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The Old Pack Horse – Late night music

February 21 @ 10:00 pm GMT
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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

Connolly’s Bar – Traditional Irish Music Session

February 21 @ 9:30 pm GMT
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Live sessions of traditional Irish music, if you play an instrument, bring it along and join in! All musicians welcome. connollysbarchiswick.co.uk

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Headliners Comedy Club – Ben Norris, Phil Nichol, Boothby Graffoe, Scott Capurro

February 21 @ 9:00 pm GMT
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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. Join The George IV for a night of live comedy from Ben Norris, Phil Nichol, Boothby Graffoe and Scott Capurro Starts at 9pm on Friday and Saturday For additional information call 020 7221 4450 or email info@headlinerscomedy.com. Tickets are £13 and are available here.

George IV – Live music

February 21 @ 9:00 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. Live music every Friday night - acoustic musicians or bands. Check George IV Facebook for line-up and artists details. facebook.com/GeorgeIVChiswick 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 Club Card Offers

Watermans With Words: Scientific Pioneers

February 21 @ 7:00 pm GMT

In a double bill of two fascinating talks, we discover the true stories of Scientific Pioneers who have changed our world in very different ways from two excellent speakers. 7pm Talk: The Butchering Art – Lister's Quest to Transform Victorian Medicine with Lindsey Fitzharris (1hr incl Q&A) In her book ‘The Butchering Art’ (Daily Mail, Guardian and Observer Books of the Year 2017 and winner of 2018 PEN/E.O Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing) and this accompanying talk, medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris…

Chiswick House & Gardens – Lightopia
Until 1 March 2020

February 21 @ 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 – Kids Craft – Dream Catcher

February 21 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm GMT

Each child will craft their very own dream catcher using a hoop, colourful strings, fabric strips and feathers. Karen Clancy is an experienced art and design teacher who has facilitated classes for children and adults in this space before. All materials will be supplied on the day just turn up and be ready so have some creative fun. Children must be accompanied for the duration of the workshop. Leave with a special dream catcher that can be hung above a…

Orange Tree Theatre – Romeo & Juliet

February 21 @ 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…

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

February 21 @ 1:15 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…

Watermans Family Cinema – Frozen 2 (U)

February 21 @ 10:30 am GMT
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Why was Elsa born with magical powers? What truths about the past await Elsa as she ventures into the unknown to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond Arendelle? The answers are calling her but also threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she'll face a dangerous but remarkable journey. Babe in arm tickets – all babies 1 year and under MUST have a booked seat. This seat is free but must be booked through the Box…

Musical Museum, Brentford

February 21 @ 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 -…

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…

Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith – Beastly Belle (Ages 4+)

February 21

A contemporary twist on the classic Beauty and the Beast tale. Be charmed and surprised by a new twist on an old tale, inspired by the iconic era of 1920s and 30s cinema. Our young heroine Belle is plucked from a life of poverty by Merill, a greedy film producer who sweeps her off her feet and into fame and fortune in the movies. Caught up in the glitz and glamour, Belle forgets her roots and is ensnared by a…

Lightopia – Kids go FREE this week (Half Term)

February 21
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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 21
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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 21
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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 21
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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 21
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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 21
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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 21
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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 21
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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 21
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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 21
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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 21
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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 21
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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 21
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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 21
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The National Archives, Kew

February 21
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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 – 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…

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…

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

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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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