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'Coming Together' Free Papercutting Workshops

Saturday 27 November: Half hour sessions from 10am - 12.30pm 
Saturday 4 December: Half hour sessions from  10am - 12.30pm 

Come along to these free sessions in the gallery and add your own cut-out silhouettes to our community exhibition 'Coming Together'. Coffee and cake will be included, along with materials and guidance by our artist, Patsy Fraser. Places are limited so please book ahead.

Coming Together

Wednesday 24 November to Sunday 5 December
Opening times: 10am to 4pm

Coming together, whatever the weather, outside on walks was the only way to stay connected during much of 2020 and 2021.
Being able to see friends and family, or just being able to go to the theatre and many other getting together events is celebrated in this exhibition by Patsy Fraser.
Be a part of it by coming along to a free workshop where you can create your own silhouette this coming Saturday 27 November Riverhouse (thelittleboxoffice.com)

Woodcarvers - every other Saturday

Saturday 2, 16, 30 Oct; 13, 27 Nov; 11 Dec
10am - 12.30pm


Join our friendly, informal group of woodcarvers 

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

The Narnia Adventure Walk

Saturday 20, Sunday 21, Saturday 27, and Sunday 28 November from 5.30pm
​A magical outdoor interactive theatre experience at Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre
Step through the wardrobe, into the mysterious wonderland of Narnia...

Jazz & Beer - Graham Hughes and the Sunshine Kings

Sunday 28 November - 12 noon
Graham has been leading bands for over 20 years, appearing with them at leading festivals and clubs up and down the country in this time.  He is also in demand as a featured soloist and sideman in many bands, performing with Keith Nichols, The Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra, the Passadena Roof Orchestra, Enrico Tomasso, TJ Johnson and many others.  

Jewellery Making (Monday or Friday)

Tutor: Sarah Levy​
Monday 10am – 12noon; Friday 10am – 12noon
£144* 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. 

Polish Rhyme Time

Polish Rhyme Time
Mondays, 4pm - 5pm
Facilitator: Dorota Ebert
Cost: £5 per child

This wonderful class will teach children of all languages wonderful Polish children's songs and rhymes and lots of playing!  Age range is pre-school.

Contact: e.dorota@yahoo.com for more info
 

Monday Art Class - 8 to 13 year olds

Monday 1 November to Monday 6 December
4.30pm - 6pm

Phone or text 07766284924, or email alvinwalenn@hotmail.com for an application form!

Art is healing and therapeutic for children, and since those with difficulties in academic subjects might excel at drawing, painting and designing, it develops their confidence.
Alvin and Christine Walenn have spent most of their lives educating children and young people, and both have a long career in teaching special needs students.

Alter Ego - Drama for Adults

START DATES: Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 January 2022
NEW TERM STARTS WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 3 JANUARY 2022 

Through drama games and acting exercises our fun workshop-style sessions will give you the freedom to explore the process of making drama without the pressure of being in a production. Come along for a creative workout!
No experience necessary, new members can join at any stage of the term following a free taster session.

Enamelling

Tutor: Bonnie Mackintosh
Cost £150 
Time 10am-12noon OR 12.30pm-2.30pm
Fusing glass to copper shows the wonderful colours and effects that can be achieved using a variety of enamelling techniques.

Our ArtClub (5 - 7 years) - 4.15pm - 5pm

Book your place: ourartclub4fun@gmail.com
'Our ArtClub' looks to develop and build on the basic understanding that the arts are all around us.
They will work with a variety of techniques, experimenting with different formats, whilst building a personal portfolio of work for each child and capturing an invaluable record of their creativity!
 

Dance Happy - Adult Ballet Class 5.30pm-6.30pm

Tuesday, 5.30pm - 6.30pm
£120 for 10 weeks

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

Our ArtClub (8 - 11 years) - 5.15pm - 6.15pm

Book your place: ourartclub4fun@gmail.com
'Our ArtClub' looks to develop and build on the basic understanding that the arts are all around us.
They will work with a variety of techniques, experimenting with different formats, whilst building a personal portfolio of work for each child and capturing an invaluable record of their creativity!

Creative Stitch Class 10am

Creative Stitch and Textiles
Tutor: Claire Grahame
Cost: £95 (ten weeks)
This term we are doing a button project.  We are looking in particular at a Vietnamese artist called Phan Thu Trang. She paints landscapes of rural life using pointalisum. We will be using various techniques along with buttons, beads and stitching.  A brief and have examples for everyone to look at at the beginning of the term.
 
 

Eco-friendly Christmas Wreath Workshop

Wednesday 1 December - 10am to 1pm
Ticket: £45
Start the Christmas season early with a morning of making an Eco-friendly Christmas Wreath!
In a friendly atmosphere you will create a unique festive wreath to hang on your front door.

Creative Stitch and Textiles - 12:30pm

Creative Stitch and Textiles
Tutor: Claire Grahame
Cost: £95 (ten weeks)
 
This term we are doing a button project.  We are looking in particular at a Vietnamese artist called Phan Thu Trang. She paints landscapes of rural life using pointalisum. We will be using various techniques along with buttons, beads and stitching.  A brief and have examples for everyone to look at at the beginning of the term.

Punch Needle Christmas Ornament Workshop

Tutor: Melisa Kivanc Budak @Melis_Atelier 
Date: Thursday 2 December : 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Price: £60 (including materials

At this workshop you will make 1-2 Christmas ornaments that you can take home on the day! 

Drawing and Painting for Beginners 6.15pm

Thursday 6.15pm - 7.45pm
Tutor: Claire Grahame 
Cost (10 week course): £90*

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

*basic materials only provided

Drawing and Painting for Improvers 8pm

Thursdays 8.00pm - 9.30pm  
Tutor: 
​Melanie Paice
Cost (10 week course): £90*

Our art course is open to those with some experience and will encourage you to release your creative energy. 

*basic materials only provided
 

Mock Tudor Comedy Club - Friday 3rd December

Friday 3rd December 8pm
Start your festive season with a veritable stand-up treat featuring Angela Barnes, Andrew Ryan and Leo Kearse!  

Saturday Art Club 10.00 - 11.15am (5-7 years)

Saturday: 25 Sep; 9, 23 Oct; 6, 20 Nov; 4 Dec
10am - 11.15pm  (5-7 years)
Tutor: Anett Black
* £8 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.
 

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

Saturday: 25 Sep; 9, 23 Oct; 6, 20 Nov; 4 Dec
11.30am - 1pm  (8 - 13 years)
Tutor: Anett Black
* £8 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.
 

Way out West - Connections: Now & Then

Saturday 4 December - 7.30pm
Way Out West has been putting on Jazz in West London for over 13 years and has become one of the cornerstones of the London jazz scene. 
Special Guests: Julian Costello - Saxophone
Mista Blenda - Vocals


 

Annual Christmas Entertainment featuring Carole Boyd and Martin Jenkins

Sunday 5 December, 7pm
Carole Boyd (Linda Snell in The Archers) and Martin Jenkins return for Riverhouse's much-loved annual Christmas celebration and fundraiser. A cornucopia of festive readings, poems and stories ........

Riverhouse Snow Queen Christmas Exhibition

Wednesday 8 December to Thursday 23 December
Opening times: 10am to 4pm

If you are coming to our Christmas Show (or just popping into the café), come upstairs and see our linked gallery installation of 'The Snow Queen'.

Lunchtime Concert - Four Girls Four Harps

Wednesday 8 December - 1pm
This Christmas we trust they will be with us in full strength with a glorious programme of seasonal music.

A Festive Evening with Sing That Swing

Friday 10 December 8pm
Kitty, Ruby and Jonny are back in a festive mood to swing your Christmas!...

Maiastra String Quartet Evening Concert

Saturday 11 December - 7.30 p.m
A programme of string quartets led by Arisa Fujita which will include Beethoven's String Quartet in F major, Op. 59 No. 1

A Winter Union - Walton Folk

Sunday 12 December - 12.15pm
From five leading lights of the British Roots scene, expect soaring vocals and exquisite musicianship as the band delight with a repertoire of folk songs from across the yuletide traditions. Glorious wassails, fresh arrangements of traditional carols both well-loved and little-known, and original songs heralding the joys of the season.

The Snow Queen - Apollo Theatre

Friday 17 - Thursday 23 December, various times
When young Kai is snatched from his home by the beautiful yet cruel Snow Queen, his best friend, Gerda, sets out on an epic journey to rescue him.
Can Gerda and her friends reach the Snow Queen's palace in time to release Kai from his icy prison and melt his frozen heart?
 
 

The Antidote

Friday 7 January 2022 - 8pm (Doors at 7.30pm)
Brainchild of bassist and composer Matt Ridley, 'The Antidote' is a new and exciting quintet, bristling with young talent. Their eponymous album was recorded in October 2019 where 12 tracks were cut over 3 days. Released on 23rd July 2021, 'The Antidote' combines and develops Matt's expansive cross-generational experience into a deeply accomplished album, his third as composer/bandleader.

RESCHEDULED - Ivan Brackenbury supports Tom Binns: The ‘Psychic’ Comedium

RESCHEDULED - Saturday 8 January - 8pm
Tom Binns performs his ‘Psychic’ Character Ian D Montfort.
Tom will be supported by 8/10 Cats Do Countdown, Dictionary Corner favourite and Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee - Hospital Radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury

Russian Christmas with Daria Kulesh - Walton Folk

Sunday 9 January 2022 - 12.15pm
An enchanting evening of songs and stories from Russian folklore to celebrate Orthodox Christmas. Daria Kulesh weaves snow covered tales blending the reality of her Moscow upbringing with beautifully bizarre fairy tales and ancient Christmas customs.
 

Lunchtime Concert Spring 2022 - Jayson Gillham (piano)

Wednesday 12 January 2022 - 1pm
Jayson Gillham's programme will include music by Chopin and Scriabin written when the composers were of very similar ages

Our ArtClub Wednesday 4.15pm - 5.15pm (YEARS 1- 5)

£65 for 6 sessions
Weekly on Wednesdays, starting Wednesday 12 January
Our ArtClub (years 1-5) - 4.15pm - 5.15pm
Book your place: ourartclub4fun@gmail.com


Book your place: ourartclub4fun@gmail.com
'Our ArtClub' looks to develop and build on the basic understanding that the arts are all around us.
They will work with a variety of techniques, experimenting with different formats, whilst building a personal portfolio of work for each child and capturing an invaluable record of their creativity!

Keith James: Celebrating the timeless and insightful music of Yusuf - Cat Stevens

Friday 28 January 2022 - 8pm
Keith James is a long standing, well-respected and inventive concert performer who specialises in playing intimate, carefully researched biographic style concerts of those he has studied and revered as writers over the years. He weaves the story of Cat Stevens’ life from his early pop career, life threatening
illness and spiritual journey around a performance of his beautifully-crafted and memorable songs.

Rescheduled - Simon Watterton - Beethoven Cycle (live and streamed)

‘Les Adieux’  
RESCHEDULED - Sunday 30 January 2022, at 4pm
The cycle closes with Beethoven's final sonata offering, the transcendental C Minor op.111. But before that there's the high-jinx of the early sonata op.22, the warm-heart of the E Flat op.31 no.3 and the wonderful 'Les Adieux,' one of his most clearly programmatic works.
(These concerts will be socially distanced according to government regulations at the time)

Lunchtime Concert Spring 2022 - Anna Cashell (violin) and Simon Watterton (piano)

Wednesday 9 February 2022, 1pm
A gloriously romantic programme anticipating Valentine’s day played by an outstanding Irish born violinist with her husband who is well known to Riverhouse audiences.

Victorian Ghost Story Show

Tuesday 12 February 2022 - 7.30pm
From the Creative Team of Lantern Light’s highly acclaimed ‘A Christmas Carol’ and ‘Miss Sherlock Holmes’ comes a spine-chilling new show for Autumn/Winter 2021/22 - a double bill of classic Victorian Ghost Stories, adapted for stage by veteran writer Sophie Flack and with a new musical score by composer and sound designer Dan Skelt.

Cult Figure: Kenneth Williams - Apollo Theatre

Saturday 26 February 2022 - 7.30pm
Celebrated actor and impressionist, Colin Elmer, reprises his performance of Kenneth Williams in this new production, telling the great man’s story in his own words, using anecdotes, writings and some of the material for which the comedy legend was so well-known.

Ninebarrow - Walton Folk

Sunday 6 March 2022 - 12.15 (doors open 11:45am)
A multi-award-winning folk duo who are impressing audiences with their innovative take on the folk tradition. Described by Mike Harding as “sounding damn fine”

Lunchtime Concert Spring 2022 - Callum Smart (violin), Ben Goldscheider (horn), Richard Uttley (piano)

Wednesday 9 March 2022 - 1pm

Three of the country’s brightest musical talents come together to perform probably the best known composition for this combination of instruments, together with a beautiful work from the early 20th century, which is rarely performed.

The Noise Next Door - In Charge

Saturday 12 March 2022 - 8pm
Join comedy’s unstoppable force for an evening like no other… Hilarious scenes! Mind-blowing songs! Finely tuned anarchy!

Florence: The Lesser Known Life and Legacy of Florence Nightingale

Sunday 13 March 2022 - 7pm
Who was Florence Nightingale? Louise Jordan explores the legacy of this pioneering statistician who used data to call for government accountability, demanding equal healthcare for all. Through song and storytelling Jordan disrupts the traditional narrative and invites you to consider the relevance of Florence’s work today.

Rachel Sutton

Friday 18th March 2022 - 8pm
Singer, songwriter, lyricist, and interpreter of both classic jazz and more contemporary repertoire, Rachel Sutton is a sublime live talent!

Choice Grenfell - A Tribute to Joyce Grenfell

Saturday 19 March 2022 - 7.30pm

In these somewhat uncertain times comes a wonderful evening of warmth, wit and gentle humour.
Choice Grenfell, a full length show celebrating the life of Joyce Grenfell during the 40th anniversary year of her death, features some of the best of Joyce’s delightful songs and monologues, from "Stately as a Galleon" and "School Nativity Play" to "A Terrible Worrier" and "First Flight".

Kidocracy - Keith Farnan

Saturday 26 March 2022 - 2pm
Kidocracy is an interactive theatre show for children aged 6+, presented by Keith Farnan (Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow).
Appearing as his alter ego, Brehon, an ancient Irish know-it-all, the show introduces children to some very simple concepts relating to politics and governing while having fun at the same time!