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Fabric sale fundraiser in aid of Vineyard Community Centre

The Vineyard Community Centre are running a fundraising fabric sales event with all proceeds going to the Vineyard Community Centre, a local charity which supports people in crisis. 

Works of Love is a sewing and craft community in Richmond who have an amazing array of fabrics suitable for dressmaking, crafts or home furnishings. The sale will take place in Works of Love’s sewing studio at Dickson House in Richmond on Tuesday 25, from 2 to 6pm, and Saturday 29 August from 10am to 2pm.

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Arts Richmond to host series of sketching days next week

Arts Richmond will host a weeklong series of sketching days from Monday to Friday (10 to 14 August) across a range of iconic areas within the borough.

The sketching days will run daily from 11am to 4pm. The series will begin next Monday 10 August at the Leg O'Mutton Reservoir in Barnes, and then running at a number of locations through the week before finishing at Crane Park, Twickenham on Friday 14 August 2020.

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The making of Kew’s Palm House

Find out about the amazing story of one of the greatest showpieces of Victorian Britain: the Palm House in Kew Gardens. The Spectator recently featured the fascinating story on their Book Club podcast with guest Kate Teltescher who also discussed other stories from her new book Palace of Palms.

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Richmond Canoe Club 2020 Paddle Camps this month

Paddle Camps at Richmond Canoe Club are running five-day beginners’ kayak and canoe courses for children aged 10 to 14. The Club will run 90-minute sessions daily from Monday to Friday. Courses will be conducted in boats, allowing for social distancing.

The courses are an introduction to the sport with children wearing buoyancy aids at all times, children should be comfortable in the water and able to swim at a basic level. Contact paddlecamps@richmondcanoe.club for more information.

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Pop-up coronavirus test centre available in Richmond this August

People who think they may have contracted coronavirus can get tested at a temporary pop-up testing centre in Old Deer Park, on selected dates this August.

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The American International University to begin Counselling Skills courses

From September to November, The American International University Richmond will begin its online counselling skills courses. From January (in line with Government guidance) the university will hope to continue the course at Richmond, The American International University in person. If you are interested in a place, why not sign up to today?

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Continue to climb the ladder with the Autumn Employability Course

Room for Work is a free employability skills course delivered via Zoom. It offers tailored, online mentoring with one-to-one meetings.

The course is for skilled workers aged 45-plus with work experience ranging from administrative to managerial and professional roles. The course is designed for those who are unemployed or economically inactive. The course is free and will run on Tuesdays from 10.30am to 1pm with the next course starting on 22 September 2020.

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Cycling lessons for children and those who have missed Year 6 cycle training

Pedal Up are offering children across the borough the chance to catch up and learn valuable skills to enable them to safely cycle on our roads. Pedal Up are offering a four-day summer safe cycling course for kids delivered by their friendly team of cycling instructors. 

All classes are offered in full compliance with latest COVID-19 guidelines. Pedal Up are offering two classes a day through the month of August running from 10am to 12 noon or 1 to 3pm. 

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Share your Community Heroes story!

This year’s Community Heroes programme will recognise more people than ever before - celebrating those who voluntarily help improve the lives of residents and the wider community, as well as recognising those who have gone above and beyond to help with the borough’s COVID-19 response.

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AFC launch extensive programme of events for kids this summer

AFC Kingston and Richmond has announced a wide array of activities for kids to enjoy this summer. Activities include badminton, table tennis, football, basketball, parkour, tennis, mountain biking and art classes.

Due to COVID-19, all activities will be outdoors, mainly on Ham Green. They will be organised in bookable slots with a limited number of young people. Strict social distancing and hygiene measures will be followed.

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Mobile landlords supporting Petersham and Ham Sea Scouts

If you travel along the Thames tow path by River Lane, Petersham this weekend you will come across the mobile landlords.

The mobile landlords will be offering their services at weekends during the summer to raise funds for the Petersham and Ham Sea Scouts. The 20 percent of their profits will go towards funding the new scout hut. The Scouts will also be having a book and cake stall.

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Events

10am to 5pm
Aug 7
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN
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10am to 5pm
Aug 8
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN
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10am to 5pm
Aug 9
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN
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11am to 4pm
Aug 10
Leg O'Mutton Reservoir, Barnes
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11am to 4pm
Aug 11
Kneller Gardens
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11am to 4pm
Aug 12
Orleans Gallery Gardens & River Views
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11am to 4pm
Aug 13
Hampton Ferry Boathouse
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11am to 4pm
Aug 14
Crane Park, Twickenham
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8am
Aug 15
Virtual/ On the road / In a park near you
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Kew Gardens adds socially distanced 10k dates

Like many event organisers, the team behind Richmond RUNFEST have had to postpone their half and full marathons to next April 2021.

RUNFEST have worked hard to plan two socially distanced 10K events inside the beautiful Kew Gardens on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September 2020. Kew Gardens 10K have also announced online marketplace provider, Find a Race as a new event partner.

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Could you be a Fire Cadet or volunteer?

Fire Cadets currently have spaces available for cadets and volunteers across the borough of Richmond. If you're aged 14 to 17 and are looking for a fun, challenging, exciting way to gain new skills, the Fire Cadets could be a great new challenge for you. 

Joining Fire Cadets is a great way for young people to have fun, make friends, gain a qualification and develop their skills and confidence. 

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Free info evening to help EU citizens find out how to become a British Citizen

Are you an EU citizen living, working or studying in Richmond upon Thames and worried about Brexit? Why not attend a free event to find out how you can become a British Citizen?

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Libraries service increases after lockdown eases

As part of the phased reopening of our libraries, an extra hour of click and collect will now be added at seven local libraries, with public computer access available at the Information and Reference Library in Richmond.

Libraries will be opening between 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

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RuTC Supported Learning donate to Hounslow Community FoodBox

When Richmond upon Thames College closed for the coronavirus lockdown, Supported Learning staff acted quickly and donated excess food and drinks from the college shop, Serious Snacks, to the Hounslow Community FoodBox to help others in need.

Hounslow Community FoodBox is a charity which provides emergency food and support to those in need living in the London Borough of Hounslow.

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Richmond Art House announce Art Unlocked festival for October

This October, Richmond Art House will host 'Art Unlocked' at Orleans House Gallery. The exhibition will feature over 80 of Richmond's open studios artists and will provide artists, designers, makers and residents alike an opportunity to reflect on the unfurling of COVID-19 with artwork created in response to the pandemic.

The exhibition is planned to take place at Orleans House Gallery from 2 to 4 October 2020.

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Government needs to step up with funding for Hammersmith Bridge

The Government must step in and help fund the restoration of Hammersmith Bridge, a bridge that is vital to the future economy of the capital, says Richmond Council.

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Travel the world at Kew Gardens this summer

With foreign summer holidays not happening for many this summer, Kew Gardens is aiming to satisfy resident's desire for foreign adventure with its themed gardens.

Bask in the glory of the Californian summer with the Redwood Grove, explore Spain with the Mediterranean Garden, adventure around Asia in the Japanese Garden and experience the Himalayas in the garden’s incredible Rhododendron Dell. Advanced ticket booking is essential. 

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Final chance to apply to be a census engagement manager

Could you be a census engagement manager? The census is a once-a-decade compulsory survey of the entire population of England and Wales. It provides detailed information and statistics that drive future decisions and the direction of the country.

As an engagement manager, you will work with councils and diverse communities to help make Census 2021 a success in your area. The closing date for applications is this Friday, July 31.

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Updated: 11 Mar 2020