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Wednesday 30 September 2020
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The Old Pack Horse – Quiz

September 30 @ 8:00 pm BST
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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 National Archives, Kew

September 30 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm BST
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Open Tuesday – Friday but please check as they close for the usual public holidays throughout the year.

The National Archives welcomed visitors back into their reading rooms in July. They are offering a limited service to visitors who wish to access to their collection of original documents for their research, every Tuesday to Friday from 10.00am - 2.50pm. All visitors are still required to book their visit and order their documents in advance. Please note that visitors are also required to wear a face covering during their visit. For all information on the safety measures that have been…

The Little Gym – Classes

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Club Card Offer – Free Annual Membership worth £50.   The Little Gym is now open but with additional COVID-19 measures in place. More details here. 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…

Visit Kew Gardens

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Kew Gardens is open but some safety measures have been implemented. Everyone will need to book a time slot in advance, and you might need to queue to enter some of the indoor attractions. 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…

Gunnerbury Park and Museum

Visit Gunnersbury Park

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The park is open daily from 7.00am – dusk. The museum is open with reduced hours, Thursday - Sunday, 12.00pm - 4.00pm. 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 – (Gardens and cafe are open, house remains closed)

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The gardens and café and are now open, with additional safety measures. However, the house is closed until further notice. 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…

Visit Watermans Arts Centre, Brentford

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Watermans Arts Centre reopened the Cinema, Gallery, Restaurant and Bar in July, with safety measure implemented to ensure everyone's safety.  All details here. 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. The usual activities for families, including children’s theatre and comedy, and workshops varying from music to creative writing are currently suspended. watermans.org.uk Cinema Daily, Watermans screens the…

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

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The Wetlands centre is open but to help keep everyone safe, numbers of people who can visit on any one day are now limited. A booking system has been introduced. 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…

Visit Syon Park, Brentford

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The gardens, Great Conservatory and Visitor Centre are now open Wednesdays to Sundays until further notice, from 10.30am to 4.30pm Tickets available to book online. The house is currently closed due to COVID-19. 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…

Visit Gunnersbury Triangle, nature reserve

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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 (Gardens remain open, but the house is closed until further notice)

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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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Gunnersbury Park – Reflections of an Artist: Madeline Green exhibition

September 27 @ 12:00 pmNovember 25 @ 4:00 pm BST
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A modernist figurative artist, Madeline Green grew up and lived most of her life in Ealing – where she helped to found the Ealing Art Guild, known today as the Ealing Art Group. From 1906 she studied at the prestigious drawing and painting schools at the Royal Academy of Arts, at a time when John Singer Sargent, John William Waterhouse and George Clausen were visiting teachers, and where she twice won awards for her exceptionally life-like sketches. A versatile artist…

Clayton hotel – Chiswick in Pictures Exhibition

August 31November 4

Above image by Nigel Stern Clayton hotel - Chiswick in Pictures Exhibition  Above images by Rachel Busch, Jill Meager, Alicia Stroud Chiswick In Pictures is an exhibition of the work of artists who live locally, curated by The Chiswick Calendar. Venue: Clayton Hotel 626 Chiswick High Rd, W4 5RY. Dates: Monday 31 August – Saturday 7 November 2020 The work is for sale. Please contact bridget@thechiswickcalendar.co.uk if you are interested in buying a piece. For more information on the artists…

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