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Poetry and Plonk

20 July (7.30-9.30); 7 Sep; 19 Oct; 16 Nov; 14 Dec 7.15-9.15
£5 per session

Popular, light-hearted monthly poetry event, complementing Riverhouse's extensive literature programme. Hosted and led by international poet and writer, Agnes Meadows.

  
 

Saturday Art Club 10-11.15am (5-7 years)

Saturday: 23 Sep; 7, 21 Oct; 18 Nov; 2, 16 Dec
10.00am - 11.15am  (5 - 7 years)
 
£7.50 (£40 termly) 
 
The Saturday Art Club students produce work inspired by the changing exhibitions in the Robert Phillips Gallery. 
 

Saturday Art Club 11.30am - 1.00pm (8 - 11 years)

Saturday: 23 Sept; 7, 21 Oct; 18 Nov; 2, 16 Dec 
11.30am - 1.00pm (8 - 11 years)
 
£7.50 (£40 termly)
 
The Saturday Art Club students produce work inspired by the changing exhibitions in the Robert Phillips Gallery. 

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
 

Riverhouse Readers

Thursday: 7 Sep; 5 Oct; 2 Nov; 7 Dec 7:45-9:15pm
£5 per session

Open to all! Join our friendly group, read our chosen book of the month and meet to discuss it over a glass of wine!
 
Tutors: Rosie Boden and Val Woolford


 

Woodcarvers' Workshop

 Co-ordinator: Bernard Carr

Join our friendly, informal group of woodcarvers 
                 
Saturday 16, 30 Sept; 14 Oct; 11, 25 Nov; 9 Dec; 10am - 12pm
£6 per session - all tools provided 

Photography Club for Beginners - Tutor Astrid McGechan


Saturday: 16, 30 Sept; 14 Oct; 11, 25 Nov; 9 Dec; 1 - 2.30pm
£65 (6 weeks)

The six sessions will cover the basics of photography, such as rules of composition, shutter speed, aperture, depth of field and the characteristics of light, and of course the setup of your camera. 

 

Raise the Curtain - Baby Steps

Monday 11am - 12pm (6 months to 2 1/2 years)
‚ÄčAdult and child attend classes together with specially selected and researched songs and routines.

Raise The Curtain (Preliminary Class)

Tutor: Janina Dexter
4 - 7 year olds
Exploring musical theatre for the younger child.  Sessions will include drama and singing.
Musical direction: Cassie Wadsworth.  Parent ‘watching day’ at the end of each term. 

Monday 4.00pm - 5.00pm 
£170 (10 weeks)  A two-week trial is available for new students.

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

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

Monday 4.30pm - 6.00pm (8 - 11 years)
£80 (10 weeks) 

Monkey Theatre - Create a Scene!

Tutor: Jo Humphries

Monday 5.00pm - 6.00pm (7 - 9 years)
‚ÄčMonday 6.00pm - 7.15pm (10 - 12 years)
Monday 7.15pm - 8.30pm (12 - 15 years)

£100 (10 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.
 

Riverhouse Hookers (Crochet Class)

Tutor: Merrian Holland

Monday 8-10pm, Tuesday 7:30-9:30pm
£50 (5 weeks), £90 (10 weeks) excluding materials. 



 

Enamelling

Tutor: Bonnie Mackintosh
Fusing glass to copper shows the wonderful colours and effects that can be achieved using a variety of enamelling techniques.

Dance Happy - Adult Ballet Class

Tuesday, 5.15-6.15pm and 6.30-7.30pm
£85 for 10 weeks / £9 per session

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

Call Jo 07747592266 or email jo@dancehappy.co.uk for more info

alter ego Drama for Adults

Tutor: Caroline Dooley 

Tuesdays 8.30pm - 10pm
£10.50 per session paid termly 
 
Learn acting and performance skills through drama games and exercises, without the pressure of being in a production

Creative Stitch and Textiles - 12:30pm

Tutor: Claire Grahame

Wed 12.30pm - 2.30pm
£90 (10 weeks)
 
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)
£80 (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!

Life Drawing

Tutor: Corinne Manches

In this class, Corinne will explore appropriate techniques and develop your skills in the art of life drawing.

Thursday 10am - 1pm
£100* (5 weeks)
*excluding materials and model fees

Call: 07767 403722 or email: crmanches@yahoo.co.uk

Barnarmy Streetdance (beginners) 4pm

Tutor: Tony Denton 

Thursday 4.00pm - 5.00pm (beginners)
£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’).  
For boys and girls from age 8.
 

Pride - Thames Radical Cinema

Thames Radical Cinema 
Pride
Thursday 8 February, 7pm
film starts at 7.30pm
£10 (£8 concs, £5 students)

Riverhouse Writers

Thursday:  14, 18 Sep; 12, 26 Oct; 9, 23 Nov 7:45 - 9:15pm
£30 (per term of 6 sessions) or £6 per session

Facilitator: Val Woolford 
Would you like to improve your power over words? Beginners welcome.  

 
   
                        


 

Jewellery Making

Tutor: Sarah Levy

Friday 10.30am - 12.00am
£95 (10 weeks, tools provided, but materials will be extra)
 
Come and learn the basic skills of jewellery. Under Sarah’s guidance each student will have the opportunity to design and create a unique piece of jewellery.  
Email: sarahlevy37@yahoo.com

Riverhouse Hookers (crochet) beginners course

Saturday 13, 20, 27 Jan; 3 Feb 3-5pm
Tutor:
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)

Matisse - Drawing with Scissors Family Fun Day

Matisse - Drawing with Scissors Family Fun Day 

In February Elmbridge Museum’s monthly Family Fun workshop will be taking place at Riverhouse. Be inspired by the famous cut-outs made by Henri Matisse and make your own colourful collage. This drop-in workshop will run in the barn from 2 – 4:30pm and cost £1.50 per child. Activities are recommended for children aged 5+ and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday 10 February 2 – 4.30pm
£1.50

May Fair

Monday 7 May - 11 - 4pm 
A good old fashioned May Day Parade and Celebration with maypole dancing featuring local school children,