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    • 19 October 2021 - 2 November 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

      Poetry Course with Roger McGough

      POETRY WITH ROGER MCGOUGH



      19th October, 26th October and 2nd November 2021 7-8.30pm. 



      Wurkshop, The Mews, 46-52 Church Road, Barnes, SW13 0DQ). 



      Dubbed the ‘patron saint of poetry’ by the former poet laureate, Roger McGough brings his art, wit and verse to this exciting new evening course at Wurkshop in Barnes (The Mews, 46-52 Church Road, SW13 0DQ). 



      For three evening sessions in October, students will learn how to play with language through word games and tricks, patterns, metaphor and imagination. Roger will teach you how to draw on your own experience and originality to write the poetry of your life. 



      There will be anonymous feedback sessions and a small class of eight students will create a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Roger will perform some of his work and you will be invited to critique and analyse, as well as looking at other poems from a wide range of poets. Students are welcome to bring any poems they have already written, or any books or poems they enjoy. 



      Roger McGough was awarded an OBE for services to poetry in 1997 and a CBE in 2004. He shot to fame in the 1960s with Lily The Pink, The Scaffold and Yellow Submarine which he helped write for The Beatles. 



      In his early poetry career, McGough sent Philip Larkin some of his work, whilst they were both at the University of Hull. Larkin said he believed McGough ‘walked an impressionistic tightrope which, though exhilarating, meant that on occasion he fell off’. Come join this, now more established, tightrope and fall off or balance as you wish - this Wurkshop will catch you!



      This course is suitable for beginners as well as those who have been writing for longer. As the class size is small, Roger McGough will tailor it to suit all levels. His teaching style is playful and fun. You are guaranteed to learn and enjoy yourself at the same time. 



      Book via: www.wurkshop.co.uk/adults 


      Wurkshop event

    • 25 October 2021 - 31 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

      Halloween Trail

      Mon 25 Oct - Sun 31 Oct 2021



      During park opening hours



      Marble Hill House



      Suitable For Everyone



      Find the pumpkins and other fiendish things floating between the trees in the far side of the park beyond the adventure playground in the deep dark wood! Start at the kitchen garden near the one o'clock club and follow the wooded path and see what you can find.



      This is a free event with a suggested donation of £5. Find out more here.


      English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

    • 27 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

      London Luminaries: Ham House and Garden

      The London Luminaries, a partnership between Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust and English Heritage (Marble Hill), has organised an Autumn Series of six evening on-line talks from 20th October to 4th November. 



      Wednesday 20 October: Kew Palace - 'George III: The Mind Behind the Myth'

      Thursday 21 October: Garrick’s Temple - Garrick’s Temple - 'David Garrick: An Actor and His Time'

      Wednesday 27 October: Ham House and Garden - 'Ham House and Wilbraham, 6th Earl of Dysart: Patron and Collector of the Arts'

      Thursday 28 October: Chiswick House and gardens - 'The Private Life of Chiswick House'

      Wednesday 3 November: Pitzhanger Manor - 'Painters, Princes and Personalities: Soane the entertainer at Pitzhanger'

      Thursday 4 November: Popes Grotto - 'Poetry, Painting and Alexander Pope'



      Tickets are free but you are encouraged to make a £5 donation for each talk. You can find more information about the talks and the speakers at https://londonluminaries.com/.



      These talks are supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.


      Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust event

    • 27 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

      London Luminaries: Ham House And Garden

      Marble Hill House / Online



      Suitable For Everyone



      After Ham House survived a period of seclusion and retrenchment under his reclusive father, Wilbraham Tollemache, 6th Earl of Dysart (1739-1821) sought to restore Ham House’s position as a locus of hospitality and cultivation. He returned much of the house and collection to its former seventeenth century splendour, as well as making his own mark through expanding both the estate and the collection. Queen Charlotte remarked after a visit to Ham in 1809 that it was ‘so fine a collection that to know and admire it as one ought to do, it would require many hours’. The 6th Earl was an enthusiastic supporter of the arts, himself a keen artist as well as a discerning collector of fine paintings. His patronage was extended to contemporary artists including Joshua Reynolds and John Constable with whom he developed close links. This support was continued after Wilbraham’s death by his sister and successor Louisa, 7th Countess of Dysart, who cultivated a close association with Constable and regularly invited him and his family to Ham. Dr Hannah Mawdsley is Property Curator for the National Trust’s Ham House and Garden, a 17th century Jacobean mansion on the bank of the River Thames near Richmond, London. She regularly contributes as an historical expert for television and radio.



      Please book via the London Luminaries website.


      English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

    • 27 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

      Make A Bird Feeder

      Timeslots at 11- 11:30am, 11.30am-12pm, 12pm-12.30pm and 12.30pm- 1pm



      Marble Hill House



      Suitable For Everyone



      As we begin to see the signs of winter we need to protect our birds. Make a marble Hill Bird feeder to look after the birds outside your window.



      Make a Bird Feeder runs every half hour between 11am and 1pm. Family groups can book their exclusive chosen half hour slot by clicking here.



      The event is free but must be booked in advance. This event has been made possible by funding from the National Lottery.



      This is a free event with a suggested donation of £5. Find out more here.



      BOOK TICKETS


      English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

    • 28 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

      London Luminaries: Chiswick House and Garden

      The London Luminaries, a partnership between Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust and English Heritage (Marble Hill), has organised an Autumn Series of six evening on-line talks from 20th October to 4th November. 



      Wednesday 20 October: Kew Palace - 'George III: The Mind Behind the Myth'

      Thursday 21 October: Garrick’s Temple - Garrick’s Temple - 'David Garrick: An Actor and His Time'

      Wednesday 27 October: Ham House and Garden - 'Ham House and Wilbraham, 6th Earl of Dysart: Patron and Collector of the Arts'

      Thursday 28 October: Chiswick House and gardens - 'The Private Life of Chiswick House'

      Wednesday 3 November: Pitzhanger Manor - 'Painters, Princes and Personalities: Soane the entertainer at Pitzhanger'

      Thursday 4 November: Popes Grotto - 'Poetry, Painting and Alexander Pope'



      Tickets are free but you are encouraged to make a £5 donation for each talk. You can find more information about the talks and the speakers at https://londonluminaries.com/.



      These talks are supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.


      Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust event

    • 28 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

      Lecture on the Isleworth War Memorial

      Lecture on the Isleworth War Memorial by Susan Casey.



      To be held in the Whittaker Ellis Suite, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond TW9 1TP.



      Please arrive at 2.15pm for 2.30pm start.



      For further details please contact the Programme Manager on Tel.020 8979 3834 or on email: wendyasim@btinternet.com



       


      Richmond Association for the National Trust event

    • 28 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

      London Luminaries: Chiswick House And Gardens - The Private Life Of Chiswick House

      Marble Hill House / Online



      Suitable For Everyone



      Chiswick House has a wealth of well-known residents and visitors – from the renowned composer Handel to the infamous Duchess Georgiana. In this talk Nadege will explore the lives of some of Chiswick’s lesser known, but equally colourful characters, and their connections to one another. Nadege has been a member of the Chiswick House & Gardens team since April 2019. She holds a BA in Ancient History, and MAs in Egyptian Archaeology and Museum Studies from UCL. Nadege’s areas of special interest include Black presence in Britain in the early 18th century, the economic and social impact of 'The Slave Trade' on Britain.



      Please book via the London Luminaries website.


      English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

    • 31 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

      Community Halloween Bulb Planting

      Marble Hill House



      Suitable For Everyone



      Dress up in your best fancy-dress costume and help us make the spring full of colour throughout Marble Hill and help us plant some bulbs. This activity is suitable for all ages- come get your hands dirty!



      Please meet at the Coach House Cafe.



      This is a free event with a suggested donation of £5. Find out more here.



      BOOK TICKETS


      English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

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Arts Richmond Radio Plays Presentation

Radio Plays

Join Arts Richmond for the final of their Radio Plays Competition, in memory of Colin (Tony Archer) Skipp.

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Young Writers' Festival 2021/22

Young Writers' Festival 2021/22

Arts Richmond's annual writing competition for all young people in the Borough.

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