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Richmond Art House Open Studios - Calling all artists

Artists in Richmond upon Thames are invited to take part in a short survey to share their thoughts on Richmond Art House Open Studios.

Get involved and join in the conversation as we review how to make our annual festival of visual art the best it can be. Have your say before 8 November 2019.

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Are you happy with our parks? Have your say now!

The Richmond Council 'Parks Satisfaction Survey' 2019 will take place over the next four weeks and aims to assess overall satisfaction with local parks and, importantly, highlight any areas for improvement.

Have your say before 11 November 2019.

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Arts Richmond Young Writers' Festival 2019

The Arts Richmond Young Writers' Festival is open to all young people who either live or attend school/clubs in Richmond upon Thames.

Entrants may write about any subject of their choice, in any format. It could be a story, a poem, a script - anything you write yourself as long as it's under 500 words (or 25 lines for a poem). Entries close Friday 6 December 2019.

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Richmond Art Society Winter Exhibition

Richmond Art Society will host its third Winter Exhibition at Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College from Saturday 30 November to Saturday 7 December 2019.

The exhibition will feature over 200 artworks by established and emerging member artists from the Society and will present a wide variety of works including paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, digital art and photography.

Pictured: "Strawberry Hill" by Stephen Doak

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Innovative joint plan to improve the lives of Richmond residents

The Richmond Health and Care Plan has been developed with local people and aims to give everyone the best start in life, help people to live healthier lives and be better connected to their local community.

This new partnership plan will help patients get better care and support and help them to avoid having to re-tell their story every time they encounter a new health or social care service.

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St Mary’s Christmas Fair

The annual St Mary’s Christmas Fair will take place on Saturday 23 November at Kitson Hall in Barnes from 10am to 3pm.

Stalls include Christmas gifts and cards, homemade cakes, Bric a Brac, garden gifts and plants. There will be an all-day cafe and activities for children including face painting and biscuit decorating.

Admission is free and all proceeds benefit the Castelnau Community Centre in Barnes and additional charities.

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Halloween witches, wizards and dragon train

Volunteers at Hampton and Hempton Waterworks Railway have been very busy getting ready for their very popular Halloween and Ghost Night event, and this time the theme is wizards, witches and a dragon train named Donald.

Trains will run every half hour from 5.30 to 8.30pm on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 November. You must book tickets online - prices are £6 adults and £4 children.

Ticket price includes a hot/cold drink and cookie.

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Young artist’s design picked to mark Twinning celebration

A poster created by an 11-year-old artist from East Twickenham has been picked to mark the reaffirmation of the borough’s twinning next year!

The overall winner is Selim Bener (aged 11) from Orleans Park School in Twickenham. Selim lives near Richmond Bridge, which provided the inspiration for his poster.

Richmond upon Thames will be welcoming hundreds of guests from its twin towns of Fontainebleau, in France, and Konstanz in Germany over the weekend from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 June 2020.

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School children become local politicians for the day!

Year 6 children from around the Borough gathered at York House Council Chamber for this year’s Pupil Parliament.

The event saw two pupils from each school debate and give speeches on important issues. This year’s debate was 'Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote in elections?'

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It’s our duty to report hate crime

The Council, local police and key partners are committed to driving out hate crime and encouraging people to speak out and report it if they have fallen victim to crime targeted at their race, religion, sexuality, gender or disability.

If you are a victim of hate crime or have witnessed a hate crime, call 0800 138 1625 or go to Stop Hate UK.

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Awards celebrate youngsters’ achievements

The Celebration of Achievement Awards took place last week to celebrate the accomplishments of young people in care in Richmond and Kingston.

There were over 600 nominations across both primary and secondary school children for achievements in eight different categories.

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Events

1.15pm
Oct 22
Strawberry Hill House, The Square Education Room, 268 Waldegrave Rd, Twickenham TW1 4ST
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8pm
Oct 22
The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BE
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11am
Oct 22
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes SW13 9HE
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10.30am to 1pm
Oct 23
St Mary's University, Twickenham Waldegrave Road Twickenham TW1 4SX
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7pm
Oct 24
Riverside Room, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond TW9 1TP
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7pm
Oct 25
Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club, Old Deer Park, Twickenham Road TW9 2SB
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10.30am
Oct 28
Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington TW11 9NN
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10am to 12 noon
Oct 29
St Mary Magdalene’s Church
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1.15pm
Oct 29
Strawberry Hill House, The Square Education Room, 268 Waldegrave Rd, Twickenham TW1 4ST
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2 to 4pm
Oct 29
Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington TW11 9NN
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11am
Oct 29
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes SW13 9HE
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4 to 7pm
Oct 31
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes SW13 9WT
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8pm
Nov 1
Landmark Arts Centre Ferry Road Teddington TW11 9NN
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5.15pm
Nov 2
Petersham and Ham Sea Scouts, Douglas House Meadow, Petersham Road TW10 7AH
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8.30pm
Nov 5
The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham TW1 1BE
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8pm
Nov 5
Duke Street Church, Richmond TW9 1DH
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1.15pm
Nov 5
Strawberry Hill House, The Square Education Room, 268 Waldegrave Rd, Twickenham TW1 4ST
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11am
Nov 5
Barnes Green Centre, Church Road, Barnes SW13 9HE
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Richmond upon Thames Climate Action

Three hundred people attended two summits last week to discuss the borough's future Climate Change and Air Quality Strategies – with Sir David Attenborough providing the keynote speech at the young person's event.

The summits were part of the Council’s current consultation on the draft Climate Change and Air Quality Strategies, which closes on 24 October 2019.

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Free Tour of St Mary Magdalene and the exhibition

Join the Museum Team for a fascinating tour of Richmond's history through the story of St Mary Magdalene's Church, exploring both the church and the exhibition at the museum.

Tours are free and there is no need to book - just head to St. Mary Magdalene's on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 6 November, 2pm
  • Tuesday 12 November, 2pm
  • Wednesday 20 November, 2pm
  • Wednesday 27 November, 2pm

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Richmond upon Thames College supports Colleges Week 2019

Following on from the success of last year's 'Love Our Colleges' campaign, Richmond upon Thames College participated in the Association of Colleges' national Colleges Week from 14 to 18 October, highlighting the amazing work colleges do and why long-term term investment is crucial for the future.

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Barnes Young Musician of the Year is expanding

Young musicians (Grade 6 or above) living or studying music in Barnes, Mortlake and Sheen can now apply for an exciting competition to find the best young musicians in the area.

The winner will be invited to perform at the end of the Barnes Music Festival in March 2020.

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Volunteer at the Christmas Day Dinner wrapathon!

Join the Christmas Day Dinner Richmond on Thursday 19 December at Clarendon Hall in Twickenham from 12pm to 2pm to help wrap presents for our young care leaver guests.

The aim is to fill up to 60 sacks and stockings with donated gifts. They include everything from fluffy socks and snuggly blankets through to toasters and smellies. There's also a 'star' or 'wow' present for every guest!

All wrapping paper and sellotape is provided, and Christmas tunes will be blasting through the hall for a fun and fulfilling afternoon.

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Art, music and creative activities this Halloween at Orleans House Gallery

Join us at Orleans House Gallery for the next series of LATE events, as we once again open our spaces after hours.

Doors will be open from 6 to 10pm on Thursday 31 October for visitors to enjoy a pop-up bar serving enchanting elixirs, live music by renowned folk duo The Askew Sisters, secret silent disco in the subterranean vaults of our eighteenth century wine cellar and a first look at our brand-new Outsider Art exhibition.

Expect the unexpected as Halloween comes to Orleans House Gallery after dark.

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Councils back in court to challenge Heathrow expansion

Local authorities committed to protecting their residents from the damaging effects of Heathrow expansion visited the Court of Appeal yesterday (Thursday 17 October 2019) to outline vital flaws in the Government’s decision to give the go ahead to a third runway at the West London airport.

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Council to improve air quality with TREE-MENDOUS boost!

We have pledged to plant thousands of additional trees over the next five years, a move that will boost the borough’s air quality and ensure the Borough remains as one of greenest in London.

The programme will see an increase in the numbers of trees we have in the borough and as well as bringing the associated environmental benefits will also make our streets and parks even better places to be.

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Fight waste at our Waste-Less Food Fest this weekend

As part of a week of activity across London, we are hosting a Waste-Less Food Fest to give people handy tips on reducing the amount of food they throw away, properly recycling food that can’t be used and eating more sustainably.

The event takes place on Sunday 20 October 2019, from 11 to 4pm at Richmond Library Annexe in Richmond.

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Updated: 04 Sep 2018