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  • 1 December 2019 - 1 December 2019Literature/Talks/Walks

    Special Christmas Event

    Special Christmas event with Lucy Lyrical, poet and musician,  Ian Lee-Dolphin and French Lessons and of course an abundance of poems from our poets. MCs for the evening Heather Moulson and Anne Warrington

     

    Poetry Performance event

  • 2 December 2019Literature/Talks/Walks

    Borough of Twickenham Local History Society

    Author and broadcaster Dr Tracy Borman talks about “Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him” at the Borough of Twickenham Local History Society's Alan Urwin Memorial Lecture. All welcome. Non-members and guests £2.50

    Twickenham (Borough) Local History Society event

  • 3 December 2019Literature/Talks/Walks

    Lecture on optical entertainments before the movies

    £5 payable on the door. No ticket needed.  Drinks from 7pm, one-hour lecture at 8pm. Free Christmas drinks and mince pies after the lecture

    Lecture outline

    A lavishly illustrated talk on the many inventions, devices and discoveries that led to the first showing of the movies in 1895. From ‘shadow shows’, through ‘peep shows’, ‘transforming pictures’ and ‘persistence of vision’ machines, we explore the forgotten world of artists, showmen and natural philosophers who attempted to capture and reproduce real life imagery, long before the invention of cinema.

    Speaker's Profile
    Our speaker, Andrew Gill,  is a professional public speaker and consultant. He works with museums, universities, festivals, TV companies and special interest groups presenting authentic Victorian ‘magic lantern’ slide shows and giving talks on pre-cinema optical entertainments. He owns a commercial photograph library and has published many books on photographic social history.

    The Arts Society Richmond event

  • 5 December 2019Literature/Talks/Walks

    David Harper - Unexpected Tales!

    Tales from the funny world of TV, art and antiques! Join the TV antiques celebrity David Harper (Bargain Hunt, Antiques Roadtrip, Celebrity Eggheads, Flog It, For What It's Worth, Celebrity Masterchef and more) as he shares stories from his career. From exciting finds to embarrassing moments; huge profits to even bigger losses; the perils of tv to fascinating historical stories – expect the unexpected!

    Tickets: Advance £14 & LAC Members / On door £15.  Pre-show supper available; £9.50 per person.

    Bookings:  Tel:  020 8977 7558, email: info@landmarkartscentre.org, visit www.landmarkartscentre.org

     

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 5 December 2019Choral/Choirs

    In Flagrante Choir - Christmas Concert

    The In Flagrante Christmas concert featuring songs new and old will be on 5th December 2019 in St. Anne's church, Kew Green, TW9 3AA.

    For further details check :

    https://www.inflagrantechoir.com

     

    In Flagrante Choir event

  • 6 December 2019 - 8 January 2020Museum/Heritage

    Festive Fayre 2019

    Eat, drink and be merry as the Hampton Court Palace courtyards are transformed into a food-lover's Christmas wonderland at the Festive Fayre.

    Soak up the atmosphere and spirit of the season. Browse unique gift stalls and watch seasonal cooking demos live in The Kitchen. With everything from Christmas pudding to sausages, and brownies to churros, our 100 hand-picked artisan producers and companies are guaranteed to delight even the most committed foodie.

    Friday and Saturday: 10:00-18:00; Sunday: 10:00-16:30

    Hampton Court Palace event

  • 7 December 2019Visual Arts/Film

    THE ROAD TO MOROCCO

    Made-to-measure one day workshop led by experienced tutor Pat Harveyat 21, Cranebrook, Manor Road TW2 5DJ, her Twickenham riverside home. All abilities. Our aim: for you to end the day with a painting you can be proud of!

    Suggested donation £45 (£10 reduction per class for 3 or more). Email patkayharvey@talktalk.net or call 020 3643 6227 for more details.

    See Pat's work at www.patharvey.co.uk.

     

    Saturday Watercolour Workshops event

  • 7 December 2019 - 14 December 2019Drama/Dance/Musicals

    King Arthur in Space - Pantomime

    King Arthur in Space by Loz Keal

    Directed by Marc Batten

    An old fashioned, futuristic pantomime for children of all ages

    Coming this Christmas ...... In a galaxy that isn't very far away ....

    Join us for TTC's annual pantomine - cheer the clean-cut Arthur and space vixen Gwen, boo the evil and greedy Mrs Morgan and her comedy henchmen as we re-imagine the Arthurian legend with added robots, aliens and Merlin, the talking computer.  All the pantomime conventions you'd expect including bad jokes, plenty of audience participation and a few surprises! 

     

    Teddington Theatre Club event

  • 7 December 2019Drama/Dance/Musicals

    TTC Open Morning

    Hampton Hill Theatre throws its doors open from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm for members of the public to have a tour of the building and find out more about Teddington Theatre Club.  Come and have a look behind the scenes and after we show you round, have a cup of tea or coffee with members of the Club, who will be on hand to answer all your questions about the theatre and the Club - whether you want to find out more about taking part in our productions or attending our shows as a member of the audience. 

    Teddington Theatre Club event

  • 7 December 2019Choral/Choirs

    Teddington Choral Society Christmas Concert

    Teddington Choral Society together with their Musical Director, Julian Collings, is excited to present a glorious evening of Christmas Choral Music.

    Join us on December 7th at 7:30pm. 

    At the Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington. TW11 9NN

    This year's Concert will feature different compositions: Bob Chilcott «On Christmas Night», Gustav Holst «Christmas Day» and some traditional Christmas Carols arranged by London composer and arranger Jonathan Rathbone. There will also be opportunities for the audience to sing carols with the choir. 

    During the evening festive duets will be performed by Julian Collings at the organ and Phil Culling at the piano.

     

    The evening will finish with some drinks in order to celebrate Christmas and the end of the year together with our audience.

     

    Tickets available: £15 (under 16 free)

    -online : http://landmarkartscentre.org/

    -at the door 

     

    For more information: www.teddingtonchoral.co.uk

     

     

     

    Teddington Choral Society event

  • 7 December 2019Choral/Choirs

    Thames Philharmonic Choir - A Christmas Cracker

    Saturday 7 December marks the occasion when award-winning musician Harry Bradford conducts Thames Philharmonic Choir in a cracker of a Christmas concert. Harry has already established a reputation for choral conducting with Genesis Sixteen and at Cambridge University.

    The concert begins with Vivaldi's uplifting setting of the Magnificat in G minor, combining an exciting mixture of robust and harmonically exquisite choruses with buoyant interjections from three soloists. This is paired with Haydn's setting of the mass for the feast of St Nicholas, a quintessential example of Haydn's understanding of form and balance and his effervescent musical language. The second half of the programme sees the Choir perform a variety of carols for choir and audience, including Robert Pearsall's beautiful arrangement of In Dulci Jubilo, Mack Willberg's infamously taxing arrangement of Ding Dong Merrily on High and Vaughan Williams' stunningly evocative Fantasia on Christmas Carols.

    Vivaldi: Magnificat

    Haydn: Missa Sancti Nicolai

    Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols 

    Christmas carols for Choir and audience

    Soprano: Claire Ward

    Mezzo Soprano: Bernadette Johns

    Tenor: Philippe Durrant

    Baritone: Hugo Herman-Wilson

    Conductor: Harry Bradford

    Thames Philharmonic Choir

    Organist: James Orford

    TICKETS: £20, £16 (concessions for under 18s), £5 

    Box Office: 07522 524 081

    Online: www.thamesphilchoir.org.uk/concerts

    For full information, and insight into the life and work of the Choir, follow us on www.thamesphilchoir.org.uk

    Facebook: @Thames.Philharmonic.Choir   Twitter: @ThamesPhilChoir

    Thames Philharmonic Choir event

  • 7 December 2019Museum/Heritage

    Bite Size Carols

    Join the choristers of the Chapel Royal on the Saturday of the Festive Fayre and sing some of your favourite carols during their bite-sized 20-minute carol services.

    Hampton Court Palace event

  • 9 December 2019Museum/Heritage

    The lost buildings of Kew

    Susanne Groom will talk to the Richmond Local History Society on 'The lost buildings of Kew'

    Visitors welcome, £4 donation

    Richmond Local History Society event

  • 9 December 2019Museum/Heritage

    The lost buildings of Kew

    Susanne Groom will talk to the Richmond Local History Society on 'The lost buildings of Kew'

    Visitors welcome, £4 donation

    Richmond Local History Society event

  • 9 December 2019Museum/Heritage

    The lost buildings of Kew

    Susanne Groom will talk to the Richmond Local History Society on 'The lost buildings of Kew'

    Visitors welcome, £4 donation

    Richmond Local History Society event

  • 10 December 2019Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society Screening of ‘Wajib’ (Palestine)

    RFS’s final film of 2019 is a Palestinian drama, set amidst wedding preparations in the lead-up to Christmas in Nazareth. In Palestine’s Christian community, an estranged son accompanies his father in delivering his sister’s wedding invitations. Gentle but thought provoking insights into generational differences, including the Palestine/Israel relationship and a son coping with a father’s desire to find him ‘a nice local girl’.

    The screening will be followed by the RFS Members Christmas Party in The Conservatory at The Exchange.

    Members go free. Non-member tickets are £5 (full-time students £3). Tickets 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/ . To ensure that you secure a ticket, pre-booking via The Exchange is recommended. A further 50 or so tickets will be available to purchase on the door on the night of the screening (cash only) on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis.

    For further information about RFS, our programme of films and membership for Season 57, please see our website at http://www.richmondfilmsoc.org.uk 

    The season resumes on 7 January with 'The White Crow'.

    Richmond Film Society event

  • 10 December 2019Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society Presents Wajib

    RFS’s final film of 2019 is a Palestinian drama, set amidst wedding preparations in the lead-up to Christmas in Nazareth. In Palestine’s Christian community, an estranged son accompanies his father in delivering his sister’s wedding invitations. Gentle but thought provoking insights into generational differences, including the Palestine/Israel relationship and a son coping with a father’s desire to find him ‘a nice local girl’.

    The Exchange event

  • 11 December 2019Literature/Talks/Walks

    The Patient Assassin - A True Tale of Massacre, Revenge and the Raj A talk by Anita Anand

    Wednesday 11 December 2019

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

    RHACC, Parkshot, Richmond

    Please note seating is not reserved

     

    Tickets: £10 per person,

    Tickets available from the Museum’s website www.museumofrichmond.com,

    the Museum (Old Town Hall, Richmond) and The Open Book (King Street, Richmond.)

     

    Anita Anand tells the remarkable story of one Indian's twenty-year quest for revenge, which took him around the world in search of those he held responsible for the Amritsar massacre of 1919, which cost the lives of hundreds.

    Book signing at the end of the talk.

     

    Museum of Richmond event

  • 11 December 2019Literature/Talks/Walks

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    Richmond Scientific Society event

  • 11 December 2019 - 14 December 2019Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Treasure Island

    Long John Silver may be a dastardly villain, but he’s reckoned without the Ladies of St Michael's Players Women’s Institute! This is our largest cast pantomime and a madcap, laugh a minute pirate adventure story from start to finish. Ayye aye, that it is.

    Our world-famous pantomime returns once more to delight young and old. Based on the original ripping yarn, Ben Crocker's script adds all the panto fun into this gripping tale. So once again, lots of sing-a-long songs and laugh-a-long jokes and all-round feeling goodness. We have pirates (ooo), treasure (ooo) ships (ooo) and a parrot (yes, really).

    But will good triumph over evil this year? Come and see and find out.

    Keep your eyes peeled Me Hearties                                                        𝕿𝖗𝖊𝖆𝖘𝖚𝖗𝖊 𝕴𝖘𝖑𝖆𝖓𝖉 tickets go on sale on 𝟭 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿!                stmichaelsplayers.org

    St Michaels Players event

  • 12 December 2019Visual Arts/Film

    Art of Wellbeing

    The Art of Wellbeing sessions are designed to encourage you create, make and experimenting with materials and techniques. Providing you a chance to unwind and support your wellbeing in a calming environment.

    In this session, you’ll work with artist Alex Robb to create your own contemporary and imaginative  artworks using willow weaving techniques.

    For more information about our community sessions, email artseducation@richmond.gov.uk or telephone 020 8831 6000.

    Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

  • 12 December 2019 - 12 December 2019Choral/Choirs

    Ella's Choir Christmas Concert

    ★Ella's Choir Christmas Concert★ on 12 December 2019 🎄🎄

    In aid of React Charity.

    Our venue is the Concert Hall at Waldegrave School, Fifth Cross Road, TW2 5LH.

    Starts at 7.30pm-8.30pm.

    Tickets available here.

    Helen Astrid Singing Academy event

  • 13 December 2019Choral/Choirs

    Normansfield Christmas Carol Concert

    Normansfield Christmas Carol Concert

    Friday 13 December 2019 at 7.30pm

    Tickets:  £10 from 0333 1212 300 or online at www.langdondowncentre.org.uk

    This year's Christmas Carol Concert features The Marble Hill Singers singing traditional hymns and carols, and The Chirpy Cheeps with a lively mix of contemporary Christmas Songs.

    All proceeds are going to the Down's Syndrome Association.

     

    Langdon Down Centre event

  • 14 December 2019Choral/Choirs

    Performance of Bach's Christmas Oratorio

    Hampton Choral Society will be performing Bach's Christmas Oratorio, in German, Parts 1, 3 and 6, with period orchestra and professional soloists, at St Mary's University Chapel, Waldegrave Road, Strawbery Hill, Twickenham, TW1 4SX on Saturday 14th December 2019 at 7.30pm

    Hampton Choral Society event

  • 14 December 2019Choral/Choirs

    The Barnes Choir Presents HAYDN's Creation

    Saturday, December 14th 2019 at 7.30 p.m. 

    All Saints Church, East Sheen Avenue, East Sheen SW14 8AX

    Conductor: Julian Collings

    Soprano: Lisa Swayne, Tenor: Joseph Doody, Bass: Gavin HorsleyWith the English Sinfonietta

    Tickets £15, (£10 Students and under 18)

    Available from:

    07793 199 546 / tickets@barneschoir.org.uk

    Or with your credit/debit card at www.barneschoir.org.uk/tickets or on the door

     

    Barnes Choir event

  • 14 December 2019Museum/Heritage

    Creative Mindfulness- Princess Mary's gift boxes

    Creative Mindfulness – Drawing workshop for adults

    Be inspired by the Museum’s collections and take some time to be mindful, observe and draw, leaving the workshop with your own original pieces to treasure.

    Each workshop is led by a local artist and will have a different theme, exploring a different element of the Borough’s history.

    All workshops are 10.30am to 12.30pm

    £10 per person, includes materials and refreshments

    Book online: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-mindfulness-december-2019-tickets-63479762679

    Tickets also available from the Museum

    Museum of Richmond event

  • 15 December 2019Visual Arts/Film

    75 Memorials - A Community Remembers

    A project for schools, community groups and individuals:

    In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau we are launching this exciting new project. Participants can take part by creating artworks, poetry and prose, inspired by the stories and events of the Holocaust. 

    Artwork can be made of any material or use any artisitc technique. Works can be paintings, collages, drawings, photographs, graphic design, typography, sculpture - the possibilites are endless. For poetry and prose there is no minimum or maximum word count.

    This opportunity is open to everyone who works, lives or studies in the borough and there is no upper or lower age limit. 75 pieces will be chosen to be displayed in an exhibition at The Landmark Arts Centre.

    The closing date for inital submission is Sunday 15th December and the exhibition will take place from the 15th January until the 2nd February 2020.

    If you are interested in taking part please email partnerships@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk to request an information pack.

    Artwork by Basildon Children’s Support Service, for a project by Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, 2015

    Richmond Council Holocaust Memorial Day Events event

  • 21 December 2019 - 23 December 2019Drama/Dance/Musicals

    The Wizard of Oz (YPE)

    Join award-winning youth production company Dramacube this Christmas at Hampton Hill Theatre for the ultimate family classic, The Wizard of Oz. 

    Help Dorothy and her friends in their quest to find the Wizard and defeat the Wicked Witch of the West in this wonderful musical with all your favourite songs including, Over the Rainbow and Follow the Yellow Brick Road.  

    The production runs for just under an hour, making it ideal for family audiences with children aged 4+. Tickets are from just £11.  

    Book now at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/dramacube

    Dramacube Productions event

  • 21 December 2019Choral/Choirs

    Carols by Candlelight

    One of our most popular annual events, due to public demand this year our annual celebration of Christmas features both an evening and afternoon performance the next day! (See separate entry.) Surrey Brass, the Harlequin Chamber Choir and narrator Giles Abbott will be joined on Saturday by Sacred Heart School Choir and on Sunday by another school choir. Join us for a festive programme of words and music and be prepared to help raise the roof by joining in with the carols. Mince pies and mulled wine on sale too. This event always sells out quickly so early booking strongly recommended.

    Tickets: £13 / £12 concs / £11 Landmark members / £5 U16s

    Bookings:  Tel:  020 8977 7558, email: info@landmarkartscentre.org, visit www.landmarkartscentre.org

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 22 December 2019Choral/Choirs

    Carols by Candlelight

    One of our most popular annual events, due to public demand this year our annual celebration of Christmas features two performances, 21 December at 7.30pm (see separate entry), and this afternoon performance.Surrey Brass, the Harlequin Chamber Choir and narrator Giles Abbott will be joined on Saturday by Sacred Heart School Choir and on Sunday by another school choir. Join us for a festive programme of words and music and be prepared to help raise the roof by joining in with the carols. Mince pies and mulled wine on sale too. This event always sells out quickly so early booking strongly recommended.

    Tickets: £13 / £12 concs / £11 Landmark members / £5 U16s

    Bookings:  Tel:  020 8977 7558, email: info@landmarkartscentre.org, visit www.landmarkartscentre.org

    Landmark Arts Centre event

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Wednesday 20 November 2019

Kate Hickman

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Friday 19 July 2019 - Friday 6 December 2019

poetry anthology 'Time'
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