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Visit Chiswick House & Gardens

December 13
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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…

Visit Gunnersbury Triangle, nature reserve

December 13
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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…

Arts & Crafts Trail, Hammersmith

December 13
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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…

Gunnerbury Park and Museum

Visit Gunnersbury Park

December 13
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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…

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Gunnersbury Park and Museum – Treasured Threads Exhibition

December 13 @ 10:00 am4:30 pm GMT
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Treasured Threads: Unpicking Gunnersbury's Quilts is a free exhibition which takes an in-depth look at one of Gunnersbury’s most remarkable items; a highly decorative fabric quilt top created by a local Acton family in around 1825. Thought to have been intended as a bed covering, the so-called ‘Acton Top’ demonstrates a wide range of complex quilting, patchwork and appliqué skills and depicts contemporary figures in Regency dress, Biblical scenes, animals and plants. Comparing the Acton Top with other historic quilts…

Chiswick Library – StoryTime for Toddlers

December 13 @ 11:00 am11:30 pm GMT
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A time to share stories and songs. These weekly events last for approximately half an hour and are suitable for under 5s. 11.00am every Friday Term-time only.

George IV – Live music

December 13 @ 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

Connolly’s Bar – Traditional Irish Music Session

December 13 @ 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

Gunnersbury Park, parkrun, all ages

December 14 @ 9:00 am GMT
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A 5km timed run - you against the clock. Free event. All ages and abilities welcome. You can run, jog or walk the course. Everyone runs for their own enjoyment. You are invited to join in whatever your pace. parkrun started back in 2004 when 13 runners got together on a blustery day in Bushy Park, Teddington, UK. They’re now an international family of two million registered runners and volunteers (and counting). Held in pleasant parkland on weekend mornings, their…

Gunnersbury Park and Museum – Boardgaming Meetups

December 14 @ 1:00 pm3:30 pm GMT
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Ever heard of Dr Eureka, Rhino Hero or Loony Quest? These are just a few of the games you can play with family and friends at Gunnersbury's free monthly Boardgaming Meetups. Games provided. All ages welcome. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

William Morris Museum, Hammersmith

December 14 @ 2:00 pm5:00 pm GMT
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The William Morris Society runs a small museum in the Coach House and basement of Kelmscott House. The rest of the house is privately owned and not open to the public. William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) was a revolutionary force in Victorian Britain: his work as an artist, designer, craftsman, writer and socialist dramatically changed the fashions and ideologies of the era. As a young man he lived in Bloomsbury and had a house in Kent…

The Musical Museum, Brentford – Classical Concert

December 14 @ 7:30 pm GMT

Winter is the most wonderful time to enjoy music in convivial surroundings, so do join virtuoso musicians Florence Cooke (violin), David Shaw (violin), Ami-Louise Johnsson (viola) and Findlay Spence (cello) for a programme that includes Beethoven String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4; Shostakovich String Quartet No. 7 in F# minor, Op. 108 and Brahms String Quartet No. 3 in B♭ major, Op. 67. Admission to these concerts is free of charge with a retiring collection.

Connolly’s Bar – Live Music

December 14 @ 10:30 pm GMT
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Irish music performed live, ranging from solo singers to full bands. connollysbarchiswick.co.uk

Christmas Food Market

December 15 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm GMT

The Food Market Chiswick, held every Sunday morning at Dukes Meadows, will be a full on Christmas market on Sunday 15 December. Among the regular stall holders are a cheese stall and an olives stall as well as a fishmonger, two farmers selling meat direct from their farms, and a couple of vegetable stalls, offering the basic ingredients for a great Christmas dinner. On 15 December you will also find some lost elves and their reindeer and a Christmas 'boogie bear',…

Christmas Art Sale of Contemporary Aboriginal Art

December 15 @ 2:00 pm6:00 pm GMT

Contemporary aboriginal art is gaining popularity in the UK for its combination of vivid colours and storytelling. This art sale is an opportunity to start your collection, with a range of sizes and prices. aalondongallery.com

St Michael and All Angels Church – Nine Lessons and Carols

December 15 @ 6:30 pm7:30 pm GMT

Nine Lessons and Carols, followed by mulled wine and mice pies

Café Grove – Cafe Conversations

December 16
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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 been…

Elderly women laughing

The Age Concern Friendship Club

December 16 @ 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…

Chiswick Library – Rhyme Time for under 5s

December 17 @ 11:00 am11:30 pm GMT
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A time to share rhymes and songs. These weekly events last for approximately half an hour. 11.00am every Tuesday Term-time only.

Salopian Garden, Isleworth

December 18
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The Salopian Garden in Isleworth is open to the public on Wednesdays from 1.00-3.00pm and Thursdays from 10.00am-3.00pm The Salopian Garden is a community garden and a horticultural training resource run by the social enterprise Cultivate London, which trains unemployed young people in landscaping and horticulture, and works to engage the local community in food growing. The National Trust leased the land to Cultivate London and during 2016 it was transformed from a neglected wilderness into a lovely garden with…

Avanti – Cafe Conversations

December 18 @ 3:00 pm5:00 pm GMT
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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…

The George IV – Open Mic Night

December 18 @ 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…

The Old Pack Horse – Open Mic Night

December 19 @ 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

Christmas Presents under tree

The City Barge – Christmas Present Wrapping

December 21 @ 12:00 pm6:00 pm GMT

Bring the kids along to The City Barge's Christmas present wrapping day. They will have loads of paper, glitter and bows at their wrapping station and who knows, Santa may come along and join in the fun.

The Food Market Chiswick

December 22 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm GMT
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The market is behind the flats on the A316, opposite Chiswick School. You can reach it from either Edensor Road or Riverside Drive (and then left onto Alexandra Gardens). Just follow the signs. The Food Market Chiswick is a collection of stalls where the stallholders are also the producers of the food, so the food is fresh and seasonal. There are stallholders offering prepared food: a selection of street food, handmade bread, cakes and pastries, and those offering the ingredients:…

St Michael’s Elmwood Road – Carol Service

December 22 @ 6:00 pm GMT

Carols and Lessons by Candlelight, with St Michael’s Choir. Mulled wine and mince pies afterwards

Christmas Baubles

The City Barge – Christmas Day at the Barge

December 25 @ 12:00 pm2:00 pm GMT

The turkey is in the oven, the potatoes are roasting and the anticipation of having a lovely Christmas dinner as a family is slowly growing. Why not take a stroll down the Thames and stop by The Barge to have a drink or two? They will be open from 12-2pm for drinks only for anyone without a Christmas booking. So why not stop on by so they can wish you a very Merry Christmas?

Champagne Glasses

The City Barge – New Years Eve Party

December 31 @ 12:00 pm GMT

2020 is fast approaching and The City Brage cannot wait to wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year! Join them for their New Years party where they will have a live band and no entry fee. Grab your friends and head on down to ring in 2020.

One Over The Ait – New Year’s Eve

December 31 @ 5:00 pm GMT

Ring in the New Year at One Over The Ait! Live Music from 9pm until Midnight. 2-4-1 Cocktails from 6pm until 8pm. Dine exclusively in The Loft with their 5 course set menu which is £55 and includes fizz & canapés on arrival. Call 0203 581 5700 to book.

Visit Hogarth’s House

January 2, 2020
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Hogarth's House, built around 1700, was the country home of the great painter, engraver and satirist William Hogarth (1697 - 1764) from 1749 until his death. He bought it as a weekend and summer home, away from the noise of his other home in what is now Leicester Square. Hogarth had a ‘painting room’ at the bottom of the garden where he was working until a few days before his death in 1764.   Entry to Hogarth's House, Hogarth Lane…

The Old Pack Horse – Folked up Tuesdays

January 7, 2020 @ 8:00 pm GMT
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The Old Pack Horse offers a selection of folk acts the first Tuesday of every month. oldpackhorsechiswick.co.uk  

Kew Gardens Scenery

Kew Gardens – Monthly British Sign Language Tours

February 2, 2020 @ 11:30 am1:00 pm GMT
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For visitors who use British Sign Language, these monthly walking tours led by Kew's specially trained tour guides offer an overview of the Gardens, its history and scientific work. Tours take place on the first Sunday of each month (except December and January) at 11.30am and last about 90 minutes. Tours start from Victoria Gate. These tours are free, and free entry to the Gardens is included. They are limited to 15 people per tour, so registering is essential. Please register in…

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