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Saturday 25 September 2021
We are starting a new season of monthly lectures starting on Wednesday 15 September at 8pm. The subject is 'Exoplanets', by Prof Alan Aylward of UCL.
From September to December all our lectures will be via Zoom, but there is a possibility that for January to May we may be able to resume physical lectures at Vestry Hall, if allowed.
At time of writing, we only have the September lecture arranged, so existing members will probably not renew the £10 membership until we have a more complete programme. They will be sent a link to the zoom lecture, and anyone else can ask for it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our website address is http://rss.chessck.co.uk
The Gardens of Great Windsor Park
John Anderson, Keeper of the Gardens at Great Windsor Park will be talking to us about his varied career. John was a student at RBG Kew 1988-1991, then was Head Gardener at Mount Usher Gardens (Ireland), Inverewe Gardens (Scotland), and Exbury Gardens (Hants). He has travelled extensively around the globe studying plants in their natural habitats and is now responsible for Savill, Valley Gardens and Windsor Great Park – not forgetting Her Majesty’s private garden at Frogmore.
The talk is free to all and the Zoom link will be available on our website www.kewsociety.org
Kew Society event
Figurative Drawing - 12 week course
This course is open to those with some drawing experience. Weekly studies of the life model give students an opportunity to deepen their understanding of drawing the figure, head, hands and feet. Participants will work from easels with a life model for all sessions and develop a range of techniques to improve their and understanding of the human form.
Tutor: Dominique Pollard (BA Hons, PGCE), is an experienced art teacher and painter. She has worked as an Artist Educator in regional galleries and museums for many years teaching all aspects of art and design. Dominique has taught life drawing courses in historic houses, schools, colleges and galleries to a range of learners.
Dates: 13, 20, 27 Sep; 4, 11, 18 Oct; 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Nov; 6 Dec. Half term 25 Oct.
Cost: £300.00, excl materials
Bookings: Call 020 8977 7558 or email email@example.com
Landmark Arts Centre event
Hampton Hill Photographic Society: A presentation by Eddie Hyde ARPS
An event for both Members and Non-Members
MOTION CAPTURE: A comprehensive exploration of the creative use of shutter speed
Eddie Hyde ARPS has been a lifelong photography enthusiast, starting as a small boy with a Kodak Brownie. He is now an Associate of the RPS and an SPA Judge. He has been widely published and won many awards: you can find out more about Eddie from his website here: Eddie Hyde Photography : Eddie Hyde ARPS (zenfolio.com)
Tonight he will share with us his presentation on Motion Capture. He will cover a wide range of topics ranging from Motor Sport through cycling, planes, birds of prey, runners, breaking waves, cascading water, and more – sharing the ‘how to…’ and showing the results of varying the shutter speed in order to better tell our story.
This should be a great evening with opportunities to pick up tips and tricks along the way.
Members do not need to Register: the zoom link will be sent to them automatically.
Non-members need to sign up on Eventbrite - llink here - and pay a fee (£4.00 on this occasion).to join the session:. The zoom link will be sent on the day of the meeting to those who have signed up and paid.
Participating Artists: Caroline Gregory, Julia Maddison, Rachel Pearcey, Carol Wyss, Natalia Zagorska-Thomas
Curator: Natalia Zagorska-Thomas
Five artists working in textiles, paper and various other mixed media present an immersive experience where objects assert their own agency in an effort to claim the exhibition space for themselves.
The exhibition will also include the following free events, open to all:
11th September, 3pm – Performance on Richmond Green
18th September, 3pm – Artists’ Talk
One Paved Court event
Calling all artists living or working in Richmond Upon Thames
Orleans House Gallery is inviting submissions from artists living or working in the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames for our November open call exhibition – Breaking Ground. Running alongside Richmond Literature Festival, Orleans House Gallery will curate an exhibition of work by local artists responding to the same stimulus as this year’s festival – ‘how we can build a better world that is more sustainable, more inclusive and more equal?’. The exhibition will run in the Stables Gallery at Orleans House Gallery from 6-21 November.
The exhibition stimulus recognises that this is a significant moment for society and our communities to come together to explore new ways of thinking and being to instigate transformational change. It is an opportunity for local artists, designers and makers to investigate the most pressing issues we face and explore our hopes and visions for the future. What might our new normal look like? How can we explore and comprehend what might come next? What new future(s) might be on the horizon?
This is an opportunity to have work exhibited as part of a group exhibition in the Stables Gallery from Saturday 6 – Sunday 21 November. Submissions are welcome across visual and contemporary artforms, both 2D and 3D. Your submission may be artwork you’re already working on that relates to the stimulus or something you will work on over the next month in response to the stimulus.
Orleans House Gallery will curate the exhibition, selecting artworks to be included based on:
- response to the stimulus above
- relevance to our community
- alignment with our values below:
Collaborative – we work with people in innovative and inspiring ways, we invite artists, communities and individuals to create the public programme with us and help develop the arts service.
Socially engaged – we respond to the needs and wishes of local people, widen participation in the arts and connect people from different backgrounds, enabling them to have a say over issues that affect them, and promoting opportunity particularly for underrepresented groups.
Experimental – through the arts we test new ideas and approaches and share our learning to support the work of the borough. This might involve being playful, adventurous and taking risks.
Enterprising – we will always be open to new ways of working, sustain and develop productive partnerships and seek to find ways to make our work financially sustainable and develop inward investment for the arts.
Orleans House Gallery will
- provide the exhibition space,
- curate and install the exhibition,
- process art sales (we support artists looking to sell works through the exhibition, a 40% commission applies to all works sold which supports our work across Orleans House Gallery),
- publicise the exhibition (via public displays, events listings, and Orleans House Gallery website and social media),
- provide invigilation of the exhibition.
How to apply
The deadline for proposals is 12noon on 11 October.
Applicants can submit 1 piece of work to be reviewed by the selection committee. Please note we expect a high volume of applications and not all submissions will be exhibited.
The work submitted, if selected, must be the work brought to the exhibition, i.e. you can’t make something different retrospectively.
Please visit Artist Opportunities – Orleans House Gallery to find the link to the application form at the bottom of the page.
If you have any queries, please email Exhibitions and Collections Arts Officer, Chris Burton – Chris.Burton@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk
Short Plays for Short Journeys
Wild Duck Theatre is delighted that Short Plays for Short Journeys Season Two is now available on all major podcast servers or via link wildducktheatre.com/podcasts
The success of Season One has given us an international reach this time as we include two American, an Irish and two Brits in selecting the very best of new writing.
Performed by a mixture of pro/experienced actors from in and around Richmond, these are a fascinating mix: Covenant Farm and our stewardship of the land; Relic and the memories of an Irish childhood; Sisters-in-Law as a sequel to Brothers in Season One; Butterflies as a riff on the smart home and Crazy Quilts which is an unsettling look at a small town quilting group.
Donations to support the podcast and new writing can be made at wildducktheatre.com/donate
For fuller sponsorship partnership opportunities with Wild Duck Productions, please do get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're a Writer, Director, or Actor looking to showcase and would like to be a part of future Seasons, we'd love to hear from you.
We are also looking to collaborate with creative sound designers for Season 3 and beyond. For further information please go to www.wildducktheatre.com/who-are-we
Wild Duck Theatre is a London based theatre company established in 2015, with a mission to produce high quality contemporary work, combining the best talent - experienced amateur or polished professional and often a mixture of both. Writers, Actors and Directors often develop their career ambitions by showcasing with us.
For more information please contact email@example.com or visit wildducktheatre.com
Wild Duck Theatre event
Statements after an Arrest under the Immorality Act
Directed by Diane Page, winner of the JMK Award, a rare revival of Athol Fugard’s classic play about a interracial relationship under threat in Apartheid South Africa.
As a director, Diane Page's credits include Out West (co-director), In Love and Loyalty (also as writer), Ghost Stories, Leave to Remain, Dick Whittington (Lyric Hammersmith), Yeggs (Wildcard Online), Love and Information (ArtsEd) and Krool Britannia (Rabbit Hole Theatre/Camden Fringe). Her credits as an associate director include Ghost Stories (Duke of York’s Theatre/UK tour); and as an assistant director, othellomacbeth (Lyric Hammersmith/HOME) and Bartholomew Fair (Shakespeare's Globe).
The OT last produced the work of Athol Fugard in 2019 with Blood Knot. His other plays include "Master Harold"...and the Boys, The Road to Mecca, Sizwe Banzi is Dead and The Island.
Orange Tree Theatre event
Ordinary Days is a song cycle set in contemporary New York and follows the lives of four young people as they evaluate their lives and look to the future for happiness and fulfilment. It cleverly intertwines their journeys as the piece builds to its positive conclusion, making us laugh out loud and shed a tear as the characters’ back stories are revealed and their relationships with each other grow.
Staged at Hampton Hill Theatre from Tuesday 13th to Saturday 18th September 2021 with a matinee on the Saturday, Bros look forward to welcoming you back to theatres with this fabulous show.
BROS Theatre Company event
Brass from the past
A virtual concert played on original Victorian instruments, an introduction to the instruments of the past. This is an online concert that can be watched at anytime and we would like you to share it with anyone in care homes, lonely or isolated. It was generously funded by crowd funding, please donate if you can.
simply visit https://www.queenvictoriasconsort.co.uk/virtual-concert.html
Queen Victoria's Consort event
Twickenham Chamber Choir (starts Sept 2021)
A friendly, local ladies choir starts up again in September 2021.
We meet in the Music Room at Waldegrave School, Fifth Cross Road,
Twickenham Chamber Choir sings a mixture of sacred, secular and more modern pieces and is conducted by Helen Astrid.
We are currently have spaces for Sopranos 1 & 2 and Altos.
Please get in touch if you'd like to join.
Presented by Helen Astrid Singing Academy
Whitton Adult Community Singing
WHITTON ADULT COMMUNITY SINGING
Singing Safely for Enjoyment &Wellbeing
From September we have been meeting in a well sanitized and ventilated, Room at the
Whitton Community Centre, Percy Road, TW2 6JL
11.15 -12.15 each Saturday to 11th December
(Half Term break on Saturday 23rd October)
We are currently learning great songs for our informal Christmas presentation of
Saturday 11th December 11.45-12.30
Come on any Saturday for a free trial session!
A Singing Group for all adults of all ability levels – no need to read music
Please contact Loulla Gorman for full details:
British History 1945 - 1990
British history from 1945 to 1990 divides into two distinct sub-periods. From 1945 to the mid 1970s there was a degree of policy consensus between the two principal political parties, though we will discuss whether this has at times been over-stated. From the mid 1970s there was a clear policy choice for the electorate with significant continuing implications for our world today. Our approach will be thematic. For each of the sub-periods we will examine in turn the principal political, diplomatic, economic and social events and changes.
Course Code: C2422858