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

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

Walton Art Club - November 2019

Wednesday 20 - Sunday 24 November
Free Entry

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

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. 

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
The R C Sherriff Trust presents the 2019 Young Musician of the Year 2019... 

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.

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. 

Walton Folk - Lady Maisery

Friday 29 November 8.00pm
With their unique approach to harmony singing, 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 8pm
Will Is back, bringing to life all the anger & contempt that Guthrie felt for those in power who will deny justice to their fellow human beings.

One Pot, 20 colours – more from Madder

One Pot, 20 colours – more from Madder
1st and 8th December
11am - 3pm
Tutor: Louise Drozdol (louise.lubhelu@gmail.com)

On this course we will discover how using different natural mordents and colour modifiers we can make at least 20 different colours from one Dye Pot of Madder root dye. After this course you will be able to make the most of every natural dye bath you prepare, to achieve a variety of predictable colours.

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


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: 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 - 6 December

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

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.

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........

4 Girls 4 Harps Christmas Special - Lunchtime Concert

Wednesday 11 December 1pm (lunch served 12 noon) 
Sold Out



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

Featuring Carol Boyd (Linda Snell in The Archers), Martin Jenkins, David Rowan, Kate Roberts (from Sing that Swing) and Jenny Shaw-Powell with special guest, Bernard Cribbins (subject to availability)

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.

Walton Folk - Belinda O’Hooley - Solo Piano - ‘Inversions’

Sunday 29 March 12.15pm
One half of BBC R2 Folk Award nominees O’Hooley & Tidow, Belinda Showcases her abilities as composer & pianist...