What's on today
Friday 20 April 2018
Baby Mindful is a brand new FREE course of Mindfulness for bumps and babies.
New parents and their babies (pre-walking), and soon to be parents and their bumps can join us in the calming gallery space on Mondays when it is closed to the public, where we will welcome you into a fully baby friendly space to:
- Enjoy quiet, quality time with your baby to enhance bonding and promote calm.
- Learn mindfulness techniques to promote relaxation for you and your baby and encourage you to feel calm and grounded here, and at home.
- Try mindful mark making techniques, and engage with the visual and emotional impact of the exhibitions.
- Learn coping, calming and focusing techniques to help focus on the here and now.
- Meet other local new parents – each session will end with a social lunchtime.
Monday 27th November (pilot session)
Monday 11th December (pilot session)
Monday 29th January
Monday 26th February
Monday 26th March
Monday 30th April
Monday 21st May
Monday 25th June
Monday 30th July
- The gallery is fully accessible to buggies and there is free parking onsite.
- There are baby change facilities on site and a calming feeding area will be available for those who would like one.
- Tea and coffee will be provided.
- Please bring a packed lunch if you would like to stay for the social at the end. Please note that the onsite cafe is temporarily closed.
- Previous artistic experience, or experience of mindfulness is not necessary.
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
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
Pall Mall Art Tour
Take an intimate art tour of London’s diverse galleries, examining art and antiques up close with input from gallery staff, and hear the history of public art on Pall Mall.
Over a cup of tea or coffee at St. James's Caffè, you can hear the story of how the London public first gained access to the masterworks of Europe and learned to love their own painters. Images of Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, playboy miniaturist Richard Cosway and the Boydell Shakespeare Gallery compete with those of the cartoonist James Gillray and Emma Hamilton in the Temple of Hymen. It all happened in London’s elegant St. James’s, where the nouveau riche sought to join the ranks of the aristocracy in the new auction house of James Christie, hoping to acquire the possessions of the dead, bankrupt and sometimes disgraced.
This introduction will be followed by a stroll around King, Duke, Bury and Ryder streets, where we will visit a variety of art and antiques galleries which house everything from medieval paintings, Renaissance armour, 16th-century Turkish tiles, 17th-century Italian paintings, 18th-century British porcelain and maps, 19th-century French bronze sculpture and Impressionist paintings to contemporary paintings, 20th-and-21st-century political cartoons, prints and children’s book illustrations. The gallery staff will be expecting us and, if possible, will take a few minutes to explain some of the art or antiques on display. Time permitting, we could stop in at Christie’s along the way or go to Mason’s Yard to consider the Indica gallery’s past and what’s on at Jay Jopling’s White Cube.
The Pall Mall Art Tour is available most Thursdays at 2:30 pm, and lasts just over 2 ½ hours
Limited group size, so prebooking is essential!
Please no rucksacks.
Draw from a life model under the guidance of an artist and learn simple and effective techniques to develop and enhance your drawings. All abilities welcome.
- Date: Thursdays 25 January, 22 February, 22 March, 26 April 2018
- Time: 7 to 9.30pm
- Location: Coach House, Orleans House Gallery
- Price: £120 for series or £30 per workshop including materials (10% discount for Richmond Card holders)
Original Prints Exhibition
remembering Felicity…Thursday Printmakers
An exhibition of original prints by artist printmakers at RHACC
etchings, lithographs, linocuts, screenprints, collagraphs, monoprints
Felicity Lywood was a ‘Thursday printmaker’ at Richmond Adult Community College. She died in April 2017 after a short illness. The head of art at Richmond School of Art offered us an exhibition to showcase a selection of her work, as a tribute to her and to the many many years she was a printmaker at the school, along side a selection of work by our current Printmakers.
Private View Wednesday 18th April 6-8pm
Much Ado About Nothing
To mark the Rose's 10th anniversary, we are thrilled to present a major revival of Shakespeare's masterpiece, Much Ado About Nothing, starring celebrated actress and TV presenter Mel Giedroyc alongside John Hopkins (Midsomer Murders, Poldark) as feuding lovers Beatrice and Benedick.
Don Pedro is victorious. The turf war in the city is won and the Mafia overlord brings his entourage to Messina, a luxury spa
hotel deep in the Sicilian hills, to hide out, recover and party. While Leonato, the hotel owner, fawns over his clan boss, his daughter, Hero, wins the heart of the Don’s young protégé. Meanwhile, Beatrice, the no-nonsense, customer-experience manager, has unfinished business to see to with Benedick, Pedro’s commitment-phobic consigliere. But when Hero is disgraced, the party is over, love turns to hatred and new battle lines are drawn.
Beneath its witty surface, Much Ado About Nothing is a powerful exploration of the struggle for love, identity and self-knowledge in a male-dominated world – as relevant today as ever. Our production will use Shakespeare’s language in a sharp contemporary setting that not only offers glorious opportunities for physical comedy amid the furnishings of a spa hotel but also provides a social context that enhances the darker themes in this timeless comic gem.
Starring Mel Giedroyc as Beatrice, Much Ado About Nothing is a Rose co-production with Granville & Parham Productions and Antic Face. A household name for her television presenting and comedy work, Mel’s theatre credits include Luce (Southwark Playhouse), Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour (UK Tour), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Playhouse Theatre), Eurobeat (Novello) and New Boy(Trafalgar Studios).
Rose Theatre Kingston event
Another in our series of events to celebrate talented local musical performers, following last year’s successful concert.
Acts are currently being confirmed.
OSO Arts Centre event
Octagon Club is our weekly art club for young people with disabilities and additional needs aged 11 to 17. The club meets in the Coach House at Orleans House Gallery.
Richmond’s history is not just about kings and queens living in royal palaces. What was it like to be poor and destitute? What help was there and on what terms? Come and find out what life was like for Richmond’s poorest residents at the Museum of Richmond’s Poverty exhibition.
Behind the handsome Georgian façade, the Richmond Workhouse, and many others, divided families and expected inmates to complete often hard and monotonous tasks.
Older residents may have been helped by the numerous almshouses of Richmond. However, a set of strict rules, on display in the exhibition, shows how regimented life in the almshouses were.
The exhibition displays the 1886 Richmond Union Workhouse Plan for the first time at the Museum.
Alongside the almshouses and workhouses, the exhibition looks at the individuals and charities who worked to alleviate the suffering of the poor. Richmond’s continued philanthropic spirit is highlighted through the charities which continue to offer support today.
This timely and relevant exhibition exploring poverty and homelessness will engage visitors with a different side of Richmond’s history. It also brings these issues up to date in relation to the charities that call Richmond home today.
The exhibition has been supported by The Richmond Parish Lands Charity, the Richmond Charities, Barnes Workhouse Fund and a number of generous individual donations.
Museum of Richmond event
Early Bird Guided Tour
Enjoy the peacefulness of Walpole's villa before it opens to the public and find out more about its history, architecture and restoration.
Book your tickets here