What's on - September 2017

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  • 2 September 2017 - 30 September 2017Drama/Dance/Musicals

    The River Girl

    Wendy Cope’s poem The River Girl takes us into the profoundly uncomfortable territory of male artists and the treatment of their female partners. Exposed in many a biography of writers, artists and actors is a partner whose personality is subordinate to that of the “star”. Wendy Cope uses a mixture of humour and irony to chart the course of one such relationship between a poet and his lover. Using the distinctive marionettes and the intimate atmosphere of the Puppet Theatre Barge, the company creates a unique theatrical event.

    Suitable for adults.

    September 2, 8** & 9, 15 & 16, 22 & 23, 29 & 30 at 7.30pm (** captioned performance)

    Puppet Theatre Barge event

  • 5 September 2017Literature/Talks/Walks

    Les Parisiennes

    Drinks from 7pm. One-hour lecture at 8pm.

    Les Parisiennes is a story about women’s lives during the dark years of Nazi occupation and beyond and includes British and American women caught in Paris as well as native born resisters who were eventually sent to camps They included couturiers and jewelers some of whom flourished in wartime as well as actors, singers, night club dancers and housewives.

    The lecture opens with a magnificent circus ball held by Elsie de Wolfe at the magnificent Villa Trianon, a chateau in the grounds of the Palace of Versailles. Many of the guests could not believe that war was imminent. The lecture ends with Christian Dior’s lavish new look in 1947 as well as a perfume, Miss Dior, named after his sister Catherine, a member of the resistance, who had only just survived a prison camp and never wanted to talk about her experiences.

    Lecturer's Profile

    Anne Sebba is a biographer, historian and author of nine books, often biographies of powerful women. One notable book was “That Woman”, a biography of Wallis Simpson. She is an experienced lecturer and broadcaster who lives in Richmond.

    The Arts Society Richmond event

  • 6 September 2017 - 16 September 2017Drama/Dance/Musicals

    The Night Pirates

    A much-loved adventure on the high seas from Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright.

    One night, young Tom is awoken by noises outside his house. He peeps out of the window and what should he see but PIRATES… and stranger still - they're GIRL PIRATES stealing the front of his house! Tom joins their adventure across the high seas to an island where some rather lazy and silly grown-up pirates are guarding their treasure. What could possibly happen when the young pirates make a surprise attack on the lazy Captain Patch and his bumbling crew?

    Adapted and directed by Miranda Larson, this irresistibly charming modern-day classic combines original songs and swashbuckling adventures. Suitable for any budding young pirate aged 3+

    Rose Theatre Kingston event

  • 8 September 2017Literature/Talks/Walks

    Identifying a Painting


    Many of you who have done courses and visited galleries over the years have gathered immense knowledge of art, and art history, but can you bring it all together? Can you instantly put your knowledge to good use when you are in front of a work of art you haven't seen before?

    This one hour lecture will give you the confidence to use all you know and instantly recognize material, period, country and style!


    Friday 8 September 2017, 11.00-12.00

    Richmond Old Town Hall
    Whittaker Suite
    Whittaker Avenue
    Richmond, TW9 1TP


    delivered by Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff

    Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff event

  • 13 September 2017Museum/Heritage

    Visit to the Wellcome Collection

    Visit to the Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE.

    Please meet at 11.30 am.

    For further details please contact the Programme Manager on tel.0208 979 3089, email: b.weisblatt@btinternet.com

    Richmond Association for the National Trust event

  • 14 September 2017Choral/Choirs

    Opportunity to join Cantanti Camerati

    Thursday evening choir rehearsals start 14 September at RACC, Parkshot, Richmond TW9 2RE.  Friendly performing group.  New singers welcome – contact our conductor Stephen Gregson on 07576 794612 for initial discussion.


    Concert “A Choral Tapestry” on Saturday 21st October 2017 at 7.30pm at St James’ Church, Hampton Hill TW12 1DQ.  A colourful selection of items with a number of musical threads:  gloriously rich Tudor polyphony is contrasted with nineteenth century Romanticism, while scintillating contemporary harmony is balanced with lighthearted American folk song arrangements.




    Cantanti Camerati event

  • 14 September 2017Choral/Choirs

    Choir starting in September

    No need to audition or read music!
    Our aim is to provide an inclusive musical experience that is friendly and fun. We also aim to challenge and inspire, leaving you refreshed and rejuvenated.
    Ella’s Choir will start on Thursday 14th September 2017 at 7.00-8.30pm at Holy Trinity Church, 1 Vicarage Road, Middlesex, TW2 5TS
    See a map here.
    We will sing uplifting songs each week and you'll learn basic singing techniques and improve your health and well-being.
    The first session is free, thereafter weekly sessions will be £12 (drop-in) or £10 if booked in a block. Profits will go to a local children’s charity.
    If you’d like to come along, drop Helen an email helen@thehelenastridsingingacademy.com

    Helen Astrid Singing Academy (HasA) event

  • 15 September 2017 - 6 October 2017Literature/Talks/Walks

    Utopias & Dystopias in Western Art


    A four part lecture series, delivered by Freddie Barber on 'Utopias and Dystopias in Western Art' from the Renaissance to the Modern period (with most focus on the 19th and 20th Centuries).


    Friday 15/9, 22/9, 29/9 and 6/10/17


    Old Town Hall

    Whittaker Suite

    Whittaker Avenue

    TW9 1TP Richmond

    £12 per lecture


    delivered by Freddie Barber

    Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff event

  • 15 September 2017 - 6 October 2017Literature/Talks/Walks

    Utopias & Dystopias in Western Art


    A four part lecture series, delivered by Freddie Barber on 'Utopias and Dystopias in Western Art' from the Renaissance to the Modern period (with most focus on the 19th and 20th Centuries).


    Friday 15/9, 22/9, 29/9 and 6/10/17


    Old Town Hall

    Whittaker Suite

    Whittaker Avenue

    TW9 1TP Richmond

    £12 per lecture


    delivered by Freddie Barber

    Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff event

  • 15 September 2017 - 17 September 2017Visual Arts/Film

    In London with Art

    An exhibition by Art Studio Loreta Larkina, featuring artists from Italy, Russia, Lebanon and Lithuania whose art reflects their culture and traditions. An important cultural event, the exhibition has been conceived to combine painting, imagination, shapes, colors and light with paintings, ceramics sculptures and photography.
    Free entry

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 17 September 2017 - 23 September 2017Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Under Milk Wood

    By Dylan Thomas, directed by Paul Turnbull.

    The majestic play for voices comes to life.

    Never has a story where nothing happens been so beautifully told. Under Milk Wood is perhaps Dylan Thomas’ best known work, made famous in the early 50s as a radio play featuring Richard Burton.

    Full of evocative language and cleverly conjured characters, we are immersed in a night and day of Llareggub life where dreams and reality intertwine and the pasts, presents and futures of the townsfolk come out to play.


    Teddington Theatre Club event

  • 19 September 2017Literature/Talks/Walks

    Modern Thinkers


    A one off introduction to the key thinkers of the early 20th century who have shaped today's world of art. It covers some of the wide ranging and far reaching transformations that took place during this period, some its most forward thinking artists, and some deeper understanding of all those -isms that arose as a result. 


    Tuesday 19 September 2017 13.00-14.30
    Orleans House Gallery

    Riverside, Twickenham TW1 3DJ
    £15 per session; Richmond Card price: £13.50
    coffee and tea included

    Please book on the Orleans House Gallery website


    delivered by Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff

    Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff event

  • 19 September 2017Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society – screening of 'Julieta' (Spain)

    Pedro Almodóvar spins three Alice Munro short stories into an expressive reflection on love, tragedy and transformation. After a chance encounter with an old friend of her estranged daughter, Julieta decides to confront her past and the most important events surrounding her daughter’s disappearance.

    RFS's 55th Season opens with Pedro Almodóvar's 'Julieta'. Membership for the fifteen film season is £60 (£4 per film) and £35 for full time students. Tickets are available on the night for non-members at £6 (£4 concessions). All are very welcome. Please come along and join us.

    Richmond Film Society event

  • 21 September 2017 - 16 November 2017Literature/Talks/Walks

    Belonging and Identity Tours Tate Britain

    Farquharson, the new director of Tate Britain, was clearly thinking along the same lines as we were (Read: 'I have a duty to lead people to the unfamiliar') when he describes experiencing the collection at Tate Britain in themes (rather than period of style) and looking at the social factors that shaped art in specific periods.
    Please join us every fortnight during the Autumn at Tate Britain for our Belonging and Identity Tours!
    Thursdays 11-12.30, Please meet in the old entrance up the steps
    21 September: 'The Image of Women in Victorian Art', delivered by Hattie Bennett
    5 &19 October: 'Black Presences', delivered by Michael Ohajuru
    2 &16 November: 'Bucolic Britain': The Great Myth', delivered by Freddie Barber

    £15 per session

    Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff event

  • 21 September 2017Museum/Heritage

    Coach visit to Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham

    Coach visit to Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, Surrey.

    For further details please contact the Programme Manager on tel. 0208 979 3089, email: b.weisblatt@btinternet.com.

    Richmond Association for the National Trust event

  • 23 September 2017Music/Gigs

    The Acoustic Strawbs

    From acoustic to electric and back again is a journey the Strawbs make with consummate musical ease. The band’s leading light Dave Cousins began his creative career by serving his apprenticeship in the reflective, accomplished world of British traditional folk. Back when they were known as The Strawberry Hill Boys, they enjoyed the eternal distinction of having the legendary vocalist Sandy Denny in the line-up. Decades on, the Strawbs are among the best purveyors of this musical heritage around today.

    Tickets: £19 / £17 (£18 / £16 LAC Members)

    Pre-show supper available; £8.50 per person. 

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 23 September 2017 - 26 August 2017Choral/Choirs

    September Sing Day

    September Sing Day with Teddington Choral.  Saturday 23rd September 10: 30-5pm

    Fun, entertaining & find your voice with excellent Vocal Technique tips

    All welcome.  Suitable for experienced singers and newcomers.

    Registration 10 am.

    Teddington Baptist Halls, Church Road, Teddington TW11 8PF

    1:1 Singing lessons available. For more details: infoteddchoral@gmail.com

    Music available: Haydn’s St Nicholas & Theresa Masses.


    Supporting Teddington Parish 800 Birthday  http://www.teddington800.org.uk

    Teddington Choral Society event

  • 23 September 2017 - 4 October 2017Museum/Heritage

    Visions of Teddington

    A special community exhibition celebrating the places and people of Teddington and spanning 800 years. Schools, community groups and local artists will contribute words, photographs, original art and much more.

    Free entry

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 24 September 2017Music/Gigs

    The Comedy Store: September

    Enjoy the very best in stand-up comedy at the Rose as The Comedy Store returns with the brightest talent on the UK and International circuit. This is the place to see the stars of tomorrow.

    More details of the line up coming soon.

    Rose Theatre Kingston event

  • 26 September 2017 - 30 July 2017Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Strictly Murder

    Provence. April 1939. English couple, Peter and Suzy, are living in idyllic isolation; far, it seems from the rumblings of the oncoming war. Their peace is suddenly shattered by a stranger from Peter's past who unearths secrets from a buried and hidden life, which throws Suzy's world into turmoil.

    In a world where the Third Reich is emerging as a dangerous regime, deceit, lies and subterfuge make this fast paced thriller a dark and nail-biting rollercoaster. Strictly Murder stars Brian Capron (Coronation Street, Where the Heart Is, Grange Hill, Celebrity Masterchef), Corrinne Wicks (Doctors, Emmerdale) and Gary Turner (Emmerdale).

    Rose Theatre Kingston event

  • 30 September 2017Drama/Dance/Musicals

    The Magnificent Music Hall

    The Paper Moon Theatre Company proudly presents  “THE MAGNIFICENT MUSIC HALL ”

    Back by popular demand with a new show and a few surprises we invite you on our journey down memory lane to the glorious and glamorous heyday of the great ‘British Music Hall’  a truly golden era.

    Helming this splendid afternoon of rich entertainment of song dance, magic &laughter will be your eloquent & elegantly waistcoated Chairman  complete with gavel and sharp wit together with an ‘august’ line up  of artistes who have all appeared on BBC TV’S THE GOOD OLD DAYS ( now being rerun on BBC 4)


    Tickets: £18 and £16 concessions from 0333 1212 300 or online at www.langdondowncentre.org.uk


    Langdon Down Centre event

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