Archive of posts with category 'around_town'

When a hollywood legend visited St Margarets

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On Monday 8th July 1985 a production of Tennessee Williams’s play “Sweet Bird of Youth”, directed by Harold Pinter, opened at the Haymarket Theatre in London’s West End. The star of the show was the sultry Hollywood star Lauren Bacall, the widow of Humphrey Bogart. It was an appropriate piece of casting. “Sweet Bird of Youth” written in 1959 tells of a fading movie star, Alexandria Del Lago, and her relationship with gigolo and drifter Chance Wayne. One commentator said that the part was written for Bacall, although Tennessee Williams had originally conceived it for Tallulah Bankhead.

6 December 2017 | around_town

St Margarets Christmas Fair - 10 December 2017

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Step into the festive spirit and join us on Crown Road for the return of the amazing St Margarets Christmas Fair. We’ll be opening with a live nativity from St Stephen’s Church, followed by a day of activities and entertainment for all the family, as well as an array of live acts to keep us dancing all day long!

4 December 2017 | around_town

Christmas is coming – earlier than ever

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There is much grumbling to be heard around Christmas time – about how prices of everything seem to be going up along with children’s expectations, about tedious relations falling asleep on the sofa and the mountain of food that has to be prepared to feed them, about unwanted presents that we try to look delighted with and mind numbing programmes on the TV that bore us to death – but the grumble most often heard is how the entire shebang seems to be kicking off earlier and earlier… Christmas Selections in stores from October, Christmas TV ads from early November and a week or two later carol singers banging on the door demanding our charity. Unfortunately it has always been thus…

30 November 2017 | around_town

Try before you buy at the library

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Library elves on hand to help pick the digital device for your Xmas stocking.

Thinking about by an Android tablet or iPad for Christmas but not sure which one to get? Before deciding what’s best for you why not come get some hands on experience at one of the free information sessions being run by our Libraries team.

30 November 2017 | around_town

Views sought on pharmacy services in Richmond

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People in Richmond are being asked for their views on the Council’s draft assessment of the availability of pharmacies and medication in the borough.

These views will inform the Council’s final Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA). Findings will be used to advise the NHS on what future services need to be provided by NHS pharmacies in Richmond upon Thames.

30 November 2017 | around_town

Richmond Community Choir Christmas Concert - 7 December 2017

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Richmond Community Choir and the Martineau Brass Quintet presents a Christmas Concert with old and new pieces, carols for all, and mince-pies, at 7.30pm on 7 December 2017 at the Church of St John the Divine, Kew Road, Richmond.

30 November 2017 | around_town

Help the ETNA Centre 'cheer for good'

ETNA Centre have been chosen by ‘Starbucks Twickenham’ to be part of their CHEER FOR GOOD campaign.

30 November 2017 | around_town

If you think you can - you can!

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Most people reading this won’t know who Sir Jack Petchey is but there is a good chance that their children will. Most these people wouldn’t know that Jack Petchey was born in Plaistow in 1925 and learned his considerable business skills selling fruit and veg off a barrow in a street market in east London… and they wouldn’t know that over the years he has given away nearly £100 million pounds to thousands of young Londoners to inspire and raise their aspirations and celebrate their achievements.

23 November 2017 | around_town

Baby Mindful classes starting

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Baby Mindful is a brand new FREE course of Mindfulness for bumps and babies.

New parents and their babies (pre-walking), and soon to be parents and their bumps can join us in the calming gallery space on Mondays when it is closed to the public, where we will welcome you into a fully baby friendly space.

23 November 2017 | around_town

Art and soul exhibition at local libraries

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We have some art that will soothe the soul coming to a library near you over the coming months.

A touring pop-up exhibition, Art & Soul, which celebrates arts for wellbeing is being shown at libraries across the borough. It uses creative activity and positive engagement to support mental wellbeing in our communities.

23 November 2017 | around_town

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