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Monday 6 December

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Christmas at Kew
November 17 – January 9

December 6 @ 4:00 pm10:00 pm GMT
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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…

Cafe Conversations

December 6 @ 3:00 pm4:30 pm GMT
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After a long pandemic break Cafe Conversations have restarted their live get-togethers. If you work alone from home, or are living far from home and are bit homesick, or you are between jobs or retired, or caring for someone and need a break, or have been under the weather but feel well enough to get out for a couple of hours. Whatever the reason a change of scene could do you good - come along for lively, interesting conversation about…

West London Cinemas

December 6
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Chiswick residents are within close reach of a number of cinemas in surrounding areas. Richmond Odeon, 72 Hill St, Richmond TW9 1TW Curzon, 3 Water Ln, Richmond TW9 1TJ Shepherds Bush Vue, West 12 Shopping Centre, Shepherd's Bush Green, London W12 8PP Vue, Westfield, Ariel Way, London W12 7GF Hammersmith Riverside Studios,101 Queen Caroline St, London W6 9BN Brentford Watermans, 40 High St, Brentford TW8 0DS All events in Chiswick See our events listings for all events in Chiswick: whats-on-in-chiswick Support…

Visit the Fuller’s Brewery

December 6
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Chiswick has been home to a brewery for over 600 years, with the Fuller, Smith & Turner partnership forming in 1845. The brewery, now owned by Asahi, run tours so people can see how Fuller’s beers are made. The tour, starting in the brewery shop, tells the story of how the Griffin Brewery was formed and how it has developed, as well as showing you the genuine working brewery where more than 50 beers are brewed to this day. Finishing…

Father Christmas Experience at London Wetland Centre

December 5 @ 8:00 amDecember 6 @ 5:00 pm GMT
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One event on December 4, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on December 5, 2021 at 8:00 am

Visitors will have the chance to meet Father Christmas and Ken the Grand-Elf in his tranquil wetlands’ grotto and children get to receive a special gift, all while enjoying the fantastic backdrop of the WLC's colourful nature reserve. It really is the most wonderful time of the year, so it's no surprise that everyone at the North Pole is super-excited as Christmas draws near! Father Christmas and the Elves are busy making toys and decorating the Christmas tree, so all…

Father Christmas at Gunnersbury

December 4December 19

Pay a very special visit to Gunnersbury Park's Victorian Father Christmas, dressed in his traditional green robes, in their Historic Kitchens. Help their kitchen maid make decorations to take home with you and then visit Father Christmas in his festive Study. Children will receive a traditional wooden toy as a gift. The initial ticket price secures your timeslot but is for one child only. Any additional children must be paid for on the day at a price of £10 per…

Thursday Opera Lectures with Ross Alley

December 3, 2021January 14, 2022
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Ross Alley was, for many years, a music lecturer for Birkbeck College (University of London). He has also given numerous guest lectures for the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Wigmore Hall, the Wagner Society, the Gustav Mahler Society, and NADFAS. Following his series of online lectures 'Opera and Colour', Ross is excited to welcome guests back to his in person events at the Chiswick Memorial Club. For more information email rossalley@gmail.com Tickets: £10, pay on the door All events…

Citizen UK: Ealing Rises Up

November 29, 2021March 31, 2022

Hear the stories of those who stood up and resisted racism Citizen UK: Ealing Rises Up is an exhibition by The National Portrait Gallery in partnership with Ealing Local History Centre Archives, artists Asia Ahmed and Narvir Singh, and local volunteer Citizen Researchers. This exhibition investigate stories of people who stood up and resisted racism and recognise some of the lesser known figures involved. Using archive material, spoken word and film, we'll tell the stories of Ealing activists and the movements…

Little Lyric – Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas

November 24December 24

Join Santa as he awakes from a dream of sun, sea and sand only to find it is the busiest day of the year: Christmas Eve. Watch as he prepares for his Christmas deliveries, feeds his reindeer and finally takes flight into the snowy night. Back for the show’s 10th anniversary year, Christmas isn’t Christmas without this Lyric family favourite, co-produced with the Olivier Award-nominated Pins & Needles Productions. Each performance will last 60 minutes, with a variety of showtimes.…

Panto at The Lyric – Aladdin

November 19, 2021January 2, 2022

This Christmas, all of your wishes shall be granted and you'll be sat with your loved ones singing 'Glory, Glory, Hammersmith' once again. Join Aladdin, the Genie and their friends and go on a magical carpet ride. This festive family adventure follows Aladdin on his quest for true love, fortune and (maskless) hugs with his nearest and dearest. Expect the usual Lyric twist on all of your favourite characters as well as live music, magic lamps, plenty of laughs and…

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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…

Exhibitions at Watermans – Connected Nature

October 22, 2021January 3, 2022

Image above: Daria Jelonek "Technological Nature" The exhibition outlines the diversity of the current environmental landscape by exploring both major and marginal phenomena, their qualification often depending on point of view and context. Reinterpreted by the artists, the different aspects of the reflection on ecology form a whole - a whole recomposed, in movement, allowing everyone to constitute their own toolkits and standards regarding these questions which are urgent but never sufficiently immediate; both systemic and individual; very contemporary but…

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,…

Printing workshops at Hogarth’s House: Drypoint

October 9 @ 3:00 pmDecember 18 @ 3:00 pm BST

Unusual for the time, Hogarth made many of his own prints. Learn more about printing and the processes that went into making the prints you see on display in the House. Each workshop will cover Hogarth as a printmaker, the drypoint technique and a hands-on opportunity to make print your own uniquely designed plate. Intaglio, meaning ‘to incise,’ encompasses printing techniques such as engravings and etchings, which are how Hogarth made his prints, as well as the more modern technique…

Farewell Griffin Park – The Fans’ Story

August 14December 31

As Brentford FC enters its first Premier League season, the Club will remember its past and the role of its fans and the local community. ‘Farewell Griffin Park- The Fans’ Story’ will be a special exhibition at the London Museum of Water & Steam, next door to the Brentford Community Stadium. It will be open throughout the Premier League season. The Brentford Supporters Trust ‘Bees United’ has teamed up with the Club to bring together a century of fan memories about the club’s…

Emery Walker and the Private Press Movement

August 12, 2021May 31, 2022

Emery Walker’s House is to open its first exhibition on 12 August, displaying examples of the most beautiful private press books ever published, illustrating Walker’s revolutionary book printing techniques and legacy in his former home in Hammersmith. The new exhibition space in the small drawing room of the most authentic Arts & Crafts home in Britain charts Walker’s career as a typographer and printer at a time when huge advances were being introduced in the production of books to keep up with…

ParkTennis Sessions

July 23 @ 8:00 amDecember 31 @ 5:00 pm BST

This event runs every Saturday morning from 10am-11am at Gunnersbury Park. Parktennis is for players of all ages and abilities. They have a family court for parents to play with their young children using softer red balls, typically for children aged 9 and under. The remaining courts are used for the teenagers and adults. The adults play a mixture of singles, doubles and fun team games that are designed for all levels of ability, active and inclusive of large numbers.…

Special exhibition: Paula Rego at Hogarth’s House

July 20, 2021February 27, 2022

Image above: 'After Hogarth IV' (2000) Paula Rego. This July, Hogarth’s House will host a selection of 42 works by Paula Rego including Prints, lithographs etchings and more. An artist of remarkable imagination, her work has forever changed the representation of women in figurative art. This exhibition will display works from throughout the artist's career and explore how her admiration for William Hogarth has inspired elements of her work. Dame Paula Rego was born in Portugal in 1935 and now…

Visit The Chiswick Cinema

July 1, 2021October 31, 2029

Chiswick’s first new cinema since 1934, with five screens and a members’ bar, is now open. Film fans can choose from three cinema screening rooms seating around 100 people each and two smaller screens, one of them for hire as a private screening room seating 15 people, with a private dining space adjacent. The main café serves a wide range of food and beverages throughout the day and evening. One of the features of the cinema is its ‘green wall’, recently…

Online Childrens Theatre – Myths and Adventures from Ancient Greece

May 27December 31

In this new series of tales from Ancient Greece, children will enter a miniature world full of exciting adventures, with the battered insect Hope as their guide. Hope journeys into the world of Ancient Greece to escape Pandora's Box, warn King Midas of his greed, seek Persephone in the Underworld and help Theseus to defeat the Minotaur. In this third tale, everyone needs a little Hope - including King Midas. Tickets: Free Book Tickets: The online plays are available at…

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