What’s On in Richmond: 2 December – 8 December


SW Londoner provides your weekly round-up of what Richmond has to offer.


By Harry McAlister

Looking for something to do this week? SW Londoner provides your weekly round-up of what Richmond has to offer.


Heroes Rugby Challenge: Twickenham Rugby Museum & Stadium

Saturday 3rd December, 16:30

Tickets: £30-40 adults, £10-15 children

The Heroes Rugby Challenge, supported by J.P. Morgan, will feature the H4H Northern Hemisphere XV managed by Lawrence Dallaglio, Jason Leonard and Ieuan Evans against the Southern Hemisphere XV managed by Wallaby and All Black World Cup winners Michael Lynagh and Sean Fitzpatrick.

The teams will comprise composite selections of players drawn from the Northern and Southern Hemisphere professional game, the best players from the Armed Forces and the pick of the young ‘Academy’ players. None of the players will be paid to play. The two team captains and other star players will be revealed at the official launch in August.



Richmond Art Society’s Autumn Exhibition: Vestry Hall, Richmond

Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th December, 11:00 – 18:00


The Society’s exhibitions typically include over 100 works framed on the walls together with sculpture and ceramics displayed around the gallery. At least another 100 artworks are shown in the display stands. They demonstrate great variety and a high standard of work. One can expect to see oil paintings, watercolours, acrylics, mixed media, collages, drawings, pastels, prints, textile art, sculptures, and ceramics – and among the prints themselves will be etchings, drypoints, screenprints and monoprints.

Email: [email protected]


Harlequins Christmas Joiner Party Night: Twickenham Stoop

Thursday 1st – Saturday 24th December

Experience the ultimate Christmas dinner and dance in the prestigious surroundings of the Twickenham Stoop, home to the world famous English Premiership rugby team Harlequins.

Guest appearance from members of the Harlequins senior squad.

DJ and disco until midnight free winter cocktail and food buffet.

Email: [email protected]



Wind in the Willows: St Luke’s Community Centre, Richmond

Thursday 1st – Saturday 3rd December

Tickets: £8 or £6 concessions

Helen Smith directs this exciting play by Alan Bennett. Full of wit and humour, this show will appeal to theatre lovers of all ages.

The Box Office 0208 8766 551 (6.30 – 8.30pm)



Rhythms Dance with Tim Broughton: St Luke’s Community Centre, Richmond

Saturday 3rd – Saturday 10th December, 19:30 – 22:00

Tickets: £5

5 Rhythms Dance is a simple movement practice created by Gabrielle Roth to release the dancer that lives in every body – no matter what shape, size, age, limitations and experience. It is a relaxing, releasing workout for mind, body, and Spirit. 

Somewhere in you the dancer is waiting, waiting to be recognised and given life in movement. All you need is yourself and your willingness to move and let the music touch you.

Email: [email protected] for further information.


A Christmas Night’s Shopping: Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham

Friday 2nd December, 15:00 – 20:30


For one evening only, the Octagon room will be filled with a unique selection of stylish and affordable christmas gifts. With local craftsmen, florist and chef setting up stalls alongside our gallery shop xmas items, enjoy the evening shopping and complimentary mulled wine. The cafe as well as the galleries will be also opening late till 8pm

Email [email protected] or visit for information.


Richmond Adult Community College Christmas Market: Richmond Adult Community College

Friday 2nd – Saturday 3rd December, 10:00 – 21:00


Come down and browse the crafts of our talented staff and students have put on show. While you are there enjoy a glass of wine and a mince pie and be entertained by carols singers or the jazz band.

Tel 020 8439 8946 or email [email protected] for information.


Kingston Chamber Orchestra: Normansfield Theatre, Teddington

Saturday 3rd December, 18:30

Tickets: £15

A concert by the Kingston Chamber Orchestra in aid of the Down’s Syndrome Association

Email [email protected] or visit for information.


Peter Pan the Musical, Teddington Theatre Club

Saturday 3rd – Saturday 10th December

Tickets: £12, £6 concession

Like the boy himself, the tale of Peter Pan never ages. Whether we’re 5 or 95, the magic of Neverland – where children fly and fantastic adventures happen every day – continues to captivate us all.
This hugely entertaining show has all the characters we know and love; Peter, Tink, Wendy, John, Michael, the Lost Boys, the Indians and of course, Captain Hook and his bloodthirsty crew. So go, take the second star to the right, straight on till morning. And let the magic begin.

Tel: 0845 838 7529

Visit for information and tickets.


Christmas Wreath Making Workshop: Petersham Nurseries, Richmond

Tuesday 6th – 13th December, 10:00 – 13:00

Tickets: £75 including tea, cake and all materials

Learn traditional and innovative methods of wreath making using seasonal foliage
with Petersham Nurseries’ stylist and florist Ronny de Koning.

Email [email protected] or visit for information.


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