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November at The Exchange

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The Exchange, Twickenham is owned by the London Borough of Richmond-Upon-Thames and managed by St Mary’s University, Twickenham. The venue hosts a mixture of public and University-run events; find out what’s in store throughout November.

From the 5th - 21st of November is the Richmond Literature Festival, a celebration of original stories, “bringing writers and communities together”. The Exchange is just one of the many venues across Richmond to host events, beginning on the 10th of November with a book launch for St Mary’s lecturer Dr Richard Mills.

Mills will be in conversation with Dr Holly Tessler, fellow Beatles academic and Course Lead of The Beatles: Music Industry and Heritage MA at the University of Liverpool. The event starts at 7:30pm.

On the 15th of November, The Arts Richmond presents Hard Choices: What Britain Does Next. Join author and Diplomat Peter Ricketts in conversation with BBC Presenter Greeta Guru-Murthy. Ricketts will be discussing foreign wars, the global recession, the rise of new global powers and the Coronavirus pandemic. The event starts at 7:30pm and standard tickets cost £10, concessions cost £6.

The Exchange will be hosting Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain on the 18th of November. Professor Corrine Fowler will be joined by author Sathnam Sanghera to discuss how the British Empire has influenced and continues to influence society. The event starts at 7:30pm, standard tickets cost £10, and concessions cost £6.

Away from the festival, Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare, the fringe smash-hit is coming to The Exchange on the 19th of November. Experience Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet with a twist. Tickets cost £20 and the show starts at 7:30pm.

The month will end with the premiere of the short film The Long Walk Home on the 27th of November. Join the cast and crew for the screening and Q+A. Cast includes Manhunt’s James Corrigan, This Country’s Mark Kempner, Blythe Spirit’s Emily Tucker, White House Farm’s Betty Denville and Top Boy’s Aaron Shosanya. This event starts at 7:45pm and tickets cost £8.40.

You can find details of all the upcoming events on The Exchange website and discover the full schedule of the Richmond Literature Festival on the events webpage.

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