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2024

25 February 2024

Open Sundays: February 2024

2024

25 February 2024

Open Sundays: February 2024

Overview

Celebrate the new year at Pitzhanger, featuring a wide variety of fun-filled family activities!

At a Glance

4 FebruaryBlock Printing Workshop with Neera Sehgal
11 FebruaryThe Great Race: Storytelling Performance from New Earth Theatre
18 FebruaryChinese Painting Workshop with Helen Chan
25 FebruaryPaper Weaving Workshop with Judy Preece

Please Note

  • These are drop-in events with access to Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm. These sessions tend to be very busy at the beginning, so it is recommended to arrive early or drop in later in the morning.
  • There are two time slots for the The Great Race Storytelling Sessions: 10:30 & 11:30
  • The art workshops begin at 10.30 am, and are not intended to be registered art classes.
  • Although these are free workshops, advance booking of general admission tickets are highly recommended. See ticket link below.

Date and Time

4, 11, 18 & 25 February (Sunday)
10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Venue

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery
Ealing Green, London W5 5EQ

Tickets

Free for Ealing residents
Children visit free with a paying adult if out-of-borough
Advance booking of general admission tickets is highly recommended.

4 February

Block Printing Workshop with Neera Sehgal

Come for a playful blockprinting workshop exploring the work of artist Alice Irwin and her current exhibition, Chinwag. We’ll work with Indian woodblocks and multiple ink colours to create a layered print. Blockprinting is a social creative activity, suitable for all ages, join me in this fun session, print, talk & enjoy.

We use waterbased acrylic inks, aprons are provided, but please wear clothing you don’t mind getting a little inky.

Drop in from 10:30am – 12:30pm in the Education Room.

11 February

The Great Race: Storytelling Performance from New Earth Theatre

Special Lunar New Year Open Sunday

Join Yuyu Rau from New Earth Theatre for an interactive storytelling of the ancient legend of how the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals were chosen to represent the Chinese Lunar Years!

There will be two 45-minute-long performances of this storytelling session, the first at 10:30am and the second at 11:30am.

New Earth Theatre is a national touring theatre company that places British East and South East Asian (BESEA) artists and communities at the heart of all our work.

Now in its 28th year we continue on our journey to bring the voices, stories and creativity of BESEA artists to audiences across the UK and beyond.

18 February

Chinese Painting Workshop with Helen Chan

This interactive session is designed to be fun and educational, introducing you to the traditional tools, materials, and techniques of Chinese painting. Aligned with the Lunar New Year theme, participants will create their paintings, capturing the essence of this important Southeast and East Asian festival. Your artwork will be a wonderful expression of creativity and a perfect decorative piece to celebrate the season.

Born in Hong Kong, Helen’s artistic journey began at the tender age of four. Her passion for arts led to a significant scholarship from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charity Fund for her bachelor’s degree in education (visual arts) at the Education University of Hong Kong. Under the tutelage of the renowned Mr. Mok E-den, she honed her skills in Chinese painting for over a decade. Helen’s studio delivered comprehensive visual arts programs to children and youth across Hong Kong’s schools and associations. Her mentorship has propelled her students to international art competition successes, and she was honoured with The Outstanding Teacher award. Helen’s influence in art education extends to her roles as an advisory artist and judge for the Education University of Hong Kong and Po Leung Kuk schools. Her commitment to community service is evident in her voluntary work as a Chinese painting tutor for the Fu Hong Association’s special needs and disabled members. After organising several art exhibitions in Hong Kong and London, Helen furthered her education with an advanced diploma in British and European studies from the University of Oxford and relocated to London. Her artistic explorations now include integrating traditional Chinese painting techniques into new media, such as digital arts and cake decorating. Helen is passionately dedicated to preserving Hong Kong’s cultural heritage in the UK. She promotes Cantonese language and traditional Chinese ink painting through workshops and community activities. Her vision extends to nurturing the self-identity and confidence of second-generation UK Hongkongers in this diverse international city.

25 February

Paper Weaving Workshop with Judy Preece

Create your own paper weavings in this fun workshop with artist Judy Preece.

Drop in from 10:30am – 12:30pm in the Education Room.

Enquiries

Please contact learning@pitzhanger.org.uk for more information.

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Mini Makers

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Pitzhanger Guided Tour

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3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 March 2024

Open Sundays: March 2024

Come to our March Open Sundays and check out all the month has to offer, including music, tours, and art workshops!

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29 March 2024

Mini Makers – School Holiday Editions

Play and create this Easter with Mini Makers!

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31 March 2024

Children’s Workshops: Lines of Life

Join this series of workshops for an artful journey delving into memories, personal tales, and self-expression.

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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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