Hamptons and Teddington news

Get healthier and save money in 2018

If you are committed to your fitness goals and want to save some money then our annual membership option is perfect for you.

All you need to do is pay for the whole year in advance and you will receive two months free.

For more information call 020 3772 2999 or email us at leisure@richmond.gov.uk.

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Learn to swim with Feel Good Fitness

Sign up to Feel Good Swim School today! We offer classes for babies, toddlers, juniors and adults at Teddington Pools. Spaces still available.

For information on classes and availability please call 0203 772 2999 or pop into the centre.

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Teddington arts charity get their grand piano

Teddington’s Landmark Arts Centre finally got their delivery of a concert grand piano.

The centre had long dreamt of having its own concert piano and four years ago launched an appeal to raise the funds to realise the dream.

The piano made its performance debut at the Landmark on 6 January at a concert given by the Thames Youth Orchestra.

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Volunteer with Embracing Age

Embracing Age is a faith inspired charity dedicated to improving the lives of older people.

The are currently looking for a number of volunteers to join them in their day to day work including Care Home Friends, Dementia Volunteers, Ebay Volunteers and Gardening Volunteers.

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Remembering the Holocaust... in quilt

Students and staff at Waldegrave, the Richmond upon Thames School and Teddington School have successfully completed five massive quilts as part of The 70,273 Project. The students have created over 1,500 blocks, which have been stitched together to form big quilts.

These will now be displayed in major cathedrals around the world to mark National Holocaust Memorial Day.

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Come along to the Thames Youth Orchestra concert

On Saturday 6 January, the Thames Youth Orchestra will be performing at the Landmark Arts Centre. Founded in 2005, the Thames Youth Orchestra comprises 80 young musicians from local schools. This concert will feature such favourites as Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, the Háry János Suite by Kodály, Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite and Stravinksy’s The Firebird Suite.

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Volunteer at Horse Rangers

Horse Rangers Association is a charity which supports the personal development of young people, regardless of background or ability, by teaching them to ride and care for horses.

They run a special needs programme and currently need volunteers to help with these sessions which run during term time (Tuesday to Friday) in their Indoor School in Bushy Park. If you are comfortable around horses, why not volunteer now?

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Creating Futures: building a residential community

Children in Care Council (CiCC) has launched its first crowdfunding project to help make a young person’s residence feel more like a home.

The ‘Creating Futures’ project helps to empower young people living in a local residence through working with art therapists, building a community and gaining the skills to succeed.

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Start the New Year in Old Vienna

Normansfield Theatre will be starting off the New Year with 'New Year in Old Vienna' on Saturday 6 January at 7.30pm. 

There will be music by Mozart, Schubert, Sullivan, J Strauss II, Lehar, Stolz, Kreisler, Ivor Novello and Noel Coward.

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Cheer for Ruils with Starbucks #CheerForGood

Ruils has been nominated to take part in Starbucks Cheer for Good by customers and Starbucks Teddington meaning there’s an opportunity for them to be awarded up to £2,000.

Ruils is asking supporters in Richmond get behind them by ‘cheering’ for them on Twitter using the hashtag #CheerforGood and @Ruils until midnight on 20 December 2017.

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Win one free month gold membership with Feel Good Fitness!

Get healthier with Feel Good Fitness! We're giving away a free month gold membership worth £51. All you have to do is head over to the Facebook page, like the page and share the competition post for a chance to win.

The deadline for submissions is Sunday 28 January at 5pm. Terms and conditions apply. Good luck!

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Events

11am to 1pm
Jan 22
The Exchange 75 London Road Twickenham TW1 1BE
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1 to 4pm
Jan 23
Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club, Old Deer Park, Twickenham Road, Richmond TW9 2SB
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10am to 5pm
Feb 10
Teddington Baptist Church Church Road TW11 8PF
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Join the Richmond Reading Round

Funded by the Royal Literary Fund, there are still a few free places left for residents interested in joining a weekly, author-led reading group.

Short stories, articles, scripts, poetry are selected to delight, challenge and entertain. It takes place on Tuesdays between 1.15 and 2.45pm during school terms at Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond. TW9 1TP. 

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New production from Teddington Theatre Club

A View From the Bridge is Teddington Theatre Club's next production.

It will be showing at Hampton Hill Theatre from 28 January until 3 February. Perfomances will take place on weekdays at 7.45pm and Sundays at 4pm.

Tickets are available from the box office on 0845 838 7529. 

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GoodGym are back doing good deeds

GoodGym were back running the streets of Richmond upon Thames yesterday starting off the new year by helping ETNA clean up their yard. 

12 runners met in Richmond and ran to ETNA Community Centre in St Margarets where they cleared up weeds and leaves. 

The next GoodGym run will take place on 8 January for a Barnes tidy up. 

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Help Normansfield Theatre and their lighting appeal

Normansfield Theatre has launched an appeal to upgrade all of their stage and front of stage lighting. They are hoping to raise £19,000 to enable them to move to more economical and environmentally friendly LED fittings. You can donate now online.

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ADHD Richmond attracts top UK speakers for 2018 Talks

ADHD Richmond, the local support group for parents and carers of children and young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, has attracted some the UK’s leading specialists in the condition to appear at its seminars in 2018.

The group has become so well known nationally, for its advice and help via its website and social media, that the country’s top ADHD researchers, Professors and Doctors want to come to meet the members. 

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Students perform in Annie production

Students from local primary schools recently performed in Hampton High's end of year production Annie. Students from Hampton High joined with pupils from Buckingham, Hampton Hill and Hampton Junior schools for a fantastic production. The first in the schools new Primary Performing Arts Centre.

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Christmas Day at Meet & Deep Newsagents

If you are alone or have nothing to do on Christmas Day pop into Meet & Deep Newsagents on Hampton Road, Twickenham for some mince pies and Christmas cheer!

No purchase required.

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Make a splash in 2018 at Pools on the Park

All new pupil lessons at Pools on the Park are now open to book.

Feel Good Swim School offer group lessons for swimmers of all ages and abilities.

Spaces are limited so please call us now on 020 3772 2999 or pop in to the centre for more information or to book.

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Nominate an RHP customer for a Christmas Star award

As part of the Richmond Housing Partnership (RHP) ‘Christmas starts at home’ celebration, they want to know all about the heroes in their customers' lives.

RHP are asking customers to nominate the stars in their lives for a 'Christmas Star' award. There are 3 categories; Everyday Hero, Green Fingered Hero and Pay It Forward Hero.

The only rule is that the nominee has to be an RHP customer. Nominate them by Tweeting @rhp_uk or email your nomination to communications@rhp.org.uk

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Updated: 13 Apr 2017