Chiswick Auctions – Islamic & Indian Art

Chiswick Auctions – Islamic Art

West End stars perform to support Black Lives Matter

West End stars perform to support Black Lives Matter

Various West End stars have joined the upcoming concert series supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Sharon D Clarke, Noma Dumezweni, Clive Rowe, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Johnnie Fiore, Brenda Edwards, Zaris-Angel Hator, Rachel Adedeji, Aisha Jawando, Norm Lewis, Brittney Johnson, Brandi Chavonne Massey, and Joe Aaron Reid and mo

BroadwayHD – Into the Woods

Riverside studios – charity quiz

Royal Opera House ballet – Woolf Works

Royal Opera House – La Bohème

Duke’s drive-in cinema

Chiswick’s churches re-open

Parks & Playgrounds

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Bears Icecream is expanding

Since 2016 Bears ice cream has had a shop in Goldhawk Rd: 'Bears Parlour' opposite Ravenscourt Park. Despite the inauspicious times, English / Icelandic husband and wife, Phil Harrison and Vera Thordardottir have just opened a second shop, 'Bears at the Pavilion', at the kiosk on Brook Green and are also expanding westwards, offering deliveries to homes in Chiswick, brought to you by pedal pow

Apply for a COVID-19 test today

Apply for a COVID-19 test today

Walk-in & drive-in coronavirus testing is now available via Hounslow council. Testing will be available at Grasshoppers Rugby Club tomorrow (Wednesday 24 June) between 10.30am- 3.30pm . The main COVID-19 symptoms are:
  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of or change to your sense of smell or tast

West End Live

West End Live

West End Live has revealed the schedule for its first virtual weekend. Presented by the City of Westminster & the Society of London Theatre, highlights will be be streamed from the organisers' Facebook page, which will

Royal Albert Home – Cliff Richard

Royal Albert Home - Cliff Richard

Sir Cliff Richard will be delivering an exclusive session of music and stories from his home in Barbados, as part of the Royal Albert Home Sessions. The coronavirus outbreak has forced the Royal Albert Hall to close its doors, but there is now a (virtual) window for you to experience some of the most talented artists around. Sir Cliff has performed

London Wetland Centre

London Wetland Centre

London's 'urban oasis for wildlife and people' is open for socially distanced strolls among the lakes, ponds and gardens, with play areas open for children. Located on Queen Elizabeth's Walk in Barnes, the wetland centre is a perfect day out to break up the monotony of lockdown. "We are delighted to be able to welcome people back to our wetlands after this ext

Online comedy club is ‘Just the Tonic’ for lockdown blues

Online comedy club is 'Just the Tonic' for lockdown blues

'Just the Tonic' comedy club are offering a series of ticketed events to stream. Available from 27 June at 8.00pm, it features comedians that are usually booked for stand up, now exploring completely different aspects of comedy, as they try to get to grips with the new world order. This event features Russell Kane, Henning

Celebrating Glastonbury’s 50th birthday at home

Celebrating Glastonbury's 50th birthday at home

Glastonbury organisers Emily and Michael Eavis have announced a programme of virtual gigs and recordings from festivals gone-by and the BBC are also planning a multi-platform “Glastonbury Experience” for the festival weekend. The colossal music festival, due to celebrate its 50th birthday this year, was cancelled due to the coronavir

National Geographic for Kids

National Geographic for Kids

National Geographic Kids has several free, fun and informative things to do for children on their website. Action games, personality quizzes, 'funny fill-in' puzzles and videos of amazing animals are just some of the things available. They also offer free extra information for users with magazine subscriptions, including videos & interesting quizzes

Tate Quizzes for Kids

Tate Quizzes for Kids

Tate Kids is offering a selection of interactive art lessons and quizzes for children on their website. Whether you want to find out what the top five rainbow art pieces are, which surrealist artist you are, how to draw a 'sound creature' or how to make a play dough sculpture there's broad selection to keep children occupied. Tate is trying to increase its onl

Artists (Staying) At Home

The annual invitation into the homes of some of west London's best loved artists has become a virtual invitation this year, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Since 1973, artists based in Chiswick, Shepherd's Bush & Hammersmith have been inviting members of the public into their homes to view (or buy) their jewellery, paintings, sculptures, drawings, photography, ceramics, glassworks

Oxford & Cambridge ‘goat rave’ goes online

Oxford & Cambridge 'goat rave' goes online

A 'goat rave' billed as "the UK's first and foremost online goat-pun-fuelled nonsense festival" is coming to a computer screen near you. Available from Saturday 20 June, the ten hour event features Live DJs, music, workshops, karaoke, storytelling, poetry, yoga (and even real goats!) It's entertainment for the whole family. The annual

Bedford Park Festival online talk: Frank Matcham and the Chiswick Empire

Images: Empire House, photograph Jon Perry; Chiswick Empire The man who built Chiswick's music hall theatre was Victorian architect Frank Matcham, the most important and influential of all theatre designers in Britain to date. The Chiswick Empire, built in 1912, was one of 100 - 150 which he either built himself or in which he played some part in the design. They are immediately