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Creative Drawing Class

Thursday 6.15pm - 7.45pm and 8.00pm - 9.30pm  

Claire Grahame at 6.15pm
Melanie Paice or Claire Grahame at 8pm

Our creative drawing course is open to all levels of experience and will encourage you to release your creative energy. 

*basic materials only provided

Riverhouse Writers

Thursday: 25 April; 9, 23, 30 May, 20 June, 25 July
7:45 - 9:15pm

£30 (per term of 6 sessions) or £6 per session

Tutor: Val Woolford 
Would you like to improve your power over words? Beginners welcome. 

Jewellery Making (Monday or Friday)

​Monday 10am – 12noon; Friday 10am – 12noon
£150* for 12 weeks
*tools provided, but materials will be extra

Come and learn the basic traditional skills of silver jewellery making and complete your very own design. 

Walton Art Club - summer 2019

Wednesday 22 – Monday 27 May*
10am-4pm daily (3pm close on Monday 27 May)

Walton Art Club meets every Wednesday evening during term time, from 7-9.30pm at Ashley C of E Primary school. Contact 07887 965868 or visit www. surreycommunity. info/waltonartclub

The Bird Show - presented by The Last Baguette

Friday 24 May 5pm
A flap-tastic fact-filled family comedy using live music, puppetry and lots more silly bird puns in this heart-fluttering physical comedy about conservation, migration and imagination. 


Saturday Art Club 10-11.15am (5-7 years)

Saturday: 19 Jan; 2, 16 Feb; 2, 16*, 30 Mar SPRING TERM
Saturday 27 April; 11, 25 May; 8, 22 June; 6 July SUMMER TERM
10.00am - 11.15am  (5 - 7 years)
* £7.50 drop in (£45 term and secures a place)

The Saturday Art Club students produce work inspired by the changing exhibitions in the Robert Phillips Gallery.
*Field trip to Surrey Contemporary Arts Fair, Sandown

Saturday Art Club 11.30am - 1.00pm (8 - 11 years)

Saturday: 19 Jan; 2, 16 Feb; 2, 16*, 30 Mar SPRING TERM
Saturday 27 April; 11, 25 May; 8, 22 June; 6 July SUMMER TERM
10.00am - 11.15am  (5 - 7 years)
* £7.50 drop in (£45 term and secures a place))

The Saturday Art Club students produce work inspired by the changing exhibitions in the Robert Phillips Gallery.
*Field trip to Surrey Contemporary Arts Fair, Sandown

Jim Tavare - From Deadpan to Bedpan

Saturday 25 May 2019
In 2017, comedian, BAFTA award winner, Harry Potter actor and double bassist Jim Tavaré was involved in a near fatal head-on automobile collision in Los Angeles where he has resided since 2009. He lived to tell the tale....

Mock Tudor Comedy Preview Fest - Steve Bugeja & Pierre Novellie

Sunday 26 May 7.30pm
With Steve Bugeja (Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central) and Pierre Novellie (BBC2’s The Mash Report, Channel 4 Comedy Blap, Outsiders)...

Edgelarks - Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin - Feather Album Launch Tour

Friday 31 May 8pm
BBC award winning folk duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin come to The Riverhouse with their 2019 new album tour show.....

Photography for Beginners - Tutor Astrid McGechan

Saturday: Saturday 18 May; 1, 15, 29 Jun; 13, 20 Jul
£70 (6 weeks)

The six sessions will cover the basics of photography, such as rules of composition, shutter speed, aperture, depth of field and the characteristics of light, and of course the setup of your camera. 

Woodcarvers' Workshop

Saturday 18 May; 1, 15, 29 Jun; 13, 20 Jul
10am - 12.30pm

Join our friendly, informal group of woodcarvers 

£6 per session - tools available but feel free to bring your own. 

The Noise Next Door - At Sea

Saturday 1 June  2.30pm
As seen on BBC1's 'The One Show’ and ITV1’s ‘Tonight at the Palladium’,  the U.K’s premier improv comedy troupe are back and will once again be delighting family audiences .....

The Noise Next Door - Remix

Saturday 1 June - 8pm
The UK's premier improv comedy troupe are back with a brand spanking new, full length adult evening show The Noise Next Door  –  REMIX!!!

Maiastra String Quartet

Sunday 2 June,  7.30pm
FREE (retiring collection)

In the second concert in the series 'Akiko Ono, a professor at The Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the winner of many prestigious international competitions'.
Beethoven's Quartet in G major, Op. 18 No. 2, 'Three Idylls, by Frank Bridge and Ravel's Quartet in F major.

alter ego Drama for Adults

Monday 8.30-10pm and Tuesday 8.30-10pm
£132 (12 weeks)

Adult drama!  Learn acting and performance skills through drama games and exercises, without the pressure of being in a production.  
Tutor: Caroline Dooley
07956 421804

After School Art Club Monday 4.30pm (8-11yrs)

Fun and inspriring art classes for children from 8 years old.

Monday 4.30pm - 6.00pm (8 - 11 years)
*£90 (10 weeks) *some projects may require a contribution 

Monkey Theatre - Create a Scene!

Tutor: Jo Humphries

Monday 5.30pm - 6.45pm (7 - 11 years)
​Monday 6.45pm - 8.00pm (12 - 16 years)

£100 (10 weeks)
Learn how to act on stage, invent a drama and perform! Come to a free trial session (pay if you stay).
For more information: www.monkeytheatre.co.uk or contact: johumphries@gmail.com.


Tutor: Bonnie Mackintosh
Fusing glass to copper shows the wonderful colours and effects that can be achieved using a variety of enamelling techniques.

After School Art Club Tuesday 4-5.30pm (8-11 years) & 5.45-7.15pm (10-12 years)

Tuesday 4-5.30pm (8-11 years) & 5.45-7.15pm (10-12 years)
£90* (10 weeks) 
Fun and inspiring art classes for children from 8 years old.
*some projects might require additional contribution

Dance Happy - Adult Ballet Class

Tuesday, 5.15-6.15pm and 6.30-7.30pm
£85 for 10 weeks or £10 per session

Jo Freeman will help improve your core strength, posture and confidence through ballet.

Call Jo 07511 156222 or email jo_haley@hotmail.com for more info

Helen Locke - A Year at Ochre

Wednesday 5 – Sunday 16 June
10am - 4pm

As Artist in Residence during 2018, helen Locke documented the daily life of the studio, from disability workshops to the screen stretching process of Ochre’s partner AD Colour. The exhibition ranges from textile art pieces to large scale prints showcasing all that Ochre has to offer. Helen's work is part of surrey Artist's Open studios joining the 'Thames Trail'. A print workshop will be held on Saturday 15 June with the aim of attracting new members, especially Arts graduates.

Creative Stitch and Textiles - 12:30pm

Tutor: Claire Grahame

Wed 12.30pm - 2.30pm
£90 (10 weeks)
This class is designed to develop a 'fine arts' approach to the design of textiles. 

After School Art Club Wednesday 4.00pm - 5.30pm (5-7 years)

Wednesday 4.00pm - 5.30pm (5-7 years)
£90* (10 weeks) 
Fun and inspiring art classes where children from 5 years can experiment with various materials and techniques, resulting in great works of art!
*some projects may require a contribution

Mama Vox

Come and join this fun, inspiring and relaxed approach to singing and develop your skills while rehearsing towards occasional performances! 

​*Not every Wednesday so call first!
£13 per session or £90 per term​
Musical director: Janet Shell 

*Not every Wednesday so contact Janet on 07730 409648 for more info or email janetshell@talktalk.net

BarnArmy Streetdance (beginners) 4pm

Tutor: Tony Denton 

Thursday 4.00pm - 5.00pm (beginners)
£70 (10 weeks) 


Choreographer/tutor, Tony Denton, has worked with Ashley Banjo (Diversity) and ‘Chris and Wes’ (winners of Sky 1’s ‘Got to Dance’).  
From age 8

Riverhouse Readers

Thursday: 2 May, 6 June, 4 July

£5 per session

Open to all! Join our friendly group, read our chosen book of the month and meet to discuss it.
Facilitators: Rosie Boden and Val Woolford

Ant Law ‘Life I Know’ Quintet

Friday 7 June 8pm
Ant has established himself as a major composer and performer on the British and international scene......

Perfectly Brewed

Saturday June 8, 3pm and 7.30pm

Enjoy an evening of wit, sophistication and sublime music hosted by pianist and singer Andrew D. Brewis who has been entertaining at the piano for over 30 years. 

UPDATE from Andrew: "I have a brilliant guest artiste joining me on the 8th June at Riverhouse Walton in the form of the brilliant West End Musical  Star and Leading Lady ... Maria Kesselman…  We shall be duetting together …."

The Panama Cafe Orchestra

Sunday 9 June 12.15pm
The Panama Cafe Orchestra bring you nostalgia, wit and authentic vintage jazz and dance music from the 1920’s and ’30’s....


Lunchtime Concert - Phillip Nelson (double bass) Alison Rhind (piano)

Wednesday 12 June 1pm
Philip's programme includes works by  Schubert,  Brahms and Elliott Carter.....

Yoga Session and Supper

Weds 12 June 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Yoga Session and supper

Smoking Apples 'Flux'

Friday 14 June - 8pm
Flux uses extraordinary puppetry, an electrifying set of shadow and light and a filmic score, to follow Kate as she discovers what it means to be a woman in a world of men. 

Apron print workshop with artist, Helen Locke

Saturday 15 June
10am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm

Make your own screenprint and / or heat press apron with Helen Locke as part of a workshop sponsored by Surrey Open Artists studios. This two-hour workshop is £20 including a blank apron. (Further aprons would be £4 each if you have time to print another...)

The 2nd Great Barn Gin Festival

Saturday 15 June, 6.30pm

The admission price includes gin tasting, nibbles, another light-hearted gin quiz and live entertainment. As it will be mid June, we have also arranged for it not to rain, thus ensuring we can throw open the doors and sip in the evening sunshine... It’ll be a fun filled night to remember for all the over-18s in the family!

Gala Piano Concert in aid of Princess Alice Hospice

Sunday 16 June 4pm
£10 (to include wine/juice and canapés following the concert)
Programme will include solo works and duets by: Beethoven, Rachmaninov-Chopin, Liszt and Saint-Saëns.

Creative Textiles Course exhibition

Wednesday 19 – Sunday 30 June
10am - 4pm

This exhibition showcases the diverse talent and innovative skills of Riverhouse’s own creative embroidery and textiles groups. experience a wide variety of pieces combining different techniques from stump work to silk painting, machine embroidery to felting.

The Humour of Noel Coward - Gordon Peters

Friday 21 June 8pm
Gordon Peters and David Carter return to Riverhouse for the last and favourite of their shows: all about Noel Coward.

We are the voice: Plastic Awareness

Saturday 22 June, 2pm FREE (donations welcome)
Plastic awareness workshops and performance. The workshops will combine music, composition, and installation art. ‘We Are the Voice’, enables children to have a voice in driving change and innovation....

Ian Englemann Singers - Songs for a Summer's Day

Sunday 23 June - 4pm 

The Ian Engelmann Singers, under their Musical Director John Tudhope, return to the Riverhouse Barn to perform Songs for a Summer's Day.

Humanity Rising

Thursday 27 June, 8pm

Humanity Rising, a film by Humanity's Heart is a 60-minute documentary film, focusing in-depth on the humanitarian stories behind the current refugee crisis, which is often lacking from related news headlines, detached statistics and procedural politics.

Mock Tudor Comedy Club

Friday 28 June 8pm 
Line up includes Clinton Baptiste plus Jon Long and MC Tom Deacon

Teddy Bears' Picnic

Saturday 29 June, 3pm
£10 / £5 under 2

Join us for a fundraising, fun-filled family picnic with a story corner, craft activities, face-painting and entertainment.  Sandwiches and cakes included.  Suitable for all the family!

The Po' Boys

Sunday 30 June 12.15pm
Each of the Po’ Boys has experience of playing in bands in the New Orleans’ style.  A welcome return to Riverhouse.

Secret Garden

Wednesday 3 – Sunday 7 July
10am - 4pm

An exhibition of vibrant acrylic paintings by Claire Hardwick-Wilson, exquisite handmade jewellery by Oorla Morgan and beautiful contemporary glass art by Joe Szabo. Different artforms working in harmony exploring the alluring ever changing beauty of the natural world.

Mama Vox presents from Beatles to Barbershop

Saturday 6 July, 6pm
Summer Festival of Music
Walton’s very own Mama Vox present an evening of light music.

photoGraphics: Terry Jeavons

Wednesday 17 July – Sunday 28 July
10am - 4pm

​Included will be his new collection of limited edition screenprints and fine art prints from his ‘Thameside’ series. This on-going body of work features iconic views and buildings that line the banks of London’s famous waterway

Walton Voices

Saturday 20 July - 7.30pm
An Evening Of Sublime Choral Music: Journeying through Time and Space
Join local choir, Walton Voices for an evening of serene choral music under the direction of Jonathan Kilhams.

Humble Boy - presented by Runnymede Drama Group

Wednesday 24 to Saturday 27 July 7.45pm
Set in a flower-filled Cotswold garden, this lovely touching and very funny play, won numerous awards following its original production at the National Theatre.....

Let’s Make a Show 2019

Monday 29 July – Friday 2 
August 10am – 4pm*
£170 (siblings £150)

Ages 7-13 The ever-popular childrens' theatre workshop is here again this summer! The theme this year is DIsCOVeRY. No experience is necessary - just join the fun, helping to put a show together for family and friends at the end of the week. Acting, singing, dancing, set-building, script-writing, designing etc... 

Bridge between European Cultural Centres

Wednesday 31 July – Sunday 4 August
10am - 4pm

Riverhouse will receive an international artist, funded by the programme, and Walton-born artist Megan Black will participate in the exchange with an artist residency abroad. 

This year’s theme is ‘Build your local network and keep it alive’, providing an opportunity to rediscover the value of the local in the globalised and challenging times we live in. With the rise of cities and regions as global actors, an increased awareness of the need for grassroots work is greater than ever.


Elmbridge Moving Art - 2019

Wednesday 7 August – Sunday 1 September 10am - 4pm FREE

A community arts exhibition, showcasing the work of visual artists who live or work in our borough. Following the tremendous success of the 2017 exhibition, it is brought to life again by Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, the RC sherriff Trust and Elmbridge Borough Council. 

Dance Happy Summer Camp 2019

Monday 12 – Friday 16 August 10am – 2pm
(ages 5 – 14) 

Dance happy summer Camp aims to motivate, inspire and encourage children to express themselves through dance. 

Whether your child is experienced in, or new to dance and musical theatre, Jo will help to spark an enthusiasm for learning, whilst assisting the students’ growth in confidence. Performance at the end of the week for friends and family. 

Walton Folk - Saskia Griffiths-Moore

Sunday 8 September 12.15pm
Saskia Griffiths-Moore is a young Brit-Country artist with an unusual take on life, increasingly known for her contemporary, cross genre songwriting which draws from Roots, Americana and Folk influences.

Angela Hewitt (piano)

Saturday 21 Sept 8pm
Angela Hewitt is one of the world's leading pianists. She will perform a programme from her Bach Odyssey.

Lucky Dip Disco

Sundays 6 October, 10 November  3.30pm
Bubbles, lights, games and musical mayhem! A retro disco party for children under 7, with their grown-ups..

Odette Adams

Friday 11 October - 8pm
Odette’s songs are fresh, uplifting and ‘sun-kissed’, to quote Clive Davis – The Sunday Times!
Odette Adams - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Kartik Raghunathan - Indian Classical Violin, Vocals
Stefanos Tsourelis - Acoustic Guitar, Oud
Dave Jones - Double Bass, Electric Bass
Eric Ford - Drums, Percussion

Walton Folk - Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar

Sunday 27 October 12.15pm
Two time BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar combine Russell’s powerful vocals and driving guitar style with the latter’s All-Ireland Championship winning fiddle playing..... 

Walton Folk - Gigspanner

Wednesday 13 November 8.00pm
In the wake of his departure from Steeleye Span, multi award winning fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process established their reputation as one of the most genuinely ground-breaking forces on the British folk scene...

Walton Folk - Lady Maisery

Friday 29 November 8.00pm
With their unique approach to harmony singing, multi-instrumentalists and singers Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans harness and celebrate their united voice.....

Walton Folk - Lucy Ward: Winter Solstice

8 December 2019 12:15
This winter, join BBC award winning singer songwriter Lucy Ward for an afternoon of solstice magic, woven from festive song and traditions ages old. Sprinkled with her own stunning back catalogue of spellbinding original material, prepare for a perfect afternoon of seasonal delights....