Entries by Sam Pennington

Join the Handbag Colour Revolution

Tired of seeing the same indistinguishable monochrome bags up and down Chiswick high street? Take a stand and join the colour revolution at huh! Bags. Proud local Jane Dyson has launched her own online store from her Chiswick studio, featuring a range of beautifully eye-catching bags to help you stand out from the crowd and […]

For the man who has everything – but never enough socks

The men in our lives are notoriously difficult to buy Christmas gifts for but you can never have enough socks. Jeans, shirts, jackets, belts, bags … independent men’s fashion shop LA Menswear is the answer. L.A Menswear is a hidden gem. Hidden in plain sight on Turnham Green Terrace, it’s a treasure trove of designer […]

Pub in the Park is back

Following on from its success this year, Pub in the Park will be returning to Chiswick in 2020. The touring festival will be coming to Chiswick House and Gardens 4-6 September with more incredible food, world-class chefs, a host of musicians and all around summer vibes. Tom Kerridge and his chef friends will once again […]

Meet Artistic Blacksmith Neil Brown

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for that someone special? Hot Metal Works create beautiful personalised creations, ranging from bottle openers and key-rings to bird feeders and magnificent garden sculptures. Based in the London Museum of Water & Steam in Brentford, Blacksmith Neil Brown stocks a range of unique ready-made gifts, as well as happily […]

Staying Put: Mummy Wine Club

More than 1.54 million people work from home for their main job, according to data from the Office of National Statistics. It’s a trend which has increased by nearly 75% over a decade. Another 2.66 million work in different places but use their home as a base. In Chiswick it’s easy to see why you’d […]

The Long Road to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe is running throughout this month and Chiswick’s very own St Michael’s Players will be joining this year’s line-up. The amateur dramatic society are taking their award-winning production The Long Road to Scotland’s capital for the world-renowned festival on 19-24 August, performing at one of three theatres at The Surgeon’s Hall. The […]

The Importance of Being Earnest – Tabard theatre

I had the pleasure of attending the Tabard Theatre’s production of the Oscar Wilde classic The Importance of Being Earnest last Thursday night and I have to say I was not disappointed. The production chose to stay relatively true to the original play, staging the performance in a similar style to that of the 1895 Oscar […]

Van Gogh and Chiswick

During a recent visit to The EY Exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain at Tate Britain, I came across a small sketch of a church by Vincent Van Gogh, which after reading the accompanying information, I found to my surprise was on Turnham Green. In a glass cabinet about halfway through the exhibition sits a letter […]

The Curious Link between The Cold War and UFOs

The National Archives have constructed an exhibition exploring the impact of the Cold War on all aspects of British life. It’s a fascinating exhibition which explores the 46-year stand-off between the world’s communist and capitalist superpowers, focusing on the impact of war on the British public, as well as detailing the secret goings-on of hidden […]