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10 minute talks at Turner's House

Turner's House presents a series of 10 minute lunchtime lectures on the first Thursday of each month at 12.45pm.

Delve deeper into Turner’s time at Sandycombe Lodge, hear behind-the-scenes accounts of our restoration project and find out about the hidden history of the building. The next talk will be 'European Ceramics and the Evolution of the Willow Pattern' on 4 July.

This is included in the price of general admission and the 1pm tour of the property.

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Nine-year old Hampton boy raises more than £5000 for Yemen crisis

9 year old Omer, a student from Hampton has raised £5,315 for the crisis in Yemen through designing, creating and selling Eid cards that have been delivered as far as San Francisco and Dubai.

Omer sold around 500 cards in his school, mosques and local businesses. The money raised will go to Islamic Relief’s Yemen appeal.

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Mindfulness for Children

Minds on Art is a new children's club, focusing on mindfulness through creativity.

The six week mindfulness sessions are designed for children aged between 7 to 12 years old. The course will start on Thursday 19 September 2019 at the ETNA Community Centre, and aim to cultivate mindfulness so children get skilled in paying attention, focusing, concentrating, and learn about themselves and their emotions.

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Get funding for your environmental project!

This London Climate Action Week find out how your environmental project could receive up to £2,000 from Veolia London's Recycling Fund for Communities.

Veolia are offering the opportunity to visit their Southwark Recycling Facility, where you can see what happens to plastics and other recyclables after collection.

There will be two sessions on the day and places are limited, so select your preferred time by registering for a ticket now!

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Twickenham Station closure

Please be aware Twickenham Station will be closed from 10pm on Saturday 29 June to 6am on Monday 1 July to allow for internal works on the station to take place.

Passengers are advised to use the nearby St Margarets Station as an alternative.

Developers Solum and Osborne apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Richmond says no to plastic pollution

Last Friday 21 June 2019, 250 paddle boarders on the water plus over 100 litter picking groups on the towpath cleared plastic and rubbish from the river and its surrounds between Kew Bridge and Teddington Lock.

Among those taking part were armed forces veterans, members of the homeless community and, on the 2 year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, firefighters who fought that blaze.

SWLEN organised the litter pick, representing local charities including The Poppy Factory and the Vineyard Community Centre. Children from St. Richard’s school and St. Elizabeth’s school also attended to help out on the day.

The event, organised by Be Richmond, aimed to raise the problem of single-use plastic in our waterways. Thanks to all who were involved!


New project providing free sanitary products in schools

A community project, which provides free sanitary products for use in schools has launched in Richmond upon Thames.

One in ten girls in the United Kingdom have been unable to afford sanitary products at some point in their lives impacting on school attendance and other activities. The Richmond Children’s and Young People Needs Assessment estimates that between 3,000 and 4,000 children are living in poverty in the borough.

The Red Box Project collects donations of sanitary products and underwear from the local community and puts them in red boxes to give to local schools and youth centres.

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Strawberry Hill House Flower Festival

A four-day flower festival has transformed Strawberry Hill House into an indoor garden oasis, as we welcome over 20 of the most illustrious florists from across the UK to showcase their work.

Entry from 11am to 5pm. Standard adult tickets are £12.50 or free when booking a ticket to visit the house. The exhibition closes on Wednesday 26 June.

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New Lease of Life for Moormead Pavilion

Efforts are now underway to rebuild Moormead Pavilion as a community space for St Margarets. A new charity and website, Moormead Community & Sports Pavilion (MMCSP), has been set up and crowdfunding launched to raise money to take the project to planning.

The charity are looking for donations and support from the St Margarets and Twickenham community to move the project forward.

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Kew Neighbourhood Association summer party

Kew Neighbourhood Association (KNA) held its annual summer party for clients in partnership with Kew College and their Year 6 children on Midsummer's Day.

The party united the generations in Kew College’s auditorium for performances by the school’s talented musicians and dancers. The staff and children served delicious afternoon teas to their 40 visitors. If you have time to give and would like to join the charity as a volunteer, please call 07951 293 319 or visit the KNA website.

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Richmond Music Trust Summer Concert

Richmond Music Trust are proud to present our summer concert featuring our advanced ensembles interspersed with solo items by senior pupils leaving the Trust this year. The music performed will be in a mix of styles including classical, jazz and show tunes.

The event will take place on Monday 8 July from 7 to 9.30pm at the Live Room, 200 Whitton Road, Twickenham TW2 7BA.

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Visual Impact pledges to go idle-free

Visual Impact in Hampton Wick has signed the pledge to help make Richmond upon Thames an idle-free borough.

It is one of over 500 people, community groups and businesses to have signed the pledge so far in the borough.

If you support an idle-free Richmond upon Thames like Visual Impact, then sign the pledge today.

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Join the Richmond Runfest

The and Richmond Runfest are excited to launch their new 5K race, The Richmond Sundown 5K.

This will be an evening race in Old Deer Park, starting at 7pm on Saturday 14 September. Participants can watch the sun go down as they make their way around the 5K course and finish with a special music after party.

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Meet the first responders

Meet the local first responders at a family event featuring all of our wonderful emergency services!

Personnel, vehicles, various demonstrations and lots more will be at the Diamond Jubilee Gardens on Twickenham Riverside this Saturday 29 June from 1 to 4pm.

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All Hallows Music Festival – Reflections in Brass

Richmond Brass will perform a full concert programme on the first evening of the All Hallows Music Festival, 2019. The programme will feature music of all styles, performed with the lens of brass.

Tickets are now on sale for Friday 5 and Saturday 6 July at 7.30pm in All Hallows Church, Twickenham.

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Kempton Steam Museum creates a roaring success

Kempton Steam Museum, in West London, hosted an exciting new production of film and music on Saturday 22 June 2019.

Over sixty young instrumentalists and singers from Hounslow Music Service joined players from the world-class Philharmonia Orchestra and trumpet soloist Gerard Presencer to perform The Brazen Roar.

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Barnes Fringe Festival starts this week

The Barnes Fringe Festival is back for 2019 with its usual blend of excellent comedy, theatre, music and more!

Make sure to visit the OSO Arts Centre between Thursday 27 June and Friday 19 July to see what is taking place.

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Nominations open for Dignity in Care Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Dignity in Care Awards, the annual celebration of the borough’s care workers and personal assistants who go the extra mile to provide our residents with outstanding care and support.

The awards will recognise the very best in local care services, championing the quality of care in the borough, recognising staff and teams who deliver outstanding care and rewarding the difference they make to people’s everyday lives.

The deadline for nominations is 10pm on Friday 26 July 2019.

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Have your say on improved pedestrian routes in Twickenham

Residents are being invited to have their say on proposed pedestrian accessibility and safety upgrades around The Albany Public House in Twickenham.

The consultation runs until Friday 26 July.

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Twickenham Tug of War rescheduled

This year the Tug of War (Eel Pie and Cabbage Patch Challenge) in Church Street will mark the end of the Twickenham Festival 2019, having been rescheduled due to bad weather.

The event will now take place on Friday 28 June, from 6.30 to 9.30pm. The winning team will enjoy a firkin of beer from the Eel Pie pub.

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Updated: 04 Sep 2018