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Lunchtime Concert  - Classical

 Alexandra Silocea (piano) - 24 September – 1.10pm

Alexandra Silocea (piano)

Alexandra Silocea started her musical education in Bucharest before moving to the Music Academy, Vienna and then the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris.
2011 saw her debut CD with Prokofiev Piano Sonatas 1 – 5 on Avie Records. It received outstanding reviews and recognition as a major talent. Awarded Editor’s Choice of the International Piano Magazine and Supersonic Pizzicato Award, the release was hailed “to reveal an artist with compelling insights into Prokofiev’s piano music”.
Her second recording, “Sound Waves” on Avie Records, featuring works by Debussy, Ravel, Liszt, Schubert/Liszt and Romberg, was launched in May 2013.
Martin Romberg – Earendil, the Mariner
Claude Debussy – Reflets dans l’eau
Poissons d’or
Maurice Ravel – Jeux d’eau
Franz Liszt
Jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este  and Orage
Variations on Bach’s Cantata “Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen”
Schubert/ Liszt
Der Müller und der Bach
Auf dem Wasser zu singen
Wednesday 24 September 12.15pm (lunch)  1.10pm (concert)

Tickets £16 (with lunch) £10 (concert only) £56 (series of four with lunch)


Jim Causley with Lukas Drinkwater - 24 September – 8pm

‘The Poetry of Charles Causley’

Five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is a singer/accordionist who is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native Devon. Previous incarnations include ‘The Devil’s Interval’ and ‘Mawkin:Causley’ and he has recorded with the likes of ‘Waterson:Carthy’, ‘Show of Hands’, John McCusker and David Rotheray of ‘Beautiful South’ fame. In recent years projects have included touring with Steve Knightley and Kate Rusby.
To commerate the 10th anniversary of the death of his distant relative, the celebrated Cornish poet Charles Causley, Jim has set to music a diverse selection of his poems and these feature on the album ‘Cyprus Well’. Jim aims to bring wider attention to Causley’s poems and raise awareness of the Charles Causley Trust and its mission to preserve Causley’s house as a writers’ retreat.
Jim will be joined on stage by talented guitarist Lukas Drinkwater.
He is renowned for his warm and jovial stage presence and his rich singing voice has been likened to the fruitiest of ciders!
Male Singer of The Year – Spiral Earth Awards 2014 Top 10 Folk Albums of 2013 – The Telegraph
“Jim Causley and his fellow folk musicians bring it to life with real zest, his deep baritone voice soaring as he sings.” **** The Telegraph

Wednesday 24 September 8pm

Tickets £12


Gwilym Simcock – Solo Piano

Fri 19 September –  8pm

Gwilym Simcock is one of the most gifted pianists and imaginative composers on the European scene. He moves effortlessly between jazz and classical music with a “harmonic sophistication and subtle dovetailing of musical traditions”. Gwilym has been hailed as a pianist of “exceptional”, ‘brilliant” and “dazzling” ability, and his music has been widely acclaimed as “engaging, exciting, often unexpected, melodically enthralling, complex yet hugely accessible”, and above all “wonderfully optimistic”.
“Gwilym’s an original. A creative genius” Chick CoreaFriday 19 September 8pmTickets £15 (£6 students)

Lucky Dip Disco

Back by Popular Demand!

Sunday 21 September - 3 – 5pm

Lucky Dip Disco

Local award winning musician and DJ, Janek Schaefer returns with his Retro Disco for children and their families to dance together. His Lucky Dip Disco invites you to select the records that you want to dance to, from a collection of classic dancing music from the 1920’s to the 2010’s on 7” vinyl and digital. Bubbles, lights, games and musical mayhem!
Pre-booking is essential as the last event sold out quickly!
Refreshments available from the Café.Sunday  21 September     3 to 5pm
Sunday  19 October          3 to 5pm
Sunday  16 November      3 to 5pm
Christmas Party 21 December  3 to 5pm
Tickets £7 per child  £5 per adult (non-walkers FREE)

Robert Phillips Gallery

We Had a Dream:

Wed 10 Sept – Sun 19 October  - entry free

Opening times:  Daily 10am to 4pm

The Drive by HM Bateman
Copyright HM Bateman Designs


We had a Dream Exhibition celebrates the first 25 years of Riverhouse. Designed by Simon Dray and featuring original photographs, designs and documents, this exhibition follows the realising of the dream of Riverhouse – from its genesis on a kitchen floor back in 1986 through the ups and downs, blood, sweat and tears that brought it to being in 1989.

Alongside the storyboards are specially commissioned new photographs by Kate Griffin and Ian Olsson. These are available to purchase in the form of an accompanying book.

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