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    • 9 October 2021 - 10 November 2021Visual Arts/Film

      Calling All Young Artists

      Powerjam, a local rock and pop band project, is looking for talented young artists who are interested in having their artwork featured as part of Powerjam's ongoing music releases under their label 'Powerjam Recordings'. The artworks would act as the cover art of Powerjam's various bands’ releases appearing on all online music streaming services (Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, YouTube, Soundcloud and many many others), as well as on their social media pages. All techniques and styles of artwork are welcomed. If you're interested and would like to submit your work, please submit as a jpeg to by 10th November for this year's upcoming releases and by January 10th for 2022 releases.

      Some examples of the artwork used on prior Powerjam releases:

      - junkbaby: (Artwork by Maisie Lesbirel, Paulina Prismantaite, and the late Anne-Marie Ricketts)


      - Elastic Parade - How Deep Is Your Love: (Artwork by Prentis Rollins, Graphic Novelist, DC Comics)

      - Téa Texier - Garden Smiles: (Artwork by Mitch Williams)

      Powerjam is a unique not-for-profit and charitable project led by music industry professionals that offers budding and serious young musicians the opportunity to form or join bands and/or collaborations, and by providing the infrastructure to rehearse and gig regularly, as well as professionally record, market, and release music on all streaming platforms. Various teen bands at Powerjam have achieved over 17,000 Spotify streams (over 90,000 collectively!) of their recently released singles, and many of the young musicians at Powerjam have had their songs played on Radio stations such as BBC Radio 6, SW London's Riverside Radio, River Radio, & West Middlesex Radio. Powerjam bands have also participated in New York Times endorsed International livestreams and have gigged year after year on some of the most reputable stages in the area, including Richmond Riverside Music Festival, Strawberry Hill Music Festival, and St. Margaret’s Fair. For more info on Powerjam, please visit


      For further examples of artwork on Powerjam releases and more information, follow Powerjam on:

      Powerjam event

    • 23 October 2021 - 1 November 2021Visual Arts/Film

      Things That Were About to be Lost

      RuptureXIBIT at Kate Howe Studios is proud to present Things That Were About to be Lost, an exhibition of seven artists curated by Hamit Üçok, RCA MA Painting graduate ‘21.

      Hawazin Alotaibi

      László von Dohnányi

      Katya Granova

      Heather Green

      Kate Howe

      Graham Martin

      Hamit Üçok

      Tweety Shiwen Wang

      23 October - 1 November Open 11 am to 7 pm daily.

      Private View 23 October, 5-10 pm. Book ahead for the private view as this event will have an open bar, live music, and we will limit the headcount.

      Book Private View

      Kate Howe event

    • 27 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

      Lecture: Photography as Fine Art

      Should we accept that the very best photographs can be regarded as art? This question is at the heart of Brian Stater’s lecture, in which he references the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Fay Godwin, Bill Brandt, Ansell Adams and Wolfgang Tillmans.

      Lecturer: Brian Stater


      Richmond Art Society event

    • 27 October 2021 - 27 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

      Painting by Candlelight

      Painting by Candlelight

      Drawing Class

      Wednesday 27th October | 2pm to 4:30pm

      Age: 7 years and up

      By the gentle glow of candlelight, join artist Beatrice Boyle to paint bones, skulls and pumpkins using acrylic paints.  

      Beautiful, gothic and glowing the finished pieces will be fantastic to behold. Not only is this course fabulously creepy but the high contrast candle light is also a deeply traditional and highly effective way to learn observational painting techniques, seeing tone, contrast and shade. 

      Learn how to mix colour and leave with a finished masterpiece.



      Wurkshop event

    • 27 October 2021 - 27 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

      Frida Kahlo Portraits Painting Class

      Frida Kahlo Portraits

      Drawing Class

      Wednesday 27th October | 10am to 12:30pm

      Age: 7 years and up

      Passion, Life, Death and Love. A healthy dose of the surreal and an incredible eye for the exotic, unusual and beautiful: Frida Kahlo is our kind of artist and she is the subject of this phenomenal course in tribute to her individual painting style.

      Join artist Beatrice Boyle for your chance to paint and draw in the style of this iconic artist. Expect to use lots of colour and to carry home your own Kahlo painting by the end of the class.

      We couldn't resist holding this class at Halloween, a time of year immediately associated with Mexico, day of the dead and the star of the show, Frida Kahlo!



      Wurkshop event

    • 28 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

      Cyanotype Gothic Printed Notebooks

      To celebrate Halloween and taking inspiration from Landmark’s architecture and gothic stories, you will explore, experiment and create your own blue sun-printed folded notebooks. If it’s not sunny we can still make our very own sun print (cyanotype) images using an Ultraviolet Light Box. This workshop is highly practical, and you will experiment and explore a 170-year-old photographic printing process with a modern-day twist. It combines gothic story-telling, architectural and other drawing techniques, simple bookmaking and photography.

      Cost:  £45  

      Tutor:  Louise Anderson

      Booking:  Email or telephone 020 8977 7558.


      Landmark Arts Centre event

    • 28 October 2021 - 28 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

      Carve your own Broomstick

      Make your own Broomstick

      Wood carving and heritage craft class with Suzy Williams

      Thursday 28th October | 2:30pm - 4:30pm

      Age: 7 years and up

      Broomsticks and magic are inextricably linked in the Muggle mind. So roll up, aspiring witches and wizards for our broom making workshop this Halloween. (Muggles are also welcome). 

      What you make will both be comfortable and aerodynamic. It will also be perfect to hide in a Muggle household, and use to actually sweep, if you’re trying to hide your true identity. 

      Besom brooms are a true art that have been made by wizards and Muggles alike for centuries. Join coppicer Suzy Williams for an afternoon of magic where you will use axes and bend birch twigs to create your new ride. 

      Disclaimer: Once you have finished your broom, it will be up to you to cast your desired spells on it. You could also attend our potion workshop on Tuesday 26th October for new spells and tips. 

      There will be a fly-by around Barnes Pond 4.30-5pm after the workshop. Please invite your parents if they know about your magic roots. Pickup will be from by the OSO Theatre, Barnes.


      Wurkshop event

    • 28 October 2021 - 28 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

      Wood Whittling Course

      Spoon Carving

      Wood whittling class with Suzy Williams

      Thursday 28th October | 9:30am - 12:30pm

      Age: 7 years and up

      Every witch or wizard needs a special, magic spoon for stirring their potions. In this course, you will make just that.


      Come and split, carve, axe, cut and scoop to make one of the first things humans ever created: the spoon. The oldest spoon recorded is from Ancient Egypt, dated from 10,000BC, and the word ‘spoon’ comes from the Old English meaning ‘chip of wood’. 

      You may have many a wooden spoon at home, but carving your own caldron spoon is a real wonder.


      Coppicer Suzy Williams looks after woodland in Berkshire and will teach students about different types of wood and how to source your own to carve. 


      Come and learn a new hobby you can take to your very own potion dungeon - whittle the hours away with this highly tactile, satisfying craft. 


      Because of the hand strength required to carve, children need to be aged 7 upwards. We will be using the proper tools so non-cut gloves will be provided. 


      Wurkshop event

    • 29 October 2021 - 31 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

      Teddington Artists Art Fair - Strawberry Hill House

      Teddington Artists at Strawberry Hill House        29, 30 & 31 October

      See both the Artists and the House for half the usual entry fee. Admission at £6.00.  Open Friday evening 6-8pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm.

      Following the success of our first Fair at this fabulous venue in 2019, Teddington Artists are delighted to return to the magnificent surroundings of Strawberry Hill House for the Teddington Artists Art Fair 2021, The event provides a terrific opportunity to see both a superb array of top-quality art but also the local treasure  that is Horace Walpole's exotic home by the Thames. 

      There will be 21 very varied artists at the Art Fair - a mix of members of Teddington Artists and carefully selected guests. There are painters, printers, photographers, ceramicists, jewellers, textile artists and a mosaicist. 

      Teddington Artists event

    • 30 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

      Paper Cutting Workshop

      Come and treat yourself to a wonderfully relaxing and informative afternoon of paper crafting.

      During the session, local artist, paper cutter and print maker Gill Smith will teach you all the skills needed to start you on your paper cutting adventures. By the end of the session you’ll have created 2 beautiful artworks using different paper cutting skills.

      Starting with some practice exercises to teach you how to safely cut paper, you’ll then move on to a simple layered geometric artwork using triangular cuts, before then progressing on to making the fabulous rooster.

      The class is suitable for both total beginners and those with a little prior experience of paper cutting.

      We’ll provide all the materials and tools for you to use during the workshop and Gill will also have some mounts to fit the artworks, should you wish to purchase one on the day. If you do have your own scalpel, metal ruler and cutting mat, you might like to bring them along to use.

      We’ll also give you lots of tea, coffee and homemade cake.

      Handmade Workshops event

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Young Writers' Festival 2021/22

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Arts Richmond's annual writing competition for all young people in the Borough.

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