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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!


March
Tuesday
16
7pm  

Museum of Richmond
The Paint Detective - an evening with Patrick Baty

An expert on the paint and colours of the past four centuries, Patrick Baty works with homeowners, estates, museums, public bodies and institutions, to reinstate interiors of the past, or to create a scheme sympathetic with the aims of a space and its current and future use.

In this online talk, Patrick explains how he combines the skills of an historian, detective and analyst to ...

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March
Thursday
25
3pm  

Emery Walker's House
A Remarkable Woman: The Arts and Crafts Embroidery Designs of May Morris

May Morris, the subject of Emery Walker's House's next online talk, may have been overshadowed for many years by her famous father William, but recently she has stepped into the limelight and been acknowledged as an outstanding artist in her own right.

A Hammersmith resident from 1878 to 1920s, she was a lecturer, writer, editor, accomplished designer and jeweller, but it is her...

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March
Tuesday
30
7pm  

Museum of Richmond
History of The King's Observatory

Discover the fascinating story of the King's Observatory, a hub for scientific research in Richmond for over 200 years. In this online talk, the Museum Team will guide you through the new exhibition, the legacy of this amazing building and the impact it had on the science we use today, from astronomy to timekeeping to predicting the weather!

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March
Tuesday
30
 

The Helen Astrid Singing Academy
Opera concert with Joanna Harries and Ashley Beauchamp

Another evening of opera arias performed live with mezzo-soprano Joanna Harries accompanied by Ashley Beauchamp (Royal Opera House).

There's a short Q&A at the end, a chance to meet the performers - a rare treat!

Programme includes:


April
Tuesday
6
7pm  

Turner's House
Turner's House of Art: Turner at Petworth, by Andrew Loukes

From 1827, the year after he sold Sandycombe Lodge, Turner visited Petworth House in West Sussex on an annual basis for the next ten years. There remain twenty paintings by Turner at Petworth, which is the largest collection of his oils outside Tate Britain. This talk explores the artist's relationship with one of his favourite places, described by Turner's contemporary John Constable ...

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April
Tuesday
13
7pm  

Turner's House
From the Sublime to the Ridiculous - Turner's sense of scale

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...

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April
Tuesday
20
7pm  

Turner's House
Turner and the 'Matchless Vale of Thames'

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'


April
Tuesday
27
7pm  

Turner's House
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 ...

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