Riverhouse News!

We are gradually opening up and our Cafe is now open for takeaways and lovely treats.

Live, In the Robert Phillips Gallery, Maria Walker, textile artist has taken up a 2 week residency to work on her textile projects. Today she showed us around the gallery live on Facebook and described how she plans to use the space. For more images see here

If you fancy some dramatic fun, we are holding play readings every Tuesday evening at 7.30pm. You can sign up to read via the magic of Zoom here. This Tuesday 23rd, we will be reading a shortened version of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream.

There’s no pressure to read, you’re more than welcome to sit in the virtual audience!

Get Involved – We are living through extraordinary times and have teamed up with Elmbridge Museum to create a lasting legacy with an exhibition and book based on your own stories.. find out how to submit your contributions below.

Wey Valley Artist Exhibition online

Some of the work of Artists who would have been exhibiting in the summer has been made available online – this week we are featuring the work of The Wey Valley Artists,

Our Art Tutors are bringing out new tutorials online every day. Some of these are on our YouTube Channel We have some craft ideas on our YouTube channel, and on Facebook and we can try to hook you up with supplies if needed.

Our old friends, the brilliant Hotbuckle Productions were due to bring us their stage adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’ in May. Instead, here’s a version filmed at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury, which you can watch on our YouTube channel by clicking on the image below

Book clubs and Riverhouse Writers are meeting via zoom! You can contact emily@riverhousebarn.co.uk for more info.

The Riverhouse Virtual Choir meets on Saturday mornings. It’s for all the family to join in with – good fun, uplifting songs – no experience needed! This is being put together by the extremely talented Johnny Kilhams, who leads Walton Voices among other local choirs. In its 4th week, we have over 100 participants so far… and room for more.

All this is costing money we don’t have, so if you are able please consider donating to support us during this difficult time.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, where we are sending you recommendations and updates on books, films, streaming of theatre shows and music so keep entertained and occupied.


Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre is run by Riverhouse Barn Ltd, a limited company wholly owned by Walton-On-Thames Community Arts Trust  (Charity number 292178)