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  • 1 November 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Borough of Twickenham Local History Society

    Tony Drake (retired NPL) talks about Bushy House.

    All welcome. Non-members and guests £2.50.

    Twickenham (Borough) Local History Society event

  • 1 November 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Creative Embroidery - 6 weeks

    This course is open to everybody who would like to learn the techniques of creative hand embroidery. Some experience of embroidery is ideal for this course. Techniques of transferring images onto different textiles will be shown and you will learn a variety of styles and stiches for hand embroidery.

    Cost: £165 excluding materials

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

    Dates:  1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November, 6 December 2021

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 1 November 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Zen Doodle Online Workshop

    Join us in our online mindful drawing workshop and learn how to create beautiful pictures using simple patterns and structured doodles.

    Offering the perfect relaxation during these stressful times, 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.  

    We’ll provide you with lots of templates and ideas for inspiration, together with an e-booklet to support you in your future Zen Doodling.

    No specialist materials are needed – just some plain paper, a pencil, pen and rubber!

    For an additional £10 per person, why not share the class with someone else in your household or support bubble?  You can add up to 2 additional people per workshop place, as long as you’re all on the same device.

    The class is also suitable for children aged 10 and above.

    We’re happy to run the workshop as a bespoke online event, for an alternative celebration or get-together with friends or colleagues. Please mail us on craft@handmadeworkshops.co.uk for more details.

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

    “wonderful workshop, a must try!”

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

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 1 November 2021 - 6 November 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Kate Beaumont Private View

    Kate Beaumont, a local designer, uses different colored wool on a frame to create patterns and shapes in the positive and negative space.

    Please book ahead for the private view on Monday 1st November from 6-9 pm.

    Open daily from Wednesday 3rd November until Saturday 6th November from 12-1 pm. If you would like to arrange an appointment outside of these hours, please email me kate@kbdesigns.co

    Kate Howe event

  • 2 November 2021 - 22 November 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Marble Hill Remembers Exhibition And Poppies In The Park

    During park opening hours

    Marble Hill House

    Suitable For Everyone

    Curated by volunteers, Marble Hill remembers commemorates those from our community who fell in the war and the exhibition, located by the cafe, explores various aspects of war time life in Richmond and Twickenham including the role Marble Hill played in the war.

    This is a free event with a suggested donation of £5. Find out more here.

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 2 November 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Tunisian Crochet for Beginners Workshop

    Why not treat yourself to a taster class in this textile craft that’s becoming ever more popular? Tunisian crochet is quite like crochet, quite like knitting – but totally unique – and we’re loving it here at Handmade!

    During the class, we’ll teach you how to cast on and off, Tunisian simple stitch, pearl stitch, honeycomb stitch and, if time permits, how to change colour.

    All materials and tools are provided, as are drinks, so just bring yourselves. The crochet hook is also included in the workshop price, so that you’ll be able to continue crafting at home.

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

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 3 November 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    London Luminaries: Pitzhanger Manor

    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

  • 3 November 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    London Luminaries: Pitzhanger Manor- Painters, Princes And Personalities: Soane The Entertainer

    Marble Hill House / Online

    Suitable For Everyone

    Sir John Soane designed Pitzhanger as his country house between 1800-1804 to create a showcase for his architectural skills, as well as his growing collection of artefacts. It soon became his elegant stage set for the entertainment of friends, celebrities and potential clients: he threw grand garden parties and held fascinating dinners for the beau monde of the time. Guests included the artist JMW Turner, a fellow Academician, with whom Soane enjoyed fishing in the lake at Pitzhanger, and numerous other personalities from the worlds of finance, politics, theatre, journalism and literature. In this talk, Clare Gough will tour the entertaining rooms at Pitzhanger Manor, introducing some of the personalities that graced Soane’s table, and cast light on how Soane used these parties to show off his skill as a designer to potential clients.

    Clare Gough is Director of Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery. She joined Pitzhanger in 2016 and oversaw the £12M three-year conservation project to restore this rare and extraordinary example of Sir John Soane’s architecture to his original vision. The newly restored Manor and Gallery re-opened to the public in March 2019. Soane Restored, an exhibition that reveals the fascinating story of the restoration, runs at Pitzhanger until May 2022.

    Please book via the London Luminaries website.

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 4 November 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    London Luminaries: Pope's Grotto

    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

  • 6 November 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Diwali Workshop

    Marble Hill House

    Suitable For Everyone

    Celebrate the festival of light with lanterns inspired by Marble Hill ready for the procession at 6pm.

    Please meet us by the Coach House cafe.

    This is a free event with a suggested donation of £5. Find out more here.

    BOOK TICKETS

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 6 November 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Blackadder in Richmond

    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/whats-on/richmond/queen-charlotte-hall/blackadder-in-richmond/2021-11-06/d-kbmawvfvabykk

    Barnes Community Players event

  • 6 November 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.

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

    Musical Museum, Brentford event

  • 6 November 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

  • 6 November 2021Music/Gigs

    The 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

  • 6 November 2021Choral/Choirs

    Kingston Madrigal Society Meeting

    A relaxed two-hour sing with coffee break from our large collection of Madrigals (with the traditional Anthem to begin). For the first few meetings this season 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

  • 7 November 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Poetry Performance Open Mic

    The next open mic evening will be on Sunday 7th November from 6pm to 8pm at the Adelaide pub. The evening will be hosted by Heather Montford. The suggested theme for the evening is 'Gathering'.

    Please contact Heather Moulson at heathermoulson2@hotmail.co.uk  if you are reading and let her know the titles.

    Poetry Performance event

  • 8 November 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Marble Hill Landscape Tour

    Marble Hill House

    Suitable For Everyone

    Come along for a tour and discover Henrietta Howard’s Marble Hill landscape. Discover the fascinating history behind the grotto, the ice house and even lesser known details such as the ‘haha’ which still remain.

    Please meet us at the car park.

    This is a free event with a suggested donation of £5. Find out more here.

    BOOK TICKETS

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 8 November 2021Museum/Heritage

    Sir Robert Walpole, Britain's first Prime Minister, and his connections with Richmond

    Dr Simon Targett will look at Walpole's career and his connections with our local area, including Richmond Park.

    Guests welcome, £4.00 donation

    The talk will also be streamed simultaneously by zoom

    rich.hist@yahoo.co.uk

    Richmond Local History Society event

  • 9 November 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society - Screening of 'Bait'

    Mark Jenkin’s acclaimed drama explores the conflict and tension between locals and ‘incomers’ - second home owners and tourists - in a once-thriving Cornish fishing village, where the traditional way of life and livelihoods are under threat.  Those tensions are reflected in the relationship between two local brothers who have fallen out: Martin stubbornly ekes out a meagre living selling his catch of fish and lobster to the local pub and door-to-door, whilst Steven has abandoned the trade and now utilises their late father’s boat to take tourists on sightseeing trips. 

    ‘Bait’ was critically acclaimed following its premiere at the February 2019 Berlinale and effusively championed by Mark Kermode, who described it as “a genuine modern masterpiece” and a film that “looks set to become one of the defining British films of the the decade”. The film proved a commercial success at the UK box office and went on to win a number of awards, including the 2020 BAFTA for the Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer.

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

    The film will be preceded by the Society's AGM and the screening will commence no later than 8:30pm, rather than the usual start time of 8:00pm.

    Richmond Film Society event

  • 10 November 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Richmond's Role In The War Effort

    Marble Hill House

    Suitable For Everyone

    Talk in association with the Poppy Factory as we discover all that Richmond did to support the injured from war.

    Please note that booking for this event will close 24 hours in advance.

    This is a free event with a suggested donation of £5. Find out more here.

    BOOK TICKETS

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 10 November 2021Visual Arts/Film

    A Place

    Peter Maher lives and paints in the Languedoc region of France. He celebrates his early years in Whitton before emigrating to Toronto in 1965 by translating old photographs of various places from his boyhood into an evocative series of contemporary paintings of the same views. The sale of these paintings follows a week of FREE previews starting Wednesday 3rd November at Whitton Library, TW2 7BB. Ticket only Wednesday 10th November 7pm – 9pm available HERE. More information: friendswhitton@gmail.com.

    Friends of Whitton Library event

  • 10 November 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Poussin and the Dance

    In his paintings of dance Nicolas Poussin brings to life the Classical world of gods and mortals with wild and riotous movement. This lecture will coincide with an exhibition at the National Gallery 9 October 2021 - 2 January 2022.
    Lecturer: Clare Ford Wille

     

    Richmond Art Society event

  • 10 November 2021 - 13 November 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    The Diary of Anne Frank

    Anne Frank’s story told through her diaries has become a powerful symbol of how we remember and interpret one of the darkest periods in our history. The chaos of war and persecution is seen through the eyes of a young girl. A complex girl, a teenager who is falling in love and trying to understand herself. The pages are full of hope, her vibrant spirit and a record of her daily life living in constant secrecy hidden in an attic.

    50 years after YAT first staged The Diary of Anne Frank we will revisit this human story of harrowing persecution. Incorporating music and song by composers killed in the Holocaust we will create an ensemble cast of ‘Witnesses’ to speak this truth of unspeakable pain and enduring hope.

    Directed by Sarah Dowd and Elizabeth Lattimore. Produced and Stage Managed by Jenna Powell. Movement Director, Rowan D’Albert.

    To Book Tickets HERE

    Youth Action Theatre event

  • 11 November 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Twickenhamshire: Richmond Literature Festival

    Marble Hill House / Online

    Suitable For Everyone

    Celebrating Chris Sumners' book Twickenhamshire, Marble Hill, Turners House, Pope's Grotto Orleans House and Strawberry Hill host a panel discussion around our combined heritage as part of the Richmond Literature festival.

    Please book your place via the Pope's Grotto website.

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 11 November 2021Music/Gigs

    The Comedy Network - In association with Avalon Productions

    Monthly stand-up night featuring  two top comics + MC. November’s headliner is Carl Donnelly (Mock The Week) supported by Travis Jay (Dave Chappelle & Friends) and Sara Barron (8 Out of 10 Cats)

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

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

    Bookings:  Online booking https://www.wegottickets.com/event/518134, or telephone 020 8977 7558 or email info@landmarkartscentre.org

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 12 November 2021 - 13 November 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    The Dragon of Wantley

    Wantley village near Sheffield is terrorised by a child-gobbling dragon, and local hero Moore of Moore Hall is entreated to put his drinking and womanising aside to take matters in hand. His methods are unorthodox to say the least…

    This delightful parody of a Handelian opera is a pantomime romp, accompanied by Baroque orchestra and fully staged by Richmond Opera in the lovely Victorian-era Normansfield Theatre.

    There will be three performances:

    • Friday 12th November 7:30pm
    • Saturday 13th November 7:30pm
    • Sunday 14th November 2:30pm (matinee)

    Tickets are all £19, available online at richmondopera.org.uk or by calling 0333 1212 300.

    The Normansfield Theatre is in the Langdon Down Centre, Langdon Park, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9PS, and has parking.

    Richmond Opera event

  • 12 November 2021 - 14 November 2021Choral/Choirs

    The Dragon of Wantley - Richmond Opera

    After sellout shows of King Arthur, Richmond Opera are returning to Normansfield Theatre with the Dragon of Wantley.

    Wantley village near Sheffield is terrorised a child-gobbling dragon, and local hero Moore of Moorehall is entreated to put his drinking and womanising aside to take matters in hand.  His methods are unorthodox to say the least…

    This delightful Handel pastiche is a pantomime romp, accompanied by Baroque orchestra and fully stages in our Victorian-era Normansfield Theatre.

    Book Tickets HERE

    Langdon Down Centre event

  • 12 November 2021Museum/Heritage

    More than Poppies - Commemorating the Dead of the Great War in Kew

    100 years ago in the space of a few weeks, four collective war memorials were unveiled in Kew.  Meanwhile, individual remembrance developed in many forms. 

    This talk by Marion Mollett will illustrate the rich variety of ways in which the dead of Kew were commemorated following the Great War.

    Tickets will be available on the door on the night. Members £3, Non-Members £6.

    Kew Society event

  • 13 November 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    The Royal Star And Garter And Marble Hill

    Marble Hill House

    Suitable For Everyone

    The Royal Star and Garter has been caring for our nation's military since 1916. Understand more about what happened on the famous site that overlooks Marble Hill and the patients the hospital looked after.

    Please note that booking for this event will close 24 hours in advance.

    This is a free event with a suggested donation of £5. Find out more here.

    BOOK TICKETS

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 13 November 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Young Writers Workshop

    Calling all budding journalists!

    Come along to our fun taster session with experienced creative writing teacher Janette Simpson.  Young writers aged 9 to 11 will have the opportunity to explore the exciting world of journalism.

    In this two and a half hour session , the trainee journalists will have the opportunity to create questions, interview a local resident with a story to tell, learn how to structure a newspaper article and finally write an individual piece. They will also be given top tips for taking the perfect photograph to accompany their article.

    Lots of juice, water and homemade cake are included.

    Janette Simpson is an experienced primary school teacher and popular writing coach, 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

  • 13 November 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Creative Writing - A Sense of Place

    Why not join us on a wintry Saturday morning and unleash your imagination in our latest creative writing session?

    In this workshop, creative writing teacher Janette Simpson will be looking at the importance of place in story writing. According to Swedish novelist Linn Ullman, “Before you can write a good plot, you need to write a good place.” You need look no further than Bronte’s ‘Wuthering Heights’ or Delia Owens’ ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ to find excellent examples of this.

    No previous writing experience is needed for this workshop, just a willingness to play with words, a desire to write and an intention to create place.

    Lots of tea, coffee and homemade cake are included.

    Janette Simpson is an experienced and popular writing teacher, 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.

    “Janette was really enthusiastic and supportive.”

    “The class was fun and I enjoyed the various different tasks.”

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 13 November 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Festive Rag Wreath Workshop

    Why not create your own unique, vintage inspired wreath out of hessian and upcycled fabrics?

    Come along to our festive workshop and learn the traditional craft of rag rugging. Using hessian, an old-fashioned rag rugging tool and a combination of t-shirt material, old silks, ribbon and lots of other fabrics, you’ll learn how to design a wreath that you can use again and again.

    During the workshop we’ll introduce you to the age-old technique of shaggy rag rugging and also teach you how to cut the fabric strips, bind edges and finish your wreath.

    If you’d like to make a wreath in a different colour scheme, just let us know in advance and we’ll do our best to find appropriate fabrics.

    The class is suitable for both beginners and people who’ve done some rag rugging before.

    All materials and use of tools are included (though of course you’re welcome to bring any fabrics and decorations of your own too), together with refreshments.

    If you’ve been bitten by the rag rugging bug, then tools will be available to purchase at the end of the workshop.

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

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 13 November 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Ceramic Christmas Decorations Workshop

    In this fun 2 and 1/2 hour crafting session with professional ceramist and experienced teacher Jesse Crowther, you will be taught various techniques to create your own ceramic Christmas decorations and gift tags.

    To start with, you’ll be given a piece of clay on which to explore a range of printing techniques, textures and stamps.  Then, when you are happy with your designs, you can use a variety of cutters to cut out your decorations.

    Feel free to experiment, making as many pieces as you like,  then choose your favourite 5 decorations to be fired.  The clay used is white earthenware and all pieces will be taken by Jesse to be fired after the class and glazed with a shiny transparent glaze.

    Your beautiful finished creations can then be picked up either from Jesse at her studio near Kingston Bridge or from us in Teddington, or for an additional fee can be packed up and posted to your home.

    The workshop is suitable for both absolute beginners and those with a little ceramics experience.

    Please bring an apron and we recommend wearing older clothes you don’t mind getting a bit messy!

    All materials and use of tools are included and we’ll also give you tea, coffee and homemade cake.

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 13 November 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Sew a Toiletries Bag

    Take your machine sewing to the next level, by coming along to our fun Saturday morning workshop and learning how to make a zipped toiletries bag.

    In this 3 1/2 hour workshop with expert teacher, Cornelia Costeanu, you’ll be taken through all the steps to create your own personalised bag. As well as learning how to insert zips into your work, you’ll also have the opportunity to add applique and writing.

    If you’ve attended one of our beginners’ workshops, or have rusty sewing skills you’re keen to revive, this is the perfect workshop for you!

    Don’t worry if you don’t have a machine of your own, as we can lend you one. However, we do recommend that you bring your own machine if you have one, as Cornelia can then be on hand to help you familiarise yourself with its features.

    All materials and lots of coffee, tea and cake are included.

    Cornelia Costeanu is a very experienced and well-known instructor, having been teaching sewing to both adults and children for over 10 years. With a degree in interior design, she is passionate about recycling, vintage fashion and is rather addicted to her sewing machines (currently owning 7!).

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 13 November 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Machine Sewing for Beginners

    In this three hour workshop you’ll be given a step-by-step introduction to machine sewing, whilst creating your own beautiful and unique festive bunting (or another theme if you’d prefer!).

    Starting with an introduction to the sewing machine – how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and sew in straight lines, you’ll then move on to cutting out your fabric and learn how to sew it together to make a length of jolly bunting.

    All materials and use of sewing machines are included, though we do recommend that you bring your own machine if you have one, to help you to familiarise yourself with it better.

    We also provide lots of tea, coffee and home made cake.

    After a fun afternoon, you’ll leave with your finished bunting (together with all the know-how to make more at home).

    We’ll have a choice of different cotton fabrics, but do feel free to bring along your own if you prefer.

    Cornelia Costeanu is a very experienced and well-known instructor, having been teaching sewing to both adults and children for over 10 years. With a degree in interior design, she is passionate about recycling, vintage fashion and is rather addicted to her sewing machines (currently owning 7!).

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 13 November 2021Museum/Heritage

    York House Society meeting

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

    Speaker: Alan Winter, historian: Twickenham in Postcards

    Alan Winter was born in Orleans Road, Twickenham, and he has long collected local postcards. He meticulously researches the lives and times of the people they and places they show, so his very popular talks are like a walk through the town’s changing history.

    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

  • 14 November 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Finishing Techniques for Knitters Workshop

    Love knitting but feel frustrated that your work lacks that professional finish?

    This workshop will teach you a range of invaluable techniques, from mattress stitch seaming, picking up & knitting stitches, to creating button holes and learning how to block your work.

    Please prepare and bring with you 5 x 10cm square swatches using a smooth DK yarn – 3 in stocking stitch (RS row all knit stitches, WS row all purl stitches), and 2 in garter stitch (all rows in knit stitch). Please also bring a ball of DK smooth yarn and a pair of 4mm needles (straight or circular), a tapestry/sewing up needle and a stitch holder.   

    Suitable for anyone with a basic level of knitting ability.

    We’ll provide lots of tea, coffee and homemade cake to help your concentration!

    The workshop will be led by expert knitter, designer and yarn consultant, Suzanne Strachan.

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 14 November 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    The Dragon of Wantley

    Wantley village near Sheffield is terrorised by a child-gobbling dragon, and local hero Moore of Moore Hall is entreated to put his drinking and womanising aside to take matters in hand. His methods are unorthodox to say the least…

    This delightful parody of a Handelian opera is a pantomime romp, accompanied by Baroque orchestra and fully staged by Richmond Opera in the lovely Victorian-era Normansfield Theatre.

    There will be three performances:

    • Friday 12th November 7:30pm
    • Saturday 13th November 7:30pm
    • Sunday 14th November 2:30pm (matinee)

    Tickets are all £19, available online at richmondopera.org.uk or by calling 0333 1212 300.

    The Normansfield Theatre is in the Langdon Down Centre, Langdon Park, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9PS, and has parking.

    Richmond Opera event

  • 14 November 2021Museum/Heritage

    Armistice Commemoration Event

    Marble Hill House

    Suitable For Everyone

    Join together as a community as we remember the many thousands from our community that died in the wars across the many years. In this commemorative service we will lay a wreath and there will be poems said by representatives from our scouting association and our community. This will be held around the old oak tree.

     

    This is a free event with a suggested donation of £5. Find out more here.

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 16 November 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Nature's Palette - a talk by Patrick Baty

    Nature's Palette with Patrick Baty

    Tuesday 16 November 2021

    RHACC, Parkshot, Richmond, TW9 2RE

    Doors open at 7:15pm, talk starts at 7:30pm

    Please note seating is not reserved

    Tickets are £10 and are available from: https://museum-of-richmond.arttickets.org.uk/the-museum-of-richmond/2021-11-16-natures-palette-by-patrick-baty?t=1634221257776

     

    Advanced booking recommended as we cannot guarantee tickets will be available on the door

     

    An expert on the paint and colours of the past four centuries, Patrick Baty works with homeowners, estates, museums, public bodies and institutions, to reinstate interiors of the past, or to create a scheme sympathetic with the aims of a space and its current and future use.

     

    In this talk highlighting his book, Nature's Palette, Baty shares how his work helped to develop this technicolour trove building on Patrick Syme's edition of Werner's Nomenclature of Colours which attempted to establish a universal colour reference system to help identify, classify and represent species from the natural world for the first time back in 1841.

     

    Part of the Richmond Literature Festival

     

    Museum of Richmond event

  • 16 November 2021Music/Gigs

    Richmond Concert Society concert

    Mezzo-soprano Catriona Morison and pianist Malcolm Martineau will perform a varied programme of songs by Grieg, Schumann, Berlioz and many others. Catriona was winner of the Cardiff Singer of the World competition in 2017 and has been delighting audiences with her rich, velvety-toned voice.

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

    Photo: John Cooper

    Richmond Concert Society event

  • 17 November 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Hampton Hill Photographic Society: A presentation by David Boag

    David Boag is a wildlife photographer and author/photographer of 18 published books. Over the years he has taught photography both to photographic degree and wildlife illustration students and he has been requested to teach many courses, he thinks this is because his style is to make everything easy and achievable. You can find out more about David from his website here: David Boag (naturalfocus.co.uk)

    David says of the presentation we will be seeing tonight:

    This entertaining lecture spans 35 years of photography and takes us to 5 continents. The questions I am most often asked relate to how I began - the commissions I have undertaken and the 18 books I have had published. Also how I work and my views on equipment. On the surface it follows the course of my career however, it is actually designed to be an encouraging inspiration for every level of photographer. We touch upon the challenges of working in a strange environment and on subjects that are not familiar. We see the value of attitude and enthusiasm. The whole point is not to make wildlife photography a speciality for the elite but to make it available to anyone with enthusiasm and persistence”.

    We hope many of you will come along tonight to what promises to be an entertaining and informative lecture.

    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 (£5.00 for this event) 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

  • 17 November 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Oil Painting Class

    Painting Course

    Wednesday 17th November | 7pm to 9pm

    In this exciting new course, contemporary artist Beatrice Boyle will teach you how to paint with oils from scratch.

    Oil paints are a wonder but also require certain techniques and skill to use. Beatrice will take you through applying them on canvas, blending colours and building up layers to create depth and texture.

    This course will also teach key techniques in observational drawing.

    There will be a maximum of eight students in this class, meaning that teaching can be tailored for mixed abilities. Beatrice will be catering for those who have never painted before, those who need to refresh their skills or more experienced artists who want to learn about oil painting.

    Beatrice Boyle is a practising contemporary artist who has taught adults for over 15 years. She trained at Central St. Martin’s and The Royal College of Art. Her classes are fun and relaxed, teaching advanced painting and drawing skills and inspiring people to experiment and bring their own creativity to their work.

    All materials are included and complimentary drinks will be served.

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

    Wurkshop event

  • 17 November 2021 - 20 November 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Stones In His Pockets

    Hollywood comes to rural Ireland in the hilarious Stones in His Pockets by Marie Jones, showing in Hampton Hill Theatre’s auditorium from 17th – 20th November 2021.

    The story centres on Charlie and Jake, who, like much of the town, are employed as extras for an epic film. After a tragic incident concerning a local teenager, Charlie and Jake assume responsibility for giving an account of events, taking on all the roles themselves.

    This two written by Marie Jones, was a sell out last time it was performed at Hampton Hill.

     

     

    Teddington Theatre Club event

  • 19 November 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Poetry Performance Zoom session

    The next Poetry Performance zoom session will be on Friday 19th November from 7.15 - 9.15pm.  The evening will be hosted  by Clive Rowland and the featured poet is Sharron Green.  The suggested theme for the evening is 'Gathering'.

    Please contact Heather Moulson at heathermoulson2@hotmail.co.uk if you wish to read and let her know the title(s). 

     

    Poetry Performance event

  • 19 November 2021 - 21 November 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Sparkle: Contemporary Craft & Gourmet Food Fair

    The perfect place to shop for something special for Christmas, with the best in contemporary craft plus mouth-watering artisan gift food.

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

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 20 November 2021 - 8 June 2021Drama/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

  • 20 November 2021Choral/Choirs

    Spanish Gold - Guerrero and the Andalusian School

    The Ripieno Choir invite you to indulge in the musical world of 16th century Spain. At the very heart of the European Renaissance, this was a heady time of riches, power and dominance; a time of Conquistadors, Imperialists, and the Inquisition; a time of grand buildings, religious fervour, and artistic exploration. The breadth of musical innovation at the time will be demonstrated with music from composers of the Andalusian school, led by Francisco Guerrero, Alonso Lobo and Cristóbal de Morales.

    The music from the Andalusia region of Spain is one of the glories of the Renaissance era: it is beautiful and direct, with an expressive range from the intimate to the grand and magnificent. The polyphony of Guerrero’s Missa Surge Propera glows with an inner sonority, while his Ave Virgo Sanctissima is regarded as the quintessentially perfect Marian motet. Lobo’s funeral motet Versa est in luctum is simply a beautiful piece.

    With The Ripieno Choir being joined by the world famous His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts, this promises to be an evening of thrilling choral and brass music.

    As part of our Covid-19 measures, all musicians will undergo Lateral Flow Tests on the day of the concert.

    Tickets: £18 in advance, £20 on night, £5 under 18s

    Available through: www.ripienochoir.org.uk/tickets or

    email: vox@ripienochoir.org.uk or

    phone: 020 8399 2714

     

    The Ripieno Choir event

  • 20 November 2021Museum/Heritage

    Family Heritage Morning

    Marble Hill House

    Suitable For Everyone

    Join us for a fun-filled morning and explore Marble Hill’s history through play and exploration with the Marble Hill Playcentre’s team for young people. Enjoy getting creative with hands-on activities and learning how to question the past. Suitable for 4 – 11 year olds.

    Please book via the Marble Hill Playcentre website.

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 21 November 2021Music/Gigs

    Simon Gledhill

    Originally from Halifax, Simon is a theatre organist of international standing. A former winner of Young Theatre Organist of the Year and the American Theatre Organ Society ATOS Organist of the Year, he was inducted into the ATOS Hall of Fame in 2016. Simon is Chariman of the Cinema Organ Society and has played at the Museum on several occasions as a soloist and with a band. 

    Tickets: £15.00

     

    Musical Museum, Brentford event

  • 24 November 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Drawing in Charcoal & Chalk: Portraits

    Drawing Course

    Wednesday 24th November | 7pm to 9pm

    Learn charcoal drawing techniques and apply them to portraiture with artist Beatrice Boyle.

    At this evening class, students will look at drawing the human form, with a particular focus on drawing a portrait in charcoal from photographs. Students will learn how to achieve various effects with different types of charcoal before progressing to learn about proportion and the human figure. 

    Students will learn how to accurately grid a photograph before drawing their selected portrait in charcoal using what they have learnt.

    Beatrice Boyle is a practising contemporary artist who has taught adults for over 15 years. She trained at Central St. Martin’s and The Royal College of Art. Her classes are fun and relaxed, teaching advanced painting and drawing skills and inspiring people to experiment and bring their own creativity to their work.

    All materials are included and complimentary drinks will be served.

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

    Wurkshop event

  • 24 November 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Festive Hand Quilting Workshop

    Why not join us for a relaxing evening of hand quilting this winter and make yourself a festive themed coaster?

    Whether you’re a beginner, a little rusty or an experienced sewer who simply wants to try a new project, we’ll teach you all the skills needed to make your own hand quilted coaster (measuring approx. 15.5cm square). These techniques can then be used to make yourself all sorts of other quilted home accessories!

    The coasters make a perfect table decoration at Christmas time, as well as being a great handmade gift for friends and family.

    All fabric, wadding, needles and thread are included, together with a glass of wine, coffee, tea or soft drinks, and we’ll have a range of fabrics in different patterns and colours for you to choose from.

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 25 November 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Lecture on Ham House

    Lecture on Ham House by Jane Eade - or a representative of Ham House staff.

    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.

    Richmond Association for the National Trust event

  • 27 November 2021Music/Gigs

    Hounslow Symphony Orchestra - Autumn concert

    We're hoping and planning for a full house live audience for this concert, which begins the orchestra's 68th season. The programme aims to make it up to Beethoven for neglecting him in 2020 - his 250th anniversary. The small matter of a pandemic put paid to plans for celebrating LvB that year.

    Two of Beethoven's orchestral masterpieces are paired with the ever popular Rococo variations for cello and orchestra by Tchaikovsky with exciting young soloist Henry Hargreaves as soloist.
     

    Beethoven: Overture - Egmont

    Tcaikovsky: Rococo Variations 

    Beethoven: Symphony No 3 in E flat, opus 55 'Eroica'

     

    conductor: Olsi Qinami

    leader: Nicola Garty
    cello: Henry Hargreaves 

    Hounslow Symphony Orchestra event

  • 27 November 2021Museum/Heritage

    Wreath Making At Marble Hill

    Marble Hill House

    Suitable For Everyone

    Create your own festive wreath with Marble Hill Foliage. please book in and meet in the overflow cafe area.

    Please note that booking for this event will close 24 hours in advance.

    This is a free event with a suggested donation of £5. Find out more here.

    BOOK TICKETS

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 28 November 2021Choral/Choirs

    Harmony Returns - in support of Momentum Children’s Charity

    In support of Momentum Children’s Charity this uplifting annual music evening is back!

    Enjoy the sound of chorus favourites, knowing that every note is helping to make sure that no family with a seriously ill child has to cope alone.

    This not-to-be-missed live event is presented by actor and loyal supporter, Michael Simkins, and includes young stars of the future, Milly Forrest: Song Prize Winner, Kathleen Ferrier Competition 2020, Stephanie Wake-Edwards: Jette Parker Young Artist, Royal Opera House and Young Welsh Tenor: Rhydian Jenkins.

    Tickets:  £35 VIP (Rows A-C, 1st 3 rows) / £28.  Momentum Parents please contact venue for tickets.

    Booking:  Online at https://www.wegottickets.com/f/12641 or email info@landmarkartscentre.org, or telephone 020 8977 7558.

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 30 November 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    House of Music: Raising the Kanneh-Masons

    Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason, mother of BBC Young Musician of the Year , cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, opens up about what it takes to raise a musical family in a Britain divided by class and race. She will be accompanied by her daughters, Konya and Aminata Kanneh-Mason who both play piano and violin.They will perform for us as part of this event. 

    Barnes Literary Society event

  • 30 November 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Hand Sewn Christmas Stockings Workshop

    Join us for a fun and festive evening learning how to embroider your own unique Christmas decorations.

    Whether you’re an absolute beginner or have done some embroidery before, experienced teacher and professional milliner and accessories designer Bee Smith will guide you through the various steps to making these beautiful stockings. Either hang them on your tree, dot them around your house or use them as original gifts for friends and family.

    All materials and tools are included, together with wine or soft drinks.

    Just let us know in advance if you’d prefer to make the heart and house decorations from our class on 7th December and we can bring those materials along for you instead!

    Handmade Workshops event

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Young Writers' Festival 2021/22

Young Writers' Festival 2021/22

Arts Richmond's annual writing competition for all young people in the Borough.

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