What's on - May 2018

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  • 9 May 2018 - 23 May 2018Visual Arts/Film


    This May, artist and teacher Linda Griffiths will be hosting an exciting painting holiday on the stunning Greek island of Corfu.

    We paint at some of the most beautiful painting spots across the island, from the peaceful villages of the south in our first week, to the precipitous scenery situated in the north during our second week. We will have daily excursions with private transport whisking us to some of the most desirable painting spots of Corfu, carefully selected to give an array of exciting subject matter. Our holidays are suitable for all levels, and beginners are most welcome. We have 7 or 14 night holidays available, with all accommodation, private excursions and teaching included within the cost.

    For booking enquiries please email: linda@artholidaysabroad.com   Phone: 07738707007

    Full programme and more details available on our website: WWW.ARTHOLIDAYSABROAD.COM 

    Art Holidays Abroad event

  • 12 May 2018 - 28 July 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Art House Open Studios 2018 Group Exhibition 12 May- 28 July

    An exhibition showcasing the work of local artists, craftspeople, artist and community groups taking part in Richmond Upon Thames' annual open studios festival, Art House.

    Art House celebrates the vast creative talent living and working within the borough and between 22 June – 1 July 2018 over 70 artists will be opening up their homes and studios to the public presenting a diverse range of crafts including paintings, photography, jewellery, ceramics and digital art.

    This exhibition offers a taster of what can be experienced during Art House and we encourage visitors to look out for artist’s open studios during the festival weekend.


    London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Arts Service event

  • 21 May 2018 - 25 May 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Student Choreographic Showcase


    Tickets are now on sale for the Rambert School Student Choreographic Showcase. The programme will feature a selection of original choreography from students of this world- leading dance school. Daily performances are at 7.30pm, Monday 21 May to Friday 26 May, at the School’s Anya Linden Studio Theatre, St Margarets.

     Tickets: Full-price £12 / Concessions £7

     For further information and to buy tickets, visit the Rambert School website: www.rambertschool.org.uk

    Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance event

  • 22 May 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Richmond Film Society - Screening of 'Le Havre' (Finland)

    Following the success of its relocation to The Exchange in January, Richmond Film Society has decided to extend its current Season by two films, the second of which is 'Le Havre', the drama/comedy directed by Aki Kaurismäki. RFS is also presenting a special screening of 'The Florida Project' on 12 June as part of the Twickenham Festival.

    When a young African stowaway arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, Marcel, an ageing shoe shiner takes pity on the child and, with the assistance of friendly neighbours and locals, hides him from the police.

    Like ‘The Other Side of Hope’ - which proved hugely popular when screened earlier this Season by RFS - ‘Le Havre’ is another instalment in Kaurismäki’s proposed trilogy about life in port cities. Once again, it deals with immigration and attitudes to refugees but it does so with all of Kaurismäki’s trademark lightness of touch, drollery and deadpan humour. The result is an offbeat, warmhearted and charming film, which garnered fifteen awards worldwide, including at the 2011 Cannes, Chicago and Munich Film Festivals.

    This additional screening and that of 'The Florida Project' are free to all members in appreciation of making the venue transition so successful. Non-member tickets will, as usual, be available for £6 on the door (cash only), in advance via The Exchange’s Box Office on 020 8240 2399 or online via their website at http://exchangetwickenham.co.uk/box-office

    Membership is now open for Season 56, which commences on 18 September 2018. In recognition of the loyalty and support of our members over many years and the substantial growth in our membership and audience figures this Season, the Committee have decided to reduce the membership fee for Season 56 by one third from its current level of £60 and to extend the programme from 15 to 16 films. Accordingly, the cost of membership for next season will be £40, representing an unbeatable bargain of £2.50 per film. The concessionary seasonal membership fee for full-time students in Season 56 will be reduced from £35 to £25

    For further information on membership enrolment or the films, please visit our website athttp://www.richmondfilmsoc.org.uk where a downloadable Membership Form is available, together with a list of the 22 films under consideration for screening in Season 56.

    All are very welcome, so do please join us at The Exchange in September for another great Season of World Cinema.

    Richmond Film Society event

  • 22 May 2018 - 26 May 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    The Chess Player

    Imprisoned in solitary confinement by Nazis, a stolen book of chess games becomes a prisoner’s only way to cling to sanity. Fighting madness, he chooses schizophrenia, surviving by dividing his mind into two feuding chess masters. After his escape, he dares himself to walk the edge of a volcano of madness as he challenges the greatest chess player in the world to a match.  Richard McElvain boldly reimagines Stefan Zweig’s classic in this world premiere. 

    OSO Arts Centre event

  • 22 May 2018Museum/Heritage

    Coach visit to Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent

    Tuesday 22 May 2018.

    Post code is TN15 0RP.

    Further details from the Programme Manager on tel.020 8979 3089, email:


    Richmond Association for the National Trust event

  • 29 May 2018 - 3 June 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    What the Ladybird Heard

    ★★★★★ Netmums
    ★★★★★ 'A witty and wonderful live production' Culture Whisper
    ★★★★ 'A fine, colourful mini-musical' Musical Theatre Review


    Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun!

    Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer's fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all: The Ladybird has a plan of her own!

    Join the woolly sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog in this glittering stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks' colourful farmyard adventure. With live music, puppetry, plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs!

    Recommended for ages 3+.

    Running Time: 55 mins  

    Rose Theatre Kingston event

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