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Sunday 17 January 2021
Anne Hellyer will give a talk on the history of British Embroidery - an overview
This talk will go ahead on Zoom and non-members are welcome. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the link.
There will be a few news & notes before the talk.
Natalia Zozulya Exhibiting with: Katalin Szallas Victoria Veil
Old masters’ techniques and a contemporary approach to oil paintings are entwined in atmospheric and dynamic figurative canvases by Nataliya Zozulya. Alongside German artist Victoria Veil’s detailed graphic artworks and modern classic ceramics by Katalin Szallas.
Fountain Gallery event
Richmond Art Society Winter Exhibition at RHACC & Online
Richmond Art Society plans to hold a Winter 2020 Exhibition at Richmond & Hillcroft Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond, as well as showcasing all the works Online.
Richmond Art Society is planning to hold its annual Winter Exhibition at Richmond & Hillcroft Adult Community College, from Saturday 28 November to Saturday 5 December. If it can go ahead subject to government restrictions at the time, the exhibition will of course be held fully in accordance with Covid security guidelines.
Due to these uncertain times, Richmond Art Society is also hosting a Virtual Winter Exhibition online on the Society’s website. This will go live on 21 November and run until January 2021. There will also be a PDF catalogue of all the works available to download.
Please visit www.richmondartsociety.com and follow the links to the online show from 21 November.
The exhibition will feature established and emerging member artists from the Society.
Peter Swann, Chair of Richmond Art Society, says: “In these challenging time, we aim to support our artists by organising a physical exhibition, but we are also doing an online presentation of all those works so that our member artists are assured of a Winter Exhibition even if Covid-19 stops us from having a physical show.”
Richmond Art Society event
Landmark Festive Emporium Goes Online!
Sadly the current lockdown means that our Landmark Festive Emporium can't take place as a physical event, but instead it is going online!
The specially created online Festive Emporium opens at 10am Thursday 19th November and will run until December 6th with over 700 products from artists and makers.
The Festive Emporium will go online at www.landmarkartscentre.org and will also feature ‘Meet the Maker’ blogs from participants, as well as special offers around Black Friday from 27-28 November.
Details will be posted on social media over the coming weeks.
Participating makers and artists include:
Anjali B Purkayastha – paintings
Areej Abdi – prints
Carol Wilson – paintings
Charlotte Clowes – paper art
Chrissy – ceramic lights
Cristina Schek – print
Emilia Chubb – paintings
Emoral – urban furniture
Esther Brown – prints & Paintings
Kate Guy Prints – linocut print designs on kitchenware
Kit Mooi – weaving
Kitty Wass – prints & paintings
Liz Whiteman Smith – prints
Madeline Morrow – paintings
Marianne Laker Designs – soft toys & cushions
Nadia Day – prints & paintings
Penny Seume – scarves & lampshades
Sarah Grove Ceramics – porcelain jugs & vases
Sue Ribbans – prints & paintings
Wick’d Wax Botanicals – candles
Every penny of profit goes back into supporting the work and maintenance of our much loved and wonderful arts centre, enabling us to keep the doors open and continue serving the community.
So Shop, Sparkle and be Merry
For more information see the website
Landmark Arts Centre event
This Week’s Recommendation: The Edge of Heaven
This week's recommendation
The Edge of Heaven
2007, 122 mins. Turkish/German/English language
Directed by Fatih Akin
The Edge of Heaven was the fourth ranked film of Season 46, with an approval rating of 85%.
Fatih Akin, who both wrote and directed The Edge of Heaven, won the prize for best screenplay at Cannes in 2007. His film is divided into three parts, the first two of which introduce separate sets of characters, while the third brings the threads of the stories together.
The film displays the tension between Akin’s Germany, and Turkey, where Akin’s parents were born, showing the gulf between the first and second-generation Turkish-Germans, and the conflicts about their identity and their relation with the old country.
The narrative is built around a series of accidents, chance encounters and missed encounters. That compassion does not always come easily or express itself clearly is one of the director's central insights. He is generous with his characters, even at their worst, but he also regards them with a measure of detachment as their good intentions go astray and their bad impulses bear terrible fruit. Similarly, while he is acutely aware of viciousness, injustice and hypocrisy in both Turkey and Germany, his camera absorbs the authentic beauty in both countries, from Bremen to Istanbul and to the hillsides and fishing villages of the Black Sea coast.
Full film notes are available in the Twickenham & Richmond Tribune - http://twickenhamtribune.com
The Edge of Heaven does not appear to be available to be streamed but the disc is available from Amazon and others.
Presented by Richmond Film Society
Richmond Film Society event
POSTPONED The Dragon of Wantley (J.F. Lampe)
Wantley village near Sheffield is terrorised by a child-gobbling dragon, and local hero Moore of Moorehall is entreated to put his drinking and womanising aside to take matters in hand. His methods are unorthodox to say the least…This delightful Handel pastiche is a pantomime romp, accompanied by Baroque orchestra and fully staged in the fabulous Victorian-era Normansfield Theatre.
Ticket Prices: £18
Tickets Available from: https://langdondowncentre.org.uk/event/the-dragon-of-wantley/
Phone Number for Tickets: 0333 121 2300
Richmond Opera event
In Flagrante Choir 2020
In Flagrante choir normally rehearses on Tuesday evenings, 19.30 - 21.30 hrs. Venue : St. Anne's Church hall, Kew Green TW9 3AA. All have been welcome to come along to meet, and sing with, the choir.
Singers have a great 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.
However, since the "lockdown" we have been having a fun weekly choir session singing with our Musical Director, Eamonn O'Dwyer, on Tuesday nights at 19.30 hrs. You are most welcome to join this as we will be continuing through the summer months of 2020.
For further details on how to link in on Tuesday evenings, contact Cathy Jago on email@example.com
or our website https://www.inflagrantechoir.com
In Flagrante Choir event
TCS Virtual performance; Lacrimosa, Mozart Requiem
Unfortunately due to the general situation Teddington Choral Society had to cancel and postpone its Spring and Summer concerts and suspend its weekly rehearsals. But the choir has organized itself to allow the singers to continue practicing their repertoire and to maintain a strong connection.
We have arranged a weekly project which gives the opportunity to the singers to sign up, record themselves and share their recordings so that we can create a virtual choir performance.
We have been extremely fortunate to have the support of our amazing IT specialist (Seamus, son of our Chairperson) who spent hours editing and mixing the final project.
We are also very thankful with the singers who have taken the courage to participate to these projects.
We also had a very good feedback from the singers who did not participate but enjoyed listening and watching the performances.
The Virtual Performance is a new entry in our range of activities and based on the members enthusiasm and the end results we will definitely continue experimenting it.
Find here our virtual performance of Lacrimosa from the Mozart Requiem: https://youtu.be/pUEXxye1y3Q
In Flagrante choir
Sing Out! How In Flagrante choir never faltered during lockdown.
In Flagrante’s signature song has long been the joyous Cat Stevens song which starts “ if you want to sing out, sing out”. And we have certainly taken this to heart during lockdown.
Nothing was going to stop us singing out, even if we had to do it via Zoom.
Immediately lockdown curtailed us meeting face to face in our usual venue of St Anne church hall on Kew Green, our wonderful musical director, Eamonn O’Dwyer, arranged for us to meet each week through zoom. As usual we have started every rehearsal with breathing and diction exercises with some novel Covid linked tongue twisters. And then we rehearse both previous and new repertoire with Eamonn initially taking us through each of our parts and then allowing us to sing, accompanied by pre recorded music and voices. It’s as close as we can get to singing together, allowing for different broadband speeds.
Very few of us had ever used Zoom before but with a helping hand from Eamonn we have all mastered it successfully.
Music is sent to us by email each week and we can chose to print or save a few trees by reading it digitally.
My goodness how we have all moved into the digital age, whatever OUR age.
Our virtual rehearsals have been so successful that we have continued without a break. We would normally have stopped for Easter and the Summer but no one was going anywhere. And even if they were they could dial in from anywhere in the world. We have also become a virtual international choir with singers joining us from America, Germany and Scotland!
In Flagrante has coped well with the strange but new normality, demonstrating an unexpected flexibility to adapt. In this way our friendly community of singers has survived and provided us all with a structure to the week which has at times for some of us lacked structure and routine and contact with other people.
However we have all missed rehearsals in person. We are hoping to get back to real rather than virtual rehearsals soon. And when we do it will be such a delight to hear everyone’s voices. But in the meantime virtual rehearsals have the benefit of no one else hearing your mistakes ( except perhaps the neighbours and your dog!).
If anyone is interested in having a go at singing please contact Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s a bit like singing in the shower! Doing it for your own pleasure and no embarrassment from any duff notes. We would love to “see” you and “hear” you.
In Flagrante Choir event
Whitton Adult Community Singing
WHITTON ADULT COMMUNITY SINGING
Singing Safely for Health & Wellbeing
We have started back SAFELY in the large, well ventilated Function Hall at the
Whitton Community Centre
Every term time Saturday 11.15 – 12.15
(Risk Assessed/COVID SECURE)
Percy Road, TW2 6JL
If you have never sung, or only sung a little, or you just love to sing - no need to sing in public, just come along and enjoy learning some great songs.
We learn and sing songs from all genres – pop/jazz, gospel, classical, folk etc.
Each Saturday through November to – 5th December
(New Term to start on Saturday 9th January 2021)
This is a Singing Class for all adults
Please contact Loulla Gorman for full details: