Hamptons and Teddington news

Finding Ivy and Aktion T4

On Monday 27 January at 2pm the Langdon Down Museum is holding a talk and film screening about the Aktion T4 Nazi Euthanasia programme that was responsible for the murder of approximately 275,000 people with learning disabilities.

The talk tells the story of Ivy, a 10-year-old victim, followed by a screening of the documentary film Aktion T4 that sees Berge Kanikanian, who has Down’s Syndrome, travel to Poland and Germany to visit the sites of these euthanasia centres.

This event is free. Booking not required. 

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Crafty mosaics in Teddington

Learn the different techniques of mosaic with a new eight-week course at the Teddington Landmark Arts Centre, whilst exploring styles and inspiration to design and create two bespoke mosaic 15cm tiles. In the second half of the course you will create a square mirror or panel to hang in your home or give as a gift. Courses start on 20 January - prebooking essential. 

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Start your New Year with new skills

If your new year resolutions include getting involved with a local good cause, Richmond CVS has some ideal training sessions to help you.

The Richmond Volunteer Development programme is designed to help local people explore the voluntary sector and gain basic knowledge and skills. The sessions are available to book now and are equally useful for anyone looking to either start or refresh their volunteering or career path. You could be considering a trustee or volunteer opportunity, be seeking a career change to the voluntary sector, or you may be an existing team member of a local community organisation.

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Getting men singing this New Year

A new and inclusive men’s choir harnessing the power and range of male voices in a welcoming atmosphere has been launched by the Landmark Arts Centre. From 13 January for 11 weeks they will sing a wide variety of music, including folk, pop, world, all taught by ear, working towards enjoyable performances to promote the cause of getting men singing.

If you’ve never been before, try a free taster workshop.

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Did you get lots of festive fails this Christmas? Donate to charity

Were you inundated with festive fails this Christmas? The British Heart Foundation is appealing for quality donations to help support the charity’s vital work and save unwanted items from landfill.

Donating to the charity couldn’t be easier. Simply head down to your local shop or go online to arrange a home collection free of charge and say farewell to your Christmas clutter.

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Screening of Mr Hulot's Holiday

Join the Friends of Whitton Library for a French movie evening screening Mr Hulot's Holiday, on Tuesday 21 January 2020 from 7.30pm.

Tickets are £5 and they are available at Whitton Library, or by emailing friendswhitton@gmail.com.

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Big Game 12 at Twickenham Stadium

The annual 'Big Game 12' takes place at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 28 December, with 75,000 spectators expected. Due to ongoing industrial action on South Western Railway, trains will be less frequent and busier than usual, with roads being more congested than a usual match day. Where possible, local residents should avoid travelling during between 12 noon and 4pm, and 6.30 to 8.30pm.

Match day timings are available on the Harlequins website.

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Colourful wooden tree charms at Hampton Court Palace

Come and see Elizabeth I in her beautiful ‘Rainbow Portrait’ dress at Hampton Court Palace on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 December, from 11am to 4pm. Using similar colours and patterned materials, create a colourful tree charm for yourself.

Entry included in palace admission (members go free).

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Bringing joy to the world!

For some years, KingsGate Church in Ham has been putting together Christmas Hampers for local schools to distribute to families who could really do with a boost at this time of year.

In the first year, 10 hampers were distributed by St Richard's CE Primary. This year, many of the local Ham and Petersham Churches have contributed financially to the project and over 65 hampers were put together to be distributed via all local schools.

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Eel Pie Club Christmas Party

Head to the Eel Pie Club Christmas Party on Wednesday 18 December to enjoy great music, free mince pies and mulled wine, for the best party in town.

Performing on the night from 8pm are the Eel Pie Stars as well as guest musicians. Book your tickets online today!

 

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Choral Workshop

Singers are invited to take part in a special choral workshop focusing on Yiddish and Hebrew music at the Landmark Arts Centre on Sunday 2 February from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

Run by world renowned Jewish choir director Polina Shepherd participants will then perform that evening in a concert to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

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Events

10am to 12.30pm
Feb 17
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN
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1.30pm
Feb 18
Strawberry Hill House, The Square Education, Room 268, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4ST
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11am
Feb 18
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes SW13 9HE
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8pm
Feb 18
The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BE.
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8pm
Feb 20
St Mary’s Church, Church Road, Barnes SW13 9HL
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10am to 4pm
Feb 21
Queen Elizabeth's Walk Barnes SW13 9WT
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10am
Feb 22
Meet in the Moat car park, south of Elstead, on the minor road between Elstead and Thursley, GU8 6LW
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7:45am
Feb 23
St Mary's Church Barnes Church Rd, Barnes, London SW13 9HL
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4pm
Feb 23
Hampton Hill Theatre 90 High Street Hampton Hill TW12 1NZHampton Hill Theatre 90 High Street Hampton Hill TW12 1NZ
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7.45pm
Feb 24
Hampton Hill Theatre 90 High Street Hampton Hill TW12 1NZ
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1.30pm
Feb 25
Strawberry Hill House, The Square Education, Room 268, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4ST
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11am
Feb 25
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes SW13 9HE
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10.30am to 12.30pm
Feb 26
The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham TW1 1BE
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3pm
Feb 29
Richmond Athletic Ground, TW9 2SF
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1.30pm
Mar 3
Strawberry Hill House, The Square Education, Room 268, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4ST
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7pm
Mar 5
The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham TW1 1BE
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8pm
Mar 5
Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington TW11 9NN
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8 to 11.30pm
Mar 6
The Turks Head (Winchester Hall), 28 Winchester Road, Twickenham TW1 1LF
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1pm
Mar 7
WWT London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth's Walk Barnes London SW13 9WT
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7.30pm
Mar 7
Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington TW11 9NN
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7pm
Mar 9
The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham TW1 1BE
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5 to 8pm
Mar 10
Richmond Upon Thames College Langhorn Drive TWICKENHAM TW2 7SJ
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1.30pm
Mar 10
Strawberry Hill House, The Square Education, Room 268, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4ST
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8pm
Mar 11
The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham TW1 1BE
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10am to 4pm
Mar 13
Queen Elizabeth's Wak Barnes SW13 9WT
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7.30pm
Mar 14
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN
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11am
Mar 15
1 Clarence Street, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2SA
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Free activities for 11 to 19 year olds at Ham Youth Centre

Ham Youth Centre offers a wide variety of positive activities for young people in the Richmond area. The centre is open every day after school offering, sports, art, archery, music studio, parkour, street dance, cooking etc and also trips and residentials in school holidays. 

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Kew Riverside Primary School Recycling Program

If you over indulged during the holiday season we have some good news for you.

Kew Riverside Primary School is now collecting hard to recycle plastic and packaging to help the environment and cut landfill.

Drop your items to the school between 7am and 4.30pm or in the wheelie bin by the gate of Kew Riverside Pitches Twenty-four hours a day.

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Be prepared for New Year’s Eve trains

Due to RMT industrial action, South Western Railway is running an amended timetable on New Year’s Eve, with fewer services that will finish earlier and are likely to be very busy. If you are planning a trip into town, make sure you check before you travel.

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Take part in a local photography competition

To celebrate the Year of the Tree, the Friends of Richmond Park are running a series of photography competitions throughout 2020. The first competition – Winter – is now open. The overall theme is images that show the character of the Park’s trees. Each seasonal winner will receive a prize of a beautiful book of trees by leading landscape photographers. The deadline is Saturday 29 February 2020.

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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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Join the Freegle community

There are now almost 2,000 freeglers in Richmond upon Thames!

Freegle aims to increase reuse and reduce landfill by offering a free online service where people can give away and ask for things that would otherwise be thrown away.

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Richmond Rugby Christmas offer

Richmond Rugby are excited to announce all match tickets for this Saturday's home fixture against Birmingham Mosely are just £10. Kick off is 3pm at Richmond Athletic Ground.

Be quick, offer ends 5pm on Friday 13 December.

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Twickenham Jazz Club

Join Twickenham Jazz Club at their Christmas Party on Tuesday 17 December from 8pm.

Admission to the event is £14

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Christmas French market in Twickenham

Soak up the Christmas atmosphere in Church Street at the festive, fun and authentic annual Christmas French Market.

Find last minute presents including French soap, honey, basket ware, clothing and accessories, delicatessen and more. Visit on Saturday 21 December from 9am to 5pm or Sunday 22 December from 10am to 4pm.

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Updated: 13 Apr 2017