Every year this wonderful exhibition is enjoyed by thousands of visitors. The idea is simple: dozens of talented painters and photographers and craftspeople - some of them first-time exhibitors, some seasoned professionals - display their works side by side on the walls of the beautiful old railway building.
Every work is for sale. As soon as it's sold it's removed from the wall, and the artist replaces it with another piece, so the exhibition changes from day to day. Visit once, then visit again two weeks later - it's a different exhibition. Come to The Station for coffee and cake, then leave with an undiscovered masterpiece! It's a great way to fill an empty spot on your wall!
A Spot on the Wall is at The Station until 18 January.
If you haven't yet seen this year's panto at the Georgian, then gather up your children or grandchildren, or borrow a few, or simply go along anyway, to enjoy this year's cracking performance of Pinocchio.
Pinocchio has it all: a wonderful Dame, a lovable puppet-turned-real-boy, a super-smiley Geordie fairy, a dancing cricket, a villainous villain, sing-alongs, dreadful jokes (boom! tish!), showers of fish and Tunnock's teacakes (yes, really). It's two hours of mayhem, and will be enjoyed by anyone from four to four-score.
Pinocchio is at Richmond's gorgeous little Georgian Theatre Royal. This year's run continues until Sunday 8 January, with a mix of matinée and evening performances. Tickets and details here, or at 01748 825252.
Our Info Hub in the Market Hall will be shut on 25, 26, 27 December, and on 1 and 2 January. But even if we're not there to assist you, you can find all kinds of useful stuff on this website to help you prepare your visit to Richmond.
Meanwhile, have a very happy Christmas. And all the best for the New Year!
There are more and more local ‘warm hubs’, if you're finding it hard to fight the chill:
We suggest you use the phone numbers or the links above to check the detail of what's on offer. Please let us know if you hear of more ‘warm hubs’, and we'll update this post accordingly.
And don't forget your traditional local community centres - the pubs! They need to stay warm, and the landlords need to cover their soaring energy costs, so even if you just pop in for a coffee, to read a book for an hour or two or chat with friends, you'll be welcome. Here's one lovely example:
The hubs above are all in Richmond and surrounding villages. If you're further afield, check this site:
Finally, if you're struggling to keep your house warm...
Saturday 17 December, 10:00 - 16:00 at The Station: Christmas Food and Drink Fair. Just the job for last-minute gifts and emergency nibbling and slurping!
Sunday 18 December, 15:30 - 18:30 at The Station. Father Christmas is in the Sorting Office with his gifts for children from one to twelve years old - but book quickly, because there were just two slots left at time of posting! If you miss this...
...then there are still places available on 21 and 22 December, at the Station Cinema, for a Polar Express Breakfast with Santa. After a delicious breakfast, enjoy the magical film!
Christmas Eve at the Station Cinema: It's a Wonderful Life (two screenings) and Polar Express Pyjama Party (no, us neither, but it involves hot chocolate and biscuit, so we like it already).
December's here - so we thought we'd list just a few of the local festivities in the first week. For a fuller listing, visit What's On Richmond now.
Welcome to Richmond Information Centre's website, the best source of information on this wonderful town. Take a look round!