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Ghouls, guitars and Green: Lots to do at Gunnersbury

Ghouls, guitars and Green: Lots to do at Gunnersbury

January 9, 2020
Gunnersbury Park and Museum - costumed tours of the history and kitchens in particular

February at Gunnersbury Park and Museum will be nothing if not varied. As well as a ghost hunt, there will be acoustic live music by well-known performers and a free art exhibition.

There will also be a wide array of family fun during half-term week, and the museum’s historical guided tours (in costume), regular talks and plethora of arts activities all return.

The paranormal investigation night will take place on Friday, 7 February (between 9pm-2am) and will give you the chance to join the Haunted Happenings Team for Gunnersbury’s first ever ghost hunting vigil. From royalty or politicians, to the servants below the stairs – Gunnersbury has seen it all. But who, if any, remain? Participants must be aged 18 or older and tickets cost £69. You can book at visitgunnersbury.org

Guitarist with guitar - photo by Adi Goldstein (Unsplash)
Guunnersbury Unplugged will feature acoustic music – photo by Adi Goldstein (Unsplash)

On Thursday, 20 February there will be Gunnersbury Unplugged, a night of intimate, acoustic music from west London singer-songwriters Mark Morriss (of The Bluetones) and James Dale and John Herbert (of Goldheart Assembly). The show will run between 7-10pm, and tickets costing £20 can be booked via visitgunnersbury.org

Meanwhile, a free special exhibition begins on 11 February and will run until 25 May. Reflections of an Artist: Madeline Green, 1884-1947, will put the spotlight on the local modernist figurative artist. She grew up and lived most of her life in Ealing – where she helped to found the Ealing Art Guild, known today as the Ealing Art Group. From 1906 she studied at the prestigious drawing and painting schools at the Royal Academy of Arts, at a time when John Singer Sargent, John William Waterhouse and George Clausen were visiting teachers, and where she twice won awards for her exceptionally life-like sketches.

This exhibition highlights the wide range and styles of pieces Green produced during her lifetime, including uncompromising self-portraits, anatomical studies of animals, and dreamy renderings of early 20th Century parties, mimes and theatrical costume.

Find out more about what is going on at Gunnersbury Park Museum, and how to book tickets for events, at visitgunnersbury.org

Gunnersbury Park and Museum is jointly owned by Hounslow and Ealing councils. The councils have set up, and jointly own, the Gunnersbury Estate (2026) Community Interest Company (CIC), which runs the park and museum on a day-to-day basis for the benefit of the community.