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Barnes Sports Club fireworks display

Barnes Sports Club is holding its fantastic fireworks display at the grounds on Lonsdale Road on Saturday 4 November. Gates open 5.30pm with the bonfire being lit around 7pm and fireworks display at 7.45pm.

Tickets will be on sale in local shops from 15 October – look out for posters in shop windows.

 

 

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Full of Life Fair showed clear interest in Tech

The Full of life fair brought together charities, companies and organisations from across the borough and beyond to help get the most from later life. Many people think that senior citizens aren't interested in technology, but this is simply not true.

After spending the day demonstrating the latest gadgets, keen interest was clear. From keeping in contact with family to helping loved ones with Dementia, it's clear we're all becoming more aware of the benefits technology can offer us.

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Mayor launches Richmond’s Green Gym

Mayor of Richmond, Cllr Lisa Blakemore, was on hand this week to launch Richmond’s Green Gym, which offers volunteers the opportunity to take part in practical nature conservation sessions while getting active and fit.

The group meets every Wednesday at Kneller Gardens café from 10.45am.

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Fashion exhibition at Hampton Court Palace

Throughout the years, both professional and amateur dressmakers have used embroidery and beading to embellish garments and accessories. This exciting new display from the Royal School of Needlework captures the style and versatility of embroidery and embellishment from the 18th to 21st centuries.

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Transforming mental health in Richmond

Healthwatch Richmond are hosting a public event to discuss improvements to mental health care snd the challenges people still face.

You do not have to be a medical or health care professional, or have dealt with mental issues in the past to attend.  refreshments will be provided.

This free event takes place on 9 November from 6 to 9pm at York House in Twickenham.

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Twin towns celebrated this past weekend

Events to mark the 40th anniversary of the twinning agreement between Richmond upon Thames and Fontainebleau took place across Twickenham this past weekend, including a special performance from the European Youth Orchestra.

Talented students from music schools in Richmond, Fontainebleau, Konstanz and Lodi came together for a stunning performance by the 70 strong orchestra at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday evening.

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Have fun learning with the Flying Atoms

This playful, interactive family show will wow with high-flying aerial dance, a magical soundtrack and stunning design to give you a better understanding of physics.

This event takes place at The Exchange in Twickenham on 27 October at 2pm.

Tickets cost from £4 to £8.

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Final designs for Twickenham Riverside now published

The latest proposals for redeveloping Twickenham Riverside have now been published and we are inviting feedback on the designs online and at a series of public exhibitions.

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Get arty this half term at Orleans House Gallery

There’s plenty on offer at Orleans House Gallery for children and families wanting to get artistic this half term.

With activities suitable for children up to 15 years old, including full day and half day workshops, and family events, there’s sure to be something your child will want to try.

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Richmond Carers Centre is recruiting sessional workers

The Young Carers Service in the Richmond Carers Centre has opportunities for sessional workers for their after school groups, school holiday trips and activities.

The activities are for young carers (aged 5 to 17 years) who have a family member with a physical or learning disability, mental health condition, substance misuse problem or long term illness.

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Construction of two local schools reaches key milestone

Construction of the newest secondary school in the borough and new facilities for a local SEN school, reached a significant milestone on Wednesday 11 October when a topping out ceremony took place.

The Richmond upon Thames School (RTS) opened this September. It is governed by The Richmond upon Thames School Trust, made up of partner organisations including Harlequins, Haymarket Media Group, Richmond upon Thames College, Achieving for Children and Richmond Council.

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Photographing the Fallen

A new author from Hampton has just published a book titled 'Photographing the Fallen' about the work of his great great uncle Ivan Bawtree who was a war graves photographer on the Western Front from 1915 to 1919.

Ivan's job was to take photographs of the wooden grave markers to send to bereaved relatives. A talk will be given on Friday 10 November at 7.30pm at St Stephen's Church, East Twickenham.

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Literature Festival gets moving with screening of dance performance

The first public screening of ‘Memories Flow through Me like a Boat Floats down the River’ will take place at 3pm on Sunday 29 October at Orleans House Gallery.

The piece depicts the history of the Belgian refugees who lived and worked in East Twickenham during World War I, and is told through dance theatre.

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Wednesday Printmakers exhibition at RACC

Artist Printmakers are holding a free exhibition and sale of original prints at Richmond Art School, RACC until Friday 27 October.

The exhibition includes etchings, lithographs, linocuts, collagraphs and monotypesruns.

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Cabinet Member goes back to the floor

Cllr David Marlow helped out at the Woodville Centre in Ham today as part of the Council’s Back to the Floor Programme.

His visit coincided with the sixth birthday of the centre.

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Be happy…live in Richmond upon Thames!

Richmond upon Thames has been voted the happiest place to live in London, after almost 17,000 people across Great Britain were asked to rank how happy they feel in their local area.

Richmond came top in London, a borough with a sense of belonging and community spirit, beating all other boroughs for its nature and greenspaces, friendly and polite residents.

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Hampton Hill improvement works complete

Works to improve Hampton Hill High Street are now complete.

Improvements include renewing footways with granite paving, resurfacing the roadway with improved drainage, upgrading street lighting and street furniture, replacing trees and increasing cycle parking.

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Twickenham Stadium full of life for last week’s fair for older residents

Twickenham Stadium was full of life on Friday with over 1,700 people enjoying a day of activities and socialising at our annual Full of Life Fair.

Over 80 stalls from organisations such as Richmond Furniture Scheme, Embracing Age, Careline and the Richmond Card offered information on their services to attendees.

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Council steps in to help Turing House

The popular Turing House School opened in September 2015 in temporary premises at Livingston House, Teddington. However, it will not have room at its current location to admit a further 150 pupils in September 2018.

So that the school can continue to run, we have offered the use of nearby school site, Clarendon School.

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40th anniversary celebrations in Richmond

This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the twinning between Richmond and Fontainebleau. Guests have been invited from Fontainebleau to commemorate 40 years of friendship.

At 9.30am on Sunday 8 October there will be a commemorative service at St. Mary’s Church Twickenham, to which all are invited. This will be followed at 11am by an official unveiling of a commemorative plaque in the grounds of Orleans House.

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Updated: 21 Sep 2017