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    • 1 April 2021 - 20 May 2021Visual Arts/Film

      Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society’s Virtual Exhibition

      If the four walls of your home are starting to feel a little too familiar during these uncertain times, then why not escape on a virtual tour of Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society’s annual exhibition which is running on-line from Thursday 1 April until Thursday 20 May 2021.  



      You’ll be able to immerse yourself in some stunning landscapes, beautiful wildlife and some thought provoking portraits and street scenes from a photographic society which is one of the largest and oldest in the country.  Once again the work of GCSE and A level students at St. Catherine’s School for Girls in Twickenham will be going on display. 



      The show, which boasts over 300 images, is set in a 3D museum space, so visitors can explore the rooms independently or be guided around the exhibition. It’s free and can be accessed from a link on the society’s website: www.rtps.org.uk



      The society has around 120 members from beginners to professionals and new members are warmly welcome.  Email info@rtps.org.uk for details of how to join.Richmond & Twickenham PS’s annual and popular exhibition is normally held at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington and hopes to return there in 2022. And while no digital encounter can fully emulate the physical experience of visiting an exhibition, the virtual platform which RTPS has embodied, comes very close.



      Exhibition Navigation: The exhibition takes the form of a number of discrete rooms. this approach has been taken to facilitate the ease of navigation for the viewer.  There are four rooms to visit in total.  The Landmark, Charnock and St. Luke's rooms showcase the RTPS members' panels.  Each panel has an introduction to provide the viewer with an insight into the author's thinking, it is then followed with a panel overview to show the viewer the images in the author's desired layout and then finally, there is the opportunity to see each individual image close up.  The St. Catherine's room showcases the work of A level and GCSE students from St. Catherine's School for Girls in Twickenham.



      It is highly recommended the viewer takes the guided tour which takes the viewer around the rooms in the order designed by the curators. 



       



      Other RTPS Talks during April



       



      15 April - ‘London and Beyond’ with Matt Cooper, an award winning landscape and cityscape photographer who specialises in the photography of London.



       



      22 April – ‘Festivals of Papua New Guinea’ with Marilyn Taylor.



       



      The talks will run on-line via Zoom from 8 till 10 p.m. with a 15 minute break. 



      Prospective new members are warmly invited to log on to join us for one or two meetings before making a commitment to become a member. Just drop us an email at info@rtps.org.uk


      Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society event

    • 16 April 2021Visual Arts/Film

      This Week’s Recommendation: Hidden Figures

      Title: Hidden Figures

      USA, 2016

      127 mins, language: English

      Directed by Theodore Melfi



      Hidden Figures was the 800th film screened by RFS, on 12th March 2019. It was one of the four equal top ranked films of Season 56 (with The Fencer, Truman and Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years), garnering an audience rating of of 95%.



      The film tells the untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, the brilliant female African-American mathematicians who performed a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space programme. They were the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history, the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.



      Full film notes available in the Twickenham & Richmond Tribune - http://twickenhamtribune.com

       

      The film can be streamed from Amazon Prime and discs are available from Amazon and other retailers.

       


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    • 23 April 2021Visual Arts/Film

      This Week’s Recommendation: Faces Places

      This Week’s Recommendation: Faces Places





      Title: Faces Places

      France, 2017

      94 mins, language: French

      Directed by JR and Agnès Varda



      Faces Places was one of the three fifth ranked film of Season 56, with an audience rating of 92%.



      Filmmaker Agnes Varda joins forces with JR, a street artist and photographer to roam the French countryside in his van. No ordinary van, it contains a camera capable of producing extraordinary photos to the delight and surprise of those who venture inside it!



      Sadly, the world learnt of Varda’s death on 29th March 2019, a few days before this screening. At that time, the editor of these notes was reminded that she directed the 1977 film, one he saw at university, 'One Sings, the Other Doesn't' (L'une Chante, L'autre Pas). That film that was instrumental in him becoming an international film fan and hence joining RFS in 1981 …  check it out.





      Full film notes available in the Twickenham & Richmond Tribune - http://twickenhamtribune.com

       

      The film can be streamed from Curzon and Amazon Prime and discs are available from Amazon and other retailers.

       


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    • 30 April 2021Visual Arts/Film

      This Week’s Recommendation: Like Father Like Son

      Title: Like Father Like Son

      Japan, 2013

      119 mins, language: Japanese

      Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda



      Like Father Like Son was the 736th film screened by RFS on 10th March 2015. It  was the fourth equal ranked film of Season 52, with an audience rating of 89%.



      Having received the shocking news that their six year old sons were swapped at birth, two couples must now decide whether to exchange the boys. A deft study of parenthood and social class.





      Full film notes available in the Twickenham & Richmond Tribune - http://twickenhamtribune.com

       

      The film can be streamed from BFI and Amazon Prime and discs are available from Amazon and other retailers.


      Richmond Film Society event

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