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  • 4 January 2020Drama/Dance/Musicals


    Britain's Got Talent Winner LOST VOICE GUY is at Hampton Hill Theatre 8pm on 4th January. Buy tickets from


    Hampton Hill Theatre event

  • 4 January 2020Choral/Choirs

    New Year in Old Vienna

    Saturday, 4 January 2020 at 7.30pm

    Tickets: £12 and £10 from 0333 1212 300 or online at

    Greet the New Year with the wonderful and enduring music of Johan Strauss II, Franz Lehar, Robert Stolz, Mozart and others including a special item from Sir Edward Elgar. Performers:  Helen Clutterbuck, John Holland-Averyk Tony Lamb and Tom Higgins

    Langdon Down Centre event

  • 5 January 2020 - 5 January 2020Choral/Choirs

    Christingle Service

    Come along on Sunday 5th January, 2020 at 4pm and join in our Christingle celebrations.  Make your own Christingle (an orange studded with sweets and fruits), share the story of Christ and have fun!  The funds we raise through this service will be sent to the Children's Society to help support some of the most vulnerable children and young people in the darkest situations possible.  As we celebrate 50 years of this current church on this site, we will also be helping Christingle support over 1 million young people over the past 50 years.

    All Saints Isleworth, Isleworth event

  • Borough of Twickenham Local History Society

    Paul Barnfield from the Society hosts an evening of brain jangling local history quiz questions at the Borough of Twickenham Local History Society’s Social. Great fun and a chance to chat and meet the members.  Non-members and guests £2.50

    Twickenham (Borough) Local History Society event

  • 9 January 2020 - 11 December 2019Drama/Dance/Musicals

    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens


    Present an amateur youth theatre performance of



    Adults £10. Concessions £7.50 - booking fee applies

    Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th January 2020 at 7.30pm

    Matinee Saturday 11th January 2020 at 2.30pm

    Hampton Hill Theatre event

  • 9 January 2020Museum/Heritage

    Visit to the Carpenter's Company

    Visit to the Carpenters' Company - Throgmorton Avenue, London EC2N 2JJ.

    Contact details: the Programme Manager on tel.020 8979 3834,


    Richmond Association for the National Trust event

  • 10 January 2020 - 29 March 2020Museum/Heritage

    Turner and the Thames: Five Paintings exhibition

    Turner’s House Trust are thrilled to announce their first exhibition of J.M.W. Turner’s original oil paintings in the house he designed for himself. The exhibition will open on January 10th, 2020, thanks to a generous loan from Tate. 

    Turner and the Thames: Five Paintings, will feature rare oil sketches, seldom seen by the public, and run until March 29th at Sandycombe Lodge, 40 Sandycoombe Road, St Margarets, Twickenham TW1 2LR.

    The works have been chosen for their depictions of scenes close to his house near the river, and feature riparian landscapes from Isleworth to Windsor.

    The Thames enticed Turner to buy a plot of land in Twickenham on which to build a retreat for him and his father in the 1800s and he designed the villa so that he could glimpse the river from his bedroom window. Turner spent a lot of time on the Thames both working and fishing, keeping his catch in two ponds in what was then a large, country garden.

    The exhibition is included in the price of general admission to the house..


    Turner's House Trust event

  • 11 January 2020Literature/Talks/Walks

    Social lunch at St.Mary's Community Hall

    Social lunch. at St.Mary's Community Hall, Hampton TW12 2EB, to be followed by a talk on the Water Gardens at Hampton Court Palace by Pieter Morpurgo.

    Contact details: the Programme Manager on tel.020 8979 3834, email:

    Richmond Association for the National Trust event

  • 13 January 2020Museum/Heritage

    The 800th anniversary of St Mary Magdalene's, Richmond

    Paul Velluet will talk on 'The 800th anniversary of St Mary Magdalene's - aspects of the history and development of Richmond's historic parish church'

    Richmond Local History Society event

  • 14 January 2020Literature/Talks/Walks

    Wilding - The Return to Nature of a British Farm

    Isabella Tree is an award-winning author and travel writer. Her latest book Wilding - the Return of Nature to a British Farm charts the story of the pioneering conservation project Isabella and her husband embarked upon in deciding to let nature take over at their land at Knepp in West Sussex.

    Barnes Literary Society event

  • 15 January 2020Literature/Talks/Walks

    Ants, Ant Intelligence, and Ant-hills in the Royal Parks

    Speaker: Dr Tim King, Wolfson College Oxford

    Richmond Scientific Society event

  • 15 January 2020 - 1 April 2020Visual Arts/Film

    WEA Richmond - Art Appreciation - Gallery Visits

    Art Appreciation


    London Gallery Visits                                                   Course ID:   C2420819

    11 weeks from Wed.15th Jan. 2020.  11.00 - 13.00   Half term 19/02

    Venue:  Field Visits 

    Tutor:   Sally Ward    Fees: £97.90

    On this course we will visit a wide range of galleries in London.  Those enrolled will be advised of where to meet before the course starts.


    To enrol online, go to, quoting course reference ID,  or by phone

    on 0300 303 3464.  For  more information,  contact Carol Veitch on 020 8979 5929


    Workers' Educational Association (WEA) , Richmond Branch event

  • 15 January 2020 - 2 February 2020Visual Arts/Film

    75 Memorials - A Community Remembers

    January 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. In commemoration of this major anniversary, London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames, working with the Landmark Arts Centre, will be showcasing artwork, poetry and prose submitted by schools, community groups and individuals from across the borough. This exhibition will be a moving commemoration of the Holocaust and, by featuring work from many different areas of our community, a fitting reflection on the national theme for the 2020 Holocaust Memorial Day: Stand Together. If you would like to submit work to be considered for inclusion please email  for further details.

    Admission: Free

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 15 January 2020 - 8 April 2020Visual Arts/Film

    January Art Classes for Beginners and Improvers

                                           NEW JANUARY 2020 ART COURSES

    ColourWheel art classes for adults are part-time and have been designed for beginners and improvers. Drawing inspiration from nature and the rich colour wheel of life you will learn the techniques you need for pencil drawing, oil pastels, watercolours and acrylics.

    They are a fun and friendly place to learn and make new friends, they will inspire you to you look at the world around in a new way.

    Classes are held in our lovely riverside venue PTRC Clubhouse, Kew Meadow Towpath, Richmond TW9 4EN, this is a rowing club on the river, with easy access and free parking.

    There are 3-hour morning 9.30am – 12.30pm and afternoon 1.30pm – 4.30pm classes on Wednesdays. You will receive tuition and guidance from our experienced and qualified tutor allowing you to produce beautiful art using a variety of mediums over a 13-week period.

    If you think you can’t draw you are wrong, you just need to be shown how. Giving you the right tools and skills, you will be on your way to producing work you never thought you could.

    The price of the course is £390, which is the equivalent of £10/hour and inclusive of materials

    Please visit our website for a detailed breakdown of the curriculum;

    All art materials are provided, you just need to bring yourself! Tea and Coffee is provided at very reasonable cost, and there is free car and bike parking.




    ColourWheel event

  • 16 January 2020 - 2 April 2020Visual Arts/Film

    WEA Richmond - Art Appreciation - Gallery Visits

    Art Appreciation

    London Gallery Visits  (This is a repeat of Course 2420819)  Course ID:  C2420820

    11 weeks from Thur. 16th Jan.. 2020; 13.00 – 15.00.    Half term 20/02.

    Venue:  Field Visits

    Tutor:   Sally Ward    Fees: £97.90

    On this course we will visit a wide range of galleries in London.


    To enrol online, go to, quoting course reference ID,  or by phone on

    0300 303 3464.  For  more information,  contact Carol Veitch on 020 8979 5929

    Workers' Educational Association (WEA) , Richmond Branch event

  • 16 January 2020 - 2 April 2020Music/Gigs

    WEA Richmond - Music Appreciation - The Origins of Popular Music


    Music Appreciation


    The World of Music                                                      Course ID:   C2420828

    10 weeks from Thur. 16th Jan. 2020; 10.30 – 12.30.   

                         Half term  06/02     No class  19/03

    Venue: Richmond Library Annex

    Tutor:   Michael Head   Fees: £87.00

     Features music of different cultures including the blues, etc...


    To enrol online, go to, quoting course reference ID,

    or by phone on 0300 303 3464.  For  more information,  contact Carol Veitch on 020 8979 5929


    Workers' Educational Association (WEA) , Richmond Branch event

  • 17 January 2020Music/Gigs

    Barnes Music Society - Ariana Kashefi cello & Maksim Stsura piano

    Beethoven: Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.5 No.2

    Debussy: Cello Sonata

    Faure: Apres un reve

    Brahms: Cello Sonata No.2 in F, Op.99

    Tickets (for non-members) available at the door £15, £12 concessions, under 25s FREE!, or in advance from (no booking fee). For details see or Tel 8876 1563

    Barnes Music Society event

  • 18 January 2020Music/Gigs

    Keith James in concert - The Songs of Leonard Cohen

    Enigmatic and mysterious, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose and wry humour; his music befriending an entire generation. In this concert Keith James performs Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form.

    ‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’ - Sunday Times.  ‘a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery,’ - Acoustic Magazine.

    Tickets: Advance £15 / On door £17 / £14 LAC Members / £10 U21s

    Bookings:  Tel:  020 8977 7558, email:, visit

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 18 January 2020Choral/Choirs

    Come and Sing John Rutter's REQUIEM

    Join Barnes Choir at their annual Come and Sing event at St Mary's Barnes.

    A special choir will be formed for the day, involving members of The Barnes Choir and you, our guests.  Julian Collings, our director, will be working intensively with us on the music, and will provide performance insights.  We will be working from the OUP edition, and a copy of the score can be hired for the day.

    The timetable is:

    09.30  10.00 Registration. Tea/coffee available.

    10.00 – 13.00 Rehearsal with a break for tea/coffee at 11.30.

    13.00 – 14.00 Lunch.  Bring your own or try one of Barnes’ many eateries.

    14.00 – 15.30 Rehearsal followed by tea/coffee.

    16.00 – 16.45 Performance.  No dress code.

              Please invite family and friends free of charge.

    Singers’ tickets are £20.  Score hire is £2.

    You can register and pay with your debit/credit card at or email for a paper form to return by post.




    Barnes Choir event

  • 23 January 2020Literature/Talks/Walks

    Lecture on Rudyard Kipling

    Lecture by Gary Enstone on Rudyard Kipling.

    Venue: the Vestry Hall, 21 Paradise Road, Richmond.

    Doors open at 2pm for 2.30pm.

    For further details please contact the Programme Manager on tel:020 8979 3834, email:


    Richmond Association for the National Trust event

  • 23 January 2020Literature/Talks/Walks

    Anglo-Saxon England a Talk by Dr Ryan Lavelle

    Anglo-Saxon England a Talk by Dr Ryan Lavelle

    "The Execution of Earl Waltheof (1076): Rebellion and its Consequences in Eleventh Century England.

    Richmond & Twickenham Historical Association event

  • 25 January 2020 - 31 January 2020Drama/Dance/Musicals


    Amadeus by Peter Shaffer

    Directed by Dane Hardie

    An amateur production by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd

    Music, power, jealousy and the genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna determined to make a splash.  Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy it. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music and ultimately, with God.

    Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play and eight Academy Awards, including Best Film and Best Screenwriter.

    Teddington Theatre Club event

  • 30 January 2020 - 28 June 2020Museum/Heritage

    World War One Exhbition

    This new exhibition comemorates the end of the First World War and the Returning Soldier.  The Museum has a library of recordings for use on reproducing pianos, and a collection of instruments that were at the height of popularity in the1910s and 1920s.  The music that emerged from the war is sometimes upbeat and incongruous with the tragedy of the period, while other music seeks to evoke the trauma of the front-line.  The exhibition features a local history perspective, a display of music from our collection, and recordings of music from the era played on our instruments.

    Admission to the exhibition is free

    Musical Museum, Brentford event

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