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Tuesday 18 February 2020
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The Stable – Open Mic Night

February 18 @ 8:00 pm GMT
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Live Music at the Kew Bridge Stable every Tuesday at 7pm.

The Gunnersbury Pub – Let’s Go Latin

February 18 @ 8:00 pm GMT
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Wanting to learn something new or have a love of Salsa? Tuesday night is the time for you in Gunnersbury's Cellar Bar from 8pm. To find out more contact The Gunnersbury Pub team: Email: info@thegunnersbury.com Telephone: 0208 742 74 66    

The Bollo House – Quiz Night

February 18 @ 8:00 pm GMT
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Every Tuesday is The Bollo House Quiz, come and get involved for a great night. £2 entry fee, max of 6 players a team. Includes a plasticine modelling round. Book your table on 020 8994 6037 - it gets busy! thebollohouse.com

The George IV – Quiz Night

February 18 @ 8:00 pm11:30 pm GMT
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Club Card Offer – 20% off all food and drink Take your card with you to show when you order. The Adventure Quiz. Described as “one of London’s most dynamic and refreshing quiz nights”. Explore your senses with weekly food and drink tastings as well as the more usual brain teasers. Many prizes up for grabs, not just for the winning team. adventurequizzes.com georgeiv.co.uk The George IV is a member of The Chiswick Calendar's Club Card scheme, offering Club Card…

Grove Park Bridge Club

February 18 @ 7:00 pm GMT
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Bridge Club, but not for beginners (or the faint-hearted!) Described as ‘social and competitive’ you have to know the rudiments to take part. Contact: Phill Tait on 07860 575135

Chiswick Town Hall – Junior Chess Club

February 18 @ 5:00 pm6:30 pm GMT
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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…

Orange Tree Theatre – Romeo & Juliet

February 18 @ 2:00 pm GMT
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Experience Shakespeare’s tale of love and violence taken to the edge of the city, where the wildness of the heart can’t be contained. A small cast of multi-roling actors bring Shakespeare’s language to life through ensemble movement, lyrical flows and contemporary sounds; up close, intense, and in the round. Ideally suited to Years 9, 10 and 11 (ages 13 – 16), this 90-minute abridged version of the play uses only Shakespeare’s language, combined with a present-day setting. Clear storytelling makes it accessible…

New Chiswick Bridge Club

February 18 @ 2:00 pm5:00 pm GMT
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The New Chiswick Bridge Club meet every Tuesday afternoon for social bridge, providing a friendly practice environment for new players, refreshers, improvers and basically anyone who would like to polish up their bidding and card play. You join an available foursome and deal hands at the table. A tutor is available to provide advice and support as required and there are occasional short formal lessons. Players of any standard are welcome at these sessions. Come along and enjoy bridge at…

Watermans Family Cinema (Half Term)- Spies In Disguise (PG)

February 18 @ 1:30 pm GMT
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Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is … not. But when events take an unexpected turn, this unlikely duo are forced to team up for the ultimate mission that will require an almost impossible disguise – transforming Lance into the brave, fierce, majestic… pigeon. Walter and Lance suddenly have to work as a team, or the whole world is in peril. Babe in…

Osterley Park and House – Storytelling Sessions

February 18 @ 1:00 pm3:30 pm GMT

Join Osterley Park and House as Osterley Library hold  story-telling sessions between 1pm and 3.30pm. This is a free event but park admissions apply. For admissions pricing visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/osterley-park-and-house#Prices

Chiswick Auctions – Asian Art

February 18 @ 11:00 am GMT

Chiswick Auctions is holding an auction of Asian Art. Items include a Chineses Celadon Charger and a Chinese Ding Yao Dish. View the full auction catalogue here. For more details call Chiswick Auctions on 020 8992 4442. If you are interested in bidding but are unable to attend the auction in person, contact Chiswick Auctions’ Bids department at bids@chiswickauctions.co.uk or call +44 (0)20 8992 4442.

Chiswick Library – Rhyme Time for under 5s

February 18 @ 11:00 am11:30 pm GMT
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A time to share rhymes and songs. These weekly events last for approximately half an hour. 11.00am every Tuesday Term-time only.

Musical Museum, Brentford

February 18 @ 10:30 am5:30 pm GMT
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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 -…

Watermans – Make and decorate a Wooden Flying Bird Puppet

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You'll be flying high with success at making a beautiful flying bird puppet! Parents and child will work together to create a larger than life feathered friend. Made from sturdy wood, the smooth sections can be easily connected using cord, and then watch in wonder as the wings really flap up and down. Monique will offer tips and techniques to decorate your birds with paint, feathers, and shiny things. Colour, create, and fly away home! This 50 minutes workshop is…

Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith – Star in the Jar (3-8)

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A warm-hearted story, that perfectly captures the friendship between two siblings. When a little boy stumbles across a special star, he puts it in a jar and takes it on adventures. But the poor star misses its home… Can the little boy and his big sister find a way to send the star safely back? A warm-hearted story, with music, where the set design takes the action from park to school, and back home. A brand-new theatre production created with…

The Little Gym – Various Classes

February 18
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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…

Watermans – The Man Who Wanted to be a Penguin (ages 3-10)

February 18February 20

This is the story of an extraordinary explorer, a curious conjurer and pioneering problem-solver. You’ll find him pottering in his shed; planning his latest mission. He is learning to speak Penguin and hopes that you will too! When he arrives at the Antarctic, will its icy wilderness meet his excited expectations? Will the penguins’ reception be frosty, or will the colony welcome him with open wings? With a playful energy and a mix of puppetry, music and song, this show will…

Visit Kew Gardens, Richmond Open every day except Christmas Day

February 18
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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 shows off its amazing, giant lily pads. In spring and summer you can enjoy the long vistas of snowdrops…

Orange Tree Theatre – The Sugar Syndrome

February 18
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I like the internet. I like that way of talking to people. It’s honest. It’s a place where people are free to say anything they like. And most of what they say is about sex. Dani is 17. She’s looking to meet someone honest and direct. What she finds is a man twice her age who thinks she’s an 11-year-old boy. The first major revival of Lucy Prebble’s debut play: an exploration of an unlikely friendship, our desire to connect,…

Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith – Faustus: That Damned Woman
Finishes 22 February 2020

February 18
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From 22 January 2020 – 22 February 2020 except for 26 January and 2/9/16/ February. My name is Johanna Faustus. I was born almost four hundred years ago. I gave my soul to achieve the impossible. I watched this city grow sick and I swore to heal it. I might be damned, but I would save the world to spite the Devil. Award-winning playwright Chris Bush reimagines the Faust myth to explore what we must sacrifice to achieve greatness, and…

Gunnerbury Park and Museum

Visit Gunnersbury Park

February 18
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The park is open daily from 8.00am – dusk. The museum is open Tuesday – Sunday (including Bank Holidays) 10.00am – 4.30pm. 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…

Visit Osterley Park & House

February 18
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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 as it would have looked in the 1780s: ‘Enter the house as the family's guests would have via the impressive stone steps leading up…

Visit Watermans arts centre, Brentford

February 18
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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

February 18
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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

February 18
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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

February 18
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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

February 18
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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

February 18
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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

February 18
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The National Archives, Kew

February 18
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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…

The Little Gym – Half Term Camps (3- 12 yrs)

February 17February 23

While school’s out, let The Little Gym Chiswick entertain your kids with camps featuring gymnastics, dance and martial arts. From 17th – 23rd February, children aged between 3 – 12 years can enjoy morning or afternoon sessions, or a whole day, including lunch club. You don’t have to be a member to join the fun as non-members are welcome at the half-term holiday camps too. Prices start at £42 for a 3 hour session. Call 020 8994 3729 or email:…

The Little Gym – February Half Term Camps

February 17February 23

While school’s out, let The Little Gym Chiswick entertain your kids with camps featuring gymnastics, dance and martial arts.     From 17th – 23rd February, children aged between 3 – 12 years can enjoy morning or afternoon sessions, or a whole day, including lunch club.  You don’t have to be a member to join the fun as non-members are welcome at the half-term holiday camps too.  Prices start at £42 for a 3 hour session.    Call 020 8994 3729 or email chiswick@thelittlegym.eu  for more information or to book your space.   The Little Gym is an…

Chiswick Playhouse – Tryst
Finishes 29 February 2020

February 5 @ 7:30 pmFebruary 29 @ 7:30 pm GMT

Club Card Offer – £4 discount on tickets To book, phone Chiswick Playhouse Box Office on 020 8995 6035 and present your Club Card on arrival. From 5 February 2020 – 29 February 2020 except for 9/16/23 February. Show time: 7.30pm The 2017 sell-out run at The Tabard returns to Chiswick. Based on a true story, set in Victorian England, this tense, passion-fuelled thriller tells of serial fraudster, George Love, who encounters a naïve and vulnerable shop-girl, Adelaide Pinchin. Seduced…

Osterley Park and House – The Tiger who Came to Tea exhibition

January 11March 2

Osterley Park and House is delighted to present an exhibition that will explore the life and celebrate the work of one of Britain's best known author–illustrators for children, Judith Kerr. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the much-loved classic The Tiger Who Came to Tea, the exhibition features high quality facsimiles of Judith Kerr’s original illustrations from the Seven Stories collection and promises to bring this delightful book to life for a new generation of family audiences. Visitors will also see…

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