FYI: Open House weekend 21 and 22 September at Bruce Castle Museum
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REMINDER – coming up next weekend is Open House London, with lots of things to do, see and participate in at Bruce Castle. Check out the programme below:
Open House London
· Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September, 1 - 5pm
Come along for free guided tours of Bruce Castle during Open House London. Led by museum staff, tours start from 1.15pm, and are approximately every half-hour. Last tour starts 4pm.
Find out more about the history of this magnificent Grade 1 listed former manor house and the people who lived here, get to see behind the scenes and take a look inside the mysterious Tudor Round Tower. You also will hear the intriguing story of the ghost that haunts Bruce Castle.
The first tour with the Curator on Saturday 21 September can help take turns to wind the beautiful 18th century clock.
Both afternoons there will be a gallery talk with local artist Tania Pascoal of her exhibition of stunning architectural watercolours and sketches of Tottenham. Tania is an architect by profession and was listed as one of the RIBA Young Black Architects of 2018.
The Old Kitchen Café will be open for delicious cake and tea.
On Sunday, the free Family Activities gives a chance for children to get dressed up in historical costumes and try out being the Lord or Lady or a servant at the Manor.
Art in the Tower and Open House
Art group Art2View are back at the Tudor Round Tower at Bruce Castle for Open House London weekend with more inspired art on show and for sale. We are most grateful to Art2view as all their sale proceeds help support the Museum's Family Activities’ Programme.
All Hallows' Church and Open House
Medieval All Hallows' Church - the oldest building in the borough - will be open during Open House London weekend. Located just to the north of Bruce Castle, the interior of this Grade 2* listed building includes some beautiful monuments and memorials dating from the 16th and 17th centuries.
SIP 'N SKETCH: BEGINNERS' DRAWING ART WORKSHOP
· Saturday 21 September, 1 - 4pm
This beginners’ drawing workshop is for anyone who wants to explore their creative potential in a friendly, calm environment. Working with Susan Bryan, a highly experienced art tutor, you will receive individual attention, support and feedback. Absolute beginners very welcome.
Be inspired and explore the galleries of Bruce Castle, looking at textures and shapes of unique collections on display. A chance to get up close, handle selected Victorian artefacts and arrange them for your own still-life composition.
The three hour drawing class will be a chance to:
· Share techniques - including line, tone and space
· Find new ways of seeing and share ideas with other beginners
COST: introductory offer price £10. Includes refreshments and attendee certificate. All materials supplied.
To book a place, please email the art tutor Susan: sipnsketchroom@...
And a reminder to see all of our exhibitions, including which closes on 6 October.
A Small Plot of Land
An exhibition of photographic portraits taken in Creighton Road Allotments during 2018-2019, by Danilo Murru (external link), a Tottenham-based photographer and allotment holder.
Tottenham is known to be one of the most diverse areas of the Capital. The allotments reflect this aspect of our society beautifully. Often it can feel surreal to be in the middle of such a dense urban environment, whilst picking tomatoes and digging up potatoes. It is even more surreal and precious with the £1 billion brand new Spurs stadium next-door. The allotments are a great example of sustainability. Here, nothing goes to waste. Everything is reused again and again - to build a shed, a greenhouse, or just to embellish a plot. The simple aim of this photographic project is to celebrate diversity, integration and the coming together of people from different walks of life.
Together at the allotment they perform the simple human act of growing their own fruit and veg.
Location: East Wing Gallery
The Journey Back to My Home Town
Tania Pascoal is an artist who grew up in Tottenham and regularly paints local scenes. She is currently training to be an architect. In 2018, she was selected by the RIBA as one of the Young Black Architects in the UK.
In 2015, Tania had her first solo exhibition at Bruce Castle. She chose the title “Hidden from the Public View” as she wanted the paintings to show Tottenham in a positive way after the Tottenham riots. Her paintings reveal a Tottenham that the media didn’t project.
Her new exhibition in 2019 documents, through watercolours and sketches, three years of the journey she took around her local area. It features the transformation of the Tottenham Hotspur Football Stadium from the old to the new, as well as other familiar street scenes that have undergone change.
Tania is collaborating with a poet, Elizabeth Mitchell. With Elizabeth's poems on display, their joint work will tell each painting’s story.
Location: Coleraine Gallery
The Land Beneath Our Feet: The 1619 Map
Enjoy our exhibition exploring the fascinating story of the 400 year old Dorset Survey of Tottenham and Wood Green and see the beautiful pictorial map created from it. Affectionately known as the 'upside-down map' (north is at the bottom and south at the top), it is the earliest known map of Tottenham and Wood Green, showing how the area was in 1619.
Generously supported by the Friends of Bruce Castle, National Lottery Community Fund and the Haringey Ward Budget Fund
Location: Compton Gallery
Windrush Legends and Legacies
Opening on Windrush Day in 2019, this exhibition shows stories from the Bruce Castle collections and the local community, celebrating the presence, the significant contribution and the lasting impact by Haringey’s Windrush Generation. Come along and explore Haringey’s own important histories, photographs and memories.
Location: Old Kitchen
Hope to see you next weekend!
Haringey Archive and Museum Service, Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, London N17 8NU
T. 020 8808 8772
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