What's on - January 2018

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  • 8 January 2018 - 22 March 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Art Clubs at Orleans House Gallery

    Exciting weekly workshops offer budding young artists the opportunity to explore a broad range of artistic media and practice with our experienced gallery artists. Each term brings a varied selection of projects which are explored in group sizes of no more than sixteen, allowing participants to try more messy and adventurous media than may be possible at school.

    Often taking inspiration from Gallery exhibitions or the work of other artists, our Art Club members benefit from being given creative opportunities in a relaxing and inspiring environment.

    Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

  • 20 January 2018 - 27 January 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Bette and Joan

    The 1962 film Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Tells the story of Blanche and Jane Hudson, two sisters bound forever by guilt and deceit. Playing the title role, Bette Davis was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar.  Her co-star, Joan Crawford, was not.

    Anton Burge’s highly entertaining comedy Bette and Joan gives us Hollywood’s grandest grande dames at closem quarters in their adjacent dressing rooms on set. As Baby Jane was the first time then two actresses had worked together it was an opportunity – after thirty years of rivalry – to bury the past and forget any sense of antipathy. Yeah, right....



    Richmond Shakespeare Society event

  • 23 January 2018 - 6 February 2018Literature/Talks/Walks

    Art History Lectures: History of Collecting & Collections (Block 1)

    This three-part lecture series on the history of collecting objects, displaying them, and sharing them with a public, covering the Renaissance to the present day.

    The series will include cabinets of curiosity, collections put together by artists, and ways in which museums have chosen to put their collections on display.

    • Date: Tuesdays 23 January (Cabinets of Curiosity), 31 January (History of Public Gallery and Museum), 6 February (Contemporary Artist Collectors) 2018
    • Time: 1 to 2.30pm
    • Location: Coach House, Orleans House Gallery
    • Price: £36 for the full series or £15 per drop-in session (10% off for Richmond Card holders)

    Please book online.

    Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

  • 23 January 2018 - 3 July 2018Literature/Talks/Walks

    Weekly, Author-led, Royal Literary Fund sponsored Reading Group

    Let literature inspire you in 2018!  Read, share and discuss short stories, poetry, scripts, essays and articles with like-minded people in a 90 minute, weekly group.  Be introduced to new writers and new forms.  Led by a local author and sponsored by the Royal Literary Fund.  Meets during school terms.    No advance preparation required.  Up to 12 places available free of charge.  Anyone with an interest in the written word is very welcome.  Register your interest and found out more at: www.richmondreadinground.com

    Richmond Reading Round event

  • 23 January 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Patched & Mended - Storytelling with Giles Abbott

    Whose life isn’t patched & mended? Tonight at OSO myth meets Moth as this Welsh myth tells the story of two young men leaving war for peace – will it last? Elsewhere a young man suddenly goes blind – will he cope? This uplifting story of loss and gain, disaster and recovery, threads ancient mythology and contemporary reality together into a glittering whole.

    OSO Arts Centre event

  • 24 January 2018Literature/Talks/Walks

    Gillian Slovo: 10 Days; How I got there and what I was aiming to do

    Gillian Slovo, novelist, playwright and former President of the English branch of PEN, will speak about her novel, a political thriller based on the riots of 2011.

    Barnes Literary Society event

  • 24 January 2018 - 7 February 2018Visual Arts/Film

    The Painting Class: Block 1 Still Life, Oils

    Following on from our popular series 'Introduction to Oils', we will be running an intensive three week programme on capturing a still life in oils.

    Whether it's your first time using this medium or you're revisiting it, this oil course will teach you more about techniques, mixing and mediums. Suitable for all levels, beginners welcome.

    • Date: Wednesdays 24 and 31 January, 7 February 2018
    • Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
    • Location: Coach House, Orleans House Gallery
    • Price: £90 for the course, including materials (10% discount for Richmond Card holders)

    Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

  • 25 January 2018Literature/Talks/Walks

    Lecture on the Eloping Heiresses of Osterley

    Lecture on the Eloping Heiresses of Osterley by Wendy Sim.

    At the Vestry Hall, 21 Paradise Road, Richmond. Doors open at 2 pm for a 2.30 start.

    Members' tickets cost £3.50 and guests' £4.50.

    For further details please contact the Programme Manager on tel. 0208 979 3089, email: b.weisblatt@btinternet.com.

    Richmond Association for the National Trust event

  • 25 January 2018 - 26 April 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Life Drawing

    Draw from a life model under the guidance of an artist and learn simple and effective techniques to develop and enhance your drawings. All abilities welcome.

    • Date: Thursdays 25 January, 22 February, 22 March, 26 April 2018
    • Time: 7 to 9.30pm
    • Location: Coach House, Orleans House Gallery
    • Price: £120 for series or £30 per workshop including materials (10% discount for Richmond Card holders)


    Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

  • 25 January 2018Music/Gigs

    Piaf Remembered


    This is the story of a man who shares his fleeting memories of Edith Piaf’s final emotional performance at the Olympia Music Hall in Paris in 1962, which he attended as a child and led him to become a lifelong fan. 

    An intimate musical cabaret featuring spoken word by Gary Merry and many of Edith Piaf’s timeless classics, sung in French by the renowned jazz and cabaret singer Oriana Curls. With live jazz band: Katy Jungmann on saxophone, accordion and clarinet and Chris Jerome on piano.

    OSO Arts Centre event

  • 26 January 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Lovehard: Murdered by Murder

    1934. Devon. Six old friends. Exposition.
    A small get-together at the household of Lord and Lady Titan, Drenchblood Heights. Reason: A Murder Mystery Party. It promises to be the night of their lives. By which we mean: the night of their, er, deaths.
    But with long-held grudges, egos on a knife-edge and somewhat dubious motives, the mystery becomes not the murder mystery, but the murder. Mystery. The six are being picked off one by one, and time is running out. (We have an hour.)

    The brand-new show from the award-winning double-act LoveHard, directly from the Edinburgh Fringe, featuring a live score by Nick Charlesworth.

    OSO Arts Centre event

  • 26 January 2018Music/Gigs

    Martin Simpson - Trails and Tribulations

    World renowned guitarist, singer and songwriter Martin Simpson released his 20th solo album ‘Trails & Tribulations’ in late 2017. A guitarist of formidable talent, he has been recognised as one of the world’s finest fingerstyle guitarists and a master of both acoustic and slide guitar. Equally at home playing English and American folk, blues and his own compositions, his solo shows bear witness to an artist at the very top of his game. “One of the virtuoso instrumentalists of the English music scene” - The Guardian.
    Tickets: £17 / £16 concs / £15 LAC Members)
    Pre-show supper available; £9.50 per person. 


    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 27 January 2018Music/Gigs

    Anthea Fry - Afternoon at the Theatre - Classics in the Afternoon Series

    Anthea Fry (piano) was a prize-winning student at the Royal Academy of Music under the guidance of Robin Wood and Max Pirani. A Wigmore Hall debut led to engagements around the UK, on London’s South Bank and in Europe and USA. She performs widely as soloist and chamber musician and tours the world as a music examiner. Her programme for this concert is based on themes from opera and ballet.  

    Tickets: 13.50 adults / £12.50 concs / £11.50 series discount & LAC Members

    Classics in the Afternoon

    A short series of intimate Sunday afternoon concerts featuring four groups of outstanding chamber musicians. Ticket price includes tea and cake and if you book two or more concerts you’ll receive a series discount.

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 28 January 2018 - 3 February 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    A View from the Bridge

    By Arthur Miller, directed by Dane Hardie

    A tragic masterpiece of love, family and betrayal.

    Eddie Carbone ekes out an existence working the docks in 1950s Brooklyn, where he lives with his wife Beatrice and her young niece Catherine. Now a teenager, Catherine elicits a longing in Eddie that he does his best to repress. But when two illegal Italian immigrants arrive and one of them falls for Catherine, Eddie’s inner turmoil violently explodes and the stage is set for tragedy.


    Teddington Theatre Club event

  • 30 January 2018 - 24 April 2018Literature/Talks/Walks

    Creating Writing: Painting to Paper

    Develop your creative writing and learn how to generate inspiration from poetry, gallery exhibitions and even the world around us. This term we will be using the following exhibitions to generate ideas and stories:

    • A Collector's Lot: Richmond Borough Art Collection and its Creators
    • Water Water Everywhere: foundation Gallery
    • Art & Soul: Kaleidoscope

    Sessions will focus on developing a creative dialogue between the writer and the art work, based on a series of writing exercises and responses to the exhibition.

    London poet, Agnieszka Studzinska has an MA in Creative Writing from the UEA, and is currently working towards her PhD at Royal Holloway. Her first debut collection, Snow Calling was shortlisted for the London New Poetry Award 2010. Beginners of all abilities are welcome.

    30 January, 20 February, 13 March, 24 April

    10am - 12pm in the Stables/Main Gallery

    Price: £25 per session including materials/£22.50 for Richmond Card holders

    Capacity: 8 - Please book online

    Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

  • 30 January 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society – screening of 'Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia)

    PLEASE NOTE OUR CHANGE OF VENUE. From January 2018, we shall be screening all our films at 'The Exchange', a new community facility opposite Twickenham Station. Its address is The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BE.

    Its amenites include a very comfortable, tiered 300 seat theatre, an onsite bar and a cafe. Our first screening at our new venue will be on 16 January, 2018.

    'Embrace of the Serpent' is the story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant. A highly original drama, which was short-listed for the Foreign Language Oscar.

    Discounted memberships for the second half of our Season at The Exchange - comprising eight films and commencing with ‘Paterson’ on 16 January - are now available for £35 - i.e. for less than £4.40 per film (full-time students £20). Existing memberships are, of course, valid at the new location.

    Tickets on the night for non-members are £6 (£4 full-time students) and all are very welcome. Please come along and join us at The Exchange.

    Richmond Film Society event

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