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Dance Happy Street Dance for ages 5 - 12 years

Dance Happy Academy - Street Dance of ages 5-12 years

Tutor: Jo Freeman
Day: Thursday 5.30pm for ages *** and 6.30pm for ages ***
Cost: £100 for ten weeks
Contact: jo_haley@hotmail.com

A fun and funky dance class with a diverse and energetic vibe!  Street Dance introduces children to different techniques and movements in dance; Hip Hop, Breakdance, Pop, Modern and Jazz. 

Re:Joyce

A celebration of the life and work of Joyce Hamilton 1931 - 2021
Wednesday 11 May - Sunday 29 May 2022
10am - 4pm daily

Free admission. No need to book.

Drawing and Painting for Beginners 6.15pm

Thursday 6.15pm - 7.45pm
Tutor: Claire Grahame 
Cost (10 week course): £90*

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

*basic materials only provided

Drawing and Painting for Improvers 8pm

Thursdays 8.00pm - 9.30pm  
Tutor: 
​Melanie Paice
Cost (10 week course): £90*

Our art course is open to those with some experience and will encourage you to release your creative energy. 

*basic materials only provided
 

Jewellery Making (Monday or Friday)

Tutor: Sarah Levy​
Days: Monday 10am – 12noon OR Friday 10am – 12noon
Cost
: £150* for Monday (10 weeks), £180* for Friday (12 weeks)

*tools provided, but materials will be extra

Come and learn the basic traditional skills of silver jewellery making and complete your very own design. 

Mock Tudor Comedy - Friday 20 May

Friday 20 May 2022 - 8pm

Chris Kent - top headliner plus a fantastic line-up of Andrew BirdMax Fulham and Dinesh Nathan MC


 

Saturday Art Club 10.00 - 11.15am (5-7 years)

Saturday: 22 January; 5, 26 February; 26 March
10am - 11.15pm  (5-7 years)
Tutor: Anett Black
* £8 drop in (£45 term and secures a place)

 
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 apr; 7, 21 May; 11, 21 May; 11, 25 Jun; 9 Jul
11.30am - 1pm  (8 - 13 years)
Tutor: Anett Black
* £8 drop in (£45 term and secures a place)

  
The Saturday Art Club students produce work inspired by the changing exhibitions in the Robert Phillips Gallery.
 

Maiastra Evening Concert - String Quartet - Mozart, Shostakovich & Dvořák

Saturday 21 May 2022 - 7.30pm
An evening of chamber music from the Maiastra String Quartet

Harpland - Ruth Wall

Sunday 22 May 2022 - 1pm
During lockdown Ruth Wall played around with a set of gorgeous folk tunes from around the British Isles, re-imagining the music in looping, evolving patterns. She'll be playing tracks from the new album on Scottish lever harp, buzzing bray harp and the bell-like Gaelic wire harp. Graham (Fitkin – composer and more) will join her on stage for a couple of musical surprises.

Mock Tudor Comedy Edinburgh Previews - with Glenn Moore & Josh Weller

Sunday 22 May 2022 - 7.30pm
The first of our Edinburgh preview shows showcasing the best of British comedy talent. This week we have Glenn Moore (BBC's Mock The Week) & Josh Weller (ITV's Stand Up Sketch Show)..

Dance Happy - Adult Ballet Class 5.00pm-6.00pm

Tuesday, 5.00pm - 6.00pm
£120 for 10 weeks

Jo Freeman will help improve your core strength, posture and confidence through ballet.

Call Jo 07511 156222 or email jo_haley@hotmail.com for more info

Our ArtClub (8 - 11 years) - 5.15pm - 6.15pm

Book your place: ourartclub4fun@gmail.com
'Our ArtClub' looks to develop and build on the basic understanding that the arts are all around us.
They will work with a variety of techniques, experimenting with different formats, whilst building a personal portfolio of work for each child and capturing an invaluable record of their creativity!

Alter Ego - Drama for Adults

Alter Ego, Adult Drama Classes
Tutor
: Caroline Dooley
Days: Monday: 8 – 9.30pm, Tuesday: 8 – 9.30pm
Cost: £dependent on how many weeks in the term 

Through drama games and acting exercises our fun workshop-style sessions will give you the freedom to explore the process of making drama without the pressure of being in a production. Come along for a creative workout!  No experience necessary, new members can join at any stage of the term following a free taster session.  TO BOOK contact Caroline via phone, email or website: 07956 421804 / enquiries@drama4adults.com / www.drama4adults.com

Creative Stitch Class 10am

Creative Stitch and Textiles
Tutor: Claire Grahame
Cost: £95 (ten weeks)

This is a relaxed and friendly course. It offers a combination of techniques such as batik, felting and machine sewing along with more traditional hand embroidery.
In this term's textiles classes we will be looking at a particular watercolour artist’s work and transfer some of the techniques into painting fabric.
 

Creative Stitch and Textiles - 12:30pm

Creative Stitch and Textiles
Tutor: Claire Grahame
Cost: £95 (ten weeks)
 
This is a relaxed and friendly course. It offers a combination of techniques such as batik, felting and machine sewing along with more traditional hand embroidery.
In this term's textiles classes we will be looking at a particular watercolour artist’s work and transfer some of the techniques into painting fabric.
 

Our ArtClub Wednesday 4.15pm - 5.15pm (YEARS 1- 5)

£65 for 6 sessions
Weekly on Wednesdays, starting Wednesday 12 January
Our ArtClub (years 1-5) - 4.15pm - 5.15pm
Book your place: ourartclub4fun@gmail.com


Book your place: ourartclub4fun@gmail.com
'Our ArtClub' looks to develop and build on the basic understanding that the arts are all around us.
They will work with a variety of techniques, experimenting with different formats, whilst building a personal portfolio of work for each child and capturing an invaluable record of their creativity!

After The Trojan Women - A Playreading

Friday 27 May 2022 - 7.30pm
A reading of the new play 'After The Trojan Women' by Joanna Blundell and Amena Shehab, followed by Q&A with the writers.

Woodcarvers - every other Saturday

Saturday 30 April; 14, 28 May; 4, 18 June, 2 July
10am - 12.30pm


Join our friendly, informal group of woodcarvers 

£8 per session - tools available but feel free to bring your own. 

We Are Not Shellfish - Sabotage Theatre

Saturday 28 May 2022 - 2pm
Accompanied by her pet goldfish, a talking rucksack and therapeutic octopus, Leah’s quest takes her far out to sea and back. Intertwining bold new writing with vivid contemporary puppetry, We Are Not Shellfish is a brave tale about the power of friendship and how it can change our lives.

Jazz & Beer: The Forest Hill Owls

Sunday 29 May 2022 - 12.15pm
A stellar new group bringing together some of London's finest early jazz musicians, playing authentic transcriptions and arrangements of original hot jazz and popular music of the 1920s and early 30s.

Way Out West presents Two, Three, Four And More

Sunday 29 May 2022 - 7.30pm

An exciting programme of new music for different line-ups drawn from the collective.

Alysa's African Animals

Alysa's African Animals

Wednesday 1 June - Sunday 12 June 2022
Open daily 10am - 4pm
Admission Free

Alysa Ironmonger brings her beautiful paintings of 12 magnificent animals of Africa to the Robert Phillips Gallery upstairs at Riverhouse Barn.

Tobias Ben Jacob - Walton Folk

Saturday 4 June 2022 - 7.30pm
Singer songwriter Tobias Ben Jacob has been called ‘uniquely captivating’ by BBC6 Music and ‘inventive and thrilling’ by R2 Magazine. His songs are dynamic, poetic and emotionally charged.
Tobias is one half of the original alt-folk duo and acclaimed live act Jacob & Drinkwater. 

The Ian Engelmann Singers - “Songs for a Summer’s Day”

Sunday 5 June 2022 - 4pm
The Ian Engelmann Singers, a small mixed choir from the Walton and Weybridge area, under their Musical Director John Tudhope, present a delightfully informal Summer Afternoon Concert of unaccompanied part-songs from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, with interspersed readings and poems both serious and lighthearted.

Our ArtClub (5 - 7 years) - 4.15pm - 5pm

Book your place: ourartclub4fun@gmail.com
'Our ArtClub' looks to develop and build on the basic understanding that the arts are all around us.
They will work with a variety of techniques, experimenting with different formats, whilst building a personal portfolio of work for each child and capturing an invaluable record of their creativity!
 

Lunchtime Concert - **NOTE: CHANGE OF DATE** Leo Popplewell (cello), Antonina Suhanova (piano)

Thursday 9 June 2022 - 1pm
Sonata no. 3 in A major Op. 69 Beethoven
Cello Sonata in D Minor Op. 40 Shostakovich

Riverhouse Readers

Thursdays: 3 March, 5 May, 9 June, 7 July
Time: 7.30pm
Facilitators: Val Woolford and Rosie Boden
Cost: £5
Contact: vmwoolford@gmail.com

Open to all! Join our friendly group, read our chosen book of the month and meet to discuss it.

 

Great Expectations - Hotbuckle Productions

Friday 10 and Saturday 11 June 2022 - 8pm
Hotbuckle’s vivid adaptation of Dickens’ heart-breaking story is a must-see performance!

The Rude Mechanicals in Riverside Park - 'Gods and Dogs'

Sunday 12 June 2022 - 7.30pm, outdoors
 Riverside Park, Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames KT12 2PF

This new comic dystopian allegory from the fabulous Rude Mechanicals, is set in 2084, on the fictitious island of Abatina in a world where people are either glamorous celebrities or slobbering dog-like followers, gripped to their ‘telepafones’ – with the exception of the Nevnops (Not Very Nice People), as the President, Big Al, calls them.

Adapt Adjust Amend: Wey Valley Workshop

Wednesday 15 - Sunday 26 June
Open daily 10am - 4pm. Free admission.

An exhibition of Stitched textiles and mixed media. Wey Valley Workshop is a group of recognised textile and mixed media artists, whose ethos is to advance the practice of good design and craftsmanship within the context of contemporary textiles following the principles advocated by our founders. Members share a passion for textiles and enjoy the support and encouragement of of working together, meeting for a varied programme throughout the year near Guildford, Surrey.

Mock Tudor Comedy - Friday 17 June

Friday 17 June 2022 - 8pm

Andy Askins - exudes an air of vulnerability as he steps up to the microphone armed with only a guitar and a cheeky grin. It’s an overwhelmingly misleading demeanour which serves to heighten the impact of the killer lines that he delivers.

plus full line-up including Matt Price MC - "This is a master storyteller at the height of his powers...." (Broadway Baby)

Shared Future Festival 2022

Sunday 19 June 2022 - 11am to 3.30pm (Free Entry)
Street food, Music, Art, Local speakers, Workshops and Films
Celebrating the importance of community, diversity, and sustainability, and continuing to build a better future both globally and within Elmbridge.
 

Shared Future Festival - Talk from Leisa Scholey

Sunday 19 June 2022 - 11am 
Writer, journalist, campaigner and volunteer, Lesia will talk about Ukraine. After a varied work history, she is now communications adviser at the Ukrainian Institute London and active in ElmbridgeCAN.

Shared Future Festival - St George's 6th Form Volunteer Project

Sunday 19 June 2022 - 11.30am
In this Q & A session, some of the St George’s and Afghan teenagers share their reflections on what it’s been like to get to know one another this year, to socialise, and play sport together. And they talk about where their activities might go from here!

Shared Future Festival - Bantu Arts Drumming Workshop

Sunday 19 June 2022 - 12.15pm
Join the Bantu gang in a drumming workshop. Bring your own, or use the group's drums.
To guarantee participation, this event MUST be booked in advance.

Shared Future Festival - Film and Q&A for Cricket and Alsama project

Sunday 19 June 2022 - 1.15pm
Mrs Jay - a short and inspirational film about Jay, from Afghanistan, and her new life in the UK, followed by a Q&A. Cricket and the Alsama project - a short and powerful film about the work of the Alsama foundation in Lebanon and the power of cricket to change lives, followed by a Q&A with Trustee Suhir Helal.

Shared Future Festival - Talk from Gulwali Passarly

Sunday 19 June 2022 - 2pm
Gulwali is a dedicated advocate, humanitarian, and spokesperson for refugees and asylum seekers across the UK. Gulwali will talk of his story of struggle, danger and resilience and how he miraculously survived.

Shared Future Festival - Stories from Francis Firebrace

Sunday 19 June 2022 - 3pm
Popular local character Francis will combine story, art, dance, and philosophy into a powerful performance of the oldest known culture on Earth - Aboriginal.

Classical Concert - Morgan Szymanski (guitar)

Sunday 26 June 2022 - 4.30 pm
Morgan Szymanski's programme tonight is entitled “A Musical Journey through Latin America” and includes music from Mexico to Brazil by composers from Ponce and Villa-Lobos to Brouwer and Bellinati.

Lady Emma Tankerville

Wednesday 29 June – Sunday 10 July
Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre is hosting a unique exhibition of twenty-one botanical watercolour illustrations painted by Lady Emma, 4th Countess of Tankerville, (1752-1836); a re-discovered intellectual who made a significant contribution to early modern science in the late eighteenth-century. 

Lunchtime Concert - What IS so great about opera!

Wednesday 29 June 2022 - 1pm
Join Hilary Summers, a ridiculously tall Welsh contralto with three octave range and a Grammy award winner, and Andrew West, a slightly shorter, fabulous English pianist, for an hilarious romp through the highs and lows of opera.

The Antidote

Friday 1 July  8pm
Brainchild of bassist and composer Matt Ridley, 'The Antidote' is a new and exciting quintet, bristling with young talent .....

Ember Big Band

Saturday 2 July 2022 - 2.30pm, outdoors
A live big band experience with 17 musicians and three talented singers paying tribute to some of the greats, including Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and Count Basie

Mock Tudor Comedy Edinburgh Previews - with Sara Barron & Pierre Novellie

Sunday 3 July 7.30pm
Sara Barron (BBC's Live at the Apollo, Would I Lie to You?) and  Pierre Novellie (BBC2's Mash Report) bring you  previews of their full Edinburgh shows....

Mock Tudor Comedy - Friday 8 July

Friday 8 July 2022 - 8pm
Maisie Adam - headliner; fresh from Live at The Apollo, Mock The Week, and The Last Leg, Best Newcomer nominee Maisie Adam joins us for a night of witty observations, high-octane energy and some right good jokes.

Tom Ward - Live at the Apollo
David Whitney MC

Mock Tudor Comedy Edinburgh Previews - with Carl Donnelly & Steve Bujega

Sunday 17 July 7.30pm
Get a sneak preview of two of the comedy shows that are about to make a splash at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, with Carl Donelly (BBC's Mock The Week, Russell Howard’s Good News) and Steve Bujega (Sky One's The Russell Howard Hour, ITV2's Love Island: Aftersun).. 


 

Uncle Vanya - Runnymeade Drama Group

Wednesday 27 July to Saturday 30 July 2022 - 7.45pm
Runnymede Drama Group presents UNCLE VANYA by Anton Chekhov - an exciting new adaptation by award-winning writer Conor McPherson.

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Open Air (Walton on Thames CC) - Scoot Theatre

Friday 29 July 2022 - 2pm and 6pm - Walton on Thames Cricket Club
Join us for our outdoor, family-friendly production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream this summer.  Touring cricket grounds, six actor-musicians present Shakespeare’s favourite comedy in just sixty minutes. Get ready for confusion, chaos and water fights! For ages 5 to 105!  Bring a picnic blanket, enjoy the hospitality of your local club and let us entertain you! 

Let's Make A Show 2022 - Weird and Wonderful

Monday 1 to Friday 5 August 2022, with performance for family and friends on Friday evening
10 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday, with the performance from 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm Friday
'Let's Make A Show' is back again with their popular holiday drama workshop for children aged 7 to 13 years. Encouraging children to use their imagination and lots of their own ideas, they build a show in just one week with songs, sketches and dance, and a fantastic performance on the final evening.

Road Not Taken - Walton Folk

Sunday 11 September 2022 - 12.15pm
Road Not Taken are a Bristol-based four piece starting to make waves on the UK folk scene. Having honed their craft over a number of years of performing live, they released their debut album Fragment in 2019. 

The Greatest Magician

Friday 30 September 2022 - 8pm 
SHOWMAN Live Presents...
A DAZZLING new MAGIC SHOW - presented by the magician most famous for jamming the BBC switchboards after he correctly predicted the lottery. This astonishing, enigmatic, five star rated magic show will leave you aching from laughter and dizzy in disbelief.

Elmbridge Moving Art - 2022

Wednesday 5 to Sunday 30 October 2022
10am - 4pm
FREE ENTRY

An arts exhibition, showcasing the work of visual artists who live or work in our borough. Last seen in 2019, it is back again after a few years away, at the Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, with assistance from the RC Sherriff Trust and Elmbridge Borough Council. If you are interested in being considered Fill in this form to submit your work and return to gallery@riverhousebarn.co.uk

Keith James: Celebrating the timeless and insightful music of Yusuf - Cat Stevens

Friday 14 October 2022 - 8pm
Keith James is a long standing, well-respected and inventive concert performer who specialises in playing intimate, carefully researched biographic style concerts of those he has studied and revered as writers over the years. He weaves the story of Cat Stevens’ life from his early pop career, life threatening illness and spiritual journey around a performance of his beautifully-crafted and memorable songs.

Is That A Bolt In Your Neck?

Friday 21 October 2022 - 8pm
A castle looms dark and foreboding over a small mountain village. Inside, Dr Chekhov, the brilliant and reclusive scientist, works in secret.
A wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy horror featuring three fearless actors, playing over 20 roles in 75 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action.

NEW DATE Victorian Ghost Stories - Lantern Light Theatre Company

NEW DATE - Sunday 30 October 2022 - 7.30pm
As part of our Spooky Season here at Riverhouse, we are delighted to present the new date for Victorian Ghost Stories!
From the Creative Team of Lantern Light’s highly acclaimed ‘A Christmas Carol’ and ‘Miss Sherlock Holmes’ comes a spine-chilling new show - a double bill of classic Victorian Ghost Stories, adapted for stage by veteran writer Sophie Flack and with a new musical score by composer and sound designer Dan Skelt.

Gigspanner - Walton Folk

Saturday 5 November 2022 - 7.30pm
It’s their third visit, they can’t keep away! Look forward to Gigspanner performing once again at Riverhouse!

Andrew Ryan - "Yes, I did say that"

Saturday 12 November 2022 - 8pm
Look forward to 2 hours of laughs from comedian Andrew Ryan and support! Irishman Andrew Ryan has learned after a two year hiatus that life is actually a bit better when you give up worrying about things you can’t control.