The Exchange is a newly built community venue with a 300 seat theatre, 6 studio rooms, a cafe and a bar. Situated opposite Twickenham station, The Exchange is owned by Richmond Council and managed by St Mary’s University.
Courses, Workshops, and Activities
Courses & Workshops
The Beatles: A Magical History Tour Led by 1960s cultural expert Dr Richard Mills, this six-week course will explore The Beatles’ rise to stardom and their legacy in the context of broader themes, like gender and fandom, 60s counterculture, and modern retromania. Whether you’re an Apple Scruff looking to relive the good old days, a third-generation millennial fan, or just want to learn a bit more about the swinging sixties, all are welcome on our magical history tour. This course will run on Thursdays from 7pm-8.30pm from 6th January to 10th February 2022. For more information about the course and to book your place: https://www.stmarys.ac.uk/short-courses/film-and-media/the-beatles.aspx
Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga (Active iQ). – This course is designed to provide an introduction to teaching yoga and provides learners with the knowledge and skills required to plan, prepare and deliver safe and effective Yoga sessions. Once you have successfully passed this course, you will be a qualified instructor who can gain insurance and set up your own business or gain employment within the industry. Courses starting in 2022. For more information and to book your place: https://www.stmarys.ac.uk/short-courses/yoga/teaching-yoga.aspx
Adult Art Workshops This 8 week course is designed for all levels and abilities to explore ideas and build up skills and personal creativity. Students will have the opportunity to explore both traditional and experimental art processes and techniques and to inspire further learning and independent investigation. Courses starting in 2022. For more information and to book your place: https://www.stmarys.ac.uk/short-courses/art/art-workshop.aspx
Poetry Writing This course will explore language as a theme in our own writing. We will explore the notion of what language means to us and how we use language in our writing. Predominantly focused on poetry, we will read a number of poets who challenge our perceptions on what can be written. The course will look at helping us to craft our own language in poetry whilst proposing to unpack this the idea of language as a theme for us to explore further. Course starts November 2021. For more information and to book your place: https://www.stmarys.ac.uk/short-courses/creative-writing/poetry-read.aspx