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  • 1 February 2022Visual Arts/Film

    RIchmond Film Society - Screening of 'Harriet' (USA)

    Based on the life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and her transformation into one of America's heroines. Haunted by memories of those she left behind, Harriet ventures back into   dangerous territory on a mission to lead other slaves to freedom.

    See the RFS website at for up-to-date details of ticket availability.

    Richmond Film Society event

  • 1 February 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Needle Felted Bees Workshop

    Why not try something new this winter? Come along to our needle felting workshop and unwind whilst learning the basics of the craft – or if you’ve already had a go before, come and extend your skills.

    Needle felting is a wonderfully satisfying craft, that’s becoming ever more popular. By matting wool fibres together using a specially barbed needle, it’s a craft which allows you to create a range of 3D objects, jewellery and decorations.

    In this fun small group workshop, we’ll teach you how to make your own cute – and unique – bumble bee.

    All materials are provided, as are wine or hot drinks, so just bring yourselves!

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

    To book, please go to

    “I had so much fun! I learnt a new skill in a relaxing environment”

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 1 February 2022 - 5 February 2022Drama/Dance/Musicals

    The Red Lion by Patrick Marber

    Passion. Loyalty. Salvation. The beautiful game comes to the stage.

    Small time semi-pro football, the non-league. A world away from the wealth and the television cameras. A young player touched with brilliance arrives from nowhere. An ambitious manager determines to make him his own. And the old soul of the club still has dreams of glory. T

    he Red Lion is a haunting and humorous new play about the dying romance of the great English game - and the tender, savage love that powers it.

    This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

    Teddington Theatre Club event

  • 2 February 2022Literature/Talks/Walks


    Wed 2 Feb 2022 


    Online via Zoom 

    Suitable for Everyone

    Throughout his life, the great landscape painter J.M.W. Turner absorbed poetry from the classics to the work of poets of his own time, and strove to write poetry himself. This online talk will look at the way Turner used an abundant source of inspiration, and his deep understanding of the way that writers create pictures with words, to which he responded by creating visual poetry. In his own words ‘painting and poetry reflect each other’s beauties’.

    To book tickets, please visit the London Luminaries website.

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 3 February 2022Literature/Talks/Walks


    Thurs 3 Feb 2022 


    Marble Hill House 

    Suitable for Everyone

    In June 1834 King William IV and Queen Adelaide came for dinner at Boston Manor House. In this online talk, we will look not just at that occasion but also how the friendship between the House's owners James and Jane Clitherow came about and saw them become the first commoners to host the King and Queen.

    Please book via the London Luminaries website.

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 3 February 2022Literature/Talks/Walks

    President's Evening - 'Transitions' with Paul Gallagher

    Paul will be sharing his experiences of moving from 5x4 film to an entirely digital workflow and the pleasures it has brought.  Along with this, and because it is digital, he has delved back into his colour work which was put on the back burner whilst shooting B&W film which he became known for.   Along with colour, another transition, was his exploraton of B&W infrared into what has become his B&W workflow. Paul lectures in photography at a number of colleges and has the opportunity to pass on his knowledge in the many field workshops he runs with his company aspect2i Prospective new members are warmly invited to join us for one or two meetings before making the commitment to become a member.  Just email us at

    Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society event

  • 3 February 2022Museum/Heritage

    Visit to Brentford Musical Museum

    Visit to Brentford Musical Museum, 399 Brentford High Street, Brentford TW8 0DU.

    Please contact Carole Boothman:

    Tel. 0208 487 3698.


    Richmond Association for the National Trust event

  • 5 February 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Introduction to Papercutting Workshop

    Come and treat yourself to a wonderfully relaxing and informative morning of paper crafting.

    During the session, local artist, paper cutter and print maker Gill Smith will teach you all the skills needed to start you on your paper cutting adventures. By the end of the morning you’ll have created a beautiful artwork using a variety of different paper cutting techniques.

    Starting with some practice exercises to teach you how to safely cut paper, you’ll then progress to making the fabulous flowers and vase.

    The class is suitable for both total beginners and those with a little prior experience of paper cutting.

    We’ll provide all the materials and tools for you to use during the workshop and Gill will also have some mounts to fit your artwork, should you wish to purchase one on the day. If you do have your own scalpel, metal ruler and cutting mat, you might like to bring them along to use.

    We’ll also give you lots of tea, coffee and homemade cake.

    To book, please go to

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 5 February 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Simple Handmade Notebooks

    Join experienced tutor Gill Smith for a fun afternoon of paper crafting and learn how to make a selection of small notebooks using a combination of folding, sticking and sewing. None of the techniques are too complicated and this workshop is definitely suited to the absolute beginner!

    During the class, participants will be shown four different techniques to create a beautiful set of original notebooks.

    You’ll learn how to fold & manipulate paper for bookmaking using specialist bookmaking tools, make a simple folded notebook without any sticking or sewing, a 16 page pamphlet with laminated covers, a 16 page notebook with a pocket and a 16 page stab bound notebook.

    We’ll provide all the materials and tools for you to use during the workshop, though if you do have your own small scissors or scalpel, metal ruler and cutting mat, you might like to bring them along to use.

    We’ll also give you lots of tea, coffee and homemade cake.

    If you’re then bitten by the wonderful bookbinding bug, we’ve plenty of other classes for you to progress on to.

    Gill Smith is a local artist, printmaker, paper cutter and bookmaker. She has an MA in Printmaking from Camberwell College of Arts, UAL.

    To book, please go to

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 5 February 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Painting Pictures With Sound

    Andrew White solo show.

    Andy is an untrained artist who has dabbled with drawing and painting for many years but only recently given real focus to his work.

    His work mainly looks at the shape and pattern within objects and scenes effectively deconstructing and simplifying them. 

    He works in oil, ink, and gouache on paper and canvas and utilizes several methods and approaches which are reflected by the range of artwork on display.

    Opening Times

    Saturday & Sunday 12:00 - 6:00pm

    Monday - Thursday 1:00pm - 6:30pm

    Private Viewing Saturday 5th February 7:00pm - 9:30pm

    Kate Howe event

  • 5 February 2022 - 5 March 2022Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Two Billion Beats

    Seventeen-year-old Asha is an emphathetic rebel, inspired by historical revolutionaries and iconoclasts Sylvia Pankhurst and B R Ambedkar. She’s unafraid of pointing out the hypocrisy around her but less sure how to actually dismantle it

    Meanwhile, her younger sister, Bettina, wide-eyed and naïve, is just trying to get through the school day without getting her pocket money nicked. When Bettina turns to her for help, Asha starts to ask what standing up for her political beliefs really looks like. Between essays, homework and bus journeys home the two sisters meet outside the school gates each afternoon, smarting at the injustice of the world around them and wondering how they can make it better.

    Bouncing with wit, Sonali Bhattacharyya’s upbeat new play is a coming-of-age story about the unfairness of growing up in a world where you don’t make the rules. A blazing account of inner city British-Asian teenage life, this exhilarating world premiere asks what the cost of speaking up really is. Originally presented as a short play as part of the OT’s Inside/Outside livestreams in 2021.

    Sonali Bhattacharyya was 2018 Channel 4 writer in residence at the Orange Tree, where she wrote Chasing Hares, winning the Sonia Friedman Production Award and Theatre Uncut Political Playwriting Award. Her credits include Megaball (National Theatre Learning), Slummers (Cardboard Citizens/ Bunker Theatre), 2066 (Almeida Theatre), The Invisible Boy (Kiln Theatre) and White Open Spaces (Pentabus Theatre – South Bank Show award-nominated).

    Directed by Nimmo Ismail, whose work includes Glee & Me by Stuart Slade and The Christmas Star by Russell T Davies (both Royal Exchange Manchester), Fragments by Cordelia Lynn and My England by Somalia Seaton (both at Young Vic), and SNAP by Danusia Samal (The Old Vic).

    “In Bhattacharyya’s entertaining play, two teenage sisters negotiate the battlefield of school while learning about the political battlefields of the past.” The Stage on Two Billion Beats as part of Inside/Outside

    Currently social distancing is in place and mask wearing is mandatory at the theatre, this is subject to change in response to improved Covid-19 safety and up-to-date guidance will be sent to you at least 24 hours before your scheduled performance. If capacity for your booked performance is increased, you will be contacted ahead of time and offered another socially distanced performance for your comfort. 

    Tue – Sat at 7.30pm (9 Feb at 7pm)

    Thu & Sat at 2.30pm (from 12 Feb)

    Also Mon 7 Feb at 7.30pm

    Captioned Performance Tue 1 March 7.30pm

    Audio Described Performance Thu 3 March 7.30pm

    OT On Screen

    Livestream Thu 24 Feb 7.30pm

    On Demand Tue 8 – Fri 11 March

    Orange Tree Theatre event

  • 5 February 2022Drama/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

  • 5 February 2022Music/Gigs

    Mad Dog Mcrea

    Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs.

    The famous purple happy bus is fired up and ready for action, and there’s room for you – jump aboard!

    “It’s always a joy to me when something jumps up and smacks you between the eyes – Mad Dog Mcrea did that to me” - Mike Harding

    Tickets: £18 advance / £20 on door.

    Booking:  Online at:, or telephone 020 8977 7558 or email

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 5 February 2022Music/Gigs

    The Bob Dylan Story

    Don't Think Twice, head down Highway 61 past Maggie's Farm and across Positively 4th Street. Destination, the 1960s of course, where "Bob" and "The Band" perform thrillingly authentic versios of hits from Blowin' In The Wind to Like A Rolling Stone and beyond, complete with evocative visuals and fascinating anecdotes in this "moving" and "heartbreakingly fabulous" show. Book:

    The Exchange event

  • 5 February 2022Choral/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

  • 6 February 2022Visual 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 cushion cover.

    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 simple envelope cushion.

    As well as learning how to sew seams, you’ll find out about simple seam finishes and how to give your cushion a professional look.

    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 morning, you’ll leave with your finished cushion cover (together with a pattern template and all the know-how to make more at home).

    If you need a particular size of cover, just let us know in advance and we can accommodate that easily. Feel free to bring along your own fabric too.

    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!).

    To book, please go to

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 6 February 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Sew a Tote Bag

    Gain confidence with how to use your sewing machine in our inspiring three hour workshop taught by experienced teacher Cornelia Costenau.

    During the class, you’ll be given a short refresher into the basics – how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and sew in straight lines, before you move on to cutting out your fabric and sewing together your own fully lined tote bag, complete with pockets both outside and inside.

    All materials and use of sewing machines are included, as are tea, coffee and homemade cake, and you’ll leave with your finished tote bag to impress friends and family with!

    If you do have your own sewing machine, we’d recommend bringing it along, as then you can familiarise yourself with the machine you’ll be using at home for new projects.

    Feel free to bring your own fabric, too – you just need a thicker fabric for the outside and thinner inside.

    The class is suitable for both those with no experience of sewing and also people who’ve done a little before.

    Cornelia 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!).

    To book a space, please go to

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 7 February 2022Literature/Talks/Walks

    Borough of Twickenham Local History Society

    Alan Winter (BOTLHS) gives a talk entitled “Wandering Around East Twickenham in Postcards”.

    All Welcome. Non-members and guests £2.50

    Twickenham (Borough) Local History Society event

  • 8 February 2022Choral/Choirs

    Stile Antico concert

    Stile Antico is one of the world's finest vocal ensembles. Their outstanding performances of Renaissance polyphony have been thrilling audiences and winning awards since 2001.They are returning to Richmond to perform their programme "A Garden of Delights" which features delights both earthly and heavenly by a variety of Renaissance and Baroque composers, including Palestrina, Monteverdi, Byrd and Josquin. The concert will also include a recent setting by Huw Watkins of Shakespeare's "The Phoenix and the Turtle."

    See for further details

    Photo: Marco Borggreve

    Richmond Concert Society event

  • 9 February 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Drawing Mandalas Workshop

    This class will show you step by step how to create your own beautiful hand-drawn mandala.

    During the workshop you will learn about the history of mandalas, focusing on the meditative and relaxing aspects of creating your artwork.  No prior experience of drawing is necessary and as you start to create, you will gain ever more confidence in your techniques.  

    Each student will be given an A4 template already drawn out, saving time so that you can produce your own masterpiece during the class. All materials and tools will be provided in the session and there will be drawing materials to purchase if you wish, so that you can carry on creating more beautiful mandalas at home.

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

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

    Please note that the class will be held upstairs at The Railway and there is unfortunately no lift access.

    To book, please go to

    “wonderful workshop, a must try!”

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


    Handmade Workshops event

  • 9 February 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Zoom lecture on Michael Craig Martin

    With a very distinguishable style depicting mass-produced everyday objects, Michael Craig-Martin gives us a visual vocabulary of pictorial ready-mades which devine us, connect us, and reflect who we are. Tapping into the zeitgeist of ethnographical ideas about who we are, art historian Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff will highlight some of Craig-Martin's work and his importance in the canon of contemporary British artists.
    Lecturer: Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff


    Richmond Art Society event

  • 10 February 2022Literature/Talks/Walks

    Connecting Habitats, Heritage, Climate and Community

    Colin Cooper, Chief Executive Officer, Habitats & Heritage, will speak about how this merged and newly rebranded local charity is taking care of the landscape, wildlife, ecosystems and heritage of south and west London.

    Richmond Society members free, guests £5 or join for £10.

    The Richmond Society event

  • 10 February 2022Literature/Talks/Walks

    Photographing the Landscape whatever the Weather

    A Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, Tony Worobiec is a fine art photographer with his work displayed in several collections around the world.  He is a founder member of the Arena Group of photographers. He's published 17 photography books and his images have appeared in many photographic magazines both here in the UK and in America.

    Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society event

  • 10 February 2022Music/Gigs

    The Comedy Network

    February’s line up is Travis Jay, Kieran Boyd and Marise Gaughan. Travis Jay writes for ‘Spitting Image’ and his credits include Channel 4’s ‘Black, British and Funny’, Comedy Central’s ‘Drunk History’ and supporting the legendary Dave Chappelle on his Sticks & Stones London tour. Please note line ups can change at short notice. Age guidance: 16+.

    Tickets: £15 / £13 Landmark Members & groups 10+ / £10 Students.

    Booking:  Online at, or email, or telephone 020 8977 7558


    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 12 February 2022Literature/Talks/Walks


    Sat 12 Feb 2022 


    Marble Hill House 

    Suitable for Everyone

    Learn about the life of solitary bees and the best practice for placing and maintaining bee hotels. Materials will be provided for construction.

    Please book via the Habitats and Heritage website

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 12 February 2022Museum/Heritage


    Sat 12 Feb 2022 


    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

  • 13 February 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Valentine Silent Film 'The General' accompanied by Donald MacKenzie

    Donald MacKenzie, the renowned organist from London’s Odeon Luxe Leicester Square, returns to entertain the audience accompanying the silent film, The General.

    Buster Keaton’s cinematic masterpiece centers on his two loves… his gal, Annabelle Lee and his locomotive, the General. The thrills and spills of this romantic comedy are just the right ingredients for a fun filled pre-St Valentine’s Day treat. This spectacle of the silver screen premiered 95 years ago in February 1927. The train wrecking scene cost $42,000 - the most expensive single shot in the history of the silents!

    Tickets: £17.50 including a glass of pink prosecco

    Purchase tickets through our website: or give us a call on 020 8560 8108


    Musical Museum, Brentford event

  • 13 February 2022Music/Gigs

    Gary Crowley presents an evening in conversation with Mick Talbot and Debsey Wykes

    Gary Crowley presents an evening in conversation with Mick Talbot, The Style Council/Dexy's Midnight Runners, and Debsey Wykes, Dolly Mixture/St Etienne. Two fantastic guests join Gary to talk about their music and their recollections of the heady days of the 80s. Both feature on Crowley's award winning Lost 80s compilations. A really fun evening with loads of fabulous stories. Book:

    The Exchange event

  • 14 February 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Painting in the Style of Basquiat

    Paint in the Style of Basquiat

    with artist Hayley Steedman

    Monday 14th February 10am-12.30pm


    Inspired by Basquiat’s paintings, we’ll use paint and oil pastel to create our own paintings, which will use the bold colours, scribbles and graffiti motifs Basquiat is famous for.

    Jean-Michel Basquiat rose to fame in the late 1970s through his street art in Lower East Side Manhattan. By the 1980s his work was being displayed in top galleries across the world. In 2017, he set a record for the most expensive painting by an American artist when a piece of his art sold for $110.5 million. His work was highly influenced by the early hip-hop scene in New York, as well as bebop, no wave, and jazz, so this class will be playing an appropriate soundtrack to inspire our budding artists. 

    If you enjoy graffiti and would like to try something a little different... this is a great cross over class, seeing graffiti step into the realm of fine art.

    Age 7+

    Wurkshop event

  • 14 February 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Banksy Stencils

    Banksy Stencils

    Mark Cockram (aka Marsky)

    Monday 14th February, 1-3pm

    Our very own 'Banksy of Barnes' will be showing students how to create powerful, dynamic stencil art using graffiti spray cans and cut-stencils. Students will design their own piece, from the theme of flowers for Valentine. 

    Will they make their message one of love and peace or subvert the message to make a political or societal point? It's up to each lucky student to decide.

    The finished stencil artworks will be sprayed onto wooden boards, so that students are able to take their pieces away to be displayed at home or in a gallery!

    As students will be using acrylic spay paint, we recommend that they don't bring their best shoes and clothes, as drips do happen and they are incredibly difficult to get out.

    Age 7+

    Wurkshop event

  • 15 February 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society - Screening of 'Rashomon' (Japan)

    Sheltering from a rainstorm in the derelict Rashomon gatehouse in 12th century Japan, a commoner wants to hear the strange story that has horrified a priest and confounded a woodcutter. They tell of the rape of a bride and the murder of her samurai husband, with the tale recalled from the perspectives of a bandit, the bride, the samurai's ghost and the woodcutter.

    An acknowledged classic of World Cinema.

    See the RFS website at for up-to-date details of ticket availability.

    Richmond Film Society event

  • 15 February 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Pop Art Pottery

    Pop Art Pottery

    Toby Steedman

    Making: Tuesday 15th February | 10am-12:30pm

    Glazing: Sunday 20th February | 2pm-4pm

    Design and hand build one of a kind cups and saucers inspired by the pop art scene!

    Join potter Toby Steedman and choose from a wide range of artists for your inspiration, from Roy Lichtenstein to Jackson Pollock, from Jasper Johns to Andy Warhol. One thing that is guaranteed is that these pieces will be bold, full of colour and have real impact!

    We will be using a combination of moulding and hand-forming to craft our vessels before getting out colourful slips and underglazes to ensure the finished vessels dazzle!

    Students will return at the end of the week to glaze their finished pieces.

    Please be aware, due to the firing process, pieces will not be ready for collection until a few days after the glazing session.

    Age 7+

    Wurkshop event

  • 15 February 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Make your own Skateboard

    Tuesday 15th February | 1pm to 4pm

    Perfect for hitting the streets and welcoming the approach of spring, these decks are awesome! In what is always one of our most popular courses, learn to hand make a high quality skateboard from scratch, with a full sized deck.

    You will learn how to shape, sand and construct your own board – with the trucks, wheels and bearings all included in the price (skateboards of this build quality typically retail at more than £100).

    You will be introduced to the history of skating and skate board styles and artwork and design custom features that will make your deck stand out from the crowd.

    Then Toby Steedman will teach you how to customise your board with grip tape and spray paints, inspired by what you’ve learned.

    All materials are included in the price.

    Wurkshop event

  • 16 February 2022Visual 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 (

    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

  • 16 February 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Manga: Write & Illustrate a Comic

    Illustration and Cartooning Course

    Practicioner: Irina Richards

    Wednesday 16th February | 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. 

    Wurkshop event

  • 17 February 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Custom Creps: Trainer Customisation Workshop

    Sneaker design and modification

    Thursday 17th February - 10am to 1pm

    Custom Creps is your one-stop-workshop to help you personalise your trainers and stand out from the crowd. 

    This 3 hour workshop run by Rahim Ali teaches you how de-glaze, paint, spray and seal your trainers so you’re left with something fresh to walk away in.

    Lacking inspo? I gotchu. We’ll have several custom shoes around the place as well as a catalogue of shoes to take inspiration from. Whether you’re a novice at painting or the next Da Vinci, this workshop is for all. 

    We have a couple of options when booking:

    1. BYOC (Bring Your Own Creps) and we recommend white leather or canvas trainers
    2. Custom Creps VIP Experience which includes a pair of white Air Force 1s which we will have ready for you to customise at the workshop. Please specify your size on booking. 

    This is the class for ages 7+ running on February half term. 

    Wurkshop event

  • 17 February 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Jackson Pollock Drip Paintings

    Thursday 17th February | 2:30pm-4:30pm

    Jackson Pollock’s paintings were made by throwing, splashing and dripping paint from household tubs onto large canvases laid out on the floor. Exciting, dynamic and very, very messy… this is definitely a painting style most parents do not want their kids trying at home!

    We will be setting up a fully protected plastic room for this class, so that you can try his eccentric painting style yourself.

    Artist, Hayley Steedman, will introduce you to Jackson Pollock’s work in detail. You will learn about his painting style, other artists working at the time and look at individual paintings to see how he built up layers of paint and colour. Then, we will experiment with various techniques before putting on a dynamic music soundtrack for you to ‘paint’ your own piece using what you have learnt.

    By the end of the class, each student will have a piece on canvas to take home.

    Age 7+

    Wurkshop event

  • 19 February 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Grafitti Art Class

    Outdoor Spray Paint Class

    Sunday 19th February | 10am to 11.45am

    Age: 7 years and up

    Graffiti artist Danny, from Zinc Styles, returns to Wurkshop making graffiti art on canvas. Danny will introduce students to various styles of graffiti and street art, teaching them how to achieve various effects using spray paints outside on board.  

    At the end of the class, students will have a finished canvas to take home with them. This course is suitable for students who have attended previous graffiti courses at Wurkshop as well as complete beginners.

    As we will be using spray cans we recommend not wearing your best outfit (including shoes) as the acrylic paint in the sprays is very tough to remove. They will be wearing our work-coats but…

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    Wurkshop event

  • 19 February 2022 - 20 February 2022Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Life is a Cabaret

    BROS Theatre Company present ‘Life is a Cabaret’: an evening to celebrate musical theatre, showcasing popular Broadway and West End numbers both traditional and contemporary. 

    Come and enjoy the ambiance of the beautiful OSO Theatre and enjoy numbers from Guys and Dolls to Dear Evan Hansen in a relaxed cabaret-style setting. Tickets £15 from

    BROS Theatre Company event

  • 20 February 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Spoon Carving for Beginners

    How about trying something different in 2021? Come along to our Sunday morning crafting session and learn how to make your very own wooden cooking spoon.

    In this friendly, fun small-group session, experienced local spoon carver Eleanor Morgan will guide you through all the steps, showing you how to safely carve a spoon from local wood, using just two different knives.

    You’ll find yourself lost in a world of wood chips and the beautiful facets of the natural product as you’re taken through the spoon carving process from beginning to end. Starting with a wooden blank, Eleanor will teach you how to create your very own cooking utensil to take home and show off to family and friends!

    The workshop is suitable for complete beginners and no experience is assumed. However, as we’ll be using sharp knives, the class is for over 18s only. All tools and wood will be provided, though for those of you bitten by the carving bug, the tools will be available for purchase at the end of the session.

    Coffee, tea and homemade cake are included too, of course, to keep energy levels up!

    To book, please go to

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 20 February 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Ceramic Pinch Pots Workshop

    In this fun crafting session with professional ceramist and experienced teacher Jesse Crowther, you will be taught various techniques to create your own ceramic three footed pinch pots.

    These cute pots  make great gifts and can be used for trinkets or as condiment dishes.

    During the workshop, Jesse will teach you how to create the pinch pots, attach clay feet and also demonstrate a range of decorative and printing techniques that you can use on your dishes.

    Feel free to experiment with your clay, making as many pieces as you like,  then choose your favourite 3 (one large and 2 smaller) to be fired.  All pieces will be taken by Jesse to be kiln fired after the class and you can choose whether you’d like a clear transparent or crackly 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.

    To book, please go to

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 22 February 2022Literature/Talks/Walks


    Tues 22 Feb 2022 


    Online via Zoom 

    Suitable for Everyone

    Join us for a talk about Jonathan and Alice Peel, who lived at Marble Hill for over sixty years during the nineteenth century and who occupy a significant but little-known place in the history of the house. Between 1825 and 1887, Marble Hill served not only as an important social space for entertaining the Peels’ many distinguished guests but also as a vibrant family home for the couple and their eight children. Situated on the edge of an expanding London, a train ride away from the heart of the bustling Victorian capital, Marble Hill was a key location for a family involved with nineteenth-century politics both in Britain and abroad.

    This is a free online talk. Please book below to receive the zoom link. 


    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 23 February 2022Literature/Talks/Walks

    'Twickenhamshire' The Riverside Gardens & Villas of 18th Century Twickeham

    Twickenhamshire was Horace Walpole’s term for the prosperous community of courtiers, politicians, writers, actors, painters, and men and women of fashion in the happy position of being able to create for themselves houses and gardens on the Middlesex bank of the Thames between Hampton and Isleworth. In his talk, Chris will be highlighting some of the 25 eighteenth-century estates on-or near-the river, of which about ten still survive.

    Tickets will be available on the door Kew Society Members: £3 Non-Members £6


    Kew Society event

  • 23 February 2022 - 26 February 2022Drama/Dance/Musicals

    King Lear

    William Shakespeare’s great tragedy of cruelty, retribution and harrowed redemption comes to life in a brand new stage production, with violent swings between dark drama and apocalyptic comedy. Come witness the strength of Nature and Love in its enormity and indifference.

    The Rhinoceros Theatre Company, newly founded by Nigel Andrews, chief film critic emeritus of the Financial Times, who takes on the title role, supported by a stellar array of acting talent. Acclaimed director Fiona Smith, creates the vivid, visionary staging, with sets and lighting by Patrick Troughton.  

    Hampton Hill Theatre February 23rd - 26th 2022 at 7.45p.m.

    Book Tickets Here:

    See you there!

    Financial Times Article, published Thursday 13th Jan 2022.
    A critic plays King Lear: ‘Enough dishing it out, it’s time to face the music myself’ After almost 50 years of judging others, former FT film critic Nigel Andrews is preparing for the role of a lifetime — with some trepidation

    Read Full Story here -

    Rhinoceros Theatre Company event

  • 24 February 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Improvisational Patchwork Cushions

    Sewing and stitching course

    Thursday 24th February | 6:45pm to 9:45pm

    We’re really excited to host textile artist Lauren MacDonald for this new course. Lauren’s studio Working Cloth draws its inspiration from "historical design movements and an innate respect for those who came before" to make stunning homewares full of style and texture. 

    In this three hour course, students will be taught the art of improvisational patchwork - a fun and relaxing way to piece together fabrics without a pattern. 

    Students will use this technique to create a cushion with an envelope back closure. You will learn string piecing, two methods of finishing your seams, and many patchwork tips and tricks to make the most of your scrap fabric. 

    As we’re all becoming more aware of waste, this is a perfect way to use scraps of material you have lying around at home, or old clothes you love but no longer wear. Bring them along to create your cushion. Mid-weight, woven fabrics are easiest for beginners to work with (but also, don’t let this put you off if you don’t have anything - we will provide plenty of material). 

    Students will go home with an item to be proud of on any bed or sofa and a skill that can be replicated on other pieces. 

    If you’d like to bring your own sewing machine, just let us know when booking.

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    Wurkshop event

  • 25 February 2022Literature/Talks/Walks

    Landmark Book Club

    Follow our monthly book suggestion and meet to find out more about the author, topics and trends. You can get a 10% discount on all books featured in our lunchtime Book Club at Waterstones in Teddington, by booking a ticket.

    • Friday 25th February 2022 - Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
    • Friday 25th March 2022 - The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
    • Friday 22nd April 2022 - Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

    Tickets:  £5/£3.50 concessions

    Booking:  Call 020 8977 7558 or email

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 26 February 2022 - 6 March 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Surrey Sculpture Society

    Come and join the Surrey Sculpture Society for their annual Sculpture Showcase - an exhibition of 2D and 3D work with live sculpture demonstrations throughout the event. More details: 

    Admission: Free

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 26 February 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Open Gallery


    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

  • 26 February 2022 - 27 February 2022Music/Gigs

    Solo Singing Competitions - Richmond Performing Arts Festival

    2022 Solo Singing competitions for all ages



    Entries close: January 31st

    Richmond upon Thames Performing Arts Festival event

  • 26 February 2022Choral/Choirs

    Choral/Ensemble Competitions

    The Choirs and Ensemble classes in the Richmond upon Thames Performing Arts Festival Vocal Section will be online in March 2022.  Please see details on www./

    Entries should  be made using Play and Perform (accessed from the Festival website) and close on January 30th 2022 - videos accepted until  February 25th

    Details: Heidi Pegler

    Richmond upon Thames Performing Arts Festival event

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The Diana Armfield Drawing Competition

The Diana Armfield Drawing Competition

Arts Richmond is offering a prize of £250 to the winner.

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