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Oct-Mar
13-21
   

Orleans House Gallery
Octagon 300

Art group Alice in Hackneyland draws on 300 years of history of the Octagon room establishing an artistic dialogue between Baroque and contemporary art to create a mesmerising, immersive, sculptural tableau through use of colour and illusion.

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January
Tuesday
26
7:15pm  

Hounslow and District History Society
The Farnell Family - Isleworth Brewery

The Farnell Family - Isleworth Brewery is the subject of Hounslow and District History Society's next virtual public meeting. It is on Tuesday 26 January 2021 at 7.15pm. The lecturer is Christine Diwell, a well-known Hounslow Heritage Guide.

William Farnell acquired a small local brewery in c1800. Four of his sons joined and it expanded to become known as the Isleworth Brewery. ...

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January
Wednesday
27
7pm  

Popes Grotto Preservation Trust
Within the garden walls at Hogarth's House. Val Bott

William and Jane Hogarth took on a second home in the country in 1749. The house stood in the corner of a mixed orchard which had been enclosed within a high brick wall in the 1670s. It had been built between 1713 and 1717 and the Hogarths immediately extended it by an additional room on each of its three floors. The family was to retain a connection with the property until 1808. Research into ...

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January
Thursday
28
7pm  

Popes Grotto Preservation Trust
A painter's garden: J.M.W. Turner and the grounds of Sandycombe Lodge. Catherine Parry-Wingfield

In 1807 J.M.W. Turner acquired two plots of land in Sand Pit Close on the Twickenham side of the Thames, a short walk from Richmond Bridge. He would build his little villa, to his own designs, on the larger plot, overlooking a steeply sloping garden with a very large pond, and some evidence for the way it was laid out can be found in his sketchbooks. The house and once-large garden stood alone ...

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January
Friday
29
7pm  

Popes Grotto Preservation Trust
Alexander Pope: the poet and the poetic landscape. Doctor Marion Harney

The English Landscape tradition has been described as our greatest contribution to the arts and the early eighteenth century was pivotal in the evolution of the English garden and many of our current perceptions of landscape stem from eighteenth-century theory and practice. Alexander Pope was the principal literary genius of his day and the leading poet of his generation. He was considered ...

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February
Wednesday
3
7pm  

Popes Grotto Preservation Trust
Chiswick House, William Kent, and the birth of the English Landscape Movement. John Watkins

Considered one of Britain's greatest influences on European art and architecture, the English Landscape Movement has influenced gardens across the globe from Blenheim Palace to Central Park in New York. Developed by William Kent, along with his mentor and friend Lord Burlington, the English Landscape Movement broke down the rigid formality of the early 18th-century garden to create ...

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February
Thursday
4
7pm  

Popes Grotto Preservation Trust
Marble Hill: Howard and her garden of grottos and groves. Emily Parker

In the early 18th century, ideas about garden design were changing fast. Using 18th-century plans and archives we will explore the garden at Marble Hill which included grottoes, groves, wildernesses and a ninepin bowling alley! Henrietta Howard's friendship with Alexander Pope, Lord Bathurst, Lord Peterborough and Lord Ilay, meant that her garden at Marble Hill was influenced by some of the...

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February
Friday
5
7pm  

Popes Grotto Preservation Trust
Strawberry Hill: the open grove in which Walpole explored the 'gaiety in nature'. Henrietta Gentilli

Strawberry Hill is "an open grove through which you see a field which is bounded by a serpentine wood of all kind of trees and flowering shrubs and flowers." Although the former water meadows of Strawberry Hill that separated the gardens from the Thames have now been developed, the core of the gardens remains intact. The development of the gardens and landscaping of the grounds started at ...

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February
Wednesday
10
7pm  

Popes Grotto Preservation Trust
Fishponds, great cedars and Jayne Mansfield - renovating the historic landscapes of Boston Manor Park for the 21st century. Sion Thaysen and David Stockdale

Boston Manor Park is the surviving part of a larger estate which existed in Brentford from the 12th century to the 1920s. It was a priory farm in the 13th century, supporting St Helen's Priory in the City of London and had later associations with Sir Thomas Gresham, Lady Mary Reade and the Clitherow family. Today it is a public open space and the setting for the 17th century Boston Manor ...

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February
Thursday
11
7pm  

Popes Grotto Preservation Trust
Pleasure Garden to Parkland: The Changing Landscape of Orleans House. Minna Andersen

The gardens and grounds of Orleans House were ceremoniously transformed and reconfigured by each occupant of the 18th century house. As the estate expanded down to the river and up towards Richmond Road, the gardens saw orchards, grottos, ice houses, formal planting and wild woodland. During this talk, Blue Badge London tour guide Minna Andersen will take us through the notable features of the ...

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February
Friday
12
7pm  

Popes Grotto Preservation Trust
Is Ham House Garden still a garden of contemporary ideas? Rosie Fyles

Ham House Garden is part restoration and part re-creation of a c17th landscape, designed with house and garden in harmony, created to impress. This illustrated talk will consider how the garden has evolved to offer the contemporary visitor beauty and relevance while still retaining the original ideas and intentions of its creators.

Rosie Fyles is Head Gardener of Ham House and Garden. ...

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February
21-24
   

Richmond Shakespeare Society
DREAM

The Young Actors' Company enter a world of higher nature, supernature and illusion, as they invite you to join them in Shakespeare's eternal tale of truth and beauty. The premise of this ever-popular work is taken forward in a new creation, perfectly suited to our time, and engineered for your magical mystery and delight.

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March
Sunday
21
7:30pm  

Hounslow Symphony Orchestra
SPRING CONCERT - CANCELLED

  • Saint Saens: Dance Macabre
  • Liszt Totentanz for Piano and Orchestra
  • Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

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