enjoy a free visit to Pitzhanger before or after the session.

Little Builders is planned and delivered by @beaskyfeather

Special Offer - enjoy a half price regular hot drink and cake (subject to availability) and your under 5s can have a FREE babyccino at @pitzhangerpantry in Walpole Park after your session!

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*SPECIAL LATE - THURSDAY 9 JUNE UNTIL 8.30PM*

Join us this week to celebrate @bollobrookyouthcentre and its amazing role in nurturing creativity and aspirations of local young people 

*Music and spoken word performances

*Panel discussion featuring Bollo alumnus Victor Junior Masha who has recently been offered a place at the prestigious @juilliardschool in New York

*Late viewing of the exhibition Rana Begum: Dappled Light, featuring a work created in collaboration with young people from Bollo Studios

*DJ set + drinks bar
It’s our #OpenSunday this weekend! Join us for storytelling, tours and creative activities, coinciding with the #BigJubileeLunch in #WalpolePark!

Book onto our 11am or 1pm session to meet Eliza Soane who will take you on an exciting trail through the Manor to learn about the Soane family and everyday life at Pitzhanger. Join her in her hunt for lost thimbles, find out what Sir John Soane might catch in the lake, and guess what’s growing in the kitchen garden – led by storyteller Judy Preece. 

You can also get creative by making your own ‘inchie’ small work of art with @sarahtonin_seeker.

At 11am or 3pm, join Soane’s Big Lunch Tour, to explore the role of food and entertaining at Pitzhanger Manor.

Find out more on our website
Get creative and learn new skills with us! 

Our Welcome Create community art group runs over the summer. Explore, experience and create with an art and design task inspired by the exhibitions and Manor, led by @sarahtonin_seeker. 

All levels are welcome! Book now or drop-in on the day. 

📆 10.30am-12.30pm on Wednesdays: 22 June | 13 July | 27 July | 10 August | 24 August 

👉 Find out more on our website pitzhanger.org.uk
📣Job alert! We are currently advertising for a Front of House Manager at Pitzhanger!

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced professional to join a recently established, passionate and committed team to build on the success of re-opening and further develop our visitor experience offer.

📆Deadline: Monday 20 June

Find out more + how to apply on our website
🎈Celebrate the #PlatinumJubilee with us over the Bank Holiday weekend, with a special late opening, creative activities and tours! 

🔹See our vibrant exhibition Rana Begum: Dappled Light 
🔹Visit a display of Jubilee bunting designs by Christ the Saviour Primary School children, in collaboration with @makeitealing 
🔹 Pick up a children's trail including our new Spotters' Trail and Plants at Pitzhanger! 

📆Twilight Opening: Thursday 2 June, until 8.30pm Enjoy a late opening, with refreshments bar, before witnessing the lighting of the #beacon in Walpole Park! 

📆Open Sunday: Sunday 5 June 
*Join Eliza Soane on an exciting trail to learn about the Soane family and everyday life at the Manor - led by storyteller Judy Preece 
*Get creative by making your own 'inchie' small work of art with Sarah Olive Edwards 
*Join Soane's Big Lunch Tour to explore the role of food and entertaining at Pitzhanger 
Combine your visit with the #BigJubileeLunch in Walpole Park! 

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@ealingcouncil
📢 Enjoy a celebration of colour and explore your creativity, along with music and drinks after hours in our first new Special Thursday Late series this week!
 
Experience our exhibition Rana Begum: Dappled Light in a relaxed setting, with DJ set by Moorni of South Asian Collective @daytimers_uk.
 
🎨 Create bespoke colour wheels using paper fortune tellers in a drop-in workshop with artist @bonnieannegibbons, inspired by the magical colours of Rana Begum’s exhibition. Through this traditional paper-folding game, explore new ways of thinking about colour. 
 
🍷Refreshments bar available.
 
Thursday 26 May
Open until 8.30pm (students go free 5pm - 8.30pm)

📸 @studiostagg + Gill Shaw

Contact Us

PITZHANGER MANOR & GALLERY
Mattock Lane, London
W5 5EQ
Reception: 020 3985 8888
Office: 020 3994 0967
pitzhanger@pitzhanger.org.uk

Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 19:00
Friday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
Monday: Closed (except for bank holidays)

Last admissions one hour before closing

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