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RHB Volunteers and Staff Exhibition

Open every day 10am to 4pm
Wednesday 17 July through to Sunday 1 September

This Summer we are celebrating our amazing volunteers. Come and find out all about the people who make Riverhouse possible as a busy, successful arts centre serving the local community.
There will be a huge variety of work on display, some of which will be on sale.

Dragonfly Sky Singer-Songwriter Showcase - July 2024

Thursday 18 July 2024 - 8pm
Epsom duo Dragonfly Sky bring their acclaimed singer-songwriter night to the Riverhouse Barn with new featured artists each month - Artists announced!

Mock Tudor Comedy - Friday 19 July

Friday 19 July 2024 - 8pm
Our monthly Mock Tudor Comedy club night with Ross Smith as MC, Nathan Caton as headliner plus the hilarious Kate Martin and Joshua Bethania!

Hagar: War Mother (Edinburgh Fringe Preview)

Saturday 20 July 2024 - 5pm
Hagar: War Mother (Edinburgh Fringe Preview)- One woman’s odyssey to escape Syria’s brutal war with her baby. Negotiating with smugglers, betrayed by friends, Hagar won’t give up. Written by Aksam Alyousef. Produced by Joanna Blundell. ‘A heartbreaking story, beautifully told’ ★★★★½ (Edmonton Journal).

Jazz & Beer - The Louisiana Rhythm Kings

Sunday 21 July  12.15pm
The Louisiana Rhythm Kings perform the jazz of the 1920s and 30s, capturing the exciting sounds of New Orleans, Chicago and New York.

Life Drawing Classes

Every Monday 6pm - 8.30pm
Held in the barn. Professional models posing each week supported by internationally trained artist Stephen Jones
 Life Drawing (jonesstephenart.com)
Please book ahead by calling Stephen on 07565 908092
£20 each class or discounts for multiple bookings
Open to all levels. Support, instruction and critique offered 

Riverhouse Hookers - Learn to Crochet Tuesday Evenings

Course starts: Tuesday 2 July 2024

Suitable for beginners or those needing a refresh.

Tutor: Merrian Holland
Tuesdays 7:30- 9:30pm (2, 9,16, 23 July 2024)

Email mezzamay@icloud.com
Crochet Classes & Groups - Mezzacraft - Sharing the Art of Crochet

Maiastra perform Haydn, Szymański & Schubert- String Quartet Summer Concert

Saturday 27 July 2024- 7:30 pm

Maiastra is pleased to welcome back international-award winner, violinist Bartosz Woroch. He will be joined by three young musicians to form a string quartet and together they will perform three exceptional quartet pieces. 

Terry Alderton & Friends

Sunday 28 July 2024 - 7.30pm
With multiple 5 star reviews, award wins and nominations, Terry Alderton is here for an evening of funny, as he puts on a special night of comedy with friends!
PLEASE NOTE: this gig has been rearranged from 13th July with a new start time of 7.30pm

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.
 

Food Matters- An interactive and hands-on talk and workshop

Saturday 31 August 2024- 9:30 am or 1:30 pm (Identical sessions)
An informative and hands-on workshop, led by BANT Registered Nutritionist Louise Jenner-Clarke. Learn why food is essential to your health and well-being, and deepen your knowledge about the power of nutrition. Included food tasting session and refreshement. 
 

Jazz & Beer - Bob Dwyer's Bix and Pieces

Sunday 1 September  12.15pm
Bob Dwyer and his band return for another swinging lunchtime session of trad jazz; featuring - Foot tapping stomps - Classic blues - Rhythm & blues - Ragtime - interesting vocals.

Variations on a Theme

RICHMOND PRINTMAKERS
Wednesday 4 to Sunday 15September 2024
10am - 4pm
Admission Free

Richmond Printmakers is a cooperative of professional artists based in and around Richmond-upon-Thames. We work independently and come together to exhibit our work. Our supportive approach enables us to develop our creative practices by exploring and embracing new and experimental approaches, as well as promoting and preserving the traditions of printmaking. We each bring our individual and diverse work to a wide audience through our local and national exhibitions.  https://www.richmondprintmakers.co.uk/

Maiastra perform Ravel, Britten & Mozart Quartets

Friday 6 September 2024- 7:30 pm 
Maiastra welcomes multi-award winner and Maiastra Course Director Akiko Ono, who will be joined by three talented young musicians. Together they will perform three quartets by Ravel, Britten and Mozart. 

Alter Ego - Drama for Adults

Alter Ego, Adult Drama Classes
Tutor
: Caroline Dooley
Days: Tuesdays: 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

Mock Tudor Comedy - Friday 13 September

Friday 13 September 2024 - 8pm
Our monthly Mock Tudor Comedy club night with Markus Birdman as headliner and Malinda MukumaAsh Frith as MC plus Ray Badran!

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

A fortnightly children's art club.
Autumn term: 14, 28 Sept. 12, 26 Oct. 9, 23 Nov. 2024
10.00am - 11.15am  (6-9 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 a term (classes run approximately every fortnight).
BOOKING FOR AUTUMN TERM LIVE FROM SATURDAY 20 JULY 2024
 

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

A fortnightly children's art club.
Autumn term 2024
Saturdays: 14, 28 Sept. 12, 26 Oct. 9, 23 Nov. 2024
11.30am - 1pm  (10 - 13 years)
Tutor: Claire Sabri £36 for 6 sessions

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.
BOOKING FROM 20 JULY 2024
 
 

Elmbridge’s Early History: From Caesar to 1066 [Free Talk]

Saturday 14 September 2024 - 1:30-2:30pm
Elmbridge’s Early History: From Caesar to 1066 
A Walton Heritage Festival 2024 Event  [Free Talk] 
Join Tim Hazell, Founder of Generic History Video channel, to explore the early history of our local area, beginning with the arrival of Caesar and the Romans and ending with the Norman Conquest. Revisiting the people who lived here, and how they laid the foundations for the Elmbridge we know today.


 

Jewellery Making (Monday or Friday)

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

Come and learn the basic traditional skills of silver jewellery making and complete your very own design. Tools provided, but materials will be extra.

Dance Happy - Adult Ballet Classes at 5.30pm and 6.40pm

Tuesdays during term time
Either 5.30pm - 6.30pm or 6.40pm - 7.40pm


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

email jo_haley@hotmail.com for more info

Especially Now

An exhibition of the works of Flin McCulloch
Open 10am to 4pm
Wednesday 18 to Sunday 22 September 2024
Admission free. No need to book.
My paintings are a celebration of and thanksgiving for places that l have felt a connection with and come to know so well. These often unique habitats are under pressure from human activity and we need to be mindful of our own relationship to nature, especially now.

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

Book your place: ourartclub4fun@gmail.com
Thursday 4.45 - 5.45pm
Autumn term 2024 is 11 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!
 

Watercolour Class (for adults)

Friday afternoon watercolour sessions
12.30pm - 2pm OR
2.15pm - 3.45pm 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.
Contact clairegrahame0@gmail.com for more information about dates and how to book.
 

Woodcarvers - in the Toshiba Studio


10am - 12.30pm on alternate Saturdays during term time
Join our friendly, informal group of woodcarvers 
£8 per session - tools available but feel free to bring your own. 

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 8 x 2hr sessions run over the Autumn term. You must be over 18 and be prepared to adhere to all safety procedures.
Autumn term dates are:  24th Sept + 1st Oct + 8th Oct + 15th Oct… 3 week 1/2 term gap… 12th Nov + 19th Nov + 26th Nov + 3rd Dec
Cost: £160 for 8  weeks (2 hour session per week). Pay separately for materials.
Cost includes RHB facilities,  teaching, kiln and tool usage. Copper metal and enamel material are paid for separately in class. Typical pendant costs  £5 to £10 depending on materials used.

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.

ELMBRIDGE MOVING ART 2024

Wednesday 25 September to Sunday 20 October 2024

The Elmbridge Moving Art exhibition is coming back to the Robert Phillips Gallery at the Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre from Wednesday 25 September to Sunday 20 October 2024  to showcase the work of local artists.
This year Elmbridge Moving Art is guest curated by Ele King.
 

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.
 

Oil Painting Class

Discover the joys of oil painting!
Sign up for this 10-week course to learn everything you need to know about oil painting. Suitable for all levels of painter including complete beginners. Rodney Kingston will guide you through the materials and equipment required and cover subjects such as colour, tone and drawing, and teach you essential oil painting techniques. You'll discover all you need to know to confidently venture into the world of oil painting.

Wednesdays 3pm – 5pm beginning on 25 September through to 4 December with a break for half term on 30 October.
 

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

Dragonfly Sky Singer-Songwriter Showcase - September 2024

Thursday 26 September 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!

Drawing and Painting for Improvers 8pm

Thursdays 8.00pm - 9.30pm  
Tutor: 
​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
 

Kerry Godliman: Work in Progress

Thursday 3 October
Join star of After Life and Derek, Kerry Godliman, as she returns to Mock Tudor Comedy Club to try out some brand-new material before she heads out on tour!

Candlelit Macbeth - by Bart Lee Theatre

Friday 4 October 2024 - 8pm
Macbeth is brought to life by this talented and enthralling story-telling company, igniting the imagination with poetry, sound-scapes, shadows and movement. Faithful to the text and famous Shakespeare characters. Suitable for those studying the play at GCSE as well as lovers of the Bard. NOT TO BE MISSED.

Life of A Concorde Pilot – From The Orphanage to The Edge of Space

Saturday 5 October 2024 - 7:30 pm
Captain John Tye was one of only 134 pilots to ever fly Concorde for British Airways in the whole 27 years the supersonic airliner was in service. John will tell us about his story - from an Orphan to a pilot.  He will also share his experience landing Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport, one of the most challenging airport to many pilots, as exclusive content to Riverhouse.

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.

Lunchtime Concert - Olivia Skwara (Piano) & Helen Vidovich (Flute)

Wednesday 9 October 2024 - Lunch 12 noon, Concert 1.30pm
Enjoy our first Lunchtime Concert of the Autumn seasion with a wonderful performance from pianist Olivia Skwara and flautist Helen Vidovich.
You can now book your lunch when you purchase your concert tickets!  

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - Walton Folk

Thursday 10 October 2024 - 8pm
With their exquisite brand of traditional and contemporary acoustic music, Kathryn and Sean return to Walton Folk for the first time since 2019 to showcase their new relese 'The Collection' -  18 of their most loved songs compiled into one seamless album...
 

Mock Tudor Comedy - Friday 11 October

Friday 11 October 2024 - 8pm
Our monthly Mock Tudor Comedy club night with the return of the amazing Max Fulham as headliner, Matt Price as MC plus Fiona Allen and Matt Foster!

Riverhouse BIG FUN Fundraising Quiz Night!

Saturday 12 October  7.30pm
An evening of head scratching fun and competition with prizes and a fantastic raffle! All proceeds will go to supporting The Riverhouse...
 

Jazz & Beer - Cat Skellington With Richard White

Sunday 13 October 2024 - 12.15pm 
Influenced mostly by the great French gypsy guitar player Django Reinhardt, the music of Cat Skellington Band is largely from the swing era of the 1920s - 30s.
It is a style of music with an irresistible beat and a boundless energy known to induce toe tapping of extreme vivacity. 

Billy Mitchell & Bob Fox

Thursday 17 October 2024 - 8pm
Two great voices, impeccable musicianship, a set full of memorable songs and infectious good humour, the mix of material is sparkling, full of punch and beautifully executed.

Andrew Ryan: Let Me Know How You Get On

Friday 18th October 8pm
Andrew Ryan is finally living the life he always thought he would after moving to Belfast and he's taking his hilarious tales of woe and ineptitude on tour across the UK and Ireland this Autumn....
 

Where Is Mrs. Christie?


Saturday 19th October 7:30pm
Agatha Christie was one of the greatest thriller writers of all time. In 1926, her crashed car was discovered in Surrey and the famous author was missing, presumed dead by many, for eleven days. However, she was eventually found at a luxury hotel in Harrogate. Liz Grand presents her one-woman show ‘Where Is Mrs Christie?’ Did she suffer from amnesia? Was it a publicity stunt? Or was there a darker secret involved? In true thriller style, all will be revealed.

A State of Mind

Works by Sarah Simonds-Gooding
Wednesday 23 October to Sunday 3 November
Open daily 10am - 4pm
Admission Free

 

From Page to Stage - A Workshop with Martin Jenkins

Wednesday 23 October 2024 - 7.30pm
Our Patron, Martin Jenkins, talks informally about the role played by the director when working on a play with particular reference to Shakespeare's King Lear (please bring a copy along). During a career stretching over 60 years, Martin progressed from assistant director at the RSC to Founding Artistic of The Everyman Theatre, Liverpool and finally Chief Producer Drama (Radio) with the BBC.

Anne Boleyn - Wolf at the Door

Saturday 26 October 2024- 7:30pm
A musical tale of love and Tudor tragedy. Bob Whitley (guitar, tenor guitar and mandola) and Lee MacKenzie (baroque cello) take us back to the 16th Century and the story of the triumph and tragedy of Anne Boleyn.
 

Cardboard Carnival - Lempen Puppet Theatre Company

Monday 28 October 2024 - 12noon
This is ‘Carnival of the Animals’ but not as we know it. Dissected for body part potential to create the ‘ultimate animal’, we take inspiration from the music by Camille Saint-Saëns, a little help from Darwin and a whole lot of cardboard to mash up a show full of puppet possibility. Inspiration and delight for everyone from 4 to 104.

Dragonfly Sky Singer-Songwriter Showcase - October 2024

Wednesday 30 October 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 Incomparable Steve Ross

Thursday 31 October 2024 - 7.30pm
THE CROWN PRINCE OF CABARET is what Steve Ross was crowned many years ago. In the past decade he’s performed all over the world, in every kind of venue from Rio De Janeiro to Sydney from Carnegie Hall to The Riverhouse Walton!

A Dragon's Tale - Theatrix Arts

Friday 2 November 2024 -  2pm performance & workshop  
A magical story based on the legend of the Lambton Worm told through puppets, song, and music.Then meet the puppets and create you very own Dragon Puppet! 


 

Jazz & Beer - The Sussex Jazz Kings

Sunday 3 November 2024 - 12.15pm
The Sussex Jazz Kings return to Riverhouse with a line up that includes Iain McAulay (trombone), Bernard Stutt (clarinet), Peter Clancy (bass) and Pete Lay (drums/interim bandleader), along with Peter Leonard (cornet) and Bill Stagg (banjo).....

Blown Out On The Trail - The Songs of Bob Dylan - Walton Folk

Sunday 3 November 2024 - 7pm
With stripped back, intimate acoustic arrangements and close vocal harmony, the night evokes the 60’s cafes of Greenwich Village and Dylan’s early Newport performances with Joan Baez as well as taking in a range of folk- rock, pop and American songbook style songs from across his 60 year career.

'Drawn to Thread' Wey Valley Workshop

Drawn to Thread
Wey Valley Workshop
Wednesday 6 - Sunday 17 November 2024
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.

Mock Tudor Comedy - Friday 8 November

Friday 8 November 2024
Our monthly Mock Tudor Comedy club night with the amazing John Robertson headlining where no two gigs are ever the same!  Plus Ben Clover as MC, and Dane Buckley on the stage, with more acts to be announced!

Hauntings- An Evening of Three Classic Tales of the Supernatural by M.R. James & E.F. Benson

Saturday 9 November 2024 - 8pm
Three spine-tingling tales of the supernatural from two of the world’s greatest writers of ghost stories. Performed by award-winning actor, Gerard Logan.

Lunchtime Concert - Maknickas Trio

Wednesday 13 November 2024 - Lunch 12 noon, Concert 1.30 pm
Pianist Ignas Maknickas returns to Riverhouse Barn Lunchtime Concert with the Maknickas Trio playing Gipsy Rondo Trio- Haydn and Trio No.1 by Brahms.
Lunch at the Barn at 12:00 and conceret starts at 1:30 pm.

Posting Letters to the Moon

Friday 15 November 2024 - 7.30pm
A romantic, funny and very touching portrait of life during the second World War, featuring readings of the letters between Oscar-nominated actress Celia Johnson, and her explorer and writer husband Peter Fleming.

The Noise Next Door - Freewheeling

Saturday 16 November 2024 - 8pm
Buckle up… You’re in for a hell of a ride! The quickest wits in comedy are here to take you on a totally improvised tour around YOUR weirdest and wildest ideas.

‘What Makes Me Smile’

Open 10am to 4pm
Wednesday 20 to Sunday 24 November 2024
Admission Free. No need to book.

A celebration of works from people with learning disabilities, autistic people, people with mental health challenges and their support teams from Achieve Together.
Learning Disability Care Providers | Achieve together

EFG London Jazz Festival presents: Celebrating Twenty Years of Way Out West

Wednesday 20 November 2024 - 8pm
In this concert Way Out West will revisit some music from our 20 year history as well as presenting new compositions for large ensemble. 
Way Out West: Tony Woods, Nette Robinson, Kate Williams, Tom Millar, Emily Saunders, Chris Biscoe, Pete Hurt, Tim Whitehead, Nick Mills, Gary Willcox,  Larry Bartley.

The Red Stripe Band

Friday 22 November  8pm
Neil Drinkwater and his fellow Red Stripers are back for their ever popular annual visit, with their entertaining mix of boogie woogie, jive, and rock 'n' roll classics as well as their original songs!

Dragonfly Sky Singer-Songwriter Showcase - November 2024

Thursday 28 November 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!

Steve Pledger - Walton Folk

Friday 29 November 2024 - 8pm
Steve Pledger
is a multi-award-winning recording artist with an enviable reputation as a talented and dynamic performer. With writing that ranges from fragile reflections on love and loss to blistering commentaries on present circumstances, his songs pack an emotional punch, both on record and on stage.
 

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.

Dragonfly Sky Singer-Songwriter Showcase - December 2024

Wednesday 11 December 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!

Mock Tudor Comedy - Friday 13 December

Friday 13 December 2024 - 8pm
Our monthly Mock Tudor Comedy club night with, reasonably fresh-ish from his show in Las Vegas in the US (and Guildford!), the hilarious Danny Buckler as headliner plus the online sensation and terrific stand-up, Jack Skipper on the stage and David Ward as MC, with more acts to be announced!
 

Half a String presents: The Snowsmith

Sunday 22 December 2024 - 2:30pm & 6pm
Monday 23 December 2024 - 11am &  2:30pm
 
Grab your inventor's goggles and join Eira as she explores rivers, mountains and mines; meeting giant sea beasts, mischievous goats and finding unlikely friends in the strangest of places.

Jazz & Beer - Enrico Tomasso's Riverboat Shufflers

Sunday 19 January 2025 12.15pm
Enrico and his Riverboat Shufflers return to Riverhouse, breathing new life into the golden era of jazz!
 

Jazz & Beer - Sarah Spencer's Transatlantic Band

Sunday February 16 2025  12.15pm
Sarah Spencer's Transatlantic Band performs powerful New Orleans jazz in the tradition of the great Revival. Drawing influence from bands of that era, as well as taking influence from more modern New Orleans music....

Jazz Sabbath

Saturday 8 March 2025 - 8pm
Adam Wakeman (Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne's solo band) is exploring the boundaries between jazz and the songs that defined heavy metal. Echoing already present jazz riffs and discovering new ones. 
With rave reviews from both the rock and jazz media, sold out shows throughout Europe and 2 albums high in the Billboard Jazz charts, this jazz trio is a unique live experience!
 

Sam Sweeney – Walton Folk

Sunday 6 April 2025 - 12.15pm
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019 – Nominated Musician Of The Year, Sam comes to Walton Folk in a rare opportunity to spend an informal evening with “one of the defining fiddle players of his generation” (Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2)...