Saturday Gallery Talks

Informal talks on aspects of the exhibition last approximately 40 minutes and are free with an admission ticket purchased on the day.

18 October at 15.00
Ostia Antica: The Gateway to Rome
Alice Bygraves, Estorick Collection

22 November at 15.00
Ostia, Portus and the Port System of Imperial Rome
Simon Keay, Director – Portus Project

6 December at 15.00
Recording Ruins: Layers of History
Emma Stibbon RA, Artist

Family Art Days

Wednesday 29 October 11.00-14.00
Roman mosaic modelling

Discover ancient Roman mosaics and explore their different designs. Model and decorate your own mosaic sculpture using a range of tactile natural materials.

Friday 31 October 14.00-15.30
Hercules on Halloween: storytelling and shadow puppets workshop

Join us for a special Halloween storytelling of Hercules’ twelve gruesome tasks. Hear how he used his strength and ingenuity to overcome impossible tasks such as saving a village from a flock of man-eating birds and tackling a five headed monster. Bring the characters to life by making your own scary shadow puppet. Storytelling will start promptly at 2pm.

Family events are drop-in with no booking required. Free for children accompanied by a paying adult.

Family Art Days

Evening Lecture

Tuesday 18 November, 19.00-20.30 (Doors open at 18.30)
Morandi and Picasso: Painting, Silence and Noise

In this lecture Jacqueline Cockburn will compare the different dynamics in the work of two of the greatest artists of the 20th Century.

Jacqueline is a teacher and lecturer in art history. She is also Director of Art and Culture Andalucia.

Booking required £8, £5 members

First Thursdays
Aperitivo Evenings

Thursday 2 October, 6 November, 4 December
The Estorick Collection will be open to 21.00, with a talk at 19.00. Come and enjoy an Italian Aperitivo in our Garden Caffè.

Family Art Days