What's on in Richmond this weekend

By Rory Poulter

14th Oct 2021 | Local News

As more and more events are being organised locally Nub News is launching a new weekly round-up of what's on in Richmond each weekend.

Every Thursday we will now bring you our top picks of the events in our town for the coming weekend.

And don't forget, if your business or organisation is running an event, you can advertise it for free with Richmond Nub News.

Simply follow this link to our What's On section and click the black 'Nub It' button to get started.

Barmy Britain!

Horrible Histories, the fabulous TV show which captured the imagination of millions of children is now a live stage show.

Its special production of Barmy Britain! uses actors and 3D special effects to thrill youngsters, bringing to life historical figures and events at Richmond Theatre this weekend.

Boudica, Henry VIII, the Gunpowder plot, highwayman Dick Turpin and Qeeen Victoria all feature in the raucous show, which has two shows a day today, Friday and Saturday.

Find out more here.

Heavyweight winner

Against the background of Tyson Fury's epic bout against Deontay Wilder, interest in British boxing, particularly heavyweights has never been greater.

Tomorrow night – Friday, October 15 – boxing fans will have the chance to meet and question once of the country's heavyweight heroes in Frank Bruno.

The event at the Richmond Bill hotel will see Frank re-tell some of the stories from his career, including reminiscences of battles with Mike Tyson, while there will also be opportunities to watch film footage of some of his most famous bouts.

Perhaps, most enlightening will be his views on Britain's current heavyweight stars, both Fury and Anthony Joshua, but also his view on a new generation, such as Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce.

General tickets are £80 per head, which includes a buffet, with VIP packages at £120.

Find out more here.

Literature Festival

It's time to be fill your diary for the many events at venues across the borough tied to the 30th Richmond Literature Festival

The event begins on November 5 with a panel discussion entitled 'This is How We Come Back Stronger'.

Guests include the international bestselling author of The Burning Chambers Series, Kate Mosse, writer and filmmaker Juliet Jacques, and Sara Collins, author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton.

Among the many other highlights is a discussion on the issue of climate change, which will be led campaigners Jonathon Porritt and Dr Alice Bell. It will be held at the Landmark Centre, on Sunday, November 7.

Elodie Harper discusses her much-praised novel The Wolf Den, which is described as a stunning first foray into historical fiction and explores Pompeii's infamous brothels, with BBC Radio 4 presenter Samira Ahmed.

Find out more here.

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