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Mock Tudor Comedy Club - 20 September

Friday 20 September  8pm
Line up includes Raymond & Mr Timpkins, Tom Glover,Ian Smith and Charmain Hughes..

John Pulford - From the Banks of the Thames to Other Places

Wednesday 18 - Sunday 29 September
Displaying views along the River Thames and the River Wey, including familiar local buildings & landscapes....

Woodcarvers' Workshop

Saturday 7, 21 Sep; 12, 26 Oct; 9, 23 Nov
10am - 12.30pm

Join our friendly, informal group of woodcarvers 

£6 per session - tools available but feel free to bring your own. 

Riverhouse Hookers (crochet) beginners course

Saturday 21,28 September; 12, 19 October
Merrian Holland
Suitable if you're a complete beginner, a bit rusty or a self taught beginner that wants to make sure they're not picking up any bad habits!
£50 (materials not included)

Angela Hewitt (piano)

Saturday 21 Sept 8pm
Angela Hewitt is one of the world's leading pianists. She will perform a programme from her Bach Odyssey.

Story Cafe

Sunday 22 September (1st in our series of 3 Story Cafe's this Autumn)
The Monster Café by Sean Leahy and Mihály Orodán 
We are delighted that this month we have local author Sean Leahy sharing his humorous tale that deals with preconceptions, pre-school excitement and pre-tty big monsters.

Jewellery Making (Monday or Friday)

​Monday 10am – 12noon; Friday 10am – 12noon
£150* for 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. 

After School Art Club Monday 4.30pm (8-11yrs)

Monday 4.30pm - 6.00pm (8 - 11 years)
*£90 (10 weeks) *some projects may require a contribution 

Fun and inspriring art classes for children from 8 years old.

Monkey Theatre - Create a Scene!

Tutor: Jo Humphries

Monday 5.30pm - 6.45pm (7 - 11 years)
​Monday 6.45pm - 8.00pm (12 - 16 years)

£125 (12 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.

alter ego Drama for Adults

Monday 8.30-10pm and Tuesday 8.30-10pm
£132 (12 weeks)

Adult drama!  Learn acting and performance skills through drama games and exercises, without the pressure of being in a production.  
Tutor: Caroline Dooley
07956 421804


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+ years)

Tuesday 4-5.30pm (8-11 years) & 5.45-7.15pm (10+ years)
£90* (10 weeks) 
Fun and inspiring art classes for children from 8 years old.
*some projects might require additional contribution

Dance Happy - Adult Ballet Class 5.15pm and 6.30pm

Tuesday, 5.15-6.15pm and 6.30-7.30pm
£90 for 10 weeks or £12 per session

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

Creative Stitch and Textiles - 12:30pm

Wed 12.30pm - 2.30pm
£90 (10 weeks)
Tutor: Claire Grahame 
This class is designed to develop a 'fine arts' approach to the design of textiles. 

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!
*some projects may require a contribution

Stitch Party

Wednesday 19, 26 June; 3, 10 July; 11, 25 September, 9, 23 October, 6, 27 November
Contact: Lottie lottie-per@hotmail.co.uk 
From £8.50 per session

Evening workshops teaching hand stitching techniques and how to incorporate them into fun, quirky and illustrative designs.
Take home your own embroidery each session to use, wear or frame. 
Promoting hand stitching to help our well being. 
Embracing hand made activities.
Joining and meeting stitchers of the community to engage in and discuss future stitch projects.
Collectively enjoy hand stitching as an art form.

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

BarnArmy Streetdance

Thursday 4.00pm - 5.00pm (beginners) 5.00 - 6pm (experienced)
£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’).  
From age 8

Creative Drawing Class 6.15pm or 8pm

Thursday 6.15pm - 7.45pm or 8.00pm - 9.30pm  

Claire Grahame at 6.15pm
Melanie Paice or Claire Grahame at 8pm

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

*basic materials only provided

Riverhouse Writers

Thursday: 12, 26 Sep; 10 Oct; 14, 21, 28 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. 

Night Terrors - Gerard Logan

Friday 27 September - 8pm
Masterful storytelling from Gerard Logan - an evening of spine-tingling tales of the supernatural from E F Benson’s brilliant collection of ghost stories, Night Terrors. 

Saturday Art Club 10.00 - 11.15am (5-7 years) / 11.30am - 1.00pm (8-11 years)

10.00am - 11.15am  (5 - 7 years) / 11.30am - 1.00pm (8-11 years)
* £7.50 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.

Lisa Kwei Band’s Annual Shindig in aid of Parkinson’s UK

Saturday 28 September 8pm
Join Lisa and her band return for their annual shindig! Featuring music influenced by Fleetwood Mac, Joni Mitchell and Alanis Morissette....

Intro to Natural Dyeing using local plants

Taster workshop
Sunday 29th September 2019
11am – 3pm
Cost - £30
Intro to Natural Dyeing using Local plants with Lubhelu Textile’s Louise Drosdzol.

In this workshop you will learn how you can forage and use seasonal and regionally relevant plants to create lasting and effective colours. Louise will cover her favourite local plants and what colours to expect. You will collect and forage along the beautiful Thames Path in Walton Upon Thames and then return to the Art Centre to make magic.

Maria Levandovskaya (piano)

Sunday 29 September 3pm 
Maria Levandovskaya is a Russian-born pianist and accompanist. Her programme includes works by Messiaen, Chopin and Debussy..

The Society of Designer Craftsmen, North Surrey Group

Wednesday 2 - Sunday 13 October
10am - 4pm
Free entry

The North Surrey Group was formed in 1993 by the SDC Members living in the area with the object of holding regular exhibitions together.  At this exhibition, there will be ceramics, jewellery and textiles.

Alison Rhind and Friends: Bartholomew LaFollette (cello); Alison Rhind (piano)

Wednesday 2 October 8pm
Bartholomew has a rich and varied career as an international soloist and chamber musician.... Programme includes works by Kabalevsky, Debussy and Prokofiev

Riverhouse Readers

Thursday: 5 Sep; 3 Oct; 7 Nov; 5 Dec

£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

Mock Tudor Comedy Club - 4 October

Friday 4 Otober 8pm
Line-up includes David Ward, Stephen Bailey and headliner Roger Monkhouse...

Celestial Bodies (presented by IJAD Dance Company)

Saturday 5 October, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm 
Join IJAD Dance Company in this part-dance, part-game, part-science experiment where participants use balloons, stardust and their imagination to learn how planets (and their own body) function and impact each other and everything around them.

Nigel Price Quartet

Saturday 5 October 8pm
The Nigel Price Quartet showcases the work of the legendary American jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery in a brand new project.

Dave Stradwick’s Sussex Jazz Kings

Sunday 6 October

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

Lucky Dip Disco

Sundays 6 October, 10 November  3.30pm
Bubbles, lights, games and musical mayhem! A retro disco party for children under 7, with their grown-ups..

Lunchtime Concert - Richard Uttley (piano)

Wednesday 9 October 1pm (lunch served at 12 noon)
£12 / Lunch £8.50 (must be pre-booked)

Richard is highly regarded as a soloist and chamber musician. Today's programme includes works by Rameau, Pesson and Brahms..

Concert and Cake

Friday 11 October - 2pm
Booking is essential – limited seating available. Donations welcome.

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.

Odette Adams

Friday 11 October - 8pm
Odette’s songs are fresh, uplifting and ‘sun-kissed’, to quote Clive Davis – The Sunday Times!
Odette Adams - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Kartik Raghunathan - Indian Classical Violin, Vocals
Kaan Celik Metin - Fretless Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Greg Hagger - Double Bass, Electric Bass
Eric Ford - Drums, Percussion

Wildwood Artists - Abstract Rhythms

Wednesday 16 - Sunday 27 October
10am - 4pm
Free Entry

Wildwood is a group of artists based in Surrey, diverse in ages, backgrounds and approaches, ranging from established practitioners to those seeking new directions and artistic ventures.

The Hipdeep Family Plot

Friday 18 October - 7.30pm
Tickets £10 (£8 concessions U18)

The harrowing, moving, ridiculous and sometimes-in-questionable-taste-but-always-entirely-true story of the most maladjusted and constantly mis-adventurous family this woe begotten world has ever seen.

The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Saturday 19 October 2pm
£2 child / £5 adult

Discover how the Baron invented Morris Dancing, how his actions saved the Isle of Skye from sinking beneath the waves and why every fourth child in Bruges is named after him. 

An Evening with Cecil Hepworth

Saturday 19 October 7.30pm#

Step back to the turn of the 20th century, when the films produced alongside the River Thames were the envy of the world.

Sunday Double Bill - Lost and Found and The Scold's Bridle

Sunday 20 October 7.30pm
Lost and Found: A new play by Howard Shaverien

The Scold’s Bridle: Quick Fix Theatre

D.R.A.M. The Dramatic Regional Association of Muchleymarsh

Thursday 24 October to Saturday 26 October - 7.30pm (Saturday matinee at 2.30pm)
£14 / £12 concs

Enigma Theatre presents D.R.A.M: The Dramatic Regional Association of Muchleymarsh A comedy of amateur dramatics – and dramatic amateurs

Walton Folk - Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar

Sunday 27 October 
£12.50 / £10.50 (concs) / children free

Two time BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar combine Russell’s powerful vocals and driving guitar style with the latter’s All-Ireland Championship winning fiddle playing.

Indonesian Arts Half Term workshops

Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November 
Cultural Exchange students from Performing Arts School SMKN 10 Bandung offer workshops in Dance, Music and Theatrical styles of Sudan

Yoga Session and Supper

Weds 18 September 7.30pm – 10pm
Yoga Session and supper

Sudenese Percussion workshop - Gamelan

Saturday 2 November - 10.30am - 12noon
Join Indonesian students from the Sudanese Performing Arts School SMK 10 Bandung for an exhilarating workshop exploring percussion styles.

Sudanese Dance workshop

Saturday 2 November 1pm - 2.30pm
Learn some dance moves from the Sudan with visiting students and teachers from Indonesia
Tickets - £5


Indonesian Arts Festival Performance

Saturday 2 November - 7pm
The celebratory performance forms the culmination of the visit by Sudanese Performing Arts students from SMKN 10 Bandung. 

Spaced (Strangeface Puppet Theatre present a 'Silent Disco' style puppet performance)

Session 1 Performances at 10am, 10.25am, 10.50am, 11.15am Session 2 Performances at 2pm, 2.25pm, 2.50pm, 3.15pm
£10 / £8 child
A puppet version of silent disco, Spaced is a 15 minute show for everyone. Reminiscent of such animation classics as Mr Benn and the Clangers and Oliver Jeffers’ the Way Back home!

Mock Tudor Comedy Club - 8 November

Friday 8 November 8pm
Line up includes James Redmond, Lauren Pattison and headliner Jimmy McGhie..... 

Time Remembered – A Tribute to Bill Evans

Saturday 9 November 8pm
Nikki Iles (piano); Stan Sulzmann (saxes); Norma Winstone (voice) with an exploration of the work of the great Bill Evans.

Natural dying - Making a natural rainbow, Three day workshop

Sunday 10th November
Sunday 1st December
Sunday 8th December
£120 or £100 if you have done the Taster Workshop
email louise.lubhelu@gmail.com for more info

Making a natural rainbow – three week detailed natural dyeing course with Lubhelu Textile’s Louise Drosdzol

Over three weeks we will cover in depth the process of achieving a rainbow of colours from natural dyes. In this active and hands on series of classes you will discover  alchemy and age old techniques which have stood the test of time.  You will use fresh and dried plant material, roots, insects, bark, fruit,....and learn the best ways of extracting colour from each type of dyestuff.


Geoff Cole’s Red Hot Five

Sunday 10 November12.15pm
 This band specialises in mixing the familiar and the less hackneyed tunes and songs from the twenties and thirties with an all star personnel...

Lunchtime Concert - Ashley Solomon (flute); David Miller (theorbo)

Wednesday 13 November 1pm (lunch served at 12 noon)
Les Nations
 – a programme of baroque music for flute and theorbo by Bach, Kasberger, handel, and Locatelli..

Walton Folk - Gigspanner

Wednesday 13 November

In the wake of his departure from Steeleye Span, multi award winning fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner.

The Red Stripe Band

Friday 15 November 
£15 / £12 concs

Neil and his fellow Red Stripers are back, celebrating 25 years in the business!

Under the Frozen Moon - Half a String

Saturday 16 November 11.30am and 2.30pm
In this heartwarming tale, a fierce, courageous young girl sets out to confront the dragon who has hoarded all the fire and lights for himself. With lively poetry, transforming sets, exciting puppetry and atmospheric live music, Under the Frozen Moon brings life to a beautiful world of ice and adventure.

Cabareilidh - Glimmer Theatre

November 16 - 8pm
Come along for a night of wild ceilidh dancing and cabaret acts inspired by surrey’s customs and traditions.

Silver Ring-Making Workshop

Sunday 17 November
10am - 2pm
£45 (all materials supplied including silver)


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

Walton Art Club - November 2019

Wednesday 20 - Sunday 24 November
10am - 4pm
Free Entry

Walton Art Club's ever popular Christmas Exhibition showcases the club's enormous range of styles and media. 

Alison Rhind and Friends: Elliot Gresty (clarinet); Alison Rhind (piano)

Friday 22 November 8pm
Programme includes works by Weber, Martinu, Bassi, Brahms and Finzi...

R C Sherriff Young Musician of The Year 2019 ‘Instrument & Voice’ (Through the bequest of Nigel Truefitt)

Voice: Saturday 23 November, 7pm  
Instrument: Sunday 24 November, 7pm

Following the success of the 2017 and 2018 competitions, the R C Sherriff Trust presents the 2019 Young Musician of the Year 2019. 

Walton Folk - Lady Maisery

Friday 29 November

With their unique approach to harmony singing, multi-instrumentalists and singers Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans harness and celebrate their united voice.

Community 'Christmas Carol' Exhibition

Saturday 30 November to Sunday 5 January
10am - 4pm daily
Free Entry


Woody Guthrie and ‘Old Man Trump’ performed by Will Kaufman

Saturday 30 November
£14 / £12 concs

Will Kaufman returns to Riverhouse, bringing to life all the anger and contempt that Guthrie felt for those in power who will deny justice to their fellow human beings.

Christine and the Stackyard Stompers

Sunday 1 December, 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.

Cinderella at the Barn Theatre

Wednesday 4 December
The R C Sherriff Trust’s Penny Knaves


Mock Tudor Comedy Club - 6 December

Friday 6 December 8pm
Line-up includes Jenny Collier, Mike Cox and Headliner Dave Fulton...

Cinderella at Riverhouse

Saturday 7 December 7.30pm
The R C Sherriff Trust’s Penny Knaves


Walton Folk - Lucy Ward: Winter Solstice

8 December 
£12.50 (£10.50 concs, children free)

This winter, join BBC award winning singer songwriter Lucy Ward for an afternoon of solstice magic, woven from festive song and traditions ages old and sprinkled with her own stunning back catalogue of spellbinding original material........

Lunchtime Concert - 4 Girls 4 Harps: Christmas Special

Wednesday 11 December 1pm (lunch served 12 noon)
Concert £12 / Lunch £8.50 (must be prebooked)

Back by popular request the celestial sound of the 4 harps played by Harriet Adie, Ruby Aspinall, Elizabeth Bass and Keziah Thomas in a seasonal programme of music, old and new.


Friday 13 December
FREE [Retiring collection] 
NB: Please book a ticket to secure a seat
Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, the Maiastra musicians will be  performing all of his 16 string quartets in the order in which they were published.

For further info: www.maiastra.org

Annual Christmas Entertainment featuring Martin Jenkins and guests

Saturday 14 December, 7pm
£16 including a glass of mulled wine

Annual Christmas Entertainment - Martin Jenkins with guests to be announced nearer the time. 

Martin Jenkins and Friends - Christmas Entertainment

Saturday 14 December - 7pm
Annual Christmas Entertainment featuring Martin Jenkins and special guests.

A Christmas Carol - Apollo Theatre

Monday 16 – Thursday 19 December at 4pm
Thursday 19 – Monday 23 December at 1.30pm and 4pm

Apollo Theatre Company return to Riverhouse with this brand-new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale, a charming and beautiful story guaranteed to entertain the whole family.

Rumplestiltskin and the Snail of Destiny

Saturday 4 January 2pm and 4pm 
Using its trademark puppets, music, storytelling and transforming sets, Widdershins aims to create gold on stage with this new version of the Grimm’s classic tale.

Lunchtime Concert - Angela Hicks (soprano) Toby Carr (lute and theorbo)

Wednesday 8 January 1pm 
Songs from the 16th and 17th century by Monteverdi, Campion, Dowland and Purcell.

Walton Folk - Maz O’Connor

Sunday 23 Febuary doors open at noon for 12.15pm 

Maz's exceptional voice provides the perfect vehicle for her powerful songs and new album ‘Chosen Daughter’ - a collection of darker, story songs - a bigger, more concentrated feminist statement. It is not protest music, but a very personal album which explores, and celebrates, the feminine.

Belinda O'Hooley

Sunday 29 March, 12.15pm