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Brentford Gallery – Vicki Cooke & Samantha Green

March 27March 29

An exhibition bringing together two artists who like to categorise things, from facial expressions to found objects. Delve into the artefacts unearthed by the plotholders of Willoughby Allotments in the Museum of Willoughby Allotment. Dig into the lower reaches of Facebook’s tagged photos for a collection of candid expressions. Preview evening - Friday 27 March 6-9pm Open 28 – 29 March 11-6pm. vickicooke.com willoughbyweb.net/AA/  

Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith – One Duck Down (Ages 3-10)

March 28

7000 rubber ducks. Seven Seas. One big adventure! Inspired by a true tale (featured on Blue Planet II) that saw 7000 rubber ducks cast adrift in a mighty storm. Jam packed with music, clowning and puppetry and with a set and props which are recycled from the lost and found of rubbish both on land and at sea, join us on an ocean clear-up adventure that would make David Attenborough proud. Tickets are £9 and are available at lyric.co.uk

London Wetlands Centre – Family Activities

March 28
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 29, 2020

Show up for family activities at weekends. Make a seed bomb to help pollinators in your garden, test your survival skills at a den building session or see if your village can withstand a flood at mini wetland villages. 10.30am Seed Bombs 11.45am Den Building 14.30pm Mini Wetland Villages Family activities are included in the Centre admission price, or free for members. Buy your admission tickets online to save 10%.

Addison Singers – Oratorio Choir Concert

March 28 @ 7:30 pm9:30 pm GMT

The Addison Singers is a West London group of choirs formed more than 30 years ago. Oratorio Choir is a non-auditioned choir open to all singers who perform much of the standard repertoire, as well as a wide range of new and more recent music, including several works written especially for them. The choir are performing with Godolphin and Latymer Junior Chamber Choir & Brandenburg Sinfonia. The event will run from 7:30pm - 9:30pm at St Peter’s Church, Southfield Road. Visit addisonsingers.com…

Watermans – Arabs v Asians stand-up comedy night

March 28 @ 7:30 pm GMT

Plan your Entertainment presents Arabs vs Asians Stand-up comedy show (Breaking barriers with laughter). Featuring award winning and hilarious comedians in both teams. Two hours of non-stop laughter and surprises. Team Asians Jay Droch: Hillarious Comedian from Midlands, recently featured on BBC Asian Network Comedy Live. Mani Liaqat: Award winning British Pakistani Comedian from Manchster. Team Arabs Omar Hamdi: He is a high-energy, affable, and delightful Welsh-Egyptian young comic who makes the personal political and the political personal. Esther Manito: She is an…

Addison Singers – Spring Concert with Brandenburg Sinfonia

March 28 @ 7:30 pm GMT

The Addison Oratorio Choir is joined by the Brandenburg Sinfonia for their concert on March 28th. The first half of the concert features Cecilia McDowall's luminous, poignant and moving 'Stabat Mater', a setting of a meditation on the sorrows of the Virgin Mary as she stands by the cross, for which the choir are joined by the Godolphin and Latymer School Junior Chamber Choir. To continue the theme of reflection and loss, to begin the concert the orchestra will play Edwin…

St Michaels & All Angels Church – Spring Recital

March 28 @ 7:30 pm GMT

Peter Robertson (flute) and Martin Jones (cello, piano) perform a recital of music for flute and piano, and flute and cello including: * César Franck - Sonata in A major * Hamilton Harty - In Ireland, Fantasy for flute & piano * Martin Jones - EN-Suite for flute & cello (* world premiere) * Laura Rossi - a new work written specially for the occasion ...and more to be announced. There's sure to be a surprise encore or two too…

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Headliners Comedy Club – Bobby Mair, Andrew Ryan, Special Guest Simon Bligh mc

March 28 @ 9:00 pm GMT
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One event on March 28, 2020 at 9:00 pm

Join The George IV for a night of live comedy from Bobby Mair, Andrew Ryan, and special guest Simon Bligh mc. Starts at 9pm on Friday and Saturday For additional information call 020 7221 4450 or email info@headlinerscomedy.com. Tickets are £13 and are available here.

The Food Market Chiswick

March 29 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm BST
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The market is behind the flats on the A316, opposite Chiswick School. You can reach it from either Edensor Road or Riverside Drive (and then left onto Alexandra Gardens). Just follow the signs. The Food Market Chiswick is a collection of stalls where the stallholders are also the producers of the food, so the food is fresh and seasonal. There are stallholders offering prepared food: a selection of street food, handmade bread, cakes and pastries, and those offering the ingredients:…

The Italian Job – Homemade Choc Fruity Pizza Class

March 29 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm BST

The Italian Job’s children’s classes are a fun way to engage your children to get creative and messy, but also learn how to stay healthy with yummy desserts and snacks. In this class your child will learn how to make Homemade Choc Fruity Pizza. While they have fun and play with the ingredients your child will learn how to replace white sugar with healthier alternatives, how the different rising agents work, they will develop their maths skills by measuring ingredients, they…

Chiswick Pier Trust – Watch the 2020 Boat Race

March 29 @ 12:30 pm6:00 pm BST

Head down to the Pier House where you can not only watch the start and finish of the race on the big screen but also walk outside to experience the live action as the boats pass. Chiswick Pier provides one of the best views of the race as you can watch the crews power upstream from Chiswick Eyot, past the Pier and through to the final bend before Barnes Railway Bridge. Have a bite to eat before the races begin…

Watermans – Dust (ages 4-9)

March 29 @ 3:00 pm BST

When Little Titch and her scruffy rucksack arrive at the giant, pink house it is not what she expected – a blanket of thick grey dust covers everything in sight and it is wild and overgrown. Her new home is cold and unwelcoming until she meets Nelly, a flamboyant and loveable hoarder. Together the pair discover they have more in common than they first thought and that friendship can heal hidden wounds. Written by acclaimed award winning children’s author Laura…

The Musical Museum, Brentford – Len Rawle at the Mighty Wurlitzer

March 29 @ 3:00 pm BST

Len has been at the heart of the UK theatre organ scene for many years and was featured on the very first episode of “The Organist Entertains.” He has played the Museum’s Wurlitzer for concerts on many occasions and returns by popular demand to play a delightful selection of light music, Big Band numbers and West End Musicals. Book tickets here.  

(Cancelled due to Coronavirus outbreak) The Italian Job – Karaoke Nights

March 29 @ 6:00 pm10:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Enjoy live music and karaoke at the Italian Job Pub every Wednesday and Sunday from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. Free Entry.  

Chiswick Auctions – Watches

March 30 @ 2:00 pm BST

Chiswick Auctions is holding an auction of Watches such as the Rare Sea-dweller Double Red Mark II Tropical Dial Rolex and the Frank Muller Double Mystery Dial 18k Rose Gold Watch No.17. View the full auction catalogue here. For more details call Chiswick Auctions on 020 8992 4442. Clients may bid online via Chiswick Auction's own bidding platform, by telephone or absentee bidding as normal.

ArtsEd – Dance Show 2020

March 30 @ 7:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until April 3, 2020

ArtEd's annual dance event showcases dancers from across the Day School and Sixth Form and is designed to reflect the breadth of the dance world. It includes newly created work that challenges the dancers’ creative and artistic skills. Directed by Natalie Bareham. For more info and tickets click here.  

(Suspended due to Coronavirus outbreak) Riverside Studios, Hammersmith – Yoga for All

March 31 @ 10:00 am BST
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

In partnership with the Lumi Foundation. Move your body and refresh your mind in this friendly, all levels yoga class. Through the practice of yoga poses and deep breathing you will build strength, release tension and create moments of presence and connection. No previous experience required, suitable for all levels and ages. Mats and welcoming atmosphere provided! The mission of the Lumi Foundation is to bring yoga to all by making yoga classes easily available and accessible. The charity arm…

Chiswick Auctions – Books & Works on Paper

March 31 @ 11:00 am BST

Chiswick Auctions is holding an auction of Books & Works on Paper such as The Old Hag Standing Outside a Cottage by Arthur Rackham and a Spanish Antiphonal. View the full auction catalogue here. For more details call Chiswick Auctions on 020 8992 4442. Clients may bid online via Chiswick Auction’s own bidding platform, by telephone or absentee bidding as normal.

Chiswick Pier Trust – An interview with Ben Aaronovitch, author of the Rivers of London Series

March 31 @ 7:30 pm BST

Born and raised in London Ben Aaronovitch had the sort of unrelentingly uninteresting childhood that drives a person to drink or Science Fiction. The later proved useful in his early career when he wrote for Doctor Who (before it was fashionable), Casualty and the cheapest soap opera ever made – Jupiter Moon. Alas his career foundered in the late 1990s and he was forced to go out and work for living. It was while running the Crime and Science Fiction…

Chiswick Park – Urban Food Festival

April 2 @ 11:30 am2:30 pm BST
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Chiswick Park Guests and the local community will be spoilt for choice at lunchtime with over 18 food traders offering a wide variety of flavours and cuisines from around the world, marking the return of the Urban Food Fest Markets.

Jazz at George IV – Jazz Mondays

April 2 @ 7:30 pm10:30 pm BST

Chiswick based 13 strong band famous for their eight strong ‘wall of saxes’. Their eclectic repertoire ranges across Jazz to Soul, Ska and Funk, from Dizzy Gillespie to Amy Winehouse. Brought to you by The Chiswick Calendar and Larry Pryce’s Live Music To Go. Book tickets here.

The Arts Society Chiswick – Raphael: a Master in the Making (2020 marks 500th Anniversary of his death

April 2 @ 8:00 pm BST

Raphael is often referred to as one of the three giants of the High Renaissance in Italy, alongside Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, yet his fame and position in the canon of art history may seem hard to explain. He made no discoveries like those of his celebrated rivals: although undoubtedly a draughtsman of exceptional talent he made no great progress in the fields of anatomy, science and construction nor did he share the wide-ranging talents which Leonardo and Michelangelo…

The Italian Job – Quiz Nights

April 2 @ 8:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Rattle your brains with a weekly quiz night at the Italian Job Pub every Thursday from 8pm. Entry is £2 per person.

Thursday Lectures with Ross Alley – St. John Passion by Bach

April 3 @ 2:00 pm4:30 pm BST

Join Ross Alley for the lecture on the opera St. John Passion by Bach. Ross Alley was, for many years, a music lecturer for Birkbeck College (University of London). He has also given numerous guest lectures for the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Wigmore Hall, the Wagner Society, the Gustav Mahler Society, and NADFAS. For more information contact: sara.turnbull40@gmail.com or call 07717 353183. Tickets are £10 on the door, tea or coffee and biscuits are included.

Watermans – Apphia Campbell: Woke

April 3 @ 8:30 pm BST

From the creator of the hit show Black Is The Color Of My Voice, comes a new story about the 20th Century African American experience. Against a powerful soundtrack of original music and traditional gospel and blues, two women, 42 years apart, become involved in the struggle for civil rights. One, a notorious Black Panther Assata Shakur; the other, Ambrosia a present-day university student enrolling as the 2014 Ferguson riots begin. Both challenge the American justice system, become criminalized through political…

Osterley Park & House – Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

April 4 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 19, 2020

Explore the gardens to find the hidden wooden Easter eggs, then collect your Cadbury Chocolate prize. For more info and prices click here.

William Morris Society – The Emery Walker birthday talk & tour

April 4 @ 6:30 pm BST

Author and graphic designer Simon Loxley discusses his latest book Emery Walker: Arts, Crafts and a World in Motion, two days after what would have been Walker’s 169th birthday in Kelmscott House, the former home of his best friend William Morris. Emery Walker’s role as inspiration and facilitator for the private press movement and in the raising of standards in printing and typography is well-known among designers, bibliophiles and lovers of fine print. His influence spread to the United States…

Petros Singers – A Royal Occasion

April 4 @ 7:30 pm BST

It's well worth crossing the border for this spectacular concert featuring 400 years of music written for and performed at the great royal coronations, weddings and funerals. Works of grandeur, grace, solemnity and celebration, they mirror the history of the country and the family they honour. Including music by Weelkes, Handel, Brahms, Elgar, Parry and Rutter. Petros Singers will be joined by the three musicians – Elin Manahan Thomas (Soprano), David Blackadder (Trumpet) and Luke Bond (Organ) – who so…

Chiswick Choir – Spring Concert: Bach Magnificat

April 4 @ 7:30 pm BST

The Chiswick Choir was founded in 1976 in London W4 by John Thackray, a passionate musician who served as conductor for multiple London choirs. Between 1984 and 2015 the choir was conducted by Alistair Jones  and since January 2016 the choir has flourished under the direction of award-winning composer and conductor Hilary Campbell. The Spring concert will take place on 4 April: Bach – Jesu meine Freude Bach – Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen​​ – Soprano solo Interval Bach – Magnificat Solists…

Syon House – Brentford Sports Fest

April 5

Local residents are encouraged to lace up their running shoes and take part in Brentford’s biggest running event – Brentford Sports FEST. Residents of all ages and abilities can take part in a 10k run, 5k run, 1k and a children’s fun run on Sunday 5th April 2020 in the grounds of Syon House. Organised by Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, in partnership with developers Brentford Lock West, the event offers runners the opportunity to run in the private grounds…

Chiswick School – Car Boot Sale

April 5
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 18, 2021

One of the most successful car boot sales in the South East, the Chiswick Car Boot sale offers a glorious serendipitous mix of stuff: clothes, plants, DVDs & CDs, books, furniture, toys, you name it. Most of it is second hand, some new, but there are some real bargains to be had. The sale is held on the first Sunday of the month, every month except January, at Chiswick School, Burlington Lane, London W4 3UN. Car entrance Staveley Road, pedestrian…

Watermans – Pigs & Bears Don’t Come in Pairs! (ages 3-8)

April 5 @ 3:00 pm BST

Straw, wood, brick? Porridge, chairs, beds?  Two trios to tantalise and tickle your senses in this DOUBLE BILL of Furry Tails, where Goldilocks may even be more scary that the Big Bad Wolf! If two’s company and three’s a crowd, then book your place now for these well loved stories, retold with puppets, original music and a perfectly petite pop up set. Produced by : Theatre of Widdershins. Tickets: Adult / Child £10 (concessions £9) Family of four £36 Available…

The Musical Museum, Brentford – Classic Film: Moon Over Miami (1941)

April 5 @ 3:00 pm BST

Jack Haley is best known for the Tin Man who wished he had a heart, but he went on to star in many films including this comedy musical. Betty Grable plays one of three sisters who come into a small legacy when they expected a large one, so they up sticks and head to Miami to hunt for rich husbands. Featuring a prelude on the Mighty Wurlitzer. Tickets: £7.50 adults / £6.00 concessions Book tickets here.

ArtsEd – Easter Musical Theatre Stars (5-6yrs)

April 6April 9

This exciting week is jam-packed with dance sequences and group songs from popular hit musicals like Matilda, The Lion King and Frozen. Students will create their characters throughout the week based on a special theme. At the end of the week, the group will perform their mini-musical-extravaganza at noon on the Friday. Children will learn the importance of listening and working as part of a team, which will help develop communication and performance skills. Find out more and book: https://buff.ly/2TrmrSi

ArtsEd – Easter Musical Theatre School (11-16 yrs)

April 6April 9

Get the real ArtsEd experience at our Easter Musical Theatre School! Focusing on all three disciplines: Singing, Dancing and Acting, students will take part in skill-based classes in the morning and then put their learning into action in the afternoon, where they will focus on preparing material for a sharing at the end of the week for family and friends. Due to a very exciting build happening onsite at our premises in Chiswick, we are hosting this course at one…

Dukes Meadows Easter Holiday Camps

April 6April 17
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until April 17, 2020

The camps will take place from 6-9 April and 14-17 April 2020 | Full day and half-day options available These Easter Camps make the most of the facilities available at Dukes Meadows. A typical day on the golf camp involves starting on the Driving Range for technique and club strategy teaching, moving on to the Academy Course for putting and short game development. In the afternoon, golfers get to put their skills into practice as the pros take them on…

Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith – Chloe and the Colour Catcher

April 7
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until April 11, 2020

A journey to unleash all seven shades of the rainbow. Chloe lives in a world with only one colour, a world that is completely grey. But at night, when she’s wrapped up tight, her dreams are colourful and bright. Join Chloe on her courageous journey to unleash all seven shades of the rainbow in this extraordinary and wholly original tale of bravery, self-expression and fighting for what your heart knows to be true. Tickets are £10 and are available at…

The Pilot – Wine Tasting Event

April 7 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm BST

Try 6 different wines from Old Vines Barossa Valley Shiraz to Pouilly-Fume. This will be a casual evening with a wine expert giving you the opportunity to get to know their premium wines especially selected for Easter. Customers will be able to enjoy 15% off food if they decide to dine with there, prior or after the wine tasting. If you discover your favourite wine, you will be able to purchase it  with a 25% discount. Tickets are £15, as…

Chiswick Pier Trust – Watercolour Painting Day

April 17 @ 9:30 am4:00 pm BST

Having held three very popular and successful workshops last year, the Trust welcomes back Julia Cassels to Chiswick Pier to run another on April 17. Julia will be working with watercolours on the Easter topic of hares and will be including how to achieve movement in your painting. The workshop is suitable for beginners right through to the more experienced artist. The fee for the day is £35 (£32 for Chiswick Pier Trust members). Please bring your own materials and…

Le Cercle Français – Talk, Simone de Beauvoir: une femme engagée

April 17 @ 7:00 pm BST

Le Cercle Français de Chiswick invites French speakers, Francophiles and students of all ages to come and listen to professionals speak on a variety of subjects. Today’s talk will be on Simone de Beauvoir: une femme engagée by Annie Kean come along at 6.30 and there’ll be time for a glass of wine and a chat before the speaker begins at 7.00pm. Le cercle Francais Chiswick Admission: Annual membership Adult £35 Couple £50 Student £25 Talk’s non-membership £8, Student £5 New members are…

Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith – Sophocles’ Antigone: The Burial at Thebes
Finishes 16 May 2020

April 18

From 18 April 2020 – 16 May 2020 except for 19 and 26 April and 3 and 10 May. The war has ended. Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, learns her brothers are dead. Forced onto opposing sides, they have killed each other in battle. When Creon, King of Thebes, grants the honour of a burial to one but not the other, Antigone and her sister must choose where their loyalties lie. This tale of humanity versus leadership centres on a young…

Staveley Road – Blossom Day Street Party

April 19 @ 12:00 pm3:00 pm BST

The Blossom Day Street Party on Staveley Road will take place between midday and 3pm. This will be a unique opportunity for both local residents and lovers of cherry blossom trees from further afield to come and enjoy Chiswick’s very own sakura festival. To celebrate, Blossom Day W4 is organising a Haiku and Poem Competition for young people. Visit the website for full details where the entry form and competition rules can be found. The three winners from both age…

Watermans – Rolling down the Road (ages 3-11)

April 19 @ 3:00 pm BST

All aboard! Family singer songwriter David Gibb is proud to be the driver of the world's first bus to be powered by song. However, his passengers’ choice of music can sometimes be a little unusual. From talking sunflowers to digging for buried treasure, David needs your help to find the perfect song for each of his passengers and get his magical, musical bus rolling down the road! David’s song writing draws from a wide range of musical influences, deftly blending…

The Musical Museum, Brentford – Classic Film: Presenting Lily Mars (1943)

April 19 @ 3:00 pm BST

After The Wizard of Oz, Garland starred in an array of musical films. Here she plays a small-town Indiana girl, Lily Mars, who dreams to be a stage actress. She begs a visiting Broadway producer, but when he dismisses her, she follows him to New York and finds a way into his show…and his heart. Featuring a prelude on the Mighty Wurlitzer. Tickets: £7.50 adults / £6.00 concessions. Book tickets here.

Chiswick Auctions – Islamic and Indian Art

April 22 @ 11:00 am11:00 pm BST

Chiswick Auctions is holding an auction of Islamic and Indian Art. Items include a Complete Bidri Silver-Inlaid Huqqa and a Carved Grey Schist Figure of a Seated Buddha. View the full auction catalogue here. For more details call Chiswick Auctions on 020 8992 4442. Clients may bid online via Chiswick Auction’s own bidding platform, by telephone or absentee bidding as normal.  

Bush Hall – The Upper Room: Gala Dinner

April 23 @ 7:00 pm BST

The Upper Room is hosting a Gala Dinner on Thursday 23rd April at the Bush Hall to mark the end of its ‘mayoral' year. Highlights include: - Live Band - Delicious food cooked by Chef Dan Cameron and Leith’s Cookery School of Food & Wine - Auction run by Chiswick Auctions (prizes to include a VIP Porsche experience day at Silverstone, a villa in Italy, a Screen Print by Rennie Pilgrem, and a cottage in Cumbria) - Magician - DJ…

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Hogarth Singers – Choral Workshop

April 25 @ 10:00 am3:30 pm BST

The Hogarth Singers will be running a choral workshop on Saturday 25th April which will focus on Renaissance polyphony.  You will spend time getting to know a series of beautiful choral miniatures that exemplify this style, exploring how this music works and how to sing it. You will work on related aspect of singing including breathing, phrasing and textual expression. Venue tbc but within Chiswick - Check website for more information. hogarthsingers.org

Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith – Sunshine (ages 3-9)

April 25 @ 11:00 am BST
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With sun, sea, sand, some big laughs and even bigger pants, Sunshine, by award-winning company Stickyback Theatre is delighted to be showing this April as part of Little Lyric season. The energetic, highly interactive and heartwarming 50 minute performance draws on themes of shared space, sharing and tolerance and is inspired by the heart and practice of early 19th century silent cinema. Audiences are promised plenty of belly laughs, fun, audience participation and the odd bit of flying seaweed! Book…

Watermans – Spy Monkey (ages 4+)

April 26 @ 3:00 pm BST

Join Hanuman, our brave and intrepid Monkey Intelligence Officer, on his most important secret mission to date! He will need to use all his extraordinary superpowers to find and rescue the captured Princess Sita from Ravana, a wicked ten-headed demon King, and could do with your help! Spy Monkey brings a contemporary twist to a classic Indian tale from the Ramayana, for family audiences, full of daring and wit. Three incredible performers use hip-hop and Bharata Natyam dance, music and story-telling to excite and…

Chiswick Town Hall – Chiswick Area Forum meeting

April 28 @ 7:00 pm BST

The agenda will be displayed in the week before the meeting Proposed venue: The Hogarth Hall, Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, Turnham Green, W4 4JN Contact: Chaspal Sandhu on 020 8583 2065 or at Email: CAF@hounslow.gov.uk

Riverside Studios, Hammersmith – Book Club

April 30 @ 7:00 pm BST
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Literary conversations on the last thursday of each month. Go and meet like-minded book-loving souls to discuss books with affiliation to Riverside's heritage. In February there will be a discussion on The Buddah of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi who once worked there and in March the set reading is The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Attwood who held book launches there and is one of Riverside's Heritage Icons. Please bring along your own copy of the book or ebook. Book your…

Le Cercle Français – Talk: Notre-Dame de Paris

May 1 @ 7:00 pm BST

Le Cercle Français de Chiswick invites French speakers, Francophiles and students of all ages to come and listen to professionals speak on a variety of subjects. Today’s talk will be on Notre-Dame de Paris by Laurence Bish come along at 6.30 and there’ll be time for a glass of wine and a chat before the speaker begins at 7.00pm. Le cercle Francais Chiswick Admission: Annual membership Adult £35 Couple £50 Student £25 Talk’s non-membership £8, Student £5 New members are always welcome.…

Watermans – Paulus: Looking For Me Friend

May 1 @ 8:30 pm BST

Cabaret performer Paulus,from BBC1’s All Together Now, shares his passion for the late, great Victoria Wood in this Edinburgh Festival preview of his brand-new musical homage to the much loved comedienne. Paulus and his Musical Director not only share 12 of her best-loved songs – including the classic ‘Ballad of Barry & Freda (Let’s Do It) but also explore the musicality of her sketches and stand-up, and their culture relevance in 80s and 90s Britain. For more info and tickets…

Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith – Bird Show (ages 3-11)

May 2 @ 11:00 am BST
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One event on May 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm

This heart-fluttering physical comedy features music, puppetry and lots of silly bird jokes. We follow Henry the Heron and Sally the Sparrow on a zany journey to become friends while facing ecological threats to their habitat. This colourful, visual show gently explores the impact of humans on nature and asks the question – what can we do differently? By award-winning playwright T.A. Woodsmith, directed by Susana Alcantud, Upcycled set and costumes by Bronia Housman and original music by Catherine Burke.…

Chiswick House – Wedding Showcase

May 2 @ 12:00 pm5:00 pm BST

The annual Wedding Showcase is back this year on Saturday 2nd May. This is the perfect opportunity to see the venues at Chiswick House, dressed and sparkling in 2020’s key wedding trends and meet the dedicated weddings team to discuss your wedding plans over a glass of fizz. This is a feast for the senses with live and interactive activities taking place throughout the day. Sample the best of the best catering with our exclusive partners Food Show, listen to some…

Watermans – The Great Race (ages 4-7)

May 3 @ 3:00 pm BST

This show is inspired by the traditional story of The Great Race! which tells how the eastern Zodiac calendar was created.  Legend has it that the Jade Emperor asked twelve creatures to race to decide which years they will be charge of, depending on the order in which they finish. The story presents all sorts of problems for the creatures taking part, who range from a dragon, to a rat. They each travel in different ways depending on their physicality…

The Musical Museum, Brentford – Classic Film: The Wizard of Oz (1939)

May 3 @ 3:00 pm BST

80 years after it was first screened, we are delighted to present this classic film favorite starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr and Jack Haley. With a cast of 9,200 actors, 68 sets, a 130-piece orchestra and a 300-strong chorus, join us for 100 minutes of unforgettable musical entertainment. Featuring a prelude on the Mighty Wurlitzer. Tickets: £7.50 adults / £6.00 concessions. Book tickets here.

The National Archives – ‘With Love’ exhibition tours
Finishes 5 July 2020

May 9 @ 9:00 am7:00 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 5, 2020

Friday 14 February-Sunday 5 July. Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays (09.00am–7.00pm); Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays (09.00am–17.00pm) Peer into the private worlds of lovers and discover intimate stories of passion, heartbreak and companionship in this informal 20 minute tour of the gallery experience. The exhibition is free but book tour times here. nationalarchives.gov.uk

Chiswick Pier Trust – Emergency First Aid Course

May 13 @ 9:30 am4:30 pm BST

One day course Join the team at Chiswick Pier to attend an emergency first aid at work tutorial which includes practical skills and is the regulated certificated course. Hilary Sutch an experienced first aid trainer will be the tutor for the day. Tickets £75.00 which includes a first aid manual and certificate. To book please call the office on 020 8742 2713 weekdays between 11.00am and 3.00pm. chiswickpier.org.uk

The Arts Society Chiswick – The Other Side: Counter Memorials – Germany’s post-WWII Culture of Apology & Atonement

May 14 @ 8:00 pm BST

In these years of World War 2 anniversaries the subject of this talk is hugely relevant. Relatively little is known in this country about Germany’s complex post-war process of remembrance and the counter memorial movement that started there in the 1980s and continues to this day. Germany’s very specific situation rendered all traditional concepts of monuments and memorials irrelevant and inappropriate. Instead of commemorating their own losses German artists looked to creating art forms that would respond to questions of…

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