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Who Are We? Navigating Race, Class and the City

26 November 2021 - 13 February 2022

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Volunteer and Community Space

We are building an elegant new meeting and community space within the heart of Ealing. Opening 2022.

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Thursday Lates: Who Are We?

Join us for screenings of Bando and additional films made by local filmmakers, followed by informal Q&A with filmmakers and young people from Bollo Brook Youth Group. Under 25s go free.

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Families

We have workshops for all the family to get involved with. Check out our events page for the current listings.

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Pitzhanger Perspectives with Sir Anthony Seldon

Author, political commentator, educationalist and contemporary historian Sir Anthony Seldon, has written and edited more than 40 books, including the inside biographies of John Major, Tony Blair and David Cameron.

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Weddings

We have a number of unique spaces licensed for civil ceremonies. Click here to find out more.

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Photo by Zoe Norfolk, 2020.

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Whether a one off donation or regular giving, gifts of all sizes play an important role in enabling Pitzhanger to inspire our communities with art, architecture and design

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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.

27 May 2021 – 5 Jun 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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26 Nov 2021 – 13 Feb 2022

Who Are We? Navigating Race, Class and the City

This radical multimedia exhibition offers insights into young people’s experiences of and responses to social inequality and identity.

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18 Jan 2022

Pitzhanger Perspectives with Sir Anthony Seldon

Author, political commentator, educationalist and contemporary historian Sir Anthony Seldon, has written and edited more than 40 books, including the inside biographies of John Major, Tony Blair and David Cameron.

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20 Jan 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 Jan 2022

Thursday Lates: Who Are We?

Join us for screenings of Bando and additional films made by local filmmakers, followed by informal Q&A with filmmakers and young people from Bollo Brook Youth Group. Under 25s go free.

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27 Jan 2022

Thursday Lates: Who Are We?

Join us for screenings of Bando and additional films made by local filmmakers, followed by informal Q&A with filmmakers and young people from Bollo Brook Youth Group. Under 25s go free.

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2 Feb 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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3 Feb 2022

Thursday Lates: Who Are We?

Join us for screenings of Bando and additional films made by local filmmakers, followed by informal Q&A with filmmakers and young people from Bollo Brook Youth Group. Under 25s go free.

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6 Feb 2022

Open Sundays

Join our storyteller Olivia Armstrong to hear magical stories of fabulous creatures inspired by the real birds and beasts of Pitzhanger Manor.

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10 Feb 2022

Teachers’ CPD: New Ways of Seeing

Reflecting on art and education post-BLM this CPD will provide practical tools to help enrich and develop a more culturally inclusive curriculum through art.

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Shop Online

Shop the range inspired by our current exhibition ‘Who Are We?’

Acton Mosaic Postcard

£0.75
Postcard of Acton Mosaic, by Bollo Studios, 2018 that depicts the sites which young people associate with Acton

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Bando Postcard

£0.75
Postcard depicting a still from the short film Bando (Bollo Studios and JE Delve with Aaron Rogers and Mathias Gilay, 2021).

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What White People Can Do Next

£7.99
An incisive, radical and practical essay by Emma Dabiri, the acclaimed author of Don’t Touch My Hair.

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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

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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7th April 2021

Grant Awarded from Culture Recovery Fund

We are thrilled to announce that Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery has been awarded a major grant from the second round of the Culture Recovery Fund. Thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the government’s Culture Recovery Fund, we can continue to be #HereForCulture.

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31st March 2021

New fundraising appeal launched

We have launched a new fundraising appeal #SupportPitzhanger to help Pitzhanger reopen and stay open.

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11th February 2021

Introducing our new Pitz Packs!

This February half term, we’re pleased to launch our new, free activity packs for families to get creative at home and in your local green space.

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22nd January 2021

Pitzhanger receives Art Fund grant to support 2021 projects

We are delighted to announce that Pitzhanger has been awarded a grant from Art Fund’s Respond and Reimagine programme

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3rd December 2020

2021 Exhibition Programme Announced

Mark your 2021 diaries with our upcoming exhibitions at Pitzhanger including new work by leading contemporary British artist Julian Opie.

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THE SOCIAL ROOM

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These portraits and the ones in the Soane’s library in the Manor were taken by the artist @_emcole_ on a visit to @bollobrookyouthcentre.

She wanted to represent and give a voice to some of the young people impacted by the changes brought about by the regeneration of South Acton estate, including the moving of the youth centre into a smaller space.

The artist took these images of some of the young people she met, saying, “I just want people to see the young people as the beautiful, warm and confident people they are.”

Visit Who Are We? at Pitzhanger until 13 February 2022.
Under 25s go free Wednesdays; Thursday 5-7pm; Sundays 10am-12.30pm

#WhoAreWe #Ealing #Acton #photography #contemporaryart #youthcentre #portraits #photographyportrait
Thursday Lates: Film Screenings 📽

Join us for screenings of Bando and additional films made by local filmmakers, followed by informal Q&A with filmmakers and young people from Bollo Brook Youth Group.

Plus opportunity to view the exhibition Who Are We? Navigating Race, Class and the City.

🎞️ Film screenings begin at 5.45pm on Thursday 20 + 27 Jan and 3 Feb
🎟️ Free for under 25s
Book now at pitzhanger.org.uk

#independentfilm #shortfilm #filmscreening #londonevent #artandculture #timeoutlondon 

📷 Gill Shaw Photography
Events Manager sought to to manage and develop the private hire business at beautiful historic venue, @Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery in Ealing.

Working closely with Pitzhanger’s close-knit entrepreneurial team, the Events Manager will lead the development and delivery of Pitzhanger’s events business, generating crucial income to support Pitzhanger’s charitable activities, exhibitions and outreach programmes. 

Apply now!
Deadline 18 January 2022, midnight.

Find out more at pitzhanger.org.uk

#eventsjobs #artsjobs #ealingjobs #westlondon #creativejobs #hiring
Who Are We? Navigating Race, Class and the City at @Pitzhanger includes portraits by @matt_small_art of  two young people he met whilst working at @bollobrookyouthcentre on a portrait of Jamal Edwards MBE, now displayed on the side of Acton Town Hall.

Matt Small is one of a number of artists and local partners who collaborated with Bollo Brook youth centre over a three-year period to produce the artwork in this exhibition.

Visit Who Are We? at Pitzhanger until 13 February 2022.
Open Wednesday - Sunday 10.00 - 17.00 (with late opening on Thursdays until 19.00)
Under 25s go free Wednesdays; Thursdays 5-7pm; Sundays 10am-12.30pm (concessions all other times).

🖼️Tazz 
Matt Small, 2021
Metal and paint on wood board

#WhoAreWe #LondonExhibition #Ealing #Acton #mixedmedia #portrait #ActonTownHall @jamaledwards @ealingcouncil #tuesday #inspiration
Visit the exhibition 'Who Are We? Navigating Race, Class and the City' at @pitzhanger Gallery.

Pitzhanger presents a radical exhibition curated and created by Bollo Studios (the creative arm of @bollobrookyouthcentre in South Acton) that offers insights into hundreds of young people’s experiences of race, identity and inequality in society today.

26 November 2021 - 13 February 2022
Under 25s go free: Wednesdays; Thursdays 5-7pm; Sundays 10am-12.30pm

pitzhanger.org.uk
🎬@gainsborg
Come and take part in our family friendly activity on Sunday 2nd January 🎨

In this workshop inspired by our current Exhibition 'Who Are We?' curated by @bollobrookyouthcentre you will be making portraits using recycling materials, to express yourself through a creative medium. 

Open Sundays (first Sunday of the month)
2 Jan, 10am - 12.30pm 
Free with admission. 
Led by a facilitator.

📷 The Head by Bollo Studios, 2018
Wire, plaster, paint, paper

#familyactivity #artactivity #freefamilyactivity #sunday #ealing #london #selfportrait
What does love mean to you? ❤️

Today we are focusing on the Love Mosaic - one of the artworks created by @bollobrookyouthcentre on display in the our current exhibition: Who Are We? 

"The concept of love is a complex one - it can bring with it lots of positive images, but can also be the motivation for much destruction. 

This project was inspired by the increased use of the word love in the youth centre, in particular by young men to each other. The young people were asked to write on a board what they thought love meant to them. 

The most popular ideas were then selected and images assigned to them. The images were combined to create this ‘shield of arms’ of love."

How many of the images can you identify? 

#WhoAreWe #Pitzhanger #mosaic #love #reflect #loveislove #friendship
We are open!

Come and visit Pitzhanger to see Sir John Soane's freshly restored country retreat, our #SoaneRestored exhibition on the Manor's restoration and our contemporary exhibit of artwork exploring ideas of race, class and the city 'Who Are We?' curated by @bollobrookyouthcentre. 

OPENING TIMES
Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm (Thursday until 7pm) apart from: 
Open New Year’s Day 12pm – 5pm 
Open 3 January 10am – 5pm 

Visit Pitzhanger safely ✨

Pitzhanger benefits from a unique open parkland setting with airy indoor spaces. To ensure everyone has a spacious and comfortable experience, we have now increased our precautionary measures to carefully manage the numbers of visitors to our Gallery and Manor and ask everyone to wear a mask unless exempt.
Merry Christmas from all at Pitzhanger ❄️

Wishing all our followers and visitors and peaceful and happy day 💙
We've been enjoying our Christmas decorations at Pitzhanger since the very beginning of December 😊...

BUT #didyouknow that in the Regency period people waited until Christmas Eve to bring greenery indoors to decorate their home?

Traditional decorations included holly and evergreens like the beautiful boughs adorning the decorated with spices, apples, oranges, candles or ribbons. 🍏🎀🍊🕯️

Huge thank you to our dedicated team of volunteers who put up our decorations this year. 

#Christmasdecorations #regencychristmas #deckthehalls #traditionalchristmas #christmaseve #historichouse #fireplace
Author, political commentator, educationalist and contemporary historian Sir Anthony Seldon has written and edited over 40 books, including biographies of John Major, Tony Blair and David Cameron.

Join him online or in-person at @pitzhanger to discuss his life and work as part of our #pitzhangerperspectives conversation series with contemporary thinkers. 

Hear about his transformative educational roles as a headmaster and vice chancellor, a pioneer in the teaching of happiness and position as historical advisor to 10 Downing Street. 

📅18 January, 6.30pm 
Hybrid Event 
£10/£7 In Person 
£7/£5 Online 

Link in bio to book.

#onlinetalk #education #biography #davidcameron #tonyblair #johnmajor #historical #anthonyseldon

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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