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DUO play Flamenco Fusion

Friday 14 June 2024 - 8pm
A feel-good evening with two amazingly talented acoustic guitarists who blend flamenco, pop, rock and classical guitar styles into a unique and exciting sound over a varied set-list. Their flying fingerwork and percussive style of play showcases the versatility of the classical guitar. 

Beautiful Strange - Retrospective Exhibition

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

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. 

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.

Jazz & Beer - Malcolm Earle Smith Quartet

Sunday 16 June - 12.15pm
Trombonist and vocalist Malcolm Earle Smith returns to Riverhouse with his quartet with a gig that pay homage to the 'Great Crooners'....

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. 

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. 
Contact clairegrahame0@gmail.com for more information about dates and how to book.

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 

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

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.

Philosophy Café - with Chris Warne

Wednesday 19, 26 June and 3 July 2024 - 11am to 1pm RESERVATION NEEDED
Philosophy is about some of the trickiest questions in life. Can we really know anything about the world? What makes actions right or wrong? Is the mind part of the physical world? Do I have to wear a turtleneck jumper to be an existentialist?

The Philosophy Cafe locks horns with issues like these on Wednesdays. Why not join us for coffee and enjoyable conversation in a cheerful and relaxed atmosphere?

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!

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

Mixed Media Art Class for Adults

Mixed Media Class
Fridays 1.45 - 3.45pm 

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

Mock Tudor Comedy - Friday 21 June

Friday 21 June 2024 - 8pm
Our monthly Mock Tudor Comedy club night with the excellent new headliner Pierre Novellie and Gordon Southern as MC plus Elliot Steel and, now, introducing Jay Neale!

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
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.

Saturday Art Club Summer 2024 11.30am - 1.00pm (10 - 13 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
11.30am - 1pm  (10 - 13 years)
Tutor: Claire Sabri £30 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.

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"

Planetary Agency - Riverhouse Sustainability Workshop for Children (Aged 7-12)

Sunday 23 June, 30 June, 7 July 2024 - 12:00 to 2:00pm 
Everyone can be a vital part saving our dear Planet Earth! Join us in the three-session workshop The Planetary Agency and learn how to help us all live towards a sustainable life. You will explore climate and environment, through games, films, science experiments, crafts and a mini-eco-Olympics!


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 announced!

Keith James in Concert – The Songs of Leonard Cohen

Friday 28 June 2024 - 7.30pm
With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’, Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material.

Chinese Ink Painting Workshop (for adult)- Summer Flowers

Saturday 29 June 2024 - 2 to 4pm
Learn the aesthetics of Chinese ink painting and brush skills to depict delicate and vibrante summer flowers with traditional Chinese ink and colours.
No experience needed.  All materials included in the course fee. You will bring home one completed round silk fan with your own summer flower design.  


Harmony's Music Club presents- Paddington Bear's First Concert

Sunday 30 June 2024 - 2pm
Don’t miss this wonderfully witty and entertaining performance of Paddington Bear’s First Concert now in its 3rd year.  Explore innovative sound effects in a pre-concert workshop and then put your skills straight into action when cued during this original hit family concert.   Produced and directed by Harmony's Music Club with popular children's narrator Alex Campbell.

Green Elmbridge Sustainability Day

Sunday 7 July 2024- 10:30am - 4:00pm
'Stepping Lightly' - A Green Elmbridge Sustainability Day to help us step lightly on our planet and nurture a more sustainable future for all. Click to view the full-day programme.


Ashley C of E School Exhibition 2024

Wednesday 10 - Sunday 14 July 2024
Open 10am - 4pm
Admission free. No need to book.

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!  

Junk Orchestra

Saturday 13 July 2024 - 10:30 / 11:30
Join the Junk Orchestra and rock out on a collection of upcycled objects, tuned and fabricated into supersonic fun. We'll travel the world in rhythm, discover spooky sounds for stories, become a star with solos & duets, & compose your ideas & jam with your parents!  There will be two sessions for two age groups. 

Terry Alderton & Friends

Saturday 13 July 2024 - 8pm
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!

Riverhouse Barn Choir Summer Concert

Sunday 14 July 2024 - 6pm
The Riverhouse Barn Choir’s Summer Concert
Why not come and celebrate the end of a fantabulous first year of The Riverhouse Barn Choir by coming along to their summer concert? 

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.

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 to be announced!

Mock Tudor Comedy - Friday 19 July

Friday 19 July 2024 - 8pm
Our monthly Mock Tudor Comedy club night with Rory O’Hanlon 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.

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. 

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.

Variations on a Theme

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/

Mock Tudor Comedy - Friday 13 September

Friday 13 September 2024 - 8pm
Our monthly Mock Tudor Comedy club night with Markus Birdman as headliner, Ash Frith as MC and more acts to follow!

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.


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.

Artists aged 15+ are invited to submit one piece of art for consideration if they are interested in being part of this extraordinary community initiative supported by Elmbridge Borough Council and The R C Sherriff Trust.
If you would like the chance to have your work exhibited locally please email movingart.elmbridge@gmail.com for more information.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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 Ben Clover as MC, and Dane Buckley on the stage, with more acts and headliner 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.

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.

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 Jack Skipper on the stage, with more acts, MC, and headliner to be announced!

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)...