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Strawberry Hill House : Evolution of the English Garden 1680-1790

10 weeks course on the evolution of the English Garden 1680-1790

Every Thursday from 29 Sept -8 December

To book www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk or for more details email: sandra.pullen@strawberryhillhouse.org.uk

Venue

Strawberry Hill House

Event Sponsor

Strawberry Hill House

Sep-Dec
29-8
   

Richmond Ramblers : NORTHOLT

Leisurely 8 miles / 12.9 km

Circular walk: a village, a mosque, part of the Grand Union Canal, part of the Hillingdon Trail, a nature reserve and a golf course.

Bring a picnic. There is a pub at the end ot the walk.

Venue

Northolt underground station (Central Line: West Ruislip branch)

Event Sponsor

Richmond Ramblers

October
Saturday
1
10:35am  

Richmond Ramblers : RICHMOND CIRCULAR

Leisurely 6 miles / 9.7 km

Along riverside to Kew Green for pub/picnic lunch.

then on to Syon Park and back along the north side of the river to Richmond Bridge.

Venue

Richmond station (SW Trains from Waterloo via Clapham Junction, London Overground, District Line) Various bus routes.

Event Sponsor

Richmond Ramblers

October
Sunday
2
11am  

Museum of Richmond : Capability 300 Curators Talk

Come and meet the new curator James Scott at the Museum of Richmond and find out how new exhibitions are put together and what has been learnt about Capability Browns life and work in the process.

Booking required, £2 donation recommended

Venue

Museum of Richmond

Event Sponsor

Museum of Richmond

October
Tuesday
4
2pm  

Richmond Ramblers : SOUTHBANK

Easy 5 miles / 8.1 km

Circular interest walk with a Dickensian feel through parts of Southwark, the River and Bankside.

Lunch: picnic or pub (Thameside Inn)

Venue

Waterloo mainline station by Foyles Bookshop

Event Sponsor

Richmond Ramblers

October
Wednesday
5
11:15am  

West London Postcard Club : POSTCARD FAIR IN TEDDINGTON

Buy from top dealers from around the country, with a huge range of postcards old and modern, as well as stamps, ephemera and cigarette cards, at prices well below what you might pay on eBay! And you may have some good spare cards they will want to buy.

The West London Postcard Club meets monthly at Chiswick Town Hall, with interesting talks and visiting dealers. Visitors and new members welcome.

More Information

  • Admission £1
  • Refreshments available.
  • 20 stalls of postcards and paper collectables.
  • Enquiries: 01372 725883
  • Chiswick Town Hall faces Turnham Green open space, opposite side to Chiswick High Road shops. Nearest tube Chiswick Park, nearest BR station Gunnersbury (North London Line).
  • Doors open at 7.15 for 8pm.
  • Entry: members £1.50, non-members £3.

Venue

Teddington Baptist Church, Church Road, Teddington, TW11 8PF

Event Sponsor

West London Postcard Club

October
Saturday
8
10:15am-4pm  
Postcard Club Fair 8 Oct 2016

Richmond Ramblers : SHEEN COMMON, RICHMOND PARK and WIMBLEDON COMMON

Moderate 9 miles / 14.5 km

Circular route via Sheen Common then across Richmond Park and Wimbledon Common. Follows walk 5 in our booklet "Rural Walks around Richmond".

Cafe/picnic lunch at the Windmill Tearooms on Wimbledon Common.

Opt out points at Robin Hood Gate (3 miles), Roehampton (5 miles)

Venue

North Sheen station (Waterloo 10.15, Clapham Junction 10.25. Also Richmond 10.34)

Event Sponsor

Richmond Ramblers

October
Saturday
8
10:40am  

Museum of Richmond : Poetry Evening: The Romantics

The Museum of Richmond invited you to attend a poetry evening with readings taken from romantic poets. Please bring along your own poem.

No need to book, £2 donation recommended

Venue

Museum of Richmond

Event Sponsor

Museum of Richmond

October
Wednesday
12
5:30-6:30pm  

Normansfield Theatre : DON PASQUALE

The very elderly and very rich bachelor, Don Pasquale, has demanded that his nephew and heir, Ernesto, breaks up with is penniless widow of a girlfriend, Norina, and marry a woman that Don Pasquale has chosen. But Ernesto refuses, because he and Norina truly love one another. Don Pasquale then decides to disinherit Ernesto and get married himself. Don Pasquale's best friend is Dr Malatesta, a practical jokester, who foresees disaster and asks Don Pasquale to let him choose the bride. The young girl is not quite as she appears and the comedy begins.

More Information

How to get there

  • By train: The nearest train station is Hampton Wick - 7 minutes walk away. It connects easily with Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Wimbledon and Richmond. Turn right out the station and then follow directions below as if driving from Kingston. Langdon Park is off Kingston Road, opposite Wick Road. We are in the big building on the right once you have turned into Langdon Park.
  • By bus: The 281 stops outside the building, travelling from Tolworth and Kingston in one direction, and Teddington and Twickenham in the other. The 285, which links Kingston and Heathrow airport, also stops outside.
  • By car: If you're driving from Kingston, drive past Hampton Wick station on the right and then take the first right after Normansfield Avenue. This isn't named on the map but is called "Langdon Park". Turn immediately right again and park in one of the spaces marked "L.D.C. Reserved Parking". Walk down the gravel path (edged with red brick) and you will come to a big red door on the left, which is the main entrance into the building. If you are approaching from the Twickenham/Richmond direction then take your first left after Holmesdale Road into Langdon Park and then carry on as above.

Venue

Normansfield Theatre

Event Sponsor

Normansfield Theatre

October
Sunday
16
7:30pm  
don pasquale

West London Postcard Club : A PHOTO TOUR OF CHISWICK TOWN HALL

A talk by Local History Librarian James Marshall, who has given guided tours of the Town Hall for London Open House. The 1876 Vestry Hall housed offices and a public hall for meetings, and became a centre for the social life of the area. Needing more space, the extended Town Hall opened in 1901, adding a Council Chamber and Committee room upstairs, and the Hogarth Hall where we meet. No expense was spared to make the interior impressive - stained glass, wood panelling, embossed tiles and a magnificent marble staircase are all testaments to civic pride at the turn of the last century. The talk will be illustrated with images from Chiswick Library's Local Collection and plenty of photos.

Postcards will be on sale from club members. Visitors and new members welcome.

More Information

  • Doors open at 7.15 for 8pm
  • Entry: members £1.50, non-members £3.
  • Chiswick Town Hall faces Turnham Green open space, opposite side to Chiswick High Road shops. Nearest tube Chiswick Park, nearest BR station Gunnersbury (North London Line).
  • Doors open at 7.15 for 8pm.
  • Entry: members £1.50, non-members £3.

Venue

Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

Event Sponsor

West London Postcard Club

October
Friday
21
6:15pm  
Postcard Club Oct 2016 poster 1

Museum of Richmond : Family Workshops: Halloween in Richmond

Join us to learn about Richmond's spooky past. Take part in a Halloween themed arts and crafts!

More Information

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Venue

Museum of Richmond

Event Sponsor

Museum of Richmond

October
25-28
10am-12pm  

Hounslow and District History Society : An American President in Ealing

An American President in Ealing (John Quincy Adams, American Ambassador in London); By Mary Woods and Duncan Cameron, Members of the Little Ealing History Group which produced a book on John Quincy Adams's stay in Little Ealing.

Venue

United Reformed Church Hall, Chapel Road, Hounslow TW3 1UL

Event Sponsor

Hounslow and District History Society

October
Tuesday
25
7:45pm  

Museum of Richmond : Museum at Night: Gothic Richmond

Join the museum and RACC in a night to explore the gothic side of Richmond. See gothic costume designed by RACC fashion students who have been influenced by the museums Victorian mourning costumes.

Free entry, no need to book

Venue

Museum of Richmond

Event Sponsor

Museum of Richmond

October
Friday
28
5-8pm  

Villa InCanto : Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Villa InCanto performed this popular opera at Normansfield Theatre in November 2015. It received such positive reviews that several of audience requested a repeat performance for 2016. We're delighted that they will be returning on the evening of 12th November, with the same cast for another outstanding performance.

Rossini's ever popular comic opera is a tuneful masterpiece. This tells the tale of a quick thinking barber, Figaro, who is paid to help a count, Almaviva to win the woman of his dreams. Almaviva needs to disguise himself more than once to outwit the guardian of Rosina - a perfect young woman as long as you don't get in her way. Figaro, of course, will do all he can to ensure that, despite all the guardian's attempts, Rosina does indeed end up in the arms of the dashing count.

More Information

Venue

Normansfield Theatre

Event Sponsor

Villa InCanto

November
Saturday
12
7:30pm  
NORMANSFIELD barber of seville

St Margarets Wine Society : Modern Spain

For our final event of 2016 we visit Spain, with a focus on areas that may be less well known but have some of the most exciting and interesting wine developments.

Ribera Del Duero, Navarra, Toro, Galicia and Catalonia provide a wealth of different terroirs and fascinating local grape varieties, and there are dynamic wine makers using the most up to date techniques and equipment producing glorious wines quite different in style to the Rioja and indeed traditional Cava that Spain is best know for.

During the evening we will sample wines made from aromatic Albariño, Merlot and Cabernet with an Iberian twist, both red and white Garnacha, and of course Tempranillo. A great opportunity to try some new wines and find out more about the ones you love in a friendly and informal setting. And of course Le Salon Privé will delight us with some Spanish-influenced cuisine.

More Information

  • £60 per person including wine tasting and three course dinner

Venue

Le Salon Prive

Event Sponsor

St Margarets Wine Society

November
Tuesday
15
7:30pm  

Richmond Opera : The Magic Flute by Mozart

A fully staged production to be sung in English with orchestra at the historic Victorian Normansfield Theatre.

More Information

Venue

Normansfield Theatre

Event Sponsor

Richmond Opera

November
18-20
7:30pm-  
magic flute

Hounslow and District History Society : The Syon Abbey Herbal 1517

The Syon Abbey Herbal 1517: the Last Monastic Herbal in England; By John Adams, Member of the Syon Abbey Research Associates and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

Venue

United Reformed Church Hall, Chapel Road, Hounslow TW3 1UL

Event Sponsor

Hounslow and District History Society

November
Tuesday
29
7:45pm  

Normansfield Theatre : Opera Encores

By popular demand, Commedia returns to present another entertaining guided tour through the evolution of opera. The evening is illustrated with more popular highlights performed by a company of professional soloists accompanied by The Virtual Reality Orchestra.

More Information

How to get there

  • By train: The nearest train station is Hampton Wick - 7 minutes walk away. It connects easily with Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Wimbledon and Richmond. Turn right out the station and then follow directions below as if driving from Kingston. Langdon Park is off Kingston Road, opposite Wick Road. We are in the big building on the right once you have turned into Langdon Park.
  • By bus: The 281 stops outside the building, travelling from Tolworth and Kingston in one direction, and Teddington and Twickenham in the other. The 285, which links Kingston and Heathrow airport, also stops outside.
  • By car: If you're driving from Kingston, drive past Hampton Wick station on the right and then take the first right after Normansfield Avenue. This isn't named on the map but is called "Langdon Park". Turn immediately right again and park in one of the spaces marked "L.D.C. Reserved Parking". Walk down the gravel path (edged with red brick) and you will come to a big red door on the left, which is the main entrance into the building. If you are approaching from the Twickenham/Richmond direction then take your first left after Holmesdale Road into Langdon Park and then carry on as above.

Venue

Normansfield Theatre

Event Sponsor

Normansfield Theatre

December
Sunday
11
7:30pm  
opera encores

Twickenham Choral Society : December concert

  • TCHAIKOVSKY : Serenade for Strings
  • STRAVINSKY : Symphony of Psalms
  • RACHMANINOV : The Bells
  • Brandenburg Sinfonia

More Information

  • Tickets: reserved seats £18, unreserved £15 (half price for under 18s and full-time students), programme included in price, available from the choir website www.twickenhamchoral.org.uk or from choir members. See the website for our Earlybird ticket prices.

Venue

All Saints Church, Kingston

Event Sponsor

Twickenham Choral Society

December
Saturday
17
7:30pm  

Hounslow and District History Society : All Hallows - A City of London Church in Twickenham

All Hallows - A City of London Church in Twickenham; By Kathryn Elliott, All Hallows Parish Historian.

Venue

United Reformed Church Hall, Chapel Road, Hounslow TW3 1UL

Event Sponsor

Hounslow and District History Society

January
Tuesday
31
7:45pm  

Hounslow and District History Society : Licensed to Sell: the Brentford Magistrates' Court's Pub Watercolours

Licensed to Sell: the Brentford Magistrates' Court's Pub Watercolours; By Mary and James Marshall of Hounslow Libraries' Local Studies Service.

Venue

United Reformed Church Hall, Chapel Road, Hounslow TW3 1UL

Event Sponsor

Hounslow and District History Society

February
Tuesday
28
7:45pm  

Hounslow and District History Society : Hounslow's Cemeteries

Hounslow's Cemeteries; By Alan Rice, Honorary Secretary of the Feltham History Group

Venue

United Reformed Church Hall, Chapel Road, Hounslow TW3 1UL

Event Sponsor

Hounslow and District History Society

March
Tuesday
28
7:45pm  

Twickenham Choral Society : April concert

  • MACMILLAN : Five Strathclyde Motets
  • POULENC : Quatre Motets pour un Temps de Pénitence
  • PARRY : Songs of Farewell

Venue

St Mary's Twickenham

Event Sponsor

Twickenham Choral Society

Kids OK
April
Saturday
1
7:30pm  

Hounslow and District History Society : AGM followed by Turner and the Thame

Annual General Meeting followed by Turner and the Thames; By Andrea Cameron, local historian.

Venue

United Reformed Church Hall, Chapel Road, Hounslow TW3 1UL

Event Sponsor

Hounslow and District History Society

April
Tuesday
25
7:45pm  

Twickenham Choral Society : April concert

  • SCHÜTZ : Musicalische Exequien
  • PURCELL : My Heart is Inditing
  • and other pieces from the German and English baroque repertoire

Venue

Landmark Arts Centre

Event Sponsor

Twickenham Choral Society

Kids OK
July
Saturday
8
7:30pm