New ways to enjoy London…
Exploring London couldn’t be easier with our handy schedule of diverse events coming up around the capital. Painting, portraiture, performance and comedy – there’s something for everyone in our programme.
‘The Beautifullest Place On Earth’ is a sensational new collaboration between Red House, National Trust, and The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. Enjoy an exciting programme of events and exhibitions taking place at Red House.
With support from the London Project, a brand new exhibition space opens at the historic site of Grade I listed Lawn Road Flats in North London. Telling the remarkable story of the Isokon apartment building, opened in 1934 as a progressive experiment in new ways of urban living, the exhibition looks at the building’s design, its notable residents and its iconic Isokon furniture.
Award-winning Daniel Lobb and arts-based educational charity The House of Fairy Tales, led by Deborah Curtis and Gavin Turk, have come together to create the fabulous Breaker’s Yard at Sutton House.
What was once derelict scrub-land is being transformed into a late-20th century-themed urban oasis, with an edible garden, innovative designs and art installations including The Grange - a 1970s caravan fitted out as a historic stately home.
Formerly a car breakers yard, the site will now be a wonderland of installations and hidden spaces connected by sinuous brick paths. Elements from its recent history will be incorporated within the Yard including upcycled vehicles, car tyres, a bus greenhouse and bespoke metal gates that incorporate over 1,000 toy cars donated by celebrities, well-known artists and local people.
Join us for a series of intriguing and wide ranging lectures by A Curious Invitation, in collaboration with the National Trust, all set within the beautiful backdrop of Carlyle's Iconic house.
A Curious Invitation is a new venture from Suzette Field of 'The Last Tuesday Society', bringing parties, lectures, workshops and more to London and beyond. Having published a book with the same name, Suzette casts her professional eye over some famous fictional festivities: taking place everywhere from ancient Babylon in 500 BC to outer space in the distant future.
With subjects ranging from examining the lost art of music halls to exploring the mysterious world of Taxidermy, there is sure to be something of interest for everyone.
A new exhibition showcases work from leading British artist Ryan Gander, which has been created in response to the furniture and fittings of 2 Willow Road. The ground-breaking home of Ernö Goldfinger also houses furniture designed by the Hungarian-born architect.
2 Willow Road, Hampstead, London NW3 1TH
1 March to 2 November 2014, Wednesday - Sunday, 11am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Free for National Trust members
Non-member admission charges: adult £6, child £3 and family £15.
A joint entry ticket with Fenton House £9.