What's on - May 2017

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  • ETCHING COURSE AT KEW STUDIO

    This course is suitable for beginner and intermediate etchers as well as providing a refresher course for 'rusty' etchers returning to printmaking. Subjects covered will include plate preparation, hard and soft ground, aquatint, sugar lift, registration, inking, printing and editioning.

    For details contact Ali at enquiries@kewstudio.org and see our website www.kewstudio.org

    Kew Art Studio event

  • 6 May 2017 - 8 May 2017Visual Arts/Film

    BEYOND MOMENTS: MOROCCO BOOK LAUNCH, EXHIBITION & WORKSHOPS

    Join Iraqi photographer Maythem Ridha in celebrating the launch of his new book “Beyond Moments: Morocco - A photographic journey”.  The exhibition and book signing is free to attend and will also feature a programme of talks and workshops over the coming weeks.

     

    Born in Baghdad, Maythem Ridha has lived and travelled across the Middle East and North Africa and is now based in London. In BEYOND MOMENTS: MOROCCO, Maythem leads us on an intrepid photographic journey, inspired by the wonderfully evocative locations, interesting characters and stunning light.

     

    From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic Ocean and inland to Beni-Mellal, we ascend the Atlas Mountains and venture above the clouds to witness the remote and inaccessible Berber Wedding Festival. Presenting some of his award-winning photographs, Maythem shares his experiences of shooting travel, street and environmental portraits in, at times, challenging social situations.  

     

    In BEYOND MOMENTS: Morocco, Maythem Ridha takes us on a visual adventure in search of the spirit of Morocco and, in the process, discovers a positive and hopeful aspect of the human condition. 

     

    For further details please visit:

     

    www.MaythemRidha.com/BeyondMoments

     

    Redlees Studios event

  • 7 May 2017Music/Gigs

    Beethoven's Spring Sonata

    A violin and piano recital with works by Mozart, Brahms, Faure and Rachmaninov.  Julia Drager will be on violin and Jon Booth on piano.

    Tickets; £7.50,   £5 concessions (under 16's free) from 0208 977 2952 or The Old Violin Shop, Hampton Hill TW12 1PD

    Coffees/cakes will be on sale.

     

    Langdon Down Centre event

  • City of London garden walk

    City of London Garden Walk.

    Please meet at 11 am.

    Please contact the Programme Manager on tel: 020 8979 3089.

    Richmond Association for the National Trust event

  • 10 May 2017Visual Arts/Film

    ETCHING COURSE AT KEW STUDIO

    This course is suitable for beginner and intermediate etchers as well as providing a refresher course for 'rusty' etchers returning to printmaking. Subjects covered will include plate preparation, hard and soft ground, aquatint, sugar lift, registration, inking, printing and editioning.

    For details contact Ali at enquiries@kewstudio.org and see our website www.kewstudio.org

    Kew Art Studio event

  • 11 May 2017Music/Gigs

    Barnes Music Society - Fitzroy String Quartet

    Mozart String Quartet in B flat, K.589; Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op.135; Tchaikovsky String Quartet No.1 in D, Op.11

    Tickets (for non-members) available at the door £15, £12 concessions, £6 students, or in advance from www.WeGotTickets.com (booking fee applies). For details see www.barnesmusicsociety.org.uk or Tel 8876 1563

    Barnes Music Society event

  • 12 May 2017 - 14 May 2017Visual Arts/Film

    Redlees Gallery Open Studios

    Redlees Open Studios

    Come and enjoy a weekend of art, jewellery, ceramics, glassware, sculpture and more. Demonstrations and workshops and refreshments throughout with live music on Friday evening.

    We are situated on Redlees Park, behind Isleworth Leisure centre:

    Worton Road, Isleworth, TW7 6DW

    Free Parking and Wheelchair access

     

    Redlees Studios event

  • 12 May 2017 - 14 May 2017Visual Arts/Film

    Extraordinary Charity Art Exhibition

    There is going to be a weekend exhibition of work which will be a "once in a lifetime" opportunity to see the remaining collection, of the previously hidden art, of the late Desmond Jones, before it is split up and sold at the "Extraordinary Charity Art Auction" on June 9th. 
    The exhibition will be in the Coach House room, at Orleans House, Twickenham, running from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th of May, thanks to the help of the staff at Orleans House. The Friday 12th is an invitation only preview. Find out more exhibition details.

    Des (as he liked to be known) painted works in oils mainly, which have been inspired by his hobbies (sailing, dancing, walking and driving), his family, impressive land and sea scapes (where he often painted or sketched on location) and from literature.

    His oil paintings in particular are notable for their vibrant colours and innovative impressionism. For example his "Dancer" series creates the sense of wild emotion, movement and the almost joining of the two dance partners into one!

    After retiring in 1994, Des went to life drawing classes so that he would have sitters who would allow him to draw the human form (since his family were not patient enough to sit for him). Many of these had to be completed in a very short time, which helps the artist to draw on what is the essense of the human form and how to express this on paper.

    See and find out more about Des' artwork.

    Elaine Samuels Events event

  • 12 May 2017 - 14 May 2017Visual Arts/Film

    Artists@Redlees Summer 2017 Open Studios andGallery


    During the twice yearly Open Studios, the Gallery at Redlees Studios is specially curated to  showcase new work by the resident artists. Pantings, drawings, sculpture, photography and ceramics will inspire you and entice you to visit the individual studios of over 30 artists and designer-makers, including the very popular jewellery and textile studio.
    Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this creative community  and the home-made refreshments in the relaxing surrounding of these converted Victorian Stables in
    West London, with artists available to talk about their work or demonstrate their techniques.

     

    Redlees Studios event

  • James Henry Pullen

    A talk about the Genius of Earlswood Asylum (1835 to 1916), followed by a tour of his models including the Great Eastern and warship - the Princess Alexandra.  The talk and tour will last one hour.

    Cost: free

    Langdon Down Centre event

  • 14 May 2017 - 20 May 2017Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Jerusalem

    By Jez Butterworth, directed by John Buckingham

    Unarguably one of the best dramas of the 21st century.  The Guardian

    It’s St George’s Day and charismatic local waster, Johnny “Rooster” Byron, is a wanted man. The council wants to evict him, his son wants him to take him to the fair, his mates want his drugs and alcohol, and someone wants to give him a serious kicking. Critically lauded as an ‘instant classic’ Butterworth’s epic tale spins a darkly comic, modern take on life in England’s shires.

    Warning:  This production contains very strong language and scenes of drug use.

     

    Teddington Theatre Club event

  • 17 May 2017Visual Arts/Film

    ETCHING COURSE AT KEW STUDIO

    This course is suitable for beginner and intermediate etchers as well as providing a refresher course for 'rusty' etchers returning to printmaking. Subjects covered will include plate preparation, hard and soft ground, aquatint, sugar lift, registration, inking, printing and editioning.

    For details contact Ali at enquiries@kewstudio.org and see our website www.kewstudio.org

    Kew Art Studio event

  • 17 May 2017Museum/Heritage

    Alexander Pope: A Search for Perfection at Strawberry Hill House

    Alexander Pope: Celebrated poet, savage satirist, Twickenham resident.
    Award winning blind storyteller. Giles Abbott weaves the complexities of Pope’s life into a piece commissioned by Pope’s Grotto Preservation Trust.


    "One of the best nights I've ever spent at a live performance". “Moved me to tears”. “Giles Abbott is absolutely fantastic. He brings it all to life in a magical way”.
     

    Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust event

  • 20 May 2017Museum/Heritage

    Joint Normansfield Theatre and V&A Conference

    Saturday, 20 May 2017

    Normansfield Theatre, Langdon Down Centre

    10am to 4.30pm

    In July 2015,  the Down’s Syndrome Association received a grant for £85,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for our project – Normansfield – Protecting a Theatrical Past.    We will be ending our 2 year project with a joint conference on 20th May 2017, with the V&A, where we’ll be looking at the Normansfield Scenery and project, as well as looking at Set Painting and Costume Making in Victorian Theatres, the D’Oyle Carte, and finishing with a look at the historic theatre route through Europe.  The new digital scenery catalogue and virtual theatre, and visitors will be able to view some of the original Victorian Flats.

    Speakers will include Ian Jones Healey, Karen Thompson, Dr David Wilmore, Dr Hilary Vernon Smith, Jane Pritchard, Raymond Walker and Alison Rae.

    Programme

    10am                     Registration and Coffee

    10.15am               Welcome

    10.20am               Overview of Normansfield, a home for people with learning disabilities established by Dr John Langdon Down in 1868

    10.45am               The Conservation of the Normansfield Scenery Collection

    11.15am               Coffee

    11.30am               Normansfield – Protecting a Theatrical Past

    12.15pm               Lunch – a light buffet lunch will be served

    1.15pm                 Victorian Set Painting

    1.45pm                 Victorian Costume Making

    2.15pm                 The D’Oyly Carte – the company’s interaction with scenic artists from 1875

    2.45pm                 Coffee

    3.15pm                 Visit Theatres – the historic theatre route through Europe

    Alison Rae, Chair of the Board of Visit Theatres

    3.40pm                 Questions for the Panel of Speakers

     

    Places can booked online at www.langdondowncentre.org.uk (under Forthcoming Events) by calling 0333 1212 300 (Monday to Friday 9-5pm), or by emailing lesley.alabaf@downs-syndrome.org.uk  to reserve your place.                                             me

     

     

    Langdon Down Centre event

  • Festival Showcase

    A selection of  outstanding performers in music, dance and drama from the 2017 RuT Performing Arts Festival.   Admission £8.00 at the door.   Children under 16 free of charge.  

    Richmond upon Thames Performing Arts Festival event

  • Richmond Upon Thames Performing Arts Festival Showcase

    Sunday, 21st May 2017

    2.30pm

    Talented young performers from the 2017 Festival will showcase their award winning performances in music, drama and dance.

    ADMISSION £8 on the door/£6 for concessions

    www.richmondfestival.org.uk

    Langdon Down Centre event

  • Twickenham Museum Annual Lecture

    Houses of Power: The places that shaped the Tudor World.  Dr Simon Thurley speaks about his long-awaited history of Tudor royal residences across 30 years of archaeological excavation and documentary research, which reveals how architecture tells us more about the Tudor dynasty in public and private than previously thought

    Twickenham Museum event

  • 24 May 2017Visual Arts/Film

    ETCHING COURSE AT KEW STUDIO

    This course is suitable for beginner and intermediate etchers as well as providing a refresher course for 'rusty' etchers returning to printmaking. Subjects covered will include plate preparation, hard and soft ground, aquatint, sugar lift, registration, inking, printing and editioning.

    For details contact Ali at enquiries@kewstudio.org and see our website www.kewstudio.org

    Kew Art Studio event

  • Burma an Imperial Sideshow

    talk by Professor Tony Stockwell Professor Emeritus of Modern History at Royal Holloway University of London

    Richmond & Twickenham Historical Association event

  • 25 May 2017Museum/Heritage

    Alexander Pope: A Search for Perfection at the National Portrait Gallery

    Alexander Pope: Celebrated poet, savage satirist, Twickenham resident.
    Award winning blind storyteller. Giles Abbott weaves the complexities of Pope’s life into a piece commissioned by Pope’s Grotto Preservation Trust.

    "One of the best nights I've ever spent at a live performance". “Moved me to tears”. “Giles Abbott is absolutely fantastic. He brings it all to life in a magical way”.

    Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust event

  • 26 May 2017Museum/Heritage

    Pope and a Pint at the Alexander Pope Hotel

    A Search for Perfection: written and performed by Giles Abbott

    Alexander Pope: Celebrated poet, savage satirist, Twickenham resident.
    Award winning blind storyteller, Giles Abbott weaves the complexities of Pope’s life into a piece commissioned by Pope’s Grotto Preservation Trust.

    "One of the best nights I've ever spent at a live performance". “Moved me to tears”. “Giles Abbott is absolutely fantastic. He brings it all to life in a magical way”.

    Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust event

  • 31 May 2017Visual Arts/Film

    ETCHING COURSE AT KEW STUDIO

    This course is suitable for beginner and intermediate etchers as well as providing a refresher course for 'rusty' etchers returning to printmaking. Subjects covered will include plate preparation, hard and soft ground, aquatint, sugar lift, registration, inking, printing and editioning.

    For details contact Ali at enquiries@kewstudio.org and see our website www.kewstudio.org

    Kew Art Studio event

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