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.

Have your say on Cycle Superhighway 9 from Kensington Olympia to Brentford town centre

TfL’s proposals for Cycle Superhighway 9 from Kensington Olympia to Brentford town centre have been published. Although it does not pass through our borough, the junction with Kew Bridge will be affected. See the plans here: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/cs9/

TfL have arranged some public events at which TfL and borough staff involved in the project will be available to answer questions.

St Mary’s Church Hall, Edith Road, West Kensington W14 9BA
Thursday 5 October 1600-2000

Lyric Square, King Street, Hammersmith W6 0QL
Friday 6 October 1100-1500

Chiswick High Road (south side footway by Bleak House Lane), Chiswick, W4 4PU
Saturday 7 October 1100-1500

Cross Keys, Black Lion Lane, Hammersmith W6 9BG
Wednesday 11 October 1700-2100

Watermans Art Centre, 40 High Street, Brentford
Saturday 14 October 1100-1500

Brentford Market, Market Place, Brentford 
Sunday 15 October 1000-1400

Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith
Sunday 22 October 1100-1500

Gunnersbury Park & Museum Reopening and events in September and October

In anticipation of the reopening of the park and museum and launch of the new “not for profit” community organisation, Gunnersbury CIC, later this year, an exciting season of events and workshops is planned. In response to interest from the community, creative adult learning workshops have been introduced, led by local artists taking inspiration from the beautiful, expansive gardens of Gunnersbury.

See press release: Gunnersbury Park Museum

Claire Tomalin speaking on Jane Austen next week at Richmond Society

This is to remind you of that, on Thursday 19 October 7.15pm for 7.45pm we Claire Tomalin has agreed to speak on “Jane Austen – a life”. It is at our normal venue – The Theatre at Richmond Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond TW9 2RE [Entrance via the front door or from the rear car park]

Hammersmith Bridge closure

Hammersmith Bridge will be closed for emergency repairs from 5 PM on Saturday, 21st October until the morning of Sunday, 29th October. During this time the bridge will remain open for pedestrians. Cyclists will need to dismount and wheel their bikes on the walkways shared with pedestrians.

Rowing the Atlantic – talk organised by the RNLI Chiswick on 25 Oct @ 19:30 at the George IV

The Chiswick RNLI branch is inviting you to a fascinating talk by James Kyall “Rowing the Atlantic” that will take place on 25 October 2017 at 19:30 at the George IV Pub in Chiswick. For more details about the event please see the flyer attached.

Tickets are £10 online (plus booking fee) and can be purchased following this link.

Limited tickets will be available on the door for £12. All proceeds go to the RNLI.

Kew Horticultural Society – Talk about Houseplants – 10 November

On Friday 10th November 2017 the Kew Horticultural Society is holding a demonstration entitled ‘All about Houseplants’. This event has been arranged with those people who live in flats or have only pot plant gardens in mind. Of course most of us have pot plants, some of which may not look their best, so this evening should have something for everyone. See flyer for further details

The Friends of St Anne’s – Two Events in November

Attached are flyers for two November events. Tickets are available online and in church after service on Sundays.

Julia Korner A QUIET CAREER, A WINDOW ON CONSERVATION

Jonathan Rees A CELLO RECITAL BY CANDLELIGHT

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

 

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EVENTS

Event Information:

  • Wed
    10
    Jan
    2018
    5:30 pmRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew

    We are delighted that Kew Society members have been offered a rare opportunity to visit the Economic Botany Collection at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. This is the oldest and perhaps the most fascinating of Kew's science collections.

    The tour is lead by Mark Nesbitt, who is senior Ethobotanist and Curator at RGB Kew and he will delve into Kew's history and current science research via a unique collections of rubber, lacebark, Chinese medicines and other useful plants.

    Members should be aware that the temperature is cool (17C / 63F) and the tour involves walking (including poorly lit paths) but no steps.

    The tour is very generously free, and there are 15 places available offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please email events@kewsociety.org to secure your place on the tour and to find our where to meet.

    We are exceedingly grateful to Mark Nesbitt for making this most generous offer to our members.

    Click here for Mark's own page for further information about his research