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  • 15 July 2019 - 20 July 2019Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Much Ado About Nothing

    True love? True hate? Mistaken Identities?  Much Ado About Nothing  takes us through the twists and turns of comedy and romance as only Shakespeare can. The troops return home to the women they left behind. But as mischief and villainy intervene, will true love survive? This much loved classic ‘battle of the sexes’ is one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies, from barbed wit to bumbling policemen. Come along and find out if Cupid’s arrows strike true.

    www.richmondshakespeare.org.uk

    Richmond Shakespeare Society event

  • Landscape of Fancy: The gardens and their grottos

    What happened to grottos after their celebrated popularity in Ancient Greece? They were certainly not forgotten amongst the mist of time. These fantastical caves were later on brought back to life in the context of the landscape garden.

    The poet Alexander Pope, who moved to his new residence in Twickenham in 1719, was one of the first ones to build a grotto in England. He took such a fancy for it, that he spent more than 20 years working on and altering it!
    But this is not the only grotto in the city.

    Join Art Historian and Artist Florencia Nannetti  for a talk to learn more about the garden grottos and their fascinating secrets.

    For more information on Grottos Talks series or to book, please visit orleanshousegallery.org or call 0208 831 6000.

    Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

  • 20 July 2019 - 11 July 2019Drama/Dance/Musicals

    The Three Pigs and The Wolf plus Captain Grimey

    The Three Pigs and The Wolf is a lively show that breathes new life into these well-known characters - each of the pigs has an air of mischief and naivety, while the wicked wolf has just a hint of a wry smile.

    Captain Grimey is the dirtiest, most miserable, one-legged sea captain in the world. It is not until the golden Dolphin befriends him, and helps him to see the error of his ways, that he becomes Captain Shiney and finds true happiness, in this humorous morality tale.

    Puppet Theatre Barge event

  • Bishopsgate Swing

    Swing Out at Bishopsgate!

    Join us at the wonderful Great Hall in the Bishopsgate Institute, a hidden gem with a huge ballroom in the heart of London. Bishopsgate Swing is a month event with a live swing band and vintage DJs plus a free taster swing lesson at the start of the evening. Plus a FREE cloakroom for your belongings.

    Schedule:
    Taster class: 6:30pm-7pm
    Social dancing: 7pm-10:30pm

    Cost:
    £10 in advance (£8 students), £15 on the door

    Tickets:
    Tickets can be purchased via the Bishopsgate Institute website here . Tickets are available online until 4:59pm on the day of the event. You can collect your tickets on the door if purchasing less than five days in advance.

    Swing Patrol event

  • Swing Patrol Wimbledon

    CLASSES

    Our classes run every Monday. There is a beginners class at 7:15pm and a Level 2 class from 8:45pm with social dancing in between, in the beautiful Hillside Hall taught by the wonderful Ieva and James.

    7:15-8:15pm: Level 1 – Beginner swing dance class
    Our beginners class always assumes no prior knowledge, so absolute beginners are welcome to join us any week. There’s no need to book in advance or bring a partner. Just arrive ready for some fun!

    8:15-8:30pm: Social dancing!

    8:30-9:30pm: Level 2 – Intermediate class
    When you start feeling confident in Level 1 – this is the class for you! You have probably been to your first social dance by now and will have made it all the way through at least one whole song. As well as looking at fancy moves there will be styling, variations and plenty of tips to help you lead, follow and really dance to the music. Ideally you will have done at least one 10 week beginner cycle and covered all the footwork patterns that we teach at Level 1 (Lindy hop with kicks or triple steps and 1930s Charleston).

    Taking more than one class on the same evening? Your second class is half price — just £5!

     

    Swing Patrol event

  • The Imagined Grotto: Grottos in literature, painting and film

    A hiding space for the prosecuted, a spot for magical powers to unravel, the resting place of a cursed treasure and much more.

    Grottos have permeated the imagination beyond the garden, making their way to become a fundamental element in the visual arts, including paintings, illustrations, popular movies, and renowned writings.

    This talk, delivered by Art Historian and Artist Florencia Nannetti explores the multiple representations of grottos and the many ingenious ways in which these natural caves have provided the perfect setting for a myriad of stories.

    For more information on Grottos Talks series or to book, please visit orleanshousegallery.org or call 0208 831 6000.

     

    Image: Pan's Labyrinth 2006

    Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

  • 24 July 2019 - 28 July 2019Music/Gigs

    Surbiton Summer Salons - week pass

    The Week Pass grants access to all concerts, workshops, and talks throughout the week of the Surbiton Summer Salons.  

    Tickets available from www.SurbitonSalons.com.

    Full programme:

    Wednesday 24th July

    CONCERT PERFORMANCE - Songs of Pleasant Glee

    19:30

    Charles MacDougall, tenor
    Gavin Cranmer-Moralee, baritone
    Robert Mingay-Smith, piano

    For the opening concert of our 2019 festival, Surbiton Salons regulars Charles MacDougall (Tenor) and Robert Mingay-Smith (Piano) are joined by Gavin Cranmer-Moralee (Baritone) for a charming programme of duets about spring, romance, love, lust, and sleep by composers such as Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams, Quilter, Howells and others.

    Thursday 25th July

    CONCERT PERFORMANCE - The Faithful Shepherdess

    19:30

    Ceruleo 

    John Fletchers The Faithful Shepherdess was premiered in 1608 and is the first example of Fletchers influential definition of tragicomedy. The tales heroine is Clorin, a virgin shepherdess and skilled healer who lives in solitude near the grave of her first love. During the course of the play various couples are thrown into emotional turmoil and Clorin heals and reconciles them. 

    In this programme, Ceruleo explore the themes of love and loss in The Faithful Shepherdess, interspersing extracts from Fletchers play with music from Monteverdis Seventh Book of Madrigals and his contemporaries, including Notari, Frescobaldi, Rossi and Luzzaschi.

    Friday 26th July

    TALK - Jane Austen:  Manners are more important than laws: Edmund Burke

    Liz Magennis, retired English teacher

    The 18th Century was a period of momentous change; societal ideas, attitudes and behaviour made seismic shifts. In the midst of this, Jane Austen exploited the novel as a tool for stability. Join us for this enriching talk by English teacher and co-founder of the Surbiton Summer Salons with musical examples from Charles MacDougall and Robert Mingay-Smith.

    CONCERT PERFORMANCE - As You Like It

    19:30

    Nicky Spence, tenor
    Dylan Perez, piano

    Internationally celebrated artists Nicky Spence (tenor) and Dylan Perez (piano) take us on a musical journey of Shakespeare Songs set by a diverse and eclectic range of composers from Purcell and Haydn, through to Britten, Quilter, Tippett and John Dankworth, via Bush and Schubert.

    Saturday 27th July

    TALK - Uniformly Elegant

    11:00

    Christine Housden, retired Textile Conservator
    Judith Mead, retired theatre & TV designer

    An 'Austen'-tatious event!  You are invited to join Mrs Kitty Woodcock & Captain John Swayne as they dress for a stroll through Georgian Bath. This lively talk will feature two actors being dressed in Jane Austen era costumes generously donated by the West of England Costume Society (WECS). Youll have a chance to see these fine costumes up close whilst Christine provides interesting and enriching commentary on the fabrics, manufacturing process, and fashion trends of the time.

    WORKSHOP - The Beat Goes On

    14:30

    Alua Nascimento 

    Stomping, clapping, slapping and everything in between  this dynamic, high energy workshop will explore the use of the body as a percussive and vocal instrument. 

    The session will feature a range of rhythmic warm ups, Afro-Brazilian grooves and vocal / percussive routines. Led by ex-STOMP cast member Alua Nascimento (Beat Goes On), this will be an invigorating workshop suitable for all, regardless of prior musical experience.

    CONCERT PERFORMANCE - The Naked Pianist

    19:30

    Emmanuel Vass

    Drawing from his frequent ClassicFM broadcasts, and 3rd album, "The Naked Pianist", Emmanuel's concert programme weaves together popular classics by composers such as Bach, Debussy, Rachmaninov, and Chopin.

    Sunday 28th July 2019

    WORKSHOP - Taking the Sting out of Shakespeare

    11:00

    Anne-Marie Piazza, actress

    Taking the sting out of Shakespeare. A lively exploration of Shakespeares Sonnets taking the verse off the page and bringing it fully to life. This session will incorporate techniques used in professional theatre with playful exercises to try and demystify and untangle the Bard. Come with a sense of fun and a willingness to put the text through its paces.

    WORKSHOP - Jazz Choral Workshop

    14:30

    Emily Dickens, soprano
    Michael Horner, jazz pianist

    Explore the different vocal colours, techniques and instrumental sounds fundamental in creating exciting a cappella in this workshop with versatile soprano and musical director Emily Dickens. Learn how to underpin the ensemble as the bass, establish a groove, approach stylistic vocal percussion and harmonise with beautiful blend through interesting, challenging and fun arrangements. Together with Emily, participants will develop a piece of jazz for performance that evening with the jazz band at the closing concert of the Salons. Expect to walk away singing!

    CONCERT PERFORMANCE - Closing Jazz Concert

    19:30

    Michael Horner, jazz pianist
    Michael Horner Quartet
    Participants from the afternoon workshop

    Our closing performance of the festival will be a light-hearted and up-beat exploration of jazz classics, featuring a performance of the piece of music devised during the afternoon workshop participants.  Come and enjoy a relaxed evening of music to celebrate the end of the Surbiton Salons.

    Surbiton Salons event

  • 24 July 2019Music/Gigs

    Surbiton Summer Salons: Songs of Pleasant Glee

    CONCERT

    Tickets:
    £25 (general admission)
    Available from www.surbitonsalons.com

    Charles MacDougall, tenor
    Gavin Cranmer-Moralee, baritone
    Robert Mingay-Smith, piano

    For the opening concert of our 2019 festival, Surbiton Salons regulars Charles MacDougall (Tenor) and Robert Mingay-Smith (Piano) are joined by Gavin Cranmer-Moralee (Baritone) for a charming programme of duets about spring, romance, love, lust, and sleep by composers such as Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams, Quilter, Howells and others.

    Surbiton Salons event

  • 25 July 2019Music/Gigs

    ZOOT MONEY'S BIG ROLL BAND

    Zoot Money has been a formidable contributor to the British music scene maintaining a career as a classic RnB singer and keyboard player.
    He began his early career fusing RnB with jazz when he teamed up with guitarist Andy Summers (Police), tenor sax player Nick Newall and drummer Colin Allen to form The Big Roll Band, bringing a fresh sound to the RnB scene.  Since his early days with Alexis Korner, Zoot has featured with The Animals and the Alan Price Band plus its offshoot, The Electric Blues Company.  In recent years he's played in partnership with (amongst many others), Spencer Davis and the late Dick Heckstall-Smith, as well as Georgie Fame and Mick Taylor.  Zoot's songwriting credits include songs for Lulu and Long John Baldry, as well as Jimmy Witherspoon (It Never Rains But It Pours).  Zoot produced the Tutti Frutti album from the television series of the same name in 1985 - the show which launched the careers of Robbie Coltran and Emma Thompson.  More recently, Zoot produced Ruby Turner's album, 'Call Me By My Name' and Woodstock Taylor's debut CD Road Movie.
    Zoot has regularly been seen on our TV screens.  In addition to many commercials, he has appeared in Eastenders, London’s Burning, The Bill, The Professionals, The Piglet Files and Get Back (the BBC series that featured Ray Winstone in his only sitcom).
    Tonight's Big Roll Band line-up is Zoot Money on Hammond and Korg M 1 piano, Nick Payn on tenor sax, flute and harmonica, Ronnie Johnson on guitar, Jeff Allen on drums and Kenny Wilson on bass.
    Zoot's huge talent continues to bring his own blend of experience and fun to entertain and amuse you and we are proud to be welcoming him to the Eel Pie Club.  Advance: £16 (£14 Members). ALL TICKETS £19 CASH ON DOOR IF STILL AVAILABLE.

    Eel Pie Club event

  • 25 July 2019Music/Gigs

    Surbiton Summer Salons: The Faithful Shepherdess

    CONCERT

    Tickets:
    £25 (general admission)
    Available from www.surbitonsalons.com

    Ceruleo, early music ensemble

    In this programme, Ceruleo explore the themes of love and loss in The Faithful Shepherdess, interspersing extracts from Fletcher’s play with music from Monteverdi’s Seventh Book of Madrigals and his contemporaries, including Notari, Frescobaldi, Rossi and Luzzaschi.

    John Fletcher’s The Faithful Shepherdess was premiered in 1608 and is the first example of Fletcher’s influential definition of tragicomedy. The tale’s heroine is Clorin, a virgin shepherdess and skilled healer who lives in solitude near the grave of her first love. During the course of the play various couples are thrown into emotional turmoil and Clorin heals and reconciles them.

    Surbiton Salons event

  • 26 July 2019Music/Gigs

    Surbiton Summer Salons: As You Like It

    CONCERT

    Tickets:
    £25 (general admission)
    Available from www.surbitonsalons.com

    Nicky Spence, tenor
    Dylan Perez, piano

    Internationally celebrated artists Nicky Spence (tenor) and Dylan Perez (piano) take us on a musical journey of Shakespeare Songs set by a diverse and eclectic range of composers from Purcell and Haydn, through to Britten, Quilter, Tippett and John Dankworth, via Bush and Schubert.

    Surbiton Salons event

  • Swing Patrol Wimbledon

    CLASSES

    Our classes run every Monday. There is a beginners class at 7:15pm and a Level 2 class from 8:45pm with social dancing in between, in the beautiful Hillside Hall taught by the wonderful Ieva and James.

    7:15-8:15pm: Level 1 – Beginner swing dance class
    Our beginners class always assumes no prior knowledge, so absolute beginners are welcome to join us any week. There’s no need to book in advance or bring a partner. Just arrive ready for some fun!

    8:15-8:30pm: Social dancing!

    8:30-9:30pm: Level 2 – Intermediate class
    When you start feeling confident in Level 1 – this is the class for you! You have probably been to your first social dance by now and will have made it all the way through at least one whole song. As well as looking at fancy moves there will be styling, variations and plenty of tips to help you lead, follow and really dance to the music. Ideally you will have done at least one 10 week beginner cycle and covered all the footwork patterns that we teach at Level 1 (Lindy hop with kicks or triple steps and 1930s Charleston).

    Taking more than one class on the same evening? Your second class is half price — just £5!

     

    Swing Patrol event

  • Swing Patrol Kingston- swing dance classes

    Conme and join us for our weekly drop-in Absolute Beginners Swing Dance class at 7pm! No advance booking and no partner required- just show up! 

    7pm – 8pm: Level 1
    Absolute beginners swing dance class
    These classes are for new dancers and there is no experience required. We go over the basics every week and then throw in some new moves to get you dancing in no time. This class is drop-in, so you don’t need to book in advance and you don’t need to bring a partner.

    8pm – 8:30pm: social dancing/practice time

    8:30pm – 9:30pm: Level 1.5
    Improvers swing dance class
    This class builds on the content from our Level 1 class and introduces some new and fun things too. It’s perfect for those who want to learn some more moves and technique and get social dancing – if you were comfortable in Level 1 why not stick around?

    9:30pm – 10pm: social dance/drink/dinner!

    Taking more than one class on the same evening? Your second class is half price — just £5!

    Swing Patrol event

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Buy the poetry anthology 'About Time'

After a very successful evening held at The Mary Wallace Theatre Saturday 29th June the book is now available for purchase.

poetry anthology 'Time'

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