What's on - September 2018

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  • 1 September 2018 - 29 September 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    The Butterfly's Spell

    A young poet beetle falls in love with an injured butterfly, a creature from outside his own realm. The other insects around him are disturbed: some try to persuade him to be sensible and remain in his own sphere, but others realise that the need to follow one’s heart’s desire, into the imagination, may be the only way to freedom. Lorca’s first play is a symbolist masterpiece, exploring many of the characteristic themes, of forbidden love and the imminence of death, that infuse his later work.

    Puppet Theatre Barge event

  • 6 September 2018 - 13 December 2018Choral/Choirs

    Choir starting in September

    Ella's Choir runs in aid of React, a local children's charity

    No need to audition or read music!
    Our aim is to provide an inclusive musical experience that's friendly and fun. We also aim to challenge and inspire, leaving you refreshed and rejuvenated.
    Ella’s Choir will start on Thursday 6th September 2018 at 7.00-8.30pm Jack and Jill Nursery School, 20 First Cross Road, Twickenham (by the Green), TW2 5QA.
    We sing uplifting songs each week and you'll learn basic singing techniques and improve your health and well-being.
    The first session for any newcomers is free, thereafter you can pay for the term (£10pw when booked in a block.

    If you’d like to come along, please drop Helen an email helen@thehelenastridsingingacademy.com

    Helen Astrid Singing Academy event

  • 12 September 2018 - 10 October 2018Visual Arts/Film

    The Pottery Class

    Create a lace-effect ceramic vessel based on Orleans House Gallery. Work with clay and explore different cutting, perforating, and glazing techniques throughout this five week course. A week after the last session your art piece will be ready for collection from the gallery.

    Suitable for artists of all levels, including beginners. All materials are included.

    Full price: £150
    Richmond Card price: £130

    Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

  • 13 September 2018 - 21 October 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Hogarth's Progress

    Set in an imagined version of eighteenth century London, Hogarth’s Progress is a riotous double bill of plays following one of Britain’s most celebrated artists on two spectacularly wild days and nights – one at the beginning of his career and one at the end.

    The plays explore the extraordinary life of William Hogarth and the commercialisation of art in a time that saw British culture spring from the drawing rooms of the wealthy into ordinary houses across the country. Filled with political satire, boisterous romps and sleazy characters, Hogarth’s Progress promises to be an extraordinary theatrical event not to be missed.
    The double bill begins with the first major revival of The Art of Success, which was first performed by the RSC in 1986 before transferring to the Barbican and New York. Compressing the artist’s ascent to fame into a single, action-filled night, Dear follows a larger-than-life Hogarth as he mingles with famous playwrights and artists, royalty and prostitutes, prime ministers and murderesses creating an exceedingly imaginative, thoroughly scurrilous, but nonetheless highly entertaining portrait of a world on the brink of transformation. The second play, The Taste of the Town, catches up with Hogarth 30 years later, finding him now hugely successful, yet still at odds with the world and with himself. Old and tired he may be, but there’s always time for one more fight.

    Rose Theatre Kingston event

  • 15 September 2018 - 21 September 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

    Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

    by David & Robert Goodale, original author PG Wodehouse

    Directed by Matt Beresford

    What Ho! A delightfully silly evening with Jeeves and Wooster!

    You are cordially invited to an evening with B.W. Wooster, Esq. He will entertain you with the spiffing tale of how he reconciled the affections of Madeline Bassett and Gussie Fink-Nottle, whilst avoiding amateur dictator Sir Roderick Spode and trying to steal a silver cow creamer! 

    Fortunately Bertie’s valet Jeeves, and Aunt Dahlia’s butler Seppings, are on hand to ensure that the entertainment goes smoothly...

    Join them for an evening of laughter, silliness and theatrical invention! 


    Booking opens 26th July 2018

    Teddington Theatre Club event

  • 15 September 2018 - 22 September 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Larkin with Women

    The year is 1956 and Philip Larkin, one of England’s most famous post-war poets, arrives in Hull as the University Librarian.  Over the next thirty years his life will be dominated by three women.  Ben Brown’s play is a fascinating look at this intriguing poet and his complicated relationships.  Despite his selfishness, these three women were drawn to Larkin’s dry wit and stayed loyal to him to the end.  In this funny and touching play we see behind the facade of Larkin to gain an insight into his complex private life.


    Richmond Shakespeare Society event

  • 22 September 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Watercolour Workshop with Marcia Hughes SWA.

    Watercolour Workshop with Marcia Hughes SWA.  ”Autumn Abundance” is the subject this afternoon. Marcia will bring items to paint but please feel free to bring your own materials as well.

    Website for MARCIA HUGHES

    Molesey Art Society event

  • 22 September 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Life Drawing Masterclass

    In this special studio day, you’ll work with artist Lindsay Pickett to explore the human figure in a range of different mediums.  Start by creating a range of preparatory studies, exploring the marks made by pencil, chalk, charcoal and oil pastel. Following on from this you’ll continue your exploration of materials and explore ways of creating figures in paint.

    Suitable for artists of all levels, including beginners. All materials are included.

    Full price: £60
    Richmond Card price: £55

    Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

  • 22 September 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    L'Elisir D'Amore

    L'Elisir D'Amore

    Saturday, 22 September 2018 at 7.30pm

    Tickets:  £20 and £16 from www.langdondowncentre.org.uk or 0333 1212 300.

    Villa Incant returns to Teddington with their alternative to traditional staged operas bringing their version of L'Elisir D'Amore by G Donizetti.

    This light-hearted comedy is an all-time favourite with audiences and the intimate show will be performed by a cast of singers who have sung across Europe.

    The goups aim to maintain the integrity and grandeur of original plots by filling the opera with emotional energy.

    Music Director Riccardo Serrenelli says the popular opera has a humorous treatment of love and deception leading, unusually, to a happy ending.


    Langdon Down Centre event

  • 22 September 2018 - 22 September 2018Music/Gigs

    Paul Jones & Dave Kelly

    Ruggedly durable and timeless, the Blues is perhaps more popular today than it has ever been. Founder members of The Blues Band and Landmark favourites, Paul Jones and Dave Kelly’s tangled and colourful roots go way back into the true undergrowth of the tradition. As well as their own original material, they not only know and perform the work of the greats, ranging from Howling’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker through to Sonny Boy Williamson, but they played alongside them. A live acoustic set by this dynamic duo is an occasion you’ll remember and if you’re a true Blues fan, everything you need is here.

    Tickets: £25 / £22 - reserved/unreserved seating – a fundraising concert in aid of the Landmark Arts Centre.

    Pre-show supper available; £9.50 per person.

    Book in person, by telephone, by post or on line: Telephone bookings (card only): 020 8977 7558 or via www.landmarkartscentre.org.

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 22 September 2018 - 22 September 2018Music/Gigs

    Community Concert

    This very exciting event takes place on Saturday 22nd September.  It is a music event for all our local community, not just the church, so please do put the date in your diaries and come along for a super evening of talented musicians entertaining us!  From our piano students, to local choirs and our very own kids band and local band As The Crow Flies.

    Tickets are £8 per adult, £3 concession and free for kids under 18.

    Cash bar serving the usual beverages.

    Very good raffle in aid of World Challenge 2018.

    Do support this fun event - all ticket sales go to The Children Society.

    Spread the word - bring your friend and family and join in the fun

    All Hallows Church event

  • 22 September 2018Museum/Heritage

    Rambert School and Open House

    OPEN HOUSE 2018

    SATURDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER 2018 1-5pm

    A unique occasion to discover two of London’s lesser known historic buildings,  the home of Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance.

    Rambert School is delighted to part of Open House London which will offer free access to Clifton Lodge (Grade II listed), the last remnant of St Margarets House (formerly Twickenham Park) and the Violet Needham Chapel,  building of Townscape Merit which was built in 1868 in the grounds of the house as a chapel Royal Naval College who occupied the house up until 1942.

    Visitors will be offered a tour of the buildings and an insight into the history of the site and the world-leading Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance.

    There will be a display of classical ballet costumes and an exclusive dance performance.  Refreshments available throughout the afternoon.

    Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance event

  • 23 September 2018Museum/Heritage

    Open House

    Open House

    23 September 2018

    Opening hours 12pm to 5pm - last entry 4.30pm

    Normansfield Theatre and the Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability will be open this year on Sunday, 23 September as part of this London-wide annual event.

    Join us on a tour or a talk, or look around at your leisure.  A coffee shop will be open with a childen's craft table, as well as a children's activity trail.

    Talks will be at 12.30pm and 2.30pm

    Tours will be at 1.30pm and 3.30pm (maximum of 15 people on a tour at one time.  Tickets will be a first come basis.

    Langdon Down Centre event

  • 24 September 2018 - 26 November 2018Choral/Choirs

    Now I Can Sing!

    Realise your singing potential in a fun, friendly and relaxed environment:

    • Master the fundamentals of singing technique
    • Develop an understanding of musical notation
    • Build your sight-reading skills
    • Enjoy singing solo and with others.

    8-week course with 2 week break

    Tutor: Carl Speck

    Website: www.carlspeckmusic.com

    Cost: £120

    Contact: 07739023692, carljspeck@gmail.com

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 25 September 2018 - 27 November 2018Literature/Talks/Walks

    Art History Lectures: English Portraiture

    Delivered by Art Historical London’s Hattie Bennet.

    25/09 Portrait of Henry VIII of England, Hans Holbein the Younger

    02/10 Lady Venetia Digby, Sir Anthony van Dyck

    09/10 Mary Beale, Self Portrait

    16/10 Thomas Coram, William Hogarth

    30/10 Mr and Mrs Andrews, Thomas Gainsborough

    06/11 The Monarch of the Glen, Sir Edwin Landseer

    13/11 Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, John Singer Sargent

    27/11 Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy, David Hockney

    Full price: £15 per lecture 
    Richmond Card price: £13.50 per lecture 

    Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

  • 29 September 2018 - 30 September 2018Literature/Talks/Walks

    Teddington Art Fair

    Teddington Art Fair

    29-30 September 2018  10am to 5pm

    Admission:  £2.00 adults (children free)

    !8 artists will be exhibiting and selling their work.  Paintings, prints, jewellery, ceramics, textile art, objets trouves, sculpture and photography.

    A coffee shop will be open on both days.

    Langdon Down Centre event

  • 29 September 2018Literature/Talks/Walks

    Richmond Hill Walk

    Gently meander up Richmond Hill with historical revelations on the way and enjoy the famous View of the river by the Terrace Gardens. Meet at Richmond Station by the Visitor Information Booth on the upper concourse, Richmond TW9 2NA at 11.00am. No need to book. Richmond Heritage Guides 020 8894 3678 or 020 8979 9670. www.richmondwalks.co.uk

    Richmond upon Thames Heritage Walks event

  • 29 September 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    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

  • 30 September 2018Music/Gigs

    Middlesex Yeomanry Concert Band Autumn Concert

    Tickets £10 including refreshments and programme.

    Chiildren free.

    The programme reflects the changing seasons with music such as Gershwin's Summertime and also includes music from stage and screen (Beauty and the Beast), the parade ground (our Regimental March the Lass of Richmond Hill) and the evocative Liebertango conducted by our young spanish deputy conductor, Alex Lopez.

    Middlesex Yeomanry Concert Band event

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