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Visit the Sipsmith Distillery

January 19January 21
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

Sipsmith offers tours and tutored gin tasting at their famous distillery in Cranbook Road. Running from 18.30-20.00 every Wednesday and Thursday and 16.30-20.00 every Friday, the popular tours take you through the chequered history of gin and the legacy of the brand. Visitors are welcomed with a ginny tipple and taken to see Prudence, Verity, and Constance – the three copper stills. Club Card Offer Sipsmith has supported The Chiswick Calendar from its inception with gin for our events and…

Hen Corner- Making Marmalade

January 19 @ 10:00 am3:30 pm GMT

Whilst the ground may look cold and barren in midwinter London, it’s a different story in sunny Spain – the Seville oranges are in season… Sara Ward will welcome you to Hen Corner with fresh coffee and home-made treats. After an introduction to our time together you will have opportunity to stroll around the garden visiting the chickens and bees, then off to the conservatory and kitchen to prep & preserve… Traditional Seville Orange Marmalade Lemon, Honey & Ginger Marmalade…

ParkTennis Sessions

January 22
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

This event runs every Saturday morning from 10am-11am at Gunnersbury Park. Parktennis is for players of all ages and abilities. They have a family court for parents to play with their young children using softer red balls, typically for children aged 9 and under. The remaining courts are used for the teenagers and adults. The adults play a mixture of singles, doubles and fun team games that are designed for all levels of ability, active and inclusive of large numbers.…

Dive In Photography Workshop

January 23 @ 11:00 am GMT
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until February 27, 2022

As the world struggles to prevent irreversible climate change and further damage to our environment, we recognise that young people, who are largely inheriting this crisis, are both hugely impacted and empowered to play a pivotal role in restoring our natural habitat. Photojournalism Hub is inviting young people (16+), to participate in a project on climate change consisting of a series of eight documentary photography workshops. During the workshops, participants will work on researching and creating their own documentary-based photo…

Introduction to Bread Making

January 25 @ 10:00 am3:30 pm GMT

Pop on your pinny and roll up your sleeves, this special course has been designed to help develop your artisan culinary skills as you create bread, both sweet and savoury, in Hen Corner's London kitchen… Sara Ward will welcome you to Hen Corner with fresh coffee and home made treats. After an introduction to our time together you will have opportunity to stroll around the garden visiting the chickens and bees, then off to the conservatory and kitchen to knead…

Wildlife Photography – Exposure and managing the light

January 27 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm GMT

Photographer Jackie Rado will guide you through a practical and hands on photography workshop which explores exposure settings and how to manage the light in wildlife photography. You'll look at the variables and how to cope with the ever-changing and often elusive winter light, as well as manual controls on the camera and how to create the perfect exposure. The day will begin with an introduction inside, before heading out into the WWT nature reserve. This course is suitable for…

Become A Bread Angel – Start Your Own Micro Bakery

February 1 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm GMT
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One event on February 2, 2022 at 10:00 am

The Micro Bakery at Hen Corner opened in October 2015 just two weeks after Sara & Katie trained as Bread Angels. They now bake for their community each week, run regular Bread & Baking Courses and are delighted to offer this course that teaches you how to set up a similar business.… Sara Ward trained as a Bread Angel with Jane Mason of Virtuous Bread back in 2015 and, in 2017, completed a Five Day Intensive Bread course and further Croissant & Viennoiserie training…

Try Your Hand at Portrait Sculpture in Clay

February 1 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm GMT

Try your hand at portrait sculpture! Come and join a beginners workshop to learn how to create a portrait sculpture in clay. Working from an example previously created by Chiswick based Sculptor Gillian Brett, we will work as a group to each create one half life size portrait head. The workshop will cover the basics of how to observe the human head, looking at how the light falls on different planes, how to avoid the main errors beginners make, how…

Workshop – Bollywood Dance for Over 50’s

February 6 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm GMT
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 27, 2022

4all2Envy entertainment brings you Bollywood dance classes for over 50’s. Whether you have danced before or not, it really doesn’t matter. All you need to do is smile and move to the music and you will fit right in! These sessions will also be adapted to those who might need to sit on chairs. Tickets £10 Book tickets: visitgunnersbury.org All events in Chiswick See our events listings for all events in Chiswick: whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar The Chiswick Calendar…

Workshops at Gunnersbury Park – Indigo Dyeing

February 6 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm GMT

Join Jess Chan, a designer specialising in Printed Textiles and Natural dyes in exploring natural indigo vat dyeing using shibori (tie dye) resist techniques of folding, clamping, and gathering to create repeat patterns. At the end you’ll head home with your own hand dyed cotton tea towel. To find out more about Jess Chan, visit her website www.jesschantextiles.com Tickets £15 Book tickets: visitgunnersbury.org All events in Chiswick See our events listings for all events in Chiswick: whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar…

Loaf of sourdough bread

Hen Corner – Full Day Making Sourdough

February 22 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm GMT

Pop on your pinny and roll up your sleeves, this special course has been designed to help develop your artisan culinary skills as we get busy with the starters, poolish and bigas creating beautiful sourdough bread in our London kitchen… Sara Ward will welcome you to Hen Corner with fresh coffee and home made treats. After an introduction to your time together, you will get busy with the dough creating wonderful breads throughout the day. *Please note that this is…

Chiswick Pier Trust – Watercolour Painting Day

March 2 @ 9:30 am3:30 pm GMT

Chiswick Pier Trust are delighted to welcome Julia Cassels back to Chiswick Pier on Wednesday 2 March to run another watercolour workshop. Over the past years these workshops have been very successful and popular. Julia will be working in watercolours on the topic “lilac breasted roller”. This workshop is suitable for beginners right through to the more experienced artist. Please bring your own materials, packed lunch and drinks. Tickets £40 Book tickets: 07831 420400 All events in Chiswick See our…

Hen Corner – Introduction to Making Cheese

March 2 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm GMT

 Pop on your pinny and roll up your sleeves, this special course has been designed to help develop your artisan culinary skills as we separate the curds and whey, creating three different cheeses in our London kitchen… Sara Ward will welcome you to Hen Corner with fresh coffee and home made biscuits. After an introduction to our time together we will start making our first cheese following the whole process from beginning to end. Throughout the day, you will have…

Introduction to Freshwater Ecology

March 12 @ 10:00 am GMT

Think pond-dipping for grown-ups! This one-day workshop will introduce participants to the principles of freshwater surveying, with a focus on the aquatic invertebrates and flora found on our reserve. Suitable for beginners keen to understand the basic principles behind environmental surveying. Participants will spend most of the day out on the reserve doing practical work. Refreshments will be provided but attendees will need to provide their own lunches. Time: 10am (Duration 5 hours) Location: H20 Thames Water building at courtyard Tickets £50…

Gin discovery and tasting experience at Kew Gardens

March 17 @ 5:30 pm8:30 pm GMT

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and East London Liquor Company’s Head Distiller, Tom Hills, invite you on a gin tasting journey through the Gardens. Join a guided walk in the Gardens exploring and visiting some of the key botanicals used in England’s most iconic spirit, and learn all about the pollinators that make gin possible from one of our experts at Kew. Retiring to the Pavilion Bar and Grill, Tom will talk you through how gin is made and the process of developing the…

Wildlife Photography – The Colours of Spring

March 26 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm GMT

A delight for the senses, London Wetland Centre looks at the colours which mark the arrival of Spring. This workshop examines the use of colour in nature photography and how to integrate colour into your composition for impact and effect. They also examine the nature of light and how to capture moving versus stationary subjects, covering key elements of exposure and how to light your subject. They also look at focal points and focal modes, as well as the details…

Easter at Hen Corner

April 16 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm BST

Celebrate the seasons! Join with Hen Corner as they explore the garden looking for signs of new life and celebrate... You will be welcomed with drinks and home-made treats then after your introductions it's time to explore the garden, meet the chickens, hunt for eggs then get creative in the conservatory. Activities may include: Making your own Hot Cross Buns Hunting for eggs (real and chocolate) in the garden Easter craft activity Hugging a hen You will finish your time…

Hen Corner – Full Day Bee Keeping

April 20 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm BST

Sara, a member of the Ealing & District Bee Keeping Association, the London Bee Keepers Association and the British Bee Keeping Association, invites you to join her on her weekly hive inspection in her urban back garden… You will be welcomed with drinks and home-made honey & oat cookies then introduced to the joys of keeping bees! Their bee keeping began with our first training course at River Cottage in Dorset in May 2009. They've had honey bees here at…

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Urban Hens – Keeping Chickens in London

May 25 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm BST

A summer’s evening in the kitchen garden… You will be welcomed with home made refreshments and introduced to the joys of keeping chickens! Hen Corner have been keeping hens, pure breeds, hybrids and bantams, here in London, since 2007 and currently have Pure Breed hens in an Eglu Cube (mark 1), Hybrid hens in the new Eglu Cube and Bantams in an Eglu Classic... Your time together will include: Equipment required for keeping chickens Different breeds available The needs of…

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