What’s On in Richmond: 11 November – 16 November


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


By Thomas Duffell

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


Flux, Flow, Flight


Tues – Sat 1pm – 4:30pm
Sun – 2pm – 4:30pm


This contemporary open exhibition at Orleans House Gallery explores the physical motion of the human and animal form, machines, technology and the bustle of urban existence.

From the birth of Futurism in the 1910s, artists have sought to capture speed and motion in the visual arts and convey the multi-sensory dynamism of modern life.


For more information: Visit


Barnes Farmers’ Market


Sat 12 Nov – 12pm – 4pm


A traditional farmers’ market on Station Road, (opposite Duck Pond), Barnes, SW13 9HE


For more information: Call Barnes Farmers’ Market on 020 8878 5132.


Big Band Blitz

£19, £16 concessions

Sat 12 Nov – 7:30pm


Step back in time at Clarendon House, and return to the 1940s and dance the night away at Big Band Blitz to the sounds of WWII. Featuring the Jon Bennett Big Band playing the music of Glenn Miller and other big bands from the 1940s, plus special guests from the world of entertainment.


Tickets available in person or by post from Aspects Productions c/o The Museum of Richmond, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1TP.



Andrew Graham Dixon: Carravagio (Part Two)

£10, concessions £8.50

Fri 11 Nov  – 7:30pm


Richmond Literature Festival hosts Andrew Graham Dixon’s talk about his work on Carravagio. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio lived the darkest, most dangerous life of any of the great painters. Andrew Graham-Dixon brilliantly describes the world of cardinals and whores, prayer and violence in which Caravaggio moved.

Book in advance online, by telephone or in person at Orleans House Gallery.

Tickets will be on sale 30 minutes prior to the start of the event subject to availability.
For more information: Call Richmond Literature Festival on 020 8831 6494, or visit


Tea fit for a Duchess – Tea Tasting Workshop

£10 plus normal admission prices apply

Thu 17 Nov – 1:30pm – 3pm


Enjoy a Gourmet Chinese tea tasting event at Ham House while hearing about the history of tea drinking in the 17th century.
Discover exquisite quality jasmine, oolong, white and green teas, as enjoyed by the Duchess herself.
Sneak a quick look into the Duchess of Lauderdale’s private closet for a glimpse of one of the oldest teapots in England before moving to the Orangery for a one hour workshop with local Chinese Tea specialists Canton Tea Co.


For more information: Call Ham House on 020 8940 1950 or visit


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