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Tuesday 26 May 2020

14 events.

  • 21 February 2020 - 21 July 2020Literature/Talks/Walks

    Watermans With Words: Scientific Pioneers

    In a double bill of two fascinating talks in our regular Watermans With Words series, we discover the true stories of Scientific Pioneers who have changed our world in very different ways from two excellent speakers.

    7pm Talk: The Butchering Art – Lister's Quest to Transform Victorian Medicine with Lindsey Fitzharris (1hr incl Q&A)

    Surgeons are miracle-workers. But it was not always so. In her book ‘The Butchering Art’ (Daily Mail, Guardian and Observer Books of the Year 2017 and winner of 2018 PEN/E.O Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing) and this accompanying talk, medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris recreates the turning point when pioneering surgeon Lister transformed the harrowing practices common in Victorian operating theatre – known as the ‘gateways of death’ – ultimately leading to the vaunted surgical profession we know today. This is the story of a visionary British surgeon whose quest to unite science and medicine delivered us into the modern world – the safest time to be alive in human history.

    Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris is a bestselling author, and medical historian with a doctorate from the University of Oxford. Her debut book, The Butchering Art, won the PEN/E.O. Wilson Award for Literary Science in the United States and was shortlisted for both the Wellcome Book Prize and the Wolfson History Prize in the United Kingdom.

    8.30pm Talk: Black Scientists and Inventors with Tony Warner (1 hr 15 mins incl Q&A)

    Back by popular demand, Tony Warner from Black History Walks will present a talk which gives a fascinating and comprehensive run down of everyday appliances which were developed by Black people, and phenomenal scientific achievements that have gone unnoticed by the mainstream. He will speak of Black people's involvement and innovations in computer games,  car safety, secret technology, vaccinations ,torpedoes, computing, optometry, biology, mechanics…; he detail the origins of African castles and ancient African astronomy and name Black inventors who got ripped off. With an audio-visual presentation and an interactive style, tony's talks are illuminating, important, and truly memorable.

    Watermans Art Centre event

  • 15 January 2020 - 8 April 2020Visual Arts/Film

    January Art Classes for Beginners and Improvers

                                           NEW JANUARY 2020 ART COURSES

    ColourWheel art classes for adults are part-time and have been designed for beginners and improvers. Drawing inspiration from nature and the rich colour wheel of life you will learn the techniques you need for pencil drawing, oil pastels, watercolours and acrylics.

    They are a fun and friendly place to learn and make new friends, they will inspire you to you look at the world around in a new way.

    Classes are held in our lovely riverside venue PTRC Clubhouse, Kew Meadow Towpath, Richmond TW9 4EN, this is a rowing club on the river, with easy access and free parking.

    There are 3-hour morning 9.30am – 12.30pm and afternoon 1.30pm – 4.30pm classes on Wednesdays. You will receive tuition and guidance from our experienced and qualified tutor allowing you to produce beautiful art using a variety of mediums over a 13-week period.

    If you think you can’t draw you are wrong, you just need to be shown how. Giving you the right tools and skills, you will be on your way to producing work you never thought you could.

    The price of the course is £390, which is the equivalent of £10/hour and inclusive of materials

    Please visit our website for a detailed breakdown of the curriculum;

    www.colourwheelartclass.co.uk/art-classes-richmond/

    All art materials are provided, you just need to bring yourself! Tea and Coffee is provided at very reasonable cost, and there is free car and bike parking.

     

     

     

    ColourWheel Art Classes - Richmond event

  • 8 April 2020 - 12 April 2020Visual Arts/Film

    CANCELLED - Molesey Art Society Spring Exhibition

    For reasons beyond our control, Molesey Art Society has cancelled its Spring Exhibition.

     

    Molesey Art Society event

  • 27 March 2020 - 16 November 2025Visual Arts/Film

    Joint Exhibition: Museum of Willoughby Allotment & Vicky Cooke Face Look Friends

    An exhibition bringing together two artists who like to categorise things, from facial expressions to found objects. Delve into the artefacts unearthed by the plotholders of Willoughby Allotments in the Museum of Willoughby Allotment. Dig into the lower reaches of Facebook’s tagged photos for a collection of candid expressions.

    This is a rare opportunity to visit the Small Artist Community situated on a sometimes sinking island on the River Brent. 1hour free parking in muti-storey car pak in Dock Road and access to island from Dock Road or bottom of Catherine Wheel Road TW8 8BD www.brentfordgallery.co.uk

     

    Brentford Gallery & Artists Studios event

  • 27 March 2020 - 16 November 2025Visual Arts/Film

    Joint Exhibition: Museum of Willoughby Allotment & Vicky Cooke Face Look Friends

    An exhibition bringing together two artists who like to categorise things, from facial expressions to found objects. Delve into the artefacts unearthed by the plotholders of Willoughby Allotments in the Museum of Willoughby Allotment. Dig into the lower reaches of Facebook’s tagged photos for a collection of candid expressions.

    This is a rare opportunity to visit the Small Artist Community situated on a sometimes sinking island on the River Brent. 1hour free parking in muti-storey car pak in Dock Road and access to island from Dock Road or bottom of Catherine Wheel Road TW8 8BD www.brentfordgallery.co.uk

     

    Brentford Gallery & Artists Studios event

  • 5 April 2020 - 20 April 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Moon over Miami (1941)

    Dir. Walter Lang (U) 91 mins

    Jack Haley is best known for the Tin Man who wished he had a heart, but he went on to star in many films including this comedy musical.  Betty Grable plays one of three sisters who come into a small legacy when they expected a large one, so they up sticks and head to Miami to hunt for rich husbands.

    Tickets £7.50   Concessions £6.00

     

    Musical Museum, Brentford event

  • 7 April 2020 - 9 April 2020Drama/Dance/Musicals

    The Tempest: An Opera

    Experience scenes from an operatic re-imaging of Shakespeare's The Tempest, scored for chamber ensemble and live electronics

    OSO Arts Centre event

  • 3 April 2020 - 9 May 2020Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Last Easter

    A lighting designer, an actress, a prop maker and a drag singer go on a pilgrimage looking for a miracle.

    Even when June, the lighting designer, is diagnosed with a devastating illness, the jokes don’t stop coming as a quartet of theatre friends career across France, glugging red wine, and hoping to find a miracle at Lourdes for June, a nonbeliever who thinks the only good thing about religion is the lighting. 

    They’ll soon discover that miracles come in many different forms. Last Easter is a funny, moving and provocative play about the true nature of friendship. 

    Bryony Lavery is the multi award-winning writer of Frozen, A Wedding Story and More Light. Her stage adaptations include Brideshead Revisited, Treasure Island, Dracula and A Christmas Carol. Her collaborations include The Believers, Stockholm and Beautiful Burnout (with Frantic Assembly) and Kursk (Sound & Fury). 

    Tinuke Craig recently directed Vassa (Almeida), The Colour Purple (Curve), and debbie tucker green’s random and generations (Chichester) and dirty butterfly (Young Vic).

    Orange Tree Theatre event

  • 6 April 2020 - 8 April 2020Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Beauty and the Beast Easter Holiday Workshop

    Award-winning Youth Production Company Dramacube will be hosting their three-day Easter-holiday workshop at Hampton Hill Theatre from Monday 6th to Wednesday 8th April. 

    Inspired by the classic ‘Tale as Old as Time’, Beauty & the Beast, children will join the creative team, learning songs, scenes and routines.

    The cast will explore the story and build towards a performance under the lights on the main stage for family and friends to enjoy on the afternoon of day three.

    The workshop, which runs from 9.30am to 4.00pm is ideally suited to children aged 7-14 years old who love to act, sing and dance. £115 for 3 days (10% sibling discount applies)

    For further information and booking please visit www.dramacubeproductions.co.uk

    Dramacube Productions event

  • 15 March 2020 - 14 June 2020Music/Gigs

    Allegri Quartet

    The Allegri Quartet, in its 62nd year, is Britain's oldest chamber group. Founded in 1953 by Eli Goren and William Pleeth it has played a key role in the British musical scene, working with composers such as Benjamin Britten, Michael Tippett, Elizabeth Maconchy, John Woolrich, Peter Fribbins, Anthony Payne, James MacMillan, Matthew Taylor and most recently Alec Roth, resulting in new commissions and recordings.

    Programme is subject to change

    Orange Tree Theatre event

  • 7 April 2020 - 9 April 2020Museum/Heritage

    Archaeology at Work: A Bronze Age Murder Mystery - family workshop

    Tuesday 7 April to Thursday 9 April 2020

    Explore the story of Thomas Newby Reeve’s ancestor, an archaeologist who started work at Stonehenge. Have a go at being an archaeologist, take part in a dig and solve a murder mystery!

    Workshops are £5.50 per child. Booking is essential as places are limited

    Follow this link to book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/archaeology-at-worka-bronze-age-murder-mystery-tickets-84002675263

    Using a mix of real and replica historical objects from the Museum’s handling collection, our workshops provide families with a hands on experience where they learn more about the history of the local area and develop new skills by having a go at arts and craft activities.

    Our workshops are led by our Learning Officer, Vicky, who has over ten years of experience of working with families and has an Enhanced DBS check.

    Workshops are primarily aimed at children aged 5-11 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and adults are encouraged to get stuck in too!

    Younger siblings (under 5s) are welcome to join in and we can provide simple craft and colouring materials for them during the workshop instead of the main craft resources. as the workshop charges are to help us cover the cost of craft materials.

    Children aged 11 and over are also welcome to join in, and we can make the activities more challenging for them. They would need to have a paid for place booked for them as the workshop charges are to help us cover the cost of craft materials used during the workshop.

    Museum of Richmond event

  • 30 January 2020 - 28 June 2020Museum/Heritage

    World War One Exhbition

    This new exhibition comemorates the end of the First World War and the Returning Soldier.  The Museum has a library of recordings for use on reproducing pianos, and a collection of instruments that were at the height of popularity in the1910s and 1920s.  The music that emerged from the war is sometimes upbeat and incongruous with the tragedy of the period, while other music seeks to evoke the trauma of the front-line.  The exhibition features a local history perspective, a display of music from our collection, and recordings of music from the era played on our instruments.

    Admission to the exhibition is free

    Musical Museum, Brentford event

  • 1 February 2020 - 5 September 2020Museum/Heritage

    Queen's Road 500 Years of History Exhibition

    The Museum is celebrating Richmond’s fascinating social history through its exciting new exhibition ‘Queen’s Road: 500 Years of History’ 

    Once a muddy track through the Richmond countryside, Queen’s Road is unrecognisable today. Discover the fascinating history of this road, including farmland owned by Tudor courtiers, a pest house for plague sufferers, grand Victorian developments and innovative social housing.

    Museum of Richmond event

  • 26 March 2020 - 13 May 2020Museum/Heritage

    'King John' 'Bad King John?'

    Sadly this Meeting has been cancelled because of the virus

    Richmond & Twickenham Historical Association event

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