Archive of posts with category 'around_town'

The tunnel of love under Kilmorey Road

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In 1843 the 2nd Earl of Kilmorey, Francis ‘Black Jack’ Needham, took in scandalous circumstances a mistress. She was Priscilla Hoste who was 35 years his junior and his legal ward. Some said that their relationship had been encouraged by her mother! When Priscilla died from ‘a disease of the heart’ in 1854 Black Jack was so distraught that he built for her an Egyptian style mausoleum, dedicated to the sun god Ra

20 January 2017 | around_town

Event: New location for Family Explorers - Spring 2017

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We have a NEW time and NEW location but our usual fun themed art activities and lovely songtime around the parachute! Ideal for ages 2+ years but younger children welcome.

20 January 2017 | around_town

Event: Orleans House Gallery February 2017 Holiday Activities

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Get creative this spring! Visit our exhibitions and work with professional artists specialising in a range of different art-forms. Be inspired by our current exhibition to experiment, make and invent using architecture, furniture, sculpture, painting, drawing and the natural world as inspiration!

20 January 2017 | around_town

Event Reminder: Marble Hill Public Consultation - 24 and 25 January 2017

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Over the next two years English Heritage – supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund – plans to restore the lost gardens that Henrietta created. We will also tell the story of her house, and show how the house and landscape were intrinsically linked. On the 24 and 25 of January, there are consultations with the public so you can have your say.

19 January 2017 | around_town

Spring 2017 Programme - Orleans House Gallery

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Check out our brand new spring programme for adults. We are also offering a 10% discount to Richmond Card holders across all the programmes listed.

7 January 2017 | around_town

Classes: Little Love Yoga - For Pregnancy, Mum & Baby and Toddler

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Yoga is so helpful when we need to slow down and enjoy the precious moments of parenthood – the before the baby is born and for many years afterwards.

7 January 2017 | around_town

The Forgotten Festivals of Christmas

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Well, that’s it for another year. The presents have been given, the turkey has been eaten and the decorations look like they might fall down at any moment. New Year’s Eve is out of the way, old acquaintances have already being forgotten, the kids are back at school and ahead lies nothing but peace, perfect peace.

4 January 2017 | around_town

New Class: Mini Musica - preschool music and movement education for children from 18 months

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Mini Musica promotes musical culture among children through the sessions children learn about music and shape musical taste. Sessions are Tuesdays at the ETNA Centre from 13.15 to 13.45.

4 January 2017 | around_town

Bonnes résolutions pour 2017?

Any New Year resolutions to get fit or improve your French? Adrienne Baddeley, bilingual Oxford scholar, and part-time Zumberita can help you with both.

4 January 2017 | around_town

Event: St Margarets Christmas Fair - 11 December 2016

The St Margarets Christmas Fair is Sunday, 11 December 2016 and includes children’s entertainment, reindeer, live music, lots of festive food and drinks, Christmas shopping and more!

10 December 2016 | around_town

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