The Twickenham Festival is in full swing, but don't worry if you've not had a chance to enjoy any of the events yet, there are plenty more happening this week across the Borough.
Choose from a relaxing evening cruise, a cool evening of Jazz and Blues, or maybe you're a fan of great, tasty al fresco dining - these and loads more events are still to come in Twickenham's popular summer festival 2014, running all the way until Sunday 22nd June.
There's something for everyone, so have a look at the events listed below, and save the dates in your diary. More information on each can be found by licking the links.
Thames Venturer Cruise 6-8.30pm.
Book at participant.co.uk/thamesventurescruise1806
Strawberry Hill House Garden Talk
6.30-7.30pm, Twickenham Library.
Learn about the latest exciting developments in the grounds of the gothic castle. With Jennifer Sarginson.
Book at richmond.gov.uk/libraries
Kingston Morris Dancers & Co
9pm, Barmy Arms. A celebration of the Summer Solstice.
Al Fresco Dining
6-11.30pm, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening until 31 August. All day Sundays. Church
Street. Enjoy your evening meal outdoors in the summer sun, with the street closed and numerous participating
Evening River Cruise
7.00-11pm. Wind down with easygoing jazz tunes on the New Southern Belle. Accompanied by wine and fish and chips dinner (vegetarian option available on request). Trip runs from Twickenham, past Eel Pie Island, Kingston, onto Hampton Court Palace and back.
Del Bromham’s Blues Devils
9.15pm-11pm, The Eel Pie Club, London Road.
Blues with the founder member and guitarist/songwriter of legendary rock band STRAY.
Tickets £11 (£9 members) on the door (if still available) or via eelpieclub.com
9am–5pm, until 22 June, Church Street.
Saturday 21 June
Dragon Boat Races
All day, Riverside.
Helen Astrid Singing Academy: Lunchtime Concert
12.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Church Street. Summer solstice concert with uplifting classical songs and arias from
Mozart to the present day. Tickets £15/£10 (concessions£7) on the door or at Crusader Travel
0208 744 0474. For more information harmonyworks.co.uk/workshops
Visit Turner’s House
Tours at 2pm, 2.45pm, 3.30pm and 4.15pm, Sandycombe
Lodge, Sandycoombe Road.
Tickets £4 from Crusader Travel 0208 744 0474.
See also turnerintwickenham.org.uk
Twickenham Riverside Trust Anniversary
10am-2pm, Diamond Jubilee Gardens.
Borough’s Best Banger Competition
12-2.30pm, Diamond Jubilee Gardens. The popular sausage contest between the area’s quality butchers returns.
See ttba.org.uk for more details.
TwickFolk: Winter Wilson
8-10.30pm, The Cabbage Patch, London Road. See twickfolk.co.uk for more details.
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