William Hogarth Trust
registered charity no.1092251


Gin Tasting, 31 July 2014

midnight modern conversationAs part of our commemoration of the 250th anniversary of Hogarth’s death, the Trust has invited Dr Steven Parissien once again to present his famous Lecture on The History of Gin with a tasting of different samples.

This event took place at 7pm on 31 July 2014 at The George & Devonshire on Hogarth Roundabout, London W4, a pub which existed when Hogarth lived in Chiswick. We are grateful to Steven Parissien provided a lively account of gin drinking and a tasting which encouraged the audience to identify the “botanicals” which flavour the gin and choose their favourite gins. And thanks must go to the George & Devonshire staff who cheerfully coped with this odd event and provided a tasty beef supper for a large crowd after the talk.

Booking details:
Gin tasting only, £20 per person
Gin tasting and beef supper (vegetarian alternative can be provided), £35 per person

Please order your tickets in advance as places are limited. Send your cheque made out to ‘The William Hogarth Trust’, with a stamped addressed envelope to Gin Tasting, 25 Hartington Road, London W4 3TL. Make sure you provide full details of your order (lecture or lecture-and-supper and your dietary requirements) plus contact details, including an email or phone number for any last minute information.

Proceeds will support the Trust, registered charity no 1092251shaded 250 logo

The BBC’s online News Magazine now has a feature on Hogarth and gin.

An MBE for Trust Chairman, Val Bott

DSCN1405a - CopyWe are delighted to report that our Chairman, Val Bott received an MBE for services to conservation and the heritage in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Val was surprised but thrilled to receive the honour. “I have greatly enjoyed bringing William Hogarth to a wider audience and it is wonderful to be honoured this year, the 250th anniversary of his death. Co-ordinating the refurbishment of Hogarth’s House, supported by my great colleagues in the William Hogarth Trust, was a real pleasure and the huge increase in visitor numbers, particularly local residents, suggests we got it right!”shaded 250 logo