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  • 19 November 2020 - 6 April 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Landmark Festive Emporium Goes Online!

    Sadly the current lockdown means that our Landmark Festive Emporium can't take place as a physical event, but instead it is going online!  

    The specially created online Festive Emporium opens at 10am Thursday 19th November and will run until December 6th with over 700 products from artists and makers. 

    The Festive Emporium will go online at and will also feature ‘Meet the Maker’ blogs from participants, as well as special offers around Black Friday from 27-28 November.

    Details will be posted on social media over the coming weeks.

    Participating makers and artists include:

    Anjali B Purkayastha – paintings
    Areej Abdi – prints
    Carol Wilson – paintings
    Charlotte Clowes – paper art
    Chrissy – ceramic lights
    Cristina Schek – print
    Emilia Chubb – paintings
    Emoral – urban furniture
    Esther Brown – prints & Paintings
    Kate Guy Prints – linocut print designs on kitchenware
    Kit Mooi – weaving
    Kitty Wass – prints & paintings
    Liz Whiteman Smith – prints
    Madeline Morrow – paintings
    Marianne Laker Designs – soft toys & cushions
    Nadia Day – prints & paintings
    Penny Seume – scarves & lampshades
    Sarah Grove Ceramics – porcelain jugs & vases
    Sue Ribbans – prints & paintings
    Wick’d Wax Botanicals – candles

    Every penny of profit goes back into supporting the work and maintenance of our much loved and wonderful arts centre, enabling us to keep the doors open and continue serving the community.

    So Shop, Sparkle and be Merry

    For more information see the website

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 20 November 2020 - 26 November 2021Visual Arts/Film

    This Week’s Recommendation: Mystery Road


    This week's recommendation

    Mystery Road


    2013,121 mins. English language

    Directed by Ivan Sen

    Mystery Road was the 757th film screened by RFS on 18th October 2016.  It was the second ranked film of Season 54, with an audience approval rating of 91%.

    Writer-director Ivan Sen (who also shoots, scores and edits) goes walkabout through the minefield of contemporary Australian culture, offering an evocative snapshot of an unravelling crime scene – social, racial and economic.

    Charismatic Aaron Pedersen stars as detective Jay Swan, returning to his small-town roots after a stint in "the big smoke", which has merely widened the chasm between him and his former peers. The son of a stockman, Jay is "an Abbo copper" caught between two worlds – alienated from his own community, ostracised by his white workmates. 

    It is the discovery of a teenager's body under a road used by truckers that fires this scorched-noir murder mystery. While the police department remains resolutely unmoved by the death of an indigenous Australian girl ("You're on your own on this one, Jay"), the case strikes close to home for the unloved detective – the dead girl had been texting his daughter, Crystal, and his lonely inquiries uncover sordid evidence of drug-dealing, sexual exploitation and worse. You don't have to be a super-sleuth to figure out that Jay is scratching away at a web in which almost everyone is ensnared, or that the thin blue line between cops and criminals has turned a very murky shade of grey. Yet the ultimate destination of the narrative is less important than the road that leads us there, the sights and fellow travellers encountered en route making this a journey worth taking.

    (With acknowledgements to Mark Kermode, Observer).

    Full film notes available in the Twickenham & Richmond Tribune -

    Mystery Road spawned a TV serial that has recently been screened for the second time on BBC4. The film can be streamed from Amazon Prime and the Blu-Rays are available from Amazon and others.

    Presented by Richmond Film Society




    Richmond Film Society 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 2020 - 3 December 2020Visual Arts/Film

    This Week’s Recommendation: The Edge of Heaven

    This week's recommendation

    The Edge of Heaven 


    2007, 122 mins. Turkish/German/English  language

    Directed by Fatih Akin

    The Edge of Heaven was the fourth ranked film of Season 46, with an approval rating of 85%.

    Fatih Akin, who both wrote and directed The Edge of Heaven, won the prize for best screenplay at Cannes in 2007.  His film is divided into three parts, the first two of which introduce separate sets of characters, while the third brings the threads of the stories together.

    The film displays the tension between Akin’s Germany, and Turkey, where Akin’s parents were born, showing the gulf between the first and second-generation Turkish-Germans, and the conflicts about their identity and their relation with the old country.

    The narrative is built around a series of accidents, chance encounters and missed encounters. That compassion does not always come easily or express itself clearly is one of the director's central insights. He is generous with his characters, even at their worst, but he also regards them with a measure of detachment as their good intentions go astray and their bad impulses bear terrible fruit. Similarly, while he is acutely aware of viciousness, injustice and hypocrisy in both Turkey and Germany, his camera absorbs the authentic beauty in both countries, from Bremen to Istanbul and to the hillsides and fishing villages of the Black Sea coast.

    Full film notes are available in the Twickenham & Richmond Tribune -

    The Edge of Heaven does not appear to be available to be streamed but the disc is available from Amazon and others.

    Presented by Richmond Film Society





    Richmond Film Society 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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Wednesday 2 December 2020, 19:30
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Young Writers Festival Competition

Young Writers Festival Competition

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The Roger McGough Annual Poetry Prize 2020

Roger McGough

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