Image above: Strand on the Green; photograph Jennifer Griffiths
Strand on the Green is holding a Queen’s Jubilee celebration on Sunday 5 June, the Sunday of the bank holiday weekend. Thames Road will be closed from Kew Bridge down to the Steam Packet pub, with live music and Morris dancers and the Fuller’s horses and dray offering rides up and down the road.
Organised by the Strand on the Green Association, the event will be open to all. They are also planning retro themed stalls and a boat race at the end of the afternoon, at 5pm. All the food businesses along that stretch will be offering Jubilee specials – the Bell & Crown and the Steam Packet pubs, Strand Cafe and the Coffee Traveller cafes and Hammonds Butcher & Delicatessen. Local celebrity, ballet dancer Wayne Sleep will be running a keep fit class.
The residents association has received a grant from LB Hounslow to cover basic running costs but they are looking for volunteers to help out with an hour of their time to put up gazebos and run activities. There will also be a cake stall, if anyone would like to donate a home made cake.
If you would like to take part in running the event please contact Anne Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lucy Cufflin at email@example.com.
Image above: Fuller’s horses at the Chiswick Flower Market last year
The organisers are holding several competitions – poetry, art and photography.
Do you love Strand on the Green? Are you a budding bard or a lover of a cheeky limerick? Perhaps you’re handy with a camera (or phone) or want to unleash your inner Turner?
There are four competitions to enter. Winners to be announced & prizes presented at Strand on the Green Jubilee Celebration on Sunday 5 June.
Submit a photograph that captures ‘The Spirit of Strand on the Green’
Design a coat of arms that represents Strand on the Green to you
Compose a poem inspired by ‘What Strand on the Green means to you’. Maximum length 25 lines.
Write a limerick starting ‘A [lady] from Strand on the Green…’ (Could be a dachshund from Strand on the Green or any other two syllable subject).
How to enter
The entries will be on public display for all to see outside Fuller’s offices on the day and also on the Strand on the Green Association website and on The Chiswick Calendar website.
Categories – 18 and under or 19 and over. All entries by email to firstname.lastname@example.org marked ‘Jubilee Competition’ (including arrangements for delivery of original artwork submissions).
Judging criteria are originality and inspiration. Decisions of the judges are final.
The copyright of each entry remains with the author. However, authors, by entering the competition, grant the SOGA and GPG residents associations and The Chiswick Calendar permission to publish, broadcast and / or use their submission in promoting displays including on the SAGO, GPG and Chiswick Calendar websites and social media.
The Queen’s Jubilee celebration at Strand on the Green is supported by Fuller, Smith and Turner and The Chiswick Calendar CIC.
The Big Jubilee Sing
The Strand on the Green event is one of several taking place around Chiswick over the Jubilee weekend. St Michael & All Angels Church and the Tabard pub on Bath Rd are jointly organising The Big Jubilee Sing on Saturday 4 June on the piazza and lawn outside St Michael & All Angels Parish Hall. Singers will be provided with song sheets and there will be a band and an outdoor bar.
‘The Big Jubilee Sing’ has been scheduled to run from 4.30 to 5.45pm on Saturday 4 June.
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See also: Chiswick’s Big Jubilee Sing
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