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House of Frazer - A walk on the wild side

I was a little dismayed when our local departmental store - the House of Fraser - announced last week that they were planning to close 31 of its 59 premises across the UK and Ireland as part of a rescue plan… not that I ever went shopping there.

15 June 2018 | around_town

Art House Open Studios 2018

Art House Open Studios is Richmond Upon Thames’ annual art extravaganza, celebrating the vast wealth of creative talent that exists within the borough.

Between 22 June – 1 July 2018 some of the borough’s finest artists will be opening up their homes and studios to the public showcasing a wonderfully diverse range of crafts including: painting, printmaking, wood sculpture, jewellery, ceramics, photography, tapestry, porcelain and digital art.

15 June 2018 | around_town

Redlees Summer 2018 Open Studios and Gallery

This Summer, Artists @ Redlees are holding their Open Studios to coincide with the Art House Open Studios.

During the first week-end (June 22-24), visitors will be welcomed both in the Gallery as well as the individual studios, be able to enjoy demonstrations, light lunches and refreshments, whilst the second week-end (June 30-July 1) they can visit the curated gallery, where some artists will be on hand to talk about their work.

15 June 2018 | around_town

Yogalates celebrates International Yoga Day - 21 June 2018

Craving a little ‘me time’?

Join us as we celebrate International Yoga Day with a restorative yoga class next Thursday 21st June, 7-9pm, at the ETNA Centre in St Margarets.

14 June 2018 | around_town

The rise and rise of the guitar instrumental

Unite you guitar strummers of the world! You have nothing to lose but your plectrums!

There is a timeline in the evolution of British pop music, determined by the instruments and equipment available. Back in the early 1950’s when Skiffle was the latest craze the music was driven by acoustic guitars (and often cheap and nasty ones too) accompanied by home-made instruments like wash boards, rhythm poles (bottle tops nailed onto broom handles) and tea chest basses. There were no amplifiers or P.A systems in those days. To be heard you just strummed and sang louder.

8 June 2018 | around_town

Orleans Gallery exhibition: Richmond: People and Places

An exhibition celebrating the history, people and places of Richmond upon Thames through portraits and landscapes is now open.

The ‘Richmond: People and Places’ open exhibition is running at Orleans House Gallery until the 19th August.

8 June 2018 | around_town

Friendly French conversation classes

Calling local Francophiles looking to improve or perfect their French. I run friendly French conversation classes (only for adults during school hours I’m afraid) at intermediate and advanced levels.

8 June 2018 | around_town

Contribute this Volunteers' Week

The first week of June marks Volunteers’ Week and would-be volunteers in Richmond are encouraged to find a volunteer opportunity that suits them.

Volunteering makes a huge difference to our borough and contributes so much to the well-being of the local community. There is a wide range of volunteering opportunities out there, from one-off volunteering to longer term placements that support one of the many charities that operate in the borough.

2 June 2018 | around_town

Swimming workshops - Fridays at ETNA

I’m Alison Anthony of ETS- Empowerment by teaching your children to swim 10 meters. I have been teaching children and adult beginners to swim for three years and am STA qualified (the international swimming teachers qualification).

2 June 2018 | around_town

Gymboree's sensory baby play month - June 2018

June is Sensory Baby Play month at Gymboree Play & Music St Margarets! We are welcoming all babies from birth up to six months to try a class for free.

2 June 2018 | around_town

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