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Wednesday 19 February 2020
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The Old Pack Horse – Quiz

February 19 @ 8:00 pm GMT
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Join the Old Packhorse regulars for their quiz night. Weekly pub tab prizes of £40 to be won and random cash total prizes up for grabs too. oldpackhorsechiswick.co.uk

The George IV – Open Mic Night

February 19 @ 8:00 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. Open Mic Night for budding musicians, presented by London Unplugged, hosted by Tom Lukas. Go to londonunplugged.co.uk to book your slot and have a go. Fun to watch and good to support new acts. georgeiv.co.uk The George IV is a member of The Chiswick Calendar's Club Card scheme, offering Club Card holders 20% off all food and drink. See our…

Chiswick Town Hall – West London Chess Club

February 19 @ 7:15 pm GMT
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West London Chess Club was founded in 1893 and caters for players of all abilities . Members can play competitive games for the first teams in the Middlesex, Central London and Hillingdon Leagues during the winter season. You can play friendly or 'blitz' games most Wednesdays, including in the summer (when most chess clubs close) and various special chess events are also organised. Events are held at the Chiswick Town Hall, in the upstairs Committee Room from 7:15 p.m. For membership…

The Italian Job – Live Music Nights

February 19 @ 6:00 pm10:00 pm GMT
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Enjoy live music at the Italian Job Pub every Wednesday and Sunday from 6pm to 10pm. Free Entry.  

Beihai Tai Chi – Tai Chi & Qigong Class

February 19 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm GMT
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Tai Chi & Qigong class for all levels. Gentle and peaceful Chinese Internal Arts for health and wellbeing. Learn tools for removing stress, centring, grounding, and getting stronger.

Chiswick House & Gardens – Lightopia
Until 1 March 2020

February 19 @ 5:00 pm9:00 pm GMT
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Every Wednesday – Sunday between 22 January and 1 March. Entry from 5.00pm - 9.00pm. Club Card – 20% off entrance fee Buy tickets here. Enter the code CHISWICK20 and remember to show your Club Card on arrival. Lightopia is a new winter light trail that aims to revive and reinterpret the classics, transporting the audience into a very different world of expression and raw emotion with the light designs and interactive pieces. The designs are the timeless units of…

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

February 19 @ 2:30 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…

The Maker Station – Kiddies Craft Classes – String Art (8yrs +)

February 19 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm GMT

Enjoy a card-making session with a difference in this crafty half term workshop. About this Event This workshop is over two hours, your children will be introduced to string art, the little known craft of creating cards using colourful threads. Your child will leave this class with an understanding in how to embroider and sew. Please note, steel needles used. Session suitable for 8 years and above. Buy tickets here. themakerstation.co.uk

Orange Tree Theatre – Romeo & Juliet

February 19 @ 2:00 pm2:30 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…

Watermans – Make and decorate a Wooden Flying Bird Puppet

February 19 @ 1:00 pm GMT
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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…

Watermans – Pandemonium Spring 2020 (2-4yrs)

February 19 @ 11:15 am GMT
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Join Tamar Swade every Wednesday in this fun musical workshop for parents/carers and their children, aged 2-4. Sing songs and play simple percussion instruments with your children in this very fun and lively workshop. Tamar is a brilliant musician who will introduce music in a way that will really engage your children, teaching the basics including rhythm, rhyme and simple games. It is an opportunity for big and small people alike to make new friends. This workshop will be held…

Osterley Park and House – Tiger Badgemaking

February 19 @ 11:00 am3:00 pm GMT

Join Osterley Park and House for badge making in the Tiger Who Came to Tea Exhibition. The session is drop in, so join them in the first room of the exhibition from 11am-3pm. This is a free event but park admissions apply. For admissions pricing visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/osterley-park-and-house#Prices

William Morris Society – Family Arts & Crafts workshop: Peacocks & Dragons (6-12 yrs)

February 19 @ 10:30 am1:00 pm GMT

A workshop in two parts for children 6-12 years. Join the team for creative activities inspired by two of the creatures which William Morris used in his designs – magnificent peacocks and magical dragons! Session 1: Join the Peacock Parade in a peacock headdress, and create a peacock picture using pens or sewing. Session 2: Sigurd and the Dragon is a Viking story that William Morris loved. Enjoy the story and make it come to life in a puppet theatre.…

Watermans – Pandemonium Spring 2020 (0-24months)

February 19 @ 10:15 am GMT
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Join Tamar Swade every Wednesday (term time only) in this fun musical workshop for parents/carers and their children, aged 0-24mths. Sing songs and play simple percussion instruments with your children in this very fun and lively workshop. This is a brilliant way to introduce music to your children, teaching the very basics including rhythm and rhyme and simple games. It is an opportunity for both little and big people alike to make new friends. Studio 1 This is a drop-in…

William Hogarth School – Mad Science February Half Term Camp (Ages 4-11yrs)

February 19 @ 10:00 amFebruary 23 @ 3:00 pm GMT
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Mad Science October camp spark imaginative learning through physical activities that stimulates the brain. The camps are running daily from 10am – 3pm, doors will be open for entry from 9:50am and will close at 10:15am to ensure the safety of the children. If you are running late, please call their office on 0203 031 6900 so that they can inform the Mad Scientist at the venue to let you in. Please remember to send your Mini Mad Scientist with…

Lightopia – Kids go FREE this week (Half Term)

February 19
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 23, 2020

Explore the 18th century heritage estate after dark with Lightopia, a magical light trail suitable for the whole family! Kids go free this week for half term using the voucher code 'KIDSFREE' Book tickets here.

Half Term Soccer Schools

February 19February 21

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust will be hosting Soccer Schools during the February half term holiday. The Half Term holiday in Hounslow will run from 17 to 21 February 2020 and the Trust have activities on for the week. The Trust’s Soccer Schools will run on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – 19, 20 and 21 February – and each day there will be activities between 9am and 4pm at GOALS Soccer Centre, in Osterley, and at Uxbridge High School. Brentford FC…

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…

One Over The Ait – Wine Wednesday

February 19
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Get 20% off an amazing selection of quality wines from across the world every Wednesday at One over the Ait!    

The Little Gym – Various Classes

February 19
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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…

Visit Kew Gardens, Richmond Open every day except Christmas Day

February 19
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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 19
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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 19
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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 19
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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 19
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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 19
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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 19
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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 19
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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 19
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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 19
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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…

Cafe Grove – Cafe Conversations

February 19
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Café Conversations brings people together through coffee! Rather than staring at your own four walls, come to Avanti at Bedford Corner on Mondays, or the Café Grove on Wednesdays – or both! The idea is that people who don’t necessarily know each other can have the opportunity to have interesting, thought provoking conversations with people they might not normally meet. No need to pre-book, just turn up at the start of the session. Not suitable for children. Café Conversations has…

Visit Chiswick House & Gardens

February 19
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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 19
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The National Archives, Kew

February 19
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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…

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…

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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