What's on today
Friday 15 December 2017
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
Tracy Borman & The Private Lives of the Tudors
Historian, writer and keeper of Historic Royal Palaces, Dr Tracy Borman shares her knowledge of the Private Lives of the Tudors with members and guests of the Borough of Twickenham Local History Society's Alan Urwin Memorial Lecture.
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.
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
- 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.
Come and enjoy life drawing in our Victorian stables gallery at Redlees.
- Professional life model
- Friendly atmosphere
- Variety of short and long poses
- Easels and boards provided
- Dry materials provided free
- Suitable for all levels
For further enquiries email Nicki: email@example.com or Anna: firstname.lastname@example.org
Car parking available. Wheelchair Access.
Redlees Studios event
Alice in Winterland
Alice has always been brought up to believe in wonder but her life takes an unexpected turn when she is sent to live with her stern auntie… until she is visited by a White Rabbit and propelled on a quest to save Winterland!
Follow Alice to the magically curious world of Winterland, a world of ice and imagination, of mad hatters and cruel queens, strong-minded dodos and friendly knights. A world inhabited by the mysterious Bandersnatch and the terrible Jabberwock, a world that lies in the riffle of a pack of cards or in the lines across a chess board, where the impossible becomes possible…
This dazzling festive new stage production is based on Lewis Carroll’s timeless books, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Step through the Looking Glass with Alice this Christmas and join her on this glorious adventure.
The production features professional actors alongside members of the Rose Youth Theatre.
Rose Theatre Kingston event
Belgian Village on the Thames
In a new exhibiton, The East Twickenham Centennial Group commemorates the six thousand World War One Belgian Refugees who created in East Twickenham and neighbouring communities the ‘Belgian Village on the Thames’, as workers at the renowned Pelabon Munitions Works.
The museum is open Tuesdays & Saturdays 11.00 – 3.00 and Sundays 2.00 – 4.00. Admission free. Twickenham-museum.org.uk
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