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Friday 28 January 2022

12 events.

  • 5 January 2022 - 19 January 2022Literature/Talks/Walks

    Poetry Course with Roger McGough


    5th, 12th & 19th January 2022 - 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 January, 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: 

    Wurkshop event

  • 11 January 2022 - 25 January 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Beginners Bookbinding Course

    Bookbinding Course

    Tuesday 11th January, Tuesday 18th January & Tuesday 25th January | 7pm to 9pm

    Mark Cockram is a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders, who spends his days restoring ancient classics or binding Man Booker winners. For three Tuesday evenings in January 2022, join him to learn how to make your own beautiful book, from scratch.  

    The sessions will include folding your own paper, hand sewing the pages and creating the cloth spines. You will learn how to use traditional book binding equipment such as a finishing press and Grecquage (a fascinating Ancient Greek method of positioning). Mark will also teach how to use flottage - ink in large trays of water - to decorate your book’s front cover.

    As Mark puts it: 'Within the book, an infinitely complex array of materials and techniques come together and combine with a history as rich and diverse as we who create and use it’. 

    Join us to start a new, creative, skilled and fascinating hobby. 

    All materials and complimentary drinks included.


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    Wurkshop event

  • 2 December 2021 - 28 February 2022Visual Arts/Film

    'Waterways' Exhibition @ WWT London Wetland Centre

    Independent online art retailer BobCat Gallery will be hosting a group exhibition in the gallery space at the WWT London Wetland Centre, Barnes, from 2nd December 2021 - 28th February 2022.

    Waterways’ will celebrate the diversity of wetland habitats and wildlife through contemporary art, and includes the work of 11 artists who have been inspired by wetlands near and far.

    Celebrating it’s 75th Anniversary this year, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) save critically endangered species from extinction, work with communities around the world who depend on wetlands, and inspire people to take care of nature. Opened in May 2000, the 105 acre London Wetland Centre was created from four disused Thames Water reservoirs, and is now an urban oasis for both wildlife and people within the bustle of the city.

    Curator and BobCat Gallery Founder, Catherine Sweet, says: “I am absolutely delighted to work with both the London Wetland Centre and this amazing group of artists to create such a vibrant exhibition celebrating wetlands and the wildlife they support around the globe.

    BobCat Gallery specialises in original, affordable artwork, and as such we’re presenting a tightly curated collection of paintings, drawings, linocuts and mixed media work, plus limited edition photography.”

    All artwork in the exhibition will be for sale, with 35% from each sale supporting WWT conservation work worldwide. Throughout the exhibition there will also be several special events held in the gallery, including craft workshops for young people, artist talks and curator tours.

    The exhibition Private View will take place on Tuesday 7th December from 4pm - 7pm. To register for your free ticket, head to Eventbrite at 

    Entrance to the gallery free with admission to the Centre, or email to book a free appointment to visit the gallery space. The Centre is open daily (except for Christmas Day) from 9.30am - 4.30pm.

    For more information visit 

    BobCat Gallery event

  • 3 December 2021 - 1 March 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Barnes Film Festival Short Film Competition

    The 7th edition of Barnes Film Festival takes place in June 2022 and aims to celebrate emerging talent in the Film and TV industry. With an amazing array of judges and patrons including Stanley Tucci, Vanessa Redgrave, Steven Moffat, George Mackay and Director of Film4 Daniel Battsek, it is a great place to have your work seen.  

    The festival focus in on debut filmmakers and submissions are now open for:   

    • Short Film Competition – all genres and level of experience welcome 
    • Feature Film Competition – all genres and level of experience welcome 
    • Youth Short Film Showcase (18 and under) & Children’s Short Film Showcase (12 and under) - all genres and level of skills and experience welcome. Free to enter, not a competition but a chance for young filmmakers to showcase their work at an international festival  
    • Full details for submission requirements, awards and T&Cs can be found at

    Barnes Film Festival want to highlight as many emerging filmmakers as possible during the festival. 

    Deadlines are as follows:

    January 1, 2022 Earlybird

    February 1, 2022 Regular Deadline

    March 1, 2022 Late Deadline

    Barnes Film Festival event

  • 12 January 2022 - 30 January 2022Visual Arts/Film


    A group exhibition exploring themes of home: identity, memory and heritage, through a range of media from film, digital art and collage, to painting and printmaking by 2021 Kingston Fine Art Graduates.

    Participating Artists: Douaa El-Azizi,  Edward Mac, Omalola Mau, Husna Memon, Kristine Meniano, Brianna Lois Parker,  Sumnima Pun, Amrit Sanghera, and Zooey Sealey.

    Curators: Courtney Gregory, Husna Memon, Sumnima Pun with Helen Potkin, Associate Professor (Art History) at Kingston University.

    Since the early 20th century, Britain has lived through culturally transformative events from devastating wars, mass migration, to economic and environmental change, which has ultimately resulted in a multi-ethnic society. This history to which we are all connected, has impacted the ways in which an individual defines home. Furthermore, the pandemic has significantly affected our relationship to our homes, and has forced us to re-evaluate, re-define and re-purpose the home to adjust to the current climate.


    For some, home remains the place where they were born, while for others, it is an adopted place where they have developed a bond with the environment and its cultural identity. Some people think of home as a more solid ‘truth’ that connects to their race, identity, or cultural heritage. Despite Britain being diverse, the concept of home for People of Colour is tainted by the experiences of exclusion and racism. The experiences and stories of communities of colour are largely unheard and un-documented. As individuals who are from these communities, the nine artists offer a unique lens on the concept of home in all its complexities and meanings. In light of this, the artists have come together to present a varied collection of work that shares these wider themes of home through film, digital art and digital collage, painting and printmaking.

    One Paved Court event

  • 14 January 2022 - 25 March 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Seamsters: After School Sewing Club

    Seamsters is an after school club with a difference. Kids will learn how to cut their own patterns and sew their clothes with experienced clothing designer Lynn Hiller.

    Lynn has worked for John Rocha and Jasper Conran and now loves to teach young people how to sew. With more and more concern about fast fashion, its impact on the environment and our waste, making clothes is the way forward. Students will learn how to operate a sewing machine, hand sew and embroider. They can choose their own projects throughout the term.

    This new club starts on Friday 14th January at 4.20-5.20pm and is a ten week term (with a one week break for half term on 18th February). It is held at Wurkshop, 46-52 Church Road Mews, Barnes, SW13 0DQ.

    Contact with any questions or if you'd like more information. You can also find more details and book via:

    Wurkshop event

  • 13 January 2022 - 31 March 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Movie-Makers Spring Term classes

    Dramacube Movie-Makers classes – Teddington

    Budding young film makers aged 7-14yrs can join us for our exciting movie-making classes.

    Each term we’ll be tackling a different genre starting each class with a brief history before jumping into the practical art of film making and screen-acting.

    Classes will cover all aspects of film-making including pre-production planning giving students an all-round introduction to the exciting world of the movies.

    In addition we’ll have acting tutors on hand to offer guidance on acting-for-the-screen, eye lines, volume and hitting your mark.

    Whether they love being behind the camera or starring on screen they’ll love making a movie together which will be shared at the end of term in an official screening.
    For more information, to enrol or book a 2-week taster click here.

    Dramacube  event

  • 20 November 2021 - 15 January 2022Drama/Dance/Musicals

    While the Sun Shines

    ★★★★★ “Rollickingly good fun” The Reviews Hub
    ★★★★ “Paul Miller’s delightful production fizzes with fun... Make hay with a glorious night of theatre.” Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard
    ★★★★★ “Delightful comedy” Essentially Surrey
    ★★★★ “Comes up fresh as paint” The Guardian
    ★★★★ “A lot of laughs... Miller’s production is one of immense charm.” The Stage
    ★★★★ “So many laughs you might opt to see it twice.” London Theatre 1

    On the eve of his wedding, the young Earl of Harpenden – Bobby to his friends – has offered his room to Joe, an American soldier he drunkenly met the night before. When Bobby’s fiancée Lady Elizabeth turns up, Joe makes a move, thinking she must be Bobby’s ex, the wonderful Mabel Crum. But a Free French lieutenant also has eyes for her... And to complicate matters, Bobby’s future father-in-law turns up too. London in the Blitz, and identities get confused: time to make hay...

    This first major London revival of Rattigan’s delectably charming comedy in decades had an acclaimed sold out run in 2019. It was the writer’s greatest hit playing for over 1,000 performances in the West End when it opened in 1943.

    Orange Tree Theatre event

  • 15 April 2021 - 15 January 2022Music/Gigs

    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. 
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    Queen Victoria's Consort event

  • 14 January 2022Music/Gigs

    Gary Stewart’s Graceland

    Legendary troubadour Gary Stewart (Gary Stewart Band / Hope and Social) and his incredible 6-piece band recreate Paul Simon’s landmark Graceland album in all its glory. Expect to hear those magical songs, with their captivating stories, distinctive harmonies and South African rhythms brought to life in front of you with no detail spared; from the layers of guitars and percussion, right down to the legendary bass solos and maybe even some token dance moves – if you’re lucky! Let the singing, dancing and nostalgia take hold and pretend you’re basking under the hot summer sun in Zimbabwe.

    “..a huge joy to listen to [and] an ambitious and wonderful feat to achieve in a live performance.”Joe Rusby – Underneath the Stars Festival

    Tickets: £18 advance / £20 on door.

    Booking: Online at, or telephone 020 8977 7558, or email

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 15 December 2021 - 31 August 2022Museum/Heritage

    OT 50: Fifty Years of the Orange Tree Theatre

    An exhibition at the Museum of Richmond. 

    From a room above a local Richmond pub to an award-winning independent theatre, discover the extraordinary history of the Orange Tree Theatre as it celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Hear from the inspirational people who built and continue to shape London’s only permanent theatre in the round, ensuring the legacy of Richmond’s rich theatrical tradition.

    Free entry, no need to book!

    Photo credit: The Other Richard

    Museum of Richmond event

  • 8 January 2022 - 29 January 2022Museum/Heritage

    Curator Tours of the Exhibition

    Join the Museum team to learn more about the singular history of the Orange Tree Theatre as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. Listen to behind-the-scenes stories and hear about the selection of photographs, props and archival materials on display in the Museum's current exhibition, 'OT 50: Fifty Years of the Orange Tree Theatre.' 

    Free entry, no booking required!


    Museum of Richmond event

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The Diana Armfield Drawing Competition

The Diana Armfield Drawing Competition

Arts Richmond is offering a prize of £250 to the winner.

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