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  • 3 November 2020Literature/Talks/Walks

    From Tabards to Tailoring - Lecture

    £5 payable on the door. No ticket needed.  Drinks from 7pm, one-hour lecture at 8pm.

    Lecture outline
    By 2020 the global menswear industry is expected to be worth $33 billion. This illustrated lecture unpicks the social and political threads that hold the male wardrobe together by considering changing attitudes across the ages. It identifies key individuals from Beau Brummell to Edward VII and important periods of transition from the Restoration of Britain’s monarchy in 1660 to the ‘Youthquake’ that occurred after the Second World War. Following a timeline and explaining sartorial developments in conjunction with social and political changes, the lecture shows how men’s clothing, even thoughts on what it means to be male, has been in constant evolution. This remains so today.  

    Speaker's Profile
    Benjamin Wild is a cultural historian who writes and lectures about the history of dress. He convenes courses for the Victoria & Albert Museum and is a teacher of history at Sherborne School. He is half of the Dress:Fancy podcast (the other half being Lucy Clayton), a weekly show that discusses the prevalence, power and popularity of fancy dress costume. Previously, he was guest lecturer at the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design and consultant lecturer at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art. He has written for a variety of magazines and academic journals and regularly talks at the National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Academy.

    Benjamin read History at King’s College London. His doctorate, focusing on the material culture of the household of King Henry III of England, was published in 2012. His second book, A Life in Fashion: The Wardrobe of Cecil Beaton, was published in 2016. His next book is called Carnival to Catwalk: Global Reflections on Fancy Dress Costume

    The Arts Society Richmond event

  • 12 November 2020Drama/Dance/Musicals

    A Walk in the Park

    A Walk in the Park: Rehearsed Reading

     OSO Arts Centre, Barnes, SW13 0LF

     Thu 12th November 2020 

    By Eddy Radburn

    'A Walk in the Park' consists of 11 comedy sketches, lasting from 6 to 20 minutes. Pure escapism, full of hysterical, nervous, depressive, crazy, exuberant, over emotional, eccentric characters. People that you would almost certainly never find while enjoying the calm and tranquility of a not so typical public park somewhere in England.

    Barnes Community Players event

  • 15 November 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Molesey Art Society - Autumn Fair Online

    Our Autumn Art and Craft Fair will be held online in November.  Visit our website from 15th November to browse and buy our exciting new works.  Most items will be for sale including jewellery, paintings and craft items - an opportunity to buy original artworks at reasonable prices.




    Molesey Art Society event

  • 15 November 2020Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Festival Showcase

    A selection of the most entertaining performers in music and drama from the 2020 Richmond upon Thames Performing Arts Festival.  The Young Singer, Instrumentalist, and Pianist  of the Year will be performing.   Admission £5 on the door with Concessions for Seniors (£4).  Under 16s free of charge..

    We are hoping to hold this event in November but this is subject to Government guidelines and details will be announced  when the situation with regard to the pandemic and the venue become clearer


    Richmond upon Thames Performing Arts Festival event

  • 21 November 2020 - 31 December 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Art Society Winter Exhibition at RHACC & Online

    Richmond Art Society plans to hold a Winter 2020 Exhibition at Richmond & Hillcroft Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond, as well as showcasing all the works Online.

    Richmond Art Society is planning to hold its annual Winter Exhibition at Richmond & Hillcroft Adult Community College, from Saturday 28 November to Saturday 5 December.  If it can go ahead subject to government restrictions at the time, the exhibition will of course be held fully in accordance with Covid security guidelines.
    Due to these uncertain times, Richmond Art Society is also hosting a Virtual Winter Exhibition online on the Society’s website.  This will go live on 21 November and run until January 2021. There will also be a PDF catalogue of all the works available to download.
    Please visit and follow the links to the online show from 21 November.
    The exhibition will feature established and emerging member artists from the Society.
    Peter Swann, Chair of Richmond Art Society, says: “In these challenging time, we aim to support our artists by organising a physical exhibition, but we are also doing an online presentation of all those works so that our member artists are assured of a Winter Exhibition even if Covid-19 stops us from having a physical show.”

    Richmond Art Society event

  • 24 November 2020 - 6 December 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Natalia Zozulya Exhibiting with: Katalin Szallas Victoria Veil

    Old masters’ techniques and a contemporary approach to oil paintings are entwined in atmospheric and dynamic figurative canvases by Nataliya Zozulya. Alongside German artist Victoria Veil’s detailed graphic artworks and modern classic ceramics by Katalin Szallas.


    Fountain Gallery event

  • 27 November 2020Visual Arts/Film


    Anne Hellyer will give a talk on the history of British Embroidery - an overview

    Information which may be of help for visitors:

    At present we plan for this talk to go ahead but numbers will be limited. Please contact to book a place.

    Please arrive from 7pm for a 7.30pm start, giving you time to sign in. We are a very friendly group and you will receive a warm welcome. 

    You will need to wear a mask and you will be spaced out in the hall, 2m social distancing to be adhered to.

    On arriving through the narrow entrance we will ask that you wait behind the lines one at a time. Hand sanitiser will be provided.

    Unfortunately we are not able to offer our usual sales table and library at this time.

    Please bring your own tea, coffee or water if desired. Toilets will be open but please do not congregate near them.

    There will be a few news & notes before the talk. 

    Your first visit to one of our Friday evening meetings is free, second and third visits are £10.00 each and thereafter we ask you to please join our membership - a happy group of embroiderers and textile enthusiasts of all skill levels & ages (we also have a Young Embroiderers Group), with lots of fun and interesting activities on offer.

    Kingston & District Embroiderers' Guild event

  • 27 November 2020 - 29 November 2020Drama/Dance/Musicals

    POSTPONED The Dragon of Wantley (J.F. Lampe)

    Wantley village near Sheffield is terrorised by a child-gobbling dragon, and local hero Moore of Moorehall is entreated to put his drinking and womanising aside to take matters in hand. His methods are unorthodox to say the least…This delightful Handel pastiche is a pantomime romp, accompanied by Baroque orchestra and fully staged in the fabulous Victorian-era Normansfield Theatre. 

    Ticket Prices: £18
    Tickets Available from:
    Phone Number for Tickets: 0333 121 2300


    Richmond Opera event

  • 28 November 2020Choral/Choirs

    Winter Concert

    Teddington Choral Society event

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