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Sunday 20 June 2021
Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society’s Virtual Exhibition
If the four walls of your home are starting to feel a little too familiar during these uncertain times, then why not escape on a virtual tour of Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society’s annual exhibition which is running on-line from Thursday 1 April until Thursday 20 May 2021.
You’ll be able to immerse yourself in some stunning landscapes, beautiful wildlife and some thought provoking portraits and street scenes from a photographic society which is one of the largest and oldest in the country. Once again the work of GCSE and A level students at St. Catherine’s School for Girls in Twickenham will be going on display.
The show, which boasts over 300 images, is set in a 3D museum space, so visitors can explore the rooms independently or be guided around the exhibition. It’s free and can be accessed from a link on the society’s website: www.rtps.org.uk
The society has around 120 members from beginners to professionals and new members are warmly welcome. Email email@example.com for details of how to join.Richmond & Twickenham PS’s annual and popular exhibition is normally held at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington and hopes to return there in 2022. And while no digital encounter can fully emulate the physical experience of visiting an exhibition, the virtual platform which RTPS has embodied, comes very close.
Exhibition Navigation: The exhibition takes the form of a number of discrete rooms. this approach has been taken to facilitate the ease of navigation for the viewer. There are four rooms to visit in total. The Landmark, Charnock and St. Luke's rooms showcase the RTPS members' panels. Each panel has an introduction to provide the viewer with an insight into the author's thinking, it is then followed with a panel overview to show the viewer the images in the author's desired layout and then finally, there is the opportunity to see each individual image close up. The St. Catherine's room showcases the work of A level and GCSE students from St. Catherine's School for Girls in Twickenham.
It is highly recommended the viewer takes the guided tour which takes the viewer around the rooms in the order designed by the curators.
Other RTPS Talks during April
15 April - ‘London and Beyond’ with Matt Cooper, an award winning landscape and cityscape photographer who specialises in the photography of London.
22 April – ‘Festivals of Papua New Guinea’ with Marilyn Taylor.
The talks will run on-line via Zoom from 8 till 10 p.m. with a 15 minute break.
Prospective new members are warmly invited to log on to join us for one or two meetings before making a commitment to become a member. Just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Brass from the past
A virtual concert played on original Victorian instruments, an introduction to the instruments of the past. This is an online concert that can be watched at anytime and we would like you to share it with anyone in care homes, lonely or isolated. It was generously funded by crowd funding, please donate if you can.
simply visit https://www.queenvictoriasconsort.co.uk/virtual-concert.html
Queen Victoria's Consort event
In Flagrante Choir 2020
In Flagrante’s signature song has long been the uplifting Cat Stevens' song which starts “ If you want to sing out, sing out”, and this has kept us going during lockdown.
Over the past months, the number of choir singers has grown, our repertoire has grown and our hair has grown!
Nothing was going to stop us singing out, and we have kept going - either meeting face to face or on-line, under the direction of our amazing Musical Director,
Eamonn O’Dwyer (https://www.eamonnodwyer.com)
Rehearsals start with a warm-up, focusing on breathing techniques and unique tongue twisters to stimulate diction!
Eamonn works with a mixture of repertoire - short and sweet, old and new (often including his unique, glorious, musical arrangements) - revising each singing part and leading to a performance from the whole choir. Choir sessions resulting in on-line concerts have provided our weekly fix of fun. Singers are a very friendly bunch and new recruits - all ages, all voices - are most welcome.
If you can hum a tune, you can sing - a love of music is all you need …. does this sound like the start of a good song title?!
For the moment we will continue to meet on-line on a Tuesday night at 19.30 hrs.
If you are interested in having a go at singing please contact Cathy at email@example.com.
Or have a look at our website
We would LOVE to hear from you 🎵
In Flagrante Choir event
In Flagrante Choir 2020
In Flagrante choir normally rehearses on Tuesday evenings, 19.30 - 21.30 hrs. Venue : St. Anne's Church hall, Kew Green TW9 3AA. All have been welcome to come along to meet, and sing with, the choir.
Singers have a great time working on a wide range of songs - a love of music and ability to hold a tune is all that's required! No audition.
However, since the "lockdown" we have been having a fun weekly choir session singing with our Musical Director, Eamonn O'Dwyer, on Tuesday nights at 19.30 hrs. You are most welcome to join this as we will be continuing through the summer months of 2020.
For further details on how to link in on Tuesday evenings, contact Cathy Jago on firstname.lastname@example.org
or our website https://www.inflagrantechoir.com
In Flagrante Choir event
Whitton Adult Community Singing
WHITTON ADULT COMMUNITY SINGING
Singing Safely for Enjoyment, Wellbeing & Health
We are meeting regularly online, 11.00 – 12.30 using Zoom, until we can return to the large, well ventilated Function Hall at the Whitton Community Centre, TW2 6JL
Every Saturday from 27th February to
27th March, then hopefully back at the Community Centre, every Saturday 11.15 -12.15 from 17th April and will continue through to 17th July
If you have never sung, or only sung a little, or would like to improve, or you just love to sing! Come along for a free trial session, enjoy the music and the friendly company
We learn to sing great songs from all genres and styles
This is a Singing Class for all adults
Please contact Loulla Gorman for full details:
Choral Scholarships available
Thames Philharmonic Choir seeks to appoint four choral scholars (SATB) for the 2021-22 season. The scholarships are designed for aspiring professional singers aged 18-30, or students in full or part time music education. An annual stipend of £1000 will be paid to each scholar across three terms.
What we expect from scholars
- Attendance at weekly Tuesday rehearsals providing confident vocal and musical support for members of the section
- Mandatory attendance at the three main concerts of the season
- Active participation in other musical and social events in the choir calendar e.g. charity carol singing
- Occasional help with setting up venues and social media promotion
What we can offer scholars
- Annual stipend of £1000
- Opportunities for step-out solos in main concerts (dependent on repertoire)
- One 1-1 and one group coaching with MD, Harry Bradford, and Accompanist, James Orford
- Three ‘Scholars’ Recitals’ a year, proceeds from two of which will go directly to the scholars.
- Free music hire for the year
To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter highlighting your current studies or work and future ambitions by email to email@example.com midnight 6th June 2021.
Historic Garden Tours
Historic Garden Tours
Throughout April and May, 2021.
Discover the fascinating history of what Horace Walpole, creator of Strawberry Hill House & Garden, called his "enchanted little landscape", set on the banks of the River Thames in Twickenham. You’ll walk across lawns where Pavlova danced, an elephant marched, and parties lasted long into the night – while at every turn a new vista of Walpole’s magnificent white Gothic castle will delight the eye as it has done for 270 years. No wonder he called Strawberry Hill his “land of beauties.”
Tickets: Standard Adult £10 / Members & Patrons £8 / Student £8
Tour Times: Tuesday & Thursday at 11am and Wednesday at 2pm throughout April and May
Tour Length: 75 mins
Book Now: www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk/whats-on/