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Saturday 16 May 2020
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(Cancelled due to Coronavirus outbreak) Connolly’s Bar – Live Music

May 16 @ 10:30 pm BST
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Irish music performed live, ranging from solo singers to full bands. connollysbarchiswick.co.uk

(Cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak) The Old Pack Horse – Late night music

May 16 @ 10:00 pm BST
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The Old Pack Horse presents Retro Beats & Good Vibes for the People Late-night music with guest DJs on rotation playing old-school chart toppers, requests and crowd pleasing tracks till 2.00am oldpackhorsechiswick.co.uk

Watermans – Lijevo Desno Glumac: Live Performance

May 16 @ 8:00 pm BST

In a funny way and philosophically, by a series of examples and by comparing reality and theatre art, actor Zijah Sokolović, teaches spectators to understand that they are “actors in their theatre” and can be artists in their lives. This show is in Serbian. Book tickets here.

London Wetlands Centre, Barnes – Bird Feed

May 16 @ 3:00 pm BST
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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…

(Currently closed due to Corona Virus outbreak) Visit the William Morris Museum

May 16 @ 12:00 pm5:00 pm BST
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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…

Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith – Your Toys (ages 5-9)

May 16 @ 11:00 am BST

Your Toys is a heartwarming story about friends pulling together. Funny, with original live music, beautiful puppets and lots of surprises – it sends audiences home with huge smiles on their faces. An anthem to creative play and silliness, adults and children alike – bring your toys to the theatre and watch them join in the rumpus on stage in front of you. Book tickets here.

(Suspended due to Coronavirus outbreak) Chiswick Town Hall – Junior Chess Club

May 16 @ 11:00 am12:30 pm BST
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The club welcomes younger members, but there is an entirely separate junior club that runs at the Chiswick Town Hall on Tuesdays from 17:00 to 18:30 and Saturdays from 11:00 to 12:30. For information on this please contact Meri Grigoryan via www.organicchess.com and for club enquiries use the following email wljcc2001@orhanicchess.com Tuition is given by FIDE Trainer and WF Meri, who is England's international junior squad coach since 2013 and former England Women's National Team Member. Boys and girls aged…

(Currently closed due to Coronavirus outbreak) Musical Museum, Brentford

May 16 @ 10:30 am5:30 pm BST
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The museum is open Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am – 5.30pm. Also open bank holidays. 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 -…

Osterley Park House – Springsongs

May 16 @ 10:00 am12:30 pm BST

Lend your voice and join Osterley Park House's pop-up choir to help celebrate their 125th anniversary. The Springsong anthem will start at Alfriston Clergy House, the first house to come under their care in 1896. The wave of song, with lyrics inspired by supporters, will then flow across the South Easter, finishing at Waddesdon Manor. No experience needed. Just show up, meet new people, discover this special place and have fun. For more info and to book your free ticket…

(Cancelled due to Coronavirus outbreak) Saturday Zumba with Becky

May 16 @ 9:45 am10:00 am BST
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COME AND JOIN THE PARTY! Every Saturday at the Chiswick School. It’s the perfect was to start the weekend. You will sweat, laugh and makes lots of like minded friends. All abilities welcome. Please message @beck.active on instagram or facebook Becky Zumba to book your class. You can get your first lesson FREE!! With code: CHISWICKCAL Class cost £7 each or £30 for a pack of 5

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

May 16 @ 9:00 am7:00 pm BST
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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

The Little Gym – Classes

May 16
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Club Card Offer – Free Annual Membership worth £50.   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 and lounge areas for parents and little ones. The Little…

Orange Tree Theatre – The False Servant

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Play by Pierre Marivaux and translated by Martin Crimp. When a man thinks he can cynically take a rich woman’s money and then run off with an even more lucrative potential fiancée, he’d best not tell the fiancée by mistake. Le Chevalier, a woman disguised as the son of an aristocrat, embarks on a plan that will expose the dark heart of this male power-play. For more info and ticket click here.

Visit Kew Gardens (Gardens remain open but all buildings are closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak)

May 16
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The Gardens remain open but buildings and structures are closed as a precautionary measure during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 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 Conservatory invites you to explore ten of the world’s climatic zones and the Waterlily House…

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

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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…

Gunnerbury Park and Museum

Visit Gunnersbury Park (the park remains open but the museum is closed due to Coronavirus outbreak)

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The park is open daily from 8.00am – dusk. The museum is currently closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. 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…

Visit Osterley Park & House – (The house, gardens, café and shop are now closed. However, the parkland will remain open)

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The house, gardens, café and shop are now closed. However, the parkland will remain open for you to enjoy, while observing social distancing measures. 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 (All screenings and events have been cancelled until at least Sunday 5 April)

May 16
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There’s something on at Watermans arts centre every day of the year except Christmas Day. 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. Year round they provide activities for families, including children’s theatre and comedy, and workshops varying from music to creative writing. watermans.org.uk Cinema Daily, Watermans screens the latest box office hits, independent art house cinema, foreign…

Arts & Crafts Trail, Hammersmith

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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…

Visit the London Wetland Centre, Barnes

May 16
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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 to go, with or without kids. Find out about WWT’s conservation work and the birds they are helping to save from extinction. Walks and talks on wild animals, plants and…

Visit Syon Park, Brentford

May 16
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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 October and close for the winter, except for the Enchanted Woodland event in November, when the Gardens are lit by night. Throughout…

Visit Gunnersbury Triangle, nature reserve

May 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

May 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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(Cancelled due to Coronavirus outbreak) Watermans Arts Centre – Family Cinema

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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. 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 school holidays. Tickets available from: Watermans Box Office. Tel:…

(Currently closed due to the Corona Virus outbreak)The National Archives, Kew

May 16
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Open Tuesday – Saturday, closed Sunday & Monday but please check as they close for the usual public holidays throughout the year.

Open Tuesday – Saturday, closed Sunday & Monday but please check as they close for the usual public holidays throughout the year. The National Archives is home to millions of historical documents covering a huge range of subjects, including more than 70,000 images, from ancient maps to iconic advertising. The building houses records which have been created and collected by UK central government departments such as the Home Office and the Foreign Office, and major courts of law such as…

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