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.

RNLI talk: the last Vulcan bomber


There will be a fascinating talk on the LAST WORKING VULCAN BOMBER AIRCRAFT, by the man responsible for its restoration, the CEO of VULCAN TO THE SKY..

DATE: 25th April; TIME: 7.30pm; VENUE: George IV pub, 185 Chiswick High Street

TICKETS: are £10 via eventbrite (+booking fee) or £12 on the door. Further details are here


ANNUAL TEA DANCE – Thursday 27th April

Making a grand return for all of the keen dancers in our borough, the annual Tea Dance invites our senior residents to put on their dancing shoes and shimmy down for a fun-filled afternoon.

The event will be taking place at The Clarendon Hall in York House, and will be held on Thursday 27th April, from 2:00pm-4:00pm. REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL.

See flyer

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:

WATERCOLOUR – Kew Studio Resident Artist Robert Aldous’s extremely popular WATERCOLOUR CLASS will begin again on Tuesday evenings, from 7-9.30pm, starting on February 21st for six weeks until March 28th.

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.

ETCHING – Kew Studio’s new Print Room Technician, Peg Morris, will be holding two INTRODUCTORY ETCHING WORKSHOPS the weekends of February

25-26 and March 11-12, 10am-4pm both days.

Peg will then be offering a BRAND NEW LONGER ETCHING COURSE on Wednesday evenings, beginning April 19th for 12 weeks until July 5th, from 7-9.30pm.

DRAWING – Kew Studio’s new drawing tutor, Stella Shaw, will be offering a BRAND NEW ‘ART OF DRAWING’ CLASS, for those new to drawing or wanting to extend their technical skills. These will take place on Wednesday evenings, 7-9pm, starting February 22nd, for six weeks until March 29th.

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:

  • Wed
    7:00 pmThe National Archives

     Talk by Simon Inglis (author, Played in London)

    Putney to Kew

    "Charting the heritage of the world’s most historic watercourse”

    Everyone knows that the University Boat Race starts at Putney and ends at Mortlake. But why? And what effect has this quirk of sporting history had upon the Surrey and Middlesex banks of the Thames between two famous points?

    In this illustrated lecture, author and historian Simon Inglis – editor of the English Heritage series, Played in Britain – takes us on a lively tour of the boathouses, bridges pubs, embankments and landmarks that line the river between Putney and Kew, interweaving architecture with sporting, social and urban history, with a bit of Michael Jackson and AP Herbert thrown in for good measure.

    Tickets on the door £3 Members & £5 non members