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Normansfield Theatre
Historic European Theatres Day

A talk about Normansfield Theatre and the European Route of Historic Theatres and Perspective - the Association of Historic Theatres In Europe.

The talk will be followed by a tour around the theatre including a viewing of the historic scenery collection.

Using our interactive touch screen you can view the catalogue of 150 items of scenery in storage that include ...

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October
Thursday
25
7-8:30pm  

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St Mary's Twickenham
TWICKENHAM CRAFT FAIRS

"Buy Unique, Buy Handmade"

Our fairs are always FREE ENTRY and all are welcome. We have an "access for all" policy, are family friendly, with no stairs or steps and provide easy accessibility for wheelchair and/or buggy users.

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October
Saturday
27
1:30-5pm  

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The Helen Astrid Singing Academy
Opera Appreciation Talks - A Night at the Opera

Opera singer Helen Astrid (ENO) reveals the beauty and fascination of this celebrated art form.

A Night at the Opera

Learn about the most famous operas and their characters from handsome heroes to wise old women, sultry sopranos, villains to femmes fatales.

October
Tuesday
30
7:30-9pm  

The Exchange
Richmond Film Society Presents 'A Ghost Story'

Richmond Film Society Presents 'A Ghost Story' (USA)

A man experiences a life-changing event but refuses to move on and seems trapped in space and time. A haunting, brooding film, it is a meditation on love, grief, memory and spiritual connection.'

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  • Directed by David Lowery
  • Rating: 12A
  • Written By: David Lowery
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Tickets: Adults: £5, Full time students: £3, Free to RFS members

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October
Tuesday
30
8pm  


English Portraiture: Mr and Mrs Andrews, Thomas Gainsborough

  • 30 October, 1.15 - 2.30pm
  • £15 / £13.50 Richmond Card

The fifth lecture of our English Portraiture series explores the quintessential portrait of Englishness. Mr and Mrs Andrews are portrayed in the Suffolk fields that were united at the time of their marriage. An early example of a realistic portrayal of the English landscape by a young Thomas Gainsborough.

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October
Tuesday
30
 

The Exchange
Angela Saini - Inferior: How Science got Women Wrong

Angela Saini is an award-winning science journalist and broadcaster. She regularly presents science programmes on BBC Radio, and her writing has appeared in New Scientist, the Guardian, The Times, and Wired. Her latest book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, was published by Fourth Estate in 2017 to widespread critical acclaim, and was named the Physics World Book of the Year. ...

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November
Friday
2
7:30pm  

Normansfield Theatre
Hampton Wick: Brick by Brick

The origins and growth of a Thameside Village

Local historian Ray Elmitt traces the history of Hampton Wick from its origins in the Domesday Book until present day.

He will illustrate how the original village green together with the farms and market gardens gradually made the way for the present housing and reveal the surprise identity of the oldest surviving ...

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November
Saturday
3
2pm  

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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

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November
Sunday
4
6pm  

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St Mary's Twickenham
LADIES PAMPER EVENINGS

FREE ENTRY

Join us for an evening of pampering and shopping, just for the ladies. There will be a choice of massage/treatments available alongside fab goodies you can also treat yourself to, all from local people and local small businesses. With items such as jewellery, artwork, cards, toiletries, notebooks, candles, skincare etc. Please view this events page ...

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November
Sunday
4
6-10pm  

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The Exchange
Wendy Cope: Anecdotal Evidence

In her first collection of new poetry since 2011's acclaimed 'Family Values', Wendy Cope celebrates 'the half' forgotten stories of our lives' with compassion, wisdom and wit. She continues to be the most generous of authors, sharing her experience of childhood and marriage and writing poignantly about the passing of time. In several of the poems she re-...

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November
Monday
5
7pm  

The Exchange
Writing Genre Fiction in partnership with St Mary's University

What is genre fiction and why do we love to read and write it? Is there anything which is not genre fiction?

This workshop, led by Senior Lecturer at St Mary'€™s University Russell Schechter, will examine some of the basic issues common to popular genres including crime, horror, fantasy and science fiction and look at how to go about starting writing ...

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November
Monday
5
7pm  

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 ...

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November
Tuesday
6
 


English Portraiture: The Monarch of the Glen, Sir Edwin Landseer

  • 6 November, 1.15 - 2.30pm
  • £15 / £13.50 Richmond Card

The portrait of a stag was an image painted by Queen Victoria's favourite artist, Sir Edwin Landseer, to decorate the refreshement rooms of the House of Lords. Discover why Landseer was known for his people-like animal subjects and the references he made to the 'human condition'. This is the sixth lecture in our English Portraiture series.

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November
Tuesday
6
 


English Portraiture: Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, John Singer Sargent

  • 13 November, 1.15 - 2.30pm
  • £15 / £13.50 Richmond Card

In the seventh lecture of our English Portraiture series, discover the artworks of John Singer Sargent. A portrait painter with a French Impressionist style, who was very popular with society but got criticised at the end of his career by the new school of art.

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November
Tuesday
13
 

Environment Trust for Richmond upon Thames (ETRuT)
FEEDING LONDON: The Forgotten Market Gardens of South West London

A fascinating talk on Forgotten Market Gardens of South West London by local historian David Lawrie

Think of a brawny young woman carrying a heavy basket on her head loaded with fruit and vegetables bound for market some 20 kilometres away and your imagination is immediately swept away to a hot, dusty country in a distant time and place. But this young woman is not where or ...

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November
Thursday
15
7:30-9pm  

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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...

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November
Saturday
17
7-10pm  

The Helen Astrid Singing Academy
Opera Appreciation Talks - Know your Spintos from your Heldentenors

Opera singer Helen Astrid (ENO) reveals the beauty and fascination of this celebrated art form.

Know your Spintos from your Heldentenors

Explore the world's most famous singers and the various 'fachs' or voice categories which distinguish them.

November
Tuesday
27
7:30-9pm  


English Portraiture: Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy, David Hockney

  • 27 November, 1.15 - 2.30pm
  • £15 / £13.50 Richmond Card

In the final lecture of our English Portraiture series, we take a closer look at David Hockney's double portrait of his friends, Ossie Clark and Celia Birtwistle. The stylish interior includes objects with references to Art History and are cunningly used by Hockney to reflect the characters of the sitters.

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November
Tuesday
27
 


Old Isleworth Food Market

Focusing on high-quality food, the market will offer locals an alternative to the supermarket and a chance to purchase locally sourced affordable produce.

Residents of Old Isleworth and the surrounding neighbourhoods will be able to buy fresh bread, fish, olives, fruit and vegetables, as well as locally produced ale, wine, and coffee beans.

Delicious cakes and pies, and beautiful fresh flowers will complete the line-up, to be found at Shrewsbury Walk, off South Street, on the first and third Saturday of every month.

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Kids OK
December
Saturday
1
10am-2pm  


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 ...

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December
Tuesday
4
 

St Mary's Twickenham
TWICKENHAM CRAFT FAIRS

"Buy Unique, Buy Handmade"

Our fairs are always FREE ENTRY and all are welcome. We have an "access for all" policy, are family friendly, with no stairs or steps and provide easy accessibility for wheelchair and/or buggy users.

More information

December
Saturday
8
1:30-5pm  

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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

January
Sunday
6
6pm  

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

Speaker: Chloe Sayer

This lecture celebrates the long history and vast scope of picture postcards -€“ bearers of news and repositories of memories.

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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

The story of Henry VIII's two most important queens, Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, and the social, religious and political consequences of their struggles for ascendancy.

August
Tuesday
6
7:30pm