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  • 3 April 2020 - 9 May 2020Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Last Easter

    A lighting designer, an actress, a prop maker and a drag singer go on a pilgrimage looking for a miracle.

    Even when June, the lighting designer, is diagnosed with a devastating illness, the jokes don’t stop coming as a quartet of theatre friends career across France, glugging red wine, and hoping to find a miracle at Lourdes for June, a nonbeliever who thinks the only good thing about religion is the lighting. 

    They’ll soon discover that miracles come in many different forms. Last Easter is a funny, moving and provocative play about the true nature of friendship. 

    Bryony Lavery is the multi award-winning writer of Frozen, A Wedding Story and More Light. Her stage adaptations include Brideshead Revisited, Treasure Island, Dracula and A Christmas Carol. Her collaborations include The Believers, Stockholm and Beautiful Burnout (with Frantic Assembly) and Kursk (Sound & Fury). 

    Tinuke Craig recently directed Vassa (Almeida), The Colour Purple (Curve), and debbie tucker green’s random and generations (Chichester) and dirty butterfly (Young Vic).

    Orange Tree Theatre event

  • 5 April 2020 - 20 April 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Moon over Miami (1941)

    Dir. Walter Lang (U) 91 mins

    Jack Haley is best known for the Tin Man who wished he had a heart, but he went on to star in many films including this comedy musical.  Betty Grable plays one of three sisters who come into a small legacy when they expected a large one, so they up sticks and head to Miami to hunt for rich husbands.

    Tickets £7.50   Concessions £6.00

     

    Musical Museum, Brentford event

  • 8 April 2020 - 12 April 2020Visual Arts/Film

    CANCELLED - Molesey Art Society Spring Exhibition

    For reasons beyond our control, Molesey Art Society has cancelled its Spring Exhibition.

     

    Molesey Art Society event

  • 9 April 2020 - 19 April 2020Visual Arts/Film

    POSTPONED: Richmond and Twickenham Photographic Society Annual Exhibition

    More than 500 photographs will go on display at the society’s annual exhibition, including images from pupils at St. Catherine’s School for Girls in Twickenham and the Royal Photographic Society’s Visual Art Group. Most of the prints will be available to buy.  Image: ‘Peeking Out’ by Pat Barbour.
    Admission:  £2 / free U16s

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 9 April 2020 - 19 April 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Annual Photographic Exhibition

    From sweeping landscapes and powerful portaits to candid street scenes and awe inspiring architecture, Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society's annual exhibition promises a visually captivating experience.  So step away from your Instagram feed and head down to the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington to feast the senses.

    More than 500 images will be on display from a club which is one of the largest and oldest in the country - this year it celebrates its 130th anniversary.  The exhibition incorporates the Royal Photographic Society's London Region print exhibition as well as a selection of images from St. Catherine's School in Twickenham.  There will also be contributions from Elleray Hall, a drop-in day centre, which the club has supported as part of its engagement with the local community.

    Most of the prints will be available to buy along with a selection of greeting cards and used photographic books and equipment.

    Tea and coffee will be available in the Landmark cafe where visitors can watch an additional display of digital images.

    The society has around 150 members from beginners to professionals.  Some members will be displaying panels of images which recently gained them distinctions from the Royal Photographic Society.  New members are warmly welcome. 

    Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society event

  • 11 April 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Bluebell Wood

    What could be nicer than bluebells in April? Whether anxious to try something new or to brush up your watercolour technique, these made-to-measure one day workshops led by experienced tutor Pat Harvey at Cranebrook, her Twickenham riverside home, will speed you on your way! Tea, coffee and cold drinks provided.Suggested Donation :£45.00

    Please call Pat on 020 3643 6227 or email patkayharvey@talktalk.net for details.

    Saturday Watercolour Workshops event

  • 11 April 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Workshop: Make a Spring bunch of Felt Daffodils and Tulips

    In this workshop, run by Anya from Felt + Fings, you will make your own bunch of felt daffodils and tulips to keep Spring alive all year round. You will learn felt flower making techniques, scissor craft and work with a hot glue gun to create your own bunch of forever flowers. All materials and tools will be supplied. Suitable for beginners. Cost £30. You must register for this workshop at www.rhlt.org.uk/workshops.

    The People Hive event

  • 14 April 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society - Screening of ‘The Breadwinner’ (Ireland) CANCELLED

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: Richmond Film Society Screenings Suspended from 17 March 2020

    Following Government advice issued on 16 March 2020 to stop non-essential contact with others, Richmond Film Society has suspended its screenings until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience.

    We shall continue to monitor the situation and if the circumstances change in any material way with regard to screenings we shall post messages on our website, twitter account and Facebook page.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Parvana is an 11-year-old girl living in Kabul under the Taliban. When her father is unjustly arrested, she decides to take drastic measures in order to support the family. Oscar- nominated for Best Animated film.

    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 http://exchangetwickenham.co.uk/events/ (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, our programme of films and membership, please see our website at http://www.richmondfilmsoc.org.uk 

    Richmond Film Society event

  • 14 April 2020 - 17 April 2020Museum/Heritage

    Victorian Richmond: Rag Rug Making - family workshop

    Tuesday 14 April to Friday 17 April 2020

    Investigate what happened to Richmond’s poor and the history of the Workhouse on Queen’s Road and then make your own rag rug to take home.

    Workshops are £5.50 per child. Booking is essential as places are limited

    Follow this link to book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/victorian-richmondrag-rug-making-tickets-84002867839

    Using a mix of real and replica historical objects from the Museum’s handling collection, our workshops provide families with a hands on experience where they learn more about the history of the local area and develop new skills by having a go at arts and craft activities.

    Our workshops are led by our Learning Officer, Vicky, who has over ten years of experience of working with families and has an Enhanced DBS check.

    Workshops are primarily aimed at children aged 5-11 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and adults are encouraged to get stuck in too!

    Younger siblings (under 5s) are welcome to join in and we can provide simple craft and colouring materials for them during the workshop instead of the main craft resources. as the workshop charges are to help us cover the cost of craft materials.

    Children aged 11 and over are also welcome to join in, and we can make the activities more challenging for them. They would need to have a paid for place booked for them as the workshop charges are to help us cover the cost of craft materials used during the workshop.

    Museum of Richmond event

  • Pathology

    Professor Atholl Johnston

    Richmond Scientific Society event

  • 15 April 2020 - 20 May 2020Music/Gigs

    Music Theory ONLINE Course

    Online Group Music Theory Classes starts Wednesday 15 April 1.00PM ~ 2.00PM

    Learning Music Theory can be inspirational, stimulating and fun. 

    This 6-week course is designed to give you the fundamentals in music notation.

    What will I have learnt by the end of the course?

    ·      A quick recognition of keys and tonality of Western music

    ·      Understanding of time signatures, note values and rhythmic patterns

    ·      Know how to read both treble and bass clefs

    ·      Ability to sight-read a simple vocal line

    All materials provided.

    Helen Astrid Singing Academy event

  • 18 April 2020 - 19 April 2020Museum/Heritage

    Model Railways

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONOVIRUS OUTBREAK.

    Kempton Great Engines Society event

  • 19 April 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Presenting Lily Mars (1943)

    Dir. Norman Taurog (U) 104 mins

    After The Wizard of Oz Garland starred in an array of musical films.  Here she plays a small-town Indiana girl, Lily Mars, who dreams of being a stage actress.  The begs a visiting Broadway producer, but when he dismisses her, she follows him to New York and finds a way into his show ... and his heart.

    Tickets £7.50 .  Concessions £6.00

     

    Musical Museum, Brentford event

  • 19 April 2020Music/Gigs

    Free One Day Workshop

    Stoneleigh is holding a free one day orchestral workshop for players aged 8-14 who are Grade 4-6 standard. Non-members are welcome to come and join members of Stoneleigh's Training Orchestra for a day of music-making witrh our Assistant Conductor, Dan Shilladay and a team of experienced sectional coaches. Prior registration required via our website (stoneleighyouthorchestra.org.uk) or by contacting Julian Hardwick (vicechairman@stoneleighyouthorchestra.org.uk).

    Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra event

  • 23 April 2020Music/Gigs

    Lynne Hanson & The Good Intentions - CANCELLED

    Lynne Hanson is known for her hard-living style of music, mixing gritty ballads with driving roots-tinged guitar. Her deep bluesy croon is pure and she's drawn comparisons to Lucinda Williams, with a touch of Gillian Welch thrown in. She has toured the US, Europe and the UK and also toured in support of Grammy nominated artist Gretchen Peters and opened for Grammy-award winning guitar legend Albert Lee. Nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award 2009, she won the prestigious Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award in 2010. One half of The LYNNeS”, a collaboration between herself and Juno-award willing songwriter Lynn Miles, their “Heartbreak Song For The Radio” was nominated for 5 Canadian Folk Music Awards, winning English Songwriter of the Year and Ensemble of the Year. "Somewhere …in a town called 'Americana USA,' nestles a particular variety of singer songwriter..Lynne Hanson could run for mayor of that town."    -  R2 Magazine - 5 stars

    Tickets: Advance £15 / On door £17 / £14 LAC Members / £10 U21s

    Pre-show supper available £9.50 per person.

    Bookings:  Tel:  020 8977 7558, email: info@landmarkartscentre.org, visit www.landmarkartscentre.org

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 24 April 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Talk:

    Harriett Riddell travels the world with her sewing machine.  By setting up in challenging locations Harriet uses free motion machine embroidery to capture the moving world on canvas.

    Information which may be of help for visitors:

    Please arrive from 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Giving you time to sign in, peruse our sales table, and library, and help yourself to coffee/tea. There will be a few news & notes before the talk. We are a very friendly group and you will receive a warm welcome.

    For info. your first visit to one of our Friday evening meetings is free!, second and third visits are £10.00 each and thereafter we ask you to please join our membership-a happy group of embroiderers & textile enthusiasts of all skill levels & ages (we also have a Young Embroiderers Group), with lots of fun and interesting activities on offer.

    Kingston & District Embroiderers' Guild event

  • 24 April 2020Music/Gigs

    Barnes Music Society - Trio Opal

    Eriko Nagayama violin, Joel Siepmann cello, Yi-Shing Cheng piano

    Haydn Piano Trio in E flat, Hob.XV:29

    Shostakovich Piano Trio No.2 in E minor, Op.67

    Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat, Op.97 (Archduke)

    Tickets (for non-members) available at the door £15, £12 concessions, under 25s FREE!, or in advance from www.WeGotTickets.com (no booking fee). For details see www.barnesmusicsociety.org.uk or Tel 8876 1563

    Barnes Music Society event

  • 24 April 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

  • 25 April 2020 - 25 April 2020Music/Gigs

    Instant Opera - Spring Opera Gala 2020

    INSTANT OPERA return to The Exchange in Twickenham for a Spring Opera Gala featuring their full orchestra and chorus, ten professional soloists conducted by Oliver Till and hosted and narrated by Daniel Wain.  Tickets for last year's first event were virtually sold-out and was great fun and hugly popular with new audiences - including some first time opera goers!   Once again we shall perform operatic masterpieces and grand choruses by Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Gilbert & Sullivan and many more!! 

     

     

    Instant Opera event

  • Festival Showcase

    Sunday, 26th April 2020 at 2.30pm

    Richmond Upon Thames Performing Arts will be hosting the Festival Showcase, an outstanding and entertaining items in Musick Speech and Drama from the 2020 Festival.  

    Tickets are £7 on the door (Senior concessions £5; Patrons, active stewards, Teachers of thse performing and under 16s are free)

    Langdon Down Centre event

  • 26 April 2020Music/Gigs

    Classics in the Afternoon: Shakespeare Transposed - Elizabethan Lyrics in Song - POSTPONED

    To celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday, internationally acclaimed performers Charles MacDougall (Tenor) and Robert Mingay-Smith (Piano) will present a charming afternoon of song that promises "Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not".  In a programme featuring songs by Purcell, Arne, Quilter, Warlock and Finzi - amongst many more - glorious musical settings of Shakespeare's lyrics will be woven together thematically by further poetic offerings from the Bard, read by Elizabeth Magennis (Reader). ‘In sweet music is such art, Killing care and grief of heart’ - Henry VIII

    Tickets: £14 adults / £13 concessions / £12 LAC Members

    Bookings:  Tel:  020 8977 7558, email: info@landmarkartscentre.org, visit www.landmarkartscentre.org

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 28 April 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society - Screening of ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ (USA) CANCELLED

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: Richmond Film Society Screenings Suspended from 17 March 2020

    Following Government advice issued on 16 March 2020 to stop non-essential contact with others, Richmond Film Society has suspended its screenings until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience.

    We shall continue to monitor the situation and if the circumstances change in any material way with regard to screenings we shall post messages on our website, twitter account and Facebook page.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------A biographical black comedy about how impecunious biographer, Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy), aided and abetted by her dissolute drinking buddy, Jack (Richard E. Grant), became a serial forger of letters from deceased authors and playwrights.

    Nominated for three Academy Awards and winner of 52 awards worldwide.

    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 http://exchangetwickenham.co.uk/events/ (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, our programme of films and membership, please see our website at http://www.richmondfilmsoc.org.uk 

    Richmond Film Society event

  • 30 April 2020 - 2 May 2020Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Nell Gwynn

    Charles II loved women – first Barbara, later Louise, but most of all he loved  the lovely Nell Gwynn.

    The rivalry of the women and the theatre gave them all a lot of fun and gaiety, which is what you’ll find at Q2’s production of Nell Gwynn. 

     And you’ll never look at a marzipan tart the same way again.

     £10 standard, £9 concessions.

    30th April - 2nd May, 7.45pm and 2.30 pm 

    www.q2players.org.uk

    tickets@q2players.org.uk

    www.seaty.co.uk/nellgwynn

    *Not Suitable for people under 14 years

     

    Q2 Players event

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