Archives from December 2013

Mincemeat or Minced Meat?

The French writer and traveller Henri Misson de Valbourg was a big fan of English Puddings. In his 1698 book “Memories and Observations in his Travels over England” he noted one particular favourite, “Christmas Pye” - a forerunner of our familiar Christmas puddings and mince pies…

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13 December 2013 | around_town

The Little Black Dress Challenge

With all the Christmas and New Year’s parties fast approaching, you may be starting to panic about how you’re going to look your best in your Little Black Dress. Some of you may be hitting the gym every day, others eagerly counting calories in a bid to look fabulous this festive season.

But does LBD success have to be all hunger, sweat and tears?

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13 December 2013 | around_town

Fun Ukulele Courses - January 2014

Try a fun ukulele courses starting in January 2014, run by Surya Cooper.

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13 December 2013 | around_town

Chiswick & Latymer Cricket Club

The club will be running indoor winter nets training every Sunday from 12 January 2014 through to 30 March 2014 at the Community Sports Centre adjacent to Richmond College. Please see the attached flyer for full details. The sessions start at 10am and finish at 12pm.

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13 December 2013 | news

Event Reminder: Charity Organ Recital for Philippines - 21 December 2013

On Saturday 21st December at 8pm at St Margarets Church an Organ recital will be given by Carl Bahoshy to raise funds in aid of CAFOD’s Philippines Typhoon Appeal. Carl Bahoshy initially trained as a classical pianist before taking up the organ and has given several performances as both organist and pianist. The programme will include works by Bach, Schubert, Messiaen, Vierne, Widor and Boëllmann.

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13 December 2013 | around_town

The Happiest of Men

You know where you are when you stray into Cambridge Park. Along with Cambridge Park itself there’s Cambridge Gardens, Cambridge Road, Cambridge Mansions and Cambridge Park Court plus assorted odds and ends like Cambridge Park Footpath and Cambridge Park Bowls Club. Tucked away in a quiet corner of East Twickenham they all take their name from a house and an estate once owned by the poet, satirist and friend of the famous, Richard Owen Cambridge. Described as “the happiest of men - unencumbered by rank and easy in fortune” and “a ‘beau ideal’ of a thorough English gentleman,” Cambridge was “a font of benevolent wit.”

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6 December 2013 | around_town

Local Job Vacancy: Part-Time Newspaper Distributors Needed

The Network is one of the top 10 field marketing and event companies in the UK and Ireland.

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6 December 2013 | around_town

Event Reminder: Carol sing-a-long - 14 December 2013

Sing Carols Around the Christmas Tree in St Margarets (outside Armstrong’s the butcher) on Saturday, 14 December 2013 at 1pm and support Cancer Research UK.

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5 December 2013 | around_town

Event Reminder: Richmond Community Choir Christmas Concert - 12 December 2013

The Richmond Community Choir and the Martineau Brass Quintet presents a Christmas Concert with old and new pieces, carols and mince-pies, at 7.30pm on 12 December 2013 at the Church of St John the Divine, Kew Road, Richmond.

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3 December 2013 | around_town

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