ABOUT THE CHISWICK CALENDAR

The Chiswick Calendar is a Community Interest Company which celebrates life in Chiswick. The website has a What’s On guide where community organisations can list their events for free, News and Features about Chiswick, Book, Film and Theatre reviews and Blogs and Podcasts by guest columnists.

For people who may be new to the area, This Is Chiswick highlights some of the people, places and societies which make this part of west London such an interesting place to live.

We operate a Club Card scheme to encourage people to support local businesses. We also put on our own events, including art exhibitions, current affairs debates and a weekly Jazz club in the Boston Room of George IV.

As a Community Interest Company, we have been recognised by Companies House as providing a community resource. Any profit we make has to go back in the pot for the benefit of the community.

Meet the Team

Bridget Osborne

Editor

Bridget Osborne is the Editor of The Chiswick Calendar. She worked for the BBC for more than 30 years as a journalist in radio, television and online.
Winner of a Sony award for her work on BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours programme, she produced radio programmes such as Midweek, Any Questions and Desert Island Discs before moving to television to produce the hard hitting interview programme HARDtalk on BBC World TV, which she did for 12 years.

Since leaving the BBC in 2014 she has trained journalism students in Media Law, made a documentary history series The History of Africa with Zeinab Badawi and set up The Chiswick Calendar.

A founder director of the Chiswick Flower Market, she has set up the weekly Jazz at George IV club with Larry Pryce of Live Music To Go and the annual Chiswick In Film festival with film industry professionals Andrea Carnevali and Rob Sprackling and Chiswick Cinema. She also puts on regular art exhibitions with many of the artists who live in Chiswick.

Nick Raikes

Co-Director

Nick Raikes is Co-Director of The Chiswick Calendar. Having gone to Chiswick School, he had the idea for The Chiswick Calendar in 2014 and set it up with Bridget. He joined the BBC as a graduate Journalism trainee and worked as a video journalist with BBC Politics at Westminster. He now works with Westminster communications company iNHouse, as their Head of Digital.

Matt Smith

Cleopatra Campbell

Dawn Wilson

Web Developer

Dawn is the Chiswick Calendar web developer. She has a BA(Hons) in Graphic Design and a background in publishing, having worked as an in-house designer for Thomson and Scholastic over a period of ten years. Now working as a freelance designer she divides her time between publishing projects and web design.

Justine Michelll

Billy Beatty

Our Events

We put on our own events, which have included current affairs debates with the main candidates in recent General Elections, discussions on Business Rates, Brexit and Cycleway 9, but also Cheese & Wine tasting, a talk on the history of gin distilling in this area, discussions with local authors, An Evening with Wayne Sleep and our exhibitions at the Clayton Hotel Chiswick.

Our photography exhibition Chiswick Through the Camera Lens in the spring and art exhibition Chiswick In Pictures in the autumn, have now become annual events, showcasing the work of local artists and photographers.

We also run monthly Jazz at George IV nights in collaboration with jazz promoter Larry Pryce of Live Music To Go, on the first Thursday of the month  in the Boston Room at George IV in Chiswick High Rd.

We also host a Media Club in the Wellesley Room of the Pilot pub in Wellesley Rd. Open to all, journalists and non-journalists alike; anyone who likes getting stuck in to current affairs debates. Chaired by experienced journalists, the interviewee or panel of experts explore the issues which face journalists in reporting the news.

Club Card

Fancy a free tour of Sipsmith’s distillery or Fuller’s brewery? Discount on meals in Chiswick restaurants or on goods and services? We operate a Club Card scheme which enables local businesses to offer deals and discounts to local residents. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter and purchase your Club Card.