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  • 1 July 2021Music/Gigs

    Keith James In Concert – The Music of Yusef Cat Stevens

    Keith James is a long-standing, well-respected and inventive concert performer who specialises in playing intimate, carefully researched biographic style concerts of those he has studied and revered as writers over the years. He weaves the story of Cat Stevens’ life from his early pop career, life-threatening illness and spiritual journey around a performance of his beautifully-crafted and memorable songs.


    During the early 1970s, the music of Yusef-Cat Stevens was hugely popular and made for a collection of ‘must have’ records across a whole generation. Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat were on everyone's turntables and on every radio station, live versions are played in concerts, bars and on the world's beaches to this day. Songs such as Wild WorldFather and SonMoonshadow and Where do the Children Play have been covered by hundreds of artists worldwide.

    Tickets: £25

    Bookings:  Call 020 8977 7558; visit or book online at

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 1 July 2021Museum/Heritage

    Biodiversity in Marble Hill Park

    Much energy is going into making Marble Hill Park more congenial for its human visitors, but what is happening to support diversity of other life?

    A free talk will be given on Thursday, July 1st from 6-7 p.m. by Kate Slack, English Heritage’s Head Gardener at Marble Hill, who is passionate about encouraging biodiversity on the site.

    She will cover what the picture looked like prior to “Marble Hill Revived”, what commitments were made as part of that programme, how that activity connects with the overall local approach, and importantly how you can help support biodiversity in the Park and at home.

    Book your place with the Friends of Marble Hill

    Friends of Marble Hill event

  • 3 July 2021 - 7 August 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Last Easter

    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

  • 3 July 2021Choral/Choirs

    Twickenham Choral Open Rehearsal

    In celebration of being able to sing together again after long months, Twickenham Choral’s treat to themselves is a Summer Open Rehearsal in the superb space of the Landmark Centre. We will settle the evening’s a cappella programme more or less on the day, but can promise glories of the Tudor age from the hands of Thomas Tallis, William Byrd and Orlando Gibbons and others, as well as pieces from the Restoration by John Blow and the matchless Henry Purcell. And there may even be a surprise to herald our upcoming Centenary in 2022!

    Tickets: free but pre-booking essential. Donations on the night will be welcomed.

    Bookings:  Call 020 8977 7558 or visit

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 6 July 2021 - 10 July 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Zoo and Seven Monologues by Lily Bevan

    Zoo is a wildly inventive comedy drama about courage, female friendship and flamingos, which premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018.

    When Hurricane Jones sets itself on a crash course straight towards Miami, Bonnie, zookeeper at the Cherokee Valley Zoo has to act fast. Meanwhile in the Yorkshire Dales, Bonnie’s friend Carol feels the repercussions – but will she be able to help from afar.  The piece also includes a series of comic monologues.

    Tickets will be on sale shortly, so please keep any eye on the website

    Teddington Theatre Club event

  • Virginia Woolf in Richmond

    Virginia Woolf in Richmond, published by Aurora Metro Books, explores how the town and surrounding areas influenced the writer. The book has been published in support of a campaign for a permanent, full-size bronze statue of the writer on Richmond riverside.

    Join Peter Fullagar, the book’s author, to learn more about Virginia’s important connection with the area, how Kew Gardens was influential in her career and why Richmond deserves to be fully recognised with a statue. 

    The talk is free to all and can be accessed via


    Kew Society event

  • 9 July 2021Music/Gigs

    Mark Harrison Band - The Blues People

    Highly acclaimed songwriter and guitarist Mark Harrison, along with well-known national radio and TV broadcaster David Freeman, present an uplifting and informative evening of modern and classic blues songs and stories, about life today and the history of blues music and blues personalities. This unique show introduces the audience to the origins of the incredibly influential musical style, and links the music of the past with life as it is lived today.

    Mark Harrison is a unique British songster who draws heavily on the blues for his inspiration, his songs covering both modern issues and the world of the original blues artists. He and his band tour extensively and have appeared frequently on BBC Radio.

    David Freeman is a hugely experienced broadcaster for BBC, Jazz FM and Sky, and a leading authority on all forms of blues music and its history. He has done a host of live shows, including many literary festivals.

    Tickets:  £18 advance / £20 on door / £17 Landmark Members / £10 U21s

    Booking:  Call 020 8977 7558, visit or book online at

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 10 July 2021Choral/Choirs

    Teddington Choral Society Summer concert 2021, TCS goes to the movie! Concert is cancelled due to current Government Restrictions

    The choir will be performing a large range of music featured in movies during the past decades.

    This concert promises to be joyful and entertaining!


    Stay tuned for more information!

    Teddington Choral Society event

  • 10 July 2021Choral/Choirs

    Scratch Mikado

    Sadly we've had to postpone our Mikado from Scratch, planned for Saturday 10 July, following the government announcement that Covid restrictions won't be lifted yet. 

    Look out for a new date soon!


    HLO Musical Company event

  • 11 July 2021Music/Gigs

    Summer Family Concert

    We are delighted to be playing once more, please join us for s shorter family concert.

    Composed with the intention to 'stir the world’, Dvořák’s 7th Symphony is an unshackling of emotional intensity from a turbulent period in his life. Together with Rimsky-Korsakov’s triumphant Overture on Three Russian Themes, Richmond Orchestra’s Summer Family Concert welcomes all ages to the Landmark Arts Centre to celebrate the return of live music, on Sunday 11 July at 5pm. The concert, conducted by Martin Smith, will last about 60 minutes with no interval.

    Tickets from Landmark Arts Centre

    Adults £10 Concessions £8

    Students £5

    Children (U16) free

    Richmond Orchestra event

  • 11 July 2021Music/Gigs

    Richmond Orchestra’s Summer Family Concert

    Composed with the intention to 'stir the world’, Dvořák’s 7th Symphony is an unshackling of emotional intensity from a turbulent period in his life. Together with Rimsky-Korsakov’s triumphant Overture on Three Russian Themes, Richmond Orchestra welcomes all ages to the Landmark to celebrate the return of live music. Conductor: Martin Smith, leader: Marina Solarek.

    Running time: 60 minutes, no interval.

    Tickets:  £10 / £8 concessions / £5 student / U16s free

    Bookings:  Call 020 8977 7558, visit, or book online at

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 17 July 2021 - 24 July 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Quartermaine's Terms

    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

    Richmond Shakespeare Society event

  • 21 July 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Creative Flower and Still Life Photography

    Tonight POLINA PLOTNIKOVA FRPS will be giving us a Two-part presentation of her unique approach to flower photography.  The presentatiaon will feature two aspects of her work: Creative Flowers and Still Life

    About Polina:  Polina is a regular award winner at the International Garden Photographer of the Year, Pink Lady Photographer of the Year, and Royal Horticultural Society photographic awards, and her work was featured at the 2017 Chelsea Flower Show.  Polina studied Fine Art History in both Moscow and London. 

    About the Talk:  If you think flower photography is not for you, you might be surprised, as Polina has a unique approach to the subject.  She describes her approach to flower photography as “somewhat similar to that of a portrait photographer – for every flower and plant that I photograph, I always try to find its unique look, study its mood and character, and ultimately unlock the hidden beauty of my models”.  

    Who is the talk for?  Photographers, both Members and Non-Members, will find this talk fascinating, even if they are not normally flower photographers.  Artists working in other media will also enjoy how Polina studies and looks at her "subjects".

    You can find out more about Polina on her website here.

    Members do not need to Register: the zoom link will be sent to them automatically on the day of the event.

    Non-members need to sign up and pay via the links on our Website:  The zoom link will be sent on the day of the meeting to those who have signed up and paid

    Hampton Hill Photographic Society event

  • 24 July 2021Choral/Choirs

    Come and Sing or Play - Workshop

    Choruses / Music from Handel’s Saul & Lampe’s Dragon of Wantley

    At The Vineyard Life Church’s spacious main hall in Richmond, TW10 6AQ

    Fee is £20 for singers and instrumentalists.  Includes hire of music and potential solo opportunities (let us know in advance for either).  Baroque pitch (A=415).

    Bring packed lunch or eat locally.  Breaks and hot & cold drinking water provided.  We aim to give a small free informal ‘performance’ from 4:15PM.

    Enquiries / Registration by 17th July to:
    Everyone is welcome who wants to get (back) into live music-making!

    Richmond Opera event

  • 27 July 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Sketching in Nature - Family Edition

    Tuesday 27th July, 2-4pm, tickets (1 adults + 2 children) £10 [extra adult £5], BOOK HERE

    Join Learning Officer Rita Piglionica exploring the surroundings of Turner’s House and sketching in the landscape just as JMW Turner did! We will also learn more about the history of the local area and how Turner lived in the Twickenham.

    Turner's House Trust event

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Arts Richmond Events

The Diana Armfield Drawing Competition

zoom meeting

The Diana Armfield RA NEAC Prize for Drawing from Observation

Wednesday 19 May 2021 - Saturday 3 July 2021

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Arts Richmond's First Ever Radio Play Writing Competition

Radio Mic

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