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Tuesday 30 November 2021

24 events.

  • 19 October 2021 - 2 November 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Poetry Course with Roger McGough

    POETRY WITH ROGER MCGOUGH

    19th October, 26th October and 2nd November 2021 7-8.30pm. 

    Wurkshop, The Mews, 46-52 Church Road, Barnes, SW13 0DQ). 

    Dubbed the ‘patron saint of poetry’ by the former poet laureate, Roger McGough brings his art, wit and verse to this exciting new evening course at Wurkshop in Barnes (The Mews, 46-52 Church Road, SW13 0DQ). 

    For three evening sessions in October, students will learn how to play with language through word games and tricks, patterns, metaphor and imagination. Roger will teach you how to draw on your own experience and originality to write the poetry of your life. 

    There will be anonymous feedback sessions and a small class of eight students will create a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Roger will perform some of his work and you will be invited to critique and analyse, as well as looking at other poems from a wide range of poets. Students are welcome to bring any poems they have already written, or any books or poems they enjoy. 

    Roger McGough was awarded an OBE for services to poetry in 1997 and a CBE in 2004. He shot to fame in the 1960s with Lily The Pink, The Scaffold and Yellow Submarine which he helped write for The Beatles. 

    In his early poetry career, McGough sent Philip Larkin some of his work, whilst they were both at the University of Hull. Larkin said he believed McGough ‘walked an impressionistic tightrope which, though exhilarating, meant that on occasion he fell off’. Come join this, now more established, tightrope and fall off or balance as you wish - this Wurkshop will catch you!

    This course is suitable for beginners as well as those who have been writing for longer. As the class size is small, Roger McGough will tailor it to suit all levels. His teaching style is playful and fun. You are guaranteed to learn and enjoy yourself at the same time. 

    Book via: www.wurkshop.co.uk/adults 

    Wurkshop event

  • 22 September 2021 - 1 December 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Gothic Literature

    This course will investigate the origins of Gothic literature in Britain, discovering its relationship with science, philosophy and Romanticism.  We shall explore issues of sexuality, gender and the rise of the subconscious. 

    Course Code: C2422711

    WEA Richmond Branch (Adult Learning within Reach) event

  • 27 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    London Luminaries: Ham House and Garden

    The London Luminaries, a partnership between Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust and English Heritage (Marble Hill), has organised an Autumn Series of six evening on-line talks from 20th October to 4th November. 

    Wednesday 20 October: Kew Palace - 'George III: The Mind Behind the Myth'
    Thursday 21 October: Garrick’s Temple - Garrick’s Temple - 'David Garrick: An Actor and His Time'
    Wednesday 27 October: Ham House and Garden - 'Ham House and Wilbraham, 6th Earl of Dysart: Patron and Collector of the Arts'
    Thursday 28 October: Chiswick House and gardens - 'The Private Life of Chiswick House'
    Wednesday 3 November: Pitzhanger Manor - 'Painters, Princes and Personalities: Soane the entertainer at Pitzhanger'
    Thursday 4 November: Popes Grotto - 'Poetry, Painting and Alexander Pope'

    Tickets are free but you are encouraged to make a £5 donation for each talk. You can find more information about the talks and the speakers at https://londonluminaries.com/.

    These talks are supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

    Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust event

  • 25 October 2021 - 31 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Halloween Trail

    Mon 25 Oct - Sun 31 Oct 2021

    During park opening hours

    Marble Hill House

    Suitable For Everyone

    Find the pumpkins and other fiendish things floating between the trees in the far side of the park beyond the adventure playground in the deep dark wood! Start at the kitchen garden near the one o'clock club and follow the wooded path and see what you can find.

    This is a free event with a suggested donation of £5. Find out more here.

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 27 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    London Luminaries: Ham House And Garden

    Marble Hill House / Online

    Suitable For Everyone

    After Ham House survived a period of seclusion and retrenchment under his reclusive father, Wilbraham Tollemache, 6th Earl of Dysart (1739-1821) sought to restore Ham House’s position as a locus of hospitality and cultivation. He returned much of the house and collection to its former seventeenth century splendour, as well as making his own mark through expanding both the estate and the collection. Queen Charlotte remarked after a visit to Ham in 1809 that it was ‘so fine a collection that to know and admire it as one ought to do, it would require many hours’. The 6th Earl was an enthusiastic supporter of the arts, himself a keen artist as well as a discerning collector of fine paintings. His patronage was extended to contemporary artists including Joshua Reynolds and John Constable with whom he developed close links. This support was continued after Wilbraham’s death by his sister and successor Louisa, 7th Countess of Dysart, who cultivated a close association with Constable and regularly invited him and his family to Ham. Dr Hannah Mawdsley is Property Curator for the National Trust’s Ham House and Garden, a 17th century Jacobean mansion on the bank of the River Thames near Richmond, London. She regularly contributes as an historical expert for television and radio.

    Please book via the London Luminaries website.

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 27 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Make A Bird Feeder

    Timeslots at 11- 11:30am, 11.30am-12pm, 12pm-12.30pm and 12.30pm- 1pm

    Marble Hill House

    Suitable For Everyone

    As we begin to see the signs of winter we need to protect our birds. Make a marble Hill Bird feeder to look after the birds outside your window.

    Make a Bird Feeder runs every half hour between 11am and 1pm. Family groups can book their exclusive chosen half hour slot by clicking here.

    The event is free but must be booked in advance. This event has been made possible by funding from the National Lottery.

    This is a free event with a suggested donation of £5. Find out more here.

    BOOK TICKETS

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill 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

  • 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 contact@powerjambands.com 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: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3FbbFP31ZcKErnCG4Gb5rI (Artwork by Maisie Lesbirel, Paulina Prismantaite, and the late Anne-Marie Ricketts)

     

    - Elastic Parade - How Deep Is Your Love: https://open.spotify.com/album/4kOOAeykWKlIjcawutnIt4 (Artwork by Prentis Rollins, Graphic Novelist, DC Comics)

    - Téa Texier - Garden Smiles: https://open.spotify.com/artist/48bE542gYX3rI917oBgWis (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 https://www.powerjambands.com/

     

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

    www.instagram.com/powerjam_band_project

    www.youtube.com/powerjambandproject

    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 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.

     

    Book: www.wurkshop.co.uk/kids 

    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!

     

    Book: www.wurkshop.co.uk/kids 

    Wurkshop event

  • 27 July 2021 - 1 January 2022Drama/Dance/Musicals

    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 info@wildducktheatre.london

    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 production@wildducktheatre.com or visit  wildducktheatre.com

    Wild Duck Theatre event

  • 9 October 2021 - 13 November 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Rice

    Nisha is a young hotshot executive working for Golden Fields, Australia’s largest producer of rice. Ambitious and headstrong, she’s determined to become the first female Indian CEO in Australia. She’s close to sealing a contract with the Indian government, which would see her company take over India’s national rice distribution system.

    A secret deal worth billions.

    Working late nights in the office she encounters Yvette, an older Chinese migrant, who cleans up her mess. Yvette has her own entrepreneurial ambitions, but her daughter faces court after participating in a protest against the unethical practices of a national supermarket chain.

    The two form a powerful – if unlikely – bond as they navigate the complexities of their lives and the world at large.

    “a heady broth of gender, generation and globalisation” Australian Stage

    Brimming with wickedly humorous observations on globalisation, politics and family, this is the UK premiere of a powerful new play from Asian-Australian writer Michele Lee, which has won numerous awards including the Australian Writers’ Guild Award for Best Original Stage Play.

    Orange Tree Theatre event

  • 21 September 2021 - 22 December 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Autumn Term Production - Matilda The Musical Jr

    We are thrilled to announce our next production is Matilda The Musical Jr!

    The show is based on the West End hit Matilda the Musical inspired by the famous Roald Dahl story. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

    From September to December, our Hampton Hill Yellow Cast will rehearse on Tuesdays at Hampton Hill Theatre from 5pm to 7.15pm and perform on the main stage of the Theatre in December (Production week is 15th to 22nd December)

    For more information and to book places see our website.

    Dramacube  event

  • 22 September 2021 - 22 December 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Autumn Term Production - Matilda The Musical Jr

    We are thrilled to announce our next production is
    Matilda The Musical Jr!

    The show is based on the West End hit Matilda the Musical inspired by the famous Roald Dahl story. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

    From September to December our Hampton Hill Red Cast will rehearse on Wednesdays at Hampton Hill United Reformed Church from 5pm to 7.15pm and perfom on the main stage at Hampton Hill Theatre (Production week is 15th to 22nd December)

    For more information and to book places see our website.

    Dramacube  event

  • 18 September 2021 - 22 December 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Autumn Term Production - Matilda The Musical Jr

    We are thrilled to announce our next production is
    Matilda The Musical Jr!

    The show is based on the West End hit Matilda the Musical inspired by the famous Roald Dahl story. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

    From September to December our Twickenham Blue Cast will rehearse on Saturdays from 10.30am to 1pm, our Twickenham Green Cast rehearse from 2pm to 4.30pm (at St Marys University) and they will perfom on the main stage at Hampton Hill Theatre (Production week is 15th to 22nd December)

    For more information and to book places see our website.

    Dramacube  event

  • 24 October 2021 - 22 December 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Autumn Term Production - Matilda The Musical Jr (NEW 14+ cast)

    We are thrilled to announce our next production is
    Matilda The Musical Jr!

    The show is based on the West End hit Matilda the Musical inspired by the famous Roald Dahl story. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

    From September to December our new Twickenham Purple Cast , for age 14+, will rehearse on Fridays from 5pm to 7.15pm at St Marys University and they will perform on the main stage at Hampton Hill Theatre (Production week is 15th to 22nd December)

    For more information and to book places see our website.

    Dramacube  event

  • 27 October 2021 - 31 October 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Cinderella Meets The Monsters - A Halloween Panto

    Join Teddington Theatre Club for a fun-filled pantomime but this time Halloween-ified! Cheer Cinderella, laugh at the ridiculous Ugly Sisters and hiss the Wicked Witch Stepmother as we spookily re-imagine the best-known rags to riches story ever told. They’ll be lots of bad jokes, audience participation, glitz, glamour, glorious gags, plus a few surprises! It will probably be the best Halloween pantomime you’ve ever seen!

    Teddington Theatre Club event

  • 23 October 2021 - 30 October 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    The Duchess of Malfi

    Webster’s stunning tragedy explores class and gender inequality, misogyny, madness and murder in a High Renaissance court. Recent exposes of toxic masculinity by the #MeToo movement provide one of the many contemporary resonances of the play. This adaptation transports the drama to a powerful celebrity family, set against the backdrop of a 1960’s Italian film studio and the Vatican.

    www.richmondshakespeare.org.uk

    Richmond Shakespeare Society event

  • 15 April 2021 - 15 January 2022Music/Gigs

    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

  • 16 September 2021 - 2 December 2021Music/Gigs

    Origins of Popular Music

    From the folk music of the Appalachian Mountains to the Beatles, from early Mississippi Blues to the Rolling Stones.  This is the story of the rise of blues, country music and jazz - and the musicians who made it happen.  How music was changed forever and helped to define the 20th century.

    Course Code: C2422710

    WEA Richmond Branch (Adult Learning within Reach) event

  • 9 September 2021 - 9 December 2021Choral/Choirs

    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,
    TW2 5LH

    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

    Helen Astrid Singing Academy  event

  • 7 October 2021 - 18 November 2021Choral/Choirs

    Food as Medicine?

    Food definitely influences health but can it be used as medicine?  On this course we will identify the nutritional components of food, find out why our bodies need them and identify why some foods are better eaten in conjunction with others.  

    We shall scrutinise food labelling.  Explore diet and supplements to improve health, particularly in relation to reducing the chances of developing Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis, discussing whether diet/food along can change outcomes in these. We will look at stories about using food as medicine that are found in the media and research some of these to find out if there is any scientfiic basis for the claims.  

    The course aims to give you overall knowledge of nutrition so that you can then make informed decisions to benefit the health of yourself and your family.

    Course Code: C2422776

    WEA Richmond Branch (Adult Learning within Reach) event

  • 13 September 2021 - 22 November 2021Museum/Heritage

    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

    WEA Richmond Branch (Adult Learning within Reach) event

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Arts Richmond Events

The Diana Armfield Drawing Competition

The Diana Armfield Drawing Competition

Arts Richmond is offering a prize of £250 to the winner.

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Young Writers' Festival 2021/22

Young Writers' Festival 2021/22

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

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