A Kick Up The Arts is an assortment of observations and musings on the art world with a bias to the area around London. We will give you an insiders look in to the art world with postings on the latest exhibitions, upcoming events and what to see. We will also look closely at the art market with a look at current trends, the auction market and opinions and insights on how best to invest in art.
Usually in June, the ARThouse Open Studios Festival celebrates local artists who open their homes and studios to share their art.
The range of artwork created in the borough is fantastic, with art forms including paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, photography and more. Many of the venues are clustered together within easy walking or cycling distance of one another, so it's a simple way to spend an enjoyable afternoon discovering your local artists and learning about the borough.
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Eel Pie Island, nestled in a bend of the Thames at Twickenham, has long been renowned for its historical association with musical talent - visiting rock stars during the 60's & 70's included the Rolling Stones, David Bowie & The Who. However, it is now know for its diverse artistic community, including award-winners and those who exhibit at national and international level.
On open days throughout the year, visitors can explore the fascinating array of welcoming studios tucked in and around the working boatyards of Eel Pie Island.
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Each month we hold a new themed exhibition showcasing a carefully selected group of artists, chosen for their style and expressive interpretation of the theme. The works shown demonstrate quality, innovation and skill and are selected from both established and emerging artists sourced from across the UK.
The Landmark Arts Centre, a registered charity, is a distinctive venue for the whole community. Our vibrant range of activities is growing and we have something to engage and entertain several times a week, most weeks of the year. And we do all this in a magnificent 19th century Grade II* listed building which we preserve for the benefit of the whole community.
Our lively programme of events ranging from concerts by nationally known performers to a rich mix of other local arts and educational projects which make a visit to the Landmark something to remember. The Landmark with its large main hall and soaring roof space makes an ideal venue for Fairs. We are especially proud of these events which regular attract both exhibitors and visitors from all around the UK.
We are a diverse group of artists formed to organise and promote the collective and individual work of the residents of Redlees Studios. Our members work ranges from Jewellery to Glass, Ceramics, Painting, Sculpture and Mixed Media.
The studios based at Redlees Park, housed within a former Victorian block, and the studios based within Isleworth Public Hall, are both owned by the London Borough of Hounslow and managed by Community Initiative Partnerships (CIP) the Cultural, Regeneration and Leisure trust for the borough.
The Richmond & District Decorative and Fine Arts Society, colloquially known as RADFAS, is one of some 350 NADFAS affiliated societies. Our successful and vibrant society was founded in 1976, bringing together local people with an interest in the arts and a desire to share, extend and widen that interest. We now have 280 members.
If you are interested in joining the Society it is very easy and we do not have a waiting list. Just phone Richard Lebus on 020 8892 9696 or send a brief email to email@example.com and we will get back to you straight away. Membership is open to all.
Our annual membership fees are: £40 single, £75 double.
We have ten lectures a year given by lecturers recommended by NADFAS as expert lecturers in their specialist fields. Other events such as study days and day visits are also arranged.
All members receive a copy of the national magazine published quarterly by NADFAS which provides articles on arts subjects, news of NADFAS activities nationally and ideas about what is available for members, including courses, both at a national and local level. It also gives information about holidays arranged specifically for NADFAS members.
We meet on the first Tuesday of every month (but not in January or August) for a one-hour lecture which starts at 8pm. The committee welcomes members and guests to meet for a drink beforehand from 7pm.
Guests and new members are especially welcome to join us there.
Guests: £5 per person payable at the door.
If you would like to, you are most welcome to come along for a taster lecture for £5, returnable if you join as a member.
Richmond Film Society has been existence for nearly 50 years and has an annual programme of 15 films.
Richmond upon Thames Literature Festival, formerly Book Now, the much loved annual literary festival for Richmond upon Thames returns each November. There is a varied and lively selection of events from which to pick and choose.Significant political leaders, biographers, stars of stage and screen, pre-eminent literary figures, artists, poets and some newer voices all comprise a diverse and enthralling array of literary delights to enjoy.
The 2016 Music and Drama Festival will take place 1 March to 20 March 2016 with another programme of exciting and varied music, dance and drama events across the borough.
The Stables Gallery is part of Orleans House Gallery.
Celebrating 21 years and continuing to offer an excellent and exclusive range of jewellery, kits, beads and restringing service.
David Bowman of The Bowman Gallery, Richmond has over 40 years of experience in the art trade and specializes in presentation of fine art, conservation, restoration, bespoke framing, and gilding.
Here at the gallery we mount regular, themed exhibitions featuring both period and contemporary artwork.
Our gallery space can be hired by artists wishing to exhibit thier work(subject to contract and availability).
Watermans is an arts centre by the Thames in Brentford, West London.