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Monkey Theatre - Drama

Tutor: Jo Humphries

Monday 5.00pm - 6.15pm (7 - 11 years)
Monday 6.30pm - 8.00pm (12 -15 years)

£90 (10 weeks)
Learn drama skills, play drama games and perform in a show!  Come and try a free taster session. All welcome.  
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

Tuesdays 9:30am - 1:30pm 
£95 (2 hours 9.30am or 11.30am start);
£135 (3 hours 9.30am start);
£170 (4 hours 9.30am start)

Fusing glass to copper shows the wonderful colours and effects that can be achieved using a variety of enamelling techniques which are practised throughout the year.
Students can make brooches, pendants, small dishes and tiles. Beginners welcome.

Mount Felix Tapestry

Wednesday 12 April to Sunday 14 May  10am to 4pm
The Mount Felix Tapestry has been a three year community project involving stitchers aged 6-94. Its 44 panels tell the story of the No. 2 NZ General Hospital at Mount Felix... don't book, just turn up!

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) 
Classes include experimentation with various materials and techniques including painting, drawing, clay work, craft work using card, and fabrics.

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) 
Classes include experimentation with various materials and techniques including painting, drawing, clay work, craft work using card, and fabrics.

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.

Royston Pike: Terry Johnson presents The Life and Story of Mandy Rice-Davies

Thursday 27 April, 7.30pm
Mandy Rice-Davies hit the headlines during 1963 in a most notorious fashion. However, her life story is far more interesting.

Riverhouse Writers

Thursday:  27 Apr; 11, 25 May; 8 Jun; 13, 27 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.  



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

Julian Fenton Quartet

Friday 28 April  8pm
The quartet’s programme covers some pop numbers in jazz and Latin styles and re- harmonisations of Beatles songs.. Be prepared to enjoy a fun and exciting evening of crossover jazz! 

Woodcarvers' Workshop

 Co-ordinator: Bernard Carr

Join our friendly, informal group of woodcarvers 
Saturday 29 Apr; 13, 27 May; 17 Jun; 1,15 Jul  10am - 12pm
£6 per session - all tools provided 

Photography Club for Beginners - Tutor Astrid McGechan

Saturday: 29 Apr; 13, 27 May; 17 Jun; 1,15 Jul. 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. 


POP! - A magical comedy show for all ages

Saturday 29 April  2pm
POP! is a fun, dynamic and inspiring show. Join our hapless hero, Christian Lee and be astounded in this totally word-free clown and magic show that follows his exciting adventures at sea.

Geoff Cole’s Red Hot Five

Sunday 30 April 12.15pm
This band specialises in mixing the familiar and the less hackneyed tunes and songs from the twenties and thirties with an all star personnel. This will be their debut performance at the Barn. 

May Fair

Monday 1 May - 11 - 4pm 
A good old fashioned May Day Parade and Celebration with maypole dancing featuring local school children, Quick Fix Theatre, Busking, Craft Fair workshops for all the family, Morris Dancers, and a craft fair.

Riverhouse Readers

Thursday: 6 Apr ;4 May;1 June;6 July 7:45-9:15pm
£3 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


Hotbuckle Productions present Far from the Madding Crowd

Friday 5 and Saturday 6 May  8pm

Hotbuckle return with their adaption of the most endearing and English of Thomas Hardy’s novels...

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

Saturday: 22 April; 6, 20 May; 10, 24 June; 8 July
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: 24 Sept; 8, 22 Oct; 5, 19 Nov; 3 Dec 
11.30am - 1.00pm (8 - 11 years)
£7.50 (£40 termly) morning sessions
The Saturday Art Club students produce work inspired by the changing exhibitions in the Robert Phillips Gallery. 

Monkey Youth Theatre presents Shot Through Time, Face in the Mirror and The Haunted Hotel

Sunday 7 May  7pm
The talented actors of Monkey Youth Theatre perform three devised plays,Shot Through Time, Face in the Mirror and The Haunted Hotel, to mystify, stimulate and entertain you! 

Raise the Curtain - First Steps

Tutor: Janina Dexter
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; 11am-12pm; 1:30-2:30pm
£95 (10 weeks)   A two-week trial is available for new students.

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)

Classes include experimentation with various materials and techniques including painting, drawing, clay work, craft work using card, and fabrics.

Monday 4.30pm - 6.00pm (8 - 11 years)
£80 (10 weeks) 

Lunchtime Concert - Emmanuel Bach (violin) Alison Rhind (piano)

Wednesday 10 May 1pm 
Emmanuel is pursuing an Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music. His programme includes music by Brahms, Janacek and Kreisler..

European Film Special - Babette’s Feast (1987)

Friday 12 May  7pm
This fabulous Danish drama film is based on a story by Isak Christensen and adapted and directed by Gabriel Axel...
Suitable for age 12+

EMC Lorena Paz Nieto (soprano) Johan Baroin (piano)

Saturday 13 May 2017 - 8pm
Winners of the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform in 2016 perform Sapnish songs including works by Turinas, de Falla and Villa-Lobos

Siwan Rhys - Piano

Wednesday 17 May  7.30pm
This is a free concert in aid Alzheimer’s Research UK, but please book a ticket as seat numbers are limited.

Poetry and Plonk

19 Jan; 16 Feb; 16 Mar; 20 Apr  7.15 - 9.15pm
£5 per session

The return of the light-hearted series of monthly poetry events hosted and led by international poet and writer Agnes Meadows.


Mock Tudor Comedy Club

Friday 21 April  8pm
Check back here later for the next great Mock Tudor Line up!
More Comedy dates for your diary: 
Friday 19 Ma8pm - Mock Tudor Comedy Club
Sunday 4 June 7.30pm - John Robins: Work in Progress + Glenn Moore as support

Wendy Cope - One Wedding and a Funeral

Saturday 20 May  3pm 
Wendy returns to Riverhouse with a a fresh and entertaining poetry reading from the quiet phenomenon who has proved quality can be popular!

Barn Dance - Friends Fundraiser

Sunday 21 May 4pm 
With Laurel Swift, Deb Chalmers, Dave Delarre and caller Mary Panton
Take your partner by the hand... and invite your family and friends for a good ‘ole Ceilidh at the Barn! 

An Evening of Cycling Talk with Ned Boulting

Friday 26 May  8pm 
A highly informal evening of chat about all things two-wheeled ..... recollections, opinions, and the odd lame joke about Chris Boardman are bound to feature!


Jacqui Dankworth & Charlie Wood - 'Just Me, Just You'

Saturday 27 May  8pm 
Multi-award-winning vocalist, Jacqui Dankworth, is joined by acclaimed American pianist- vocalist, Charlie Wood, for a unique concert celebrating a century of song.

Blackbottom Stompers

Sunday 28 May  12.15pm

Formed in the mid sixties by a group of young musicians whose passion was jazz music typified by the classic period of the twenties. Led by John Goddard.


Pond Grainger Performing Arts presents Jack from the Future #NoFluxGiven

Thursday 1 to Saturday 3 June  8pm 

In this new parody jukebox musical with a science fiction theme, the eighties are fully embraced with classic teen movie twists, some of the greatest songs written, and some epic plot holes....!

John Robins: Work in Progress

Sunday 4 June 7.30pm
Guilt! Shame! Regret! Hammer-Legend,Vibe-Magnet and "London's Saddest DJ" yells into a well for fifty-five minutes. 

The agreeable people present Jane and Friends

Saturday 10 June 4pm and 8pm
Jane Austen was an observer of life, and she populated her writing with people we recognise today. The agreeable people present extracts and scenes from Jane's work for an evening of ... "a little quiet cheerfulness". 

Ian Engelmann Singers

Sunday 11 June 4pm 
The Ian Engelmann Singers, under Musical Director John Tudhope, return to the Riverhouse Barn to present a delightfully informal Summer Concert of unaccompanied part-songs, with integrated readings and poems....

Lunchtime Concert - Riyad Nicolas (piano)

Wednesday 14 June 1pm 
Born in Aleppo, Syria in 1989, Riyad first came to England to attend the Purcell School. He went on to study at the Royal College of Music. He'll be playing music by Scarlotti, Beethoven, Francaix and Ravel.


Friday 16 June  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 ......

EMC - Andrey Lebedev (guitar)

Saturday 17 June 2017 - 8pm
Works by Villa-Lobos and J.S.Bach and guitar music from Australia.

Dave Stradwick’s Sussex Jazz Kings

Sunday 18 June 12.15pm 
Formed only a few of years ago, The Sussex Jazz Kings have a well- deserved reputation in the jazz world....

Theatre AD presents Primrose Way

Thursday 22 and Friday 23 June 2017  8pm
A Solo Performance by Anne Nunn in aid of Shelter and other charities supporting the homeless, Primrose Way tells the poignant story of Old Primrose, from her hopes as an aspiring young actress to an old lady living on the streets with just her memories to sustain her...

Quicksilver – Dancing Through Life

Saturday 24 June  8pm and Sunday 25 June  3pm 
The welcome return of dance group Quicksilver, brings their colourful, energetic and stylish entertainment to Riverhouse once again...

Refugee Tales

Saturday 1 July 7.30pm 
Sorcha Cusack is the Host as Refugee Tales arrives in Walton. Offering intimate glimpses into the otherwise hidden world of asylum and detention, it is
modelled on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales....  

Airlie Scott and Pronto Swing Band

Sunday 2 July 1pm
Engaging vocalist Airlie Scott leads her band of talented jazz musicians from the UK and Italy, combining her love of the American songbook with a dose of nostalgia, theatricality and fun...

Elmbridge Youth Theatre presents Strictly British

Thursday 6 to Saturday 8 July  7.30pm
EYT return to Riverhouse with a review of British composers, writers and singers from the 1900s to the present day, aimed at evoking possibly long forgotten memories....

Runnymede Drama Group presents For Services Rendered

By W Somerset Maugham.
Written in 1932, For Services Rendered exposes the unspoken consequences of World War I on one ordinary English family.
Wednesday 19 to Saturday 22 July 2017 - 7.45pm

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!