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Dance Happy - Adult Ballet Class 5.30pm-6.30pm

Tuesday, 5.30pm - 6.30pm

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

email jo_haley@hotmail.com for more info

Alter Ego - Drama for Adults

Alter Ego, Adult Drama Classes
: Caroline Dooley
Days: 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 enquiries@drama4adults.com / www.drama4adults.com

Creative Stitch Class: Wednesdays 10am

Creative Stitch and Textiles
Tutor: Claire Grahame
Cost: £105 (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.
The course runs for ten weeks during term times only.

Death Café - Shrouded in Silence

Death Café (adults)
Wednesday 6 March 2024
10am – 12noon
Free – Booking essential. Please book via this link: 
 Death Café - The Brigitte Trust
Led by the Brigitte Trust as part of the Whistlestop Arts project, Shrouded in Silence.
The exhibition is in the Robert Phillips Gallery, Riverhouse Arts Centre, from 7 February to 10 March 2024.

Creative Stitch and Textiles Class: Wednesdays 12:30pm

Creative Stitch and Textiles
Tutor: Claire Grahame
Cost: £105 (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.

Our ArtClub (Years 1-6) - 4.45pm - 5.45pm

Book your place: ourartclub4fun@gmail.com
Thursday 4.45 - 5.45pm
Price: £75 for 5 sessions
'Our ArtClub' looks to develop and build on the basic understanding that the arts are all around us.
Students 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!

Royston Pike Lectures - Gertrude Jekyll: A Pioneer Spirit

Thursday 7 March 2024 - 7.30pm
Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932), was a talented artist, photographer, plantswoman and garden designer. This talk looks at her life and explores her designs and some surviving gardens, including her home at Munstead Wood, near Godalming.

Jewellery Making (Monday or Friday)

Tutor: Sarah Levy​
Days: Monday 10am – 12noon
     OR Monday 7pm – 9pm
     OR Friday 10am – 12noon

£180 for a 12 week term
*tools provided, but materials will be extra

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

Mixed Media Art Class for Adults

Mixed Media Class
Fridays 1.45 - 3.45pm 
£105 for ten weeks

Exploring mixed media through still life and landscapes using acrylic, pastels, charcoal, pencil, pen and Ink.
Contact clairegrahame0@gmail.com

Amy Johnson: Last Flight Out

Friday 8 March 2024 - 7.30pm
On International Women's Day this year, we celebrate Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia. Written and performed by Jenny Lockyer.

Woodcarvers - in the Toshiba Studio

10am - 12.30pm

Join our friendly, informal group of woodcarvers 

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

Granny Pearl- A Magical Tale of the Sea

Saturday 9 March 2024 - 10:15am
A gentle, immersive theatre performance for young children and their families. Especially suitable for babies and toddlers. Storytelling,  puppetry, song and live music tell the story of Granny Pearl, a Granny with a very special secret!

Amy Johnson Plane Making Workshop

Saturday 9 March 2024 - 2:00-4:00pm
To inspire the next generation of aviation enthusiasts, we are offering a 2-hour workshop based on Amy Johnson and her plane, which is guaranteed to spark the imagination of children dreaming about flying one day. A great activity for scout, beavers, rainbows, and brownies, who are working on their aviation/ Air Activities badges! Suitable for Ages 6-12.


Rachael McShane & The Cartographers - Walton Folk

Sunday 10 March 2024 - 12:15pm
Rachael McShane is a renowned folk singer, cellist, fiddle, and viola player from the North East of England. She gained fame as an original member of the award-winning folk big band Bellowhead, recording five studio albums with them and winning a staggering 8 BBC Folk Awards. Away from Bellowhead, Rachael is the leader of The Cartographers, a band featuring traditional folk and contemporary sounds. The Cartographers have garnered a loyal following thanks to their impressive live performances and critically acclaimed debut album, When All Is Still (Topic Records, 2018).

Riverhouse Hookers - 'Learn to Crochet' courses

Learn to Crochet

4 week courses suitable for beginners or those needing a refresh. Email mezzamay@icloud.com 

Tutor: Merrian Holland
Saturday 3.30-5.30pm  or Monday 12:30-2:30pm  or Tuesday 7.30pm-9.30pm

£80 - per 4 week course (materials included)

Watercolour Class (for adults)

Monday afternoon watercolour sessions
3pm - 5pm in the Toshiba Studio

A class for adults exploring watercolour. Tailored for all abilities and looking at both traditional and experimental techniques (incorporating other media) in still life and landscape painting. £105 for ten weeks.
Contact clairegrahame0@gmail.com for more information and to book.

Singers and Songs - Find your SOLO voice and sing Workshops

Starting 8 January for ten weeks (8/1 to 18/3)
Find your SOLO voice and sing! after two successful, busy courses at The Barn, We're kicking off the new year into 2024 with the third singing course taught By Professional West End singer and coach Kate Roberts...

Ngura (Country)

Wed 13 March - Sun 7 April 
Open every day 10am - 4pm
Admission free. No need to book.

This exhibition from Aboriginal Art UK (Aboriginal Art UK | United Kingdom) features work from some of Australia’s leading Aboriginal artists.
The term ‘Country’ has a particular significance to Aboriginal peoples. It encompasses the interdependent relationship between the people and their ancestral lands and seas, as well as connections to family, culture and identity. There will be works available from central and western desert artists, each of whom have a unique perspective and style when depicting their country and stories. 

Lunchtime Concert - Flutes & Frets

Wednesday 13 March 2024 - 1pm
The Flutes & Frets Duo present intimate, magnetic performances that exploit the fragility and versatility of their ensemble.  Known for their onstage chemistry and interaction, they cultivate a special sound-world taking audiences on a journey through time.

Saturday Art Club Spring 2024 11.30am - 1.00pm (10 - 13 years)

A fortnightly children's art club sponsored by the Walton Arts Society
Saturdays: 6 January, 20 January, 3 February, 17 February, 2 March, 16 March 2024
11.30am - 1pm  (10 - 13 years)
Tutor: Claire Sabri
The Saturday Art Club students produce work inspired by the changing exhibitions in the Robert Phillips Gallery.
There are six sessions per term (classes run approximately every two weeks). We run this club on a not-for-proft basis.

Sing That Swing - Swinging Into Spring!

Saturday 16th March 8pm
Step back in time with Sing That Swing as they transport you back to the golden era of Swing music where the likes of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Judy Garland weaved their magic... 
Kitty Malone, Ruby Francis and Johnny Mack guarantee to give the audience a show full of charm, fun and witty banter, making for a perfect evening of entertainment!

Jazz & Beer - The Sussex Jazz Kings

Sunday 17 March 2024 - 12.15pm
The Sussex jazz Kings are led by Dave Stradwick, the well known player of hot traditional jazz cornet. Over the last 20 years , Dave and his Jazz Kings have enjoyed a high level of popularity on the British scene...

The Riverhouse Barn Choir Spring Concert- In Sunshine or in Shadow

Sunday 17 March 2024 - 6:00pm
The Riverhouse Barn Choir presents “…in sunshine or in shadow.” Folk songs from The British Isles and more! 

Design and Make your own Granny Square Sweater

Course title: Design & Make Your Own Granny Square Sweater
Tutor: Merrian Holland
Skill level: Must be confident with basic stitches such as sc/dc(UK), dc/tr(UK), slip stitching, chaining and counting stitches.
£85 for 4 x2 hour sessions & online resources.
Booking: https://mezzacraft.com/design-make-your-own-granny-square-sweater-walton-on-thames-monday-daytime-course-25-03-24/

Mock Tudor Comedy - Friday 22 March

Friday 22 March 2024 - 8pm
Our monthly Mock Tudor Comedy club night with Mark Maier, Wendy Wason and Danny Ward - more acts to be announced!

MAYOR & JAMES - Musical Mystery Tour: Music For Children

Sunday 24 March 2024 - 2pm
By train, tractor, bicycle or even hot-air balloon – the Musical Mystery Tour introduces you to a lively collection of characters and places. Discover snowmen and kings, parrots and flamingoes, sleepy sheep and weeping willows – and even a donkey who can’t-can’t do the can-can! 

The Sherriff Talks - The Home of Variety: The London Palladium

Tuesday 26 March 2024 - 11.30am
R C Sherriff brings us a brand new talk series - The Sherriff Talks - a season of Talks on the subject of theatre, film, music and literature.

Silver Screen Club Screening - Judy (2019)

Tuesday 26 March 2024 - 1.30pm
Talented singer Judy Garland attempts to redeem her past glory when she arrives in London after many years to reclaim her popularity and reputation.

Dragonfly Sky Singer-Songwriter Showcase - March

Thursday 28 March 2024 - 8pm
Epsom duo Dragonfly Sky bring their acclaimed singer-songwriter night to the Riverhouse Barn with new featured artists each month - Roswell, Telephone Road, and Paul Alexander Low!

The Weir - presented by Runnymede Drama Group

Wednesday 3 to Saturday 6 April 2024 - 7.30pm, with a matinée on Saturday 6 April 2024 - 2pm 
Set in a small pub in a remote part of Ireland, there are ghostly, supernatural stories to be told which will change the lives of all involved.

Lunchtime Concert - Kleio Quartet

Wednesday 10 April 2024 - 1pm 
First Prize and Commission Prize winners at the Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition 2023, the Kleio Quartet are quickly establishing themselves as an internationally-recognised quartet.

Royston Pike Lectures - Children of the Titanic

Thursday 11 April 2024 - 7.30pm
To mark the 112th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, David Lawson Lean will be sharing testimonies, reports and images pertaining to the Titanic’s youngest passengers.

Hollywood Afloat- Radio Play with Song and Dance

Friday 12 April- 7 pm
A radio play of a new romantic comedy with songs & dance set in the 1930s with a dramatic subplot.  A famous Hollywood star with her maid is on board along with Fats, a movie Mogul, who is looking for a new male and female lead for his latest film which features a storm at sea.

The Glory of the Garden with Martin Jenkins

Saturday 13 April 2024 - 7.30pm
A lively entertaining mix of music, songs, poetry and prose devoted to gardens in all their glorious manifestations including some much-loved favourites.

Eliza Carthy - Walton Folk

Sunday 14 April 2024 - 12.15pm
If there is one musician who embodies the dynamism and vitality of the current English folk revival, it’s Eliza Carthy MBE.  Support from Jenn Reid.

Mock Tudor Comedy - Friday 19 April

Friday 19 April 2024 - 8pm
Our monthly Mock Tudor Comedy club night with Tom Toal as MC, the amazing Stefano Paolini as headliner and Joe Sutherland with more to be announced!

Saturday Art Club Summer Term 2024 10.00 - 11.15am (6 -9 years)

A fortnightly children's art club sponsored by The Walton Arts Society
Saturdays: 20 April, 4 May, 18 May, 8 June, 22 June, 6 July 2024
10.00am - 11.15am  (6-9 years)
Tutor: Claire Sabri
  £30 for 6 sessions BOOKING AVAILABLE FROM 11 March
The Saturday Art Club students produce work inspired by the changing exhibitions in the Robert Phillips Gallery.
There are six sessions a term (classes run approximately every fortnight). We run these classes on a not-for-profit basis.

Red Hot Strings - Electric/Classic Violin Duo

Saturday 20 April 2024 - Doors Open 7pm, starts at 7.30pm
RED HOT STRINGS are an electric/classic violin duo who have performed all over the world with artists including: Kanye West, Adele, Madonna, Annie Lennox, Simply Red and IL Divo to name but a few.
Expect everything from powerful acoustic numbers with live piano to huge Dance Anthems. 
BOOK EARLY - On their last visit to Riverhouse, Red Hot Strings sold out fast!

The Sherriff Talks - A Theatre Peculiar and Almost Awful: The Old Vic

Tuesday 23 April 2024 - 11.30am
R C Sherriff brings us a brand new talk series - The Sherriff Talks - a season of Talks on the subject of theatre, film, music and literature.

Silver Screen Club Screening - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (2023)

Tuesday 23 April 2024 - 1.30pm
A seemingly unremarkable man in his sixties named Harold one day learns that his old friend Queenie is dying. He goes to mail a letter, only to keep walking for over 700km until he reaches Queenie's hospice, much to the despair of his wife Maureen.

Oil Paintings by Rodney Kingston

Wednesday 24 - Sunday 28 April 2024
Open daily 10am - 4pm
Free admission. No need to book.

Oil painter Rodney Kingston will exhibit a wide range of subjects inspired by painting from life. Highlights include London scenes, the Thames, portraits, still life works and famous footballers painted on retro shirts.There will also be a small display of artwork by Rodney's father, David Kingston, who was a fine artist specialising in aircraft to commemorate 40 years since he passed away.

Dragonfly Sky Singer-Songwriter Showcase - April

Thursday 25 April 2024 - 8pm
Epsom duo Dragonfly Sky bring their acclaimed singer-songwriter night to the Riverhouse Barn with new featured artists each month - Artists to be announced!

Pride and Prejudice- Hotbuckle Productions

Friday 26 & Saturday 27 April 2024 - 7:30pm
Hotbuckle Productions return to Riverhouse Barn this April presenting Pride and Prejudice, written by Jane Austen, adapted for stage in true Hotbuckle style by Adrian Preater.

Jazz & Beer - Enrico Tomasso's Riverboat Shufflers

Sunday 28 April 12.15pm
Enrico and his Riverboat Shufflers return to Riverhouse, breathing new life into the golden era of jazz!

Sunbury Working Artists

10 am - 4pm
Wednesday 1 May to Sunday 12 May
Free admission. Ne need to book.

Sunbury Working Artists are a group of professional artists living and working independently of one another but coming together to exhibit. Many of our group have exhibited in major exhibitions in the U.K and overseas. They are on this Occassion proud to be showing their work on the other side of the Thames at the Robert Philips Gallery. This is an exhibition which will appeal to collectors, interior designers and lovers of fine art. 

Post Office Scandal - The Inside Story

Friday 3 May 2024 - 8pm
Meet Walton's very own journalist and broadcaster Nick Wallis for an evening unveiling even more shocking details and stories around this gripping, unbelievable and outrageous Post Office Scandal.

Lunchtime Concert- Felix Rosenboom (cello), Angus Webster (piano)

Wednesday 8 May 2024 - Lunch at 12:00 nn; Concert at 1:00 pm
1st Prize winner of Anton Rubenstein International Cello Competition and the Concorso Mainardi cello competition at the Mozarteum University, Salzburg in 2022, Felix Rosenboom returned to Riverhouse with pianist Angus Webster. Programme included Beethoven's 7 Variations from Mozart's Magic Flute, Pohádka by Janáček and Sonata for cello and Piano by Rachmaninoff. 
You can now book your lunch when you purchase your concert tickets!  

The Little Prince- A Lyngo Theatre and Norwich Puppet Theatre Collaboration

Saturday 11 May 2024- 2:00pm 
The Little Prince  - A collaboration between Lyngo Theatre and Norwich Puppet Theatre (Age 5+)
Through mesmerising puppetry and beautiful music the boy who fell to earth teaches his friend the Aviator about love, life and real happiness in this adaptation of one of the best-selling children's books of all time. 



Sunday 12 May 2024 - 12:15pm
A heart-warming, musical homage to the great American singer-songwriters of the late 60’s and early 70’s, featuring beautiful timeless songs from James Taylor, Carole King, Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, Don Mclean, Bread, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, America, The Byrds, Mamas and Papas, Carly Simon and more!
Produced and hosted by singer-guitarist Paul Wheeler (TV Director, 'Live at the Apollo') with Sophie Langham (West-End actress-singer and formerly Eastenders).

Teatime Concert: Annie Jacobs- Perkins (cello) Lili Bogdanov (piano)

Sunday 12th May 5pm
Winner of the 2023 Paul Fournier Award , Annie has concerts at the Wigmore Hall, Oxford May
Music and Bridgewater Hall this month. She is coming to Riverhouse to help us launch a new
series of Sunday Teatime Concerts.

Edwin Cripps 2024

Wednesday 15 - Sunday 19 May 2024
10am - 4pm
Free Entry

Edwin Cripps, a self-styled 'artist of the absurd' and native of Feltham in Midlesex has had almost 50 years experience at producing his own brand of pictorial lunacy chronicling the many peculiarities of the human condition. Predominant is his depiction of mankind's determination in inflicting self punishment via the process of absurdity with no punches pulled.
Edwin's aim is to examine our situation as a species, always with humour, but at the same time looking at our true place in nature.
To quote the late, great Frank Zappa, 'Absurdity is the only Reality'.
Edwin's long term friend and co-artist Anne Whitelock (Dixon) has a very different vision and is exhibiting alonside Edwin as a guest. According to Edwin, the excellence of her work is to be regarded as a welcome contrast.

Megson - Walton Folk

19th May  12.15pm
Four times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards MEGSON create a truly unique brand of folk music.

The Sherriff Talks - A Realised Dream: The Royal National Theatre

Tuesday 21 May 2024 - 11.30am
R C Sherriff brings us a brand new talk series - The Sherriff Talks - a season of Talks on the subject of theatre, film, music and literature.

Silver Screen Club Screening - Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Tuesday 21 May 2024 - 1.30pm
The film stars William Holden as Joe Gillis, a struggling screenwriter, and Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, a former silent-film star who draws him into her deranged fantasy world, where she dreams of making a triumphant return to the screen.

​​​​​​​Watercourse: from Arroyo to Yazoo. 

Wednesday 22 May to Sunday 2 June 2024
10am - 4pm 
Admission Free

An exhibition reflecting the landscape of love, loss and grief through art, featuring works by the artist Valerie Timmis, together with writings by David Morris.

Henry VIII- An interactive Show and Drama Workshop by Aesop's Touring Theatre Company

Tuesday 28 May 2024 - 10am to 12.45pm
Trace the passage of King Henry the Eighth during his reign and meet his six wives and several other interesting and amusing characters. Discover the Tudor period and the people of the time with authentically designed costumes and props.  Follow it up with a participative and fun-filled Drama Workshop.

Dragonfly Sky Singer-Songwriter Showcase - May

Thursday 30 May 2024 - 8pm
Epsom duo Dragonfly Sky bring their acclaimed singer-songwriter night to the Riverhouse Barn with new featured artists each month - Artists to be announced!

Introduction to Enamelling

Calling all budding enamelists! 
Would you like to learn how to fuse powdered glass to metal, which can achieve wonderful creative results? 
Our enamelling group is offering Beginners Skill Sessions. You will be signing up for 3 x 2hr sessions run over three weeks. You must be over 18 and be prepared to adhere to all safety procedures.
 Dates:  Tuesday 9am - 11am June 4th + June 11th + June 18th Cost: £90 for 3 weeks (2 hour session per week)
Cost includes the metal and enamel materials. The teaching will cover the skills needed to create key rings or pendants.

Michell, Pfeiffer & Kulesh - Walton Folk

Sunday 9th June  12.15pm
Michell, Pfeiffer & Kulesh are an all-female close harmony folk trio that brings together the exciting talents and exquisite voices of award-winning songwriters Odette Michell, Karen Pfeiffer and Daria Kulesh. Their stunning three-part vocal harmonies bring to life spellbinding folk tales, expertly woven together with an international twist.

The Sherriff Talks - Mr Garrick’s Fireside: A Personal History of The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Tuesday 11 June 2024 - 11.30am
R C Sherriff brings us a brand new talk series - The Sherriff Talks - a season of Talks on the subject of theatre, film, music and literature.

Silver Screen Club Screening - The Great Escaper (2023)

Tuesday 11 June 2024 - 1.30pm
In the summer of 2014, a World War II veteran sneaks out of his care home to attend the 70th anniversary commemoration of the D-Day landings in Normandy.

Beautiful Strange - Retrospective Exhibition

BEAUTIFUL STRANGE - Retrospective Exhibition.
Wednesday 12 June 2024 – Sunday 7 th July 2024

Lunchtime Concert - Andrew West (piano)

Wednesday 12 June 2024- Lunch at 12:00 nn; Concert at 1:00 pm
Andrew West is a renowned song accompanist, chamber musician and soloist performing worldwide. He is currently the Music Director and Chairman of the Kirckman Concert Society. West studied at the Royal Academy of Music, where he is now a Fellow. 
Programme: Goldberg Variations  J.S Bach
You can now book your lunch when you purchase your concert tickets!  

Austen's Women - Lady Susan, Dyad Productions

Thursday 13 June - 7:30pm
Austen's Women are back - in a brand-new solo show! Devil-may-care Lady Susan, the coquettish black widow, hunting down not one, but two, fortunes; oppressed, rebellious daughter Frederica; long-suffering sister-in-law Catherine; family matriarch Mrs De Courcy; and insouciant best friend, Alicia. Based on Jane Austen's first full-length work from 1794, performed by Rebecca Vaughan and directed by Andrew Margerison.

The Boneshaker Band

Saturday 15 June 2024 - 8pm
The Boneshakers are a London-based band causing a stir on the 'New Speakeasy' scene. They conjure up a heady cocktail of music from the roaring 20s and beyond.

Maiastra String Sextet

Saturday 22 June 2024 - 7.30pm
Programme to include: Mozart Grande Sestetto Concertante in E-flat major, K. 364; Tchaikovsky String Sextet in D minor, Op. 70 "Souvenir de Florence"

Dragonfly Sky Singer-Songwriter Showcase - June

Thursday 27 June 2024 - 8pm
Epsom duo Dragonfly Sky bring their acclaimed singer-songwriter night to the Riverhouse Barn with new featured artists each month - Artists to be announced!

Lunchtime Concert - Consone Quartet with Francesca Gilbert (viola) and Alexander Rolton (cello)

Wednesday 10 July 2024 - Lunch at 12:00 nn; Concert at 1:00 pm
The Consone Quartet are fast making a name for themselves with their honest and expressive interpretations of repertoire, notably from the classical and romantic eras. In this concert they are delightfully joined by violist Francesca Gilbert and cellist Alexander Rolton to present a string sextet. This is the last lunchtime concert for this summer before a new classical music season opens in October. 
You can now book your lunch when you purchase your concert tickets!  

Silver Screen Club Screening - Summer Holiday (1962)

Tuesday 16 July 2024 - 1.30pm
Four young bus mechanics travel across Europe to Athens by double-decker bus on their summer holiday, a trip which becomes a tuneful, unforgettable holiday in one of the greatest British film musicals of all time.

Let's Make a Show 2024 - Sense and Nonsense!

Monday 29 July to Friday 2 August 2024 - daily 10.00am to 5.00pm, plus a show for the family on Friday at 6.30pm
Celia Andrews and her crew are putting together their annual Children's Summer Drama Workshop - "Let's Make a Show"!  The week will give children aged 7 years to 13 years the opportunity to explore their creativity and put together a show for friends and family.

Derek Paravicini and Friends - Charity Concert

Sunday 6 October 2024 - 1pm
Renowned pianist, Derek Paravicini, alongside Professor of Music, Adam Ockelford and guest performers thirteen-year-old blind pianist, Chapman Shum, and Amber Trust ‘Golden Fundraiser’ and Violinist Poppy McGhee present a concert of music in aid of the Amber Trust.

Jackie Oates & John Spiers - Walton Folk

Tuesday 10 December 2024 - 8pm
Multi award-winning contemporary folk artists Jackie Oates and John Spiers meld together their shared love of English traditional folk tunes and songs with their fine voices and expertly played acoustic instruments.  Audiences can look forward to a fresh, uplifting and poignant evening.