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Discover a September filled with educational tours, poetic evenings, exclusive film screenings, and creative family workshops.

As the leaves begin to turn and the autumnal air fills the senses, there’s no better time to engage in enriching experiences. Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery invites you to participate in a series of events this September. Whether exploring the Manor during the Open House Festival, soaking up the rich tapestry of spoken words, or getting hands-on with arts and crafts for the whole family, September at Pitzhanger promises a blend of education, culture, and fun.

At a Glance

Open House Festival 2023 at Pitzhanger

Sunday 10 SeptemberStorytelling Tour & Family Workshop
Thursday 14 SeptemberOpen House Twilight Tour

Pitzhanger Late

Thursday 21 SeptemberAn Evening of Poetry with Robert Seatter
Thursday 28 SeptemberAbbas by Abbas’ Magnum Documentary Screening

Mini Makers

Wednesday 6 SeptemberMini Makers
Thursday 28 SeptemberMini Makers

Architectural Wonders Await: Open House Festival 2023 at Pitzhanger

Unveil the secrets of London’s architectural legacy this September with Open House Festival 2023. We offer free entry to explore the Manor for two special days — Sunday, 10 September and Thursday, 14 September.

Engage in a playful, educational tour of Pitzhanger led by Sarah Richardson on Sunday 10 September. Your family will delight in a hands-on workshop helmed by artist Tamira Kitchens, exploring the architectural designs inspired by Sir John Soane himself.

As dusk sets in on Thursday 14 September, join us for a Twilight Tour, a fascinating glimpse into the Manor’s history, detailing its restoration and the influences from classical antiquity that grace its design.

These events are part of a London-wide celebration of architecture, offering something for every age and interest. Don’t miss out!

Storytelling Tour & Family Workshop
DateSunday 10 September 2023
Time10.30 am – 12.30 pm
TicketFree, drop-in
Free entry to Pitzhanger
Open House Twilight Tour
DateThursday 14 September 2023
Time6.30 pm – 7.30 pm
TicketFree, drop-in
Free entry to Pitzhanger

Poetry Comes to Life: An Evening with Robert Seatter

Walk through the rooms of Pitzhanger with a poetic guide. “An Evening of Poetry with Robert Seatter” brings the rich history and architectural beauty of the Manor alive through verse. Robert Seatter, known for his keen interpretations of spaces, will enthral you with readings from his most recent collection, The House of Everything. As you wander the Manor, his words will breathe life into the enigmatic legacy of Sir John Soane.

The event includes a 30-minute reading, a wine reception, and a book signing, providing a full evening of poetic and historical exploration.

Pitzhanger Late: An Evening of Poetry with Robert Seatter
DateThursday 21 September 2023
Time6.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Ticket£10 Standard / £9 Members & Concessions / £19 Event & Book Bundle

Through the Lens of a Legend: Special Screening of ‘Abbas by Abbas’

Experience an extraordinary night at Pitzhanger with the exclusive screening of Abbas by Abbas, a documentary that provides a candid glimpse into the life of celebrated Magnum photographer Abbas Attar. The documentary, finished days before his death, features Abbas discussing his iconic works for the first time on camera. The screening serves as a fitting addition to Pitzhanger’s ongoing Magnum Photos exhibition, which showcases works by Abbas.

‘Abbas by Abbas’ Magnum Documentary Screening
DateThursday 28 September 2023
Time6.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Ticket£4 Standard / £3 Members & Concessions

End-of-Summer Creativity: Unleash the Mini Makers in Your Family

Say farewell to summer in a burst of creativity as Pitzhanger brings back its popular Mini Makers sessions this September! Hosted by artist and educator Antoine Genevier, this playground is delightful for budding artists and explorers aged 6 months to 5 years. Kids can delve into a range of art-making activities, from painting with cardboard to sensory play. Designed to bolster confidence, fine motor skills, and imagination, these sessions provide a creative outlet without the mess at home.

Mini Makers
DateWednesday 6 & Thursday 28 September 2023
Time10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Ticket£5 Standard / £1 Concessions / Members: 1–2 free sessions/month

Sprinkle Art on Your Sundays: A September of Family Fun

September Sundays are about to get a whole lot more colourful! Our Open Sundays are designed to vanquish the back-to-school blues, offering an array of drop-in workshops and storytelling sessions for families. From Rattles & Hums Music Workshop with Kjell Zillen, an interactive musical feast for your little ones, to hand-printing bookmarks using traditional Indian woodblock techniques with Neera Sehgal, there is something for everyone.

We also feature creative sessions with artist Akshay Sharma, and a special art workshop during the Ealing Half Marathon weekend. Come on down; it’s fun for all ages!

Open Sundays: September
DateSundays 3, 10, 17 & 24 September 2023
Time10.30 am – 12.30 pm
TicketFree for Ealing Residents / Kids free with paying out-of-borough adult

Before September ends, be sure to visit Artists at Home: Erin O’Keefe for a uniquely stimulating experience that melds contemporary art with historical architecture. Looking ahead, tickets for our next exhibition with British contemporary artists Idris Khan and Annie Morris are already available. Secure yours today!

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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

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