Issue 46 – June 2014
In this issue Local Events This Month Notice Board Take a Deep Breath Councillor’s Update ARThouse The Horizon Expanded – Cava Landmark Arts Centre
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UNE brings with it a change of season as we welcome in the summer, with its promise of long evenings and sunshine, it can not fail to bring a sense of optimism. If I look back on happy memories, most seem to have the backdrop of a glorious summer’s day.
So with that in mind the opportunity to create even more cherished memories is afforded by the multitude of events being held in the area this month, resulting in our events pages positively bursting at the seams. If your diary allows you to take advantage of them all, don’t expect to spend a moment at home. With our regular columns and expert advice to keep you entertained and informed, I hope you enjoy this edition of TW11 and look forward to seeing you again next month.
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out about the OR HUNDREDS OF YEARS, villages Hampton Pool, where local people held fairs the Teddington came together wares or have to sell their some fun and Theatre Club, the games accomp by a lot of ale anied RNLI as the water was and St John We don’t have unfit to drink! SUNDAY a village green Ambulance or as such, but Udney 29 JUNE Hall Gardens is a good substitu become friends te and on Sunday June 29th we want all the villagers of Bushy & around to come for miles and have a day Home Park, of fun and frolics. Teddington The reborn Pram Race which starts Memorial Masons Arms from the at 1pm will be Hospita l a or Pram Push by UDNEY time it reaches HALL GARD the the final at the Strawberry ENS off Fair! Prizes will be awarded by Langham Road Pamela Hill House. of League of Friends Bryant MBE, Chairman Hospital, so enter of Teddington Memorial via : pram-race@out AND ENTRY IS FREE. look.com. Any proceeds local charities For the little ones like last year when will go to £1,000 to buy we gave ball dipping pond there’s a bouncy castle, a training equipm and an obstacle ent for our St Ambulance station Anytainment. John course based in Park from Pony rides from Road. Park Lane Stables. Boats to climb over. The organisers NPL. Scouts doing Science explained by the make a substan Hot Dogs. Guides tial investment to bring some Church organisi exceptional acts and St Mary’s ng games. Home to entertain the crowds. And fudge, potted made food, if last year’s perform plants, arts & are anything to ances craft stalls. Teas the Church Hall go by this year’s in with a sit down disappoint. See event won’t Mums Pimms for Gran. For page 32 for details. and Juice drinks from Dexters’ marquee. Beer and Cider from TW11 Magazin the Pram Race Bar for Dads. e is proud to be Once refreshed sponsoring the event along with you can the music of the Haymarket Media band Sounds Familiar dance to NPL, Lensbury Group, carrying too much . If you’re you and can BMT. get a or try your hand free spine check at Bowling or meditation. Find
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Contents Welcome – Page 1 Events Calendar – Page 2 Notice Board – Page 4 Events – Pages 6, 8 & 10 ARThouse – Pages 12 & 14 Teddington Village Fair – Page 16 Children’s Activities – Pages 18 & 20 Take a Breath – Page 22 Local News – Page 24 Food & Drink – Pages 26
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Events Calendar June 2014 Monday
Bushy parkrun every Saturday 9am
From These Green Heights see p6
4th Making Meadows see p6
Word Cafe See p32 New Designers see p4 Marbles by Moonlight see p10
WI see p8
12th Father ’s Day Event see p8
Richmond Expo See p6
Pope’s Grotto see p6
24th Jazz Night see p10
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West meets East see p32 Deadline to book Pope’s Grotto p6 Twickenham FBHP Walk Carnival an ad in see p10 See p15 TW11or tell us Summer Fair about your event Father’s Day see p8 Linden Tree Thames Follia See p8 see p4 Philharmonia p32 Haroun & the Sea of Stories see p8
22nd Herbal Remedies see p10
Dead Parrots Society see p10
Water Rocket see p10
Teddington in Flower see p24
Poetry Walk see p6
The Linden Tree see p4 Mumpreneurs Meeting see p10
Beekeepers’ Open Day see p8
From These Green Heights see p6
Dead Parrots Society see p6
Art Fair See p32
Jumble Sale see p4 Teddington Book Club Night & Gold Fair see p32 see p32 see p16 Collis Soiree see p4 Rock Choir see p4 ARThouse see p12 & p14 Also running over 4th – 6th July
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Notice Board 5th June – 5-9pm - Kingston College New Designers’ Evening 1of1 Designs are working with Kingston College to encourage new designers of the future. Second year Diploma Fashion and Clothing students are working on an exciting collaborative project to surface decorate and make a range of men’s and women’s t-shirts which will be selected and sold by 1of1. The chosen designers will launch their range on 5th June, so come along for a glass of wine, browse one-of-akind designs and meet the designers. You never know - the future Stella McCartney may be amongst them! Free entry. Call 020-8977-0080 for more details. 80 High Street - Teddington - TW11 8JD.
The Linden Tree
Saturday 28th June, from 7.30pm
J.B Priestly’s captivating insight into a family feuding over their father’s future directed by Mark Wren. It is 1947. As Professor Linden celebrates his 65th birthday, he is urged by his family to retire. Equally keen for him to step down are his university bosses who oppose his liberal views on education. But Linden still believes he has more to offer a war torn society that is changing rapidly.
Collis School Head Teacher, David Butterfield is retiring after 27 years at the school, leaving at the end of this school year. They are having Summer Soirée to thank him for his contribution to the school over the years, as well as wishing him a happy retirement. Ex-staff, governors, parents and even pupils (over the age of 18!) are
Ticket prices: £8.00 & £10.00 Box office: Tel. 0845 838 7529 (10am – 8pm) Online: ttc-boxoffice.org.uk Coward Studio – Hampton Hill Playhouse Sunday 15th June – Saturday 21st June Sunday 6pm, Weekdays 7.45pm
E L L E RAY HALL
Sat 28th June, 10am-2pm
With some wonderful clothes in excellent condition and lots of bric-a-brac at amazing prices. Free admission - please go along and support your local charity. All profits go to the members of the Elleray Hall Social Club.
Elleray Road, Teddington.
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Tickets are £25 per person and include a welcome drink, fork buffet, live music and more! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th June, 7.30pm
The Kingston, Orpington, Richmond, Wimbledon, Bromley and Teddington choirs are led by local contemporary singer and musician Jim Hawkins. Having performed at a range of venues, including recording at Abbey Road studios and breaking a record with 14,000 other members at the O2 Arena! Contact: Lesley Alabaf, 0333 1212 300, Lesley. email@example.com. Normansfield Theatre, 2a Langdon Down Centre, TW11 9PS.
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Events Dates for your Diary Sunday 1st – Saturday 7th June 7.45pm (except Sunday 4.00pm), no performance on Wednesday From These Green Heights Richmond Shakespeare Society perform this Dermot Bolger play. Brilliantly theatrical, tragic yet tender, From These Green Heights is an extraordinarily kaleidoscopic journey through the lives of two families and four decades and is an epic true life story of love and struggle. The Mary Wallace Theatre, The Embankment, Twickenham, TW1 3DU Box Office: 020 8744 0547 (from 19th May). richmondshakespeare.org.uk
Wednesday 4th June, 2pm & 4pm Chelsea Fringe: Making Meadows As part of the restoration of the 18th century landscape the garden team are installing a large area of wildflower meadow into the lawns and planting. A wildflower meadow is also being installed as a green roof on the new visitor centre roof. See the meadows being planted and hear how you can do this in your own garden during a short walking tour. This is a free event and booking is not required. They are also offering 2 for 1 entry to the house for anyone attending this event. If you would like to join the tour please meet outside the shop at 2pm. To find out about more Chelsea Fringe activities visit chelseafringe.com/ www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk/events Contact: 020 8744 1241 www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk Strawberry Hill House, 268 Waldegrave Rd, TW1 4ST 6 | TW11 – June 2014
Friday 6th June, 8pm for 8.30pm start The Dead Parrot Society A welcoming stand-up comedy night featuring Nathan Cassidy, Viv Groskop, Darius Davies, Stephanie Laing, Hjalmar Tjan, Rachel Gleaves, Joseph Jacobs & Henry von Stifle. Tickets: £10, Reserve: thedeadparrotsociety.co.uk Royal Oak, 172 High St, Teddington, TW11 8HU
Friday 6th June, 10.30am–6.30pm Richmond Expo 2014 80+ exhibitors for business, leisure and home. Keynote speakers Nighel Botterill, Andrew Richie and Sonja Jefferson. Register for your free ticket at richmondexpo.co.uk
Saturdays 7th & 14th of June Pope’s Grotto Visit Alexander Pope’s Grotto which is the last remaining part of his villa. Only available to view throughout the Twickenham Festival in June. Contact: Crusader Travel to book 020 8744 0474. Pope’s Villa, Cross Deep, TW1 4QG
Saturday 7th June, 2.30–4.30pm Poetry Walk A guided walk that celebrates the strong poetic heritage of Twickenham and Teddington. Stopping off at places of poetry interest and featuring Alfred Lord Tennyson, Walter de la Mare, John Donne, Alexander Pope and Thomas Traherne. It involves a short bus journey so bring your Oyster card or Freedom pass. Meet at St Margarets Station To book contact Crusader Travel 020 8744 0474. Continues on page 8
Events Saturday 7th June, 1pm-5pm Beekeepers’ Open Day Twickenham and Thames Valley Beekeepers’ Association welcome visitors to come and learn about bees and beekeeping. See bees at work in the observation hive. Honey tasting and local honey for sale. Enjoy tea and homemade cakes in the apiary garden. Plant stall, tombola, children’s activities and much more. Free entry. For all those keen to know more about beekeeping, there will be a free introductory class at 5pm, subject to availability. All welcome. The Apiary, 41 Whitton Rd, Twickenham, TW1 1BH
Wednesday 11th June, 8pm Teddington WI Cake icing - an expert icer will be coming along with her sugar paste and showing us how its done. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Constitutional Club, 5 Stanley Road, Teddington.
Thursday 12th June 5-9pm Late Night Father’s Day Event Visit the 1of1 Man-Shed to find a unique and quirky gift this Father’s Day as they open late for some Father’s Day shopping! The 1of1 Man-Shed harbours a veritable cave of curiosity containing cuff links, t-shirts, vintage tools and even an oar! Free entry. Call 0208-977-0080 for more details. 80 High Street Teddington TW11 8JD.
Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th June 7.45pm except Sunday 15th June at 12.30pm Haroun and the Sea of Stories Richmond Shakespeare Society’s Junior Youth Group present this play by Salman Rushdie, Tim Supple & David Tushingham. Salman Rushdie’s 8 | TW11 – June 2014
work of magic realism is a hugely colourful production boasts plenty of action, song and original music, not to mention many imaginary lands, floating gardens and fairytale spiders! Tickets from £8. The Mary Wallace Theatre, The Embankment, TW1 3DU Box Office: 020 8744 0547 (from 2nd June) www.richmondshakespeare.org.uk
Friday 13th June, 7.30pm Follia - Music from 18th Century Paris This concert explores the instrumental music of Rameau, Leclair and other composers working in contemporary Paris. The magnificently restored eighteenth century Gothic interior of the Gallery of Strawberry Hill House provides an appropriately atmospheric backdrop to this music of refined elegance and florid drama. FOLLIA is made up of experienced specialists in their respective fields. The music performed ranges from the early 17th century to the late 18th century. £16 per person. Advanced booking required at www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk/events Contact: 020 8744 1241 www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk Strawberry Hill House, 268 Waldegrave Rd, TW1 4ST
Saturday 14th June, 11-1pm Summer Fair Playwam invite all to their event with homemade cakes, Pimms, playball, tombola, stalls, beat the goalie, face painting, bouncy castle, story corner and lots more. £2.50 adults, £1.50 children Coleville Court Gardens, 30 Park Road, TW11 0AQ Continues on page 10
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Thursday 12th June, 2014 The Mall School, 185 The Mall School, 185 Hampton Hampton Road, Road, 9am –Mall 12 noon The School, 185 Hampton Road, Twickenham TW2 5NQ Twickenham TW2 5NQ Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place. Twickenham, TW2 5NQ T: 020 8614 1082 T:Please 020 1082 note8614 that children cannot be accommodated on this occasion. T: 020 8614 1082 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org The Mall School, 185 Hampton Road, Twickenham, TW2 5NQ
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FRENCH KITCHEN, PUB & DINING ROOM
v La Cloche at The Lion v v Nestled between Teddington and Hampton Wick, the Lion is an elegant English pub with French dining room serving simple, rustic French cuisine.
v Relax in our large sunny garden after a long walk in Bushy Park. v Open for lunch & dinner, Monday–Thursday, all day Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Traditional roast served on Sundays. v Monday evening Cinéclub, Tuesday Steak Nights, Wednesday Mussels and fries specials, Thursday Fizz, Sunday Quiz, Live acoustic music.
v Visit our website for sample menus and “What’s On” v Take advantage of 20% off your food bill from 2nd – 29th June by bringing in this coupon (Offer excludes Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday lunch).
Call 020 8977 4779 to book your table 27 Wick Road, Teddington, TW11 9DN www.laclochepub.com/lion
Kitchen opening hours: Monday to Thursday 12 noon to 2.30pm / 6pm to 10pm All day Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Nature Trail in the Stockyard Meadows with Pippa Hyde. www.fbhp.org.uk The Stockyard, Bushy Park, Hampton.
A welcoming stand-up comedy night featuring Gabby Beest as Marijana, Sean Brightman, Viv Groskop, Tom Webb, Junior Booker, Chris Neill, Rachel Fairburn, Lauren Pattison. Tickets: £10, Reserve: thedeadparrotsociety.co.uk Royal Oak, 172 High St, Teddington, TW11 8HU
Sunday 15th June, 12pm–5pm Twickenham Carnival
Sunday 22nd June, 2pm - 4pm Herbal Remedies
Saturday 14th June, meet at 11am Friends of Bushy & Home Park Walk
With a parade from York House to the carnival village at Orleans House Gallery. With an explosion of music, dance and spectacular costume. Live performances, games art activities and food from around the world. The theme this year is Hanoverian. richmondgov.uk/twickenhamcarnival
Wednesday 18th June NPL Water Rocket Challenge From school teams in the afternoon, to adult enthusiasts and youth groups in the evening, the NPL Water Rocket Challenge is a great day out which sees teams of rocketeers take to the skies with their own water rockets!. npl.co.uk/waterrockets. Venue: NPL Sports Club
Wednesday 18th June, 10.30am-12 noon Mumprenuers Networking Club Montly networking group in an informal setting to build business relationships, make new contacts and find new clients. agoodgossip.co.uk Teddington Arms, 38 High Street, TW11 8EW
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Learn about the therapeutic properties of plants and make a soothing lip balm. Includes a short tour of the garden and a cream tea. Anything produced can be taken home. £20 per person. Contact: 020 8744 1241 Advanced booking required. strawberryhillhouse.org.uk Strawberry Hill House, 268 Waldegrave Rd, TW1 4ST
Tuesday 24th June Retro Jazz Night Hannah Horton, Baritone & Tenor Sax. A natural born improviser from an early age. Hannah has played the saxophone since before high school days. As a youngster she attended the prestigious Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama and in her teens became a lead member of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and the National Youth Music Theatre. Free to diners. 114-116 High St, TW11 8JB. Booking: 020 8977 2239.
Saturday 5th July, 7.30pm Marbles by Moonlight The Marble Hill Singers return for a lively concert that includes songs such as Blue Moon, Moon River and other works by Saint-Saens, Sullivan, Chilcott and Gjelo. Contact Lesley Alabaf, 0333 1212 300, Lesley. email@example.com. Normansfield Theatre, 2a Langdon Down Centre, TW11 9PS.
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News Teddington Athletic U18 Football Team Win the Cup
SELF-MANAGED TEAM of Teddington footballers left junior football behind in style on Sunday 4th May by winning the Surrey Primary League cup final in their last match ever, at a match hosted by Godalming Town. The team beat premier league opponents Ewhurst United on penalties, after drawing 2-2 at full time.
O’Mahoney) and the team dedicated their win to TAFC club founder, Phil Lee, who managed the team until he sadly died of cancer in 2011.
The team had been together since 2005 when they started as a group of Under 10s; the only other trophy ever won in that time was in their first season when they won the SPL plate – also on a penalty shoot out. Seven members of the original team played in Sunday’s cup final (Bray, Craddock, Dillamore, Kidd, Lee, Paterson and
F YOU ARE IN ANY DOUBT of the creative talent that resides locally, then it is well worth booking in some time to visit ARThouse in June. The open studio event offers a unique opportunity to meet the many artists who produce their work locally and are inviting the public to visit them, see their work and the environment it is created in. ARThouse is held over two weekends in late June and early July showcases over 500 venues across the borough, a surprising amount of which are to be found on your door step here in Teddington. This is the borough’s 19th open studios festival, coordinated by Richmond Arts Service and features a fantastically diverse range of artists in venues such as boathouses, churches, classrooms, gardens, cafés and listed buildings. Artwork ranges from printmaking to portraiture; wood sculpture to mosaics; nail art to bag making; ceramics; jewellery; stained-glass windows and photography and each participating artist gives the opportunity to learn about the artistic processes involved in their work.
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The shared aim of ARThouse is to bring the artistic community together and celebrate local creativity. All the venues are free throughout the event and if you check in at five or more you are eligible to enter a prize draw. Visit as many venues as you can and meet the talent that makes Richmond upon Thames such an artistically varied and inspiring place to work, visit and live in. See page 14 for a list of local participants.
ARThouse runs from Friday 27th – Sunday 29th June and Friday 4th – Sunday 6th July See arthouseopenstudios.co.uk for more info
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Art Open House
Patricia McCormack French Fine Art ‐ Ireland SUNDAY 6th JULY: 10:00am ‐ 6:00pm Bonser Road, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, TW1 4RQ By invitation, for your invitation contact: Email: email@example.com Phone: 07919597872 Featuring a selection of Irish landscapes, figurative and still life works on slate, canvas, glass and paper with a particular focus on Irish Literary Figures and Myths.
View a selection of work online at:
http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/patricia‐mccormack‐french.html Dante and the Lobster
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June 27th Kevin Chapman / Karen Iredale Lucas, Constables Boatyard, Unit 2, Rear of 15 Thames Street, TW12 2EW
8a & 8b
Fredel Bueking & Sue Ribbans, 75 Blandford Road, TW11 0LG
9a & 9b
Desi Fontaine & Liz Knutt, The Coach House, 25 Blandford Road, TW11 0LF
Ali Clarke, 53 Connaught Road, TW11 0QF
The Garden Studio, 54 Kings Road, TW11 0QD
Anna Didik, Handmade Frames, 107 Stanley Road, TW11 8UB
Ken McClymont, 19 Charles Court, 30 Hampton Road, TW11 0JT
Jane Kell, 2B Somerset Road, TW11 8RS
Marcia Hughes SWA, 100 Shacklegate Lane, TW11 8SH
Marina Garcia-Pinilla, 4 Clavering Close, TW1 4TP
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Anna Dimdore & Valerie Timmis, 45 Cambridge Cresent, TW11 8DX Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington, TW11 9NN
19a & 19b
Jenny Chau & Eva Popadopoulou, Hosted by The Anglers, 3 Broom Road, TW11 9NR
Glyn Watson, 46 King Edward’s Grove, TW11 9LX
Charlotte Bezzant, 65 Holmesdale Road, TW11 9LJ
Carmela Kantorowicz, 62 Clarence Road, TW11 0BW
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Roz Lee & Andy Lovell, 18 Avenue Road, TW11 0BT Kimm Stevens, 20 Addison Road, TW11 9EX
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Art House - Open Studio Constable’s Boatyard, Rear of 15 Thames Street, Hampton TW12 2EW Saturday 28 June June~~ Sunday Sunday30 6 June July Saturday 22
10 a.m. ~ 5 p.m. every day
Visit this beautiful studio by the river Thames for a stunning exhibition from 60 local artists with a wide and varied collection of works. Come and browse a superb selection of art
(which you might want to acquire) and have a look round our studio (if you’d like to join an art group). Easy access with parking at the studio or in nearby Hampton.
Kevin Chapman & Karen Iredale Lucas ~ Art Groups 020 8783 1616 & 0778 693 7489
Follow the artsts trail.....
Start with Sue and Friedel in Teddington. Sue is famous for her unique Fat Lady prints and Friedel for his green wood sculpture and furniture. Artists are opening their studios and houses as part of the Richmond Borough ART HOUSE OPEN STUDIO EVENT held over two weekends. Its a great way to meet the artists and see their work. You will be warmly welcomed were ever you go. To continue the trail pick up a map at Sue’s Studio Open 11am to 6pm Saturday 28th June Sunday 29th June Saturday 5th July Sunday 6th July
I Have Such Pretty Feet
DRAGON SNAKE in OAK Commissioned for Wood Street Playground Walthamstow, London
Sue Ribbans and Friedel Buecking 75 B LA N D F O RD ROA D TEDDINGTON T W1 1 0 LG
News Teddington Village Fair 2014
OR HUNDREDS OF YEARS, villages held fairs where local people came together to sell their wares or have some fun and games accompanied by a lot of ale as the water was unfit to drink! We don’t have a village green as such, but Udney Hall Gardens is a good substitute and on Sunday June 29th all the villagers for miles around are welcomed to a day of fun and frolics. The reborn Pram Race which starts from the Masons Arms at 1pm will be a Pram Push by the time it reaches the final at the Fair! Prizes will be awarded by Pamela Bryant MBE, Chairman of League of Friends of Teddington Memorial Hospital, so enter via : firstname.lastname@example.org. For the little ones there’s a bouncy castle, a ball dipping pond and an obstacle course from Anytainment. Pony rides from Park Lane Stables. Boats to climb over. Science explained by the NPL. Scouts doing Hot Dogs. Guides and St Mary’s Church organising games. Home made food, fudge, potted plants, arts & craft stalls. Teas in the Church Hall with a sit down for Gran. For Mums Pimms and Juice drinks from Dexters’ marquee. Beer and Cider from the Pram Race Bar for Dads. Once refreshed you can dance to the music of the band Sounds Familiar. If you’re carrying too much you can get a free spine check or try your hand at Bowling or meditation. Find
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out about the Hampton Pool, the Teddington Theatre Club, the RNLI and St John Ambulance or become friends of Bushy & Home Park, Teddington Memorial Hospital or Strawberry Hill House.
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SPONSORS Haymarket Media Group Lensbury NPL
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Be entertained by The Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie Thrilled by The Dick Danger Show Listen to live band u “Sounds Familiar” Ride a Pony Jump on the Bouncy Castle Browse the Stalls and Crafts. Drinks Tent spon sored and at the Pram Raceby DEXTERS Beer Tent Or have a nice Cup of Tea t
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AND ENTRY IS FREE. Any proceeds will go to local charities like last year when they gave £1,000 to buy training equipment for the St John Ambulance station based in Park Road. The organisers make a substantial investment to bring some exceptional acts to entertain the crowds. And if last year’s performances are anything to go by this year’s event won’t disappoint. See page 32 for details. TW11 Magazine is proud to be sponsoring the event along with Haymarket Media Group, NPL, Lensbury and BMT.
Sunday 29th June, 1pm – 5pm Udney Hall Gardens, Udney Park Road, TW11
Children’s Activities Beginners Knitting for Kids
Every Sunday, 10am Cost £20, discount with TLC loyalty card or buy 3 classes and get fourth free. email email@example.com or call 0208-9770080 to book as places limited to 6. 10f1, 80 High St, Teddington, TW11 8JD
Tuesdays: 10–11.30am, parent and toddler group for 2∞ years to pre-school. Contact: Siobhan Crowther 020 8977 8000. Teddington Baptist Church, Church Rd, TW11
Fridays: various times and ages. Fun games and activities including ball handling skills, bat and ball techniques and agility. Develop balance and posture, co-ordination and spatial awareness and social skills. Book your free trial class now. Contact: 020 8398 3034, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.catch-a-balls.co.uk. Teddington Baptist Church, Church Rd, TW11
Second Tuesday of the month: 4.15pm, school yrs 4-5 Chat about books, play games, do quizzes, find out about authors and have a lot of fun together! Contact: 020 8734 3304, email@example.com Teddington Library, Waldegrave Rd, TW11 8NY
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For parents/carers and children under 5 years old. 20 minute service followed by refreshments & play. Every Wednesday, 10.30am. St Mary with St Alban Friday, 10.30am. St Peter and St Paul Requested donation of £1 per family No need to book – simply come along.
Friday 27th June & 4th July, 11–11.45am, families and babies up to 3 years 45 minutes of music by professional musicians in a family friendly environment. Contact: Nadine Andre on 07732 058705 or firstname.lastname@example.org Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Rd, TW11 9NN
Wednesdays: 10-12pm, parent and toddler group. No charge, open during school holidays. Contact: Gerardine Stockford
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Come and Play
Mondays & Tuesdays, 9.30-11.30am Friendly parent led play group for walkers to pre-schoolers. St Marks Scout Hut, St Marks Rd. Contact: Kate_finegan@yahoo.co.uk or just turn up.
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Every Friday 10–12noon Fairtrade cafe with tea, coffee and snacks served. All welcome - toys available for the children. Teddington Methodist Church in the main hall, 1 Stanley Road, TW11 8PT
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2∞–8 years. An Introduction to the world of fitness and football for children. Teaching basic ball skills, scoring lots of goals and hav-ing fun on the way. Contact Andy on 07931 707720 or andy@ footie-tots.co.uk Teddington Baptist Church, Church Rd, TW11 & Salvation Army, Chrch Rd. TW11 www.footie-tots.co.uk/
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Tues/Weds/Thurs, 2.30pm - 5.00pm 5 years and under, older siblings welcome. A friendly environment with bouncy castle, ride on toys, craft activities, baby area, dressing up clothes, play shop, roller coaster. Professional children’s (and adult) haircuts. Beauty therapist Cost: Under 1 year £2, 1 yr and over £3.50 1st Sibling £2.00, additional siblings £1.00 (under 6 months free) Contact: Cassie on 07803 594786 St Mary’s Parish Hall, Langham Road, Teddington TW11 9HF
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Children’s Activities Jo Jingles
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Monday 2-2.45pm 2_ 4 years Thursdays: 9.45-10.30am, 3-4 years, 10:3011am, 2-3 years. A creative mix of dance, music and mime to inspire your child to move to music. Contact: Rachel 07817 691660 firstname.lastname@example.org, www. littlewrigglers.co.uk. Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Rd, TW11 9NN
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Mondays to Thursdays. Times according to age group. Age: 3 mths–4 years. Small, tailor-made classes to encourage children to learn through songs and games. Contact: Claire Slade 020 8847 4031, www.monkeymusic.co.uk Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Rd, TW11 9NN Monkey Music celebrate their 21st birthday with a range of events happening throughout the year. They are hosting a week of fun-filled birthday party classes and joining in with the national bid to raise £21,000 for Nordoff-Robbins, a charity dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable children and adults through music therapy. Party week commences on June 16th. They offer all their families free entry into a prize draw to win a free term of classes, a Mr &
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Mrs Smith holiday, ipad mini and lots more. Monkey Music are offering TW11 readers a special half-price birthday membership discount for new families joining before 30th September.
Tuesdays and Fridays: 10-11.30am Parent and toddler group for 0- 1/2 years Contact: Siobhan Crowther 020 8977 8000. Teddington Baptist Church, Church Rd, TW11 8PF
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Wednesdays: 9.30-11.30am, 0–3 years. Contact: Helen Bott 020 8894 1877, Teddington Methodist Church, 1a Stanley Rd, TW11 8TP
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Fridays: 6.45-8pm, school years 6–8. Games, sports, discussions, activities. Contact: 020 8977 8000, Teddington Baptist Church, Church Rd, TW11 8PF
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Tuesdays: 2.15pm Free weekly story time for the under 5s. Contact: 020 8734 3304, email@example.com Teddington Library, Waldegrave Rd, TW11 8NY
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Classes all week and weekends in Teddington Ballet, modern, tap, street jazz and melody movement, musical theatre, tinny tappers. For 1/2 to 16 year olds. Contact: Natalie 07887 353950, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mondays & Thursdays- 2.30-3.10pm 3months +. 3.20-4pm 12 months +. Live music as a development tool for learning. Drop in and booked available. www.tempo-tots.com St Johns Ambulance Hall, 26 Park Road, TW11 0AQ & Bullen Hall, Bennet Close, Hampton Wick, KT1 4AT
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We offer a non-competitive, progressive approach to our developmental classes which enable children to reach their greatest potential, while they have huge FUN! Children aged from 4 months to 12 years learn at an age appropriate pace through our structured gymnastics classes which grows new skills and builds conﬁdence during each stage of their childhood. Call to book a free intro class. The Little Gym of Hampton & Teddington 98-102 High Street, Hampton Hill, TW12 1NY 0208 977 0099 / www.thelittlegym.co.uk hampton_teddington@.thelittlegym.co.uk
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Health and Beauty Take a Deep Breath
REATH IS LIFE! We breathe involuntarily without thinking, but looking at how we breathe can hold the key to improving our health. Do we take short, quick breaths, long deep breaths, slow even breaths. The pace and flow of the breath is often determined by the physical situations we find ourselves in, as well as our mental and emotional state. When you consciously take deep breaths you enter into the present moment and you connect to your life force of energy that flows naturally through your body, this will feed your body, mind and spirit. As ridiculous as it seems, we live in a world that has forgotten how to breathe. Check your body throughout the day. As you go about your daily routines are you giving yourself all that is needed for optimum health and clarity. Often when we are concentrating hard on doing something we hold our breath. How often do you forget to breathe in a day? According to Yoga philosophy the ability to breathe fully and deeply builds strength, health, presence, calmness and focus. The more you fuel the brain and the body with oxygen, the better it functions. Conscious breathing brings us into balance. When I’m doing yoga postures, I can feel my body’s own internal stress and tension begin to subside. With each posture the breath flows from inhale to exhale, breathing into the pose and out to extend the pose. Proper breathing has many names. You may have heard of diaphragmatic breathing, abdominal breathing or belly breathing. When you breathe deeply, the air coming in through your nose fully fills your lungs, and you will notice that your belly rises. The ability to breathe so deeply and powerfully is available to us all but often lies dormant. Reviving it allows you to tap into one of your body’s strongest self-healing mechanisms. All our organs work together to keep our lungs functioning, in return the lungs pump and squeeze the organs to circulate fluids within our
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body. Deep breathing alkalizes the body by removing carbon dioxide, helping to create balance and harmony once again. When you breathe in deeply you invite brand new life and energy. When you exhale fully, you are squeezing out the toxins that cause fogginess within your mind–as well as old, stuck energy. DEEP, HEALING, DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATH: Find a comfortable, quiet place to sit or lie down. Start by observing your breath. First take a normal breath. Now try taking a slow, deep breath. The air coming in through your nose should move downward into your lower belly. Let your abdomen expand fully. Now breathe out through your nose and alternate normal and deep breaths several times. Pay attention to how you feel. Shallow breathing often feels tense and constricted coming from your chest while deep breathing from the belly produces relaxation. Now practice diaphragmatic/belly breathing for several minutes. Put one hand on your abdomen, just below your belly button. Place the other hand on your chest. Feel your belly hand rise about an inch each time you inhale and fall about an inch each time you exhale. Your chest hand will only rise slightly, in synchrony with your abdomen. You will notice your belly relaxing and that you begin to feel calm from within. Once you have mastered belly breathing you will find many more breathing exercises to explore, from yogic pranayana (alternate nostril) breathing to mindfulness (mantra) breath work. All are wonderfully effective ways to reduce stress, regulate mood and energize the body.. Air is so much more than just oxygen. Your breath connects you to the pure magic of being alive. Annie Moore at Vidatherapy Spa, 6 Church Road, TW11 8PB www.vidatherapy.com email@example.com
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News The Causeway Gets a Facelift
HE VERY LARGE EX- BOTTOMS Up unit at 16-20 The Causeway has been vacant and an eyesore for some time, letting down the appearance of the Teddington town centre. Richmond Council recently assigned The Teddington Business Community (TBC) to manage the creation of a hoarding to cover this large unit. The purpose of any hoarding is to improve the appearance of a site but the TBC also wanted to design an impactful and modern looking hoarding which would actively promote and generate positive business interest in this site, as well as use the opportunity to bring attention to the wealth of independent shops which reflect the character and main appeal of our town centre. With the help of Richmond Council, the Teddington Society and Melissa Sims of Sims Opticians, they researched what businesses used to be in The Causeway by going through old photographs and documents. Bridget Clements, Project Advisor with the TBC commented ‘It would have been easy to just reproduced some of the excellent old photos on the hoarding for this large site but we wanted it to be more inviting, colourful and forward thinking, to help attract much needed business interest.’ ‘The hoarding visualises active businesses,
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the most appropriate business choice being independent shops.’ ‘We have tried to choose the types of shops which people say they want in Teddington and used the names of six of the many shops which traded in The Causeway in a particular period.’ ‘With a nod to the Edwardian heritage of our town centre we have copied the shop names, shop windows and fonts used in the early 1900’s, and designed it in a colourful and modern way.’ This hoarding project has been sponsored and managed by TBC and Richmond Council in consultation with the businesses and residents in The Causeway and The Teddington Society.
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Teddington in Flower
ANT TO ENJOY AN afternoon wandering round some of the loveliest gardens in Teddington and help raise money for charity? Back gardens that you normally can’t see. The Teddington Society will be opening 8 or 9 back gardens for you to explore. The gardeners have had a struggle this year to get their gardens back up to scratch following all the bad weather we’ve endured over winter but at least we weren’t under water! Once the spring bulbs come out you start to have hope and now all the fruit trees are blossoming so we should be
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Roll the pasta using a pasta machine to the no.1 setting, folding it at least three times to strengthen the gluten, then finish off with your finest spaghetti cutter. Next make the truffle sauce. In a small saucepan, bring 3 tbsp of water and the wine reduction to a simmer over a medium heat. Reduce to a low heat, whisk in the butter one piece at a time, waiting until each has completely incorporated before adding the next. When the consistency begins to change from watery to creamy, with a pale yellow colour (after 4 or 5 pieces), emulsification has begun. Now you can add 2–3 pieces at a time, but make sure they are almost fully emulsified before adding more. Don’t overheat or the sauce will split. Remove from the heat. Whisk in the truffle oil and leave in a warm place to allow the flavours to develop. The sauce can be made a few hours ahead as long as it’s kept in a warm place. Next, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, add the pasta, it’s important that pasta can move freely while it’s cooked, briefly stir and cook for 2/3 minutes. Whilst the pasta is cooking, in a separate pan heat the artichokes with a small ladle of the pasta water (the starch from the pasta adds to the dish), then season to taste. Once the pasta is cooked, strain and add to the artichokes. Stir in the beurre monte sauce and some freshly grated Parmesan to coat the pasta, add another ladle or two of the cooking liquid if needed to achieve the right consistency. Taste again for seasoning, pop in serving bowls and finish with finely sliced or grated fresh black truffle. Massimo Langella, Chef Patron Shambles Bar & Restaurant 83 High St, Teddington, TW11 8HG Tel. 020 8977 9398
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World of Wine Cava – A Horizon Expanded
UNE IS A PEAK MONTH for the various wine tours that I lead and most of this time will be spent in Catalonia. So it feels appropriate to delve into the realms of Cava as I am currently enjoying a wealth of new experiences that have transformed my perception of this well known sparkling wine and the relatively lesser known styles contained within. The origins of Cava trace back to the 1850’s, but it was in 1872 that Codorniu launched their first Cava. Josep Raventos had been travelling throughout Europe promoting the still table wines of his company and came back inspired by his experiences in Champagne. Cava has become an incredibly important export for Spain and yet our perception of this sparkling wine tends to be low quality – languishing in the shadow of the excitement of Prosecco. This is a shame. There are stunning examples available but the UK availability is poor. GRAPES, STYLE AND PRODUCTION The most common grapes used for Cava are Macabeo, Parelada, and Xarello. They don’t exactly roll off the tongue but each adds an essential component such as freshness, acidity, creaminess or aromatics. Chardonnay is being increasingly used to great effect, and Rose Cava is made by employing Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, Pinot Noir as well as indigenous grapes such as Trepat and Sumoll. The method of production is the same as Champagne with a second fermentation in the bottle. However, the minimum ageing requirements are lower with basic Cava requiring 9 months prior to disgorgement (the process of removing the yeast); Reserva Cava requiring 15 months and Gran Reservas obliged to spend 30 months minimum in the cellar. In terms of style, Cava ranges from the driest called brut nature which has no added sugar through to dulce which must contain at least 50 grams per litre of sugar. 28 | TW11 – June 2014
CAVA CONTROVERSY Cava is unusual in that the DO (Denominacion Origen – similar to AOC in France) covers a variety of areas in Spain ranging from Penedes to Rioja to Extremadura on the Portuguese border. This is highly unusual as a DO is normally confined to a specific area and reflects the specific terroir, grapes and history of an area. A number of high profile producers have left the DO – which effectively means they can no longer call their sparkling wines Cava – saying that they feel the regulations are not stringent enough and that the authorities are not doing enough to protect the image of Cava. With the industry dominated by two big players – Freixenet and Codorniu, it will be interesting to see how this plays out. CHEESE & WINE MATCH –CATALONIAN SPECIAL Spain produces a fascinating array of cheeses but the UK tends to be dominated by big brand Manchego and we rarely get a glimpse of the artisanal delights that Spain produces. Just outside the town of St Pere de Ribes, near Sitges, south of Barcelona you find an estate called Clos Lentiscus. The owner, Manel Avino has pioneered the most extraordinary boutique cavas using traditional local grapes and minimising the use of additives. We tasted a deep rose Cava made from the rare sumoll grape that was full of berry fruit yet retained the classic dry cava style. Paired with a very local, mature farmhouse ewes milk cheese with no name, it ranks as one of my most surprising yet agreeable matches. Tim Syrad runs the Teddington Wine Society teddingtonwinesociety.co.uk @winemantim
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Councillor’s Update Local Issues Facing Future Councillors
HIS IS WRITTEN BEFORE but published after the local elections on May 22nd so I’ve written about some of the local issues facing Teddington’s councillors, whoever they may be, in the months ahead. It’s also written before the result of the planning appeal for a Sainsbury’s at the end of the High Street is known and the implications digested. The Causeway should look a little brighter with the new hoardings covering the empty Bottoms Up in which the Teddington Business Community, the Teddington Society and the Council have all been involved. And there does seem to be a real prospect of a weekly Sunday Farmers’ Market in The Causeway before the end of the year.
be the future of Christ Church in Station Road and its grounds. Immediate demolition has been prevented by including the site in the High Street Conservation Area but a planning application for development seems likely and pre-application discussions with the Planning Department are in progress. We will also learn before the year end whether the Council’s attempt through an Article 4 Direction to exempt our main employment centres from the new permitted development right to change offices to flats is successful. Richmond has had 200 cases already and Teddington has not been exempt. The former Christ Church Vicarage at 1 Bridgeman Road is a current case. New permitted development rights are also making it more difficult for the Council to limit the number of restaurants in the High Street. Constant vigilance is required to maintain our townscape. For example only now is the decorative detail being restored to the first floor of the Waldegrave Arms pub as required by the planning permission.
Also in the good news section Network Rail have at last ceased using the wooded area behind The Cedars as a building depot and have promised to tidy up and plant some hawthorns. There is also a good chance that Teddington Station will acquire lifts in the next few years. It’s high up the list because of the number of passengers and because people change trains there.
Finally Teddington’s Controlled Parking Zone is now seven years old and many residents in a number of streets are asking for both the boundaries and hours of operation to be reviewed as pressure for spaces continue to rise. This cannot be put off much longer.
More worrying is the prospect of the Park Lane Stables having to move premises. We are investigating whether the new procedure under the Localism Act to designate ‘assets of community value’ will assist. Another concern for Teddington’s Councillors will 30 | TW11 – June 2014
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Events The Word Café with Brian Patten Thursday 5th June, 7.30pm One of the UK’s most significant poets, Brian Patten made his name in the 1960s as one of the Liverpool Poets. Their aim was to make poetry immediate and accessible. Poets Jo Bell, Richard TyroneJones, Kirsten Irving, Julie Mullen and singersongwriter Isolda complete the line-up. Tickets: £10 advance, U25s & LAC Members, £12 door West Meets East – Korean Art Exhibition Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th June, Thursday, Friday & Sunday 11.30am – 4.15 pm, Saturday 11.30am – 2pm & 3.30 - 5.30pm Celebrating Korean Music and Art this exhibition complements the concert on Saturday June 14th. Admission: free Thames Philharmonia Saturday 14th June, 7.30pm Korean pianist Cathy Park plays Mozart`s dramatic Piano Concerto no. 20, prior to her performance of this work with the Vienna Philharmonic next year. The programme also includes Wagner`s Lohengrin Prelude and Elgar`s Symphony no. 2, an exuberant masterpiece of joy and foreboding, composed in the years before the First World War. Conductor: Byung-Yun Yu Tickets: £12 / £8 LAC members, seniors & U18s / £24 family (2 adults & 2 children U16) Midsummer Art Fair Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd June, 10am – 5pm Over 80 artists showing fine art, photography, printmaking, ceramics, mixed media & more plus Matrix#2, a group of current and recently 32 | TW11 – June 2014
graduated MA Printmaking students from Camberwell College of Arts, UAL. Online show catalogue will be available via our website one week prior to the Fair. Image courtesy Zorian Matthews. Admission: £4/£3 concs/ free U16s & LAC Members. Book Club Friday 27th June 1pm June’s book is Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner. Organised in association with Waterstone’s Teddington. Tickets: £5 adults / £3.50 concs Twickenham Choral Society - Night & Gold Saturday 28th June, 7.30pm Morten Lauridsen: Madrigali – Six ‘Fire Songs’, Claude Debussy: Trois Chansons de Charles D’Orléans and songs by Camille Saint-Saëns and Eric Whitacre. A sequence of songs for unaccompanied choir interspersed with pieces for solo flute by Debussy, Varese and George Benjamin. The theme is pastoral and the sound-world impressionistic, with a backward glance at the madrigal form.Conductor Christopher Herrick with Michael Cox, Principal Flautist, BBC Symphony Orchestra. Tickets: (inc. programme) £15 Teddington Village Fair Sunday 29th, noon – 5pm In Udney Hall Gardens For this year’s fair the Landmark will be presenting two shows. The Marvellous Imaginary
To Book Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 8977 7558, www.landmarkartscentre.org Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington, TW11 9NN Menagerie will enchant all ages, as zany Dr. Longitude and his strange travelling players regale you with their mesmerizing stories of the world’s weirdest wonder emporium! In The Dick Danger Show be amazed, and a little bit worried, as Dick performs up a very high pole and attempts to dive headfirst into a bucket of water. Expect to feel really sensible afterwards! Tickets: Free
Classes Starting Soon Botanical Art – Drawing & Watercolour Monday 12.45 - 3.15pm OR Friday 10am - 12.30pm Learn the art of botanical painting and drawing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere using watercolour and pencil. All levels welcome. Materials exc. Tutor: Marcia Hughes Starts: Mon 16 June for 5 weeks: £79 Fri 13 June for 6 weeks: £95 Painting with Acrylics – Monday 7 - 9.30pm Explore techniques for painting with acrylics on board & canvas via a large range of subjects. Beginners & course returners who wish to develop their own projects are welcome. Materials exc. Cost: £82 Tutor: Stuart Simler, Starts: 23 June for 5 weeks Portrait Drawing – Tuesday 2 – 4.30pm Develop an understanding of the proportions and structure of the skull and facial features. Suitable for all levels. Fee includes the cost of a clothed model. Materials exc. Cost: £115 Tutor: Emily Burton. Starts: 10 June for 6 weeks Exploring Drawing – Tuesday 7 - 9.30pm Develop & learn drawing skills in a structured way with a view to start painting. The June course focuses on holiday and travel sketching. Materials exc. Cost: £79 Tutor: Bob Meecham, Starts: 24 June for 5 weeks Life Drawing – Wednesday 10am – 12.30pm Our June session will explore the figure in a setting, looking at drapery, composition and
narrative. Students will work from easels with a different life model present for all sessions. All model fees inc; materials exc. Cost: £115 Tutor: Emily Burton Starts: 11 June for 6 weeks Watercolour in Practice Wednesday 2 - 4.30pm Develop solid watercolour skills, whilst looking at the practice and themes of contemporary & traditional artists. Referencing 2-3 artists during each module, students will be encouraged to develop creative thinking. Cost: £95 Tutor: Emily Burton, Starts: 11 June for 6 weeks Oil Painting – Wednesday 7 - 9.30pm An inspiring painting course designed to suit individual interests and abilities with advice on materials and oil painting techniques. All levels welcome. Materials exc. Cost: £100 Tutor: Caroline Bays, Starts: 11 June for 6 weeks Creative Sketchbook - Drawing & mixed media Thursday 2 – 4.30pm Learn how to keep a visual diary & discover how a sketchbook will improve your art. Learn drawing & colour skills & how to record & develop your ideas. The June session will focus on travel sketchbooks. Materials exc. Cost: £95 Tutor: Emily Burton, Starts: 12 June for 6 weeks Printmaking – Thursday 7 - 9.30pm Gain an understanding of forms, composition & colour schemes through creative relief printmaking without a press. All levels are welcome, beginners & returners will benefit from developing their own art work. Basic materials inc. Cost: £99 Tutor: Jennie Ing, Starts: 5 June for 6 weeks Creative Embroidery – An Introduction to Goldwork Monday 30 June, 10.30am – 4pm Suitable for beginners. Learn how to work with a number of goldwork threads. Materials exc. Starter kits (£15) will be available to buy on the day. Tutor: Sophie Long Cost: £35 exc. materials TW11 – June 2014 | 33
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