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    • 23 January 2018 - 6 February 2018Literature/Talks/Walks

      Art History Lectures: History of Collecting & Collections (Block 1)

      This three-part lecture series on the history of collecting objects, displaying them, and sharing them with a public, covering the Renaissance to the present day.



      The series will include cabinets of curiosity, collections put together by artists, and ways in which museums have chosen to put their collections on display.




      • Date: Tuesdays 23 January (Cabinets of Curiosity), 31 January (History of Public Gallery and Museum), 6 February (Contemporary Artist Collectors) 2018

      • Time: 1 to 2.30pm

      • Location: Coach House, Orleans House Gallery

      • Price: £36 for the full series or £15 per drop-in session (10% off for Richmond Card holders)



      Please book online.


      Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

    • 23 January 2018 - 3 July 2018Literature/Talks/Walks

      Weekly, Author-led, Royal Literary Fund sponsored Reading Group

      Let literature inspire you in 2018!  Read, share and discuss short stories, poetry, scripts, essays and articles with like-minded people in a 90 minute, weekly group.  Be introduced to new writers and new forms.  Led by a local author and sponsored by the Royal Literary Fund.  Meets during school terms.    No advance preparation required.  Up to 12 places available free of charge.  Anyone with an interest in the written word is very welcome.  Register your interest and found out more at: www.richmondreadinground.com


      Richmond Reading Round event

    • 24 January 2018Literature/Talks/Walks

      Gillian Slovo: 10 Days; How I got there and what I was aiming to do

      Gillian Slovo, novelist, playwright and former President of the English branch of PEN, will speak about her novel, a political thriller based on the riots of 2011.


      Barnes Literary Society event

    • 25 January 2018Literature/Talks/Walks

      Lecture on the Eloping Heiresses of Osterley

      Lecture on the Eloping Heiresses of Osterley by Wendy Sim.



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



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



      For further details please contact the Programme Manager on tel. 0208 979 3089, email: b.weisblatt@btinternet.com.


      Richmond Association for the National Trust event

    • 30 January 2018 - 24 April 2018Literature/Talks/Walks

      Creating Writing: Painting to Paper

      Develop your creative writing and learn how to generate inspiration from poetry, gallery exhibitions and even the world around us. This term we will be using the following exhibitions to generate ideas and stories:




      • A Collector's Lot: Richmond Borough Art Collection and its Creators

      • Water Water Everywhere: foundation Gallery

      • Art & Soul: Kaleidoscope



      Sessions will focus on developing a creative dialogue between the writer and the art work, based on a series of writing exercises and responses to the exhibition.



      London poet, Agnieszka Studzinska has an MA in Creative Writing from the UEA, and is currently working towards her PhD at Royal Holloway. Her first debut collection, Snow Calling was shortlisted for the London New Poetry Award 2010. Beginners of all abilities are welcome.



      30 January, 20 February, 13 March, 24 April



      10am - 12pm in the Stables/Main Gallery



      Price: £25 per session including materials/£22.50 for Richmond Card holders



      Capacity: 8 - Please book online


      Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

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