Local interests

Local Interests & Activities

A comprehensive list of events and information about local organisations and businesses can be found on the KewTW9 web site.

However, we sometimes receive requests to promote events of interest from other organisations. So please find a few here that you may like to follow up.

Pensford Field Work Party

Kew Fete – June 17th 2017


NGS – Kew Green Gardens open

Gardens will be open on Kew Green on 28 May and 4 June. The garden opening on 28th May coincides with the 90th anniversary weekend  of the National Gardens Scheme.

Details attached.

Also gardens at 26,34,59 and 61 Marksbury Avenue will be open on 11th June

Volunteers needed for Turner’s House, Twickenham

After years of fundraising, the artist J M W Turner’s House in Twickenham will be opened to the public in June/July this year. The Trust are looking for volunteers to help with stewarding and guiding.

Turner’s House, Sandycombe Lodge, was built by 1813 to the designs of England’s great landscape painter, J.M.W. Turner, working here as his own architect to create a quiet retreat for himself, away from the pressures of the London art world. Opening to the public this summer after a £2.4million restoration, Turner’s House is committed to extending access to the house and engaging people with both the heritage of the site and the wider story of Turner and his relationship to the local area, which influenced many of his paintings. The Trust are currently seeking enthusiastic and engaging volunteers who would like to be part of the team as stewards or tour guides. This is a unique opportunity to be part of the opening of a local heritage site and share your love of art.

For more information please contact Michelle Graabek, Activities and Interpretation Officer, mgraabektht@gmail.com.

Empowering Youth – Pensford Field

empowering youth

Empowering Youth invites your child to our join our Arts, Crafts, Sewing, Photography and Fieldwork workshops at Pensford Field.
3.40pm -4.30pm Wednesdays. Ages 7 and over. 6 weeks block booking and one to one sessions also available.
For further details and to sign up please contact:
Pam – 07771 566111 Farah – farah@empowering-youth.co.uk


are now open for booking! Please find details below:

SCREEN PRINTING – Screen print tutor Suzann Kundi will be holding four WEEKEND WORKSHOPS: February 4-5, April 8-9, June 10-11 and July 8-9.

These take place in the Kew Studio Print Room, 10am-4pm on both days.


TAPESTRY – Kew Studio Resident Artist William Jefferies will continue his long-running TAPESTRY WORKSHOPS on monthly Saturdays and LONGER COURSES on Thursday evenings, 7-9pm, beginning January 12th for 12 weeks and April 27th for 12 weeks. Saturdays are now full, but please contact me to enquire about places on Thursday evenings.

If you would like to find out about a place on any of the courses above, please get in touch with me at the Studio in the first instance and I will pass your details onto the relevant tutor.

Further details may be found on the Studio website:

Saturday 10th June 2017 Pensford Field Summer Party Picnic


Believe it or believe it not, Pensford Field Environmental Trust was set up twenty five years ago, so this year we will be celebrating our 25th anniversary at the Summer Party Picnic. There will be all sorts of activities including the return visit of the Kelvin Christiane Quartet ‘An afternoon of Jazz Standards’ who played last year. But the most important thing is that lots of people should come along and enjoy themselves. So mark the date in your diary and plan to come along with family and friends.
More details to follow. Any questions: please contact Mary.

Readers needed!

The Kew Riverside School are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help individual children with their reading and develop their love of books. Contact Laura Martin on 020 88487 8437

See poster for more details


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Event Information:

  • Tue
    7:00 pmThe National Archives

    You are invited to attend a public meeting on local air pollution.

    MASC (Make Air Safe & Clean) brings together on a single committee representatives of various local groups with interests in air pollution in the Borough of Richmond and neighbouring areas.

    The Kew Society is represented by Professor Roger Mason.

    Speakers :

    Prof Roger Mason on local air pollution and health

    Caroline Russell AM, GLA, on the London mayor's Action Plan

    Jason Andrews, LBRuT EH Pollution Manager on Richmond Council's Action Plan


    Question and Answer session will follow with

    Cllr Peter Buckwell LBRuT Cabinet Member for Highways

    Cllr Pamela Fleming LBRuT Cabinet Member for Environment.