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This Week…..

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)

Enigma Theatre presents: Pygmalion

 Wed 29 October to Sat 1 November

 7.30pm (Sat Matinee and Evening performances are sold out)

Enigma Theatre presents Bernard Shaw’s ‘Pygmalion’
“Yes, you squashed cabbage leaf, you disgrace to the noble architecture of these columns, you incarnate insult to the English language: I could pass you off as the Queen of Sheba.”
Professor of phonetics, Henry Higgins, takes on his most difficult task when he makes a bet that he can train a common flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to speak like a lady and pass for a duchess at an embassy ball. While at first success seems “not bloody likely”, it soon becomes clear that Eliza’s transformation has been a triumph of the professor’s art. But will she thank him for it?
This popular classic by George Bernard Shaw is his most famous and best-loved play, and inspired the 1956 musical ‘My Fair Lady’.
After their well-received sell-out production last year (Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘Comic Potential’), Enigma Theatre are delighted to be returning to Riverhouse once again, to take you back to Covent Garden, 1914, where our story starts…Wed 29 October to Sat 1 November   7.30pm
Tickets £12 (£10 concs)

Music and Words

Seven Star Productions present: Classic Gershwin – the life of George Gershwin

Fri 7 November – 8pm


Seven Star Productions present
Classic Gershwin –
the life of George Gershwin
in music and words with
Viv McLean – Piano
Susan Porrett – Narrator
Classic Gershwin weaves the vibrant music of the ever-popular composer George Gershwin with the fascinating story of his life – from his birth in the colourful, teeming New York of 1898 to his tragically early death in 1937.
With prize-winning pianist and famed Gershwin interpreter Viv McLean and renowned classical actress Susan Porrett and featuring Rhapsody in Blue, Swanee, The Preludes and The Piano Concerto.Friday 7 November 8pm
 £12 (£10 concessions)www.sevenstarconcerts.com

Classical Music -

The Music of War – Introduced and Presented by Peter Medhurst

An Elmbrige Music Club Concert open to all

Sat 8 November – 8pm


EMC – The Music of War

Introduced and presented by Peter Medhurst (baritone) with The London Mozart Players String Quartet, leader Nicoline Kramwinkle and Jeremy Limb (piano)
The Music of War

With a first class team of musicians, the celebrated baritone and lecturer, Peter Medhurst, introduces this war themed series of concerts with a wide range of musical ammunition from the arsenals of Mozart, Beethoven, Somervell, Prokofiev and Shostakovich. A highlight of the evening is an especially commissioned group of songs Some Unseen Face for baritone, violin, cello and piano by the composer Simon Austin and poet Nick Nye.

Saturday 8 November 8pm

•£72 series of 6 (see www.riverhousebarn for full Echoes of War programme)

Strangeface Exhibtion and Mask Workshops

Tues 4 – Sun 9 November

Next week in the Robert Phillips Gallery - 

Your chance to work with award-winning Strangeface Theatre Company who bring masks and puppetry to life. In this workshop you will have an introduction to mask work and the opportunity to discover new methods of performing.
“Brilliant workshop…. I look amazing!!!!”
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 up 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
Tuesday 4 Nov 8pm – 10pm

Age 12-16
Sunday 9 November 2 – 5pm



Lunchtime Concert

James Kirby (Piano)

Wednesdy 12 November 12.15pm (lunch) 1.10pm (concert)


As a soloist and chamber musician James performs regularly throughout the UK and Europe. He is best known to Riverhouse audiences as the pianist of the Barbican Piano Trio.Programme: Debussy: Images Book 2
Schubert: Sonata in A D959Wednesday 12 November 12.15pm (lunch)  1.10pm (concert)
Tickets £16 (with lunch) £10 (concert only) £56 (series of four with lunch)

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.






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