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Classical Music: Zara Benyounes (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.

Klára Smith - Out There

Wednesday 1 to  Sunday 19 November 
In this exhibition, Klára trys to capture the shapes and movements from under the water and above the clouds...

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. 

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)

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.

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

Walton Art Club: Winter Exhibition

Wednesday 22 - Sunday 26 November
Come along to see the high standard and varied art work on display by the Walton Art Club.

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. 

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.

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.

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: 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

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!

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. 


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

Story Café

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

Jack Dee & Ivo Graham - Work in Progress Double Bill

Thursday 30 November  8pm
Join Jack Dee as he road tests his new show! With special guest Ivo Graham.

Hannah Martin Wreath-Making Workshops

Join local florist, Hannah Martin, to create beautiful festive wreathes and gorgeous table centres to adorn any front door or table throughout the Christmas season. Using sparkly decorations and other dazzling embellishments, along with seasonal and natural materials you will create something to make everyone envious of your creative talents. All materials and supplies are provided.

CALL 07768 031183 OR EMAIL hannah@hannahmartin.net TO BOOK

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....


Christmas Fair

Sunday 3 December 

Christmas Craft and Food Fair, with facepainting, gingerbread house card workshops, raffle prizes, some carols, music and festive fun. Ever popular Mama Vox will entertain us with some festive favourites.

Christmas Fair 2017

From noon on Sunday 3 December, an aray of wonderful local crafts for sale!

Free event (but you will be asked to buy a raffle ticket!)
Sunday 3 December, 12noon - 4pm

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

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.

Grow Your Own - Thames Radical Cinema

Thursday 7 December (bar opens 7pm for 7.30pm start)
Dir: Richard Laxton (2007) - rating 15
“An antidote to gritty British films”
Catherine Chambers BBC
Tickets £10, £8 concessions, £5 students

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


Mock Tudor Comedy Club

 Friday 8 December 8pm
Walton's best and oldest running comedy club is back in December with a great Christmas line up!

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

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.


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!

Three Billy Boats Gruff

Theatre of Widdershins presents
Three billy Goats Gruff & Other Furry Tails

Suitable for everyone aged 3+ and their pet trolls.

Sat 6 January 


Lunchtime Concert - Musical Dreame (Soprano and Lute)

Weds 10 January - 1pm (lunch 12 noon)
Named after Robert Jones book of lute songs from 1609, Musical Dreame is a collaboration between soprano Ali Jones, a member of the Monteverdi Choir, and international lutenist, Yair Avidor.


Pride - Thames Radical Cinema

Thames Radical Cinema 
Thursday 8 February, 7pm
film starts at 7.30pm
£10 (£8 concs, £5 students)

Peter Scott Lecture - Matisse: The Cut Outs

Friday 12 January - 8pm
Peter Scott presents a special lecture to accompany the opening of the exhibition in the Robert Phillips Gallery Matisse - Drawing with Scissors

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 most influential artists. His vibrant works are celebrated for their extraordinary richness and luminosity of colour and his spectacular paper cut-outs were his final triumph. Matisse: Drawing with Scissors, a Hayward Touring exhibition from the Southbank Centre features 35 posthumous prints of the famous cutouts that he produced in the last four years of his life, when confined to his bed. 

Saturday 13 January – Saturday 10 February

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. 

Trish Clowes - My Iris

Trish Clowes - My Iris 

Former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Trish Clowes explores small scale arrangements with startling confidence, impressively demonstrating her gifts for melody, form, improvisation and leadership. Clowes’ intricate compositions juxtapose startling melodies and ethereal whispers with gnarly lines and earthy grooves. 

Friday 19 January 8pm
£15 (£6 students)

The Humour of Gilbert and Sullivan

The humour of Gilbert and Sullivan celebrated by Gordon Peters and Musical Director, David Carter

Gordon and David are delighted to be returning to Riverhouse with their Gilbert and Sullivan show - back by popular demand! Performing most of the patter songs from these operettas, you will be asked to join in. Last time audience members almost raised the roof!
Sat 20 January
£14 / £12 concs

Brunch Barnstormers - Lucy Ward

Lucy Ward 

We are delighted to welcome back, Lucy Ward. Lucy is an impressive, original songwriter whose unique delivery and breath-taking voice has enchanted audiences the world over.  


Sunday 21 January 12 noon
£12.50 (£10.50) children free


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 ......

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

RefuAid Youth Music Night 

RefuAid presents a unique evening of young talented singers from ‘Surrey Singing School’. Pre theatre menu, £12 a head (book online)

Saturday 3 February 8pm
£5 (Under 12s free)

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

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

Flamenco Workshop to accompany the evening performance 

Learn the vibrant dance rhythms of Flamenco in this exciting workshop by acclaimed dancer Betty Cid.

Saturday 17 February 2pm

Flamenco Performance

Flamenco Performance

The vibrant rhythms and sound sof Spain come to Riverhouse for an evening of Flamenco.

Saturday 17 Feb, 8pm
£15 / £13 concs

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 (prebooking essential)

Molesing presents An Evening of Music

A elegant evening of Musical Theatre brought to you by West End end performers Norman Bowman and Lorraine Chappell. They will be accompanied by the fabulous Molesing Choir and Simon Pickering on piano.
Saturday 4 March 8pm

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
£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 

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

Lunchtime Concert - Bela Hartmann (piano)

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

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 mellifluous voice, plaintive fiddle and tantalising approach to traditional songs gained her several BBC Folk Awards.

Sunday 18 March 12 noon
£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)

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party 
Suitable for all the family, come dressed up or not as you see fit.  Riverhouse favourites, QuickFix Theatre will join us for the fun.

Friday 30 March, 10am - 4pm
Saturday 31 March, 10am - 12noon

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

People, A comedy by Alan Bennett (Runnymede Drama Group)

Wednesday 11 - Saturday 14 April 7.45pm 
Runnymede Drama Group presents
People - A comedy by ALAN BENNETT

Lunchtime Concert: Clare Hammond

Wednesday 18 April, 1pm

Clare returns to Riverhouse with a new programme tbc

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