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Issue 85 – October 2017



In this issue TEDx Events Teddington 800 Back to Basics Children’s Activities Landmark Arts Centre Councillor’s Update

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CTOBER sees us dusting off our spooky costumes and sharpening our pumpkin carving knives as Halloween fast approaches. It has become such a big date in the calendar, with so many residents embracing the eerie festivities. It is quite a sight to see all the houses adorned with some very creative ghastly offerings.

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Primrose Yellow copied from the flowers of course or from the superhot sun, Pale Dogwood and me of dry dusty Hazelnut remind cracked earth. Island Paradise is a pure Carribean sky, a full Mediterra and Lapis blue nean the freshest grassiestsea. Greenery feels like grass. Flame is deliciously burnt the most orange and Kale of home grown the colour veg.

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At this year’s Decorex Interior Furnishin show monochro gs me fabric stands, but prints are all over the with a natural unbleached background and a single stunning or two taken straight print colour from the Pantone The fabrics feel palette. like they are from student’s end a Textile of year show. In a good way! They are simple, organic and fresh.

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For those of us wanting a little less ‘Adams Family’ in our décor, local interiors expert Tania Dunbavin reviews the recent design shows. To find out what is going to be hot in the world of interiors in the coming months see page 20.

2017 Design Shows

HE DESIGN SHOWS THIS YEAR have a completel y different flavour than 2016. Gone is all the bling and sparkle of last year, replaced with a simpler, more honest, natural aesthetic. This year’s Pantone derived from the colours seem most ‘life full’ natural elements.

October 2017

Contents Welcome – Page 1 Events Calendar – Page 2 TEDx Invitation– Page 4

Ken Howe’s history column will be returning next month, but with our other regular columns and a round up of what is going on in the area, I hope you enjoy this issue of TW11 and look forward to seeing you again next month.

Teddington 800 – Page 6 TAG News – Page 8 Events Listing– Pages 10 & 12 Local News – Page 14


Children’s Activities – Pages 16 & 18

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Events Calendar October 2017 Monday






Sunday 1st

Farmers’ Market every Sunday see p10








Teddington Artists see p10

The Turn of



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NPL Lecture see p6

Comedy Show see p10

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Tedd WI see p10



Tedd 800 Talks see p6

Teddington Review see p6

Don Giovanni see p12 Autumn Art Fair – see p24




Deadline to book an ad in TW or tell us about an up-coming event


Bring Your Own Baby Comedy see p24




A Choral Tapestry see p12

Alison Weir see p12





Film Society see p10





Richard II see p12 until 4th Nov

Film Society see p10


31st Halloween

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Library of Screams – see p12



Wednesday 8 November, 2.30pm for Year 5 upwards Thursday 16 November, 2.30pm for Years 1 to 4 Book your place at

Local Events TEDx Talks Invite You to Get Involved


ED TALKS IS A GLOBAL programme whose mission is to articulate ‘ideas worth spreading’. While prominent personalities share their ideas on TED’s global stage, TEDx conferences are independently organised events based on the world-famous TED Talks model to support organisers who want to create a TEDlike event in their own community. We are fortunate to have a TEDx based locally in Kingston-upon-Thames. TEDx is entirely not-forprofit and run by volunteers who strive to bring our community together and spark meaningful discussions. At locally planned and coordinated TEDx salon events, there can be a screening of TED Talks videos — or a combination of live presenters and TED Talks videos — sparking deep conversation and connections at the local level. On 20th January 2018 TEDxKingstonUponThames will present a full day programme of live talks and performances at the Rose Kingston, exploring the theme ‘Out of Order’ and the many different interpretations of that phrase: change, disruption, sub-cultures, a broken situation, radical solutions, a different way of looking at things… From technology and design to adventure, culture and the way we live and work now and in the future, the speakers will delve into some of the most challenging questions of modern life. After the sell-out success of the inaugural event in November 2016 at Kingston University, Kingston TEDx are expanding on a grand scale to become one of the largest TEDx events in the country – while staying firmly grounded in greater London. Nicholas Rogers, chairman of TEDxKingstonUponThames, said, ‘The local community is at the heart of our events and we’ve been touched by the hugely positive response to our efforts. We’re a group of volunteers who do this because we love TED and 4 | TW11 – October 2017

we could not succeed without the support of local people. There are lots of ways to get involved you can apply to speak, volunteer to help out on the day, partner with us or simply help spread the word.’ The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. Tickets are on sale now at rosetheatrekingston. org. People can apply to be a TEDx speaker at the website.

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HE TEDDINGTON 800 FESTIVAL IS now two thirds of the way through and as the year begins to wane, it feels right that we’re looking back more deeply at our local heritage this month. And there happens to be a lot of it! For example, the sign on our station platform announces that you have arrived at the ‘Home of Measurement’, which highlights the cuttingedge scientific work that has been done at the National Physical Laboratory since the very first day of the 20th Century. But there are other non scientific ways to measure our existence too - to take stock of its quality and the impact we have, to appreciate our connections, our relationships, our spirituality even and Teddington has long been a place where these ideas have found a home. There’s a very famous 17th Century poet and theologian Thomas Traherne, who is buried in St Mary With St Alban church, and he understood well the interplay between the tangible and the less tangible in the human experience and he wrote, ‘This visible world is wonderfully to be delighted in, and highly to be esteemed, because it is the theatre of God’s righteous Kingdom.’ As part of this ‘Heritage’ Month of our Teddington 800 festival, on Saturday the 14th October we will celebrate this wonder and delight with an afternoon of talks on Traherne’s poetry, led by scholar Dr Beth Dodd and the Rt Rev & Rt Hon Lord Richard Harries, theologian, writer and broadcaster, followed by an evening concert by St Mary’s Chamber Orchestra and all are welcome to tickets. Yet another of our eminent forebears, also to be found buried within the our church, was a complete polymath who held science and spirituality in the same hand. This was the Rev Dr Stephen Hales, who combined major contributions to science with 50 years of dedicated service to the community as Vicar. If you’ve ever had your blood pressure measured, you can thank Hales for inventing the method, if you’re glad Teddington has drainage and isn’t 6 | TW11 – October 2017

smelly, again you can thank Hales and if you’re a big supporter of the temperance movement... well anyway, you get the idea! Inspired by these people and organisations, on Tuesday 10th October, we will hold a lecture and discussion evening, hosted at the NPL and entitled, ‘Measuring Existence and the Home of Measurement’. There’ll be a talk on the work of Hales from Historian Ken Howe, an outline of the achievements of NPL from Fiona Auty and theological reflections from Professor John Charmley from St Mary’s University, Rev Azariah France-Williams and Rev Joe Moffatt from our Parish churches. And until October 8th, it is still possible to enjoy the many varied views of living here by visiting our History, Art and Memories exhibition ‘Visions of Teddington’ at the Landmark Arts Centre and on November 11th, you can even enjoy a round up at the Teddington Review Play at the Normansfield Theatre. The 800 festival has been supported and encouraged by so many local organisations and this has allowed me personally the opportunity to weigh the quality of our relationships in our town. What I have found is, what I long suspected, that there is great warmth, strength and depth to our existing bonds and huge openness and promise of new connections. So do join us in October, and let’s keep going into 801 and beyond! Anne McTeer or @Teddington800 on Facebook TeddParish800

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Local Events Score One for Local Communities vs Heathrow Expansion


EOPLE SUFFERING FROM NOISE, sleep deprivation and pollution under Heathrow flight paths were delighted to learn that the March 2017 Dept. for Transport (DfT) ‘consultations’ to provide information about potential Heathrow expansion were not fit for purpose. Sir Jeremy Sullivan, the former Lord Justice of Appeal who headed the consultation committee, has declared that there must be more consultations. The 70,000+ written responses to the consultation complained about information being biased towards Heathrow expansion. More importantly, Sir Howard Davies, who headed the committee favouring Heathrow, used flawed data to model the reports, resulting in statistics that favoured Heathrow versus Gatwick. For example, extrapolating from data Davies used concluded that, even with two runways, Gatwick wouldn’t have 50 long-haul flights a year until 2050. It already has 60 – which thus undermines the economic benefits of selecting Gatwick. And on air quality, Heathrow is already in breach of EU nitrogen dioxide limits. Teddington Action Group (TAG) is also challenging the noise metrics used in measuring the impact of flight path sound. Local residents have used their expertise to expose the flaws in the CAA’s noise modelling and highlight the evidence showing that planes are noisier than Airport Commission reports indicate. TAG and other communities overflown by Heathrow planes are also challenging climbing rates of planes. Based on Web Track data for Heathrow, a significant number of planes take off, climb to about 900’, then level off into a slower rate of climb for some 3 miles before starting to climb harder again. Planes from Heathrow take off at a rate of climb that is significantly lower than the rates of climb at almost any other airport in the world. In a 8 | TW11 – October 2017

few months Heathrow will start a trial with planes climbing at 5% rate vs the current 4%. Laughingly, most planes already climb at 5% and at other airports their climb rate is often 14%. The faster planes climb, the less the noise disturbance underneath. In Hamburg and other German cities, residents near airports have begun a legal initiative to sue pilots for breaching their right to quiet. The UK may be leaving the EU, but when it comes to protecting the rights of citizens to get a peaceful night’s sleep and unpolluted air, perhaps we should emulate the EU more. Teddington Action Group are a group of residents passionate about keeping Teddington and surrounding areas a peaceful place to live. The group of volunteers campaign to stop the permanent concentrated flight paths and Heathrow expansion being given the green light.



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SIMMSport Come and join the 1000+ children aged 5-16 that take part in weekly athletics, gymnastics, football and rugby sessions at St Mary’s University. All abilities are welcomed into a positive and inclusive environment!

Richmond Film Society Tuesday 17th October, 8pm The Salesman (Iran) Director Asghar Farhadi Tuesday 31st October, 8pm The Club (Greece) Director Athina Rachel Tsangari Films are shown in The Pete Postlethwaite Picture House (Room G5), at St Mary’s University in Waldegrave Rd, TW1 4SX. Tickets on the door £6. Telephone 020 8893 3503,, Facebook: facebook. com/RichmondFilmSociety

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The Turn of the Screw At Bly, an isolated country house, a child waits excitedly for the arrival of her new governess and her brother’s return from boarding school. The children’s parents are dead, drowned in an accident 2 years earlier. Their father’s former valet is dead. And their beloved Miss Jessel, the 10 | TW11 – October 2017

most recent governess, is also dead. For Bly is a dangerous place, corrupted and corrupting. A place where the dead sleep lightly... Ticket prices: £12 & £16 Box Office: Telephone: 0845 838 7529 (10am – 8pm) Online: The main auditorium of Hampton Hill Theatre, Teddington Theatre Club

Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th October, 10am – 6pm Teddington Artists Art Fair The thirteen diverse and talented members of the Teddington Artists group will be joined by five guest artists. The Art Fair who will be showing paintings, prints, sculpture, textile art and objets trouvés. Normansfield Theatre, 25 Langdon Park, TW11

Sunday 8th October, Doors 7pm, show 7.30pm Momentum’s Big Charity Comedy show With an incredible line up of comedians - all major stars from the TV, radio and comedy circuit - who give up their time for free to help raise funds to support local children with cancer or a life-limiting conditions. Alistair McGowan, Sara Pascoe, Andy Hamilton, Robin Ince, plus more. Seats: £20 / Pit Cushions: £10 (No booking or transaction fees) Tickets: Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Wednesday 11th October, 8pm Teddington WI Continues on page 12

Local Events London Ambulance Service Constitutional Club, 5 Stanley Rd, TW11

Friday 13th & Saturday 14th October, 6.30pm Fri, 7pm Sat Don Giovanni Thames Philharmonia Orchestra (now in association with Instant Opera) present Mozart’s Don Giovani – often described as ‘the greatest opera ever composed’. This brand new production promises to be sensational and unique. In partnership with Instant Opera, they have adapted this classic tale to portray literature’s serial seducer in a way that you have never seen him before! Tickets: £30 adults and £28 for group bookings of 5+ from 0333 1212300 or online at

16 free., or from Hillsound Musical Instruments, 24-26 High Street, Hampton Hill, TW12 1PD St James’s Church, St James’s Road, Hampton Hill, TW12 1DQ

Thursday 26th & Friday 27th October, 8pm Library of Screams Don’t go Into the Cellar perform classic spinetinglers from the Golden Age of Horror, giving them a new lease of blood in this original stage chiller. Join the mysterious librarian, Nathaniel Caldicott as he shares several curious tales of the macabre and the mysterious including brand new adaptations of some timeless tales of terror by W F Harvey and E Nesbit. Cost: £10

Sat 28th October - Sat 4th November Wednesday 18th October, 7.30pm Alison Weir talks about her new book Six Tudor Queens

Evenings at 7.45pm except for Sunday at 3pm Second matinee at 3pm on Saturday 4th November • No performance on Wednesday

The lives of Henry VIII’s wives make for dramatic stories. In her current and forthcoming series of novels, Alison Weir offers new insights into the real lives of these six queens, evoking the world of a court dominated by the will of an egomaniacal, suggestible king, and the power politics and ruthlessness that were the reality behind its magnificent façade. Cost: £15 / £13.50

Richard II

Saturday 21st October, 7.30pm A Choral Tapestry Presented by Cantanti Camerati Advance Bookings £12, on the door £15, under 12 | TW11 – October 2017

A despotic ruler embedded in the past, surrounded by yes-men. A country taxed to the hilt, led into futile wars and feuds, and haunted by suspected murders. Opposition gathers round a rival in the hopes of new start. Shakespeare’s great lyrical tragedy shows a world on the brink - but is it of chaos, or a new order? Directed by Simon Bartlett. Call the box office, between 10am and 7pm only please, on 020 8744 0547. The Mary Wallace Theatre, The Embankment, Twickenham, TW1

Local News Celebrating 15 Years in Teddington


EDDINGTON OSTEOPATHS HAS COME a long way since Osteopath Janet Bell, established the clinic in 2002. Under her careful management the practice flourished and it is now in the capable hands of Stuart Walker, Osteopath and Head of Practice. They are a thriving, multi-disciplinary practice offering osteopathy, rehabilitation, remedial, deep tissue and sports massage as well as podiatry and general foot care. Stuart says ‘It is a pleasure working with our patients in Teddington and helping them to improve their mobility and health. We are looking forward to serving Teddington and the surrounding communities for many years to come.’ To celebrate Teddington Osteopaths are running a competition offering two lucky winners the chance to experience a free treatment. The winners will be

able to choose from either a 30 minute foot treatment, or a 30 minute massage. To enter simply send an email to enquiries@ stating your name, telephone number and the answer to this question: What is commonly referred to as the collar bone? Is it … the sternum, the clavicle or the scapula? Entrants must be 18 or over. Closing date is Friday 27th October 2017. All entries will be placed in a draw and the first two names drawn on Saturday 28th October 2017 will win a treatment. Winners will be notified by telephone or email. Good luck! To find out more about Teddington Osteopaths see

Local Business included in Iconic Small Business Saturday Initiative


EEMOOBABY HAS BEEN RECOGNISED in the prestigious ‘Small Biz 100’ list; a collection of 100 brands selected across the UK to be celebrated by Small Business Saturday this December. Small Business Saturday is a not-for-profit campaign that was created to encourage consumers to support small, independent and growing businesses. The initiative recently revealed this year’s chosen brands that it will be championing, and it is fair to say the creators of the Meelight are thrilled to see that Meemoobaby made the cut. The inspired Meelight, which was designed by Teddington mum, Julia Kelly and her brother, Steve Gould, cleverly attaches to clothing, making the night shift with little ones that little bit easier, especially during those late-night feeds and nappy changes! Thoughtfully designed with no stimulating blue light, but simply a soft golden glow, parents are able to see using the ingenious Meelight while little ones remain undisturbed, helping them fall back into a peaceful slumber. 14 | TW11 – October 2017

Celebrating its 5th year, Small Business Saturday will promote one of its selected businesses every day in the lead up to its event on 2th December. Last year it saw £717m spent with small businesses on the day. The campaign was supported by over 80% of local councils, trended at number one on Twitter and reached over 140 million people globally. Co-founder of Meemoobaby, Julia Kelly, commented ‘We are so proud to be recognised in such a wide reaching national initiative to promote small business. Our aim to make a product that revolutionises the night shift for parents has come true!’ For a chance to win a Meelight, visit Meemoobaby’s Facebook page on Saturday November 11th – which is Meemoobaby’s very own allocated Small Business Saturday day:

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Children’s Activities Busy Bees

Tuesdays & Fridays: 10–11.30am, parent and toddler group for 6 mths to pre-school. Contact: Siobhan Crowther 020 8977 8000. Teddington Baptist Church, Church Rd, TW11


Mondays: various times and ages. Fun games and activities including ball handling skills, bat and ball techniques and agility. Contact: 020 8398 3034,, Teddington Baptist Church, Church Rd, TW11


Second Tuesday of the month: 4.15pm, school yrs 4-5 Chat about books, play games, do quizzes, find out about authors and have a lot of fun together! Contact: 020 8734 3304, Teddington Library, Waldegrave Rd, TW11 8NY

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For parents/carers and children under 5 years old. 20 minute service followed by refreshments & play. Every Wednesday & Friday, 10.30am. St Mary with St Alban Friday, 10.30am. St Peter and St Paul Donation of £1 per family, no need to book..

Dragon Drama

Improvisational theatre, storytelling, acting, movement, mime, magic and mayhem! Workshops for Preschool - Eighteen year olds. Contact 07590 452 436 or askus@


Hampton Hill Theatre Drama, Music and Movement (4-6 years, Weds 4-5pm. Pre-school Drama (2-4 years Thrus 9.45-10.30am) United Reformed Chruch Drama, Music and Movement (4-6 years, Sat 10.30am - 12pm. Musical Theatre Training (7 -16 years Weds 4.45-7.30pm) Contact 020 8408 0245 or email contact@

Footie Tots

Wednesdays, 2∞–5 years. An Introduction to the world of fitness and football for children. Teaching basic ball skills, scoring lots of goals and having fun 16 | TW11 – October 2017

on the way. Contact Andy 07931 707720 or Teddington Baptist Church, Church Rd, & Salvation Army, Church Rd, TW11

Frankie & Flo’s Play Cafe

Tues/Weds/Thurs, 2.30-5.00pm 5 years and under, older siblings welcome. A friendly environment with bouncy castle, ride on toys, craft activities, baby area, dressing up clothes, play shop, roller coaster. Cost: Under 1 yr £2.50, 1 yr and over £4.50, 1st Sibling £2, additional siblings £1 (under 6 months free) Contact: Jenny on 07828 450145 St Mary’s Parish Hall, Langham Rd, TW11

The Hot House Funky Dance Class

Tuesdays – 4–4.45pm ages: 5–7 years & 4.45pm-5.30pm ages 8–11 years Fun, confidence building, street-style dance classes for boys and girls as taught at Newland House and St Catherine’s schools. Cost: £75 per school term Contact: Kym on 07979 108717 or Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Rd, Tw11 9NN

Jo Jingles

Thursdays, time dependant on age Music, Singing and movement. For babies – 5 years. Teddington.Jojingles. com/classes.asp. Teddington Baptist Church. Church Road.

Little Wrigglers Dance, Perform & Play

Monday 1.45-2.30pm 2-4 years Thursdays: 9.30-10.15am, 2-4 years, 10:3011.15am, 2-4 years. A creative mix of dance, music and mime to inspire your child to move to music. Contact: Rachel 07817 691660, littlewrigglers. Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Rd, TW11

Monkey Music

Mondays - Thursdays Times according to age group. Age: 3 mths-4 yrs. Pre-school music classes that captivate through catchy songs, activities, percussion instruments & props. Encourages children to grow in confidence, improve listening, communication & concentration skills Continues on page 18

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Noah’s Ark

Thursdays 10-11:30am Join us with your babies or children under 4 for fun with toys, crafts, singing and stories. There is a baby area for pre-walkers. All are welcome. Contact St Michael’s Fulwell, Wilcox Rd, TW11 0SP

Rainbow Music

For children aged 9mths-4yrs Fun and colourful drop-in music sessions. Popular children’s classics and new songs to learn, bought to life on the guitar with singing, actions, animals, bubbles, a variety of instruments. Mondays 9.30am and 10.15am. Teddington Baptist Church (conference room), Church Rd, Teddington Thursday 9.30am and 10.15am. St Marks Church Hall, St Marks Road, Teddington £6 per class (£10 if bringing 2 children).

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Tuesdays, 2.15pm A free weekly session for the under 5s. Contact: 020 8734 3304, Teddington Library, Waldegrave Rd, TW11 8NY

Singing Hands

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Story Time @ Twickenham Library

Tuesdays: 3.45pm. Free weekly story time for the under 5s. Tel: 020 8734 3340, Garfield Rd, TW1 3JT

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Wednesdays – 3–3.40pm ages: 12–24 mths 3.45–4.30pm ages: 2–3 years Teaching soccer skills in a fun, noncompetitive, educational environment to nurture, build self-confidence and develop teamwork. Contact: Adam 020 8945 7171, Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Rd, Tw11 9NN

Teddington Dance Studio

Ballet, modern, tap, street jazz and melody movement, musical theatre, tinny tappers. For ∞ to 16 year olds. Contact: Natalie 07887 353950,

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Second and fourth Friday of the month: 10.30-11am. Bounce and rhyme for babies and toddlers. Contact: 020 8734 3340 Twickenham Library, Garfield Rd, TW1 3JT.

Teddington Tots

Drop in toddler group for children up to 3 yrs old. Open Tuesday and Wednesday, 9.30-11.30am. Offers a session full of fun, activities , music and wide selection of toys. For any queries please contact Maddy 07760228050 Methodist Church Hall, 1 Stanley Road

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Thursdays 10am and 11am mixed ages 3 months-5 years £6 per child/£2.50 siblings. Contact: Lisa 07977 585020, info@ Twickenham Library, Garfield Rd, TW1 3JT

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Interiors & Homes Back to Basics: 2017 Design Shows Update


HE DESIGN SHOWS THIS YEAR have a completely different flavour than 2016. Gone is all the bling and sparkle of last year, replaced with a simpler, more honest, natural aesthetic. This year’s Pantone colours seem derived from the most ‘life full’ natural elements. Primrose Yellow copied from the flowers of course or from the superhot sun, Pale Dogwood and Hazelnut remind me of dry dusty cracked earth. Island Paradise is a pure Carribean sky, and Lapis blue a full Mediterranean sea. Greenery feels like the freshest grassiest grass. Flame is the most deliciously burnt orange and Kale the colour of home grown veg. At this year’s Decorex Interior Furnishings show monochrome prints are all over the fabric stands, but with a natural unbleached background and a single stunning print colour or two taken straight from the Pantone palette. The fabrics feel like they are from a textile student’s end of year show. In a good way! They are simple, organic and fresh.

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Celebrity designer Nicky Haslam had a stand this year that is, as always right on trend! It feels Colonial, Caribbean, sixties and hippy all in one. The wallcovering is monochrome but with sixties brown in place of black. The furniture is all made of rope harking back to those rattan lamps and chairs we all used to have. The look is fresh but also a little safe.

There were a number of furniture makers showing traditional joinery details and some gorgeous ironmongery. Joints and junctions are visibly on show and screws exposed and accessible giving a handcrafted quality appearance.

The metal of the moment is still brass but now a little less polished and a little more tarnished. The feeling is of careful loving production and local craftsmen rather than mass production. It seems small is beautiful once again!

Tanya Dunbavin is a local designer and owns Amok Tel: 0774 784 3566

Teddington Update COMMUNITY FACILITIES FEASIBILITY STUDY The Council is commissioning a feasibility study on options to better accommodate activities now carried out in inadequate buildings at Elleray Hall and at 4 Waldegrave Road (between the Library and Elmfield House). These comprise the popular day centre for the elderly at Elleray Hall and facilities for disabled charities. The future of the North Lane East car park might also be considered, discussions on its use for a GP surgery having stalled. Affordable housing could be built on some of the land not required for the new community facilities. FARMERS’ MARKET The Teddington Farmers’ Market was successfully launched on 10th September. It will be held every Sunday between 10am and 2pm behind Turing House School in Queens Road. My picture shows one of the fruit stalls with Egremont Russet apples for sale. STAG BEETLE SURVEY The London Wildlife Trust’s latest survey continues to show Teddington as a place where the stag beetle is thriving, not only in Bushy Park but elsewhere. For example the strangely clattering flight of the male beetle has been observed more than once in Railway Passage. FALLOW DEER DECISION On September 6th the Camilleri family and I persuaded the Planning Committee to overturn officers’ recommendation and grant planning permission for the popular Fallow Deer café to continue at 130 High Street. The permission was made personal to the Camilleri family and subject to conditions to protect neighbours. 22 | TW11 – October 2017

The root cause of the difficulty here was Government tinkering, making available nonrepeatable 2-year permissions for shops to become restaurants in conflict with adopted Council planning policies. When the 2 years have expired a successful restaurateur naturally wants to stay put, having invested time and money, but Council officers and appeal inspectors re-apply Council policies limiting the number of restaurants in shopping frontages. In this case the 2 year permission demonstrated that the Fallow Deer increased footfall in the High Street and aided the viability of nearby shops. By making the permission personal to the Camilleri family transfer to a chain or a mainly evening operation is less likely. IN THE GARDEN LAST MONTH The common light blue Michaelmas daisy is often regarded as a weed (though American in origin) but has the virtue of not being afflicted by powdery mildew unlike its more colourful cousins. It is modest, good tempered and easy to control but obligingly fills any spaces and provides fresh colour as autumn advances. Its only real shortcoming is that the yellow centres of the flowers sometimes go a drab brown.

Martin Elengorn is a long term local resident and Councillor for Teddington Ward

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What’s On Landmark Autumn Art Fair Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th October, 10am–5pm Contemporary visual art. The art fairs have a long established reputation for bringing you the very best in fine art, illustration, photography, ceramics, sculpture and more. Over 90 artists and makers will be showing and an online catalogue will be available here one week before the show. Admission: £4 / £3 concessions / LAC members and U18s free Bring Your Own Baby Comedy Tuesday 17th October, 12 noon, doors 11.15am A grown-up lunchtime comedy club – babies welcome! The UK’s premier baby-friendly comedy club! They provide soft flooring, toys, buggy parking and baby changing, so that your baby is happy and you can relax and be entertained by the funniest comedy stars in the UK. The brilliant comics will be performing their usual adult material, which is why there is a strict 12 month age limit. Tickets: £10, babies go free! Booking: Surrey Sculpture Society Exhibition Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th November, 10am–5pm Surrey Sculpture Society presents a Sculpture Showcase in 3D and 2D; a dynamic arts event and exhibition with demonstrations, videos, 2D sketches and paintings. Sponsored by Cass Art. Admission: Free Lunchtime Book Club Friday 10th November, 1pm Two books this month: Conclave by Robert Harris (Waterstones’ synopsis) 24 | TW11 October 2017

The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman In association with Waterstones, Teddington Read the books, then come along to find out more about the authors and enjoy an informal discussion led by Waterstones’ staff. Cost: £5 / £3.50 concessions Book in advance and get 10% off the book at Waterstones, plus the discussion topics. Liza Pulman – Everything’s Coming Up Roses Friday 10th November, 7.30pm, doors & bar open 6.45pm A uniquely planted and carefully pruned show about flowers, gardens and all things green – an eclectic mix of music ranging from ‘Tip Toe Through The Tulips’ to Neil Diamond’s ‘You Don’t Bring Me Flowers’. Accompanied by Joseph Atkins at the piano, Liza’s glorious voice, quirky comedic skills and charming personality make this a joyous evening not to be missed. She is also one third of acclaimed satirical comedy group Fascinating Aida. Tickets: £18 / £17 concs / £16 LAC members Supper: £8.50 served pre-show at 6.30pm. Sparkle: Contemporary Craft & Gourmet Food Fair Friday 17th – Sunday 19th November, Fri 6–8.30pm, Sat & Sun: 10am–5pm Your sparkling festive season starts here! See and buy a dazzling range of contemporary work from more than 70 designer makers including jewellery, glass, ceramics, stylish accessories and so much more, plus a mouthwatering selection of gourmet food. Hundreds of bright and bold gift ideas. Tickets: £4 / £3 concessions / LAC members & U18s free


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