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Kids OK
Aug-Nov
31-28
11:15am-12pm  

Orleans House Gallery
Families in the Forest

Families in the Forest is an interactive experience for families to explore the Orleans House grounds through a series of encounters with inhabitants past and present.

Walking through the grounds we encounter ancient trees, flowers, bats, moles, squirrels, even an antelope. Each plant and creature offers an invitation to us to consider their experience in the space by changing our ...

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October
Friday
29
6-9pm  

Habitats & Heritage
Night at the Mausoleum

A chance to tour the Kilmorey Mausoleum in St. Margarets after dark.

Marvel at the Victorian neo-Egyptian temple and hear about the illustrious history of its creator and occupant, Francis Jack Needham, 2nd Earl of Kilmorey. The mausoleum will be illuminated from the outside making for excellent photographs.

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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
Friday
5
10am-2pm  

Turner's House
The Burning of the Houses of Parliament - Painting Workshop with Marc A Turner

Join us in the beautiful setting of JMW Turner's country retreat in Twickenham, where Marc A. Turner will unlock the artist's secrets by leading you through the reproduction of the famous painting The Burning of the Houses of Parliament painted by JMW Turner in 1834-5.

Tickets £60. These include all the materials and refreshments. The session will be held at Turner's ...

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November
Friday
5
8:45pm-  

Richmond Literature Festival
This is How We Come Back Stronger

Feminist writers and thinkers open the festival, debating how we can keep working for change in the aftermath of 2020. You are living through extraordinary times. What do you want the future to look like? Hear from Kate Mosse, Sara Collins and Juliet Jacques.

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November
Saturday
6
2:30-3:30pm  

Richmond Literature Festival
I Belong Here: A Journey Along the Backbone of Britain

Anita Sethi discusses her Wainwright Prize-nominated memoir I Belong Here and the role of nature in healing. Over the past 18 months, the importance of the natural world to our wellbeing has been made clear. But how do we make it accessible to us all?

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November
Saturday
6
7:30-8pm  

Richmond Literature Festival
Palace of Palms: Tropical Dreams and the Making of Kew

Uncover a hidden story of Richmond - the pioneering creation of the iconic Kew Gardens Palm House - in a talk by expert Kate Teltscher . Stranger than fiction, this twisting Victorian tale offers new insights into the history of our relationship with nature and the environment.

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November
Sunday
7
10:30-11:45am  

Richmond Literature Festival
It's Happening Now: How Can We Confront The Climate Crisis?

Human behaviour is destroying the planet but the future isn't yet beyond repair. Expert climate campaigners Jonathon Porritt and Dr Alice Bell discuss what we can do, even now, to confront the climate crisis.

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November
Sunday
7
11:30am-12:30pm  

Richmond Literature Festival
The Girl Who Talked To Trees

Trees are storykeepers, witness to magic and history. Cultivate curiosity about the world around you, inspired by an enchanting illustrated book. This literary event and workshop is designed for children aged seven and above.

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November
Sunday
7
1-3pm  

Richmond Literature Festival
Deeper Into The Wood Walking Tour

Get a breath of fresh air on a walking tour around Crane Park with memoirist Ruth Pavey. The author of A Wood of One's Own draws on her experiences rewilding an area of woodland as she takes you deeper into the natural landscape.

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November
Tuesday
9
7:30-8:30pm  

Richmond Literature Festival
New voices: Jarred McGinnis speaks to Evie Wyld

Accompany a sharp new literary voice on a darkly humorous journey along the road to redemption. This online conversation introduces Jarred McGinnis' poignant and powerful debut novel about disability, hurt and forgiveness.

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November
Wednesday
10
7:30pm-  

Arts Richmond
Steve Richards at the Richmond Literature Festival

Steve Richards, one of the most highly respected political journalists in the UK, with excellent connections across the political spectrum as well as the media will present his analysis of 'The Prime Ministers We Never Had'. His recently published book is a piercing and original study which looks at eleven prime ministers we never had. It is a fascinating exploration of failure and ...

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November
Wednesday
10
7:30-8:30pm  

Richmond Literature Festival
The Prime Ministers We Never Had

Popular commentator Steve Richards offers a fresh perspective on the course of political history in this stimulating talk. His recent book is a study of the promising candidates who narrowly missed out on the top job. Presented by Arts Richmond.

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November
Wednesday
10
7:30-8:30pm  

Richmond Literature Festival
The Beatles and Fandom

Take a second look at the fab four - through the eyes of their fans. One of the world's most prominent Beatles experts examines the history and impact of the band from an intriguing new angle. Presented by St Mary's University and The Exchange.

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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
7:30-8:30pm  

Richmond Literature Festival
Twickenhamshire and the Thames: Richmond Borough's Luminary Heritage Landscape

Step back in time in an online conversation about five historic houses and gardens, the enduring legacy of Twickenham's vibrant past. The future incarnations of these important properties involve us all. Presented by London Luminaries.

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November
Friday
12
7:30-8:30pm  

Richmond Literature Festival
A New Retelling: Women in Greek Myths

See Greek mythology differently, with three writers who retell enduring tales from a feminist perspective. Sarvat Hasin, Jennifer Saint and Charlotte Higgins return to the wondrous stories of the ancient world to extract powerful insights for the present day.

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November
Saturday
13
2:30-3:30pm  

Richmond Literature Festival
The Pioneering Life of Mary Wortley Montagu

Enter the highly original world of the 18th-century aristocrat, poet, travel writer and vaccination pioneer. A former resident of Twickenham, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu was once famous across England for her trailblazing words and choices. Biographer Jo Willett shares her life story.

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November
Saturday
13
7:30-8:30pm  

Richmond Literature Festival
Exploring Possibilities Through Fiction: Courttia Newland and Monique Roffey in Conversation

Expand your horizons as a reader with two bestselling writers who use literary fiction to imagine alternative futures. The authors of The Mermaid of Black Conch and A River Called Time discuss how novels can change how we see the world.

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November
Sunday
14
11:30am-1pm  

Richmond Literature Festival
Our Beautiful Game

Football fans and history lovers aged eight to eleven are invited to a book event and football session inspired by female footballers during World War I. Did you know that 100 years ago, the Football Association banned women's football? Can you find similarities and differences with women's sport today?

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November
Sunday
14
5-6pm  

Richmond Literature Festival
Black Britain: Writing Back

Have you missed out on reading some of the best Black British authors of the 20th century? Our panel of writers and publishing experts introduces you to an intriguing selection of under-recognised novels.

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November
Monday
15
7:30-8:30pm  

Richmond Literature Festival
Hard Choices: What Britain Does Next

Look to the future at this bracing conversation with one of Britain's most experienced diplomats. Peter Ricketts explores the key dilemmas Britain faces in a post-Brexit, Covid-impacted world. Presented by Arts Richmond.

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November
Tuesday
16
7:30pm  

Museum of Richmond
Nature's Palette 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 talk highlighting his book, Nature's Palette, Baty shares how his work helped to develop this technicolour ...

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November
Tuesday
16
7:30-8:30pm  

Richmond Literature Festival
Nature's Palette

Delve into a captivating trove of colour with Patrick Baty, an expert on paint and the history of its hues. Interior design enthusiasts, art historians and artists of all kinds are invited to marvel at the stories behind the shades in this talk, Presented by the Museum of Richmond.

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November
Tuesday
16
7:30-8:30pm  

Richmond Literature Festival
New voices: Natasha Brown and Caleb Azumah Nelson in Conversation

Meet the writers behind two of 2021's most praised fiction debuts, Assembly and Open Water. First-time authors Natasha Brown and Caleb Azumah Nelson have grabbed critical attention with their literary novels, each of which offers an intriguing window onto contemporary Britain.

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November
Wednesday
17
7:30-8:30pm  

Richmond Literature Festival
All The Kings' Fools: Disability and the Tudors

See Tudor history as you've never seen it before. This online event shares untold stories of disabled people during the Renaissance. Meet William Somer, Henry VIII's fool at court, and the 'sturdy beggars' who roamed Tudor England. Presented by The National Archives.

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November
Wednesday
17
7:30-8:30pm  

Richmond Literature Festival
Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy

Learn the tragic true story of a woman whose unjust fate defined the Cold War and horrified the world. New York Times bestselling author Anne Sebba gives an unprecedented account of Ethel Rosenberg's moving history.

Presented by Arts Richmond.

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November
Thursday
18
7:30-8:30pm  

Richmond Literature Festival
Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain

From our distrust of intellectuals in public life to the government's early response to the Covid crisis, much of modern Britain is shaped by our imperial past. Author and journalist Sathnam Sanghera digs into the enduring influence of empire.

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November
Friday
19
7:30-8:30pm  

Richmond Literature Festival
Into The Wolf Den

Hear from the writer whose stunning first foray into historical fiction explores Pompeii's infamous brothels from the point of view of an inmate. Elodie Harper discusses her much-praised novel with BBC Radio 4 presenter Samira Ahmed.

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November
Saturday
20
11:30am-3pm  

Richmond Literature Festival
Local Authors Day: So You Want to Write a Novel

Break away from the everyday and begin your writing life. This workshop, led by experienced writer and academic Russell Schechter , offers a practical guide for aspiring authors on how to get started.

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November
Saturday
20
2:30-3:30pm  

Richmond Literature Festival
Local Authors Day: How to Get Published

Are you interested in publishing a book? Do you want to learn more about how the publishing industry works? Find out how to share your writing with the world from our panel of publishers and fiction authors.

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November
Sunday
21
11:30am-12:30pm  

Richmond Literature Festival
Mr Shaha's Marvellous Machines

Inventors, experimenters and engineers aged six to ten are invited to an interactive workshop. Learn how to make incredible toys and machines from household objects.

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November
Sunday
21
2:30-3:30pm  

Richmond Literature Festival
Minarets in the Mountains

Follow travel writer Tharik Hussain on an eye-opening journey into Muslim Europe. His book Minarets in the Mountains is the first travel book to explore Europe's hidden Muslim communities, culture and heritage. Presented by Habitats & Heritage.

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November
Sunday
21
5-6pm  

Richmond Literature Festival
Breaking Ground: Poets Reflect

Local poets close this year's Richmond Literature Festival. Inspired by the festival's theme, they ask how we can build a better world: more sustainable, more inclusive, and more equal.

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