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  • 6 November 2018 - 17 November 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Don Carlos

    We are delighted to announce a major new revival of Friedrich Schiller’s romantic drama Don Carlos, starring Tom Burke, as part of the Rose’s 10th anniversary season.

    ‘Love is only known by him who hopelessly persists in love’

    Don Carlos faces the most profound of dilemmas. In a cruel twist of fate, his former fiancé and the love of his life, Elizabeth, has recently become his stepmother. His father and usurper is the tyrannical Philip II.

    Abandoned by both man and decree, Don Carlos must fend for himself. But one man, Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa, has never forgotten the childhood act of sacrifice that the Prince made on his behalf. Dreaming of freedom for his people, Rodrigo becomes an unlikely power broker in the King’s duplicitous court.

    A double edge story of loyalty, love and friendship, and the abuses of power and statesmanship, Don Carlos is as resonant today as it was at the time.

    Israeli theatre director Gadi Roll brings his trademark dynamic imagery and haunting soundscapes to Schiller’s masterpiece.

    Celebrated actor Tom Burke plays Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa. Best known for his role as Athos in the BBC series The Musketeers, as Dolokhov in the BBC literary-adaptation miniseries War & Peace and most recently for his role as the titular character Cormoran Strike in the BBC series Strike, Tom's theatre credits include The Deep Blue Sea at the National Theatre, Reasons to be Happy at Hampstead Theatre and Macbeth at the Almeida Theatre.

    Rose Theatre Kingston event

  • 8 November 2018 - 22 November 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Fabric Collages

    Work with artist Dominque Holt to explore the work of experimental textile artists Nina Morgan and Lisa Kokin. Taking their work as inspiration, you’ll learn innovative textile manipulation techniques to create a personalised A3 wall hanging.

    This is a three part workshop taking place on Thursday evenings: 8 November, 15 November, and 22 November.

    Full price: £90
    Richmond Card price: £80

    Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

  • 14 November 2018 - 17 November 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Echoes of the War

    Echoes of the War by J.M. Barrie

    Directed by Sally Halsey

    J.M. Barrie's gentle fiction to mark 100 years since the end of WW1

    Two one-act plays with The Great War and family relationships at their heart. In The Old Lady Shows her Medals an elderly woman with no family spontaneously ‘adopts’ a man about to go to the front. In A Well Remembered Voice a grieving father tries to move on after his son's death.

    Box office opens 27th September 2018

    Teddington Theatre Club event

  • 16 November 2018 - 18 November 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Sparkle: Contemporary Craft and Gourmet Food Fair

    Your sparkling festive season starts here!  See and buy a dazzling range of comtemporary work from more than 70 designer makers including jewellery, glass, ceramics, stylish accessories and so much more, plus a  mouth-watering selection of gourmet food.  Hundreds of bright and bold gift ideas.

    Admission:  £4 / £3 concessions / LAC members & U18s free

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 17 November 2018Choral/Choirs

    Brahms Requiem KCS Autumn Concert

    Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem
    Stanford Elegiac Ode

    Brahms’ A German Requiem is a highly personal work: a humanist Requiem, focused not on judgment of the dead but on solace for those left behind, full of tenderness, comfort, and music of the most transcendent beauty. It is paired with the rarely-performed Elegiac Ode by Stanford, a highly attractive work by one of Brahms’ most ardent disciples. Our soloists are amongst the finest young singers working in Britain today.

    Soprano: Anita Watson
    Baritone: Dominic Sedgwick
    with Thames Sinfonia
    Conductor: Andrew Griffiths

    Date and Time
    Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    All Saints Kingston
    KT1 1JP

    Adults: £15 Concessions: £13 Under 18s: £5


    Kingston Choral Society event

  • 20 November 2018 - 24 November 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Things I Know To Be True by Andrew Bovell

    This searingly beautiful family saga, set in a small town in Australia, explores the opposing pulls of the tight bonds of family against the urge of four siblings to grow up and leave the nest. 

    Created in 2016 by Andrew Bovell and Frantic Assembly, this new production includes original music and physical theatre from Wild Duck Theatre.

    It is a GCSE English resource text.

    This is theatre to encourage the whole family to talk about growing up –and to weep a bit. 

    Don't miss the chance to see this moving production - only 6 performances!




    Wild Duck Theatre event

  • 22 November 2018Literature/Talks/Walks

    Maria Theresa: A study in 18th Century statecraft

    The speaker is Richard Bassett a journalist and historian. Richard is an affiliate of the Cambridge University Forum on Geoploitics.

    Richmond & Twickenham Historical Association event

  • 22 November 2018 - 25 November 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Surrey Sculpture Society - Landmark Sculpture Showcase Exhibition

    Surrey Sculpture Society will be staging their fourth annual event. A wide range of sculptures in all sizes and in various materials including glass, metal, bronze, resins, clay, stone and found objects will be on display including classical, contemporary and abstract styles suitable for indoor and outdoor display. All sculptures and paintings on display will be for sale. 

    Free Event

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 22 November 2018Visual Arts/Film

    'Island Hopping' Photography Talk

    All aboard for a fascinating journey around five islands, South Georgia, Galapagos, Newfoundland, Guadeloupe and Benbecula, with photographer Lucilla Phelps.  Most of the islands were visited in a tall ship. Lucilla is an international lecturer and judge and holds Fellowships at both the British Institute of Professional Photography and the Royal Photographic Society.  She has been Principal Photographer with Sotheby's Auctioneers and is now a freelance photographer working in Fine Art photography of Antiques and Collectables and in Insurance Photography.  She also hosts photographic workshops in the French Alps in June for wild flowers and October for autumn colours, and in Costa Rica every May for wildlife and scenery.  Non members are warmly welcome at a charge of £4.  See for more info or email

    Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society event

  • 22 November 2018 - 24 November 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Three Bags Full

    Three Bags Full will be the first Q2 Players production performed at the Events Space at The National Archives!

    A wealthy sporting goods mogul tries to keep his family’s adventures in life and love straight along with three identical-looking bags, one holding diamonds, one cash and one ladies’ underwear. Absurdities, misunderstandings and coincidences pile up in the usual unlikely ways in this hilarious farce.


    For tickets, visit or call 07957587230 6-8.30pm

    Q2 Players event

  • 22 November 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Script Room at Whitton Library

    Optik Theatre bring the latest Script Room to Whitton Library. Two brand new plays are given staged readings performed by the Optik company. The Visit by local writer Graham Large and Selective Rigour by established novelist and playwright Patrick Prior.

    Optik event

  • 24 November 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Harry Hill's Kidz Show How to be Funny (for Kids)

    To celebrate the launch of Matt Millz Stands Up… Harry Hill KIDZ SHOW - How To Be Funny - for KIDS!

    The celebrated comedian runs down his list of tips on how to become a stand up comic, plus a chance to try out your skills. ONE HOUR of family fun! Kids - Bring your best jokes! If you’re sitting near the front - bring an umbrella!

    There will be fun!

    Rose Theatre Kingston event

  • 24 November 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Normansfield Christmas Craft Fair

    Saturday, 24 November 2018          11am to 4.30pm

    Admission:  FREE

    We're delighted to be holding our annual Christmas Craft Fair in the theatre on Saturday 24 November 2018.  There will be 28+ stall holders selling all handmade crafts - gifts/cards/ormanents/gifts etc.  We'll also have a coffee shop, a children's activty table and tombola..  All proceeds from the table hire are going to the Down's Syndrome Association to please support this worthwhile event.

    Langdon Down Centre event

  • 24 November 2018Choral/Choirs

    A Concert for Peace

    A concert for peace to commemorate the end of WW1 in collaboration with the Richmond Shakespeare Society.

    Durufle Requiem and other works by Barber, Harris, Petter, Rachmaninov and Rheinberger, with readings by the Richmond Shakespeare Society.


    Tickets £12 available from

    Or £14 on the door.

    Concordia Voices event

  • 27 November 2018Literature/Talks/Walks

    Red Famine

    Professor Anne Applebaum, academic, journalist & renowned expert on Russia with a recent interest in disinformation - her preferred term for fake news - talks about her book on the post WW1 famine in the Ukraine and how it informs Ukraine's relations with Russia to this day.

    PLEASE NOTE THE DIFFERENT DAY AND VENUE: We had to make these changes to accomodate Professor Applebaum's international commitments.

    Barnes Literary Society event

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

    Opera Appreciation Talks

    AUTUMN 2018

    Discover the birth of opera in Italy as opera singer Helen Astrid (formerly English National Opera) reveals the beauty and fascination surrounding one of the most celebrated of all art forms.

    Here's what the audience say:

    "Helen's ability to communicate whilst creating a friendly and informal group was excellent." Brian

    "I feel inspired. Helen shared so much ~ her passion and love of opera made the evening so enjoyable. Wonderful!" Nikki

    ".....a fun and fascinating way to discover opera!" Marie-Claire       

    Join Helen on 30th October and/or 27th November 2018.

    Tickets £15.00 includes a Wine Reception.

    To book email or click here 

    We look forward to seeing you there!


    Helen Astrid Singing Academy event

  • 27 November 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society – screening of ‘In Between' (Israel/France)

    Three young Palestinian women in Tel Aviv seek to shape their own lives and destinies away from the immediate strictures of their families and communities, although the pressures of a traditional, intolerant and patriarchal society are never far away.

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

    Richmond Film Society event

  • 27 November 2018 - 1 December 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Sleeping Beauty - Christmas Pantomime

    Once upon a dream, in the land of Woolly-Barnes, the evil fairy of the land cast a curse on the Princess Aurora... Death? No-way! No peaceful fairy would let that stick! So stuck in an enchanted sleep of 100 years, to be tormented and teased by err... ZOMBIES?! How will she and her family escape?! 

    This sparkling, surprising, stupendous pantomime of Sleeping Beauty will leave you smiling from ear to ear, with sing-a-longs to get you and all the family to the festive spirit. Fairies? Yes. Prince and Princess? Of course. Even cats?! MIAOW! This phenomenal production is brought to you by the Barnes Community Players, a Christmas essential, not to be missed. 

    The pantomime will be performed at Kitson Hall from Nov 27 to Dec 1 (Saturday matinee on the 1st December at 2.30pm).
    As usual all the profits will be donated to various charitable causes.

    Tickets are available online or on the door if any are left!
    Concessions are available for children under 14 or for groups of 10 or more.

    Barnes Community Players event

  • 29 November 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Lithography printing made simple

    Work with artist Marcus Woolf and take inspiration from Oaks Editions Lithography Studio’s exhibition at the Riverside Studios gallery. You’ll be inspired by the Richmond Borough Art Collection and learn how to use everyday materials to create and print four plates.

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

    Full price: £60
    Richmond Card price: £55

    Oaks Editions Lithography Studio’s exhibition is on display from 3 November 2018 until 12 January 2019 at the Riverside Gallery.

    Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

  • 29 November 2018Music/Gigs

    John Etheridge & Vimala Rowe

    A fortuitous meeting in North London brought together legendary guitar veteran John Etheridge and extravagantly talented singer Vimala Rowe, who have developed a highly personal repertoire from an eclectic mix of music - original and traditional. Both performers have a protean range of influences. Etheridge has over the years worked in Classical, Jazz to Progressive Rock, whereas Rowe's span seems almost instinctive - effortlessly absorbing and blending the worlds of all the great soul and jazz singers into a personal mix including Indian Classical, African Folk and Syriac Aramaic. One of the defining features of the duo's work is the commitment and passion of their delivery. Rowe is a fiery performer by any standards - yet the paring down to just two produces intimacy and drama alike. Explosive but chambered; the big effect and the delicate gesture; dark and light. A real musical journey.

    Tickets: £16 / £15 concessions / £14 LAC Members

    Pre-show supper available; £9.50 per person.

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 29 November 2018Museum/Heritage

    Pope's Grotto Twilight Tour: Thursday 29th November, 6:30 to 8:30pm

    Join a small group of visitors for our very first twilight tour of Pope's Grotto. Spend an evening exploring Alexander Pope's famous grotto, including the recently-restored South Chamber. Listen to readings of Pope's literary works and letters by a professor of 18th English literature. Enjoy a glass of wine while chatting to the trustees and Pope specialists about the Grotto and the conservation project. 

    Tickets cost £30 per person to include drinks (wine or soft drinks), finger food and a copy of our guide to the grotto.  Book your ticket at TicketSource.

    Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust event

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