Talks & activities at Gunnersbury November 2018 to February 2019

Remembering the First World War: two talks
Wednesday 14 November, 19:00 – 20:30, £10, book in advance on the website
Celebrating the End of the First World War, Dr Jonathan Oates, Ealing’s Local Studies Archivist, on the celebrations in the local area
Collecting Under Fire: Soldier-Scholars & the First World War, Julia Tubman, Curator, looking at how 2 collectors of archaeological material now in the museumn – Major Frederick Sadler and Reverend Samuel Gentle-Cackett – managed to continue their scholarly pursuits whilst serving abroad

Remembrance Sunday Readings
Sunday 11 November, 14:00 – 16:00, admission free, no need to book
Iconic First World War poetry and contemporary work with the theme of conflict from local poets,

Winter Fair in the Victorian kitchens
Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 November, 10:30 – 16:00
Join the Victorian Servants for Stir Up Sunday, sing along to carols, get some festive face paint and nibble on hot chestnuts! Admission free but some activities will be first come, first served, and will incur a modest charge – book and pay on the day.

Judith Flanders – Christmas: A Biography
Tuesday 4 December, 19:00 – 20:30, £11, book in advance
A religious festival, a family celebration, a time of eating and drinking whose origins are wreathed in myth. When did turkeys become the plat du jour? Is the commercialisation of Christmas a recent phenomenon? Discover the myths, legends and history of the season, with an opportunity to buy signed copies of the speaker’s latest book, Christmas: A Biography. Ticket includes sparkling wine and mince pie on arrival

Hilary Smith – The Ealing Studios
Friday 8 February, 19:00 – 20:30, £10, book in advance
Illustrated talk by Hilary Smith, film lecturer and curator, on the history of the acclaimed Ealing Studios and its films, including the well-loved Ealing Comedies.