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  1. Richmond Film Society – screening of ‘Shoplifters’ (Japan) at 8:00pm on Tuesday, 24 September

    Richmond Film Society’s Season continues with Hirokazu Koreeda’s Palme d’Or winning drama. After a spell of shoplifting, Osamu and his son run into a homeless girl shivering with cold. Osamu’s wife is not keen to take her in, but she eventually feels sorry for her and relents. Then an incident unveils a secret that tests their bond. Winner of 43 awards and shortlisted for the 2019 Foreign Language Film Oscar.

    Although membership for the 19-film season closed at the beginning of August (the designated cap of 250 having been reached), tickets are always available to purchase for individual screenings.

    Non-member tickets are £5 (full-time students £3) and can be purchased in advance from The Exchange’s Box Office (subject to a cap of 60) – in person, by telephone on 020 8240 2399 or online at http://exchangetwickenham.co.uk/events/ . A further 50 or so tickets will be available to purchase on the door on the night of screenings (cash only) on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis.

    Films are screened at The Exchange, opposite Twickenham Station at 75 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BE. The bar opens at 7.00pm, drinks can be brought into the auditorium and coffee, tea and snacks are also available.

    For further information on the season, please visit http://www.richmondfilmsoc.org.uk or email admin@richmondfilmsoc.org.uk

  2. Strawberry Hill House & Garden: Charity Fashion Show presented by the Friends of Strawberry Hill.

    Wednesday, 16th October 2019
    Tickets: £16
    Doors & Welcome Drinks at 6:30 pm
    The event commences at 7 pm

    The Friends of Strawberry Hill welcome you to an exciting evening of fashion in our stunning Gallery, with local boutique ROCC. Fashionistas will receive a glass of fizz on arrival, followed by the catwalk and the opportunity to undertake a spot of retail therapy!

    All funds raised from this event will support the ongoing care and maintenance of the house and help strengthen our collection and conservation needs.

    To book or for more information: https://www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk/fashion-show/, or can us on 0208 744 1241.

  3. Strawberry Hill House & Garden present ‘Perspectives on Collecting: A four-part Lecture Series’.

    Wednesday 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th November 2019
    Doors & Welcome drinks from 6:45 pm
    Lectures Commence at 7:30 pm

    Individual Lecture: £22
    Lecture Series Ticket: £78 (all four lectures)

    Members – Individual Lecture: £17
    Members – Lecture Series Ticket: £58 (all four lectures)

    Strawberry Hill Trust hosts a four-part lecture series exploring perspectives on collecting from renowned speaker’s Dr. David Starkey, historian, and presenter. Tim Knox, Director of the Royal Collection, Martin Caiger-Smith, author and Head of the MA Curating the Art Museum program at The Courtauld Institute of Art and Tristram Hunt, Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum.

    The lectures will begin at 7.30 pm in the Waldegrave Drawing Room by kind permission of St Mary’s University. Guests are invited to arrive from 6.45 pm to enjoy a complimentary glass of fizz in Horace Walpole’s magnificent Gallery.

    Dr. David Starkey – Wednesday 6th November
    Holbein & the Tudor Court

    The distinguished historian, David Starkey, will discuss collecting in relation to Holbein and the Tudor Court, images of which are visible in Walpole’s own Holbein Chamber at Strawberry Hill.

    Tim Knox – Wednesday 13th November
    The Rise and Fall of the Country House Museum

    From the seventeenth century wunderkammer, through Grand Tour collections, to Victorian assemblies of imperial plunder, the British country house has long been a lumber-room of appropriated cultural artifacts. Tim Knox looks at the way British and Irish country house proprietors pressed Egyptian antiquities, Greek and Roman marbles, Assyrian reliefs, Indian and Pacific curios and objects of natural history into domestic service, and traces the rise and fall of the country house museum.

    Martin Caiger-Smith – Wednesday 20th November
    Antony Gormley’s Interventions in Historic Collections

    Martin Caiger-Smith is the author of a recent major monograph on Antony Gormley, and curator of the artist’s current exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. In his talk, On Common Ground: Antony Gormley and the Collective, he will reflect on the exhibition and consider how the collective principle lies at the core of Gormley’s work: it’s meaning, it’s making, and its public display.

    Tristram Hunt – Wednesday 27th November
    Collecting the Home

    All the proceeds from this event will support the continuing care and maintenance of the house and help strengthen and conserve our collection.

    This lecture series is kindly supported by Russell-Cooke Solicitors

    To book or for more information: https://www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk/perspectives-on-collecting/, or call us on 0208 744 1241.

  4. Just one more sleep before the big gig! Definitely worth grabbing your mates and heading on over to The Exchange for this brilliant night out. C’mon girls (and guys of course) you deserve it!
    18th September 2019
    Tickets £10 Doors 7.30pm – 10.30pm
    www,tokenmancomedy.com

    Five cracking women – one pretty good bloke!
    Headline – the brilliant Mandy Muden.
    Mandy is a Britain’s Got Talent semi finalist, she took Simon Cowell to task in fine fashion with her ‘larger than life’ personality and razor sharp wit. She is the only woman ever to combine Comedy and Magic on the UK Comedy circuits and has been awarded The Magic Circle Carlton Award for Comedy in Magic. Mandy creates a fantastic rapport with her audience, offering a great line in audience participation. Mandy has performed all over the world from Comedy Clubs to Buckingham Palace
    Mandy’s TV Credits include:
    Semi-Finalist – Britain’s Got Talent 2018; Dick and Dom’s Funny Business-BBC 1 ;Celebrity Come Dine With Me – Channel Four ;Celebrity Ready Steady Cook-BBC; The Hour-STV; Faking It (Mentor)-Channel four; Astounding Celebrities – ITV 1; The World’s Greatest Magic -Channel Four; When Magic Goes Wrong – Channel Four;

    Janine Harouni – 2019 BBC comedy awards winner
    Winner – BBC New Comedy Award winner 2019
    Winner: 99 Club Comedy Bursary 2019
    
Winner: Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2018

    Shortlist: BBC New Comedy Award 2017

    Sally Anne Hayward– fresh from supporting Sarah Millican
    and
    Kathryn Mather- Winner of South East New Comedian 2018
    and
    Our brave Token Man is – Dave Thompson
    Dave has performed his stand-up comedy act in over forty countries. Known for his one-liners and absurd persona, Dave has written material for many other comics, including Harry Hill, Ronnie Corbett, Bruce Forsyth, Ben Elton, Phil Nichol, Omid Djalili, Stewart Lee, and Tony Law. He is also rather famous for being the voice of ‘Tinky Winky’ the most contentious Telly Tubby of all.

    MC – Janis Haves
    Tickets available on http://www.tokenmancomedy.com

  5. You don’t see many Mods lurking around the place these days. No parka wearing ‘faces’ driving chromed Vespas up the A316 or Bibi dressed girls hanging around Starbucks. That happy generation disappeared in the late 1960’s – but the R&B and Soul music that they danced to lives on in the shape of “Walking the Dog”. You can catch this new band in action next Friday, 13th September, at the Ailsa Tavern on the St Margarets Road TW1 1NJ in St. Margarets. Admission is free – so park your scooter outside and drop in. Kick off is at 8.30pm.

  6. The National Physical Laboratory will be opening Bushy House and gardens to the general public on Sunday 22nd September as part of London Open House weekend. The event runs from 10:00am to 5:00pm with science shows on the hour from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Entry is free.

  7. Richmond Film Society – screening of ‘Cold War’ (Poland) at 8:00pm on Tuesday, 10 September

    Richmond Film Society’s 2019/20 Season opens with ‘Cold War’, Paweł Pawlikowski’s acclaimed and visually stunning drama. A passionate love story between two people from different backgrounds, who are fatefully drawn to each other. Set during the Cold War in the 1950s, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times. Winner of 35 awards worldwide and nominated for three 2019 Oscars – Best Foreign Language Film, Best Direction and Best Cinematography.

    Although membership for the forthcoming 19-film season closed at the beginning of August, with renewals and new joiners having reached the designated cap of 250, tickets are always available to purchase for individual screenings.

    Non-member tickets are £5 (full-time students £3) and can be purchased in advance from The Exchange’s Box Office (subject to a cap of 60) – in person, by telephone on 020 8240 2399 or online at http://exchangetwickenham.co.uk/events/ . A further 50 or so tickets will be available to purchase on the door on the night of screenings (cash only) on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis.

    Films are screened at The Exchange, opposite Twickenham Station at 75 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BE. The bar opens at 7.00pm, drinks can be brought into the auditorium and coffee, tea and snacks are also available.

    For further information on the season, please visit http://www.richmondfilmsoc.org.uk or email admin@richmondfilmsoc.org.uk

  8. Official announcement of 20 mph limit in Borough, Rich & Twick 23 August:
    ..”..in all roads, streets and parts thereof, where any such length of road or street is identified as public highway, with the exception of the Transport of London Network, A308 (excluding Thames St), Lower Sunbury Rd, A310 (between Hampton Wick and Twickenham) and A305 (between Apex Corner and Twickenham). All existing 20 mph speed limits will remain in force…”

  9. On the subject of drinking, where can I find a place that serves espresso martinis at lunchtime? B@1 doesn’t open till 4.30, and my drinking buddy works nights.

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