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The Cosimo Matassa Project – Jazz at George IV

This exciting mix of R&B and soul jazz with a touch of the Mambos was born out of respect for the artists who passed through the studio doors of the legendary producer Cosimo Matassa.

At the core of the band are pianist and arranger Al ‘Dente’ Dunn (Loudon Wainright, Boomtown Rats) and singer and double bassist Dai Price (Dai & The Ramblers). They are joined by top London musicians, the celebrated saxophonist Damian Hand (Allen Toussaint, Van Morrison) and top drummer Jonathan Lee, (James Hunter).

“The lynchpin is Price’s mellow, dulcet-toned voice, an instrument capable of dark forcefulness and languid tenderness, conjuring up the mercurial spirit of a young, full-throated Alex Chiltern……” – Songlines Magazine.

Paying homage to the Rhythm and Blues that emerged from New Orleans in the late 40’s & early 50’s the band will be playing songs from that era by artists such as Fats Domino, Big Joe Turner, Allen Toussaint and Lee Dorsey as well as exploring lesser-known gems by the likes of Smiley Lewis, Dave Bartholomew and Tammi Lynn together with some original tunes of their own.

When

Thursday 2 May 2024, 7.30pm (Doors open 7pm)

Tickets

From £14.79, book at eventbrite.co.uk

Chiswick Calendar Club Card holders are offered a £2 discount on tickets.

‘Swanky Spoons’ family craft – Boston Manor House

Inspired by the Brentford Spoon Project, families can enjoy a creative afternoon together making something fantastic from the everyday.

Embellish small wooden spoons with a bit of ‘razzle dazzle’ to create medallions, pendants, monocles, or whatever wearable art you can imagine.

Jess will support you to explore the Brentford Spoon Project exhibition, then use your imagination to create your own piece of beautiful, wearable art.

When

Monday 6 May 2024, 2pm – 4.30pm

Sunday 2 June 2024, 2pm – 4.30pm

Tickets

£6, book at allevents.in

Walking around old Chiswick Village – Black Lion

A walk along Chiswick Mall close to the river ending at the village and maybe with some belli ringing at the church.

Have a quick look towards Hammersmith from the nearby garden park and then walk west past buildings with plaques and windows and gardens to peer in to the old village and St Nicholas Church where you may be treated to some bell ringing.

Finish at another pub where you might very well be tempted to enter. During the walk you’ll hear about the history of the area and some of its more famous inhabitants.

When

Monday 20 May 2024, 12pm – 2pm

Tickets

£14 or £15 cash on the day. Book he

Gifford’s Circus 2024 – Chiswick House

Every summer, Giffords Circus travels to the bright lights of London to entertain the crowds!

In 2024 the circus will bring a brand new show to Chiswick, the only stop the circus makes in London.

The tent is always packed out with jostling school children, family gatherings, hen parties and London glitterati, all keen to get in on the action.

‘I held the jewel of my childhood up to my eye, and through it I saw ponies and a dressing-up box and a tent, and that was Giffords Circus.’ – Nell Gifford

When

Thursday 6 June 2024 – Sunday 23 June 2024. Show times vary, please see their website for more information.

Tickets

From £15. To book, please visit giffordscircus.com