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Tuesday 26 May 2020

12 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

  • 9 April 2020 - 19 April 2020Visual Arts/Film

    POSTPONED: Richmond and Twickenham Photographic Society Annual Exhibition

    More than 500 photographs will go on display at the society’s annual exhibition, including images from pupils at St. Catherine’s School for Girls in Twickenham and the Royal Photographic Society’s Visual Art Group. Most of the prints will be available to buy.  Image: ‘Peeking Out’ by Pat Barbour.
    Admission:  £2 / free U16s

    Landmark Arts Centre 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

  • 9 April 2020 - 19 April 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Annual Photographic Exhibition

    From sweeping landscapes and powerful portaits to candid street scenes and awe inspiring architecture, Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society's annual exhibition promises a visually captivating experience.  So step away from your Instagram feed and head down to the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington to feast the senses.

    More than 500 images will be on display from a club which is one of the largest and oldest in the country - this year it celebrates its 130th anniversary.  The exhibition incorporates the Royal Photographic Society's London Region print exhibition as well as a selection of images from St. Catherine's School in Twickenham.  There will also be contributions from Elleray Hall, a drop-in day centre, which the club has supported as part of its engagement with the local community.

    Most of the prints will be available to buy along with a selection of greeting cards and used photographic books and equipment.

    Tea and coffee will be available in the Landmark cafe where visitors can watch an additional display of digital images.

    The society has around 150 members from beginners to professionals.  Some members will be displaying panels of images which recently gained them distinctions from the Royal Photographic Society.  New members are warmly welcome. 

    Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society 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

  • 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

  • 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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