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Exhibition inspired by nature on at Riverside Gallery

An exhibition of paintings and prints focusing on the natural world is being held at the Riverside Gallery in Richmond.

The ‘Tracing Time, Placing Marks: Four London Artist Printmakers’ exhibition will show works inspired by ancient trees and neolithic structures, industrial remains on rocky coasts, eroded limestone seashores and delicate threads of textures from nature.

The exhibition runs until Saturday 5 May 2018.

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Support Macmillan and add some colour to your garden

On Saturday 28 April, Macmillan will be holding a garden plant sale to raise funds whilst giving you the chance to add some new plants to your garden or allotment.

There will also be homemade local produce, a raffle and yummy cakes! It will take place from 11am to 1pm at 23 Berwyn Road, TW10 5BP.

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Foster carers must inform Council of arrangements

Parents and caregivers in Richmond are being reminded of their legal obligations when undertaking private fostering.

We must be informed of the arrangement at the earliest opportunity, and of any changes within 48 hours.

To notify us of a private fostering arrangement you can either contact the Single Point of Access, or visit or write to The Fostering Team, 42 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BW.

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Share your experiences of the Richmond Wellbeing Service

As part of their wider review into local adult mental healthcare, Healthwatch Richmond want to know your views and experiences of the Richmond Wellbeing Service.

Your feedback will be used to highlight areas of good practice and where care can be improved to the service providers and commissioners.

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Start creating your dream arts career with intro workshop

Are you looking to kick-start your career in the creative industry, but not sure where to begin?

Orleans House Gallery’s education team is running an introduction to gallery learning session which could be just for you!

The session will run from 10am to 3pm on Monday 16 April 2018.

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Share your pregnancy experience with Healthwatch

Healthwatch Richmond are asking residents in Richmond to share their experiences of antenatal care to help them make improvements to services.

By telling them about your experiences of antenatal care you can influence the way in which maternity care is delivered in the future.

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Landlords wanted for SPEAR

Would you like to help local residents who have suffered homelessness?

SPEAR are looking for landlords to help. They currently require landlords in Merton, Sutton, Wandsworth, Richmond and Kingston.

If you are interested please call SPEAR on 020 8288 6506 or email

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A Spy in the Ointment - a West End Farce!

A Spy in the Ointment is a collaboration between the Portcullis Trust and The Richmond Drama School. All proceeds will go to the Portcullis Trust for disadvantaged students at the college. 

Tickets are just £5 each, and available in advance or on the door. The performance is on Thursday 3 May and starts at 7.15pm, doors open from 6.30pm. 

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Stones in his Pockets

In the Coward Studio at Hampton Hill Theatre, Teddington Theatre Club brings you two actors in 16 roles. A West End hit and an acting tour-de-force: can they do it?

The play will be showing from Sunday 29 April to Saturday 5 May (Sunday 6pm, weekdays 7.45pm).

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Welcome to a new season at the OSO Arts Centre

The season starts with Kaufman's Game, a locally shot film which has taken the film festival awards by storm. For the rest of March there is a music focus with Tse Tse Fly Middle East, Amici Cantabile, and tribute to Billie Holiday.

Later in the season we return to theatre with Accidental Death of an Anarchist, The Chess Player and The Opposite Sex, with two nights of Woman on Fire, a new play commemorating 100 years since women got the vote.

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Got a second? Try a spot of micro-volunteering!

Sunday 15 April is international micro-volunteering day, a great time for the borough’s residents to muck in with their community as and when they can.

Have you got a spare 30 minutes each month? If so, you could volunteer.

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High Court Judge supports dog control order

Last year we approved a new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to address antisocial activities in public places. This set a limit on the number of dogs walked by one person, to a maximum of four. 

Following a legal challenge, the order has been ruled lawful by a High Court Judge. 

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Twickenham Festival is back!

The annual three week festival is back on Church Street in Twickenham from Friday 8 until Sunday 24 June.

The festival will kick off with a Tug of War at 6.30pm on 8 June. Over the three week period, there will be a craft fair, a garden event, a river cruise and much more.

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Find out if your child is the next tennis ace

Tennis for Kids sessions are suitable for beginners looking to learn early tennis skills. Parents are also encouraged to join in for the final session which has a ‘Family Time’ theme.

By signing up to Tennis for Kids, your child will get six introductory coaching sessions, a bespoke racket, set of balls, and personalised T-shirt delivered directly to them for £25.

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The Great East Sheen (after) Easter Egg Hunt returns!

The annual (after) Easter egg hunt returns to East Sheen on Saturday 21 April.

The hunt starts at the Hare & Hounds and everyone will be given a map that will guide them around the area to Easter eggs with more clues.

There are two hunts on the day, starting at 11am and 1pm. You must book your ticket in advance.

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Be a part of our iconic Full of Life Fair

Local businesses and organisations are now being sought to apply to become a stallholder, host an activity or become a sponsor.

Last year more than 1,700 residents and 80 stallholders joined the annual celebration of the contribution older residents make to the borough and this year we’re expecting it to be even bigger!

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Free exhibition at the Museum of Richmond

The Museum of Richmond’s latest exhibition ‘Archaeology: Richmond’s Prehistory’ will examine different periods of prehistory, from the Palaeolithic up to the Roman invasion.

The exhibition starts on Saturday 5 May 2018 and will run until Saturday 13 October 2018. The exhibition is free and will be accompanied by a range of events and workshops for schools and families.

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One Book. One Month. One City.

It’s coming up to May and that means Londoners will turn their attention to one book as we all read together for Cityread London 2018.

Cityread London is an annual celebration of the power of reading to bring communities together. The festival is now in its sixth year.

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People and places exhibition open to submissions

Calling all landscape and portrait artists! Orleans House Gallery is looking for submissions for its new ‘Richmond: People and Places’ open exhibition.

Celebrating the people and places of Richmond upon Thames past and present, the exhibition will be held in the refurbished Gallery from 2 June to 19 August 2018.

Artists with work reflecting the scheme can submit up to five images of their works for selection by the Arts Service before 20 April 2018.

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Stag Brewery planning application open to public consultation

Residents are now able to have their say on a planning application regarding the future of the Mortlake Brewery site.

To give people ample time to review the applications, the Council has extended the standard consultation time from 21 days to 30. The deadline for representations is 13 May 2018.

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Updated: 21 Sep 2017