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    • 5 May 2021 - 30 May 2021Visual Arts/Film

      Here I Made This: Dialogues of Distance by Pollen Collective

      Participating Artists: Luke White, Julie Derbyshire, Rachna Garodia, Kate Lowe, Nazanin Moradi, Harriet Hoult, Isis Ellis, Leonora Lockhart, Amy Robson

      Curated by Vanessa Giorgo

      A group of multidisciplinary artists from London-based Pollen Collective challenge the constraints of the past year, working together to create mixed-media collages, photographs, sculptures, paintings, and installations

      Using technological platforms, socially distant meetings and postal art chains, the artists have been able to make, share and collaborate in the true spirit of a collective.  Despite the practical and existential fears, burdens and constraints of the past year, Pollen Collective artists have produced an uplifting exhibition of handcrafted, enigmatic work.  The historic setting of One Paved Court’s restored Georgian townhouse echoes the show’s themes of domesticity, shelter, and community and showcases innovative, experimental work across a variety of media.

      Artists Talk: Thurs 13 May, 5 pm. Free on Zoom. All welcome. Book via One Paved Court’s website

      One Paved Court event

    • 21 May 2021Visual Arts/Film

      This Week’s Recommendation: Out In The Dark

      Title: Out In The Dark

      Israel, 2012

      96 mins, language: Hebrew and Arabic

      Directed by Michael Mayer

      Out In The Dark was the 714th film screened by RFS on 12th November 2013. It was the fourth equal ranked film of Season 51, with an audience rating of 90%. 

      The story tells of the romantic relationship between a young well-connected Israeli lawyer and a Palestinian graduate student with an Israeli study permit. The film avoids simply being a "gay-themed" one by situating their involvement within a wider setting. In the first place each must deal with his family: families unalike in nationality, class, language, culture and religion, but alike in not accepting their son's relationship. But broader social and political situations from which the two young men come pose even more serious obstacles, for the film locates their involvement with one another against the present-day tensions between Israel and the Palestinian Territories. In a way, the individuals become symbols of these two solitudes, each wanting peace and security, but both slow to recognise that their futures are inseparably bound together.

      The film does not lay blame and nor does it examine the righteousness of either cause. But neither does it pull any punches. It is commendable in its honesty in dealing with both Palestinian fanaticism and the heavy-handed apparatus of the Israeli security services. In fact, it even suggests that in the end these play into the hands of one another. Above all, it evokes the atmosphere of fear under which ordinary citizens on both sides of the concrete walls and chain link fences must live and work daily and terrible toll of fear on their personal lives.

      Full film notes available in the Twickenham & Richmond Tribune -

      The film can be streamed from Amazon Prime and discs are available from Amazon and other retailers.

      Richmond Film Society event

    • 28 May 2021Visual Arts/Film

      This Week’s Recommendation: Broken Circle Breakdown

      Title: Broken Circle Breakdown

      Belgium/Netherlands, 2012

      111 mins, language: 

      Directed by Felix van Groeniengen

      Broken Circle Breakdown was the 745th film screened by RFS on 1st December 2015, garnering an audience rating of 89%.

      The film comprises a powerful love story set in Belgium and told in episodic flashback. He is a bluegrass banjo player and a romantic atheist; she is a tattooist and religious realist. What ensues is a brutally honest romantic melodrama of the highest order, propelled by a soundtrack of foot-stomping bluegrass.

      Broken Circle Breakdown was shortlisted for the Best Foreign Language Film of 2014 and won 37 awards worldwide.

      Full film notes available in the Twickenham & Richmond Tribune -

      The film can be streamed from Amazon Prime and discs are available from Amazon and other retailers.

      Richmond Film Society event

    • 28 May 2021 - 31 May 2021Visual Arts/Film

      Landmark Printmaking Festival 2021

      A real-life exhibition of prints & artists' books is coming to the Landmark Arts Centre this coming Bank Holiday weekend!

      A chance to ease-back into visiting us again and have a great day out. We are so looking forward to seeing you again!

       - Fewer than 15 artists will be physically present with their work, and they will be safe to the side of their stands, with masks on, but ready to chat at a distance about their work.

      - We have lots of other artists involved too but they will be leaving their work on our walls for us to look after and sell for them. This gives you more space to view the artwork and look around without being crowded.

      - Visiting the show is FREE, but we have timed entry slots to keep numbers down, so please book your time-slot online, or call the Landmark for more info.

      - Our wonderful fair cafe (Enjoy! Catering) is back for takeaways; so you can grab a cuppa & some delicious cake and sit outside in our woodland area.

      Entry is free but booking a time-slot is essential. Last entry at 3.30pm. 

      Please note: at this time social distancing measures are still in place. Therefore there will be a maximum of 20 tickets per 15minute time-slot. Please be aware you will need to wear a mask if you are not exempt. 

      To book visit

      or telephone 020 8977 7558.

      Landmark Arts Centre event

    • 29 May 2021Visual Arts/Film

      Intaglio Printmaking Talk & Demo with Peg Morris

      As part of the Landmark Printmaking Festival 2021, we are delighted to offer this talk and demo with Peg Morris.

      Peg Morris is a local artist & printmaker. She draws, paints, makes etches, collagraphs, lithographs and artists' books. Peg works at Kew Print Studio where she teaches etching.

      Her work is held in the V&A archive, and the Printmakers Council Archive at the Scarborough Art Gallery as well as in private collections across the UK and the rest of the world.

      Intaglio printing is a group of printmaking techniques where the image is incised, or scratched into a surface and those scratches hold the ink for printing. It is the direct opposite of a relief print (linocuts for instance).

      Tickets for this talk & demonstration are very limited as this will be held in-person at the Landmark Arts Centre. Seating will be at safe distance from one another, and masks must be worn unless exempt.

      Your booking for this talk also includes being able to visit the rest of the festival exhibition afterwards.


      To book a place visit: or telephone 0208 977 7558.

      Landmark Arts Centre event

    • 30 May 2021Visual Arts/Film

      Handmade Notebooks Workshop

      As part of the Landmark Printmaking Festival 2021 we are offering a bookbinding workshop for the absolute beginner! 

      We will be making a selection of small notebooks & a gift bag using a combination of folding, sticking & sewing - nothing too complicated! 

      Included in the cost is a wonderful bookbinding tool kit that you can take home afterwards and use again and again. 

      What we'll cover: 

      • How to fold paper for bookmaking

      • Making a simple folded notebook

      • Make a sewn pamphlet with laminated covers 

      • Making a 16 page notebook with a pocket

      • Making a 16 page stab binding notebook

      • Making a simple gift bag to take away all your lovely notebooks! 

      The Binding Kit includes:  Awl (for making holes), Bone Folder, Bookbinding needles, Bookbinding thread,  Instructions/handout

      What you'll need to bring (all other materials & tools will be provided): Small pair of scissors (or scalpel/craft knife & cutting mat), Ruler (preferably metal), Pencil.

      The Tutor: 

      Gill Smith is a local artist who's artwork takes a variety of forms – printmaking (both traditional and digital), layered cut paper collages and artist books.


      To book a place visit: or telephone 020 8977 7558.

      Landmark Arts Centre event

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Arts Richmond Events

Talking Lockdown

zoom meeting

Arts Richmond has organised a series of short Zoom talks from representatives of the arts and media.

Wednesday 12 May 2021 at 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

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Arts Richmond's First Ever Radio Play Writing Competition

Radio Mic

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