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  • 2 February 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Lecture on "The Hidden World of Canal Architecture"

    Voluntary donation of £5 for non-members. No ticket needed. Non-members please email richmond@theartssociety.org for the Zoom link and payment details.

    Lecture outline
    This lecture examines the unique buildings and structures associated with the UK’s canal network, with a vast array of distinctive designs, landmark features and unusual artefacts: only the National Trust and the Church of England have more listed structures than our canals.  Look out for lock flights and lighthouses; cottages and clock towers; warehouses and lots of whimsical architecture – our canals delight the eye and refresh the spirit.

    Speaker's Profile:
    Roger Butler
     - Roger is a landscape architect and an experienced writer, photographer and lecturer. He has a particular interest in the unique history, architecture and traditions of our canal network and worked on some of the UK’s major canal restoration projects. He has also acted as a consultant to bodies such as Waterways Ireland, Natural England and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

    He regularly contributes to waterway and heritage magazines and writes and provides images for a range of countryside and outdoor titles. Roger is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society and a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute. He lives near Stratford upon Avon and lectures to groups such as the National Trust, RSPB, U3A, history societies, etc. across the Midlands and further afield.

    The Arts Society Richmond event

  • 3 February 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Thames Luminaries: Chiswick House, William Kent, and the birth of the English Landscape Movement

    The Thames brought commerce and wealth to South West London, attracting royalty, aristocrats, artists, writers and wealthy property owners. The legacy of these luminaries is an area exceptionally rich in heritage buildings, gardens and landscapes. Pope’s Grotto Preservation Trust and English Heritage’s Marble Hill have organised a series of nine free virtual talks over three weeks beginning on Wednesday 27th January.  Experts will explore, explain and offer insight about a luminary and their landscape, property
    and land.

    The English Landscape Movement has influenced gardens across the globe. Developed by William Kent with Lord Burlington, the English Landscape Movement broke down the rigid formality of the early 18th century garden to create a natural landscape. Today, the House and Gardens exist in harmony, each enhancing each other’s beauty. This talk will explore the origins of movement, and how the landscape we see at Chiswick today came to be.

    This talk will be given by John Watkins who leads the English Heritage Garden and Landscape team in their work with historians, landscape architects, botanists and ecologists. He has worked on many major garden and landscape projects, including Chiswick House and Gardens, Eltham Palace, Wrest Park, and Kenilworth Castle. In 1999 he led the Contemporary Heritage Gardens project, incorporating the work of six contemporary designers at English Heritage sites.

    Admission to this talk is free but but we encourage you to make a £5 donation for each talk, if you are able, which will be divided equally between the nine participating organisations. More about the talk and the speaker can be found here and you can book your place at TicketSource.

    The talk will start at 7 pm and last for approximately 20 minutes with time being allowed for questions and answers at the end. The event will end at or before 8 pm. It will be delivered using Zoom so you will need a computer or tablet with the Zoom program/app on it. You will be sent a link by email shortly before the lecture begins and you should follow this link at the appropriate time to join the audience. If you haven't used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download the appropriate software as soon as you try to join. 

    This event is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

    (A section of the 1736 engraving of the garden by John Rocque)

    Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust event

  • 3 February 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    The Arcadian Thames - Flood Plains & Sustainability

    The Kew Society is delighted that Jason Debney has agreed to participate in the third webinar from The Kew Society.  He will be talking about the Arcadian Thames landscape and projects to help the river reclaim its floodplain in a managed and sustainable way, helping to restore the natural processes and habitats that once governed life along the Thames.  Jason’s talk will focus on the Old Deer Park area.

    Many of you will remember Jason from our boat trips travelling upstream from Richmond to Hampton Court and his river walks.

    We do you hope you will join us as Jason’s fascinating observations on wildlife, past and future TLS plans are always interesting and exciting!

    This presentation is free to all. The zoom link will be available by 6.45pm and the talk will start at 7pm on Wednesday 3rd February 2021 Here  

    We are once again very grateful to the National Archives for hosting this webinar and making available their considerable expertise.

    Kew Society event

  • 4 February 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Thames Luminaries: Marble Hill: Howard and her garden of grottos and groves

    The Thames brought commerce and wealth to South West London, attracting royalty, aristocrats, artists, writers and wealthy property owners. The legacy of these luminaries is an area exceptionally rich in heritage buildings, gardens and landscapes. Pope’s Grotto Preservation Trust and English Heritage’s Marble Hill have organised a series of nine free virtual talks over three weeks beginning on Wednesday 27th January.  Experts will explore, explain and offer insight about a luminary and their landscape, property
    and land.

    In the early 18th century, ideas about garden design were changing fast. We will explore the garden at Marble Hill which included grottoes, groves, wildernesses and a ninepin bowling alley! The garden at Marble Hill was influenced by some of the most fashionable garden enthusiasts of the time. This talk will explore how the garden was created, who might have influenced its design and how Howard would have enjoyed using it.

    This talk will be given by Emily Parker, a Landscape Advisor at English Heritage. She specialises in garden history and designed landscape conservation. Emily’s primary research interests are garden design.  She has also produced Conservation Management Plans for English Heritage gardens including Belsay Hall, Marble Hill and Walmer Castle.

    Admission to this talk is free but but we encourage you to make a £5 donation for each talk, if you are able, which will be divided equally between the nine participating organisations. More about the talk and the speaker can be found here and you can book your place at TicketSource.

    The talk will start at 7 pm and last for approximately 20 minutes with time being allowed for questions and answers at the end. The event will end at or before 8 pm. It will be delivered using Zoom so you will need a computer or tablet with the Zoom program/app on it. You will be sent a link by email shortly before the lecture begins and you should follow this link at the appropriate time to join the audience. If you haven't used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download the appropriate software as soon as you try to join.

    This event is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

    (A plan for the garden at Marble Hill attributed to Alexander Pope, c. 1724. Norfolk Record Office )

    Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust event

  • 5 February 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Thames Luminaries: Strawberry Hill: the open grove in which Walpole explored the ‘gaiety in nature’

    The Thames brought commerce and wealth to South West London, attracting royalty, aristocrats, artists, writers and wealthy property owners. The legacy of these luminaries is an area exceptionally rich in heritage buildings, gardens and landscapes. Pope’s Grotto Preservation Trust and English Heritage’s Marble Hill have organised a series of nine free virtual talks over three weeks beginning on Wednesday 27th January.  Experts will explore, explain and offer insight about a luminary and their landscape, property
    and land.

    Strawberry Hill is “an open grove through which you see a field which is bounded by a serpentine wood of all kind of trees and flowering shrubs and flowers.” The development of the gardens and landscaping of the grounds started at Strawberry Hill when Horace Walpole acquired the property in 1747. Additions to the gardens were made during the 19th century but it is Walpole’s intervention that provides the greatest significance and interest. We will explore the 18th Century Garden through this lecture to find the ‘gaiety in nature’ that Walpole describes at Strawberry Hill and that is still present today

    Dr Marion Harney, who will give this talk, is Director of Studies and Director of Teaching at the University of Bath specialising in the history and theory of historic buildings, designed and cultural landscapes and their conservation. She is Visiting Professor, University of Westminster and External Examiner for the MA in Garden and Landscape History, Institute for Historical Research.

    Admission to this talk is free but but we encourage you to make a £5 donation for each talk, if you are able, which will be divided equally between the nine participating organisations. More about the talk and the speaker can be found here and you can book your place at TicketSource.

    The talk will start at 7 pm and last for approximately 20 minutes with time being allowed for questions and answers at the end. The event will end at or before 8 pm. It will be delivered using Zoom so you will need a computer or tablet with the Zoom program/app on it. You will be sent a link by email shortly before the lecture begins and you should follow this link at the appropriate time to join the audience. If you haven't used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download the appropriate software as soon as you try to join.

    This event is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

    (Strawberry Hill House and Garden in 1774. Watercolour by Paul Sandby)

    Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust event

  • 8 February 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Talk: Andrew George on the gardens of Twickenham Park

    Andrew George is a long-term resident of Richmond and St Margarets. His academic background is as an immunologist, working at Imperial College London. He was Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Brunel University London, and currently supports a number of organisations (in the NHS, academia and charity sector) with research, education and ethics. He is also an executive coach.

    The Speaker, Andrew has a MA from Cambridge, a PhD from Southampton and a DSc from Imperial, and was awarded an MBE for his work in research ethics. He has always had an interest in local history, and over the last few years has given a number of talks and walks looking at the characters and gardens associated with St Margarets.

     

     

    Richmond Local History Society event

  • 9 February 2021Music/Gigs

    Eblana String Trio

    Eblana String Trio

    Jonathan Martindale violin

    Lucy Nolan    viola

    Peggy Nolan    cello

    Programme

    Schubert    String Trio in B flat, D471​

    Beethoven    2 String Trios from: Op.9​

    Finzi    Prelude and Fugue for String Trio​

    Judith Wier    The Bagpiper's String Trio

    https://www.barnesmusicsociety.org and 07931 730009 for latest information.​

    Members online booking opens Tuesday 12 January

    Any remaining tickets will be released on general sale on Thursday 26 January

    Since its formation in 2006, the Eblana String Trio has been performing regularly for music societies and festivals throughout the UK and beyond, winning praise from audiences and critics alike for the depth and insight of their performances of this often neglected repertoire.  Recent seasons have seen the trio giving acclaimed performances at both the Wigmore Hall for the Park Lane Group and at the Bridgewater Hall for the Manchester Midday Concerts Society, as well as performing live on Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ programme.

     

    Barnes Music Society event

  • 10 February 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Thames Luminaries: Fishponds, great cedars and Jayne Mansfield - renovating the historic landscapes of Boston Manor Park for the 21st century

    The Thames brought commerce and wealth to South West London, attracting royalty, aristocrats, artists, writers and wealthy property owners. The legacy of these luminaries is an area exceptionally rich in heritage buildings, gardens and landscapes. Pope’s Grotto Preservation Trust and English Heritage’s Marble Hill have organised a series of nine free virtual talks over three weeks beginning on Wednesday 27th January.  Experts will explore, explain and offer insight about a luminary and their landscape, property
    and land.

    Boston Manor Park is the surviving part of a larger estate which existed in Brentford from the 12th century to the 1920s. It was a priory farm in the 13th century, supporting St Helen’s Priory in the City of London. Today it is a public open space and the setting for the 17th century Boston Manor House. This talk will focus on the planned Lottery-funded renovation of the Park and the challenges of preserving and adapting its historic landscape.

    This talk will be given by David Stockdale and Sion Thaysen. David Stockdale works for the London Borough of Hounslow and has been part of the team delivering the Lottery-funded restoration of Boston Manor House. He has worked on collections and historic building interpretation in Scotland, Yorkshire and London.

    Sion Thaysen is a landscape architect and director at Allen Scott. He leads the design team in the regeneration of Boston Manor Park. His interest lies in parks and urban spaces, and how the process of visioning and collaboration breathes new life into places, heightens our sense of beauty and delight, and allows us to connect to each other and nature.

    Admission to this talk is free but but we encourage you to make a £5 donation for each talk, if you are able, which will be divided equally between the nine participating organisations. More about the talk and the speaker can be found here and you can book your place at TicketSource.

    The talk will start at 7 pm and last for approximately 20 minutes with time being allowed for questions and answers at the end. The event will end at or before 8 pm. It will be delivered using Zoom so you will need a computer or tablet with the Zoom program/app on it. You will be sent a link by email shortly before the lecture begins and you should follow this link at the appropriate time to join the audience. If you haven't used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download the appropriate software as soon as you try to join.

    This event is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

    (1799 frontage of Boston Manor House from Lyson’s Environs of London) 

    Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust event

  • 11 February 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Thames Luminaries: Pleasure Garden to Parkland: The Changing Landscape of Orleans House

    The Thames brought commerce and wealth to South West London, attracting royalty, aristocrats, artists, writers and wealthy property owners. The legacy of these luminaries is an area exceptionally rich in heritage buildings, gardens and landscapes. Pope’s Grotto Preservation Trust and English Heritage’s Marble Hill have organised a series of nine free virtual talks over three weeks beginning on Wednesday 27th January.  Experts will explore, explain and offer insight about a luminary and their landscape, property and land.

    The gardens and grounds of Orleans House were ceremoniously transformed and reconfigured by each occupant of the 18th century house. As the estate expanded down to the river and up towards Richmond Road, the gardens saw orchards, grottos, ice houses, formal planting and wild woodland. This talk will take us through the notable features of the ever changing gardens, from their initial landscaping by James Johnston to the woodland grounds you can walk through today.

    This talk will be given by Minna Andersen who is a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide. She has organised art gallery tours, visits to London sights and specialist walking tours. She frequently appears in Finnish TV and news to promote all aspects of London. She is a volunteer with Orleans House Gallery and the Poppy Factory.

    Admission to this talk is free but but we encourage you to make a £5 donation for each talk, if you are able, which will be divided equally between the nine participating organisations. More about the talk and the speaker can be found here and you can book your place at TicketSource.

    The talk will start at 7 pm and last for approximately 20 minutes with time being allowed for questions and answers at the end. The event will end at or before 8 pm. It will be delivered using Zoom so you will need a computer or tablet with the Zoom program/app on it. You will be sent a link by email shortly before the lecture begins and you should follow this link at the appropriate time to join the audience. If you haven't used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download the appropriate software as soon as you try to join.

    This event is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

    (Orleans House, Adolphe Jean-Baptiste Bayot, 1844) 

    Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust event

  • 12 February 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Thames Luminaries: 17th to 21st century - is Ham House Garden still a garden of contemporary ideas?

    The Thames brought commerce and wealth to South West London, attracting royalty, aristocrats, artists, writers and wealthy property owners. The legacy of these luminaries is an area exceptionally rich in heritage buildings, gardens and landscapes. Pope’s Grotto Preservation Trust and English Heritage’s Marble Hill have organised a series of nine free virtual talks over three weeks beginning on Wednesday 27th January.  Experts will explore, explain and offer insight about a luminary and their landscape, property
    and land.

    Ham House Garden is part restoration and part re-creation of a c17th landscape, designed with house and garden in harmony, created to impress. This illustrated talk will consider how the garden has evolved to offer the contemporary visitor beauty and relevance while still retaining the original ideas and intentions of its creators.

    This talk will be given by Rosie Fyles, Head Gardener of Ham House and Garden. Over the last five years Rosie and her team have received numerous accolades for their transformative, creative and nature-friendly gardening appearing widely in broadcast and print media. Rosie is a Trustee of Silent Space, a charity that promotes peaceful time in green spaces.

    Admission to this talk is free but but we encourage you to make a £5 donation for each talk, if you are able, which will be divided equally between the nine participating organisations. More about the talk and the speaker can be found here and you can book your place at TicketSource.

    The talk will start at 7 pm and last for approximately 20 minutes with time being allowed for questions and answers at the end. The event will end at or before 8 pm. It will be delivered using Zoom so you will need a computer or tablet with the Zoom program/app on it. You will be sent a link by email shortly before the lecture begins and you should follow this link at the appropriate time to join the audience. If you haven't used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download the appropriate software as soon as you try to join.

    This event is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

    Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust event

  • 13 February 2021 - 14 February 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    What's love got to do with it

    Join Teddington Theatre Club on their YouTube Channel on 13th and 14th February 2021 as they perform live, 18-hours of plays, poems, letters, short stories and extracts from books in ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ – a Valentine’s celebration of love in all its many forms covering centuries of history through to some modern day original work from home grown talent. 

    The eclectic programme will include forbidden love across a millenium, the battle of the sexes, medieval naughtiness, filial love, bawdy 18th century romps, the comedy and tragedy of relationships, a child’s first love of a pet or a teddy bear and much, much more.

    The event is free to view, with more details and running order available via the TTC website closer to the date.  This event is free to view, but if you would like to make a small donation then it would be greatly appreciated. Please see the 'donate' button on our home page www.teddingtontheatreclub.org.uk

    TTC YouTube channel link is : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFUz6zmn4iN4GPB-OV0Oodw

     

    Teddington Theatre Club event

  • 16 February 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Boris Johnson: The Gambler

    Tom Bower is an award winning investigative biographer and broadcaster. Perhaps best known for his biographies of public figures he will discuss his new book about Boris Johnson.

    A film link will be sent to all members after the event.

    To join the BLS please email join@barnesliterarysociety.org.uk

    Barnes Literary Society event

  • 20 February 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Saturday Watercolour Workshops

    Saturday Watercolour Workshop:  20th February 10.00am-4.00pm 

    Learn From A Watercolour Master: Eric Ravilious  Made-to-measure 

    one-day workshop led by experienced tutor Pat Harvey at 21, 

    Cranebrook, Manor Road TW2 5DJ, her Twickenham riverside home. 

    All abilities. Places limited, owing to social distancing. First come, first

    served! The aim: for you to end the day with a painting you can be 

    proud of!  Suggested donation £45 (£10 reduction per class for three or

    more). Email patkayharvey@talktalk.net or call 020 3643 6227

    for details. www.patharvey.co.uk

    Saturday Watercolour Workshops event

  • 23 February 2021 - 23 February 2021Music/Gigs

    Opera Live At Home with Milly Forrest

    Kathleen Ferrier song prize winner 2020 Milly Forrest will perform a series of opera arias LIVE in this concert. She will be accompanied by Ian Tindale.

    To book tickets, please click here.

    Milly took her Undergraduate at the Royal Academy of Music and her masters at the Royal College of Music in London. In November last year Milly made her debut in China with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in Semele by Handel. In 2020 she covered Barbarina in ENO's The Marriage of Figaro and was due to cover Ismeme from Mitridate with Garsington but sadly Covid meant the show had to be cancelled. In summer 2021 Milly will return to Garsington to play Alice in Le Comte Ory by Rossini.Milly won the Hurn Court Opera competition, the Patricia Routledge English song competition and the Emmy Destinn Czech competition last year. She is a Samling artist was a finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier singing competition. In February 2021 she will make her solo debut at the Wigmore Hall. 

    Programme includes:

    • Wo bin ich, wach ich.... Hänsel und Gretel, Humperdinck
    • Non disperar - Guilio Cesare, Handel
    • Tornami a vagheggiar - Alcina, Handel
    • Lullaby - The Kiss, Smetana 
    • Non mi dir - Don Giovanni, Mozart
    • Frère, voyez le beau bouquet! Werther, Massenet

    A short Q&A session follows the concert where audience members may ask questions to the artists. Translations with texts will be sent out before the concert.

    Helen Astrid Singing Academy event

  • 24 February 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    A Map of the Invisible

    by Prof Jon Butterworth, UCL.

    Zoom meeting. Members will automatically receive a link to this, but others can email  richmond.science.society@gmail.com for a free link.

    Lectures are about 1 hour long, with opportunities for questions.

    Richmond Scientific Society event

  • 25 February 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Virtual tour of Bermondsey

    A donation of £5 is requested. No tickets required. Non-members please email richmond@theartssociety.org for the Zoom link and payment details.

    Tour Outline
    Cross Tower Bridge and you’re in Bermondsey. It’s a busy area of converted warehouses and stylish riverside flats. A hip crowd mingles in cosy pubs, eateries, and indie shops lining villagelike Bermondsey Street. Bermondsey Square hosts an antiques market. Gourmet food stalls and bars sit beneath Maltby Street Market’s railway arches. The Fashion and Textile Museum and the White Cube contemporary art gallery attract a cultured crowd, including you.

    Speaker - Muriel Carée, London Blue Badge Guide

    The Arts Society Richmond event

  • 26 February 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Talk:

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

    This talk will go ahead on Zoom and non-members are welcome. Please contact yekingstonsecretary@gmail.com for the link.

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

     

    Kingston & District Embroiderers' Guild event

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