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Tuesday 19 January 2021
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
CANCELLED: Twickenham Art Circle Spring 2020 Exhibition
Work by local artists in a variety of styles and media, at affordable prices. Ask about our regular drawing, painting and demonstration events for members, or visit our web site twickenhamartcircle.org.uk
Image: Candy Maxted’s ‘Polly’, voted favourite painting 2019 exhibition.
Admission: free, including catalogue.
Landmark Arts Centre event
Online Photography Course
The Landmark is going Virtual with an 8 week online photograpghy course taught by experienced photographer and tutor, Jackie Rado, via Zoom.
A creative photography course which develops the photographer’s ability to see the world with ‘new eyes’. Participants will learn to develop their skills of observation and curiosity, seeing the details, capturing the mood, using colour and the nuance of light.
This course is perfect for those who want to explore their creative vision, develop a strong understanding of their camera equipment and make the most of its features. The content is designed for beginners and intermediate photographers and is suitable for digital and film photography. It is ideal if your camera has some manual functions for greater creative control.
Jackie will also offer students extra support via email if needed.
Cost: £112 for the full course.
To book contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Landmark Arts Centre event
This exhibition is a new series art created during lockdown that explores the themes of repetition, meditation and contemplation
The artwork consists of many thousands of shredded pieces. Some include photoluminescent pigments that have been an ongoing interest for the artist. Digital pixels in appearance but very much an analogue creative process.
The practice of destroying something to be able to create something runs through the series.
Visitors are invited to bring their own papers, photos and documents that can be shredded at the exhibition for the artist to use in future artworks. A symbolic act to let go of something that they no longer want in their life that takes on a new life.
A passion for making art was awakened whilst studying counselling and psychotherapy. Mr Mr Pearce has attended the Richmond School of Painting and also numerous courses run by the Slade School of Fine Art during their annual summer school, including their Foundation course.
Artistic influences include Lee Krasner and Briget Riley. Other influences include psychotherapy, in particular the archetypes of Jung and Assagioli's inclusion of spirituality into his theories of the human psyche. Optical illusions, psychedelia, electronic music and the repetition of minimal classical music also have an influence.
Exhibition is open (but gates are closed)
Due to COVID we are restricting the numbers of people this weekend for everyone’s safety. Therefore, the gates will be kept closed this weekend while the exhibition is on.
The False Servant
When a man thinks he can cynically take a rich woman’s money and then run off with an even more lucrative potential fiancée, he’d best not tell the fiancée by mistake.
Le Chevalier, a woman disguised as the son of an aristocrat, embarks on a plan that will expose the dark heart of this male power-play.
This version by Martin Crimp was acclaimed at its 2004 National Theatre premiere by The Telegraph: “Thrills, chills, and belly laughs – this addictively adult comedy has got the lot.”
Paul Miller directs, following his acclaimed production of Marivaux’s The Lottery of Love.
Martin Crimp’s prolific international career began at the Orange Tree Theatre, including our recent revival of Dealing with Clair, a hit of last season.
Orange Tree Theatre event
The Vicar of Dibley
When their elderly vicar passes away, congregation members in Dibley are surprised to find that a woman has been assigned to their parish. And not just any woman ... Geraldine Granger is outgoing, vivacious and fun-loving, as well as caring and committed to her flock. However, her ebullient ways do not initially endear her to the head of the Parish Council, an old-fashioned gentleman farmer who's not a fan of change. Hilarity ensues as Geraldine tries to win over the stodgy council members while staying true to herself and her pastorate.
Cygnet Players event
#SharingShakespeare online platform of events during lockdwon
#Playreadings #Sonnetslams #Pubquizzes and much more - come and join us and tell your friends - https://mailchi.mp/2defbe1bde7c/sharingshakespeare
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
Rockin The Lockin Landmark Live
Rockin in The Lockin Landmark Live is an online concert in aid of the Save The Landmark fundraising appeal. Featuring 25 local musicians including founder member of The Blues Band, Dave Kelly, there will be music for all tastes. The concert starts at 11.30am and ends at midnight with each musician performing for 25 minutes. Visit https://www.facebook.com/rockinthelockin/ to watch the concert and to see the full line up of artists. The concert is free to view but please donate to the Landmark appeal if you are able to.
Landmark Arts Centre event
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
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