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  • 1 December 2021 - 19 December 2021Visual Arts/Film

    A Print is for Life

    Printmakers Richard Peacock and Peg Morris, in collaboration with One Paved Court, curate an exciting and diverse exhibition of original printmaking.

    Featuring a selection of work from some of the best established and emerging artists who work in print, A Print is for Life will include a range of traditional and experimental printmaking techniques.

    Participating Artists: Helen Baines, Liz Collini, Cynthia D’Souza, Peg Morris, Richard Peacock, Sumi Perera, Yoonjung Shim

    Both framed and unframed work will be available to take away immediately.

    The following events accompany the exhibition. You are very welcome to just turn up.
    Late openings: Thursday 9 & 16 Dec. to 8pm
    Artist’s Talks: Saturday 4 and 11 Dec at 2pm.

    For more information about the artists visit our website.

    One Paved Court event

  • 2 December 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    GROTTO ARCHAEOLOGY ONLINE LECTURE: THE NEW FINDINGS

    DATE

    Thu 2 Dec 2021 

    6pm

    Online (Zoom/Marble Hill House )

    Suitable for everyone

    Archaeology of our grotto site has been taking place at Marble Hill throughout the Autumn. The last zoom lecture shared about the findings during the process of the dig but more has come to light through more careful analysis of the site and the finds. Find out more as lead project coordinator Thomas Cromwell talks about the findings that have appeared following the final part of the archaeological dig.

    BOOK TICKETS

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

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 2 December 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Spoon Carving Workshops

    Wood Carving Course

    Thursday 2nd December and/or Thursday 9th December | 7pm to 9pm

    Come and learn a new hobby this Christmas and create a present for a loved one (or yourself) at the same time. We’re jumping onto the band wagon of the very fashionable craft of spoon carving. And there’s a reason it’s so popular - whittling is highly tactile, satisfying and therapeutic.

    Come and split, carve, axe, cut and scoop to make one of the first things humans ever created: the spoon. They may be something everyone has in their kitchens, but carving your own is a real wonder.

    You can come to either of the one-off sessions and make your own spoon. 

    If you’d like to make a spoon and a fork, you need to come to both Thursday evening sessions because of the time carving two items will take.

    Enjoy a glass of wine (or two) and spend a social evening creating something of satisfying beauty. 

    Coppicer Suzy Williams looks after woodland in Berkshire and will teach you about different types of wood and how to source your own to carve, as well as the tools you’ll need if you want to take on this hobby.  

    All materials and complimentary drinks included.

    www.wurkshop.co.uk/adults 

    Wurkshop event

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

    'Waterways' Exhibition @ WWT London Wetland Centre

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The exhibition Private View will take place on Tuesday 7th December from 4pm - 7pm. To register for your free ticket, head to Eventbrite at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/private-view-waterways-exhibition-at-wwt-london-wetland-centre-tickets-207838158527 

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

    For more information visit www.BobCatGallery.co.uk 

    BobCat Gallery event

  • 2 December 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Open Gallery

    FORTHCOMING OPEN EVENTS -OPEN GALLERY NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

    Just drop in …

    Saturday 27 November 2pm to 5pm

    Thursday 2 December 3pm to 7pm

    Thursday 9 December 3pm to 7pm

    Saturday 11 December 2pm to 5pm

    Thursday 16 December 3pm to 7pm

     

    9-11 High Street, Hampton TW12 2SA

    JOC Ceramic Gallery event

  • 2 December 2021Music/Gigs

    Gigspanner Big Band

    Formed by ex-Steeleye Span fiddle player Peter Knight, the Gigspanner Big Band are a unique force in British folk music; a union of several of the biggest names on the folk-roots scene. Their high-energy, virtuosic performances blend riotous inventiveness, technically gifted individual playing and subtle collaborative interaction, appealing equally to traditionalists and to those looking for something more experimental.

    ‘One of the best live bands you are likely to see’ Folk Radio UK

    ‘They don't play together often, but when they do it's spectacular’ 5***** R2 Magazine

    Tickets: £25 (£23 LAC Members),  Pre-show supper available £10 per person.

    Booking:  Online Booking https://www.wegottickets.com/event/519265, or telephone 020 8977 7558 or email info@landmarkartscentre.org

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 3 December 2021 - 5 December 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Open Studios

    The artists at Redlees Studios are holding their Winter Open Studio next weekend, Friday 3 December, 6-9 pm and Saturday 4 and Sunday 5, 11-6 pm.
    It has been a difficult time for artists selling their work during the past one and a half years, but the time has been used constructively to produce new and exciting work. Of course, at this time of the year, everybody is thinking about Christmas gifts, and you will find plenty of interesting gift ideas- at convenient prices - when visiting our individual studios, as well as something special for yourself and your home, or an addition to your art collection!
    Paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, jewellery, fashion, printing, glass, sculpture, cards, refreshments: there is something for everybody to enjoy, discover, commission, and with the added knowledge that you are supporting a local artists community!
    Free entry, free parking, wheelchair access, dogs and children welcome
    www.redlees.com. @redleesstudio,

     

    Redlees Studios event

  • 4 December 2021Visual Arts/Film

    A Print is for Life: Artist's Talk by Richard Peacock

    Printmaker Richard Peacock will be talking about his work in the gallery on Saturday 4 Dec at 2pm. Free event, just drop in. All welcome! 

    Richard Peacock is an artist working with screen print and woodcut. His imagery combines elements of geometrical abstraction and pop art.

    In his screen prints the image is constructed using the building blocks of colour, shape, rhythm and pattern. The negative space between the elements is often an important part of the composition.

    The stencils for the screen prints come from a variety of sources. Sometimes Peacock uses basic geometric shapes, but often he uses pieces of packaging folded flat to form his stencils. He likes this element of recycling: using discarded cardboard to form the basis of an image seems appropriate in a throw-away world.

    A key element of “handmade” work is that images are never perfect – there are imperfections and random elements in Peacock’s work and unexpected colours are sometimes discovered as the result of two or more layers of ink. This is something he embraces.

    His woodcut prints also contain an element of recycling: he likes using weathered wood as the basis of this work. In particular, discarded builders cable drums rescued from skips form the basis of his circular woodcuts. When Peacock prints from these surfaces and the paper picks up scratches and scuffs, as well as the grain, as well as the new image, the history of the wood is exposed.

    http://www.richardpeacockprints.com/

     

    One Paved Court event

  • 4 December 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

  • 4 December 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

  • 4 December 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 (not to mention a few Christmas songs if you are lucky!).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

  • 4 December 2021Choral/Choirs

    Teddington Choral Society Anniversary and Christmas Concert

    Teddington Choral Society together with their Musical Director, Julian Collings, is delighted to announce its very special coming Anniversary Concert. 

    TCS will be celebrating its first 70 years of music history!

     

    Venue: Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington TW11 9NN

    The choir will perform a concert featuring a wide range of its favourite classical & contemporary pieces visiting centuries of music history from Mozart to Chilcott, from Parry to Gershwin and many more.

    In order to celebrate the coming Christmas festivities, TCS will also perform some Christmas Carols, where the audience will be invited to join it.

    The choir will be accompanied by its talented pianist Phil Culling and will be joined by the acclaimed Soprano Lisa Swayne.

     

    A wide programme that promises to be entertaining and moving.

    Tickets: £15

    -onlinewww.wegottickets.com

    -Phone: 020 8977 7558

    -at the door 



    More details here

     

    Teddington Choral Society event

  • 4 December 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

  • 4 December 2021Choral/Choirs

    Teddington Choral Societey

    This year is an incredibly special year for TCS who are celebrating their 70th anniversary! The choir will perform a concert to commemorate the occasion which will feature a wide range of pieces it has performed throughout its seventy-year history.  These will be combined with some Christmas Carols, where the audience will be invited to join in.The concert will visit centuries of music history from Mozart to Chilcott, from Gershwin to Parry and many more. A wide programme that promises to be entertaining and moving.

    Ticket price: £15 (under 12’s free)

    Online booking:  https://www.wegottickets.com/event/526669, or call 020 8977 7558, or email info@landmarkartscentre.org

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 4 December 2021Choral/Choirs

    Winter Warmer concert

    HLO Musical Company presents a warming selection of winter-themed songs to start your festive season, including ‘Sleigh Ride’ ‘Marshmallow World’ ‘Stop the Cavalry’ and ‘All I Want For Christmas is You’.

    Tickets £10

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

    Box Office phone: 07942 365157 Email: info@hlo.org.uk

    Website: hlo.org.uk

    HLO Musical Company event

  • 4 December 2021Choral/Choirs

    Festive Music for choir and audience with Surrey Brass

    Concordia Voices is happy to be returning to live performance with our conductor Jack Apperley (https://jackapperley.com) and accompanist Paul Ayres (https://www.paulayres.co.uk). The concert will feature pieces by the choir, carols for choir and audience, and a set of music from the Surrey Brass Quintet, Highlights will include the first UK performances of works by Gordon Thornett (Gloria in D) and Paul Ayres (Reasons for Singing).

    The concert will take place from 7.30pm, Saturday 4th December, at St John the Divine, Richmond TW9 2NA.

    Tickets, at £12, can be purchased in advance from www.ticketsource.co.uk/concordiavoices.

    For updates about the concert please check our new website, https://www.concordiavoices.com.

     

    Concordia Voices event

  • 4 December 2021 - 5 December 2021Museum/Heritage

    Christmas Families’ Activities

    How did people celebrate Christmas in Georgian times?

    Join us for an afternoon of art activities and stories! Create your Christmas decorations and cards and hear stories about Christmas in the Georgian times!

    Saturday 4th December, 2-4pm

    Sunday 5th December, 2-4pm

    Tickets (1 adult + 2 children) £10 [extra adult £5] - Booking is essential - https://turnershouse.org/booking/

    Turner's House Trust event

  • 5 December 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Poetry Performance Open Mic evening

    Help celebrate Christmas with us at The Adelaide on Sunday 5th December from 6pm to 8pm. This is a Christmas special and mulled wine will be on sale. MC host is Andrew Evzona who will be welcoming songwriter and guitarist, Ian Lee-Dolphin and poet, Greg Freeman who will be reading poems from his new collection of poetry. Book early to reserve an open mic spot: warringa@blueyonder.co.uk. Entrance fee is £3 paid on the door.

    The photo shows a group of PP poets on their recent poetry heritage walk.

     

    Warmest

    Poetry Performance event

  • 5 December 2021Choral/Choirs

    The Twelve Days of Christmas

    West London Chamber Choir presents a carol concert based on The Twelve Days of Christmas together with the children from Archdeacon Cambridge's C of E Junior School choir, directd by Alice Dallosso.

    West London Chamber Choir event

  • 6 December 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Borough of Twickenham Local History Society

    Dr Chris French (BOTLHS) shares his knowledge of “The Hidden Area of Teddington” - The Growth of Fulwell 1870 – 1939 with members and guests at the Borough of Twickenham Local History Society's Alan Urwin Memorial Lecture.

    All welcome. Non-members and guests £2.50.

    Twickenham (Borough) Local History Society event

  • 6 December 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    ONLINE LECTURE: INTERPRETING HENRIETTA HOWARD'S HEARING LOSS

    Mon 6 Dec 2021 

    6pm - 7pm

    Online (Zoom/Marble Hill House )

    Suitable for everyone

    Henrietta Howard went partially deaf at age 30. Through the reinterpretation we aim to celebrate her disability as despite the various challenges Henrietta faced her adversity and made the most of all that she could in creating Marble Hill and being a Patron of the Arts. Find out more about from musicians Gobbledegook about how they helped create a soundscape to share about Henrietta's hearing loss and the creative process that went into the reinterpretation.

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

    BOOK TICKETS

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 6 December 2021Visual Arts/Film

    All in a Day's Work

    All in a Day’s Work is a collection of artworks from the students of BA Fine Art at Kingston University. They were either made or inspired from workshops that were run by the artist collective disPLACEd studios. The workshops were motivated by the creative practices of the artists within the collective. They explored collage, mindful sketching, and life drawing. The collective’s aim was to foster a sense of co-learning and to pass on skills to other artists. This exhibition is the culmination of this enterprise. As it displays the creative potential that can occur when ideas are shared, and the importance of this in establishing the next generation of artists. Furthermore, this exhibition showcases the wealth of creative talent that exists within the local area.

    Kate Howe event

  • 6 December 2021Museum/Heritage

    Snow Storm – Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth – Online Painting along with Marc A Turner

    Tickets £12BOOK ONLINE

    On Monday 6th December, 12-2pm, join artist Marc A Turner while he paints Snow Storm – Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth by JMW Turner.

    From 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 Snow Storm – Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth that JMW Turner painted around 1845.

    You can paint along with Marc A Turner from the comfort of your home and interact with the artist while he is at work.

    Details on material needed will be shared soon on our website www.turnershouse.org/whats-on/ 

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    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

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    Turner's House Trust event

  • 7 December 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Hand Sewn Christmas Decorations Workshop

    Join us for a fun and festive evening learning how to embroider your own unique Christmas tree 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 decorations. 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 mulled wine or hot drinks and mince pies.

    We’re also very happy to run this class as a bespoke event (either virtually  or face-to-face) for the perfect alternative Christmas get-together. Just email craft@handmadeworkshops.co.uk and let us know your requirements.

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 7 December 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society - Screening of 'The Truffle Hunters' (Italy)

    The film offers a window into the world of truffle hunters in the forests of Piedmont, northern Italy and the subsequent trading and haggling which ensues. The elderly hunters live humble and traditional lives in old country homes and although the main characters are never explicitly introduced, the film’s observational vignettes draw the audience intimately into their daily lives and, to a lesser extent, those of the various traders and middlemen.

    This handful of old men and their dogs hunt the rare and expensive white Alba truffle, which takes five years to grow in the wild, can only be harvested for a few months of the year and has resisted all of modern science's efforts at cultivation. As a consequence, demand from wealthy patrons has increased year after year as the supply has decreased owing to climate change and deforestation. Hence, we see buyers taking turns earnestly to sniff prize truffles at auction, with one particularly fine specimen selling for €100,000.

    The film is suffused with warmth and humour throughout and, at its very heart, is the love that exists between old men and their dogs. The result is an eccentric, immersive and totally charming documentary. One critic effusively described ‘The Truffle Hunters’ as a film “that lies at the intersection of documentary, Italian neorealism and Renaissance painting”, whilst another remarked that one has to love a movie that credits its dogs before its executive producers.

    Please note that this screening is 'members only'. See http://www.richmondfilmsoc.org.uk for up to date details

    Richmond Film Society event

  • 7 December 2021 - 11 December 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    LOOT by Joe Orton

    Riotous slapstick meets dubious morals in Orton’s outrageous comic masterpiece

    Two young friends stash the proceeds of a bank robbery in an occupied coffin, attempting to hide their spoils from the attentions of a psychopathic policeman, a serial-killer nurse and a grieving widower. In the ensuing comic carnage, Orton creates a world gone mad, wielding a satirical sledgehammer to conventional English morality.

    Join us for an evening of glorious black farce from one of Britain’s finest and filthiest playwrights.

    For tickets go to www.hamptonhilltheatre.org.uk

    Teddington Theatre Club event

  • 8 December 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Festive Papercraft Workshop

    Join us for our jolly pre-Christmas papercraft workshop and learn how to make a selection of festive goodies out of paper.

    During the session, led by local artist, printmaker and paper cutter Gill Smith, you will first be shown how to use paper-cutting tools safely. She’ll then guide you through the processes of making a Christmas card with a poinsettia design, another card with a papercut holly design, a gift box with a lid and a Christmas cracker.

    All materials and the use of tools are included, though you might like to bring along your own scalpel, small scissors, cutting mat and metal ruler if you have them.

    We’ll provide mulled wine, soft drinks and mince pies to add to the festive mood!

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 8 December 2021Museum/Heritage

    Wreath Making

    Weds 8 Dec 2021 

    10am - 11.30am

    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.

    BOOK TICKETS

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

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 9 December 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Spoon Carving Workshops

    Wood Carving Course

    Thursday 2nd December and/or Thursday 9th December | 7pm to 9pm

    Come and learn a new hobby this Christmas and create a present for a loved one (or yourself) at the same time. We’re jumping onto the band wagon of the very fashionable craft of spoon carving. And there’s a reason it’s so popular - whittling is highly tactile, satisfying and therapeutic.

    Come and split, carve, axe, cut and scoop to make one of the first things humans ever created: the spoon. They may be something everyone has in their kitchens, but carving your own is a real wonder.

    You can come to either of the one-off sessions and make your own spoon. 

    If you’d like to make a spoon and a fork, you need to come to both Thursday evening sessions because of the time carving two items will take.

    Enjoy a glass of wine (or two) and spend a social evening creating something of satisfying beauty. 

    Coppicer Suzy Williams looks after woodland in Berkshire and will teach you about different types of wood and how to source your own to carve, as well as the tools you’ll need if you want to take on this hobby.  

    All materials and complimentary drinks included.

    book via: http://www.wurkshop.co.uk/adults/ 

    Wurkshop event

  • 9 December 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Open Gallery

    FORTHCOMING OPEN EVENTS -OPEN GALLERY NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

    Just drop in …

    Saturday 27 November 2pm to 5pm

    Thursday 2 December 3pm to 7pm

    Thursday 9 December 3pm to 7pm

    Saturday 11 December 2pm to 5pm

    Thursday 16 December 3pm to 7pm

     

    9-11 High Street, Hampton TW12 2SA

    JOC Ceramic Gallery event

  • 9 December 2021Music/Gigs

    The Comedy Network - In association with Avalon Productions

    Monthly stand-up night featuring two top comics + MC. December’s headline act is Luke Kempner (The Imitation Game-ITV, Spitting Image-BritBox) with Bella Hull (Stand Up For Comedy-BBC, Newsjack-BBCR4) and Jacob Hawley (Jacob Hawley:On Drugs-BBC Sounds)

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

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

    Booking:  Online https://www.wegottickets.com/event/518136, or email info@landmarkartscentre.org, or telephone 020  8977 7558.

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 10 December 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. 

    10 December:  Cloudstreet by Tim Winton

    Cost: £5 / £3.50 Concessions

     

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 10 December 2021Music/Gigs

    Christmas has come early

    Back to life, back to reality …… yeah ……. Christmas has come early. Let’s forget about all the endless gloom and doom in the news …… and get into the mood for some festive cheer. Those cool cats, JKL-Jazz have been honing their musical skills and will just about be ready 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 ….. and possibly a Christmassy song or two …… who knows. Grab a few gallons of your chosen poison from the bar …… and speak nicely to the girls (or boys) and they will conjure up some tasty culinary delights to help you chill out ……. and get Christmas 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. 

    Date: Friday December 10th

    Time: 8-10.30pm

    Entrance: £Free

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

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

    Side street parking available

    JKL-Jazz event

  • 11 December 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    STAG BEETLE LOGGERY

    Sat 11 Dec 2021 

    10am - 2pm

    Marble Hill House 

    Suitable for everyone

    Requires digging in a small area (2m x 1m) in which dead wood will be planted, education on the life of stag beetles will also be given from the project officers. Meet at the car park.

    Please book tickets on the Habitats and Heritage website.

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 11 December 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Saturday Watercolour Workshop

    Saturday Watercolour Workshop:  11th December 2021 10.00am-4.00pm 

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

    Suggested donation £45 (£10 reduction per class for three or more). Email Pat at patkayharvey@talktalk.net or call 020 3643 6227 for details. www.patharvey.co.uk 

     

     

    Saturday Watercolour Workshops event

  • 11 December 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Beeswax Candle Making

    Join us for a jolly winter afternoon of candle crafting over a glass of mulled wine and a homemade mince pie.

    During the workshop you’ll learn how to make both taper and pillar candles using sheets of beautifully smelling beeswax. You can then decorate the candles with pretty hearts, flowers and stars before wrapping them in paper and raffia all ready to give as presents (or of course keep them for yourself!).

    You’ll each be given enough materials to make two pairs of taper candles and also 2 pillar candles.

    No prior experience of candle making is needed at all.

    All materials and refreshments are included.

    We’re very happy to run this class as a bespoke party or as an alternative festive celebration for companies. Just mail us on craft@handmadeworkshops.co.uk for more information.

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 11 December 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Open Gallery

    FORTHCOMING OPEN EVENTS -OPEN GALLERY NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

    Just drop in …

    Saturday 27 November 2pm to 5pm

    Thursday 2 December 3pm to 7pm

    Thursday 9 December 3pm to 7pm

    Saturday 11 December 2pm to 5pm

    Thursday 16 December 3pm to 7pm

     

    9-11 High Street, Hampton TW12 2SA

    JOC Ceramic Gallery event

  • 11 December 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Rag Wreath Making for Children

    Why not bring your children along to our fun and festive upcycled rag wreath class?

    Led by experienced tutor Jesse Crowther, this is a great way to create a sustainable, funky wreath that can be used again and again each year. By using a variety of different fabrics and ribbons, each wreath will be unique and perfect for hanging on the front door.

    All materials are included, together with juice and festive biscuits. Do feel free to bring along any fabric and ribbons  you’d like to add, too!

    The class is suitable for children from 8 years upwards when unaccompanied or we’re happy for younger children to join us when accompanied by an adult.

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 11 December 2021Visual Arts/Film

    A Print is for Life: Artist's Talk by Sumi Perera


    Artist’s Talk with Sumi Perera in the gallery on Saturday 11 Dec at 2pm.

    Free event, just drop in. All welcome! 

    Sumi Perera is an interdisciplinary artist, academic and curator who cross-links various skills & materials to create interactive site-specific artistbooks and print-installations.

    She draws upon her background working as a doctor, scientist(virologist) and artist.  She obtained a MA at Camberwell College of Arts UAL in 2004, and has taught at Middlesex University MA Printmaking and the Royal Academy.

    She has held many international residencies in China (Beijing 2007 & Yinchuan 2019), Italy (Venice 2017), France (Marcilhac-sur-Cele 2017) & London 2016 Mercers Hall.

    Her work has won many international prizes/awards: Prix de Print USA, Gold Medal in Seoul, Best Work in Show DRAW 14. She has work in collections worldwide: Tate Britain, Victoria & Albert Museum, Ashmolean Museum, Royal Collection, British Museum, British Library & Yale Centre for British Art USA etc.

    She has curated many international touring exhibitions: 15 to 1(CAFA Beijing); Wish You/We Were Here/There in Liechtenstein October 2021.

    https://www.sumi-perera.com

    For more information about the exhibition visit our website.

    One Paved Court event

  • 11 December 2021 - 18 December 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Hay Fever

    First produced in 1925, Hay Fever is one of Noel Coward's most treasured comedies. The play lays bare the relationships and rivalries in the country home of the Bliss family when each member of the family invites a friend to stay with them for the weekend.....What could possibly go wrong?

    www.richmondshakespeare.org.uk

    Box Office:  07484 927662

    Richmond Shakespeare Society event

  • 11 December 2021Choral/Choirs

    Twickenham Choral

    For an evening of magnificent Baroque exuberance, Twickenham Choral’s first concert in almost two years would be hard to beat.

    Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach’s elaborate setting of the Magnificat is a son’s tribute to his great father, with nods too in the direction of his godfather Telemann, while Handel’s much-loved Dixit Dominus, unarguably one of his greatest choral works, is a showpiece for singers and string players alike – vivacious, triumphant and brilliant.

    We are excited to be accompanied once again by the Brandenburg Baroque Soloists and four dazzling young singers, as we approach our Centenary in 2022.

    Conductor Christopher Herrick; Brandenburg Baroque Soloists Alexandra Kidgell (Soprano), Alexandra Gibson (Alto), Mark Dobell (Tenor), Ben Davies (Bass).

    Tickets:  £22 / £11 U18s & full-time students

    Booking:  Online at:  https://www.wegottickets.com/event/521461, or email info@landmarkartscentre.org, or telephone 020 8977 7558.

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 11 December 2021Choral/Choirs

    The Whitton Adult Singing Group

    The Whitton Adult Singing Group will be offering an Informal Presentation of Seasonal and Joyful Songs

    popular here and across the Atlantic; including some songs with optional audience participation.

     

    Our performance will take place on Saturday 11th December 11.45 - 12.30 with Mince Pies, Tea & Coffee

    to follow. This is a FREE event and we All are welcome.

     

    The event will take place in the main Function Hall at the Whitton Community Centre,

    Percy Road, TW2 6JL. The Hall is very big so that we can be comfortably distanced

    for safety

     

     For all enquiries contact: loulla82gorman@gmail.com

    Whitton Adult Community Singing event

  • 11 December 2021Choral/Choirs

    Hampton Choral Society

    Hampton Choral Society has kept singing (on Zoom) since the start of the lockdown and they are thrilled to have started rehearsing together (since September 2021) at Teddington Methodist Church.  (Tuesday evenings from 7.30 - 9.30pm) They are looking for new members - especially tenors and basses! They will end this year with a Christmas Carol concert at All Saints Kingston, Market Place Kingston, KT11JP.

    For further information about joining the choir,  please email 

    macdonald.avf61@gmail.com

    Hampton Choral Society event

  • 11 December 2021Museum/Heritage

    Coach visit to Sissinghurst Castle, Kent

    Visit to and Christmas lunch at Sissinghurst Castle, Biddenden Road, Cranbrook TN17 2AB.

    Please contact Nick Waters on:

    n.waters360@gmail.com

    Tel. 0208 979 9654

     

    Richmond Association for the National Trust event

  • 12 December 2021Music/Gigs

    Richard Hills: The Christmas Concert

    We are looking forward to our new resident organist, Richard Hills, playing in his first Christmas Concert at the Museum. Richard is one of the very few musicians to have bridged the gap between the classical and theatre organ worlds. He was awarded several prestigious scholarships including one at Westminister Abbey. In the theatre organ world, his career has been equally prestigious. Richard was named Theatre Organist of the Year by the American Theatre Organ Society in 2010 and was a soloist in the BBC Proms in 2013 and 2015. 

    The annual Christmas concerts are highly popular events setting the festive theme for the weeks ahead, with a varied selection of favourite pieces played on the Mighty Wurlitzer to a backdrop of seasonal images on the big screen and atmospheric lighting. 

    Tickets: £17.50 inluding a glass of prosecco on arrival. 

    Musical Museum, Brentford event

  • 12 December 2021Choral/Choirs

    COMMUNITY CAROLS WITH RICHMOND COMMUNITY CHOIR AND RICHMOND BRASS BAND

    Sun 12 Dec 2021 

    12.30pm - 1.30pm

    Marble Hill House 

    Suitable for everyone

    Join in in festive classics by the Old Oak Tree with local groups the Richmond Brass Band and The Richmond Community Choir.

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

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 12 December 2021Choral/Choirs

    COMMUNITY CAROLS WITH RICHMOND COMMUNITY CHOIR AND RICHMOND BRASS BAND

    Sun 12 Dec 2021 

    12.30pm - 1.30pm

    Marble Hill House 

    Suitable for everyone

    Join in in festive classics by the Old Oak Tree with local groups the Richmond Brass Band and The Richmond Community Choir.

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

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 13 December 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Sew your Pet a Christmas Costume

    Sewing and Pet Tailoring Course

    Practicioner: Lynn Hillier 

    Monday 13th December | 10am to 3pm

    Are you going to dress your pets up this Christmas? Of course you are! And Wurkshop is here to make sure they are the best-dressed in show.

    In this full day’s course you will create a Christmas costume for your furry friend. Your dog, cat or rabbit can be whatever you want this year. Will they be Father Christmas, a helpful elf or maybe even a candy cane?

    Lynn Hillier is Wurkshop’s fabulous sewing teacher and has been sewing since she was tiny, when she started tailoring clothes for her own teddies. Her career started as a designer of children’s clothes at H&M and ranges John Rocha and Jasper Conran at Debenhams. She now teaches her passion full time, teaching hand stitching, machine sewing and how to design your own pattern.

    This course will have it all - you’ll design your pet’s costume, learn how to work a sewing machine and how to hand sew details.

    We will be in touch nearer the time to explain how to measure your pet, so that their costume fits!

    This course is suitable for both beginners and experienced sewists.

    Please bring a packed lunch. All other materials are provided.

    Book via www.wurkshop.co.uk/kids 

    Wurkshop event

  • 13 December 2021Museum/Heritage

    Christmas traditions, with reference to Richmond and Kew

    Join George Godwin, local author of the book 'Christmas traditions', as he shares his enthusiasm for a very special time of year, and explores the gradual creation of our modern celebrations in this illustrated talk.

    Guests welcome, £4.00 donation

    The talk will also be streamed simultaneously by zoom

    rich.hist@yahoo.co.uk  

    Richmond Local History Society event

  • 14 December 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Christmas Decoration Making Class

    Sewing and Stitching Course

    Practicioner: Bee Smith

    Tuesday 14th December | 2pm to 3:30pm

    Join professional milliner and expert stitcher Bee Smith to make your own Christmas tree decorations. Will you choose a cheeky gingerbread man? Or a cheerful Brussel sprout? Or even a rotund Christmas pudding?

    In his hand sewing class you will come away with a quirky, fun decoration to be pride of place on your tree for years to come.

    Teacher Bee Smith’s day job is to make hats for stars and royalty, and she also loves to teach sewing. In this workshop, you’ll learn some key hand sewing tips such as embroidery to create more Christmas decorations of your own at home.

    This course is suitable for both beginners and experienced sewists.

    All materials are provided.

    book via - www.wurkshop.co.uk/kids 

    Wurkshop event

  • 14 December 2021Music/Gigs

    Richmond Concert Society Concert

    Clarinettist Sacha Rattle and pianist Zeynep Özsuca will perform an exciting and very varied programme, including pieces by Schumann, Brahms, Bernstein and Hindemith. They are both versatile musicians who perform as soloists and chamber musicians and founded the chamber ensemble "Berlin Counterpoint." They have performed regularly as a husband and wife duo.

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

    Photo: Hugh Warwick

    Richmond Concert Society event

  • 15 December 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Christmas Competition and Social

    This will be an in person event at The Bell Inn.

    Our usual social evening and Christmas Competition.  This year, the set subject is “a colour”.  Chosen by each individual Member, this will be the main or only colour in the photo.

    Up to three digital images may be entered by each Member and each can be a different colour of their choice. Details of how and where to submit your images will be sent out to in due course of how to submit their images.

    Our Judge this evening will be Eddie Hyde ARPS

    This is a Members Only Competition, but guests are welcome to take the opportunity to join us and see our work.

    8.00pm to 9.00pm - Competition

    9.00pm to 10.00pm - Christmas Social - with food!

    Members do not need to Register: the zoom link will be sent to them automatically on the day of the event.  A fee of £5.00 will be asked from all attending as a contribution to feed..

    Non-members need to sign up and pay a fee (£7.50).  The fee is £2.50 for Guest Registration and £5.00 as a contribution to food. Register here: Eventbrite – link here – or via Meetup – link here.   

    Hampton Hill Photographic Society event

  • 15 December 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Book Binding: Make your own Diary

    Bookbinding Course

    Wednesday 15th December | 7pm to 9:30pm

    This is the perfect one-off book binding course. It will introduce you to the excitement of creating your own book in the form of a collaged journal. 

    Mark Cockram is a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders, who spends his days restoring ancient classics or binding Man Booker winners. This December, he will teach you how to make an A5 lined book which could be used for journalling, to-do lists, doodles… you name it. It will also make a beautiful Christmas present. 

    Using traditional materials, techniques and tools, students will make a hard cloth cover and then apply vintage and contemporary papers, images and text to create a unique front cover. Please bring your own cuttings, photographs and special scraps to create your personal cover. Though don’t let this put you off, we will provide options too. 

    Finally the text block (pages) and the cover are glued and pressed together using a finishing press. 

    The Collaged Note Book Evening is intended as a taster to bookbinding and book arts. You will learn measuring and cutting techniques as well as use traditional bookbinding tools.

    (If you like the session, you could always join us for a three session ‘Introduction to Bookbinding’ in January. Scroll down for more information).

    All materials and complimentary drinks included.

    book via: http://www.wurkshop.co.uk/adults/ 

    Wurkshop event

  • 15 December 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Art from Britain and the Caribbean

    This lecture will be via Zoom

    This lecture will coincide with an exhibition at Tate Britain 1 December 2021 - 3 April 2022. The exhibition ‘Art from Britain and the Caribbean’ will explore work by artists from the Caribbean who made their home in Britain, as well as other British artists who have made work addressing Caribbean themes and heritage.  It will be celebration of how people from the Caribbean have forged new communities and identities in post-war Britain, transforming British culture and society in the process.
    Lecturer: Rosalind Whyte

     

    Richmond Art Society event

  • 15 December 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Manga: Write & Illustrate a Comic

    Illustration and Cartooning Course

    Practicioner: Irina Richards

    Wednesday 15th December | 10am-3pm

    We’re really excited to bring you this new course with manga artist Irina Richards.

    You will decide the theme of your comic and learn how to create your own characters with Irina Richards. Manga can encompass historical fiction, super hero action comedy, or even romance. There are key styles of writing your story which Irina can help you perfect.

    Next step is manga illustration. Manga artists have specific techniques for drawing facial features, poses and bodies and Irina will specially guide you through them all. You will learn about how to make your character’s hair defy gravity, proper anime style! Or how to replicate those famous anime facial expressions.

    Did you know that when a snot bubble is coming out of someone’s nose, they’re asleep? Or if a character dies, temporarily, and turns into a ghost, it means they’re embarrassed. How to tell your story through these illustration styles and much more.

    These comics can also include collage, as they often do in Japan. Irina will bring a range of materials you can use to enhance your comic and learn collage techniques you can replicate at home.

    After this full day’s course you will have improved your cartooning skills and learnt many completely new ones.

    Irina says of her art - ‘my aim is to involve, inspire and empower others through creating comics and manga’.

    All materials are provided. For our full day’s courses please bring your own packed lunch.

    www.wurkshop.co.uk/kids 

    Wurkshop event

  • 15 December 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 8.30pm or later.

    JKL-Jazz event

  • 16 December 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Open Gallery

    FORTHCOMING OPEN EVENTS -OPEN GALLERY NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

    Just drop in …

    Saturday 27 November 2pm to 5pm

    Thursday 2 December 3pm to 7pm

    Thursday 9 December 3pm to 7pm

    Saturday 11 December 2pm to 5pm

    Thursday 16 December 3pm to 7pm

     

    9-11 High Street, Hampton TW12 2SA

    JOC Ceramic Gallery event

  • 16 December 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Winter Potions with Wild Ingredients

    Potions and Botanicals Course

    Practicioner: Charlotte Pritchard

    Thursday 16th December | 2pm-4pm

    Hubble bubble! In the midwinter special of this popular course, we will mix, squelch, explode and boil.

    Many aspiring perfumers, chemists or chefs started with the art of the potion. But this course is not childhood potions with mud or grass. In this course, we will conjure some holiday magic with sizzling, smoke and spheres of magic (intriguing right?). 

    This is part science, part molecular gastronomy, and all an art. You will leave with bottles of goodies you can use for yourself, or give to others as presents.

    Come and create some magic, arouse your senses and keep the secrets you learn to yourselves.

    Book: www.wurkshop.co.uk/kids 

    Wurkshop event

  • 16 December 2021Music/Gigs

    Cloudbusting: The Music of Kate Bush

    Cloudbusting have been championed by BBC ONE as one of the most authentic tributes in the world. Their passion for Kate’s music has won over sceptical fans everywhere, challenging perceptions of what a tribute band can be and resulting in sell-out performances across the UK. Many of Kate’s original collaborators from stage and studio have been inspired to join the band on stage, including bass player Del Palmer, drummer Preston Heyman and dancer Stewart Avon Arnold, all of whom performed with Kate on her legendary Tour of Life live shows 40 years ago.

     

    ‘There can only be one Kate Bush’ says vocalist Mandy Watson, who never attempts to mimic Kate on stage. ‘When you sing her music the characters in the songs take over –they are what you become, not Kate. We're just fans, delighted at this opportunity to perform the music we love so much’.

     

    Cloudbusting can’t wait to whip up a storm of love for Kate’s music with their very special Christmas celebration, featuring all the hits you’d expect as well as many songs you wouldn’t! Wuthering HeightsRunning Up That HillHounds of LoveThis Woman’s Work… and of course the seasonal delights of December Will Be Magic Again and Home For Christmas – they’re coming to sparkle the dark up!

    Utterly, surreally brilliant

    Mick Wall, Classic Rock Magazine

    If you missed seeing Kate herself, Cloudbusting are the next best thing!

    Simon Mayo, BBC R2

     

    Tickets:  £25 / £23 LAC Members

    Pre-show supper: £10 per person. 

    Booking:  Online at https://www.wegottickets.com/event/529012, or call 020 8977 7558, or email info@landmarkartscentre.org

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 16 December 2021 - 16 December 2021Choral/Choirs

    Twickenham Chamber Choir Festive Concert 2021

    Twickenham Chamber Choir★ along with soloists will perform an evening of festive favourites and some less well-known Christmassey songs.

    We hope you can join us for our fundraising event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

    You are invited to join in the carols. A carol sheet will be emailed to you when you sign-up here.

    Programme includes:

    • Winter Canon, Thomas Tallis
    • The Three Kings, by Peter Cornelius
    • Riu Riu, Chiu (Spanish Carol, 1556)
    • Mary, Did You Know
    • Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
    • Once in Royal David's City, plus many more

    Please note, we shall all remain safely socially distanced in the CONCERT HALL of Waldegrave School, Fifth Cross Road, TW2 5LH.

    If you would like to join TCC, please contact Helen helen@thehelenastridsingingacademy.com

    The Helen Astrid Singing Academy

    Helen Astrid Singing Academy event

  • 17 December 2021 - 17 December 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Sew your own Superhero Costume

    Sewing and Costume Course with Milliner Bee Smith

    Friday 17th December | 10am-12:30pm

    What is your super power? Some say a lightening bolt on your cape means you have super-speedy powers. Others say it means you’re a genius. Whatever you may be, come and learn how to sew your own cape and mask on this exciting course with the super-talented Bee Smith.

    You can choose a lightening bolt, a star or anything from your imagination to adorn your cape. There will be a host of materials and decorations to hand embroider and stitch. You will also learn how to use a sewing machine.

    You will come away with a cape and mask (which could also make perfect Christmas presents for friends or siblings!)

    Bee Smith makes hats for celebrities and royalty for her day job. Her sense of style and class can of course only be replicated for superhero costumes.

    This course is suitable for both beginners and experienced sewists.

    All materials are provided.

    Book via www.wurkshop.co.uk/kids 

    Wurkshop event

  • 17 December 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Wood Carved Gnomes, Elves or Santa

    Carving and Whittling Course

    Practicioner: Suzy Willimas

    Friday 17th December | 2pm - 4:30pm

    Come and carve these cute wooden decorations to sit on your mantlepiece, bedside table or grace your shelves this Christmas.

    Coppicer Suzy Williams looks after woodland in Berkshire and will teach you about different types of wood and how to carve it. You will learn how to handle sharp knifes and what type to use for each section of whittling. You will also learn axe skills in this exciting, practical, tactile course.

    For extra Christmas spirit, you will then decorate your models to create Santa, an Elf or a Gnome.

    All materials are provided.

    www.wurkshop.co.uk/kids

    Wurkshop event

  • 17 December 2021 - 18 December 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    A Christmas Carol

    Flying Pickle presents A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

    Performed by Sam Devereaux

    Join us this December for an evening of festive theatre. Flying Pickle presents A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Performed as a one-man-show by prolific actor and voice-over Sam Devereaux, this very special production is being staged in support of 21&Co and the Down’s Syndrome Association.

    Friday 17th and Saturday 18th December at 8PM. Doors and Bar open at 7PM. Tickets on sale now priced at £20.

    Langdon Down Centre event

  • 18 December 2021Music/Gigs

    Carols By Candlelight

    Surrey Brass will be joined by local choirs and narrator Giles Abbott for a festive programme of words and music and carols for you to sing too. This event always sells out quickly so early booking strongly recommended.

    Tickets: £17/ £16 concs / £15 Landmark members / £5 U16s

    Booking:  Online bookings https://www.wegottickets.com/event/519267, or telephone 020 8977 7558 or email info@landmarkartscentre.org

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 18 December 2021Choral/Choirs

    Cantanti Camerati - Christmas Concert

    Following a successful October concert, the choir celebrates a return to fully live, in person, Christmas music-making. A traditional carol concert for choir and audience, with beautiful songs to celebrate the Christmas season. 

    Join Cantanti Camerati for a fun-filled evening of festive favourites from the Renaissance through to the Twentieth Century. Bells will be rung and carols will be sung, and audience participation is heartily encouraged!

    With Conductor Seb Gillot.

    Tickets (details to follow)

    Cantanti Camerati event

  • 18 December 2021Choral/Choirs

    Make We Merry - KCS Christmas Concert

    After a year’s hiatus, KCS is delighted to present its traditional Christmas concert, which includes a beautiful new festive cantata by David Bednall as well as traditional carols for choir and audience alike.

    Conductor: Andrew Griffiths

    Organist: Aeron Preston

    Buy tickets online
    https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/booking/select/USnvKrNmzVWt

    Date and Time
    Saturday, December 18, 2021
    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Location
    St Andrew's Church

    Tickets
    Adults: £14
    Concessions: £12
    Under 18s & full-time students: £7

    Box Office
    07770 932912

    Kingston Choral Society event

  • 18 December 2021Choral/Choirs

    Make We Merry - KCS Christmas Concert

    After a year’s hiatus, KCS is delighted to present its traditional Christmas concert, which includes a beautiful new festive cantata by David Bednall as well as traditional carols for choir and audience alike.

    Conductor: Andrew Griffiths

    Organist: Aeron Preston

    Buy tickets online
    https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/booking/select/USnvKrNmzVWt

    Date and Time
    Saturday, December 18, 2021
    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Location
    St Andrew's Church

    Tickets
    Adults: £14
    Concessions: £12
    Under 18s & full-time students: £7

    Box Office
    07770 932912

    Kingston Choral Society event

  • 18 December 2021Museum/Heritage

    Family Heritage Morning

    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 and meet at the car park.

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 18 December 2021Museum/Heritage

    Family Heritage Morning

    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 and meet at the car park.

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 19 December 2021Music/Gigs

    Carols By Candlelight

    Surrey Brass will be joined by local choirs and narrator Giles Abbott for a festive programme of words and music and carols for you to sing too. This event always sells out quickly so early booking strongly recommended.

    Tickets: £17/ £16 concs / £15 Landmark members / £5 U16s

    Booking:  Online https://www.wegottickets.com/event/519270, or telephone 020 8977 7558 or email info@landmarkartscentre.org

     

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 20 December 2021 - 20 December 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Weave a Christmas Star

    Willow Weaving Course

    Monday 20th December | 2.30pm to 5pm

    Wurkshop, Barnes, SW13 0DQ

    Judith Needham is a basket weaver based in Surrey whose stunning products sell for thousands. In this special Christmas course, children will learn how to loop, knot, plait, coil and twist to create their own beautiful willow star.

    The stars can be used as a room decoration or even as an alternative wreath. They can be used year after year to bring the Christmas magic into your home. Or gift them as a present to friends or family.

    You can also weave some fairy lights into your star to add even more Christmas magic.

    (This course is suitable for parents to attend with your children as a fun, family activity this Christmas holiday. Please book a place per person).

    All materials are provided.

    BOOK VIA: www.wurkshop.co.uk/kids 

    Wurkshop event

  • 20 December 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Drawing Class: Animals in the Snow

    Drawing with Charcoal and Chalk Course

    Practicioner: Beatrice Boyle

    Monday 20th December | 10am - 12:30pm

    Learn charcoal and chalk drawing techniques and apply them to cute animals in the snow with artist Beatrice Boyle.

    Charcoal and chalk are really exciting materials to draw with - flexible, fun and expressive. You will learn how to achieve various effects for textured fur, feathers and snowflakes.

    In this course you will also learn key observational drawing techniques such as how to accurately grid a photograph before drawing your selected animal.

    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.

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

    Wurkshop event

  • 20 December 2021 - 24 December 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Ellie & Starlight's Christmas Adventure

    Ellie & Starlight’s Christmas Adventure by Ken Mason

    Richmond borough-based playwright, Ken Mason, has been putting pen to paper once again!

    We are delighted to share details of his latest project, a family show called Ellie & Starlight’s Christmas Adventure, which is being staged at Hampton Hill Theatre, this December. 

    Ellie and Starlight is a heart-warming tale of a little girl’s determination to find Father Christmas and tell him that all the children in her village have been forced to move to a new place.  She must reach the North Pole before Christmas Eve or it will be too late and none of the boys and girls will get a Christmas present this year. 

    Ellie and her best friend, Starlight the Polar Bear, embark on a difficult journey across snowy mountains where they meet lots of different animals on their way to the North Pole.  With a little help from young audience members, will they find Father Christmas in time?

    Ken Mason’s writing has been performed at many venues around London including The Royal Court and Hampton Hill Theatre and his latest work will once again premiere at Hampton Hill Theatre.

    The production was inspired by original creator Sarah Watson and will feature a small cast including actor Peter Gardiner, who has recently appeared as a regular in ITV’s Coronation Street as well as in the number one tour of Some Mother’s Do ‘Ave ‘Em starring Joe Pasquale.  

    Ellie & Starlight’s Christmas Adventure is the perfect family show to get you into the festive spirit. 

    The production is suitable for children aged 3 – 8yrs so don’t miss this opportunity to get family and friends together and come along to enjoy the show.

    Book by 21st November and use discount code RICHMOND to benefit from 15% off.   www.ellieandstarlight.co.uk

    Dramacube event

  • 21 December 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

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