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Bitesize Festival – Riverside Studios

January 13February 13

Sometimes you just want to experience theatre in bite size pieces. And so Riverside Studios have put together a carefully selected programme of punchy, thought-provoking and inspiring theatre, play-readings and comedy that you can experience in any way you choose. Pop in and see just one performance, or spend an evening with us and experience two or three. Each performance is an hour or shorter. And each is guaranteed to move, excite and entertain you. Extraordinary insights into the world…

Visit Chiswick House Gardens

January 24
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Gardens open every day, open 7.00 am - dusk

Chiswick House is a beautiful example of Classical architecture in the style of Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. Built by Richard Boyle, 3rd earl of Burlington, 1727-9, the villa was famous in its heyday during the 18th and 19th centuries for some of the most sumptuous entertainments ever held in Britain. The rich decoration and many paintings are well worth the entrance fee. Image above: Chiswick House; photograph Jennifer Griffiths Chiswick House and the Kitchen Garden are open 27 May to…

Theatre at Chiswick Playhouse – Women of Pensionable Rage

January 25 @ 7:30 pm GMT
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until January 29, 2022

'From the overly illuminated Vegas of the North to the depths of the darkest Suburbia, three glorious women of Pensionable Rage are finally standing up and speaking out! It’s time for Linda Godfrey to tell all about ‘that’ Panto season in Fleetwood, Julie Tate to remember a life changing day in 1999 and Miriam from number 14 to make peace with all those who "turned a blind eye"' Tickets £7.50 - 17.50 Book tickets: chiswickplayhouse.nliven All events in Chiswick See…

Chiswick Auctions – Erotica

January 26 @ 2:00 pm GMT

Chiswick Auctions erotica sales draw on a centuries-old genre, rich in inventiveness and subversiveness, and with a diversity that affords an opportunity for all categories of art and for those who love them. While most auction houses feature erotic art within broader sales of books or paintings, their sale is dedicated to erotica in all its forms, including prints, paintings, fashion, silver and photographica. Prospective clients may bid in person (subject to capacity), online via Chiswick Auction’s own bidding platform,…

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…

Books and Works on Paper including Contents from the Estate of Paul Gallico

January 27 @ 11:00 am GMT

Chiswick Auctions' Fine Books & Works on Paper Department offers a variety of material from early printed works, to medieval and early modern manuscripts, to modern first editions of fiction. The department also handles rare maps, ephemera, prints and works on paper. Hosting multiple sales throughout the year, the department holds additional sales of private collections such as the Collection of the late Hans Fellner (1925-96); the Henry Blofeld sale and books from the Library of Giancarlo Beltrame (1925-2011). This…

Jazz at George IV – Jam side Up, featuring Tim Hain

January 27 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm GMT

'Bleggae' artist, skillfully mixing Blues and Reggae "You are the Van Morrison of Bleggae," wrote Chris Kimsey, Rolling Stones producer and collaborator on Tim's current work in progress: Tales of Timeless Tim vol 1-Bone Age. 'Bleggae' is Tim's musical default - " a breath-taking, hugely entertaining fusion of blues and reggae......" - Blues in Britain. Think Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley jamming together. Having played blues guitar for many legendary reggae artists, jammed with Jeff Beck, gigged with John Lee Hooker's…

Headliners Comedy Club – Seann Walsh and Friends

January 28 @ 8:00 pm GMT
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One event on January 29, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Headliners has been providing west London with live stand-up comedy for two decades, much more cheaply than a night in the West End, but with all the same comedians who grace TV shows and international comedy festivals. They have recently announced a run of nights for January- the final weekend features Seann Walsh, Rhys James, Paul Tonkinson and Cerys Nelmes MC Tickets £16.50 Book tickets: Friday: wegottickets.com Saturday: wegottickets.com All events in Chiswick See our events listings for all events in Chiswick:…

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre presents Shingai

January 29 @ 8:30 pm GMT

The legendary front woman and bassist of the platinum-selling band, Noisettes, Shingai, performs a solo set including songs from her album Too Bold live at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre. Shingai’s album is an effervescent soundscape inspired by the sounds of her London, Bantu and Zimbabwean heritage. Renowned for her spellbinding performances, and described by Rolling Stone as “the new afrofuturist pop goddess,” Shingai will take you on a sonic odyssey that will leave you mesmerised. Don’t miss this exquisite songstress…

Dive In Photography Workshop

January 30 @ 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…

Lemn Sissay: Gold From The Stone

January 30 @ 2:30 pm GMT

Join the Lyric Theatre for an afternoon with Lemn Sissay, one of Britain’s most popular and celebrated poets. Experience his seminal body of work with a selection of readings by Lemn himself as well as stories about his life and work. Lemn Sissay was seventeen when he wrote his first poetry book, which he hand-sold to the miners and millworkers of Wigan. Since then, his poems have become landmarks, sculpted in granite and built from concrete, recorded on era-defining albums…

Pitchblack Playback – Kanye West ‘808s and Heartbreak’

February 1 @ 8:30 pm GMT

"Our sessions at Riverside Studios have really blown me away and set a new bar for us in terms of the immensity of the experience we can provide. The system is so big and powerful — it really brings the more intense albums we do into a new light. Or should that be new dark?" - Ben Gomori, Director, Pitchblack Playback Pitchblack Playback's immersive listening sessions in the dark return to Riverside Studios with what might be Kanye West's most…

Backgammon for fun!

February 2 @ 6:30 pm GMT
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 27, 2022

Backgammon for fun! is aimed at anyone wanting to play a few friendly games of Backgammon and players wanting to improve their skills. There will not be any structured tournament format or prize pools - just an evening of social backgammon. The Steam Packet, Strand-on-the Green, will be the venue for the evenings on the first Wednesday of every month. The Chiswick Calendar Club card will give you 15% of all food and drink, so make sure to sign up…

Cabaret at Watermans – Charlie Bicknell and Louise Innes: Dearly Beloved

February 4 @ 8:00 pm GMT

Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to celebrate the life and work of Charlie Bicknell, cabaret artist, actress and circus eccentric. 1970…1980 - last week. She is survived by Louise Innes, ‘internationally acclaimed’ Opera singer and suspiciously alive cabaret partner. Accompanied by a grieving David Harrod on the piano (but then he’s always miserable) and her mourning gardener Will Robinson, eye-candy for the congregation. Reverend Jonathan Booth will deliver his eulogy, inspired by The Seven Ages of Man. Illustrated robustly with the…

Kew Sinfonia Concert

February 5 @ 7:30 pm GMT

Kew Sinfonia returns to Bedford Park with an exciting and varied programme headlining Laure Chan with Schumann's Violin Concerto. Laure has been described as “a mesmerizing stage presence with the rare ability to draw the attention of the audience into her performance” (Isabelle van Keulen) The concert will also feature: Matthew Taylor - Symphony No. 6 (London premiere) Manuel de Falla - The Three Cornered Hat - Suite no. 1 Debussy - Petite Suite Tickets General Admission: £15 Students £5…

Down at the Depot free under 5s family sessions in Acton

February 7 @ 10:00 am3:30 pm GMT
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One event on March 28, 2022 at 10:00 am

Join London Transport Museum in Acton and discover the world of London’s transport through singing and stories. London Transport Museum are delighted to be back out and about in Acton to deliver free sessions for local families and carers with children aged 5 and under. These singing and story sessions have been inspired by local transport stories, input from local families, and the Museum’s collection of over 320,000 objects at our Depot in Acton. Join them each Monday around Acton…

Canon Fodder, a poetry and music night

February 9 @ 7:00 pm GMT

The next Friends of St Nicholas Church event is a poetry and music night, ‘Canon Fodder’ (Feed the Canon! Feed the Soul!). Two or three guest poets are invited to read their own work, plus the work of a poet they feel is underrepresented or underappreciated by 'the canon' (however they want to interpret that). A guest (acoustic) musician is also invited to do a set of their own music, plus a cover (along the same lines as above, for the poets). There will be…

Barnes & Mortlake: A Walk Through the Centuries

February 13 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm GMT

Join Blue Badge Tour Guide Chris Van Hayden and discover the rich history of these two pleasant towns on the River Thames’s Surrey bank. Olympic Studios, the Stag Brewery, the Mortlake Tapestry Works, the Royal Astrologer, Barnes Terrace & grand houses, the St Mary’s Churches, Burial Grounds & London's most extravagant tomb, the River Thames, the Boat Race & more… The group will meet between Olympic Studios and the church on Church Road, Barnes, SW13 9HL. The walk ends by…

Valentine Silent Film ‘The General’ accompanied by Donald MacKenzie

February 13 @ 2:30 pm GMT

Donald MacKenzie, the renowned organist from London’s Odeon Luxe Leicester Square, returns to entertain the audience accompanying the silent film, The General Buster Keaton’s cinematic masterpiece centers on his two loves… his gal, Annabelle Lee and his locomotive, the General. The thrills and spills of this romantic comedy are just the right ingredients for a fun filled pre-St Valentine’s Day treat. This spectacle of the silver screen premiered 95 years ago in February 1927. The train wrecking scene cost $42,000 -…

Fiesta Flamenca

February 13 @ 8:00 pm GMT

Anita la Maltesa and Ramon Ruiz met in London where they joined forces creating Fiesta Flamenca. A wonderful display of flamenco dance, song, castanets, footwork, percussion and guitar. Anita and Ramon take great pleasure in introducing to their ensemble four very talented guest artists direct from Spain. Felipe de Algeciras - dance, Alba Heredia - dance, Jasmine Villalobos - vocals and Sebastian Ruiz - percussion. Anita, whose voice and footwork together with her fellow artists and Ramon’s guitar playing, evokes the true…

Theatre at Chiswick Playhouse – Tell Me Straight

February 15 @ 7:30 pm GMT
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until February 26, 2022

"Dani is done with Him and all his bullsh*t! He needs to ‘fix up and get him some rainbow flag waving D’. She’s heard it all – Soldiers. Chefs. Osama (not that one). He’s been through the lot of them and they’ve got one thing in common: they’re all straight. Him has a plan: 30 days NO BOOZE NO FAST FOOD NO SHAGGING But like buses… ‘It’s like I’m a beacon. Some gay lighthouse on the curious shoreline and these…

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…

A Tram Stop in Hounslow – The Founding of Brentford Football Club

March 6

On Sunday 6 March, The London Museum of Water & Steam will be hosting a live ‘radio style’ satirical play capturing the events of October 1889 when Brentford Rowing Club held a rather heated meeting, close to the site of the Museum, to discuss starting a football club. This light-hearted, entertaining, play has been written by lifelong Brentford FC fan, playwright Geoff Buckingham, and is sure to appeal to those who follow The Bees, as well as those who love…

Comedy at Chiswick Playhouse – Rob Newman

March 13 @ 8:00 pm GMT

Rob Newman: Work in Progress Catch Rob Newman as he tries out new material for his BBC Radio 4 series ****‘Hugely entertaining, gleefully jaunty and refreshingly intelligent… I loved it.’ The Guardian 2018 Winner: Best Scripted Comedy – BBC Audio Drama Awards 2019 Winner: Best Comedy with a live audience – BBC Audio Drama Awards 2019 Tickets £10 Book tickets: chiswickplayhouse.nliven.co All events in Chiswick See our events listings for all events in Chiswick: whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar The…

Spring in the Vegetable Garden: What to Sow Now and How

March 25 @ 10:30 am11:30 am GMT

Would you like to grow your own vegetables but don’t know where to start? Come and see how to do it in the Community Vegetable Garden at Gunnersbury Park. Veg grower Monika will show you around their vegetable beds and will explain what they grow and how. As part of the experience, you will be sowing veg seeds in pots to take home with you to start your growing adventure. This is a great introduction to growing your own vegetables,…

Chiswick Auctions – Designer Handbags and Fashion

April 1 @ 12:00 pm5:00 pm BST

Chiswick Auctions' Designer Handbags & Fashion Department brings a passion for fashion to our busy saleroom with five dedicated sales a year. The sales include luxury handbags, fashion and costume jewellery with a selection of vintage and contemporary pieces from labels including Hermès, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada and Christian Dior. Featuring everything from the world’s most expensive bags, the Hermes Birkin, to the Classic Chanel flap bag or It bags such as the Dior Saddle, Chiswick Auctions' sales offer…

Chiswick Auctions – Books and Works on Paper

April 13 @ 10:00 am BST

Chiswick Auctions' Fine Books & Works on Paper Department offers a variety of material from early printed works, to medieval and early modern manuscripts, to modern first editions of fiction. The department also handles rare maps, ephemera, prints and works on paper. Hosting multiple sales throughout the year, the department holds additional sales of private collections such as the Collection of the late Hans Fellner (1925-96); the Henry Blofeld sale and books from the Library of Giancarlo Beltrame (1925-2011). Prospective…

Chiswick Auctions – Modern & Post-War British Art

April 20 @ 2:00 pm BST

Chiswick Auctions' popular Modern & Post-War British Art sales offer a wide range of paintings, works on paper, sculpture, prints and photographs by both established and fresh names of the British art market. Presenting a variety of works at accessible estimates, the sales are an exciting opportunity for experienced collectors and art lovers alike to engage with the breadth of British artistic output. Head of Department, Krassi Kuneva, has established the department as a strong selling platform for widely recognisable names…

Arts Society Chiswick – A Photographic Odyssey: Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition Captured on Camera

October 13 @ 8:00 pm BST

This lecture sets out to capture the achievements of Frank Hurley, one of the great photographers of the C20th. He accompanied Ernest Shackleton’s 3rd Antarctic expedition in 1914 on the ship Endurance. Which was trapped and eventually crushed by the pack ice. The crew camped on the ice for 5 months, they rowed to the remote Elephant Island and from there Shackleton sailed for help to South Georgia over 800 miles away returning to rescue his crew 3 months later. …

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