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Twickenham Festival is back!

The annual three week festival is back on Church Street in Twickenham from Friday 8 until Sunday 24 June.

The festival will kick off with a Tug of War at 6.30pm on 8 June. Over the three week period, there will be a craft fair, a garden event, a river cruise and much more.

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Find out if your child is the next tennis ace

Tennis for Kids sessions are suitable for beginners looking to learn early tennis skills. Parents are also encouraged to join in for the final session which has a ‘Family Time’ theme.

By signing up to Tennis for Kids, your child will get six introductory coaching sessions, a bespoke racket, set of balls, and personalised T-shirt delivered directly to them for £25.

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The Great East Sheen (after) Easter Egg Hunt returns!

The annual (after) Easter egg hunt returns to East Sheen on Saturday 21 April.

The hunt starts at the Hare & Hounds and everyone will be given a map that will guide them around the area to Easter eggs with more clues.

There are two hunts on the day, starting at 11am and 1pm. You must book your ticket in advance.

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Be a part of our iconic Full of Life Fair

Local businesses and organisations are now being sought to apply to become a stallholder, host an activity or become a sponsor.

Last year more than 1,700 residents and 80 stallholders joined the annual celebration of the contribution older residents make to the borough and this year we’re expecting it to be even bigger!

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Free exhibition at the Museum of Richmond

The Museum of Richmond’s latest exhibition ‘Archaeology: Richmond’s Prehistory’ will examine different periods of prehistory, from the Palaeolithic up to the Roman invasion.

The exhibition starts on Saturday 5 May 2018 and will run until Saturday 13 October 2018. The exhibition is free and will be accompanied by a range of events and workshops for schools and families.

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One Book. One Month. One City.

It’s coming up to May and that means Londoners will turn their attention to one book as we all read together for Cityread London 2018.

Cityread London is an annual celebration of the power of reading to bring communities together. The festival is now in its sixth year.

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People and places exhibition open to submissions

Calling all landscape and portrait artists! Orleans House Gallery is looking for submissions for its new ‘Richmond: People and Places’ open exhibition.

Celebrating the people and places of Richmond upon Thames past and present, the exhibition will be held in the refurbished Gallery from 2 June to 19 August 2018.

Artists with work reflecting the scheme can submit up to five images of their works for selection by the Arts Service before 20 April 2018.

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Stag Brewery planning application open to public consultation

Residents are now able to have their say on a planning application regarding the future of the Mortlake Brewery site.

To give people ample time to review the applications, the Council has extended the standard consultation time from 21 days to 30. The deadline for representations is 13 May 2018.

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Guess who’s quack? Famous resident returns to Orleans House Gallery

A famous resident has returned to Orleans House Gallery once again, marking the start of springtime in Twickenham.

The Duck d’Orleans has appeared on the roof of the Coach House Education Centre each spring for the last five years. Accompanied by his partner, the Duckchess, he stays until summer fades before disappearing for another year.

Orleans House Gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Admission is free.

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Don't miss Whitton's St George's Day parade

Whitton Business Association (WBA) are holding another great event to celebrate St George’s Day on Saturday 21 April from 10am until 6.30pm on the High Street.

The street will be filled with stalls, fairground rides, entertainment, food and drink. There will be a parade through Whitton starting at 11am with bands, all kinds of themed groups, vehicles, a town crier and, of course, St George!

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Share your experiences of the Richmond Wellbeing Service

As part of their wider review into local adult mental healthcare, Healthwatch Richmond want to know your views and experiences of the Richmond Wellbeing Service.

Your feedback will be used to highlight areas of good practice and where care can be improved to the service providers and commissioners.

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Start creating your dream arts career with intro workshop

Are you looking to kick-start your career in the creative industry, but not sure where to begin?

Orleans House Gallery’s education team is running an introduction to gallery learning session which could be just for you!

The session will run from 10am to 3pm on Monday 16 April 2018.

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Share your pregnancy experience with Healthwatch

Healthwatch Richmond are asking residents in Richmond to share their experiences of antenatal care to help them make improvements to services.

By telling them about your experiences of antenatal care you can influence the way in which maternity care is delivered in the future.

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Landlords wanted for SPEAR

Would you like to help local residents who have suffered homelessness?

SPEAR are looking for landlords to help. They currently require landlords in Merton, Sutton, Wandsworth, Richmond and Kingston.

If you are interested please call SPEAR on 020 8288 6506 or email lets@spearlondon.org.

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A Spy in the Ointment - a West End Farce!

A Spy in the Ointment is a collaboration between the Portcullis Trust and The Richmond Drama School. All proceeds will go to the Portcullis Trust for disadvantaged students at the college. 

Tickets are just £5 each, and available in advance or on the door. The performance is on Thursday 3 May and starts at 7.15pm, doors open from 6.30pm. 

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Stones in his Pockets

In the Coward Studio at Hampton Hill Theatre, Teddington Theatre Club brings you two actors in 16 roles. A West End hit and an acting tour-de-force: can they do it?

The play will be showing from Sunday 29 April to Saturday 5 May (Sunday 6pm, weekdays 7.45pm).

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Welcome to a new season at the OSO Arts Centre

The season starts with Kaufman's Game, a locally shot film which has taken the film festival awards by storm. For the rest of March there is a music focus with Tse Tse Fly Middle East, Amici Cantabile, and tribute to Billie Holiday.

Later in the season we return to theatre with Accidental Death of an Anarchist, The Chess Player and The Opposite Sex, with two nights of Woman on Fire, a new play commemorating 100 years since women got the vote.

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Quilting for charity at Richmond Library Annexe

Calling new and experienced quilters for a charitable project at Richmond Library Annexe this weekend!

Richmond Library Services are hosting a drop-in quilt making session with Project Linus UK. Come and have a go at ‘two hand-piecing’ techniques, with the results made up into a quilt which will be donated to a sick child.

The event will take place from 11am to 3.30pm on Saturday 7 April at the Annexe. It’s free and no booking is necessary.

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Hampton Bowling Club for outdoor exercise and social events

Come along to one of Hampton Bowling Club in Carlisle Park open days on Sunday 22 April at 11am or Saturday 26 May at 2pm.

You can just turn up on the day and have a go with the bowls equipment and get some tutition too!

For further information please contact Hugh Howell on 020 8818 0036 or email hamptonbowlingclub@outlook.com

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IT Taster Sessions available in our libraries

Looking to refresh your IT skills or want to learn more about getting online? Curious about Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? Perhaps you need some help to get the most out of your new smartphone, tablet or laptop?

Why not try an IT Taster Session? These are available in all the borough’s libraries either by appointment or at set times.

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Updated: 21 Sep 2017