Printmakers Jennie Ing and Ruth Green exhibit their work at the Fountain Gallery. Jennie’s work is of popular landmarks, the places she identifies with and which identify the place. Ruth makes screenprints, linocuts and etchings, inspired by the things she loves: mid-century design, contemporary illustration and the great outdoors.
Till Sun 6 Nov. Fountain Gallery, 26 Bridge Road, Hampton Court, East Molesey KT8 9HA 020 8941 5865 www.fountaingallery.co.uk
ART SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER
Arcadia A celebration of love and female beauty with an exhibition of oils and acrylics on canvas, celebrating love, nature, mythology, beauty, sensuality and the female form. Artist Christina You’s style varies broadly, from abstract to detailed realism. Free gala evening 8 November, 7-9pm.
Till Sat 26 Nov. cornerHOUSE, 116 Douglas Road, Surbiton KT6 7SB 020 8296 9012 www.thecornerhouse.org
TUESDAY 8 NOVEMBER
Inspirations Inspirations is a collection of new contemporary paintings by Frances Jordan using oil, mixed media and watercolours, Finding inspiration from the Highlands of Scotland down to the shores of the south coast of England from an eclectic mix of representational and abstract paintings.
Till Sun 20 Nov. Fountain Gallery, 26 Bridge Road, Hampton Court, East Molesey KT8 9HA 020 8941 5865
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WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER
Life Drawing Drawing and painting from a selection of life models. Develop your observational skills. Use different drawing and watercolour techniques to describe the human form, exploring angles shapes and gestures. Open to participants who have a little drawing experience.
Till Wed 14 Dec; 10am-12.30pm; £99. Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington TW11 9NN 020 8977 7558
SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER Fusion Arts
Kingston artists and designers open their doors to the public at FusionArts Open Foyer and Refectory Gallery. Grab your chance to go behind the scenes and snoop around a contemporary artist’s studio. There’s even an opportunity to have a chat with them, and maybe pick up a future masterpiece!
11am-6pm. FusionArts, 53 Eden Street, Kingston KT1 1BW
THURSDAY 3 NOVEMBER
Richmond Literature Festival 2011
Now in its 20th year, Richmond Literature Festival returns with a superb line-up of authors, artists, thinkers and speakers. Foodies can indulge in the food weekend at Ham House; Jeremy Paxman will be making an appearance at Richmond Theatre; you can take part in a podcasting workshop led by BBC Radio 1 producer Amy Redmond while the younger audience can enjoy the sounds of the Dr Octopus Show. Visit the website for full listings.
Till Sun 27 Nov. Throughout Richmond www.richmondliterature.com
THURSDAY 10 NOVEMBER
Photography Class An introduction to photography for people who want to make the most of their camera and are looking for inspiration. Sessions are highly practical, with techniques and approaches to help you find your own expression in photography.
Till Thur 25 Dec;10am-12.30pm; £95.00. Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington TW11 9NN 020 8977 7558
TUESDAY 29 NOVEMBER
Jewellery Roadshow With Joanna Hardy from the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, and in association with Hancocks. Market value appraisals and lectures including ‘Jewels that Catch the Expert’s Eye’ - take your jewels for a complimentary verbal assessment and advice and enjoy a lecture with Joanna.
Cannizaro House Hotel, West Side Common, Wimbledon SW19 4UE Appraisals from 10.30am-7pm, lectures 10am & 2.30pm. 020 7493 8904 (Hancocks) firstname.lastname@example.org
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Life in Colour Teddington artist Liz Knutt exhibits her paintings and limited edition prints. Her large oil paintings mainly concentrate on artistic or theatrical events and a new look at historic architecture, including Hampton Court Palace, Kew Gardens and Richmond Theatre.
Till Sat 24 Dec. The Gallery @ Handmade Frames, 10 Stanley Road, Teddington TW11 8UB 020 8943 2967
EVENTS THEATRE ONGOING
How to be Happy
Paul is a former happiness guru. But now his marriage has failed and his career as a serious novelist is faltering, while his ex-wife has remarried a wealthy advertising executive. Surely if anyone can unlock the secret of perpetual happiness, he must be the man?
Till Sat 5 Nov. Orange Tree Theatre, Clarence Street, Richmond TW9 2SA 020 8940 3633
MONDAY 7 NOVEMBER Lysistrata
The women of Greece devise a devastating way to stop a bloody war – by denying their men sex! As tensions mount and frustrations erupt, see who comes out on top in this hugely enjoyable, high-octane and bang-up-to-date version of an absurdist masterpiece.
Till Fri 11 Nov; tickets £15. Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston KT1 1HL 0844 482 1556
Basket Case Starring Nigel Havers and Christine Kavanagh this serious comedy by Bafta-winning Nick Fisher follows dependable Miranda and her ex-husband, who are thrown together when their faithful old family pet takes a turn for the worse. Reunited over the dog basket, they find they haven’t moved on quite as they’d imagined.
Till Sat 12 Nov. Richmond Theatre, The Green, Richmond TW9 1QJ 0844 871 7651
what’s on november diary WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER
Next Time I’ll Sing To You The first revival for many years of James Saunders’ startling and innovative 1963 play about the hermit, The Great Canfield. ‘All I want to do is to understand the purpose of existence of one man, not of the population of Liverpool, you understand, just one man - examine him and we shall know ourselves.’
• Till Sat 10 Dec.
Orange Tree Theatre, 1 Clarence Street, Richmond TW9 2SA 020 8940 3633
MONDAY 28 NOVEMBER Calendar Girls
Calendar Girls is at Richmond as part of its final ever tour starring Lynda Bellingham, Debbie Chazen, Camilla Dallerup and Jennifer Ellison. Based on a true story: a group of ordinary women do something extraordinary and spark a global phenomenon when they persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference!
Till Sat 3 Dec. Richmond Theatre, The Green, Richmond TW9 1QJ 0844 871 7651
TUESDAY 15 NOVEMBER We are Three Sisters
Haworth 1840s; in a gloomy parsonage where there are neither curtains nor comforts, Charlotte, Anne and Emily Bronte light up their world with outspoken wit, aspirations, dreams and ideas. And throughout their confined lives intensely lived... they write. Now come to know the voices behind the words, brought to the stage by production company Northern Broadsides who famously produced Othello starring Lenny Henry.
Till Sat 19 Nov; tickets £8-£25. Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston KT1 1HL 0844 482 1556
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Sakoba Dance - From Beyond
Sakoba Dance returns to the Rose Theatre on Saturday 5 November with AscenDANCE - this company of versatile dancers and outstanding musicians takes the Amazon rainforest as their inspiration. The dance features students and young emerging dancers based in Kingston, as well as professional dancers.
7.30pm; tickets £5-£10. Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston KT1 1HL. 0844 482 1556 www.rosetheatrekingston.org
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