What's on - November 2017

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  • 1 November 2017Museum/Heritage

    Visit to the Geffyre 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

  • 3 November 2017 - 5 November 2017Visual Arts/Film

    Surrey Sculpture Society

    Surrey Sculpture Society presents a Sculpture Showcase in 3D and 2D; a dynamic arts event and exhibition with demonstrations, videos, 2D sketches and paintings. Sponsored by Cass Art.  

    Free Event

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 4 November 2017 - 5 November 2017Visual Arts/Film

    Autumn Art Exhibition

    Exhibition of mmembers art for sale.

    Free Entry.

    Ham Art Group event

  • 6 November 2017Literature/Talks/Walks

    Down the Drain

    Local historian Ray Elmitt presents an illustrated talk on the fascinating subject of how the organisation of our public waste schemes came about and the way in which they did.

    Twickenham (Borough) Local History Society event

  • 7 November 2017Literature/Talks/Walks

    Inspired by Stonehenge

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

    Free lecture!  No entrance fee.  Everybody is welcome to attend.

    Stonehenge is unique, a national treasure and a global icon. In this talk Julian Richards will examine its architecture, the production of stone tools, and the beliefs that may have driven its development. Perceptions and understanding of Stonehenge have changed, while it has constantly has inspired worshippers, writers and musicians. He will also take a light-hearted look at some of the stranger souvenirs it has inspired.

    Lecturer's Profile
    Julian Richards is an archaeologist , who has worked for English Heritage, the BBC and independently. He was involved in researching and presenting Meet the Ancestors and Blood of the Vikings. His own extensive collection of “Stonehengiana” is currently on display at the new Stonehenge Visitor Centre

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    The Arts Society Richmond event

  • 10 November 2017Music/Gigs

    Liza Pulman - Everything's Coming Up Roses

    A uniquely planted and carefully pruned show about flowers, gardens and “all things green” – an eclectic mix of music ranging from “Tip Toe Through The Tulips” to Neil Diamond’s You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”. Accompanied by Joseph Atkins at the piano, Liza’s glorious voice, quirky comedic skills and charming personality make this a joyous evening not to be missed. She is also one third of the acclaimed satirical comedy group Fascinating Aida. “Her gorgeous voice, humour and warmth reached everyone, she is a unique performer”, Sir Tim Smit, Eden Project

    Tickets: £18 / £17 concessions / £16 LAC Members

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 13 November 2017Museum/Heritage

    Played in Richmond:sport and recreation since 1666

    Talk by Simon Inglis, author and architectural historian specialising in sport

    Richmond Local History Society event

  • 14 November 2017Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society – screening of 'Tangerines' (Estonia)

    In 1992, Abkhazians are fighting a bloody conflict to break free from Georgia. In a deserted Estonian village, Ivo and Margushave have stayed behind to harvest the tangerine crop. Two wounded men from opposite sides are left at Ivo’s door and he is forced to take them in. A remarkable anti-war film.

    The screening will be preceded by the RFS AGM at 20:00. 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

  • 15 November 2017Museum/Heritage

    Visit to Sir John Soane's Museum, London

    Visit to Sir John Soane's Museum, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP.

    Please meet at 3 pm or 3.30 pm.

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

    Richmond Association for the National Trust event

  • 17 November 2017 - 19 November 2017Visual Arts/Film

    SPARKLE: Contemporary Craft and Gourmet Food Fair

    Your sparkling festive season starts here! See and buy a dazzling range of contemporary work from more than 70 designer makers including jewellery, glass, ceramics, stylish accessories and so much more, plus a mouth-watering selection of gourmet food. Hundreds of bright and bold gift ideas.

    Admission: £4 / £3 concessions / LAC members & U18s free

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 17 November 2017 - 19 November 2017Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Handel's Hercules

    Richmond Opera (formerly known as Isleworth Baroque) will present a fully staged performance of Handel's opera Hercules, sung in English with baroque orchestra, at the lovely Victorian Normansfield Theatre.

    As Hercules returns home from yet another war, how will his wife Dejanira react to the beautiful princess Iole he brings as his captive?  Dejanira recalls she has a sure-fire charm to keep Hercules faithful forever ... but magic has a way of twisting the outcome.  Come and find out how it ends while listening to some to sublime Handel played on period Baroque instruments.

    Its a 3-night run over 17th-19th November, 7:30pm start every night.  All tickets are £17, available now at 0333-1212 300 or by booking online at https://langdondowncentre.org.uk/event/hercules-2/

    The Normansfield Theatre is in the Langdon Down Centre, Langdon Park, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9PS, and has parking.

    Richmond Opera event

  • 18 November 2017Choral/Choirs

    Mozart Requiem

    We begin our year with a work shrouded in myth and intrigue: Mozart’s remarkable Requiem. Commissioned by a shadowy stranger in mysterious circumstances, its dark, sombre palette suggests that the superstitious Mozart suspected he had been asked to write his own epitaph; the work was left incomplete on his premature death. In contrast, Mozart’s Solemn Vespers are anything but solemn – expect a riot of effervescent, joyful choral colour!

    Mozart: Requiem and Vesperae solennes de confessore

    Soprano: Harriet Eyley
    Alto: Ida Ränzlöv
    Tenor: Joel Williams
    Bass: Timothy Edlin
    with Kingston Choral Society and Thames Sinfonia
    Conductor: Andrew Griffiths

    Kingston Choral Society gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Josephine Baker Trust for the soloists in this concert

    Adults: £15 Concessions: £13 Under 18s: £5

    Box Office 020 8977 4801
    or online [ booking fee applies]
    https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/404660

    Choir website address
    http://kingstonchoralsociety.org.uk/kcs/

    Kingston Choral Society event

  • 18 November 2017Choral/Choirs

    Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

    Monteverdi’s 1610 publication of music for a service of Vespers in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary is one of the most investigated, argued-over and loved in the history of music. However, The Ripieno Choir's conductor David Hansell has studied the music and the scholarly arguments over many years, and is absolutely confident that he has ‘got it right’… at least on this occasion and with these performers

    All the music was written for performance during church services and sounds at its best when at least something of that context is re-created with the addition of instrumental music, simple plainchant and choral motets. Not only will The Ripieno Choir’s performance include these, but we shall also be using the full range of instruments specified by Monteverdi – balanced six part ensembles of strings and brass, supported by organ and one of the largest lutes in captivity.

    In our beautiful and relatively intimate venue you will be able to hear and enjoy them all!

    With Alexandra Stevenson (soprano), Lucy Cronin (soprano), Andrew King (tenor), Nicholas Hurndall-Smith (tenor), Paul Young (tenor), Thomas Humphreys (bass), Edmund Danon (bass), the Monteverdi String Band and the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble.

    £20; early booking discount price of £18 available until 5th November. £5 for under 18s; group discounts are available.

    More information and tickets can be found on http://ripienochoir.org.uk/next_concert

    The Ripieno Choir event

  • 20 November 2017 - 21 November 2017Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Shakespeare Schools Festival 2017

    Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at Rose Theatre Kingston. Join us for an exhilarating evening of theatre, with a series of unique Shakespeare productions staged by local schools.

    Each night four schools will perform four different Shakespeare plays. Come and celebrate the achievements of our local schools while enjoying a wonderful evening of entertainment. You will see Shakespeare performed as you’ve never seen it before!

    The Shakespeare Schools Festival is the UK’s largest youth drama festival and enables over 1,000 primary, secondary, and special schools to stage abridged Shakespeare productions in their local professional theatre. 35,000 young people will take to stages across the UK.

    So make sure you catch the festival as it heads to the Rose for two unforgettable performances!

    Tickets for this event go on sale on Wed 6 Sep.

    Rose Theatre Kingston event

  • 23 November 2017Literature/Talks/Walks

    Lecture on the Quest for Camelot

    Lecture on the Quest for Camelot by Lionel Beer.

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

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

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

    Richmond Association for the National Trust event

  • 25 November 2017 - 2 December 2017Visual Arts/Film

    Deck Your Walls: Walter Lindner - a retrospective

    Art collector Simon Hearnden curates this significant exhibition of works by the late Berlin artist Walter Lindner (1936-2007). A true master of his oeuvre, Lindner created wonderfully composed, graphic artworks, often with subtle humour, satire and great technique, evolved during a forty-year obsession. Following a successful taster showing of Lindner’s work at our recent Spring Art Fair, this exhibition is a not to be missed treat for artists and art lovers alike.

    Free Event

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 25 November 2017Music/Gigs

    Thames Philharmonia

    Brilliant young violinist SongHa Choi, winner of the Senior 2nd Prize and Senior Audience Prize at the Menuhin Competition London 2016, joins Thames Philharmonia to perform Prokofiev’s violin concerto no. 1 - a youthful, lyrical masterpiece, blessed with one of the loveliest openings in the concerto repertory.  The concert also includes Faure’s charming suite of music for the play Pelleas et Melisande, and a rare opportunity to hear the highly original second symphony of the late-romantic Russian composer Scriabin.

    Tickets: £15 / £12 concs & LAC Members / £5 U16S

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 28 November 2017Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society – screening of 'Letters from Baghdad' (UK)

    Voiced by Tilda Swinton, this documentary explores the extraordinary life of English writer, archaeologist, diplomat and spy Gertrude Bell. Openly critical of colonialism, Bell offered a counterpoint to typical British all-male power; and her views on the future of the Middle East were prescient.

    The Season continues with an acclaimed documentary on the life of Gertrude Bell. 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

  • 29 November 2017Museum/Heritage

    Christmas Cards

    Design and print your own Christmas Cards using lino cutting techniques. Indulge in festive creativity and a new found love of do-it-yourself winter decorations to take home or make as gifts!

    Booking is essential and places are limited. To book please call 02088316000 or visit our website www.richmond.gov.uk/arts

    The Christmas Cards workshop is £25, which includes all materials, and will be held in the Coach House at Orleans House Gallery.

    We have a 10% discount on our adult programmes for Richmond Card holders, so treat yourself to something creative this Christmas!

    Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

  • 30 November 2017Museum/Heritage

    Christmas Wreath Making

    Create a traditonal wreath and add that very special homemade touch to your Christmas! Indulge in festive creativity and a new found love of do-it-yourself winter decorations to take home or make as gifts!

    Booking is essential and places are limited. To book please call 02088316000 or visit our website www.richmond.gov.uk/arts

    The Christmas Wreath Making workshop is £45, including all materials, and will be held in the Coach House at Orleans House Gallery.

    We have a 10% discount on our adult programmes for Richmond Card holders, so treat yourself to something creative this Christmas!

    Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

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