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Come and celebrate Easter at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery! This April, we spotlight various activities that promise to enrich and inspire.

Easter highlights include Easter Holiday Workshops: The Pride of England, Easter Holiday Events Tours, and Mini Makers: School Holiday Edition.

Join in on the exciting Ealing Book Festival, with talks and workshops across the Manor & Gallery. There is something for everyone! Read on for the complete list of activities and make the most of this vibrant season.

Exhibitions

Sinta Tantra: The Lightclub of Batavia

“A beautiful ambience in dialogue with the drama of the space.”

Wallpaper*

Alice Irwin: Chinwag

“Irwin’s vibrant sculptures offer a welcome escape.”

Culturalee

Tim Bret-Day: Echoes & Idioms

Iconic photography featuring Grace Jones, David Bowie, Kate Moss, and more.

Soft Colours: A Display of Student Artwork

Until 14 April

A display of artwork created by Ealing primary school students responding to Idris Khan & Annie Morris: When Loss Makes Melodies.

1 – 7 April

Thursday 4 April

11am–noon
Easter Holiday Event Tours

Explore our latest exhibition, and the wider house, this Easter break with a series of special family tours.


6.30–7.30pm
Thursday Late: Community and Creativity Focus with Ealing Film Festival and Rich Ward

Evening talk with Rich Ward and Annemarie Flanagan.

Friday 5 April

10am–2pm
Mini Makers: Extended-age Sessions

Artist-led creative play sessions for kids aged 1 to 8 years. Join for artistic fun at The Rickyard by Walpole Park playground. Ticket includes 20% off treats at Pitzhanger Pantry and free entry to Pitzhanger.

Sunday 7 April

10.30am–12.30pm
Open Sundays: Springtime Family Yoga with Hazel Gomez Sen

Family Yoga sessions are an opportunity for families to bond together through movement, breathing and relaxation to build trust and share quality time together as well as learn new skills.

8 – 14 April

Wednesday 10 & 11 April

The Pride of England

Over the Easter holidays, we are inviting Ealing families to Pitzhanger for a very special series of workshops celebrating football and art, presented in partnership with Brentford FC Community Sports Trust.

10.30am–3.30pm
Art Workshops

Art workshop with artist Matt Small to decorate his sculptures of the Three Lions.

11am–4pm
Sports Day with Brentford FC Community Sports Trust

Drop-in multi-sports and games in Walpole Park

Thursday 11 April

10am–2pm
Mini Makers: Extended-age Sessions


11am–noon
Easter Holiday Family Tours


6–7pm
Ealing Book Festival: Will Gompertz in conversation with Clare Gough


7.15–8.15pm
Ealing Book Festival: Daniel Finkelstein & Roger Moorhouse

Celebrated political columnist and commentator Daniel Finkelstein shares the devastating experiences of his parents during the second world war & leading historian Roger Moorhouse tells the fascinating story of the brave group of Polish diplomats who rescued a number of Jews.

Friday 12 April

4.15–5.30pm
Ealing Book Festival: Narvir Singh

Join artist and story-teller Narvir Singh for a creative workshop focusing on identity and personal heritage.


6–7pm
Ealing Book Festival: Sathnam Sanghera


8–9.30pm
Ealing Book Festival: Local Authors Showcase

Join us for what will be an entertaining and lively event showcasing some of the best writing talent that Ealing has to offer!

Saturday 13 April

11am–noon
Ealing Book Festival: Eleanor Catton

Booker prize-winning author Eleanor Catton, talks about her dazzling new psychological thriller. One of the most acclaimed novels of 2023, it explores some of the key themes of the 21st century from land-grabbing and climate change to surveillance, greed and corruption.


11am–noon
Ealing Book Festival: ‘Literary Ealing: Authors and their Subjects’


1–2pm
Ealing Book Festival: How to get published

Two leading figures in publishing, one also a successful author of children’s and adult’s books, help demystify the publishing process, offering valuable tips on how to present and pitch your work, through to finding an agent and a publisher and how to engage with the marketing and publicity of your book.


3–4pm
Ealing Book Festival: Seni Seneviratne

Join celebrated poet and editor of this ground-breaking anthology of Sri Lankan and diasporic poetry to hear more about a long-neglected national literature that chronicles the island’s turbulent history and reshapes understanding of a country that has always thrilled the foreign imagination. 


3.30–4.30pm
Ealing Book Festival: Jacqueline Wilson


6–7pm
Ealing Book Festival: Bill Wyman

Sunday 14 April

10.30am–12.30pm
Open Sundays: Zine Making Workshop with Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck

Join artist and Poetic Pastel Press founder Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck to create pencil drawings, cutouts and paper collages inspired by the transition to Spring as observed in the garden and park of Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery.


11am–noon
Ealing Book Festival: Marina Cantacuzino

Marina Cantacuzino explores ‘forgiveness’ and shares some extraordinary stories of people whose lives have been shattered by violence, tragedy and injustice and who are learning to forgive, reconcile and move on.


11am–noon
Ealing Book Festival: Charlotte Philby, Jake Kerridge & Alex Gerlis

Why does espionage fiction remain so popular and compelling? Join three leading writers in the genre.


11am–noon
Ealing Book Festival: Lauren Child

Lauren Child’s ‘Clarice Bean’ books have been delighting readers for the last 25 years. Join Lauren to hear about her latest heart-warming and beautifully illustrated story in which the wonderful Clarice is thinking about all that is endangered.


1–2pm
Ealing Book Festival: Kathryn Hughes

Some called it a craze, to others it was a cult. Award-winning historian Kathryn Hughes talks about how Edwardian Britain fell in love with cats and the role illustrator Louis Wain played in changing them from reviled pest controllers to adored family members.


1–2.30pm
Ealing Book Festival: ‘Literary Ealing: Authors and their Subjects’


1.30–2.30pm
Ealing Book Festival: To Be and Not to Be

James Pendle and Lisa Kelly are two established, published poets from Ealing who have all confronted issues around access, wellbeing and exclusion. For this event they share their poetry. There will be some time at the end of the event for audience questions and discussion.


3–4pm
Ealing Book Festival: John Boyne in conversation with Mel Giedroyc


5–6pm
Ealing Book Festival: Phil Manzanera

Legendary guitarist for Roxy Music and acclaimed solo musician Phil Manzanera shares his eventful life story.

15 – 21 April

Sunday 21 April

10.30am–12.30pm
Open Sunday: Paper Patchwork Workshop with Aisling Haymes

Join local textile artist Aisling Haymes for a collage class focusing on pattern and colour. Each participant will create a unique blueprint for a quilt, showcasing the endless possibilities when working with geometric shapes.

22 – 28 April

Sunday 28 April

10.30am–12.30pm
Open Sunday: Drop-in Art Workshop with Lauren Veevers

Join artist and arts educator Lauren Veevers for a drop-in art workshop.

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PITZHANGER MANOR & GALLERY
Ealing Green, London
W5 5EQ
Reception: 020 3985 8888
Venue Hire: 020 3994 0966
Office: 020 3994 0967
pitzhanger@pitzhanger.org.uk

Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
First Thursday of the month: 10:00 - 20:00
Monday - Tuesday: Closed
Bank Holidays: 10:00 - 17:00

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