RichmondLive will see a huge array of free music, dance and theatre performances take place in Richmond upon Thames across four weekends, beginning on the August bank holiday weekend.
The festival of music, art and theatre will run on consecutive weekends from August 28 until the final day of performances on Sunday 19 September. The events include:
- The Richmond Riverside Music Festival on Saturday 28 August and Sunday 29 August from 11am - 6pm, which is a two-day free Blues and Jazz festival with performances from Emma Wilson, The Mustangs, The Milk Men and many more
- RichmondLive Music on Sunday 5 September from 2pm - 3:30pm in Marble Hill Park, which will include performances from the Richmond Community Choir, Jazz Perrin Collective and the Richmond Brass Band all preforming a special free Sunday afternoon concert in the grounds of Marble Hill Park.
- RichmondLive Dance on 12 September from 2pm - 3:30pm in Marble Hill Park will see performances from local groups including RISE, Combination Dance, Rambert Ballet School, Marble Hill School of Dance and Boundless Dance.
- RichmondLive Theatre on Sunday 19 September from 2 - 3:30pm in Marble Hill Park which will conclude the festival proceedings on the final weekend of the festival with performances from the Orange Tree Theatre, Mary Wallace Theatre and OSO Arts Centre.
There is no need to register for these events, simply turn up and enjoy the performances for free. Check out the full programme of events.
Cllr John Coombs, Spokesperson for Arts, said:
“I am absolutely delighted that the RichmondLive festival will be taking place in the borough this August and September with so many amazing free events for residents to enjoy. This year’s festival promises to be extra special following the lack of live performances over the past seventeen months due to the pandemic.
“I would encourage all residents to get out to see as much of the wonderful performance on offer for this year’s RichmondLive festival and support our local arts who have suffered greatly during the pandemic. The festival will provide the perfect opportunity for residents to get back out and explore the borough. I look forward to seeing you there.”
– from a Richmond Council press release - 9 August 2021