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.

Richmond Park Film – Free showing at the Cambrian Centre

Calling London Campaign 2017

Throughout November, Chestertons will be collecting coats for vulnerable Londoners, There is a coat bin in the office in Sandycombe Road ready to be filled up for those in need.

Christmas Events – possible traffic congestion

Please be aware of the following Christmas events as there may be some local traffic congestion.

The Big Richmond Christmas Lights Switch On Event – 6pm Friday 24th November outside Whole Foods Market with Christopher Biggins and Harlequins Rugby Club.

Twickenham Christmas Lights Switch On Event – 2-5pm Sunday 26th November outside Santander Bank and Twickenham GREEN.

Whitton Christmas Lights – 12-5pm Sunday 26th November with the award winning Kneller Hall Music Band.

The famous Teddington Lights UP – 4-9pm Thursday 30th November sponsored by the LENSBURY with chosen charity RUILS and a Lantern Procession.

“Church Street Festival of Lights” – Saturday 2nd December – Markets

East Sheen Christmas Evening Market & Late Night Shopping & TREASURE HUNT- Thursday 7th Dec at the Hare & Hounds Pub across from Santander Bank.

East Twickenham Christmas Lights with Chairman Perminder, Local Councillors & The Mayor – 5pm Friday 24th November across the road from Thames Travel Agents.

Hampton Hill Christmas Parade – Friday 24th November 5pm

KEW SPARKLE – Friday 1st Dec – Kew Village

Hampton Wick Christmas Event – 5pm Wednesday 13th December outside SIGMA Cycling Shop

HAM PARADE CHRISTMAS MARKET – Saturday 2nd Dec with market stalls.

St Margaret’s Christmas Fair – Sunday 10th Dec on Crown Road with Reindeer.

The Friends of St Anne’s – Event in November

Attached is a flyers for an event at St Anne’s Church. Tickets are available online and in church after service on Sundays.


 In Flagrante Choir – A musical evening

Tuesday Nov 21st at St Anne’s Church Kew Green. Doors open 7.45pm. Led by the wonderful Eamonn O’Dwyer

Pensford Field – News and dates for your diary

Pensford Field was awarded a gold medal this year by London in Bloom in the Conservation category. The trophy and award certificate are proudly displayed in the Studio for visitors to see. More visible still is the excellent new sign on the main gate in Pensford Avenue explaining what lies behind the metal gates. If you have a few hours to spare on Saturday Nov 25th come and join the final  Work Party of the year at 10.00. Further details are here

Eclipse choir concert at The National Archives

Question Time

Residents will be able to quiz the Leader and Cabinet Members about priorities for their local area and hear about future collaboration opportunities with the Council and other local organisations. Thursday 30 November 2017 from 6 to at 9pm St Winefrides Church Hall. See the web site for further details

Flowers for Christmas KHS event on December 9th

This KHS event is an opportunity to create something attractive for your Christmas table and have some fun with friends and fellow KHS members  at the same time.

December 9th 2017 at 11.00am in St Winefride’s Church Hall, I Leyborne Park .  Flowers for Christmas.

Sara Scott-Rivers, the Floral Cup winner at this summer’s KHS Summer Show, will lead a workshop on Christmas floral table decorations. Sara will guide us all through creating a flower arrangement for Christmas.

Sara will provide oasis,  assorted greenery and  foliage,  coloured twigs and other items of interest that you might wish to include in your arrangement  but  you need to bring 3 items with you on the day:

1.           A water retentive container to put your arrangement in, not more than 8 inches in diameter.

2.           Scissors

3.           Your choice of flowers to use in your arrangement

Entry will be £6 for members and £10 non members

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  We need to ensure there are sufficient materials for everyone.  So if you would like to come to this event please let Ann Scurfield KHS Secretary know on ann.scurfield@zen.co.uk

Environment Trust – Spring 2018 Plant Sale is coming

The Environment Trust will be holding a PLANT SALE at the end of April 2018 so whether you are an experienced gardener or still developing your green-fingers, your help is needed! Further details here

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Event Information:

  • Mon
    7:30 pmDuke Street Church, Richmond. TW9 1DH

    Image of John Greening with garden plan

    Museum consultant and historian Val Bott has been studying the heyday of nursery gardening since 2006. In parishes along the Thames their garden grounds were well located for the river and road transport and they supplied estates and gardens of every size. Members of one family held the majority of royal contracts in the 18th century, in London, Windsor, Hampton Court, and Richmond. Although they were based in Isleworth, the Greening family had royal contracts at both the Kew Garden and the Richmond Garden, both part of the Kew Gardens today.

    Doors open at 7.30pm and the talk starts at 8pm

    We are very pleased to be promoting this event jointly with the Richmond Local History Society.

    Tickets available on the door.

    Free to Kew Society Members and Richmond Local History Society Members.

    Non-members £4.