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Feb-Sep
13-18
   

Museum of Richmond
The King's Observatory

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!


May-Sep
22-5
   

Turner's House
ENGLISH COASTS

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.

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Kids OK
July
Tuesday
27
2-4pm  

Turner's House
Summer Break Family Workshops - Sketching in Nature

Join Learning Officer Rita Piglionica exploring the surroundings of Turner's House and sketching in the landscape just as JMW Turner did! We will also learn more about the history of the local area and how Turner lived in Twickenham.

more information about Summer Break Family Workshops - Sketching in Nature


Kids OK
Jul-Aug
29-1
10am-  

The Exchange
The Three Little Pigs

The Three Little pigs tell the traditional tale of Piggy Straw, Piggy Sticks and Piggy Bricks in their battles against the big bad wolf.

We join our three pigs as they embark on their adventures, building houses and running away from the big bad wolf. But they can't run away forever, and no one is coming to save them. With a lot of cunning and a bit of bee-lief, might they be able...

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July
Thursday
29
8pm  

Eel Pie Club
PETER DONEGAN

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 ...

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August
Sunday
1
2-4pm  

Eel Pie Club
TWICKENHAM '60's DAY

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

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August
Thursday
5
10am-1pm  

Turner's House
Turner and Watercolour: a Summer Painting Course with Tim Wright

Join us and learn JMW Turner's watercolour technique with artist Tim Wright. We will look at Turner's watercolour technique, his responses to landscape and also, more specifically, his Petworth House interiors.

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Kids OK
August
Tuesday
10
2-4pm  

Turner's House
Summer Break Family Workshops - Turner in Textiles: a different way to 'paint'

JMW Turner is famous for his landscapes. He painted with oil, watercolour and made some prints too. However, did you know that we can paint with a lot of other materials? Come and join us 'painting' our landscapes using felt! We will look together at some of Turner's landscape paintings and trying to reproduce our own inspired by the River Thames landscape.

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August
Thursday
12
10am-1pm  

Turner's House
Turner and Watercolour: a Summer Painting Course with Tim Wright

Join us and learn JMW Turner's watercolour technique with artist Tim Wright. We will look at Turner's watercolour technique, his responses to landscape and also, more specifically, his Petworth House interiors.

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August
Thursday
12
8pm  

Eel Pie Club
GENO WASHINGTON

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, &#...

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August
Thursday
19
10am-1pm  

Turner's House
Turner and Watercolour: a Summer Painting Course with Tim Wright

Join us and learn JMW Turner's watercolour technique with artist Tim Wright. We will look at Turner's watercolour technique, his responses to landscape and also, more specifically, his Petworth House interiors.

more information about Turner and Watercolour: a Summer Painting Course with Tim Wright


August
Thursday
26
10am-1pm  

Turner's House
Turner and Watercolour: a Summer Painting Course with Tim Wright

Join us and learn JMW Turner's watercolour technique with artist Tim Wright. We will look at Turner's watercolour technique, his responses to landscape and also, more specifically, his Petworth House interiors.

more information about Turner and Watercolour: a Summer Painting Course with Tim Wright


August
Thursday
26
8pm  

Eel Pie Club
GOOD OLD BOYS

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

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Aug-Oct
28-2
   

Orange Tree Theatre
STATEMENTS AFTER AN ARREST UNDER THE IMMORALITY ACT

A rare revival of Athol Fugard's classic play about an interracial relationship under threat in Apartheid South Africa.

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September
Thursday
2
8pm  

Eel Pie Club
MARTIN TURNER (EX WISHBONE ASH)

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 ...

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September
Sunday
5
7:45pm  

TwickFolk
Return to the Cabbage Patch! Bring a song or two, join in, or just come and listen

Government restrictions permitting, we're returning to Patchworks this September. We're starting off with a couple of singarounds, because it's too long since we all sang together.

Expect anything from sea shanties to psychedelia, with a mix of original songs, traditional songs and covers of well known and less known songs.

Some performers will take requests on the ...

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September
Tuesday
7
8pm  

The Arts Society Richmond
Music in Art

Speaker: Sophie Matthews

Profile Sophie is a musician well-known for her prowess on the English border bagpipes and has become one of the foremost players of the instrument in the UK. She also plays a variety of early woodwind instruments such as shawm, rauschpfeife, crumhorm and recorder. She's also one of a handful of British players of the baroque musette, an 18th century French bagpipe similar to the Northumbrian smallpipes.

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September
Thursday
9
8pm  

Eel Pie Club
LEAF HOUND

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 ...

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Kids OK
September
Saturday
11
12-6pm  

St Margarets Fair
2021 Fair

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.

more information about 2021 Fair


September
Sunday
12
7:45pm  

TwickFolk
Singaround: Informal, unplugged song circle

Government restrictions permitting, we're returning to Patchworks this September. We're starting off with a couple of singarounds, because it's too long since we all sang together.

Expect anything from sea shanties to psychedelia, with a mix of original songs, traditional songs and covers of well known and less known songs. Some performers will take requests on the night. more information about Singaround: Informal, unplugged song circle


September
Thursday
16
8pm  

The Exchange
Simon Evans: The Work of the Devil

Simon Evans' last show, Genius 2.0 ( "A Masterclass" ★★★★★ The Scotsman) provided a hilarious analysis of the departure of any visible sign of intelligence from modern life. But his new show raises the stakes, with his usual excoriating views of a world on fire given a perspective shift from personal revelations that turned his world upside down this year...

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September
Thursday
23
8pm  

Eel Pie Club
STEPHEN DALE PETIT

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 ...

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September
Friday
24
8pm  

The Exchange
Manford's Comedy Club

Manford's Comedy Club was launched by comedian Jason Manford and his brother Colin just over two years ago. The idea was to bring comedians from the UK circuit to small towns and cities across the country for a night of live comedy. The show features up and coming performers as well as more well-known names and are all personally chosen by Jason himself. The aim of the pop up shows is ...

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October
Saturday
2
8pm  

The Exchange
Andy Parsons: Healing The Nation

I was in the middle of a UK Tour when theatres had to close due to lockdown - and the tour was called 'Healing The Nation' - so that title worked out well.

It will turn out to be the longest tour ever, taking 3 years to complete, and as the tour has gone on there's been less and less healing and more and more of the opposite. Admittedly, I could have changed the title but it...

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October
Tuesday
5
8pm  

The Arts Society Richmond
Double Dutch: The Secret Language of Dutch Still Life Painting

Speaker: Lynne Gibson

Banquets and breakfasts celebrate an abundance of foodstuffs. Could the curl of lemon peel, platter of oysters, kraakware bowl of blemished fruit or spiced meat pie warn of the dangers of gluttony and pleasures of the flesh? Vanitas paintings display treasured possessions. If we look closely, however, the pocket-watch, the fading bloom and, more explicitly, the human skull might hint that consciences are troubled by such ostentation.

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October
Thursday
7
7:30pm  

The Exchange
The Just Us League Presents 'MARVELus: All the MARVEL Movies...Kind Of'

We're delighted to present the world's premier nerd-culture comedy double-act, The Just Us League, with their smash hit show MARVELus: All the MARVEL Movies...Kind Of

Squeezing (almost) all the MARVEL movies into an action-packed evening of laughs, their short punchy sketches and high-energy style will delight the whole spectrum of MARVEL fans; from those that have seen just one...

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October
Thursday
7
8pm  

Eel Pie Club
WE REMEMBER JOE COCKER featuring PAUL COX Tickets

An original project in tribute to Joe Cocker with a 5-piece band plus backing singers, led by the charismatic voice of Paul Cox who has a reputation as one of Britain's finest Blues/Soul singers. Paul has worked or recorded with the likes of RAY CHARLES, ERIC CLAPTON, PAUL RODGERS, GARY BROOKER, SNOWY WHITE, SAM BROWN

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October
Saturday
9
7:30pm  

The Exchange
The Beatones: Experience The British Invasion

IT'S SO EASY PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS - THE BEATONES: EXPERIENCE THE BRITISH INVASION

Taking you back to when Britain ruled radio airwaves across the globe. Experience the British Invasion with...The BEATONES!

Featuring hits from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who, Herman's Hermits, The Searchers, and more. This live musical extravaganza will transport you ...

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Oct-Nov
9-13
   

Orange Tree Theatre
RICE

Nisha is a young hotshot executive working for Golden Fields, Australia's largest producer of rice. Ambitious and headstrong, she's determined to become the first female Indian CEO in Australia. She's close to sealing a contract with the Indian government, which would see her company take over India's national rice distribution system.

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October
22-24
   

Normansfield Theatre
Der Fliegende Hollander

(The Flying Dutchman) by Richard Wagner

Featuring Rose Opera Orchestra and Chorus

This event will now take place in October 2021. Tickets purchased previously will be automatically transferred to the corresponding dates. If you would prefer a refund on your original ticket please contact jo.hardie@downs-syndrome.org.uk more information about Der Fliegende Hollander


October
Saturday
23
8pm  

The Exchange
Mark Steel: Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright

A few years ago, it seemed unlikely that the UK would vote to leave the EU; we had a reasonable opposition to the Tory Government; Donald Trump was a buffoon who surely wasn't going to beat Hilary Clinton and Mark was living the married suburban ideal, since then it's all gone to absolute sh*t! But don't worry as Mark thinks EVERY LITTLE THING'S GONNA BE ALRIGHT.

Mark&#...

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October
Saturday
30
2pm  

The Exchange
Javier Jarquin: Card Ninja

Riotous fun and a sweep of high-flying card tricks can only mean one thing; Javier Jarquin, otherwise branded as Card Ninja, is back in town. Expect deadly and risky fun as he performs his extreme card-flicking stunts.

WARNING: This show contains Ninjas, not magic. Card Ninja is a show like nothing you've ever seen before!

Using genuine playing cards, ...

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November
Thursday
11
7:30pm  

The Exchange
Sh*t-Faced® Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

The smash-hit, internationally acclaimed, multi sell-out fringe phenomenon is touring the UK with one of Shakespeare's most loved plays: Romeo and Juliet. Shit-faced Shakespeare is the hilarious combination of an entirely serious adaptation of a Shakespearean classic, with an entirely shit-faced cast member. With one cast member selected at random and given four hours to drink before ...

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November
Thursday
11
8pm  


November
Saturday
13
   

Rugby Football Union (RFU)
England v Australia

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!

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November
Saturday
20
   

Rugby Football Union (RFU)
England v South Africa

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.

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Nov-Jan
20-8
   

Orange Tree Theatre
WHILE THE SUN SHINES

One of the most successful productions in Orange Tree history returns!

★★★★★ "Rollickingly good fun" The Reviews Hub

★★★★ "Paul Miller's delightful production fizzes with fun... Make hay with a glorious night of theatre." Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard

★★★★★ "...

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