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Thursday 20 February 2020
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The Italian Job – Quiz Nights

February 20 @ 8:00 pm GMT
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Rattle your brains with a weekly quiz night at the Italian Job Pub every Thursday from 8pm. Entry is £2 per person.

Crown & Anchor – Quiz night

February 20 @ 8:00 pm GMT
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Pit your team’s wits against other teams in the weekly pub quiz. crownandanchorchiswick.co.uk

The National Archives – ‘Hidden Love?’: LGBTQ+ lives in the archives

February 20 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm GMT

“Yes, if to LOVE is to sin? We sinned.” The National Archives’ collections offer a valuable insight into how the government interacted with and viewed LGBTQ communities in the past, at a time when the State played a major role in repressing and controlling the lives of gay and bisexual men and women. This talk will take you through records relating to queer history, using photographs, court reports, witness statements and seized items to highlight both criminalisation and brave acts…

The Old Pack Horse – Open Mic Night

February 20 @ 7:30 pm GMT
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Every Thursday night The Old Pack Horse hosts an Open Mic night. Pop down and show off your talent. oldpackhorsechiswick.co.uk

Chiswick House & Gardens – Lightopia
Until 1 March 2020

February 20 @ 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…

The Maker Station – Kiddie Craft Class: Marbling on fabric – make your own pattern design

February 20 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm GMT

Help your child create their very own fabric pattern design with this crafty textile workshop, and come away with a unique piece . Ever wanted to design you own fabric? Join this crafty textile workshop and come away with your very own bespoke unique pattern. Ready to make your every own little purse or pencil case. This class is open to all ages, how ever the needle work to create your purse / pencil case may require adult supervision and…

Thursday Opera Lectures with Ross Alley – Susana

February 20 @ 2:00 pm4:30 pm GMT

Join Ross Alley for a lecture on the opera Susana by Handel. Ross Alley was, for many years, a music lecturer for Birkbeck College (University of London). He has also given numerous guest lectures for the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Wigmore Hall, the Wagner Society, the Gustav Mahler Society, and NADFAS. For more information contact: sara.turnbull40@gmail.com or call 07717 353183. Tickets are £10 on the door, tea or coffee and biscuits are included.

The William Morris Society – ‘Reimagining Nowhere: An Exhibition by Benjamin Deakin’

February 20 @ 2:00 pm5:00 pm GMT
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  A new exhibition in Hammersmith of paintings by contemporary British artist Benjamin Deakin explores the legacy on visual culture of the classic utopian novel 'News from Nowhere' (1890) by C19th designer, writer and poet William Morris. Hosted by The William Morris Society, the exhibition runs until 29th February 2020 in the Coach House at Kelmscott House, Morris’s former home in Hammersmith. The property features at the start of the novel and sections of the book were written at Kelmscott…

Watermans – Make and decorate a Wooden Flying Bird Puppet

February 20 @ 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…

Visit the William Morris Museum

February 20 @ 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…

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

February 20 @ 10:30 am 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…

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The Age Concern Friendship Club

February 20 @ 10:30 am4:00 pm GMT
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Age Concern Chiswick meets Mondays and Thursdays for tea, coffee, snacks, music and friendship. On Mondays there’s a keep fit class from 12.00 noon till 1.00pm and at 2.00 pm there’s a bingo session. On Thursdays they run a craft group from 11.30am for any older people who would like to learn knitting, crochet and embroidery, or just bring along their own projects to do in a sociable setting, followed by bingo at 2.00 pm. There is also a bric-a-brac…

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

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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 20
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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.

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 20
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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…

The Pilot – Meet the brewer

February 20
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Every Thursday The Pilot will be hosting a meet the brewer / distiller / supplier events—bringing you a variety of companies that they work closely with.

Visit Kew Gardens, Richmond Open every day except Christmas Day

February 20
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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 20
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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 20
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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 20
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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 20
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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 20
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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 20
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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 20
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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 20
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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 20
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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 20
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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 20
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The National Archives, Kew

February 20
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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…

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…

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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