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There's a lot going on in Richmond, and if it's future events you're looking for, you've come to the right place. From the rugby match at Twickenham to cricket on the Richmond Green, you'll never miss another game. If, instead, you'd prefer a bit of culture, you might want to catch the Museum of Richmond's new exhibit or the latest show at the Orange Tree. Whatever your taste, we'll keep you well informed. If it's happening in Richmond, this is where you'll hear about it first.

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Protect and Survive: Britain’s Cold War Revealed
  • Tuesday 2nd July, 9:00am - Until Saturday 9th November, 5:00pm
This free exhibition will explore the reality of life in Britain under the persistent threat of nuclear attack during the Cold War era. View event
Alice in Wonderland - Theatre on Kew
  • Saturday 20th July, 10:30am - Until Monday 26th August, 2:00pm
This summer, join Alice on her amazing journey through Wonderland and experience an adventure like no other at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (20 July – 26 August 2019). View event
London to Paris Charity Cycle Event
  • Wednesday 24th July
Cycle from Crystal Palace to Paris to raise funds for Princess Alice Hospice View event
Time Travel Craft Club: Summer of Spies
Join us for our new Thursday series of free, drop-in craft afternoons, delving into the mysterious world of spies! View event
Michael Palin: Pole to Pole and the Last Days of the USSR
  • Thursday 25th July 7:30pm until 9:00pm
In this illustrated talk, Michael Palin will recall the last days of the USSR, and his time spent there. View event
Ealing Jazz Festival 2019
  • Saturday 27th July, 12:00pm - Until Sunday 28th July, 10:30pm
Showcasing the very best jazz artists from around the world, Ealing Jazz Festival will return to Walpole Park on 27-28 July, with Sunday's main stage curated by legendary jazz club Ronnie Scott's. View event
Truths refuse to die: excavating buried stories in the time of the Raj
  • Thursday 1st August 6:30pm until 8:30pm
Join Anita Anand to explore the way in which archives bear witness to history and can give voice to hidden stories. View event
Composing Wills: Legacies of Early Modern Musicians
  • Friday 2nd August 2:00pm until 3:00pm
Explore the wills left by musical luminaries including Henry Purcell and George Frideric Handel, between the 16th and 18th centuries. View event
First Sundays at The National Archives
For the very first time, we’re opening our doors for the entire weekend! Explore our building, our picturesque gardens and discover a new side to The National Archives. View event
  • Monday 5th August 10:00am until 4:00pm
Are you aged between 9 and 22? Do you love to Sing, Dance and Act? Would you like to work with theatre professionals to create a full scale musical?... View event
Time Travel Tots
We invite pre-schoolers and their carers to join our sensory drop-in sessions in the public restaurant, to learn and play together. View event
Lawrence, of Arabia and Beyond
  • Friday 9th August 2:00pm until 4:00pm
This talk will look at lesser known aspects of Lawrence’s war – and some of his failures. View event
The Peterloo Massacre at 200
  • Tuesday 13th August 7:30pm until 9:00pm
200 years on, our experts will examine Peterloo’s impact on the parliamentary reform movements. View event
Writs of passage: medieval Anglo-French relations though the Gascon rolls
  • Thursday 15th August 6:30pm until 8:30pm
The Gascon Rolls held in The National Archives (C 61) record interactions between the crown and its Gascon subjects, including the all-important wine trade. View event
The legacy of secrecy: experiences from the Stasi Records Archive
  • Friday 16th August 2:00pm until 3:00pm
Explore how the Stasi Archive manages its wealth of top secret material never meant for public eyes View event
The Time Travel Club: Spying on Spies
  • Thursday 22nd August 10:30am until 12:00pm
Step inside a world of secrets, gadgets and disguises View event
The Time Travel Club: A Bug's Eye View
  • Tuesday 27th August 10:30am until 11:30am
Take part in a sensory storytelling adventure and experience a bug’s world! View event
Written treasure: correspondence from captured ships, 1652-1815
  • Thursday 29th August 6:30pm until 8:30pm
As pirates buried their captured gold and jewels, their legal cousins - privateers and navies – left a written treasure almost as well hidden. View event
Oral Histories of The Cold War
  • Thursday 5th September 7:30pm until 9:00pm
Bridget Kendall explores the Cold War through the eyes of those who experienced it first-hand. View event
Medieval Murmurings
  • Saturday 7th September 10:30am until 3:00pm
The whole family can discover the magic of written and spoken language at our medieval day this summer. View event
On the trail of Klaus Fuchs, atomic spy
  • Friday 13th September 2:00pm until 3:30pm
Mark Dunton delves into Security Service files in our collection to uncover how the authorities managed to unmask Klaus Fuchs, arguably the most important ‘atomic’ spy of the 20th century. View event
Broadgate Abseil
  • Sunday 15th September 1:00pm until 6:00pm
Many people think that hospices are all about dying. Princess Alice Hospice disagree. They believe that end of life care is about helping people live every moment to the full in comfort and dignity.... View event
Open House London at The National Archives
  • Saturday 21st September 11:00am until 3:00pm
Discover what goes on inside The National Archives, south-west London’s hidden brutalist masterpiece. View event
The Five: the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper
  • Thursday 26th September 7:30pm until 9:00pm
Hallie Rubenhold will discuss her fascinating new research on the five women murdered by Jack the Ripper. View event
Mary Chamberlain's 'The Hidden'
  • Friday 27th September 2:00pm until 3:30pm
Join renowned novelist and historian Mary Chamberlain as she discusses her recent novel about Nazi-occupied Jersey during the Second World War. View event
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