What's on - October 2018

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  • Frederick W Payne and the Changing Face of Funerals

    The Society opens its new season with a talk by Brian Parsons about the undertakers Frederick W Payne and the changing face of funerals.  Non-members and guests £2.50.

    Twickenham (Borough) Local History Society event

  • 2 October 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society – screening of ‘Goldstone' (Australia)

    A troubled indigenous detective rolls into a remote and desolate mining town to investigate the disappearance of a young woman and is confronted with endemic corruption on all sides. A powerful and slow-burning thriller from Ivan Sen, with stunning cinematography of the Australian outback.

    Members go free. Non-member tickets are £5 (full-time students £3) and can be purchased on the night (cash only), in advance from The Exchange’s Box Office (in person or by telephone on 020 8240 2399) or online.

    Richmond Film Society event

  • 2 October 2018 - 16 October 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Collagraph Printing

    Explore the beautiful textures and wide variety of marks and tone that can be achieved with collagraph. Artist Charlotte Cranidge will lead the session, encouraging you to experiment with a mixture of relief and etching techniques, different textures, surfaces and printing processes.

    Suitable for artists of all levels, including beginners. All materials are included.

    Full price: £90
    Richmond Card price: £80

    Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

  • 4 October 2018 - 6 October 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Old Herbaceous

    Described as ‘Downton Abbey with gardening tips’, Old Herbaceous is the humorous love story of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants. A charming, full-length, one-man show, which for two years has entranced sell-out audiences all around the country. 


    'A delightful tale, beautifully told, Old Herbaceous is a treat to watch and not just for garden lovers.' The Reviews Hub

    OSO Arts Centre event

  • Around The World in Six Wines

    Don’t know your Sauvignon from your Shiraz? Ever wondered why wine from the New World tastes so different to that from the Old World? Just love cheese & wine or even chocolate & wine? Then join Tim Syrad from Teddington Wine Society for a light-hearted world tour of wines, liberally sprinkled with anecdotes, interesting facts and stories from his 27 years in the trade. You will get to taste 6 different wines and a selection of cheeses and chocolate specially chosen to complement each other and help raise much needed funds for the Landmark at the same time.

    Tickets: £15.00 – a fundraising event in aid of the Landmark Arts Centre.

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 5 October 2018 - 5 October 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Demonstration with Jim Hanlon BA.

    monstration with Jim Hanlon BA.           

    Acrylic – Coastal scene

    Jim was a contestant on Sky Landscape Artist of the Year 2017 and tonight he will reprise his coastal scene theme in acrylics. He is well known for his interpretations of light imbuing his work with a calming and evocative quality.

    Website for Jim Hanlon:  www.jimhanlon.co.uk

    Molesey Art Society event

  • 6 October 2018 - 6 October 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Workshop with FREDA ANDERSON

    Acrylic Workshop ”Coastal Scene” with Freda Anderson in acrylic or medium of your choice.  Freda will take us through the process of creating your own coastal scene. Please bring your own photo references.

    Molesey Art Society event

  • 6 October 2018 - 6 October 2018Music/Gigs

    Camille Robertson and Stephan O'Goodson: OSO Does the 1970s: Fundraising Music Night

    Join us for a night of 1970s music performed by Barnes favourites Stephan O'Goodson and Camille Robertson. The night will feature a buffet dinner and dancing. Dressing up is highly encouraged and profits will go towards the 'OSO COOL' Campaign, raising money to install air conditioning in the venue.

    OSO Arts Centre event

  • 7 October 2018 - 13 October 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    The Regina Monologues & Ladies in Waiting: The Judgement of Henry VIII

    The Regina Monologues by Rebecca Russell & Jenny Wafer

    Ladies in Waiting: The Judgement of Henry VIII by James Cougar Canfield

    Directed by Linda Sirker

    Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.

    Three Catherines, Two Annes and a Jane all married to a man called Henry.

    Regina Monologues: Six modern woman with lives both separate and intertwined share their experiences of marriage, love affairs and betrayal plus their loathing of all things ginger.

    Ladies in Waiting the Judgement of Henry VIII:  These same six woman are transported 500 years back in time to come back and haunt this most infamous monarch.


    Box office opens 30th August 2018


    Teddington Theatre Club event

  • 7 October 2018Music/Gigs

    Classics in the Afternoon: The Lovekyn Consort: ‘Songs of love, loss, devotion and friendship’

    Patricia Hammond – Voice, William Summers - Recorder, Flute, Stephen Carpenter - Vihuela, Guitar. Music from the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries using reconstructed period instruments. In this programme the Consort takes songs and tunes from the mixed cultures of Renaissance Spain and its colonies to present a society of ceremony and intimacy in music. In performance, they aim to recover the engaging and informal style of the early music revival of the 1970s.They have recorded an album of English songs from the early seventeenth century - In Mirth and Mourning - and plan to record Spanish repertoire soon. 

    Tickets: £13.50 adults / £12.50 concs / £11.50 series discount & LAC Members

    Ticket includes tea & cake in the interval.

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 9 October 2018Music/Gigs

    Jason Donovan and his Amazing Midlife Crisis

    Jason is delighted to announce that he will be hitting the road once again in the autumn, only this time, it’s a tour with a twist! He is headed to new locations across the country and these intimate gigs will be a unique opportunity to see him like you’ve never seen him before…

    Celebrating his 50th birthday and with a wealth of tantalising tales under his belt, this autobiographical show will zigzag back and forth through his life, with stories about Neighbours, Ten Good Reasons, Kylie, JosephI'm A CelebrityStrictly and much, much more.

    Hear some new stories (and possibly one or two you’ve heard before!) plus some of the songs you know and love for a night like no other!

    Rose Theatre Kingston event

  • 11 October 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals


    “I should have mentioned it before, my Mum, she, last year, she passed”.

    James is suffocated by his past. Based on true events, this is one couple’s journey through bereavement, love, pregnancy, superheroes and enforced pen maintenance. It’s a story about the importance of talking, opening up and grieving at the right time and about not letting your past determine your future. This intimate and gripping account of life and death has been developed in association with Cruse Bereavement Care.

    Communicate is an exploration of the effects of grief on individuals and on relationships. The play is autobiographical; the writer lost both his parents whilst he was in his twenties, shut down, did not communicate and, a few years later, was diagnosed with PTSD. The central aims of the play are to address and raise awareness of the need to grieve, to talk, to listen and to have hope. The play seeks to open up a dialogue about addressing your feelings at the right time and in the right way to try to limit the long-term impact on your mental and physical health as far as it is possible to do so.

    “Everyone should see this play” – Area Manager, Cruse Bereavement Care

    “A really delicate piece of writing” – Richard Cameron, Playwright

    “Explores its themes poignantly with humour too” – Audience Member

    OSO Arts Centre event

  • 13 October 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Mono Screen Printing

    Be inspired by the works in the Fun and Fantasy exhibition and experiment with drawing and mark making. Led by textile artist Ursula Kelly, create a series of monotype prints on paper that vary in style from drawing to painterly. Explore a range of methods including wipe away, tracing, and painting when transferring your images onto the screens.

    Suitable for artists of all levels, including beginners. All materials are included.

    Full price: £90
    Richmond Card price: £80

    Nick Bridson Baker’s Fun and Fantasy exhibition is on display from 4 August until 27 October at the Riverside Gallery.

    Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

  • 16 October 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society – screening of ‘I Got Life' (France)

    A life-affirming and heartwarming menopause rom-com. Full of Gallic romantic film cliches but that is its charm. Worth making a special effort to catch this film for the 'opera restaurant' scene alone!

    Members go free. Non-member tickets are £5 (full-time students £3) and can be purchased on the night (cash only), in advance from The Exchange’s Box Office (in person or by telephone on 020 8240 2399) or online at http://exchangetwickenham.co.uk/events/

    Richmond Film Society event

  • 17 October 2018Literature/Talks/Walks

    Wounds:a Memoir of War & Love

    After many years reporting for the BBC from international conflicts, journalist & author Fergal Keane OBE returns to the country of his birth in his memoir of the Irish Civil War (1922-23), its impact on his family & his own choice of career.


    Barnes Literary Society event

  • 20 October 2018 - 21 October 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Autumn Art Fair

    Superb quality art from around 100 artists in a wide range of media. Painters, sculptors, photographers, printmakers, illustrators, mixed media, ceramicists, plus a small selection of carefully selected jewellers, make for a truly diverse and visually spectacular show. A perfect place to find something unique and to meet the artist who created it.

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

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 20 October 2018 - 20 October 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Workshop with HILDEGARDE REID

    Still Life oil Workshop with Hildegarde Reid.  Objects will be supplied but please feel free to bring your own as well.

    Molesey Art Society event

  • 20 October 2018 - 26 October 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Pink Mist

    Pink Mist by Owen Sheers

    Directed by Nigel Cole

    When the battle's over, their war's just begun

    Best friends Arthur, Hads and Taff were barely out of their teens when they were deployed to Afghanistan. Returning to the women in their lives who must now share the physical and psychological aftershocks of their service, they find their journey home is their greatest battle. Marking the centenary of the 1918 armistice, this very modern perspective on the timeless effects of war, blends Owen Sheers’ searing verse with powerful physical theatre.


    Box office opens 30th August 2018

    Teddington Theatre Club event

  • 22 October 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    One Man Stranger Things: A Parody

    Talented Canadian actor Charles Ross single-handedly recreates season one of the Netflix sensation; all the characters, dialogue, special effects, music & eggos in one superb, upside-down show.

    Charles Ross and TJ Dawe grew up in the 80s, addicted to adventure movies. They went on to co-create a number of parody shows, including One Man Lord of the Rings which got the official seal of approval from Sir Ian McKellen and One Man Star Wars, which has been performed over 1,200 times in more than 180 cities across four continents.

    Rose Theatre Kingston event

  • 23 October 2018 - 28 October 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    The Gruffalo's Child

    ★★★★ 'Lovingly and simply brought to the stage' Evening Standard
    ★★★★ 'Fun, daft and a little scary!' Time Out
    ★★★★ 'Perfect children’s entertainment' The Scotsman
    ★★★★★ 'Everything good children’s theatre should be' The List

    Following hot on the heels of The Gruffalo’s sell out tour and his monstrous West End success comes The Gruffalo’s Child - with attitude! Just how brave is she? Find out for yourselves by joining her on tour this autumn.

    The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should

    Ever set foot in the deep dark wood. . .

    One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist... does he?

    Tall Stories returns, bringing Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning sequel to life in this magical, musical adaptation.  

    Recommended for ages 3+ and their grown-ups.
    Running time: 55 mins

    Rose Theatre Kingston event

  • 25 October 2018 - 25 October 2018Museum/Heritage

    Museums at Night - Halloween Birthday Party

    Thursday 25 October 2018, 6pm to 8pm

    Tickets are £10. This event it specifically for adults and young professionals – click here to book

    Looking for something light hearted and different to do one evening after work in Richmond ? We have just the thing.

    The Museum of Richmond celebrates its 30th Anniversary in October 2018. Not wanting to miss out on Halloween fun we are merging our Birthday Party and a creepy walking tour of what remains of Richmond Palace.

    After meeting in the foyer of the Old Town Hall we will go on a walking tour outside of what remains of the Palace near Richmond Green. We will then return to the Museum for some wine and, in true kids birthday party style, to ice and decorate some cakes and biscuits with a creepy twist!

    Feel free to dress up in your best Halloween costumes – we will be!

    Looking forward to seeing you there.

    Museum of Richmond event

  • 26 October 2018 - 28 October 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond & Kew Quilters Exhibition

    An inspiring exhibition of quilts and other work ranging from traditional double bed quilts to small pieces inspired by the seasons, plus a display of vintage Canadian Red Cross quilts. Come along and vote for your favourite. Stalls selling textile-related items and crafts. Refreshments & raffle quilt.

    Admission: £3 / U16s free (no concessions)

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 30 October 2018 - 27 November 2018Literature/Talks/Walks

    Opera Appreciation Talks

    AUTUMN 2018

    Discover the birth of opera in Italy as opera singer Helen Astrid (formerly English National Opera) reveals the beauty and fascination surrounding one of the most celebrated of all art forms.

    Join Helen at one or all three of her talks on the last Tuesday in September, October and November 2018.

    Tickets £15.00 or £38.00 (all 3) includes a Wine Reception.

    To book email helenastrid@gmail.com or click here 

    We look forward to seeing you there!


    Helen Astrid Singing Academy event

  • 30 October 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society – screening of ‘A Ghost Story' (USA)

    A man experiences a life changing event but refuses to move on and seems trapped in space and time. A haunting, brooding film, it is a meditation on love, grief, memory and spiritual connection. 

    Members go free. Non-member tickets are £5 (full-time students £3) and can be purchased on the night (cash only), in advance from The Exchange’s Box Office (in person or by telephone on 020 8240 2399) or online at http://exchangetwickenham.co.uk/events/

    Richmond Film Society event

  • 30 October 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Ballet Black: A Double Bill

    ★★★★★ 'It's a knockout and the whole company is marvellous in it' The Independent
    ★★★★ 'Enchanting Double Bill' Guardian
    ★★★★ 'Classy popular entertainment .. drama and some altogether glorious romantic fun' The Times
    'bold and wholeheartedly daring choreography' The Exuent

    Audiences can’t resist the ‘joyously unpredictable’ (Guardian) programmes danced by Ballet Black, making their debut here at the Rose.

    Led by Artistic Director Cassa Pancho, this company celebrates dancers of black and Asian descent, showcasing technique, precision and grace in specially commissioned pieces.

    As part of their latest double bill, renowned British choreographer Cathy Marston, choreographs a new narrative ballet for the Company. Based on Can Themba’s South African fable The Suit, this is the first dance adaptation of the affecting short story.

    Completing the evening is Arthur Pita’s Olivier nominated A Dream Within a Midsummer Night’s Dream, described as ‘charming and hilarious’ by Dance Europe magazine. The production mixes classical and contemporary to distil the essence of Shakespeare’s comedy, unfolding to an eclectic soundtrack that includes Eartha Kitt, Barbra Streisand and Yma Sumac. Performing it, ‘the company have never looked better’ (Independent).

    Age suitability: 12 years+

    Rose Theatre Kingston event

  • 30 October 2018 - 3 November 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    High Society

    We're Throwing a Ball Tonight - and the champagne is flowing at this most sparkling of musical comedies, High Society.

    It's 1938 in Oyster Bay, Long Island, and a lavish wedding is about to take place. However, the unexpected arrival of her ex husband and a potential suitor means that for the bride-to-be, there’s a choice to be made. With an irresistible Cole Porter score including sensational classics True Love, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and Let’s Misbehave, High Society offers a glimpse into the romances and dramas of the fashionable elite.

    Raise your glasses and join us at the most swellegant, elegant party in town!

    Performed by BROS Theatre Company, this is an amateur production by arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York.



    OR CALL:  0844 871 7651


    BROS Theatre Company event

  • 31 October 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Narrative Line

    Work with artist and mark maker Grace Holliday to explore the illustrative and textural works of exhibiting artist Roger Hutchins’ Retro-Perspectives. Make your own collection of mixed-media works to express the different seasons through your senses. Use methods such as drawing, collage, and mono-printing with a multitude of materials.

    Suitable for artists of all levels, including beginners. All materials are included.

    Full price: £60
    Richmond Card price: £55

    Roger Hutchins’ Retro-Perspectives exhibition is on display from 6 September until 18 November in the Stables Gallery.

    Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

  • 31 October 2018 - 4 November 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals


    ★★★★★ ‘Marlow and Moss, a song writing team made in heaven’ BritishTheatre.com

    ★★★★★ ‘Joyous’ Musical Theatre Review

    ★★★★★ ‘Fabulous and funny, a rave from start to finish’ Everything theatre

    From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII sing their way out of the history books and into the spotlight.

    Following triumphant runs at the Underbelly in Edinburgh and the Arts Theatre in the West End, SIX comes to the Rose, only a stone’s throw away from Henry’s home at Hampton Court Palace.

    With songs including Ex WivesHaus of Holbein and Don’t Lose Ur Head, this pop concert remixes five hundred years of historical heartbreak into one hour of 21st century sass.

    Don’t miss your chance to see the hottest new musical of 2018.

    Rose Theatre Kingston event

  • 31 October 2018 - 3 November 2018Music/Gigs

    Ruddigore by W S Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan

    Tickets £16

    enquiries: 07774 515093

    www.ticketsource.co.uk/hloc (booking fee applies)


    Hounslow Light Opera Company event

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