Hamptons and Teddington news

Hampton Wick Big Picnic

Following the success of last year's event, St John's Hampton Wick, the Hampton Wick Association and Friends of Kings Field are organising another community picnic.

The picnic will take place at Kings Field, Church Grove on Sunday 11 June between 12 noon and 3pm. Bring your picnic and enjoy lots of fun activities suitable for all ages!

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Get active this summer with Richmond Aid

Into Sport will be running 4 extra activity groups this summer.

If you have a disability and would like to try a sport or physical activity, then this may be for you.

If you're interested in joining or volunteering come along to a session. Contact Tia for more information by emailing a.taylor@richmondaid.org.uk or phoning 020 8831 6129.

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Mum2Mum market

The Teddington Mum2Mum market will take place on Saturday 20 May from 2 to 4pm at Teddington Baptist Church.

There will be 26 stalls selling a range of gently used items, refreshments, goody bags, massage and loads more. All proceeds will go to local charity Baby Basics.

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Register now for Richmond Volunteer Fair

If you've been thinking of how you could add to your community, come and see what is on offer at this year's Volunteer Fair at RACC.

There will be over 40 local organisations attending. You can browse information, talk to staff and volunteers and get inspired to find the right role for you.

It will take place on 8 June from 2 to 6pm at Richmond Adult Community College.

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Richmond urged to unite for Dementia Awareness Week

Members of the Richmond Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) are delivering a number of events as part of Dementia Awareness Week, which runs from 14 to 20 May. 

The events will help raise money and give locals the opportunity to learn more about how we can support people living with the condition and their carers.

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Chestnut Sunday this weekend

The annual Chestnut Sunday event returns this Sunday 14 May at Bushy Park on Chestnut Avenue. 

The parade starts at 12.30pm and there will be a range of attractions including a band, classic cars, motorcycles and bicycles, fairground rides and much more.

Bring along your family and friends for a fun day out.

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Grey Court School to visit Tanzania

The sixth form students of Grey Court School have been provided with the life-changing opportunity to visit Tanzania.

As part of the visit in July, they will contribute to the Livingstone Tanzania Trust’s work to help improve educational facilities and resources.

In order for them to achieve this goal, they must fundraise £4,000 to go directly to the communities in Tanzania.

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Marble Hill House are now on Facebook

English Heritage are delighted to announce that Marble Hill House now has their own Facebook Page.

Users will be able to keep up to date with the latest news and events

This includes the progress of the Marble Hill Revived project and the discoveries they make along the way.

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RuTC dance students perform Edward Scissorhands

Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) students who are studying a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts took part.

They performed an adaption of the Tim Burton classic, Edward Scissorhands.

The students have been preparing for the production since a recent visit to the college by choreographers from Sir Matthew Bourne’s dance company, New Adventures.

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Richmond upon Thames College alumnus composes musical to highlight eating disorders

Following a 13-year battle with anorexia, Charley Williams used her experiences to create a musical theatre production.

The inspiration for the musical, When Strawberries Are Not Enough, came from the many songs that Charley wrote as a way of therapy throughout her illness.

Charley turned her lyrics into a narrative which is being performed at Hampton Hill Theatre until 29 April and tickets are still available to purchase.

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Teddington in Flower

Once again, the Teddington Society are asking you to open your back garden for charity. You will need to have a side entrance to your garden so people don't enter through your house.

This will take place on 11 June from 2 to 6pm.

To take part please contact organiser Sian Morgan on 07930 331107 or sianmorgan155@btinternet.com.

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2 to 6pm
Thursday 8 June 2017
Richmond Adult and Community College, Parkshot
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12 noon - 3pm
Sunday 11 June 2017
St John's, Hampton Wick
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All Day
Sunday 18 June 2017
Communities all over the UK, TW1 3BZ
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Stanley Primary School May Fair

All are welcome at Stanley Primary School’s May Fair this Sunday 21 May, from 12 to 3pm at Strathmore Road, Teddington, TW11 8UH.

Come along for live music, a treasure hunt, barbecue, tombolas and more!

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Q2 Players presents Blithe Spirit

Kew's only amateur theatre group, Q2 Players, will host Blithe Spirit at St Luke's in The Avenue, Kew.

This will take place from 15 to 17 June at 2.30pm and 8pm.

For tickets email tickets@q2players.org.uk or call 07957 587230 after 17 May, between 6 and 8.30pm. 

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Knit, weed, write and read at your local library

Join a social activity group at your local library, help people to make new friends, learn a new skill.

Perhaps you have always wanted to get involved with play reading or you would like to learn how to upcycle your much loved fabrics? All of these and more are available near you through the Council’s library service.

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Building Blocks Childcare shortlisted for Nursery of the Year

Staff and children of Building Blocks Childcare are celebrating after being shortlisted for National Day Nurseries Association’s (NDNA) Nursery Of The Year.

They could go on to win the UK title of NDNA Nursery of the Year at the NDNA Awards on 30 June.

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Recovery Cafés now open

Come along to one of a new Recovery Café for a safe and supportive space.

There’s no need for an appointment, just turn up and you’ll find a listening ear, and benefit from companionship and from engaging in therapeutic support.

The Recovery Cafés are based in Tooting and Wimbledon but are there to help adults with mental health issues from the south London boroughs of Wandsworth, Merton, Sutton, Richmond and Kingston.

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A sunny turnout for the Mayor's Fish and Chip Cruise

Despite an afternoon hailstorm, the sun came out just in time for the Mayor’s Annual Fish and Chip Cruise.

£2,169 was raised and delighted raffle winners scooped up prizes donated by The Petersham Hotel, David Lloyd and Kew Gardens.

All proceeds will go to the Mayor’s Charity, Integrated Neurological Services. They provide long-term support for people with neurological conditions and for their families and carers.

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Road works on The Green in Twickenham

Due to emergency sewer repairs, temporary three-way traffic signals and a lane closure will be in place.

This is from 3 to 19 May at the junction of The Green and Staines Road, Twickenham.

TryCycle Twickenham

Join Try Twickenham BID Businesses for an afternoon of TryCycle fun and earn a TryCycle medal on their Mini Grand Prix.

There will be lots of free activities suitable for all the family, so bring your bikes and scooters along (or borrow one from Try Twickenham).

This will take place at the Embankment and Diamond Jubilee Gardens on Twickenham Riverside on 7 May from 1 to 5pm.

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Take a trip back to the 1960s as part of Museums at Night!

The National Archives in Kew is holding an evening of entertainment with a whole range of iconic sixties records.

There will be sixties music all night, vintage badge making, a themed photobooth and much more.

It will take place on 19 May from 6.30 to 10pm and tickets are £15.

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Updated: 21 November 2014