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Robert Phillips Gallery

H.M. BATEMAN – The Man Who Went Mad on Paper :

Wed 16 July – Sun 24 August  - entry free

Opening times:  Wed-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 2.30pm -4:30pm

Special Exhibition Catalogue for sale, plus prints, cards and postcards.

The Drive by HM Bateman
Copyright HM Bateman Designs


“A genius, according to Bertrand Russell, is someone who, however slightly, alters our view of the world. H. M. Bateman, that strange, shy, complicated, unaffectionate eye, was one who did”. George Melly

“Bateman had an explosive vivacity, an assurance of line and an eye for the banalities of life. He was the great visible master of his day”. Ronald Searle

H. M. Bateman (1887-1970) was the first modern master of twentieth-century British cartooning. His dramatic and expressive drawings often sizzle with intensity – he had the ability to ‘draw funnily’. Best remembered as the creator of ‘The Man Who . . .’ drawings of social faux pas and a master of the story without words, he was also an acute observer of British society from the Edwardian era through to the 1930s.

This exhibition shows over 70 original cartoons including his witty observations of suburban, sporting, working and theatrical ‘types’. During the First World War he created the innovative wordless sequential strips

On Loan from The Cartoon Museum in London

Runnymede Drama Group

A Double Bill of One Act Comedies

Wed 16- Sat 19 July – 7.45pm

Two hilarious comedies by two of the best known modern playwrights questioning modern morality and technological innovation.

Riverside Drive
by Woody AllenWho is the mysterious stranger encouraging screenwriter Jim Swain to make his lover ‘disappear’? Woody Allen explores the dilemma in his usual hilarious and thought-provoking way..Alarms
by Michael Frayn
This witty and clever one-act comedy examines how new technology, supposedly intended to enhance it, can add stress to our everyday life. Two couples embark on a planned dinner party which is doomed to failure as one by one, the resident labour saving devices around the house become hostile – even the furniture!

Wenesday 16 to Saturday 19 July  8pm
Tickets  £11

Elmbridge Youth Theatre presents

“What a Swell Party”

Thur 24- Sat 26 July – 7.30pm

“What a Swell Party” is an original piece written specially for Elmbridge Youth Theatre. Showcasing the Singing and piano playing skills of the talented EYT cast and revolving around the exquisite music of Irvin Berlin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern and George adn Ira Gershwin, the is one musical cocktail party not to be missed.

Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 July 7.30pmTickets £14 (£12 concs)

MamaVox Concert

Saturday 20 July – 4pm

Musical Director: Janet Shell
Accompanist: Camilla Jeppeson
The hottest ladies choir in Walton – Mama Vox – will be serenading audiences with a selection of songs from different musical genres, all done in their own unique Mama Vox style. Including Gershwin, Simon and Garfunkel, John Rutter – there is something for everyone so come along for a relaxing Sunday afternoon, grab a coffee (or something stronger) from the bar, sit back, and let Mama Vox entertain you!
Sunday 20 July 4pmTickets £5
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The Riverhouse is a beautiful space converted from an old 18th century barn into a theatre/ music venue and workshop space. In addition to the barn the Riverhouse also has a stunning gallery space, a craft studio and a cafe and bar area serving delicious home cooked food and cakes all year round.

Our programme of events throughout the year is fantastically diverse. From Classical concerts, to street dance classes, from Stitch workshops to Jazz and folk music.

Café now open Monday – Saturday 10am-4pm  and  Sunday 2.30- 4.30pm


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Written on June 26th, 2012