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Tuesday 27 July 2021
Marble Hill Movers
Suitable For Everyone
Come along to our socially distanced community walking sessions every Tuesday. Enjoy a breath of fresh air and exercise in your local park as we take a stroll around the beautiful landscape. Sessions will begin at 11am and walkers will be able to join for as many laps as they like – one, two or three it’s up to you!
Please meet at the old oak tree next to the cricket pitch.
The event is free but must be booked in advance. This event has been made possible by funding from the National Lottery. Please book here.
This is a free event with a suggested donation of £5. Find out more here.
Weaving Willow Plant Supports
Basketry is highly skilled and widely believed to be amongst the oldest crafts in the world. In this evening class, join renowned willow weaver Judith Needham to learn the secrets to this ancient art form, and weave your very own willow plant supports.
Striking and elegant, these magnificent and practical supports are guaranteed to grace any garden, allotment or patch. Whether you grow your tomatoes or sweetpeas up them, these plant supports will be useful and decorative and will be sure to stand out in your garden year after year.
Learning to weave on a larger scale, allows students to be more confident with their weaving and leaves plenty of room to remedy any mistakes along the way.
These willow towers are usually between 5 and 6 feet in height when completed, so please bear that in mind when travelling to us by bus, bike or scooter! But don't let that put you off coming, they won't be heavy!
You can book via: www.wurkshop.co.uk/adults
Richmond Shakespeare Society is presenting its production of Simon Gray’s classic comedy, QUARTERMAINE’s TERMS in July. Regarded as his finest work and much admired by Harold Pinter, the play follows several years in the lives of the teaching staff of a Cambridge language school in the 1960’s. The author takes the “lives of quiet desperation” of his seven characters and presents them in turn as vulnerable, funny, inadequate and tragic. QUARTERMAINE’s TERMS is hoped to be our second step out of the current drama desert and another opportunity to welcome back our loyal audiences to the Mary Wallace Theatre.
Box Office 07484 927662
Bolder not Older - the Dance Company for adults 55+
The Bolder not Older dance company celebrates the artistic integrity of dancers 55+ and challenges preconceptions of what it means to be older. The company provides adults with opportunities to take part in weekly classes, to work alongside professional choreographers, and to develop and perform choreography. We produce three company classes a week in Hammersmith, Richmond and online. The classes are led by an exceptional team of teachers.
Orleans House Gallery
Class 1: 10.00-11.00
Class 2: 11.30-12.30
Thursday 27 May
Thursday 3 June
Thursday 10 June
Thursday 17 June
Thursday 24 June
Thursday 1 July
Thursday 8 July
Thursday 15 July
Thursday 22 July
Thursday 29 July
£80 per term
For information email: email@example.com
To book: www.bookwhen.com/dancewest
A lighting designer, an actress, a prop maker and a drag singer go on a pilgrimage looking for a miracle.
Even when June, the lighting designer, is diagnosed with a devastating illness, the jokes don’t stop coming as a quartet of theatre friends career across France. They glug red wine and hope to find a miracle at Lourdes for June, a non-believer who thinks the only good thing about religion is the lighting.
They’ll soon discover that miracles come in many different forms.
Last Easter is a funny, moving and provocative play about the true nature of friendship.
“Reckless hilarity and breath-holding profundity… A beautiful portrayal of love and friendship” The Stage
“You start to feel as if you’ve known these people all your life” The Guardian
Orange Tree Theatre event
Famous people you've never heard of. Series Two
Series 2 is now well underway!
Episode one is all about Philip Astley, founder of the modern circus and the original "Greatest Showman" . It features the wonderful Charles Barltrop & Andrew Van Buren
Episode two features Stephen Wade, crime writer and biographer talking about George Grossmith, actor, singer and author of "The Diary of a Nobody"
Episode three is this season's audio drama - "The Diary of a Nobody" by George & Weedon Grossmith
Episode four features Andy Smith and Tim Shaw, the team behind the adaptation of the novel of "The Diary of a Nobody"
Blue Fire Theatre Co. event
Make Inclusive Theatre Online Richmond
Come and join our online workshops where we will explore the situation now. What has changed and how do we treat each other. What does togetherness and reconnecting mean to us now? Once a week for 7 Mondays we will be improvising,devising and surprising ourselves with our unique artistic talents! You can join for free at any time.
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
Courtney, Gedrych, Yardley & Wood plus Naia
Courtney, Gedrych, Yardley & Wood first came together whilst students at Guildhall School of music. Since graduating they have all played in numerous bands and ensembles such as with Emma-Jean Thackray, Neue Grafik, SEED ensemble, London Jazz Orchestra, Jack Yardley Quintet & Matthew Read Trio to name but just a few. Now, they have come together again bringing their unique fusion of sweet jazz grooves, rock and chilled harmonies to the Jazz Sanctuary Stage.
Described by Triple J radio as ‘one of those beautiful blends of Latin, funk and soul’, Naia are a 4-piece band from London. While maintaining roots in jazz, Naia continue to breathe fresh air into the genre through their unique Latin-fusion sound. Naia’s music is shaped by their many influences, with members hailing from the Mediterranean, the Middle East and the UK. Naia have headlined some of London’s most esteemed jazz venues, such as Vortex Jazz Club, Paper Dress Vintage and Mau Mau Bar. Their live performances draw in crowds from the streets, captivate your soul and will have you dancing into the night.
The Jazz Sanctuary 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or have a look at our website
We would LOVE to hear from you 🎵
In Flagrante Choir event
New exhibition at Turner's House: 'Turner's English Coasts'
Turner‘s House Trust is delighted to announce its second exhibition of original works of art by J.M.W. Turner. The exhibition comprises eleven Turner watercolours and engravings, painted at a time when Turner was at his most popular and commercially successful.
Turner’s English Coasts focuses on Turner’s engagement with English marine and coastal subjects at a pivotal time in his career when he was living at Sandycombe Lodge, the house he designed and lived in between 1813 to 1826, at Sandycoombe Road, St Margarets, Twickenham TW1 2LR.
Guest-curator Christine Riding has deliberately selected works which underline the close relationship between Turner’s images of maritime Britain and contemporary print culture. The exhibition includes projects financed by professional engravers and publishers to those instigated by Turner himself. Some were commercially successful (the finished watercolours in the exhibition were and still are highly desirable to art collectors), while others were personal experiments. Crucially, it was through such projects – unprecedented in their breadth and quality – that Turner was to achieve an international reputation.
Turner’s House Trust are grateful to the Tate for the loan of these paintings.
Turner's House Trust event
Special Late Openings
24th June, 22nd July and 26th August – 5, 6, 7, 8pm - £12
Join us for a late visit to our Turner’s English Coasts exhibition. Enjoy a glass of wine while discovering the great landscape painter’s country retreat and some of his works on paper, made during the artist’s more productive period.
Turner's House Trust event
Kempton Steam Museum Re-opens
The museum will be open and we intend to have the ‘Sir William Prescott Engine’ in operation on the following weekends. Due to current government guidance and to reduce overcrowding, advance booking is necessary for all our open days.
Our opening weekends when the triple expansion engine will be in steam are as follows:
- June 26th & 27th, July 17th & 18th, August 21st & 22nd
We are also open on the following Sundays for static viewing between 11:00a.m. and 3.00p.m.:
- July 4th, July 11th, July 25th, August 1st, August 8th, August 15th
Pre-booking for any visit is essential - full details and prices are available on our website located here: https://kemptonsteam.org/visit-us/prices-opening-times/