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EPTEMBER can be viewed as a time of adjustment. A new season, a new school year, a new portrait shot of me, the latter being by far the most difficult to cope with from my perspective!

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OW CAN WE BE ENTERING THE last third of the year? Where has 2017 gone? And what a year! I’d like to look at some of the successes in the borough and there are many. CHANGES AT TWICKEN HAM STATION Commuters will have noticed the access changes to Twickenham Train Station to enable the transformation work will have started from 25th August. The station entrance will have Access to trains, moved. ticket machine s and other services are via a temporary construc tion next to platform three (near the car park).

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While I am a fan of confectionery; particularly essential around deadline time, this month’s cover is not a wanton celebration of sugary delights, but actually denotes the time of year when we at TW Mag mark our birthday. 5 years and 60 issues later, that seems like a good excuse for a celebration to me.

In addition, near the temporary station entrance there is one Blue Badge holders bay, one ‘Kiss & Ride’ bay as well as two spaces for taxi set down and pick-ups . Replacement cycle parking facilities are also provided.

Sixth Form Student s Celebrate A Level The recent results Results show that the 429 pupils in school sixth forms achieved A Level results above those seen nationally. The proportion of all entries graded as an A* to C was an increase of 85%, 7% points since last year. This compares with the national average of 77%. The proportions achieving A* to B were similarly above national averages, whilst those achievin the top grades g were in line, with 27% of all entries grades A* or A. The overall was pass rate was 99%.

This is only the third year since our secondary schools opened their sixth forms, giving parents and children greater local choices.

Over 400 students selected their school The Bus Stop directly form as a preferre sixth outside the Station d local option Stop C) will also (Bus and 99% of them passed! Plus, with be closed until May 2019, with 85% getting A* the nearest alternat to C – our sixth forms are ive leaving from already perform Bus Stop A – outside the Travel ing way above the national average Lodge and Regal . Seeing improve House. ments since 2016 is particula rly impressive The current station given the to the A-Levels changes is set to be . demolished to make way for a % Entries A*‐A A*‐B modern, accessib 2016 A*‐C 2017 Christ's le station as well 2016 A*‐E 2017 19 2016 Grey Court as new homes 18 2017 52 2016 46 2017 and retail units 34 81 Hampton High 30 77 56 98 64 around a new 40 99 75 Orleans Park 9 86 53 station plaza plus 99 36 23 100 77 Richmond Park  22 69 48 improved parking 96 52 96 74 Academy and secure 82 95 21 100 Teddington 20 bicycle spaces. 46 45 14 A riverside walk 71 Waldegrave 23 68 42 98 54 40 beside the River 95 74 36 Richmond 85 75 Crane is also 100 68 27 100 92 National 27 93 53 being developed. 100 58 26 100 78 26 This will be in 85 53 97 53 association with 99 78 the new pathway 77 98 Of course your provided by the 98 three new local Wharf development Brewery Councillors, David Marlow, David and will extend Porter and myself this walkway beyond the station are on hand to assist in Council and towards Twicken related issues Stoop and the ham if you would like new Richmond to contact us or Education and come along to Enterprise Campus our surgery at York House on . the second Monday of every month, 7pm –8pm. No The temporary appointment is ticket office will necessary. be in place until Spring 2019. 18 | TW MAG

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Contents Welcome – Page 1 Events Calendar – Page 2

Our pages are bursting with activities this month, surely there is something for everyone. It’s time to get your diaries out and book up!

Local Events – Pages 4, 6, 10 & 12 Children’s Activities – Pages 14 & 16

I hope you enjoy this issue of TW Mag and look forward to seeing you again next month.

Councillor’s Update – Page 18

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Local Contact Information – Page 20 Strawberry Hill House – Page 22

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Open House see p6

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BYOB Comedy see p6

Film Society see p10

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Local Events Dates for your Diary

Thursday 14th September

Saturday 9th September, 10.30am – 3.30pm Rambert School Open House

David Arronovitch Talk

For one day only, Rambert School will open to the public and offer a sneak-peek into the inner workings of one of the UK’s oldest professional dance schools. Join them for free classes, shows and tours. There is no need to register in advance. However, there are limited places for the taster classes and shows and they will be offering these on a first-come-first-serve basis. See exclusive performances, try out the new adult yoga class, for young people aged 2.5-15 years, try a free taster contemporary dance class. And much more. For further information, and to download a schedule, please visit: rambertschool.org.uk/ participation/open-house/ Free entry, open to all

Sunday 10th September, 4pm – 5.30pm Singing with Praise Do you enjoy songs of praise? And a good cuppa? Then this event may be for you! You’re warmly invited to Holy Trinity’s version of course, there won’t be any cameras, just an HTT celebration – but there will be a chance for a good old sing of your favourite hymns, and a chance to chat whilst taking afternoon tea together. Holy Trinity Church, 1 Vicarage Road, Twickenham Green, TW2 5TS

Street food from 6.30pm, Doors and bar from 7pm, talk begins at 7.30pm The Times columnist, broadcaster and author talks about his book Party Animals: My Family and Other Communists. Tickets: £12 Purchased at eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-portcullistrust-lecture-series-david-aaronovitch-talktickets-36437194630 or bought on the door portcullistrust.org.uk Queen Charlotte Hall, RACC, Parkshot, Richmond

Saturday 16th – Saturday 23rd September, 7.45pm except for Sunday 3pm • No performance on Wednesday

Kindertransport On the brink of World War II, nine-year-old Eva is sent to Britain for refuge from Nazi Europe, with little more than a suitcase and an identity label, one of 10,000 children evacuated in a rescue mission called the Kindertransport. Eva is taken in and raised by a well-meaning English woman. Torn between her German heritage and her need to wipe the Kindertransport experience from her memory, Eva eventually learns to adapt to her new life and identity. Kindertransport moves seamlessly between present time and memory, as the consequences of Eva’s painful childhood loss play out many years later, and we discover how these continue to cast a shadow that somehow needs to be Continues on page 6

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The Mall is a successful independent prep school for boys age 4+ in Twickenham From 2019 we will become an 11+ school and boys will leave at the end of Year 6 • Non-selective entry into Reception (4+) • Entry into our expanded Year 3 (7+) is based on assessment • Popular destinations include: Hampton, KCS Wimbledon, St Paul’s & Reed’s • Minibuses from: Richmond, Kew, Chiswick and Kingston

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Local Events faced. Her story is based on autobiographical accounts from actual Kindertransport children. A moving and thought-provoking play about mothers, daughters and the powerful need for reconciliation. Kindertransport tells a captivating story of survival and building a new life, and which strikingly resonates with current events facing the world today. By Diane Samuels, Directed by Michelle Hood. Telephone bookings open on 4th September: Call 10am – 7pm only please, on 020 8744 0547 richmondshakespeare.org.uk/ The Mary Wallace Theatre, The Embankment, Twickenham, TW1 3DU

Sunday 17th September – Saturday 23rd September Performance times: Sunday 6pm, weekdays 7.45pm

Under Milk Wood The majestic play for voices by Dylan Thomas comes to life. Never has a story where nothing happens been so beautifully told. Under Milk Wood is perhaps Dylan Thomas’ best known work, made famous in the early 50s as a radio play featuring Richard Burton. Full of evocative language and cleverly conjured characters, we are immersed in a night and day of Llareggub life where dreams and reality intertwine and the pasts, presents and futures of the townsfolk come out to play. Tickets: £10 & £14. Tel: 0845 838 7529 (10am – 8pm), online: ttc-boxoffice.org.uk teddingtontheatreclub.org.uk/production/undermilk-wood Coward Studio of Hampton Hill Theatre

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Sunday 17th September, 10am – 5pm Bushy House and Gardens Open House Open to the general public on as part of Open House London weekend. Bushy House was built for Edward Proger in the 1660s and was the residence of William, Duke of Clarence (later William IV) and his mistress Dora Jordan. It has been part of the NPL since 1900. Partial access to the ground floor of Bushy House and will include historic photos and displays. There will also be access to the gardens, which includes the temple, Newton’s apple tree and refreshments will be available for purchase in the Orangery. Access to Bushy House via the Queens Road Gate, TW11 0EB (public parking on Dora Jordan Road and Clapperstile car park); and pedestrian access via Canon Road Gate, Bushy Park. Free entry. npl.co.uk/events

Tuesday 19th September, 12 noon (doors 11.15am) Bring Your Own Baby Comedy A grown-up lunchtime comedy club where babies are welcome! The UK’s premier baby friendly comedy club! Soft flooring, toys, buggy parking and baby changing provided so that your baby is happy and you can relax and be entertained by the funniest comedy stars in the UK. Please note: our brilliant comics will be performing their usual adult material, which is why we have a strict 12 month age limit for our little laughers. Landmark bar/café open serving drinks & light bites. Book online (babies go free) at byobcomedy.com info@landmarkartscentre.org, 020 8977 7558, landmarkartscentre.org. Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Rd, TW11 Continues on page 10


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Local Events Tuesday 19th September, 8pm Richmond Film Society Julieta (Spain) - Director Pedro Almodóvar Films are shown in The Pete Postlethwaite Picture House (Room G5), at St Mary’s University in Waldegrave Rd, TW1 4SX. Membership for 15 film season £60. Tickets on the door £6. Telephone 020 8893 3503, richmondfilmsoc.org. uk, email rfs@richmondfilmsoc.org.uk, facebook. com/RichmondFilmSociety

Friday 22nd – Saturday 23rd September, 11am – 6pm Secret Art Sale This is a two-day art exhibition and sale with an unexpected twist! An affordable way to purchase original art that may be by someone famous. The works are anonymously donated by acclaimed artists, art students, celebrities, architects, illustrators, jewellers and photographers. You can buy any of the original pieces for just £35, but the twist is that you will not know who produced the art until you buy it. Free entry Richmond Adult Community College (RACC) Parkshot, TW9 2RE. environmenttrust.co.uk

Friday 22nd September, 8am-4pm Crossway’s Golf Tournament Calling golfing fanatics of all abilities and ages to participate in a charity golf tournament. All money raised will go towards the Crossway Pregnancy Crisis Centre and will provide support for those who are facing unplanned pregnancies and pregnancy loss. We also provide schools work in the local community where a team of educators currently deliver sex and relationship lessons to schools. 10 | TW MAG – September 2017

Captain and Crew Foursome, 18 Holes Breakfast at 8am, Tee-off at 9am Lunch, Prizes and Raffle Entry fees: £60 pp, £120 pair (you will be matched with another pair) £240 – Team of Four To register contact: fay.hamilton@ crosswaypregnancy.org.uk. Tel: 020 8892 8483 Strawberry Hill Golf Course

Saturday 23rd September, 8pm The Acoustic Strawbs There’s three ingredients for longevity in music; talent, lyrical originality and persistence. The Strawbs have all three, with showmanship as a bonus. With a success-packed timeline going all the way back to 1967, the Strawbs are as exhilarating today as they ever were. If we need any confirmation of how durable and exciting good music can be, then Dave Cousins, Dave Lambert and Chas Cronk fronting today’s Strawbs tells us all we need to know. Tickets: £19 / £17 (£18 / £16 LAC Members) Pre-show supper available; must be booked in advance: £8.50 per person. info@landmarkartscentre.org, 020 8977 7558, landmarkartscentre.org. Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Rd, TW11

Thursday 5th October, 7.30pm Judie Tzuke One of the UK’s finest Singer/Songwriters, Judie Tzuke achieved worldwide fame with her timeless song, ‘Stay With Me Till Dawn’ and cemented it with many top 10 albums, including the classic ‘Welcome to the Cruise’. After the countrywide, sellout success of her Songs


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Local Events and Stories tour, Judie is back on the road, this time celebrating the release of her long awaited, new album, ‘Peace Has Broken Out’. An intimate acoustic evening of old favourites and songs from the new album, combined with stories from across her life and career. Tickets: £20 / £18 (£19 / £17 LAC Members) Pre-show supper available; must be booked in advance: £8.50 per person. info@landmarkartscentre.org, 020 8977 7558, landmarkartscentre.org. Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Rd, TW11

Saturday 7th October, 5pm-7.30pm Swimathon Calling swimmers of all abilities and ages to

participate at a charity swimathon. The challenge is to find out how far you can swim down the River Thames (in your local pool). You can find out how far you can swim by pinpointing it on a large map of the River Thames afterwards. Swim from Teddington to Twickenham to find out you have swam 1.5 miles or 4 miles Kingston to Twickenham. Swimmers will raise money for Crossway Pregnancy Crisis Centre and can opt to swim for one or two hours. All money raised goes to ensure people can find and receive help at a time when they are very vulnerable. Entry Fees: £10 per adult / £5 per child includes: Free T-shirt, barbecue and drinks To register contact fay.hamilton@ crosswaypregnancy.org.uk. Tel: 020 8892 8483 Hampton Open Air Pool

EWLAND HOUSE IS BUILDING on the success of the recent completion of the new Pre-Prep school with the announcement of the opening of a new nursery school this September. The nursery will provide a seamless, natural entry point for children prior starting at the PrePrep and Prep School. Based within their former Pre-Prep premises on Waldegrave Park, the nursery is conveniently located to benefit from the existing educational facilities and offers an enviable outdoor learning environment. Since they moved their Pre-prep to the new site immediately adjacent to the Prep school, the old site has been subject to a large amount of interest both from other educational establishments and developers, and the school has carefully considered the various options and 12 | TW MAG – September 2017

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C hi ldr en ’ s A ct i v it ie s Catch-a-balls

Thursdays: various times and ages. Fun games and activities including ball handling skills, bat and ball techniques and agility. Develop balance and posture, coordination and spatial awareness and social skills. Book your free trial class now. Contact: 020 8398 3034, heather@catcha-balls.co.uk, catch-a-balls.co.uk. The Crossway, St Stephen Church, 306 Richmond Rd, Twickenham, TW1 2PD

Chatterbooks

One Thursday a month: 4-5pm, 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, twickenham.library@richmond.gov.uk Twickenham Library, Garfield Rd, TW1 3JT Tel: 020 8734 3340

Dragon Drama

Improvisational theatre, storytelling, acting, movement, mime, magic and mayhem! Workshops for preschool – eighteen years old. Contact 07590 452 436 or askus@dragondrama.co.uk. dragondrama.co.uk

Dramacube

Saturdays at St. Mary’s University, Drama, Music & Movement (4-6 years, 9.3011.00am and 10.30-12pm), Acting, Singing & Dance (7-11 years, 9.3012.30pm) & (11-16 years, 2-5pm), Musical Theatre Productions (7-16 years, 2-5pm) Contact 020 8408 0245 or email contact@ dramacube.co.uk 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)

Footie Tots

Thursdays and Fridays, 2∞-8 years. An Introduction to the world of fitness and football for children. Teaching basic ball skills, scoring lots of goals and having fun on the way. Contact Andy on 07931 707720 or andy@footie-tots.co.uk, footie-tots.co.uk Holy Trinity Church, Vicarage Rd, TW2

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If you are interested in attending any of these activities, please phone first to check the details.

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 & 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 kymrichards@hotmail.com Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Rd, Tw11 9NN

Jo Jingles

Mondays: 10.15am mixed ages family time. 11.10am 3mths-walking. Music, singing and movement classes for babies and pre-school age children from 3 months to 5 years of age. Tel. 020 8241 8139 twickenham.jojingles.com Holy Trinity Church, Vicarage Rd, TW2 5TS

Kids’ ART Club

Saturday 16th September 10am - 12 noon: 5 -11 yrs A different project for each session including drawing, painting, relief making, printing & collage. Fun workshops are fully designed & supervised by our professional art educator. Limited places, so early booking essential. Tutor: Sarah Richardson £13 per child inc. mats. Contact: 020 8977 7558 or info@ landmarkartscentre.org

Little Wrigglers

Dance, Perform & Play Monday 2-2.45pm 2-4 years Thursdays: 9.30-10.15am, 3-4 years, 10:30-11.15am, 2-3 years. A creative mix of dance, music and mime to inspire your child to move to music. Contact: Rachel 07817 691660 rachel@littlewrigglers.co.uk, littlewrigglers. co.uk. Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Rd, TW11


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C hi ldr en ’ s A ct i v it ie s Mum&Baby Dance/Fitness Classes

For new mums carrying their babies in a sling or carrier. Toddler Dance sessions (1-4yrs) full of Latin beats. Fridays 1-1.40pm Tots (1-4 yr) 1.45-2.30pm Mum & Baby (baby carrier required). Free All Souls Church Hall, Northcote Road (off St. Margaret’s Road), TW1 1PB info@latinobambino.co.uk

Story Time @ Twickenham Library

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

See Saw

Friday morning, 10.30am - 12.30pm Under 5’s Play and explore in multi-sensory sessions designed to encourage creativity, curiosity and develop skills in communication, coordination and social interaction. Drop-ins welcomed. Contact: 020 8831 6000, artsinfo@richmond.gov.uk Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, TW1 3DJ

Singing Hands

Learn how to sign using Makaton to develop your child’s communication skills with puppets, multi-sensory props and instruments. Baby Signing Class suitable for 6 months upwards Thursday afternoons 1.30pm – 2.10pm All Souls Church Hall, Northcote Road, St Margarets, TW1 1PB Starts Thursday 8th June for 5 weeks Class will run for a full 10 week term from September Contact: 020 8288 1706,singinghands.co.uk

Stagecoach

Singing, Dance & Drama: Build confidence, have fun, make friends! Fri and Sat, various times and ages. St Catherine’s School, Cross Deep, TW1 & Waldergrave School twickenham@stagecoach.co.uk 0208 9770843/ 07824 999414

Tiny Teddies

Second and fourth Friday of the month: 10.30-11am. Bounce and rhyme for babies and toddlers. Contact: 020 8734 3340

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If you are interested in attending any of these activities, please phone first to check the details.

Twickenham Library, Garfield Rd, TW1 3JT.

Tiny Tunes

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

Toddler Time

Every Friday, 10am-noon Drop-in group for Parents, carers with babies, toddlers. More information contact Charlotte 07879606852 or cstryton@betinternet.com United Reformed Church, First Cross Road, Twickenham, TW2 5QA

Tempo Tots

Mondays and Fridays. Time according to age. Music making with singing and dancing. Each week there’s a different theme. Contact: 07956 447118, bookings@tempotots.com, tempo-tots.com The Hyde Room, York House, Richmond Rd, TW1 3AA and The Maple Room, The Crossways, St Stephen’s, 306 Richmond Rd, TW1 2PD

White Rabbit Tuesdays

Teaching children to use their own imaginations and experiences to create fun & exciting drama. Bunnies, Pre-school - 2∞, 10.15-10.45am Little Rabbits, 4-5 yrs, 3.15-3.50pm Intermediate Group 1, 7-9 years, 4-4.50pm Intermediate Group 2, 9-11 yrs, 5-5.50pm whiterabbitdramaclub.co.uk Twickenham Library, Garfield Rd, TW1 3JT

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OW CAN WE BE ENTERING THE last third of the year? Where has 2017 gone? And what a year! I’d like to look at some of the successes in the borough and there are many. CHANGES AT TWICKENHAM STATION Commuters will have noticed the access changes to Twickenham Train Station to enable the transformation work that will have started from 25th August. The station entrance will have moved. Access to trains, ticket machines and other services are via a temporary construction next to platform three (near the car park). In addition, near the temporary station entrance there is one Blue Badge holders bay, one ‘Kiss & Ride’ bay as well as two spaces for taxi set down and pick-ups. Replacement cycle parking facilities are also provided. The Bus Stop directly outside the Station (Bus Stop C) will also be closed until May 2019, with the nearest alternative leaving from Bus Stop A – outside the Travel Lodge and Regal House. The current station is set to be % Entries demolished to make way for a Christ's Grey Court modern, accessible station as well Hampton High as new homes and retail units Orleans Park Richmond Park  around a new station plaza plus Academy Teddington improved parking and secure Waldegrave bicycle spaces. A riverside walk Richmond National beside the River Crane is also being developed. This will be in association with the new pathway provided by the new Brewery Wharf development and will extend this walkway beyond the station and towards Twickenham Stoop and the new Richmond Education and Enterprise Campus. The temporary ticket office will be in place until Spring 2019.

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SIXTH FORM STUDENTS CELEBRATE A LEVEL RESULTS The recent results show that the 429 pupils in school sixth forms achieved A Level results above those seen nationally. The proportion of all entries graded as an A* to C was 85%, an increase of 7% points since last year. This compares with the national average of 77%. The proportions achieving A* to B were similarly above national averages, whilst those achieving the top grades were in line, with 27% of all entries grades A* or A. The overall was pass rate was 99%. This is only the third year since our secondary schools opened their sixth forms, giving parents and children greater local choices. Over 400 students selected their school sixth form as a preferred local option and 99% of them passed! Plus, with 85% getting A* to C – our sixth forms are already performing way above the national average. Seeing improvements since 2016 is particularly impressive given the changes to the A-Levels. A*‐A

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Local Contact Information Hospitals Kingston Hospital NHS Trust Galsworthy Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 7QB. Tel: 020 8546 7711 West Middlesex University Hospital Twickenham Road, Isleworth, TW7 6AF chelwest.nhs.uk/, Tel: 020 8560 2121 NHS Walk-in-Centre Tel. 020 8714 4000 Open Mon-Fri, 8am-9pm, Weekends and bank holidays 9am–9pm Teddington Memorial Hospital, Hampton Road Coastguard 020 8312 7380, mcga.gov.uk Local MP Sir Vince Cable, Liberal Democrat vince.cable.mp@parliament.uk Tel: 020 8977 0606 Council London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Tel: 08456 122660 richmond.gov.uk Emergencies (out of hours) Tel: 020 8891 7413 Local Councillor Public Surgery South Twickenham Ward 2nd Monday of each month at York House between 7pm-8pm. No appointment necessary Associations • Friends of Radnor Gardens friendsofradnorgardens.org.uk • Friends of Twickenham Green email: friends@twickenhamgreen.org twickenhamgreen.org • Strawberry Hill Residents’ Association shra.org.uk • Twickenham Choral Society email: joining@twickenhamchoral.org.uk twickenhamchoral.org.uk • Twickenham upon Thames Rotary Club tutrotary.org 20 | TW MAG – September 2017

• The Twickenham Society twicksoc.org.uk • Twickenham Town Business Association Tel: 020 8744 0474 email: bruce@ttba.org.uk twickenhamthetown.org.uk • York House Society yorkhousesociety.org.uk Twickenham Library Garfield Road, TW1 3JT Tel: 020 8734 3340 email: twickenham.library@richmond.gov.uk OPENING HOURS: Monday: 9.30am-7pm, Tuesday: 9.30am-6pm Wednesday: 10am-7pm, Thursday: 9.30am-6pm Friday: 9.30am-6pm, Saturday: 9.30am-4pm Sunday: Closed Twickenham Museum 25 The Embankment, TW1 3DU Tel: 020 8408 0070 twickenham-museum.org.uk OPENING HOURS: Tuesdays and Saturdays: 11am-3pm; Sundays: 2pm-4pm South Twickenham Safer Neighbourhoods Team Twickenham Police Station, First Floor, 41 London Road, TW1 3SY SouthTwickenham.snt@met.police.uk Phone: 0208 247 7015 Try Twickenham Tel: 020 3417 0809, info@trytwickenham.com trytwickenham.com facebook.com/trytwickenham Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre Vicarage Road, TW11 8EZ Tel: 020 8977 9911 Richmond Talking Newspaper richmondtalkingnewspaper.org.uk


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Events in September The HandleBards present ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Sunday 3rd September, 6pm In usual HandleBards all-male, bicycle-powered style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter. Why not bring a picnic and come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings before the show? Suitable for ages 3+. Tickets: £15 / FOSH £13.50 / U 18s £10 Horace Walpole – Strawberry Hill’s Extraordinary Resident Friday 8th September, 7 – 8.30pm 2017 is the tercentenary of Horace Walpole birth and you are invited to hear more about the man who built it. This illustrated talk examines the life and friendships of this complex and multifaceted man. This event is part of the ‘Know Your Place’ heritage festival, celebrating the rich Heritage for Richmond Upon Thames. Recommended 16+ Tickets: £8 Gothic Bookclub: the Wasp Factory by Iain Banks Monday 18th September, 7.30pm Adult. Free event Strawberry Hill Tea Garden with Alan Titchmarsh and Fortnum & Mason Friday 22nd September, 2pm – 4.30pm Alan Titchmarsh will open the newly redeveloped Woodland Walk and for a short stroll through their enchanting garden, recently restored to its 18th Century heyday. With music from Manontroppo Clarinet Quartet, followed by an 18th century-style Tea Garden. Fortnum & Mason are partnering, and provide guests with their Royal Blend tea and Fortnum’s Eau de Nil gift bags. Tickets are £50 22 | TW MAG – September 2017

include an afternoon with Alan Titchmarsh, Fortnum & Mason Royal Blend Tea, finger sandwiches, cakes, sparkling wine and Fortnum’s gift bag. Raising much needed funds for the ongoing care and maintenance of the House & Garden. Horace Walpole’s Grand Birthday Picnic Sunday 24th September, 11am – 3pm Supporters of Strawberry Hill are invited to celebrate its tercentenary and join them for a ‘Grand’ birthday picnic in the beautiful garden Horace created. Bring your hamper and blanket and enjoy performances by community musicians and a cake and bake stall selling tasty creations by Strawberry Hill’s volunteers and friends. There will also be crafts, face painting, a bouncy castle and a BBQ for those that forget their lunch! Mini bakers are also invited to celebrate Horace Walpole’s big 300th birthday and create him an amazing birthday cupcake! There will be a prize for the best birthday cupcake. Admission is free but donations are welcomed. Suitable for all ages. Garden History Course: The Arts and Crafts Garden Thursday 28th September, 10am – 1pm A course on the Arts and Crafts Garden held in the historic rooms of the house. It will look at design within it broader cultural context, examine its origins, key characteristics, role of Gertrude Jekyll before concluding with the spread and legacy of the movement. Delivered by lecturers, including Stephen Smith, Cherrill Sands and Sandra Pullen. For further information and a course outline, contact claire.leighton@strawberryhillhouse. org.uk. Adults Cost: £125 / FOSH & volunteers £112.50


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