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  • 2 October 2021 - 2 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Hooked Rag Rugging Workshop

    Join us at our fun, relaxed Saturday morning craft workshop and discover a wonderful way to upcycle your old clothes and fabrics!

    Using recycled fabrics, hessian and a rugging tool, learn the skills needed to create your own rug, cushion or wall hanging. Either bring along your own materials or use ours (or maybe a mixture of both).

    We’ll provide plenty of fabric but, if you have any treasured old clothes, please do bring them along. T shirts work particularly well, but you can use this age-old technique with any fabric.

    In this workshop you will be introduced to the technique of latch hook rag rugging using long yarn strips, which allows you to create a wide range of designs. We’ll also teach you how to cut the yarn strips, bind edges and finish your creation professionally. No prior experience of rag rugging is necessary at all.

    Your rugging tool, hessian and fabrics are included, together with lots of tea, coffee and home made cake.

    This class will be taught by Ann and Catherine, from Handmade Workshops.

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 2 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Introduction to Creative Writing

    Whether you’re an absolute beginner or seasoned writer, this fun interactive workshop is designed to help you connect with and liberate your writing voice. You will be guided through a variety of practical and imaginative exercises and given the opportunity to write, share (if you would like to) and encourage one another.

    Many of us long to express in writing what we feel and experience, yet resist trying to access that authentic voice within.

    Why not join us on an autumn Saturday afternoon and unleash your imagination and creativity?

    Lots of tea, coffee and homemade cake are included.

    The class will be taught by experienced  and popular writing teacher, Janette Simpson, who has led many creative writing workshops with both adults and children. Participant numbers are kept deliberately low (maximum 8) to ensure that everyone has plenty of opportunities to contribute and to ask questions.

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 2 October 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    TTC Open Morning

    Hampton Hill Theatre throws open its doors from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm for the public to drop in, have a tour and find out about the many benefits of becoming a member of Teddington Theatre Club.  

    Chat to existing members of the Club over a cuppa - they're on hand to answer all your questions - whether you want to find out more about getting involved in the many volunteer roles at the theatre from front of house, to back stage and acting, or attending our shows at reduced rates as an audience member.

    Teddington Theatre Club event

  • 2 October 2021Music/Gigs

    Hub Bazaar

    The Hub Bazaar is held monthly with stalls selling arts, crafts, food etc. The band will be providing some gentle background music for this event in the main hall. The band will be playing their normal mix of jazz and  Latin standards with a bit of funk, pop, soul and blues thrown in for good measure. The bar will be open and if you speak nicely to Lilly she will no doubt be able to muster up a tasty dish or two if you’re feeling a bit peckish.

    JKL-Jazz event

  • 2 October 2021Choral/Choirs

    Kingston Madrigal Society Open Meeting

    A relaxed two-hour sing with coffee break from our large collection of Madrigals (with the traditional Anthem to begin). This will be the Madrigal Society's first in-person meeting after the last year's online events - we will be singing in the Church rather than Swinnerton Hall, and ask members and guests to bring their own refreshments for the break as a temporary measure.

    Meetings are the first Saturday of the month October-March, with October being the traditional "Open Meeting" for guests and prospective members. We're a very friendly bunch, and welcome singers of all ability levels, so come along and give us a try!

    Kingston-upon-Thames Madrigal Society event

  • Poetry Performance Launch of 'Through the Keyhole'

    Today sees the launch of 'Through the Keyhole', an anthology compiled by The Luther Poets and published by Poetry Performance in memory of the late Bob Sheed.  A copy of the Anthology can be purchased on the night  for £4.

    The event will take place in the upstairs room of the Adelaide pub, 57 Teddington Park Road, Teddington TW11 OAU. You will not be able to access this room until 5.45pm to allow time for it to be prepared.  Please note that the entrance fee will now be £3, as it includes a copy of the PP Newsletter. The host for the evening will be Heather Montfort and music will be provided by Ian Lee-Dolphin, songwriter and guitarist and member of the band, French Lessons.

    The optional theme for the night is 'Remembering'.

    Numbers are still restricted so please reserve a place by contacting Anne Warrington on: warringa@blueyonder.co.uk.

     

    Poetry Performance event

  • 3 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Presenting Lily Mars

    Classic Film: Presenting Lily Mars (1943) Dir. Norman Taurog (U) 104 mins

    After The Wizard of Oz, Garland starred in an array of musical films. Here she plays a small-town Indiana girl, Lily Mars, who dreams to be a stage actress. She begs a visiting Broadway producer, but when he dismisses her, she follows him to New York and finds a way into his show…and his heart.

    Somewhere Over the Rainbow Series: We continue our postponed series celebrating the 80th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz with a selection of musical films linked to the 1939 classic.

    Tickets: £7.50/£6.00 concessions

    Buy tickets via Eventbrite here: FILM: Presenting Lilly Mars Tickets, Sun 3 Oct 2021 at 14:30 | Eventbrite

     

    Musical Museum, Brentford event

  • 3 October 2021Museum/Heritage

    Historic Richmond Walk

    A tour of Richmond Green including the ancient Green, the remains of the Tuder Palace, and the riverside.

    Meet at Richmond Station by the Visitor Information Booth on the upper concourse.

    No need to book. For more information see Richmond Heritage Guides www.richmondwalks.co.uk or call 020 8894 3678 or 020 8948 2612 

    Richmond Heritage Guide Walks event

  • Borough of Twickenham Local History Society

    The Society opens its new season with a talk by Ed Harris (BOTLHS) about the Camp on Hounslow Heath. This will be followed by a ‘Welcome Back’ social.

    All Welcome. Non-members and guests £2.50.

    Twickenham (Borough) Local History Society event

  • 4 October 2021 - 4 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Zen Doodle

    Come along to our new mindful drawing workshop and learn how to create beautiful pictures using simple patterns and structured doodles.

    Offering the perfect relaxation at the end of a busy day, this class will teach you how to draw your own ‘Zen Doodle’ inspired piece of art.

    During the class you’ll work through a series of exercises, building up a bank of patterns and ideas that you can then use in your final designs. No prior experience of drawing is necessary and, as you start to create, you will gain ever more confidence in your techniques.  

    All materials and tools will be provided in the session, together with lots of templates and ideas for your inspiration.

    As well as materials, drinks are provided to keep the creative juices flowing!

    The workshop will be led by Ann O’Shaughnessy, a local practising artist.

    Please note that the workshop is held upstairs at The Railway and, unfortunately, there is no lift access.

    “wonderful workshop, a must try!”

    “such a relaxing and satisfying workshop. I would definitely recommend it to others”

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 5 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Adult Photography - 8 week course

    An introduction to photography for people who want to make the most of their camera and are looking for inspiration and progress in their photography. This course helps you move beyond the camera’s auto settings and explore new creative possibilities.

    Cost:    £144               

    Booking:  Telephone 020 8977 7558 or email info@landmarkartscentre.org

    Dates:   5, 12, 19 October; 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November 2021  (no class during half term on 26 October)

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 7 October 2021Music/Gigs

    The Comedy Network - In association with Avalon Productions

    Monthly stand-up night featuring two top comics + MC.

    October’s headliner is Lauren Pattison (Edinburgh Best Newcomer Nominee 2017, BBC1 Stand Up For Live Comedy)  supported by Chloe Petts (Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club) and Julian Deane (The Russell Howard Hour).

    Reviews for Lauren Pattison: ”a breath of feisty fresh air” -The Herald

    Tickets: £15 (£13 Landmark Members & group bookings 10 or more)

    Special Offer: £25 Comedy & Curry ticket includes a delicious pre-show supper

    Online booking https://www.wegottickets.com/event/518093, or call 020 8988 7558 or email info@landmarkartscentre.org

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 7 October 2021 - 18 November 2021Choral/Choirs

    Food as Medicine?

    Food definitely influences health but can it be used as medicine?  On this course we will identify the nutritional components of food, find out why our bodies need them and identify why some foods are better eaten in conjunction with others.  

    We shall scrutinise food labelling.  Explore diet and supplements to improve health, particularly in relation to reducing the chances of developing Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis, discussing whether diet/food along can change outcomes in these. We will look at stories about using food as medicine that are found in the media and research some of these to find out if there is any scientfiic basis for the claims.  

    The course aims to give you overall knowledge of nutrition so that you can then make informed decisions to benefit the health of yourself and your family.

    Course Code: C2422776

    WEA Richmond Branch (Adult Learning within Reach) event

  • 7 October 2021Museum/Heritage

    Special Champagne tasting at Turner's House

    Join us on the evening of Thursday 7th October for our first ever champagne tasting! Once again we will be joined by Monty from award winning St Margarets Wine as he guides us around the various tastes of one of Britain’s most loved drinks. Cost will be £60 per person and guests will also be able to enjoy the house and gardens.

    To book please use the link below:https://turnershouse.beaconforms.com/form/e4867319

    Turner's House Trust event

  • 8 October 2021Music/Gigs

    Menuhin & Grappelli: The Legacy with Christian Garrick, Peter Fisher (Violins) and friends

    In a very special programme favourite British fiddlers Christian Garrick and Peter Fisher return to pay homage to two fiddling giants, Yehudi Menuhin and Stephane Grappelli. In the 1970s they embarked on one of the most unlikely yet memorable, globally successful classical-jazz crossover collaborations of all times.  Between the years of 1973 and 1985 they recorded a staggering 100 tracks across seven different albums for EMI.  The unique and unforgettable partnership of two of the 20th Century’s most celebrated violinists is the major focus for this gala concert.  

    Their legacy is brilliantly rekindled by two of today's finest fiddlers, Christian Garrick and Peter Fisher, who appositely mirror the original protagonists with their devilishly dazzling skill on four strings, supported by John Horler - piano, Alec Dankworth - double bass & Tom Hooper - drums

    Tickets:  £18 advance / £20 on door / £17 Landmark Members / £12 U25s

    Booking:  Online at https://www.wegottickets.com/event/516181 or telephone 020 8977 7558 or email info@landmarkartscentre.org

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 8 October 2021Museum/Heritage

    York House Society meeting

    York House Society meeting, Friday 13 November 19.30, Terrace Room, York House.

    Speaker: Rachel Morrison, English Heritage, Audience Development Manager, Marble Hill Revived
    Work continues inside Marble Hill House and in the grounds, with increasing activities throughout the summer, including the popular cafe, concerts and readings, upgrading sports facilities and development of the gardens.
    Rachel Morrison details the work so far, and the plans for the future towards reopening the house in 2022.

    If necessary due to COVID we will meet on Zoom. For login email the Hon Secretary, Susan Chappell, yorkhousesociety@gmail.com

     

     

    York House Society event

  • 9 October 2021 - 13 November 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Rice

    Nisha is a young hotshot executive working for Golden Fields, Australia’s largest producer of rice. Ambitious and headstrong, she’s determined to become the first female Indian CEO in Australia. She’s close to sealing a contract with the Indian government, which would see her company take over India’s national rice distribution system.

    A secret deal worth billions.

    Working late nights in the office she encounters Yvette, an older Chinese migrant, who cleans up her mess. Yvette has her own entrepreneurial ambitions, but her daughter faces court after participating in a protest against the unethical practices of a national supermarket chain.

    The two form a powerful – if unlikely – bond as they navigate the complexities of their lives and the world at large.

    “a heady broth of gender, generation and globalisation” Australian Stage

    Brimming with wickedly humorous observations on globalisation, politics and family, this is the UK premiere of a powerful new play from Asian-Australian writer Michele Lee, which has won numerous awards including the Australian Writers’ Guild Award for Best Original Stage Play.

    Orange Tree Theatre event

  • 10 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Kew History Walk

    Trace Hanoverian Royal Family connections as you saunter around historical Kew Green and the riverside. Meet outside St Anne’s Church, Kew Green TW9 3AA. 10 October at 2.00pm. No need to book. Richmond Heritage Guides 020 8894 3678 or 020 8948 2612. www.richmondwalks.co.uk

    Richmond Heritage Guide Walks event

  • 10 October 2021Music/Gigs

    Thames Philharmonia- Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3

    Beethoven Symphony No.3 (Eroica) and Elgar Enigma Variation No.9 (Nimrod)

    Thames Philharmonia Orchestra are delighted to perform this wonderful Beethoven concert, postponed from 2020. They will be joined by the talented award-winning South Korean born British piano soloist Yoon Seok (John) Shin.

    Elgar's moving slow Nimrod variation has been added, as a meditation on all those we have recently lost.

    Tickets:   Advance £17 (£15 concs) / On door £18 (£17 concs) / £15 LAC members / £5 U16

    Booking:  Online at https://www.wegottickets.com/event/521254 or telephone 020 8977 7558 or email info@landmarkartscentre.org

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 11 October 2021Museum/Heritage

    Arts and Crafts Richmond: architecture and design in the early years of the twentieth century

    Paul Velluet, the Society's President, will identify and examine surviving examples of The Arts and Crafts Movement in Richmond  and its value to Richmond Town today.

    Guests welcome, £4.00 donation

    The talk will be streamed simultaneously by Zoom

    rich.hist@yahoo.co.uk

    Richmond Local History Society event

  • 12 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society - Screening of 'Woman At War' (Iceland)

    An environmental activist wages her own private war against an industrial threat to Iceland’s remote parts. The heroine’s single minded crusade is given an unexpected jolt. Brilliantly acted, 'Woman At War' is a compelling drama, with surreal and humorous touches.

    This screening is 'members only'. Please see  http://www.richmondfilmsoc.org.uk for up to date details

     

    Richmond Film Society event

  • 13 October 2021Music/Gigs

    JKL-Jazz Stripped Naked

    Those cool cats are back at The Place in New Malden. This is just a 30 minute slot in The Live Lounge. There will be a variety of other musical acts on in the evening. A very stripped down version of JKL-Jazz will be  joined  by (a fully dressed) Susan who will be serenading the assembled masses with a mixture of jazzy, funky, bluesy songs. The evening starts at 7.30 …… the cool cats will probably hit the stage 9pm or later.

    JKL-Jazz event

  • 14 October 2021 - 21 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Make a Real Mug of Yourself

    Ceramics class at Wurkshop, Barnes. 14th October 7.15-9.15pm and 21st October 7.15-8.45pm

    In this fun and engaging class, you will learn a host of hand-decorating techniques to realise your own (or someone else's) face in ceramic mug form. Surely there can be no greater pleasure than enjoying a relaxing mug of tea or coffee from a mug you have made?

    Students will be provided with a basic press-moulded mug shape and will craft features such as eyes, mouth and a nose, the base and handle. You will use a clay extruder, and learn different techniques to create however you choose your mug to look. 

    This is a tactile, satisfying, fun and social way to spend an evening. 

    In this two session class, students will then return a week later once the mugs have been kiln fired, to decorate the pieces using a variety of underglazes and stains. 

    This is a great ceramics class for beginners but also those wanting to learn some different clay techniques.

    Book via: www.wurkshop.co.uk/adults 

    Wurkshop event

  • 15 October 2021Choral/Choirs

    Concert - The Roaring Twenties

    Musical director: Lee Dewsnap

    Creative director: Johanna Chambers

    Join us for an evening of fabulous music recalling the decade that brought us flappers and jazzers, talkies and speakeasies, the Charleston and the Black Bottom. Musical numbers include ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ ‘Blue Skies’ and ‘Someone To Watch Over Me’, along with selections from the musicals ‘Chicago’  ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ and ‘The Boy Friend’.

    We're dedicating this event to the memory of Patrick Hooper, our much-loved and missed former Treasurer, who sadly passed away last year. 

    Tickets, £12, available now.

    Online credit card bookings (with booking fee): www.ticketsource.co.uk/hlo

    Or, call the box office: 07942 365157 or email info@hlo.org.uk

    Check our website for details: hlo.org.uk

     

    HLO Musical Company event

  • 16 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Old Hampton Village

    Hear about the growth of old Hampton across the centuries during the walk through this charming riverside village.

    No need to book. Just turn up and off we go.

    For more information see www.richmondwalks.co.uk

    Richmond Heritage Guide Walks event

  • 16 October 2021 - 17 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Autumn Art Fair

    A fabulous range of artists exhibiting fine art, printmaking, photography, pen and ink, sculpture, jewellery and much more.

    Admission: £5 / £4 / Under 16s free

     

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 16 October 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Tea Dances are back!

    Strictly fun! A social afternoon of Ballroom Latin & Sequence, dancing to the DJ's selection of popular dance tunes. All levels of ability are welcome.

    Free dance lesson at 2.00pm.

    Because of Covid-19 we recommend you attend with a regular dance partner. Please wear a face covering in the building when not dancing or eating/drinking in the cafe.

    Tickets are £8.50 and include a glass of prosecco or tea/coffee

    Book online via eventrbite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tea-dance-tickets-167950068175. 

     

    Musical Museum, Brentford event

  • 16 October 2021Choral/Choirs

    Concert - The Roaring Twenties

    Musical director: Lee Dewsnap

    Creative director: Johanna Chambers

    Join us for an evening of fabulous music recalling the decade that brought us flappers and jazzers, talkies and speakeasies, the Charleston and the Black Bottom. Musical numbers include ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ ‘Blue Skies’ and ‘Someone To Watch Over Me’, along with selections from the musicals ‘Chicago’  ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ and ‘The Boy Friend’.

    We're dedicating this event to the memory of Patrick Hooper, our much-loved and missed former Treasurer, who sadly passed away last year. 

    Tickets, £12, available now.

    Online credit card bookings (with booking fee): www.ticketsource.co.uk/hlo

    Or, call the box office: 07942 365157 or email info@hlo.org.uk

    Check our website for details: hlo.org.uk

     

    HLO Musical Company event

  • 17 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    The Wizard of Oz

    ​​Classic Film: The Wizard of Oz (1939) Dir. Victor Fleming; George Cukor (U) 102 mins

    80 years after it was first screened, we are delighted to present this classic film favourite starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr and Jack Haley. With a cast of 9,200 actors, 68 sets, a 130-piece orchestra and a 300-strong chorus, join us for 100 minutes of unforgettable musical entertainment.

    Somewhere Over the Rainbow series: We continue our postponed series celebrating the 80th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz with a selection of musical films linked to the 1939 classic.

    Tickets: £7.50/£6.00 concessions

    Buy tickets via Eventbrite here: FILM: The Wizard of Oz Tickets, Sun 17 Oct 2021 at 14:30 | Eventbrite

    Musical Museum, Brentford event

  • 17 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Basket Weaving Day Course

    Willow weaving course

    Sunday 17th October | 11am to 6pm

    This is the course to attend if you want to get into basket weaving. Judith Needham is a basket weaver based in Surrey whose stunning products sell for thousands. Join her in this special day long weaving class to learn how to loop, knot, plait, coil and twin to create your own (also very useful) willow basket. 

    If ever there was a mindful activity, basket weaving is it. Twist and weave and chat in a social, relaxing, creative session. 

    Over the day you will learn different techniques and really be able to spend the time making a proper item to cherish. 

    And why wouldn’t you get into basket weaving? You can put anything in them (I currently have gin & tonic cans in the last one I made). You can give them to your grandchildren, store your baby’s toys, or the toilet roll. What you create will be strong, pretty and useful. 

    Basketry is highly skilled and widely believed to be amongst the oldest crafts in the world. We’re thrilled to be able to offer a new adult class to keep the craft going for generations to come.

     

    Wurkshop, Barnes - www.wurkshop.co.uk/adults 

    Wurkshop event

  • 17 October 2021Music/Gigs

    Middlesex Yeomanry Autumn Concert

    The Middlesex Yeomanry Concert Band  will be holding their Autumn  Concert on

    Sunday, 17th October at 3.00pm in St. James’s Parish Church, Hampton Hill.

    TW12 1DQ. 

    The concert will include the Elgar's majestic Imperial March,  the breathtaking Windjammer  Overture, music by John Williams and much else.

    Middlesex Yeomanry Concert Band event

  • 17 October 2021Museum/Heritage

    'Norham Castle, Sunrise' - Painting Demonstration with Marc A Turner

    rom the beautiful setting of JMW Turner's country retreat in Twickenham, Marc A Turner will show you some of the artist's secrets by reproducing the famous painting Norham Castle, Sunrise that JMW Turner painted around 1845.

    You can follow the 2-hour demonstration from the comfort of your home and interact with the artist while he is at work.

    Suggested donation of £8 per ticket - BOOK HERE

    Marc A Turner - Professional artist, painter and art tutor, I have been painting for many years and have worked for a painting school in Norfolk. In 2017 I opened the Turner’s Painting School in the wonderful grounds of Walton Hall in Warrington Cheshire where I run Painting courses and workshops in oil paints.

    I have a vast knowledge of the master painters old and new and have studied their techniques and the mediums they used, this has helped me to develop as an artist and I constantly pass on this knowledge to my students.

    My joy for art began at a very young age when I was inspired by my father’s drawings. This inspiration led me to begin practicing in watercolours and drawing. I specifically remember in 1984 looking out towards the hills at Hagenohsen Germany as I painted the beautiful landscape and realising that not many hobbies could beat this one. From this point on my interest in painting and artwork intensified.

    I continued to paint in watercolour with a little dabbling in other mediums for many years, and later decided to take oil painting more seriously and improve my skills. I attended some good courses and practiced my painting daily until I felt good enough to call myself an artist. I have never looked back. I love nothing more than passing on my knowledge and teaching anyone that wishes to develop their painting skills.

    Marc A Turner . Founder of: Turner’s Painting School.

    E: marc@Turnerspaintingschool.com

    W: www.turnerspaintingschool.com

    Turner's House Trust event

  • 19 October 2021 - 2 November 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Poetry Course with Roger McGough

    POETRY WITH ROGER MCGOUGH

    19th October, 26th October and 2nd November 2021 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 October, 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: www.wurkshop.co.uk/adults 

    Wurkshop event

  • 19 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Shadow State: Murder, Mayhem and Russia's Remaking of the West

    Luke Harding , award-winning foreign corespondent for The Guardian talks about his gripping investigation into how Russia's spies helped elect Donald Trump, backed Brexit, murdered enemies and threatened the very basis of Western democracy. 

    Barnes Literary Society event

  • 19 October 2021Music/Gigs

    Richmond Concert Society concert

    Photo: Steve Gullick

    The Albion Quartet is made up of four oustanding young British players. They will perform string quartets by Mozart, Brahms and leading contemporary composer Judith Weir, whose quartet is inspired by medieval Spanish romances and a Scottish ballad from Banffshire.

    For further details please see www.richmondconcerts.co.uk

     

    Richmond Concert Society event

  • 20 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    London Luminaries: Kew Palace

    The London Luminaries, a partnership between Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust and English Heritage (Marble Hill), has organised an Autumn Series of six evening on-line talks from 20th October to 4th November. 

    Wednesday 20 October: Kew Palace - 'George III: The Mind Behind the Myth'
    Thursday 21 October: Garrick’s Temple - Garrick’s Temple - 'David Garrick: An Actor and His Time'
    Wednesday 27 October: Ham House and Garden - 'Ham House and Wilbraham, 6th Earl of Dysart: Patron and Collector of the Arts'
    Thursday 28 October: Chiswick House and gardens - 'The Private Life of Chiswick House'
    Wednesday 3 November: Pitzhanger Manor - 'Painters, Princes and Personalities: Soane the entertainer at Pitzhanger'
    Thursday 4 November: Popes Grotto - 'Poetry, Painting and Alexander Pope'

    Tickets are free but you are encouraged to make a £5 donation for each talk. You can find more information about the talks and the speakers at https://londonluminaries.com/.

    These talks are supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

    Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust event

  • 20 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    A presentation by Fine Art Photographer Kathryn Alkins ARPS

    This Event will be a Hybrid Meeting at The Bell Inn and Online

    Kathryn has developed a unique style which led to her being awarded her ARPS in 2020.  She will share with us her successful ARPS panel and then she will go on to talk about the work she has developed since, still involving ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) and other creative techniques.

    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 a fee either through Eventbrite – link here – or via Meetup – link here.   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

  • 21 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    London Luminaries: Garrick's Temple

    The London Luminaries, a partnership between Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust and English Heritage (Marble Hill), has organised an Autumn Series of six evening on-line talks from 20th October to 4th November. 

    Wednesday 20 October: Kew Palace - 'George III: The Mind Behind the Myth'
    Thursday 21 October: Garrick’s Temple - Garrick’s Temple - 'David Garrick: An Actor and His Time'
    Wednesday 27 October: Ham House and Garden - 'Ham House and Wilbraham, 6th Earl of Dysart: Patron and Collector of the Arts'
    Thursday 28 October: Chiswick House and gardens - 'The Private Life of Chiswick House'
    Wednesday 3 November: Pitzhanger Manor - 'Painters, Princes and Personalities: Soane the entertainer at Pitzhanger'
    Thursday 4 November: Popes Grotto - 'Poetry, Painting and Alexander Pope'

    Tickets are free but you are encouraged to make a £5 donation for each talk. You can find more information about the talks and the speakers at https://londonluminaries.com/.

    These talks are supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

    Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust event

  • 21 October 2021Museum/Heritage

    President's Talk: Tracy Borman

    Our President Tracy Borman, best-selling author, historian, and broadcaster will give an illustrated on-line talk on the history and places that inspired her latest novel, The Fallen Angel. Locations include the Tower of London and Hampton Court, where she works as Chief Curator.

    In the final instalment of the King’s Witch series Frances Gorges, a noblewoman living at King James I’s court, is under suspicion of witchcraft and involvement in the Gunpowder Plot.  She and her family now face a new threat in the form of the king’s great favourite George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, who has the face of an angel and the cunning heart of a devil.

    Come along on Thursday, October 21st from 6-7pm to learn more about the dark, dangerous, and often depraved world of the Stuart court and the ruthless and charismatic man who brought England and its king to the brink of destruction.

    Book your place on this FREE zoom talk by visiting The Friends of Marble Hill.

    Friends of Marble Hill event

  • 22 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Landmark Book Club

    DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR READING?
    Then why not join us every month, when we come together in reading and reviewing the latest award-winning books. 
    Hosted by Waterstones, our friendly sessions are the perfect way to meet like-minded readers and discover exciting new reads.  We explore short stories, novels, non-fiction, poetry, and best sellers.  

    22 October:  The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

    12 November:   Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell

    10 December:  Cloudstreet by Tim Winton

    Cost per session: £5 / £3.50 Concessions
    Box Office: 0208 977 7558

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 23 October 2021 - 24 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Molesey Art Society Autumn Fair 2021

    We are pleased to once again open our doors to visitors at our 2021 Autumn Fair, a display of our very latest works of art and craft.  Featuring original and affordable work from local craft designers and artists, all members of the Molesey Art Society.  We expect to include: jewellery, ceramics, glass designs, wood and greeting cards. All welcome. Admission Free.

    Molesey Art Society event

  • 23 October 2021 - 23 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Hat Making for Beginners

    Join us for our autumn hat making workshop with Bee Smith.

    Come and create your very own headpiece to dazzle your friends and family with at parties and events.  Enjoy a glass of fizz and make yourself a wonderful hat to wear at weddings, parties and trips to the racecourse.

    If there are any specific colours, styles or themes you would like to make or if you want a hat or fascinator to match an outfit, just let us know in advance. After a fun 2 and 1/2 hour workshop, you will leave with a beautiful hat made by your own fair hands! There are many different styles for all abilities, so do come along whether you’re a novice or experienced crafter.

    All materials and refreshments are included.

    The workshop will be led by professional milliner and fashion accessory designer Bee Smith.

    This class can also be booked as a bespoke event for birthdays, hen parties and company celebrations. Just mail us on craft@handmadeworkshops.co.uk for more information.

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 23 October 2021 - 23 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Make a Treasure Box

    Join us this autumn for a wonderful Saturday afternoon of crafting escapism!

    In this half day workshop, professional bookbinder and experienced teacher Mylyn McColl will guide you through the fundamentals of basic box making.

    During the class, Mylyn will teach you all the skills needed to create a lift off lid style box, covered in beautiful decorative paper. Ideal for storing your books, pencils and treasures, it also makes a fabulous handmade present – if you can bear to part with it!

    The workshop is suitable for both beginners and those with some prior experience of bookbinding.

    All materials and tools are provided, including a great range of different decorative papers to choose from, ensuring that your finished box is totally unique.

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 23 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Bookbinding for Beginners Workshop

    In this fascinating 3 1/2 hour workshop, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of bookbinding, using traditional skills and techniques to create your own bespoke hard backed notebook to take home with you.

    During the class, you will be taught how to use a range of traditional tools and materials and shown how to prepare and stitch pages. You will then cut boards and cover them with either bookbinding cloth or decorative paper, in order to create a beautiful hard cover finish for your book.

    This workshop is suitable for all levels, as no prior experience of bookbinding is required.

    All materials and use of tools are included, together with lots of tea, coffee and homemade cake.

    The workshop will be taught by multi-award winning professional bookbinder, Mylyn McColl.

    “Relaxed atmosphere, friendly hosts, excellent tutor and I get to go home with something handmade. Perfect!”

    “Fab workshop with a great teacher. Thank you!

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 23 October 2021 - 23 October 2021Choral/Choirs

    I was glad: French and English works for organ and choir

    West London Chamber Choir is delighted to present its first concert for more than 18 months at the glorious Chapel of King's College London, a Grade I listed 19th century chapel located in the Strand Campus of King's College, London. The programme features French and English works for organ and choir including compositions by Elgar, Gardiner, Howells, Parry, Gounod, Saint-Saens and Fauré.     

    Further details available on the events page of our website:  www.westlondonchamberchoir.com

    West London Chamber Choir event

  • 23 October 2021Museum/Heritage

    Richmond Hill History Walk

    Gently meander up Richmond Hill with historical revelations on the way and enjoy the famous view of the river by the Terrace Gardens.

    Meet by the Visitor Information Booth on the upper concourse. No need to book. For more information see www.richmondwalks.co.uk or call 020 8894 3678 or 020 8948 2612.

    Richmond Heritage Guide Walks event

  • 24 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Loom Beading Workshop

    Fancy trying out a new skill this autumn?

    Join us for a relaxing Sunday afternoon of beading heaven!

    Using a wooden bead loom, we'll teach you how to make an attractive bracelet or bookmark, either using one of our pattern templates or your own design. We'll have lots of different beads for you to choose from, together with clasps to finish off the bracelet (if you choose this project).

    We'll start by showing you how to assemble and string up the loom, then you'll be ready to weave your beautiful beaded creation. Finally, you'll be taught how to finish off your work securely and neatly.

    All materials and tools are provided, as are drinks, so just bring yourselves. The bead loom is also included in the workshop price, so that you'll be able to continue beading at home.

    The class will be taught by Ann and Catherine from Handmade Workshops.

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 24 October 2021 - 22 December 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Autumn Term Production - Matilda The Musical Jr (NEW 14+ cast)

    We are thrilled to announce our next production is
    Matilda The Musical Jr!

    The show is based on the West End hit Matilda the Musical inspired by the famous Roald Dahl story. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

    From September to December our new Twickenham Purple Cast , for age 14+, will rehearse on Fridays from 5pm to 7.15pm at St Marys University and they will perform on the main stage at Hampton Hill Theatre (Production week is 15th to 22nd December)

    For more information and to book places see our website.

    Dramacube event

  • 24 October 2021Music/Gigs

    Donald McKenzie accompanies Nosferatu

    Donald McKenzie, the renowned organist from London’s Odeon Luxe Leicester Square, makes a welcome return to entertain the audience in a pre-Halloween event accompanying the silent film Nosferatu. The film directed by F.W Murnau is approaching its 100th anniversary. Released in 1922, it is a classic retelling of Bram Stoker’s Dracula (81 minutes). Not one to be missed!

    Tickets are £17.50 and include a Bloody Mary or a non-alcoholic alternative.

    Buy tickets via Eventbrite here: Silent Film: Nosferatu with Wurlitzer accompaniment by Donald MacKenzie Tickets, Sun 24 Oct 2021 at 15:00 | Eventbrite

    Musical Museum, Brentford event

  • 25 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Try Knitting!

    Could 2021 be the year you finally learn to knit?  Why not come along to our 2 hour taster session and have a try at this wonderful craft? Be warned, though – it’s seriously addictive!

    In this introductory session, we’ll teach you the knit stitch, then when you feel ready for more we can move onto purl stitch, together with casting on and casting off.

    We’ll also show you a variety of different yarns and needles and talk about the different projects you could use them for.

    You’ll be learning in a small group, in a relaxed and supportive environment, with experienced teachers Ann and Catherine from Handmade Workshops, and we’ll even give you coffee, tea or wine to help your concentration!

    You don’t need to bring anything with you, as all materials will be provided – and you get to take your needles home, so you can keep practising!

    “Ann and Catherine’s Introduction to Knitting workshop has put me straight, or rather put my stitches straight. Their friendliness, patient demonstrations of two plain, two purl plus delicious home-made lemon cake and coffee were enough to put the most nervous of knitters at ease.”

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 25 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Try Knitting!

    Could 2021 be the year you finally learn to knit?  Why not come along to our 2 hour taster session and have a try at this wonderful craft? Be warned, though – it’s seriously addictive!

    In this introductory session, we’ll teach you the knit stitch, then when you feel ready for more we can move onto purl stitch, together with casting on and casting off.

    We’ll also show you a variety of different yarns and needles and talk about the different projects you could use them for.

    You’ll be learning in a small group, in a relaxed and supportive environment, with experienced teachers Ann and Catherine from Handmade Workshops, and we’ll even give you coffee, tea or wine to help your concentration!

    You don’t need to bring anything with you, as all materials will be provided – and you get to take your needles home, so you can keep practising!

    “Ann and Catherine’s Introduction to Knitting workshop has put me straight, or rather put my stitches straight. Their friendliness, patient demonstrations of two plain, two purl plus delicious home-made lemon cake and coffee were enough to put the most nervous of knitters at ease.”

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 26 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society - Screening of 'Elena' (Russia)

    Elena, a late middle-aged former nurse from a humble background, shares a luxury apartment with Vladimir, a wealthy older man, whom she nursed back to health a decade ago and subsequently married. She is a dutiful and conscientious wife and, whilst the differences between their backgrounds are apparent, the couple appear reasonably content. 

    Difficulties arise, however, because each spouse detests the other's adult child from previous marriages. Vladimir's estranged daughter is a hedonistic and entitled party animal, whilst Elena's son is an idle and feckless waster, who regards his mother’s marriage as his meal ticket. Vladimir deplores his son-in-law’s attitude and balks when Elena makes a request for money to resolve a family issue.

    Shortly thereafter, a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten Elena's inheritance and she must decide how to respond.

    Elena is a discomfiting, understated and quietly gripping film, which benefits from fine cinematography and an outstanding performance from its lead. It is the third feature from director Andrei Zvyagintsev to be shown at RFS, following The Return and Leviathan, which were screened in October 2005 and October 2015 respectively. The film garnered 23 awards worldwide, including the 2011 Special Jury Prize at Cannes.

    Subject to developments, this screening is very likely to be 'members only'. Please see  http://www.richmondfilmsoc.org.uk for up to date details

    Richmond Film Society event

  • 27 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    London Luminaries: Ham House and Garden

    The London Luminaries, a partnership between Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust and English Heritage (Marble Hill), has organised an Autumn Series of six evening on-line talks from 20th October to 4th November. 

    Wednesday 20 October: Kew Palace - 'George III: The Mind Behind the Myth'
    Thursday 21 October: Garrick’s Temple - Garrick’s Temple - 'David Garrick: An Actor and His Time'
    Wednesday 27 October: Ham House and Garden - 'Ham House and Wilbraham, 6th Earl of Dysart: Patron and Collector of the Arts'
    Thursday 28 October: Chiswick House and gardens - 'The Private Life of Chiswick House'
    Wednesday 3 November: Pitzhanger Manor - 'Painters, Princes and Personalities: Soane the entertainer at Pitzhanger'
    Thursday 4 November: Popes Grotto - 'Poetry, Painting and Alexander Pope'

    Tickets are free but you are encouraged to make a £5 donation for each talk. You can find more information about the talks and the speakers at https://londonluminaries.com/.

    These talks are supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

    Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust event

  • 27 October 2021 - 31 October 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Cinderella Meets The Monsters - A Halloween Panto

    Join Teddington Theatre Club for a fun-filled pantomime but this time Halloween-ified! Cheer Cinderella, laugh at the ridiculous Ugly Sisters and hiss the Wicked Witch Stepmother as we spookily re-imagine the best-known rags to riches story ever told. They’ll be lots of bad jokes, audience participation, glitz, glamour, glorious gags, plus a few surprises! It will probably be the best Halloween pantomime you’ve ever seen!

    Teddington Theatre Club event

  • 28 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Lecture on the Isleworth War Memorial

    Lecture on the Isleworth War Memorial by Susan Casey.

    To be held in the Whittaker Ellis Suite, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond TW9 1TP.

    Please arrive at 2.15pm for 2.30pm start.

    For further details please contact the Programme Manager on Tel.020 8979 3834 or on email: wendyasim@btinternet.com

     

    Richmond Association for the National Trust event

  • 28 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    London Luminaries: Chiswick House and Garden

    The London Luminaries, a partnership between Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust and English Heritage (Marble Hill), has organised an Autumn Series of six evening on-line talks from 20th October to 4th November. 

    Wednesday 20 October: Kew Palace - 'George III: The Mind Behind the Myth'
    Thursday 21 October: Garrick’s Temple - Garrick’s Temple - 'David Garrick: An Actor and His Time'
    Wednesday 27 October: Ham House and Garden - 'Ham House and Wilbraham, 6th Earl of Dysart: Patron and Collector of the Arts'
    Thursday 28 October: Chiswick House and gardens - 'The Private Life of Chiswick House'
    Wednesday 3 November: Pitzhanger Manor - 'Painters, Princes and Personalities: Soane the entertainer at Pitzhanger'
    Thursday 4 November: Popes Grotto - 'Poetry, Painting and Alexander Pope'

    Tickets are free but you are encouraged to make a £5 donation for each talk. You can find more information about the talks and the speakers at https://londonluminaries.com/.

    These talks are supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

    Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust event

  • 29 October 2021 - 31 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Teddington Artists Art Fair - Strawberry Hill House

    Teddington Artists at Strawberry Hill House        29, 30 & 31 October

    See both the Artists and the House for half the usual entry fee. Admission at £6.00.  Open Friday evening 6-8pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm.

    Following the success of our first Fair at this fabulous venue in 2019, Teddington Artists are delighted to return to the magnificent surroundings of Strawberry Hill House for the Teddington Artists Art Fair 2021, The event provides a terrific opportunity to see both a superb array of top-quality art but also the local treasure  that is Horace Walpole's exotic home by the Thames. 

    There will be 21 very varied artists at the Art Fair - a mix of members of Teddington Artists and carefully selected guests. There are painters, printers, photographers, ceramicists, jewellers, textile artists and a mosaicist. 

    Teddington Artists event

  • 29 October 2021 - 30 October 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Blackadder in Barnes

    Based on BBC TV series written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, Blackadder in Barnes features stage versions of three episodes from the much-loved second season. Follow Edmund Blackadder's trials and tribulations as he and Baldrick produce cunning plans to deal with all the obstacles which Percy, Melchett, Queenie, Nursie and a cast of thousands (well about ten, anyway) put in their way.

     

    https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/osoarts/blackadder-in-barnes/e-gvqegl

    Barnes Community Players event

  • 29 October 2021Music/Gigs

    JKL-Jazz The Weekend Starts Here

    Back to life, back to reality …… let’s blow the cobwebs off ….. and have some fun (can anyone remember what that is?). Those cool cats, JKL-Jazz have been busy studying the instructions for their chosen musical instruments …… and they tell me …… they (think) they can remember how to play them …….. well, let’s find out!! So join us for a night of fun and frolics. The 5 piece band + plus 2 gorgeous singers will be serenading you with some jazzy, funky, poppy, bluesy music. Grab a few gallons of your chosen poison from the bar …… and speak nicely to the girls and they will conjure up some tasty culinary delights to help you chill out and get your weekend off to a fantastic start. 

    The band will be playing in the Lounge Bar (turn right when you enter the main front door). This is a well ventilated area. 

    Entrance: £Free

    Stations: Gunnersbury (one minute walk)  and Chiswick Park (ten minute walk)

    Buses: 110, 237, 267, 440, H91 all stop right outside.

    Off street parking available

    JKL-Jazz event

  • 30 October 2021Music/Gigs

    Noble Jacks

    Hailed as the finest purveyors of folk-influenced Americana and with the fiddle leading the charge, Noble Jacks are out to take no prisoners with their high-energy footstompin’ rhythms, which have taken crowds by storm across the UK. Their second album, Stay Awake, released Spring 2019, went straight into the top 10 Official UK Americana Album Charts. In February 2020 they toured with The Dead South across the UK and were invited to showcase at Americana Fest in Nashville, USA where they went down a storm!

    Tickets: £15 advance / £17 on door

    Booking:  Online at https://www.wegottickets.com/event/518095 or telephone 020 8977 7558 or email info@landmarkartscentre.org

    Landmark Arts Centre event

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