Winter Notes

A multi-sensory exploration of Chiswick House

Join Tasha Marks, award-winning artist and founder of AVM Curiosities, for a festive multi-sensory performance in Chiswick House, pairing three musicians with three bespoke fragrances – each designed to complement their performances.

You will be welcomed with a complementary Winter Tom Collins cocktail made with our own camellia and cedar gin mixed by Tasha Marks.

Using scent as a storyteller, you will then be treated to a series of  three performances of music, spoken word, and historical narratives to create a one-off experience that draws on the history of Chiswick House and the flora of the surrounding gardens during the winter season. Each performance will be paired with a perfume tab that you can take home as an aromatic memento of the evening.

Performing on the night are cellist Rebecca Knight, Scottish Pakistani poet and filmmaker Sunnah Khan and urban-Jazz, soul performance artist Ruby Confue.

After the performance, you are welcome to have a drink at our bar, which will be open in the Lower Tribune of Chiswick House, and browse our Christmas shop.

About the Performers

As cellist in the Lawson Trio since 2007, Rebecca Knight has performed at London’s Wigmore Hall, South Bank and King’s Place, and given live concert broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and Australian Classic FM. The ensemble’s debut CD of newly-commissioned British music met with critical acclaim, receiving a 5-star review in BBC Music Magazine. The ensemble are currently working on a new podcast about Music and the Mind called ‘Inner Ear’.

Sunnah Khan is a Scottish Pakistani poet and filmmaker living in London. Her debut solo pamphlet I Don’t Know How to Forgive You When You Make No Apology For This Haunting was published by Rough Trade Books in 2020. She recently featured on Selfridges Simple Pleasures podcast and won a commission to reimagine Scottish myth for Historic Environment Scotland. She is also part of the poetry collective 4 BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE. Sunnah is also a freelance documentary director and producer having worked across the BBC and Channel 4.

Ruby Confue is an Urban-Jazz, Soul performance artist based in London. Ruby released her album titled ‘Psychedelic Urban Circus’ produced by independent label Lighter Thief in 2019.

Ruby’s sound fuses several genres from Blues to R’N’B. She has a distinctive Contemporary Jazz vocal style and has said her work has been influenced by artists such as Haitus Kaiyote, Roisin Murphy and Erykah Badu.

Ruby will be performing with guitarist Neil Hope.


Location: Chiswick House

Timings: There will be two sessions, each lasting around one hour starting at 18:30 and 20:00

Cost: £25 (Members  £15) includes welcome cocktail

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Date And Time

Thursday 9 December 2021 @ 06:30 PM to
Thursday 9 December 2021 @ 09:30 PM


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