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Friday 13 December

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The Old Pack Horse – Late night music

December 13 @ 10:00 pm GMT
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The Old Pack Horse presents Retro Beats & Good Vibes for the People Late-night music with guest DJs on rotation playing old-school chart toppers, requests and crowd pleasing tracks till 2.00am oldpackhorsechiswick.co.uk

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

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

The Hogarth Singers – Carol Concert

December 13 @ 7:30 pm GMT

A mixture of carols and readings with audience participation! The choir will sing several historic and traditional carols from around the world and different time periods. The music will be interspersed with some poetry and readings as well as giving the audience the opportunity to join in the singing of some of the more well known carols in the lead up to Christmas. The Choir will be accompanied by Andrew Wells and conducted by Rupert Gill.   Box Office: 02085608108…

2 ArtsEd students singing with guitars

ArtsEd – Music Concert 2019

December 13 @ 7:30 pm GMT
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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…

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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.  

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.

Knitting needles and wool

Gunnersbury Park and Museum – Stitch, Knit & Natter

December 13 @ 10:30 am12:00 pm GMT
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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) -…

Musical Museum, Brentford

December 13 @ 10:30 am5:30 pm GMT
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The museum is open Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am – 5.30pm. Also open bank holidays. The Musical Museum is home to a wonderful collection of self-playing musical instruments. From tiny music boxes to the Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ in the concert hall, you can learn about the history of music reproduction, and hear an impressive array of self-playing pianos, orchestrions, pipe organs, violin players, gramophones & synthesizers. Guided tour and instrument demonstrations: Tuesday – 11.00am, 3.00pm Friday -…

Maggie and Rose – Big Kids Camps (4-8 yrs)
Finishes 3 January 2020

December 13, 2019 @ 10:00 amJanuary 7, 2020 @ 4:00 pm GMT
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The Big Kids Camps run from 9 December -  3 January except weekends and 24/25/26/27/28/29/30 December & 1/2 January Designed for kids aged 4-8 years to be dropped off  for the day, with awesome Camp themes ranging from Spin Painting to Harry Potter, from Crazy Cake Decorating to Street Dance. Starting from £49 per day which includes delicious home-made lunches and snacks, the Maggie & Rose Big Kids’ Camps provide fantastic fun for kids (and a welcome break for parents!).…

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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…

London Museum of Water and Steam, Brentford

December 13 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm GMT
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The museum is open daily, Wednesday – Sunday, 10.00am – 4.00pm (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays for pre-booked school tours) and open on bank holidays and daily throughout LB Hounslow school holidays. The heart of the museum is its collection of magnificent steam pumping engines: the Cornish engines, which are in their original engine houses, and the rotative engines, which have been collected by the museum trust from pumping stations across the country. Together the collection demonstrates the major developments in…

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…

Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond – Candida
Finishes 18 January 2020

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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

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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…

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

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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:…

Lyric Theatre – Cinderella
Finishes 5 January 2020

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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

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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…

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…

Visit Osterley Park & House

December 13
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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. Today the house is presented as it would have looked in the 1780s: ‘Enter the house as the family's guests would have via the impressive stone steps leading up…

Visit Watermans arts centre, Brentford

December 13
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There’s something on at Watermans arts centre every day of the year except Christmas Day. 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. Year round they provide activities for families, including children’s theatre and comedy, and workshops varying from music to creative writing. watermans.org.uk Cinema Daily, Watermans screens the latest box office hits, independent art house cinema, foreign…

Ballet 4 Life Classes – Various Locations

December 13
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Club Card Offer – 20% off any Ballet4life drop-in class and trial any two drop-in classes on offer for only £10 Please quote ‘CCAutumn2019’ when booking or when visiting class. Ballet4Life have a full programme of classes most days of the week, from early until late. See the website for full timetable Classes take place in venues in and around Chiswick: Arts Ed on Bath Rd, St Peter’s Hall on Southfield Rd and the West London School of Dance in…

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…

Headliners Comedy Club

December 13
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Club Card Offer – £6 tickets on Friday Night Ring the Box Office to book and take your card with you to show when you pick up the tickets. Chiswick’s famous stand-up comedy club. Headliners has been going for 17 years and attracts top quality comics who play the clubs in central London and tour all over the country. Headliners has the same line up Friday and Saturday nights, but with a Chiswick Calendar Club Card if you go on…

Visit the London Wetland Centre, Barnes

December 13
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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 to go, with or without kids. Find out about WWT’s conservation work and the birds they are helping to save from extinction. Walks and talks on wild animals, plants and…

Visit Syon Park, Brentford

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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 House & Gardens are open from March until the end of October and close for the winter, except for the Enchanted Woodland event in November, when the Gardens are lit by night. Throughout…

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

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…

Local Cinemas

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The National Archives, Kew

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Open Tuesday – Saturday, closed Sunday & Monday but please check as they close for the usual public holidays throughout the year.

Open Tuesday – Saturday, closed Sunday & Monday but please check as they close for the usual public holidays throughout the year. The National Archives is home to millions of historical documents covering a huge range of subjects, including more than 70,000 images, from ancient maps to iconic advertising. The building houses records which have been created and collected by UK central government departments such as the Home Office and the Foreign Office, and major courts of law such as…

The Bollo House – Craft & Vintage Christmas Fair

December 7December 29
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When: 12.00 noon onwards every Saturday in December Where: The Bollo House, 13- 15 Bollo Lane, W4 5LR What: From December 6th The Bollo House will have stalls offering Christmas trees, craft, handmade and vintage items, tea and cakes, beer and wine, and lots of great gift ideas. Hot food and mulled wine will also be available in case you get chilly. From 13th there will also be a Santas Grotto. SELLERS; If you would like to book a stall…

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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