Hamptons and Teddington news

St Michael & All Angels Midsummer Fete

This Saturday 22 June is the midsummer fete at St Michael & All Angels Church from 10.30am. Enjoy a pop-up cafe and market in the community centre as well as live music, cakes, plants and stalls.

There will also be children's activities including tug of war, face-painting and more.

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Full Circle Festival at Mortlake Crematorium

Saturday 29 June is a free open day at the Full Circle Festival at Mortlake Crematorium to celebrate serving the local Community for 80 years.

Everyone is welcome to the family-friendly, community celebration with lots to see and do, with over 50 stands and organisations, music, and food.

Gates open from 10am until 3pm.

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Help bring back Judith Kerr's postbox to Barnes

The Barnes community have launched an appeal to Royal Mail for the return of Judith Kerr's beautiful postbox as a permanent memorial. Earlier this year, Royal Mail decorated the postbox in the High Street to honour the children's literature legend as part of the World Book Day celebrations

Judith Kerr was one of the UK's most beloved children's authors from Barnes, where she worked and lived for over sixty years having arrived in London in 1936.

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Diana Award for RUTC student

Richmond upon Thames College is delighted to announce that local student Bethannie York has been chosen to receive a 2019 Diana Award for her outstanding social achievements in and outside of college.

Bethannie supports the Hounslow Young Carers Project, which earned her The Diana Award nomination.

Due to her involvement in the Honeypot Children’s Charity, based in West London, she recently had the opportunity to meet with Theresa May at Downing Street.

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Visit The Poppy Factory this summer

The Poppy Factory’s historic building in Richmond is having a makeover in 2020 to make it more accessible and inclusive for the veterans working here.

This is your last chance, for a while, to come and visit so gather your friends, school class or community group and book a tour this summer to find out about the history of the iconic poppy with one of our expert tour guides. And the best bit, it's a free day out.

Tours run morning and afternoon Monday to Thursday, as well as Friday mornings.

Find out more about the tours on The Poppy Factory website and book your place by calling 020 8940 3305 or emailing admin@poppyfactory.org.

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Hockey at The Stoop

Whilst the rugby season has drawn to a close, The Stoop will welcome a host of new sporting heroes as some of the world’s best hockey players go head-to-head at the Home of Harlequins on Saturday 23 June.

With tickets from just £34 for adults and £11.50 for juniors, and 25% off for Richmond Card users, it is guaranteed to be a fantastic day out for all the family to enjoy.

Head to The Stoop for something a bit different this summer!

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SporTedd on look out for good causes

The sports community group SporTedd is on the look-out for deserving causes in the local area following a period of successful fund-raising.

Recent events such as a Question and Answer dinner with Lord Sebastian Coe and former Manchester United and Chelsea Chief Executive Peter Kenyon have significantly boosted the group’s funds.

So far, SporTedd has made donations to the Richmond Paddle Boarding Club, Chase Bridge School, Teddington swimming pool and most recently to the Down’s Syndrome Active group in Teddington.

If you are an organisation, club or even individual who needs help to start a sport-related project or develop an idea, we would be happy to consider your application.

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Hampton Wick Big Picnic

Come along to King's Field from 12 noon to 3pm on Sunday 23 June to meet local charities and associations, and most importantly YOUR neighbours in Hampton Wick!

Bring your picnic or enjoy the BBQ, ice creams and live music from various local bands and singers. There will be a free bouncy obstacle course, traditional games and sports, tug of war and a tombola, plus archery, cricket, a balloon modeller, face painting and much much more.

The event is free and everyone is welcome.

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Mortlake Summer Fair

The Mortlake Summer Fair will take place this year on Saturday 22 June 2019, from 12 to 4pm, at the Stag Brewery field. Join us for a fun-filled afternoon that all the family can enjoy!

Visit our exciting stalls at the Mortlake Market, and have a go at winning the wonderful prizes on offer at our tombolas, Wheel of Fortune and Grand Raffle. Meanwhile, there will be a range of attractions for children, from fun games and activities to a giant inflatable slide, teacup ride and Punch and Judy.

You will also be able to enjoy delicious food and drink, plus live entertainment and displays throughout the afternoon.

Entry is £3 for adults, £1 for senior citizens and children go free.

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LGBT Film makers

In honour of Pride Month, Barnes Film Festival will celebrate the impact of LGBT filmmaking within the industry with the intimate event  In Conversation: LGBT Filmmakers and The Industry on Wednesday 19 June at 8.30pm.

The event will be hosted by BBC's Evan Davies and will feature some of the UK film industries' most exciting new talent. The panel will share their work through showreels and highlights reels, as well as engage with the audience for a Q&A session.

Tickets can be purchased via the Olympic Studios website.

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St James's Church open day

St James's Church in Hampton Hill will open its doors to the community with an afternoon of free activities on Saturday 6 July. The day will also include refreshments, a tombola and raffle.

From 1.30pm watch the Organ recital, followed by church tours including climbing the Spire and try your hand at ringing the bells between 2 and 4pm. Then from 4pm, there will be a screening of 'How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World'.

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Events

9.15am to 12.30pm
Jun 20
Cole Court, 150 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1HD
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8pm
Jun 21
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN
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10am to 4pm
Jun 21
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN
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12 to 4pm
Jun 22
The Stag Brewery, Lower Richmond Road, Mortlake, SW14 7ET
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12 noon to 4pm
Jun 22
Friars Stile Rd Richmond TW10 6NE
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1pm
Jun 22
Church Street, Twickenham, TW1 3NT
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1.30pm
Jun 23
Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre, Hampton High, Hanworth Road, Hampton, TW12 3HB
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4 to 8pm
Jun 23
Pensford Field, entrance between 17 and 19 Pensford Avenue
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11.30am to 5pm
Jun 23
Trumpeters House Old Palace Yard Richmond TW9 1PD
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10.30am
Jun 25
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes SW13 9HE
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10.30am to 1pm
Jun 25
Shannon Room 1 & 2 St Mary’s University, Twickenham Twickenham TW1 4SX
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5 to 8pm
Jun 25
Richmond upon Thames College Egerton Road Twickenham Middlesex TW2 7SJ
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5 to 8pm
Jun 25
Richmond upon Thames College Egerton Road Twickenham Middlesex TW2 7SJ
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7.30pm
Jun 26
Mary Wallace Theatre, The Embankment, Twickenham
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11am to 1pm
Jun 27
The Richmond Library Annex, Quadrant Road, Little Green, TW9 1DH
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10am to 3pm
Jun 29
Mortlake Crematorium, Kew Meadows Path, Richmond TW9 4EN
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7.30pm
Jun 29
Normansfield Theatre 2A Langdon Park, Kingston Road Teddington TW11 9PS
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10am to 6pm
Jun 29
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN
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10am to 3pm
Jun 29
Kneller Gardens, Twickenham TW2 6PH
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2 to 4pm
Jun 30
Richmond Library Annex Quadrant Road Richmond TW9 1DH
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12 noon to 5pm
Jun 30
Udney Hall Gardens Langham Road Teddington TW11 9NN
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10am to 5pm
Jun 30
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN
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10.30am
Jul 2
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes SW13 9HE
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7 to 10pm
Jul 6
St Mary's Community Hall Church Street Hampton TW12 2EB
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5pm
Jul 7
Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington, TW11 9NN
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8.30 to 9.30am
Jul 8
London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth's Walk Barnes SW13 9WT
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10.30am
Jul 9
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes SW13 9HE
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10.30am
Jul 9
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes SW13 9HE
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8pm
Jul 11
Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington TW11 9NN
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10am to 4pm
Jul 12
WWT London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth's Walk Barnes London SW13 9WT
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3.30pm
Jul 12
St Mary's Church, Church Road, Barnes, SW13 9HL
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10am to 5.30pm
Jul 13
The Vineyard Church Café Richmond TW10 6AQ
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10am to 5.30pm
Jul 13
The Vineyard Church Café, Richmond TW10 6AQ
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3pm
Jul 13
Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington TW11 9NN
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9am
Jul 13
St Mary's Church, Church Road, Barnes, SW13 9HL
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2 to 7pm
Jul 14
Barnes Home Guard Association, 76A Richmond Park Road, London SW14 8LA
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11am
Jul 16
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes SW13 9HE
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9.30am to 5:30pm
Jul 20
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth' Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT
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Free training opportunities with Richmond CVS

Richmond CVS are offering two free training sessions next month. Local trustees or volunteers can develop their fundraising skills and strategy at the Fundraising Strategy Made Easy event on Wednesday 3 July from 6 to 9pm.

If you are responsible for volunteers that carry out activities alone or remotely, register now for the Lone Working session on Tuesday 9 July from 10.30am to 1.30pm.

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Last call to Kew The Run!

Now is your last chance to register for London's most exclusive race - Richmond RUNFEST’s Kew Gardens 10k on Saturday 14 September from 8.30am.

This is your only chance to run inside the wonderful Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, where you will even pass the Chihuly glass sculptures. The minimum age to take part in the race is 15 years.

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Exhibition: Celebrating 800 Years of St. Mary Magdalene at the Heart of Richmond

The historic parish church of St. Mary Magdalene has been at the centre of Richmond for over 800 years.

This exhibition (20 July 2019 to 25 January 2020) celebrates the church’s history and is being held at the Museum of Richmond and St. Mary Magdalene. Visit both venues to discover the church’s fascinating stories.

Supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and by the Richmond Church Charity Estates.

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Twickenham Festival's French Market

Come along to the French Market on Church Street this weekend and enjoy delicious and authentic French cuisine.

The free event is taking place in line with the Twickenham Town Festival on Sunday 23 June from 10am to 4pm.

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Learning Disability Week Sports Event

Richmond Mencap and Richmond Councils Sports Development Team are working with local organisations to run a free Sports Event on Sunday 23 June, from 1.30 to 4.30pm, at Hampton Sports and Fitness Centre.

The event is part of the Learning Disability Week 2019, and will include a Boccia Tournament and the opportunity to try some football, dance and tennis. The themes of the week for this year are sport and inclusion.

We welcome everyone to come along and take part or support and cheer on a team.

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RHACC Open Day

Whether you want to learn a new skill, meet new people, boost your career or improve your wellbeing - there are so many options to choose from at Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College.

Many people will be eligible for discounts and concessions and some courses will be completely free.

Find out more at the open day and get all your questions answered.

The open day runs from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 6 July.

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Age UK lunch

Join our friendly welcoming group of over 50s for lunch on the third Wednesday of every month. Enjoy a delicious main meal and a hot drink for just £12.

Come along and meet new people or bring your friends and have a browse around the beautiful garden centre.

Booking is essential and food orders must be confirmed the week before the lunch takes place, by emailing communityservices@ageukrichmond.org.uk or calling 020 8744 1965.

 

Six hundred pledge not to idle their engines

Six hundred individuals, businesses, schools and community groups have signed the pledge to help make Richmond upon Thames an idle-free borough by switching off their vehicle engines when stopped. The six hundred pledge comes in the run up to Clean Air Day on Thursday 20 June 2019.

Sign the pledge and show your support for getting cleaner air in the borough.

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RuTC celebrates new building with Topping Out Ceremony

On Friday 24 May, staff and students from Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) celebrated the Topping Out Ceremony of its new building, Richmond Building, with their construction partner ISG.

The ceremony was opened by Robin Ghurbhurun, RuTC’s Chief Executive and Principal, and student Bethannie York, who recently won The Diana Award, carried out the tightening of the last bolt.

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Updated: 13 Apr 2017