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Burgh House and Hampstead Museum

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Burgh House, New End Square
London, NW3 1LT United Kingdom
020 7431 0144 http://www.burghhouse.org.uk/

September 2019

Art Aiding Politics: Hampstead in the 1930s and ’40s

25 September 2019 - 29 March 2020
Burgh House and Hampstead Museum, Burgh House, New End Square
London, NW3 1LT United Kingdom
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Free

Hampstead has been a place of refuge, reflection and community for centuries. This exhibition aims to show the response of some of its most creative residents to the tumultuous political events of the early twentieth century; from the Spanish Civil War to the rise of the Nazi party and the outbreak of the Second World War and beyond.

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November 2019

Talk: Stewart Purvis: Hampstead Spies

20 November 2019 7:30 pm
Burgh House and Hampstead Museum, Burgh House, New End Square
London, NW3 1LT United Kingdom
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£8

Edith Tudor-Hart was a documentary photographer who chronicled working class life in Britain in the 1930s. Based at her darkroom in Belsize Park she was also a KGB recruiter who talent spotted Kim Philby and other spies. Cambridge spy Anthony Blunt later confessed to MI5 that ’she was the grandmother of us all’.   

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