The Fountain Gallery celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year. Following their popular 2018 Orleans House Gallery exhibition Water Water Everywhere they return to Twickenham again this winter to celebrate this important milestone.
This time the twenty member artists will be exhibiting work designed to demonstrate their wide range of skills and approaches. This eclectic mix ...
13 February - 18 September 2021
Discover the fascinating story of the King's Observatory, a hub for scientific research in Richmond for over 200 years. Explore the legacy of this amazing building and learn about the impact it had on the science we use today, from astronomy to timekeeping to predicting the weather!
Available online from 13 February 2021!
If the four walls of your home are starting to feel a little too familiar during these uncertain times, then why not escape on a virtual tour of Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society's annual exhibition which is running on-line from Thursday 1 April until Thursday 20 May 2021.
You'll be able to immerse yourself in some stunning landscapes, beautiful wildlife and some ...
Franny Moyle looks at Turner's interest in scale, his 'all seeing eye', and how this relates to his world view. Taking a number of paintings executed during the 'Sandycombe Years' she will invite those joining the talk to look again at Turner's work, to consider how he uses scale to express sublime beauty, what there is to discover in looking closely at the detail of his...
A solo show of experimental and expressive abstract paintings by Sandra Beccarelli, together with new soundscapes by composer Daniel Birch.
Sandra Beccarelli is a London-based abstract painter whose works have been selected and hung at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, ING Discerning Eye and The Griffin Art Prize. Since gaining her Postgraduate Diploma in Painting from City and ...
For the great landscape painter J.M.W. Turner, the river Thames provided him with a huge source of inspiration, from his childhood in the early 1780s to the end of his life in 1851. He was particularly enthralled by the Arcadian stretch of the river as it winds past Richmond and Twickenham, where he chose to build his retreat, Sandycombe Lodge. This talk takes its title from the 18th more information about Turner and the 'Matchless Vale of Thames'
Laurence Shafe will talk about paintings at Tate Britain from Henry VIII and the Reformation to Charles I and his Art Collecting.
Jason Sandy, a Member of the Society of Thames Mudlarks, and Chiswick resident will be giving a talk on mudlarking, a tradition dating back to the 18th century, for the Emery Walker's Trust, Hammersmith on Saturday, April 24th.
For just a few hours each day at low tide, the River Thames foreshore is transformed into a mystical place of possibilities, exposing finds dating back to ...
Understanding the Fine Print: Turner's Picturesque Views on the Southern Coast of England
For almost his entire residency of Sandycombe Lodge, Turner would have been working on the print publication, Picturesque Views on the Southern Coast of England, his first major independent series of topographical views. This talk discussed the background and circumstances of the project, particularly focusing on the techniques and skill of Turner and his printmakers, as well as revealing the ...
Speaker: Lars Tharp*
Profile Since his 1986 debut on the BBC Antiques Roadshow (and all series since), Lars has spoken widely within and beyond the UK. With over 40 years of experience in ceramics and other areas, he aims to combine compelling narrative with enthusiasm and humour.
EXHIBITION OF GROUNDBREAKING PAINTINGS AT TURNER'S HOUSE IN TWICKENHAM
An exhibition of J.M.W. Turner's original maritime watercolours and prints is to open in his former home in Twickenham on Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 thanks to a generous loan from Tate.
Turner's English Coasts focuses on the artist's engagement with English marine and coastal subjects at a ...
This talk focuses on a small but varied selection of paintings in the Wallace Collection in London and will increase our familiarity with the Collection as well as offering a "toolkit for looking", which you can apply to other paintings. We will learn how to appreciate the subtleties of paintings, which are only apparent when we allow ourselves the time to look closely.
Speaker: Janet Gough*
Profile For eight years the Church of England's Director of Church Buildings and Secretary of the Church Buildings Council and Cathedrals Fabric Commission, Janet has written two illustrated paperbacks to encourage greater enjoyment of these amazing buildings and has produced and presented a TV series on cathedrals. A Cambridge graduate in History and ...
All fingers crossed Boris's plan for 'no restrictions' goes ahead on 21 June because we are having a grand re-opening gig with The Eel Pie All-Stars plus a guest or two, including Peter French, Belinda Campbell and Kat Pearson.
The Eel Pie All-Stars are Don Craine & Keith Grant of The Downliners Sect; Dzal Martin of The Equals & The Tremblin' Wilburys; Alan Glen ...
Accredited Arts Society lecturer, Siân Walters, will talk about female artists and explain why so few have come to prominence. Looking at the wide variety of works of art produced during the Renaissance we can arrive at one clear conclusion: nearly all of them were commissioned and created by men. As long as power was in their control, so was the world of artistic patronage and production...
The Arts Society Richmond
The English Face Unmask'd - 500 Years of Portraiture, Materials andTechniques
Speaker: Sarah Cove*
Profile Sarah Cove is an accredited paintings conservator-restorer, technical art historian and lecturer with more than 35 years' experience working on paintings for the heritage and private sectors. She is based in London and Falmouth and is a specialist in British portraits, 19th- 20th century British landscapes and oil sketches on paper and board. In...
The Cinelli Brothers is a project born out of a common passion for the electric Chicago and Texas blues from the 60s and 70s, when brothers Marco (guitarist and lead singer) and Alessandro (drummer) decided to form an explosive team showcasing original repertoire in the style of Chess, Stax and Motown.
Joining the two brothers on stage, Enzo Strano on bass and Tom Julian-Jones on ...
Legendary Prog Rock Band, formed in 1969 from the ashes of The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, featuring original members, Pete French on vocals and Steve 'Boltz' Bolton on guitar. Completing the band are Adrian Gautry on keyboards, Shug Millidge on bass and Paul Everett on drums. Their gig will feature Atomic Rooster hits, including Tomorrow Night, Devil's Answer, and Death Walks ...
Peter Donegan is the son of Lonnie Donegan, the King of Skiffle. Peter recently made headline news when he appeared on The Voice and duetted with Tom Jones in a song his father wrote for him. Peter is a talented musician in his own right. A songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, he plays piano, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, banjo, as well as lead vocals. He has tourd with Lonnie Donegan, Van ...
A fantastic FREE event were The Eel Pie All-Stars (Don Craine & Keith Grant of The Downliners Sect; Robin Bibi ex Pretty Things; Alan Glen ex Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero; and Chris Hunt The Bruvvers, ex Lonnie Donegan Band, ex Dana Gillespi) plus a guest or two play from 2pm to 4pm and The Barmy Arms serves drinks and food all afternoon. 60's dress optional.
There may be some additional bands playing this year, so check details nearer the time.
From 2pm. FREE
Geno Washington is still the ultimate 60's soul man, enjoying cult status in soul, blues and RnB, 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.
In 1980, ...
An evening with The Good Old Boys is an exhilerating experience and one not to be missed! Originally formed as a vehicle to play live Rock n Roll and Rhythm n Blues whenever the members were free from touring with their own bands. The Good Old Boys are Nick Simper, Alan Barratt, Peter Parks, Simon Bishop and Richard Hudson and they hav played with or alongside Deep Purple, Johnny Kidd
Martin Turner and his band return in Autumn 2020 to perform another classic Wishbone Ash album in its entirety - 1973's Wishbone Four, as well as other favourites from the classic era of Wishbone Ash, including Argus highlights. Wishbone Four followed in the wake of the classic 1972 album Argus. Rather than attempting to repeat the highly successful formula of Argus, the band elected to ...
Led by original vocalist, Peter French (also of original and recent Atomic Rooster fame), Leaf Hound was a product of the SW London rock scene of the late '60s which spawned the likes of Free and other blues-rock acts, and their 1971 Growers of Mushroom album has achieved massive cult status and now exchanges hands for over £6,000 and was voted the 'Number one most collectible ...
The St Margarets Fair is a day jam-packed full of fun that will keep you thoroughly entertained. With live music on our main stage, our music tent, 5-a-side football competition, displays, fair rides, tea tent, Pimms stall, beer tent and BBQ. And our legendary Dog Show on little Moormead.
Stephen Dale Petit and his razor-sharp band, bassist Sophie Lord and drummer, Jack Greenwood, perform songs from their new album,2020 Visions, alongside blues deep cuts. Dynamic excitement born of the blues, with a refreshingly daring approach, launches Petit from the roots of deep blues boldly into hitherto unexplored rock guitar excellence, through influences of Charlie Patton and Blind ...
One of the oldest and biggest rivalries in world sport, never mind rugby - any meeting with Australia is to be savoured. The Wallabies have rediscovered something of the best of themselves in the Rugby Championship and beat New Zealand last season so their collective threat, dazzling attacking brilliance and all-round mastery of managing the game will test England to the limits. Twickenham will be a sell-out - make sure you are there to experience it!
In the final match of the series, England will play South Africa on 20 November in what will be the first meeting between the sides since the Rugby World Cup 2019 final. This also sees the Springboks back at Twickenham Stadium for the first time since 2018, England edging that game 12-11.