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Orleans House Gallery
#CollectionCuriosities

Extended due to popular demand, this free quirky, magical exhibition of unknown Richmond Borough Art Collection treasures, enables visitors of all ages to comment and add to the exhibition by writing comments on luggage tags, photographing them and sharing them on social media!

As well as Facebook and Twitter (@Orleanshg), Orleans House Gallery is now on Instagram:

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Aug-Feb
25-24
   

Orleans House Gallery
British Tapestry Group: Sound and Weave / Rhythm of the Weave

This innovative exhibition explores the concept of sound, extending the horizons of woven tapestry away from the two-dimensional historical document towards an imaginative, multi- disciplinary approach. The emphasis is on sound and humanity and the internal processes of the mind and body in response to sound and rhythm.

The interpretations of the theme include exploring ...

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Nov-Feb
22-24
   

Orange Tree Theatre
The Double Dealer

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The Guardian Fringe Review British Theatre Guide Times Literary Supplement The Reviews Hub Evening Standard View from the Cheap SeatsA house party on a sultry autumn evening. A marriage has been arranged between Cynthia and Mellefont.

All should be plain sailing, but the young couple must contend with the jealousies, vanities and vagaries of a host of brilliantly drawn...

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Dec-Jan
7-26
   

Richmond Shakespeare Society
Hedda Gabler

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by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Harry Medawar

Hedda has beauty. Hedda has love. Hedda has everything any woman could want.

But is everything too much? Or not enough? Ibsen's great play, first performed in 1891 and here in Christopher Hampton's acclaimed translation, is a thrilling study of passion and power.

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January
19-26
   

Richmond Ramblers
NEW YEAR LUNCH

Leisurely 3 miles / 4.8 km

Linear walk from Hampton Wick across Bushy Park to Hampton Hill for New Year lunch.

For members of Richmond group who have booked.

Coffee stop at Pheasantry Woodland Garden.

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January
Sunday
20
11am  

TwickFolk
Floor-spot Evening

Another of our popular floor-spot evenings -- giving our regulars a chance to perform on stage with amplification and lighting. Expect anything from sea shanties to psychedelia, with a mix of ...

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January
Sunday
20
7:45pm  

Orleans House Gallery
The English Academies: From St Martin's Lane to the Royal Academy

Discover how the English started to rival the influential French Academie with the academy of William Hogarth, which provided the basis for the Royal Academy.

Delivered by Art Historical London's Hattie Bennet. Part of our Art History Lecture series on The Zeitgeist: Spirit of the late 18th to the early 19th Century

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January
Tuesday
22
1:15-2:30pm  

The Exchange
Richmond film Society Presents Zama

In a remote Spanish colony we find 'corregidor' Zama, who has seen better times. We observe as he seeks favours to regain prestige and be reunited with his family. Will the Fates let him succeed?

The film will be introduced by Dr Jon Hackett, Programme Director -- Film and Communications at St Mary's University.

January
Tuesday
22
8pm  

Richmond Ramblers
MOORGATE to CHANCERY LANE

Leisurely 3 miles / 4.8 km

Leisurely but circuitous, linear interest walk through the back streets of the City of London via London Wall, St Mary-le-Bow, St Paul's Churchyard, Inner and Middle Temple, Lincoln's Inn, and Chancery Lane Station.

Optional pub lunch at end of walk in the Cittie of Yorke.

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January
Wednesday
23
11am  

Eel Pie Club
BLUESCLUB

This All-Star band who play only when not touring with their own bands have a combined love for the Blues of America from the 1930s to the '70s. BluesClub's set list includes songs from artists as varied as Leadbelly, Son House and Charley Patton, to Slim Harpo, Sonny Boy Williamson, John Lee Hooker, Taj Mahal and Canned Heat.

The star line-up includes (subject to ...

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January
Thursday
24
8:30pm  

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The Exchange
BBC Radio 4's Any Questions?

St Mary's University to Host BBC Radio 4s Any Questions

BBC Radio 4's Any Questions? will be coming to St Mary's University, Twickenham on 25th January for an evening of political debate and discussion.

Hosted at The Exchange Twickenham, located opposite Twickenham Train Station, Any Questions? brings together a panel of personalities from the worlds of ...

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January
Friday
25
8pm  

The Exchange
Liberty School of Dance Presents "Free your feet Take II"

The Liberty School of Dance are proud to present 'Free your feet, Take II.' Our dance extravaganza showcases the work of our students in ballet, jazz, tap, street dance and some musical theatre too! Come along and join in the beat from the comfort of your seats -- we are sure you won't be able to stop tapping your feet along with us!

Time: 1:30pm

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January
Saturday
26
1:30am  

Teddington Theatre Club
The Winter's Tale

By William Shakespeare

A poignant tale of love lost and found

A sad tale's best for winter. I have one of sprites and goblins.

Come and unravel the mysteries of this so-called Shakespearian 'problem play'. Is it a tragic drama, a pastoral romp or both? A play that moves seamlessly from intense psychological drama to ...

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Jan-Feb
26-1
   

TwickFolk
Dave Ellis and Boo Howard

Dave & Boo have played for us more often than anybody else, and it gives us great pleasure to have them back, with their latest album 'Great Pleasure'.

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January
Sunday
27
7:45pm  

Orleans House Gallery
Napoleon Bonaparte: Enlightened or Romantic?

Learn about the life and the rise to the top of Napoleon Bonaparte through the works of David, Gros, Gerard, Ingres, and Canova.

Delivered by Art Historical London's Michael Ohajuru . Part of our Art History Lecture series on The Zeitgeist: Spirit of the late 18th to the early 19th Century

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  • Full price: £15
  • Richmond Card price: £13.50
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January
Tuesday
29
1:15-2:30pm  

The Exchange
Manford's Comedy Club

Manford's Comedy Club will be heading back into town on the 1st Februaryat the Exchange in Twickenham.

Join us for a hilarious evening of live comedy featuring four well-known comedians personally chosen by Jason Manford.

Line up TBC

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February
Friday
1
8pm  

Orange Tree Theatre
Cougar

Leila wants to inspire global change. John needs to get his shit together.

They have an arrangement. But managing an affair isn't easy when the world around you is falling apart.

A new play about what - and who - we consume.

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Feb-Mar
1-2
   

Normansfield Theatre
Come Away with Us!

An evening's tribute to the music of Norah Jones.

The Moon Shooters will perform the complete album 'Come Away with Me'

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February
Saturday
2
7pm  

The Helen Astrid Singing Academy
Singing for Beginners

A Great Way to Start the New Year ~ Learn to Sing with Confidence

Over just three hours, this course will give you the basic tools you'll need to sing with confidence run by singing expert Helen Astrid, former opera singer and now music lecturer at Morley College and Bishopsgate Institute, London.

You will learn the fundamentals in breathing, pitching and creating ...

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February
Sunday
3
10:45am  

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

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...

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February
Sunday
3
7:45pm  

Orleans House Gallery
Sir John Soane: Hard Headed Dreamer

Examine the changing mood of the time, a clash of neo-classicism and Romanticism, within the works of Sir John Soane.

Delivered by Art Historical London's Michael Ohajuru. Part of our Art History Lecture series on The Zeitgeist: Spirit of the late 18th to the early 19th Century

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February
Tuesday
5
1:15-2:30pm  

The Exchange
Richmond Film Society Presents Tabu

Portugal (2012)

Illicit romance and intrigue, set in Portuguese colonial Africa, as two elderly women try to find the man that their recently deceased friend, Aurora, had a passionate affair with in her youth.

  • Directed by Miguel Gomes
  • Rating: 15
  • Written by Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo
  • Runtime: 118 minutes

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February
Tuesday
5
8pm  

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
 


Alexander Pope Anniversary Concert

Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust invites you to an evening of music commemorating the poet Alexander Pope (1688-1744) in the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Twickenham, where Pope's final resting place is marked by a plain stone in the aisle . This will be the first of our celebrations to mark the tercentenary of Pope's arrival in Twickenham.

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February
Thursday
7
7pm  

Eel Pie Club
CATFISH

British Blues Award, European Blues Award and Blues Act of The Year Winners, CATFISH, have carved a reputation for themselves as an excellent live band with a phenomenal frontman in 23-year-old guitarist/vocalist, Matt Long, who plays with a real passion for the blues.

The band crashed into the blues scene in January 2015 with their debut album, 'So Many Roads', going ...

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February
Thursday
7
8:30pm  

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Orleans House Gallery
Pencil Portraits

Working with artist Lucy Evetts, you will spend the day exploring a variety of different techniques and methods to create a self-portrait. You'll explore and discuss what a portrait reveals about the artist. By the end of the session you'll have a greater understanding of observational drawing and the relationship to looking, remembering and mark making.

Suitable ...

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February
Thursday
7
10:3-12pm  

The Exchange
Shazia Mirza: A Work In Progress

Strap in for a hilarious and uplifting joyride into the art of survival in a world of crocodiles, cranks, solitary confinement and alpha males.

★★★★ "Shazia Mirza is provoking laughter and large intakes of breath once again...brave and urgent" THE TELEGRAPH

★★★★ "As brave a piece of comedy as you'll see" MAIL ...

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February
Friday
8
8pm  

Normansfield Theatre
An Evening of Classic Rock and Pop

Used Notes, a Claygate-based band, augmented by two superb imported musicians, play rock and pop classics in their own style. From punchy 50s hits to exciting 80s stadium standards, this group will have the audience singing and swaying along, with their acclaimed Pink Floyd medley featuring songs from Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall. The evening will begin ...

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February
Saturday
9
7:30pm  

Orange Tree Theatre
Macbeth

Ambition, madness and murder collide as Macbeth hurtles along the road to power. Experience Shakespeare's thrilling masterpiece up close, intense, and in the round. Six actors fire up the senses in a compelling look at Shakespeare's political take down.

Ideally suited to Years 9, 10 and 11, this 90-minute abridged version of the play uses only Shakespeare's language, combined with a contemporary setting.

Suitable for ages 12.

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February
9-20
   

Rugby Football Union (RFU)
England v France

England and France will meet for 'Le Crunch' at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday 10th February. The match will take place during the second round of the 2019 Six Nations Championship.

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February
Sunday
10
3pm  

Orleans House Gallery
Responses to Revolution: Two Artist's Reaction

Discover how and why two different artists, Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix and James Wright of Derby, produced iconic images of the revolutions in their respective countries.

Delivered by Art Historical London's Michael Ohajuru . Part of our Art History Lecture series on The Zeitgeist: Spirit of the late 18th to the early 19th Century

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February
Tuesday
12
1:15-2:30pm  

The Exchange
Twickenham Cinema Club Presents: In The Mood For Love

Just before Valentine's Day, Twickenham Cinema Club invites you to a screening of a modern classic -- and an alternative love story. Hong Kong, 1962: two neighbours in the same apartment block become aware of each other's spouse having an affair and form their own bond. In a lush, wonderfully cinematic and colour-infused drama, director Wong Kar-Wai tells a simple but ...

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February
Wednesday
13
7pm  

Normansfield Theatre
Pink Proms 2019

We're delighted that the Pink Proms are returning to Normansfield Theatre on 16 February 2019 at 7.30pm. The London Gay Symphonic Winds will be performing with the event compared by comedian Cally Beaton. Last year's Pink Proms was a delight for all the audience with excellent music and comedy.

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February
Saturday
16
7:30pm  

TwickFolk
TwickFolk Showcase: Our finest floor-spot singers perform on stage

A new format for TwickFolk, following from our songwriters' night last year. We will invite a selection of our performing regulars to perform longer sets. These evenings will give audiences a...

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February
Sunday
17
7:45pm  

Eel Pie Club
LEAF HOUND

A rare Club appearance for this cult UK rock band!

Led by original vocalist, Peter French (also of original and current Atomic Rooster fame), Leaf Hound was a product of the South West London rock scene of the late 60s which spawned the likes of Free and other blues-rock acts, and their 1971Growers of Mushroom album has achieved massive cult status and now exchanges hands for...

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February
Thursday
21
8:30pm  

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Richmond Shakespeare Society
Punk Rock and Bassett

RSS Young Actors Company welcome you to a double bill of cutting-edge, contemporary plays set in the formative world of the academic institution. Expect the unexpected as we take you on a journey into the hearts and minds of young people today and their battle to make sense of the world.

Simon Stephens' Punk Rock and James Graham's Bassett, staged within the walls of a...

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February
21-24
   

Normansfield Theatre
Cello and Piano Recital - Mary Mundy and Henry Roche

With Mary Mundy - cello and Henry Roche - piano.

  • J.S.Bach -- Sonata no.2 in D major for Cello (Viola da Gamba) and Keyboard, BWV 1028
  • Prokofiev -- Sonata for Cello and Piano in C major, op.119
  • Piano music by Moscheles and others

Mary Mundy and Henry Roche were for many years at the Royal Opera House, Mary as Sub-Principal '...

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February
Saturday
23
7pm  

TwickFolk
Charlie Dore with Julian Littman: 8 instruments and a wealth of songs

Charlie Dore is best known as a respected songwriter, but has been performing in her own right since the 1970s. She made her first album in Nashville and London and released a single, Pilot of the ...

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February
Sunday
24
7:45pm  

Richmond Concert Society
CLARE HAMMOND (PIANO)

  • Haydn - Sonata in C, Hob. XVI:48
  • Mendelssohn - The Bee's Wedding, Op. 67 No. 4
  • Schumann - Humoreske in B flat, Op. 20
  • Ades - Darkness Visible and Three Mazurkas
  • Rimsky-Korsakov arr. Rachmaninov - Flight of the Bumblebee
  • Rachmaninov - Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36

Acclaimed as a pianist of "amazing power and ...

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February
Tuesday
26
7:45pm  

The Helen Astrid Singing Academy
Opera Appreciation Talks 2019 - La Tosca

Blood, Violence, Sex, Humour

As seen in Time Out and The Richmond Magazine, opera singer Helen Astrid (formerly English National Opera) reveals the beauty, fascination and myths surrounding one of the most celebrated of all art forms.

On the last Wednesday of each month beginning in February 2019, Helen will discuss and give a simple analysis of one major opera at ...

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February
Wednesday
27
7:30pm  

Orleans House Gallery
Oil Painting Still Life, Tea-set Triptych

In this five week course you'll begin by drawing and designing a triptych, followed by a series of experiments with textures and surfaces, including adding heated wax to your design. You'll complete the works using oil paints and Liquin.

The sessions are delivered by local painter and ceramicist Dominique Holt.

Suitable for artists of all levels, including ...

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February
Wednesday
27
10:1-12pm  

Orleans House Gallery
Paper Cutting

Working with artist Marcus Woolf, you'll gather inspiration from Orleans House Gallery, the surrounding area and images from the Richmond Borough Art Collection to create your own piece using paper cutting techniques. Alongside matting and layering, you'll explore painting and drawing techniques which will add detail and texture to your work.

Suitable for artists ...

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February
Thursday
28
10:3-12pm  

Orleans House Gallery
Cathy Cooper: Life Through a Lens

Photographer Cathy states:

"From my humble Kodak Brownie 127, to my current state-of-the-art Canon EOS digital

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Feb-Apr
28-28
   

Normansfield Theatre
London Potters Local Fair

This is a unique opportunity to see and to buy ceramic work from established professioinals as well as emerging local talents.

The range of contemporary ceramics on show span from purely abstract pieces to tableware that fulfils a practical function from decorative, ceramic jewellery to tracking one-off collectors' pieces, and with prices to suit all budgets. A Coffee Shop will be open throughout the day.

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March
2-3
11am-5pm  

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

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...

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March
Sunday
3
7:45pm  

Teddington Theatre Club
Lilies on the Land

By the Lions part

God speed the plough and the woman who drives it

To mark 80 years since the formation of the Women's Land Army, charts the personal journeys of four women who sign up during World War II. All are determined to work endless back-breaking hours on farms across the country in a bid to do their best for the war effort.

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March
3-9
   

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
 

Orange Tree Theatre
Blood Knot

It's been a year since Morrie returned to Port Elizabeth to live with his brother Zach. They share childhood memories of their mother, yet have wildly contrasting life experiences due to their different fathers.

Morrie wants to take them away from their township shack, buy a small farm and make a new life. To take their minds off the struggle, they decide Zach needs a ...

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Mar-Apr
8-20
   

Rugby Football Union (RFU)
England v Italy

England will take on Italy at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 9th March, during the penultimate round of the 2019 Six Nations Championship.

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March
Saturday
9
4:45pm  

TwickFolk
Brace, Cooper & Jutz: Eric, Peter & Thomm bring top-notch Americana back toTwickFolk (no support)

Eric Brace, Peter Cooper and Thomm Jutz weave stories, songs, harmonies, and guitar playing into something very special. Eric and Peter have recorded and toured together for almost a decade now, an...

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March
Sunday
10
7:45pm  

Rugby Football Union (RFU)
England v Scotland

England and Scotland will do battle for the Calcutta Cup when they meet at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 16th March, in what will be the final match of the 2019 Six Nations Championship.

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March
Saturday
16
5pm  

Normansfield Theatre
Madama Butterfly

Villa Incanto returns to Normansfield Theatre with their alternative to traditional stages operas bringing their version of Madama Butterfly, by Puccini.

This is a tender and moving tragedy of the ill-fated Japanese geisha.

Madama Butterfly is an all-time favourite with audiences and will be performed by a cast of singers who have sung across Europe.

Villa ...

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March
Sunday
17
7:30pm  

TwickFolk
Rosie Hodgson & Rowan Piggott: Two up-and-coming traditional musicians

Rosie Hodgson is a traditional English folk singer from West Sussex. Her voice possesses a naturalness and maturity, bringing "a ruby-richness to lyrics new and old" (Folk Radio UK). She is current...

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March
Sunday
17
7:45pm  

Richmond Concert Society
ŠKAMPA STRING QUARTET

  • Haydn - String Quartet in G, Hob. III:58, Op. 54 No. 1
  • Janaček - String Quartet No. 2 "Intimate Letters"
  • Dvořak - String Quartet No. 13 in G, Op. 106

The Škampa Quartet is among the very finest of an outstanding group of current Czech string quartets that have represented their country in major Concert Halls around the world ...

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March
Tuesday
19
7:45pm  

Eel Pie Club
CYRIL DAVIES TRIBUTE

Some of the finest musicians in the UK will pay tribute to the music of Cyril Davies and Alexi Korner and the release in 1963 of 'Country Line Special/Chicago Calling'.

This annual All-Star event is one of the most popular in the Eel Pie Club calendar. The Alan Glen/John O'Leary All-Stars are: Alan Glen (Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero), John O'Leary (Downliners ...

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March
Thursday
21
8pm  

Normansfield Theatre
Tchaikovsky's Iolanta

Tchaikovsky's rarely performed final masterpiece is about a Princess who has not been told that she is blind from birth, but senses something is missing in her life. When the dashing Count Vaudemon stumbles into her garden and falls in love with her, she finds the cure to her melancholy, and much more besides. Come and see this magical fairytale production. Hear some of the ...

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March
22-24
   

Richmond Shakespeare Society
All My Sons

by Arthur Miller, directed by Mair Graham

A true classic and one of the most celebrated American plays of the twentieth century. An emotionally powerful work set just after the Second World War where the action is centred on the time bomb of a guilty secret that has the potential to rip a grieving family apart.

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March
23-30
   

The Helen Astrid Singing Academy
Opera Appreciation Talks 2019 - The Magic Flute

Blood, Violence, Sex, Humour

As seen in Time Out and The Richmond Magazine, opera singer Helen Astrid (formerly English National Opera) reveals the beauty, fascination and myths surrounding one of the most celebrated of all art forms.

On the last Wednesday of each month beginning in February 2019, Helen will discuss and give a simple analysis of one major opera at ...

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March
Wednesday
27
7:30pm  

Eel Pie Club
THE DEPUTIES ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY

The Deputies are an established part of the South West London music scene.

Formed by session guitarist and Producer Richard Lightman (Desmond Dekker, Morgan Fisher, Eddy Grant, Brian May) and Rick Cassman (Pete Townshend, Straight Eight) they have been gigging since 2005. Recently vocalist Belinda Campbell joined the band. With her high energy vocals reminiscent of Janis Joplin ...

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March
Thursday
28
8pm  

Normansfield Theatre
Shakespeare in Song

Join Cantanti Camerati for their March concert, Shakespeare in Song , where they will be performing some of the various musical settings of sonnets and plays of the Bard. Shakespeare's works have added hugely to English vocabulary, and in celebration of this, the programme will be interspersed with selected readings. On offer is a matinee and an evening ...

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March
Saturday
30
 

TwickFolk
Josh Harty: North Dakota songsmith and the man on our poster returns

Josh Harty is a messenger. A North Dakota songsmith. "A true son of the heartland whose bold defiance and riveting delivery channel the essence of American music" (Glide Magazine). As the son of a ...

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March
Sunday
31
7:45pm  

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
 

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

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...

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April
Sunday
7
7:45pm  

TwickFolk
Odette Michell: TwickFolk regular launches her first full-length album

Odette Michell is an English folk singer and songwriter with a stunning new take on the acoustic tradition and a voice capable of demonstrating the finer points of both folk and country with genuin...

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April
Sunday
14
7:45pm  

Richmond Concert Society
CAMERATA CHAMBER CHOIR OF COPENHAGEN

Nordic sacred and secular choral music, specially chosen for Palm Sunday.

Passion of Christ

April
Sunday
14
7:45pm  

Eel Pie Club
TROY REDFERN BAND

Troy Redfern's star has been rising fast in the blues world, and the buzz has continued to build with the release in 2017 of his critically acclaimed album, "Dirt Blues Ritual". The Troy Redfern Band deliver one of the most exciting high energy blues sets on the circuit today, fusing power, searing musicianship and ferociously creative spontaneity.

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April
Thursday
18
8pm  

Orange Tree Theatre
Out of Water

Claire and Kit have moved from the confines of London to the wide open coasts of South Shields.

To be nearer family, to be nearer the sea, to put down roots. To have a baby.

Claire's new job at the local school is a step up, and she wants to make a real difference, but she soon discovers that she has as much to learn from her students as they have from her. more information about Out of Water

Apr-Jun
27-1
   

Eel Pie Club
ATOMIC ROOSTER

The legendary Prog Rock band, Atomic Rooster featuring 2 original members - Peter French and Steve 'Boltz' Bolton will be returning to the Eel Pie Club following their hugely successful 2018 sell-out gig. This re-formed band has been kicking up a storm at festivals and shows across the UK and Europe and receiving stunning reviews.

With the full blessing of Vincent Crane&#...

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May
Thursday
2
8pm  

Teddington Theatre Club
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

By Terrence McNally

The Tony-nominated romantic comedy for everyone who doesn't like romantic comedies

A man and a woman. Not young, not old. They meet where they work: a restaurant and it's not the Ritz. She's a waitress. He's a cook. They meet but they don't connect. But she's noticed him. And he's noticed her. Right ...

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May
5-11
   

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
 

Eel Pie Club
KAST OFF KINKS

The iconic British rock band, THE KINKS, is often cited as one of the most important and influential rock bands of all time. The Kast-Off Kinks is NOT A TRIBUTE BAND! The band contains 3 actual Members of THE KINKS. Original drummer, Mick Avory, who joined The Kinks (at that time still called The Ravens) in 1964, who is still regarded to this day as the backbone of the original Kinks, ...

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May
Thursday
16
8pm  

Teddington Theatre Club
Handbagged

By Moira Buffini

Meet Maggie and Liz: expect handbags at dawn

Handbags, hairspray and sensible shoes. Meet Liz and Maggie. Two enduring icons born in the same year. One destined to rule, the other elected to lead.

You are invited to listen in on their weekly private meetings. What follows is a mostly true story. 40 years to the day since ...

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May
18-24
   

Richmond Concert Society
ENSEMBLE MIRAGE

  • Prokofiev - Overture on Hebrew Themes
  • Penderecki - Sextet for Clarinet, Horn, Piano and Strings
  • Tchaikovsky arr. Takemitsu - Herbstlied
  • Copland - Sextet for Clarinet, Piano and String Quartet
  • Dohnanyi - Sextet for Clarinet, Horn, Piano and Strings

Ensemble Mirage is a dynamic flexi-ensemble based in London, UK, enabling the ...

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May
Tuesday
21
7:45pm  

The Helen Astrid Singing Academy
Opera Appreciation Talks 2019 - Dido and Aeneas

Blood, Violence, Sex, Humour

As seen in Time Out and The Richmond Magazine, opera singer Helen Astrid (formerly English National Opera) reveals the beauty, fascination and myths surrounding one of the most celebrated of all art forms.

On the last Wednesday of each month beginning in February 2019, Helen will discuss and give a simple analysis of one major opera at ...

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May
Wednesday
22
7:30pm  

Richmond Shakespeare Society
Kindly Leave the Stage

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by John Chapman, directed by Scott Tilley

A comedy of love, fidelity, reality and the stage...

Sarah and Rupert's marriage is on the rocks; they have asked their lawyer friends Charles and Madge to help with the divorce.

All is going well until real life invades the drama...

How can they recover? Will the prompt be of any help? Can the...

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May
27-4
   

Eel Pie Club
SLIM CHANCE at Eel Pie Club

Slim Chance has its origin in the early 70's, formed by the legendary and brilliant songwriter, Ronnie Lane, who had been a mainstay of both the Small Faces and The Faces.

The line-up now features original members, Charlie Hart, Steve Simpson, Steve Bingham, plus guests including Geraint Watkins, Billy Nicholls, John Lingwood, Des Horsfall, Benny Gallagher and more. Their set...

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May
Thursday
30
8pm  

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
 

Orange Tree Theatre
While the Sun Shines

On the eve of his wedding, the young Earl of Harpenden - Bobby to his friends - has offered his room to Joe, an American soldier he drunkenly met the night before. When Bobby's fiancée Lady Elizabeth turns up, Joe makes a move, thinking she must be Bobby's ex, the wonderful Mabel Crum. But a Free French lieutenant also has eyes for her... And to complicate matters, ...

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Jun-Jul
7-27
   

Teddington Theatre Club
A Visit from Miss Prothero

By Alan Bennett

Two 'tales with a twist' from a master storyteller

Alone and recently retired, Arthur Dodsworth's relatively settled life is turned upside down by a visit from his vindictive ex-secretary. Ironic wit and compassion mark this touchingly real story.

Moscow 1958. Exiled British spy Guy Burgess encounters actress Coral...

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June
9-15
   

Richmond Concert Society
CALEFAX REED QUINTET

  • Corelli - Variations on "La Folia"
  • Janač,ek - Zdenka Variations
  • Franck - Prelude, Fugue and Variation
  • Nico Muhly - Look for Me
  • Plus music by Gesualdo, Josquin des Prez, Satie, Nina Simone and others.

Calefax is a close-knit ensemble of five reed players united by a shared passion. For more than three decades it has been ...

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June
Tuesday
11
7:45pm  

Twickenham Rugby Grounds
Metallica

Metallica's WorldWired Tour has confirmed its return to the UK at London’s Twickenham Stadium on 20th June 2019, supported by special guests Ghost and Bokassa.

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June
Thursday
20
 

Teddington Theatre Club
Wolf Hall

By Hilary MantelAdapted for the stage by Mike Poulton

Treachery, politics and intrigue at the court of King Henry VIII

The year is 1527. King for almost 20 years, Henry has no male heir. While Catherine is determined to remain Queen, Henry obsesses about replacing her with a wife who can give him a son. In a highly dangerous and politically charged...

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June
22-28
   

Richmond Shakespeare Society
The Lonesome West

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by Martin McDonagh, directed by Fiona Smith

Welcome to beautiful rural Connemara. Where violence, murder and suicide are local recreational activities. Psychotic siblings Coleman and Valene share a remote cottage and perpetual disputes over the most mundane of topics. Only alcoholic ineffectual priest Father Walsh strives to reconcile them. Add a visit from teenager Girleen, the local poteen supplier, and a shotgun.

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June
28-15
   

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  

Richmond Shakespeare Society
Much Ado About Nothing

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by William Shakespeare, directed by Fiona Poole

This much loved classic 'battle of the sexes' is one of Shakespeare's greatest comedies, from barbed wit to bumbling policemen. Come along and find out if Cupid's arrows strike true.

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July
15-20
   

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  

Rugby Football Union (RFU)
England v Wales

England will play four warm-up matches during the summer as they prepare for Rugby World Cup 2019.

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August
Sunday
11
2pm  

Rugby Football Union (RFU)
England v Ireland

England will play four warm-up matches during the summer as they prepare for Rugby World Cup 2019.

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August
Saturday
24
3pm  

Richmond Shakespeare Society
The Father

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by Florian Zeller, directed by Stephen Oliver

This tragi-comedy, winner of the Molière Award for Best Play of 2014, plunges us into the mind of a man whose grasp on reality is gradually fading. Is André living in his own flat or that of his daughter Anne? Has the carer stolen his watch? Is his daughter married or was she divorced five years ago? ...

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September
14-21
   

Richmond Shakespeare Society
Hamlet

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by William Shakespeare, directed by Susan Conte

In the rain-soaked streets of modern Denmark, civil unrest is simmering. The King has died suddenly and strangely. His brother Claudius has immediately seized the throne, in a breach of all custom, democracy and law, and then married the widowed Queen. The heir apparent, young Hamlet, has been brushed aside. Can...

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Oct-Nov
26-2