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Mr Benn at Riverside Studios

October 23October 31

To coincide with 50 years of Mr Benn on our screens Storystock are bringing the magic of Mr Benn to the next generation of children. The Mr Benn stories will be retold with a ‘costume shop’ set, two actors and an array of puppets to recreate the  magical world of Mr Benn. After the show the audience are invited into the ‘shop’ and will get a chance to take part in a dress-up session and colouring activities with Mr Benn…

Friday Night DJ

October 22 @ 8:00 pmOctober 23 @ 2:00 am BST
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Every single Friday the Old Pack Horse showcases their resident DJs on rotation playing you all your fav R&B, Pop, Reggae, Disco, Soul & Dance floorfillers! Craft beer selection on tap to suit your tastebuds. Grab some authentic Thai food early in the evening from their restaurant and then dance the night away. Tickets Free, no booking required All events in Chiswick See our events listings for all events in Chiswick: whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar The Chiswick Calendar CIC…

Headliners Comedy Club – Terry Alderton, Larry Dean, Mike Gunn, Olga Koch

October 22 @ 8:00 pm BST
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Headliners has been providing west London with live stand-up comedy for two decades, much more cheaply than a night in the West End, but with all the same comedians who grace TV shows and international comedy festivals. Arthur Smith, Geoff Norcott, Paul Tomlinson, Jon Moloney, Joanne McNally, Jo Caulfield and Rich Hall have all become regulars. The club normally runs on Friday and Saturday nights January to May and September to November. They have recently announced a run of nights…

Live music at The Crown

October 22 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm BST
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Join The Crown for live music in their stunning courtyard, every Friday from 7 pm – 9 pm. A former pub, and before that a police station, The Crown was refurbished by chef Henry Harris (The Hero of Maida, The Three Cranes) and reopened in 2019 to offer a Mediterranean menu, which changes daily. They have an extensive menu: ‘French classic with a British modern twist’, so on the one hand the menu has featured rabbit and veal, ‘Racine’ chicken…

Christmas at Kew
November 17 – January 9

October 22 @ 4:00 pm10:00 pm BST
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Join Kew Gardens as their winter trail lights up the evening skies for 2021. Enjoy their annual after-dark festivities with family and friends, as you discover sparkling tunnels of light, dancing waterside reflections, and trees drenched in jewel-like colour on your way to the panoramic Palm House light display. Journey through the flickering flames in the Fire Garden, spot larger-than-life illuminations and say hello to Father Christmas along the way. Along the route, their independent street food vendors will offer…

Illuminature at London Wetland Centre

October 22, 2021January 9, 2022

New light trail at WWT London this autumn! Experience a unique, illuminated trail like no other and explore nature after dark. Join friends and family as you explore the after-dark trail through habitats of owls, geese and otters. Walk past reed beds, lagoons and the grazing marsh and see larger-than-life illuminations of iconic wetland wildlife. WWT and lighting trail experts Lumagica in association with MK Experience are proud to present 'ILLUMINATURE' - a unique opportunity to see a different side…

Visit the Sipsmith Distillery

October 22October 24
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Sipsmith offers tours and tutored gin tasting at their famous distillery in Cranbook Road. Running from 18.30-20.00 every Wednesday and Thursday and 16.30-20.00 every Friday, the popular tours take you through the chequered history of gin and the legacy of the brand. Visitors are welcomed with a ginny tipple and taken to see Prudence, Verity, and Constance – the three copper stills. Club Card Offer Sipsmith has supported The Chiswick Calendar from its inception with gin for our events and…

Jazz at George IV – Barb Jungr sings Bob Dylan

October 21 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm BST

Internationally acclaimed singer Barb Jungr presents the music of Bob Dylan in her own inimitable style Barb has wowed audiences and critics worldwide with her powerful reinterpretations of Bob Dylan’s work. Known for her passionate singing, minimal and subtle arrangements and great humour and variously described by critics as ‘magnificent, mesmerising and magical’, she has built a formidable reputation as an international live performer. “The uncategorisable British singer has a knack of uncovering fresh depths in Dylan …..Barb weighs every…

All About Foxes

October 21 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm BST

WildChiswick is pleased to announce that Dr Phil Baker will be joining them to talk All about Foxes. He has studied foxes for over 15 years in both urban and rural environments. He is also co-author of the book “Urban Foxes”. This talk will cover the ecology of foxes in Britain, how they came to be amongst us in our towns, and why they have been so successful in adapting to this environment. Dr Baker will also talk about a…

Macmillan Coffee Morning

October 21 @ 9:00 am12:00 pm BST

The World's Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan's Biggest Fundraising Event to support people living with cancer People all over the UK are hosting their own Coffee Mornings and donations to raise money for Macmillan. The Hogarth will be hosting theirs on Thursday 21 October in their Club Reception. In 2020, over £10 million was raised, help Macmillan to top that this year. Bake a cake, cookies, biscuits, or donate any nibbles for us to sell to raise money. And/or come…

The Tabard – pub quiz

October 20 @ 8:30 pm BST
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The weekly quiz returns to The Tabard - every Wednesday at 8.30 pm. £1 per person to enter with a maximum of five people per team. A round of drinks to the winners! See our Things to do listings for all the events happening in Chiswick 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 are editorially independent. Please support…

Comedy Night with Patrick Monahan, Shappi Khorsandi, Joshua Robertson + Friends

October 20 @ 7:30 pm BST

Join Patrick Monahan, Shappi Khorsandi, Joshua Robertson, and friends for a very special evening of comedy, all in aid of International Refugee Trust. The ballroom only seats 200 so here’s your chance to see these comics up close in an intimate venue. All proceeds from the show will go to International Refugee Trust, helping refugee families in South Sudan, Uganda and Jordan. Patrick Monahan Patrick is an Irish-Iranian comedian, who won the television competition series Take the Mike in 2001…

Riverside Archaeology stroll along Strand-on-the-Green

October 20 @ 10:00 am11:30 am BST

Join one of the Thames Discovery Programme's professional archaeologists to find out about the archaeology of Strand-on-the-Green This walk is funded by the City Bridge Trust for Londoners aged over 65. Younger Londoners with mobility difficulties are also welcome. If you're accompanying someone over 65 or someone with mobility difficulties you're very welcome. The walk route is step free along the whole route. Total walk length is about two fifths (0.4) of a mile but attendees will probably need to…

Theatre at Chiswick Playhouse – Macbeth

October 20December 6

Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty.’   (I.V) Directed by Lisa Millar, this production promises a fast-paced and furious production to Shakespeare’s most haunting tragedy. The play’s visceral and supernatural qualities are powerfully staged at The Chiswick Playhouse. ​The company, formed last summer in the height of the pandemic, when many of the cast had their national and regional theatre work cancelled,…

All about honey: Tasting and cheese pairing

October 19 @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm BST

Join scientist and beekeeper Dr Agnes Tyburn for this fun and tasty workshop celebrating all things honey. Explore the elements that define the taste and flavour of honey, and discover the production process from the honeybee colony to the jar on your kitchen shelf. During the course, you will hear about the history of honey and how modern beekeeping practices impact its quality. Learn how to taste and appreciate the complexity of aromas and flavour profiles of a unique range of honey and enjoy them…

Violin and Piano Concert – Doris Kuo and Rieko Makita

October 17 @ 3:00 pm BST

Ravel: Sonata for violin and piano No.1 in A minor, M.12 "Sonate posthume" Beethoven: Sonata for violin and piano No.5, Op.24 "Spring" Tchaikovsky: Mélodie in Eb from Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op.42 Followed by a sale of tea and cakes. All proceeds will go to the St Nicholas Church Development Fund for repair of the outside stonework of the Church. Tickets £10 Book tickets: eventbrite.co.uk All events in Chiswick See our events listings for all events in Chiswick: whats-on-in-chiswick Support…

St Nicholas’ Church Development Project Sponsored Walk for St Paul’s Cathedral

October 17 @ 3:00 pm BST

A sponsored walk in aid of the St Nicholas Development Appeal from St Pauls Cathedral to St Nicholas Church along the river. The route is just over 11 miles and takes about 4.5 hours at a gentle pace. They will include a 45 minutes break at Battersea Park and a short break St Mary’s Putney for toilets and refreshments. There will be tea and refreshments in St Nick’s at the end of the walk too. For information on the route…

Film Screening – The Wizard of Oz

October 17 @ 2:30 pm4:30 pm BST

80 years after it was first screened, The Musical Museum is delighted to present this classic film favourite starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr and Jack Haley. With a cast of 9,200 actors, 68 sets, a 130-piece orchestra and a 300-strong chorus, join them for 100 minutes of unforgettable musical entertainment. Somewhere Over the Rainbow series: the museum continues their postponed series celebrating the 80th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz with a selection of musical films linked to…

Chiswick Cheese Market

October 17 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm BST
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Outdoor cheese market on Chiswick High Rd on the third Sunday of every month, run by a group of local women who are all cooks, collectively known as Cookbook Kitchen. Traders sell cheeses and ‘provisions’. Chiswick was originally known as Cheesewick. Chiswick was first recorded c.1000 as the Old English Ceswican meaning “Cheese Farm”; the riverside area of Duke’s Meadows is thought to have supported an annual cheese fair up until the 18th century’. (Source Gillian Clegg, Chiswick Past &…

Gunnersbury Park Farmers Market
Every Sunday 10am – 3pm

October 17 @ 10:00 am BST

Come along to Gunnersbury Park farmer's market each Sunday Run by RMS Markets, you'll find everything you could want from a farmers markets with top quality, fish, meat, artisan bread, cheese, fruit and veg. Every first Sunday of the month they'll be joined by artisan craft traders. Find it in the field next to the car park. All events in Chiswick See our events listings for all events in Chiswick: whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar The Chiswick Calendar CIC is…

The Food Market Chiswick

October 17 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm BST
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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: fine rare breed meats, fish, fresh seasonal vegetables, unpasteurised milk and artisan cheeses. The market puts you, the customer, in direct contact with the farmers, fishmongers, growers and bakers, so you can talk…

Headliners Comedy Club – Alistair Barrie, Tom Stade, Jimmy McGhie, Mick Ferry

October 16 @ 8:00 pm BST

Headliners has been providing west London with live stand-up comedy for two decades, much more cheaply than a night in the West End, but with all the same comedians who grace TV shows and international comedy festivals. Arthur Smith, Geoff Norcott, Paul Tomlinson, Jon Moloney, Joanne McNally, Jo Caulfield and Rich Hall have all become regulars. The club normally runs on Friday and Saturday nights January to May and September to November. They have recently announced a run of nights…

Japan After Hours

October 16 @ 6:30 pm10:30 pm BST
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Come to a wonderful evening of Japanese plants, art and culture in the Temperate House as part of Kew's autumn festival. From dance theatre and live music performances to traditional flower arranging and sake sipping, there's so much to explore. Dance theatre by Butoh UK Dance collective Butoh UK will perform their new work Mujokan throughout the Temperate House, taking inspiration from the surrounding plants. Butoh-informed dancers and live artists, under the artistic direction of Marie-Gabrielle Rotie, will perform a series of vignettes. They will embody the flower…

Brentford F.C. vs Chelsea F.C.

October 16 @ 5:30 pm BST

On Saturday 16 October Brentford will be playing Chelsea at home. Brentford Community Stadium is the new home of both Brentford and Premiership Rugby club London Irish. See Bill Hagerty's column on the Bees' games here. Tickets: brentfordfc.com All events in Chiswick See our events listings for all events in Chiswick: 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 are editorially independent. Please support…

Duck Pond Market – Chiswick House

October 16 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm BST
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Duck Pond Markets run artisan markets in the garden of Chiswick House on the first, third and fifth (if there is one) Saturdays of the month. Open air market beside the Grade I listed Palladian villa, set in 65 acres of beautiful gardens. Stalls selling jewellery, cushions, cards, plants, pottery and art as well as food and ‘eco homeware.’ duckpondmarket.com SEE ALSO: Our This Is Chiswick Pages about the history of Chiswick House Gardens See our events listings of all the events happening in…

Pick for Chiswick

October 16 @ 9:30 am11:30 am BST

Help keep Chiswick House and Grounds looking beautiful for everyone to enjoy.  ‘Pick for Chiswick’ will be their first community litter pick and sign washing. Bin bags, buckets and grabbers will be provided, but please help them reduce waste by bringing your own gardening gloves or marigolds if you can. After an hour and a half’s hard work, join them for tea, coffee and treats and learn more about their community of volunteers. Walk-ups will also be welcome on the…

West London Queer Project – Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK Viewing Party

September 23 @ 7:00 pmNovember 25 @ 7:00 pm BST

The WLQP facilitates making new friends and makes it easy, even if you come alone. Organiser Aubrey will go out his way to make everyone feel welcome and make sure nobody is left out. Aubrey hopes to steer the queer community away from its over-reliance on meeting new friends & lovers solely through dating apps, something which again has been compounded by Covid lockdowns. Join the WLQP for a weekly viewing party of the explosive new Drag Race UK series.…

Lunchtime Organ Concerts at St Michael & All Angels Church

September 3 @ 12:30 pmDecember 3 @ 12:30 pm BST

After an 18-month gap caused by COVID-19, monthly Lunchtime Organ Concerts have resumed in St Michael & All Angels Church, Bedford Park. The 2021-22 season opens on Friday September 3rd when Jack Spencer, one of St Michaels’ own organists, will perform a programme of French romantic music and English light music, including works by Coates, Grainger and Elgar. The concerts take place on the first Friday of the month from 12.30 to 1.15pm, at the church in Bath Road W4,…

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