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  • Marble Hill Movers - A Community Walk

    Come along to a community walk. Hosted by volunteers, come walk around the site and meet people and do as little or as much as you would like. Meet at the big old oak tree by the cricket pitch in Marble Hill Park at 11am

     

    Join for a short walk or a longer walk.

     

    Beginning Tues 19 April 2021 then every Tuesday at 11:00. Free.           

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • Borough of Twickenham Local History Society

    AGM for 2019/20 and 2020/21. The meeting will be held online on Monday 10 May at 8pm. Members are requested to consult their newsletters for details on how to join the meeting. New members are welcome to attend. Details for joining the Society are at http://botlhs.co.uk/membership/.

    Twickenham (Borough) Local History Society event

  • Their Little Secret

    Mark Billingham talks about the latest novel in his acclaimed Tom Thorne thriller series. Mark is an actor, tv writer and stand-up comedian who published his first book in 2001. Mark's novels have spawned a number of successful TV serials screened on both Sky and the BBC.

    Unfortunately, due to current lockdown restrictions we can no longer host this event in the church. However, a film of the talk will be made available to all members on 11 May. If you would like to join the BLS please email join@barnesliterarysociety.org.uk

    All six 20/21 events will remain on the website for members to view.

    Barnes Literary Society event

  • Marble Hill Movers - A Community Walk

    Come along to a community walk. Hosted by volunteers, come walk around the site and meet people and do as little or as much as you would like. Meet at the big old oak tree by the cricket pitch in Marble Hill Park at 11am

     

    Join for a short walk or a longer walk.

     

    Beginning Tues 19 April 2021 then every Tuesday at 11:00. Free.           

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • The Flowering of Kew Gardens in Art

    Since the earliest days of the creation of the Gardens at Kew, the success in  cultivating thousands of species has been recorded by numerous talented botanical artists. 

    Many of the artists associated with the Gardens are among the most highly regarded, prolific, and innovative in the history of botanical art. This webinar will provide an introduction to some of these artists, including Bauer, Marianne North, Matilda Smith and will conclude with an overview of some of the outstanding women artists of the 20th & 21st century. 

    The talk is free and can be accessed via www.kewsociety.org

    Kew Society event

  • Manoj Badale -How the business of sport (cricket in particular) is changing

    Manoj Badale was born in Dhule, Maharashtra, India, but grew up in the UK.

    He studied economics at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University.

    Since 1998, he has been the co-founder of over forty businesses, largely technology related, all set up with his business partner Charles Mindenhall, which they manage through their venture building group - Blenheim Chalcot.

    In 2013, Manoj led the Further Education Learning Technology Action Group (FELTAG) for Rt Hon Matthew Hancock, when in position of Skills and Enterprises Minister. More recently, Manoj was recently appointed to the NHS Health Tech Advisory Board.

    Manoj is heavily involved in charitable activities and is the founding trustee and chairman of the British Asian Trust and was also the chairman of Operation Smile UK until 2014. He was also a founding trustee of the charity Technology Trust. In June 2018, Manoj was awarded an OBE for services to the economy and charity.

    Manoj has recently co-authored a book on the business of sport, A New Innings. Copies can be purchased with all proceeds going to the British Asian Trust Covid Appeal.

    Tickets for this event can be purchased here:

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/manoj-badale-how-the-business-of-sport-cricket-in-particular-is-changing-tickets-141745940925?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

    The Richmond Society event

  • 16 May 2021Museum/Heritage

    Marble Hill House - Family Heritage Morning

    Join us for a fun-filled morning with Marble Hill Playcentre discovering Marble Hill's history, in partnership with the Play Centre

     

    Marble Hill House - Family Heritage Morning  Sun 16 May 2021  10am - 1pm       

     

    Join us for a fun-filled morning and explore Marble Hill’s history through play and exploration with the Marble Hill Playcentre’s team for young people. Enjoy getting creative with hands-on activities and learning how to question the past.

     

    Suitable for 4 – 11 year olds.      

     

    Please book through Marble Hill Playcentres website: https://marblehillplaycentres.com/whats-on-2/

     

    This is a free event with a suggested donation of £5

     

    Find out more here: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/support-us/our-appeals/marble-hill-appeal/

     

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • Artists and paintings in Richmond, Twickenham and Kew

    Talk by Jane Short and Society's AGM

    Over the centuries many artists have visited or lived in the Richmond area, inspired by the picturesque scenery of the River Thames, parks, palaces and open spaces.  Some have provided beautiful landscapes, others have concentrated on portraits.  Thomas Gainsborough, Sir Joshua Reynolds and Joseph Mallard William Turner are of course famous names, but some others that will be mentioned in this talk are lesser known.  We will explore the artists’ local connections and view some of their paintings.

    Jane Short has lived in Richmond borough since 1967 and is a longtime member of Richmond Local History Society.  Before retirement she was employed in local government as the Appeals Officer for Hounslow borough.   She became a founder member of Hounslow Heritage Guides in 1993 and continued for 22 years.  Jane qualified as a Richmond Heritage Guide in 1998, becoming Secretary and Training Officer in 2000, both positions she still holds today.

    Tonight’s talk was originally researched by Johanna Coombes (a fellow Heritage Guide and late RLHS Membership Secretary) before her untimely death in March 2020. Jane is happy to be taking over the talk, working from Jo’s research notes and adding her own slant to the presentation.

    Richmond Local History Society event

  • Artists and paintings in Richmond, Twickenham and Kew

    Talk by Jane Short and Society's AGM by Zoom or at Duke Street Church (to be confirmed)

    Over the centuries many artists have visited or lived in the Richmond area, inspired by the picturesque scenery of the River Thames, parks, palaces and open spaces.  Some have provided beautiful landscapes, others have concentrated on portraits.  Thomas Gainsborough, Sir Joshua Reynolds and Joseph Mallard William Turner are of course famous names, but some others that will be mentioned in this talk are lesser known.  We will explore the artists’ local connections and view some of their paintings.

    Jane Short has lived in Richmond borough since 1967 and is a longtime member of Richmond Local History Society.  Before retirement she was employed in local government as the Appeals Officer for Hounslow borough.   She became a founder member of Hounslow Heritage Guides in 1993 and continued for 22 years.  Jane qualified as a Richmond Heritage Guide in 1998, becoming Secretary and Training Officer in 2000, both positions she still holds today.

    Tonight’s talk was originally researched by Johanna Coombes (a fellow Heritage Guide and late RLHS Membership Secretary) before her untimely death in March 2020. Jane is happy to be taking over the talk, working from Jo’s research notes and adding her own slant to the presentation.

    Richmond Local History Society event

  • Biology and Light

    by Dr Elinor Thompson, University of Greenwich.

    Zoom meeting. Members will automatically receive a link to this, but others can email  richmond.science.society@gmail.com for a free link.

    Lectures are about 1 hour long, with opportunities for questions.

     

    Richmond Scientific Society event

  • 22 May 2021Choral/Choirs

    Summer Concert

    An exciting early summer concert will celebrate our return to live performance. Including a range of works chosen by choir members to mark our 20th anniversary in 2020, this concert will also feature a newly-commissioned work by our Assistant Conductor, Paul Ayres, and readings to compliment the theme of the concert performed by members of Richmond Shakespeare Society. Save the date; Saturday 22nd May 2021, in St Mary’s Church Twickenham.

    Full details: http://www.concordiavoices.org/ 

    Concordia Voices event

  • 22 May 2021 - 5 September 2021Museum/Heritage

    New exhibition at Turner's House: 'Turner's English Coasts'

    Turner‘s House Trust is delighted to announce its second exhibition of original works of art by J.M.W. Turner. The exhibition comprises eleven Turner watercolours and engravings, painted at a time when Turner was at his most popular and commercially successful.

    Turner’s English Coasts focuses on Turner’s engagement with English marine and coastal subjects at a pivotal time in his career when he was living at Sandycombe Lodge, the house he designed and lived in between 1813 to 1826, at Sandycoombe Road, St Margarets, Twickenham TW1 2LR.

    Guest-curator Christine Riding has deliberately selected works which underline the close relationship between Turner’s images of maritime Britain and contemporary print culture. The exhibition includes projects financed by professional engravers and publishers to those instigated by Turner himself. Some were commercially successful (the finished watercolours in the exhibition were and still are highly desirable to art collectors), while others were personal experiments. Crucially, it was through such projects – unprecedented in their breadth and quality – that Turner was to achieve an international reputation.

    Turner’s House Trust are grateful to the Tate for the loan of these paintings.

    Turner's House Trust event

  • 24 May 2021 - 28 May 2021Music/Gigs

    Singchronised

    Singchronised is an opportunity for all the primary schools in the Borough to join as one voice across Richmond. During the w/c 24th May 2021 schools are invited to perform a medley of the 4 big songs that they had learnt for the 2020 Primary Singing Festival which was cancelled at the very start of the first lockdown. Singchronised enables pupils to enjoy singing the songs knowing that thousands of children from the local area are also singing with them. Over the course of the week each school will perform the big songs, creating a sequence of performances that will celebrate the return of singing across the Borough.

    Richmond Music Trust event

  • Unexplained Mysteries and Cover-Ups by Andy Thomas

    Andy regularly gives lectures to many organisations, both mainstream and ‘alternative’, on subjects including a variety of mystery and historical topics, as well as current events.

    Today Andy Thomas explores some of the most famous global mysteries, finding intriguing linking threads between them. What is the truth about real-life ‘X Files’ – UFOs, ghosts, the Bermuda Triangle, strange creatures, religious apparitions, psychic phenomena and visions of the future? Why do some people insist that ‘the unexplained’ is actively covered-up, and what is the connection to shadowy secret elites and their fascination with ancient symbolism? Are we really told the truth about the world we live in, and if not why not? A lecture guaranteed to spark debate!

    Please contact info@artsrichmond.org.uk for the Zoom link

    University of the Third Age (U3A) Richmond event

  • 27 May 2021Museum/Heritage

    Behind Marble Hill's closed doors

    Marble Hill House shut in late 2019 and will re-open in spring 2022.

    The long closure will be well worth it. The Friends of Marble Hill will host a free talk from English Heritage on Thursday May 27th from 6-7 pm to give you a glimpse behind closed doors as they update you on progress and share the significant changes in public access, and reinterpretation of the House, that they will deliver.

    To book go to: What’s on – Friends of Marble Hill

    Friends of Marble Hill event

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Talking Lockdown

zoom meeting

Arts Richmond has organised a series of short Zoom talks from representatives of the arts and media.

Wednesday 12 May 2021 at 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

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Arts Richmond's First Ever Radio Play Writing Competition

Radio Mic

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