What's on - October 2017

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  • 1 October 2017 - 7 October 2017Drama/Dance/Musicals

    The Turn of the Screw

    by Henry James, adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz 

    Directed by Harry Medawar

    A haunting tale of passion and possession.

    At Bly, an isolated country house, a child waits excitedly for the arrival of her new governess and her brother’s return from boarding school.

    The children’s parents are dead, drowned in an accident two years earlier. Their father’s former valet is dead. And their beloved Miss Jessel, the most recent governess, is also dead.

    For Bly is a dangerous place, corrupted and corrupting. A place where the dead sleep lightly....

    http://www.teddingtontheatreclub.org.uk/production/the-turn-of-the-screw

    Teddington Theatre Club event

  • Borough of Twickenham Local History Society

    The Society opens its new season with an illustrated talk given by Laurence Shafe on the subject of The Power of Beauty in Restoration England: The Windsor Beauties. All welcome. Non-members and guests £2.50.

    Twickenham (Borough) Local History Society event

  • 3 October 2017 - 17 October 2017Literature/Talks/Walks

    Black History Month

    For Black History Month this October, please join us for this series of lectures on the Black Presence in art.

    Black History Month is an observance each October recognizing important people and events in the history of those from Asian, African and Caribbean heritage.

    This course looks at the black presence in works in our national collections. This takes many different forms; blacks are depicted as kings, as slaves, as servants, as saints and sometime just as people. 

    We start with a general introduction on the Image of the Black in Renaissance Art in Europe, the following two sessions focus on 2 specific popular black images in Renaissance Europe: St Maurice and the Black Magi.

     

    Tuesdays 13.00-14.30

    3, 10, 17 October 2017

    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 Michael  Ohajuru

    Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff event

  • Chatsworth House and the Devonshire Collections in the Modern Age

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

    Since the 1950s the collections at Chatsworth have undergone a renaissance under the leadership of the 11th and the 12th Dukes.

    The lecture describes Derbyshire’s treasure house in the modern age and includes works by modern and contemporary artists and makers, for example David Hockney and Edmund de Waal. The lecture also describes the recent extensive renovations and restoration, both internal and external.

    Lecture's Profile
    Simon Seligman worked at Chatsworth for many years in a variety of roles, latterly as Head of Communications and has subsequently lectured and written extensively on the subject. He is also a life coach and a freelance communications expert.

    The Arts Society Richmond event

  • 3 October 2017Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society – screening of 'Rams' (Iceland)

    An acclaimed Icelandic tragicomedy. In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two sheep farming brothers living side by side, who haven't spoken in 40 years must come together in order to save what's dearest to them - their sheep.

    RFS's 55th Season continue with the Icelandic tragicomedy 'Rams'. 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

  • 4 October 2017Museum/Heritage

    Visit to the Geffryre Museum of the Home, London

    Visit to the Geffyre Museum of the Home, 136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA.

    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

  • 5 October 2017Music/Gigs

    Judie Tzuke

    One of the UK's finest Singer/Songwriters, Judie Tzuke achieved worldwide fame with her timeless song, 'Stay With Me Till Dawn' and cemented it with many top 10 albums, including the classic 'Welcome to the Cruise'. After the countrywide, sellout success of her Songs and Stories tour, Judie is back on the road, this time celebrating the release of her long awaited, new album, 'Peace Has Broken Out'. An intimate acoustic evening of old favourites and songs from the new album, combined with stories from across her life and career. "(Her) voice has lost none of its cool, plaintive appeal; it's still an
    instrument of icy allure" The Times'
    Tickets: £20 / £18 (£19 / £17 LAC Members)

    Pre-show supper available; £8.50 per person. 

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 10 October 2017 - 14 October 2017Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Dial M for Murder

    Frederick Knott's twisty thriller was filmed by Alfred Hitchcock to great acclaim. OHADS first produced this famous play back in 1956 and we are delighted to bringing a brand new production to the Hampton Hill Theatre this October. Directed by Asha Gill, this promises to be a thrilling evening.

    Tickets on sale at www.positickets.co.uk

    OHADS event

  • 14 October 2017 - 15 October 2017Visual Arts/Film

    Landmark Autumn Art Fair

    Our art fairs have a long established reputation for bringing you the very best in fine art, illustration, photography, ceramics, sculpture and more. Over 90 artists and makers will be showing and an online catalogue will be available on our website one week before the show.

    Image courtesy Darren Dearden

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 14 October 2017Museum/Heritage

    Dad Day

    Dad Day is a programme of creative activities for Dads or male carers and their children from babies to 10 years.

    Dads can join us for practical artist-led workshops exploring different themes and techniques including animation, print-making, construction and painting.

    With workshops based upon the current exhibition in Richmond’s Riverside Gallery, have fun exploring the gallery, playing with clay, creating collages, making masks and much more!

    Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

  • 15 October 2017Music/Gigs

    Elegie: Rachmaninoff - A Heart In Exile

    Elégie is the fifth ‘Composer Portrait’ concert to be compiled and scripted by Lucy Parham.

    Known internationally for her ‘Composer Portraits’ in words and music, pianist Lucy Parham has created a new programme for 2016. It chronicles the life of composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff. Though he became an exile in 1917, Russia remained deeply rooted in his soul. His cultural identity and his longing for his homeland imbue his music, not least the many much-loved works he wrote for his own instrument, the piano. The narrative, scripted from letters and diaries, follows Rachmaninoff from his youth in Russia, through his subsequent self-imposed exile in 1917 and finally to California USA, where he died in 1943.

    This programme includes many of Rachmaninoff's best-loved works for solo piano, including a selection of Preludes, Etudes-Tableaux and Moments Musicaux, some of his own transcriptions and the haunting Elégie, as well as works by Scriabin and Tchaikovsky.
    Proceeds from this event raise funds to support the Rose Theatre.

    Rose Theatre Kingston event

  • 17 October 2017Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society – screening of 'The Salesman' (Iran)

    A traumatic event shatters the wellbeing of a middle-class couple and reveals tensions and fissures within their marriage. An absorbing psychological drama from Iranian auteur, Asghar Farhadi, and winner of the 2016 Foreign Language Oscar.

    RFS's Season continues with Asghar Faradi's Foreign Language Oscar winner. Tickets are available on the night for non-members at £6 (£4 concessions). Film notes are provided and and audience feedback is obtained via response slips. All are very welcome. Please come along and join us.

    Richmond Film Society event

  • 17 October 2017 - 22 October 2017Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Around The World in Eighty Days

    The mysterious and fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers his life’s fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days.

    Join Fogg and his loyal valet, Passepartout, as they voyage from the misty alleys of Victorian London to the exotic subcontinent and the Wild West in a race against the clock. A hugely talented cast of eight play over 125 characters in this imaginative, high-spirited escapade including six trains, five boats, four fights, three dances, two circus acts and an elephant!

    Rose Theatre Kingston event

  • 18 October 2017 - 21 October 2017Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Pull Up Your Socks 3 Vintage Comedies by Gertrude Jennings

     ‘LOST’ FOR YEARS: THREE COMIC GEMS MAKE A DRAMATIC RETURN TO THE STAGE

    Pull Up Your Socks!       3 Vintage Comedies by Gertrude Jennings: 

    Allotments, In the Fog, The Rest Cure

    Tickets:  £10 / £5 (under 16’s)

    Book on-line at www.gertrudejennings.com

    When Optik Theatre director Barry Edwards was asked to produce an event for Richmond upon Thames 2014 WW1 Centenary programme he came across a small book of plays published in 1914 by a writer he had never heard of – Gertrude Jennings. That discovery has opened up a treasure trove of comic masterpieces and the forthcoming production of Allotments, In the Fog and The Rest Cure will bring to seven the number of plays by Gertrude Jennings that Optik Theatre have performed since the first production of Between the Soup and the Savoury and Pros and Cons in 2014. Her plays are brilliant satirical pieces that combine comedy, farce and provocative social commentary. She was a pioneer of women’s writing and amazingly led the first theatre company into France to perform to the troops in 1915, It still comes as a surprise that she has been largely forgotten and her work unperformed for decades, something that Barry Edwards and his company are determined to remedy.

    Creative team:

    Barry Edwards   Director

    Giles Chiplin     Designer

    Clive Bell       Original Music

    Sally Lewis      Publicity

    Cast includes Kathryn O’Reilly  (Call the Midwife, Holby City, Joint Stock) and Spotlight Showcase 2017 finalist Imogen Irving 

    Optik event

  • 18 October 2017 - 11 December 2017Museum/Heritage

    After School Art Clubs

    Exciting weekly workshops offer budding young artists the opportunity to explore a broad range of artistic media and practice with our experienced gallery artists. Each term brings a varied selection of projects which are explored in group sizes of no more than sixteen, allowing participants to try more messy and adventurous media than may be possible at school.

    Often taking inspiration from Gallery exhibitions or the work of other artists, our Art Club members benefit from being given creative opportunities in a relaxing and inspiring environment.

    Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

  • 21 October 2017Choral/Choirs

    Concert " A Choral Tapestry"

    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.  If you enjoy variety in concert programmes, then don’t miss Cantanti Camerati’s autumn concert on 21st October 2017 at St James's Church, Hampton Hill TW12 1DQ.

    Cantanti Camerati event

  • 25 October 2017 - 28 October 2017Drama/Dance/Musicals

    The WI Blues

    A play by John Peel

    Five worthy W.I. members meet over a convivial supper to discuss their forthcoming AGM, but all is not well and John Peel's comedy has some serious undertones...

    John Peel - Playwright

    Born in 1940 in West Cumberland he was the only child of a coal miner who became a Rugby League Professional, and a schoolteacher. Educated at Workington Grammar School, writing plays followed a series of winning entries in competitions organised by North West Playwrights.

    Tickets now avaible from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/smdg-hampton or from the Box Office on 020 8941 1267 ( Answerphone if no reply ).

    An amateur production by arrangement with Lazy Bee Scripts 

    St Mary's Hampton Drama Group event

  • 26 October 2017Literature/Talks/Walks

    Lecture on plant introductions at National Trust and other properties

    Lecture on plant introductions at National Trust and other properties by Chris Chadwell.

    At the Vestry Hall, 21 Paradise Road, Richmond. Doors open at 2 pm for a 2.30 pm start.

    Members' tickets are £3.50 and guests' tickets are £4.50.

    For further details please contact the Programme Manager on tel. 0208 979 3089.

    Richmond Association for the National Trust event

  • 26 October 2017Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Three Billy Goats Gruff & Other Furry Tails

    What really happened between the wolf and his three porky friends? Why was Goldilocks wandering in the woods? How did the goats overcome a mighty troll? All three stories explored and explained by the wonderful Theatre of Widdershins with the help of fun, laughter, some gorgeous puppets and a soundtrack that will stick in your head long after you've left the theatre. Suitable for everyone aged 3+ and their pet trolls.

    Running time 60 mins.

    Tickets: £6 children / £8 adults / £24 family ticket (2 adults & 2 children)

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 31 October 2017 - 12 December 2017Literature/Talks/Walks

    A MasterPiece a Week

    I developed this set up years ago, but many of you have asked for me to repeat this format with different works of art. So here they are, as chosen by you!

     

    31/10/17: Sistine Chapel ceiling, Michelangelo, 1508-12, Vatican, Rome

    7/11/17: Christ driving the moneychangers from the temple, El Greco, 1600, National Gallery, London

    14/11/17: Portrait of Madame de Pompadour at her Tambour Frame, Drouais, 1763-1764, National Gallery, London

    21/11/17: Religious Procession in Kursk Province, Ilya Repin, 1880–83, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

    28/11/17: The Harlequin's Carnival, Joan Miró, 1924-25, Albright–Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA

    5/12/17: Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, Frida Kahlo, 1940, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA

    12/12/17: The Rosetta Vase, Grayson Perry, 2011, British Museum, London

     

    Tuesdays 13.00-14.30
    Orleans House Gallery
    £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

  • 31 October 2017Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society – screening of 'Chevalier' (Greece)

    Six men in a boat decide to play a game to discover which one of them is the "best man", with funny, absurd and troubling consequences. An acute study of what happens when masculinity is allowed to run rampant in a confined space. Winner of the Best Film Award at the London Film Festival.

    Tickets are available on the night for non-members at £6 (£4 concessions). Film notes are provided and and audience feedback is obtained via response slips. All are very welcome. Please come along and join us.

    Richmond Film Society event

  • 31 October 2017 - 4 December 2017Drama/Dance/Musicals

    For Love Or Money

    It’s the 1920s. In a small Yorkshire town, the wily-widow, Rose, entertains the advances of two dubious suitors. Fuller (Barrie Rutter) is a fabulously rich and morally corrupt banker who woos Rose by parading his wealth whilst hiding a few secrets. Handsome Arthur is much younger and deceitful through and through. He plays Rose for as much money as she can take from Fuller.

    A love triangle then; a deliciously wicked tale of rivalry and greed.

    Throw in a bailiff, a drunkard, a vamp, a second-hand clothes dealer and two upwardly mobile servants, and the complications multiply.  

    Adapted from Alain-Rene Lesage’s savage eighteenth-century comedy Turcaret, Blake Morrison’s For Love or Money is a story of monstrous wealth and whopping lies.

    Rose Theatre Kingston event

  • 31 October 2017 - 4 December 2017Drama/Dance/Musicals

    For Love Or Money

    It’s the 1920s. In a small Yorkshire town, the wily-widow, Rose, entertains the advances of two dubious suitors. Fuller (Barrie Rutter) is a fabulously rich and morally corrupt banker who woos Rose by parading his wealth whilst hiding a few secrets. Handsome Arthur is much younger and deceitful through and through. He plays Rose for as much money as she can take from Fuller.

    A love triangle then; a deliciously wicked tale of rivalry and greed.

    Throw in a bailiff, a drunkard, a vamp, a second-hand clothes dealer and two upwardly mobile servants, and the complications multiply.  

    Adapted from Alain-Rene Lesage’s savage eighteenth-century comedy Turcaret, Blake Morrison’s For Love or Money is a story of monstrous wealth and whopping lies.

    Rose Theatre Kingston event

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