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Saturday 16 January 2021
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London Wetlands Centre, Barnes – Bird Feed

January 16 @ 3:00 pm GMT
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Join the wardens as they feed the beautiful water birds from around the globe. Discover more about WWT's conservation work and the birds they are helping to save from extinction. Weekends at 3pm. Please note that the Centre closes at 3pm on Christmas Eve, so there will not be a public bird feed on that day. However you will still be able to attend the otter feed at 2pm. The Centre is closed on Christmas Day. Visit wwt.org.uk for more…

Visit the William Morris Museum (temporarily closed)

January 16 @ 12:00 pm5:00 pm GMT
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The William Morris Society has small museum is in the coach house and basement rooms of Kelmscott House. William Morris lived at Kelmscott House from 1878 until his death in 1896 and the main section of the house is still a home today. The coach house is now the seasonal exhibition space, where they hold events and exhibitions of work by Morris and those inspired by him here but much has happened in this room; Morris started to weave his…

Musical Museum, Brentford (closed from 16 December)

January 16 @ 10:30 am5:30 pm GMT
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The museum will be open from 5 December. The Musical Museum is home to a wonderful collection of self-playing musical instruments. From tiny music boxes to the Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ in the concert hall, you can learn about the history of music reproduction, and hear an impressive array of self-playing pianos, orchestrions, pipe organs, violin players, gramophones & synthesizers. Guided tour and instrument demonstrations: Tuesday – 11.00am, 3.00pm Friday - 11.00am, 1.00pm, 3.00pm Saturday - 11.00am, 1.00pm, 3.00pm Sunday…

The Little Gym (closed under Tier 4 restrictions)

January 16
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Club Card Offer – Free Annual Membership worth £50.   The Little Gym is currently closed under Tier 4 restrictions. The Little Gym Chiswick offers gymnastics, dance and karate as well as birthday parties. Classes start for babies aged four months and are on every day of the week. The Little Gym Chiswick was established in 2007 and is the UK’s only ‘double decker’ Little Gym with two fully equipped gymnasiums, mirrored studio with sprung floor and two separate kitchens…

Visit Kew Gardens

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Kew Gardens is open but some safety measures have been implemented. Everyone will need to book a time slot in advance, and you might need to queue to enter some of the indoor attractions. The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is home to the world’s most diverse collection of living plants; 132 hectares of landscape which is exceptionally beautiful in any season. In winter the Palm House welcomes you in to the warmth of the rainforest, the Princess of Wales…

Gunnerbury Park and Museum

Visit Gunnersbury Park (Gardens remain open, the museum is closed)

January 16
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The park is open daily from 7.00am – dusk. The museum is closed The original Gunnersbury House was built by Sir John Maynard, a lawyer and politician during the time of Oliver Cromwell. In the 18th century Princess Amelia, daughter of George II, used it as her summer home. After her death the original house was pulled down and replaced by two mansions. Both were bought by the Rothschild family in the 19th century and purchased for the nation in…

Visit Osterley Park & House – (Gardens and cafe are open, house remains closed)

January 16
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The gardens and café (for take away only) and are now open, with additional safety measures. However, the house is closed until further notice. Osterley Park is a Georgian country estate in west London, now owned by the National Trust. Described by Horace Walpole as 'the palace of palaces', Osterley was created in the late 18th century by architect and designer Robert Adam for the Child family to entertain and impress their friends and clients. Today the house is presented…

Visit Watermans Arts Centre, Brentford (closed from 16 December under Tier 4 restrictions)

January 16
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Watermans Arts Centre will be closed from 16 December under Tier 3 restrictions. Watermans Arts Centre offers a variety of arts activities for varied age groups and interests. This includes a cinema, a 250 seat theatre, contemporary art gallery, and an on-site cafe. The usual activities for families, including children’s theatre and comedy, and workshops varying from music to creative writing are currently suspended. watermans.org.uk Cinema Daily, Watermans screens the latest box office hits, independent art house cinema, foreign language…

Arts & Crafts Trail, Hammersmith

January 16
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This is a walk that you can do at your leisure. You just need to download the map, or pick it up from the William Morris Society Museum in Hammersmith, open Thursday and Saturday, 2.00 – 5.00pm. Start at Hammersmith Bridge and make your way along the river to Hammersmith Terrace, reading about some of the interesting Victorians as you go. The riverside at Hammersmith was an important hub for the Arts & Crafts movement, home to several of its…

Headliners Comedy Club (temporarily closed due to lockdown)

January 16
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Club Card Offer – £6 tickets on Friday Night Ring the Box Office to book and take your card with you to show when you pick up the tickets. Chiswick’s famous stand-up comedy club temporarily suspended due to national lockdown) Headliners has been going for 17 years and attracts top quality comics who play the clubs in central London and tour all over the country. Headliners has the same line up Friday and Saturday nights, but with a Chiswick Calendar…

Visit the London Wetland Centre, Barnes

January 16
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The Wetlands centre is open but to help keep everyone safe, numbers of people who can visit on any one day are now limited. A booking system has been introduced. Winter opening: 1 November until February 28 (or 29 when relevant), opening times 9.30 am to 4.30 pm (last admission 3.30pm). Summer opening: 1 March until October 31, opening times 9.30am to 5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm). An urban oasis for wildlife, with wading birds, ducks and otters. A lovely place…

Visit Syon Park, Brentford (Gardens are open daily until 3 January)

January 16
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The gardens are open daily until the 3 January Tickets available to book online. The house is currently closed due to COVID-19. The Park and Gardens are beautiful to walk around. The Great Conservatory has been used as a location for music videos and film shoots, including the 1967 Dudley Moore – Peter Cook version of Bedazzled and John Boorman’s first feature film Catch Us If You Can. The House & Gardens are open from March until the end of…

Visit Gunnersbury Triangle, nature reserve

January 16
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A green oasis created by intersecting railway lines, saved from development in the 1980s and managed by the London Wildlife Trust for wildlife and people. This wet woodland nature reserve is a haven for birds and small mammals, which take advantage of the sheltered birch and willow. Walkways and footpaths help guide visitors around the ponds and acid grassland areas through this wild oasis in Chiswick. You can just wander round and enjoy the peace and beauty of it or…

Visit Chiswick House & Gardens (Gardens and cafe are open, but the house is closed until further notice)

January 16
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Chiswick House is a beautiful example of Georgian architecture. Built by Lord Burlington as an extravagant party venue, the neo-Palladian 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. The house is open 10.00 am – 5.00 pm at weekends in 2018 from Saturday 24 February until Easter weekend (Friday 31 March – Monday…

Local Cinemas

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Watermans Arts Centre – Family Cinema (closed from 16 December)

January 16
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Club Card Offer – £6 tickets on Friday Night Ring the Box Office to book and take your card with you to show when you pick up the tickets. The Family Cinema is closed from 16 December   Special Saturday morning film screenings for families. Recreating the 'tanner rush' of the sixties, Saturday mornings are a special time for families to go to the cinema to watch films for children. Watermans also has a full programme of children's films during…

Stream Theatre – Online Events

January 11January 24

Stream Theatre has a number of new productions in January. Check website for dates. First a couple of American political dramas: Waiting for Obama by John Moore 11- 17 January: This was an official selection at the New York International Fringe Festival. In pre-Trump America, a Colorado family is convinced that President Obama is coming for their guns…. and they’re right. A play focusing on the deep divisions in America over gun control versus the constitutional right to bear arms. stream.theatre/season/12…

The Habit of Art – Online Event

January 7February 28

By Alan Bennett, the national treasure of a playwright whose back-catalogue includes The History Boys, The Madness of King George and Talking Heads.  And it’s produced by the Original Theatre Company, who’ve come up trumps with their online offerings so far. A play-within-a-play, it features Matthew Kelly (Of Mice and Men, Toast, Pride and Prejudice) and David Yelland (The Crown, Chariots of Fire) and focuses on a meeting between poet WH Auden and composer Benjamin Britten. Directed by Philip Franks. …

The Haunting of Alice Bowles – Online Event

January 7February 28

Until 28 February. Two YouTubers uncover a mysterious grave in an abandoned churchyard and start to untangle a grisly mystery from a century ago. Based on a short story by MR James, this adaptation by Philip Franks (remember him from Darling Buds of May?) is billed as a “chilling ghost story”. It was filmed remotely under lockdown conditions. And it has themes which will resonate with modern audiences; the modern strand of the story is set in the time of…

The Nutcracker Reworked at The Royal Opera House – Online Event

January 7January 21

The ROH is offering a streamed version, entitled The Nutcracker Reworked, running until 21 January. Tickets £16. roh.org.uk/tickets-and-events/stream-the-nutcracker-reworked-details

Eddie Izzard: Still Standing – Online Event

January 7January 31

Eddie Izzard is doing a truly remarkable series of live-streamed events from our own Riverside Studios in Hammersmith. She (Eddie recently asked to be addressed as “she”) is celebrating January with 31 marathons (on a treadmill) in 31 days in 31 “virtual” countries, followed by 31 stand-up live-streamed comedy gigs. As is that weren’t impressive enough, some of the gigs are in French or German. Both the treadmill and the gigs are based in the Riverside Studios. Eddie is running…

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at the Royal Opera House – Online EVENT

December 30, 2020January 21, 2021

Christopher Wheeldon’s lively Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland transports audiences to the riotous world of Lewis Carroll’s characters, including a tap-dancing Mad Hatter and a comically wicked Queen of Hearts. Bob Crowley’s ingenious mixture of traditional and innovative stagecraft together with the pace and colour of Joby Talbot’s score make Alice a gloriously vibrant experience. Packed with clever choreography – from the memorable croquet scene, complete with flamingos and hedgehogs, to a parody of the Rose Adage from The Sleeping Beauty – this is…

Clayton hotel – Chiswick in Pictures Exhibition (The hotel is currently closed for all non essential business)

August 31, 2020January 24, 2021

Above image by Nigel Stern  Above images by Rachel Busch, Jill Meager, Alicia Stroud   The hotel is currently closed for all non essential business) Chiswick In Pictures is an exhibition of the work of artists who live locally, curated by The Chiswick Calendar. Venue: Clayton Hotel 626 Chiswick High Rd, W4 5RY. Dates: Monday 31 August – Sunday 24 January 2020 The work is for sale. Please contact bridget@thechiswickcalendar.co.uk if you are interested in buying a piece. For more…

Visit Hogarth’s House (Closed from 16 December)

July 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pmDecember 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm BST

Hogarth's House will be closed from 16 December under Tier 3 restrictions. Hogarth's House, built around 1700, was the country home of the great painter, engraver and satirist William Hogarth (1697 - 1764) from 1749 until his death. He bought it as a weekend and summer home, away from the noise of his other home in what is now Leicester Square. Hogarth had a ‘painting room’ at the bottom of the garden where he was working until a few days…

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