Join us for a Mayoral, musical, Italian job – for charity!

Release Date: 21 January 2019

Enjoy pizza, pasta and prosecco – whilst enjoying an operatic performance at the Mayor of Richmond’s charity Operizza evening next month.

Hosted by the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Twickenham’s newest Italian restaurant, Valentino’s Belissima, will be holding the special celebration meal to raise money for this year’s Mayoral charity – Refuge.

Refuge supports more than 6,000 people by helping them to rebuild their lives and overcome whatever type of domestic violence and abuse they may have faced.

The evening begins at 7pm with a glass of prosecco when guests arrive. This is followed by a three-course special menu. Between courses, guests will be entertained by Clarinda Chan, a semi-professional opera singer from Twickenham. 

Tickets cost £30 per person and includes the prosecco and meal. A cash-bar is also available throughout the evening and a raffle.

Cllr Ben Khosa, Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, said:

'This will be a fantastic evening. You will not only enjoy a mouth-watering three course Italian meal with friends and family and a performance from the very talented Clarinda Chan – performing a repertoire of operatic classics, but it'll also give you the chance to win a selection of amazing prizes in a raffle... all while supporting Refuge.

'I encourage all to get their tickets for this event now.'

Tickets are available from

Each ticket costs £30 per person and are available to purchase in table quantities e.g. tables of 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 etc

Notes for editors

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Reference: P015/19

Updated: 1 February 2019