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  • 8 January 2022 - 29 January 2022Museum/Heritage

    Curator Tours of the Exhibition

    Join the Museum team to learn more about the singular history of the Orange Tree Theatre as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. Listen to behind-the-scenes stories and hear about the selection of photographs, props and archival materials on display in the Museum's current exhibition, 'OT 50: Fifty Years of the Orange Tree Theatre.' 

    Free entry, no booking required!

     

    Museum of Richmond event

  • 11 January 2022 - 25 January 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Beginners Bookbinding Course

    Bookbinding Course

    Tuesday 11th January, Tuesday 18th January & Tuesday 25th January | 7pm to 9pm

    Mark Cockram is a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders, who spends his days restoring ancient classics or binding Man Booker winners. For three Tuesday evenings in January 2022, join him to learn how to make your own beautiful book, from scratch.  

    The sessions will include folding your own paper, hand sewing the pages and creating the cloth spines. You will learn how to use traditional book binding equipment such as a finishing press and Grecquage (a fascinating Ancient Greek method of positioning). Mark will also teach how to use flottage - ink in large trays of water - to decorate your book’s front cover.

    As Mark puts it: 'Within the book, an infinitely complex array of materials and techniques come together and combine with a history as rich and diverse as we who create and use it’. 

    Join us to start a new, creative, skilled and fascinating hobby. 

    All materials and complimentary drinks included.

     

    BOOK VIA: http://www.wurkshop.co.uk/adults/ 

    Wurkshop event

  • 12 January 2022 - 30 January 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Home

    A group exhibition exploring themes of home: identity, memory and heritage, through a range of media from film, digital art and collage, to painting and printmaking by 2021 Kingston Fine Art Graduates.

    Participating Artists: Douaa El-Azizi,  Edward Mac, Omalola Mau, Husna Memon, Kristine Meniano, Brianna Lois Parker,  Sumnima Pun, Amrit Sanghera, and Zooey Sealey.

    Curators: Courtney Gregory, Husna Memon, Sumnima Pun with Helen Potkin, Associate Professor (Art History) at Kingston University.

    Since the early 20th century, Britain has lived through culturally transformative events from devastating wars, mass migration, to economic and environmental change, which has ultimately resulted in a multi-ethnic society. This history to which we are all connected, has impacted the ways in which an individual defines home. Furthermore, the pandemic has significantly affected our relationship to our homes, and has forced us to re-evaluate, re-define and re-purpose the home to adjust to the current climate.

     

    For some, home remains the place where they were born, while for others, it is an adopted place where they have developed a bond with the environment and its cultural identity. Some people think of home as a more solid ‘truth’ that connects to their race, identity, or cultural heritage. Despite Britain being diverse, the concept of home for People of Colour is tainted by the experiences of exclusion and racism. The experiences and stories of communities of colour are largely unheard and un-documented. As individuals who are from these communities, the nine artists offer a unique lens on the concept of home in all its complexities and meanings. In light of this, the artists have come together to present a varied collection of work that shares these wider themes of home through film, digital art and digital collage, painting and printmaking.

    One Paved Court event

  • 13 January 2022 - 31 March 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Movie-Makers Spring Term classes

    Dramacube Movie-Makers classes – Teddington

    Budding young film makers aged 7-14yrs can join us for our exciting movie-making classes.

    Each term we’ll be tackling a different genre starting each class with a brief history before jumping into the practical art of film making and screen-acting.

    Classes will cover all aspects of film-making including pre-production planning giving students an all-round introduction to the exciting world of the movies.

    In addition we’ll have acting tutors on hand to offer guidance on acting-for-the-screen, eye lines, volume and hitting your mark.

    Whether they love being behind the camera or starring on screen they’ll love making a movie together which will be shared at the end of term in an official screening.
    For more information, to enrol or book a 2-week taster click here.

    Dramacube event

  • 14 January 2022 - 25 March 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Seamsters: After School Sewing Club

    Seamsters is an after school club with a difference. Kids will learn how to cut their own patterns and sew their clothes with experienced clothing designer Lynn Hiller.

    Lynn has worked for John Rocha and Jasper Conran and now loves to teach young people how to sew. With more and more concern about fast fashion, its impact on the environment and our waste, making clothes is the way forward. Students will learn how to operate a sewing machine, hand sew and embroider. They can choose their own projects throughout the term.

    This new club starts on Friday 14th January at 4.20-5.20pm and is a ten week term (with a one week break for half term on 18th February). It is held at Wurkshop, 46-52 Church Road Mews, Barnes, SW13 0DQ.

    Contact hello@wurkshop.co.uk with any questions or if you'd like more information. You can also find more details and book via: www.wurkshop.co.uk/clubs

    Wurkshop event

  • 15 January 2022 - 26 March 2022Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Spring Term Production - Aladdin Jr.

    We are thrilled to announce our next production is Aladdin Jr!

    Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway and West End show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within.

    Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character.
    With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for your young performers!

    The show will play at Hampton Hill Theatre from 30th March to 2nd April 2022.

    From January to March our Twickenham Green  Cast will rehearse on Saturday afternoons at St Mary's University from 2pm to 4.30pm and perform on the main stage at Hampton Hill Theatre. (Production week is 27th March to 2nd April)

    For more information and to book places see our website.

    Dramacube event

  • 15 January 2022 - 2 April 2022Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Spring Term - Drama, Movement and Music 4-6 years

    Drama, Movement & Music Classes for 4-6 Years Children.

    Lead teacher Katie Barton will be taking the children on a deliciously exciting journey next term as they jump into the classic story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    Exploring classic stories through drama, movement and music, children will take on the roles of characters.

    Using props, drama games and most importantly, their imaginations to recreate key scenes, they will share a short presentation with parents during the final session of term.

    Our classes are designed to provide children with a safe & secure environment where they can develop their talents as young people and grow in confidence and self-esteem.

    Drama benefits children on many levels and as they navigate their way through key stage one, having a regular creative platform will help them to find their feet as well as their voices.

    For more information, to enrol or book as 2-week taster click here

    Dramacube event

  • 17 January 2022 - 9 May 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Life Drawing Classes

    Monday evenings | 7pm to 9pm at Wurkshop, Barnes, SW13 0DQ

    Under the expert direction of artist Kathy Barker, you will be taken through a variety of approaches to drawing the nude figure.

    Exploring different mediums, developing line and tonal techniques, balance and posture, seeing the mass, and comparative measurement throughout.

    With close 1-2-1 guidance and demonstrations, Kathy will ensure that each student receives lots of individual attention.

    The class has a small group size and both beginners and experienced artists are welcome.

    BOOK VIA: www.wurkshop.co.uk/adults

    Wurkshop event

  • 18 January 2022 - 23 March 2022Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Spring Term Production - Aladdin Jr.

    We are thrilled to announce our next production is Aladdin Jr!

    Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway and West End show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within.

    Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character.
    With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for your young performers!

    The show will play at Hampton Hill Theatre from 30th March to 2nd April 2022.

    From January to March our Hampton Hill Yellow Cast will rehearse on Tuesdays at Hampton Hill Theatre from 5pm to 7.15pm
    (Production week is 27th March to 2nd April)

    For more information and to book places see our website.

    Dramacube event

  • 19 January 2022 - 23 March 2022Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Spring Term Production - Aladdin Jr.

    We are thrilled to announce our next production is Aladdin Jr!

    Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway and West End show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within.

    Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character.
    With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for your young performers!

    The show will play at Hampton Hill Theatre from 30th March to 2nd April 2022.

    From January to March 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 27th March to 2nd April)

    For more information and to book places see our website.

    Dramacube event

  • 22 January 2022 - 29 January 2022Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Ben Hur

    Flaming chariots, epic sea battles and an orgy suitable for all ages – a cast of four will recreate seventy thousand historically accurate and psychologically complex characters. This is Ben Hur told as never before.

    www.richmondshakespeare.org.uk

    Richmond Shakespeare Society event

  • 24 January 2022Literature/Talks/Walks

    SAFEGUARDING MARBLE HILL'S HISTORY THROUGH CONSERVATION

    Mon 24 Jan 2022 

    6pm

    Online (Zoom/Marble Hill House )

    Suitable for everyone

    Marble Hill House has under gone a huge transformation thanks to English Heritage and National Lottery Heritage Funds and a huge amount of expertise.

    Please note that booking for this event will close 24 hours in advance.

    BOOK TICKETS 

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 24 January 2022 - 31 January 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Wild and Wonderful - Presented by BobCat Gallery

    Wild and Wonderful: A New Exhibition Celebrating our Connection with Nature on London’s King’s Road

    Independent online art retailer BobCat Gallery will be hosting a pop-up exhibition at the 508 Gallery on London’s King’s Road from 24th - 31st January 2022.

    ‘Wild and Wonderful’ will celebrate the connection people have rediscovered with nature during the coronavirus pandemic, and spotlight artists who use natural materials in their artistic practice.

    Curator and BobCat Gallery Founder, Catherine Sweet, says: 

    “The exhibition will include works focused on natural beauty and conservation, as well as from artists who incorporate natural materials into their work, or those who have formed a strong bond with the natural world to boost their mental wellbeing - whether that's prior to or because of the pandemic and/or lockdown. 

    BobCat Gallery specialises in original, affordable artwork, and we’re delighted to present such a brilliant selection of works including painting, etching, ink drawings, hand crafted glass sculpture and handmade watercolours.”

    The exhibition Private View will take place on Tuesday 25th January from 6pm - 9pm. To register for your free ticket, head to Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wild-and-wonderful-bobcat-gallery-x-508-gallery-tickets-164154234735 

    For more information visit www.BobCatGallery.co.uk 

    BobCat Gallery event

  • 25 January 2022 - 30 January 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Lad’Art Group Exhibition : Café/Bar Gallery

    The Lad'Art group was born when Laura and Daniela noticed the accumulation of rubbish in their homes: plastics, packing, telephones, laptop and many other appliances. They said: "The waste emergency is real and alarming, so we started to develop a private recycling operation to transform waste into artistic creation."

    Admission: Free

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 25 January 2022 - 29 January 2022Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Teechers by John Godber

    An A* classroom comedy from one of Britain’s most popular playwrights

    This frantic play within a play sees students Gail, Hobby and Salty pay homage to their idealistic drama teacher Mr Nixon in an end-of-term play.

    Teechers depicts life in a modern school with all its social politics for both teachers and students alike. Far too many characters played by far too few actors, in this fast-moving and highly entertaining play.

     

    Teddington Theatre Club event

  • 25 January 2022Music/Gigs

    Richmond Concert Society

    The outstanding pianist Benjamin Grosvenor will perform an exciting programme of music by Franck, Schumann, Albeniz and Ravel. He first took the world by storm when he won the piano final of the BBC Young Musician competition at the age of eleven in 2004. Since then he has continued to develop as a pianist and musician of consummate artistry.

    See www.richmondconcerts.co.uk for further details

    Photo: Andrej Grilc

    Richmond Concert Society event

  • 26 January 2022Literature/Talks/Walks

    LONDON LUMINARIES: STRAWBERRY HILL: PATRON AND PAINTER: HORACE WALPOLE AND JOHN GILES ECCARDT

    Wed 26 Jan 2022 

    7pm

    Online (Zoom/Marble Hill House )

    Suitable for everyone

    In 1746 Horace Walpole published his poem, 'The Beauties: an Epistle to Mr Eckardt the Painter', and became the principal patron of the German born John Giles Eccardt, commissioning from him a series of small-scale portraits of himself and his coterie. This talk tells the story of Walpole’s patronage of Eccardt, and the cast of characters – players, poets and politicians – that peopled his portraits.

    Please book tickets via the London Luminaries website.

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 26 January 2022Visual Arts/Film

    Improvisational Patchwork Cushions

    Sewing and stitching course

    Wednesday 26th January | 6:45pm to 9:45pm

    We’re really excited to host textile artist Lauren MacDonald for this new course. Lauren’s studio Working Cloth draws its inspiration from "historical design movements and an innate respect for those who came before" to make stunning homewares full of style and texture. 

    In this three hour course, students will be taught the art of improvisational patchwork - a fun and relaxing way to piece together fabrics without a pattern. 

    Students will use this technique to create a cushion with an envelope back closure. You will learn string piecing, two methods of finishing your seams, and many patchwork tips and tricks to make the most of your scrap fabric. 

    As we’re all becoming more aware of waste, this is a perfect way to use scraps of material you have lying around at home, or old clothes you love but no longer wear. Bring them along to create your cushion. Mid-weight, woven fabrics are easiest for beginners to work with (but also, don’t let this put you off if you don’t have anything - we will provide plenty of material). 

    Students will go home with an item to be proud of on any bed or sofa and a skill that can be replicated on other pieces. 

    If you’d like to bring your own sewing machine, just let us know when booking.

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

    Wurkshop event

  • 26 January 2022Music/Gigs

    Instrumental jazz at the Live Lounge

    Those cool cats are back at The Place in New Malden. This is  a 30 minute slot in The Live Lounge playing some exciting instrumental jazz. There will be a variety of other eclectic musical acts on  ….. The evening starts at 7.30 …… the cool cats will probably hit the stage 8.30pm or later (or earlier, who knows). Entrance free.

    JKL-Jazz event

  • 27 January 2022Literature/Talks/Walks

    LONDON LUMINARIES: HOGARTH HOUSE – HOGARTH VS EVERYONE

    Thu 27 Jan 2022 

    7pm

    Marble Hill House 

    Suitable for everyone

    Conservation specialist Wendy Richardson explores the processes that have helped shape the delivery of the revival of Marble Hill House via zoom.

    To book tickets, please visit the London Luminaries website.

     

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 27 January 2022Literature/Talks/Walks

    Political Assassinations from Caesar to Khassogi

    Professor Michael Burleigh, 

    Historian and Author, University of Buckingham

     

    To join us, please e-mail rivhardturk@yahoo.co.uk or call 077958 729526 or 0208 941 1442

    Richmond & Twickenham Historical Association event

  • 27 January 2022Literature/Talks/Walks

    Political Assassinations from Caesar to Khassogi

    Professor Michael Burleigh

    Historian and Author,

    University of Buckingham

    To join us, log-in details please e-mail richardturk@yahoo.co.uk or call 077958729526 or 02089411442 

    Richmond & Twickenham Historical Association event

  • 27 January 2022Literature/Talks/Walks

    Emily Chappell In Conversation

    The inspirational adventurer and endurance cyclist discusses her acclaimed books and remarkable life story. Emily has dramatically changed her course through life several times, her immense athletic acheivements matched by the emotional articulacy of a born writer. In conversatio with fromer Procycling magazine writer and regular event host Duncan Steer. Book: exchangetwickenham.co.uk/event/emily-chappell-in-conversation/

    The Exchange event

  • 28 January 2022 - 30 January 2022Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Instant Opera La bohème

    INSTANT OPERA return to the Normansfield Theatre for a revival of  its spectacular production of Giacomo Puccini’s most-loved masterpiece La bohème featuring a stellar international cast, chorus and orchestra.  Tickets £24 – £26.  Fully staged in Italian with surtitles.  Three performances only, this is not a show to be missed!

    For info & tickets please visit: Instant Opera  OR 

    To book ticketswww.trybooking.co.uk/BHRV

    Instant Opera event

  • 28 January 2022Music/Gigs

    Binker Golding/John Edwards/Steve Noble plus Amy Gadiaga

    Our first live gig of 2022 features the highly acclaimed trio of-

    Binker Golding - tenor saxophone

    John Edwards - Double bass

    Steve Noble - drums

    The trio will be performing tracks from their recently released album "Moon Day". Recorded during a gap between the various lockdowns of 2020, you can sense the release from the musicians as they combine after enforced isolation with a telepathic sense of where to push each other. Noble interjecting both chaos and order from the drums; Edwards the rocket fuel propelling the unit on; and Golding soaring and cutting through on sax. You will not find a better showcase of these musicians’ phenomenal abilities. This is free jazz at its most compelling and most engaging. “Moon Day” is undoubtedly a future jazz classic.

    Amy Gadiaga Quartet

    Bassist and singer/songwriter, Amy is currently studying at Trinity Laban and she is also a member of Tomorrow's Warriors.

    Connecting the old school jazz singer’s storytelling and the modern rhythms inspired by artists such as D’Angelo and The Jacksons, Amy's band offers energetic performances that celebrates artistry and freedom

    Tickets  £15 Earlybird until 16/01/22 then £18

    Doors and bar open at 7pm

    First Set 7:45pm

     Table and bar service, full menu and drinks are available  throughout the evening

    The Jazz Sanctuary event

  • 29 January 2022Music/Gigs

    Blues People – A Celebration of the music & the people who make it

    Highly acclaimed songwriter and guitarist Mark Harrison, along with well-known national radio and TV broadcaster David Freeman, present an uplifting and informative evening of modern and classic blues songs and stories, about life today and the history of blues music and blues personalities. This unique show introduces the audience to the origins of the incredibly influential musical style, and links the music of the past with life as it is lived today.

    Mark Harrison is a unique British songster who draws heavily on the blues for his inspiration, his songs covering both modern issues and the world of the original blues artists. He and his band tour extensively and have appeared frequently on BBC Radio.

    David Freeman is a hugely experienced broadcaster for BBC, Jazz FM and Sky, and a leading authority on all forms of blues music and its history. He has done a host of live shows, including many literary festivals.

    Tickets:  £18 advance / £20 on door / £17 Landmark Members / £10 U21s

    Booking:  Online at https://www.wegottickets.com/event/515059, or telephone 0208 977 7558, or email info@landmarkartscentre.org

     

    Landmark Arts Centre event

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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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