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Dana Bley - The Colour and the Vibrancy

Multi-award winning Slovac Artist Dana Hey plays with the photographic image searching not just for beauty but also humour, a smile, or an obscure laugh....

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

Saturday: 15, 29 Sept; 13 Oct; 3, 17 Nov; 1 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: 15, 29 Sept; 13 Oct; 3, 17 Nov; 1 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.

Jane Austen - agreeable people

Sat 17, 8pm - Sun 18 November, performance at 5pm (3pm Regency tea before Sunday show)

 By Patricia Jones. Celia Andrews's innovative dramatisation of Austen's writings will ensure you have an evening of “a little quiet cheerfulness." 

Silver Ring-Making Workshop


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

Sunday 18 November: 10am - 2pm - SOLD OUT
Sunday 18 November: 2.30pm - 6.30pm
£45 (all materials supplied including silver)

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)
£90 (10 weeks) 

Monkey Theatre - Create a Scene!

Tutor: Jo Humphries

Monday 5.00pm - 6.00pm (7 - 9 years)
​Monday 6.00pm - 7.00pm (10 - 12 years)
Monday 7.00pm - 8.15pm (13 - 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 (8-11 years) & 5.45-7.15pm (10-12 years)

Tuesday 4-5.30pm (8-11 years) & 5.45-7.15pm (10-12 years)
£90 (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 or £10 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
£11 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. 

Lunchtime Concert - Adam Heron

Wed 21 November, 1pm
Lunch from 12noon (£8.50)

Born in hong Kong in 1999, Adam has established himself as one of today’s leading young pianists. he was a keyboard finalist in the 2018 BBC young Musician. he is currently studying at the Royal Academy London. Music to include works by Schumann and Chopin

After School Art Club Wednesday 4.00pm - 5:30pm (5-7 years)

Wednesday 4.00pm - 5:30pm (5-7 years)
£90 (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
£125* (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 6.15pm - 7.45pm and 8.00pm - 9.30pm  

Tutor:Claire Grahame at 6.15pm
​         Melanie Paice and Claure Grahame at 8pm

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

Riverhouse Writers

Thursday:  13, 27 Sept; 11, 25 Oct; 8, 22 Nov; 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. 

Jewellery Making

Tutor: Sarah Levy

Friday 10.00am - 12.00pm
£150 (12 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

Concert and Cake

Friday 23 November, 2.30pm
We invite you to come together to combat isolation during an afternoon tea concert, courtesy of professional live musicians from the charity Music in hospitals & Care.

Mock Tudor Comedy Club

Friday 23 November  8pm
Another great night of comedy with the best comics from the UK scene.

Woodcarvers' Workshop

Join our friendly, informal group of woodcarvers 
Saturday 22 Sept; 6, 20 Oct; 10, 24 Nov; 8 Dec
10am - 1.30pm

£6 per session - all tools provided 

Photography for Beginners - Tutor Astrid McGechan

Saturday: 22 Sept; 6, 20 Oct; 10, 24 Nov; 8 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. 

Brunch Barnstormers - Harp and a Monkey

Sunday 25 November, 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

Lucky Dip Disco

25 November  3.30pm
Bubbles, lights, games and musical mayhem! A retro disco party for children under 7, with their grown-ups..

Sunday Supper Club

Sunday 30 september 7 - 10pm
Sunday 25 November 7 - 10pm
An evening of entertainment and supper in the cafe!

A Christmas Carol - Theatre Tours / Maverick Theatre

Friday 30 November, 8pm
Olivier Award winner, guy Masterson, last seen at Riverhouse with ‘Under Milk Wood’ in 2003 returns with festive favourite ‘A Christmas Carol’. Famed for bringing multiple characters to vivid life, Masterson recreates Scrooge, Marley, the Fezziwigs, Tiny Tim et al, in an enchanting performance that will dazzle and linger long in the memory. guaranteed to get you into the Christmas Spirit - in many more ways than one! 

Christine and the Stackyard Stompers - Jazz & Beer

Sunday 2 Demember, 12.15pm
Playing an exciting repertoire of 1920s classic jazz, led by Christine on trombone and vocals, the Stompers pay tribute to the jazz greats; like King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton and Clarence Williams. They enjoy bringing back ideas from the more obscure bands and tunes of the period. “Classic jazz needn’t be boring.”

Story Cafe

2 December - The Jolly Christmas Postman, by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
It’s Christmas eve and the Jolly Postman is delivering greetings to various fairy-tale characters - there are cards, games, jigsaws and surprises for all. What a busy time he has making sure all our favourite characters have a happy day.

Hannah Gordon and Friends - Christmas Cheer

Saturday 2 December, 7.30pm
Hannah Gordon and Martin Jenkins return to Riverhouse with their highly popular seasonal anthology of poetry and prose. 

The Silver Screen - Journey's End

Wednesday 5 December, 1.30pm
Journey’s End
Starring Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany & Asa Butterfield. Directed by Saul Dibb. Screenplay by R C Sherriff & Simon Reade

Riverhouse Readers

Thursday: 6 Dec; 3 Jan 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.
Facilitators: Rosie Boden and Val Woolford

John Law's Re-Creations

Friday 7 December - 8pm
John Law's Re-Creations
John Law (piano)
Sam Crockatt (sax)
James Agg (bass)
Billy Weir (drums
"...Intriguingly creative new jazz" - John Fordham (Guardian)

Brunch Barnstormers O'Hooley & Tidow

Sun 9 December 2018, 12.15pm

Join ‘one of British Folk's mightiest combinations' (MOJO), O'Hooley & Tidow, for an afternoon of beautifully performed original, contemporary, and traditional winter songs from their latest album 'WinterFolk Vol 1', produced with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker.


RC Sherriff Trust Young Musician of the Year 2018: Voice

Sunday 9 December, 7.00pm
The final of the 2018 Young Musician of the Year Competition

Lunchtime Concert - 4 Girls 4 Harps

Wednesday 12 December 1pm (lunch at 12 noon)
A welcome return to Harriet Adie, Keziah Thomas, Eleanor Turner and Elizabeth Scorah with their enchanting programme of seasonal music.

Journey's Other End

Wednesday 12 December, 7.30pm
£8 / £6 concs

Using the scripted scenes, notes and research that Sherriff undertook, the R C Sherriff Trust presents a ‘staged presentation’ of the sequel to Journey’s End.


The Little Match Girl - Last Baguette Company

Friday 14 December, 7pm
A warming tale for winter: London. Christmas Eve. The snow is falling. A little girl struggles fiercely through the cold. We follow her throughout the day as she encounters the funny and zany characters of the vibrant city streets. We enter the tumultuous world of her imagination, meeting talking turkeys, dancing rats, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their chattering Christmas tree. 

Age 4+

The Jolly Christmas Postman

Saturday 15 - Saturday 22 December see listing for show times
The Jolly Christmas Postman is on his final delivery of the year and he visits well-loved characters such as Miss Riding hood and humpty Dumpty and many others, with a gift for all this Christmas time. 

Goldmark Posters Exhibition Original Artists' Exhibition Posters Selling Show

Thursday 3 January to Sunday 27 January
We are delighted to offer for sale a range of Original Artists’ exhibition Posters.
Many of the leading 20th century artists enjoyed designing their own exhibition posters, often in the form of original lithographs printed by some of the great Parisian print ateliers such as the Mourlot Frères studio.
While the poster, by nature, is ephemeral and mint copies are rare, they remain a relatively inexpensive way to buy original prints by artists like Picasso and Matisse and are hugely flexible to display, working in harmony with a broad range of other artworks, styles, and interior settings.

The Dragon's Tale

Saturday 5 Jan 2pm performance and 3pm workshop  
A magical story based on the legend of the Lambton Worm told through puppets, changing scenery, song, music and sound effects. Then meet the puppets and create you very own Dragon Puppet. 


Lunchtime Concert - Jamal Aliyev, Maria Tarasewicz

Wednesday 9 January
£11 concert only (Treble Clef £8.80)
£8.50 lunch (served at noon)

Jamal Aliyev (cello)
Maria Tarasewicz (piano)


Janine Johnson – Confessions of a Soul Diva

Friday 11 January 8pm
What are the ingredients that make a soul diva? Come along and let Janine enlighten you. We are excited to welcome back, soul diva, Janine Johnson.....

Captain Underpants - The First Epic Movie

Sat 12 Jan
Free entry

These screenings will be made with autism friendly adjustments designed to make the cinema more inclusive and accessible for people with sensory sensitivities.  There will be an interval and refreshments. george Beard and harold hutchins are two overly imaginative pranksters who spend hours in a treehouse creating comic books. When their mean Principal threatens to separate them into different classes, the mischievous boys accidentally hypnotise him into thinking that he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants. 

Bob Dwyer's Bix and Pieces

Sunday 13 January 12.15pm
A lunchtime session of Traditional Jazz Music; featuring - Foot tapping stomps - Classic blues - Rhythm & blues - Ragtime - interesting vocals.

Clare Howick (violin)

Sunday 20 January - 3pm
Violin Sonata in B major Op.Posth. (1892)  - Delius
Chanson de Nuit - Elgar
Tallahassee suite - Cyril Scott
violin sonata in A major - Franck
Tzigane - Ravel

Tim Whitehead Quartet

Friday 1 March 8pm
Tim, who needs no introduction to Riverhouse audiences, revisits some of his personal standards together with a sprinkling of original compositions....

Tony Kofi Quintet – 'A Portrait of Cannonball'

Friday 25 January 8pm
£15 (£6 students)
Tony Kofi fronts this loving celebration of the jazz giant Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley

Melissa James singing workshop

Saturday 26 January 12pm - 2.30pm
This vocal workshop is led by singer-songwriter, Melissa James.   Following her performance at Riverhouse last summer, Melissa is back to perform again but this time she is also offering a chance for you to join her in a very special pre-concert singing workshop.

Melissa James

Saturday 26 January 2019 - workshop at 12-2.30pm, gig 8pm 
"James takes all of her musical loves - jazz, blues, soul, folk - and wraps them up into songs that achieve an astonishing array of moods and emotions." Jazzwise
Participants in the workshop are invited to sing with Melissa during the performance.

Walton Folk - Alden, Patterson and Dashwood

Sunday 27 January 2019
Alden Patterson and Dashwood are a Norwich based folk trio whose music draws on material from ancient songs re-spun with new melodies.....

Jennie Tuffs North by Southwest, Paintings from Scotland and California

Wednesday 20 January to Sunday 24 February
Jennie Tuffs is a Londoner, now working near Edinburgh. She pioneered the fine-art use of her medium - unforgiving liquid acrylics - for her portraits of flowers. These are recognised - not least by botanists - for revealing the essence of the flower. in her recent work the focus has shifted to an emphasis on location and sense of space.

Fundraising Gin Tasting Evening

Fri 1 Feb

Did you know there are approximately ten distilleries in surrey? We’ll be turning the Barn into a gin Palace and giving you a chance to tantalise your taste buds with the finest locally made gins. ​The admission price includes gin tasting, canapes to nibble, cocktail demonstrations, a look at the history of gin and a light-hearted gin quiz. Plus live entertainment. it’ll be a fun filled night to remember for all the over18s in the family!


Suzi Ruffell - Nocturnal

Saturday 2 February 2019  8pm
Star of Live At The Apollo & Mock The Week, Suzi returns to Mock Tudor Comedy Club with her new, critically acclaimed show...

Dave Stradwick’s Sussex Jazz Kings

Sunday 3 February 12.15pm 
Formed only a few of years ago, The Sussex Jazz Kings have a well- deserved reputation in the jazz world....

Story Cafe - The Giant Jam Sandwich

Story Café 

Bring a cushion and cuddly toy to our creative storytelling events. enjoy crafty projects, themed activities and a tea-time treat - the perfect afternoon outing for families with small children. 

3 February – The Giant Jam Sandwich by Jonn Vernon Lord 
​One hot summer in Itching Down, Four million wasps flew into town. What are the villagers going to do about this noisy, nasty nuisance of a swarm? Make a giant jam sandwich - that's what!

Sun 3 Feb
£4 (age 3+) / £2 (ag 2 and under) includes drink and teatime treat


Rossetti Ensemble (piano quartet)

Wednesday 6 February - 8pm 
Rossetti Ensemble: John Lenehan (piano) Sarah Trickey (violin) Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola) Tim Lowe (cello)


Friday 8 February 8pm
Seth Kriebel’s Beowulf is an interactive performance game inviting you to explore the world of a legendary story from our ancient past without leaving your seat. Illuminating the original epic, each show is unique, guided by your choices. 

Tom Thumb

Sat 9 Feb 2pm and 4pm
Performed entirely on and under a kitchen table, this classic story is brought to life in a playful and fascinating show full of Lyngo Theatre's magic..... 

Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show

Sun 10 Feb
£15 / £13 concs

Morgan & West with Makin Productions present 
Morgan & West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids (and childish grown-ups!) 
Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea. Mixing brain boggling illusion and good old fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all the family, where magic and silliness abound! Winners: Best Family show Buxton Fringe 2013 

Lunchtime Concert - Olga Stezhko (piano)

Wednesday 13 February
£11 concert only (Treble Clef £8.80)
£8.50 lunch from noon  (prebooking essential)

Image Book Two - Debussy 
Sonata in B flat major K. 570 - Mozart 
Six pieces Op.118 - Brahms 
Oiseaux tristes and Alborada del gracioso - Ravel

Royston Pike Lecture: Julian Pooley, Surrey's County History

Wed 13 Feb

This talk, drawing on the rich archive materials of Manning and Bray, the antiquary Richard gough and the printer John nichols, shows how the project was part of a national culture of local history research which remains a basic tool for students of surrey’s past. Julian Pooley is Public services Manager at surrey history Centre and has been a professional archivist for over thirty years. he has published widely in the field of eighteenth century antiquarian and biographical research.

An Evening with Sing That Swing

Friday 15 February, 8pm
Ruby, Kitty and Johnny 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.



Sat 16 Feb 8pm
Performed by Rhodri Miles, this is the 'tragic, funny and often unbelievable life of fiction's most famous Jew'......

Walton Folk - Jacob and Drinkwater

Sunday 24 February 12.15pm (doors open 12 noon)
Dynamic and emotionally charged folk music with vocals, guitar and double bass.

Marc Chagall - Artist's Selling Exhibition

Wednesday 27 February to Sunday 24 March
Marc Chagall - Orignal Artist's selling show.

An Inspector Calls

Thu 28 Feb

It’s 1912 and the comfortably-off Birling family are enjoying dinner at their sumptuous home. They are celebrating their daughter sheila’s engagement to a prosperous young man, gerald. But the festivities are interrupted by the arrival of the lugubrious Inspector Goole, or is it Gould? 

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 2 March 3pm
£10 (£5 U15)

Elite Syncopation

Sunday 3 March 12.15pm
Led by David Jones,who also leads the Vo-de-o-do Orchestra, this is a traditional Dixieland jazz band that plays the classics from the great pioneers of ragtime and jazz - as well as hits from the ‘Trad’ era. 


Story Cafe - Farmer Duck

Bring a cushion and cuddly toy to our creative storytelling events. enjoy crafty projects, themed activities and a tea-time treat - the perfect afternoon outing for families with small children.

Farmer Duck By Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury 

​Award-winning modern classic, two of the most celebrated picture book creators of our time tell the story of a hardworking duck, who has the very bad luck of living with a lazy farmer. Until the day when the other animals on the farm come up with a heroic plan.

Sun 3 March
£4pm (age 3+), £2 (age 2 and under)


Tony Hawks: Playing the Moldovans at Tennis

Fri 8 March 
£12 / £10 concs

Comedian/actor/writer/singer, Tony returns following his sell-out show here with Chesney hawkes, last summer. This time he will introduce his 2012, star-studded film, ‘Playing the Moldvovans at Tennis’, filmed during the writing of his best-selling book of the same name. After the film, Tony will be available for a question and answer session

Molesing presents An Evening of Music inspired by the West End

Saturday 9 March 8pm
Molesing presents An evening of music inspired by the West End with special West End star straight off the back of Kinky Boots!

Robert Max plays Bach's Solo Suites for Solo Cello

Sunday 10 March 6pm 
Join Robert Max for a unique voyage through Johann sebastian Bach's six cello suites, some of the most sublime music written for that instrument.

Lunchtime Concert: Joe Richards (marimba)

Wednesday 13 March 

Tickets: £11 concert (1pm) Treble Clef discount (£8.80)  and lunch (from 12pm) £8.50

Joe delighted the lunchtime audience last time he appeared at Riverhouse with delightful presentation and his superb technique on a rarely heard instrument. he has performed all over the UK and abroad as solo artist and orchestral, chamber and West end musician. 

String of Pearls - David Lang 
Loops IV - Philippe Hurel

The Wonderful Discovery of Witches in Lancaster

Saturday 16 March
£12 / £10 concs

A spellbinding new play inspired by the true story of Britain’s bloodiest witch-hunt.  It’s 1615, and Magistrates Potts and nowell are on a mission to arm their countrymen against a plague of devilish outsiders. Until now their chief weapon has been Jennet Device, youngest of the Pendle Witches, the girl whose testimony condemned her entire family to the noose. But now Jennet has grown up, her eyes are starting to open, and, tonight, heads will roll. 

Luke Jermay - Intuition

Fri 22 Mar
£15 / £13 concs

Luke Jermay – Intuition 

Intuition is a strange thing and Luke Jermay is even stranger. 

Building on his acclaimed debut show ‘sixth sense’, entertainer Luke Jermay is back and better than ever with a brand new interactive stage show jam packed with phenomenal jaw dropping demonstrations of intuition, telepathy and prediction; your mind will be read, your choices will be predicted and your future will be revealed. This will be a unique experience that is funny, entertaining, emotional, controversial, uplifting and insightful; something you will never forget! 

Do you think That's Wise? - The Life and Times of John Le Mesurier

Sat 23 March
£14 / £12 concs

As with many comedy stars, Le Mesurier’s life was not without tragedy – his broken marriage to Hattie Jacques, his betrayal by his best friend Tony Hancock – all these setbacks shook him, but his reputation as the quintessential english gentleman never wavered. 

Walton Folk - Ninebarrow

Sunday 24 March 12.15 (doors open noon)
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”

Ivo Graham: Motion Sickness

Sunday 24 March 2019
We welcome back Ivo, 'the politest man in comedy', with a feisty new show about facing the future....

Andrew Crummy Exhibition

Wednesday 27 January to Sunday 21 April
An exhibition of paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints by artist Andrew Crummy, designer of The Mount Felix Tapestry.

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Saturday 30 March - 8pm 
Always bold and innovative, mixing traditional song arrangements with (increasingly) these BBC Folk Award winners perform self-penned material which reels from the bitter to the sweet, the wry to the sad, the political to the passive. across folk, rock, country and blues genres.

Enrico Tomasso's Riverboat Shufflers

Sunday 31 March 12.15pm
Enrico and his Riverboat Shufflers breathing new life into the golden era of jazz!

Royston Pike: Hilary Brandt presents A Holiday in North Korea

Wed 3 April

Hilary Bradt enjoyed an 18-day ‘pioneering’ trip to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in 2016, travelling to all parts of the country, discovering beautiful mountain scenery and fine beaches, as well as numbingly dull factories. But in north Korea, even the boredom is interesting and the people, without exception, friendly and charming. Hilary Bradt MBE is the founder of Bradt Travel guides which published the first ever guide to north Korea in 2003.

Danny Buckler - One Man Show!

Fri 5 April

Danny Buckler – One Man Showman! 

Comedian, storyteller, sleight of hand artist, Danny Buckler is a truly unique comedic performer who will be bringing all these skills and more in his incredible show. expect a rip-roaring evening of comedy, magic, spontaneity, obscure impressions and the very occasional musical interlude in this side splitting journey through the colourful imagination of a showbiz Willy Wonka.

The Mystery of Memory Lane

Sat 6 Apr
11am and 2pm
£10 / £8 child

Mr Shabby and Mrs Chic try to teach a new dog old tricks and solve the Mystery of Memory Lane. Telling stories, singing songs, using tin toys, hand-carved marionettes, seaside Punch and Judy puppets and playing vintage musical instruments they eventually restore the memory of the lost Puppet Dog Toby and find out where he belongs. 

An evening with Tony Walsh, Poet aka Longfella

Sat 6 April 

A regular on tv and radio since 2011, Tony performs and teaches internationally and his work has been commissioned by a growing list of major institutions, attracting a legion of fans and celebrity admirers. His work came to worldwide attention in May 2017 when broadcast globally from the vigil for victims of the arena bomb outrage in his beloved Manchester. his performance trended worldwide on social media and his poem, ‘This is The Place’, entered the folklore and fabric of the city he’s still proud to call home – painted onto walls, recited in schools, re-mixed by DJs, even tattooed onto skin.

Walton Folk Festival 2019

Saturday 4 May from 12 noon until 10.30pm
After the sellout success of Walton's first ever all-day folk festival, the second brings another blazing line up of folk and acoustic acts!

Kristiana Ignatieva - cello

Saturday 18 May 2018, 8pm

Noise Next Door - At Sea

Sat 1 June - 2.30pm
As seen on BBC1's 'The One Show’ and ITV1’s ‘Tonight at the Palladium’. The Noise Next Door are the U.K’s premier improv comedy troupe who have taken the comedy world by storm. The boys are back and will once again be delighting family audiences with a shiny new family show.

Noise Next Door - Remix

Sat 1 June - 8pm

The U.K's premier improv comedy troupe are back with a brand spanking new, full length adult evening show The Noise Next Door  –  REMIX!!!
'Comedy  Gold': The Guardian
'Immaculately  well  executed': The Times
'Hilarious ...a  superior  kind  of  chaos': The Daily Telegraph