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The Riverhouse Barn Choir

Tuesday 26 Sept, 3 Oct, 10 Oct, 17 Oct, 31 Oct, 7 Nov, 14 Nov, 21 Nov, 28 Nov, 5 Dec, 12 Dec 2023 - 10am to 11.30am
The Riverhouse Barn Choir

[The choir has reached maximum capacity. If you're interested, please send an email to arts@riverhousebarn.co.uk to be placed on the waiting list.]
Riverhouse Barn's very own choir set up by local choral animateur, Johnny Kilhams. Watch this space for their news and performance dates.

Silver Screen Club Talks – Lights, Camera, Ho! Ho! Ho! – A Celebration of Festive Movies

Tuesday 5 December 2023 - 11am
In this Talk on the classic Seasonal films, there’s always room for a little surprise in the festive movie stocking…like John Wayne on the run from the law…what could be more Christmassy than that?

Silver Screen Club - White Christmas (1954)

Tuesday 5 December 2023 - 1pm
Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, star as Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, who after helping the Haynes sisters - Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen - escape from their landlord, ask them to perform in a joint Christmas show to put their old commander's failing inn back in business.

Lunchtime Concert - Iris Harp Trio

Wednesday 6 December 2023 - 1pm
French Fantasies by Tournier and Saint-Saens and seasonal favourites arranged for this romantic string combination. Keziah Thomas (harp) Lucy Melvin (violin) Julia Morneweg (cello)

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!

Crochet Course - Riverhouse Hookers Group

Riverhouse Hookers Crochet Group – Friday Daytime Crochet Courses

Meet up with our friendly crochet group and learn new techniques with guided projects and experienced tuition.

Tutor: Merrian Holland
Days: Fridays 12:30- 2.30pm
Cost: £60* for four weeks
Skill level: you must be confident with basic crochet stitches (why not learn to crochet in one of my beginners classes? : click here)
Contact: mezzamay@icloud.com

*depending on course length and if materials are required.

Mock Tudor Xmas Comedy - Friday 8 December

Friday 8 December 2023 - 8pm
Our Xmas Mock Tudor Comedy club with RICH WILSON, CHRIS STOKES, and BEN NORRIS as headliner PLUS, fresh from headlining in Canada, WILL HANNIGAN!
Strictly ages 16+ (adult content and language)

'Our ArtClub' Christmas Workshop

10am - 12pm
Saturday 9 December 

Book your place: ourartclub4fun@gmail.com
A special Christmas workshop run by 'Our ArtClub' looks to develop and build on the basic understanding that the arts are all around us, independent of the termly classes here. OurArtclub4fun
For 5 - 10 year olds. £25 per child

Scoot Youth Theatre Workshops

Scoot Youth exists to empower young people: a youth theatre that gives teenagers the space to tell the stories important to them – to have their voices heard and understood.

Maiastra Christmas Concert- Maiastra perform Purcell, Schumann & Beethoven

Saturday 9 December 2023 - 7.30pm
A concert of Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 14, Op. 131 amongst other repertoire. 

Annual Christmas Entertainment with Martin Jenkins and Friends

Sunday 10 December 2023 - 7.30pm
Riverhouse Barn annual Christmas Entertainment featuring Martin Jenkins and special guests!

MusicaliTea Charity Concert

Wednesday 13 December 2023 - 2pm
Riverhouse Barn is delighted to sponsor Music in Hospitals & Care with our gorgeous venue for hosting the MusicaliTea Charity Concert 2023.

Riverhouse Barn Choir Inaugural Concert

Thursday 14 December 2023 - 7:30pm 

Come and celebrate the launch of the Riverhouse Barn’s very own choir! This will be the first opportunity to showcase their wonderful voices in glorious four part harmony!


Sing That Swing Christmas!

Saturday 16 December 2023 - 8pm
Kitty, Ruby and Jonny are back in a festive mood to swing your Christmas!...

The Selfish Giant - Riverhouse Barn Christmas Production by Scoot Youth Theatre

Wednesday 20 - Saturday 23 December 2023
Scoot Theatre’s new adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s rebirth tale focuses on young people's power to change the world. Charlie and LG must learn to face their fears to save the garden they love so much. But can they lead the miserable old giant back to his inner child and make him understand the damage he is causing to his environment?

Exhibition: Brushes Across Borders: Connecting Global Kids 

Riverhouse Barn Community Art Project- Brushes Across Borders: Connecting Global Kids 
Saturday  6 - Sunday 7 January 2024

Exhibition of YOUR artwork about the future world, works by children created at Walton Heritage Festival 2023, and those by Kenyan and Brazilian children. The art station will also be open for you to add your bit of imagination to our FUTURE.  Plus a mini sing-along activity of 'It's a Small World' in multi-languages. Come and see how many languages of the song we can sing in one day!

Free to participate. All materials will be provided. Just drop-by!

FREE Saturday Art Club Spring 2024 10.00 - 11.15am (6 -9 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
10.00am - 11.1m  (6-9 years)
Tutor: Claire Sabri
The Saturday Art Club students produce work inspired by the changing exhibitions in the Robert Phillips Gallery.
We are able to provide these 6 sessions fee of charge with thanks to a very generous donation from the Arts Society, Walton.

FREE 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.
We are able to provide these 6 sessions fee of charge with thanks to a very generous donation from the Arts Society, Walton.
Sessions can be booked individually.

Same Sea, Different Boat

Wed 10 Jan - Sun 4 Feb 
Open every day 10am - 4pm
Admission Free. No need to book.

A creative community project bringing together individual experiences, thoughts and emotions about the time in lockdown. Individual collagraph printed and stitched squares of fabric are joined together to make a quilt illustrating the varied experiences of being quarantined because of Covid-19. The work of five artists will also be on show during this exhibition.

Lunchtime Concert - Rosalind Ventris (viola) Richard Uttley (piano)

Wednesday 10 January 2024 - 1pm
British violist Rosalind Ventris has an international career as soloist and chamber musician. She is also a Professor of viola at the the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.  Pianist Richard Uttley also teaches at the RCM and is Professor of Piano at the Royal Academy.

Art for Beginners and Continuers 6.15pm

Thursday 6.15pm - 7.45pm
Tutor: Claire Grahame 
Cost (10 week course): £105*

Our creative drawing course for adults 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  
​Melanie Paice
Cost (10 week course): £105*
Our art course for adults is open to those with some experience and will encourage you to release your creative energy. Some sessions may take place on zoom and the rest wil be in the Toshiba studio in the courtyard at Riverhouse Barn.

*basic materials only provided

TOY STORIES (or How Not to Make a Living as an Artist)

Saturday 13 January 2024 - 7pm
TOY STORIES takes the audience on an irreverent, powerful and hilarious storytelling adventure through art, contemporary politics, twentieth-century history - and toys!

Riverhouse Hookers - Learn to Crochet Monday Daytimes

Learn to Crochet

Suitable for beginners or those needing a refresh. Email mezzamay@icloud.com 

Tutor: Merrian Holland
Monday 12:30-2:30pm (18, 15 September, 2 and 9 October)
£78 - 4 weeks (materials included)

Riverhouse Hookers - Learn to Crochet Tuesday Evenings

Courses start: Tuesday 19th September 2023 & Tuesday 16th January 2024

Suitable for beginners or those needing a refresh.

Tutor: Merrian Holland
Tuesdays 7:30- 9:30pm (19, 26 September, 3, 10 October '23) & (16, 23, 30 January, 6 February '24)

£78 - 4 weeks (all materials included)

Email mezzamay@icloud.com 

Mock Tudor Comedy - Friday 19 January

Friday 19 January 2024 - 8pm
Our monthly Mock Tudor Comedy club night with Julian Deane, and Roger Monkhouse as headliner plus the amazing Daisy Earl as your MC - more acts to be confirmed!

The Magnificent Music Hall - Presented by Paper Moon Theatre Company

Saturday 17th January  7.30pm
Step back in time to the glorious days of traditional Victorian Music Hall! A nostalgic, fun and unmissable trip down memory lane from this galaxy of stars from BBC TV’S 'The Good Old Days'...

Dragonfly Sky Singer-Songwriter Showcase - January

Thursday 25 January 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!

The annual Bernard Cribbins Commemorative Event- An Audience With Martin Jenkins and David Rowan

Sunday 28 January 2024 - 7.30pm
In conversation with David Rowan, Martin Jenkins talks about his 60 years as an director, actor and playwright, at an evening dedicated to the memory of Bernard Cribbins OBE, our long-standing Patron and supporter.

Frankie Archer - Walton Folk

Sunday 4 February 2024 - 12.15pm
Frankie Archer is fresh on the scene and shaking up genres and traditions, sharing the lesser told sides of stories, championing women, challenging perspectives and calling for a fairer future, all to a unique mix of synths, manipulated samples, drum tracks and earthy Northumbrian fiddle and voice.

The Allure of Miss Lee

Sunday 4 February 2024 - 7.30pm
Jazz vocalist Catherine Lima and her quartet bring you an evening of songs of jazz icon, Peggy Lee. With stories about the life of this troubled performer, Catherine explores Peggy Lee’s rise from humble beginnings in North Dakota, to her first break as a big band singer with Benny Goodman, through to her successful solo career as a singer/songwriter and one-time Hollywood actress.

Shrouded in Silence

A Whistlestop Arts Project
Wed 7 Feb - Sun 10 Mar
Open daily 10am - 4pm
Free admission. No need to book.

The ‘Moirai’, three personifications of destiny from Greek Mythology:
Clotho - the spinner of the golden thread of life
Lachesis - measures the life allotted
Atropos - cuts the thread.

Sir Stephen Hough (piano)

Wednesday 7 February 2024 - 7.30 pm
One of the most distinctive artists of his generation, Sir Stephen Hough combines a distinguished career as a pianist with those of composer and writer. Programme to include:
Cecile Chaminade, Franz Lizt and Frederick Chopin.

Royston Pike Lectures - Jim Holmes, Photography of Humanitarian Effort

Thursday 8 February 2024 - 7.30pm
Humanitarian Vision is a visual introduction to the inspirational work done around the world by groups, agencies and charities that specialise in humanitarian development and assistance projects. Uplifting and insightful, strong images introduce the audience to projects delivered by Oxfam, Save the Children and United Nations in Afghanistan, Mongolia, Laos, India, Myanmar and many other countries.

Lunchtime Concert - Cellophonics

Wednesday 14 February 2024 - 1pm
Four of the country’s leading cellists make up the quartet Cellophonics. They have enjoyed playing concerts together at festivals throughout the UK. Today they will present a programme for Valentine’s Day

Half a String presents: Breathe

Friday 16 February 2024 - 2pm
This half term take an extraordinary journey through a busy forest. A story told from the perspective of an acorn; the hectic forest floor, dense thrumming underworlds, and dazzling heights of icy branches. Discover bizarre larger than life fungi, connecting creaking tree roots, and majestic guardians watching over a delicate cycle. Join three storytellers as they lead you through an enchanting experience like no other.

Knight & Spiers - Walton Folk

Friday 16 February 2024 - 8pm
The pairing of violin and melodeon is not a new one, but in the hands of Knight and Spiers, improvisation and invention meet the listener at every turn. Together they have created a musical document that resonates with history, but also something that should inspire future generations of musicians to engage with Britain’s folk dancing heritage, and the beautiful, mysterious tunes that can be found within that heritage.

Dragonfly Sky Singer-Songwriter Showcase - February

Thursday 29 February 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!

MAYOR & JAMES - Music, Mirth and Song

Friday 1 March 2024 - 8pm
Join ‘hot-fingered mandolin virtuoso' Simon Mayor, and 'silver-voiced songstress' Hilary James for an unmissable evening of musical magic and fun!

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.

Amy Johnson: Last Flight Out

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

Granny Pearl- A Magical Tale of the Sea

Saturday 9 March 2024 - 12pm and 2pm
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!

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.

MAYOR & JAMES - Musical Mystery Tour: Music For Children

Sunday 24 March 2024 - 2pm
Oodles of musical fun and laughter with original songs, tunes, choruses and an array of amazing musical instruments, some tiny and at least one bigger than Hilary!  Sing along with the Parrot-Parrot from Hong-Hong-Kong-Kong and twist your tongue around the Flock of Fat Flamingoes. 

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 - Artists to be announced!

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.

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.

Red Hot Strings - Electric/Classic Violin Duo

Saturday 20 April 2024 - Doors Open 7pm, starts at 7.30pm
BOOK EARLY - On their last visit to Riverhouse, Red Hot Strings sold out fast!
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. 

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.