Hamptons and Teddington news

Local railway creates ‘Fido’ the dinosaur train

Hampton and Kempton Waterworks Railway volunteers have been working flat out creating their very own roaring T Rex train ‘Fido’ for their popular Dinosaur Day on 8 September.

Trains run from 10.30am to 4pm, no booking required. Tickets are £3 for adults and £1 for children aged 5 to 15 (under 5's ride free). Dress as your favourite dinosaur and ride the train for free!

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Autumn Art Fair at the Landmark Arts Centre

Visit the bi-annual contemporary visual art fair in Teddington, where the work over over 75 exhibitors will be for sale. 

Both local and national artists will be displaying their work, across a wide range of mediums including painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics and sculpture.

The fair takes place from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October 2019. Admission is £4 or £3 for concessions, and free for under 16s/LAC members.

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Volunteers needed for Christmas Day Dinner

Christmas Day Dinner Richmond are delighted to announce they are back for the third year!

Each year the award-winning group provide a Christmas Day lunch for young people aged 18-25, who are leaving foster care. Without this event many would spend the day alone.

You do not need to be available on Christmas Day to help out. If you would like to be involved in the preparation this year, please email christmasdayrichmond@gmail.com.

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England v Ireland match

On Saturday 24 August, England will play Ireland in a pre-World Cup match at Twickenham Stadium. Kick-off is at 3pm and 82,000 people are expected to attend.

Whitton Road, Rugby Road and London Road will close from around 1 to 3pm, and 4.30 to around 7pm.

The CPZ will be in force, so please remember to display your permits. Live traffic updates will be posted on Twitter. The Community Helpline is 07894 814 180 (afternoon of the match only).

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Richmond's new 5k RUNFEST event

Richmond based healthy snack company, Graze, has been revealed as the new title sponsor for Richmond Sundown 5k in September 2019.

The 5k run will be held on Saturday 14 September, at 7pm. After the run, the festival will continue with be live music from Sharlene & Vula from Basement Jaxx, Richmond Food and Fitness Expo, and the Fuller’s bar.

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Learn to row with Putney Town Rowing Club

Join the Putney Town Rowing Club six-week 'Learn to Row' course starting this September. Members will learn all the ins and outs of rowing in the lead up to the annual end of course finale.

The next open days at the Club are Tuesday 3 September at 7pm and Sunday 8 September at 1pm. You must attend an open day to be considered for a place on the course.

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Drawing workshops for adults

Be inspired by the Museum of Richmond's collections and join the monthly Creative Mindfulness drawing workshops for adults.

Each workshop is led by a local artist and will have a different theme, exploring a different element of the borough's history. The sessions run from 10.30am to 12.30pm, and cost £10 per person, materials and refreshments provided.

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Hampton Wick History Walk

Join Ray Elmitt, author of several books on the history of Hampton Wick, for one of his celebrated walks. Take in ten places of historic interest around Hampton Wick, stretching over 1.5 miles in 90 minutes.

The walk costs £6, or free for Hampton Wick Association members, and will start from Hampton Wick Library at 11am on Sunday 15 September. Places are limited.

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Join a free Richmond Theatre summer course

Richmond Theatre Trust are delighted to be sponsoring three places for the course Mini Performers Skills Builder for children aged 4 to 9, this will take place at Richmond Theatre.

From Monday 19 to Friday 23 August 2019, participants will be treated to fun-filled performing arts workshops, theatre industry insights and storytelling.

If you would benefit from a free place, register your interest.

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Children's baking workshops

This month, Cavernoma Society are running baking workshops for children aged 2 to 15. Each lesson lasts two hours, and children will learn to bake and they will receive a certificate plus recipe cards upon completion.

The sessions will take place at Elleray Hall on Saturday 17 August, and at ETNA Community Centre on Sunday 24 August 2019.

Moneys raised will go to people affected by Cavernoma.

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The Father at the Mary Wallace Theatre

The Richmond Shakespeare Society presents The Father, a tragi-comedy exploring the mind of a man whose grasp on reality is gradually fading. Is Andre living alone or with his daughter? Has the carer stolen his watch? Heartbreak and black humour combine in this moving drama by prize-winning playwright Florian Zeller.

Peformances are from Saturday 14 to Saturday 21 September at the Mary Wallace Theatre in Twickenham. Tickets are £10 per person.

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Events

12.30 to 1.30pm
Aug 28
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew TW9 3AB
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11am to 1pm
Aug 29
Richmond Library Annex, Quadrant Rd, Little Green TW9 1DH
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4 to 8.30pm
Aug 30
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes SW13 9WT
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3pm
Aug 31
London Wetland Centre, Barnes SW13 9WT
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1pm
Sep 1
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew TW9 3AB
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11am
Sep 3
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes SW13 9HE
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10.30am to 4.30pm
Sep 3
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew TW9 3AB
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7pm
Sep 3
Putney Town Rowing Club, Kew Meadow Towpath, Richmond TW9 4EN
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7.30pm
Sep 4
The Hyde Room, York House, York Street, Twickenham TW1 3BZ
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2pm
Sep 4
York House, Twickenham TW1 3AA
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From 7pm
Sep 6
WWT London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth's Walk Barnes London SW13 9WT
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6am
Sep 7
Old Deer Park, Richmond TW9 2SF
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10 to 11am
Sep 7
Upper Ham Road, Ham, TW10 5LA
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10am to 4pm
Sep 7
Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington TW11 9NN
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7pm
Sep 8
Strawberry Hill House, 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4ST
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7.30pm
Sep 8
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN
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1pm
Sep 8
Putney Town Rowing Club, Kew Meadow Towpath, Richmond TW9 4EN
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10am to 4pm
Sep 8
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth' Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT
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11am
Sep 10
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes SW13 9HE
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2pm
Sep 10
The Hyde Room, York House, York Street, Twickenham TW1 3BZ
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7 to 9pm
Sep 10
The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BE
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6 to 8pm
Sep 12
284 Upper Richmond Road SW14 7JE
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10.30am to 12.30pm
Sep 14
Museum of Richmond, Second Floor, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1TP
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7pm
Sep 14
Old Deer Park, TW92SF
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11am
Sep 17
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes SW13 9HE
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10am to 4pm
Sep 20
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth' Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT
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9.30 to 11am
Sep 22
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth' Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT
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7pm
Sep 23
Church Walk, Richmond TW9 1SN
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11am
Sep 24
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes SW13 9HE
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MeetUpMondays are coming to East Sheen

FiSH Neighbourhood Care is partnering with The Hare and Hounds in East Sheen to host MeetUpMondays. The sessions will run every week from 11am to 1pm, starting on Monday 9 September.

A great way to start the week, MeetUpMondays are a chance for neighbours to get together in a community space, have a free cup of tea or coffee, a few nibbles and some good conversation whilst making new friends.

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Learn to play petanque

Join Twickenham Riverside Trust at the Diamond Jubilee Gardens on Tuesday 10 September for a free petanque (French boules) taster session from 11.30am to 3pm.

All equipment and instruction will be provided, no booking necessary. For more information email diamondjubileegardens@gmail.com.

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The HandleBards present 'Much Ado About Nothing'

The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe.

Join their all-male troupe at Strawberry Hill House and Garden for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ’Much Ado About Nothing’ at Strawberry Hill House on Sunday 8 September from 7pm. Tickets are £16 for adults and £10 for children.

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An evening with Missing People

East Sheen-based charity Missing People is opening its doors to the community and local businesses on Thursday 12 September from 6pm for an evening of networking, nibbles and speeches. There will also be a free prize draw.
 
Missing People is a lifeline when someone disappears, offering practical and emotional support via a free, 24/7 and confidential helpline. Registration is essential.

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Twickenham Climate Action Meeting

Richmond and Twickenham Friends of the Earth are hosting a Climate Action event at The Exchange in Twickenham on Tuesday 10 September 2019, from 7 to 9pm.

Discuss the climate change challenges and what we can do to make a positive difference in the community. Light refreshments and snacks will be available.

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The Richmond Vicars - a talk by Derek Robinson

Join Derek Robinson at the Museum of Richmond, where he will share many of the fascinating stories discovered during his recent research on the vicars of Richmond from past centuries.

This event will be held on Monday 23 September 2019, and doors will open at 7pm. Tickets cost £5 per person.

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Richmond Park FC celebrates five years

This year, Richmond Park FC is celebrating its 5th year as a community football club. What started out as two girls teams has now developed into a complete pathway for girls football, from Wildcats (age five years) all the way through to RPFC Women (open age), with over 150 women and girls participating.

The club is always on the look out for new players. It's a great way to get fit, make new friends and get involved in the community. If you are interested in joining, contact Dave on david@richmondparkfc.com.

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In the gallery with Russell Terry

This September, the Landmark Arts Centre will be holding an exhibition displaying the works of Russell Terry, an alumnus of the Royal College of Art.

Terry works within drawing, painting, printing, casting, and collage, often utilising hand-cut paper. You can visit the free exhibition between Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 11 September 2019.

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England v Wales match

On Sunday 11 August, England will play Wales in a pre-World Cup match at Twickenham Stadium. Kick-off is at 2pm and around 82,000 people are expected to attend.

Whitton Road, Rugby Road and London Road will be closed from around 12 noon to 2pm, and from 3.30pm to around 6pm. The CPZ will be in force, so please remember to display your permits.

Live traffic updates will be posted on Twitter. The Community Helpline is 07894 814 180 (afternoon of the match only).

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Updated: 13 Apr 2017