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Free info evening to help EU citizens find out their rights after Brexit!

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 about your rights!

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Marble Hill House announces special ‘Marble Hill Remembers’ programme of events

Marble Hill House has unveiled a special programme of events to commemorate Poppy Day this year. As part of the commemoration, Marble Hill House will be installing 897 poppies remembering all the local residents of Twickenham and Richmond that died during WWII.

The programme of events will include both in person and online events. In person events include tours of the gardens, remembrance celebrations in the park and community bulb planting, while online talks and lectures will focus on wartime allotments at Marble Hill and The Richmond Poppy Factory. Check out the full programme of events now.

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Council to bring in Parkguard to patrol towpath during Hammersmith Bridge closure

Richmond Council has confirmed it will roll-out a series of safety measures to provide assurance to residents as the days get shorter, following the closure of Hammersmith Bridge to pedestrians and cyclists.

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Arts and crafts classes for early year children

Each Friday Orleans House Gallery host See Saw Explore, its new early years arts and creative play sessions.

Each session explores a theme and invites you to see, create and imagine through multi-sensory activities, arts and crafts and imaginative tasks. The classes are designed for children aged 18+ months.

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Ten Richmond Town Centre businesses invited to trial an e-cargo bike delivery service

Businesses in Richmond Town Centre are encouraged to apply to a free trial of an e-cargo bike delivery service. The first ten to twelve businesses to sign up to the trial will benefit from a dedicated e-cargo bike and rider to carry out a number of free deliveries in the spacious e-cargo bike until Christmas.

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Visit the Works of Love Sewing and Craft Community Hub

Come and see what Works of Love Sewing and Craft Community Hub make in their studio in Richmond and support the Vineyard Community Centre, a local charity helping those in crisis.

The studio is open on Tuesday 20 of October from 2 to 6pm and Saturday 24 October from 10am to 2pm. If you’d like to come along please email Susie at wolsewing@vineyardcommunity.org. Volunteers will be on hand to provide face masks and hand sanitiser. Fund raised will go to The Vineyard Community Centre.

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Womanhood photography exhibition

London Photo Festival has announced a partnership with English Heritage to deliver its first outdoor exhibition, 'The London Photo Festival Fence'. Inspired by Henrietta Howard, the theme of 'womanhood' was selected to capture the diversity of women through photography.

The top ten images will be displayed in the grounds of Marble Hill House, Twickenham for six months.

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Kew Christmas Lights Appeal and virtual quiz fundraiser

Every year, Kew village is illuminated with thousands of lights hanging in the trees during the festive period. The Kew Sparkle committee have to invest in the repair and replacement of many sections and are asking the community to consider making a donation ahead of the festive season.

The committee will host the Keep Kew Sparkling Community Quiz on Wednesday 28 October from 8 to 10pm to raise funds for the Christmas Lights Appeal.

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Join Couch to Fitness - the free home fitness programme

Couch to Fitness is a free nine-week home exercise programme for anyone looking to get active this autumn. The programme is held online allowing participants to get active from their own home.

Participants can also remain socially engaged with others by joining the Couch to Fitness Facebook group for support from others on the programme.

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Support a Local Art Project: Short film

In August, several young people from across Richmond created a short film dealing with many current issues affecting young people, such as family breakdown and substance abuse. The film was shot entirely in Richmond.

Due to COVID-19, funding for the project was pulled so the group decided to self-fund the project. The group are currently seeking fundraising to enter the project into film festivals but need financial assistance to make this happen.

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New online guide for those needing financial help

A new online guide has been launched for those needing some additional help accessing food, household essentials, paying for bills, rent or their mortgage as a result of COVID-19.

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Hats off to Richmond Fashion Festival

Richmond Fashion Festival would not let COVID-19 defeat it. They adapted their events and are now running virtual social media shows leading up to the 'Richmond Fashion Spotlight' in December.

Their first photoshoot included Titfer Tat hats at the One Paved Court art gallery show of local artist's Judith Brenner's painting. Richmond Fashion Festival is supporting the Fashion and Textile Children's Trust through a Christmas charity auction and hopes that Richmond residents will bid generously.

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Hear from the acting Medical Director of Kingston Hospital on COVID-19

Listen to Amira Girgis, acting Medical Director of Kingston Hospital, on this week's episode of Talk Richmond.

Amira offers advice on what to do to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and discusses the impact of the pandemic on people with other health needs.

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Looking for a new job? Contact Work Match

Are you a Richmond resident looking for work? Perhaps looking for a new start, a career change, a first job or returning to the work-place? If so, why not contact Work Match?

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Should Church Street continue to be car-free? Let us know

Residents and traders are being asked their view about the future operation of the temporary pedestrianisation of Church Street, Twickenham.

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Researching black history - an online conversation with The National Archives

In this special online event, the National Archive will explore differing approaches to collecting and researching the history of race in Britain.

The event will be highlighting the differences between the collections of The National Archives and the Black Cultural Archives, and how they can be used together. The talk will be presented by Rhoda Boateng, Archives Supervisor at Black Cultural Archives, and Kevin Searle, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Records Specialist at The National Archives.

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Arts Richmond November newsletter now available

Check out all the news from Arts Richmond, the wide array of events and enter their competition. With an extensive array of events coming up in the borough why not explore what's happening in our culturally diverse borough? There's something for everyone.

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Hampton Court Palace Festival announce stellar 2021 lineup

Hampton Court Palace have announced an amazing lineup of artist to get live music lovers excited for next summer. Preforming next summer will be Lionel Richie, Tom Jones, Bastille, Björn Again, Rick Astley and George Benson. The series of concerts will take at the beautiful surroundings of Hampton Court Palace in June 2021.

Tickets for all events are on sale now.

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Residents warned about private security companies

The Leader of Richmond Council and local police have warned residents to be careful about signing up with private security companies who have been canvassing residents of Richmond upon Thames.

Councillor Gareth Roberts and Inspector Rebecca Robinson have assured residents that the Police, the Council and the local Safer Neighbourhood Board had enough resources to keep the borough safe.

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New Trustees wanted for RPLC

RPLC is currently looking for local people interested in making a difference by overseeing its work in Barnes, Ham, Kew, Mortlake, Richmond and Sheen. £1.7m of grants have been made by RPLC with an additional £800,000 set aside for COVID-19 related support.

Applications from voluntary sector service users, employees or volunteers/people with grant-making experience are particularly welcome.

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