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This Week…..

A Talk About Henry VII’s Bed with Jonathan Foyle

 23 October – 8pm

A Talk about Henry VII’s Bed
In 2010, a very curious piece of elaborately carved furniture was bought from a Chester auction house. Upon delivery, the owner thought it was not Victorian, as advertised, but Tudor and thus exceptionally rare. In January 2013 Dr Jonathan Foyle examined it and began researching in depth its puzzling symbolism and old surfaces. Over the course of 16 months it revealed its astonishing origin – as the marriage bed of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, made for their marriage on 18 January 1486. Its importance is immense – it is the only surviving medieval royal bed and the sole manifestation of the ambitions of the new dynasty. This is the historical find of a lifetime. Be among the first to hear about it.
Dr Jonathan Foyle is Chief Executive of World Monuments Fund Britain and former Curator at Hampton Court. He has also appeared as an expert on Time Team and many other C4 and BBC programmes.Thursday 23 October 8pmTickets £8


Red Stripe Band:

Fri 24 October – 8pm


Red Stripe has been stomping his boogie woogie rhythms now with the band for over 15 years and has played all over the world. The band has a great time wherever it goes – infectious energy filling the venue with on and off stage antics! The band plays all over the world at festivals, clubs and parties. The band are asked back year after year to several jazz and blues festivals including Edinburgh, Derry, Umbria, Marlborough, Birmingham to name but a few. They have performed for the Royal Families of no less than five countries and have shared stages with Sting, Madonna, Van Morrison, Eddi Reader and Chris Barber.

“Red Stripe’s immediate rapport with the audience and quirky humour makes this show unmissable.” Stephen Fry
Friday 24 October – 8pm
Tickets £12

Children’s Theatre

Apollo Theatre Company presents:

Just So Stories

Sat 25 October – 4pm


Apollo Theatre Company presents
Just So Stories
by Rudyard Kipling adapted by Lucy Betts, music by David Perkins
“I believe we’ve found out the big secret of the world…”
Come, oh best-beloved and see how the elephant’s trunk, the leopard’s spots and the camel’s hump were made. Using live music, puppetry and just a little bit of magic, Apollo Theatre Company tackles Rudyard Kipling’s best beloved tales that take us on a journey back to where it all began.“Come, oh best beloved, and I shall tell you how the ‘Just So Stories’ came to enchant and bewitch us all, young and old”  Three Weeks
“A fast-moving and engaging production” Primary TimesSuitable for ages 4+Saturday 25 October 4pm
£8 (£6 carpet seats)


The Benedetti, Elschenbroich, Grynyuk Trio

Mon 8 December 8pm


The Benedetti, Elschenbroich, Grynyuk Trio

A concert in aid of the Riverhouse  25 year fundraising appeal.Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)
Alexei Grynuk (piano)Archduke Trio – Beethoven
Trio D.898 SchubertMonday 8 December  8pmTickets  £25

In the Robert Philips Gallery

Diversity Textiles and Mixed Media Art Group – Traces

Wed 22 October to Sun 2 November 2014 -

Opening times:  Mon to Sun 10am-4pm

Diversity is a group of mixed media artists who share a common interest in stitched textiles.  Whilst continuing to develop and experiment with individual ideas and techniques, the artists aim to produce an exciting fusion of contemporary and traditional textile art.


The group presents its latest exhibition with diverse interpretations of the title TRACES.

The artists will be stewarding every day – come and meet them.






Strangeface Theatre Company Mask Exhibiton

(accompanying a week long series of workshops – call for details of open workshop for adults on Tuesday 4th Nov at 8pm and Sunday 9th Nov for ages 12+ at 2pm )

Tues 4 – Sun 9 November

Russell has previously made masks and puppets for Strangeface’s productions such as The Last Resort and A Christmas Carol, seen here at the Riverhouse Barn.  He has also built his expertise by working with Trestle Theatre Company, Vamos Mask Theatre Company, The Old Vic, Julian Crouch (Improbable Theatre) and designed and made the huge Maggie Thatcher puppet wowing audiences in Billy Elliot the Musicial.

Adult workshop: Tues 4 Nov 8pm (£10)

Workshop for 12+: Sun 9 Nov 2pm – 5pm (£15)



Halloween Workshops in the Cafe:

Drop in Pumpkin carving: Sat 25 – Friday 31 Oct
 Pumpkins, templates, inspiration and tools provided during cafe opening hours 10am-4pm eery day! £3 per pumpkin
Halloween Workshops: Tues 28 – Thurs 30 Oct
Come and join us in the cafe where we can decorate a spooky cake or cookie and create a creepy creature decoration.  Tuesday 28 – Thursday 30th Oct 2.30-4.00pm
£7.50 per child including a hot drink for adult helper (children must be supervised by an adult)
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 Every Day 10am-4pm (Mon to Sun)


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Written on June 26th, 2012