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Old Isleworth Food Market

Focusing on high-quality food, the market will offer locals an alternative to the supermarket and a chance to purchase locally sourced affordable produce.

Residents of Old Isleworth and the surrounding neighbourhoods will be able to buy fresh bread, fish, olives, fruit and vegetables, as well as locally produced ale, wine, and coffee beans.

Delicious cakes and pies, and ...

more information about Old Isleworth Food Market

Kids OK
September
Saturday
22
10am-2pm  


Car Free Day

If you missed out on applying to make your street a Play Street for Car Free Day (22nd September), the Council is encouraging you to join in the festival of activities happening in Whittaker Avenue, Richmond and Crown Road, St Margarets.

The two roads will be hosting stalls, a bouncy castle and cycling activities including Dr Bike and a free led ride. Street ...

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Kids OK
September
Saturday
22
11am-4pm  

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The Exchange
The Bob Dylan Story

The Bob Dylan Story is the stunning and definitive live concert celebration of rock music's greatest icon.With some of the most memorable songs ever written, Bob Dylan created the soundtrack for 1960s America, amassing a huge and enduring fanbase that even extended across the Atlantic to bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.Now ...

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September
Saturday
22
8pm  

Normansfield Theatre
Last Works

Normansfield Theatre and the Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability will be open this year on Sunday 23 September as part of this London-wide annual event.

Join us on a tour or a talk, or look around at your leisure. A coffee shop will be open with a children's craft table, as well as a children's activity trail.

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September
Sunday
23
12-5pm  

Kilmorey Mausoleum
Open day

Priscilla and Jack's story is one of sex and scandal, of mysterious arcane rituals and secret tunnels connecting the living and the dead. Now is your chance to meet the star-crossed lovers and hear their tale when as part of the Open House weekend the Environment Trust opens the Kilmorey Mausoleum, St Margarets Drive, TW1 1QN - opposite the Ailsa Tavern - to the public on Sunday 23rd September from 1pm -5pm. Admission is free.

more information about Open day

September
Sunday
23
1-5pm  

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The Helen Astrid Singing Academy
Opera Appreciation Talks - Curtain Up

Opera singer Helen Astrid (ENO) reveals the beauty and fascination of this celebrated art form.

Curtain Up

Find out what defines an opera and how it evolved in Italy during the late-Renaissance. Discover fascinating facts whilst Helen also dispels some of the misconceptions about opera!

September
Tuesday
25
7:30-9pm  


English Portraiture: Portrait of Henry VIII of England, Hans Holbein the Younger

  • 25 September, 1.15 - 2.30pm
  • £15 / £13.50 Richmond Card

In the first lecture of our English Portraiture series, we'll explore Holbein's outstanding techniques in portraiture. The lecture will take a closer look at the 'Apelles of his Time' and his powerful portraiture of Henry VIII.

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September
Tuesday
25
 

The Exchange
Creative Writing Courses

Paths to Creative WritingDoes the blank page frighten you? Do you have ambitions to write but don't know where to start? Do you have stories to tell but feel uncertain which form speaks best for you? Paths to Creative Writing is designed to explore the different possibilities of writing a narrative and develop your creative writing skills.Through a ...

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September
Wednesday
26
10am  

Normansfield Theatre
Teddington Art Fair

Vibrant contemporary art in the beautiful historic setting of Normansfield Hospital

A coffee shop will be open all day and guests will have the opportunity to see the museum.

Paintings, prints, jewellery, ceramics, textile Art, objets trouves, sculpture, photography

More Information

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September
29-30
10am-5pm  

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Museum of Richmond
Why The Big Issue began in sleepy Richmond

An evening with John Bird, the founder of The Big Issue

The Big Issue magazine was launched in 1991 in response to the growing number of rough sleepers on the streets of London. It offered people the opportunity to earn a legitimate income through selling a magazine to the public. Over twenty-five years on, their vendors come from a variety of backgrounds and ...

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October
Monday
1
7:30pm  

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The Arts Society Richmond
Basingstoke and its Contribution to World Culture!

Speaker: Rupert Willoughby

One of the most derided towns in England, renowned for its dullness, Basingstoke is distinguished only by its numerous roundabouts and absurd Modernist architecture.

...

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October
Tuesday
2
 


English Portraiture: Lady Venetia Digby, Sir Anthony van Dyck

  • 2 October, 1.15 - 2.30pm
  • £15 / £13.50 Richmond Card

The sudden death of the beautiful Lady Venetia Digby in 1633 prompted her husband to commission a memorial portrait from their friend, the artist Anthony Van Dyck. He created a masterpiece of allegory or 'poetry picture' which you will learn more about in the second lecture of our English Portrait series.

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October
Tuesday
2
 


Old Isleworth Food Market

Focusing on high-quality food, the market will offer locals an alternative to the supermarket and a chance to purchase locally sourced affordable produce.

Residents of Old Isleworth and the surrounding neighbourhoods will be able to buy fresh bread, fish, olives, fruit and vegetables, as well as locally produced ale, wine, and coffee beans.

Delicious cakes and pies, and ...

more information about Old Isleworth Food Market

Kids OK
October
Saturday
6
10am-2pm  

Orleans House Gallery
The Big Draw

Create, Explore, Play! The FREE Big Draw event

Join us for The Big Draw, a free drop-in family event suitable for all ages. A festival celebrating art and creativity, come and play in our galleries, discover the stories of a famous explorer and get making!

more information about The Big Draw

Kids OK
October
Sunday
7
1-4pm  


Poetry at the Adelaide

An open mic evening where poets have an opportunity to read out their work. The compare is Bob Sheed, an established poet. People are welcome to just come and sit and listen.

The Adelaide pub is in Park Road, Teddington, and we use a room upstairs. It's £2 entry, and we urge people to buy a drink at the bar.

More Information

  • From 6 to 8 pm
  • Any enquiries, call 07906 813795

more information about Poetry at the Adelaide

October
Sunday
7
6pm  

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English Portraiture: Mary Beale, Self Portrait

  • 9 October, 1.15 - 2.30pm
  • £15 / £13.50 Richmond Card

Mrs Mary Beale was a wife, mother, and one of the first professional portrait painters in England. She enjoyed a formidable reputation as a woman in a man dominated environment. Learn more about her and the challenges she faced during the third lecture in our English Portraiture series.

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October
Tuesday
9
 


English Portraiture: Thomas Coram, William Hogarth

  • 16 October, 1.15 - 2.30pm
  • £15 / £13.50 Richmond Card

In the fourth lecture of our English Portraiture series, we explore the portrait of Captain Thomas Coram, a sea captain who established a hospital for homeless children. Hogarth captures the restless nature and the kindliness of the sea captain, creating a wonderful informal portrayal of his friend.

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October
Tuesday
16
 

Crossway Pregnancy Crisis Centre
Curry Night

Come along for a delicious Indian buffet with your friends, family or work colleagues at the Sheesh Mahal restaurant in Twickenham.

More Information

  • Arrive from 7.45pm onwards, and meal will be served at 8pm.
  • The cost is £20 per head for a Full Indian buffet. All proceeds will go towards Crossway Pregnancy Crisis Centre.
  • more information about Curry Night

October
Wednesday
17
7:45pm  

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Old Isleworth Food Market

Focusing on high-quality food, the market will offer locals an alternative to the supermarket and a chance to purchase locally sourced affordable produce.

Residents of Old Isleworth and the surrounding neighbourhoods will be able to buy fresh bread, fish, olives, fruit and vegetables, as well as locally produced ale, wine, and coffee beans.

Delicious cakes and pies, and ...

more information about Old Isleworth Food Market

Kids OK
October
Saturday
20
10am-2pm  


Mind, Body, Wellbeing workshop

Join us for an evening of movement, guided meditation and positivity in the calm and nurturing surroundings of Heart Twickenham - a happy, motivating, uplifting and calming experience.

Guided meditation

Blue Sky Thinking, a guided meditation to calm, inspire and uplift. There will be 4 meditation "tent pods" available, that offer a more secluded space, with a seat cushion and...

more information about Mind, Body, Wellbeing workshop

October
Saturday
20
7-10pm  

The Helen Astrid Singing Academy
Opera Appreciation Talks - A Night at the Opera

Opera singer Helen Astrid (ENO) reveals the beauty and fascination of this celebrated art form.

A Night at the Opera

Learn about the most famous operas and their characters from handsome heroes to wise old women, sultry sopranos, villains to femmes fatales.

October
Tuesday
30
7:30-9pm  


English Portraiture: Mr and Mrs Andrews, Thomas Gainsborough

  • 30 October, 1.15 - 2.30pm
  • £15 / £13.50 Richmond Card

The fifth lecture of our English Portraiture series explores the quintessential portrait of Englishness. Mr and Mrs Andrews are portrayed in the Suffolk fields that were united at the time of their marriage. An early example of a realistic portrayal of the English landscape by a young Thomas Gainsborough.

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October
Tuesday
30
 


Poetry at the Adelaide

An open mic evening where poets have an opportunity to read out their work. The compare is Bob Sheed, an established poet. People are welcome to just come and sit and listen.

The Adelaide pub is in Park Road, Teddington, and we use a room upstairs. It's £2 entry, and we urge people to buy a drink at the bar.

More Information

  • From 6 to 8 pm
  • Any enquiries, call 07906 813795

more information about Poetry at the Adelaide

November
Sunday
4
6pm  

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The Arts Society Richmond
Frank Brangwyn and his World War I Posters

Speaker: Libby Horner

Brangwyn was not an official war artist but nevertheless he produced over 80 poster designs during The Great War. Clients included the Canadian War Memorial Fund, the Ministry of Information, the National War Savings Committee, various newspapers and many charitable concerns for whom he designed free of charge. His works range from ...

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November
Tuesday
6
 


English Portraiture: The Monarch of the Glen, Sir Edwin Landseer

  • 6 November, 1.15 - 2.30pm
  • £15 / £13.50 Richmond Card

The portrait of a stag was an image painted by Queen Victoria's favourite artist, Sir Edwin Landseer, to decorate the refreshement rooms of the House of Lords. Discover why Landseer was known for his people-like animal subjects and the references he made to the 'human condition'. This is the sixth lecture in our English Portraiture series.

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November
Tuesday
6
 


English Portraiture: Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, John Singer Sargent

  • 13 November, 1.15 - 2.30pm
  • £15 / £13.50 Richmond Card

In the seventh lecture of our English Portraiture series, discover the artworks of John Singer Sargent. A portrait painter with a French Impressionist style, who was very popular with society but got criticised at the end of his career by the new school of art.

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November
Tuesday
13
 


Mind, Body, Wellbeing workshop

Join us for an evening of movement, guided meditation and positivity in the calm and nurturing surroundings of Heart Twickenham - a happy, motivating, uplifting and calming experience.

Guided meditation

Blue Sky Thinking, a guided meditation to calm, inspire and uplift. There will be 4 meditation "tent pods" available, that offer a more secluded space, with a seat cushion and...

more information about Mind, Body, Wellbeing workshop

November
Saturday
17
7-10pm  

The Helen Astrid Singing Academy
Opera Appreciation Talks - Know your Spintos from your Heldentenors

Opera singer Helen Astrid (ENO) reveals the beauty and fascination of this celebrated art form.

Know your Spintos from your Heldentenors

Explore the world's most famous singers and the various 'fachs' or voice categories which distinguish them.

November
Tuesday
27
7:30-9pm  


English Portraiture: Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy, David Hockney

  • 27 November, 1.15 - 2.30pm
  • £15 / £13.50 Richmond Card

In the final lecture of our English Portraiture series, we take a closer look at David Hockney's double portrait of his friends, Ossie Clark and Celia Birtwistle. The stylish interior includes objects with references to Art History and are cunningly used by Hockney to reflect the characters of the sitters.

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November
Tuesday
27
 


Old Isleworth Food Market

Focusing on high-quality food, the market will offer locals an alternative to the supermarket and a chance to purchase locally sourced affordable produce.

Residents of Old Isleworth and the surrounding neighbourhoods will be able to buy fresh bread, fish, olives, fruit and vegetables, as well as locally produced ale, wine, and coffee beans.

Delicious cakes and pies, and beautiful fresh flowers will complete the line-up, to be found at Shrewsbury Walk, off South Street, on the first and third Saturday of every month.

more information about Old Isleworth Food Market

Kids OK
December
Saturday
1
10am-2pm  


Poetry at the Adelaide

An open mic evening where poets have an opportunity to read out their work. The compare is Bob Sheed, an established poet. People are welcome to just come and sit and listen.

The Adelaide pub is in Park Road, Teddington, and we use a room upstairs. It's £2 entry, and we urge people to buy a drink at the bar.

More Information

  • From 6 to 8 pm
  • Any enquiries, call 07906 813795

more information about Poetry at the Adelaide

December
Sunday
2
6pm  

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The Arts Society Richmond
Is Christmas in Bad Taste?

Speaker: David Phillips

Even in ancient Rome people made complaints about the mid-winter Saturnalia celebrations, remarkably like the complaints that we hear today about our commercialised Christmas. In a light-hearted historical review we discover some wonderful and some gloriously awful Christmas imagery, from Giotto’s painting ...

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December
Tuesday
4
 


Poetry at the Adelaide

An open mic evening where poets have an opportunity to read out their work. The compare is Bob Sheed, an established poet. People are welcome to just come and sit and listen.

The Adelaide pub is in Park Road, Teddington, and we use a room upstairs. It's £2 entry, and we urge people to buy a drink at the bar.

More Information

  • From 6 to 8 pm
  • Any enquiries, call 07906 813795

more information about Poetry at the Adelaide

January
Sunday
6
6pm  

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The Arts Society Richmond
Postcards from Near and Far: Picturing the 20th Century

Speaker: Chloe Sayer

This lecture celebrates the long history and vast scope of picture postcards -€“ bearers of news and repositories of memories.

Profile

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February
Tuesday
5
 

The Arts Society Richmond
Charles Barry's Great Work: Restoring the Houses of Parliament

Speaker: Caroline Shenton

The Houses of Parliament is one of the most famous and staggering buildings in the world. It rises serenely from the Thames at Westminster on a site which has been the centre of power and government in England from the earliest times. It is a masterpiece of Victorian architecture and a spectacular feat of civil engineering, a landmark...

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March
Tuesday
5
 

The Arts Society Richmond
The Lure of Ivory

Speaker: Maggie Campbell Pederson

Ivory has been carved for 40,000 years and its trade goes back thousands of years. Different cultures worldwide have revered it and it has been widely used for religious carvings. It has also been used for many more commonplace items, from piano keys to dentures. The talk will look at the lure of ivory through the ages, its many and ...

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April
Tuesday
2
 

The Arts Society Richmond
David Hockney and his Struggles with Modernism

Speaker: Ray Warburton

At heart David Hockney is a figurative painter, painting people and places that he knows and have meaning for him. Yet as he was learning his trade, modern art was changing and new art movements from America were in the ascendency. After dabbling briefly with Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art, he embarked on a number of strategies that ...

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May
Tuesday
7
 

The Arts Society Richmond
The Art of the Classic French Paperweight

Speaker: Simon Cottle

For a brief period glass paperweight-making truly blossomed. Influenced by developments in Venice in the 1840s, the French glass manufacturers of Baccarat, Clichy and St.Louis added a wide range of highly decorative and extremely ornate paperweights to their repertoire. The fashion lasted for seven years giving it the title of the 'classic ...

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June
Tuesday
4
 

The Arts Society Richmond
AGM and Lecture: A Load of Old Balls

Speaker: Simon Ingris

According to historian Barbara Tuchman, the invention of the ball ranks as highly as the invention of the wheel. Simon Inglis agrees, especially after spending years delving into cubbyholes at pavilions and museums, in workshops and factories, finding out how these apparently simple objects came into being and how their design and ...

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July
Tuesday
2
7:30pm  

The Arts Society Richmond
Fortitude and Fancy - Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn

Speaker: Nicholas Henderson

The story of Henry VIII's two most important queens, Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, and the social, religious and political consequences of their struggles for ascendancy.

August
Tuesday
6
7:30pm