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Richmond Views

7 February - 31 May 2015

For centuries, the breathtaking views of Richmond upon Thames have inspired artists and visitors alike contributing, in the eighteenth century, to a new way of perceiving beauty in the landscape.

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Calling all volunteers

We are looking for volunteers for our adult programmes, which include Art & Soul: Promoting mental wellbeing, Talk and Draw: Dementia Friendly, Chat and Draw: Thursday Art Social and IMAGINE: for people living with dementia.

For more information or to join contact Gwen Ramsay by:

Email: gwen.ramsay@richmond.gov.uk

Chat and Draw is in partnership with the London Borough of Richmond Public Health Team.


‘Soldier, sailor, poet, playwright, perfumer: a Richmond rugby club at war 1914-18’ Author's Talk

Award-winning author Stephen Cooper first began writing as a travel journalist. His grandfather fought at the Somme, but refused to tell the tale and so inspired a lifelong fascination for the Great War. He has also played and coached rugby longer than he can remember; his first book therefore combined two of his many passions.

Come along to Orleans House Gallery for an evening talk by the author of 'The Final Whistle: The Great War in Fifteen Players' followed by a glass of wine and book signing This event is in support of the Transforming Orleans House Project fundraising appeal.

Date/time: Friday 12 June, 7.30pm

Venue: Coach House & Octagon Room, Orleans House Gallery

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May Half Term activities

The next holiday activities take place from Tuesday 26 May to Saturday 30 May 2015.

Work with professional artists specialising in a range of different art-forms including performance, drawing, clay and sculpting with recycled materials.

Materials are included in all workshops. We can provide support for children and young people with additional needs.

Beep Beep! Family Drop-in

Come and join artist Michelle Reader to make some transport inspired artwork and find out about our upcoming exhibition 'Beep Beep! Trains, Planes and Automobiles'.

This session is free and takes place on Sunday 17 May 2015, from 2 to 4pm at the Coach House, Orleans House Gallery.

  • No booking necessary
  • Drop-in any time
  • Suitable for children aged 4 upwards
  • Children must be accompanied by adults at all times

Adult Classes at Orleans House Gallery

Join us for a range of daytime, evening and weekend adult art classes.

Star Club

Four after school workshops for 4 to 7 year olds combining movement, story telling, music and art.

Taking inspiration from the exhibition and surrounding natural environment of Orleans House Gallery, we will learn about creative performance making, communication and group work, building to a small showcase.

Sunday Afternoon Art

Join us at Orleans House Gallery for a series of drop-in, relaxed and creative art sessions for all the family on Sunday afternoons. Suitable for children aged 4 and above.

See Saw - Every Friday morning

Suitable for children under 5, See Saw allows children to learn, play and explore in our multi-sensory sessions designed to encourage creativity, curiosity and develop skills in communication, co-ordination and social interaction. No booking necessary just drop-in on the day.

More family activities

Contact the Arts Service

The Arts Service at Orleans House Gallery

Telephone: 020 8831 6000
Fax: 020 8744 0501
Email: artsinfo@richmond.gov.uk
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Updated: 21 May 2015