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Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond – Candida
Finishes 18 January 2020

December 20
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by Bernard Shaw 22 November 2019 — 11 January 2020 except 15/22/25/26/29/December and 1/5/12 January Eugene believes in love, free-thinking and liberation: James in social justice for all and conventional married life for himself. Candida believes in her own strength and her right to run her life as she wants. A young man with the soul of a poet clashes with a popular Socialist preacher and threatens his domestic happiness. Only Candida can decide who is stronger – and who’s…

Richmond Theatre – Snow White
Finishes 5 January, 2020

December 20
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From 7 December - 5 January expect 16/18/25 December & 1 January Comedian, writer and presenter Jo Brand leads the cast as The Wicked Queen. Adding to the comedy will be Britain’s Got Talent finalist Jon Clegg returning as Muddles following his celebrated appearance as Mr Smee last year and brilliant dame Jason Sutton. Packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients Richmond audiences have come to expect, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be spectacularly brought to life…

Lyric Theatre – Cinderella
Finishes 5 January 2020

December 20
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From 16 November 2019 - 5 January 2020 except for 16 / 23 / 25 December and 1 January Polish your glass slippers, dust off your carriage and join Lyric as the clock strikes midnight for the Fairy Godmother of pantomimes, Cinderella. Expect the usual Lyric twist on Wicked Stepmothers, Ugly Stepsisters, pumpkins, mice and more. You shall go to the ball with this festive fairy tale treat. Word has it that if you leave it too late to book,…

Chiswick Playhouse – Hansel and Gretel (Ages 6+)
Finishes 4 January 2020

December 20
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Club Card Offer – £4 discount on ticket To book, phone Chiswick Playhouse Box Office on 020 8995 6035 and present your Club Card on arrival.   From 4 December 2019 - 4 January 2020 except for 16/18/25 December and 1 January A tale of magic, mischief, houses made of sweets and other sustainable food sources. ‘Once there was a brother and sister, and they lived by a motorway that curled around the city like a wall. Few people strayed…

Gunnersbury Park and Museum – Druidry, The Winter Solstice & The Return of Light

December 17 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm GMT

Druids follow a spiritual path, rooted in the land and celebrating the changing seasons. At this time of year, they focus on the Solstice and the return of light. Druid author and celebrant, Penny Billington, explores Pliny’s Druid Rite of the Mistletoe, and as the longest night approaches, how Druids mark this occasion. Penny holds a significant role in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, editing their Touchstone magazine and leading ceremonies. Tickets are £10 and are available here.

Joe Stilgoe Performing

Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith – Joe Stilgoe’s Christmas House Party

December 16 @ 7:30 pm GMT

Back by popular demand, Joe returns to the Lyric Hammersmith for his fourth consecutive year with this year’s festive offering - Joe Stilgoe’s Christmas House Party. Once again, Joe will be joined for one night only by his band and star guests. Expect a mix of the old, the new, classics and surprises, all tied up neatly with a bow. Book tickets here.

Chiswick Playhouse – Christmas At Chiswick Playhouse

December 15 @ 8:00 pm GMT
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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. To immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit, Chiswick Playhouse is pleased to present a series of Sunday concerts featuring stars of the West End. With credits including Wicked, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia, The Phantom Of The Opera, School Of Rock, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, West Side Story, Singin In The Rain and many others, a…

St Paul’s Church – A Hollywood Christmas

December 15 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm GMT

The razzle-dazzle of the movies will fill St Paul’s Church, transporting you back to the golden days of style and showbiz. The theme is “A Hollywood Christmas” and the music will be an enticing mixture of songs from the glamorous 1940s and 50s with numbers such as White Christmas, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and Winter Wonderland. There will also be plenty of music from more modern classics such as Polar Express and Home Alone. West End supremo Michael…

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

Christ Church, Turnham Green – Carols by Candlelight

December 15 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm GMT

60 minute Carol service. Mulled wine and mince pies after the service.

The Musical Museum, Brentford – Christmas Concert

December 15 @ 3:00 pm GMT

The Musical Museum's Annual Christmas Extravaganza! Join Musical Director Chris Barber and a supporting cast of musicians in this popular, family-friendly celebration of Christmas music. Backed by specially created lighting and visual effects, Chris and the cast will take you on a unique journey;  this year's theme is "A Neapolitan Christmas" so expect Italian melodies, as well as seasonal favourites.​ Tickets are £17.50 and are available here. The Museum also offers their Christmas Concert as a popular group package on…

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

Gunnersbury Park and Museum – West London Folk Band Christmas Concert

December 15 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm GMT

Join Gunnersbury for a festive concert by the lively West London Folk Band. There’ll be jigs and reels as well as Christmas carols to join in with. An afternoon for all ages. Tickets are £3 and are available here.

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',…

Santa in Grotto

London Wetland Centre – Christmas Weekends

December 15 @ 9:30 am4:30 pm GMT
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One event on December 15, 2019 at 9:30 am

Santa’s Grotto Visit London Wetland Centre's grotto, receive a gift from Father Christmas and have the opportunity for a photo with him.  10am– 4pm. Book your ticket online from 17th October at wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/london. Please note Santa's Grotto tickets do not include admission to the centre. If you're not a WWT member you will also have to purchase an admission ticket. Husky Sleigh Rides* Children can hop aboard a festive husky sleigh ride through the wetland scenery. 10am– 4pm. Free with paid admission.…

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.

Hogarth Singers perform their Christmas concert

Hogarth Singers – Carol concert with the choir of Belmont School

December 14 @ 6:00 pm GMT

Hogarth singers perform one of two carol concerts this year. Their second concert is a collaboration with the choir of Belmont School. Pop down to St Michael and All Angels for an evening of carols. For tickets and pricing visit hogarthsingers.org/buy-tickets

Chiswick House & Gardens – Carols at Chiswick House

December 14 @ 2:00 pm3:30 pm GMT

The Chiswick House Friends invite you to join them with Coro Chamber Choir to join in signing some Christmas Carols outside Chiswick House on the 14th December. No ticket required

Gunnersbury Park and Museum – Boardgaming Meetups

December 14 @ 1:00 pm3:30 pm GMT
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One event on January 18, 2020 at 1:00 pm

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.

Richmond Theatre – Historical Tour

December 14 @ 11:30 am1:00 pm GMT
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One event on March 17, 2020 at 10:45 am

One event on March 21, 2020 at 11:30 am

Celebrate Richmond Theatre's 120th Anniversary by immersing yourself in the stories behind Richmond Theatre’s stunning architecture on a fact-filled tour of the building. Tours running on: 14 December, 25 January, 22 February, 17 March & 21 March For more information contact: richmondcl@theambassadors.com. Tickets are £12.50 and are available here.

Richmond Theatre – Festive Fairytales (Ages 2-6)

December 14 @ 10:00 am11:00 am GMT
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One event on December 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

As part of The Richmond Bear Adventures Frank the Richmond Bear will provide an introduction to Richmond Theatre for your little ones. Today's storytelling tour will follow a magical fairytale inspired by the characters that have graced the Richmond Theatre stage. (Age guidance 2-6). All children must be accompanied by a paying adult For more information contact: richmondcl@theambassadors.com

Gunnersbury Park and Museum – Wreath Making Workshops

December 14 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm GMT

Create a bespoke festive wreath under the expert guidance of local florist Louise Coultas-Pitman. These half day workshops make a perfect pre-Christmas catch up with friends and family. Workshops are at 10:00 - 12:30 & 13:30 - 16:00. Tickets are £50 and are available here.

St Michael’s Players – Treasure Island
Finishes 14 December 2019

December 14
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Long John Silver may be a dastardly villain, but he’s reckoned without the Ladies of St Michael’s Players Women’s Institute! This is St Michael’s Players largest cast pantomime. Based on the original ripping yarn, Ben Crocker’s script adds all the panto fun into this world-famous story. So once again, lots of sing-along songs and jokes. They have pirates, treasure, ships, and a parrot (yes, really). But will good triumph over evil this year? Book your tickets to find out. Entrance:…

2 ArtsEd students singing with guitars

ArtsEd – Music Concert 2019

December 13 @ 7:30 pm GMT
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One event on December 11, 2019 at 7:30 pm

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One event on December 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm

ArtsEd’s Day School and Sixth Form pupils present their annual music extravaganza. Head along for an evening of live music from student's of the iconic Arts school. Tickets are between £10-£14 and can be purchased here. This event will be held in the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre. artsed.co.uk

Hogarth Singers perform their Christmas concert

The Musical Museum, Brentford – Hogarth Singers Carol Concert

December 13 @ 7:30 pm GMT

Hogarth singers perform one of two carol concerts this year with the first being at The Musical Museum, Brentford. The choir will sing several carols from the 16th and 17th  centuries including ‘King Jesus hath a Garden’ from The Netherlands, the ‘Lute Book Lullaby’, originally a solo song with lute accompaniment from a collection by the lutenist William Ballet, ‘ Once as I remember’ a rare carol first published in 1689 in Italy and ‘All My Heart’ which was written…

Christmas Jumper

The City Barge – Christmas Jumper Day

December 13 @ 12:00 pm GMT

Make Friday 13th a good luck day this year by showing your support for Save the Children. The City Barge will be hosting a charity Christmas present donation drive on the day, so go along and make someones Christmas really special. Prizes will be awarded for the best and worst jumpers.  

Knitting needles and wool

Gunnersbury Park and Museum – Stitch, Knit & Natter

December 13 @ 10:30 am12:00 pm GMT
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One event on January 10, 2020 at 10:30 am

Join Gunnersbury for their friendly monthly textile group. This is a self-led session – bring a project to work on, learn from others and catch up over a cup of tea. Selected sessions have a guest teacher and a charge for materials may apply for some optional activities. Guest teachers will be leading craft activities at the following sessions: - Friday 11 October – Make a Quilted Mug Mat (Additional charge of £1.50 applies for materials, payable on the day) -…

Le Cercle Français – Talk: Champagne – the story of the three vintage women

December 13

Le Cercle Français de Chiswick invites French speakers, Francophiles and students of all ages to come and listen to professionals speak on a variety of subjects. Today's talk: "Champagne: The story of three vintage women" by Saïda Goutel In the champagne world of names, La Veuve Clicquot, Madame Pommery and Madame Bollinger remain forever synonymous with quality, tradition and culture. Three exceptional women, who on the death of their husbands, have shown the courage and tenacity to lead and improve…

Riverside @ Riverside – An exhibition by members of Riverside Artists Group (RAG)

November 27, 2019 @ 8:00 amJanuary 12, 2020 @ 10:00 pm GMT

Celebrating a return of the Riverside Artists Group (RAG) to Riverside Studios, ‘Riverside @ Riverside’ presents 27 works from a group that was originally formed in 1986 at Riverside Studios, Crisp Road. Now the new Riverside Studios, re-built and re-fashioned into a modern dynamic cultural venue hosting theatre, TV, film, events, cafes, and art, begins with works from visual artists practising in West London. At a time when each organisation and the community which it includes can deliver vibrancy into an area,…

The National Archives – 1657: Rebel Christmas

November 27, 2019January 4, 2020

From 27 November to 4 January, join The National Archives for a unique festive offering this season. Exploring the centuries-old traditions forced to go underground when Christmas was outlawed, 1657: Rebel Christmas includes an immersive gallery experience and exciting events programme suitable for all ages. The Keeper’s Gallery will play host to a recreated apothecary shop from 1657. Step inside to experience the sights and smells of an underground workshop keeping the festivities alive, where visitors can smell the ingredients…

Kew Gardens – Christmas at Kew

November 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pmJanuary 5, 2020 @ 10:00 pm GMT

Now in its seventh year, the 2019 winter trail takes a magical new route and includes a host of all-new installations. Framed by glittering spiral trees, dynamic laser projections will illuminate the iconic Temperate House. A dazzling arch leads to a cascade of glowing silvery shards at the Treetop Walkway. Walk amongst immersive vines as they surprise with changing ribbons of light, and wander beneath the branches where mysterious fairy-fire known as Will-o’the Wisp softly glows. For ticket information, click here.

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