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Enjoy a magical walk along Twickenham Riverside

Release Date: 26 October 2020

A new theatrical and free walking experience, BIOdance, is now available for everyone of all ages to enjoy this winter.

The BIOdance walk is delivered by Combination Dance, a local dance organisation in the borough, who received funding for the project through the Council’s Civic Pride Fund.

From 25 October residents will be able to download free maps or pick up printed copies at Orleans House Gallery to guide them along Twickenham Riverside. Mini films and interesting facts on local heritage and environmental issues can be accessed at home or en route via

The walk is perfect for Half Term entertainment and includes fun competitions and prizes for children. An accessible and stair-free route with wheelchair access is also provided.

The Mayor of Richmond, Cllr Geoff Acton, previewed the BIOdance walk on Saturday 24 October and said:

'The BIOdance walk is a brilliant way to have fun whilst exploring a wonderful stretch of the River Thames in Twickenham that begins by Orleans House Gallery and ends in the Diamond Jubilee Gardens.

'My chosen Mayoral charities are South West London Environment Network (SWLEN) and Dose of Nature, both selected for the work they do to protect and promote the borough’s natural environment.  I am therefore in full support of the BIOdance and its magical way of encouraging people to take a stroll whilst learning about our local heritage and environmental issues!'

Anne-Marie Smalldon, Artistic Director at Combination Dance, added:

'This year has been a difficult one for everyone. At Combination Dance we have missed performing live and so we are thrilled that the show will still go on in Richmond upon Thames this winter through the BIOdance walk! Special thanks to Luke Toddfrey from TODDCS, Scott Palmer from Carbon IT Services, Pam McMillen, Health Walks Co-ordinator for Richmond Council, Mike Lees Designs and Orleans House Gallery, for helping bring the project together.'

Find out more about Richmond health walks.

Dancers from Combination Dance, Chloe Mead and Vince Virr, photography by Luke Toddfrey, TODDCS

Notes for editors

If you are a journalist and would like further information about this press release, contact Fenna Maynard on 020 8487 5182. 

Reference: P423/20

Updated: 24 March 2021