What's on - February 2018

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  • 1 February 2018Museum/Heritage

    Visit to the Garden Museum

    The Garden Museum, 5 Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7LB.

    Please meet at 11am for 11.15 am.

    Contact details: Programme Manager on tel: 020 8979 3089; email: b.weisblatt@btinternet.com

    Richmond Association for the National Trust event

  • 3 February 2018Literature/Talks/Walks

    Social lunch

    All Hallow's Church Hall, Erncroft Way, Twickenham.

    Lunch followed by a talk.

    Please meet at 12.30pm for 1pm.

    Contact details: Programme Manager on tel: 020 8979 3089; email: b.weisblatt@btinternet.com

    Richmond Association for the National Trust event

  • 3 February 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Lynn Ruth Miller: Ageing is Amazing

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    Enjoy comedy at its naked best in this 50 minute travesty of song and dance featuring Lynn Ruth Miller. This is musical comedy at its worst proving that even though your body parts drop to your ankles, they still can move with enough zest raise an eyebrow if nothing else
    “This show is an act of belated rebellion against the invisibility of older people, deriding the nursing-home mentality and celebrating the joys of Spandex and sparkle. Any stand-up, though providing her with this definite point of view, now plays second fiddle to the set-piece song-and-dance numbers.” – Steve Bennett, Chortle

    OSO Arts Centre event

  • 3 February 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    TTC Open Morning

    Hampton Hill Theatre throws its doors open from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm for members of the public to have a tour of the building and find out more about Teddington Theatre Club.  Come and have a look behind the scenes and after we show you round, have a cup of tea or coffee with members of the Club, who will be on hand to answer all your questions about the theatre and the Club - whether you want to find out more about taking part in our productions or attending our shows as a member of the audience. 

    Teddington Theatre Club event

  • 4 February 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Landmark Spring Wedding Fair

    An essential date in the diary for brides and grooms-to-be seeking inspiration for their perfect day. Over 50 hand-picked creative and desirable wedding suppliers will be exhibiting, sharing their expertise and advice on how to make your big day unique both for you and your guests. Visitors will also be treated to two fashion shows during the day, featuring stunning bridal gowns and the latest in bridesmaid fashion. 


    Admission: £4 / £3 concessions / LAC members & U16s free

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 5 February 2018Literature/Talks/Walks

    Borough of Twickenham Local History Society

    Normansfield archivist Ian Jone-Healey talks to members and guests of the Borough of Twickenham Local History Society about Dr John Langdon and the hospital he set up in Teddington.

    Twickenham (Borough) Local History Society event

  • 6 February 2018Literature/Talks/Walks

    Paul Gaugin – Genius or Madman?

    Drinks from 7pm. One-hour lecture at 8pm.

    Based on the ideas of Impressionism, Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) pushed the style from appearance to experience and from an art of the eye to an art of the mind. In order to achieve his new Post-Impressionism, Gauguin left the over-refinement of Western civilization behind for the more ‘primitive’ environments of the South Seas where he evolved a non-naturalistic, enigmatic vision of the world with a strong emphasis on colour, a powerful impact on Matisse. Which aspect of his teacher’s prediction is true then: “This boy will be either a genius or a madman”?

    Lecturer's Profile
    Eveline Eaton, BA Hons Courtauld Institute; Diploma:Study Centre for the History of Fine & Decorative Arts. Freelance lecturer in Fine Arts and tour guide to Berlin, Dresden and Munich. Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dresden Trust.

    The Arts Society Richmond event

  • 6 February 2018 - 10 February 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Liberty Hall

    In a bid to impress his new American girlfriend Zoe, Tom decides to pass off Ashworth Hall, a delightful country house hotel, as his ancestral home. Zoe’s thrilled to be invited. What could possibly go wrong? Well, Tom’s scary ex might turn up, and Zoe’s even scarier father… and there’s an irate teacher on the loose in the rose garden.
    Don’t miss this sparkling new farce, guaranteed to make you laugh out loud.
    ‘Full of joie de vivre – just what an audience needs… a genuinely happy, good-hearted evening’

    Developed at Actors & Writers London, London’s longest-running professional play-reading forum.

    OSO Arts Centre event

  • 9 February 2018 - 17 February 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

    Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller starring Phil Daniels (Les Miserables, This House, EastEnders) as the eponymous character, tells the gripping tale of Dr Jekyll and his alter-ego Mr Hyde.

    During one of his audacious experiments trying to separate good from evil in human nature, the kind and gifted Dr Jekyll inadvertently unleashes an alternate personality of pure evil… the mysterious Mr Hyde.

    As this sinister and ominous figure starts causing havoc around the foggy streets of London, the physician’s friends and fiancée grow increasingly worried about him. Jekyll must race to find a cure for his monstrous alter-ego before it takes over for good.

    Directed by former Rose Artistic Director Stephen Unwin (The Lady from the Sea and Hay Fever) and adapted by Tony Award-winning David Edgar (Continental DivideWitten on the Heart and Playing with Fire), Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde is a Rose co-production with Touring Consortium Theatre Company.

    Rose Theatre Kingston event

  • 10 February 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Paddington's First Concert

    Chamberhouse Winds perform Herbert Chappell’s delightful piece, "Paddington’s First Concert", specially arranged for wind quintet and narrator, which follows Paddington to his first classical concert - with disastrous results! Bring your own bear along too and enjoy other fun works for families including "Concerto for Hosepipe" and The Teddy Bears’ Picnic. Suitable for ages 5+. Running time 60 mins.

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

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 10 February 2018Music/Gigs

    Tchaikovsky and Rossini: The Mozart Effect!

    Opera Foundry's Artistic Director, Richard Cartmale takes you on a journey through some of the less obvious areas of Mozart's influence on the music of the Western World. In the process, you can hear both the serious and the playful aspects of Rossini alongside Mozarts three great DaPonte Operas, as well as experiencing  some of Tchaikovsky's direct references to the great Austrian prodigy.  

    There is even a rare opportunity to hear the love duet from the Opera of Romeo And Juliet  that Tchaikovsky sketched, but never completed.

    With Sarah Quantrell (Piano) and 14 selected soloists from Opera Foundry's Advanced Singer Development Programme


    Opera Foundry continues with its mission to bring musical performances of uncompromising quality to the concert platform, showcasing the accomplishments of our performers in some of the most iconic music in the Opera-House Repertoire.

     

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    Opera Foundry event

  • 10 February 2018Choral/Choirs

    Come & Sing Workshop

    Saturday 10 February 2018 Join Teddington Choral & Sam Evans for a lively Come & Sing Day 

    Teddington Baptist Church, TW11 8PF.  10 am Registration. 10:30-5pm

    Performance, Vocal Technique Skills & Using  Haydn’s St Nicholas & Theresa Masses (scores) available.

     

    £15 for TCS members, £20 for non members . Cheques payable to Teddington Choral Society

    Additional private 25-minute singing lesson with Vocal Coaches: Kerry McDonnough & Alastair Brookshaw (apply asap cost-an extra £25- a second cheque please in case all the 1:1 sessions are taken)

    For enquiries , more details or BACS details please use  e mail : infoteddchoral@gmail.com

    Postal:  TCS Secretary

    19 Tudor Gardens  Twickenham TWI 4LE

    Teddington Choral Society event

  • 11 February 2018Music/Gigs

    Joseph Spooner & Nicola Garty - Classics in the Afternoon Series

    Joseph Spooner (cello) and Nicola Garty (piano) present a programme of beautiful and fascinating works, including the great Sonata no. 1 by Brahms. Joseph has performed around the world and is an established recording artist specialising in lesser-known repertoire. As a pianist Nicola appears primarily as a chamber musician, but she also  has a parallel career as a violinist and teacher.

    Tickets: 13.50 adults / £12.50 concs / £11.50 series discount & LAC Members

    Classics in the Afternoon

    A short series of intimate Sunday afternoon concerts featuring four groups of outstanding chamber musicians. Ticket price includes tea and cake and if you book two or more concerts you’ll receive a series discount.

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 12 February 2018 - 17 February 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Dance competitons 2018

    Adjudicator Nathan James

    Richmond upon Thames Performing Arts Festival event

  • 12 February 2018 - 16 February 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Walter and Maisy Have A Very Long Day

    In the tiny fishing village of Little Impish, men and women go out early in their boats to make their living. The locals grow up with the sea and are used to the water. All except Walter Coggs, that is. He doesn’t like the water. He prefers jobs on land. In fact, in an average day, he has many different jobs in the village. Walter’s best friend Maisy Milton, who is the teacher at the local school, decides to help Walter with his milk-round, but from then on the two of them have more adventures than they expected.

    Interrupt the Routine bring their children’s show, which will go to the 2018 Edinburgh Festival, to Barnes as part of a co-production between the OSO Arts Centre and the Castlenau Community Centre.
    Suitable for ages 4-7 year but younger children welcome.

    OSO Arts Centre event

  • 13 February 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society – screening of 'Graduation' (Romania)

    PLEASE NOTE OUR CHANGE OF VENUE. From January 2018, we shall be screening all our films at 'The Exchange', a new community facility opposite Twickenham Station. Its address is The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BE.

    Its amenites include a very comfortable, tiered 300 seat theatre, an onsite bar and a cafe. Our first screening at our new venue will be on 16 January, 2018.

    in 'Graduation', Cristian Mungiu examines the corrupt underbelly of Romanian society through the travails and moral conflicts facing a respected doctor. When his daughter suffers a debilitating assault the day before her critical final examinations, his moral world view is put to the test: just how many strings is he prepared to pull to ensure that she makes the grade ? 

    Tickets on the night for non-members are £6 (£4 full-time students) and all are very welcome. Please come along and join us at The Exchange.

    Richmond Film Society event

  • 13 February 2018 - 16 February 2018Museum/Heritage

    Family February Half-Term Workshops - Museum of Richmond: Victorian Decoupage

    Discover more about the delightful craft of decoupage and create your own example to take home.


    £4 per child (plus booking fee), children  must be accompanied by an adult at all times


    CLICK HERE TO BOOK

     

    Museum of Richmond event

  • 16 February 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Arts Richmond Painting Exhibition - Works on Canvas and Paper

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    An Arts Richmond event

  • 17 February 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Embrace Tango

    Join us for a day of dance, music, art, sculpture and dance performance organised in association with Freedom Tango. Tango is fun, good for health and an excellent way of meeting new people It can be danced at any age and you don’t need to come with a partner! There will be free beginners’ sessions throughout the day, a guitar workshop, demonstrations, live music and an exhibition of tango inspired art. Plus a chance to buy tango shoes and dancewear. Supported by the Gosling Foundation.

    Free Event

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 17 February 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    James Phelan: Trickster

    James Phelan presents his unique magical prank show that is both jaw-dropping and laugh out loud funny. A night of light entertainment described as extraordinary and legendary.
    A night of magic in a show where anything can happen – and quite often does. People are tricked, phones are destroyed, needles are swallowed- no-one is safe.
    Nephew of the late Paul Daniels, James has been storming it online in the last twelves month.
    Don’t miss this unique night of hilarious mind-blowing entertainment.

    OSO Arts Centre event

  • 20 February 2018 - 27 March 2018Literature/Talks/Walks

    Art History Lectures: Masterpiece A Week (Block 2)

    To tie in with the exhibition 'Water Water Everywhere', we have a six-part lecture series featuring masterpieces, all focusing on the theme of water.

    Dates:

    20 February - Van de Velde's Seascapes

    27 February - Turner's water colours

    06 March - The Great Wave of Kanagawa

    13 March - Monet's Lillie Ponds

    20 March - Singer Sargent's water Colours

    27 March - Antony Gormley's water sculptures

    1 - 2.30pm in the Coach House.

    Price: £72 for series / £15 for drop in (10% discount for Richmond Card holders).

    Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

  • 21 February 2018 - 28 March 2018Visual Arts/Film

    The Painting Class: Block 2 Water, Acrylics

    Inspired by our 'Water Water Everywhere' exhibition in the Stables Gallery from 25 January to 8 April, this course will teach you about colour, mark and gesture. Suitable for all levels, beginners welcome.

    • Date: Wednesdays 21 and 28 February, 7, 14, 21 and 28 March 2018
    • Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
    • Location: Stables Gallery
    • Price: £180 for the course, including materials (10% discount for Richmond Card holders)

    Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

  • 22 February 2018Literature/Talks/Walks

    Lecture on Victorian Leisure and Pleasure

    Lecture on Victorian Leisure and Pleasure by Ian Bevan.

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

  • 22 February 2018 - 17 March 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Curtains

    Ida’s family is throwing her a tea party for her eighty-sixth birthday. Their efforts to be cheerful and make the event a success verge on the desperate. Ida is racked with pain and feels she has lived too long. As the rather laboured celebrations go on, her third daughter Susan returns unexpectedly after an absence of 25 years.

    Tensions immediately flare between the sisters, whilst Ida struggles to even recognise her. As the party comes to an end, the family disperse leaving Katherine remembering the pact she made with Ida not to let her suffer into old age… When the family returns, old prejudices and rivalries are forced into the open in a hilariously painful and moving picture of a family in turmoil.

    Last performed in 1987, Curtains won Stephen Bill the London Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright.
    The play is directed by the Royal Court’s former Associate Director, Lindsay Posner, whose theatre credits include Abigail’s PartyThe End of Longing, Hay Fever and Relatively Speaking.

    Rose Theatre Kingston event

  • 22 February 2018 - 23 February 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Schutte the Unromantic

    A storytelling comedy show written and performed by Funny Women Finalist Katy Schutte (Happily Never After/Knightmare Live/Who Ya Gonna Call?).
    Katy is not a romantic. This is the story of her trying to find love despite freezing up at chocolates, serenades and thoughtful surprises. For the record, Katy is perfectly happy to put Baby in a corner.

    OSO Arts Centre event

  • 24 February 2018Literature/Talks/Walks

    The History of Normansfield's Buildings

    Saturday, 24 February 2018 from 11am to 12midday

    ADMISSION:  FREE - No need to pre-book

    A talk about the development of the buildings at Normansfield from 1868 until 2016 using maps, architectural drawings and photographs.

    The museum is open until 5pm (entry is FREE - donations are requested)

    (Normansfield was the home and institution developed by the famous Victorian physician Dr John Langdon Down and his family where a revolutionary and enlightened approach was developed for the care, education and training of people with learning disabilities).

    Langdon Down Centre event

  • 24 February 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Roger McGough and LiTTLe MACHiNE

    Roger’s new show with Walter, Steve & Chris of LiTTLe MACHiNe features a fine selection of vintage, classic & surprising poems set to music. It’s a gala gig that’s been making waves at Literary Festivals up and down the country!

    “The Patron Saint of Poetry” (Carol Ann Duffy)
    “Liverpool’s own Poet Laureate” (Daily Post)
    “…wry, sharp and commanding as ever” (Greg Freeman: Write Out Loud)

    OSO Arts Centre event

  • 25 February 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    La Boheme

    Sunday, 25 February 2018 at 7.30pm

    Tickets:  £20 (adults ) and £16 (Concessions)

    Villa Incanto are back at Normansfield Theatre performing Puccini's masterpiece La Boheme, which is justifiably one of the world's most enduringly popular operas with memorable tunes telling stories of love and romance in the Parisian art world.  This is the sweet but tragic tale of the pretty flower girl Mimi with her beloved poet Rodolfo and \lso of the whimsical and charming Musetta with the painter Marcello.

    Tickets can be purchased online at www.langdondowncentre.org.uk or at 0333 1212 300.

    Langdon Down Centre event

  • 25 February 2018Music/Gigs

    Trifarious - Classics in the Afternoon Series

    Trifarious is Tim Redpath (clarinet/bass clarinet), Rachel Calaminus (violin/viola) and Nadine André (piano), who together fuse classical, jazz and world influences into a diverse instrumental combination. Breaking away from the standard trio format, Trifarious sets out to broaden the spectrum of the trio genre. Their acclaimed debut CD ‘Russian Roulette’ was released in June 2015, and their second album will be released in 2018. 

    Tickets: £13.50 adults / £12.50 concs / £11.50 series discount & LAC Members

    Classics in the Afternoon

    A short series of intimate Sunday afternoon concerts featuring four groups of outstanding chamber musicians. Ticket price includes tea and cake and if you book two or more concerts you’ll receive a series discount.

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 27 February 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society – screening of 'Men and Chicken' (Denmark)

    PLEASE NOTE OUR CHANGE OF VENUE. From January 2018, we shall be screening all our films at 'The Exchange', a new community facility opposite Twickenham Station. Its address is The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BE.

    Its amenites include a very comfortable, tiered 300 seat theatre, an onsite bar and a cafe. Our first screening at our new venue will be on 16 January, 2018.

    'Men and Chicken' is a Danish comedy of an unusual and dysfunctional family reunion and the revelation of more than just one skeleton in the closet. When two brothers return to their family home after their father's death they meet their estranged siblings, with funny and bizarre consequences.

    Tickets on the night for non-members are £6 (£4 full-time students) and all are very welcome. Please come along and join us at The Exchange.

    Richmond Film Society event

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