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Thursday 20 September 2018
Belonging and Identity Tours Tate Britain
Farquharson, the new director of Tate Britain, was clearly thinking along the same lines as we were (Read: 'I have a duty to lead people to the unfamiliar') when he describes experiencing the collection at Tate Britain in themes (rather than period of style) and looking at the social factors that shaped art in specific periods. Please join us every fortnight during the Autumn at Tate Britain for our Belonging and Identity Tours! Thursdays 11-12.30, Please meet in the old entrance up the steps 21 September: 'The Image of Women in Victorian Art', delivered by Hattie Bennett 5 &19 October: 'Black Presences', delivered by Michael Ohajuru 2 &16 November: 'Bucolic Britain': The Great Myth', delivered by Freddie Barber
£15 per session
A MasterPiece a Week
I developed this set up years ago, but many of you have asked for me to repeat this format with different works of art. So here they are, as chosen by you!
31/10/17: Sistine Chapel ceiling, Michelangelo, 1508-12, Vatican, Rome
7/11/17: Christ driving the moneychangers from the temple, El Greco, 1600, National Gallery, London
14/11/17: Portrait of Madame de Pompadour at her Tambour Frame, Drouais, 1763-1764, National Gallery, London
21/11/17: Religious Procession in Kursk Province, Ilya Repin, 1880–83, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
28/11/17: The Harlequin's Carnival, Joan Miró, 1924-25, Albright–Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA
5/12/17: Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, Frida Kahlo, 1940, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA
12/12/17: The Rosetta Vase, Grayson Perry, 2011, British Museum, London
Orleans House Gallery
£15 per session; Richmond Card price: £13.50
coffee and tea included
Please book on the Orleans House Gallery website
delivered by Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff
For Love Or Money
It’s the 1920s. In a small Yorkshire town, the wily-widow, Rose, entertains the advances of two dubious suitors. Fuller (Barrie Rutter) is a fabulously rich and morally corrupt banker who woos Rose by parading his wealth whilst hiding a few secrets. Handsome Arthur is much younger and deceitful through and through. He plays Rose for as much money as she can take from Fuller.
A love triangle then; a deliciously wicked tale of rivalry and greed.
Throw in a bailiff, a drunkard, a vamp, a second-hand clothes dealer and two upwardly mobile servants, and the complications multiply.
Adapted from Alain-Rene Lesage’s savage eighteenth-century comedy Turcaret, Blake Morrison’s For Love or Money is a story of monstrous wealth and whopping lies.
Rose Theatre Kingston event
Picnic at Hanging Rock
On St. Valentine's Day in 1900, a party of twenty Australian schoolgirls and two governesses set out from Appleyard College to picnic at Hanging Rock. Some were never to return.
Hanging Rock is a spectacular volcanic uprising of ancient rocks in the Australian plains under Mount Macedon. "The rock is a nightmare, and nightmares belong in the past." Or do they?
This thrilling new play, adapted from the iconic book and inevitably referencing the famous film, is produced by Wild Duck Theatre in association with the OSO Arts Centre and the support of the BCA. In the words of The Guardian, "this play will scare the pants off you".
The bar will be open from 7pm so come early for a glass of wine and a light snack. You can also pre-order a cheese board which will be ready on your arrival.
Book tickets through http://www.osoarts.org.uk/ or https://billetto.co.uk/g/picnicathangingrock
Wild Duck Theatre event
New Annual Exhibition
Working for a Living in the old Borough of Twickenham is the theme for the 2017 Annual Exhibition featuring numerous images and artefacts from the earliest recorded times through to the modern day.
As well as an extremely rare trade token dating from 1669, other items attach well-known local firms such as Pouparts and Job’s Dairy.
How Church Street in Twickenham has developed between 1920 and 1950, and how Heath Road in Twickenham looked in the 1930s, comprise a new ‘supplementary’ exhibition on the first floor.
Twickenham Museum event
After School Art Clubs
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.
Octagon Club is our weekly art club for young people with disabilities and additional needs aged 11 to 17. The club meets in the Coach House at Orleans House Gallery.
Richmond’s history is not just about kings and queens living in royal palaces. What was it like to be poor and destitute? What help was there and on what terms? Come and find out what life was like for Richmond’s poorest residents at the Museum of Richmond’s Poverty exhibition.
Behind the handsome Georgian façade, the Richmond Workhouse, and many others, divided families and expected inmates to complete often hard and monotonous tasks.
Older residents may have been helped by the numerous almshouses of Richmond. However, a set of strict rules, on display in the exhibition, shows how regimented life in the almshouses were.
The exhibition displays the 1886 Richmond Union Workhouse Plan for the first time at the Museum.
Alongside the almshouses and workhouses, the exhibition looks at the individuals and charities who worked to alleviate the suffering of the poor. Richmond’s continued philanthropic spirit is highlighted through the charities which continue to offer support today.
This timely and relevant exhibition exploring poverty and homelessness will engage visitors with a different side of Richmond’s history. It also brings these issues up to date in relation to the charities that call Richmond home today.
The exhibition has been supported by The Richmond Parish Lands Charity, the Richmond Charities, Barnes Workhouse Fund and a number of generous individual donations.
Museum of Richmond event