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Haptic Art

Wednesday 13 September to Sunday 1 October
10am to 4pm 

We are a group of 9 artists who for the past 10 years have exhibited both together and individually. Our members are also active in the world of textiles, workshops, teaching and lecturing around the country.

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!

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

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.

Creative Drawing Class

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

Tutor: Melanie Paice/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

Jay Phelps Quartet - Jazz

Friday 22 September, 8pm
Jay Phelps (trumpet), Rick Simpson (piano), Mark Lewandowski (bass) and Moses Boyd (drums). Led by Jay Phelps, co-founder of Empirical, the quartet is a group of young musicians dedicated to contemporary jazz music.

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

Saturday: 23 Sep; 7, 21 Oct; 18 Nov; 2, 16 Dec
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: 23 Sept; 7, 21 Oct; 18 Nov; 2, 16 Dec 
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. 

Lisa Kwei Band and Friends Present A Special Evening of Words and Music

Saturday 23 September - 8pm
Join Lisa and special guest musicians, poets and actors, all raising money for Parkinsons UK. Pre-show supper available!

Ninebarrow - Brunch Barnstormers

Sunday 24 September, 12.15pm (doors open 12 noon)
Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mike Harding as sounding “damn fine”, by Seth Lakeman as “a fantastic duo”, and by Kate Rusby as “absolutely amazing”, Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. 

Tickets £12.50 / £10.50 / U16 free

Story Café

Sunday 24 September, 3.30pm - A Squash and a Squeeze
Sunday 26 November, 3.30pm - Mrs McTats and Her Houseful of Cats 

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.

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.


Anita Chanda, FRSA, local artist, coach and facilitator invites you to spend a relaxed afternoon or self-exploration and discovery - if you will!  Using mindfulness techniques, reinvigorate yourself by a multi-sensory experience in various parts of Riverhouse.

26 September
24 October
14 November

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

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.  



Sleeping Trees presents: Sci-Fi?

Friday 29 September, 4pm & 8pm
Accompanied by an inter-cosmic and highly sensual musical score, The Sleeping Trees invite you to join them on a journey into the deep and infinite unknown... Pre-show supper available!


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 

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. 


Lyngo Theatre presents There and Back Again - An Odyssey

​Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October, 2.30pm
Follow CBeebies’ Patrick Lynch as he uses a pioneering mix of live cinema and theatre to take you on a thrilling ride across the magical world of ancient Greece.
​Ages 6+, duration 1 hour

The Silver Screen Film Club

Wednesday 6 Sept, 4 Oct, 1 Nov, 6 Dec, 1.30pm
Part of the R.C. Sherriff Trust’s Elders project, this is a monthly film club for people aged 60 and over.
FREE Entry

I Daniel Blake (Ken Loach, 2016)

Thursday 5 October
Thames Radical Cinema is bringing three box office hits to Walton on Thames as part of our inaugural season. The first is I Daniel Blake.

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


Balagan Café

Friday 6 October, 8pm
An eclectic new project, this group combines the worlds of jazz, world music and classical. An inspired string trio” – Time Out
Pre-show supper available!

African Arts Open Day - Craft Workshops

Saturday 7 Oct
10-11.15am (5-7 years)
11.30am - 1pm (8-12 years)

Incorporated with Riverhouse’s Saturday Art Club

African Arts Open Day - Drumming Workshop

Saturday 7 October, 2pm
Learn the basics of African drumming beats - drums provided or bring your own. Great fun for all ages.

African Arts Open Day - Dance Workshop

Saturday 7 Oct, 3.15pm
Get moving with the Bantu Dancers – adults and children of all ages welcome.

African Arts Open Day - Variety Show

Saturday 7 October, 5.15pm
A high octane, super-entertaining mix of African dance and music which will get you up and on your feet! 

Beethoven Chamber Music

Sunday 8 October, 3pm 
A rich and varied mix of chamber music by Beethoven.

Lunchtime Concert: Morgan Szymanski (Guitar)

Wednesday 11 October, 1pm (lunch at 12 noon)
An homage to legendary classical guitarist Andrés Segovia.


Dr Jonathan Foyle presents Anne of Cleves

Thursday 12 October, 7.30pm
Just a few years ago, a series of remarkable encounters threw much new light on the life and legacy of Henry VIII’s fourth queen. Dr Jonathan Foyle is Chief Executive of the World Monuments Fund Britain and the former Curator of Hampton Court. He is a familiar face on numerous television series.
Tickets £12 (£10)


The Boneshaker

Friday 13 October, 8pm
The Boneshaker are a London-based band causing a stir on the “New Speakeasy” scene. They conjure up a heady cocktail of music from the roaring 20s and beyond. Pre-show supper available!

The HandleBards present: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Saturday 14 October, 8pm
Join the HandleBards’ all-male troupe, the world’s first cyclng theatre company, for A Midsummer Night’s Dream as you’ve never seen it before! Pre-show supper available!


Frog Island Jazz Band - Jazz & Beer

Sunday 15 October, 12.15pm
Now celebrating over 50 years, the band has appeared regularly at jazz clubs throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. They were given honorary citizenship of New Orleans for services to the music of that city. Always popular at Riverhouse.

Lucky Dip Disco

Sunday 15 October, Sunday 19 November & Sunday 10 December 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.

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.


Soul Food Café

Friday 20 October, 8pm 
A relaxed evening of acoustic music and home-cooked food from the Barn Kitchen. Good for the soul!

Luke Jermay - Sixth Sense

Saturday 21 October, 8pm
Luke Jermay's awe inspiring mind reading abilities have gained him high profile fans such as Derren Brown, Dynamo and Uri Geller, who all agree he is astonishing! Pre-show supper available!

Harp and a Monkey - Brunch Barnstormers

Sunday 22 October, 12.15 (doors open 12 noon)
Songs about cuckolded molecatchers, a lone English oak tree that grows at Gallipoli, care in the community and medieval pilgrims… We can only be talking about the folk experimentalists Harp and a Monkey!

£12.50 / £10.50 / U16 free


Friday 27 October, 8pm
Mark Lockheart (saxophones), Liam Noble (piano), Jasper Høiby (bass)
This sophisticated, genre-bending trio is driven by a commitment to in-the-moment improvisation and collective musical banter. Pre-show supper available.

£15 / £6 students

Barn Book Fair

Saturday 28 and 29 October 11am - 4pm
Free Entry

A Barn Book Swap. There will be story corner, word based board-games, A poetry open mic, as well as workshops and readings by local and national authors.

Carole Boyd and Lynda Chang present Seven Ages of Man

Saturday 28 October, 7.30pm
Carole Boyd (Lynda Snell, The Archers) and pianist Lynda Chang present a programme of words and music specially designed to complement Jacques’s famous speech from Shakespeare’s As You Like It, reflecting the seven phases of man’s life, from birth to death. Part of the Literary Festival weekend.

Flights of Fantasy - Elmbridge Literary Competition

Sunday 29 October
2pm – 4.30pm Readings of entries from the 14 and under.
7pm – 9.30pm Readings of entries from the 15 plus.
FREE ENTRY (call the RC Sherriff Trust on 01932 229996 to reserve a seat)

Mock Tudor Comedy Club

Friday 15 September, 8pm
Walton’s original & best comedy club is back with the seriously funny Ian Stone and the award winning Jason Patterson...

David Le Page

Saturday 4 November, 8pm
Acclaimed violinist David Le Page will perform his own music composed in response to Klára Smith’s artwork. The concert takes place in the Robert Phillips Gallery. Pre-show supper available!

The Red Stripe Band

Friday 10 November, 8pm
“Imagine a smaller version of the Jools Holland Orchestra without the annoying front man” – Time Out
“Red Stripe’s immediate rapport with the audience and quirky humour makes this show unmissable” – Stephen Fry 


The Hits of Whitney Houston with Janine Johnson

Saturday 11 November, 8pm
Riverhouse is proud to welcome back Janine Johnson for another magical evening. Janine has the voice, the soul and the power to take on the repertoire of one of the greatest soul singers of all time – no easy task! An evening of classic and timeless hits such as “I Want to Dance with Somebody”, “Saving All My Love for You”, “I Will Always Love You” and “The Greatest Love of All”, exquisitely delivered by this wondrous soul diva.

George Huxley's Jazz Band - Jazz & Beer

Sunday 12 November, 12.15pm
A renowned exponent of the soprano saxophone, George Huxley leads this excellent band. Based in the Midlands, but always popular at the Barn, they make their annual visit to Walton.

Lunchtime Concert - Four Hands One Piano

Wednesday 15 November, 1pm
Alison Rhind (piano), Emily Segal (piano)
Expect plenty of great music, including works by Mozart and Schubert, from two fine musicians who play with love and humour.

Ozlem's Turkish Table

Food & book event
Riverhouse is excited to welcome Ozlem Warren into our kitchen who will be demonstrating a recipe or two from her forthcoming book ' Ozlem's Turkish Table' which can be pre-ordered at the event at a special price.  

14 November 2017

Classical Music: Zara Beyounes (violin), Jeremy Young (piano)

Friday 17 November 8pm 
A welcome return for this outstanding duo, with a beguiling programme showcasing some best loved works from the French repertoire.

RC Sherriff Trust Young Musician of the Year 2017 - The Final

Saturday 18 November, 7.30pm
The final of the 2017 Young Musician of the Year Competition

Half Day Silver Ring-Making Workshop

A perfect little gift for you or if you're feeling generous, someone else!

Sunday 19 November: 10am - 2pm 
£40 (all materials supplied including silver)

Tea and Memories - Community Concert

Wednesday 22 November, 2.30pm
Open door concert for community groups and carers to join family, friends and members of the general public for an afternoon of live music and a trip down memory lane.

The Harry and Chris Show 2

Friday 24 November, 8pm
After last year’s sell-out run of their debut show in Edinburgh, Harry Baker and Chris Read bring their unique mix of comedy, melody, poetry and best-matery to Riverhouse!

Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby - Brunch Barnstormers

Sunday 26 November, 12.15pm (doors open 12 noon)
Cathryn Craig is from Virginia and has built a strong reputation as both performer and songwriter. Brian Willoughby is best known for his virtuoso performances on electric and acoustic guitar, with progressive folk/rock band Strawbs and also with Mary Hopkin, Joe Brown, Roger Whittaker, Bridget St. John, Jim Diamond and Monty Python.

£12.50 / £10.50 / U16 free

Tom Harrison Quintet

Friday 1 December, 8pm
Tom Harrison (alto sax), Percy Pursglove (trumpet), Robert Mitchell (piano), Conor Chaplin (bass), Winston Clifford (drums) 
Harrison brings new life and attention to the jazz master’s melodic and spiritual musical legacy. “Melodic and imaginative...soulful, bluesy alto” – Matthew Wright, Jazzwise

£15 / £6 students

An Evening with Sing That Swing

Saturday 2 December, 8pm
We invite you to step back in time – to a time when the likes of Frank, Dean, Sammy, Judy and Ella were singing their sweet melodies....


David Malusa (piano)

Wednesday 6 December, 8pm
David has performed all over Europe and the USA and is performing Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Scriabin, Stravinski, Liszt and Chopin.

Hannah Gordon and Friends - Christmas Cheer

Saturday 9 December, 7.30pm
Hannah Gordon and Martin Jenkins return to Riverhouse with their highly popular seasonal anthology of poetry and prose. Their programme features many much-loved favourites, as well as some new material and, for the first time, the additional pleasure of a guest appearance by singer Rosie Evans.

Enrico Tomasso's Riverboat Shufflers - Jazz & Beer

Sunday 10 December, 12.15pm
Here’s a band that breathes new life into the golden era of jazz with the cream of the classic jazz players around today. All are masters of their craft, creating new versions of old gems.


Lunchtime Concert - The Mellstock Band

Wednesday 13 December, 1pm 
When Icicles Hang: a new Christmas show which combines traditional music for voices, fiddle, serpent, clarinet and concertina as well as extracts from Thomas Hardy

The Zodiac Cookbook

Patricia Thornton will demonstrate one or two of her recipes from her book 'The Zodiac Cooks' - an assortment of 130 recipes based on foods associated with each sign of the zodiac.  There are guides to table decoration, kitchen styles and which foods complement your sign and which do not.  Signed books will be for sale at the event. 

For more info: 

Thu 14 December
6pm onwards


Lyngo Theatre presents Hansel and Gretel

Sat 16, Mon 18, Tues 19 & Wed 20 December, 5pm
Sun 17, Thur 21, Fri 22 & Sat 23 December, 2pm & 5pm

A musical theatre version of this classic brother and sister tale of adventure and magic where we’ll have you humming along throughout!