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Monday 27 May 2019
Art History Lectures: English Portraiture
Delivered by Art Historical London’s Hattie Bennet.
25/09 Portrait of Henry VIII of England, Hans Holbein the Younger
02/10 Lady Venetia Digby, Sir Anthony van Dyck
09/10 Mary Beale, Self Portrait
16/10 Thomas Coram, William Hogarth
30/10 Mr and Mrs Andrews, Thomas Gainsborough
06/11 The Monarch of the Glen, Sir Edwin Landseer
13/11 Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, John Singer Sargent
27/11 Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy, David Hockney
Full price: £15 per lecture
Richmond Card price: £13.50 per lecture
Explore the beautiful textures and wide variety of marks and tone that can be achieved with collagraph. Artist Charlotte Cranidge will lead the session, encouraging you to experiment with a mixture of relief and etching techniques, different textures, surfaces and printing processes.
Suitable for artists of all levels, including beginners. All materials are included.
Full price: £90
Richmond Card price: £80
Set in an imagined version of eighteenth century London, Hogarth’s Progress is a riotous double bill of plays following one of Britain’s most celebrated artists on two spectacularly wild days and nights – one at the beginning of his career and one at the end.
The plays explore the extraordinary life of William Hogarth and the commercialisation of art in a time that saw British culture spring from the drawing rooms of the wealthy into ordinary houses across the country. Filled with political satire, boisterous romps and sleazy characters, Hogarth’s Progress promises to be an extraordinary theatrical event not to be missed.
The double bill begins with the first major revival of The Art of Success, which was first performed by the RSC in 1986 before transferring to the Barbican and New York. Compressing the artist’s ascent to fame into a single, action-filled night, Dear follows a larger-than-life Hogarth as he mingles with famous playwrights and artists, royalty and prostitutes, prime ministers and murderesses creating an exceedingly imaginative, thoroughly scurrilous, but nonetheless highly entertaining portrait of a world on the brink of transformation. The second play, The Taste of the Town, catches up with Hogarth 30 years later, finding him now hugely successful, yet still at odds with the world and with himself. Old and tired he may be, but there’s always time for one more fight.
Rose Theatre Kingston event
The Regina Monologues & Ladies in Waiting: The Judgement of Henry VIII
The Regina Monologues by Rebecca Russell & Jenny Wafer
Ladies in Waiting: The Judgement of Henry VIII by James Cougar Canfield
Directed by Linda Sirker
Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.
Three Catherines, Two Annes and a Jane all married to a man called Henry.
Regina Monologues: Six modern woman with lives both separate and intertwined share their experiences of marriage, love affairs and betrayal plus their loathing of all things ginger.
Ladies in Waiting the Judgement of Henry VIII: These same six woman are transported 500 years back in time to come back and haunt this most infamous monarch.
Box office opens 30th August 2018
Teddington Theatre Club event
“I should have mentioned it before, my Mum, she, last year, she passed”.
James is suffocated by his past. Based on true events, this is one couple’s journey through bereavement, love, pregnancy, superheroes and enforced pen maintenance. It’s a story about the importance of talking, opening up and grieving at the right time and about not letting your past determine your future. This intimate and gripping account of life and death has been developed in association with Cruse Bereavement Care.
Communicate is an exploration of the effects of grief on individuals and on relationships. The play is autobiographical; the writer lost both his parents whilst he was in his twenties, shut down, did not communicate and, a few years later, was diagnosed with PTSD. The central aims of the play are to address and raise awareness of the need to grieve, to talk, to listen and to have hope. The play seeks to open up a dialogue about addressing your feelings at the right time and in the right way to try to limit the long-term impact on your mental and physical health as far as it is possible to do so.
“Everyone should see this play” – Area Manager, Cruse Bereavement Care
“A really delicate piece of writing” – Richard Cameron, Playwright
“Explores its themes poignantly with humour too” – Audience Member
OSO Arts Centre event
Choir starting in September
Ella's Choir runs in aid of React, a local children's charity
No need to audition or read music!
Our aim is to provide an inclusive musical experience that's friendly and fun. We also aim to challenge and inspire, leaving you refreshed and rejuvenated.
Ella’s Choir will start on Thursday 6th September 2018 at 7.00-8.30pm Jack and Jill Nursery School, 20 First Cross Road, Twickenham (by the Green), TW2 5QA.
We sing uplifting songs each week and you'll learn basic singing techniques and improve your health and well-being.
The first session for any newcomers is free, thereafter you can pay for the term (£10pw when booked in a block.
If you’d like to come along, please drop Helen an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Now I Can Sing!
Realise your singing potential in a fun, friendly and relaxed environment:
- Master the fundamentals of singing technique
- Develop an understanding of musical notation
- Build your sight-reading skills
- Enjoy singing solo and with others.
8-week course with 2 week break
Tutor: Carl Speck
Contact: 07739023692, email@example.com
Landmark Arts Centre event