Tuesday 2 June
Art House Pop-up
10am-4.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday, until 10 July. At 1-3 Richmond Road (Twickenham’s former Lyric Palace Cinema). A taster of the artistic talent that exists within the borough. In partnership with Arts Richmond.
Friday 5 June
Tug of War
6pm, outside the Eel Pie Pub, Church Street.
To enter, call 020 8744 0474 or email shona@ crusadertravel.com.
All Hallows Church,
Road. Popular classical pieces performed by the All Hallows Festival Choir and Orchestra, conducted by Stephen Gregson. Car park in Erncroft Way. Tickets £12.
Until Sunday 7 June. See allhallowst wick.org.uk or call 020 8241 2345.
Al Fresco Dining
Saturdays 6-11.30pm, Sundays and bank holidays 10.30am until 10pm. Enjoy your evening meal outdoors in the sunshine with the street closed. The many participating restaurants will beserving delicious fayre. Available until August 31.
Saturday 6 June
Theatre Open Day,
020 8744 0547. See richmond shakespeare.org.uk for more.
Axel Scheffler with The Gruffalo
, 12-4pm, Diamond Jubilee Gardens. Three ticketed story-and-drawing sessions with illustrator Axel (each followed by a book signing): 12.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.45pm. Signing of pre-owned/new copies
limited to one per child. Free children’s craft tent. Free tickets to story sessions available from 11am, from Diamond Jubilee
Gardens on the day (in person). Tickets limited to four per person. For more information on other free events taking place in Diamond Jubilee Gardens, visit twickenhamriver sidetrust.org.uk
Church Street Craft Market
10am-6pm, includes music, food, entertainment, crafts from local artists and residents.
School, Pope’s Villa,
Cross Deep Twickenham. See popesgrotto.org.uk
Bold and Bashful
Bug Hunt, 12.30-3pm. Make a beautiful bug then join us on our hunt and discover minibeasts! Hunts at 1pm and 2pm. Advance booking not required, please dress weather and activity appropriately. Suitable for ages 3+, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. £2 per participant. Strawberry Hill
House, 268 Waldegrave Road. See strawberry hillhouse.org.uk
St Mary’s Church Hall, Church St. See twickenhamcraft fair.co.uk
Flower Arranging on a Budget
2pm, Strawberry Hill House. Bring a bunch of favourite supermarket flowers and transform them alongside flowers grown in Strawberry Hill garden. This creative workshop includes cream tea in the cloister house café and short tour of the garden. Advance booking required. Adults £21. Call 020 8744 1241 or visit strawberry hillhouse.org.uk
Bigger and better, with more challenges and chilli-themed food, drink and fun! The Albany Pub,
1 Queen’s Road. Call
020 8891 1777 or visit thealbanyint wickenham.co.uk
Night Must Fall
7.45pm. By Emlyn Williams and directed by Michelle Hood. The charming Danny inserts himself into the rather dreary life of elderly Mrs Bramson and her niece, Olivia. What effect will he have on their lives? Runs 6-13 June (not 10 June), Richmond
Mary Wallace Theatre, The
Embankment. Info: 020 8744 0547 and see richmondshake speare.org.uk
Day, 1-5pm, The Apiary, 41 Whitton Road. Learn about beekeeping and buy local honey from Twickenham and
Bee-keepers’ Association. Also, try candle rolling, or buy plants. Refreshments available.
Sunday 7 June
Merry Pedaller Family Treasure Hunt Ride
10am-noon, Orleans Riverside gardens by playground entrance. Bring your little ones with their scooters or bikes to search for hidden clues in Marble Hill Park and Orleans House Gardens. Complete the treasure hunt sticker map at our picnic whilst enjoying a pot of tea, squash and homemade cakes. Suitable for ages 3-6 years, £5 child, £10 adult, max two children per adult. merrypedaller biketours.co.uk
Crown Road Community Summer Fair
11am-5pm. After the success of last year’s summer fair, Crown Road will be closed to traffic for live music all day in the St Margaret’s Tavern car park. There will be great bands, a street market with diverse stalls, a petting zoo, rides, attractions, and lots of fun and games for the family.
Turks Head 10k Fun Run, 10am. Starting with the race and ending with a BBQ, music and fun at The Turk’s Head. The start/finish/village area is on the grassy area next to the cafe by the river in Marble Hill Park.
11am, sung by the Festival Choir and accompanied by a string orchestra, showcasing Haydn’s Little Organ Mass. All welcome. The service is part of the All Hallows Music
Festival, All Hallows
Church, Chertsey Road. For more information, see allhallowstwick. org.uk. Parish Office: 020 8241 2345 or email festival@ allhallowstwick. org.uk
Twickenham Yacht Club Open Day
11am-4pm. Try your hand at dinghy sailing or enjoy a motor cruise around Eel Pie Island. Visit our historic clubhouse overlooking the river. Refreshments available. Club members will be on hand to answer questions about the club. For info, call 020 8892 8487 or email info@ twickenhamyc.co.uk
Chelsea Fringe Workshop
1-3pm. Meet Mairi McLeod, the author of ‘Where is the Hedgehog?’ Hear the story, go on a habitat treasure hunt and take part in a craft activity. For ages 3-7; children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Advance booking
required; tickets £12. Strawberry Hill
House, 268 Waldegrave Road; strawberryhillhouse. org.uk
Merry Pedaller Adult Treasure Hunt
Richmond Little Green opposite Richmond Theatre. Join us for our fun treasure hunt cycling the Richmond and Twickenham riverside solving puzzles and finding clues as we go. We’ll hop on the ferry to cross the river and complete the treasure hunt whilst enjoying our afternoon tea picnic in York Gardens. Finish in the Barmy Arms pub for drinks and prizegiving. £20 inc ferry and afternoon tea picnic; £35 inc bike hire, ferry and afternoon tea picnic. For info, visit merrypedaller biketours.co.uk
Sunday Afternoon Art at the Coach House
2-3.30pm. Create carnival artwork with artist Josie Dick in a drop-in creative art session for all the family. Orlean’s House Gallery,
Riverside. £3 first child, £1.50 additional siblings and children aged 4+. No booking necessary.
3pm. String quartet music for easy listening at All Hallow’s Church. Performed by the Lombard Quartet and young musicians from Notting Hill and Ealing Junior School, and Chase
Bridge Primary School. Free. Cream tea and cake sale in support of Shooting Star Chase, children’s hospice care. For more information, see allhallowstwick. org.uk
Al Fresco Dining,
Church Street (see Friday 5 June entry).
Tuesday 9 June
Club Renato D’Aiello Quartet with Deelee Dube, 8.30-11pm, The
Cabbage Patch, 67 London Road. Charismatic Italian saxophonist and poet with songstress Deelee Dube and rhythm section. Admission £11/£10. Visit twickenham jazzclub.co.uk or call 020 8286 3242.
WedneSday 10 June
River Cruise from Eel Pie Island
6.30pm. Enjoy a fish and chip supper, wine tasting and listen to jazz from a band led by local musician extraordinaire Roger Perrin, as you watch the beautiful river scenery drift by. For tickets call Crusader Travel on 020 8744 0474 or see ttba.org. uk for more details. (Also on June 17.)
Ales Brewery Tour, 6.30pm, 18 Mereway Rd. Full details at twickenh am-fine-ales.co .uk/ toursbar/ Costs £15 a head which includes the tour, three pints of ale and a Twickenham Fine Ales glass.
Friday 12 June
Twickenham Alive Film Festival,
7-10pm, Twickenham Rowing Club, Eel Pie
based film festival. More details: twickenham filmfestival.com
Saturday 13 June
Twickenham Alive Riverside Festival
Stand Up Paddle
Boarding and Dragon
Boat Races. Also
14 June. See twickenhama live. com or email info@ twickenham alive. com for details.
Church Street Goes Green
10am-6pm. Stalls selling plants, produce, herbs, crafts and food, plus plenty of children’s entertainment. (Also 14 June.) For more information see ttba.
org.uk or contact Crusader Travel on 020 8744 0474.
Dragon Boat races
10am-5.30pm, the popular contest that spans the river from the White Swan pub to Eel Pie Island Bridge.
Tours, 10am-1pm, (and 20 June), Radnor House
Pope’s Villa, Cross Deep. Thirty-minute tours to see this rarely open piece of history. Buy tickets at the door. See popesgrotto .org.uk for more details.
11am, Holly Road Farmers’ Market.
Tours, Sandycombe Lodge, opens at various times (also 20 June), tickets £4 on the door to see the house designed by the greatly celebrated artist who loved Twickenham. See turnerintwick enham.org.uk for more details.
Annual Beer and Cider Festival
noon-10.30pm (and 14 June), The White Swan whiteswan twickenham.co.uk
Strawberries Secret Garden
12.30-3pm. Find fairies and elves, and make your own fairy door at Strawberry Hill House. Suitable for ages 3+. Tickets £2 per participant. See strawberryhill house.org.uk
Twickenham Prep School Summer Fair
11am-3pm, 43 High St, Hampton. twickenhamprep. co.uk
Sunday 14 June
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
10am-5.30pm. Lots of riverside—and on the river—fun from the White Swan Public House to Eel Pie Island Bridge. More details at twickenhamalive. com
Trafalgar Schools Summer Fair
noon-4pm, all the fun of the school fair,
1-5pm. The colourful parade leaves from St Mary’s Church at 12.30pm. Celebrations continue in the grounds of Orleans House Gallery. Live music and dance, food stalls, sports, games, arts, activities and workshops.
Twickenham Jazz Club Summer Barbecue
2-5pm. The Cabbage Patch, London Rd. Free. twickenhamj azz club.co.uk 0208 286 3242
Tuesday 16 June
Twickenham Jazz Club Graeme Taylor’s ‘Fat Sax’
8.30-11pm, The Cabbage Patch. Tickets £11. Visit twickenhamj azz club.co.uk or call 020 286 3242.
Wednesday 17 June
Sugar T & The Swells
The Cabbage Patch, London Road. See eelpieclub. com or call 07732 322610.
Friday 19 June
9am-8pm, until 21 June, Church Street. Buy your favourite French treats.
Saturday 20 June
St Mary’s CE Primary School Summer Fair
11.30am-3pm, Strafford Road.
Woodland Art, 12.30-3pm: create your own nature-based artwork. Tickets £2,
Strawberry Hill House, strawberryhill house.org.uk
Poetic Heritage Walk of Twickenham and Teddington
2.30-4.30pm. Guided walk starts at St Margaret’s Station. Involves one short bus journey so bring Oyster cards or
Tickets £9 (conc £7).
Sunday 21 June
East Twickenham Summer Fair
Cambridge Gardens, Clevedon Road. Carousel, bouncy castle, pony rides, speciality foods and much more.
Best Banger Competition
noon-3pm, Diamond Jubilee Gardens. Sausage competition between the area’s quality butchers. Sample tasty bangers and help choose the winner.
1.30pm, guided tour with Chris Sumner. Ticket includes cream tea at Strawberry Hill’s Cloister House café at the end of the walk. Advance booking required, tickets £18. See strawberryhill house.org.uk
Festival Charity Auction
2pm, in aid of Turner’s House. At Twickenham
High Road Auctions, Heath Road. See highroadauctions. co.uk for more details.
Tuesday 23 June
Club, 8:30-11pm with Enrico Tomasso and the Adrian Fry Quartet, The Cabbage Patch.
Cost £11/£10. See the carnival comes to town on 14 June treat yourself to your favourite French fancies at the market
l For details of all Festival events,
visit ttba.org.uk or phone 020 8744 0474
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Wednesday 24 June
Brass Band concert
8pm, The Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall. Free parking, refreshments and bar available. For info, call 020 8744 8669.
Thursday 25 June
Spring Grove Morris evening of dance
six locations from 8pm. Likely line up: Fox, Church St, and The White Swan in the first hour, then Barmy Arms, Riverside, after 9pm.
Del Bromham’s Blues Devils
9.15pm, Eel Pie Club, The Cabbage Patch, London Rd. Blues with the founder and guitarist/songwriter of legendary rock band, STRAY. Tickets £11 (£9 members). To book, see eelpieclub.com or call 07732 322610.
Friday 26 June
Street (until Sunday June 28). Local and professional market traders selling delicious Italian produce. See ttba. org.uk for more details.
Art House Open Studios
26-28 June & 3-5 July. This is the borough’s 20th open studios festival, coordinated by Richmond Arts Service. It features a diverse range of superb artists, artist groups and venues. Free entry to numerous venues, listed at arthouseopen studios.co.uk
Al Fresco Dining
Church Street. See 5 June entry for more.
Saturday 27 June
Art House Open Studios
see 26 June entry for details.
1.30pm, with Chris Sumner. See 21 June entry for info.
Al Fresco Dining
Church Street, see 5 June entry for more.
Sunday 28 June
Art House Open Studios
see 26 June entry for details.
11.30am-15.30pm, St Catherine’s School, Cross Deep. Vintage and country theme, in-house dog show, bouncy castle, slide, hook-a-duck, tea area, BBQ and more.
Al Fresco Dining,
10.30am-10pm, see 5
June entry for more.
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