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Delve into a week-long celebration of arts, music, and Halloween festivities this Autumn half-term.

From 22 – 29 October, Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery is bursting with half-term festivities. With an eclectic mix of cultural events, workshops, and Halloween festivities, there is something for every family member. Read on to plan your perfect Pitzhanger day out.

At a Glance

Sunday 22 OctoberOpen Sunday — Hong Kong Cultural Fun Day
Wednesday 25 OctoberA Joy of Music — A Concert for Families
Thursday 26 OctoberFamily Workshops — Treasure Boxes
Friday 27 OctoberFamily Workshops — Idris Khan & Annie Morris
Mini Makers – Autumn Half-Term Edition
Saturday 28 OctoberFamily Workshop — Spooky Ceramics
Sunday 29 OctoberOpen Sunday: Halloween — Spooky Puppets

Kongtinue at Pitzhanger: A Cultural Mosaic of Hong Kong in London

Experience Hong Kong’s cultural wonders right here in London at Pitzhanger. Teaming up with Kongtinue, we proudly present the Hong Kong Cultural Fun Day on 22 October. This festivity showcases a blend of art, performances, and traditional delights.

Join Justin Wong in a hands-on art workshop or get swept away by a series of performances, highlighted by the energising lion dance. Food enthusiasts can explore authentic flavours of Hong Kong street foods, milk tea, and more.

With merchant stalls mirroring Hong Kong’s lively markets and a special Cantonese-guided tour of our Idris Khan & Annie Morris: When Loss Makes Melodies exhibition, this day promises a journey of cultural exploration and admiration. Celebrate with us and embrace the beauty of fusion.

Kongtinue: Hong Kong Cultural Fun Day
DateSunday 22 October 2023
Time10.00am – 4.00pm
TicketPerformances / Game Booths / Merchant Stalls
Free, drop-in
Open Sunday: Art Workshop with Justin Wong
Time10.30am – 12.30pm
TicketFree for Ealing Residents / Kids free with paying out-of-borough adult
Community Art Exhibition / Guided Manor Tour
Time2.30pm – 3.30pm
TicketAccess with General Admission

A Musical Afternoon at Pitzhanger: The Joy of Music for Families

Step into a world of melodies at Pitzhanger on Wednesday 25 October. Delight in ‘The Joy of Music – A Concert for Families’ as MMus Performance students from London College of Music enchant with an array of Classical, Jazz, and Popular tunes. This interactive performance is curated explicitly for young ears and promises a captivating blend of singing, clapping, and dancing. Dive into music’s wonders with us!

The Joy of Music – A Concert for Families
DateWednesday 25 October 2023
Time1.00pm – 2.00pm
TicketFree with paid General Admission

A Box of Emotions: Artistic Adventure with Cai Jia Eng

Unleash your creativity in an enriching session on 26 October. Our ‘Family Workshop: Treasure Boxes’, led by Cai Jia Eng, bridges the gap between art and memory, resonating with our exhibition, ‘Idris Khan & Annie Morris: When Loss Makes Melodies’. Craft a personal treasure box, weaving in the charm of Autumn and your cherished moments at Pitzhanger. A masterpiece awaits your touch!

Family Workshop: Treasure Boxes
DateThursday 26 October 2023
Time10.30am – 12.30pm
TicketFree with paid General Admission

Nature Meets Art: Emily Hopkins’ Artistic Sojourn

On 27 October, journey through art in our ‘Family Workshop: Idris Khan & Annie Morris’. Emily Hopkins will steer the creative experience, enabling participants to craft artwork inspired by the exhibition. Tapping into Emily’s rich insights on the environment, materials, and diverse artistic techniques, this session promises a reflective dive into the realm of art.

Family Workshop with Emily Hopkins
DateFriday 27 October 2023
Time10.30am – 12.30pm
TicketFree with paid General Admission

Half-Term Treat: Extended Age Mini Makers Session

Pitzhanger’s beloved Mini Makers opens its doors wider this Autumn Half-Term, welcoming children from 6 months up to 8 years. Dive into a vibrant session led by the talented Antoine Genevier, bursting with art, sensory play, and seasonal inspiration. Given the session’s popularity, booking your slot in advance is best. And remember, your ticket fetches delightful discounts at Pitzhanger Pantry and complimentary Manor & Gallery entry!

Mini Makers – Autumn Half-Term Edition
DateFriday 27 October 2023
Time10.00am – 12.00nn
12.00nn – 2.00pm
Ticket£5 Standard / £1 Concessions / Members: 1-2 FREE sessions/month

Hauntingly Creative: Halloween Clay Craft

This 28 October, embrace the spirit of Halloween at Pitzhanger with the ‘Spooky Ceramics’ workshop. Inspired by the peculiar Wally Birds by Martin Brothers of Southall, Ealing-based potter Victor Pedrosa will guide families in sculpting eerie ceramic faces from air-dry clay. Perfect for children across the age spectrum, it’s a unique chance to delve, design, and dabble in clay. The event, supported by Arts Council England, is part of the engaging Martinware Programme.

Family Workshop: Spooky Ceramics
DateSaturday 28 October 2023
Time10.30am – 12.30pm
TicketFree with paid General Admission

Spooky Sunday Delight: Puppetry Fun

On Sunday 29 October, Pitzhanger’s regular ‘Open Sunday’ programme gets a haunting twist. Ealing residents and youngsters accompanied by a paying out-of-borough adult can join the gifted artist Ruth Pickard in a ghostly drop-in workshop. Dive into the Halloween spirit by crafting a vibrant, moveable puppet from coloured cards. Engage in imaginative artistry and take home your very own eerie creation.

Open Sunday: Halloween — Spooky Puppets
DateSunday 29 October 2023
Time10.00am – 12.30pm
TicketFree for Ealing Residents / Kids free with paying out-of-borough adult

A reminder to mark your calendars for Pitzhanger’s latest exhibition, Idris Khan & Annie Morris: When Loss Makes Melodies. This Autumn, journey through a tapestry of memory, emotion, and neo-classical charm. Dive into an artistic dialogue that resonates with timelessness. Make it your October highlight.


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Contact Us

Ealing Green, London
W5 5EQ
Reception: 020 3985 8888
Venue Hire: 020 3994 0966
Office: 020 3994 0967

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

Last admissions one hour before closing

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