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  • 2 June 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Print with Fruit & Veg! Half Term Family Workshops

    Introduce your children to fruit and veggies in a different way by creating simple prints and use tissues and papers to create simple layers. Be inspired by the shapes and textures to have fun and making beautiful shapes and patterns. Paints will be applied using a paintbrush to the fruit and vegetables. Voila! You will leave with a simple zig zag book to show friends and family. 

    All materials included. You may wish to bring aprons or painting shirts for the kids. One family of four per booking. All ages welcome. 

    Half hour sessions between 10am – 3pm.

    Please note this workshop will take place outside in the woodland. Each family will have their own table for the duration of the session, and all tables and tools will be wiped down between sessions. If the weather is bad we will take the sessions inside the Landmark instead, so adults please make sure you have a mask. 

    Materials included: 

    • papers, paints, brushes, fruits & veggies to print from etc...

    The Tutor: 

    Louise Anderson is an artist, printmaker and tutor living in Teddington who has a passion for helping others discover and develop their creativity to maintain their health and well being. Inspired by the natural world and found objects she uses printmaking and alternative photography techniques to create new narratives within her work.


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

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 8 June 2021Visual Arts/Film

    RFS Members' Virtual Screening: Pain and Glory

    This Week’s Recommendation: Pain and Glory

    Title: Pain and Glory

    Spain, 2019

    113 mins, language: Spanish

    Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

    RFS Members' Virtual Screening

    After our long enforced COVID absence, RFS is presenting a free 'Member’s Only' online showing of ‘Pain and Glory’ from one of our favourite directors, Pedro Almodóvar. The screening is on 8 June at 8:00pm and is intended as a thank you to members for their support and patience.

    This will be the society’s first ever virtually screened film. Using Filmbank Media’s Virtual Screening Room, members can login from home and utilise the ‘chat room’ facility to score, comment upon and discuss the film, thereby replicating in part the experience of a scheduled film screening. 

    Many of us have become more familiar with streaming services since the first lockdown in March 2020 and the pandemic has undoubtedly accelerated an existing trend towards streaming. Although the choice of features available for virtual screenings is currently limited, we expect this to change over time and it may be that some events in the future will be hybrid screenings - i.e. shown to a 'live' audience at The Exchange as usual but also streamed remotely to individuals who wish to watch the film at home. It is very early days, but this could represent a way of extending our reach and accommodating those who, for geographical, health or other reasons, are unable to come to The Exchange.

    'Pain and Glory'

    Pedro Almodóvar's 'Pain and Glory' is the kind of indulgent and self-absorbed film that only a director with such a glittering career behind him would be allowed to get away with. It’s about a filmmaker looking back on his past, mulling over his life and relationships. It’s a wonderfully evocative affair, with a subtle, soulful performance from Antonio Banderas.

    The filmmaker protagonist, Salvador Mallo (Banderas), is first seen in a swimming pool, underwater, motionless. He is on the cusp of old age and is a pronounced hypochondriac. He has lumbago, tinnitus and countless other ailments. He is also profoundly depressed. “Without filming, my life is meaningless,” he declares at one stage, but he appears to have abandoned his cinema career.

    Pain and Glory has an episodic structure. There are moments showing Salvador as a young boy, growing up in humble circumstances and being doted on by his beautiful mother (Penelope Cruz). These are interspersed with scenes showing him in the present day. He has written an autobiographical story called Addiction which deals with a love affair he had long ago. 

    The film was nominated for Oscars in two categories - Best International Feature and Best Leading Actor - and it won 69 awards worldwide. Almodóvar fans will pore over Pain and Glory, looking for clues about how autobiographical this movie is. Others can simply sit back and enjoy the delicate and lyrical way in which Almodóvar shows a filmmaker hero voyaging deep into his past.’

    With acknowledgement to Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent 

    Richmond Film Society event

  • York House Society meeting

    Members' Meeting, guests welcome

    The guest speaker is Diana Wells, Archivist at St Mary’s Church, Twickenham

    There will also be updates on York House Gardens and the Society's community garden, plus the Twickenham town centre and riverside redevelopment,

    Guests are welcome. For details and the Zoom login, please contact the Hon Sec Susan Chappell at

    York House Society event

  • 12 June 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Saturday Watercolour Workshops

    Headland   Made-to-measure one-day workshop led by experienced tutor Pat Harvey at 21, Cranebrook, Manor Road TW2 5DJ, her Twickenham riverside home. All abilities welcome. The aim: for you to end the day with a painting you can be proud of!

    Suggested donation £45 (£10 reduction per class for three or

    more). Email or call 020 3643 6227 for details. 

    NB This class will only run if permitted by government guidelines. If unsure, please contact me at the address or phone number above. Thank you.





    Saturday Watercolour Workshops event

  • 12 June 2021Choral/Choirs

    Rose Opera Gala Concert

    We are pleased to announce our second socially distanced Opera Gala held in the Normansfield Theatre Saturday June 12th at 19:00.

    Come and hear a selection of well known arias and ensembles from operas by Strauss, Mozart, Cilea, Verdi, Rossini, Handel, Massenet, Korngold and Bizet. Featuring Rose Opera Soloists.

    ‚ÄčA very limited number of tickets are available to purchase. Seats will be arranged in socially distanced bubbles well away from performers. Buy tickets at

    Rose Opera event

  • Just the Tonic - A Natural History of Tonic Water

    Mark Nesbitt & Kim Walker, both of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, will explore the extraordinary tales of botany and empire packed into a glass of gin and tonic. From the high Andes to the plantations of India, quinine’s history has many echoes today. The talk will end with a demonstration of tonic’s versatility as a mixer, and an opportunity for questions.

    This talk is free to all zoom link will be available at

    Kew Society event

  • Richard Deverell (Director of RBG Kew): Kew Gardens to 2050

    Richard is the fifteenth Director of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He has devoted his career to leading innovative and ambitious improvements to public engagement and education. At the BBC he revamped the Children’s BBC channel with a mission to raise the quality of programming for children, introducing new content that would educate and engage them. Since joining Kew, he has led the refresh of Kew’s strategy, bringing expertise from Kew’s global science into sharper focus and more actively engaging the public with contemporary science and conservation in Kew’s beautiful historic gardens. He is a passionate advocate for the power of plants and fungi to help solve the critical challenges facing humanity in the 21st Century. He is also an official Champion for Food Forever, a global initiative that aims to secure biodiversity for the benefit of food security around the world.

    For tickets to this talk please click on the link below:

    The Richmond Society event

  • Barnes Literary Society

    Tuesday 22nd June at 8.00pm. A talk by Natalie Haynes Pandora’s Jar: Women in the Greek Myths. This fascinating book puts the women of the Greek myths on equal footing with the men. After millennia of stories telling of gods and men the writer and broadcaster rescues the reputation of the women demonised in classical literature in this erudite and funny study.

    Author of five books including The Amber Fury, Children of Jocasta, and A Thousand Ships Natalie has written and recorded six series for BBC Radio 4, as well as writing for The Times, Independent, Guardian and Observer.

    Talk held at St. Mary’s Church, Barnes SW13 9HL. 

    To book a place E mail from June 8th.

    Barnes Literary Society event

  • 25 June 2021Music/Gigs


    Follow Powerjam, the innovative not-for-profit band project for ages 9-18, to catch their livestream gig, “Rockdowns”, on June 25th, with performances from their talented rock and pop bands, with popular covers, and original songs written during their online lockdown sessions. Powerjam also professionally records and releases their bands' music, which has been streamed over 50,000 times across all platforms, and featured numerous times on SW London's Riverside Radio over the past year! Inspire your young ones and follow Powerjam for more information on Facebook @PowerjamBandProject or Instagram @powerjam_band_project.

    Powerjam event

  • 26 June 2021 - 3 July 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals


    SAVE THE DATE! On June 26th live theatre returns to Twickenham's Mary Wallace Theatre with the UK premiere of Arlita Jones' acclaimed thriller, SUMMERLAND. This intriguing play takes as its starting point the true story of William Mumner, a photographer in nineteenth century New York. Mumner is no ordinary photographer and when he is visited by a man who hopes to be reunited with his dead wife, he is all too eager to oblige. Even if only in a photograph.
    Tickets on sale soon at

    Box Office:  07484 927662


    Richmond Shakespeare Society event

  • 27 June 2021Music/Gigs

    Middlesex Yeomanry Summer Concert

    The Middlesex Yeomanry Summer Concert this year will have an American flavour ahead of Independence Day.  The programme will include a couple of Sousa marches, a selection form Oklahoma and music in tribute to Hollywood

    Tickets £10 (children free).  Contact 07854 022 426

    Middlesex Yeomanry Concert Band event

  • A British Raj Family by Jenny Mallin

    Jenny is an award-winning author and public speaker. Here she delivers a fascinating insight into five generations of her family who lived during the days of the British Raj in India. With an extensive collection of family sepia photographs, she brings her stories vividly to life.

    Please contact for the Zoom link


    University of the Third Age (U3A) Richmond event

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zoom meeting

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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

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