Turnham Green Terrace street party

The Together on the Terrace Street Festival will be held on Turnham Green Terrace on Sunday 15 September 2019 from 11.00am to 4.00pm with the road closed to traffic all day. At 1.00pm the art work on the side of the railway embankment will be launched – Abundance London’s ‘W4 Plinth’ with the great (and local!) Sir Peter Blake unveiling the first image of what will be a rotating art project – open to artists to submit their work, with the choice decided by public vote.

Abundance London is concluding the refurbishment of the piazza with the perennial flower bed (designed by Jutta Wagner), beautiful new Woodscape benches and Councillor’s Todd’s fountain restoration. Abundance London will also be awarding its annual prize for the best guerrilla gardening around the area, presented by Polly Devlin, local celebrity author and creator of an amazing meadow in Somerset.

The festival kicks off with a free mass yoga class at 9:30 on the grass next to the flower bed, led by YogaWest, mats supplied.

At the Street Festival, starting at 11.00am, covered tables will be set down the centre of the street for communal eating – buy your food from your local traders and bring your friends. There will be music from BGM, The Derivatives, Alistair Pope, Duffy & Bird. Loads of activities, for young and old, most of them free, including food demos from the Cookbook Festival, arty garden self-portraits, building bug totems, apple pressing, and decorating cakes.

Build your bee hotels and birdfeeders, bring your apples and pears to be pressed. Bring any clothing or fabric you would like over-printed with bees and butterflies. There will be watt bike racing with the Hogarth Club, free nails with Luminis, free T shirt printing with SnappySnaps, vintage Green Line buses, chickens from Hen Corner, seed and bulb planting with Chiswick House & Chiswick Horticultural Society, a hog roast from Mackens, a play area from Snapdragon, and a Devonshire Road section featuring free haircuts with Big Jim’s Trims, and makeovers from Wild Swans.

Hounslow’s Dr Bike can tune and mark your bike. No single use plastics please. Get your food from the traders on the Terrace (loads of special offers & freebies) and enjoy the music and the #CarFree ambience. Definitely not one to miss. So bring along: your friends for communal food, your fruit to be pressed, clothing or fabric to be printed, your bike to be fixed!

There will also be a raffle with lots of great prizes from local businesses, run by The Chiswick Calendar. To see the list of prizes go here.

Abundancelondon.com, cookbookfestival.org

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See also: Guest blog by Lucy Cufflin on the 2019 Cookbook Festival

See also: Guest blog by Torin Douglas on the 2019 Chiswick Book Festival