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Discover November’s captivating events at Pitzhanger: tours, festivals, exhibitions, and immersive artistic experiences.

This November, step into the vibrant world of Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery. From enlightening tours to riveting festivals and the unveiling of a new exhibition Tim Bret-Day: Echoes & Idioms, we have curated a month packed with allure and discovery.

November at a Glance

Exhibitions

Access with General Admission

Wednesday – SundayIdris Khan & Annie Morris: When Loss Makes Melodies
From 11 November, Wednesday – SundayTim Bret-Day: Echoes & Idioms

Tours

Every ThursdayPitzhanger Guided TourFree with General Admission
Thursday 9 NovemberCandlelit Tour — a Georgian ChristmasFree, drop-in
Every Saturday 4 November – 9 DecemberIdris Khan & Annie Morris: When Loss Makes Melodies Exhibition Sensory TourFree, ticketed
Thursday 30 NovemberIdris Khan & Annie Morris: When Loss Makes Melodies Exhibition Curator’s Talk£5 Standard / £3 Members

Ealing Book Festival

Thursday 16 NovemberThe Stolen Songbird With Judith Eagle and Kim GeyerFree, drop-in
Thursday 16 NovemberAn Evening With Rory Cellan-Jones£12

Ealing Film Festival

Wednesday 22 – Saturday 25 NovemberAnimations & Experimental Shorts ScreeningAccess with General Admission / Festival ticket
Thursday 23 NovemberThe Magic of Animation — Q&A with David Leach£5 Standard / £3 Members

Mini Makers

Wednesday 1,
Friday 10,
Wednesday 15 &
Friday 24 November
Mini Makers£5 Standard / £1 Concessions /
Members: 1–2 FREE sessions/month

Members Exclusive

Tuesday 14 NovemberLooking Forward: Autumn Meeting for MembersFree for Members

Open Sundays

Free for Ealing Residents / Kids free with paying out-of-borough adult

Sunday 5 NovemberDiwali — Festival of Lights: Tabla Rhythms & Indian Block Printing
Sunday 12 NovemberArt Workshop With Cai Jia Eng
Sunday 19 NovemberMixed-Media Collage Workshop with Aisling Haymes
Sunday 26 NovemberCelebrating the Season Crafting with Tyan

A Multi-sensory Exploration Tailored for All

Experience a unique exploration tailored for children, families, and individuals with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities. The sensory tour of our latest exhibition, Idris Khan & Annie Morris: When Loss Makes Melodies, is far more than a visual feast.

Guided by the lively Sarah Richardson, participants are invited to touch, hear, and even smell the artistry. The tour offers an intimate connection to the artworks and materials directly from the artists’ studios. This immersive experience not only brings the art to life but also draws fascinating parallels with the heritage of Sir John Soane, bridging themes and family tales spanning centuries.

Sensory Tours — Idris Khan & Annie Morris: When Loss Makes Melodies
DateEvery Saturday 4 November – 9 December
Time10.30am & 11.30am
TicketFree, ticketed

Deepening Perspectives: Maya Binkin on When Loss Makes Melodies

Journey with Maya Binkin on 30 November as she deciphers the nuances of Idris Khan & Annie Morris: When Loss Makes Melodies. Through her seasoned eye, uncover the symbiotic ties between Khan and Morris’s artworks and the resonance of Sir John Soane’s influence. Benefiting from her rich background, including stints at the Royal Academy of Arts, Maya promises a deep dive, harmoniously uniting contemporary creativity with Soane’s historic architectural majesty.

Curator’s Talk — Idris Khan & Annie Morris: When Loss Makes Melodies
DateThursday 30 November
Time6.30pm
Ticket£5 Standard / £3 Members

Rediscover Pitzhanger: A Journey Through Time

Venture into Pitzhanger every Thursday and travel through Sir John Soane’s architectural marvels. From its beginnings as a country retreat to its grand resurgence, immerse yourself in stories of innovation, ambition, and illustrious gatherings. Starting from the Gallery foyer, let this guided tour be your gateway to history, all included with your general admission. Join us for a captivating walk through time!

Pitzhanger Guided Tour
Overview
DateEvery Thursday
Time12.00noon
TicketFree with General Admission

Rediscover Pitzhanger: A Journey Through Time

Step back in time this Christmas with our Candlelit Tour – a Georgian Christmas. Immerse yourself in the splendour of the neo-classical Manor as our guided tour unveils the architectural marvels and festive traditions of the Georgian era. Discover how the Soane family hosted their illustrious guests during the Winter season.

Candlelit Tour — a Georgian Christmas
DateThursday 9 November
Time5.00pm
TicketFree, drop-in

Unveiling the Ealing Book Festival at Pitzhanger

Pitzhanger joyfully collaborates with The Ealing Book Festival for its inaugural edition, ushering in a new chapter for Ealing’s literary landscape. Embrace the festival’s debut as we celebrate the power of stories, narratives, and artistic explorations set against Pitzhanger’s historical splendour.

A Deep Dive with Rory Cellan-Jones

Spend an evocative evening with ex-BBC journalist Rory Cellan-Jones, in dialogue with Rebecca Jones, unfurls tales from his touching memoir, Ruskin Park: Sylvia, Me and the BBC. Engage with intimate narratives of love, societal constraints, and poignant childhood memories, all while celebrating the power of storytelling.

An Evening With Rory Cellan-Jones
DateThursday 16 November
Time6.00pm – 7.00pm
Book Signing until 7.30pm
Ticket£12

Embark on The Stolen Songbird Adventure

Young detectives and art enthusiasts, get ready! Judith Eagle and Kim Geyer present their latest middle-grade sensation, The Stolen Songbird. Traverse 1950s London, unravel an art heist mystery, and embark on an interactive trail around Pitzhanger. Unearth secrets and decode clues, just like the heroine Caro Monday.

The Stolen Songbird With Judith Eagle and Kim Geyer
DateThursday 16 November
Time4.00pm – 5.00pm
TicketFree, drop-in

Ealing Film Festival at Pitzhanger

Experience the allure of cinema as Pitzhanger partners once again with the Ealing Film Festival. From the enchanting aura of animation to the exhilarating edge of experimental shorts, plunge yourself into a cinematic experience in the historic setting of the Monk’s Dining Room.

Animations & Experimental Shorts Screening

Cinema lovers, save the dates from 22 to 25 November. Be captivated by a curated collection of experimental shorts and animations handpicked from this year’s official selections. Gain complimentary access to the splendour of Pitzhanger Manor with your festival ticket, and delve into a world of unparalleled storytelling.

Animations & Experimental Shorts Screening
DateWednesday 22 – Saturday 25 November
Time3.00pm – 5.00pm
TicketAccess with General Admission / Festival ticket

Explore The Magic of Animation

Join us on 23 November for an enriching dialogue with David Leach, the festival’s Animation category judge. Engage in a lively Q&A session moderated by Florian Stephens. Explore the intricacies of animation and comics, learn from their rich experiences, and discover the marvels of animated art.

The Magic of Animation — Q&A with David Leach
DateWednesday 23 November
Time6.30pm – 7.30pm
Ticket£5 Standard / £3 Members

Spark the Imagination with Mini Makers

Venture into a realm of creativity with our Mini Makers play sessions. Designed for children aged 6 months to 5 years, these sessions, guided by artist Antoine Genevier, offer a delightful mix of art-making and exploratory play. From painting with cardboard to sensory play, your child will flourish in creativity without the fuss of cleanup. Plus, enjoy special treats and Manor access with your ticket. Gear up for some messy fun!

Mini Makers
DateWednesday 1, Friday 10, Wednesday 15 & Friday 24 November
Time10.30am – 2.00pm
Ticket£5 Standard / £1 Concessions / Members: 1–2 FREE sessions/month

A Members’ Exclusive Insight

Pitzhanger Members, prepare for an exclusive immersion this November. Immerse yourself in the revelations of upcoming endeavours from Director Clare Gough and embark on a special artist-led tour. Top off the experience with the exhibition, shopping perks, and camaraderie over tea. A curated morning just for you!

Looking Forward: Autumn Meeting for Members
DateTuesday 14 November
Time9.45am – 11.00am
TicketFree for Members

Sunday Soirees at Pitzhanger

Spend your Sundays this November at Pitzhanger, where families are welcomed into an artistic and cultural cauldron. From the vibrant Diwali festivities to wintry crafts that herald the season, join us in these drop-in workshops that promise warmth, wonder, and a touch of whimsy.

Open Sundays
DateSunday 5 November
Diwali — Festival of Lights: Tabla Rhythms & Indian Block Printing

Sunday 12 November
Art Workshop With Cai Jia Eng

Sunday 19 November
Mixed-Media Collage Workshop with Aisling Haymes

Sunday 26 November
Celebrating the Season Crafting with Tyan
Time10.00am – 12.30pm.
TicketFree for Ealing Residents / Kids free with paying out-of-borough adult

Mark your calendars for a memorable November at Pitzhanger. From riveting tours to cinematic spectacles, from literary encounters to art unveilings, it is a month not to be missed.

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Contact Us

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

Last admissions one hour before closing

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