Archive of posts with category 'around_town'

From Pantaloon and Pierrot to Pantomime

George Lillo

Of all the days in the year the most profitable as far as theatres were once concerned was St Stephen’s Day a.k.a Boxing Day because it was on this day that the Christmas season started and the big money started to roll in.

1 December 2016 | around_town

Stir Up Sunday, Advent and Calendars

stir up sunday

Even if you are not celebrating Christmas or only doing it for the kids there is no escaping from the festival. We are now in the middle of two significant Sundays which mark the beginning of Christmas.

26 November 2016 | around_town

Drive Your Teens Around? Be on TV

Local parents who constantly ferry their teens round in the car wanted for new channel 4 programme.

26 November 2016 | around_town

Grounded Yoga Classes - January 2017

If you’re looking to buy a slightly different Christmas present this year, Grounded Yoga are offering a 6 week beginners introductory course into yoga starting on Sunday, 8 January 2017.

26 November 2016 | around_town

The Coming of the Evergreens


With shops and supermarkets already brimming over with Christmas merchandise I think that we can safely assume that the Christmas season has started. The John Lewis yuletide TV Ad probably confirm it. But before you rush off to deck your halls with boughs of holly, tra la la la la etc etc… you might consider what folk-lore has to say on the matter.

17 November 2016 | around_town

Virol. The Food For Health!

Virol Lady

When I was child living in Tufnell Park in the late 1940s a regular feature of my Primary School week was the arrival of the Virol Lady. She would turn up every Monday morning and dole out to anyone with a penny in their pocket a spoonful of Virol, a brown, sweet and incredibly sticky Malt Extract. She came equipped for the job with a jumbo sized jar of the miracle cure along with a massive key ring strung with hundreds of battered spoons.

12 November 2016 | around_town

Free music on the streets of Twickenham - 19 to 20 November 2016

Twickenham will come alive with free music on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November as ‘The Streets’ hits the town centre with a series of vibrant ‘pop-up’ musical performances in some unusual locations.

12 November 2016 | around_town

Festive Horse Drawn Carriage Rides in Richmond Park

horse drawn carraige

This Festive Season, the Royal Parks Foundation has teamed up with Operation Centaur to bring you a six-person Park Brake drawn by our majestic Shire Horses, allowing you to experience Richmond Park like never before.

12 November 2016 | around_town

The Buckingham Palace Ley Line

The Mall

There are some people who believe that our planet is interlaced with an invisible matrix of magnetic – and perhaps magical – lines of energy. In China they are called ‘Dragon Paths’, in Ireland ‘fairy paths’. In Peru they are ‘Spirit Lines’ and in Australia ‘Song Paths’. In Germany they are ‘Heilige Linien’ and in Britain they are ‘Ley Lines’, a name conjured up in 1921 by amateur archaeologist Alfred Watkins.

5 November 2016 | around_town

Singing Hands Christmas Singalong Sessions

Singing Hands are running three fun family Christmas Singalong sessions at the beginning of December The sessions will be at our usual Singing Hands venues and all are welcome.

5 November 2016 | around_town

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