Discover October’s eclectic mix of events at Pitzhanger, delving into artistic workshops and exclusive exhibitions.
October at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery is a celebration of creativity, history, and collective memory. The air is buzzing with anticipation as we prepare to unveil our emotionally charged exhibition, Idris Khan & Annie Morris: When Loss Makes Melodies on Wednesday 4 October. This exhibition promises a harmonious dialogue between modern reflections and the Manor’s neo-classical essence. Continue reading to unearth the wealth of engaging activities, workshops, and enlightening experiences awaiting your presence this October!
|Sunday 1 October||Open Sunday: Black History Month Storytelling & Art Workshop|
|Wednesday 4 October||Mini Makers|
|Sunday 8 October||Open Sunday: Art Workshop with Judy Preece|
|Tuesday 10 October||Members’ View: Idris Khan & Annie Morris|
|Friday 13 October||Mini Makers|
|Sunday 15 October||Open Sunday: Nature’s Architects — Reintroducing Beavers to Ealing Workshop|
|Friday 20 October||Mini Makers|
|Thursday 19 October||Pitzhanger Late: The Gardening Drawing Club|
|Sunday 22 October||Open Sunday: Kongtinue — Hong Kong Cultural Fun Day|
|Thursday 26 October||Pitzhanger Late: Patch, Darn and Natter|
|Friday 27 October||Mini Makers – Autumn Half-Term Edition|
|Saturday 28 October||British Sign Language Tour|
|Sunday 29 October||Open Sunday: Halloween: Spooky Puppets|
The air is filled with artistic excitement as Mini Makers returns to Pitzhanger this October! Tailored for children aged 6 months to 5 years, these sessions unveil a canvas of autumn-inspired, child-led activities curated by Antoine Genevier, blending sensory play with creative building and painting.
On Friday 27 October, a special Half Term Edition welcomes children up to 8 years, elevating the festive spirit!
The profound popularity of Mini Makers beckons early ticket acquisition to ensure participation. Dive into this world of unbounded creativity and reap the added benefits of 20% discounts at Pitzhanger Pantry and a free pass to the enriching realms of Pitzhanger!
|Date||Wednesday 4, Friday 13 & Wednesday 20 October 2023|
|Time||10.00am – 2.00pm|
|Ticket||£5 Standard / £1 Concessions / Members: 1-2 FREE sessions/month|
|Mini Makers – Autumn Half-Term Edition|
|Date||Friday 27 October 2023|
|Time||10.00am – 12.00nn|
12.00nn – 2.00pm
|Ticket||£5 Standard / £1 Concessions / Members: 1-2 FREE sessions/month|
Embark on a serene artistic journey with Pitzhanger Late every Thursday, featuring complimentary admission from 5.00pm – 8.00pm, allowing visitors to absorb Pitzhanger Manor’s historical charm and eclectic exhibitions.
On Thursday 19 October, join the enriching ‘Gardening Drawing Club’ led by artist Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck, exploring the aesthetics of Ikebana（いけばな）, the Japanese art of flower arranging. Dive into life drawings and paintings inspired by the fresh blossoms from Pitzhanger’s gardens and relish organic herbal teas. Johanna, an advanced Ohara Ikebana （小原流） student, instils a holistic approach, integrating arts and horticulture for individual and community well-being, reflected in her multifaceted artistic practice.
|Pitzhanger Late: The Gardening Drawing Club|
|Date||Thursday 19 October 2023|
|Time||6.00pm – 8.00pm|
Journey into sustainable fashion with Pitzhanger Late on Thursday 26 October, as we partner with Ealing Repair Café for a unique, eco-conscious experience. Stitch, don’t ditch, and bring your wear and tear to life again with hands-on guidance on mending and alterations from enthusiastic volunteers. Learn the art of patching and darning, embracing longevity over disposability in fashion, contributing to a circular economy and stepping away from fleeting trends.
|Pitzhanger Late: Patch, Darn and Natter|
|Date||Thursday 26 October 2023|
|Time||6.00 pm – 8.00 pm|
October’s Open Sundays are a gateway to a trove of artistic and cultural exploration, offering free admission to Ealing Borough Residents every Sunday morning. Discover the convergence of history, art, and community with the enriching array of workshops, performances, and storytelling sessions.
A not-to-miss date is 22 October, when the front garden of Pitzhanger transforms into a vibrant festival of game booths, merchant stalls, and interactive art workshops, organised by Kongtinue, fostering a sense of unity and cultural exchange.
Whether you’re delving into the magical re-tellings of West African folk tales or crafting spooky Halloween puppets, there’s a boundless array of creativity waiting every Sunday. Please note, kids from out-of-borough are welcomed free with a paying adult, and all are encouraged to arrive early to experience the full palette of activities and avoid the early crowding.
|Date||Sundays 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 October 2023|
|Time||10.00am – 12.30pm|
|Ticket||Free for Ealing Residents / Kids free with paying out-of-borough adult|
Experience the unspoken elegance of Pitzhanger Manor with our British Sign Language Tour on 28 October, guided by the respected Alan D Murray MBE. Uncover the architectural brilliance of Sir John Soane and the manor’s rejuvenating restoration journey through the expressive medium of sign language. Alan’s lifelong passion for the arts and his dedication to inclusivity bring a wealth of knowledge and accessibility to the deaf BSL-using community, unveiling Pitzhanger’s heritage in a new light.
|British Sign Language Tour|
|Date||Saturday 28 October 2023|
|Time||11.00am – 12.00nn|
Experience the unique resonance of Idris Khan & Annie Morris: When Loss Makes Melodies at our Members’ exclusive view on 10 October. Clare Gough and Louise Shorr will guide you through this enthralling exhibition’s captivating intersections of memory, emotion, and creative expression.
If you are not a member, now is your golden opportunity to join our eclectic community, enjoying a suite of exclusive perks, event invitations, and discounts.
For our members, this is your moment to get to know fellow art lovers, discovering the hidden symphonies of Pitzhanger’s neo-classical essence over a fine glass of wine.
|Members’ View: Idris Khan & Annie Morris|
|Date||Tuesday 10 October 2023|
|Time||6.30pm – 8.00pm|
|Ticket||£9 Members / £14 Guest of Members|
Don’t miss your chance to experience the vibrancy and creation at Pitzhanger! Secure your tickets in advance for our dynamic events and exhibitions, and witness the transformative power of creativity before Magnum Photos: Where Ideas Are Born closes on 29 October.
Stay tuned for our Autumn Half Term Holiday activities, promising delightful experiences for children and families from 21 to 29 October.
Explore, enjoy and immerse in a world where art and ideas converge!
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PITZHANGER MANOR & GALLERY
Ealing Green, London
Reception: 020 3985 8888
Venue Hire: 020 3994 0966
Office: 020 3994 0967
Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 20:00
Friday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
Monday - Tuesday: Closed (Except bank holidays)
Bank Holidays: 10:00 - 17:00
Last admissions one hour before closing