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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!


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.

  • Tuesday 27th July, 2-4 pm
  • Tickets (1 adults 2 children) £10 [extra adult £5]
  • BOOK ONLINE

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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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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.

The course will cover the following elements:


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.


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.

The course will cover the following elements:


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.

The course will cover the following elements:


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.

The course will cover the following elements:


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
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
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
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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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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