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Wednesday 23 January 2019
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
Art History Lectures: Masterpiece A Week (Block 2)
To tie in with the exhibition 'Water Water Everywhere', we have a six-part lecture series featuring masterpieces, all focusing on the theme of water.
20 February - Van de Velde's Seascapes
27 February - Turner's water colours
06 March - The Great Wave of Kanagawa
13 March - Monet's Lillie Ponds
20 March - Singer Sargent's water Colours
27 March - Antony Gormley's water sculptures
1 - 2.30pm in the Coach House.
Price: £72 for series / £15 for drop in (10% discount for Richmond Card holders).
Richmond Film Society – screening of 'Outside the Law' (France)
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.
In 'Outside the Law', an Algerian family is scattered across the globe. Messaoud joins the French army; Abdelkader becomes a leader of the Algerian independence movement; Saïd moves to Paris to make his fortune in the shady clubs and boxing halls. Their interconnecting destinies reunite them in Paris.
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
Ida’s family is throwing her a tea party for her eighty-sixth birthday. Their efforts to be cheerful and make the event a success verge on the desperate. Ida is racked with pain and feels she has lived too long. As the rather laboured celebrations go on, her third daughter Susan returns unexpectedly after an absence of 25 years.
Tensions immediately flare between the sisters, whilst Ida struggles to even recognise her. As the party comes to an end, the family disperse leaving Katherine remembering the pact she made with Ida not to let her suffer into old age… When the family returns, old prejudices and rivalries are forced into the open in a hilariously painful and moving picture of a family in turmoil.
Last performed in 1987, Curtains won Stephen Bill the London Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright.
The play is directed by the Royal Court’s former Associate Director, Lindsay Posner, whose theatre credits include Abigail’s Party, The End of Longing, Hay Fever and Relatively Speaking.
Rose Theatre Kingston event
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
Early Bird Guided Tour
Enjoy the peacefulness of Walpole's villa before it opens to the public and find out more about its history, architecture and restoration.
Book your tickets here