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The Exchange
The Story Exchange

Storytelling is one of our most ancient art forms. Stories, and our need to share them, can be the simplest of activities, making connections and creating a sense of unity. How often do we get to spend time with someone who can transport us to another time and place just with the power of the spoken word? Ancient stories like epics, myths, folktales and fairy tales have survived the test of time

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November
Tuesday
13
7:30pm  

Richmond Film Society
The Fencer

Finland (2015)

A film based on the life of champion Estonian fencer, Endel Nelis. A young fencer, hunted by the KGB, returns to his homeland as a sports coach in a remote village school but finds there is no place to hide. A 2016 Golden Globe Nominee for the Best Foreign Language Film.

Directed by Klaus Hr Rating: PG Written by Anna Heinmaa Runtime: 99...

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November
Tuesday
13
8:30pm  


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
 


Lotta's Christmas Event

On Thursday evening, 15th November, introduce a touch of Scandinavia into your festivities at Lotta from Stockholm’s special Christmas shopping event! We’ve sourced a variety of decorations; traditional and on-trend, inspired by Scandinavia!

From adorable Santas ('tomte' in Scandinavian folklore), hygge-style candles, cosy socks ...

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November
Thursday
15
5-9pm  

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Environment Trust for Richmond upon Thames (ETRuT)
FEEDING LONDON: The Forgotten Market Gardens of South West London

A fascinating talk on Forgotten Market Gardens of South West London by local historian David Lawrie

Think of a brawny young woman carrying a heavy basket on her head loaded with fruit and vegetables bound for market some 20 kilometres away and your imagination is immediately swept away to a hot, dusty country in a distant time and place. But this young woman is not where or ...

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November
Thursday
15
7:30-9pm  

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The Exchange
Chris Difford Support

Chris Difford is a rare breed. As a member of one of London's best-loved bands, the Squeeze co-founder has made a lasting contribution to English music with hits such as 'Cool For Cats', 'Up The Junction', 'Labelled With Love', 'Hourglass' and 'Tempted'.

Despite the fact that Chris has helped soundtrack so many fans' lives since ...

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November
Thursday
15
8pm  


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...

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November
Saturday
17
7-10pm  

Crossway Pregnancy Crisis Centre
SIP, SHOP AND SUPPORT AFTERNOON

Join us for an afternoon of Christmas shopping, beauty treatments, light refreshments and children's entertainment.

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November
Saturday
24
2:30-4:30pm  

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Quiz Night

Stopgap Theatre is having a quiz at Isleworth Public Hall on Saturday 24th November at 7.30 pm

Tickets are £10 and include Fish & Chips (or chicken/veg burger & chips) and can be ordered from stopgaptheatre@aol.com or 020 8995 9725

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November
Saturday
24
7:30pm  

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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
 

Crossway Pregnancy Crisis Centre
CHRISTMAS PARTY

Take it easy this christmas and let us do the hard work by organising your christmas party for your office, friends or family! On Wednesday 28 November and Thursday 29 November, we are kicking off christmas celebrations early this year with two fun-filled parties at The Royal Oak in Twickenham.

The evening will include:

November
28-29
7:45pm-  

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Crossway Pregnancy Crisis Centre
COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Join us for a performance of Christmas music offered by a variety of local brass bands including 'The Richmond Brass Band', Richmond Youth Brass Band, Ester Kosar (Opera Singer), Courtway Sax, Rosie Trentham (Singer/pianist) and many more. Light refreshments include mulled wine and mince pies.

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November
28-29
7:45pm-  

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Richmond Council
Mayor's Asian celebration

Get your tickets for a charity evening of delicious Indian food and Bollywood dancing. Hosted by the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Twickenham's newest Asian restaurant, Panas, will be holding the special celebration meal to raise money for Refuge.

The evening begins at 7pm with a glass of prosecco when guests arrive. This is followed by a two-course tasting Indian ...

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November
Thursday
29
7pm  

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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

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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
 


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.

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Kids OK
December
Saturday
8
10am-2pm  

St Mary's Twickenham
TWICKENHAM CRAFT FAIRS

"Buy Unique, Buy Handmade"

Our fairs are always FREE ENTRY and all are welcome. We have an "access for all" policy, are family friendly, with no stairs or steps and provide easy accessibility for wheelchair and/or buggy users.

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December
Saturday
8
1:30-5pm  

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Richmond Council
Mayor's Evening of Festive Music with the band from Kneller Hall

The Mayor of Richmond upon Thames would like to invite you to an evening of festive music with the band from Kneller Hall in the Clarendon Hall at York House, Twickenham. Mince pies and wine will be available at the interval, and a cash bar will be open before the performance.

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December
Tuesday
11
7:30pm  

Richmond Council
Mayor's Beauty and the Beast Sing-a-long

The Mayor of Richmond upon Thames would like to invite families to Be Our Guest at a Sing-a-Long Beauty and The Beast screening this Christmas! Join him at the Twickenham Exchange on Saturday 15th December for a screening of Disney's brand-new adaptation of the iconic fairy tale, with on-screen lyrics so everyone can join in! This family Christmas special is a chance ...

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Kids OK
December
Saturday
15
11am  

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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.

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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