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October 2018

Richmond Film Society Presents ‘A Ghost Story’

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October 30 @ 8:00 pm
£5-3

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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Richmond Film Society Presents ‘A Ghost Story’ (USA) A man experiences a life changing event but refuses to move on and seems trapped in space and time. A haunting, brooding film, it is a meditation on love, grief, memory and spiritual connection. – Directed by David Lowery – Rating: 12A – Written By: David Lowery – Runtime: 92 minutes Tickets: Adults: £5 Full time students: £3 Free to RFS members. About Richmond Film Society Richmond Film Society was formed in 1963 and has since screened…

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November 2018

Angela Saini – Inferior: How Science got Women Wrong

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November 2 @ 7:30 pm
£7/5

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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Angela Saini is an award-winning science journalist and broadcaster. She regularly presents science programmes on BBC Radio, and her writing has appeared in New Scientist, the Guardian, The Times, and Wired. Her latest book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, was published by Fourth Estate in 2017 to widespread critical acclaim, and was named the Physics World Book of the Year. Angela has a Masters in Engineering from the University of Oxford and was a Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her journalism has received accolades…

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Wendy Cope: Anecdotal Evidence

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November 5 @ 7:00 pm
£10 – £12.50

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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In her first collection of new poetry since 2011’s acclaimed “Family Values”, Wendy Cope celebrates ‘the half – forgotten stories of our lives’ with compassion, wisdom and wit. She continues to be the most generous of authors, sharing her experience of childhood and marriage and writing poignantly about the passing of time. In several of the poems she re-imagines Shakespeare in unorthodox fashion; in others she offers heartfelt tributes to friends and public figures including Eric Morecambe and John Cage.…

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Writing Genre Fiction in partnership with St Mary’s University

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November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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What is genre fiction and why do we love to read and write it? Is there anything which is not genre fiction? This workshop, led by Senior Lecturer at St Mary’s University Russell Schechter, will examine some of the basic issues common to popular genres including crime, horror, fantasy and science fiction and look at how to go about starting writing genre fiction which is successful. The evening will include a fun writing activity. Russell Schechter is a Senior Lecturer…

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Dr Phil Hammond – Happy Birthday NHS?

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November 6 @ 8:00 pm
£16-12

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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Happy Birthday NHS? Nye Bevan's beautiful baby is 70 this year, but will she make a ton? A decade of austerity with a Brexit cherry on top has brought her to her knees. Dr Phil charts the course of the NHS from 1948 to as long as she lasts. Come cheer the heroes, boo the villains and look to the future of robot surgeons, Fitbit nurses and iPhone GPs. Batteries not included. Dr Phil Hammond has worked in the NHS…

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Twickenham Cinema Club Presents ‘The Third Man’

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November 7 @ 7:30 pm
£5-7

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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THE THIRD MAN (1949) Director: Carol Reed Cinematography:  Robert Krasker Story by: Graham Greene, Alexander Korda Screenplay: Orson Welles, Carol Reed, Graham Greene Stars: Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles and Trevor Howard Twickenham Cinema Club's members recently voted for this screening of Carol Reed's 1949 noir classic, recently remastered, described by film critic Philip French as a 'near perfect work'. The story of an evil, charismatic anti-hero who fakes his own death and moves to post-war Vienna is filled…

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Terry Waite: Solitude

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November 8 @ 7:30 pm
£12/8

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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Terry Waite wrote his first book, ‘Taken on Trust' in his head when he was denied pen or paper during his captivity for almost five years in Beirut. It was published on his release. Since then, he has written many books – his latest is ‘Solitude’.  2019 sees a new edition of Terry’s book, 'Travels with a Primate', an account of some of the amusing happenings that occurred when he accompanied the Archbishop of Canterbury on his official visits throughout…

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The Story Exchange

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November 13 @ 7:30 pm
£6/7

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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Storytelling is one of our most ancient art forms. Stories, and our need to share them, can be the simplest of activities, making connections and creating a sense of unity. How often do we get to spend time with someone who can transport us to another time and place just with the power of the spoken word? Ancient stories like epics, myths, folktales and fairy tales have survived the test of time; each retelling a unique connection between the audience…

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Richmond Film Society Presents ‘The Fencer’

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November 13 @ 8:30 pm
£5/3

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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Richmond Film Society Presents ‘The Fencer’ (Finland) Details 13 November 2018 @ 8:30pm (the screening will be preceded by the RFS AGM at 8:00pm) £5 (£3 full-time students). Members go free. https://www.richmondfilmsoc.org.uk/ Finland (2015) A film based on the life of champion Estonian fencer, Endel Nelis. A young fencer, hunted by the KGB, returns to his homeland as a sports coach in a remote village school but finds there is no place to hide. A 2016 Golden Globe Nominee for…

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New Writing from Twickenham

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November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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After the success of last year’s event, a welcome return to The Exchange’s Conservatory for this friendly, fun hybrid evening - half showcase for Creative Writing students from St Mary’s University, Twickenham, half open mic event open to all. All to play for, of course, and who knows what to expect, but be prepared for poetry, prose and flash fiction. Come ready to listen and bring along a short piece of your own (max 4 minutes) if you want to…

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