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Orange Tree Theatre
Katie Johnstone

Katie Johnstone wants to help the town she loves. She wants to start a business that will make millions while writing poems like Alex Turner. Everyone else wants her to get a boyfriend and go work at Tesco.

But Katie Johnstone isn't like everyone else.

Filled with northern soul dancing, a fox and extreme gardening Katie Johnstone is a celebration of the passion ...

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July
13-21
   

Orange Tree Theatre
Precious Little Talent

The USA is buzzing with the election of a new President. Joey, a disillusioned English graduate, arrives in New York to visit her estranged father. But after a whirlwind midnight run through the city, she finds herself falling for an idealistic young American. As she fights to be remembered by her father's failing mind, Joey must decide if she can let go of her fears and ...

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July
14-21
   

Richmond Shakespeare Society
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare's most popular and delightful comedy - set largely in a wood outside Athens and culminating in a massed wedding - is the perfect entertainment for our annual summer show.

The play brings together the formality of the military court, the boisterous enthusiasm of the "Rude Mechanicals" and the mysterious charged night-world of the Faerie. Our production will be inspired by the 1940's and steampunk.

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July
16-21
   

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Marble Hill Park
DOG SHOW

run with Reality Dog Training

Does your dog have the waggiest tail? Do you have the best rescue dog in town? Stardom at Marble Hill Park beckons.

More Information

  • Saturday 21 July 10am - 1pm
  • FREE entry: sign up at the Marble Hill Café between 18-20 July, or come along to our registration desk on the day.

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Kids OK
July
Saturday
21
10am-1pm  

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TwickFolk
Local Songwriters Night - Songs and stories from talented local performers

Online - £5 50p booking fee On The Door - £5

Welcome to a new format for TwickFolk where we'll be showcasing a handful of local songwriters who have appeared at TwickFolk regularly as floor spots, support acts and of course at our regular singarounds and singers' nights.

Listen to their songs along with tales behind the tales.

The line-up includes...

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July
Sunday
22
7:45pm  

Eel Pie Club
ATOMIC ROOSTER

£17

The newly re-formed Atomic Rooster featuring 2 original members, Peter French on vocals and Steve 'Boltz' Bolton on guitar.

This band which re-formed last year has been kicking up a storm at festivals and shows across the UK and receiving stunning reviews.

With the full blessing of Vincent Crane's widow, the band will be performing album favourites and the hit singles "Tomorrow Night" and "Devils Answer". Completing the line-up are Shug Millage (bass), Bo Walsh (drums) and Adrian Gautrey (organ/keys).

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July
Thursday
26
 

Normansfield Theatre
The Life of John Charles Buckmaster

The Father of Teddington Library

A talk by local historian Ken Howe about the extraordinary life and work of John Charles Buckmaster, a formidable public speaker and activist. He was a teacher with a strong sense of public duty, a Justice of the Peace and a councillor. In later life he founded Teddington library as a free library in 1904. Ken will present his research ...

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July
Saturday
28
2pm  

Marble Hill Park
Music In The Park - The FB Pocket Orchestra

Bring a blanket or even a picnic, and join us for music on the terrace at Marble Hill. A range of classical and easy listening during July - FREE for park visitors.

Still to come:

  • 29 July The Greenwood Trio: Old English Ditties

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Kids OK
July
Saturday
28
2-3pm  

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Marble Hill Park
Music In The Park - The Greenwood Trio: Old English Ditties

Bring a blanket or even a picnic, and join us for music on the terrace at Marble Hill. A range of classical and easy listening during July - FREE for park visitors.

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Kids OK
July
Sunday
29
2-3:15pm  

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TwickFolk
Singaround: bring a song or two, join in, or just come and listen!

Tickets £3 on the door or £3 ( 30p booking fee) if booked online

Sue Graves, one of the resident singers at TwickFolk, says:

"All the music at TwickFolk is live and our singarounds give everyone a chance to sing, play an instrument, recite a poem or tell a story.

"If you just want to sit back and listen, that's also fine. In ...

more information about Singaround: bring a song or two, join in, or just come and listen!

July
Sunday
29
7:45pm  


Poetry at the Adelaide

An open mic evening where poets have an opportunity to read out their work. The compare is Bob Sheed, an established poet. People are welcome to just come and sit and listen.

The Adelaide pub is in Park Road, Teddington, and we use a room upstairs. It's £2 entry, and we urge people to buy a drink at the bar.

More Information

  • From 6 to 8 pm
  • Any enquiries, call 07906 813795

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August
Sunday
5
6pm  

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Eel Pie Club
TWICKENHAM '60's DAY

Come and celebrate Twickenham in the 1960's outside The Barmy Arms Public House, just over the bridge from Eel Pie Island. The Eel Pie All-Stars will be playing from 2-4pm and there will be drinks and BBQ all afternoon. The Mods will be there with their fabulous Lambrettas and Scooters.

  • FREE

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August
Sunday
5
 

The Arts Society Richmond
From the Workshop to the Studio: Images of the Artist at Work

Speaker: Aliki Braine

From pictures of St Luke painting the Virgin to images of artists at work in their studios and self-portraits, this lecture investigates the shifting environment in which artists have depicted themselves. While earlier paintings emphasised craftsmanship and allow the viewer an insight into materials and techniques used, early modern paintings see a shift ...

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August
Tuesday
7
 

Eel Pie Club
DONA OXFORD - 'Queen of Boogie Woogie'

Visiting from New York, Dona Oxford is an extraordinary, soulful and passionate singer, songwriter and keyboardist who's Old School, Soul vocals and her love of Rock & Roll piano infuses to create a unique sound many have compared to "Gladys Knight meets the Rolling Stones". This will be her only and final UK gig for the remainder of 2018.

As a keyboardist, Dona has ...

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August
Thursday
9
8pm  


Mind, Body, Wellbeing workshop

Join us for an evening of movement, guided meditation and positivity in the calm and nurturing surroundings of Heart Twickenham - a happy, motivating, uplifting and calming experience.

Guided meditation

Blue Sky Thinking, a guided meditation to calm, inspire and uplift. There will be 4 meditation "tent pods" available, that offer a more secluded space, with a seat cushion and...

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August
Saturday
18
7-10pm  

Eel Pie Club
GENO WASHINGTON & THE YO YOS

Geno Washington is still the ultimate 60s soul man, enjoying cult status in soul, blues and RnB scenes, mainly due to his unsurpassable reputation as a live performer.

A contemporary of Georgie Fame, The Small Faces and Jimi Hendrix (all of whom were his support acts back in the day), Geno is as electrifying today as ever, a force of nature and a genuine joy to behold.

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August
Thursday
23
8:30pm  

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Poetry at the Adelaide

An open mic evening where poets have an opportunity to read out their work. The compare is Bob Sheed, an established poet. People are welcome to just come and sit and listen.

The Adelaide pub is in Park Road, Teddington, and we use a room upstairs. It's £2 entry, and we urge people to buy a drink at the bar.

More Information

  • From 6 to 8 pm
  • Any enquiries, call 07906 813795

more information about Poetry at the Adelaide

September
Sunday
2
6pm  

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TwickFolk
Singaround: bring a song or two, join in, or just come and listen!

Tickets £3 on the door or £3 ( 30p booking fee) if booked online

Sue Graves, one of the resident singers at TwickFolk, says:

"All the music at TwickFolk is live and our singarounds give everyone a chance to sing, play an instrument, recite a poem or tell a story.

"If you just want to sit back and listen, that's also fine. In ...

more information about Singaround: bring a song or two, join in, or just come and listen!

September
Sunday
2
7:45pm  

The Arts Society Richmond
Ups and Downs in the Lives of the Impressionists

Speaker: Carole Petipher

A tiny section of the Seine to the West of Paris, which would have represented the perfect antidote to the claustrophobia of mid 19th Paris, has been termed the Cradle of Impressionism. It was near to five neighbouring riverside villages that the artists, who would later become known as the Impressionists, became frequent visitors. In some ...

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September
Tuesday
4
 

Eel Pie Club
THE PRETTY THINGS (FINAL ACOUSTIC SHOW EVER)

The Pretty Things have been at the heart of the UK Rhythm & Blues Scene for over 50 years. 2018 will be their final tour and The Eel Pie Club will be hosting their FINAL ACOUSTIC SHOW EVER, featuring original vocalist, Phil May and original guitarist, Dick Taylor.

These legendary 'bad boys of rock' created some of the most exciting and innovative records of the ...

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September
Thursday
6
8:30pm  

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Orange Tree Theatre
In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises)

Try a story. Yes, a story. We listened to stories when we were young and pink and bawling and now we don't cry in the night.

Two new parents are up in the middle of the night and their baby daughter won't stop crying. They try to soothe her with stories, but the stories tell of a dark and hopeless world outside.

Their fears and anxieties come to life and seep ...

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Sep-Oct
7-20
   

Environment Trust for Richmond upon Thames (ETRuT)
Secret Art Sale 2018

An art exhibition and sale with an unexpected twist!

Your chance to pick up a masterpiece for just £40!

The heritage and nature conservation charity Environment Trust is holding its 2018 Secret Art Sale on 15th and 16th September at The Exchange, Twickenham. The exhibition and sale features more than 400 A5-size (148 × 210mm) ...

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September
15-16
11am-5pm  

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Normansfield Theatre
Carmen, Carmen, Carmen

This is an evening not to be missed, with a cast of rising stars who have trained at the National Opera Studio and the Royal Opera House. Josephine Thorpe, Susana Gaspar, Bechara Mouffarej are performing on the most prestigious international stages including Opera de Paris, Qatar, Dubai, Sadlers Wales, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera, Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos, BBC ...

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September
Saturday
15
7:30pm  

Eel Pie Club
UNCHAINED - THE BEST OF JOE COCKER feat. PAUL COX

Celebrating 50th Anniversary of 'Little Help from My Friends'

An original project in tribute to Joe Cocker with a 5-piece band plus backing singers, led by the charismatic voice of Paul Cox. Paul Cox never fails to excite his audience thanks to his deep, warm and rocky voice - always sensual. His interpretation of Joe Cocker's repertoire is ...

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September
Thursday
20
8:30pm  

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Normansfield Theatre
L'Elisir D'Amore

Villa InCanto returns to Teddington with their alternative to traditional staged operas bringing their version of L'Elisir D'Amore, by G Donizetti.

The light-hearted comedy is an all-time favourite with audiences and the intimate show will be performed by a cast of singers who have sung across Europe.

The group aim to maintain the integrity and grandeur of original plots...

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September
Saturday
22
7:30pm  

Museum of Richmond
Why The Big Issue began in sleepy Richmond

An evening with John Bird, the founder of The Big Issue

The Big Issue magazine was launched in 1991 in response to the growing number of rough sleepers on the streets of London. It offered people the opportunity to earn a legitimate income through selling a magazine to the public. Over twenty-five years on, their vendors come from a variety of backgrounds and ...

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October
Monday
1
7:30pm  

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The Arts Society Richmond
Basingstoke and its Contribution to World Culture!

Speaker: Rupert Willoughby

One of the most derided towns in England, renowned for its dullness, Basingstoke is distinguished only by its numerous roundabouts and absurd Modernist architecture.

Rupert explains that the post-war planners, who inflicted such features as 'the Great Wall of Basingstoke' on the town, were politically-motivated and bent on destroying ...

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October
Tuesday
2
 


Poetry at the Adelaide

An open mic evening where poets have an opportunity to read out their work. The compare is Bob Sheed, an established poet. People are welcome to just come and sit and listen.

The Adelaide pub is in Park Road, Teddington, and we use a room upstairs. It's £2 entry, and we urge people to buy a drink at the bar.

More Information

  • From 6 to 8 pm
  • Any enquiries, call 07906 813795

more information about Poetry at the Adelaide

October
Sunday
7
6pm  

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Mind, Body, Wellbeing workshop

Join us for an evening of movement, guided meditation and positivity in the calm and nurturing surroundings of Heart Twickenham - a happy, motivating, uplifting and calming experience.

Guided meditation

Blue Sky Thinking, a guided meditation to calm, inspire and uplift. There will be 4 meditation "tent pods" available, that offer a more secluded space, with a seat cushion and...

more information about Mind, Body, Wellbeing workshop

October
Saturday
20
7-10pm  

Orange Tree Theatre
Roger McGough

Hilarious and surreal, Roger McGough is a poet of many voices. Menace and melancholy there may be, but with plenty of his characteristic wit and wordplay too. We are delighted to welcome this most beloved of British poets to the Orange Tree, to read a selection of vintage, classic and surprising poems. The performance will be followed by a book signing.

Roger McGough's ...

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Oct-Dec
26-1
   


Poetry at the Adelaide

An open mic evening where poets have an opportunity to read out their work. The compare is Bob Sheed, an established poet. People are welcome to just come and sit and listen.

The Adelaide pub is in Park Road, Teddington, and we use a room upstairs. It's £2 entry, and we urge people to buy a drink at the bar.

More Information

  • From 6 to 8 pm
  • Any enquiries, call 07906 813795

more information about Poetry at the Adelaide

November
Sunday
4
6pm  

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Orange Tree Theatre
Dealing With Clair

Clair works in real estate.

Mike and Liz are selling.

James wants to buy.

He'll only deal with Clair.

Selling houses. It's not forever. Who knows what I'll do? Maybe make a killing and just... disappear. That's right. Vanish.

First seen thirty years ago at the Orange Tree Theatre, where several of Crimp's early plays ...

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Nov-Feb
4-10
   

The Arts Society Richmond
Frank Brangwyn and his World War I Posters

Speaker: Libby Horner

Brangwyn was not an official war artist but nevertheless he produced over 80 poster designs during The Great War. Clients included the Canadian War Memorial Fund, the Ministry of Information, the National War Savings Committee, various newspapers and many charitable concerns for whom he designed free of charge. His works range from landscapes to the ...

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November
Tuesday
6
 


Mind, Body, Wellbeing workshop

Join us for an evening of movement, guided meditation and positivity in the calm and nurturing surroundings of Heart Twickenham - a happy, motivating, uplifting and calming experience.

Guided meditation

Blue Sky Thinking, a guided meditation to calm, inspire and uplift. There will be 4 meditation "tent pods" available, that offer a more secluded space, with a seat cushion and...

more information about Mind, Body, Wellbeing workshop

November
Saturday
17
7-10pm  


Poetry at the Adelaide

An open mic evening where poets have an opportunity to read out their work. The compare is Bob Sheed, an established poet. People are welcome to just come and sit and listen.

The Adelaide pub is in Park Road, Teddington, and we use a room upstairs. It's £2 entry, and we urge people to buy a drink at the bar.

More Information

  • From 6 to 8 pm
  • Any enquiries, call 07906 813795

more information about Poetry at the Adelaide

December
Sunday
2
6pm  

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The Arts Society Richmond
Is Christmas in Bad Taste?

Speaker: David Phillips

Even in ancient Rome people made complaints about the mid-winter Saturnalia celebrations, remarkably like the complaints that we hear today about our commercialised Christmas. In a light-hearted historical review we discover some wonderful and some gloriously awful Christmas imagery, from Giotto's painting of the first Christmas crib until Dickens ...

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December
Tuesday
4
 


Poetry at the Adelaide

An open mic evening where poets have an opportunity to read out their work. The compare is Bob Sheed, an established poet. People are welcome to just come and sit and listen.

The Adelaide pub is in Park Road, Teddington, and we use a room upstairs. It's £2 entry, and we urge people to buy a drink at the bar.

More Information

  • From 6 to 8 pm
  • Any enquiries, call 07906 813795

more information about Poetry at the Adelaide

January
Sunday
6
6pm  

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The Arts Society Richmond
Postcards from Near and Far: Picturing the 20th Century

Speaker: Chloe Sayer

Profile

Chloe is a freelance specialist in the art and culture of Latin America. She has lectured in the UK, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and on cruises. As a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute she has carried out fieldwork, curated several exhibitions and assisted on TV documentaries for BBC and Channel 4.

...

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February
Tuesday
5
 

The Arts Society Richmond
Charles Barry's Great Work: Restoring the Houses of Parliament

Speaker: Caroline Shenton

The Houses of Parliament is one of the most famous and staggering buildings in the world. It rises serenely from the Thames at Westminster on a site which has been the centre of power and government in England from the earliest times. It is a masterpiece of Victorian architecture and a spectacular feat of civil engineering, a landmark which is today ...

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March
Tuesday
5
 

The Arts Society Richmond
The Lure of Ivory

Speaker: Maggie Campbell Pederson

Ivory has been carved for 40,000 years and its trade goes back thousands of years. Different cultures worldwide have revered it and it has been widely used for religious carvings. It has also been used for many more commonplace items, from piano keys to dentures. The talk will look at the lure of ivory through the ages, its many and varied uses...

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April
Tuesday
2
 

The Arts Society Richmond
David Hockney and his Struggles with Modernism

Speaker: Ray Warburton

At heart David Hockney is a figurative painter, painting people and places that he knows and have meaning for him. Yet as he was learning his trade, modern art was changing and new art movements from America were in the ascendency. After dabbling briefly with Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art, he embarked on a number of strategies that enabled him to ...

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May
Tuesday
7
 

The Arts Society Richmond
The Art of the Classic French Paperweight

Speaker: Simon Cottle

For a brief period glass paperweight-making truly blossomed. Influenced by developments in Venice in the 1840s, the French glass manufacturers of Baccarat, Clichy and St.Louis added a wide range of highly decorative and extremely ornate paperweights to their repertoire. The fashion lasted for seven years giving it the title of the 'classic period'...

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June
Tuesday
4
 

The Arts Society Richmond
AGM and Lecture: A Load of Old Balls

Speaker: Simon Ingris

According to historian Barbara Tuchman, the invention of the ball ranks as highly as the invention of the wheel. Simon Inglis agrees, especially after spending years delving into cubbyholes at pavilions and museums, in workshops and factories, finding out how these apparently simple objects came into being and how their design and manufacture has evolved...

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July
Tuesday
2
7:30pm  

The Arts Society Richmond
Fortitude and Fancy - Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn

Speaker: Nicholas Henderson

Fortitude & Fancy: A story of Henry VIII's two most important queens and the social, religious and political consequences of their struggles for ascendancy with us to our own time. Catherine of Aragon, Spanish princess and mother of the later 'bloody' Mary, and her success and later bitter struggle to avoid divorce. Anne Boleyn, ...

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August
Tuesday
6
7:30pm