What's on - October 2017

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  • 17 October 2017 - 22 October 2017Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Around The World in Eighty Days

    The mysterious and fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers his life’s fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days.

    Join Fogg and his loyal valet, Passepartout, as they voyage from the misty alleys of Victorian London to the exotic subcontinent and the Wild West in a race against the clock. A hugely talented cast of eight play over 125 characters in this imaginative, high-spirited escapade including six trains, five boats, four fights, three dances, two circus acts and an elephant!

    Rose Theatre Kingston event

  • 18 October 2017 - 21 October 2017Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Pull Up Your Socks 3 Vintage Comedies by Gertrude Jennings

     ‘LOST’ FOR YEARS: THREE COMIC GEMS MAKE A DRAMATIC RETURN TO THE STAGE

    Pull Up Your Socks!       3 Vintage Comedies by Gertrude Jennings: 

    Allotments, In the Fog, The Rest Cure

    Tickets:  £10 / £5 (under 16’s)

    Book on-line at www.gertrudejennings.com

    When Optik Theatre director Barry Edwards was asked to produce an event for Richmond upon Thames 2014 WW1 Centenary programme he came across a small book of plays published in 1914 by a writer he had never heard of – Gertrude Jennings. That discovery has opened up a treasure trove of comic masterpieces and the forthcoming production of Allotments, In the Fog and The Rest Cure will bring to seven the number of plays by Gertrude Jennings that Optik Theatre have performed since the first production of Between the Soup and the Savoury and Pros and Cons in 2014. Her plays are brilliant satirical pieces that combine comedy, farce and provocative social commentary. She was a pioneer of women’s writing and amazingly led the first theatre company into France to perform to the troops in 1915, It still comes as a surprise that she has been largely forgotten and her work unperformed for decades, something that Barry Edwards and his company are determined to remedy.

    Creative team:

    Barry Edwards   Director

    Giles Chiplin     Designer

    Clive Bell       Original Music

    Sally Lewis      Publicity

    Cast includes Kathryn O’Reilly  (Call the Midwife, Holby City, Joint Stock) and Spotlight Showcase 2017 finalist Imogen Irving 

    Optik event

  • 18 October 2017 - 11 December 2017Museum/Heritage

    After School Art Clubs

    Exciting weekly workshops offer budding young artists the opportunity to explore a broad range of artistic media and practice with our experienced gallery artists. Each term brings a varied selection of projects which are explored in group sizes of no more than sixteen, allowing participants to try more messy and adventurous media than may be possible at school.

    Often taking inspiration from Gallery exhibitions or the work of other artists, our Art Club members benefit from being given creative opportunities in a relaxing and inspiring environment.

    Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

  • 21 October 2017Choral/Choirs

    Concert " A Choral Tapestry"

    A colourful selection of items with a number of musical threads:  gloriously rich Tudor polyphony is contrasted with nineteenth century Romanticism, while scintillating contemporary harmony is balanced with lighthearted American folk song arrangements.  If you enjoy variety in concert programmes, then don’t miss Cantanti Camerati’s autumn concert on 21st October 2017 at St James's Church, Hampton Hill TW12 1DQ.

    Cantanti Camerati event

  • 25 October 2017 - 28 October 2017Drama/Dance/Musicals

    The WI Blues

    A play by John Peel

    Five worthy W.I. members meet over a convivial supper to discuss their forthcoming AGM, but all is not well and John Peel's comedy has some serious undertones...

    John Peel - Playwright

    Born in 1940 in West Cumberland he was the only child of a coal miner who became a Rugby League Professional, and a schoolteacher. Educated at Workington Grammar School, writing plays followed a series of winning entries in competitions organised by North West Playwrights.

    Tickets now avaible from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/smdg-hampton or from the Box Office on 020 8941 1267 ( Answerphone if no reply ).

    An amateur production by arrangement with Lazy Bee Scripts 

    St Mary's Hampton Drama Group event

  • 26 October 2017Literature/Talks/Walks

    Lecture on plant introductions at National Trust and other properties

    Lecture on plant introductions at National Trust and other properties by Chris Chadwell.

    At the Vestry Hall, 21 Paradise Road, Richmond. Doors open at 2 pm for a 2.30 pm start.

    Members' tickets are £3.50 and guests' tickets are £4.50.

    For further details please contact the Programme Manager on tel. 0208 979 3089.

    Richmond Association for the National Trust event

  • 26 October 2017Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Three Billy Goats Gruff & Other Furry Tails

    What really happened between the wolf and his three porky friends? Why was Goldilocks wandering in the woods? How did the goats overcome a mighty troll? All three stories explored and explained by the wonderful Theatre of Widdershins with the help of fun, laughter, some gorgeous puppets and a soundtrack that will stick in your head long after you've left the theatre. Suitable for everyone aged 3+ and their pet trolls.

    Running time 60 mins.

    Tickets: £6 children / £8 adults / £24 family ticket (2 adults & 2 children)

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 28 October 2017 - 4 November 2017Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Richard II

    A leader convinced of his divine right to rule.  A popular but inexperienced rival, led on by sharper minds.  A country increasingly subject to corruption, mismanagement and in-fighting.  A foreign war used as a distraction from domestic turmoil.

    Headlines from 2017 or Shakespeare using the past to parallel both his own times   ... and ours...?  This lyrical tragedy contains some of his finest poetry in a vivid evocation of a world in flux.

    www.richmondshakespeare.org.uk

    Richmond Shakespeare Society event

  • 31 October 2017 - 12 December 2017Literature/Talks/Walks

    A MasterPiece a Week

    I developed this set up years ago, but many of you have asked for me to repeat this format with different works of art. So here they are, as chosen by you!

     

    31/10/17: Sistine Chapel ceiling, Michelangelo, 1508-12, Vatican, Rome

    7/11/17: Christ driving the moneychangers from the temple, El Greco, 1600, National Gallery, London

    14/11/17: Portrait of Madame de Pompadour at her Tambour Frame, Drouais, 1763-1764, National Gallery, London

    21/11/17: Religious Procession in Kursk Province, Ilya Repin, 1880–83, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

    28/11/17: The Harlequin's Carnival, Joan Miró, 1924-25, Albright–Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA

    5/12/17: Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, Frida Kahlo, 1940, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA

    12/12/17: The Rosetta Vase, Grayson Perry, 2011, British Museum, London

     

    Tuesdays 13.00-14.30
    Orleans House Gallery
    £15 per session; Richmond Card price: £13.50
    coffee and tea included

    Please book on the Orleans House Gallery website

     

    delivered by Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff

    Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff event

  • 31 October 2017Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society – screening of 'Chevalier' (Greece)

    Six men in a boat decide to play a game to discover which one of them is the "best man", with funny, absurd and troubling consequences. An acute study of what happens when masculinity is allowed to run rampant in a confined space. Winner of the Best Film Award at the London Film Festival.

    Tickets are available on the night for non-members at £6 (£4 concessions). Film notes are provided and and audience feedback is obtained via response slips. All are very welcome. Please come along and join us.

    Richmond Film Society event

  • 31 October 2017 - 4 December 2017Drama/Dance/Musicals

    For Love Or Money

    It’s the 1920s. In a small Yorkshire town, the wily-widow, Rose, entertains the advances of two dubious suitors. Fuller (Barrie Rutter) is a fabulously rich and morally corrupt banker who woos Rose by parading his wealth whilst hiding a few secrets. Handsome Arthur is much younger and deceitful through and through. He plays Rose for as much money as she can take from Fuller.

    A love triangle then; a deliciously wicked tale of rivalry and greed.

    Throw in a bailiff, a drunkard, a vamp, a second-hand clothes dealer and two upwardly mobile servants, and the complications multiply.  

    Adapted from Alain-Rene Lesage’s savage eighteenth-century comedy Turcaret, Blake Morrison’s For Love or Money is a story of monstrous wealth and whopping lies.

    Rose Theatre Kingston event

  • 31 October 2017 - 4 December 2017Drama/Dance/Musicals

    For Love Or Money

    It’s the 1920s. In a small Yorkshire town, the wily-widow, Rose, entertains the advances of two dubious suitors. Fuller (Barrie Rutter) is a fabulously rich and morally corrupt banker who woos Rose by parading his wealth whilst hiding a few secrets. Handsome Arthur is much younger and deceitful through and through. He plays Rose for as much money as she can take from Fuller.

    A love triangle then; a deliciously wicked tale of rivalry and greed.

    Throw in a bailiff, a drunkard, a vamp, a second-hand clothes dealer and two upwardly mobile servants, and the complications multiply.  

    Adapted from Alain-Rene Lesage’s savage eighteenth-century comedy Turcaret, Blake Morrison’s For Love or Money is a story of monstrous wealth and whopping lies.

    Rose Theatre Kingston event

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