Archives from February 2017

Pig Snout and the Isleworth Maypole

In 1682 George married the beautiful Sophia Dorothea of Celle but it wasn’t the happiest of marriages. The trouble started before they had even met. When Sophia first heard that she was to marry George she shouted “I will not marry that pig snout!” and threw a miniature of him against the wall. Things didn’t improve when they did finally get together. She fainted. She fainted again on meeting her future mother-in-law.

24 February 2017 | around_town

Orleans Primary School seeking a gardener

Orleans Primary School is seeking a suitable retired/senior local resident to look after our School Allotment. This will be to keep up the wonderful work our present gardener has already done in the allotment.

24 February 2017 | around_town

Event: Botanical Beauty at Orleans House Gallery

An exhibition which celebrates contemporary botanical art and illustration should blossom with success when it opens at the Orleans House Gallery run Riverside Gallery in Richmond on Saturday, 25 February 2017.

24 February 2017 | around_town

St Margarets Fair needs you!

Looking for enthusiastic locals who want to contribute to our community.

Did you know the Fair is run entirely by volunteers and contributes all its profits to local charities and schools? The Fair has been a fixture of St Margarets summers for over 35 years, and every year, thousands of pounds are donated.

24 February 2017 | around_town

Richmond's Music and Drama Festival 2017

A taster of the stellar line-up of acts that promise to make this year’s Richmond Music and Drama Festival the best yet can now be viewed online.

The wealth of prodigious musical talents that exist in Richmond has been packed into an explosive programme of events that are taking place across the borough when the three-week festival comes to town starting on 13 March 2017.

24 February 2017 | around_town

Age UK Richmond Doorstep Safety packs

Age UK Richmond upon Thames are working in partnership with the Safer Neighbourhood Team and Trading Standards to help keep you safer from doorstep crime. We want to give you the confidence to say ‘no’ to cold calling traders on your doorstep. We’ve put together a Doorstep Safety Pack which contains anti-cold caller door stickers to deter rogue callers and to remind you if unsure, don’t open the door.

We are also offering free supply and fitting of a range of doorstep security devices.

18 February 2017 | news

Orleans House Gallery spring 2017 programme

At Orleans House Gallery we offer adult audiences an exciting and engaging range of lectures, talks and creative workshops. Find a programme suitable for you and book today.

18 February 2017 | around_town

RichDance 2017 - get your tickets now!

The box office is now open for the annual and explosive RichDance event which never fails to entertain and is packed with prodigious talent and choreography.

It’s back and bigger than ever with this year’s programme filled with young talent, dance companies, movers, shakers and dance tips and tricks from those who know best.

18 February 2017 | around_town

JMW Turner's Twickenham villa reaches crucial stage in restoration

An exciting stage has been reached in the restoration of Sandycombe Lodge, JMW Turner’s Twickenham country villa.

10 February 2017 | news

Lidl school ... for Lidl people

Planning permission has now been granted for an East Twickenham home for Deer Park School, as part of a new mixed development which also includes a Lidl supermarket.

10 February 2017 | news

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