Northern Soul: Actor's surprise at box office success of film shown at only 83 screens

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Northern Soul is the directorial debut of photographer Elaine Constantine, and documents a youth culture that influenced creatives for decades to come.

BGT ventriloquist Sam Jones comes to Kingston Working Mens' Club

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Old London Road venue will host magician Sam Jones and his loveable puppet characters on Sunday.

Old MacDonald Had A Farm

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Old MacDonald Had A Farm

4:59pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

As everyone knows Old MacDonald had a farm. But Old MacDonald’s animals have gone missing! The Epsom Playhouse needs people to help a friendly scientist and his amazing time machine get them back for the farmer on Saturday 8 November at 2.30pm.

REVIEW: Channel Island invasion brought to life in Lotty's War

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:09pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The hardships of surviving under Nazi occupation faced by the Channel Islanders during the Second World War are brought vividly to life in Giuliano Crispini’s Lotty’s War, based on real diary accounts of the invasion found in a Guernsey library.

Bull's Head welcomes stunning saxophonist to Barnes

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The music of British jazz legend Tubby Hayes will be celebrated by the Simon Spillett Quartet at the Bull's Head later this month.

Music this November

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Music this November

11:11am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Suzi Jary returns to the Epsom Playhouse on Friday 21 November reprising her role as Karen Carpenter in the show Only Yesterday charting the success of The Carpenters career and the ultimate tragedy of Karen’s untimely passing. The production brings together the flawless blend of Karen’s intonation with the incredible music of Richard Carpenter backed by live band recreating classic Carpenters songs.

Medium Derek Acorah

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Medium Derek Acorah

10:43am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Derek Acorah, who comes to the Epsom Playhouse on Saturday 8 November, has been described as the pioneer for spiritualism and mediumship on television. He is arguably the world’s most renowned Spirit Medium having demonstrated to many hundreds of thousands of people in theatres throughout the UK.

Exclusive: X Factor star in 80s car wash action

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

5:03pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

If X Factor has a disco music night this year Ben Haenow would be a perfect choice to sing Car Wash, as this exclusive photo shows.

Recipe: Spiced marmalade glazed pork ribs with fresh radish salad

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

7:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

This dish is a great sticky winter warmer, or a brilliant excuse to try something new on the BBQ when the sun comes out.

Add a Banksy or a Damien Hirst artwork to your shopping list when gallery opens for business

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

5:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Damien Hirst, Banksy and Andy warhol are among the artists that will be sold at a new gallery in Croydon, which the owner hopes will help to change people's opinions about the town.

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens to host ice rink

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

5:50am Monday 20th October 2014

A scenic garden nestled near the River Thames will be home to an ice rink this autumn.

Film festival organisers promise this year will be best ever

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

5:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A film festival that showcases independent movies from around the world is back for its fifth year and the organisers are promising it will be the biggest one yet.

Aerial dance gulfs 100 year gap between wars

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Wars 100 years and 3,000 miles apart are the theme for a new contemporary dance work at Teddington’s Landmark Arts Centre this October.

Enjoy Battersea show all about dad dancing

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

7:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Dad Dancing aims to explore the relationship between fathers and their children.

Battersea's annual Collars and Coats Gala Ball returns

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

6:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

An evening of entertainment with global stars will take place in aid of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

Talented 12-year-old magician to appear at charity magic show

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

5:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A young magician, who can suspend his mum in the air, is set to perform at a magic show to help buy a charity a minibus.

Diary of a Madman comes to Omnibus in Clapham

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

The tale of a Russian civil servant during the time of Tsar Nicholas I is coming to Clapham.

Recipe: Sophie Michell’s Sweet Eve strawberry, fig and rosewater salad

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Sophie says: “I often serve this as a summer dessert on warm balmy evenings. It's healthy, slightly unusual and very pretty. It also works well as a special breakfast fruit salad. You can find rosewater in most supermarkets and it’s worth the effort to get it as it really makes the dish.”

Squire's garden centre lining up some Halloween fun for Twickenham during half term

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Spooky fun will fill Squire’s this half term as the ever popular create and grow events return.

The X Factor's Ben Haenow talks marriage, getting recognised and being Simon Cowell's £50 bet choice

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

5:26pm Friday 17th October 2014

The X Factor house is riddled with flu but Croydon’s favourite van driver has vowed the show must go on and he is ready to wow the crowds again tomorrow night.

A good shout for sexy, fast-paced, buzzing, centrally located Vietnamese with a modern twist: Review of House of Hồ, Soho

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Food Bites: They’ve joined a few others in the quite recent trend of boozy and bottomless Sunday brunch deals

Writer’s debut play comes to Battersea's Theatre503

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

5:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A writer’s debut play promises to be searingly funny and dangerously intimate, writes Sophia Sleigh.

REVIEW: Havers shines in the Importance of Being Earnest

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:49pm Thursday 16th October 2014

The ever-charming Nigel Havers proved to be the highlight of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest at Richmond Theatre.

John Peel favourite Ian Prowse to play in Croydon

Richmond and Twickenham Times: A train is being named after legendary DJ John Peel

9:36am Thursday 16th October 2014

John Peel’s last ever Festive 50 included a song which the DJ often admitted reduced him to tears – and now the man behind that song is about to perform in Croydon almost exactly a decade since Peel’s untimely death.

Quench your thirst with Twickenham Beer and Cider Festival

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

More than 70 real ales and 20 ciders and perries will be available at the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) Beer and Cider Festival in Twickenham next week.

Peter Snow, Jacqueline Wilson and Sheila Hancock at Richmond Literature Festival

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

1:50am Thursday 16th October 2014

Author Jacqueline Wilson, actress Sheila Hancock and journalist Peter Snow are among those on the Richmond Literature Festival line-up this winter.

Halloween in Epsom

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Halloween in Epsom

10:32am Wednesday 15th October 2014

During half term from Saturday 25 to Friday 31 October The Ashley Centre will be running a Haunted Halloween Extravaganza with food fun, therapies, crafts, activities and a fantastic competition.

The Bay City Rollers Story

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Music for everyone

9:29am Tuesday 14th October 2014

In 1974 the world was to witness a new musical phenomenon the like of which had not been seen the days of Elvis and The Beatles. The music of the Bay City Rollers became the soundtrack for a generation of teenagers growing up in the mid 70’s. The face and voice of that soundtrack belonged to Les McKeown and he will be telling their story and singing their hits at the Epsom Playhouse on Saturday 25 October.

Ghostly goings-on at Ham House revealed in nighttime tours

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

As the spooky season begins to creep upon us once again, one of the most haunted houses in Britain is open and ready to invite you in.

Halloween Dance Day

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Thriller Workshop

1:25pm Monday 13th October 2014

This half term on Friday 31 October Dandelion Theatre Arts will run a thrilling one-day workshop for children six years old and over at Langley Vale Village Hall, Epsom.

Jonathan Aitken to speak at Hope in Leatherhead evening

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

10:20am Monday 13th October 2014

Jonathan Aitken, the former cabinet minister jailed for perjury, will speak at an evening to celebrate hope in Leatherhead.

Palestine fundraiser will see non-stop acting for 12 hours

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

5:00am Monday 13th October 2014

If sitting at your desk for eight-and-a-half hours seems tiring, spare a thought for a bunch of actors who will be fundraising by singing, rapping, improvising and acting for 12 hours, writes James Gormley.

Russian ballet company brings Sleeping Beauty to Epsom

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

7:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

An acclaimed Russian ballet company is bringing its production of fairytale Sleeping Beauty to Epsom.

High priest to reveal ancient Egyptian rituals at museum kids’ club in Ewell

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

6:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

A high priest will reveal the rituals of ancient Egypt at a museum kids’ club.

Scene-setters Downliners Sect return to Eel Pie Club

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

London’s Rhythm ’n’ Blues scene of the 1960s would have been very different without Twickenham’s very own Downliners Sect, who formed in 1963 and went on to inherit the Rolling Stones’ West End residency.

Pub gets ready for international beer festival

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

6:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Drinkers can sample real ales sourced from brewers in Europe, the US and New Zealand at a popular beer festival.

Bad Girls actress Nicole Faraday on her role as Eva Cassidy

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

6:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Bad Girls and Emmerdale actress Nicole Faraday was so overwhelmed that she cried when she was first cast as legendary singer Eva Cassidy.

The Trench: Musician reveals how he wrote original score for Great War tale

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

6:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

The Trench, from Les Enfants Terribles, follows a soldier stuck underneath a sodden trench through music, mime, puppetry and live-action acting.

Jennifer Lawrence Hunger Games film features Croydon school choir

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:13pm Friday 10th October 2014

School choirs do not usually get the chance to be part of blockbuster movies, with performances more likely to be in front of family and friends. But, if you go to the cinema this winter, the chances are you will hear singers from Trinity School in action as they appear in three of the season’s biggest films.

15 reasons why Football Manager 2015 may be best game in the series yet

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

10:45am Friday 10th October 2014

Football Manager 2015 will hit the streets on November 7 – and here are 15 reasons why this year’s instalment may be the best in the series yet.

The food was mostly agreeable but the accessories to the experience let it down: Review of Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, Clerkenwell

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

9:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Food Bites: It’s not a bad place to while away some time.

Recipe: Gluten free chocolate cake with Sweet Eve strawberries and raspberries

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

6:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Sophie says: “This is a classic recipe that I love and have used for years. It's very easy and brilliant for people with or without wheat intolerances. It's wonderfully rich, so the Sweet Eve strawberries and BerryJewel raspberries cut through that perfectly.”

Jason Manford brings First World Problems tour to Rose Theatre after huge success

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

6:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Comedian Jason Manford is coming back to the Rose Theatre - after his latest stand-up show proved more popular than expected.

Lord of the Rings and X-Men star Sir Ian McKellen talks coming out and gay rights

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

11:31am Thursday 9th October 2014

Instead of the magical powers of Gandalf and the magnetism of Magneto, Sir Ian McKellen used his own experiences to mesmerise students with a talk about gay rights.

Doggy star wanted for panto

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Doggy star wanted for panto

2:21pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

Does your dog have the ‘X Factor’? The Epsom Playhouse is looking for two well-trained small breed dogs with an eye for the limelight to star as Toto in this year’s family pantomime The Wizard of Oz this Christmas.

Review: From The Jam at Kingsmeadow

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Bruce Foxton of From The Jam

1:31pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

Bruce Foxton rolled back the years as From The Jam celebrated 35 years of Setting Sons at Kingsmeadow on Saturday.

Bull's Head welcomes American jazz singer Salena Jones

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Tuesday 7th October 2014

American jazz singer Salena Jones brings her latest show to London’s longest-running jazz venue.

Mim Grey chasing tigers all the way to Half Moon

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Anyone who has watched a performance at Putney’s Half Moon knows they are in for a treat.

Russian ballet company to perform in Epsom

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Russian ballet company to perform in Epsom

2:35pm Monday 6th October 2014

On Friday 24 October acclaimed dance company Moscow Ballet La Classique will be returning to the Epsom Playhouse with their latest production, Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty.

Local stallholders sought

2:35pm Monday 6th October 2014

Rosebery School are holding their Christmas Fair on Friday 28 November 7-9pm at the School in Whitehorse Drive, Epsom. They are currently looking for external stallholders to sell their goods at the event. Stalls are £15-20 and more details and application forms are available from blakesusan@sky.com.






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