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The Arts Society Chiswick – Bauhaus online lecture

May 13 @ 8:00 pm9:30 pm BST

Bauhaus: Idea & reality - Gavin Plumley Founded in 1919 in Weimar, the Bauhaus was a progressive art school. Under the directorship of architect Walter Gropius, its students studied a broad range of artistic disciplines. The Bauhaus lasted for a 14-year period, with bases in Weimar, Dessau and Berlin, and during that time it not only came to typify an age but also dictate matters of style for decades to come, through its art, architecture and design. This talk looks…

Going Bats in Chiswick! with Philip Briggs, Bat Conservation Trust

May 13 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm BST

Bats live with us in our urban environments. They are mysterious and yet interesting creatures that help with plant pollination and the control of insects. Where can they be found in London/Chiswick? What species? Are they under threat? What can we do to help them? Philip Briggs has offered to provide some answers! Philip developed an interest in bats through volunteering at the WWT London Wetland Centre, where he assists with regular bat surveys and bat walks. He is a…

Kitchen Garden Cart at Chiswick House

May 13 @ 11:00 am1:00 pm BST
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The Kitchen Garden Cart has returned to Chiswick House and Gardens. Choose from a wide array of lovely flowers and vegetables. It can be found behind the main house between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm every Thursday and Saturday. See our events listings of all the events happening in Chiswick here: chiswickcalendar.co.uk/whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar The Chiswick Calendar CIC is a community resource. We publish a weekly newsletter and update the website with local news and information daily. We…

Visit the London Wetland Centre, Barnes

May 13 @ 9:30 am5:30 pm BST
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WWT London Wetland Centre is a wetland reserve managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. 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. Enjoy the lakes, ponds and gardens, café and play areas. The Wetlands Centre is planning to reopen on 12 April 2021 on a timed entry ticket system. Every visitor…

Visit Osterley Park

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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. While the park is open every day from 09.00 and the café is open for takeaway, the bookshop, house and shop remain closed until further notice. The garden is…

Books & Writers, Chiswick walking trail

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Image above: Nancy Mitford; Rose Cottage, Strand on the Green, where she lived Torin Douglas, Director of the Chiswick Book Festival, has made it his mission to research Chiswick’s literary history. Chiswick can lay claim to two winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature (and one nominee) plus one Booker Prize winner, three Oscar winners (and two nominees), a Poet Laureate and several writers who merit blue plaques. All of which prompted the Observer to comment: ‘Chiswick may be the…

Arts & Crafts walking trail, Hammersmith

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Riverside trail taking in the homes of some of the leading lights of the Arts & Crafts movement. The riverside at Hammersmith was an important hub for the Arts & Crafts movement. Arts & Crafts Hammersmith launched the trail along the River Thames in June 2019 so you can follow in the footsteps of poet, novelist, designer and socialist William Morris and his great friend Emery Walker, the founder of the Doves Press. This is a walk that you can…

Chiswick Auctions – Interiors, Homes & Antiques

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This sale offers a range of modern, mid-century and antique furniture and furnishings for the home and garden and provides the perfect alternative to high street shopping, especially for those looking for interior design inspiration or simply that unique piece for your home. The sale features a wide range of lifestyle categories including jewellery and watches, ceramics, glass, British and European works of art, sculpture, rugs and other collectables, all with accessible estimates. Prospective clients may bid in person (subject…

Art & Artists, Chiswick walking trail

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Image above: Jan Pienkowski's image of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Chiswick Chiswick has been home to several very famous artists over the centuries. When Karen Liebreich and Sarah Cruz of Abundance London created the the Chiswick Timeline mural under the railway bridge at Turnham Green Terrace in 2017, they included images of paintings by some of the area's best known artists. At the same time they launched a map of 19 sites of artistic interest, including Johan Zoffany’s house…

Visit Syon Park

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Syon is one of the last great houses in London which is still lived in by a member of the aristocracy. It has been in the family of the present owner, the Duke of Northumberland, for more than 400 years. The park land, which is also home to the Syon Park Hilton hotel and children’s indoor play area Snakes and Ladders, never closes. Gardens The Gardens, created by ‘Capability’ Brown in the eighteenth century, are open 10.30am – 4.30pm, Wednesday…

Gunnerbury Park and Museum

Visit Gunnersbury Park

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Gunnersbury Park is considered by English Heritage to be one of the most important parks in the country. Originally a country estate, it is now bordered by Acton, Brentford, Chiswick and Ealing. Gunnersbury is jointly owned by Hounslow and Ealing councils and run by a not-for-profit company, Gunnersbury CIC. The park has beautiful ornamental gardens with woods and lakes and a new sports hub with nine-hole golf, tennis courts, football and cricket pitches. The sports hub is currently open for…

Visit Chiswick House Gardens

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Gardens open every day, open 7.00 am - dusk

Chiswick House is a beautiful example of Classical architecture in the style of Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. Built by Richard Boyle, 3rd earl of Burlington, 1727-9, the 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. Image above: Chiswick House; photograph Jennifer Griffiths Chiswick House and the Kitchen Garden are open 27 May to…

Visit Kew Gardens

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Kew Gardens is home to the world’s most diverse collection of living plants; 132 hectares of landscape which is exceptionally beautiful in any season. The Gardens are open, but visitors have to book a time slot in advance. The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is a UNESCO World Heritage site. An outing for all seasons In winter the Palm House welcomes you into the warmth of the rainforest, the Princess of Wales Conservatory invites you to explore ten of 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.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_8SvLBhxCI 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…

In Georgian footsteps, Chiswick walking trail

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Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society and William Hogarth Trust have co-created In Georgian Footsteps, a guided trail of 18th Century Chiswick. In Georgian times what we now know as Chiswick was three villages: Chiswick Town, Strand on the Green and Turnham Green, with fields, nursery gardens and orchards between them. The ancient Bath Rd, which today is Chiswick High Rd, ran east-west across common land on which Turnham Green grew up as a settlement with blacksmiths, farriers and inns…

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