David Tennant actor

Vanessa Redgrave actor

Colin Firth actor

Ant & Dec TV presenters

Jeremy Vine broadcaster

Sophie Ellis-Bextor musician

Wayne Sleep dancer

Stars of the ArtsEd

ArtsEd students are very much in evidence in Chiswick, usually in an exuberant gaggle hanging out in the coffee shop on the corner of the Bath Rd or the kebab shop in Turnham Green Terrace at lunchtime and after classes. Next time you run in to them, bear in mind it might be a future 007 or the star of a West End musical that you’re dripping your decaff latte onto, because the schools’ alu

Miss Marple to Hamilton: the centenary of ArtsEd

Based in the heart of Chiswick, ArtsEd has been setting the world alight with extraordinary talent for almost 100 years. The school kick started 2019 with two lively musicals: Cry-Baby and Disney’s Newsies, performed by their third year BA Musical Theatre students. Then later this year, their third year BA Acting students will be performing World Premieres of new plays by playwrights, Torben

W B Yeats Nobel prize winning poet

Timeline of Chiswick writers

Peter Oborne journalist

Carrie Reichardt artist

David Juritz virtuoso violinist

Sandy Burnett bass player & broadcaster

Milly Forrest soprano

Torin Douglas MBE Chiswick Book Festival director

Karen Liebreich MBE Abundance London director

Cllr John Todd Chiswick’s favourite Tory

Jo Pratt chef & Cookbook Festival co-founder