What’s On in Richmond: 14 October – 20 October


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


By Marc Sobbohi

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


How to be happy, The Orange Tree Theatre

Wednesday 5 October – Saturday 5 November

Tickets: £14 – 21, concessions £12 – 16 

A David Lewis play about a former happiness guru called Paul. As a young man he wrote self-help books and appeared on the television as ‘Mr Happy’. 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 to the dismay of their troubled teenage daughter.

For tickets, contact: Box Office: 020 8940 3633


Cabbage Patch 10

Sunday 16th October


The Cabbage Patch 10 mile race is one of the flattest and best 10 milers in the country (Richard Nerurkar set an all time British record of 46 mins 2 secs in 1993). Starting and finishing in Twickenham the course follows a loop, crossing the river in Kingston and Richmond and as always race HQ is the Cabbage Patch pub in Twickenham.

This 10 mile race is for runners of all standards on roads and towpaths through Twickenham, Kingston and Richmond.

Each finisher will receive this year’s edition of the now famous Cabbage Patch 10 long sleeved T-shirt.

For more information, visit:



A wine tasting morning

Saturday 15th October, 11:30 to 13:00

£35.00 for wine tasting 
£75.00 for 3 course set lunch to include a glass of wine with each course, but excluding mineral water/tea/coffee and service.

Expert sommelier, Jack Lewens reveals the philosophy and inspiration behind the restaurant wine list at Petersham Nurseries.

Petersham Nurseries, River Lane, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7AG

For more information, contact: 020 8940 5230



Jill Storey & Beryl Hole Exhibition

Tuesday 11- Sunday 23rd October


Jill Storey and Beryl Hole, North Island to South Island – A Journey through New Zealand, showing original work from their individual travels through the unspoilt contrasting landscapes of New Zealand.

The Fountain Gallery, 26 Bridge Road, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9HA

For more information, contact: 020 8941 5865


Jazz With Jenny Green

Sunday 16 October, 19:30

Tickets: £5 in advance, £6 on the door

The Tea Box presents a night of Jazz performed by Jenny Green. Exploring some of the greatest female vocalists Jenny will be accompanied by One of the Uk’s master of the keys, Jonathan Viten. Jonathan has toured the world with many of the Jazz supremo’s including Acker Bilk, Terrylightfoot and George Melly. He even has a mention in the British lisitngs – who’s who in Jazz!!

Tea Box, 7 Paradise Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1RX

For more information, contact: 020 8940 3521


Eel Pie Club: The Savages

Wednesday 19 October

Tickets: £10 (£8 members)

Doors: 8:30pm, Music 9.15 -11pm

Famous for being the backing band of Screaming Lord Sutch, The Savages have continued to perform in their own right after Sutch’s death in 1999. Two original Screaming Lord Sutch members remain – Nick Simper of Deep Purple fame on bass and Texan keyboard player, Johnny Casanova (who played Jerry Lee Lewis in the West End musical). They are joined by Angi Antinori on lead guitar and Jack Irving on drums and vocals.

The Cabbage Patch, 67 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 3SZ

For more information, contact: 08444 711 000




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