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  • 2 March 2019 - 9 May 2019Museum/Heritage

    SPRING EXHIBITIONS: EXPLOSIVE HISTORY!

    Discover the history of the Hounslow gunpowder mills during the First World War in this pop-up exhibition from the London Wildlife Trust. 

    This exhibition was created by the London Wildlife Trust with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

    Museum of Richmond event

  • 18 March 2019 - 18 February 2019Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Swing Patrol Kingston- swing dance classes

    Conme and join us for our weekly drop-in Absolute Beginners Swing Dance class at 7pm! No advance booking and no partner required- just show up! 

    7pm – 8pm: Level 1
    Absolute beginners swing dance class
    These classes are for new dancers and there is no experience required. We go over the basics every week and then throw in some new moves to get you dancing in no time. This class is drop-in, so you don’t need to book in advance and you don’t need to bring a partner.

    8pm – 8:30pm: social dancing/practice time

    8:30pm – 9:30pm: Level 1.5
    Improvers swing dance class
    This class builds on the content from our Level 1 class and introduces some new and fun things too. It’s perfect for those who want to learn some more moves and technique and get social dancing – if you were comfortable in Level 1 why not stick around?

    9:30pm – 10pm: social dance/drink/dinner!

    Taking more than one class on the same evening? Your second class is half price — just £5!

    Swing Patrol event

  • Swing Patrol Wimbledon

    CLASSES

    Our classes run every Monday. There is a beginners class at 7:15pm and a Level 2 class from 8:45pm with social dancing in between, in the beautiful Hillside Hall taught by the wonderful Ieva and James.

    7:15-8:15pm: Level 1 – Beginner swing dance class
    Our beginners class always assumes no prior knowledge, so absolute beginners are welcome to join us any week. There’s no need to book in advance or bring a partner. Just arrive ready for some fun!

    8:15-8:30pm: Social dancing!

    8:30-9:30pm: Level 2 – Intermediate class
    When you start feeling confident in Level 1 – this is the class for you! You have probably been to your first social dance by now and will have made it all the way through at least one whole song. As well as looking at fancy moves there will be styling, variations and plenty of tips to help you lead, follow and really dance to the music. Ideally you will have done at least one 10 week beginner cycle and covered all the footwork patterns that we teach at Level 1 (Lindy hop with kicks or triple steps and 1930s Charleston).

    Taking more than one class on the same evening? Your second class is half price — just £5!

     

    Swing Patrol event

  • 19 March 2019Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society – screening of ‘On Body and Soul' (Hungary)

    Richmond Film Society's season continues with the 2017 Berlinale Golden Bear winner, 'On Body and Soul'.

    Two abattoir colleagues experience the same recurring dream, though they are not aware that it. When it comes to light, despite their contrasting characters, they try to understand what it means for their personal lives.

    Members go free. Non-member tickets are £5 (full-time students £3) and can be purchased in advance from The Exchange’s Box Office (in person or by telephone on 020 8240 2399) or online at http://exchangetwickenham.co.uk/events/. Tickets are also available on the night (cash only).

    Richmond Film Society event

  • 20 March 2019 - 23 March 2019Drama/Dance/Musicals

    The Dresser - by Ronald Harwood

    January 1942.  A theatre in the English provinces.  ‘Sir’ – the last of Britain’s great actor-managers – is leading a tatty, third-rate tour, bringing the Bard to “every corner of our beloved island”.

    Tonight marks his 227th appearance as King Lear.  He has never missed a performance… yet.  Outside, fall the Luftwaffe’s bombs.  Onstage, lies Lear’s blasted heath.  Inside Sir’s head, a different storm rages.  Only Norman, his devoted dresser, can ensure that both star and show go on.  But can they?  Will they?  Should they?

    ‘The Dresser’ is Oscar-winner Ronald Harwood’s greatest play - “wonderfully affectionate and intelligent”, according to Michael Billington: an insightful exploration of an increasingly co-dependent relationship between a tottering theatrical titan and his off-stage, off-kilter Fool.

    Since its premiere in 1980, this witty, bitter-sweet love letter to the theatre has garnered Oscar, Olivier, Tony and BAFTA nominations.  Our unmissable production boasts a multi-award-winning team, both on and off stage: the perfect company to breathe fresh life into this iconic theatrical classic.

    At Hampton Hill Theatre from 20th to 23rd March 2019.  To book, please visit www.trybooking.co.uk/HPS.

    For further details, contact Daniel Wain on 07802 724234.

     

    Colwyn Bay & Crewe event

  • Swing Patrol Ealing

    Join us for our beginner friendly swing dance class every Wednesday night at Ealing Town Hall with the fabulous Katie & Christian!

    Our teachers are friendly & welcoming and will ensure you enjoy the class. The aim of these classes are to have fun, meet some other Londoners and learn a beautiful, joyful art form!

    CLASS DETAILS

    7:45pm – 8:45pm: Level 1 Beginner swing dance class
    Our beginners class always assumes no prior knowledge, so absolute beginners are welcome to join us any week. There’s no need to book in advance or bring a partner. Just arrive ready for some fun!

    9:00pm – 10:00pm: Level 1.5 Improvers swing dance class
    This class builds on the content we covered in Level 1. We’ll teach more moves and more technique – if you were comfortable in Level 1 why not stay for the second class?

    Taking more than one class on the same evening? Your second class is half price – just £5!

    Swing Patrol event

  • 21 March 2019Visual Arts/Film

    British Life - the story behind the story

    What's the difference between documentary photography and other types of photography such as street, travel and photo journalism?

    Leading documentary and travel photographer Janey Devine will elucidate in a presentation to Richmond and Twickenham Photographic Society on Thursday 21 March.

    Janey, a distinguished member of the Royal Photographic Society, will show a selection of her work looking at various aspects of Britsh Life - from county shows to church halls and a community farm.  She will explain 'the story behind the story" and her approach to managing projects. To find out more about Janey's work, visit www.janeydevine.com.

    Non members are very welcome with an admission charge of £4.  Or if you are interested in joining the society, then we are happy to offer a free 'taster' evening. For more info email info@rtps.org.uk or see website www.rtps.org.uk

    Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society event

  • 21 March 2019Museum/Heritage

    EXPLOSIVE HISTORY! A TALK BY ALEXANDRA ROBB OF LONDON WILDLIFE TRUST

    Thursday 21 March 2019

    Riverside Room, Old Town Hall

    Doors open at 7pm, talk starts at 7:30pm

    Special late opening of the exhibition: 5pm –7pm

    Tickets: £5, or £4 for Friends of the Museum

    Available from the Museum, The Open Book on King’s Street, or CLICK HERE TO BOOK (additional booking fees apply)

    Accompanying the Museum’s new exhibition, Alex’s talk will explore the long history of Hounslow Gunpowder Mills, once located in Crane Park, Whitton. Alex will reveal the little known story of one of Europe’s largest and most successful privately run gunpowder mills, its role in the First World War and its slow return to nature after the mills were closed.

    Museum of Richmond event

  • 22 March 2019 - 24 March 2019Visual Arts/Film

    The Contemporary Textile Fair

    This ever-popular event returns boasting an incredible range of talent from makers and artists either working with, or inspired by, textiles. This year we have over 75 diverse exhibitors plus a special exhibition, workshops and an illustrated talk by renowned artist and textile collector Diana Springall.  Image courtesy: Rebecca Bruton.

    Admission: £4 / £3 concessions / LAC members & U16s Free

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 22 March 2019 - 24 March 2019Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Rose Opera presents Tchaikovsky's Iolanta

    Tchaikovsky’s rarely performed final masterpiece is about a Princess who has not been told that she is blind from birth, but senses something is missing in her life. When the dashing Count Vaudémont stumbles into her garden and falls in love with her, she finds the cure to her melancholy, and much more besides.

    Come and see this magical fairy-tale production. Hear some of the most sumptuous orchestral music Tchaikovsky wrote, accompanied by singing of the highest calibre. Tickets £22-25, with special prices for children for the Sunday 24th March matinee performance.

    Conductor and Musical Director - Peter Ford
    Stage Director - Fred Broom

    Iolanta - Tamara Ravenhill
    Marta - Wendy Silvester (22, 24), Lorna Perry (23)
    Brighitta - Nina Kopparhed (22, 24), Maria Gayle-Rogers (23)
    Laura - Virginia Frith (22, 24), Emilie Taride (23)
    Bertrand - Ian Pope
    Almerik - Mike Wells
    King Rene - Crispin Lewis
    Ibn-Hakia - Aleksi Koponen (22, 24), Michael Birnbaum (23)
    Robert - Ian Helm (22, 24), Edwin Dizer (23)
    Count Vaudemont - Andy Evans

    Rose Opera Chorus and Orchestra

    Tickets available : https://langdondowncentre.org.uk/event/tchaikovskys-iolanta/

    Rose Opera event

  • 23 March 2019 - 30 March 2019Drama/Dance/Musicals

    All My Sons

    All My Sons  by Arthur Miller is a true classic – one of the most celebrated American plays of the twentieth century.  An emotionally powerful work set just after the Second World War where the action is centred on the time bomb of a guilty secret that has the potential to rip a grieving family apart.

    Box Office;  07484 927662

    Richmond Shakespeare Society event

  • 24 March 2019Choral/Choirs

    A Passiontide Sequence

    The Marble Hill Singers return to St Mary's to perform music for Passiontide, including works by Purcell, Brahms, Fauré and Allegri - interspersed with readings.
    No tickets required - free entry with retiring collection in aid of St Mary's Re-ordering Fund.

    St Mary The Virgin Twickenham event

  • 25 March 2019 - 25 March 2019Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Swing Patrol Kingston- swing dance classes

    Conme and join us for our weekly drop-in Absolute Beginners Swing Dance class at 7pm! No advance booking and no partner required- just show up! 

    7pm – 8pm: Level 1
    Absolute beginners swing dance class
    These classes are for new dancers and there is no experience required. We go over the basics every week and then throw in some new moves to get you dancing in no time. This class is drop-in, so you don’t need to book in advance and you don’t need to bring a partner.

    8pm – 8:30pm: social dancing/practice time

    8:30pm – 9:30pm: Level 1.5
    Improvers swing dance class
    This class builds on the content from our Level 1 class and introduces some new and fun things too. It’s perfect for those who want to learn some more moves and technique and get social dancing – if you were comfortable in Level 1 why not stick around?

    9:30pm – 10pm: social dance/drink/dinner!

    Taking more than one class on the same evening? Your second class is half price — just £5!

    Swing Patrol event

  • Swing Patrol Wimbledon

    CLASSES

    Our classes run every Monday. There is a beginners class at 7:15pm and a Level 2 class from 8:45pm with social dancing in between, in the beautiful Hillside Hall taught by the wonderful Ieva and James.

    7:15-8:15pm: Level 1 – Beginner swing dance class
    Our beginners class always assumes no prior knowledge, so absolute beginners are welcome to join us any week. There’s no need to book in advance or bring a partner. Just arrive ready for some fun!

    8:15-8:30pm: Social dancing!

    8:30-9:30pm: Level 2 – Intermediate class
    When you start feeling confident in Level 1 – this is the class for you! You have probably been to your first social dance by now and will have made it all the way through at least one whole song. As well as looking at fancy moves there will be styling, variations and plenty of tips to help you lead, follow and really dance to the music. Ideally you will have done at least one 10 week beginner cycle and covered all the footwork patterns that we teach at Level 1 (Lindy hop with kicks or triple steps and 1930s Charleston).

    Taking more than one class on the same evening? Your second class is half price — just £5!

     

    Swing Patrol event

  • "The novel is absolutely doomed" (Quote from Will Self, The Guardian, 2018)

    Professor John Mullan, Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature, UCL, (and writer for The Guardian) disagrees in his own witty and opinionated take on the subject.

    Followed by the AGM

    Barnes Literary Society event

  • Swing Patrol Ealing

    Join us for our beginner friendly swing dance class every Wednesday night at Ealing Town Hall with the fabulous Katie & Christian!

    Our teachers are friendly & welcoming and will ensure you enjoy the class. The aim of these classes are to have fun, meet some other Londoners and learn a beautiful, joyful art form!

    CLASS DETAILS

    7:45pm – 8:45pm: Level 1 Beginner swing dance class
    Our beginners class always assumes no prior knowledge, so absolute beginners are welcome to join us any week. There’s no need to book in advance or bring a partner. Just arrive ready for some fun!

    9:00pm – 10:00pm: Level 1.5 Improvers swing dance class
    This class builds on the content we covered in Level 1. We’ll teach more moves and more technique – if you were comfortable in Level 1 why not stay for the second class?

    Taking more than one class on the same evening? Your second class is half price – just £5!

    Swing Patrol event

  • 30 March 2019Choral/Choirs

    Handel's Messiah - Kingston Choral Society's 250th Concert

    Soprano: Julieth Lozano
    Countertenor: Erik Kallo
    Tenor: Joel Williams
    Bass: Timothy Edlin
    with the Purcell Orchestra
    Conductor: Andrew Griffiths

    Adults: £15 Concessions: £13 Under 18s and full-time students: £5
    https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/boxoffice/select/hFMAeZJUpNtF

    For their 250th Concert on 30 March 2019, Kingston Choral Society will perform Handel's Messiah just as they did at their inaugural concert on 30 March 1950. The work needs no introduction; it has been a firm favourite ever since its triumphant premiere in 1742. An exciting quartet of young soloists joins KCS and the period instruments of the Purcell Orchestra to perform this wonderful sequence of beautiful arias and memorable choruses, climaxing with the unforgettable 'Hallelujah Chorus'. 

    KCS gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Josephine Baker Trust for the soloists in this concert

    Kingston Choral Society event

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The Diana Armfield RA NEAC Prize for Drawing from Observation

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