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  • Lecture on the Last Supper in Pompeii

    Drinks from 7pm, one-hour lecture at 8pm. £5 payable on the door. No ticket needed.


    For the Romans, life meant getting together to eat and drink in a pub or at a banquet.  "Last Supper in Pompeii" celebrates the Roman love affair with food and drink – a journey, from fields and vineyards to markets and shops, from tables to toilets and the tomb. 

    We see the influence of the Greeks and mysterious Etruscans, and  visit fertile Vesuvius to see how Romans got their food and drink (and a Roman vineyard buried in AD79!).  Into the bustling city, past hawkers, shops and bars we enter the house, visit the shrine of the gods (with a chicken!) and the gorgeous garden with its flowers and fountains.   We recline in the dining room, with exotic food and fine wine, and surrounded by Greek-style luxury – fine silver, mosaics and frescoes.

    Dare we see the kitchen? No fridge, no running water, no hygiene –  and there is the toilet, feeding into a cess pit below. Escape to Roman Britain with objects from sheepy Chedworth and metropolitan London with the first brewer, the first cooper and even the first pub landlord! Finally we see the monuments of the dead feasting into the afterlife. Seize the day –  Carpe diem!!

    Speaker's Profile
    Dr Paul Roberts is the newly appointed Sackler Keeper of Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University. From 1994 to 2014 he was Senior Roman Curator in the Department of Greece and Rome at the British Museum, where he was the driving force behind the major exhibition Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum. At the Ashmolean he worked on an exhibition for 2016 Storms, War and Shipwrecks: Sicily and the Sea– telling the history of Sicily through shipwreck finds around the island. He studied at the Universities of Cambridge, Sheffield and Oxford and lived in Italy for several years, in Milan, Rome and Naples. He has excavated in Britain, Greece, Libya, Turkey and in particular Italy, where he directs excavations in the Sabine hills near Rome. His research focuses on the day-to-day lives of ordinary people in the Greek and Roman worlds. He has accompanied tours to Sicily, the Bay of Naples and Rome and has written books on Roman daily life, Roman Emperors, mummy portraits and Roman glass. He is currently writing a walking tour of Ancient Rome.

    The Arts Society Richmond event

  • York House Society Summer Reception

    Summer Reception: for Local Community Organisations & Our New Mayor.  Food from Waitrose et al.

    York House Society event

  • TTC Open Morning

    Hampton Hill Theatre throws its doors open from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm for members of the public to have a tour of the building and find out more about Teddington Theatre Club.  Come and have a look behind the scenes and after we show you round, have a cup of tea or coffee with members of the Club, who will be on hand to answer all your questions about the theatre and the Club - whether you want to find out more about taking part in our productions or attending our shows as a member of the audience. 

    Teddington Theatre Club event

  • 11 June 2020 - 4 April 2020Music/Gigs

    CANCELLED - The Matt Woosey Band

    Matt Woosey has made a career of defying expectations whose albums break down the confines of genre. He’s an artist who slips the creative handcuffs of the industry, a trailblazer with no reverse gear, a guitar visionary whose palette bleeds into folk, rock, ambient and electronica. “luminous originality” - Times; “Is [he] the finest acoustic blues guitar[ist] currently working in UK?” -Tom Robinson

    Tickets: £14 advance & LAC Members / £16 On Door / £10 Students

    Bookings:  Tel:  020 8977 7558, email:, visit


    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 13 June 2020Music/Gigs

    CANCELLED - Thames Philharmonia - Great Russian Classics

    Making her debut in the UK, following acclaimed performances in mainland Europe, young South Korean violinist Jinyoung Park joins the orchestra as soloist in Glazunov’s passionate and technically brilliant late-romantic violin concerto. The evening culminates in a performance of one of Tchaikovsky’s most popular symphonies, the dramatic Symphony no. 4. The emotional and richly textured ‘Metamorphosen’ by another great late-romantic composer, Richard Strauss completes this compelling programme. 

    Tickets:  Advance £16 (£14 concs) / On door £17 (£15 concs) / £14 LAC Members / £5 U16s

    Bookings:  Tel:  020 8977 7558, email:, visit


    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 16 June 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society – screening of ‘Wild Rose’ (UK)

    Richmond Film Society’s 2020 Twickenham Festival screening is the British musical drama, ‘Wild Rose’.

    A troubled young Glaswegian woman, recently released from prison, dreams of becoming a Nashville country music star, whilst grappling with the responsibilities of being a young mother of two children. A foot-stomping drama, featuring a bravura performance from rising star, Jessie Buckley.

    Members go free. Non-member tickets are £5 (full-time students £3). Tickets can be purchased  in advance from The Exchange’s Box Office (in person or by telephone on 020 8240 2399) or online at (subject to a cap of 70). To ensure that you secure a ticket, pre-booking via The Exchange is recommended. A further 50 or so tickets will be available to purchase on the door on the night of the screening (cash only) on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis.

    For further information about RFS and our programme of films, please see our website at 

    Richmond Film Society event

  • 19 June 2020 - 21 June 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Art Society & Fontainebleau Artists' Summer Exhibition

    This year the Richmond Art Society holds its annual Summer Exhibition in collaboration with artists from Fontainebleau, in celebration of the twinning of the two towns.  Artists from both countries will present a diverse collection of work at the Landmark, including oils, watercolours, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography and more.  All original work is for sale, together with greetings cards and reproductions. Tea, coffee and cake served during the day.

    Admission: Free

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 21 June 2020 - 21 June 2020Drama/Dance/Musicals

    I, AmDram

    Amateur dramatics. The hidden history of many a performance artist.

    From four generations of leading ladies comes one queer Londoner, sharing a story of return and reconciliation – with her hometown, cultural inheritance and secret love of musical theatre. Step-ball-changing between suburb and city, I, AmDram minds the gap between the identities we assert and the worlds we leave.

    This warm, funny and beautifully written solo show was a highlight of the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe, and is a must-see for anyone who has ever done anything for the love.

    Supported by Arts Council England. Developed through Starting Blocks at Camden People's Theatre. The artist is honoured to enjoy the support of the Welwyn Thalians Musical and Dramatic Society (est. 1929).

    Hannah Maxwell is a writer, performer, artist and podcaster. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian and The Scotsman. The playtext of I, AmDram was published by Oberon Books in May 2019. She collaborated with international lesbian performance company Split Britches as co-writer on Unexploded Ordnances (La Mama ETC, NY and Barbican Centre, 2018).

    ★★★★★ “A generation Z Caroline Aherne” To Do List

    ★★★★ “Joyful & perceptive” The Scotsman

    ★★★★ “A heartfelt and deeply moving tribute” The List

    Orange Tree Theatre event

  • 26 June 2020 - 4 July 2020Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Summer School in Italy

    Our 6th International Summer School will be held in the beautiful Cagli theatre in Marche on the Adriatic side of Italy for a week at the end of June / beginning of July. Emma Lucia Hands will lead 3 days on A Midsummer Night's Dream and Dame Janet Suzman will work on As You Like It.

    All who love the theatre, Shakespeare AND Italy are welcome to join us - we create the world of the play and stand scenes up and have a lot of fun in the process. Education - Summer School page for pdf with details.

    Special student rates available for sharing an apartment at Casa Lapis and Hotel Pineta, Cagli (PU) Marche

    Sharing Shakespeare - Shakespeare in Italy event

  • 26 June 2020Music/Gigs

    JKL-Jazz play at at the Gunnersbury Tavern Chiswick

    JKL-Jazz will once again be bringing their mix of fun and frolics (and some jazzy numbers - jazz and Latin standards and maybe funk pop and blues ..... who knows) to this venue (downstairs). Food will be available from the main bar. Admission £5.00

    JKL-Jazz event

  • 27 June 2020Choral/Choirs

    Chichester Psalms

    Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
    Tarik O’Regan Dorchester Canticles
    Bob Chilcott: Canticles of Light

    Our summer concerts are becoming known for new musical discoveries, and this alluring selection of music for choir, harp, percussion and organ is no exception. The exhilarating rhythms and catchy melodies of Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms are balanced by the brooding colours of Tarik O’Regan’s Dorchester Canticles and Bob Chilcott’s gently affirmative Canticles of Light. Music for harp solo, and songs for tenor with harp accompaniment, complete a fascinating programme.

    Tenor: Peter Harris
    Organ: William Vann
    Harp: Rosanna Rolton
    Percussion: Eddy Hackett

    Kingston Choral Society
    Conductor: Andrew Griffiths

    Tickets Adults: £14 Concessions: £12 Under 18s & full-time students: £7
    Box Office 07770 932912

    Kingston Choral Society event

  • 27 June 2020Choral/Choirs

    Twickenham Choral perform C.P.E. Bach’s Magnificat and Handel’s Dixit Dominus

    For a summer evening of magnificent Baroque exuberance, Twickenham Choral’s concert in the soaring vaults of the Landmark would be hard to beat. Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach’s elaborate setting of the Magnificat is also a son’s tribute to his father, while Handel’s much-loved Dixit Dominus, unarguably one of his great works, is a showpiece for singers and string players alike – vivacious, triumphant and brilliant.

    Tickets: £20 / £10 Full-time Students

    Bookings:  Tel:  020 8977 7558, email:, visit

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 28 June 2020Music/Gigs

    75th Anniversary Concert

    Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra returns to the Queen Elizabeth Hall for a celebratory concert to round off their 75th Anniversary Season. The orchestra is performing Brahms’ Tragic Overture and Sibelius' 2nd Symphony under the baton of Musical Director Robert Hodge. They are joined by star violinist and regular SYO soloist Joo Yeon Sir to perform Wieniawski’s sparkling 1st Concerto.  The Training Orchestra and their conductor Dan Shilladay perform music by Beethoven and the March from Elgar’s second Wand of Youth suite. We also welcome back past players from across the years - many of whom have gone on to work with some of Europe's leading ensembles - to a specially formed Alumni Orchestra to play Elgar’s Cockaigne overture, conducted by former Musical Director Adrian Brown.

    Tickets: £20/£15/£10 from the box office (

    Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra event

  • 28 June 2020Music/Gigs

    CANCELLED: Teddington Village Fair in Udney Hall Gardens

    Teddington’s annual free summer party organised by the Landmark, Teddington Society and St Mary with St Alban Church. This year there will be music from a host of community performers including the Landmark’s very own ManSong, Juggling Jake’s Circus Workshop plus a chance to meet the guardians of the forests, the Magical Moving Trees. With lots of stalls, food and drink and all profits going to local charities, it really is an unmissable day with something for all ages to enjoy! Fair generously supported by Lensbury Ltd, Principal Sponsor, Palmers Solicitors and Kagan Moss Solicitors.

    Venue:  Udney Park Gardens, Langham Road, Teddington


    Landmark Arts Centre event

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