Hamptons and Teddington news

Celebration in Brass

Join the Richmond Brass Band, and Putney & Wimbledon Brass Band for an afternoon of entertainment, celebrating two years of brass bands back in South West London!

There will be something for everyone with toe-tappers, classics and thought-provoking music.

Don’t miss this chance to hear some great music in the beautiful surrounds of St Mary’s Church in Twickenham on Saturday 19 October 2019 from 3pm.

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Charity trusteeship in the 21st Century: get on board

Social Enterprise Knowledge Exchange Network (SEKEN) cordially invites you to attend a free workshop, delivered by Julie Hutchison at St Mary's University in Twickenham on Wednesday 23 October 2019, from 10.30am to 1pm.

Julie will explore the nature of charity trusteeship in the 21st Century, against a backdrop of unpromising statistics about the age, gender and ethnicity of trustees.

Refreshments will be provided.

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Thames draw off

On Friday 1 November 2019, Be Richmond are hosting a day of activities for the business community designed to celebrate our river and its heritage and health.

The day will be split into AM and PM activities, allowing approximately 100 to 150 local workers/Be Richmond partners to attend.

If you would like to attend, register now:

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Kew-based children's charity raises over £24,000

REACT (Rapid Effective Assistance for Children living with potentially Terminal illness) made sure everyone was feeling the right type of blue on Saturday 28 September 2019, with a Blues Brothers themed party held at the Bank of England Sports Centre, Roehampton.

Guests had the opportunity to join in with a live auction, generously bidding to purchase specialist equipment for terminally ill children who are living in the UK. A total of £24,000 was raised at the event.

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Twickenham clothes swap

Join the Environment Trust on the afternoon of Saturday 19 October 2019 at the ETNA Centre from 2.30pm for fun, fashion tips and a new outfit or two, all while being sustainable.

Donate items to swap at the event and take home a new look. Tickets are £8 (£5 for members of Environment Trust), with the participant donating between four and ten clothes or accessory items and enabling them to take home a new outfit of the same token value.

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Find out more about the borough's newest Sixth Form

Looking at post-16 education options for September 2020? Turing House invites you to come along to the open evening on Thursday 17 October to see what the borough's newest Sixth Form has to offer.

Visit the website to find out more about courses and to book your place.

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Second Cross Road Area Parking Consultation

Residents are invited to attend a 'Drop in' session on Monday 14 October 2019 at the Crane Community Centre, Meadway, between 6pm and 8.30pm.

The revised proposals will be on display in the hall and Council officers will be in attendance to discuss them and answer any questions, along with Ward councillors and The Fire Brigade.

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Help track hedgehogs in Barnes

The Zoological Society of London has launched a crowdfunding campaign to study hedgehogs in Barnes and Putney Lower Commons, Roehampton golf course and Palewell Common.

One hundred six camera sites have been set up and the money raised will be used to work out where hedgehog populations are, how they move about, and what threatens them.

The tracking is crucial to building healthy populations. You can help by donating to the cause!

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Marble Hill Community Project - Public Consultation

This is an opportunity for the public to review Marble Hill Community Projects proposed plans, provide feedback and ask questions to the architect behind the Marble Hill Community Project.

Visit the Hyde Room, York House, Twickenham between 6 and 8pm on Monday 7 October 2019.

 

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Barnes Charity Fashion Show

The boutiques of Barnes take to the catwalk for a 9th year and another two nights of fashion, fizz and all things fabulous on 9 and 10 October. The Barnes Community Association has joined forces with The Friends of St Mary’s Barnes to host the Barnes Charity Fashion Show.

Last year’s event raised £10,000 for charity. Tickets are £25/35 and available online or from Knight Frank on Barnes High Street.

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Fresh AIR has arrived to Richmond Park

The team behind Richmond RUNFEST are pleased to announce a brand new running concept hitting the roads inside Richmond Park on Sunday 31 May 2020.

AIR:RUN will be a 10K and Half Marathon on fully closed roads and will be heavily linked with music and entertainment. AIR:RUN will be encouraging runners to bring their headphones to the event as they also connect with nature including the 630 wild deer in London’s largest Royal Park!

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Events

7.30pm
Oct 18
Trafalgar Schools Dining Hall Elmsleigh Rd Twickenham, TW2 5EG
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11am to 12pm
Oct 18
Whittaker Suite, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond TW9 1TP
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7.30pm
Oct 19
The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BE
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11am to 1pm
Oct 19
Hampton Hill URC 35 High Street Hampton Hill TW12 1NB
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2 to 5pm
Oct 19
Ground Floor, ETNA Centre, 13 Rosslyn Road, East Twickenham, TW1 2AR
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10am to 1pm
Oct 19
Pevensey Nature Reserve - meet at entrance on Pevensey Road TW13 5HA
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7.15pm
Oct 19
Twickenham United Reformed Church First Cross Road The Green Twickenham TW2 5QA
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9.30am to 4.30pm
Oct 19
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk's, Barnes SW13 9WT
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12 noon
Oct 20
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes SW13 9WT
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1.15pm
Oct 22
Strawberry Hill House, The Square Education Room, 268 Waldegrave Rd, Twickenham TW1 4ST
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8pm
Oct 22
The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BE
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11am
Oct 22
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes SW13 9HE
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10.30am to 1pm
Oct 23
St Mary's University, Twickenham Waldegrave Road Twickenham TW1 4SX
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7pm
Oct 24
Riverside Room, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond TW9 1TP
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7pm
Oct 25
Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club, Old Deer Park, Twickenham Road TW9 2SB
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10.30am
Oct 28
Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington TW11 9NN
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1.15pm
Oct 29
Strawberry Hill House, The Square Education Room, 268 Waldegrave Rd, Twickenham TW1 4ST
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2 to 4pm
Oct 29
Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington TW11 9NN
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11am
Oct 29
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes SW13 9HE
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11am to 1pm
Oct 31
Richmond Library Annexe, Quadrant Road, Richmond TW9 1DH
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4 to 7pm
Oct 31
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes SW13 9WT
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8pm
Nov 1
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN
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5.15pm
Nov 2
Petersham and Ham Sea Scouts, Douglas House Meadow, Petersham Road TW10 7AH
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8.30pm
Nov 5
The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham TW1 1BE
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8pm
Nov 5
Duke Street Church, Richmond TW9 1DH
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1.15pm
Nov 5
Strawberry Hill House, The Square Education Room, 268 Waldegrave Rd, Twickenham TW1 4ST
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11am
Nov 5
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes SW13 9HE
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5 to 8pm
Nov 6
Richmond upon Thames College, Egerton Road, Twickenham TW2 7SJ
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7.30pm
Nov 7
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN
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11am to 4.30pm
Nov 9
Normansfield Theatre, Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park, Teddington TW11 9PS
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11am
Nov 12
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes SW13 9HE
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8pm
Nov 14
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN
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6 to 8pm
Nov 14
Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond, TW9 2RE
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7.45pm (Mon to Sat), 4pm (Sun)
Nov 17
Hampton Hill Theatre, 90 High Street, Hampton Hill, Hampton TW12 1NZ
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Various times
Nov 17
WWT London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth's Walk Barnes London SW13 9WT
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Stormtroopers wanted!

Would you like to be a Stormtrooper at this year's Christmas Lights Switch On in Richmond?

Twickenham-based Andrew Ainsworth, who designed the original Stormtrooper outfit for Star Wars back in the 1970s, has very kindly offered to loan Richmond BID two authentic costumes for the Richmond Town Centre Christmas Lights Switch On on Thursday 21 November 2019.

Applicants should be around six feet tall and of slim build. For more information, please contact Ellen Storrar.

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Richmond Trustee Recruitment event

Wanted: Trustees for Local Charities. All organisations need support and guidance and can benefit from a diverse and inclusive perspective. Whatever your background, interests or expertise, by volunteering as a trustee, you can contribute to the ongoing development of an organisation and make a real difference in the community.

Book your free place now to join the Richmond CVS Trustee Recruitment event from 6 to 8pm on Thursday 14 November 2019 at RHACC.

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Trafalgar School Comedy Night

On Friday 18 October 2019, Trafalgar School PTA are hosting their first ever comedy night where you can see three great acts: Athena Kugblenu, Brendan Dempsey and Russ Peers.

Seats are limited and running out fast at a bargain price of £12.50.

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LEAH Bollywood dinner and auction

Join Learn English at Home's annual fundraising dinner at the Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club in Old Deer Park for an Indian-themed evening of food and entertainment on 25 October from 7pm.

Enjoy a feast of delicious meat, vegetarian and vegan main dishes, accompanied by a selection of tasty sides for £40. There will be a cash bar for wine and beer, with Bollywood music and dance. There will be an auction as well as raffle prizes. So, why not book a table for an evening of fun, friendship and fundraising?

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Quiz night in aid of the Holly Lodge Centre

The ever popular annual quiz night is coming back to King's House School on Friday 18 October from 7pm!

Quiz master Adrian Mills, the well-known radio and television presenter, will be hosting the event in support of the Holly Lodge Centre. Tickets are £18 per person and include light supper. Booking is essential.

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Non-emergency patient transport changes in Richmond and Kingston

From Tuesday 1 October 2019, there is a new provider for the community non-emergency patient transport and eligibility assessment call centre for Richmond and Kingston Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

Healthcare and Transport Services (HATS) will continue to provide the eligibility assessment service for all hospital and community appointments and provide non-emergency patient transport for patients attending community appointments with Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare (HRCH) in Richmond.

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The Cabbage Patch 10 returns this month

The Cabbage Patch 10 (miles) returns to the borough on Sunday 13 October 2019. Starting at Twickenham Town Centre at 9am, the 10 mile race will welcome 1600 runners from elite to all abilities, making this a major mass-participation event that will raise money for the charity supporting Princess Alice Hospice, Clarendon School and MDS Patient Care.

The route follows road and river towpaths either side of the Thames, crossing at Kingston and Richmond bridges. 

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Try the tango for free!

Tango dancing improves wellbeing, reduces stress and alleviates symptoms of depression. Among the elderly, tango dancing has also been shown to improve balance, help maintain cognitive function and reduce the risk of falls, as well as being used as a beneficial treatment for dementia, arthritis and Parkinson’s disease.

Freedom Tango are hosting a special free event on Saturday 19 October at St Mary's Parish Hall, Teddington to encourage people of all ages to try tango, watch dance demonstrations and enjoy homemade cakes and snacks.

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Hammersmith Bridge: Extension of Dial-a-Ride service

TfL has extended its Dial-a-Ride (DaR) services to meet the needs of customers with mobility issues who live near Hammersmith Bridge.

Residents living within one mile of the bridge who meet DaR's membership criteria can call a dedicated helpline to arrange for assistance to take them to a pre-agreed location on the other side of the river.

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Updated: 13 Apr 2017