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    • 20 November 2017 - 20 November 2017Literature/Talks/Walks

      Koh-I-Noor: The History of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond – A Talk by Anita Anand

      The Koh-i-Noor’s story is one of greed, murder, torture, colonialism and appropriation which covers an impressive slice of south and central Asian history.In this fascinating talk in aid of the Museum, journalist, broadcaster (presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Any Answers) and local resident Anita Anand will reveal the true story of this infamous and controversial diamond as told in her recently published book Koh-I-Noor (Bloomsbury 2017), which Anita co-authored with William Dalrymple.


       The Koh-i-Noor was given, in 1849, by the ten-year-old Maharajah of the Punjab to the British East India Company in a formal Act of Submission to Queen Victoria. That official ‘British’ history of the diamond quickly became the accepted version. Anita’s talk will challenge this interpretation.

      Please note seating is not reserved

      Tickets: £10

      Available from Eventbrite, the Museum (Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue,

      Richmond) and The Open Book (King Street, Richmond).

      Museum of Richmond event

    • 23 November 2017Literature/Talks/Walks

      Lecture on the Quest for Camelot

      Lecture on the Quest for Camelot by Lionel Beer.

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

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

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

      Richmond Association for the National Trust event

    • 25 November 2017Literature/Talks/Walks

      Normansfield Christmas Craft Fair

      Saturday, 25 November 2107

      11am to 4.30pm



      Ornaments, clothing, jewellery, cosmetics, gifts and decorations and many more handcrafted gifts.

      Home-made refreshments available throughout the day.

      A Children's Art Activity Table is open all day.




      Langdon Down Centre event

    • 27 November 2017 - 30 July 2018Literature/Talks/Walks

      Baby Mindful

      Baby Mindful is a brand new FREE course of Mindfulness for bumps and babies.

      New parents and their babies (pre-walking), and soon to be parents and their bumps can join us in the calming gallery space on Mondays when it is closed to the public, where we will welcome you into a fully baby friendly space to:

      • Enjoy quiet, quality time with your baby to enhance bonding and promote calm.

      • Learn mindfulness techniques to promote relaxation for you and your baby and encourage you to feel calm and grounded here, and at home. 

      • Try mindful mark making techniques, and engage with the visual and emotional impact of the exhibitions.

      • Learn coping, calming and focusing techniques to help focus on the here and now.

      • Meet other local new parents – each session will end with a social lunchtime.

      Session dates:

      Monday 27th November (pilot session)

      Monday 11th December (pilot session)

      Monday 29th January

      Monday 26th February

      Monday 26th March

      Monday 30th April

      Monday 21st May

      Monday 25th June

      Monday 30th July

      Additional Information:

      • The gallery is fully accessible to buggies and there is free parking onsite.

      • There are baby change facilities on site and a calming feeding area will be available for those who would like one.

      • Tea and coffee will be provided.

      • Please bring a packed lunch if you would like to stay for the social at the end. Please note that the onsite cafe is temporarily closed.

      • Previous artistic experience, or experience of mindfulness is not necessary.

      Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

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