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  • 2 March 2019 - 3 March 2019Visual Arts/Film

    London Potters Local Fair

    London Potters Local Fair

    Saturday and Sunday - 2nd and 3rd March 2019

    11am to 5pm on both days

     

    This is a unique opportunity to see and buy ceramic work from established professionals as well as emerging local talents.

    The range of contemporary ceramics on show span from purely abstract decorative pieces to tableware that fulfills a practical function; from decorative, ceramic jewellery to striking one-off collectors pieces, and with prices to suit all budgets.

    Refreshments will be on sale throughout the day with a children's art activity table.

    ENTRY IS FREE

    Langdon Down Centre event

  • 2 March 2019 - 16 March 2019Music/Gigs

    Thames Philharmonia - Schumann & Brahms

    Friends old and new! Two great composers and two outstanding soloists from the Yehudi Menuhin School in Brahms’ Double Concerto, framed by his pastoral 2nd Symphony and Schumann’s Overture, Scherzo and Finale. Songha Choi (violin) – “a player of maturity and artistic abilities beyond her age” – 2nd Senior Prize & Audience Prize: 2016 Menuhin Competition; 2018 Grand Prize Berliner International Music Competition. Maxim Calver (cello) – 2018 Finalist BBC Young Musicians Competition, “incredibly, intelligently musical...with maturity and assurance” (Chair of Judges)

    Tickets: £18 / £15 concs & LAC Members / £5 U16S

    Bookings:  Visit www.landmarkartscentre.org, telephone 0208 977 7558, or email info@landmarkartscentre.org

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 2 March 2019 - 9 May 2019Museum/Heritage

    SPRING EXHIBITIONS: EXPLOSIVE HISTORY!

    Discover the history of the Hounslow gunpowder mills during the First World War in this pop-up exhibition from the London Wildlife Trust. 

    This exhibition was created by the London Wildlife Trust with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

    Museum of Richmond event

  • 3 March 2019 - 9 March 2019Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Lilies on the Land

    Lilies on the Land by The Lions part.

    Directed by Linda Sirker

    God speed the plough and the woman who drives it.

    You had to be there to know. We lived it. The Forgotten Army. I'd do it all again.

    To mark 80 years since the formation of the Women’s Land Army, Lilies on the Land charts the personal journeys of four women who sign up during World War II.  All are determined to work endless back-breaking hours on farms across the country in a bid to do their best for the war effort.

    http://www.teddingtontheatreclub.org.uk/production/lilies-on-the-land

    Teddington Theatre Club event

  • The History of Marble Hill House and Grounds

    Dr Megan Leyland from English Heritage shares her knowledge of the history of Marble Hill House and grounds

    Twickenham (Borough) Local History Society event

  • Dov Alfon's Talk

    Dov Alfon is a former Editor in Chief of Haaretz, intelligence officer in Unit 8200 and recently, a best selling author. As part of a Jewish Book Week, Dov Alfon is coming to RJCH, to talk about his spy thriller "A Long Night In Paris", which has been 22 weeks at the top of the Israeli best sellers and was just published in English. Dov Alfon will also discuss the current issues in Israeli politics, with Q&A. He will be signing copies of his book, available to purchase, after the event.

    Dov Alfon’s Talk, 7:30 pm, £5, please, book tickets here http://bit.ly/DOVALFON or RSVP to events@rjch.org.uk .

    Richmond Jewish Community Hub event

  • 4 March 2019 - 18 February 2019Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Swing Patrol Kingston- swing dance classes

    Conme and join us for our weekly drop-in Absolute Beginners Swing Dance class at 7pm! No advance booking and no partner required- just show up! 

    7pm – 8pm: Level 1
    Absolute beginners swing dance class
    These classes are for new dancers and there is no experience required. We go over the basics every week and then throw in some new moves to get you dancing in no time. This class is drop-in, so you don’t need to book in advance and you don’t need to bring a partner.

    8pm – 8:30pm: social dancing/practice time

    8:30pm – 9:30pm: Level 1.5
    Improvers swing dance class
    This class builds on the content from our Level 1 class and introduces some new and fun things too. It’s perfect for those who want to learn some more moves and technique and get social dancing – if you were comfortable in Level 1 why not stick around?

    9:30pm – 10pm: social dance/drink/dinner!

    Taking more than one class on the same evening? Your second class is half price — just £5!

    Swing Patrol event

  • Swing Patrol Wimbledon

    CLASSES

    Our classes run every Monday. There is a beginners class at 7:15pm and a Level 2 class from 8:45pm with social dancing in between, in the beautiful Hillside Hall taught by the wonderful Ieva and James.

    7:15-8:15pm: Level 1 – Beginner swing dance class
    Our beginners class always assumes no prior knowledge, so absolute beginners are welcome to join us any week. There’s no need to book in advance or bring a partner. Just arrive ready for some fun!

    8:15-8:30pm: Social dancing!

    8:30-9:30pm: Level 2 – Intermediate class
    When you start feeling confident in Level 1 – this is the class for you! You have probably been to your first social dance by now and will have made it all the way through at least one whole song. As well as looking at fancy moves there will be styling, variations and plenty of tips to help you lead, follow and really dance to the music. Ideally you will have done at least one 10 week beginner cycle and covered all the footwork patterns that we teach at Level 1 (Lindy hop with kicks or triple steps and 1930s Charleston).

    Taking more than one class on the same evening? Your second class is half price — just £5!

     

    Swing Patrol event

  • 5 March 2019Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society – In The Fade (Germany)

    Richmond Film Society's season continues with the 2018 Foreign Language Golden Globe winner, 'In The Fade'.

    When a terrorist outrage brings tragedy to Katja and the perpetrators go free, despite the evidence against them, she decides justice can be served through other means. 

    Members go free. Non-member tickets are £5 (full-time students £3) and can be purchased 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/. Tickets are also available on the night (cash only).

    Richmond Film Society event

  • Swing Patrol Ealing

    Join us for our beginner friendly swing dance class every Wednesday night at Ealing Town Hall with the fabulous Katie & Christian!

    Our teachers are friendly & welcoming and will ensure you enjoy the class. The aim of these classes are to have fun, meet some other Londoners and learn a beautiful, joyful art form!

    CLASS DETAILS

    7:45pm – 8:45pm: Level 1 Beginner swing dance class
    Our beginners class always assumes no prior knowledge, so absolute beginners are welcome to join us any week. There’s no need to book in advance or bring a partner. Just arrive ready for some fun!

    9:00pm – 10:00pm: Level 1.5 Improvers swing dance class
    This class builds on the content we covered in Level 1. We’ll teach more moves and more technique – if you were comfortable in Level 1 why not stay for the second class?

    Taking more than one class on the same evening? Your second class is half price – just £5!

    Swing Patrol event

  • 6 March 2019Music/Gigs

    The Jazz Guitar of Nigel Price

    Top jazz guitarist Nigel Price joins Mark Aston (Sax), Alan Berry (Pno), Terry Davis (Bass) and Matt Skeaping (Dms) for an evening of straight ahead swinging jazz.  Tickets £10 online at http://buytickets.at/marksmusic, or phone Mark on 07799 582337 to reserve. Tickets also on the door if spaces.

    Mark's Jazz Sessions event

  • 9 March 2019Choral/Choirs

    Thames Philharmonic Choir - Duruflé's Requiem and Haydn's Nelson Mass

    Swansong concert for leading London choirmaster

    When John Bate lifts his baton at All Saints' Church, Kingston on 7 March it will be for a very special occasion, as he steps down from his role as Artistic Director of Thames Philharmonic Choir this summer. Although this is his penultimate concert with the Choir, it is the one which he regards as his ‘special’, swansong concert, with two of his favourite works: Duruflé's Requiem and Haydn's Nelson Mass.  

    The two pieces convey a sense of light and shade, which will be reflected in the mixed feelings the concert will evoke in both Choir and conductor, and in their very loyal audience: the light and optimism of the glorious Haydn, and sadness at John's retirement, reflected in the deeply moving Duruflé Requiem. Duruflé fashioned the work, following the death of his father, out of a planned series of organ meditations on the plainsong melodies of the Requiem. The Nelson Mass is so called because it was performed at the Esterházy Palace in 1800 in the presence of Admiral Lord Nelson. This was in the course of his triumphal tour through a grateful Austria, following his recent defeat of Napoleon’s naval forces at Aboukir Bay. Both works are accompanied by a small orchestra of strings and organ, augmented by three trumpets and timpani; in the Duruflé there is also a harp.

    John is throwing down his TPC conductor's baton after more than 50 years of being a leading figure in the UK's choral world. He was only 28 when in 1964 he started the two choirs that merged to form Thames Philharmonic; since then the Choir has progressed from its beginnings as twin local authority evening classes to a position where it is recognised as one of the finest around. Says John: "I am very proud of the Choir’s many and varied achievements over so many years."

    John Bate and soprano wife Sally are already getting involved with the local music scene in the Winchester area, where they now spend about half of their time. John’s successor as Music Director of Thames Philharmonic Choir will be announced in due course. 

    Thames Philharmonic Choir

    Thames Festival Orchestra, Leader Nandor Szederkényi

    Organ: Stephen Disley

    Conductor: John Bate

    Featuring Katherine Crompton, (soprano), Yvonne Howard (mezzo), Mark Dobell (tenor), and Edward Grint (baritone)

    Tickets £20, £16, £5; under 18s and full-time students: £18, £14.50

    10% reduction on 8 or more full-price tickets

    Box Office:  07522 524081

    Online reservationswww.thamesphilchoir.org.uk or at the door

    Thames Philharmonic Choir event

  • 10 March 2019Music/Gigs

    Classics in the Afternoon: Elia Stavrou

    Masks: Everybody has more than one side…In his debut concert series pianist Elia Stavrou performs a programme exploring the different musical contrasts and guises of three illustrious composers who were closely connected to one another. This compelling programme includes Claude Debussy’s Estampes, Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit and a selection of works Gabriel Fauré. ‘A flawless and mesmerising performance. I was transported away by the music.’

    Ticket includes tea & cake in the interval.

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

    Bookings:  Visit www.landmarkartscentre.org, telephone 0208 977 7558, or email info@landmarkartscentre.org

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 11 March 2019 - 18 February 2019Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Swing Patrol Kingston- swing dance classes

    Conme and join us for our weekly drop-in Absolute Beginners Swing Dance class at 7pm! No advance booking and no partner required- just show up! 

    7pm – 8pm: Level 1
    Absolute beginners swing dance class
    These classes are for new dancers and there is no experience required. We go over the basics every week and then throw in some new moves to get you dancing in no time. This class is drop-in, so you don’t need to book in advance and you don’t need to bring a partner.

    8pm – 8:30pm: social dancing/practice time

    8:30pm – 9:30pm: Level 1.5
    Improvers swing dance class
    This class builds on the content from our Level 1 class and introduces some new and fun things too. It’s perfect for those who want to learn some more moves and technique and get social dancing – if you were comfortable in Level 1 why not stick around?

    9:30pm – 10pm: social dance/drink/dinner!

    Taking more than one class on the same evening? Your second class is half price — just £5!

    Swing Patrol event

  • Swing Patrol Wimbledon

    CLASSES

    Our classes run every Monday. There is a beginners class at 7:15pm and a Level 2 class from 8:45pm with social dancing in between, in the beautiful Hillside Hall taught by the wonderful Ieva and James.

    7:15-8:15pm: Level 1 – Beginner swing dance class
    Our beginners class always assumes no prior knowledge, so absolute beginners are welcome to join us any week. There’s no need to book in advance or bring a partner. Just arrive ready for some fun!

    8:15-8:30pm: Social dancing!

    8:30-9:30pm: Level 2 – Intermediate class
    When you start feeling confident in Level 1 – this is the class for you! You have probably been to your first social dance by now and will have made it all the way through at least one whole song. As well as looking at fancy moves there will be styling, variations and plenty of tips to help you lead, follow and really dance to the music. Ideally you will have done at least one 10 week beginner cycle and covered all the footwork patterns that we teach at Level 1 (Lindy hop with kicks or triple steps and 1930s Charleston).

    Taking more than one class on the same evening? Your second class is half price — just £5!

     

    Swing Patrol event

  • 12 March 2019Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society – screening of 'Hidden Figures' (USA)

    As part of The Exchange’s Science Week, Richmond Film Society is screening ‘Hidden Figures’, winner of 37 awards worldwide and nominated for three 2017 Academy Awards, including Best Motion Picture. 

    Set in the early 1960s, the biographical drama tells the incredible and, until recently, unknown story of three brilliant African-American female mathematicians who played a vital role in the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit in 1962. Overcoming racial and gender barriers, their contribution was to prove a pivotal moment in the Space Race, following the earlier successful Soviet launch of Yuri Gagarin.

    Members go free. Non-member tickets are £5 (full-time students £3) and can be purchased 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/. A further 40 or 50 tickets will be available to purchase on the door on the night of the screening (cash only) on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis.

    Richmond Film Society event

  • Swing Patrol Ealing

    Join us for our beginner friendly swing dance class every Wednesday night at Ealing Town Hall with the fabulous Katie & Christian!

    Our teachers are friendly & welcoming and will ensure you enjoy the class. The aim of these classes are to have fun, meet some other Londoners and learn a beautiful, joyful art form!

    CLASS DETAILS

    7:45pm – 8:45pm: Level 1 Beginner swing dance class
    Our beginners class always assumes no prior knowledge, so absolute beginners are welcome to join us any week. There’s no need to book in advance or bring a partner. Just arrive ready for some fun!

    9:00pm – 10:00pm: Level 1.5 Improvers swing dance class
    This class builds on the content we covered in Level 1. We’ll teach more moves and more technique – if you were comfortable in Level 1 why not stay for the second class?

    Taking more than one class on the same evening? Your second class is half price – just £5!

    Swing Patrol event

  • 14 March 2019Music/Gigs

    An Evening with John Illsley - the Life and Times of Dire Straits: A concert of music and memories

    Along with Mark Knopfler, John was a founder member of this legendary band who sold over 120 million albums. John will be joined on stage by members of his band to perform Dire Straits classics including Money for Nothing, Brothers in Arms, Romeo and Juliet and Sultans of Swing. The evening will also feature an interview with John by Paul Cummins (ex-Dire Straits management), featuring archive footage. Discover the band’s story from its humble beginnings in a council flat in South London to their worldwide fame, playing to millions of fans. A very special, intimate evening looking into the life and times of one of the biggest rock & roll bands of all time.

    Tickets: £26 reserved seating / £24 unreserved seating

    Pre-show supper available; £9.50 per person.

    Bookings:  Visit www.landmarkartscentre.org, telephone 0208 977 7558, or email info@landmarkartscentre.org

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 16 March 2019 - 16 March 2019Choral/Choirs

    Bach's B minor mass

    The joyful, mighty Mass in B minor represents both the summit and summary of JS Bach’s choral writing, a work cherished today by choirs and audiences the world over. Though we don’t know Bach’s ultimate intention for the piece, it is clear that he himself valued it as amongst his finest work, and some passages were amongst the very last that he completed as he fought against his failing health. Full of sizzling, ebullient choral dances, solo movements that are both plangent and virtuosic, fiery fugues, modern harmonies and grave, old-style polyphony, it is easy to see why the appeal of this work endures and gathers more and more ardent admirers.

    The Ripieno Choir are once again delighted to team up with the Monteverdi String Band, and an all-star cast of virtuoso soloists, for what promises to be a monument to Bach’s great achievement and an unforgettable evening:
    Faye Newton
    Philippa Hyde
    Annie Gill
    Greg Tassell
    Julian Empett

    The Ripieno Choir event

  • 16 March 2019Choral/Choirs

    Tranquillity Base - Concordia Voices

    Tranquillity Base, a concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1969 moon landing. The programme will feature music ranging from the late 18th century - Haydn's "The Representation of Chaos" (The Creation) - to the 21st, via Parry and Stanford. Among the contemporary pieces will be Dove, Roth, Whitacre and  Ešenvalds, during which members of the choir will play tuned wine glasses.

    Tickets £12 in advance from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/concordiavoices  (£14 on the door)

     

    Concordia Voices event

  • 16 March 2019Museum/Heritage

    Pope's Grotto Open Day

    Pope's Grotto, in Radnor House School, will be open from 10 am to 12.30 pm, with last entrance at 12 pm. Tickets are untimed and you will be able explore the Grotto in your own time. Concessions for students and children are available. 

    The school's café, with a terrace overlooking the river with views towards Twickenham and Teddington, will be open for refreshments (cash only). Books and postcards will be on sale. 

    More information and booking at Ticketsource.

    Some tickets may be available at the door on each day, but you are advised to book in advance.

    Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust event

  • Madama Butterfly

    Madama Butterfly

    Sunday, 17 March 2019 at 7.30pm

    Tickets:  £20 and £16 for concessions from 0333 1212 300 or online at www.langdondowncentre.org,uk

    Villa Incanto returns to Normansfiled Theatre with their alternative to traditional staged operas bringing their version of Madama Butterfly, by Puccini.

    This is a tender and moving tragedy of the ill-fated Japanese geisha. Madama Butterfly is an all-time favourite with audiences and will be performed by a cast of singers who have sung across Europe.   They aim to maintain the integrity and the grandeur of original plots by filling the opera with emotional energy.

    A review by Ian Nethersell of Vill Incanto's last production enthused about the performers and the production

    'The paring down, without compromise to quality and congruence drew me into the piece and I left feeling as though I had been part of it, experienced it and not just watched it'

     

     

     

    Langdon Down Centre event

  • 17 March 2019Choral/Choirs

    The Momentum 15th Anniversary Opera Gala with Lesley Garrett

    The world renowned soprano Lesley Garrett joins special guests and chorus to sing for the Momentum Children’s Charity. The charity, based in Kingston upon Thames, celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2019 and supports children with cancer and life-challenging conditions. At any one time they support around 150 families across South West London, Surrey and West Sussex whose children are in treatment and a further 100 bereaved families. Join them for a magical evening of glorious music and song. www.moment-um.org

    Tickets: £35 reserved seating / £30 unreserved seating

    Bookings:  Visit www.landmarkartscentre.org, telephone 0208 977 7558, or email info@landmarkartscentre.org

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 18 March 2019 - 18 February 2019Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Swing Patrol Kingston- swing dance classes

    Conme and join us for our weekly drop-in Absolute Beginners Swing Dance class at 7pm! No advance booking and no partner required- just show up! 

    7pm – 8pm: Level 1
    Absolute beginners swing dance class
    These classes are for new dancers and there is no experience required. We go over the basics every week and then throw in some new moves to get you dancing in no time. This class is drop-in, so you don’t need to book in advance and you don’t need to bring a partner.

    8pm – 8:30pm: social dancing/practice time

    8:30pm – 9:30pm: Level 1.5
    Improvers swing dance class
    This class builds on the content from our Level 1 class and introduces some new and fun things too. It’s perfect for those who want to learn some more moves and technique and get social dancing – if you were comfortable in Level 1 why not stick around?

    9:30pm – 10pm: social dance/drink/dinner!

    Taking more than one class on the same evening? Your second class is half price — just £5!

    Swing Patrol event

  • Swing Patrol Wimbledon

    CLASSES

    Our classes run every Monday. There is a beginners class at 7:15pm and a Level 2 class from 8:45pm with social dancing in between, in the beautiful Hillside Hall taught by the wonderful Ieva and James.

    7:15-8:15pm: Level 1 – Beginner swing dance class
    Our beginners class always assumes no prior knowledge, so absolute beginners are welcome to join us any week. There’s no need to book in advance or bring a partner. Just arrive ready for some fun!

    8:15-8:30pm: Social dancing!

    8:30-9:30pm: Level 2 – Intermediate class
    When you start feeling confident in Level 1 – this is the class for you! You have probably been to your first social dance by now and will have made it all the way through at least one whole song. As well as looking at fancy moves there will be styling, variations and plenty of tips to help you lead, follow and really dance to the music. Ideally you will have done at least one 10 week beginner cycle and covered all the footwork patterns that we teach at Level 1 (Lindy hop with kicks or triple steps and 1930s Charleston).

    Taking more than one class on the same evening? Your second class is half price — just £5!

     

    Swing Patrol event

  • 19 March 2019Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society – screening of ‘On Body and Soul' (Hungary)

    Richmond Film Society's season continues with the 2017 Berlinale Golden Bear winner, 'On Body and Soul'.

    Two abattoir colleagues experience the same recurring dream, though they are not aware that it. When it comes to light, despite their contrasting characters, they try to understand what it means for their personal lives.

    Members go free. Non-member tickets are £5 (full-time students £3) and can be purchased 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/. Tickets are also available on the night (cash only).

    Richmond Film Society event

  • 20 March 2019 - 23 March 2019Drama/Dance/Musicals

    The Dresser - by Ronald Harwood

    January 1942.  A theatre in the English provinces.  ‘Sir’ – the last of Britain’s great actor-managers – is leading a tatty, third-rate tour, bringing the Bard to “every corner of our beloved island”.

    Tonight marks his 227th appearance as King Lear.  He has never missed a performance… yet.  Outside, fall the Luftwaffe’s bombs.  Onstage, lies Lear’s blasted heath.  Inside Sir’s head, a different storm rages.  Only Norman, his devoted dresser, can ensure that both star and show go on.  But can they?  Will they?  Should they?

    ‘The Dresser’ is Oscar-winner Ronald Harwood’s greatest play - “wonderfully affectionate and intelligent”, according to Michael Billington: an insightful exploration of an increasingly co-dependent relationship between a tottering theatrical titan and his off-stage, off-kilter Fool.

    Since its premiere in 1980, this witty, bitter-sweet love letter to the theatre has garnered Oscar, Olivier, Tony and BAFTA nominations.  Our unmissable production boasts a multi-award-winning team, both on and off stage: the perfect company to breathe fresh life into this iconic theatrical classic.

    At Hampton Hill Theatre from 20th to 23rd March 2019.  To book, please visit www.trybooking.co.uk/HPS.

    For further details, contact Daniel Wain on 07802 724234.

     

    Colwyn Bay & Crewe event

  • Swing Patrol Ealing

    Join us for our beginner friendly swing dance class every Wednesday night at Ealing Town Hall with the fabulous Katie & Christian!

    Our teachers are friendly & welcoming and will ensure you enjoy the class. The aim of these classes are to have fun, meet some other Londoners and learn a beautiful, joyful art form!

    CLASS DETAILS

    7:45pm – 8:45pm: Level 1 Beginner swing dance class
    Our beginners class always assumes no prior knowledge, so absolute beginners are welcome to join us any week. There’s no need to book in advance or bring a partner. Just arrive ready for some fun!

    9:00pm – 10:00pm: Level 1.5 Improvers swing dance class
    This class builds on the content we covered in Level 1. We’ll teach more moves and more technique – if you were comfortable in Level 1 why not stay for the second class?

    Taking more than one class on the same evening? Your second class is half price – just £5!

    Swing Patrol event

  • 21 March 2019Museum/Heritage

    EXPLOSIVE HISTORY! A TALK BY ALEXANDRA ROBB OF LONDON WILDLIFE TRUST

    Thursday 21 March 2019

    Riverside Room, Old Town Hall

    Doors open at 7pm, talk starts at 7:30pm

    Special late opening of the exhibition: 5pm –7pm

    Tickets: £5, or £4 for Friends of the Museum

    Available from the Museum, The Open Book on King’s Street, or CLICK HERE TO BOOK (additional booking fees apply)

    Accompanying the Museum’s new exhibition, Alex’s talk will explore the long history of Hounslow Gunpowder Mills, once located in Crane Park, Whitton. Alex will reveal the little known story of one of Europe’s largest and most successful privately run gunpowder mills, its role in the First World War and its slow return to nature after the mills were closed.

    Museum of Richmond event

  • 22 March 2019 - 24 March 2019Visual Arts/Film

    The Contemporary Textile Fair

    This ever-popular event returns boasting an incredible range of talent from makers and artists either working with, or inspired by, textiles. This year we have over 75 diverse exhibitors plus a special exhibition, workshops and an illustrated talk by renowned artist and textile collector Diana Springall.  Image courtesy: Rebecca Bruton.

    Admission: £4 / £3 concessions / LAC members & U16s Free

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 22 March 2019 - 24 March 2019Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Rose Opera presents Tchaikovsky's Iolanta

    Tchaikovsky’s rarely performed final masterpiece is about a Princess who has not been told that she is blind from birth, but senses something is missing in her life. When the dashing Count Vaudémont stumbles into her garden and falls in love with her, she finds the cure to her melancholy, and much more besides.

    Come and see this magical fairy-tale production. Hear some of the most sumptuous orchestral music Tchaikovsky wrote, accompanied by singing of the highest calibre. Tickets £22-25, with special prices for children for the Sunday 24th March matinee performance.

    Conductor and Musical Director - Peter Ford
    Stage Director - Fred Broom

    Iolanta - Tamara Ravenhill
    Marta - Wendy Silvester (22, 24), Lorna Perry (23)
    Brighitta - Nina Kopparhed (22, 24), Maria Gayle-Rogers (23)
    Laura - Virginia Frith (22, 24), Emilie Taride (23)
    Bertrand - Ian Pope
    Almerik - Mike Wells
    King Rene - Crispin Lewis
    Ibn-Hakia - Aleksi Koponen (22, 24), Michael Birnbaum (23)
    Robert - Ian Helm (22, 24), Edwin Dizer (23)
    Count Vaudemont - Andy Evans

    Rose Opera Chorus and Orchestra

     

    Rose Opera event

  • 25 March 2019 - 25 March 2019Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Swing Patrol Kingston- swing dance classes

    Conme and join us for our weekly drop-in Absolute Beginners Swing Dance class at 7pm! No advance booking and no partner required- just show up! 

    7pm – 8pm: Level 1
    Absolute beginners swing dance class
    These classes are for new dancers and there is no experience required. We go over the basics every week and then throw in some new moves to get you dancing in no time. This class is drop-in, so you don’t need to book in advance and you don’t need to bring a partner.

    8pm – 8:30pm: social dancing/practice time

    8:30pm – 9:30pm: Level 1.5
    Improvers swing dance class
    This class builds on the content from our Level 1 class and introduces some new and fun things too. It’s perfect for those who want to learn some more moves and technique and get social dancing – if you were comfortable in Level 1 why not stick around?

    9:30pm – 10pm: social dance/drink/dinner!

    Taking more than one class on the same evening? Your second class is half price — just £5!

    Swing Patrol event

  • Swing Patrol Wimbledon

    CLASSES

    Our classes run every Monday. There is a beginners class at 7:15pm and a Level 2 class from 8:45pm with social dancing in between, in the beautiful Hillside Hall taught by the wonderful Ieva and James.

    7:15-8:15pm: Level 1 – Beginner swing dance class
    Our beginners class always assumes no prior knowledge, so absolute beginners are welcome to join us any week. There’s no need to book in advance or bring a partner. Just arrive ready for some fun!

    8:15-8:30pm: Social dancing!

    8:30-9:30pm: Level 2 – Intermediate class
    When you start feeling confident in Level 1 – this is the class for you! You have probably been to your first social dance by now and will have made it all the way through at least one whole song. As well as looking at fancy moves there will be styling, variations and plenty of tips to help you lead, follow and really dance to the music. Ideally you will have done at least one 10 week beginner cycle and covered all the footwork patterns that we teach at Level 1 (Lindy hop with kicks or triple steps and 1930s Charleston).

    Taking more than one class on the same evening? Your second class is half price — just £5!

     

    Swing Patrol event

  • "The novel is absolutely doomed" (Quote from Will Self, The Guardian, 2018)

    Professor John Mullan, Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature, UCL, (and writer for The Guardian) disagrees in his own witty and opinionated take on the subject.

    Followed by the AGM

    Barnes Literary Society event

  • Swing Patrol Ealing

    Join us for our beginner friendly swing dance class every Wednesday night at Ealing Town Hall with the fabulous Katie & Christian!

    Our teachers are friendly & welcoming and will ensure you enjoy the class. The aim of these classes are to have fun, meet some other Londoners and learn a beautiful, joyful art form!

    CLASS DETAILS

    7:45pm – 8:45pm: Level 1 Beginner swing dance class
    Our beginners class always assumes no prior knowledge, so absolute beginners are welcome to join us any week. There’s no need to book in advance or bring a partner. Just arrive ready for some fun!

    9:00pm – 10:00pm: Level 1.5 Improvers swing dance class
    This class builds on the content we covered in Level 1. We’ll teach more moves and more technique – if you were comfortable in Level 1 why not stay for the second class?

    Taking more than one class on the same evening? Your second class is half price – just £5!

    Swing Patrol event

  • 30 March 2019Choral/Choirs

    Handel's Messiah - Kingston Choral Society's 250th Concert

    Soprano: Julieth Lozano
    Countertenor: Erik Kallo
    Tenor: Joel Williams
    Bass: Timothy Edlin
    with the Purcell Orchestra
    Conductor: Andrew Griffiths

    Adults: £15 Concessions: £13 Under 18s and full-time students: £5
    https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/boxoffice/select/hFMAeZJUpNtF

    For their 250th Concert on 30 March 2019, Kingston Choral Society will perform Handel's Messiah just as they did at their inaugural concert on 30 March 1950. The work needs no introduction; it has been a firm favourite ever since its triumphant premiere in 1742. An exciting quartet of young soloists joins KCS and the period instruments of the Purcell Orchestra to perform this wonderful sequence of beautiful arias and memorable choruses, climaxing with the unforgettable 'Hallelujah Chorus'. 

    KCS gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Josephine Baker Trust for the soloists in this concert

    Kingston Choral Society event

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