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Woodcarvers' Workshop

 Co-ordinator: Bernard Carr

Join our friendly, informal group of woodcarvers 
Saturday 16, 30 Sept; 14 Oct; 11, 25 Nov; 9 Dec; 10am - 12pm
£6 per session - all tools provided 

Matisse - Drawing with Scissors. Late works

Matisse - Drawing with Scissors. Late Works 1950-1954
A Hayward Touring Exhibition 

The French painter, sculptor and designer, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was one of the 20th century’s ...

Photography Club for Beginners - Tutor Astrid McGechan

Saturday: 16, 30 Sept; 14 Oct; 11, 25 Nov; 9 Dec; 1 - 2.30pm
£65 (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. 

Riverhouse Hookers (crochet) beginners course

Saturday 13, 20, 27 Jan; 3 Feb 3-5pm
Merrian Holland
Suitable if you're a complete beginner, a bit rusty or a self taught beginner that wants to make sure they're not picking up any bad habits!
£50 (materials not included)

The Humour of Gilbert and Sullivan

Gordon and his MD David Carter are delighted to be returning to Riverhouse with their ever popular tribute to Gilbert and Sullivan - back by popular demand! 
Sat 20 January  8pm

Brunch Barnstormers - Lucy Ward

Sunday 21 January  Doors open at noon, gig starts at 12.15pm
Impressive, original songwriter Lucy Ward returns to Riverhouse with her unique delivery & breathtaking voice....

Raise the Curtain - First Steps

Preschool children from 2 years 6 months
A first step towards parent-free, independent learning for pre-school children. These classes blend Drama, Dance and Singing to build confidence, improve social skills and encourage young imaginations to grow.

Monday 10-11am
£95 (10 weeks)   A two-week trial is available for new students.

Our Art Club (mini)

Calling all Little Creatives!
​Bring along your grown up and get ready to be excited about art, have fun with materials and feed your imagination.
​Age group: 2 - 4 year olds
6th Nov - 11th Dec
​MONDAYS 10.30 - 11.30am
6 sessions for £50

email: ourartclub4fun@gmail.com

Raise the Curtain - Baby Steps

Monday 11am - 12pm (6 months to 2 1/2 years)
​Adult and child attend classes together with specially selected and researched songs and routines.

Raise The Curtain (Preliminary Class)

Tutor: Janina Dexter
4 - 7 year olds
Exploring musical theatre for the younger child.  Sessions will include drama and singing.
Musical direction: Cassie Wadsworth.  Parent ‘watching day’ at the end of each term. 

Monday 4.00pm - 5.00pm 
£170 (10 weeks)  A two-week trial is available for new students.

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)
£80 (10 weeks) 

Monkey Theatre - Create a Scene!

Tutor: Jo Humphries

Monday 5.00pm - 6.00pm (7 - 9 years)
​Monday 6.00pm - 7.15pm (10 - 12 years)
Monday 7.15pm - 8.30pm (12 - 15 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.

Riverhouse Hookers (Crochet Class)

Tutor: Merrian Holland

Monday 8-10pm, Tuesday 7:30-9:30pm
£50 (5 weeks), £90 (10 weeks) excluding materials. 



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 & 5.45-7.15pm (8-11 years)

Tuesday 4-5.30pm & 5.45-7.15pm (8-11 years)
£80 (10 weeks) 
Fun and inspiring art classes for children from 8 years old.

Dance Happy - Adult Ballet Class

Tuesday, 5.15-6.15pm and 6.30-7.30pm
£85 for 10 weeks / £9 per session

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

Call Jo 07747592266 or email jo@dancehappy.co.uk for more info

alter ego Drama for Adults

Tutor: Caroline Dooley 

Tuesdays 8.30pm - 10pm
£10.50 per session paid termly 
Learn acting and performance skills through drama games and exercises, without the pressure of being in a production

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)
£80 (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!

Life Drawing

Tutor: Corinne Manches

In this class, Corinne will explore appropriate techniques and develop your skills in the art of life drawing.

Thursday 10am - 1pm
£100* (5 weeks)
*excluding materials and model fees

Call: 07767 403722 or email: crmanches@yahoo.co.uk

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’).  
For boys and girls from age 8.

Barnarmy Streetdance (intermediate) 5pm

Tutor: Tony Denton 
Thursday 5.00pm - 6.00pm (intermediate)
£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’).  
For boys and girls from age 8.

Poetry and Plonk

20 July (7.30-9.30); 7 Sep; 19 Oct; 16 Nov; 14 Dec 7.15-9.15
£5 per session

Popular, light-hearted monthly poetry event, complementing Riverhouse's extensive literature programme. Hosted and led by international poet and writer, Agnes Meadows.


Riverhouse Writers

Thursday:  14, 18 Sep; 12, 26 Oct; 9, 23 Nov 7:45 - 9:15pm
£30 (per term of 6 sessions) or £6 per session

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

Creative Drawing Class

Thursday 8.00pm - 9.30pm  
£90 (10 weeks including materials)

Tutor:Claire Grahame

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

Jewellery Making

Tutor: Sarah Levy

Friday 10.30am - 12.00am
£95 (10 weeks, tools provided, but materials will be extra)
Come and learn the basic skills of jewellery. Under Sarah’s guidance each student will have the opportunity to design and create a unique piece of jewellery.  
Email: sarahlevy37@yahoo.com

Mock Tudor Comedy Club

 Friday 26 January 8pm
New season at Mock Tudor! Line up news follows shortly!

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

Saturday: 13, 27 Jan; 10, 24 Feb; 10, 24 March
10.00am - 11.15am  (5 - 7 years)
£7.50 (£40 termly) 
The Saturday Art Club students produce work inspired by the changing exhibitions in the Robert Phillips Gallery. 

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

Saturday: 13, 27 Jan; 10, 24 Feb; 10, 24 March
11.30am - 1.00pm (8 - 11 years)
£7.50 (£40 termly)
The Saturday Art Club students produce work inspired by the changing exhibitions in the Robert Phillips Gallery. 


Saturday 27 January  8pm
Bassistry is a dynamic vocal-led Jazz, Soul & Funk band. Brain child of composer and bass player, Marcel Pusey, Bassistry features some of London’s finest musicians ......

Story Café

Sunday 28 January, 3.30pm -  Charlie Cook's Favourite Book
Sunday 18 February, 3.30pm -  Where the Wild Things Are

£4 per child (£2 under 2s)

Mama Vox (Ladies singing ensemble)

Wednesday* 8.00pm – 9.30pm   *Not every Wednesday so contact Janet first to check!
Come and join this fun, relaxed group to hone your singing skills and rehearse towards occasional performances (optional!).

Call Janet on 07730 409648 / janetshell@talktalk.net

Winnie the Pooh - Open Reading

Thursday1 February 7.30pm 
You can read or just listen with a glass of wine. Free event but donations would be appreciated.

Riverhouse Readers

Thursday: 7 Sep; 5 Oct; 2 Nov; 7 Dec 7:45-9:15pm
£5 per session

Open to all! Join our friendly group, read our chosen book of the month and meet to discuss it over a glass of wine!
Tutors: Rosie Boden and Val Woolford

Weird Sisters present Air Swimming

Friday 2 February  8pm
By turns funny and desperately sad, Airswimming is an uplifting story about friendship, fantasy and freedom.

RefuAid Youth Music Night

Saturday 3 February 8pm

RefuAid presents a unique evening of young talented acoustic artists.


Family Concert - Rowena Calvert (cello) Alison Rhind (piano)

Wednesday 4th February 2018  4pm
The first in a series of concerts for all the family. Rowena and Alison are entertaining presenters as well as superb musicians......

Silver Screen club - Oliver

Staring Ron  Moody and Mark Lester
Wednesday 7 February

Call 01932 229996 (RC Sherriff Trust for more info on their over 60s film club)

Dr Strangelove - Thames Radical Cinema

Thames Radical Cinema is open to all, the bar opens at 7pm for a 7.30pm start and is open after the film for a discussion. 

Members receive the concessionary price, for details of membership contact: membership@thamesradicalcinema.co.uk 
Thursday 8 February - Dr Strangelove 

King Lear - retold by Debs Newbold

Friday 9 Feb - 8pm
Created for a sell-out show at The Hay Festival and performed to great acclaim at Shakespeare's Globe, this is a storytelling event you cannot miss.

Matisse - Drawing with Scissors Family Fun Day

Matisse - Drawing with Scissors Family Fun Day 

In February Elmbridge Museum’s monthly Family Fun workshop will be taking place at Riverhouse. Be inspired by the famous cut-outs made by Henri Matisse and make your own colourful collage. This drop-in workshop will run in the barn from 2 – 4:30pm and cost £1.50 per child. Activities are recommended for children aged 5+ and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday 10 February 2 – 4.30pm

Classic Gershwin - The Genius of George Gerswin

7 Star Arts Presents 
Classic Gershwin

The vibrant music of George Gershwin is interwoven with his fascinating life story from birth in t the colourful, teeming New York of 1898 to his tragically early death in 1937.

Saturday 10 February


The Po' Boys

Sunday 20 November 12.15pm
Each of the Po’ Boys has experience of playing in bands in the New Orleans’ style.  A welcome return to Riverhouse.

Dramatize presents Appearance

Dramatize presents Appearance 

Our organisation is trying to change perceptions of artists with learning disabilities through different art forms, showing artists with learning disabilities in a light other than sweet and innocent. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Dramatize on 07912 183085 or karen@dramatize.co.uk

Tue 13 Feb - Sun 4 Mar
FREE entry

Flamenco Workshop

Saturday 17 February  2pm
An exciting workshop to accompany the evening performance, learn the vibrant dance rhythms of Flamenco! Led  by acclaimed dancer Betty Cid.

Flamenco Performance

Saturday 17 February  8pm
The vibrant rhythms and sounds of Spain come to Riverhouse for an afternoon dance workshop & evening of Flamenco dancing, music and song with acclaimed Flamenco dancer Betty Cid & friends.

Lunchtime Concert - Elmbridge Young Musician

Weds 21 February - 1pm (lunch 12 noon)
Winners of the Elmbridge Young Musician of the Year to be announced.
Tickets: Concert £8, (£6.40 treble clef discount), £7 Lunch at noon (prebooking essential)

John Etheridge & Christian Garrick Duo

Weds 21 February 8pm 
John Etheridge – guitars, Christian Garrick – violin


Soul Food Café

Friday 23 February, 7-10pm 
A relaxed evening of acoustic music with delicious Indian buffet supper from the Barn Kitchen. Good for the soul!

Molesing presents An Evening of Music

Saturday 24 February 8pm
An eclectic musical evening of show tunes, movie anthems contemporary classics with special guest Mike Sterling

Brunch Barnstormers - Oka Vanga

Oka Vanga 

Oka Vanga are Angela Meyer and William Cox, an award winning UK Folk and Roots duo. Whether singing, playing guitar, ukulele or mandolin, this husband and wife duo have a strong set of original songs and well known tunes “guaranteed to win the hearts and minds of any audience.” (FATEA)

Sunday 25 February 12 noon - Doors open at noon, gig starts at 12.15pm
£12.50 (£10.50) children free

Suzuki Piano Recital

Suzuki Piano Recital 

Come and enjoy an afternoon of music given by children aged between four and fifteen who all learn to play the piano by the Suzuki Method. Book via carol.abson@ ntlworld.com or tel 01932 245159

Saturday 3 March 3pm
£10 (£5 U15)

Surface Tensions - Ben, Daniel, Sally, Simon Dray

Surface Tensions – Ben Dray, Daniel Dray, Sally Dray, Simon Dray 

An exhibition of work made by family members that includes the sculptural exploration of everyday objects, different interpretations of portraiture and landscape painting, and the metaphorical aspect of eroding urban advertising and graffiti. 

Wednesday 7 – Sunday 18 March
Free Entry

Silver Screen Club - Lion

Staring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman
Wednesday 7 February

Call 01932 229996 (RC Sherriff Trust for more info on their over 60s film club)

Cathy Come Home - Thames Radical Cinema

Thames Radical Cinema is open to all, the bar opens at 7pm for a 7.30pm start and is open after the film for a discussion. 

Members receive the concessionary price, for details of membership contact: membership@thamesradicalcinema.co.uk 
Thursday 8 March - Cathy Come Home 

Dylan Thomas - Clown in the Moon

Friday 9 March  8pm
Riverhouse welcomes back acclaimed actor Rhodri Miles with a dramatic portrait of the poet's chaotic, frequently hilarious, and all too brief life.  

Wind in the Willows

From the peaceful pleasures of Ratty’s beloved river bank to the fearful frights and wicked weasels of the Wild Wood, join Mole and Ratty on their marvellous adventures, along with gruff old Badger and magnificent Mr Toad. 
Saturday 10 March 1pm & 4pm

The Panama Cafe Orchestra

The Panama Cafe Orchestra 

The Panama Cafe Orchestra bring you nostalgia, wit and authentic vintage jazz and dance music from the 1920’s and ’30’s. They are greatly influenced by the bands of King Oliver, Duke Ellington, The Goofus Five, McKinney’s Cotton Pickers, the Savoy Orpheans and, of course, Bix and the Gang.

Sunday 11 March 12.15pm

Lucky Dip Disco

Sunday 10 December, Sunday 11 March at 3.30pm
A retro disco party for children under 7 with their grown ups. Hosted by award-winning local musician and DJ Janek Schaefer.

Lunchtime Concert - Bela Hartmann (piano)

Weds 14 March - 1pm (lunch 12 noon)
Bela Hartmann (piano)

Morgan and West present Time-Travelling Magicians

Friday 16 March - 8pm
Great Scott! Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West return to bring a magical extravaganza to a millennium near you!

Just an Ordinary Lawyer

Saturday 17 March 8pm
Tayo Aluko follows the multi-award-winning ‘Call Mr. Robeson’ with another “brilliantly put together history lesson delivered as art.”

Brunch Barnstormers - Jackie Oates

Jackie Oates 

Jackie Oates is synonymous with the reinvigoration of English folk. Her tantalising approach to traditional songs gained have several BBC Folk Awards.

Sunday 18 March - Doors open at noon, gig starts at 12.15pm
£12.50 (£10.50) children free

David Gamble (Spring 2018)

David Gamble 

This is an exhibition of work from the last three years. David was a student of celebrated West Country based painter Robert Lenkiewicz. This is an exhibition of some of the highest quality affordable art in Surrey and 20% of sales will go to the charity Sense, who work with deafblind people.

Wednesday 21 March – Sunday 8 April

Tom Millar Quartet

Tom Millar Quartet 
The quartet plays Tom’s original music, inspired by places and people that are important to him. Alex Munk’s soaring guitar sound complements Tom’s piano playing perfectly and both are able to stretch out over the rhythm section’s emphatic grooves. 

Friday 23 March 8pm
£15 (£6 students)
Pre - show meal £12

Arthur Smith Live at Riverhouse

Saturday 24 March
Following an impromptu visit to Riverhouse in September, Arthur Smith returns with his fully fledged one man show.

Mad Hatters Workshop

Thursday 29 March and Friday 30 March 10am (5+) and 1pm (8+)
​Saturday 31 March 10am (all ages)

Calling all Mad Hatters, March Hares and other creative kids or adults. Come and design and make a mad hat to take home and then join us for a Mad Hatters Tea Party on Saturday 31 March.

Mad Hatters Tea Party

Saturday 31 March 2pm - 4pm
£7 (£5 Friends or children)

Performance readings from 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Alice Through the Looking Glass'; tea and cake; and a parade.

Silver Screen Club - Arsenic and Old Lace

For details about the Silver Screen Club and to reserve tickets please contact the R C Sherriff Trust on 01932 229996 or email arts@rcsherrifftrust.org.uk

Arsenic and Old Lace
Starring Cary Grant and Raymond Massey

Wednesday 4 April

Runnymede Drama Group presents 'People'

Wednesday 11 to Saturday 14 April  7.45pm 
The plumbing doesn’t work, the cellar is flooded and there is a bath on the billiard table. Exactly how far will the eccentric Lady Dorothy go to save Stacpole House?....

Lunchtime Concert: Clare Hammond

Wednesday 18 April, 1pm (12 noon)

Clare returns to Riverhouse with a new programme tbc

Walton Folk Festival

Our first ever all-day folk festival!  Afternoon session: Suntrap, Jack Cookson, Kitty Mcfarlane and The Outside Track.  Evening Session: Kim Lowings and The Greenwood, The Urban Folk Quartet.  
Sunday 6 May from 12 noon until 11pm

May Fair

Monday 7 May - 11 - 4pm 
A good old fashioned May Day Parade and Celebration with maypole dancing featuring local school children, 

Lunchtime Concert - Emily Turkanik (violin)

Weds 9 May - 1pm (lunch 12 noon)
programme to be announced

Lunchtime Concert - Barbican Piano Trio

Wednesday 13 June 12pm lunch  1pm concert
The Barbican Trio is regarded as one of the UK's leading ensembles. Programme to be announced.