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  • 1 September 2020Literature/Talks/Walks

    Lecture on the Art of Illusion - Free Entry

    Drinks from 7pm, one-hour lecture at 8pm. Free entry. No ticket needed.

    This is a “Bring friends free” evening. Come along for a free lecture even if you don’t know anybody. We will make you very welcome.

    Description
    From the beginning of time the fascination with magic and the impossible has been widespread. Egypt was the cradle of magic. Sorcerer Priests used scientific principles to create illusions for the edification of worship and to hold power over the people. Where there was power there was magic. Then there is the age-old skill of sleight of hand, which proves that ‘the hand is quicker than the eye’. Magicians were known as ‘Jongleurs’ lest they be sentenced to death for ‘witchraft and conjuration’ under the edicts of Henry VIII.

    With the emergence of the Music Hall, Magic gained a new respectability and audiences flocked in their thousands to watch the extraordinary feats of The Great Illusionists. This gave birth to legendary tricks such as pulling a rabbit from a hat and sawing a lady in half. And if magicians guarded their secrets with their lives, how was the Magic Circle formed ? – Home to 10,000 secrets.

    Even Today in our super technical age of ipods and broadband, the wonder and surprise of magic are as popular as ever, not forgetting the Harry Potter craze.

    ‘Wonder Workers and the Art of Illusion’ is a whistle stop tour of the history of mystery from 3000 BC to the 21st century and be careful! – you might be amazed and bewitched.

    Profile
    Bertie Pearce read Drama at Manchester University and has a Diplome Internationale from the L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris. He is a member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star. He lectures and performs on cruise ships and to U3A, historical societies, festivals, schools and colleges. He has also toured the world with a magic cabaret show and a one man show entitled All Aboard. He has written articles for newspapers and magazines on entertainment and theatre.

    The Arts Society Richmond event

  • 14 September 2020 - 14 September 2020Literature/Talks/Walks

    Twickenham Luminaries: Nellie Ionides and Orleans House

    Pope's Grotto Trust and English Heritage’s Marble Hill have organised a series of five free virtual lectures on successive evenings starting on Monday 14th September. Each lecture will shine a light on a particular individual associated with a historic building in Twickenham and will be given by an acknowledged expert.  

    Orleans House, home to the French royal family in the nineteenth century, was demolished in 1926. Without the foresight of local resident The Honourable Nellie Ionides, it is likely that the glorious Octagon Room would have suffered the same fate. It will be delivered by Minna Andersen, a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide and a volunteer at Orleans House Gallery. More about the talk and the lecturer can be found here together with booking information.

    Lectures will start at 6 pm and last for approximately 20 minutes with time being allowed for questions and answers at the end. The event will end at or before 7 pm. They will be delivered using Zoom so you will need a computer or tablet with the Zoom program/app on it. You will be sent a link by email shortly before the lecture begins and you should follow this link at the appropriate time to join the audience. If you haven't used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download the appropriate software as soon as you try to join.

    Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust event

  • 15 September 2020 - 15 October 2020Literature/Talks/Walks

    Twickenham Luminaries: Henrietta Howard and Marble Hill House

    Pope's Grotto Trust and English Heritage’s Marble Hill have organised a series of five free virtual lectures on successive evenings starting on Monday 14th September. Each lecture will shine a light on a particular individual associated with a historic building in Twickenham and will be given by an acknowledged expert.  

    Henrietta Howard, Countess of Suffolk, (1689-1767) has perhaps been best known as mistress to the Prince of Wales, later George II. However, this talk will show that Howard was much more than a mistress. She become an extraordinary figure in the Georgian court and a member of a dynamic circle of writers, poets and politicians. One of her greatest achievements was the construction of her elegant Palladian villa, Marble Hill, and its gardens. This talk will explore how Marble Hill fits into Howard’s fascinating life story, Howard’s role in its creation, and her life at this most hard fought for retreat.

    The talk will be given by Dr Megan Leyland, Senior Properties Historian at English Heritage specialising in country houses. Dr Leyland also has a strong interest in gender history. She is responsible for undertaking research and producing content to support new interpretation and dissemination projects. More about the talk and the lecturer can be found here.

    Lectures will start at 6 pm and last for approximately 20 minutes with time being allowed for questions and answers at the end. The event will end at or before 7 pm. They will be delivered using Zoom so you will need a computer or tablet with the Zoom program/app on it. You will be sent a link by email shortly before the lecture begins and you should follow this link at the appropriate time to join the audience. If you haven't used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download the appropriate software as soon as you try to join.

    Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust event

  • 16 September 2020 - 16 September 2020Literature/Talks/Walks

    Twickenham Luminaries: Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill

    Pope's Grotto Trust and English Heritage’s Marble Hill have organised a series of five free virtual lectures on successive evenings starting on Monday 14th September. Each lecture will shine a light on a particular individual associated with a historic building in Twickenham and will be given by an acknowledged expert.  

    Horace Walpole was the son of Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. He devoted his life to politics, the arts, antiquarianism, history, collecting and authorship and, from 1749, the creation of Strawberry Hill, his summer villa. The talk will explore Walpole’s greatest creative achievement, and how it was the clearest manifestation of his personality, interests and place in the world.

    It will be given by Michael Snodin, an architectural and design historian and chair of the Strawberry Hill Collection Trust. More about the talk and the lecturer can be found here together with booking information.

    Lectures will start at 6 pm and last for approximately 20 minutes with time being allowed for questions and answers at the end. The event will end at or before 7 pm. They will be delivered using Zoom so you will need a computer or tablet with the Zoom program/app on it. You will be sent a link by email shortly before the lecture begins and you should follow this link at the appropriate time to join the audience. If you haven't used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download the appropriate software as soon as you try to join.

    Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust event

  • 17 September 2020 - 17 September 2020Literature/Talks/Walks

    Twickenham Luminaries: Alexander Pope and His Villa

    Pope's Grotto Trust and English Heritage’s Marble Hill have organised a series of five free virtual lectures on successive evenings starting on Monday 14th September. Each lecture will shine a light on a particular individual associated with a historic building in Twickenham and will be given by an acknowledged expert.  

    This talk will consider what the villa meant to Pope himself and attempt to recreate what it might have been like for him to live and work there, surrounded by reminders of his friendships and cultural influences. Judith Hawley, Professor of Eighteenth-Century Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London. More about the talk and the lecturer can be found here together with booking information.

    Lectures will start at 6 pm and last for approximately 20 minutes with time being allowed for questions and answers at the end. The event will end at or before 7 pm. They will be delivered using Zoom so you will need a computer or tablet with the Zoom program/app on it. You will be sent a link by email shortly before the lecture begins and you should follow this link at the appropriate time to join the audience. If you haven't used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download the appropriate software as soon as you try to join.

    Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust event

  • 18 September 2020 - 18 September 2020Literature/Talks/Walks

    Twickenham Luminaries: Sir John Soane at Turner’s House

    In conjunction with our partners at other historic buildings in Twickenham, we have organised a series of five virtual lectures on successive evenings starting on Monday 14th September. Each lecture will shine a light on a particular individual associated with one of the buildings and will be given by an acknowledged expert.  

    This talk will explore the close relationship between Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) and his friend and fellow fisherman, the architect Sir John Soane (1753–1837). It will be delivered by Ricky Pound, House Director and a Trustee of Turner’s House. More about the talk and the lecturer can be found here together  with booking information.

    Lectures will start at 6 pm and last for approximately 20 minutes with time being allowed for questions and answers at the end. The event will end at or before 7 pm. They will be delivered using Zoom so you will need a computer or tablet with the Zoom program/app on it. You will be sent a link by email shortly before the lecture begins and you should follow this link at the appropriate time to join the audience. If you haven't used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download the appropriate software as soon as you try to join.

    Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust event

  • 19 September 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Saturday Watercolour Workshops

    Saturday Watercolour Workshops: Saturday September 19  

    10.00am-4.00pm. Brush Up Your Watercolour Technique (1). 

    Made-to-measure one-day workshop led by experienced tutor 

    Pat Harvey at 21 Cranebrook, Manor Road TW2 5DJ, her 

    Twickenham riverside home. All abilities catered for. The aim: 

    for you to end the day with a painting you can be proud of!

    Suggested donation £45 (£10 reduction per class for three or

    more). Email patkayharvey@talktalk.net or call 020 3643 6227

    for details.

    Saturday Watercolour Workshops event

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