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Friday 17 January 2020
Wilding - The Return to Nature of a British Farm
Isabella Tree is an award-winning author and travel writer. Her latest book Wilding - the Return of Nature to a British Farm charts the story of the pioneering conservation project Isabella and her husband embarked upon in deciding to let nature take over at their land at Knepp in West Sussex.
Barnes Literary Society event
TAC Winter Programme
Our 2019/20 Winter Programme of indoor painting sessions starts on 21st September 2019 at All Hallows Church Hall, Erncroft Way, Twickenham. For further details see our website.
Twickenham Art Circle event
Barnes Artist Winter show at Wetland Centre
A collection of local artists showing artwork in response to artists in residence at The London Wetland Centre. An ideal opportunity to buy some art for Christmas or that special birthday present. A diverse range of painting, drawing, sculpture on display and waiting for you in the upstairs gallery through the main shop of the centre.
Barnes Artists event
Artists in Residence
Amy Gillies & Chloe Hurst
We are pleased to announce Amy Gillies and Chloe Hurst as our first ever artists in residence. Recent MA graduates of Kingston University, Amy and Chloe will be working in the gallery from. 6 Jan to 17 Feb 2020. They plan to make work focusing on the history of our building and Richmond and will be happy to show you their progress and processes throughout the residency.
They will present their completed work in a Residency Show, 19 Feb – 1 March 2020.
More details, including how you can get involved will be added soon.
One Paved Court event
In Flagrante Choir 2020
In Flagrante choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings, 19.30 - 21.30 hrs. Venue : St. Anne's church hall, Kew Green TW9 3AA. All are welcome to come along to meet, and sing with, the choir. Choir sessions restart Tuesday 7th January 2020, but you are very welcome to come along for a free session on Tuesday 14th January at 19.30 hrs.
Singers have a fun time working on a wide range of songs - a love of music and ability to hold a tune is all that's required! No audition. For further details contact Cathy Jago on Catherine@cjenenergy.co.uk or our website https://www.inflagrantechoir.com
In Flagrante Choir event
The Lost Dress of Elizabeth I
The Bacton Altar Cloth at Hampton Court Palace
The only surviving example of Elizabeth I's dresses
Following new research and conservation, Historic Royal Palaces Curators believe that the Bacton Altar Cloth once formed part of a dress worn by Elizabeth herself.
The high-status silver chamblet silk, professional embroidery including gold and silver thread, and distinct evidence of pattern cutting all suggest that the item was once an item of elite court dress. Tudor law meant that only the very highest levels of nobility and royalty were allowed to wear dress that contained gold and silver.
New research supports the theory that this was intended for the highest level of customer and that it is an item of dress from Elizabeth's own wardrobe, making it the only known surviving example of Elizabeth I's clothing.
Hampton Court Palace event
Turner and the Thames: Five Paintings exhibition
Turner’s House Trust are thrilled to announce their first exhibition of J.M.W. Turner’s original oil paintings in the house he designed for himself. The exhibition will open on January 10th, 2020, thanks to a generous loan from Tate.
Turner and the Thames: Five Paintings, will feature rare oil sketches, seldom seen by the public, and run until March 29th at Sandycombe Lodge, 40 Sandycoombe Road, St Margarets, Twickenham TW1 2LR.
The works have been chosen for their depictions of scenes close to his house near the river, and feature riparian landscapes from Isleworth to Windsor.
The Thames enticed Turner to buy a plot of land in Twickenham on which to build a retreat for him and his father in the 1800s and he designed the villa so that he could glimpse the river from his bedroom window. Turner spent a lot of time on the Thames both working and fishing, keeping his catch in two ponds in what was then a large, country garden.
The exhibition is included in the price of general admission to the house..
Turner's House Trust event