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Mount Felix Tapestry

Wednesday 11 April to 7 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... catch it before it goes to New Zealand.

Brunch Barnstormers - Kadia

Sunday April 22 - doors open at 12noon for 12.15 gig
Kadia are a fast rising acoustic trio from Dorset who perform a galvanizing mix of traditional folk and cutting edge original songs

Story Café

Sunday 22 April, 3.30pm -  The Kiss that Missed by David Melling
Sunday 13 May, 3.30pm -  Oi Frog, by Kes Gray
Sunday 10 June, 3.30pm - Peace at Last, by Jill Murphy

£4 per child (£2 under 2s)

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
​MONDAYS 11.00am - 11.45am

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 - 7.00pm (10 - 12 years)
Monday 7.00pm - 8.15pm (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 (8-11 years) & 5.45-7.15pm (10-12 years)

Tuesday 4-5.30pm (8-11 years) & 5.45-7.15pm (10-12 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

Mocha Tudor Comedy in the Café!

Tuesday 24 April  7.30pm
A small but perfectly formed FREE relaxed evening of comedy in our café. Bar will be open, food will be available. Book a seat now as places are very limited!

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. 

Bridge Tea Fundraiser

Wednesday 28 March 1.30 - 4.30pm 
Join us for a fundraising Bridge and Cream Tea event 

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
£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.

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. 

Cry Freedom (Thames Radical Cinema)

Thursday 26 April - Cry Freedom (PG) (1987 dir Richard Attenborough)

Thursday 24 May - Made in Dagenham (15) (2010 dir nigel Cole)

Thursday 21 June -  How to Change the  World (15) (2015 Dir Jerry Rothwell) 

Riverhouse Writers

Thursday:  26 April; 10, 24 May; 14, 28 June; 12 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. 

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

Mock Tudor Comedy Club

Friday 27 April 8pm
Check out our Twitter and Facebook page for the latest acts.

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

Saturday: 28 April; 12, 26 May; 9, 23 June; 7 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: 28 April; 12, 26 May; 9, 23 June; 7 July
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.


Saturday April 28 - 8pm
Odette’s songs are fresh, uplifting and ‘sun-kissed’, to quote Clive Davis – The Sunday Times!

Dave Stradwick’s Sussex Jazz Kings

Sunday 29 April 12.15pm 
Formed only a few of years ago, The Sussex Jazz Kings have a well- deserved reputation in the jazz world....

Silver Screen - Over 60s film club

Wednesday 2 May 
Wednesday 6 June 
Wednesday 4 July 

For details about The silver screen Club and to reserve tickets please contact The RC sherriff Trust on 01932 229996 or email arts@rcsherrifftrust.org.uk

Riverhouse Readers

Thursday: 5 April; 3 May; 7 June; 5 July 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!
Facilitators: Rosie Boden and Val Woolford

Wuthering Heights (Hotbuckle)

Friday 4 and Saturday 5 May - 8pm
Emily Jane Brontë’s only novel is widely considered one of the greatest works of fiction ever written.
With live music, multiple characterisation, humour and inventiveness this story is as enjoyably engaging as should be in the reliable hands of Hotbuckle!

Woodcarvers' Workshop

 Co-ordinator: Bernard Carr

Join our friendly, informal group of woodcarvers 
Saturday 5,19 May; 2,16,30 June; 14 July 9.30am - 12pm
£6 per session - all tools provided 

Photography for Beginners - Tutor Astrid McGechan

Saturday: 5,19 May; 2,16,30 June; 14 July 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. 

Walton Folk Festival

Our first ever all-day folk festival!  Afternoon session: Suntrap, Jack Cookson, Kitty Mcfarlane and The Outside Track.  Evening Session: Kim Lowings and The Greenwood, The Urban Folk Quartet.  
Sunday 6 May from 12 noon until 11pm

May Fair

Monday 7 May - 11.30am - 4pm 
A good old fashioned May Day 'Bugs and Blossoms' Parade and Fair with a recycling and sustainability theme - and an outdoor stage showcasing local performance groups  

Fabrications - Threads of Identity

Wednesday 9 – Monday 20 May
Free Entry

This exciting and innovative exhibition showcases original work by the six textile artists who make up the Fabrications Group.

Lunchtime Concert - Emily Turkanik (violin)

Weds 9 May - 1pm (lunch 12 noon)
Lark Ascending (Vaughan Williams), Fantaisie Brilliante (Wieniawski), Violin Sonata in E minor (Elgar)
(part of the Polish Summer) 

Melissa James

Friday 11 May - workshop at 6pm, 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.

Peter Facer (oboe)

Saturday 12 May
Peter Facer is considered to be one of the most talented oboists and cor anglais players of his generation.

Mock Tudor Summer Preview Fest!

May, June and July
A veritable smorgasbord of Sunday evening Work in Progress and Edinburgh Previews throughout the Summer!

Yoga Session and Supper

Thursday 17 May 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Yoga Session and candlelit vegetarian supper, mango lassi or chai tea,  Relaxing gift bag

James Phelan - Trickster

Friday 18 May
£14 (£12 concs)

James Phelan presents his unique magical prank show that is both jaw-dropping and laugh out loud funny. A night of light entertainment described as “extraordinary” in The Mirror and “legendary” by The sun.

Elite Syncopation

Sunday 20 May 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. 


Tea and Memories - Community Concert

Wednesday 23 May, 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.

Made in Dagenham - (Thames Radical Cinema)

Thursday 24 May - Made in Dagenham (15) (2010 Dir Nigel Cole)

Thursday 21 June -  How to Change the  World (15) (2015 Dir Jerry Rothwell) 

'King for a Day' - the Nat King Cole Story

Friday 25 May - 8pm 
‘King for a Day’ – The Nat King Cole Story

Featuring  Atila supported by Gabriel Latchin (piano) and Tom Farmer (bass)

‘King for a Day’ is a brand new concert from acclaimed jazz vocalist Atila, celebrating the
music and legacy of one of the defining voices of the 20th century: Nat King Cole.

Twelfth Night (HandleBards)

Saturday 26 May - 6.30pm (outside weather permitting)
Join their all-male troupe for a bicycle- powered production of shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth night’ like none other. In usual handleBards’ style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.

An Evening with Bernard Cribbins

Sunday 27 May, 7pm

A major fund-raising event for Riverhouse - An Evening with Bernard Cribbins in conversation with Martin Jenkins. Bernard talks about his amazing career from his earliest days at Oldham Rep. through to his recent triumphs in Dr Who and Old Jack. A fun, entertaining and revealing evening with a true ‘national treasure’. Book early to avoid disappointment. (subject to availability).

Extended Play - Janek Schaefer

Wednesday 30 May – Thursday 28 June
Janek Schaefer, local and international Sonic Artist, personal exhibition inspired by his Polish Ancestry

Ordinary Days (Creative Minds and Lighted Fools)

Fri 1 & Sat 2 June - 8pm

‘Ordinary Days’ is an original one-act musical about growing up and enjoying the view, by exciting new writer/composer Adam Gwon. It is a refreshingly honest and funny score of vibrant and memorable songs.

Jay Foreman's Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children

Saturday 9 June - 2pm
£9 (£7 child)

Jay Foreman is an award winning musical comedian whose songs have been heard on BBC Radio 4, Radio 4 extra, The One Show, London Live TV and Dave Gorman's UK/Ireland tour. Jay provides a devilishly cheeky hour of songs, poems and comedy for children of all ages in this family friendly show which regularly sells out its entire runs at the edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Bob Dwyer's Bix and Pieces

Sunday 10 June 12.15pm
A lunchtime session of Traditional Jazz Music; featuring - Foot tapping stomps - Classic blues - Rhythm & blues - Ragtime - interesting vocals.

Lunchtime Concert - Barbican Piano Trio

Wednesday 13 June 12pm lunch  1pm concert
An exciting premier of a new suite written by composer Joseph Phibbs as the centre piece of our Polish Summer.

Suite from Prince Unexpected  - Joseph Phibbs
Piano Trio no 3 - Schumann


Friday 15 June - 8pm
Voce47 Camilla Jeppeson (soprano) Mary Reid (harp)
A mutual love for French Mélodie and the works of Benjamin Britten led to the formation of voice and harp duo Voce47.

Inspiring Change: Festival of Mental Health Plays

Saturday 16 June - 6pm
This mini festival is part of a wider festival, running for several weeks in various arts and non-arts venues. At Riverhouse it will feature 1 short play, 2 short films and a dance piece. A fantastic fusion of top quality arts, practical workshops, informative discussions with top health professionals, art exhibitions, poetry and monologues.


Family Concert - The Remarkable Tale of Prince Unexpected

Sunday 17 June - 4pm
The Remarkable Tale of Prince Unexpected (Part of Polish Open Day)
This concert is the culmination of an educational project held in an elmbridge primary school during the spring term. With the collaboration of musicians: the Barbican Piano Trio, storyteller Kevin Graal, composer Joseph Phibbs and the children of Walton Oak school, a work based on a Polish folk tale and themes from Polish folk music has been created for your delight.

How to Change the World (Thames Radical Cinema)

Thursday 21 June -  How to Change the  World (15) (2015 Dir Jerry Rothwell) 

Jennifer Pike (violin) Petr Limonov (piano)

Saturday 23 June - 8pm
Born to British and Polish parents, Jennifer gained international attention in 2002 when, aged 12, she became the youngest ever winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year. since then she has performed throughout the world as soloist with many of the leading orchestras. her new recording of ‘Lark Ascending’ with the Chamber Orchestra of new York has just been released.

Ian Engelmann Singers present The Food of Love

Sunday 24 June 4pm
The Ian Engelmann Singers return to perform an informal Summer concert of unaccompanied part-songs in a variety of styles.

Sylvie Lewis

Saturday 30 June, 8pm
£12.50 (£10.50)

It's impossible to pigeonhole Sylvie Lewis with her charismatic blend of chanson, folk and jazz, supporting tender, sometimes sensual, and nearly always witty lyrics.

Heathside School Summer Exhibition

Wedsnesday 4 - Sunday 8 July
To celebrate Heathside School As/A2 level fine art and graphic communication students’ effort and hard work over the last two years we are extremely excited to exhibit works based on individually themed investigations and responses to the exam board titled ‘Freedom and Limitations’ and ‘secrets, Codes and Conventions’.

One Click Away

Saturday 7 July - 4pm
Tickets £9, £7 student/child

​In a world of instant gratification, selfies, likes, retweets and trolls, ‘One Click Away’ looks at how our stone age bodies deal with this hyper- speed cyber life and how it helps or hinders our happiness. This fast-paced and funny show combines witty, original storytelling and puppetry to create a powerful exploration of the ways that social media, advertising and other online activity can hook us into unrewarding and ultimately destructive patterns of behaviour. 
Age 9+

ArtWorkOut 2018 - Three Rivers Academy

Wednesday 11 - Sunday 15 July
Now in its 9th year: ArtWorkOut is an annual exhibition which showcases the work of Three Rivers Academy Art Students at GCSE and A-Level. Sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, textiles and mixed media pieces make up this years exhibition.

Elmbridge Family Fun Days

Horrible Heads: Saturday 14 July
Paint: Saturday 11 August

Runnymede Drama Group presents 'Handbagged'

by Moira Buffini
When Maggie met the Queen! This highly original satire looks behind the closed doors of Buckingham Palace and speculates what happened when the Queen met Margaret Thatcher...  
Wednesday 25 – Saturday 28 July 7.45pm 


Dragonfly Sky EP Launch Gig

Saturday 15 September
Doors open at 7pm, gig starts at 7.30pm  

Chris and Amy are Dragonfly Sky, an engaging acoustic harmony duo based in Surrey.They are thrilled to announce the launch of their first EP “Neon” at this beautiful intimate venue..

Shackleton's Carpenter

Friday 28 September - 8pm
Performed by Malcome RennieSaturday 28 September - 8pm Shackleton's Endurance sank in Antarctica, leaving him and his crew of 27 stranded. McNish, brilliant carpenter and shipwright, defied Shackleton, but went all the way with him and played an absolutely vital role in ensuring all 28 were saved.

Chris Garrick and The Budapest Cafe Orchestra

Friday 12 October 8pm
Led by jazz violin superstar Christian Garrick the Budapest Café Orchestra play folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia, mournful Klezmer melodies, raucous Romanian Doinas and Hungarian Czada

Harp and a Monkey - Brunch Barnstormers

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