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Victorian Evening

Friday, 2nd December 2011. 5:00 pm

The Victorian Evening is all set to come back to Richmond this year on Friday 2nd December between 5pm and 9:30pm. The shops will be staying open late, the mulled wine and mince pies will be flowing. Queen Victoria’s carriage procession starts from Kings Road at 7pm accompanied by the Pride of Murray Pipe Band and a band from the Royal Military School of Music.
Win a golden ticket for a seat for you and a friend in a carriage in the parade at
This event is being organised by the Victoria Foundation with the support of the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames.
So keep the date free and come to Richmond to experience a nostalgic Victorian Christmas.

SPEAR Sleep-Out

Thursday, 27th October 2011. 7:00 pm

On Saturday 22 October SPEAR will be holding the largest sponsored sleepout in the south west of London.

Hosted from the Ham Polo Club in Richmond, we are challenging 100 people to raise as much money as possible and you could be part of this unique event, helping us to support the people who need it the most. IF you know someone who may be interested in joining us please let them know. This is a great opportunity to help those less fortunate than ourselves and in our borough too!

SPEAR is the leading charity in the south west supporting those who are experiencing homelessness.

You can be a Big SPEAR Snoozer!

The event will start at 7pm with entertainment, music and food before the challenging act of sleeping outside will begin. The following morning there will be a hearty breakfast served at 6am before heading home.

We are looking for individuals of any age to take part in the event. You can do it with your family, friends or even get a team of work colleagues together. If you are between 11 and 16 years old then you are welcome to come with an guardian (one adult per 3 children is fine!)

There is no sponsorship target; all we ask is that you raise as much as possible.

For more information or to register for the event please contact Tanya on or call 0207 036 9773.

The Big Snooze is sponsored by Your Local Plumbing Company and supported by Steins restaurant in Richmond.

Remembrance Day

Friday, 11th November 2011. 11:00 am

The Royal British Legion will be conducting a low key service on Friday 11th November at the War Memorial, Whitaker Avenue, Richmond to observe Remembrance Day.

Agenda for the day
10.40am meet at War Memorial
10.45am The Royal British Legion to say a few words and lay a wreath
11.00am Two Minute Silence

The annual Service of Remembrance will take place on Remembrance Sunday 13th November at 11am as usual.

RACC Consultation

Monday, 21st November 2011. 6:30 pm

The Richmond Adult Community College (RACC) is embarking upon an exciting capital development project to focus its resources on to one site and create a single adult learning campus at Parkshot. This will serve as a centre of excellence and beacon for adult learning.
In order to include a wide range of views in the new build design process, RACC are holding consultation meetings with all sections of the community. Representatives of Business Sector are kindly invited to a consultation meeting on Monday, 21st November 2011, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Richmond Business School (Room â„–ALS), RACC, Parkshot, Richmond TW9 2RE.

Richmond Artisan Food & Craft Market

Sunday, 13th November 2011. 10:30 am

Forthcoming dates for the Duck Pond Markets in Richmond:

Sunday 20th November – Artisan Food & Craft Market
Sunday 27th November – Artisan Food & Craft Market
Sunday 4th December – Artisan Food & Craft Market
Sunday 11th December – Artisan Food & Craft Market
Sunday 18th December – Artisan Food & Craft Market

Open 10:30am to 3:30pm in Heron Square

How Internships can help your business

Monday, 21st November 2011. 6:00 pm

The team at theCentreforWorkplaceLearning, invite you to join them for an interactive networking experience and find out how students on work placements have helped local businesses, and what they can do for you.

Monday 21st November at 6pm
Waldegrave Drawing Room
St Mary’s University College
Waldegrave Road
Twickenham TW1 4SX

RSVP: Liz Coombs
Tel: 020 8240 4015

Artisan Food & Craft Market

Sunday, 20th November 2011. 12:00 am

Forthcoming dates for the Duck Pond Markets in Richmond:

Sunday 20th November – Artisan Food & Craft Market
Sunday 27th November – Artisan Food & Craft Market
Sunday 4th December – Artisan Food & Craft Market
Sunday 11th December – Artisan Food & Craft Market
Sunday 18th December – Artisan Food & Craft Market

Open 10:30am to 3:30pm in Heron Square

Carols by Candlelight

Sunday, 4th December 2011. 6:30 pm

Carol Services followed by Mulled Wine and Mince Pies at
Duke Street Church
Duke Street
Richmond TW9 1DH
020 8940 1551

Creche Available

Christmas at Duke Street Church

Sunday, 11th December 2011. 9:30 am

9.30am Nativity Service

6.30pm Carols by Candlelight*
Carol Services followed by Mulled Wine and Mince Pies at
Duke Street Church
Duke Street
Richmond TW9 1DH
020 8940 1551

Creche Available*

Carols by Candlelight

Sunday, 18th December 2011. 6:30 pm

Carol Services followed by Mulled Wine and Mince Pies at
Duke Street Church
Duke Street
Richmond TW9 1DH
020 8940 1551

Creche Available

Christmas Eve Service

Saturday, 24th December 2011. 11:15 pm

Christmas Eve Service at
Duke Street Church
Duke Street
Richmond TW9 1DH
020 8940 1551

Boa Boutique

Thursday, 8th December 2011. 7:00 pm

Thursday 8th Dec evening charity fashion show in aid of Victoria Foundation.
Champagne reception from 7pm with fashion show at 7.30pm
Please call if you would like to reserve a place.
Sheila Harding
BOA Boutique
Hill Rise
020 89482340

Christmas Day Service

Sunday, 25th December 2011. 10:00 am

Christmas Day service at
Duke Street Church
Duke Street
Richmond TW9 1DH
020 8940 1551

Pretty Much Perfect Panto

Sunday, 15th January 2012. 5:00 pm

It is pantomime time at Richmond Theatre and the ultimate rags-to-riches fairy tale Cinderella is playing to over 40,000 people this Christmas.

Romance and magical adventure lie at the heart of this perfect panto, and with stunning sets, glittering costumes, wonderful songs, dazzling dancing and hilarious family-friendly comedy, it is the ideal Christmas holiday treat for all ages.

Cinderella 9th December until 15th January

RBRA Open Meeting

Tuesday, 17th January 2012. 8:15 am

The next RBRA open meeting is on Tuesday 17th January at 8:15am, The Duke Street Church Cafe, Duke Street, Richmond.

1. Apologies
2. Minutes
3. Matters Arising
4. Update from Town Centre Manager, Con O’Brien on membership and town issues
5. Christmas festivities – feedback on The Victorian Evening from Lorna Votier/Liz Carran
6. Police matters
7. Presentation by Paypal on their pilot project for Richmond shops
8. Mary Portas Report
9. Update from Business & Retail Champion
10. Association of Town Centre Managers First Impressions exercise on the image of the town centre
11. Events for 2012/ Diamond Jubilee/Olympics
12. Website
13. AOB


The Richmond May Fair Ball

Friday, 11th May 2012. 7:00 pm

A must in Richmond’s calendar of events.
Black Tie, Champagne Reception with Heritage Carousel from 7pm. Dinner, Dancing, Auction and Raffle
in support of Spear and the Orange Tree Theatre
Tickets £125 each
The Orange Tree Theatre is administering the ticket income. To purchase tickets please contact:
Gillian Thorpe, Orange Tree Theatre
Tel. 020 8940 0141

Funny Women Charity Show

Sunday, 29th January 2012. 7:00 pm

Funny Women Charity Show
Sunday 29th January 2012
Featuring fantastic award winning acts
performances from Lara A King, Debra-Jane Appelby and four other great acts
Hosted by Suzy Bennett

In support of The Victoria Foundation
Book tickets at
020 8940 3633

Richmond Business Expo

Thursday, 19th April 2012. 1:00 pm

Businesses in South and West London wishing to reach a wider customer base, put themselves firmly on the map and improve their business prospects in 2012 should act fast to secure a stand at the mightily successful Richmond Business Expo.

Organised by thebestofrichmond, the 2012 Richmond Business Expo is taking place on Thursday 19th April from 1pm till 8pm at Twickenham Stadium.
www.Richmond Business

Next RBRA Open Meeting

Tuesday, 27th March 2012. 8:15 am

The next RBRA Open meeting will be at 8:15am on Tuesday 27th March 2012 at The Leaf and Bean Cafe, Duke Street Church, Duke Street, Richmond TW9 1DH

Orange Tree Theatre Quiz Supper

Friday, 2nd March 2012. 7:00 pm

Quiz masters QuizQuizQuiz return for another fabulous and challenging evening in celebration of our 40th Birthday!
With great prizes to be won, join us at the Sheen Lane Centre for this unmissable event.
For more information and to book your tickets to this sell-out event, please contact Sandy Stewart on 020 8940 0141 or

Quiz and supper £25
Quiz booking form

Llanelli Male Voice Choir Concert

Thursday, 1st March 2012. 7:00 pm

St. David’s Day Concert with the world-famous Llanelli Male Voice Choir is taking place at Duke Street Baptist Church, Duke Street, Richmond on Thursday 1st March at 7PM.

Tickets £15 adults £10 concessions – in aid of the Mayor’s Charity, Richmond Citizens Advice Bureau

Contact the Mayor’s Office on 020 8891 7123 or

Llanelli Male Voice Choir Concert Information

Easter Duck Pond Market

Sunday, 8th April 2012. 5:00 pm

The Sunday Duck Pond Market that takes place every week in Heron Square is extending out onto the Riverside for Easter!
The atmospheric mixed market features interesting, local, ethical and sustainable stalls, who for Easter will be joined by a vintage handwound roundabout, live musicians and a petting zoo.
Come and see us there!

Every Sunday, Heron Square, Richmond, TW9 1EP
10.30am – 3.30pm
Easter Weekend Event,
Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th April
11am – 5pm

RBRA Meeting

Tuesday, 22nd May 2012. 8:15 am

The next meeting of the RBRA will take place on Tuesday 22nd May 2012 at 8:15am. There will be a Q&A session with
Zac Goldsmith MP – Spaces limited so pre-registration only.

The Leaf and Bean Café, Duke Street Church, Duke Street, Richmond TW9 1DH
Please pre-register if you would like to attend this meeting by emailing stating your name and company. Due to limited space, we cannot guarantee entry without registering prior to the meeting.

Starting from the May meeting, the following small charge will apply to non-members:
Attendance and Refreshment fee payable at the door: £5.00
RBRA Members are FREE

Richmond May Fair

Saturday, 12th May 2012. 11:00 am

Richmond May Fair
The fair will be filled with stalls set up by charities who are keen to raise funds and offer you a fun day out at the same time. There is a large selection of stalls selling bric-a-brac, crafts, and many cake stalls with tempting homemade treats.

Over 100 charity stalls.
Quality Craft Marquee.
Vintage carousel & helter-skelter.
All day free entertainment.
Crowning of Richmond May Queen.
Maypole dancing.

11:00 – Welcome from the Mayor of Richmond and Maypole dancing by pupils of The Russell School.

11:20 – Performance by the Art of Living Choral Group

11:30 – Dance program by pupils of the Old Vicarage School, Richmond

11:45 – Traditional May Fair entertainment with Kingston Morris

12:00 – The crowning of Richmond May Queen

12:15 – Performance by the Richmond Academy of Dance

12:30 – Performance by the stars of Covent Garden, Jones and Barnard

13:00 – Sol Singers

13:15 – Song and dance by Richmond Stagecoach

13:30 – Performance by St Margaret’s Dance Academy

13:45 – The Twelve Tasks of Hercules by Jones and Barnard

14:15 – Celtic music by Elaine Samuels and Kindred Spirit

15:00 – The Vineyard School Maypole Dancers

15:15 – Orleans Park School soul band

15:45 – Concert by St Margaret’s Elastic Band

16:45 – Rock ‘n’ Roll with Nark Drool and the Shudders

Diamond Jubilee Celebration

Tuesday, 15th May 2012. 11:00 am

Diamond Jubilee Celebration
A celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, hosted by Richmond Council.

Richmond Park was the hunting ground of Princes and Kings and was the location of the present Queen’s early childhood home. This special event will be a celebration of London’s vibrant parks, woodlands and gardens, and the important contribution they make to the lives of Londoners.

The event will include:
•Children’s entertainment
•Performance area featuring music and dance
•Picnic area
•Conservation demonstrations and hands-on activities
•Art and photography exhibitions
•Talks tents
•Rural crafts
•Shire horses

There will be free transport on Routemaster buses from Richmond Park gates to the event arena (not available from Sheen Gate).

Rugby Rocks

Sunday, 27th May 2012. 7:00 pm

RugbyRocks – 26th and 27th May
A sports and music festival with camping facilites. Comprising rugby men’s and women’s sevens, touch rugby, rugby 10s, women’s netball, live Aviva Premiership Final and England v Barbarians on giant screen and more.

On Saturday 26th:

Optimum Nutrition MEN’S OPEN SEVENS.
AVIVA PREMIERSHIP FINAL live on big screen
Live music from Benji Boko, Goldierocks, Mark Butcher, Frank Hamilton.

On Sunday 27th:

ENGLAND v BARBARIANS live on big sceren
Live music from Pates Desabiye, the Paul Bowen Band
KID’S COACHING with The Olly Barkley Rugby Academy – a full day with lunch, 8am to 5pm

Full details on


£10 – £40
Kid’s Coaching on Sunday £60 per child, tickets from

Supporting Start-ups, Local Businesses and Social Enterprises

Tuesday, 29th May 2012. 6:30 pm

Supporting Start-ups, Local Businesses and Social Enterprises
Attend a FREE awareness and fundraising evening with guest speakers on 29th May 2012, 6.00pm for 6.30pm-8.30pm
East Twickenham Neighbourhood Association, 13 Rosslyn Road, TW1 2AR

Light, non-alcoholic refreshments will be served

Find out about the project and the benefits that your business can gain here ROCBaSE has been formed to offer a unique and specialist form of support to Businesses and Social Enterprises

Please confirm your interest in attending and/or supporting us by emailing Anton Smith at for a booking form.

The speakers will illustrate the wide-ranging benefits to clients and to those who’ll support us.

Richmond Literature Festival

Friday, 30th November 2012. 11:00 pm

Richmond upon Thames Literature Festival
November 2012
Featuring a line-up of authors, thinkers, celebrities, political figures, journalists and opinion formers, the Richmond upon Thames Literature Festival is a calendar highlight for the borough and further afield. The festival features a wide-ranging programme of events set in prestigious heritage locations as well as galleries, arts centres and universities across the borough. The festival features a fringe programme with a focus on live literature, spoken word and poetry from some of the UK’s most exciting artists. Workshops for all age groups, promoting creative writing, blogging, script writing, poetry and podcasting provide opportunities for everyone to actively take part.

Please check Literature Festival Homepage for updates on the festival and events.
Literature Festival homepage

Contact the Arts Service
The Arts Service at Orleans House Gallery


Telephone: 020 8831 6000
Fax: 020 8744 0501

The Jubilee Great River Race

Saturday, 15th September 2012. 12:30 pm

Enjoy all the fun of the finish.
Traditional amusements to delight all ages at Ham Riverside, below Ham House.

First boat home expected to cross the line at 1.30pm. See more than 300 boats complete their 21 mile river marathon.
The Great River Race

Orange Tree Theatre - 40th Birthday Garden Tea Party

Sunday, 17th June 2012. 2:00 pm

Join the Orange Tree Theatre for a lovely afternoon in the grounds of Trumpeters’ House in celebration of their 40th birthday, allowing for a rare opportunity to wander these stunning gardens.

Enjoy delicious cakes, shop from a variety of enticing stalls selling everything from bath products to romantic dresses, olive oils to silver jewellery, and listen to live music, local choirs and Orange Tree Theatre actors as they perform scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Enjoy the BBQ and Pimm’s stall provided by A Cena, A Cena On The Hill and The Village Butcher.

Children are encouraged to dress as fairies and goblins!
Orange Tree Theatre Special Events
Box Office: 020 8940 3633

Cake Competition
A cake competition will be held on the day, judged at 3pm. There are categories for ages 5-12, 13-18 and over 18, so why not enter your cake for the chance to win a lovely prize. Entries must arrive between 2 and 2:30pm.

StartUp High Street Launch Event

Monday, 23rd July 2012. 9:00 am

INVITATION: StartUp High Street Launch Event

StartUp Britain cordially invites you to the launch of StartUp High Street on 23rd July, 9.00-10.30am at PayPal’s Richmond office.

StartUp High Street is the brainchild of StartUp Britain, a national campaign led by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. It aims to breathe new life into Britain’s flagging high streets.

This new and ambitious project is supported by prominent retail entrepreneurs including Sir Charles Dunstone, Luke Johnson and Mary Portas; local MP, Zac Goldsmith; Enterprise Adviser to the PM, Lord Young; and StartUp Britain sponsors (AXA, Dell, Intel, Intuit, Magento and PayPal).

The launch event will revolve around PopUp Britain, a temporary shop in Richmond which will be occupied by Britain’s most promising small enterprises for two weeks on a rolling basis. This experience will enable start-ups and growing businesses to test their market, raise brand profile and meet customers face-to-face; and lead local authorities to rethink rental reviewing policies on empty shops to encourage a high street renaissance throughout the country.

The launch event is at PayPal, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1EH, where StartUp Britain co-founder Emma Jones will speak and introduce the project. There will be entertainment, refreshments, networking, and importantly a chance to visit PopUp Britain and the small businesses leading the way to Britain’s future.

Please RSVP to Skye Robertson at if you would like to attend.

Pimms and Party at Richmond Hill Hotel

Tuesday, 3rd July 2012. 7:00 pm

Pimms and party
Friday 13th July 2012 at the Richmond Hill Hotel
Celebrate summer with a delicious dinner, chilled Pimms and disco until late
£29 per person
Book now, call 020 8940 2247
Richmond Hill Hotel

Pimms and Party - Richmond Hill Hotel

Friday, 13th July 2012. 7:00 pm

Celebrate summer with a delicious dinner, chilled Pimms and disco until late.
Friday 13th July 2012
Book now on 020 8940 2247
Richmond Hill Hotel

Vintage Olympic Poster Show - The Gooday Gallery

Sunday, 9th September 2012. 11:00 pm

A selling exhibition of original vintage Olympic posters at The Gooday Gallery Antiques Shop
14 Richmond Hill . Richmond . Surrey . TW10 6QX
Tel: 020 8940 8652

From 21st July until 9th September 2012

The Gooday Gallery
Specialists In The Decorative & Fine Arts 1880-1980

Late Summer Networking & Fashion Event

Thursday, 13th September 2012. 7:00 pm

Late Summer Networking and Fashion Event

The event is raising funds for Christmas festivities for Richmond Town.

7pm – Welcome Reception
7:45pm – Fashion Show and Raffle
9pm – Carriages

Fashion by:
BOA Bridal | Occasion | Accessories
LIZARD Menswear
Tit Fer Tat | Hats

Raffle in aid of the Victoria Foundation

Gift bags supplied by Molton Brown

Buy tickets online by visiting
Visit Richmond
If you would prefer to pay by cheque, please contact Con O’Brien on 0785 401 3864 or

£20 per ticket
£15 RBRA members

Purple Flag Kickstart Workshop

Tuesday, 6th November 2012. 2:00 pm


LB Richmond is proposing to host a Purple Flag Kickstart Workshop at the Duke Street Church in Richmond on Tuesday 6 November from 2-5 pm , led by facilitators from the Association of Town Centre Management, to learn more about the Purple Flag accreditation and whether it is something that Richmond Riverside could aim for in the future. What is Purple Flag? Purple Flag is the “gold standard” for town centres at night.

We do hope you will be able to join us to help us plan a better future for the Riverside!

If you could let us know whether you are able to attend by Friday 19 October, that would be very helpful.

Susan Shaw Business and Retail Champion London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Second Floor, Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ Tel: 020 8831 6381 Mobile: 07904 095615 Email:

Richmond Christmas Lights Switch On Event

Friday, 30th November 2012. 5:30 pm

Richmond At Christmas
Friday 30th November 5pm to 9pm
Please join us for a night of celebrations for Richmond’s Christmas Lights Switch On.
• Suzanne Shaw and Tim Vine will be switching on the lights at 5.30pm
• Frost Fayre on the terraces on Richmond Riverside.
• Richmond Hill/ Hill Rise will close to traffic to allow entertainers, stalls and choirs
• Shops will be staying open late and offering mulled wine and mince pies to the crowds
We hope local businesses will want to get involved and put on something special on the day.
2012 has been a great year with the Jubilee Celebrations and the Olympics and we want to end the year on a high with the best party Richmond has seen for many years.
We have booked roaming jugglers, stilt walkers and fire jugglers and we will have actors performing Dickens Christmas stories in the iconic lanes of Richmond.
1) If your business is doing something on the night like mulled wine, mince pies or your staff are dressing up please let us know so we can direct customers to your business
2) If you want a stall at the Frost Fayre or on Hill Rise Road please let us know so we can book you a space for a stall
3) The cost for a stall starts at £50 with all proceeds going to pay for the Christmas Lights

If your business wants to get involved please contact Con O’Brien, Richmond Town Centre manager on mobile 0785 401 3864 or email

Richmond's Annual Family Fireworks Display

Sunday, 4th November 2012. 7:00 pm

Don’t miss this spectacular choreographed annual display attracting thousands!

Advance tickets are limited and you can buy them here until 1 November only.

Gates open 4:30pm. Display 7pm

Gentlemen's Boxing Evening

Thursday, 25th October 2012. 6:00 pm

The Royal Star & Garter Homes presents a Gentlemen’s Boxing Evening for Charity

25th October 2012

Army Vs Royal Navy Vs RAF

Music during the evening will be provided by the Band of the Welsh Guards

Black Tie Dinner in the Queen’s Room

Call Jenny Davies on 0208 439 8111 to book a ticket

Comedy Evening Sunday 27th Jan at Orange Tree Theatre

Tuesday, 29th January 2013. 12:00 am

For the fourth year running, Funny Women is supporting Richmond based charity, The Victoria Foundation with a fabulous Charity Comedy Night at Richmond’s Orange Tree Theatre.

The evening will be hosted by housewife superstar, Mrs Barbara Nice (AKA Janice Connolly of Phoenix Nights fame), headlined by cmedian and impressionist Jan Ravens of BBC’s ‘Dead Ringers’, and will also feature 2012 Funny Women Awards winner Gabby Best as ‘Marijana’, Funny Women Awards Finalist Viv Groskop and City slicker and comedian Julia Streets.

As if that’s not enough, we’ve also invited three of this year’s comedy Challengers, who bravely performed stand-up for the first time in October in aid of The Victoria Foundation at Cannizaro House in Wimbledon, to reprise their stand-up routines: the courageous Carrie Cantor, the plucky Charlotte Hogg and the daring Linda Duberley. So come and have a belly laugh in the knowledge that you’ll also be raising vital funds for this local charity.

Date: Sunday 27th January 2013

Time: doors 7.00pm for 7.30pm show

Venue: Orange Tree Theatre, 1 Clarence Street, 


RBRA Event "How to save money and grow your business in 2013"

Wednesday, 13th February 2013. 6:00 pm

RBRA Event “How to save money and grow your business in 2013”

Date and Time : Wednesday February 13th at 6.10pm
Venue – Duke Street Church, Duke Street, Richmond, TW9 1DH

Organised by the Richmond Business and Retail Association

This event is focussed upon retail companies, who would typically be owner managed businesses within Richmond & Twickenham. The principle of business growth and increasing profits would however be applicable to larger retailers and other sectors.

6.10pm Arrivals and Networking

6.30 Tony O’Connell of Richmond Energy and Telecoms

Title – 2013 Every Penny Counts

Are your Energy contracts as competitive as they can be? Do you know what Telecoms services you are paying for and do you need them? Providing ideas and examples of where to look for those important savings.

6.50 Mark Chapman of Chapman Consulting

Title – Pay Market Rents, not Landlord Rents

The initial steps to take when faced with a rent review or lease renewal, followed by examples of rent savings previously made for clients. I will also briefly talk about rating assessments and repairing obligations and new retail locations where a company wants to acquire new premises, or relocate, and the traps to be aware of.

7.10 Philip Arnold of Quantum Consulting Accountants

Title – Sales Growth & Profit Increase

This session is guaranteed to explain at least 3 separate initiatives, each of which you could take away and put into practice to increase your sales and/or profits. Several different sales initiatives will be discussed, any one of which could significantly expand your sales. In addition a number of specific and easily achievable actions will be explained, all of which are designed to increase your profits.

7.30 Finish and Networking

It is a free event for retailers to attend, others will be charged. Attendees will also have the opportunity to get free telephone advice from the three speakers.

Attendance confirmation by email to

Enquiries to Cornelius O’Brien, Richmond & Twickenham Town Centre Manager, tel 0785 4013864

The Future of our Parks

Thursday, 21st February 2013. 7:30 pm

The Future of our Parks

The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames’s Head of Parks David Allister on proposed changes to Parks’s management and opportunities for volunteers to become involved.

Come and give your views.

Thursday 21st February

Vestry Hall, 21 Paradise Road, Richmond at 7.30 for 7.45 pm.

Discovering Shakespeare

Thursday, 21st March 2013. 7:30 pm

Discovering Shakespeare

The Orange Tree Theatre’s Education Director Henry Bell demonstrates how actors have been extending the appeal of Shakespeare in local schools for over 20 years.

Thursday 21st March

Vestry Hall, 21 Paradise Road, Richmond at 7.30 for 7.45 pm.

Make and Create art club for adults

Friday, 29th March 2013. 10:30 am

Event: Make and Create art club for adults
Title Make and Create art club for adults

A new art club run by the council’s Arts Service where you can develop practical art skills and meet new people. It meets for 4 weeks every half term, and each block of meetings focuses on a different technique. It’s free and materials are provided but you need to book.

Date and Time 30/01/13 from 10:30 to 12:30

Contact Megan Dowsett
020 8831 4693

Whittaker Ellis Suite, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue,

Cost Free

Crawdaddy Club 8th Feb

Friday, 8th February 2013. 7:30 pm

Music Evening

8th Feb

Doors Open 7.30pm

Venue : the RAA Club in Richmond

Half Marathon in Richmond 31st March

Sunday, 31st March 2013. 9:00 am


A Half Marathon in the historic town of Richmond upon Thames

Cost £29


Enter online

Charity THE POPPY FACTORY & The Royal Star & Garter Home

The Making of the Gloriana

Thursday, 28th February 2013. 7:00 pm

7pm Thursday February 28th

The Making of the Gloriana

Mark Edwards of Richmond Bridge Boathouses and his team of 20 craftsmen spent 6 months building the new royal row-barge ‘Gloriana’, which was presented to the Queen and led the Jubilee River Pageant.

He will explain the origins of her design, and the process of construction – both were inspired by historical precedents, but had to meet stringent modern security and safety standards.
£8.50 ET members; £10.00 non members

Call to book your tickets Telephone 020 8891 5455

Invite to Twickenham Film Festival

Friday, 26th April 2013. 7:00 pm

Twickenham Alive would like to invite you to view the winning films submitted to the first Borough-wide Film Festival. Short films (up to 10) mins are being entered by community groups, individuals and students in the Borough and screenings of the winning films will take place towards the end of the Business Expo at the Stadium.

There are also submissions from outside the LBRuT as well as international short films; prizes will be awarded for each of these categories.

If you would like to come to the screenings and awards all you need to do is reply to this email with the names of those interested and I shall put you on the list. Please check the website for further details nearer the time.

Twickenham Alive Film Festival Final Event

Friday 26th April

7.00 for 7.30 – 9.30


The Live Room

Twickenham Stadium

Whitton Road, TW2 7BA

Best wishes


Twickenham Alive

Shelle Luscombe sings at the Hope Pub this Saturday 23rd March 8.30pm

Saturday, 23rd March 2013. 8:30 pm

Shelle Luscombe, Vocalist

The Hope pub, 115-117 Kew Road in Richmond

See you there from 8.30pm

Singing a wide repertoire of popular covers, Shelle touches on just about every genre of music from jazz and soul through to motown and rock n roll.

Highlighting the natural warmth and versatility of her voice, Shelle performs an engaging collection of well-known show tunes, mellow ballads and popular up-tempo numbers from an eclectic mix of artistes.

Richmond London Cricket Club playing Richmond Yorkshire Cricket Club

Saturday, 13th April 2013. 2:00 pm

A friendly cricket game between Richmond London and Richmond Yorkshire

Both Richmond’s come together

Saturday 13th April 12.30pm

Venue: Old Deer Park, Richmond

Richmond Business Expo

Friday, 26th April 2013. 10:00 am

Friday 26th April 10am to 5pm

Venue: Twickenham Stadium

1,000 visitors

100 local businesses showcasing their products

Free to come along and enjoy the seminars

Crawdaddy Club

Friday, 19th April 2013. 7:30 pm

Richmond Athletic Ground, Richmond, Greater London TW9

The Mustangs (high energy rock-blues)

Doors and bar open 7.30/Band 8.30-9.30 and 10.00-11.00/Bar open till midnight

Mike 0787 9473848

Richmond Guided Walk

Wednesday, 1st May 2013. 7:30 pm

Richmond Society Heritage Guided Walk

The Heart of Richmond

Specially aimed at newcomers to the area, this introductory walk around the historic core of the town includes the Green, Parish Church and Churchyard, The Vineyard and the Riverside.

Wednesday 1st May

7.30 pm from Richmond Railway Station

Strawberry Summer Ball 28th June

Friday, 28th June 2013. 7:15 pm

Strawberry Summer Ball
Step back in time and enjoy an evening of dancing at the Strawberry Summer Ball on Friday 28 June 2013 from 7.15pm to midnight at Horace Walpole’s gothic castle, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham.
Horace Walpole spent many hours enjoying festivities and Lady Waldegrave established a tradition of hosting magnificent balls at Strawberry Hill, attended by the leading lights of the 1800s.
On Friday 28 June, guests will be able to take part in dancing with The Covent Garden Minuet Company and modern dancing with The Allbeats. The Covent Garden Minuet Company will perform the social dances of the 18th century, in particular the minuet, in full authentic costume and guests will have the opportunity take part in the dancing.
In contrast The Allbeats are a three piece band who will be performing favourite music from the 60s to 90s and the latest classic pop music.
The evening will kick off with prosecco and strawberries and guests will have a chance to view the house and garden at twilight. Guests are invited to bring their own picnic or dine in the restaurant at Strawberry Hill.
The fund-raising event for Strawberry Hill is part of Twickenham Festival and is supported by Twickenham Town Business Association. Barclays Community Investment, Laverstoke Park Farm, Bingham and Garsons are also generously supporting the ball, with a host of local companies providing fabulous prizes for the raffle.
Nick Smith, Director of the Strawberry Hill Trust said: “We are really delighted to be involved in the
Twickenham Festival by staging the Strawberry Summer Ball, which gives a great opportunity to enjoy an evening in Horace Walpole’s amazing house and garden. This is one summer event not to miss!”
Tickets for the Strawberry Summer Ball are £35 and can be purchased by visiting which also features information on booking a table to dine at the ball. Telephone 020 8744 1241 for further information.

Prudential RideLondon - Surrey 100

Sunday, 4th August 2013. 8:00 am

Celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 will start in the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follow a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside. With leg-testing climbs and a route recently made famous by the world’s best cyclists, it will be a truly spectacular event for all involved.

The race will go through East Sheen, Richmond Park, Bushy Park and Hampton Wick. The route can be seen on the website given below.

The route of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 is perfect for both club and recreational cyclists. Slower cyclists can enjoy a challenging ride while faster riders will relish the opportunity to pit themselves against the country’s top amateurs. As well as the personal challenge of completing the route, participants’ involvement will also benefit good causes – the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 aims to be the largest charity fund-raising cycle event in the world.

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 will finish on The Mall in central London, shortly before the professional cyclists race in the inaugural Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on a similar route.

55,000 people entered Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 through the ballot. If you were not lucky enough to get a place through the ballot, you can still enter through a guaranteed charity place. More informaiton is available on the website given below.

There will also be a Business Relay challenge within the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 where up to 1,000 teams of four riders will cycle around 25 miles each, changing over their timing device at three pre-ordained places on the route.

The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 will start in wave starts between 06:00 and 08:00 on Sunday 4 August 2013. Participants will be seeded, with their starting position indicative of ability and fitness, to deliver a safe and enjoyable event for all. All participants will need to be able to finish the 100 miles within nine hours in order to finish safely in advance of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic finish and ride safely within a large group.

Those not riding in Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 can still get involved by supporting participants along the route and through a range of additional activities being presented as part of this weekend festival of cycling.

An evening with Zac Goldsmith 15th May in Richmond

Wednesday, 15th May 2013. 6:30 pm

Invite attached from 6.30pm Wednesday 15th May

Cost £7.50 including drinks and food you can pay on the day

At Bootcamp Pilates


“Running Your Business Successfully” One Day Conference

Friday, 14th June 2013. 9:00 am

A one day conference for small and medium-sized businesses ( RBRA members get a discount )

Have you recently set up or thinking of setting up a new business? Are you looking to develop and grow your existing business? Perhaps you could do with a refresher on all the aspects of running a successful business?

Whatever your business needs are right now, this one day conference covers all areas to help you run your business successfully

Learn the latest insights from leading small business experts
Hear the secrets of their success
Take away their top tips to apply to your business
Network with other small and medium sized business owners
The Programme
9.00am – Registration, Coffee & Tea

9.30am – Welcome, Ingrid van der Weide, 4MG Solutions

9.45am – Creating the mindset for success, Geraldine Locke, Growth Learning

10.15am – Strategic & financial planning: making your business work for you, Norman Jackson, JFP Strategic Planning

10.45am – 10 steps to marketing your business – Ingrid van Weide, 4MG Solutions

11.15am -Morning Tea

11.45am – Everything you wanted to know about setting up a new business but were afraid to ask; including contracts, directors’ duties, employment law and data protection, Lloyd Gash & Barry French, Blaser Mills Solicitors

12.15pm – Panel Discussion: The secrets to our success – hear from 3 successful business case studies followed by the opportunity to ask questions

1.15pm – Lunch

2.00pm – Creating a buzz with social media, Sheree Lowe, Sundowner Social Media

2.30pm – Making your website work harder for you, Sean Beardmore, Sean Beardmore.Com

3.00pm – Closing remarks, Ingrid van der Weide, 4MG Solutions

3.15pm – Ask the Experts over afternoon tea

4.00pm – Close
The Speakers

Geraldine Locke, Growth Learning

As a manager with nearly 30 years experience, Geraldine has extensive consulting and training knowledge working with clients to increase personal effectiveness and plan career growth. Geraldine’s expertise focuses on developing skills and changing behaviour to enhance personal and business performance.

Ingrid van Weide, 4MG Solutions

With more than 20 years experience in the corporate and charity sectors Ingrid brings a wealth of knowledge and experience across marketing, communications, event and project management. Running 4MG Solutions Ingrid champions smaller organisations to find their niche within the market they operate in.

Lloyd Gash & Barry French, Blaser Mills Solicitors

Lloyd and Barry are solicitors in the commercial department of Blaser Mills. Approachable and pragmatic, they both act for businesses and individuals across a range of company and commercial law matters including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholder and partnership agreements, commercial contracts and terms of business.

Norman Jackson, JFP Strategic Planning

Qualifying as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young in 1973, Norman had a varied global career before spending 25 years as a business adviser and Non-Executive Finance Director to small and medium sized businesses in a variety of industries including property, recruitment, IT, publishing, mail-order, electronics, sports and leisure.

Sean Beardmore, Sean Beardmore.Com

With 20 years experience in sales and marketing, Sean specialises in internet and network marketing, developing lead-generating websites and implementing products such as video email, video newsletters, live online broadcasting, video conferencing and more. Sean’s passion for helping business and individuals to become successful on the internet shines through with his enthusiasm and willingness to share his knowledge.

Sheree Lowe, Sundowner Social Media

Knowing which social media tool to use and when, coming up with a creative plan, building confidence in writing blogs or integrating social media with your website Sheree helps freelancers and small business owners to build online relationships and conversations with their customers. What Sheree doesn’t know about social media is not worth knowing.

Conference fee

The conference fee of £75.00 per person includes all administration, access to the speakers’ presentations, morning and afternoon tea, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
4 easy ways to pay

â–ºBACS Acct No: 1131 7655 Sort code: 504102 Ref: RYBS Conference
â–ºCheque Payable to I. van der Weide and post to 4 MichelhamGardens, Twickenham TW1 4SB
â–ºInvoice Email with your company name, address and contact details.
►Online @ (please note an extra £2.53 will be charged for using Event Brite)


Send an email to to reserve your place with your name, company, address, and contact details.

All bookings should be accompanied by payment using one of the 4 options above. Once payment has been received and your booking has been processed you will receive an email confirmation.
Cancellation of a conference place must be received in writing and will be subject to an administrative charge of 20% of the total fee. There will be no refund for cancellations received after 31 May 2013. In the event you are unable to attend the conference you can transfer your booking to someone else.
Data Protection
4MG Solutions will use the information you provide for administering the conference and for future events and activities of interest. 4MG Solutions will not disclose this information to any other person or organisation, except in connection with the conference.

The Venue

The Lensbury Conference Centre
Broom Road
TeddingtonTW11 9NU
The Lensbury offers free car parking and a free shuttle bus service to/from Teddington Station (Mon-Fri 7.00-9.30am & 4.00-7.00pm). Alternatively, local bus routes R68, 281 and 285 stop nearby at The Landmark which is approximately 5 minutes walk.

We look forward to welcoming you on the day.

Spring Open Day-Vineyard Community Centre

Friday, 17th May 2013. 10:00 am

Spring Open Day

You are warmly invited to discover more about your local charity.

Friday 17th May 2013, 10am to 3pm

Vineyard Community Centre, The Vineyard,

Richmond, TW10 6AQ

We provide:

n Morning crisis and advice centre,

n Afternoon Community Café,

n Charity Shop supporting the work,

n Evening Youth and live music café,

n Richmond Foodbank,

n Volunteering opportunities and Venue Hire.

Please come and enjoy some tea, coffee and cake. Lunch can be purchased.

We look forward to welcoming you to our first community Open Day!

T 020 84399735


RBRA Meeting 11th June

Tuesday, 11th June 2013. 8:00 am

Quarterly RBRA meeting of local businesses

Tuesday 11th June at 8.15am

Venue; Duke Street Church, in the basement cafe

30 local shops and businesses attend

Discuss the promotion of Richmond, key events taking place and summer fairs

Email to attend the meeting

All Welcome

Garden Tea Party

Sunday, 9th June 2013. 2:30 pm

An afternoon of fun for all the family

Sunday 9 June 2.30pm until 5pm

Trumpeter’s House, off Richmond Green

Join us in the beautiful grounds of Trumpeter’s House in Richmond for this special event for all the family with entertainment, a variety of stalls and much more.

An event to benefit the work of the Orange Tree Theatre

Tickets £10 includes tea and cakes

Buy tickets call 0208 940 3633

Richmond Retailers meeting

Tuesday, 11th June 2013. 8:30 am

The next meeting of retailers is Tuesday 11th June from 8.30am at Duke Street Church in the underground cafe bar.



Town Centre Report

Update from Wholefoods

Open Forum

Town Team

The Great River Race

Saturday, 7th September 2013. 2:00 pm

The Great River Race, London’s River Marathon, is a spectacular boat race up the River Thames that attracts over 300 crews from all over the globe and appeals to every level of competitor from those who enjoy fun, fancy dress and charity stunts, to serious sportsmen and women who like to win. A great fun day out for competitors and spectators alike.

First boats expected:
Kew Bridge: 14h00
Richmond Bridge: 14h30
Ham House: 14h40

The Great River Race
Tel: 020 8398 8141

Crawdaddy Club Richmond

Friday, 19th July 2013. 7:30 pm

Robert Hokum and Devil Drives

Very special Blues Rock Boogie Funk sound aimed directly at the dancing feet.

Robert brings with him special guests Jump 66, a lively jump jive blues band.

19th July, 7:30pm
Richmond Athletic Ground Members Bar


Crawddady Club Richmond are excited to welcome Robert Hokum with his new band, Devil Drives and their very special Blues Rock Boogie Funk sound aimed directly at the dancing feet.

Bob is a legend around the West London blues circuit and is one of those special people whose love of music is infectious. When he is not in the studio or gigging he is busy promoting live music in this neck of the woods and is the popular Musical Director of the long running Ealing Blues Festival.

He brings with him special guests Jump 66, a lively jump jive blues band who are guaranteed to get your feet tapping and your hands clapping.

See the contact section below or buy tickets on

Mike Rivers
Tel: 07879 473 848

On the Edge - world music festival

Saturday, 17th August 2013. 1:00 pm

Richmond riverside comes to life with the global sounds of world music and dance.

On the Edge is a free two day festival of live performances that will transport you to the far flung regions of the globe, bringing you traditional beats and exotic summer sounds.

On the Edge is a great free weekend of entertainment for the whole family.

The Arts Service
Tel: 020 8831 6000

Richmond Running Festival

Sunday, 22nd September 2013. 10:00 am

The Richmond Running Festival will bring the best of Southwest London together to embrace fitness, charity, tourism and local business at Old Deer Park. The day will bring a Half Marathon, a 10km run and children’s events within a fun family atmosphere.

After the event you are advised to save some energy to celebrate at the festival. We are planning a fun afternoon of activities including live music, DJ’s and beer garden. Spend time speaking to local running clubs and find out more about what they do and where they run. Looking for noncommittal running? Check out ‘Park Run’ and ‘Run Englands’ races and running groups.

Have children? In the afternoon we will be holding some kids races in the park. We will be releasing more details on this nearer the time.

SKIN Lounge 1st Birthday Party

Sunday, 25th August 2013. 12:00 am

1st Birthday Party

Join us for champagne and cake to celebrate

Thursday 6th June 5pm-9pm

This is a social evening so feel free to bring friends. Consultations and demonstrations will be available on the night

We are extremely excited to announce
The Mayor of Richmond
will be attending from 7:30pm!

Please R.S.V.P so we don’t run out of bubbly

SKIN Lounge
t: 020 7998 7805
m: 07783 455 822
a: 40 Friars Stile Road, Richmond, TW106NQ

Richmond Fashion Show

Thursday, 26th September 2013. 7:00 pm

Hosted by mary’s living & giving shop

Thursday 26th Sept

at the Revolution Bar in Richmond


Open House 2013

Saturday, 21st September 2013. 12:00 am

21-22 September

Get into great architecture for free

Celebrating architecture, people and place

Kneller Hall,Kew House,Richmond Cemetery,Ham House and White Lodge

Strawberry Hill Fashion Show

Thursday, 19th September 2013. 7:00 pm

Strawberry Hill House is delighted to welcome Boa Boutique to host this year’s fashion show on Thursday 19th September at 7.30pm

The evening will start with complimentary drinks and canapes on the lawn

Tickets £15

Call 0208 948 2340

The Ice Ball 23rd November

Saturday, 23rd November 2013. 7:00 pm


23rd November

In support of The Victoria Foundation

Champagne Reception,Gala Dinner,Casino,Dancing


“Funding & Grants For Start-Up’s & SME’s”

Tuesday, 8th October 2013. 10:00 pm

Venue: The Richmond Business School on Tuesday 8th October 2013

It will be an excellent opportunity to find out how you can access much needed funding for your business and to grow your network with many other local businesses.

There are still some places left so sign up before it’s too late.

StartUp Britain Richmond presents

Tuesday October 8th 2013 at 18.00 – 19.30

Venue: The Richmond Business School, Parkshot, Richmond, TW9 2RE

In association with CPG Executive Consulting Ltd. we are hosting an exciting Free Business Networking Event.


Anyone in business knows that cash flow is king. Gaining funding for your business will dramatically increase your chance of success and can quadruple your income in just a few short years.

Learn how to get extra funding and accelerate your business’s growth

Do you want to get more cash for your business but don’t know how?
Would you like to know what funding is available to you?
Learn how to how to access funding of all types?
Do you want to learn how to navigate the world of funding and grant applications?

This is an EXCELLENT opportunity to discover the ins and outs of funding and grants for a small business. It’s a highly complex area and very often can be confusing and hard to understand. At this event you will gain an overview of the types of funding available, what information you will need to provide and we will introduce you to professionals who can help you increase your success in securing that much needed funding.

What will happen?

17.45 – 18.00 Informal networking and registration

18.00 – 18.15 Opening & Introduction to Start Up Richmond, Helen Roberts

18.15 – 18.50 Funding and Grants for the Start Up and SME’s -

Peter Kelly from Pegasus Funding

18.50 – 19.00 How to Access Business Loan facilities –

Neil McDonald, Metro Bank

19.00 – 19.30 Informal networking

19.30 Close

Who is this event for?

This event is for ambitious business owners who want to learn how to access funding. You can be Pre-Start, Start-Up or an SME.

Cost: This is a FREE business networking event.

About Peter Kelly, from Pegasus Funding

Peter has more than 30 years of corporate experience, including European Managing Director and European Vice President roles, in leading companies in the Multimedia, Document and Training Management, Online Auctions, Telecommunications and Global Sourcing sectors. This experience encompasses the creation of the start-up operations throughout Europe right through to final IPO or trade sale.

Having co-founded Pegasus Funding Resources Peter specialises in helping other start-up and growth companies to prepare themselves for funding and to introduce them to sources of finance. In particular Peter uses his experience to guide companies through the business plan writing process and the challenge of not only presenting to investors but also of being well prepared for the unexpected questions that will follow.

Inspired by StartUp Britain campaign

StartUp Britain Richmond Champion Helen Roberts and her team invite you to a FREE business networking event to help you take your business to the next level.

It is a relaxed and informal networking event where you will meet like-minded business owners and gain access to some tools that will help you expand your business. It’s a positive, supportive environment where everyone wants to help each other.

This monthly free networking event will give you an opportunity to get to know many small and medium sized businesses in the local area and many support services available to transform your business and take it to the next level.

StartUp Richmond is an Inspired by StartUp Britain local campaign which is growing from strength to strength.

StartUp Britain is a national campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, harnessing the expertise and passion of Britain’s leading business people to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK.

The campaign was founded by eight entrepreneurs and launched on 28th March 2011 by the Prime Minister, with the full support of the Chancellor and HM Government, although it is completely funded by our private sector sponsors (Dell, Intel, Intuit, Iris, Intel, BT and PayPal).

To date this year over 300,000 new businesses have been set up in Britain. This is your chance to join an incredible business network and gain essential skills and exposure to highly connected people, to make your business happen.

This free networking event is designed to serve the start-up & SME needs for our local are

Meeting of members of the Richmond Business & Retail Association

Tuesday, 5th November 2013. 8:15 am

Next meeting on Tuesday 5th November at 8.15am at Duke Street Church

Email to attend

All Welcome

RHP's One Event

Thursday, 3rd October 2013. 9:00 am

RHP’s ONE Event returns to York House, Twickenham on Thursday 3 October 2013, from 9.30am-4.30pm.

The ONE Event is a free event, aimed at helping RHP customers and local people to find work or training opportunities to increase their chances of getting a job. Over 800 visitors attended the event last year!

The event is your chance to speak to local employers about their vacancies, update your CV, brush up your interview skills and apply for jobs available right now. Local training providers will also be on hand to point you in the right direction and help you make the most of your skills.

Free refreshments will be available on the day, plus free internet access with personal support to help you look for jobs that suit you. For more information on our exhibitors please click here.

For more information, please email or call us on 0800 032 2433.

Wine Tasting at Rincon

Thursday, 3rd October 2013. 7:30 pm

Just a few tickets left for our next Wine Tasting at Rincón

This Thursday 3rd October at 7.30pm

Our very own Felipe will host an evening tasting 6 different Spanish wines, paired with some of our delicious Tapas

Places are limited so book now (deposit required)
£25 per Ticket

1, Paradise Rd
Tel:020 8940 2601

Richmond's Annual Family Fireworks Display 3rd Nov

Sunday, 3rd November 2013. 7:00 pm

Advance Fireworks Tickets

Fireworks Display 3rd November 2013

Gates open at 4:30pm, Entertainment Starts at 5:00pm.
Available until Wednesday 30th October 2013
Tickets will be considerably more on the gate. We have sold out the past 2yrs and had to turn people away at 6pm.
Limited parking is available on the gate £5 per car
All Fireworks tickets will automatically be posted when ordered

Jo Harman at the Crawdaddy Club Richmond

Friday, 15th November 2013. 5:30 pm

Crawdaddy Club Richmond: Jo Harman

Don’t miss out on seeing this great major label artist and her world class band!

Jo is becoming increasingly regarded as potentially the finest blues/roots influenced artist this country has ever produced.

Her debut album ‘Dirt On My Tongue’ – was released by major label V2 (Laura Marling, Mumford and Sons etc) on 20th September in Netherlands, and will be out on the Big Chill label in UK on 30th October 2013.

15th November, 7:30pm
Richmond Athletic Ground, Members Bar

Richmond Charity Fashion Show

Thursday, 28th November 2013. 7:00 pm

Thursday 28th November 2013

At BOA Boutique, 8 Richmond Hill, Richmond TW10 6QX
in aid of Shooting Star CHASE.

Boa Boutique is delighted to announce that this year’s Fashion Show will be in aid of Shooting Star CHASE, our local children’s hospice, a charity caring for over 600 life-limited children, teenagers and their families living in West London, Surrey and West Sussex.

Our Fashion Show will highlight a creative international collection of occasion and evening wear and showcase a capsule collection of our ‘Best of British’ bridal designers.

Tickets are £15 and include:
Welcome Reception from 7.00 pm
Fashion Show 7.45 pm

An exciting Raffle Draw will be held after the Show
Our thanks to the following local businesses for their generous support of the evening: Beauchamp Beauty; The Bingham; Bramble & Moss; Caroline Randell; Charlotte Armitage; Donna Crain; Harriet Wilde; Strawberry Hill House; Tit Fer Tat

There will be an opportunity to view and purchase goods after the show. To book your ticket email us at: or call us on: 020 8948 2340


Tuesday, 18th February 2014. 7:00 pm


Saturday Night Fever

Tuesday, 24th March 2015. 7:00 pm

At Richmond Theatre

Richmond Business Carol Service

Monday, 14th December 2015. 6:30 pm

At St Mary Magdalene Church in the heart of Richmond.

All staff in local businesses welcome.

6.30pm start

Refreshments provided.

Email to book your place

Summer Social

Saturday, 30th May 2015. 11:00 am

On the 30th May over 8000 sport and music fans will descend on Richmond for ‪#‎SummerSocial‬

Check out the website

Harlequins v London Irish

Saturday, 7th March 2015. 3:00 pm

Special Local Offer

10% discount available using the code LOCAL10

To book visit or call 0208 410 6010

England v France

Saturday, 15th August 2015. 8:00 pm

QBE International at Twickenham Stadium

8pm Kick Off

England v Ireland

Saturday, 5th September 2015. 2:30 pm

QBE International

2.30pm Kick Off

Mayor's Charity Ball

Saturday, 7th March 2015. 7:00 pm

Mayor’s Charity Ball

7 for 7.30pm, carriages at Midnight

York House, Twickenham, TW1 3AA

Tickets £75 per person, or £700 for a table of 10

Join the Mayor of Richmond on Saturday 7 March for an evening of delicious food and fantastic entertainment at the Mayor’s black tie Charity Ball.

Ticket price includes a three course meal with wine, coffee and chocolates plus live enterainment, a raffle and auction.

All proceeds will go directly to the Mayor’s Charities Homelink and Momentum.

Tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at York House.

Note for table bookings you will need to contact Michelle Davies by phone on 020 8891 7123 or email *

The Great River Race

Saturday, 12th September 2015. 11:00 am

The UK Traditional Boat Championship
21.6 Miles from London Docklands to Ham in Surrey

This year’s Race is on Saturday 12 September 2015.

The Great River Race, London’s River Marathon, a spectacular boat race up the River Thames attracting over 330 crews from all over the globe and appeals to every level of competitor from those who enjoy fun, fancy dress and charity stunts, to serious sportsmen and women who like to win. A great fun day out for competitors and spectators alike.


Thursday, 28th November 2013. 9:30 am

On Thursday 28th November Reebok will continue its global mission to empower people to be fit for life with the launch of its third Reebok FitHub concept store in the UK at 37 George Street, Richmond, Surrey. Designed to inspire people to move, to train, to get fit and have fun doing it, the Reebok FitHub offers a new way of thinking about fitness and is THE destination for those dedicated to living a fit lifestyle.

To celebrate the store’s opening Reebok is inviting Richmond’s local fitness community to the store where they can enjoy a feast of fitness freebies including: FREE fitness tests from celebrity fitness expert Richard Callender’s team of personal trainers, FREE healthy juices and snacks, as well as an in store DJ and a window display of human mannequins. Over the coming weeks, Reebok will also be tapping into Richmond’s extensive running community by offering runners in the area the chance to enter a competition to ‘RUN for Free’ where every month one lucky winner will receive a new pair of Reebok Running trainers!

Richmond Frost Fayre & Christmas Lights

Saturday, 30th November 2013. 11:00 am

In the Lanes, on the Riverside and on the Hill

A whole day of activities for the family

Santa’s Grotto 3.30pm on Hill Rise

Horse and Carriage Rides 1.30pm around Richmond Green

Petting Farm on Richmond Riverside

Gennaro booksigning 5pm on the Green

Lights switch on 6pm outside Whole Foods

And much more…….

Magnificent Monochrome Season at the Curzon in Richmond

Sunday, 1st December 2013. 1:00 pm

The Richmond Curzon Cinema in Water Lane is screening 3 great films as part of the Magnificent Monochrome season in December.

The first film is Four Hundred Blows (Francois Truffaut) on 1st Dec, an early entry from the French New Wave. Subsequent films are

  • Manhattan (Woody Allen, 35mm print) – 22nd Dec
  • The Apartment (Billy Wilder) – 29th Dec

Visit the Curzon for an intimate cinematic experience. Go on treat yourself.

Richmond Rugby Club V Henley Hawks

Saturday, 1st February 2014. 3:00 pm

Saturday 1st February

3pm Kick Off

The Athletic Ground

Telephone: +44 20 8332 7112

Food and Refreshments provided

Funny Women Comedy Show

Sunday, 26th January 2014. 6:00 pm

I wanted to invite you and your friends for drinks and then to the Funny Women Comedy Show in aid of The Victoria Foundation on Sunday 26th January at the Orange Tree Theatre. This is the fifth year of the show …..

The show will be hosted by Suzy Bennett (Preview) (Funny Women Awards Winner 2006) and featuring Elizabeth Mee (Funny Women Awards Finalist 2009), the Funny Women Players (brand new improv comedy group) Katie Lane (Funny Women Awards Runner-up 2013), Revan & Fennell (Funny Women Variety Award Winners 2013), Sindhu V (Funny Women Awards Finalist 2013), Vicky Arlidge (Funny Women Awards Best Show Finalist 2013), our very own – Vicky Peirson (Performer and voice-over artist) and Judy Theobald (radio presenter for BBC Radio Lincoln and after-dinner speaker).

Proceeds from the event will help to fund a fully accessible mini-bus which will provide much needed transport for elderly and disabled residents in the local community. There will lots of lovely prizes to win in the raffle too!

VIP Drinks Reception: 6.00pm – you and your friends are invited

Show starts: 7.00pm

Date: Sunday 26th January 2014

Tickets: £20

Venue: Orange Tree Theatre,1 Clarence Street, Richmond, TW9 2SA.

Tickets – please buy directly from the box office on 020 8940 3633 or

RSVP to me please for the drinks reception as numbers will be limited

I look forward to hearing from you – please invite your friends to join you as it is always such a fabulous evening, a sell out show, and a nice end to January too! Details are attached too …


Lorna Votier
Development Director

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T: 020 8332 1792
M: 07533 166 552

Richmond Fine Food & Real Ale Festival 2014

Sunday, 24th August 2014. 12:00 pm

The Richmond Fine Food and Real Ale Festival is a brand new festival coming to Richmond upon Thames, London’s most beautiful borough. Set in the picturesque town of Richmond upon Thames yet only 20 minutes from London by train, this festival celebrates all that is best about food and drink.

We are lucky enough to be working with some of the best people and the finest products you’ll find anywhere in the world, so make Richmond your destination for August Bank Holiday weekend!

Our headline acts have been confirmed!!

Taking to the stage we are delighted to welcome the legendary Wishbone Ash! We have Kokomo performing their reunion gig at our event and also the awesome Jo Harman!!

For more details on the acts please head to our web page and sign up to our newsletter to keep up to speed with the latest news and offers!!!

Battlefields Trek

Wednesday, 17th September 2014. 12:00 pm

Trek through the Ypres Salient to support our veterans

17-21 September 2014

The Royal Star & Garter Homes invites you to join our Battlefields Trek to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War

Call the events team 0208 439 8118


The Richmond Ball 2014

Saturday, 15th February 2014. 7:00 pm

Richmond Hill Hotel
Saturday 15th February
7.30pm; Carriages: 1am

£55/head – Ticket includes: Drinks reception, 3-course meal with wine, Live band, DJ and Casino

February is a dreary old month; cold and damp with Christmas a distant memory and summer too far away to get excited about. Which is why you need something exciting, glamorous and fun to cheer you up – and we have just the thing – the 2014 Richmond FC Ball to be held at the Richmond Hill Hotel on February 15.

For one night only, forget the rugby ball and think glitter ball instead; envisage an evening of fine dining, fine drinking and some damn good music. Invite your team-mates, your loved ones, your colleagues and friends, and join with us for a night of celebration. At £55 per person, it is great value, too – check out the details above.

Go on, email Jen now by clicking here, to reserve your place. You know it makes sense!!

The Eel Pie Club

Thursday, 23rd January 2014. 8:00 pm

The Larry Miller Band

67 London Road, TW1 3SZ



07732 322 610

The Mayor's Charity Sports Quiz

Thursday, 13th February 2014. 5:00 pm

Thursday 13th February 7.30pm

Venue: Richmond Rugby Club

8 people per team

£25 include wine and a curry

Call 0208 891 7123


Richmond Running Festival 21st Sept

Sunday, 21st September 2014. 9:00 am

The Richmond Running Festival is organised by Tom Bedford and his team at RUNFEST LTD. The aim is to organise a fun local event involving the whole family and the local community. You will see from our aims that we wish to include everything that is great about the Borough of Richmond and share this beautiful place with the world.

From the outset, the event has looked to incorporate all the wonderful examples of running Tom and his team have witnessed from all corners of the world of running. At RUNFEST we do not like to use the word ‘NO’ and look to incorporate as many peoples ideas and inspiration as possible. We started this event as a blank canvas and continue to add pencil thin structure and lots of colour to it as we go along.

We hope this is just the start of a wonderful journey for the RUNFEST team and hope to include many people from the running community. If you have any colour that you think will look good on the canvas and want to get involved then please get in touch and help us achieve something different!

Great River Race 2014-London's best event

Saturday, 27th September 2014. 10:00 am

Over 300 boats from East London to West London

A festival with a party at the end

Over 10 countries involved

London’s best event

FREE to come along and enjoy the Festival on Richmond Riverside

Ends outside the famous Ham House with beer tents and a street food festival

Sponsored by Ebay

See website for details

London Scottish V Cornish Pirates

Saturday, 25th January 2014. 3:00 pm

Big game on this weekend

Richmond May Fair 2014

Saturday, 10th May 2014. 12:00 pm

On Richmond Green

5,000 visitors

Over 100 stalls

10am to 5pm

Saturday 10th May

Talk on Penquin Books

Thursday, 27th February 2014. 7:15 pm

Just a reminder that we have a fascinating talk coming up next week on Penguin Books which have had such a phenomenal impact on reading habits in the UK . It will be given by James MacKay a trustee of the Penguin Book Society founded in Richmond . So if you are free, do come along and have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, meet people and enjoy the talk.

Thursday 27 Feb, 7.15pm for 7.45pm downstairs in Duke St Church , Duke St, TW9 1DH – use the side door. Duke St is the short one way street in the middle of Richmond linking The Green to the junction of George St/The Quadrant (by Amanda’s Flowers/Ted Baker)

Not to distract you from the above (!) but there are a couple of other events coming up which you might be interested in, an attractive fundraising celebration on March 31 in the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace in aid of the Thames Landscape Strategy with the support of the Father Thames Trust, and a new play about JMW Turner (click on April)

Professor Ian Bruce CBE
Chair, Richmond Society

England Legends Versus Ireland Legends

Friday, 21st February 2014. 10:00 pm

Friday 21st February at 7.45pm

Venue: Twickenham Stoop


The England and Ireland Legends return to Twickenham Stoop for the annual clash to raise funds for charities supporting injured players.

Taking place the night before the England v Ireland RBS Six Nations game, this special charity match kicks off a weekend of great craic for English and Irish supporters alike!

Richmond Expo

Friday, 6th June 2014. 11:00 am

Richmond Expo

Twickenham Stadium

11am to 5pm

FREE to attend

Conference centre next door to the Marriott Hotel

All Welcome

England Women V Ireland Women

Saturday, 22nd February 2014. 6:00 pm

FREE Entry to the game after the mens game at 6pm

England Women return to Twickenham Stadium on Saturday, February 22, 2013 for the first of two home Six Nations fixtures this year, taking on Ireland at 6:20pm.

After England’s third-place finish in last season’s Six Nations, England will be hoping to arrive at Twickenham with an unblemished record this time around, especially as preparations continue in earnest for the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup year.

This match also has extra significance as Ireland were the team to take England’s Six Nations crown in 2013. The Grand Slam winning side also nilled a young England team 25-0 in February, so for Gary Street’s side there are plenty of scores to settle.

Troubled Water

Thursday, 27th February 2014. 7:00 pm

Dr Stuart Downward and Rob Gray will enlighten us about global and local water issues. You will be amazed!

Environment Trust for Richmond


Duke Street Church

Crawdaddy Club - MUSTANGS

Friday, 28th February 2014. 12:00 am


Friday 28th Feb

£8 Members Bar, Richmond Athletic Ground, TW9 2SF

Tea Dance

Friday, 14th March 2014. 5:00 pm

For older residents

Free event

Clarendon Hall, York House, TW1 3AA

Call 0208 487 5218

Tea and cakes will be served

All Welcome

The Ross Mitchel Combo will be performing

England Women v Wales Women

Friday, 7th March 2014. 7:30 pm

Women’s Six Nations

Championship 2014

Friday 7th March
The Stoop
KO 7.30pm

Tickets available from
Telephone 0208 410 6000

Richmond Half Maraton and 10K

Sunday, 23rd March 2014. 8:00 am

We organise the annual Richmond 13.1 half marathon and 10k, held in the lead up to Spring marathons, the Summer Breeze weekend inc. the London Enduro 12 hour in June and local voluntary club events for the running community.

Sunday 23rd March 2014

10km – 8.30am
Half – 9.00am
13.1 miles of some of the most beautiful paths in London. Passing the famous Kew Gardens, Richmond Bridge and Ham House to name but a few.

A community event, supporting SPEAR London and many other charities the Richmond 13.1 & 10km is a perfect preparation event for those of you running London/Paris or Brighton Marathons in the latter weeks or simply an aim in itself.

Half marathon not your idea of fun? Then join us for the 10km! Join the half marathon runners but peel off early and grab a cup of tea to cheer them in! (as they will be a little more tired!)

Food and Wine Dinner at Bacco

Wednesday, 30th April 2014. 7:00 pm

Thank you for your wonderful company to those who attended our Alto Adige wine dinner.

Our next food and wine dinner will be on Wednesday, 30th April whereby we will be serving Tuscan wines with Tuscan cuisine.

Please find attached a copy of our menu.

Filipo from Zonin will host the dinner while our chefs will prepare the Tuscan feast. Hope you can join us again for another exciting evening.

If you can join us please reply to this email or call on the number below to book your seats.

Many thanks and look forward to seeing you soon.

Kind regards


Stefano Bergamin
Bacco Restaurant
(Private Dining – Vinoteca room – Food & Wine Events)

39-41 Kew Road

T: 0208 3320 348


Thursday, 1st May 2014. 7:00 pm

Michelle Davies Mayor’s Support Officer to:
The Mayor, Councillor Meena Bond
The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Stephen Speak
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames | York House | Richmond Road | Twickenham | TW1 3AA
020 8891 7123 | | Richmond@LBRUTMayor |

Did you know every year the Mayor supports local charities? To find out more or to donate please visit

Foodies Festival

Saturday, 24th May 2014. 12:00 am

Foodies Festival, the UK’s largest celebration of food & drink is excited to bring Foodies Festival to Marble Hill House for the first time this year, over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend Sat 24th, Sun 25th & Mon 26th

Join us for a celebration of fine food and drink in a beautiful outdoor setting. We have top chefs cooking in the Chef’s Theatre; wine, beer, and cocktails in the Drink’s Theatre; join top pastry chefs in the brand new Chocolate, Cake, Bake and Preserves Theatre, and kids can learn to cook too in the Children’s Cookery Theatre.

Meet the Brewers

Thursday, 15th May 2014. 6:00 pm

Thursday 15 May 2014 Drop in from 6pm until 9pm

Brewers from across the UK

Free to attend

371 Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 2EF

Meet the brewer, hear their story and enjoy their great beer!

Overcoming Your Barriers to Growth - Business Growth Accelerator Clinic

Friday, 16th May 2014. 9:00 am

Book your place online at

Agenda on the day:

9.00 – 9.30 Registration & Informal networking
9.30 – 9.45 Welcome Address
9.45 – 10.15 Magic Mind-set of an Entrepreneur – Helen Roberts
10.15 –10.45 Vince Cable & Zac Goldsmith Government’s initiatives for SME’s
10.45 – 11.00 Q&A
11.00 – 11.15 Coffee Break
11.15 – 11.30 Thinking on Your Feet- Deon Newbonner
11.30 – 12.00 Round Table Discussion
12.00 – 12.30 Stand out, Get Your busness Noticed. Alan Morrice
12.30 – 13.00 Round Table Discussion
13.00 – 13.15 Lucy Buck – CEO Childs i Foundation
13.15 – 14.15 Lunch & Networking
14.15 – 14.45 Securing Funding for your business – Chris Lake
14.45 – 15.00 Round Table Discussion
15.00 – 15.30 Building a Sustainable Business – Chris Gleadle
15.30 – 16.00 Open Q&A with expert panel
16.00 Close

Business Start Up evening at Richmond Business School

Wednesday, 21st May 2014. 6:00 pm

21st May Wednesday from 6- 8 pm


Do you want to take your business to the next level? If so, join us at Richmond Business School for our seminar on taking your business from Start-Up to Growth.

Meet past students and successful business owners and hear how they have achieved success. Your chance to ask questions, network with likeminded individuals and gain tips from our inspirational speakers.
6.00 Registration and networking

6.15 Welcome and introduction to Richmond Business School

6.30-7.30 Taking your Business from Start-Up to Growth

Past students and successful business owners talk about their tips and strategies for success

7.30 7.45 Question and Answers your chance to question the experts

7.45-8.00 Networking

Contact Us
General Enquiries
020 8891 5907

Agenda for meeting of Richmond Business & Retail Association

Thursday, 22nd May 2014. 12:00 am

Agenda for meeting of Richmond Business & Retail Association

Tuesday 3rd June 8.15am at Duke Street Church

1) Welcome to two new independent businesses just opened in the town centre – The Hummingbird Bakery and Yuma Sushi – short presentation from both businesses with tastings

2) Update from Janet Garcia from Cook & Garcia who have just won “best sandwich bar” in the UK for two years running and now looking to expand

3) Helen Roberts – Business Expansion Support for Richmond independent companies – through Growth Vouchers & Growth Accelerator

4) Late Night Shopping

5) Christmas 2014

6) Angela Ivey – Events – Richmond Riverside Festival stalls alongside the river every weekend in August/September

7 Con O’Brien – Town Centre Update – Richmond Expo and Richmond Business Awards

8) Networking amongst businesses over coffee and cakes

All businesses welcome to attend

Please check your business entry is correctly listed on the Richmond website at

Agenda for meeting of Richmond Business & Retail Association

Friday, 30th May 2014. 12:00 am

Tuesday 3rd June 8.15am at Duke Street Church

1) Welcome to two new independent businesses just opened in the town centre – The Hummingbird Bakery and Yuma Sushi – short presentation from both businesses with tastings

2) Update from Janet Garcia from Cook & Garcia who have just won “best sandwich bar” in the UK for two years running and now looking to expand

3) Helen Roberts – Business Expansion Support for Richmond independent companies – through Growth Vouchers & Growth Accelerator

4) Late Night Shopping
5) Christmas 2014

6) Angela Ivey – Events – Richmond Riverside Festival stalls alongside the river every weekend in August/September

7 Con O’Brien – Town Centre Update – Richmond Expo and Richmond Business Awards

8) Networking amongst businesses over coffee and cakes

All businesses welcome to attend

Please check your business entry is correctly listed on the Richmond website at

Agenda for meeting of Richmond Business & Retail Association

Tuesday, 3rd June 2014. 8:00 am

Agenda for meeting of Richmond Business & Retail Association

Tuesday 3rd June 8.15am at Duke Street Church

1) Welcome to two new independent businesses just opened in the town centre – The Hummingbird Bakery and Yuma Sushi – short presentation from both businesses with tastings
2) Update from Janet Garcia from Cook & Garcia who have just won “best sandwich bar” in the UK for two years running and now looking to expand
3) Helen Roberts – Business Expansion Support for Richmond independent companies – through Growth Vouchers & Growth Accelerator
4) Late Night Shopping
5) Christmas 2014
6) Angela Ivey – Events – Richmond Riverside Festival stalls alongside the river every weekend in August/September
7 Con O’Brien – Town Centre Update – Richmond Expo and Richmond Business Awards
8) Networking amongst businesses over coffee and cakes

All businesses welcome to attend
Please check your business entry is correctly listed on the Richmond website at

Richmond Borough's best banger competition

Sunday, 22nd June 2014. 12:00 pm

Come along to the

Borough’s Best Banger

Competition 2014

Sunday 22 June 12 noon to 2pm

Diamond Jubilee Gardens, Twickenham Riverside
Opposite Eel Pie Island

Judge for yourself which local butcher’s banger is the best.

All freshly cooked on BBQ’s in the gardens

Music, Beer tent, Circus workshop

Picture of last years winner Armstrongs Butchers

FREE Event for local residents

Rugby World Cup 2015

Friday, 18th September 2015. 6:00 pm

The 8th Rugby World Cup will take place 18 September – 31 October 2015.

Matches will take place in 13 different venues across 11 host cities in England & Wales.

Richmond will host a Fan Zone in Old Deer Park for those without tickets to watch the games.

Opening ceremony and the final will take place in Twickenham with 110,000 people expected in town for all England games.

An evening with Naomi Wood - Mrs Hemingway

Thursday, 10th July 2014. 6:30 pm

Thursday 10th July 6.30pm

Tickets £3 available from the store

Call 0208 332 1600

FAB Fringe Real Ale & Crawdaddy Festival at Richmond Riverside

Saturday, 2nd August 2014. 11:00 am

FAB Fringe Real Ale & Crawdaddy Festival at Richmond Riverside

See website for details on the Richmond Food and Ale Festival

Live Music
2 August
11.30 – 12.10 James Henry
12.20 – 13.00 The Chairs
13.15 – 14.00 Ramon Goose
14.15 – 15.15 Alix Anthony
15.30 – 16.30 The Mustangs
16.45 – 17.45 The Blue Bishops/Martin Turner

3 August
11.45 – 12.45 Ian McHugh – Blues is Truth
13.00– 14.00 The Robert Hokum Blues Band
14.15 – 15.15 Tina Roberts – Arms Length Blues
15.30 – 16.30 3AM
16.45 – 17.45 The Others R&B

Sat 2 – Sun 3 Aug 2014 11:00 to 18:00

Free entry

Venue: Next to Richmond Bridge

Richmond Running Festival & Fitness Expo at Richmond Riverside

Saturday, 9th August 2014. 11:00 am

Richmond Running Festival & Fitness Expo at Richmond Riverside

This weekend sees the launch of the Richmond Running Festival and Fitness Expo which is due to take place at Old Deer Park on 21 September.

2012 Olympian Scott Overall will lead a free Richmond Running Festival training run on Saturday 9th August at 10am.

Scott was brought up in Strawberry Hill and has a personal best Marathon time of 2 hours 10mins.
Scott will also answer training questions.

Throughout the 2 days there will be sporting activities for different ages and abilities.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 9 – Sun 10 Aug 2014 11:00 to 18:00
Venue: next to Richmond Bridge

See website for Richmond Running Festival at

Premiership 7s Series Finals

Friday, 8th August 2014. 6:00 pm

On Friday 8th August 2014, The Stoop will be hosting the Premiership 7s Series Finals.

Gates Open at 16:30 and kick off is at 18:00.

Groups of four or more can take advantage of a four tickets for the price of three offer by calling 020 8410 6000 or visiting the Club site and quoting 2014HARLEQUINS7S.

Please note, only adult tickets can be purchased online, if your purchase includes juniors it must be made over the phone.

*Offers cannot be used in conjunction with each other. One offer per person.

Afternoon Tea at Squires with Colin Squire

Friday, 5th September 2014. 12:00 pm

Our Twickenham centre is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year!

Colin Squire and his daughter Sarah, take you through the history of the centre in our video below.

To help us celebrate, Colin is hosting a 60’s themed afternoon tea party on Friday 5 September for our customers.

For details and to book, please contact the centre.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Click here to book a place

Update - Phoenix Festival Sunday 24th August

Sunday, 24th August 2014. 1:00 pm

Dear All,
Since the last newsletter a number of new people have joined up and we are now reaching almost 350 readers, so I just wanted to update everyone on The Phoenix Festival this coming Sunday 24 Aug.

Forgive me if I am repeating much of the same information that went out very recently, but I want to make sure everyone is included.

We had almost a full page coverage in last week’s Richmond & Twickenham Times and despite a couple of minor mistakes it was great publicity for us.

The main error was that the BBQ will be free, but clearly this is not the case, it will be run by the venue and will be charged according to what you chose. It will start at 2 pm and carry on whilst there is demand. They also omitted to mention the very generous sponsorship from Davd McGeachie of Tenant Finder, St.Margarets which will help to cover some costs.

FAB ticket holders will now not only benefit from free entry to our festival (£10 on the door otherwise), but thanks to a great example of of negotiating skills by Jo Watts, they will also be allowed in free of charge at The BBC Food Fair taking place at Hampton Court over the same weekend.

Here is another reminder of the scheduled programme:

1.15 Doors Open 1.30 – 2.30 Martin Turner (founding member of WA) sings the music of Wishbone Ash 2.45 – 3.35 Devenport (acoustic set) 3.45 – 4.45 All Night Workers 5.00 – 6.00 Robert Hokum 6.15 – 7.15 The Others 7.30 – 8.30 The Blue Bishops 8.45 – 10.00 Tony O’Malley with friends from Kokomo 11.00 Bar closes

We have never attempted to do anything on this scale before apart from the very succesful outdoor Richmond Riverside Festival a couple of weeks ago, so please bear with us if things don’t work the same way as our usual monthly gigs. Depending on numbers we will open the sliding doors at the back of the room as well as the patio doors at the back for the BBQ, where there is a limited number of bench seating.

We will have tickets available for sale at the desk for Alix Anthony appearing here on Friday 12 Sept at the normal advance booking rate of £8.00, but you can save the cost of the booking fee. We’ll also have some Crawdaddy Club T-Shirts in S/M/L @ £10.00 each although we have sold out of XL.

Our dates for the rest of the year are:

12 September – Alix Anthony 24 October – Birdwood featuring Ali Mckenzie 28 November – Special Showcase with Jo Harman and Friends (a..k.a Southern Soul Collection) 19 December – Xmas Party with The Blue Bishops

I would highly recommend buying tickets in advance for the Jo Harman gig Most of her shows sell out and I will be limiting sales to not more than 200 to ensure everyone is comfortable, We still have a pair of VIP tickets available @ £25.00 (standard tickets £15.00) which guarantees reserved front row seats and a glass of bubbly with Jo and the band after the show,

Look forward to seeing many of you next weekend.


Mike and The Team

London Scottish Rugby Club V Esher Rugby Club

Saturday, 23rd August 2014. 3:00 pm

At Richmond Athletic Association

Kick Off 3pm

Richmond Athletic Ground,
Kew Foot Road, Richmond,

TELEPHONE: 020 3397 9551

Click here for directions…

London Scottish v Rotherham Titans

Saturday, 6th September 2014. 3:00 pm

Saturday 6th September

Kick off 3pm

First game of the Championship

Hospitality available call 020 33 97 9551

London Scottish Football Club
16a, Kew Foot Road

Tel: 020 33 97 9551

Click here for other fixtures…

Late Summer Garden Networking Party with The Best of Richmond at the Richmond Gate Hotel

Thursday, 28th August 2014. 6:00 pm

Late Summer Garden Networking Party with The Best of Richmond at the Richmond Gate Hotel.

The Richmond Gate Hotel will be opening up their beautiful conservatory and Victorian walled garden just for us – and there’ll be live music too.

You’ll enjoy a welcome drink on arrival, delicious canapés and the chance to make fruitful new connections in a nice, relaxed atmosphere.

Call 020 3002 4100 to book a ticket

Richmond Christmas Lights & Frost Fayre

Friday, 28th November 2014. 12:00 pm

The Richmond Christmas Lights & Frost Fayre will take place on Friday 28th November.

The event starts off with a Frost Fayre by Richmond Riverside from midday which includes a petting farm, a vintage Carousel and wonderful gift stalls from local artisan businesses.

Santa’s Grotto will be open from 4pm to 7pm in the magical garden of the Vineyard Community Centre, The Vineyard, off Hill Rise. £2.50 entry includes a gift.

A Christmas Market will also start at 3pm on Hill Rise/Richmond Hill with some great local businesses having stalls such as the Village Butcher and Chez Lindsay. At 5pm St Richards CE School Choir will be singing festive favourites. The Sapphire Brass Band will play from 6pm outside Boa Boutique.

From 4pm outside WholeFoods Market, Richmond Music Trust jazz band will be playing. Free festive tasters and roast chestnuts will be given out. While you are there look out for the volunteers selling raffle tickets for the Victoria Foundation, a medical charity based in Richmond. First Prize – Holiday in America.

Then the main event by the Christmas Tree starts just after 5pm with the Richmond Academy of Dance performing by the tree at 5.20pm. Then at 5.30pm Marshgate School Choir will sing carols. Shelle Luscombe, local chanteuse will be leading a sing along from 5.45pm.

At 6.30pm the Christmas Tree Lights will be switched on by Jerry Hall and the Deputy Mayor of Richmond.

If you still want more festive fun then the Frost Fayre and Christmas Market stay open until 8pm.

Harlequins v Saracens at the Twickenham Stoop

Friday, 12th September 2014. 7:45 pm

Harlequins v Saracens at The Twickenham Stoop

Friday 12th September

Gates open 17.45pm

Kick off 19.45pm


Telephone 020 8410 6000

Harlequins v Wasps at The Twickenham Stoop

Saturday, 20th September 2014. 3:00 pm

Harlequins v Wasps at The Twickenham Stoop

Saturday 20th September

Gates open 13.00

Kick Off 15.00


Telephone 020 8410 6000


Tuesday, 23rd September 2014. 10:30 am

Tuesday, 23rd September 2014 10:30am – 04:30pm

We invite you to spend the day at Petersham Nurseries for our second all day gardening event.

Join us from 10.30am as our horticultural experts begin the day sharing their knowledge and expertise on how to plan and plant spring bulbs to grow a succession of cut flowers.

Following, we will break for lunch which will be provided by our Teahouse Chefs. In the afternoon we continue the workshop moving onto how to create a hand tied bouquet from your cutting garden, as our in-house florist, Thomas Broom introduces seasonal cut flower arranging. Over the course of the afternoon Thomas will share his knowledge and experience through a demonstration of traditional florist techniques.

Attendees of this event will take home a seed kit to get started on their autumn sowing of seeds. Tickets £125.00 with tea, coffee, lunch and all materials included in ticket price.

This is intended to be a small group practical workshop and demonstration aimed at beginner gardeners, with places limited to 10 – 12, so do book ahead.

Drinks and Canapes at Asgill House

Sunday, 21st September 2014. 5:00 pm

Drinks and Canapes at Asgill House

Join the Mayor of Richmond, Cllr Jane Boulton for a lovely evening drinks reception at Asgill House (by kind permission of the Asgill House Trust).

This is the Mayor’s first of many fundraising events for her chosen charities, Homelink and Momentum.

Tickets are just £15 with all proceeds going to the Mayor’s charities.

Built on the site of Henry VIII’s royal palace in Richmond Asgill House is delightful and provides the perfect setting for evening drinks and canapés.

The Mayor’s Office
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
York House
Richmond Road

Telephone: 020 8891 7123

Fish and Chip River Cruise

Thursday, 9th October 2014. 6:00 pm

Fish and Chip River Cruise

Join the Mayor of Richmond for a scenic cruise along the Thames. Tickets are just £20 and this includes a fish and chip supper and a complimentary drink on arrival.

The cruise will board at St Helena Pier, Richmond at 6pm and will return at 10pm.

The Mayor’s Office
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
York House
Richmond Road

Telephone: 020 8891 7123

An Evening with The Best of Richmond at The Dysart Petersham

Tuesday, 23rd September 2014. 6:30 pm

An Evening with The Best of Richmond at The Dysart Petersham

Our networking events are always popular, but this one is going to be extra special. Critically acclaimed, The Dysart Petersham, nestled at the edge of Richmond Park, has been quietly transformed in recent years into an absolute gem of a restaurant.

Awarded two AA Rosettes in 2013, it serves contemporary British food by head chef Kenneth Culhane, one of fewer than 30 chefs worldwide eligible to use the designation ‘Roux Scholar’. He is also a Chef Alliance member of Slow Food UK.

A fabulous venue for business and private entertaining and events, there’s even an upstairs private room with views of Richmond Park. The Dysart Petersham will be launching its Christmas menus at this event.

Who’ll be coming along?

A rich mix of local business owners from across the borough. In a safe and relaxed environment enjoy a drink and bite to eat as you mingle. Each of our events attract different people – you never know who you could meet and how you could help each other.

The Best of Richmond Team
Crest House
102-104 Church Road
TW11 8PY
T: 020 3002 4100
M: 07773789835


Sunday, 12th October 2014. 9:30 am


We continue our series of monthly Wild Food Walks and invite you to discover the joys of foraging locally on Sunday 12th October.

One of our favourite times of the year, following the walk we will return for a feast which celebrates the seasons offerings: mushrooms, chestnuts and jams.

We leave for our walk promptly at 9.30am, which lasts about an hour, after which we will return to the Nurseries for a light brunch and a cooking demonstration by Claudio. Finishing at 11.30am.

Tickets £35.00 (includes walk, light foraged lunch, tea/ coffee and a glass of wine).

Concessionary rate of £30.00 for students and Slow Food London members.

Petersham Nurseries
Church Lane, Off Petersham Road
Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7AG

Tel: 020 8940 5230

Meeting of Richmond Business & Retail Association

Tuesday, 16th September 2014. 8:15 am

Venue: Duke Street Church

Starts at 8.15am
Refreshments Provided
Welcome to new businesses in the town


Con O’Brien
Richmond Town Centre Manager
Mobile 0785 401 3864

Richmond Farmers Market

Saturday, 13th September 2014. 10:00 am

Launch of the new Richmond Farmers Market

Saturday 10am

Heron Square next to Richmond Bridge by Richmond Riverside

40 local stalls

Parking available

Full of Life Fair

Wednesday, 1st October 2014. 10:00 am

Celebrity Guest: Lionel Blair

All Welcome Free Event

70 stalls – free tea, coffee, cake and lunch for everyone

Gifts to buy

For Older Residents

Stalls include: Twickenham Rotary Club, Richmond Theatre, Arts Richmond, London Fire Brigade, RNLI, Age UK, Friends of the River Crane, Alzheimer’s Society, RB Mind etc

Website for further information

Venue: Harlequins Rugby Ground
Twickenham Stoop Stadium
Langhorn Drive
Main Switchboard: 020 8410 6000


Saturday, 4th October 2014. 1:00 pm


Saturday October 4th from 1.00pm to 7.00pm sees a unique event hosted by The Basement Door featuring the hottest live R&B bands playing non-stop throughout the afternoon and evening on the main stage plus garden acoustic sets.

Bands featured include 3AM, Ever After, Bojangle Ryan, Foy Jackson and Redeye.

PLUS – exclusive book signing by adventuress Zoe Cano!

£20 ticket includes gourmet BBQ and multiple entries. Advance tickets at
All proceeds go to the work of the Vineyard Community Centre and Richmond Foodbank.

Do not miss out on this unique live music event!

See or Twitter@TBD_R for more information


Saturday, 4th October 2014. 3:00 pm

  • Competition – Aviva Premiership
  • Date – Saturday 4th Oct
  • Kick off – 3pm
  • Venue – The Twickenham Stoop

Quins website…

Organic Tasting Tuesday 5-7pm

Tuesday, 30th September 2014. 5:00 pm

Whats on at Whole Foods Market Richmond
1-3 Lower George Street

Free delivery within 5 miles

Foodie Friday – 5 dishes for £5 from 5pm

Guided Wartime Tour

Saturday, 1st November 2014. 12:00 pm

12 noon

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, TW9 3AB

Please call 0208 332 5655

Both World Wars

Exclusive Shopping Experience

Thursday, 16th October 2014. 6:30 pm

LK Bennett, 3 Hill Street, Richmond

Thursday 16th October
6.30pm – 9pm

Enjoy a glass of bubbly and canapes

Review the new collection from LK BENNETT

Tickets cost £5

Event sponsor Cantell Estate Agents

Charity Raffle ……

Trafalgar Day Concert

Tuesday, 21st October 2014. 7:00 pm

St Mary Magdalene Church

Tickets £18

A special concert in aid of the Poppy Factory in Richmond

Please call 0208 939 1861

Crawdaddy Club

Friday, 28th November 2014. 8:00 pm

Following Birdwood is our showcase of the year on Friday 28 November with Jo Harman & Friends, a.k.a. The Southern Soul Connection.

For those who may not be in the know Jo was recently voted Female Vocalist of the Year in the prestigious British Blues Awards alongside Steve Watts from her band who won Keyboard Player of the Year.

Jo is going from strength to strength with a very busy touring schedule and this will be her last London area gig for 2014. Tickets are already selling well and I would urge you to buy your tickets asap to avoid dissapointment £15.00 from We will also have some tickets for sale for cash only at the next gig if you want to avoid paying the online booking fee.

First Year Party

Wednesday, 8th October 2014. 12:00 pm

Wednesday 8th October come celebrate the 1st Year Party for Whole Foods Market Richmond

Jazz over lunch on the day

Birthday Cake

Lots of special offers on the day

All Welcome

Click here for further details

Harlequins v Castres Olympique

Friday, 17th October 2014. 7:45 pm

European Cup

At Twickenham Stoop

Kick off 7.45pm

(Click here to buy tickets) &campaigntrackingA15LCA

Food and Wine Dinner At Bacco

Tuesday, 21st October 2014. 7:30 pm

Please find details of our next food and wine dinner which will be on Tuesday 21st October whereby we will serve food and wine from Trentino region.

We will have the pleasure of having Alfredo Albertini, the wine producer from Cantina Soc. Trento and Davide from Eurowines.

We will also have the pleasure of sampling the dishes from our new Head Chef, Gianluca who is with us from this week. The dishes sound delicious and we are also looking forward to sample his food and work with him.

We hope you would like to join us on 21st October for another regional experience and great company, food and wine.

To book, please call us on the number below.

Many thanks

Jaya & Stefano

Stefano & Jaya Bergamin
Bacco Restaurant
(Private Dining – Vinoteca room – Food & Wine Events)

39-41 Kew Road

T: 0208 3320 348

The Real Thomas Cromwell

Monday, 20th October 2014. 7:30 pm

A talk followed by a sparkling wine reception
Proceeds towards the Museum’s Development Appeal

Monday 20th October 2014
7.30pm, Duke Street Church, Richmond

Historian Tracy Borman, Joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal
Palaces, tells the story of the real Wolf Hall, who was born in Putney and lived for a time in Mortlake, in her definitive biography of Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII’s most trusted servant.

Tickets (£20 each or £5 for students/children under 18) can be purchased with a credit card by phoning the MUSEUM of
RICHMOND on 020 8332 1141. You can also send a cheque and SAE to: The MUSEUM of RICHMOND, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1TP Tickets can also be bought in person from the Museum or from the Open Book, King Street, Richmond.
Tel: 02083321141.


Friday, 31st October 2014. 8:00 pm

Friday 31st Oct from 8pm

The Princes Head Pub, 28 The Green, Richmond, TW9 1LX

Live Music from 8.30pm

Prize for best costume


Telephone 0208 940 1572

Richmond Fireworks

Sunday, 2nd November 2014. 7:00 pm

Richmond’s Annual Family Fireworks Display

Sunday 2nd November 2014

Gates open 4.30pm, Entertainment 5.30pm, Fireworks 7pm, After-party 8pm.

Richmond Athletic Association’s sell-out Bonfire Night event, sponsored by Falcons School, is the biggest in the borough with 6000 people in attendance every year. A whole host of entertainment is on offer this year, with an enormous bonfire and a spectacular display by multi-award winning Phoenix Fireworks, choreographed to the music of King of Pop legend Michael Jackson. There will also be a dazzling funfair, mulled wine, hot food and an after party in the Members Bar. We will be supporting the charities Homelink and Momentum, who will be collecting on the night.

Click here…

Richmond Literary Festival

Saturday, 1st November 2014. 12:00 am

The Richmond upon Thames Literature Festival is back for 2014, featuring an exciting mix of literary figures covering a variety of subjects including history, music, art, politics and war.

Highlights from this year’s main programme include esteemed actor Sheila Hancock, journalist Peter Snow, Dr Irving Finkel and much loved British designer Emma Bridgewater. We are also delighted to be hosting hugely popular and local author, Jacqueline Wilson as part of the children and young people’s programme.

Whether you are looking for an evening of literary debate, a good panel discussion, the chance to get creative and pen your own short story or just keep the family entertained, there really is something for everyone so please do look through the festival programme and book your tickets to join us for this month of literary delights.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Click here to book tickets…

Richmond Retailers meeting

Tuesday, 4th November 2014. 8:15 am

Meeting of retailers and businesses in Richmond on Tuesday 4th November at 8.15am at Duke Street Church.

All Welcome to attend.

Presentations from new shops opening in Richmond.

Email if you can attend.

We normally get 50 local businesses attending.

List of companies attending

London Scottish v Bristol Rugby

Saturday, 18th October 2014. 3:00 pm

London Scottish FC, Richmond Athletic Ground, Kew Foot Road, TW9 2SS

British & Irish Cup

Kick off 3pm

Click her for hospitality options

Click here for special £10 tickets

Richmond Business Carol Service

Wednesday, 10th December 2014. 6:30 pm

Richmond Business Carol Service in the Parish Church

Open to all staff working in businesses and shops in Richmond town centre

Wednesday 10th December at 6.30pm

Venue: St Mary Magdalene Church, Paradise Road, Richmond, TW9 1SN

Located in the centre of Richmond next to Tesco on George Street.

Mulled wine and refreshments provided during the evening

All Welcome

Wine supplied by Edwin Doran’s Vineyard in South Africa, a Gold Medal award winning vineyard.

Harlequins v Newport Gwent Dragons

Friday, 7th November 2014. 7:45 pm

Friday 7th November

Kick-off 19:45

The Twickenham Stoop

Harlequin Football Club Ltd
Twickenham Stoop Stadium
Langhorn Drive

Click here to book tickets…

‘Killik Cup’ (Barbarians vs. Australia)

Saturday, 1st November 2014. 2:30 pm

‘Killik Cup’

(Barbarians vs. Australia)

Sponsored by Richmond’s stock brokers KILLIK and Co

At Twickenham Stadium

Tickets still available at

Big Game 7 at Twickenham Stadium

Saturday, 27th December 2014. 3:00 pm

Harlequins v Northampton Saints

At Twickenham Stadium

A local family favourite post Christmas Day

Not just a rugby game but with plenty of entertainment for the whole family

Carol Service at the Britannia

Sunday, 21st December 2014. 6:45 pm

In aid of Save the Children

At the Britannia Pub, 5 Brewers Lane

Gather at 6.45pm to sing your favourite carols

Mulled wine and mince pies

All proceeds will go towards the Ebola Crisis

Panto with Jerry Hall

Wednesday, 7th January 2015. 12:00 am

A wickedly funny family pantomime

Richmond Theatre


5 Dec until 11 Jan

Book now 0844 871 7651

Business breakfast with MP Zac Goldsmith

Thursday, 22nd January 2015. 7:30 am

Chamber Business Breakfast with MP Zac Goldsmith and Council Director of Finance Mark Maidment at The Shaftesbury – sponsored by Richmond Dementia Action Alliance
Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM (GMT)
Richmond, United Kingdom

The Richmond Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) exists in order to get organisations to take action to make the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames a dementia-friendly borough. In 2014 dementia was estimated to cost English businesses in the region of £1.6 billion. Adaptation of businesses and indeed, whole communities is needed in order to meet the changing needs of our workforce and population. Fortunately, this process is already underway and we invite you to join us in our endeavour to make Richmond an increasingly dementia-friendly borough. Come along for breakfast and find out what your organisation can do today.

· For more information about the event, please follow the link below:

· For more information about the Alliance, please follow the link below:

· Please do contact us for more information about the Richmond DAA using the email address below:

Harlequins v Leicester Tigers

Saturday, 10th January 2015. 3:00 pm

Adult tickets £25

Junior tickets £12

KO 15.15

The Twickenham Stoop

Call 0208 410 6010

Meeting of Richmond Business & Retail Association

Tuesday, 20th January 2015. 8:00 am

Meeting of retailers and businesses in Richmond

At Duke Street Church

All Welcome

Starts at 8.15am on Tuesday 20th January

Funny Women Comedy Show

Sunday, 25th January 2015. 12:00 am

If you are in need of a laugh then please join us at the Funny Women comedy show at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond in aid ofThe Victoria Foundation on Sunday 25th January.
TheFunny Women Players will be embarking on an improvised journey alongside special guestsJanet Ellis, Viv Groskop, Suzy Bennett, Gabby Bestand others to create an evening of side-splitting entertainment.

The proceeds from the event will help ensure The Victoria Foundationcancontinue to provide medical support and equipment to this in need.

You and your friends will receive a free glass of wine when they you use the PROMO CODE FWVIPwhen you book tickets online when you reach the checkout.

Please invite your friends and book your tickets NOW at
I hope to see you there!



Lorna Votier
Development Director
The Victoria Foundation
T: 020 8332 1792 or 07533 166 552


Monday, 26th January 2015. 12:00 am

The Multi Award Winning Comedy Musical

26th Jan – 31 Jan

2 for 1 tickets

At Richmond Theatre

Telephone 0844 871 7651

Heritage Horticulture Workshop

Thursday, 15th January 2015. 11:00 am

Heritage Horticulture Workshop
Planting and initial training of young fruit trees

at the Model Market Garden
in Marble Hill Park (see map linked and below)

Thursday 15th January, 11am – 1pm

Free workshop, all welcome -
to book a place reply to this email or phone as below

You will need stout shoes and protection from rain and cold. Gardening gloves, tools and light refreshments provided.

To book a place contact the
Community Garden Co-ordinator, Kate Robinson

Tel: 07809 86567

London Scottish v Cornish Pirates

Friday, 16th January 2015. 7:45 pm

Kick Off 7.45pm

Friday night game under the floodlights.

Charity for the night is Help For Heroes.

Richmond Card holders only pay £10 for a ticket.

Call for tickets 020 3397 9551.

At the grounds of Richmond Athletic Association.

Burns Night

Friday, 30th January 2015. 7:00 pm

London Scottish will once again be hosting a traditional Burns Supper in the Members’ Bar at Richmond Athletic Ground on Friday, January 30, 2015 (7.15pm for an 8pm start).

Burns Suppers have been part of Scottish Culture for 200 years as a means of commemorating, Robert Burns, our best loved bard!

Guests will enjoy a great party as well a traditional three course meal and a half bottle of wine, supplied by Berry Brothers and Rudd.

Sandy Clark will toast the Haggis and James Fairburn, twice the President of the Burns Club of London, will deliver the Immortal Memory.

Entertainment will be provided by Frank McKay and his band, The Clan, and London Scottish pipers.

After the success of last year’s event, please book as soon as possible, for just £55 per person (including VAT), by emailing or call the Commercial Team on 020 3397 9551.


Monday, 16th March 2015. 7:00 pm

These deeds must not be thought
After these ways; so, it will make us mad.

Experience Shakespeare’s thrilling masterpiece up close.

Ambition, madness and murder collide as Macbeth hurtles along the road to power.

Our intimate in the round setting immerses you into a world of disturbed minds and dark magic.

Suitable for everyone aged 13+
Running time 90 minutes approx

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 10.30am & 2pm | Sat 11am
Tickets Adults £10 | Students/Under 18s £5

Call Education on 020 8940 0141 to make a school booking. Teachers go free.

Richmond Expo

Monday, 2nd February 2015. 6:00 pm

Richmond Expo 2015 – A World Cup Stage for Local Business
On 22nd May this year hundreds of people will be flocking to Twickenham Stadium for Richmond Expo – and there’s a fair chance quite a few of them will be looking for a business like yours.

That means that Richmond Expo could be the most lucrative day in 2015 for you to find new customers.

But – that’ll only be a possibility if you grab the opportunity to exhibit!

Now in its 7th year, Richmond Expo is firmly on the map as SW London’s biggest business event. Up to 80 local businesses will be exhibiting with 1000+ visitors expected.

There’s always a real buzz at the event and we get brilliant feedback from exhibitors:

“Put simply – anyone, who is anyone in our Borough would have to be mad to want to miss this! Where else could you go to get access to meet so many business people in just one day?”

David Nash, Beechgrove Press
FREE opportunity to see if exhibiting is right for you
Join us 6pm on Monday 2nd February at Twickenham Stadium for the FREE Expo Launch Seminar & Networking.

There will be a 45 minute seminar giving you all the info, useful hints and tips you need on how to exhibit effectively. Followed by an hour’s networking.

It’s a great opportunity to see exactly what’s involved and how this could really benefit your business.

Richmond May Fair

Saturday, 9th May 2015. 10:00 am

All day event on Richmond Green promoting all the charities in the borough.

Leaders Question Time

Wednesday, 28th January 2015. 6:34 pm

Richmond Village Plan – Leaders Question Time event

Wedneday 28 January, 6.30 pm, Duke Street Church


Saturday, 24th January 2015. 12:00 am

Jane Horrocks at Richmond Theatre

A great night out

19th Jan to 24th Jan

0844 871 7651

Crawdaddy Club Richmond

Friday, 23rd January 2015. 8:00 pm

The Ali Maas Band

8pm start

venue: Members Bar, Richmond Athletic Ground, TW9 2SF


Charity Dog Walk

Sunday, 25th January 2015. 9:30 am

Charity Dog Walk 2015

Get 2015 off to a brisk start with a dog walk in Richmond Park and raise money for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

All Welcome to come along. There’s no entry free but please donate or sponsor online.

Meet opposite Pembroke Lodge carpark at 9:30am for approx. 6.5km walk.

For more info see:

Call Mandie or Liz: 02088912221


Richmond History Society

Monday, 9th February 2015. 8:00 pm

The Richmond Local History Society has a very special event at 8pm on Monday 9 February at Duke Street Church, Richmond.

It’s a dramatised reading about one of Richmond’s most successful – and certainly most prolific – novelists. But she’s also one of its most forgotten novelists, despite the mark she left on the town – Marchmont and Audley Roads are named after her best known books.

Mary Braddon, who died in Richmond 100 years ago – in February 1915, is buried at Richmond Cemetery and is commemorated by a bronze wall memorial plaque at St Mary Magdalene’s Church. Sabina Franklyn and Doug Pinchin will bring her back to life in a drama based on Secrets and Rumours, a play written by Doug and by Richard Morris for the Orange Tree Theatre. (Sabina starred last year in the Orange Tree’s School for Scheming.)

All welcome; pay £2 on the door if you’re not a Richmond Local History Society member.

Robert Smith

Acting Chairman
Richmond Local History Society

Wales v England

Friday, 6th February 2015. 7:30 pm

Watch the game at Duke Street Church, Richmond

Tickets £12 for two

Includes a “Pie and a Pint”

7.30pm Friday 6th Feb

Richmond May Fair Gala event

Friday, 8th May 2015. 7:00 pm

Katherine Ronayne
Acting Fundraising Officer
Orange Tree Theatre
1 Clarence Street, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2SA
020 8940 0141

Do you want to establish your business internationally?

Tuesday, 27th January 2015. 10:00 am

Do you want to establish your business internationally?

The International Trade Workshop run by London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in conjunction with Richmond, Hounslow and Kingston Chambers of Commerce, sponsored by NatWest Bank, will provide you with expertise from leading industry professionals and professional organisations who will be able to give you expert advice on how to expand your business overseas!

1015 Welcome and introductions

1030 Presentations by experts from UK Trade and Industry and UK Export Finance on key support services to help your company Speakers: Michelle Field & Bryan Treherne, UKTI Archana Singh and Stuart Stoter, UKEF
1130 Q & A followed by quick coffee break
1145 NatWest Bank – supporting your international trade Speaker: George Karayiannis, International Manager
1200 Hear from three local companies in Richmond, Hounslow and Kingston about their experience in trading in overseas markets:
Speakers: Fred Squire, FT Technologies; Ray Singh, Russell Finex Ltd; Tony Fernandez, Meltones Ltd.
1300 Lunch and networking
Also an opportunity to talk to our International Trade Advisers who will be on hand to provide further guidance and advice on a one to one basis.
1400 Close

You may also find the following directions to the venue useful:

Regal House is a short walk from Twickenham Station. It is located next to the Travelodge and the London Road bar.
Buses stop at Twickenham Train Station.

Hawk Training is 100 yards (2 minute walk) from Twickenham main line station with trains regularly running to London Waterloo.

CAR PARKING: there is no parking on site, however there is a large multi storey car park to the rear of Waitrose in Arragon Road, which is close to Regal House. (3 or 4 minute walk)
Please sign in at the Regal House Reception, telling them you are here to see Hawk Training.

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Tuesday, 30th June 2015. 10:00 am

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

30 June – 5 July 2015

Karen Bosomworth
Marketing Executive
Shows and Private Groups

Tel. 0207 821 3686

Royal Horticultural Society
80 Vincent Square

Richmond Society event

Thursday, 29th January 2015. 7:15 pm

The new Artistic Director of the Orange Tree Theatre speaking to the Richmond Society this Thursday 29 Jan, 7.15 for 7.45pm at Duke St Church.

Paul Miller, the new Artistic Director is getting rave reviews nationally and locally.

We are privileged that this is the first public talk Paul has given since arriving at the Orange Tree Theatre, so do come along and be first to hear about his philosophy and plans!

Professor Ian Bruce CBE
Chair, Richmond Society
07967 007 642

Event to inform Richmond businesses about the Rugby World Cup

Friday, 27th February 2015. 8:30 am

To enable local businesses prepare for the Rugby World Cup later this autumn, the Council has announced a number of community events to ensure that everyone understands the various arrangements needed to stage this major sporting event safely and successfully, with the minimum of disruption.

To ensure that businesses are informed and understand the closure and indeed the impact of the tournament on the wider borough, the Council has organised a series of local briefings in key areas. Representatives from ER2015 organisers, the RFU, the Council and local police will be in attendance.

Business briefings
Friday 27 February, 8.30 to 10am, The Salon, York House, Twickenham, TW1 3AA

Harlequins v Bath

Saturday, 31st January 2015. 2:40 pm

The Twickenham Stoop is the perfect venue to enjoy live rugby.

Our 14,800 all-seater stadium offers a safe, family friendly environment to watch thrilling and entertaining domestic and international rugby.

Gates and the matchday ticket office open two hours before kick-off.

Resident briefings about the Rugby World Cup

Monday, 23rd March 2015. 6:30 pm

Dear Sir / Madam,

This is a polite note to let you know about a series of resident briefings we are holding over the next month regarding the Rugby World Cup.

The events are being coordinated by the Council and the England 2015 organisers, and hope to give you the current information regarding the tournament and answer any questions you might have. The plans regarding the RWC are still in development, however we are keen to provide a forum for you to be able to ask the key organisations (including TfL, the RFU and of course the local Police) about the plans.

This will be the first of a series of events, with further briefings organised in June.

The events are:
· Thursday 5 March, 6.30 to 8.30pm, Chase Bridge School, Whitton

· Monday 9 March, 6.30 to 8.30pm, Turks Head, St Margarets

· Tuesday 17 March, 6.30 to 8.30pm, Clarendon Hall, Twickenham

· Monday 23 March, 6.30 to 8.30pm, Richmond Adult Community College (RACC) Parkshot, Richmond

Elinor Firth
Head of Communications
Richmond Council
Tel: 020 8487 5159
Fax: 020 8891 7718


Friday, 26th June 2015. 12:00 am

ARThouse is Richmond’s annual Open Studios Festival, celebrating the vast creative talent that exists
within the borough of Richmond upon Thames.

ARThouse 2015 will be the borough’s 20th festival
and will take place over two weekends;

26th-28th of June and 3rd-5th of July.

Bacco Supper

Tuesday, 24th February 2015. 12:00 am

Dear All

Hope you are all well and had a good start to 2015.

As most of us think of diet at the beginning of the year, we thought it would be a great idea to do a fish and seafood wine dinner to start our 2015 food and wine dinners.

Please find attached our menu which hopefully will whet your appetite and make you join us after your Valentine dinner or perhaps have a late Valentine on Tuesday, 24th February 2015 at Bacco with great friends, food and wine.

Please reply to this email or call us on the number below.

Stefano & Jaya Bergamin
Bacco Restaurant
(Private Dining – Vinoteca room – Food & Wine Events)

39-41 Kew Road

T: 0208 3320 348

Crawdaddy Club Richmond

Friday, 20th February 2015. 8:00 pm

The next big gig CONNIE LUSH

CONNIE LUSH is widely recognised as one of the finest Blues singers that the UK has ever produced.

She was voted Best UK Female Vocalist by readers of Blues in Britain for 5 separate years, earning a richly deserved place in the Gallery of the Greats.

She is also increasingly recognised on the continent, particularly in France, where she was honoured in the French Blues Trophies awards as European Singer of the Year 2002.

Connie is also a highly accomplished songwriter, confirmed by many excellent self-penned songs that form the content of her live & recorded repertoire. She has also written TV themes and featured as a DJ on Jazz FM.

Crawdaddy Club Richmond
(Richmond Athletic Ground)
Twickenham Road
London TW9 2SF

Tel: 07879 473848

Doors open at 2000
Music starts 2030
Bar open till Midnight

Richmond Farmers Market

Thursday, 12th February 2015. 10:00 am

Over 30 stalls selling local produce.

Located at Heron Square by the riverside.

Welcome to Reel Farmers Markets. Our markets offer the freshest, locally farmed and reared produce every week. Meet the farmers, fishermen, growers, and bakers, who all share a passion for home grown products.

In an age where many high streets are generic, we are the breath of fresh air and insure that we know and understand our produce and its origin.

Whether it’s a stroll down by the beautiful river in Richmond for English roasted coffee, a hog roast, or your whole weekly shop of cheese, fruit and veg, organic meat, unpasteurised milk and much more, our cherry picked farmers will insure you are provided with the best produce and service the United Kingdom has to offer.

Richmond Museum

Monday, 16th March 2015. 7:30 pm

I wanted to tell you about a really lovely talk we will be having in March. The talk is about a recently discovered Zoffany painting that reveals the hidden past of one of Richmond’s most influential families.

The talk will be led by art historian Dr David Wilson at St Mary Magdalene Church, it is part of our Museum fundraising programme.

The time is 7.30pm start.

Morag Calderbank
Museum Officer: Education and Audience Development
Museum of Richmond
Old Town Hall
Whittaker Avenue

020 8332 1141

Celebrated playwright and author Michael Frayn

Thursday, 26th February 2015. 7:45 pm

The Origins and Nature of Theatre

Celebrated playwright and author Michael Frayn, best known for the farce Noises Off and the film Clockwise, talks informally about the origins and nature of theatre.

“One of the best things plays can do is to have fun – to release us from what is and let us explore what isn’t, and what might be”.

7:45pm at Duke Street Church, Richmond TW9 1DH.

Hot and cold drinks are available from 7.15 pm

Meetings are free to Members.

Non-members are welcome for a £2 donation.

Crawdaddy Club Richmond

Friday, 13th March 2015. 8:00 pm


ALI MacKENZIE – former lead vocalist for early 60’s group The Birds – Ronnie Wood’s first band
DEREK GRIFFITHS – original lead guitarist in Ronnie Wood’s brother Art Wood’s Band ‘The Artwoods’ who also featured the likes of Jon Lord (Blue Purple) and Keef Hartley of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers
KEITH GRANT – bassist with early 60’s Rhythm ‘n Blues group ‘Downliners Sect’ and also bass player for Art Wood’s more recent line up in ‘Art Wood’s All Stars’
MARK FREEMAN – drummer also with ‘Art Wood’s All Stars’, Downliner’s Sect and the Rollin’ Stoned
CHRIS PARREN – former keyboard player with ‘The Strawbs’ and has featured more recently in several West End Shows as well as previous appearances at The Crawdaddy with 3AM

Crawdaddy Club Richmond
(Richmond Athletic Ground)
Twickenham Road
London TW9 2SF

Tel: 07879 473848

“The Rolling Stones, Ronald Reagan and Me”

Thursday, 26th March 2015. 7:00 pm

We have another very interesting Richmond Society talk coming up entitled:

“The Rolling Stones, Ronald Reagan and Me” by Barry May, one of our members who started as a junior reporter on our own Richmond and Twickenham Times and saw the world as Foreign Correspondent and Editor at Reuters.

It is on Thursday March 26 at 7.15 for 7.45pm start at Duke Street Church as usual (Duke Street, TW9 1DH), free to members and £2 donation for non-members. As some of you know Tina and I will be away working in Soweto but I am delighted that the meeting will be chaired by one of our Patrons, Lord Watson.

Our next newsletter will have a write up of our very successful last meeting when Michael Frayn spoke to a rapt audience of approaching 300 people.

Best wishes

Professor Ian Bruce CBE
Chair, Richmond Society.

The Moscow State Circus

Thursday, 26th March 2015. 5:00 pm

Six days only

Old Deer Park, TW9 2SF

Ends 31st March

Richmond Half Marathon

Sunday, 22nd March 2015. 10:00 am

Salomon Citytrailâ„¢ Richmond Half Marathon and 10km, March 22nd 2015, Richmond upon Thames.

Including the 100% FREE Richmond Mini Mile for 5-17yrs

Tea Dance 2015 for Older Residents in Richmond

Thursday, 16th April 2015. 2:00 pm

Annual Tea Dance featuring the Ross Mitchell Combo band.

Taking place in Clarendon Hall, York House in Twickenham.

Book a place by calling 0208 487 5218

Thursday 16th April 2pm until 4pm

All Welcome

Cakes and Refreshments provided

The Mustangs

Friday, 17th April 2015. 7:00 pm

Crawdaddy Club

17 April – The Mustangs

Doors open 8.00 pm. Tickets £10.00 in advance or £12.00 on the door.

Phoenix Festival – Sunday 5 July 1.00 pm – 11.00 pm Charity event featuring a number of the Uk’s top blues and soul bands and a supeerb BBQ. Organised by the Crawdaddy Club Richmond at the Richmond Athletic Ground.Members Bar.

Phoenix Festival

Sunday, 5th July 2015. 1:00 pm

Crawdaddy Club

Phoenix Festival – Sunday 5 July 1.00 pm – 11.00 pm Charity event featuring a number of the Uk’s top blues and soul bands and a superb BBQ. Organised by the Crawdaddy Club Richmond at the Richmond Athletic Ground.Members Bar.

Harlequins v Gloucester

Saturday, 11th April 2015. 3:00 pm

Harlequins v Gloucester Rugby

Saturday 11th April, kick-off 15:00

The Twickenham Stoop
Langhorn Drive
Tel: 020 8410 6000

Click here for tickets

Election Hustings

Wednesday, 22nd April 2015. 7:15 pm

Thursday 22nd April 2015 – Election Hustings

In partnership with the Kew Society.

Hear and ask questions of our local General Election candidates.

7:45pm at Duke Street Church, Richmond TW9 1DH.

Hot and cold drinks are available from 7.15 pm

Meetings are free to Members.

Non-members are welcome for a £2 donation.

Richmond Society website for other events…

The Passion Richmond

Friday, 3rd April 2015. 1:00 pm

The first-ever Passion Play performance on the Richmond Riverside this Easter.

This free outdoor performance is between 1pm and 2.30pm on Good Friday April 3rd 2015.

1pm Good Friday April 3rd 2015

Performance directed by former BBC Head of Series Peter Cregeen, involves local churchs and community groups.

Just by Richmond Bridge.

All welcome

The Passion Richmond is a town-centre performance featuring the dramatic biblical events leading to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.

Click here for website..

Retro Richmond Fashion Night

Thursday, 14th May 2015. 6:00 pm

On May 14th as part of the Museum at Night Festival, the Museum of Richmond will be transforming itself into a fashion house!

Vintage collection will be fashionably reinterpreted by Richmond Adult and Community College.

A historically themed charity Catwalk presented by our local Cancer Research Shop.

Stylish experts on hand to explain the history of Richmond’s fabulous fashion and stunning museum collection.

Fun for all ages and completely free?

No need to book just turn up!

London Scottish v Nottingham

Saturday, 11th April 2015. 3:00 pm


Richmond Athletic Ground,
Kew Foot Road,

TELEPHONE: 020 3397 9551

Mayor's Charity Quiz Night

Friday, 17th April 2015. 7:00 pm

Michelle Davies Mayor’s Support Officer to:
The Mayor, Councillor Jane Boulton
The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Peter Buckwell
Mayor’s Office | York House | Richmond Road | Twickenham | TW1 3AA
020 8891 7123 | | Richmond@LBRUTMayor |

Did you know the Mayor raises money for local charities? Tickets are on sale now for the Mayor’s popular Quiz Night on the 17th April and her scenic Fish and Chip cruise along the Thames on 29th April! Visit to book!

The Mayor's Fish and Chip cruise

Wednesday, 29th April 2015. 6:00 pm

Michelle Davies Mayor’s Support Officer to:
The Mayor, Councillor Jane Boulton
The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Peter Buckwell
Mayor’s Office | York House | Richmond Road | Twickenham | TW1 3AA
020 8891 7123 | | Richmond@LBRUTMayor |

Did you know the Mayor raises money for local charities? Tickets are on sale now for the Mayor’s popular Quiz Night on the 17th April and her scenic Fish and Chip cruise along the Thames on 29th April! Visit to book!

Opening of the Polo Season

Sunday, 3rd May 2015. 11:00 am

Ham Polo Club

Entry is £5 per person. Under-13’s are free.

Tickets are available online in advance or on the gate every Sunday.

For tickets and details for all social events please contact us here

VISITOR SIDE: Country Casual.

NO SHORTS – Designer or otherwise
Smart jeans permitted.
No translation of rules will be acceptable!!

Women’s World Rugby 7s Series at The Stoop

Friday, 15th May 2015. 12:00 am

Day 1: 15th May

Day 2: 16th May

Buy tickets online…

Tickets cost £10

World Rugby Chairman Bernard Lapasset said: “The level of competition in the Women’s Sevens World Series is at an all-time high, and has been helped by the prospect of taking part in the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016.”

Waterloo Commemoration Concert

Tuesday, 16th June 2015. 7:00 pm

St Mary Magdalene Church
Church Walk

The Band and Bugles of the Rifles

A special concert in aid of the Poppy Factory in Richmond

Call 0208 939 1829 to book tickets

Richmond Rugby Club v Macclesfield

Saturday, 25th April 2015. 3:00 pm

Last home game of the season

We are located at:

The Athletic Ground
Twickenham Road

Telephone: +44 20 8332 7112


Friday, 22nd May 2015. 11:00 am

The 7th annual Richmond Expo will take place on Friday 22nd May 2015, from 10.30am – 5pm at Twickenham Stadium. With inspirational speakers, 80+ exhibitors and 1000+ visitors expected, it’s a must-attend event for local businesses wanting to access knowledge and services to help their business grow.

Nick Taimitarha

Crest House, 102-104 Church Road, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 8PY
t: 020 3002 4100
m: 07773 789 835

Bike Fest

Sunday, 28th June 2015. 11:00 am

11am until 4pm

Strictly Cycling bike fest at Kneller Gardens, Twickenham Green

All attractions are free

50 metre sprint lane
Bike doctor
BMX Pump Track

Sponsored by Moore’s Cycles


Meeting of Richmond businesses

Tuesday, 16th June 2015. 8:00 am

Venue at Duke Street Church, Underground Restaurant


Richmond FAN ZONE for the rugby world cup

Late Night Shopping


Presentation from Richmond’s newest business

All Welcome

The Riotous brothers

Friday, 19th June 2015. 8:00 pm

Playing at the Crawdaddy Club on Friday

£12 Tickets available on the door at Richmond Rugby Club

Irish Night at Kempton Races

Wednesday, 8th July 2015. 6:00 pm

It’s Irish Night at Kempton Park Racecourse on the 8th July!

Join us for Irish Night an early evening of All-Weather racing and Irish themed entertainment including music from Irish band and Kempton Park favourites Rollercoaster, who will be making a triumphant return to the Parade Ring stage after racing with riotous renditions of Whiskey In The Jar, Galway Girl & Irish Rover – it’s a night not to be missed!

Some players from The London Irish Rugby Team will also be in attendance that night, running a GAP Passing Challenge for race goers to test their skills, plus taking part in some of the trophy presentations to winning connections of the evening’s races.

Our Irish dancers will also be putting us through our paces!

Quote: “LONDONIRISH” when booking tickets in advance to gain 2 for 1 on admission (50% OFF!).

For further information please head to our website:

Richmond Annual Fireworks

Sunday, 8th November 2015. 5:00 pm

At Richmond Rugby Club

Family event

Fun Fair, Fireworks, Singing

Rugby Aid - England v Rest of the World

Friday, 4th September 2015. 7:45 pm

England v Rest of the World

BT Sport Rugby Aid in association with The Sun

The Twickenham Stoop

Friday 4th September, 2015

Adults £10, Junior Tickets £5

Book tickets online at

Tickets hotline 0208 410 6010

Singha 7s Premiership Rugby 7s Final

Friday, 28th August 2015. 6:00 pm

Singha 7s Premiership Rugby 7s Final

The Twickenham Stoop

Friday 28th August, 2015

Adult tickets £10, Junior tickets £5,

Harlequins Members Free

Tickets hotline 0208 410 6000

England Legends v Wales Legends

Thursday, 24th September 2015. 7:45 pm

England Legends v Wales Legends

The Twickenham Stoop

Thursday 24th September

Adults £10, £20 or £25, Children £5

Tickets hotline 0208 410 6000

Fiji v Canada Test match

Sunday, 6th September 2015. 2:30 pm

Fiji v Canada Test match

The Twickenham Stoop

Sunday 6th September

Adults £15, Children £5

Tickets hotline 0208 410 6000

Richmond Christmas Lights

Friday, 27th November 2015. 6:00 pm

Christmas is coming, The Countdown is on.
Now all we need to do is..


Come along to the turning on of Richmond’s Christmas Lights and enjoy all the fun of the Frost Fayre.


12-8pm FROST FAYRE at Richmond Riverside


4-6PM SANTAS GROTTO at the Vineyard Community Centre

6PM LIGHTS SWITCH ON outside Whole Foods Market


Crawdaddy Club Richmond

Friday, 21st August 2015. 8:00 pm

It is with somewhat of a heavy heart that we say goodbye to The Others at our next gig on 21 August.

It is our privilege to host their final show in the UK, although they’ll be off for a short tour of Croatia the following day.

These guys are not just a great band with a big following ever since their early appearance here in 1964 as the houseband following in the footsteps of The Rolling Stones and The Yardbirds, but they have become good friends.

This is a gig not to miss and we expect a big turnout, so I would suggest buying your tickets in advance from

Outdoor Cinema

Friday, 28th August 2015. 7:00 pm

Afternoon all

We are taking the outdoor cinema to The Lass O’ Richmond Hill –

Film – THE ITALIAN JOB (1969) Friday 28th Aug. Doors 7pm – Film at dusk

Those nice people at YOUNGS have sponsored the event so admission is FREE. Any money collected on the night goes towards Bikes For Africa.

Anything you can do to help spread the word would be much appreciated

Tony Yerby
Action Bikes
020 7096 1836

Save up to 42% on the cost of a bike ActionBikes2Work
@actionbikes on Twitter on Facebook

Deer in the City

Wednesday, 19th August 2015. 6:00 pm

The Mayor’s charity events

Deer in the City

Wednesday 19 August 2015
6 to 8pm

Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park, TW10 5HX
Tickets £12

Join the Mayor of Richmond at a special private viewing of the wonderful “Deer in the City” exhibition at Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park. Tickets include entry to the exhibition, drinks and canapés. Places are limited and must be booked in advance.

Michelle Davies Mayor’s Support Officer to:
The Mayor, Councillor Martin Seymour
The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jean Loveland
Mayor’s Office | York House | Richmond Road | Twickenham | TW1 3AA
020 8891 7123 | | Richmond@LBRUTMayor |

Did you know the Mayor raises money for local charities? Tickets on sale now to our next two fundraising events, A special private view of the wonderful “Deer in the City” exhibition at Pembroke Lodge on Wednesday 19th August and the Mayor’s World Cup themed Quiz onThursday 8th October at York House.

For more information on the Mayor’s charities, to book tickets to an event or to make a donation visit

Why not join our mailing list to find out more? Email with the subject “subscribe” to be added.

Fourthcoming events:
Private viewing at Pembroke Lodge: “Deer in the City” with drinks and canpes, Wednesday 19th August
Mayor’s World Cup themed Quiz, Clarendon Hall, York House, Thursday 8th October
Mayor’s Christmas concert Feat: Kneller Hall, Tuesday 8th December

Mayor's World Cup Themed Quiz

Thursday, 8th October 2015. 7:00 pm

Mayor’s World Cup Themed Quiz

Thursday 8 October 2015

Doors open at 7pm, quiz starts at 7.30pm

Clarendon Hall, York House, Twickenham TW1 3AA
Tickets £12.50

Join the Mayor of Richmond for his World Cup themed charity Quiz Night. Teams can be a maximum of 10 people, there is no minimum as we can help make you up a team. Entry includes a delicous buffet supper. There will also be a raffle with some great prizes!

The Mayor’s Office
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
York House
Richmond Road

Telephone: 020 8891 7123

Calamity Jane

Saturday, 8th August 2015. 7:30 pm

The Watermill Theatre returns with an intimate new production at Richmond Theatre.

Final week of the UK tour.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Thursday, 10th September 2015. 2:30 pm

Oscar Wilde’s much loved witty masterpiece.

A new production.

Tickets from £10

Agenda for meeting of Richmond Business & Retail Association

Tuesday, 8th September 2015. 8:15 am

Agenda for 8.15am Tuesday 8th September meeting for Richmond Businesses

1 Rugby World Cup/Fanzone
2 Christmas Lights
3 Community Toilet Scheme and Richmond Card
3 Village Planning
4 Update from Business & Retail Champion
6 Business Survey
7 Events
8 Try It Music & Drama Festival
9 Literature Festival
10 Police matters

All Welcome

Venue for meeting – Duke Street Church, Duke Street, Richmond Town Centre

Con O’Brien
Richmond Town Centre manager
Mobile 0785 401 3864

London Welsh v Bristol

Sunday, 13th September 2015. 3:15 pm

Kick Off 3.15pm

London Welsh play all their home games at:

Old Deer Park
187 Kew Road

0208 940 2368

Rugby Legends

Tuesday, 13th October 2015. 8:00 pm

An evening with Rugby Legends

Jason Leonard, Jonah Lomu, Scott Quinnell

At the Richmond Fanzone

Book tickets at

Jason Manford Live

Friday, 16th October 2015. 8:00 pm

An evening with Jason Manford

At the Richmond Fanzone

Book tickets at

Ultimate Pop Legends

Thursday, 22nd October 2015. 8:00 pm

With Marc Almond, Heaven 17 and Roland Gift

At the Richmond Fanzone

Books tickets

80’s pop legends head to the Fanzone this week

This Thursday Richmond Fanzone will see an uplifting celebration of the finest 80s Pop Heroes with an incredible line-up featuring Marc Almond, Heaven 17 and Roland Gift (Fine Young Cannibals).

Expect a cracking night out packed with classic floor-filling hits! Get your tickets now.

Jurassic Park

Wednesday, 28th October 2015. 8:00 pm

The Luna Cinema

At the Richmond Fanzone

Book tickets

The Exorcist

Thursday, 29th October 2015. 8:00 pm

The Luna Cinema

At the Richmond Fanzone

Book tickets

Crime Prevention Presentation

Monday, 19th October 2015. 9:30 am

Event for Richmond residents showing all the scams operating at the moment.

At Duke Street Church.

All welcome.

Run by Richmond Police.

Talk by Zac Goldsmith MP for Richmond.

Matthew Taylor - Evening Talk

Tuesday, 13th October 2015. 7:30 pm

The Power to Create

Tickets: £10

At Richmond Adult Community College, Parkshot, TW9 2RE

"Come and Sing"

Saturday, 10th October 2015. 12:00 pm

“Come and Sing” your favourite rugby songs from many of the nations taking part in the Rugby World Cup accompanied by organ and the Honourable Artillery Company Regimental Band.

As a taster, we are looking to sing for:

England – Jerulsalem, Land of Hope and Glory
Wales – Land of My Fathers, Bread of Heaven
Scotland – Flower of Scotland
Ireland – Danny Boy
Australia – Waltzing Matilda

Come and join us for a varied line of songs we can all enjoy singing………


St Mary Magdalene Church ( behind Tesco )

Paradise Road, Richmond TW9 1SN

Click here for further information Your text to link here…


Quiz Night

Friday, 16th October 2015. 7:00 pm

Raising funds for Holly Lodge in Richmond Park

Book tickets

It’s a quiz — and it’s to support the Holly Lodge Centre in Richmond Park. Ben Shephard, the well-known television presenter and sports commentator — and patron of the Holly Lodge Centre — will be the quiz master while actor and television personality Adrian Mills — also a Holly Lodge Centre patron — will host what promises to be a competitive and fun evening. Supper will be served at half-time and wine will be available throughout the evening. This will sell out fast so reserve soon.

Charity Kimono Culture Evening

Friday, 30th October 2015. 7:30 pm

In support of Aid for Japan

Sushi & Sake tasting with Yuma Sushi

Traditional Japanese Music

Tickets £40 from Yuma Sushi shop 12 Brewers Lane, Richmond

The charity for orphans after Tsunami



Friday, 13th November 2015. 7:00 pm


RFULIVE ROOM The Home Of English Rugby
Twickenham Stadium
200 Whitton Road


Presented by BBC’s

Paddy O’Connell

Meeting of Richmond Business & Retail Association

Tuesday, 3rd November 2015. 8:00 am

Venue: Duke Street Church

All Welcome


1) Christmas in Richmond

2) Events

3) New businesses

4) Business carol service

5) Christmas Lights

Blogging Workshop

Friday, 6th November 2015. 9:30 am

Booking information

When: Friday 6th November

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Venue: The Victoria Foundation, Sheen Road, Richmond TW9 1YJ

Cost: £97+vat per person

includes refreshments, workbook and online access to course content.

Workshops are limited to 8 people to give you maximum value.

To book click Your text to link here…

Richmond Rugby Club V Henley

Saturday, 24th October 2015. 1:00 pm

Richmond FC have played at Richmond Athletic Ground, Twickenham Road, Richmond, TW9 2SF, which is managed by the Richmond Athletic Association, since 1889.

The Athletic Ground
Twickenham Road
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 20 8332 7112

The Mayor’s annual Christmas concert

Tuesday, 8th December 2015. 7:00 pm

The Mayor’s annual Christmas concert

Join the Mayor of Richmond for a wonderful evening of festive fun with music from the Royal Military School of Music (Kneller Hall).

A glass of wine and a mince pie is included in the cost of your ticket and will be available at the interval.

Date: Tuesday 8 December

Time: Doors open at 6:30pm, performance starts at 7pm

Location: Clarendon Hall, York House

Price: £15 per person, £12.50 for concessions

Michelle Davies Mayor’s Support Officer to:

The Mayor, Councillor Martin Seymour

The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jean Loveland

Mayor’s Office | York House | Richmond Road | Twickenham | TW1 3AA

020 8891 7123 | |

London Welsh v Cardiff

Saturday, 21st November 2015. 2:00 pm

Telephone 020 8940 2368 for all enquiries

London Welsh RFC

Old Deer Park, 187 Kew Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2AZ

London Welsh rugby club…


Friday, 4th December 2015. 6:00 pm

Panto season starts at Richmond Theatre

Starring Hayley Mills

Pop into the theatre to buy tickets on the Green


Saturday, 14th November 2015. 6:00 pm

Return to the 40’s

The Jon Bennett Big Band

Food and Drink from the NAAFI

Call for tickets 07808 156 797

Cost £22

The English Question: Robert Tombs in conversation with Anne Sebba

Wednesday, 25th November 2015. 7:30 pm

Wednesday 25 November – 7.30pm
Duke Street Church

The Latest in Arts Richmond’s Books for our Time

The nature and status of England is undergoing deep probing in the global, post-colonial, regional bloc, world we live in, with the demand for a new independence or increased devolution from its partners in the United Kingdom threatening the continued existence of a union which has underlain Britain’s world role.

Robert Tombs, Professor of French History at Cambridge, has written a brilliant new history of this extraordinary nation, The English and Their History, from the Anglo-Saxons to the present day, which has been hailed as the new standard history of England, and which the Sunday Times chose as its Paperback of the Month and describes as ‘pithy, punchy, magnificent’. Robert Tombs’s new history provides the essential background for the great debate about the future constitutional settlement of the United Kingdom and England itself, which he encapsulated in a penetrating article in the New Statesman, The English Question.

Robert will be in conversation with Anne Sebba, biographer, lecturer and journalist.

Stephen Cooper - After the Final Whistle: The First Rugby World Cup and First World War

Monday, 23rd November 2015. 7:00 pm

Monday 23 November – 7pm
Coach House, Orleans House Gallery

When Britain’s Empire went to war in August 1914, rugby players were the first to volunteer: they led from the front and paid a disproportionate price. When Armistice came after four long years, their war game was over; even as the echo of the last guns of November faded, it was time to play rugby again.

As Allied troops of all nations waited to return home, sport occupied their minds and bodies. In 1919, a grateful Mother Country hosted a rugby tournament which would travel throughout the land: sevens teams at eight venues playing 17 matches to declare a first ‘World champion’ – winner of the King’s Cup, presented by George V at Twickenham Stadium. Never before had an international team tournament taken place, with teams from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Britain and France assembling in one place. Rugby held the first ever ‘World Cup’ – football would not play its own version, in a single city, until 1930. It was a moment of triumph; a celebration of military victory, of Commonwealth and Allied unity and of rugby values, moral and physical.

All proceeds from the event will go towards the Transforming Orleans House Capital Appeal and restoration of the Grade 1 Listed Octagon Room.


Writing Genre Fiction Workshop at St Mary's University

Thursday, 26th November 2015. 7:00 pm

Thursday 26 November – 7pm
St Mary’s University

This popular workshop returns to the festival for all those who couldn’t get a ticket last year. What, if anything, makes genre stories different from literary? In this workshop, genre novelist and St Mary’s University lecturer Russell Schechter will look at some of the specific issues facing writers who prefer to work in popular publishing genres.

Workshop participants will discuss general issues of genre writing with a specific focus on science fiction, fantasy, horror and crime. The workshop will also address some of the special challenges and problems writers who love and want to succeed in these genres must deal with. Russell Schechter (aka Jay Russell) has written horror and crime fiction. His novels have been published by St Martin’s Press and include Celestial Dogs, Brown Harvest and Blood.

Maximum 15 participants

Sonia Purnell - First Lady: The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill

Tuesday, 17th November 2015. 7:30 pm

Tuesday 17 November – 7.30pm
Hampton Library

Special £5 ticket price for Richmond Card holders

Presenting the inspiring but often ignored story of one of the most important women in modern history, biographer Sonia Purnell sheds light on the complex character of Clementine Churchill and why Sir Winston said his leadership in World War II would have been impossible without her beside him.

Through the Churchills’ ‘wilderness years’ in the 1930s, to Clementine’s desperate efforts to preserve her husband’s health during the struggle against Hitler, Purnell has accessed rarely seen archives and letters and collected new testimony from members of the Churchill and Roosevelt families for this fascinating new biography.

Author of the acclaimed biography of Boris Johnson, Sonia Purnell has worked as a Whitehall correspondent and editor on both the Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail. Her first book, Just Boris: A Tale of Blond Ambition, a portrait of London Mayor Boris Johnson was longlisted for the Orwell Prize.

Chocolate & Wine Pairing

Wednesday, 18th November 2015. 6:30 pm

Amelia Rope Chocolate

Amelia Rope and our Speciality Wine Buyer will be pairing the subtle notes of her chocolate with the bold notes of specially selected wines, creating exceptional moments in your mouth that are far greater than the sum of their parts!

Cost £10

Invite to Christmas Concert

Thursday, 10th December 2015. 7:30 pm


With the Martineau Brass Quintet

With Carols for All

St John the Divine in Richmond

£5 on the door
Children Free



East Twickenham Christmas Lights Switch-On

Friday, 27th November 2015. 4:45 pm

Foot of Richmond Bridge, Richmond Road, TW1

Outside By The Bridge Cafe

Mayor of Richmond will open the proceedings, follwed by Father Christmas, carol singers, mulled wine and mince pies

All Welcome


Sunday, 31st January 2016. 7:00 pm

Appearing for one night only in Richmond 31st January

Click here for info and bookings http://www.60sbus.London

The Rolling Stones back to their spiritual home at the Station Hotel…? Not quite

Capturing the authentic sound and spirit of the greatest Rock’n‘Roll Band in the world, NOT THE ROLLING STONES have headlined festivals and played for private clients all over Europe, the middle east and the UK. Featuring the best Mick Jagger lookalike you will ever see, the band will take you back to the Golden Age of The Stones – from Satisfaction, to Sympathy for the Devil.

And no better venue than One Kew Road previously The Station Hotel and home to The Crawdaddy Club where on Sun 24th Feb 1963 the real Rolling Stones played to an audience of just 3!!

After the sell out gig last month, I’m sure this will be a sell out too… and you won’t believe it’s not Jagger!

Harlequins v Cardiff

Sunday, 17th January 2016. 3:00 pm

25% off Harlequins v Cardiff Blues on Sunday 17th January

Harlequins take on Cardiff Blues on Sunday 17th January (kick-off 15:15) and supporters can receive 25% off tickets by quoting EURO3 at checkout. Sitting top of their Pool in the European Rugby Challenge Cup, the Club will be looking to cement a home quarter final at The Stoop next April.

Richmond Society

Thursday, 14th January 2016. 7:00 pm

Dear Fellow Member

Here is a reminder of our Richmond Society speaker for this Thursday Jan 14. She is local resident Christina Lamb OBE who will talk about her incredible life as multi-award-winning journalist and Sunday Times War Correspondent. She co-wrote I Am Malala with Malala Yousafzai, the Afghan schoolgirl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban.

Don’t forget we are no longer at the Duke St Church but at

Richmond Adult Community College,
Parkshot, Richmond TW9 2RE.

Coffee/wine from 7.15pm, the talk starts at 7.45pm. Entry is via the main college entrance onto Parkshot or from the public car park at the back of the college.

As usual the event is free for members, and for guests/non-members – £2

Warm wishes

Professor Ian Bruce CBE
07967 007 642

London Welsh v Cornish Pirates

Saturday, 23rd January 2016. 2:00 pm

London Welsh vs Cornish Pirates

Saturday 23rd January, kick-off 2pm

British & Irish Cup

Address: London Welsh Rugby Club, Old Deer Park, 187 Kew Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2AZ

Tickets: or 020 8940 2368

London Welsh vs London Scottish

Saturday, 6th February 2016. 2:00 pm

London Welsh vs London Scottish

Saturday 6th February, kick-off 2pm

Greene King IPA Championship

Address: London Welsh Rugby Club, Old Deer Park, 187 Kew Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2AZ

Tickets: or 020 8940 2368

London Welsh vs Nottingham Rugby

Saturday, 13th February 2016. 12:00 am

London Welsh vs Nottingham Rugby

Saturday 13th February, kick-off 2pm

Greene King IPA Championship

Address: London Welsh Rugby Club, Old Deer Park, 187 Kew Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2AZ

Tickets: or 020 8940 2368

London Welsh vs Rotherham Titans

Saturday, 5th March 2016. 2:00 pm

London Welsh vs Rotherham Titans

Saturday 5th March, Kick-off 2pm

Greene King IPA Championship

Address: London Welsh Rugby Club, Old Deer Park, 187 Kew Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2AZ

Tickets: or 020 8940 2368

London Welsh vs Yorkshire Carnegie

Saturday, 2nd April 2016. 2:00 pm

London Welsh vs Yorkshire Carnegie

Saturday 2nd April, kick-off 2pm

Greene King IPA Championship

Address: London Welsh Rugby Club, Old Deer Park, 187 Kew Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2AZ

Tickets: or 020 8940 2368

London Welsh vs Doncaster Knights

Saturday, 23rd April 2016. 3:00 pm

London Welsh vs Doncaster Knights

Saturday 23rd April, kick-off 3pm

Greene King IPA Championship

Address: London Welsh Rugby Club, Old Deer Park, 187 Kew Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2AZ

Tickets: or 020 8940 2368

London Scottish v Yorkshire

Saturday, 30th January 2016. 3:00 pm


Richmond Athletic Ground, Kew Foot Road, Richmond, TW9 2SS

TELEPHONE: 020 3397 9551

London Scottish v Bristol Rugby

Saturday, 2nd April 2016. 3:00 pm


Richmond Athletic Ground, Kew Foot Road, Richmond, TW9 2SS

TELEPHONE: 020 3397 9551

Richmond Society event

Thursday, 11th February 2016. 7:00 pm

Thursday 11th February 2016 – Claire Tomalin on Charles Dickens
Award-winning local author Claire Tomalin has set the standard for popular biography, having written about the lives of Jane Austen, Mary Wollstonecraft, Samuel Pepys, Thomas Hardy, and others. She talks about the best-recognised man of nineteenth century English literature, Charles Dickens: his spirited public performances and the love affair that led him to break with those closest to him. Her book Charles Dickens: A Life has been called ‘a triumph of the biographer’s craft’.
7:45pm in the theatre of the Richmond Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond TW9 2RE.
Hot and cold drinks are available from 7.15 pm
Meetings are free to Members. Non-members are welcome for a £2 donation.

Richmond Society event

Thursday, 3rd March 2016. 7:00 pm

Thursday 3rd March 2016 – Chiswick House and Marble Hill House
Ricky Pound reflects on his years managing Chiswick House and Marble Hill House, and curating Capability Now, an exhibition marking the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown and celebrating Britain’s most famous landscape designer’s work at a local and national level.
7:45pm in the theatre of the Richmond Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond TW9 2RE.
Hot and cold drinks are available from 7.15 pm
Meetings are free to Members. Non-members are welcome for a £2 donation.

England v Ireland Rugby Legends Charity Match

Friday, 26th February 2016. 7:00 pm

England v Ireland Rugby Legends Charity Match

A fun, exciting evening of Legends Rugby followed by live band & dancing.

Twickenham Stoop: Friday 26th February, KO 7.45pm

This is a charity match raising funds for Restart Rugby – The Official Charity of The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA); The IRFU Charitable Trust and The Lewis Moody Foundation.

Do not miss a fantastic night of entertainment!

Pre-match entertainment

England v Ireland Rugby Legends Charity Rugby Match

Half-time entertainment

Post-match – bars open, live band and dancing

The England Legends: Managed by Jason Leonard OBE & Captained by Lewis Moody MBE
Confirmed players so far are Mike Tindall, Sam Vesty, Ollie Phillips, Iain Balshaw, Paul Volley, Kevin Yates, Spencer Brown, James Grindal and Adam Balding.*

The Ireland Legends: Captained by Shane Byrne

Confirmed players include Simon Keogh, Andy Dunne, Gordon D’Arcy, Mick Galway, Simon Mason, Gary Halpin and Justin Bishop.*

To see photos from previous Legends Matches, please go to

Please contact Suzanne Lee at Sportingclass Ltd on 020 8734 3890 or for more information, or fill out the form on the reverse and return to Suzanne by email or post to: Suzanne Lee, 1C King Street, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3SD.

*All players are subject to final conformation & availability

Follow player updates: Facebook: Sportingclass


Twitter: sportingclass / englandlegends

Please click here for the full event flyer.

Marketing Workshop

Thursday, 21st January 2016. 9:00 am

Are you experiencing any of this with your marketing?

Confusion about what works
Not enough time to implement anything on a regular basis
Frustration at the pace of change

Equally, you need and want to grow your business?

The reality is the power of the internet – and the consumer – gives your customers more choice than ever.

This means you have to plan smarter, if you are to attract and influence more of the right customers to choose your business.

Whether you sell products or services, clarity and focus with your marketing are essential, if you want to increase your profits.

So, where do you start?

Join us for Marketing for Profit seminar on Thursday 21st January, 8.30am to 11.00am.

What will be covered:
Marketing – what’s changed, what’s hype, what’s real
Best – and worst – marketing practices, to help you define the marketing that will work – and what to avoid – for your particular business
How to start planning your marketing
How to plan an effective marketing system – that keeps activity consistent and measured

You will leave with:
Realistic marketing insights for your business

Action outline for 2016

The seminar kicks off with a delicious breakfast 8.30am to 9.00am, followed by a 90 minute interactive seminar plus Q&As.

Who this is for:
This workshop is ideal for business owners and marketing managers.

Hampton Court Palace Golf Club, Home Park, Kingston, Surrey KT1 4AD
Thursday 21st January
8.30am to 11.00am

Cost £25+vat per head (including full English breakfast!)


Can’t make this date? Let us know by clicking here and we’ll update our system accordingly so you don’t receive further reminders about this.

Inspire Learning
Inspire Learning has been launched to help business owners and marketing managers get smarter with their marketing. A full programme of training workshops are scheduled for 2016 – following on from the success of thebestofrichmond training workshops over the last 2 years.

Hope you can make it – see you there!

Kind regards


Nick Taimitarha
The Best of Richmond | Inspire Learning | Hotspot Marketing
T: 020 3002 4100

Army v Navy

Saturday, 30th April 2016. 3:00 pm

Twickenham Stadium


HSBC London Sevens 2016

Saturday, 21st May 2016. 10:00 am

Twickenham Stadium

Saturday and Sunday 21/22 May

England v Wales

Sunday, 29th May 2016. 3:00 pm

Twickenham Stadium

Book tickets email


Old Mutual Wealth Cup

Business Breakfast at Chez Lindsay

Thursday, 21st January 2016. 7:30 am


with an update from Mark Maidment, Director of Finance and Corporate Services at LBRUT

Thursday 21st January 2016
07:30 – 09:30
at Chez Lindsay

Digital Business Skills

Wednesday, 27th January 2016. 4:00 pm

Susan Shaw
Business and Retail Champion
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Second Floor, Civic Centre, 44 York Street,
Twickenham, TW1 3BZ
Tel: 020 8831 6381
Mobile: 07904 095615

Richmond Talent Showcase

Saturday, 30th January 2016. 7:00 pm

Richmond Talent Showcase

Join the Mayor of Richmond for an evening of entertainment provided by talented groups including the Richmond Music Trust, Stagecoach and the Basement Door. A cash bar will be available selling a range of drinks and snacks.

Date: Saturday 30 January 2016
Time: Doors open at 6:30pm, performance begins at 7pm
Location: Normansfield Theatre, Teddingon
Price: £12.50 for adults, £6 for children

The Mayor’s Office
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
York House
Richmond Road

Telephone: 020 8891 7123

Richmond Golf Club

Thursday, 17th March 2016. 8:00 am

We are very grateful to The Richmond Golf Club for agreeing to host our First Annual Charity Golf Tournament.

The day will commence with a hot drink and bacon roll on arrival, 18 holes golf on the private members course set in beautiful parkland, followed by a sumptious 3 course carvery lunch in the Grade 1 listed club house, and prizes.

It will be an exceptional day and places are strictly limited – so please book early to avoid disappointment.

About the course

Registration from 08:00am

Tea or coffee and bacon or sausage roll on arrival.

Tee-off 08:45am prompt. Shotgun start. Teams of four.

Followed by a very nice 3 course carvery lunch in the Grade 1 listed club house.


1st & 2nd place
Longest drive
Closest to Pin
​Team entry fee £380. All profits will go to the Environment Trust for Richmond upon Thames and help support our heritage projects and Active Environment Programme for people with learning difficulties.


For more information about Sponsorship opportunities please call Maeve Adams, Events and Fundraising Manager on 0208 981 5455 or email

Free Business Networking

Tuesday, 26th January 2016. 8:00 am

Organised by RBS Bank at Carluccio’s in Richmond

All Welcome


8am to 10am

RIchmond Decorative and Fine Arts Society

Tuesday, 2nd February 2016. 7:00 pm

RIchmond Decorative and Fine Arts Society’s next one-hour lecture is on Tuesday 2 February 2016 at Duke Street Church, Richmond TW9 1DH.

The lecture title is “Ethiopia: Tales of a Mysterious Land”. Drinks from 7pm, lecture at 8pm. £5 on the door.

All details at

Scottish Evening

Friday, 19th February 2016. 7:30 pm

The INS Scottish Evening
SAVE THE DATE: Friday 19 February

Starts: 7.30pm to 10pm

Join us for a celebration of dance and food from Scotland

at Kew Community Centre
St. Luke’s, The Avenue

Kew, TW9 2AJ

Tickets: £20 available from the INS Office

T: 020 8755 4000 or E:

Supper with Sophie Cornish MBE

Thursday, 3rd March 2016. 7:00 pm

Dear RBRA Member and Friends

The Victoria Foundation, a medical chairty based in Richmond and active member of the RBRA, is arranging a not to be missed event on 3rd March with guest speaker Sophie Cornish, MBE and co-founder of – there will be an opportunity to ask your burning business questions – please see details below and attached – there are a limited tickets so don’t delay in booking!

You are invited to Supper at The Bingham hotel on Thursday 3rd March with the fantastic Sophie Cornish MBE co-founder of as guest speaker. This promises to be a fabulous evening with delicious food, a networking opportunity, a truly inspiring speaker, in gorgeous surroundings and where you will be helping to transform lives through the funds raised in aid of The Victoria Foundation.

Tickets are £40 – for further details and to book please see attached

INVITATION to Supper with Sophie Cornish MBE (png)

Warmest regards,
Lorna Votier
The Victoria Foundation
T: 020 8332 1788
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Richmond Brewers Fair

Saturday, 20th February 2016. 11:00 am

The inaugural Richmond Brewers’ Fair brings
together some of West London’s best breweries.

Presence confirmed from Weird Beard, Kew Brewery,
Park Brewery, Moncada, Union Brewery and more.

Come along to meet the brewers, taste beer, and
enjoy food stalls and music.

Tickets from

20 Saturday 11am – 4pm

Cost £5

All Welcome

Vince Cable in conversation

Tuesday, 9th February 2016. 7:00 pm

Former Business Secretary and current RACC Governor Vince Cable speaks to Paddy O’Connell about his fascinating career.

Tickets are just £12 and raise money for LLDD learning resources at RACC.

Tickets from

The 60's All Stars....

Sunday, 28th February 2016. 7:00 pm

Back by popular demand, the legends are back at the venue that launched #TheRollingStones

The 60s All Stars (featuring The Kinks drummer Mick Avory) are four exceptional musicians and we are honoured to have them back at the old Station Hotel at One Kew Road.The band members between them have worked with The Kinks, George Harrison, PJ Proby, The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Foundations, Brian Knights Blues Band, Marty Wilde to name but a few. The sound that they have managed to create is the very authentic sound of the 60’s back at the cradle of rock.

Connie Lush Band

Friday, 19th February 2016. 7:00 pm

Coming up next on 19 Feb is the fabulous Connie Lush Band from Liverpool. For me, Connie is the queen of British Blues with a string of successful albums behind her including the recently released Rennaisance. She has appeared at The Royal Albert Hall and Glastonbury, toured the US and Europe and 30 different countries. She has shared the stage with BB King and many other household names. She has won more awards than you can shake a stick at and has the versatility to move from soulful ballads to rocking the place to the rafters. In addition she has a larger than life personality with the typical Liverpudlian sense of humour and friendliness that goes with it. In other words she is a superstar. We love her to bits and you will too. This evening is likely to be very popular, so you may want to get your tickets in advance here


Sunday, 18th September 2016. 8:00 am

Both the Kew Gardens 10k and Richmond Half Marathon will start in Kew Gardens and finish in Old Deer Park where the festival awaits you!

You don’t have to be a runner to enjoy an afternoon of FREE live music at Richmond’s post race music festival! Invite your family and friends to Old Deer Park and experience our great line-up first hand. The DJ’s and bands will keep you bopping for hours.


If you cannot find the answer to your question on our common questions page please contact us by clicking here.

Alternatively please telephone Richmond RUNFEST on 0208 943 1837


If you are a charity wishing to find out more about how you can become involved in the Richmond Running Festival, please contact the team at, fill out the form below or call 01244 311111.

Richmond Entrepreneurs Conference

Thursday, 25th February 2016. 2:00 pm

The 2016 Richmond Entrepreneurs Conference will again deliver a series of invaluable business seminar sessions led by entrepreneurs from the Chamber of Commerce Forums. The speaker line-up includes business directors and owners from a broad spectrum of industries who have been there, done it and can share their experiences and pathways to success.

12:00 Registration*
12:10 Canapé lunch reception, provided by Whole Foods Market Richmond, served in the Queen Charlotte Theatre**
12:40 Richmond Chamber of Commerce CEO welcome & thanks
12:45 Keynote address with Q&A on ‘Entrepreneurship’ by Former Secretary of State for Business, Sir Vince Cable
13:15 Address by successful local entrepreneur
13:25 Relax with fellow delegates prior to heading to classes
14:30 Seminars commence in the Richmond Business School
17:20 Wind down and relax with a glass of wine
18:00 Close

  • Registration desk will be in the The Link, Parkshot Building, Richmond Adult Community College.
    • The RACC cafe will be available for attendees to purchase further refreshments.

Golf Day

Thursday, 17th March 2016. 8:00 am

We are very grateful to The Richmond Golf Club for agreeing to host our first Charity Golf Tournament. The day will commence with a hot drink and bacon roll on arrival, 18 holes golf on the private members course set in beautiful parkland, followed by a sumptious 3 course carvery lunch in the Grade 1 listed club house, and prizes. It will be an exceptional day and places are strictly limited – so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Registration from 08:00am
Tea or coffee and bacon or sausage roll on arrival.
Tee-off 08:45am prompt. Shotgun start. Mixed team scramble. Teams of four.
Followed by a sumptuous 3 course carvery lunch in the early-Georgian Grade 1 listed club house.

Prizes: 1st & 2nd place, Longest drive, Closest to Pin
Entry fee £95 per player. Teams of four.

All profits will go to the Environment Trust for Richmond upon Thames and help support our heritage projects and Active Environment Programme for people with learning difficulties.

For more information about Sponsorship opportunities please call Maeve Adams, Events and Fundraising Manager on 0208 981 5455 or email

Richmond May Ball

Friday, 13th May 2016. 7:00 pm

Grand Marquee on Richmond Green

Black Tie event

Champagne Reception

Over 400 Guests


Call 0785 401 3864

The Passion Richmond

Friday, 25th March 2016. 1:00 pm

The Passion Richmond is a town-centre performance featuring the dramatic biblical events leading to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.

A large cast, with music and choirs will perform between 1pm and 3pm on Good Friday, using the iconic setting of the Richmond Riverside, just off the town-centre shopping street. This is a free outdoor performance, directed by former BBC Head of Series Peter Cregeen. Local churches and community groups are joining together to bring this central event of the Christian faith into the heart of the Richmond community.

'Golden Masquerade Ball'

Saturday, 18th June 2016. 7:00 pm

‘Golden Masquerade Ball’

Our upcoming event will be taking place on Saturday June 18th at Trumpeters House (formerly known as Richmond Palace). This year’s theme is the ‘Golden Masquerade Ball’ and is an evening in support of React hosted by our vice-patron Baroness van Dedem. There will be champagne, dinner, entertainment and a live auction, where we will try to raise as much money as possible for our React families.

React is a small children’s charity, based in Kew, which provides urgently needed equipment and aid to terminally ill children cared for by financially disadvantaged families. Aside from the emotional cost, many families struggle with the added costs of caring for a terminally ill child at home and local health authorities are increasingly being limited in what they are able to supply, resulting in families turning to React for the equipment for their child’s care needs. The range of assistance we can provide varies from specialist medical equipment, educational items, domestic items and sadly, in some cases, funeral expenses.


Telephone 0208 940 2575

B&I Cup semi-final: London Welsh vs Cornish Pirates

Saturday, 19th March 2016. 12:30 pm

B&I Cup semi-final: London Welsh vs Cornish Pirates

London Welsh’s British & Irish Cup semi-final against Cornish Pirates will take place on Saturday 19th March (KO 12:30pm) at Old Deer Park.

Just when you thought Super Six Nations Saturday couldn’t get any bigger, we’re kicking off the day with live cup semi-final action as London Welsh take on Cornish Pirates for a place in the British and Irish Cup final. And you can watch it all for just £10!
See the Exiles, making their first appearance in the B&I Cup knock out stages, go head-to-head with inaugural B&I Cup winners Cornish Pirates (2009/10).

Rowland Phillips’ side booked their place in the last four with a thrilling last-gasp 45-39 win over number one seeds Leinster ‘A’ at Donnybrook on Saturday night – winger Josh Drauniniu scoring the match-winning try from the last play of the game.
However, if the Exiles are to advance to the final they will have to do something they haven’t achieved in three previous attempts this season – beat the Pirates. Welsh coming off second-best in their two B&I Cup pool meetings and once in the Championship.

Ticket information:

Tickets are NOW available to purchase and to mark the club’s first-ever B&I Cup semi-final appearance tickets are priced at just £10!!

Tickets are available to purchase NOW by calling the London Welsh Ticket Office on 020 8940 2368, or online by clicking HERE as of 2pm today (Monday 14th March).

Tickets will also be available to purchase at the Main Gate on the day.
Entry will entitle you to a Grandstand seat or a place on the terracing, as well as access to the clubhouse afterwards to watch Wales vs Italy (KO 2:30pm), Ireland vs Scotland (KO 5pm) and France vs England (KO 8pm).
So join us at London Welsh on March 19th for a truly Super Saturday of top quality live rugby action, and the finale of this year’s Six Nations!


Damian Dolan | Media Officer
London Welsh Rugby Football Club Limited | Old Deer Park | 187 Kew Road | Richmond | Surrey TW9 2AZ
T 07584 528506| | | Twitter@LondonWelshRFC


Saturday, 26th March 2016. 12:00 am

Showing at Richmond Theatre from 22 – 26 March

Tickets now available

Middlesex Cricket v Glamorgan

Friday, 8th July 2016. 5:30 pm

Richmond Cricket Club

Old Deer Park

Call 0207 289 1300

Harlequins v Newcastle Falcons

Saturday, 2nd April 2016. 3:00 pm

Twickenham Stoop Stadium

Meeting of Richmond Business & Retail Association

Tuesday, 19th April 2016. 8:00 am

Next meeting of Richmond Business and Retail Association

Venue at Duke Street Church in the cafe

All Welcome

Welcome to new businesses Rock n Dolls and BHUTI

React Charity Summer Ball

The Passion Play


Richmond BID

Richmond Card

Police Updates

Mayor's Polo Match

Sunday, 15th May 2016. 12:00 pm

Dear all,

Just a reminder of the below event taking place this weekend.

Regular tickets are on sale here:

Please note you can also buy tickets on the door on the day.

If you would like to purchase a £60 VIP ticket these are purchased from me and I attach the menu for your information.

Many thanks

Michelle Davies Mayor’s Support Officer to:
The Mayor, Councillor Martin Seymour
The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jean Loveland
Mayor’s Office | York House | Richmond Road | Twickenham | TW1 3AA
020 8891 7123 | | Richmond@LBRUTMayor |

Did you know the Mayor raises money for local charities?

For more information on the Mayor’s charities, to book tickets to an event or to make a donation visit

Forthcoming events:
Mayor’s Fish & Chip Cruise, Wednesday 27th April, Bookhere
Mayor’s Polo Match, Sunday 15th May

Full of Life Fair

Friday, 7th October 2016. 9:00 am

About Full of Life 2016

The Full of Life Fair is returning for its sixth year in a brand new venue: RFU, Twickenham Stadium, Whitton Road, Twickenham, TW2 7BA.

Over 1,700 residents and carers attended the Council’s annual Full of Life in 2014 to celebrate the contribution older and more vulnerable residents make to the borough and this year will be no different.

The day long event will have over 80 stalls to browse and the chance to try out a number of activities.

The event is completely free, with complimentary tea, coffee and lunch.

View pictures from the last Full of Life Fair to see what you have to look forward to.

Registration will open online soon.

Are you a local organisation?

Richmond’s Full of Life Fair presents a unique opportunity to promote your service or product to residents in the borough. We are looking for vibrant and interactive stallholders to spark our visitors’ interest on this popular day out, attended by nearly 2000 people aged 65+.

Get in touch if you are interested in taking part in the Full of Life Fair:

Become a stallholder
Host an activity
Become a sponsor
Apply for a stall
This year we are focusing on getting older people online and using the internet with confidence. To help us with this, we’d like stallholders and activities to encourage our visitors to use digital technology. You might ask visitors to visit your website or follow you on Twitter or Facebook.

Spaces are limited. If your application is successful, the cost is £50+VAT per stall, or £20+VAT for charities and not for profit organisations.

Please respond by Monday 4 April 2016 to be considered for a stall at the fair.

Register your interest online

For more information email

Swinging 60s Tour

Sunday, 27th March 2016. 1:00 pm

Our Swinging 60s Experience tour starts and ends at One Kew Road, previously the Station Hotel which Bill Wyman describes as The Rolling Stones’ spiritual home as it was here on Sunday 24th February 1963 that they launched their amazing career playing to an audience of just three! On Sunday 14th April The Beatles came to watch them perform here.

It’s not just 60s musical heritage that’s on show, as you travel along the route the guides will give fascinating accounts of the borough’s historical landmarks. The area has a long and intimate association with the English monarchy. Richmond itself was named after Henry VII’s favourite Earldom, Richmond in Yorkshire, and the gateway of his original Palace still remains on Richmond Green. This was a place favoured by Elizabeth I for its village charm and breathtaking natural scenery.

If you have time, why not explore Richmond Park, a 2,500 acre green space where herds of red and fallow deer wander freely. It was created by King Charles I in the 17th century as a royal hunting ground. Richmond Bridge, which will be highlighted along the route, was built between 1774 and 1777 and is the oldest bridge spanning the Thames within Greater London.

Surrey Food Festival

Saturday, 23rd April 2016. 10:00 am

Parking for The Surrey Food Festival can be found in Old Deer Car Park opposite the event site. This is a pay and display car park. There is disabled parking available in this car park as well. We will have stewards to hand to direct you to use the footbridge or the pedestrian crossing at the traffic lights to cross the A316. We do not recommend walking straight across the A316 to get to the entrance!

If you are getting public transport we recommend you getting a bus/train to Richmond train station where it is a 5 minute walk to the event site. Some of the buses that stop at Richmond train station are the 33,65,371,490,493,969,H22,H37,N22,R68,R70. South West trains and the district line stop at Richmond train station. We recommend getting public transport to avoid disappointment in trying to find a parking space

Dogs will be allowed in the event but must be KEPT on a lead at all times

Try Cycle

Sunday, 10th April 2016. 12:00 pm

Join us in the Easter holidays for a free afternoon of TryCycle Twickenham fun at The Embankment, Twickenham Riverside.

It’s an action-packed afternoon, full of free activities, so bring along your bikes and scooters on April 10th from Midday – 4 pm for thrills and fun. You’ll find an exciting programme of entertainment for all the family including a variety of cycle-themed activities. Kids aged 3-11 years will be able to navigate cycling circuits and obstacle courses on their bikes or scooters while at the same time raising money for less fortunate children.

Join our ‘Children supporting Children’ campaign for the International Day for Street Children (12th April) and sponsor your child on our Mini ‘Grand Prix’ Bike and Scooter Circuit.

As well as Rollapaluza rides and cycling challenges for adults, don’t miss the BMX stunt riders, circus workshops and face painting. Live music will be broadcast by a Radio Jackie Roadshow, and mouth-watering refreshments will be available from a selection of food and drink stalls, creating a perfect way for families to finish off their Easter holiday. Have a look at the fun we had last year TryCycle Twickenham

European Challenge Cup

Saturday, 9th April 2016. 8:00 pm

London Irish v Harlequins

At Twickenham Stoop

Tickets £14

020 8410 6000

Strictly Cycling - Bike Fest

Saturday, 25th June 2016. 11:00 am

Bike Fest

11am to 4pm

Kneller Gardens, Meadway, Twickenham, TW2 6PH

All activities are free

Grass cyclo cross

50 Metre sprint lane

Skills arena

Bike doctor

BMX Pump Track

Bike marking


Enquiries to

Moore’s Cycles

Richmond May Fair

Saturday, 14th May 2016. 10:00 am

Richmond Green and Church Court

150 stalls

Foodies area in the big tent

Choirs and Bands

10am to 5pm

Foodies Festival

Saturday, 28th May 2016. 11:00 am

Syon Park

28-30 May

HURAARRH for Dinosaurs

Saturday, 28th May 2016. 2:00 pm

With TV Presenter Nigel Marven

Saturday 28th May 2.30pm – 4pm

Duke Street Church

Strawberry Hill Festival

Sunday, 5th June 2016. 11:00 am

Festival of Fun, Fables & Fairytales

Come as your favourite fairytale or storybook character and immerce yourself in a land of make believe

Free entry

5th June at 11am

Twickenham Carnival

Sunday, 19th June 2016. 1:00 pm

Live music, dance and world food.

Orleans House Gardens

Twickenham Riverside by the White Swan Pub

Free Admission

Meeting of Richmond businesses

Tuesday, 28th June 2016. 8:00 am

Meeting of Richmond Business and Retail Association

8.15am at Duke Street Church



Richmond BID

Report from Retail Champion

Welcome new businesses

Update from Police

All Welcome

Orange Tree Garden Party

Sunday, 19th June 2016. 2:00 pm

Join Alice and her friends in Wonderland, at Trumpeters’ House this summer. Don’t miss this rare opportunity when the gardens will be open to the public on this very special day of the year, for you to discover magical delights amongst the topiary and the flowerbeds. Set in the stunning grounds on the site of the ancient Richmond Palace, enjoy a most curious afternoon in the company of the young actors from the Orange Tree Theatre, local musicians, Maypole Dancers, with delicious food and drink, stalls, and high tea. Come and find your wonderland!

Rebecca Frater
Development Manager
Orange Tree Theatre
1 Clarence Street, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2SA
020 8940 0141

St Margaret's Street Party

Sunday, 12th June 2016. 2:00 pm

Road closures on Crown Road

Stalls music and dance

To celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday

Whitton Street Party

Sunday, 12th June 2016. 1:00 pm

High street closes for a Street Party

Teams needed for a tug of war competition

Twickenham Festival River Cruise

Tuesday, 21st June 2016. 6:30 pm

The Cruise is the one and only cruise that leaves from Eel Pie Island in Twickenham.

We cruise up to Hampton Court, tasting wine along the way, where we have a hot and tasty fish and chip supper. On our return, we cruise back to Richmond and this time we are also having local beer tasting as we cruise along. We go to Richmond and turn around, back to Eel Pie Island, where we disembark at about 10.30pm.

We also have the pleasure of listening to live jazz from a local string and wind band.

we depart at 6.30 (Arrival for 6pm)and return back at approximately 10.30

Tickets are £40 for one or £70 for two and include wine & beer tasting and fish & chip supper. There is also a cash bar on board.

Last 7 tickets left

Call 0208 744 0474

Crawdaddy Club Richmond

Friday, 24th June 2016. 12:00 am


A fabulous line of outstanding musicians featuring:
ALI MacKENZIE – former lead Vocalist for early 60’s Group ‘The Birds’ – Ronnie Wood’s first band
DEREK GRIFFITHS – original lead guitarist in Art Wood’s band ‘The Artwoods’
KEITH GRANT – bassist with early 60’s Rhythm n’ Blues Group ‘The Downliners Sect’
MARK FREEDMAN – drummer also with ‘Art Wood’s All Stars’, ‘Downliners Sect’ and ‘The Rollin’ Stoned’
CHRIS PARREN – former keyboard player with ‘The Strawbs’ and more recently in several West End Shows as well as previous appearances at the Crawdaddy with 3AM

Location + Hours

Buy Tickets
Crawdaddy Club Richmond
(Richmond Athletic Ground)
Twickenham Road
London TW9 2SF

Tel: 07879 473848

Doors open 8pm
​Music starts 8.30pm
Bar open till midnight

Jazz Festival

Saturday, 23rd July 2016. 7:00 pm

We are delighted to be putting on the festival for the fourth consecutive year and thrilled to be staging some special events including two large scale new projects from Femi Temowo and Kate Williams. Once again we have musicians from around the world and have a great eclectic mix of styles and genres all very much under the umbrella of jazz!

Along with the all day Sunday events in the Hampton Hill Theatre, we have three new venues. Saturday 23 July in the Normansfield Theatre in Hampton Wick, Teddington and Friday 22 July in the Oak Room in the United Reform Church in Hampton Hill and on Thursday 21 July we have a Jam Session at The Hampton Pub.

Great River Race

Saturday, 3rd September 2016. 10:00 am

The Great River Race is London’s River Marathon. A spectacular boat race up the River Thames, it attracts over 330 crews from all over the globe. The Great River Race appeals to every level of competitor!

From serious athletes who like winning, to those who enjoy laughter, fancy dress and charity stunts, it’s a great fun day out for both competitors and spectators.

To see last year’s Results – click here.

Would you like to buy a boat package – only a few remaining – Click here
Are you are interested in sponsoring The Great River Race? Click here.

Richmond Borough's Best Banger Competition

Sunday, 26th June 2016. 12:00 pm

Sausage connoisseurs can sample a variety of porky delights this weekend at the borough’s third annual ‘Best Banger’ competition.

Butchers from all over the area will once again take part in the fiercely contested competition and it will then be up to the public to decide in a ‘blind taste test’ who makes the best sausage.

The event will be held in the Diamond Jubilee Gardens along Twickenham Riverside and starts at 12pm until 2pm.

Richmond Frost Fayre & Christmas Lights

Friday, 25th November 2016. 6:00 pm

Annual switching on of the Richmond Christmas Lights

12 – 8pm Duck Pond Market Frost Fayre on Richmond Riverside

Santa’s Grotto from 4pm at the Vineyard Centre, the Vineyard

6pm Maureen Lipman and Chris Jarvis from the Panto at Richmond Theatre will be switching on the lights

Treasure Trail and Christmas Decoration Making on Richmond Hill Rise from 4pm

Summer Concert

Sunday, 26th June 2016. 6:00 pm

At St Peter’s Church, Church Lane, Petersham

Cost £5

Includes drinks and recital

Petersham Choir

All Welcome

Poppy Factory Concert

Thursday, 23rd June 2016. 7:00 pm


Box office

Thursday 23 June 2016

7:00 – 9:30pm

St John the Divine Church

Kew Road, Richmond


020 8939 1829

Join us for this special concert featuring a mixture of traditional and contemporary music from The Band of The Prince of Wales’s Division and The Band of The Adjutant General’s Corps in aid of The Poppy Factory.

To book tickets follow the link above or contact us:


T 020 8939 1829

Strawberry Hill Music Day

Sunday, 26th June 2016. 12:20 pm

A fundraising event in support of Strawberry Hill House
The Strawberry Hill Music & Fun Day is celebrating its 10th Anniversary!

Since it was first held in 2006, the Strawberry Hill Music & Fun Day has raised over £100,000 for Strawberry Hill House.

Join us this year for the 10th Birthday celebrations with fun for all the family and help to raise more funds for the continued restoration and development of Walpole’s Gothic Castle.


Admission for adults is £4.00 per person. Admission for Under 16’s is by donation (Minimum recommended donation £0.50). No pre purchase necessary, pay on the day.

12.20 – 12.55 BIG TOOTH

Opening the 10th anniversary music day, the dreamy alt-pop band Big Tooth. Crafted bass lines and wistful vocals. A talented local band with original songs, featured on BBC Introducing with Gary Crowley.

Hampton Court Flower Show

Tuesday, 5th July 2016. 10:00 am

Sharing the best in Gardening

Historic Royal Palaces

Hampton Court Palace

Over 40 gardens

Stand Up For Charity

Tuesday, 19th July 2016. 8:00 pm

Stand Up For Charity! with Marcus Brigstocke and Mitch Benn
On behalf of the Environment Trust

8pm, 19th July

Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington

Richmond Riverside

Friday, 1st July 2016. 1:00 pm

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme

Shows at 1pm and 6pm

A new piece of promenade dance theatre

Live music

Richmond riverside will be transported back to 1916

A Summer's Evening

Wednesday, 8th June 2016. 6:00 pm

In the beautiful York House Gardens Gardens

6pm to 8pm

Tickets £15

Drinks, canapes and music

All proceeds will go to the Mayor’s Charity INS



Thursday, 7th July 2016. 8:30 am

How to Grow your Business using Social Media

8.30am – 12pm | Thursday 7th July | Hampton Court Palace Golf Club

Social Media offers an enormous resource to businesses wanting to attract and engage with more prospects and customers.

It has also become more incremental to how ‘search’ and Google works – and this will continue to evolve.

Therefore, no business can really afford to ignore the fast growing beast that is social media.

It can also take up a lot of time, if not approached, used and managed in the right way.

Join us on Thursday next week for a practical half day workshop:

Launch of Richmond Village Plan

Wednesday, 6th July 2016. 6:30 pm

At the Old Town Hall

Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1TP

To view your village plan



Village Plans – events

We are holding events in St Margarets and East Twickenham and Richmond and Richmond Hill.

Kneller Hall Concerts

Wednesday, 20th July 2016. 8:00 pm

Concerts in the Park

£9 tickets


The Royal Military School of Music

England v Fiji - Twickenham

Saturday, 19th November 2016. 3:00 pm

Tickets for England v Fiji are £15 for juniors in all areas with adult tickets priced at £25, £35 & £50. (for groups of 10+)


Argentina v Australia - Twickenham

Saturday, 8th October 2016. 3:00 pm

Tickets for Argentina v Australia are £20 for juniors in all areas with adult tickets priced at £40, £60 & £80. (for groups of 10+)


England v Argentina - Twickenham

Saturday, 26th November 2016. 3:00 pm

Tickets for England v Argentina are £20 for juniors in all areas with adult tickets priced at £63 & £70. (for groups of 10+)



Thursday, 28th July 2016. 7:30 pm

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Tickets £10

0208 439 8946

A Summer's Evening at York House

Friday, 8th July 2016. 6:00 pm

York House

Full price: £15.00

Join the newly elected Mayor of Richmond, Cllr David Linnette, for his first fundraising event, an introduction to his chosen charity, INS, drinks, canapes and music in the wonderful grounds of York House. Date: Friday 8th July Time: 6pm – 8pm Venue: York House Gardens, TW1 3AA (unless the weather forces us inside!) Tickets: £15 per person

A Summer’s Evening at York House

Thank you for supporting the Mayor’s charity appeal, we look forward to seeing you on the 8th July. If you have any queries please contact Michelle on 020 8891 7123.

Michelle Davies Mayor’s Support Officer to:
The Mayor, Councillor David Linnette
The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Kate Howard
Mayor’s Office | York House | Richmond Road | Twickenham | TW1 3AA
020 8891 7123 | | Richmond@LBRUTMayor |

Richmond Brewers Fair

Saturday, 6th August 2016. 12:00 pm

After the success of the inaugural Richmond Brewers’ Fair here at Richmond Adult Community College in February. We are running a summer edition with brewers’ stalls, food stalls, music and interviews, and good beer and times had by all.

Come along to try the latest offerings from breweries including:

Kew Brewery
Real Ale Twickenham
The Park Brewery
Twickenham Fine Ales
Decent Brewery
Long Arm Brewing Co
Thames Side Brewery
Plus many more …

Tickets £5 on the door (£4 to CAMRA members)
Attendees must be over 18 years of age to purchase/taste beer.
Sponsored by FULLERS
Saturday, 6 August 2016 from 12:00 to 19:30 (BST) – Add to Calendar
Richmond Adult Community College Theatre – Parkshot Richmond, London, TW9 2RE – View Map

The Victoria Foundation Winter Ball

Saturday, 10th December 2016. 7:00 pm

The Victoria Foundation Winter Ball

Saturday 10th December 2016

President’s Suite, Spirit of Rugby at Twickenham Stadium
Champagne Reception * Gala Dinner * Diamond Draw * Auctions * Entertainment

Funds raised will help to provide medical support and equipment in the local community.

£110 / £1,100 / £1,320 if booked by 1st September 2016 then £120 / £1,200 / £1,440


Lorna Votier
Development Director
The Victoria Foundation

Medical support transforming lives

T: 020 8332 1788
Facebook: thevictoriafoundationuk
Twitter: VicFoundationUK

The Victoria Foundation St David’s House, 15 Worple Way, Richmond. TW10 6DG Charity Number: 292841

St Margaret's Fair - Moormead Park

Saturday, 9th July 2016. 10:00 am

The St Margarets Fair is a community event and whilst any profit we make supports local charities and schools, our main objective is to continue to provide an enjoyable community day every July for the whole population of St Margarets in Twickenham.

The fair organisers run the Tea Tent, the Beer Tent, the Pimms Stall, the BBQ, the Silent Auction and the Coconut Shy.

GoodGym Richmond

Monday, 18th July 2016. 6:45 pm

Invite you to the launch of GoodGym Richmond.

This newest London GoodGym is a part of a nationwide community of runners who get fit by doing good. Instead of running on treadmills we run to make deliveries to isolated older people. Instead of lifting weights we shift earth for community gardens and help out with local physical tasks. You can find out all about us on our website:

GoodGym Richmond was initiated by group of local residents and we think it’s going to be a really positive force in the area!

The launch run is happening from Richmond Wholefoods at 18.45 on Monday 18th July where we’ll be running to the beautiful Petersham Lodge Woods to do some much needed clearing and and cutting for the local Ecological and Environmental sector. We’ll then be running every Monday from Wholefoods to help community organisations in the local area.

We’d like you to invite you to come down to meet the group and if you’d like to, take part in the run. The run won’t be too long and it would be great to have your help on the task if you have time. The details are below, please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.

Join usMonday 18th July, 18.45

1-3 Lower George St,


Tuesday, 26th July 2016. 7:00 pm


On Tuesday, 26th July

​Join us for a 5 course meal with accompanying wines
​at each course
​£60 per guest, to include food, wine and coffee.
Expect to taste: Provençal rosé; pissaladière; sea bass; daube of beef and
​Banon cheese.

​The following GRT is on Tuesday 30th August, featuring Bordeaux.

Our private courtyard is the perfect spot to enjoy al fresco dining.

Eel Pie Unplugged

Monday, 18th July 2016. 7:00 pm

Next Monday we are hosting, ‘Three Incredible Musicians’ in aid of Children In Need, on the very special Eel Pie Island in Twickenham (20 minutes from London Waterloo).

The Duncan Lamonts and Mike Hatchard will be performing an intimate gig for a special cause.

Please email for details.

For more information:

Scams event - Richmond Police

Friday, 16th September 2016. 10:00 am

Richmond Adult Community College are hosting the event at their premises in Richmond town centre.

Crime Prevention event for local residents and businesses.

10am until 12.30pm

Scam role plays, see how its done….

All Welcome

Email to book a place

RACC, Parkshott, Richmond,

It won’t happen to me!

It probably won’t happen to me…

Find out more about how to avoid being scammed at this completely free South Richmond policing event held at Richmond Adult Community College.

Including presentations by:

Zac Goldsmith

Sgt Les Jackson

Scam role plays

Various policing units

Opportunity for Q & A

Completely free to attend!

Protecting your business online - Cyber Security

Thursday, 22nd September 2016. 8:00 am

Richmond Seminar.

Barclays Bank, Onslow Hall, Little Green, Richmond, TW9 1QS

8am until 10am

Pop into Barclays Bank to book a place.

Meeting of Richmond Business & Retail Association (RBRA)

Tuesday, 20th September 2016. 8:15 am

Meeting for local businesses in Richmond town centre to keep updated on local events and developments that affect your business.

8am to 9am at Duke Street Church in the cafe area,

All Welcome

Con O’Brien
Richmond Town Centre Manager
Mobile 0785 401 3864

Free tour of the Poppy Factory for Richmond businesses

Thursday, 8th September 2016. 9:00 am

Free tour for local businesses.

Everyone Welcome

The Poppy Factory
20 Petersham Road

Mobile 0785 401 3864

London Welsh v Yorkshire Carnegie

Saturday, 17th September 2016. 2:00 pm

Match Day Ticket Prices (Save £5 if you book online in advance )

Championship – Saturday 17th September

London Welsh v Yorkshire Carnegie KO 2pm

Old Deer Park, Richmond

Adults – £20
Concession – £15

Adults – £15
Concession – £10

FREE admission to all those under the age of 16

Tickets and Enquiries
0208 940 2368

London Welsh v Jersey Reds

Saturday, 1st October 2016. 2:00 pm

Old Deer Park

Ticket Enquiries

0208 940 2368

London Scottish v London Welsh

Saturday, 10th September 2016. 3:00 pm

Kick Off 3pm

Athletic Ground

The Championship


Richmond Athletic Ground, Kew Foot Road, Richmond, TW9 2SS
TELEPHONE: 020 3397 9551

Harlequins v Saracens

Saturday, 24th September 2016. 3:00 pm

First home game of the 150 year anniversary.

Likely to be a sell out game.

Richmond New Tech 2016

Thursday, 6th October 2016. 9:30 am

Few tickets left, so please distribute asap to avoid disappointment

1. you are a tech start-up and seeking funds, investment advice?
2. you are not yet a tech start up, but would like to become one?
3. you want to find a partner for your tech start up?
4. you want to talk to other tech start ups, get some ideas, network?
5. maybe your start up has not worked, you need some advice either from investors, peers or other start ups?
We have actual investors and thought leaders from academia and legal to support new opportunities as well as experienced practioners. Real life start-up entrepreneurs will be sharing their success stories, explaining exactly how they made it work (and showing that you can too).
We will also have a corporate presence (KPMG Tech Growth) – the corporates now realise the need to invest in and sponsor start-ups like you. In addition we will also have Zac Goldsmith MP who is passionate in supporting the start-up industry and can offer advice from his own experiences.
· Richmond Council
· KPMG Tech Growth
· Moore Blatch
· Richmond New Tech Meet Up
· Start up Richmond
Key notes from:

Zac Goldsmith MP and Cllr. Pamela Fleming

Andrew Walmsley (iLevel Media, Fetch Mobile, Eden Project)

Thursday 6th October 2016
9.30am – 5pm
York House, Twickenham
Only some tickets left, book soon to avoid disappointment.


The Dresser

Tuesday, 13th September 2016. 12:44 pm

Richmond Theatre until 17th September

Starring Ken Scott

0844 871 7651

The Dresser is a 1980 West End and Broadway play by Ronald Harwood, which tells the story of an aging actor’s personal assistant, who struggles to keep his charge’s life together.

Terrorism Briefing for Richmond Businesses

Monday, 19th September 2016. 5:30 pm

Part of my role is to deliver a terrorism awareness briefing to people who work in businesses in the Borough. The package is called ‘Project Griffin’ and I have included a description of it below, along with a link to more information.

I propose to run a Project Griffin at Twickenham Police Station for Richmond businesses on Monday 19th September at 1730.

I have made it at this time to enable those working to attend after they have closed up for the day, I hope this helps more people to attend.

The course is free to all.

Feel free to use the below extract for any emails or adverts you may send out. The following link may also help;

Project Griffin

Aims of Project Griffin

Project Griffin’s aim is to engage, encourage and enable members of the community to work in partnership with the police to deter, detect and counter terrorist activity and crime.

Project Griffin seeks to enlist the help and support of individuals or groups interested in maintaining the safety and security of buildings, businesses, areas or neighbourhoods.

It provides an official and direct channel through which the police can share and update vital information relating to security and crime prevention.

Project Griffin aims to:

§ Raise awareness of current terrorism issues.
§ Give people confidence to report suspicious activity to the police.
§ Share and gather information.
§ Build and maintain effective working relationships.
§ Seek ways to combat terrorism and crime.
§ Maintain public trust and confidence in the police and other authorities.

Counter Terrorism Focus Desk (CTFD)
Richmond Upon Thames Borough.
Tel: 0208 247 7163 Metphone 37163
Mob: 07909 897059

Total Policing is the Met’s commitment to be on the streets and in your communities to catch offenders, prevent crime and support victims. We are here for London, working with you to make our capital safer.

Twickenham Film Festival

Sunday, 2nd October 2016. 6:30 pm

Twickenham Alive Film Festival 2016
Sponsored by
Stone Rowe Brewer

Awards & Screening Ceremony
Sunday 2nd October 2016

The Live Room, Twickenham Stadium
Doors open 18:30, Screening from 19:00
Cash Bar

Purchase tickets HERE

The theme for submissions is ‘Where You Live’ and the films can be on any aspect of the area, way of life, attractions, culture, sport or environment of the entrants’ home area.

Entrants in the student category may choose their own theme, which should be explained in the synopsis. Please contact us if you need further clarification.

Films can be of any genre, such as documentary, drama or animation.

The central theme is ‘Where you live’, but there are other categories including travel, sport, animation, music and junior.

The Cabbage Patch 10

Sunday, 16th October 2016. 10:48 am

The Cabbage Patch 10 is a highly professional race. It is a race run by runners for runners and is almost as old as The London Marathon! It is one of the flattest, most scenic, ten mile races in the country aimed at runners of all standards on roads and towpaths. Starting in King Street, Twickenham, the route crosses the Thames at Kingston Bridge and Richmond Bridge, runs along the Riverside to finish on the drive in front of the York House Civic Building in Twickenham. This year the Cabbage 10 will be 35 years old, but this will be the 34th race due to the Rugby World Cup last year.

Eel Pie Club

Thursday, 3rd November 2016. 8:30 pm

On Thursday 3 November, the Eel Pie Club will be hosting a Tribute to Joe Cocker, featuring a 7-piece All-Star band led by the charismatic voice of British Blues Awards nominee, Paul Cox.

Paul Cox never fails to excite his audience thanks to his deep, warm and rocky voice – always sensual. His interpretation of Joe Cocker’s repertoire is truly astonishing and Joe Cocker is honoured in this concert where each musician brings a personal touch to express his/her admiration for this great singer who passed away in 2014, who bewitched crowds and touched the hearts of many.

The band includes Mike Summerland on Guitar (Mick Abrahams, Blodwyn Pig, Georgie Fame), Dave Neal on drums (Suzi Quatro, Sherman Robertson), Dave ‘Munch’ Moore on piano (No Dice, Bo Diddley, Main Squeeze, Dick Hecksall Smith, Pete Brown), Nigel Hardy on bass & vocals (Robert Palmer, Paul Jones, Buddy Guy), Linda Hall on vocals (Richie Milton & The Lowdown, Marvelettes). Songs include With a Little Help from My Friends, Delta Lady, The Letter, You Are So Beautiful, Up Where We Belong, Feelin’ Alright, She Came in Through The Bathroom Window, Cry Me A River, Unchain My Heart, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.

Eel Pie Club at The Patch, The Cabbage Patch, 67 London Road, Twickenham TW1 3SZ
Thursday 3 November, 2016. Doors 8:30pm. Music 9-11pm
Tickets: £11, £5 Students (Photo ID Required) cash on door or credit card via
Enquiries: 07732 322610

Please let me know if you would like further information or an interview with Paul Cox. (Attached photo of Paul Cox courtesy of Jennifer Noble).

Many thanks.

Gina Way
Eel Pie Club
ph. 020 8973 3605/07732 322610

The Eel Pie Club

Thursday, 6th October 2016. 7:30 pm

The Blue Bishops

Tickets £11

Richmond Society Awards

Thursday, 22nd September 2016. 7:45 pm

Our meeting next week is one of the high points of the year when we reveal which physical developments in Richmond completed in the last year, are being offered awards for excellence. Charles Pineles, our Chair of Planning Committee gives a commentary on all major developments. The Mayor of Richmond will be in attendance as will be our additional new Patron and long-time supporter, Baroness van Dedem.

Afterwards there will be a cheese and wine party, so it is always a really enjoyable evening. Do come along if you are free and meet your fellow members and the award receivers. Guests are very welcome.

We hope to start sharply on time at 7.45pm on Thursday 22 September, in the theatre of the Richmond Adult Community College, Parkshot, Central Richmond TW9 2RE

Hope to see you there!


Professor Ian Bruce CBE
Chair, Richmond Society


Friday, 16th December 2016. 7:30 pm

The Park Hotel Restaurant & Bar
Park Road

0208 614 9700

Join us for a night of classic hits.

Just £35 per person and includes 3 course meal.


Friday, 30th September 2016. 7:30 pm

Price £25

The Park Restaurant & Bar

0208 614 9700

Felicity Kendall

Monday, 17th October 2016. 5:48 pm

A Room With a View at Richmond Theatre

Monday 17 – Saturday 22 October

London Scottish v London Irish

Sunday, 30th October 2016. 3:00 pm

Richmond Athletic Ground.

Local derby.

Tickets still available.


Wednesday, 16th November 2016. 7:45 pm

Competition: 150 Anniversary

Kick Off: 19.45

Twickenham Stoop

Adult Price: £19


The match, organised to celebrate Harlequins’ 150th anniversary, will be played as part of the Maori All Blacks’ northern hemisphere tour which will see them play the USA Eagles in Chicago’s Toyota Park, Munster at Thomond Park and Harlequins at The Stoop.

A famous and historic team, the Maori’s represent the proud culture of New Zealand and were the first to wear the famous black jersey. All players must have Maori whakapapa (genealogy) to be able to represent the side.

Founded in 1888 they have conquered many international teams including the British and Irish Lions, England and Ireland. The Maoris last met Harlequins at Twickenham Stadium in 1926, on that day Harlequins emerged 5-11 victors.

Many notable All Blacks have represented the Maori All Blacks including Carlos Spencer, Piri Weepu, Aaron Smith, Bruce Reihana, Zac Guildford, Carl Hayman, Luke McAlister, Liam Messam, Hosea Gear and former Harlequin Zinzan Brooke.

To purchase tickets for the Harlequins v Maori All Blacks match, please call 020 8410 6010.

Harlequins v Maori All Blacks – Wednesday 16th November, kick-off 19:45

England Women v France Women

Wednesday, 9th November 2016. 7:30 pm

Twickenham Stoop

£10 a ticket

Tickets can be purchased online


Rugby World Cup Champions England will be returning to The Stoop this November when they take on France and New Zealand in the Old Mutual Wealth Series.

They’ll also be taking on Italy and Scotland at The Stoop in the 2017 RBS Six Nations Championship in February and March respectively.

Tickets for the matches in the Old Mutual Wealth Series will cost £10 for adults and £5 for juniors who are non-Members, while Members get the matches include in their memberships.

The match against current RBS Six Nations Champions France (Wednesday 9th November, kick-off 19:30) will be the first time England have played at The Stoop since beating Wales 20-13 in the RBS Six Nations back in March.

Simon Middleton’s side will be out for revenge against France after they beat England 17-12 in the RBS Six Nations on their way to winning this year’s tournament.

England will also be taking on New Zealand at The Stoop (Saturday 19th November, kick-off 12:00) in the first meeting between the two since July 2015 when the Black Ferns beat England 26-7 in the Super Series.

Use your business skills to help a local charity

Thursday, 10th November 2016. 6:00 pm

Use your business skills to help a local charity

Richmond CVS is holding its Annual Trustee Recruitment Event on Thursday 10th November 6- 8pm at Richmond Adult Community College.

Being a trustee of a local charity offers you the opportunity to use both your personal and professional skills to benefit a local organisation while also contributing to your career development.

The Richmond CVS Trustee Recruitment event will provide all you need to know if you are interested in becoming a local Trustee and give you the chance to meet local charities hoping to recruit business people onto their Boards.

More info here.

Richmond Annual Family Fireworks Display

Sunday, 6th November 2016. 5:00 pm

It’s that time of year again!

The Richmond Annual Family Fireworks Display supported by Richmond Borough Council & Sponsored by Falcons School for Boys on Sunday 6th November 2016;

The Richmond Athletic Association is delighted to once again play host to the Borough’s premier Fireworks display for 2016. Every year we stage a spectacular evening of family fun; with fully composed fireworks to music display attracting thousands.

Enjoy a fantastic movie-themed fireworks show for all ages. Gates open at 4.30pm, with a glittering fireworks display, choreographed to iconic tunes from your favourite movies at 7pm. As well as the fireworks display, you can also catch live entertainment, go for a ride at the funfair or pick up delicious treats from the food and drink stalls.

Full price tickets will also be available at the gates from 4:30pm on the day, subject to venue capacity (cash only). Please note that in previous years many people wanting to buy tickets on the night were turned town due to lack of spaces. Buying advance tickets will guarantee entry.

Gates Open at 4:30pm

Entertainment from 5:30pm

Fireworks start at 7pm

2016 Ticket Info:

On sale from Monday 3rd October 2016

Advanced via – click here

Grandstand* – £12

Adult General Admission – £8

Kids** General Admission – £5 (Under 16’s)

Family*** General Admission – £24

(extra Kids admission £3 in advance)

On the door

Adult General Admission – £10

Kids* General Admission – £5 (Under 16’s)

Family** General Admission – £25

(extra Kids admission £5 on the door as normal)

Car Parking – £5 at the gate

*Grandstand tickets guarantee you a seat, with a first come first serve policy.

**Kids are ages 5-15 years, under 5’s go free

***Family ticket covers 2 adults, 2 kids

Richmond v London Irish

Saturday, 24th December 2016. 3:00 pm

Richmond Athletic Association

Panto - Sleeping Beauty - Richmond Theatre

Friday, 2nd December 2016. 7:00 pm

Following rave audience reviews and critical acclaim of last year’s Cinderella, we are thrilled to announce Sleeping Beauty for 2016!

Maureen Lipman makes a welcome return to Richmond’s spectacular Panto as the Wicked Fairy. With a catalogue of acting credits for television, stage and film, Maureen is well-known for her roles in films Educating Rita and the award-winning The Pianist. Joining her after two highly successful pantomimes at Richmond will be none other than CBeebies favourite Chris Jarvis in the role of Chester the Jester, returning for a third year in a row, due to overwhelming popular demand….

“I challenge you to find a more festive London Theatre than Richmond’s local offering” Time Out

StreetInvest Carol Service on Tuesday 13 December

Tuesday, 13th December 2016. 7:00 pm

StreetInvest Carol Service on Tuesday 13 December

As the Twickenham-based charity puts aside its campaigning and fundraising, St James’s Primary School choir will be singing for street children in Sierra Leone who tragically lost their parents to Ebola and have been largely forgotten.

The Carol Service will be held at St James’s Church, Twickenham on Tuesday 13 December at 7.00 pm. Wine and mince pies will be served. Please RSVP to Eddie Ottmann (

To download the programme of songs that will be performed please visit:

As the Twickenham-based charity puts aside its campaigning and fundraising, St James’s Primary School choir will be singing for street children in Sierra Leone who tragically lost their parents to Ebola and have been largely forgotten.

The Carol Service will be held at St James’s Church, Twickenham on Tuesday 13 December at 7.00 pm. Wine and mince pies will be served. Please RSVP to Eddie Ottmann (

To download the programme of songs that will be performed please visit:

Richmond Rugby Club - Business Club

Monday, 28th November 2016. 7:00 pm

Richmond Athletic Association

I’d like to invite you to attend the Richmond Rugby business supper networking supper on Monday 28th November, 5pm to 7.15pm, at Richmond Rugby Club.

To secure your place, please click on the following link and register your details

Note; our next event, on Monday 31st October, has completely sold-out. So, booking early is advisable to avoid disappointment.

Please let me know if you are able to join us.

I look forward to hearing from you shortly; many thanks

Richmond Business Carol Service

Wednesday, 7th December 2016. 6:30 pm

Carol service for the business community in Richmond.

Food and Refreshments provided.

Venue: St Marys Church, in the town centre behind Tesco.

All welcome.

An Evening of Festive Music

Tuesday, 6th December 2016. 7:21 am

Featuring the Band of the Royal Military
School of Music with members of the Band of the Queens Division

Cash bar

Clarendon Hall, York House

0208 891 7123

Sporting Dinner - Sir AP McCoy OBE

Thursday, 17th November 2016. 6:30 pm

Join us on Thursday 17 November for our Sporting Dinner co-sponsored by Brentford FC Lifeline Society

Sir A.P McCoy OBE will be our next guest for our Sporting Dinner which will be hosted by compere Mickey Pugh.

This is a great opportunity to know more about the Northern Irish former horse racing jockey. McCoy rode a record 4,358 winners, and was Champion Jockey a record 20 consecutive times, every year he was a professional.

The dinner will include:
Three course meal with coffee and mints
Silent and live auctions to bid on a range of exclusive sporting items and luxury experiences
Event details:
Date – Thursday 17 November 2016
Reception 6:45pm | Dinner: 7:15pm | Carriages – 11:30pm
Venue – Radisson Blu Edwardian, Bath Rd, Hayes, UB3 5AW
Dress code: Lounge suit / smart casual | Audience mixed
Table of ten £690 | Individuals £69.60

Andrew Bell
Corporate Partnerships and Events Manager
Brentford FC Community Sports Trust
020 8326 7038
07391 417 086

International Trade Summit

Wednesday, 23rd November 2016. 2:30 pm

Workshops will be followed by pre-dinner drinks and a two course Punjabi buffet.

Workshop presentations from:

Department of International Trade
Enterprise Europe Network
UK Export Finance
Case studies from companies, who are already exporting

The workshops are fully funded and there will be a subsdised ticket price of £30 plus VAT for the dinner, tables of 10 will be £250 plus VAT.

The guest speaker at the dinner will be Kath Willis – Head of International Trade for the south region, Barclays.

Richmond Community Choir - Christmas Concert

Thursday, 8th December 2016. 7:30 pm

St John The Divine Church

Kew Road

2 minutes Richmond train station

The Varsity Match

Thursday, 8th December 2016. 2:30 pm

Oxford v Cambridge

30,000 attendance

Oxford Women v Cambridge Women at 11.30am

The Trembling Wilburys

Sunday, 30th October 2016. 7:30 pm

At the legendary One Kew Road

Opposite Richmond Train Station

Book online

Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday, 3rd December 2016. 1:30 pm

St Marys Church Hall

Harlequins v Exeter

Saturday, 5th November 2016. 5:30 pm

Twickenham Stoop

Anglo – Welsh Cup

Tickets available on the gate.

Richmond Business Awards Gala Dinner

Saturday, 5th November 2016. 5:30 pm

Twickenham Stadium


Tuesday, 27th December 2016. 3:20 pm

Big Game 9
Harlequins V Gloucester Rugby
December 27th 2016 – Twickenham Stadium
To purchase tickets through Harlequins, please click here

Harlequins’ Big Game, sponsored by IG, has become a firm fixture in the Aviva Premiership calendar for all rugby supporters.

Tickets for the match start from just £21 for adults and can be purchased through Harlequins by clicking here or by calling 020 8410 6000.

For one match, Harlequins swap The Stoop for Twickenham Stadium, the home of English rugby, to host a festive fixture like none other. Approaching its ninth year, attendances for Big Game average over 70,000 for a family day out which provides more than just a rugby match.

Harlequins’ opponents this season are once again Glocuester Rugby as both teams return to Twickenham after last year’s stunning ten-try 39-39 thriller.

Off-field entertainment in previous years has included stunning pyrotechnic displays, unique match ball deliveries and entertainment performances from Rudimental, Olly Murs, Lawson, Killer Queen, Pineapple Dance Group, The Rat Pack and X-Factor Winners Matt Cardle and Sam Bailey.

Each year, Harlequins partner with a charity to produce a one-off match shirt exclusively for the fixture and help raise vital funds. This year Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity are the official Big Game 9 shirt partner and will receive £5 of the retail price of every Big Game 9 replica shirt sold. Previous charities have included Cancer Research UK, Hope HIV, Right to Play and the Household Cavalry Foundation.

£1 from all tickets sales and all fundraising proceeds from the day will also go to the Harlequins Foundation in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and other Harlequin Foundation community initiatives.

London Welsh v London Scottish

Saturday, 24th December 2016. 1:15 pm

London Welsh play their home matches at:

Old Deer Park
187 Kew Rd,



Adults – £20
Concession – £15


Adults – £15
Concession – £10

Free admission to all those under the age of 16.

Big Band Blitz 2016

Saturday, 26th November 2016. 7:30 pm

Big Band Blitz 2016 will be on Sat 26 Nov at The Winning Post, Twickenham.

This year all proceeds from the Big Band Blitz Raffle Draw will be donated to the Mayor of Richmond’s Charity,
INS – Integrated Neurological Services a registered charity providing long-term support to people with a neurological condition and their family and carers.

As you know Big Band Blitz is an annual event, this year is the 17th year.
It is a step back in time to a Glenn Miller dance night of the 1940s, featuring the Jon Bennett Big Band plus ‘showbiz’ guest vocalists, plus 1940’s
re-enactors and memorabilia, the air raid warning, and the NAAFI, to give a sense of 1940s atmosphere to the proceedings. In Nov 2009 our event was featured on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing – we had a 10 spot on the show.

"The Sparkle Evening"

Wednesday, 16th November 2016. 7:00 pm

Upstairs at the Revolution, Richmond

Venue:The Revolution, 4 Whittaker Avenue, Richmond,TW9 1EH

a fabulous event with hair, make up & fashion stylists to help you look your best

selection of gorgeous fashion & accessories for sale

Tickets £10

Complimentary canapes & a glass of prosecco

Buy tickets at Mary’s Living and Giving Shop at number 29 Richmond Green tel 0208 332 1584

Big Band Blitz 2016

Saturday, 26th November 2016. 6:19 pm

At The Winning Post

Cost £25

The popular annual 1940’s charity gala, Big Band Blitz, featured on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, returns to Twickenham on Saturday 26 November at a new venue. This year the event will be held in the wonderful ballroom of The Winning Post, Chertsey Road.

Step back in time to the 1940s and dance the night awat to the Jon Bennett Band with special ‘showbiz’ guests, including the all singing, all dancing My Favourite Things, French singing star, Aurora Chanson; singer/actor, Jack Pinder; the ‘Sway with Buble’ vocalist, Mikey J C; the now legendary ‘Viv The Spiv’ plus a few surprises. Licenced bar. Food and drink from the NAAFI, 1940s re-enactors, 1940’s vehicles and memorabilia, plus the ‘Barclays Bank’ Celebrity Charity Raffle Draw.

Melvyn Bragg Talk - Writing in Kew

Thursday, 17th November 2016. 7:00 pm

Venue: The Jodrell Theatre, Kew Gardens

Members £10

Call: 0785 401 3864


Not The Rolling Stones

Tuesday, 6th December 2016. 7:07 pm

Venue: One Kew Road


Christmas Carol Service in Richmond at St Elizabeth's Church

Sunday, 18th December 2016. 7:00 pm

Join us on 18th Dec, 7pm at St Elizabeth’s for a fun and festive Christmas carol service.

Come and sing your favourite traditional carols alongside some contemporary versions of Christmas classics, followed by a warming glass of mulled wine and mince pies in the Crypt. All welcome!


Saturday, 10th December 2016. 2:00 pm



TICKETS 0208 940 2368

London Welsh is delighted to welcome Colin Charvis back to the Club on Saturday 10th December for the Exiles’ B&I Cup fixture against Doncaster Knights, as he prepares for next year’s Ride to the Rugby 2017 organised by Shelter Cymru.

Colin will be the club’s special guest in pre-match hospitality to talk about the Shelter Cymru’s challenge which will see Colin and dozens of cyclists set off from London Welsh’s Old Deer Park on Friday 10th February to ride the 146 miles to the Principality Stadium in Cardiff in time to watch the Six Nations’ match, Wales v England on Saturday 11th February.

But Colin won’t be putting his feet up after this as he’ll be back on his bike on Wednesday 15th March to cover the 300 miles from the Principality Stadium in Cardiff to arrive at the Stade de France in Paris in time for kick-off between Wales and France on Saturday 18th March.

Shelter Cymru is Wales’ people and homes charity and have been organising the Ride to the Rugby event for several years. During this time they have raised around £200,000 to help keep families in their homes in Wales. Shelter Cymru believes that everyone in Wales has a right to a decent and secure home and that this is essential to the health and well-being of people and communities.

Every year Shelter Cymru help thousands of people who are struggling with bad housing or homelessness – and they campaign hard to prevent it in the first place. There will be a special raffle to fundraise for Shelter Cymru at the match against Doncaster Knights.

“If people are out of work for three or four months they can find themselves in all sorts of financial trouble, and that really rang home with me at the time because I’d lost my job, I’d finished playing rugby and coaching. Fortunately I wasn’t homeless, but it struck a chord.”
Colin Charvis
Speaking about Ride to the Rugby 2017 and Shelter Cymru, Colin Charvis said: “Shelter Cymru wasn’t really a charity that I knew too much about when they approached me a few years ago, but after they explained to me what they did and the kind of people that they support it just made absolute sense for me to get involved. Unfortunately many families in Wales are facing homelessness.

“If people are out of work for three or four months they can find themselves in all sorts of financial trouble, and that really rang home with me at the time because I’d lost my job, I’d finished playing rugby and coaching. Fortunately I wasn’t homeless, but it struck a chord.”

Colin’s first Ride to the Rugby was from Cardiff to Dublin in 2014 and he did that on a handbike because he’d snapped his Achilles tendon, and then he undertook the Paris Ride to the Rugby in 2015 and back to Dublin earlier this year.

He added: “In 2017 we’re returning to Paris, which is a great trip, but not everyone can get the time off work, so the London Welsh to Cardiff ride for Wales v England means that so many other supporters of Shelter Cymru’s Ride to the Rugby, who can’t do Paris, will have the chance to enjoy the adventure and support the charity.”

The price is £25 for Season Ticket holders and £45 for non Season Ticket holders, and includes 2 course meal and Grandstand match ticket. Hospitality opens at 12pm.

To book your place in hospitality of more more information call 020 8940 2368 or email Katy Bigos at:

Ride to the Rugby 2017 details:

The Ride to the Rugby events are sponsored. Sponsorship covers accommodation, food, transport and, of course, the all important ticket for the Six Nations’ match. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis with a £200 registration fee required for each ride to confirm entry.

The sponsorship target for Cardiff to France is £1,500 and for London to Wales it is £850. Shelter Cymru expect a minimum sponsorship of £1,200 and £700 respectively to have been received by Shelter Cymru before the ride departs, however, the Shelter Cymru team will be here to support the cyclists every step of the way with their fundraising.

To apply for Ride to the Rugby 2017 or for more information contact Shelter Cymru by emailing or call 01792 469400.

Free business networking at Carluccios Richmond

Tuesday, 24th January 2017. 8:00 am

Free event

8am until 10am drop in

Normally attended by 20 people

Just outside Richmond train station

Everyone welcome

Kind Regards,

Nataliya Zadora | Bank Manager |Future Williams & Glyn Team
Telephone | 0208 948 6711 Mobile | 07721233514
Email |
Address | 26A The Quadrant, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1DF
Web |

Carols at Christmas - The Poppy Factory

Wednesday, 14th December 2016. 7:00 pm

Featuring the Military Wives Choir


St Mary’s Church
Church Street

The Poppy Factory

Meeting of Richmond Business & Retail Association

Tuesday, 7th February 2017. 8:00 am

8am Tuesday 7th February

Duke Street Church, Duke Street, Richmond


Charity Rugby World Cup - Brouge

Friday, 30th December 2016. 7:22 pm

H&L Motors Charity Football World Cup 30th December for Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Please click here to donate all you can and help us make this a great day. Please click here if you would like to take part and play.

Cystic fibrosis is a life-shortening genetic condition that slowly destroys the lungs and digestive system. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only UK-wide charity fighting for a life unlimited, when everyone living with CF can look forward to a long, healthy life.

New Year’s Eve Party at Brouge.

We are fully booked for dining from 5pm for the kids party then again from 8:30pm for the New Year’s Eve party however you can join for drinks in our bar area from 9pm. Free Entry all night, open until 2am, live music and entertainment from 9pm, FIREWORKS at midnight, dance until late.

Please call us on02089772698 oremail us for the latest availability.

London Welsh v Cornish Pirates

Saturday, 28th January 2017. 2:00 pm

Old Deer Park

All Welcome

2pm Kick Off

It will be the first time the London Welsh players have taken to the Old Deer Park pitch since the euphoria and sheer emotion of the team’s stunning 37-5 victory over London Scottish on Christmas Eve, and the visit of Cornish Pirates promises to be another emotionally charged occasion as London Welsh continues its fight to keep the club in the Championship.
London Welsh’s Club Day is back!
Club Day at London Welsh is back, and as a thank you for the generosity and goodwill shown towards the club over the past few weeks, London Welsh is pleased to extend a special match ticket offer to its Season Ticket holders and all members of the London Welsh Amateur Club to its Championship clash with Cornish Pirates on Saturday 28th January (KO 2pm) at Old Deer Park.
All London Welsh Amateur RFC Members will be able to purchase a Grandstand ticket for half price (that’s just £10!) for this game. Season Ticket Holders can also purchase Grandstand tickets at the discounted rate. So if you have friends and family who’ve never experienced match day at London Welsh, then Saturday 28th January is definitely the date to get them down to Old Deer Park, and cheer the boys on to another famous victory!
There is NO limit to the number of £10 tickets you can purchase.
Please note however that you WILL need to produce your Season Ticket holder membership card or London Welsh Amateur Club membership card when collecting your online ticket purchases.

Adults – £20 Concession – £15
Adults – £15 Concession – £10
Free admission to all those under the age of 16.
All seats in the Grandstand on Match Day will be unreserved. However, some central sections will be reserved for directors, sponsors, hospitality guests, life members and patrons.
ADULT: Supporters aged 16-59, not in full-time education.
CONCESSIONS: Supporters aged 60 and over, London Welsh Amateur serving military personnel, members of the emergency services and full-time students with a valid NUS card (proof of status required).
WHEELCHAIR USERS: A wheelchair area is available at the Richmond end of the ground. Tickets purchased in this area will be provided with a complimentary assistant ticket.
ENQUIRES: London Welsh Ticket Office: 020 3887 6960. email:
Office opening hours are Monday to Friday from 10am until 4pm.
Tickets will be available to purchase on match days at Old Deer Park two hours before kick-off.

Hounslow Festival of Business - 5 star Hilton Hotel at Syon Park

Thursday, 26th January 2017. 10:00 am

Give your business a New Year’s boost at the inaugural Festival of Business

Hosted by Hounslow Chamber of Commerce the 2016 Hounslow Festival of Business takes place at the Hilton Hotel Syon Park on 26th January 2017 10am – 5.30pm. Created to support Hounslow and West London’s vibrant economy the Festival of Business provides businesses of all types and sizes with an opportunity to showcase their products and services, attend a unique opportunity to network and make valuable connections, and get an insight how to grow in 2017.

We expect the Festival of Business to become a hugely important annual event that celebrates the depth and diversity of business in Hounslow. The Festival of Business offers something for every business, no matter how big or small.

The Festival is FREE TO ATTEND and you can book by clicking on the link on the home page of this website. Or why not reserve a stand and really give your sales an early boost in 2017!

The 2016 Hounslow Festival of Business is organised by FHW Events & Marketing – proud members of Hounslow Chamber of Commerce.

Swing Dance classes

Sunday, 22nd January 2017. 3:30 pm


Sunday, 22 January, 2017 -

15:30 to 16:30

Description: Swing Dance classes for beginners & improvers every Sunday, 3.30 – 4.30pm! Absolute beginners welcome and no partner is needed. Learn Lindy Hop, Jitterbug & Charleston, £10 on the door or 5 weeks for £40.

The Cabbage Patch
67 London Road
United Kingdom

Ukulele Taster Class

Friday, 20th January 2017. 7:00 pm

Thank you for letting your Richmond-based friends know about the Ukulele Taster Class that’s happening at the Triple Crown on Friday 20th January. If they book with this email, they can come two for one if they use the code:


No musical experience necessary, and they’ll come away with
​ the ability to play​
1-3 pop songs under their belts
​ after a night in the pub​
. Here’s more:

Want a fun gift experience or an alternative night out where you come away with some new friends and a new musical skill? At our Ukulele Taster Session, we provide the ukes and everything you need to get you playing. So come, and road test the ukulele! Try it out with fellow pupils during a fun-filled group workshop, the ‘ukulele taster class’.

Book here

Best wishes,

Lorraine Bow
Ukulele Teacher, Learn To Uke | w:

Harlequins v Edinburgh

Saturday, 14th January 2017. 3:00 pm

European Challenge Cup

Twickenham Stoop

Street Food Market - Richmond town centre

Wednesday, 11th January 2017. 12:00 pm

Every Wednesday lunchtime outside Richmond Adult Community College across the road from the famous Sun Inn pub.

U2 to play at Twickenham

Saturday, 8th July 2017. 6:41 pm

Twickenham Stadium

Public lecture with Dame Fiona Reynolds

Thursday, 26th January 2017. 7:00 pm

Public lecture with Dame Fiona Reynolds (former D-G National Trust) and Daniel Raven-Ellison, emerging National Geographic explorer. Introduced and chaired by Rowan Conway, Director of Development, the RSA.

Thursday, 26th January at the Duke Street Church, Richmond

Individual £12.50; Member £7.50

Organised by the

7.30pm at Duke Street Church

All Welcome

Valentines Live Music Night

Friday, 10th February 2017. 7:00 pm

Valentines Live Music Night

Come along and enjoy a romantic night of dancing at this lively Valentines music night, featuring a live band, Fat Chance, and singer Shelle Luscombe! There will be a buffet dinner, raffle and auction on the night.

Date: Friday 10 February 2017
Time: 7pm
Location: Clarendon Hall, York House, Twickenham, TW1 3AA
Price: £25, concessions £20
Book online

Kind Regards
Elise CampbellMayor’s Support Officer to:
The Mayor, Councillor David Linnette
The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Kate Howard
Mayor’s Office | York House | Richmond Road | Twickenham | TW1 3AA
020 8891 7123 | | Richmond@LBRUTMayor |

Did you know the Mayor raises money for local charities?

For more information on the Mayor’s charities, to book tickets to an event or to make a donation visit

England Women v Scotland Women

Saturday, 11th March 2017. 3:14 pm

Twickenham Stoop


Friday, 31st March 2017. 8:12 pm

Event: Opera UK premiere, Philip Glass “The Juniper Tree”
When: 30th, 31st March 2017
Where: The Hammond Theatre, Hanworth Road, Hampton, TW12 3HD

The Helen Astrid Singing Academy are putting on two performances of The Juniper Tree, by Philip Glass and Robert Moran on 30th and 31st March 2017 at The Hammond Theatre , as part of the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames’ Music and Drama Festival.

These performances represent the UK premiere of the opera and coincide with Glass’s 80th birthday year. It’s one of his few operas in the English language with a magical libretto based on a Brothers Grimm fairy tale by Arthur Yorinks, author of 35 award-winning children’s books.

The cast will comprise young professional singers, talented children and local community singers. The opera will be a showcase for Mariya Krywaniuk, James Corrigan and Rebecca Moon. Also singing is ten-year old Lia Tynan, who’s already made her Royal Opera House debut and Angus Whitworth, head chorister at the Chapel Royal.

Children from schools in the local area will take part alongside a community chorus backed up by some of the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames staff choir. The director is Donna Stirrup (Glyndebourne Festival Opera) and Andrew Langley who conducts a Royal College of Music ensemble. Set and Costume Design is by Laura Jane Stanfield and the opera is produced by Helen Astrid.

Lilian at 100

Thursday, 19th January 2017. 7:45 pm

Lilian at 100

A reminder that the resident owner of the Lilian boat moored at Ducks Walk, Hilary Pereira who chairs the Upper Tideway branch of the River Thames Society is giving us a talk this Thursday evening. It is an illustrated history of this exceptional boat, including references to “financial scandal, naked ladies, mistresses and uniforms, dereliction and reconstruction”. It sounds intriguing!

The talk is on this Thursday 19 January 2017 at 7.45 pm [Tea, coffee and wine available from 7.15 pm] in the theatre at Richmond Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond TW9 2RE

Best wishes

Professor Ian Bruce CBE
Chair, Richmond Society
07967 007 652

Public work of art

Saturday, 1st April 2017. 12:00 pm

Saturday 1st April 2017: 12.00-2.30
Warren Gardens, Clevedon Road, TW1 2HZ

A public work of art will be unveiled on Saturday 1st April by the Belgian Ambassador H.E Guy Trouveroy as a memorial to Richmond and Twickenham’s unique community of six thousand First World War Belgian Refugees (the “Belgian Village on the Thames”). We see this as not so much a celebration of war as of hospitality to refugees and of two different communities cooperating towards a common goal.

Carved in Belgium by a Belgian stone-cutter, the monument carries a haunting inscription written by a young girl from Orleans Junior School, where all the Twickenham Belgian children were educated.

East Twickenham Centennial Group invites you to be present alongside 200 other guests at a short ceremony followed by a civic-style reception with drinks / canapés and an exhibition.

Several Councillors and both local MPs will join us as Guests of Honour together with community leaders, Borough residents, refugee descendants and other Belgians from their home country and London. We will also be joined by the family of Monsieur Charles Pelabon, the French engineer-entreprenuer who created the renowned Pelabon Munitions Works in East Twickenham.

The “Belgian Village” covered East and Central Twickenham, St Margarets, Richmond, Kew, Sheen and Petersham, with other semi-linked communities in Teddington and Barnes.

East Twickenham Centennial Group leads this initiative with warm support from Richmond Council and other community groups.

RSVP by Friday 3rd February to
If you accept, you will then receive a formal invitation giving entry to the reception

Please note that parking in the area is limited and public transport is advised.

If accepting, please give us the following information:
—A postal address for your invitation card
—How you would like your name shown on your name badge
—Any special diet.
—Any additional needs. (We will try to give special attention to parking and seating for anyone who needs this.)

Helen Baker
Chair: East Twickenham Centennial Group


Thursday, 9th February 2017. 2:48 pm

Valentines Live Music Night
Come along and enjoy a romantic night of dancing at this lively Valentines music night, featuring a live band, Fat Chance, and singer Shelle Luscombe! There will be a buffet dinner, raffle and auction on the night.

Date: Friday 10 February 2017
Time: 7pm
Location: Clarendon Hall, York House, Twickenham, TW1 3AA
Price: £25, concessions £20

Climate Change Talk

Monday, 16th January 2017. 7:30 pm

Recognising the value at risk from climate change
The asset management industry – and thus the wider community of investors of all sizes – is facing the prospect of significant losses from the effects of climate change. Assets can be directly damaged by floods, droughts and severe storms, but portfolios can also be harmed indirectly, through weaker growth and lower asset returns. Climate change is a long-term, probably irreversible problem beset by substantial uncertainty. We’ll be look at the scale of the challenge and the different national and supranational organisations that are best placed to help meet it.

Vestry Hall
21 Paradise Road

Mon, January 16, 2017
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM GMT

Richmond Boxercise

Wednesday, 8th February 2017. 7:04 pm

Every Wednesday evening at 7pm at Duke Street Church.

Charity Cycle Ride

Wednesday, 13th September 2017. 9:19 am

13th Sept – 17th Sept

40th Twinning Anniversary

Supporting Street Children

The 263 mile ride lasts five days from Fontainebleau to Richmond.

Limited to 40 riders

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Town’s Twinning.

Richmond Talent Showcase

Saturday, 28th January 2017. 6:25 pm

An evening of fantastic entertainment for all the family.

The Normansfield Theatre

Everyone Welcome

Tickets £12

Winter Solstice - Orange Tree Theatre

Saturday, 11th February 2017. 6:25 pm


All seats are sold out. There are £10 standing tickets available for most performances. For returns call 020 8940 3633 from 10am on the day of the performance to be added to the waiting list.

★★★★★ “The most exciting new play I’ve seen in years” Sunday Express
★★★★ Guardian ★★★★ The Sunday Times ★★★★ Guardian ★★★★ The Observer ★★★★ Evening Standard ★★★★ Independent ★★★★ WhatsOnStage ★★★★ The Stage


Saturday, 25th March 2017. 6:29 pm

One face, one voice, one habit, and two persons

Misunderstandings, confusions and chaos, meet a world full of ambition, trickery and experimentation. A life where love does not necessarily appear how you expect it to. A time where the rules may not be as clear cut as they once used to be…

In 90 minutes, 6 actors bring Shakespeare’s darkest comedy to life in a mischievous, feisty and fast paced production.

Alex Thorpe directs following work at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare’s Globe.

Suitable for everyone aged 11+

Relaxed Performance Fri 24 March 2.00pm

Shakespeare Up Close aims to make Shakespeare relevant to a younger audience by teaming a vibrant production with crystal clear text. Last year’s production of Romeo and Juliet was seen by nearly 3500 secondary school students both at the OT and in schools.

The Lottery of Love - Orange Tree Theatre

Saturday, 13th May 2017. 6:37 pm

You’d laugh if I treated you with the respect I feel.

A marriage has been arranged…

Sylvia has a dilemma: how does a woman get to know the man she’s engaged to? Disguising herself as her own maid is certainly one way to do it. And it would have been perfect, except that her fiancé Richard has had the same idea: his man Brass will do duty as him. Sylvia’s father can only watch as the couples get entangled. He knows that for them to achieve real happiness, they must disentangle themselves.

Can love be scrutinised and survive? Can passion be pinned down and must it always entail pain? One of France’s greatest playwrights dissects the age old process of losing oneself to love.

Marivaux’s greatest comedy, Le Jeu de l’amour et du hasard, is translated by John Fowles to the Regency England of Jane Austen in this previously unseen version.

This sparkling translation by the author of The French Lieutenant’s Woman and The Collector is directed by Artistic Director Paul Miller following his sold-out productions of Terence Rattigan, Bernard Shaw, Doris Lessing and DH Lawrence.

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Silver+ Members: Don’t forget about our Backstage Tour! Click here to book your place.
Ruby Members and Patrons: There is an opportunity to visit the rehearsal rooms for this show. Click here for more information.

Lionel Richie - Tribute Nights

Friday, 3rd March 2017. 7:00 pm

Hamilton Browne is without doubt the Number 1‘Lionel Richie Tribute’ around today.

Take your seat and enjoy a three course meal before Hamilton pays tribute to the legend of Motown!

Tickets just £25 per person

To book, call us on 0208 614 9700


Friday, 27th October 2017. 6:53 pm

Billy West is now regarded as Europe’s No. 1 Freddie Mercury Impersonator.

Absolutely unrivalled and recreating the persona of Freddie with pinpoint accuracy, this electrifying tribute show is not to be missed! Includes a three course meal

Menu coming soon…

Tickets just £25 per person

To book, call us on 0208 614 9700

CORSETS Historical Patterns & Techniques

Thursday, 23rd February 2017. 6:30 pm

Jill Salen is an expert in the art of corsetry and period costume making. She is a lecturer at the Royal Welsh College of Music.

Please join us for a wonderful evening with Jill Salen!

We will meet at Loving The Fabric, 64 Hill Rise, Richmond, TW10 6UB at 6.30pm for a reception and will then walk over to the Bingham Hotel for Jill’s talk. The cost for the evening is £20 Please ring 0208 332 6031 to reserve your place.

Village Groups Forum

Tuesday, 7th February 2017. 7:00 pm

Village Groups Forum, Tuesday 7 February, 7pm – 9pm

The next meeting of the Village Groups Forum takes place on 7 February at Clarendon Hall, York House, Twickenham. All local residents and voluntary sector groups are warmly invited to hear updates on Village Plans and join the group’s discussions, particularly in relation to assets in the borough’s villages, along with anything you feel they might be missing.

The Forum’s main aim is the protection and enhancement of the borough’s environment and character, in tandem with local community involvement and engagement

For more information or if you would like to attend, please email Bill Reed.

The Rollin' Stoned

Thursday, 23rd March 2017. 7:22 pm

Thursday 23 March

We never get tired of getting Rollin’ Stoned! This magnificent band returns for two hours of nostalgia playing the best of 1964-1969 – Jumping Jack Flash, Brown Sugar, Paint It Black, Not Fade Away. Get Off My Cloud, It’s All Over Now, Under My Thumb, Mother’s Little Helper, Ruby Tuesday, You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Two Thousand Light Years From Home, Let’s Spend The Night Together, Street Fighting Man, Satisfaction and all those eclectic classics you almost forgot about. Endorsed by Keith Richards’ mother as ‘outstanding and suitably fit stand-ins for the Stones’, Rollin’ Stoned have also been described by The Times as “The nearest thing to the real article” and have been revered by both Stones fans for their authenticity and the real Stones who booked them for the band’s birthday!. This is always a popular gig – so early booking advised! £13

Chris Bemand and the Swing Punks Big Band

Friday, 3rd February 2017. 7:30 pm

Chris Bemand and the Swing Punks Big Band
Where: RACC, Parkshot, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2RE

When: Friday 3rd February

Timings: 7.30pm – 9.30pm (doors open at 7pm)

Ticket price range: £20:

Following on from their hugely popular debut show in October, Chris Bemand conducts the Swing Punks Big Band in another fun packed evening featuring their unique versions of classic punk songs. Chris has been working with band over the last two years to put the set together and, whilst…

Networking event

Thursday, 9th February 2017. 6:00 pm

Networking event – Petersham

Join us for an informal evening of business networking at The Petersham in Richmond on Thursday 9th February, 6pm – 8pm.

It will be a vibrant, relaxed event – where networking becomes a pleasure.

Churchill's Legacy: 2 Speeches to Save the World

Thursday, 9th February 2017. 7:45 pm

Thursday 9th February 2017 – Lord Alan Watson CBE

Churchill’s Legacy: 2 Speeches to Save the World
Lord Watson of Richmond talks about his latest book and pays a fine tribute to Churchill’s political instincts and courage as he wielded his influence in post-war politics to enable the restoration of Europe through two key speeches made thousands of miles apart, in 1946.

7:45pm in The Theatre, Richmond Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond TW9 2RE

Hot and cold drinks are available from 7.15 pm

Cost £2

Cycle Ride - Fontainebleau to Richmond

Wednesday, 13th September 2017. 7:04 pm

With its grand royal palace, the Ride starts from the historic town of Fontainebleau, some 30 miles south of Paris. From here you ride north-west through the small villages and medieval market towns of Northern France on a mix of quiet roads and traffic-free lanes until you reach Dieppe.

Crossing the Channel, you will finish your ride by pedaling the last hilly miles north from Brighton to Richmond.

Wednesday 13 September 2017: Travel by coach from Twickenham to Fontainebleau

Thursday 14 September 2017: Cycle from Fontainebleau to Dreux (77 miles)

Friday 15 September 2017: Cycle from Dreux to Rouen (65 miles)

Saturday 16 September 2017: Cycle from Rouen to Dieppe (60 miles) with crossing to Newhaven and transfer to Brighton

Sunday 17 September 2017: Cycle from Brighton to York House, Twickenham (71 miles)

Harlequins v Leicester Tigers

Friday, 24th February 2017. 7:30 pm

Venue: Twickenham Stoop

The Juniper Tree UK Premiere

Thursday, 30th March 2017. 7:30 pm

“The Juniper Tree” UK premiere, by Philip Glass & Robert Moran |Music and Drama Festival Richmond-upon-Thames

30 & 31st March 7.30pm. Tickets booked here: The Hammond Theatre, Hanworth Road, Hampton TW12 3HD.

For The Juniper Tree The Helen Astrid Singing Academy are showcasing young professionals and children from Hampton School and Lady Eleanor Holles as well as ten-year old Lia Tynan, a pupil at St James’s Catholic Primary School who has sung at the Royal Opera House, and Angus Whitworth, head chorister at the Chapel Royal. The director is Donna Stirrup from Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Andy Langley, is the conductor with an ensemble from The Royal College of Music.

The ethos of the Helen Astrid Singing Academy is about nurturing and developing young talent and giving opportunities to children and members of the community to work together in professional performances of the highest artistic endeavour.

England Women

Saturday, 25th February 2017. 5:27 pm

England Women have made an excellent start to their Six Nations campaign with a hard fought win over 2016 Six Nations champions France and a dominant display against Wales at Cardiff Arms Park.

Next up for the Red Roses are consecutive home games against Italy and Scotland at the Twickenham Stoop on Saturday 25 February (1pm) and Saturday 11 March (1pm).

Get behind the Red Roses as they look to continue their fine form. Tickets for both matches are £10 for adults and £5 for children.

Richmond Society

Thursday, 2nd March 2017. 7:31 pm

Of Pepys and Politics

Thursday 2nd March

Bob Marshall‑Andrews QC talks being an occasional published novelist and the author of Camille: And the Lost Diaries of Samuel Pepys, and his time in parliament as a prominent dissident MP.

7:45 pm, Richmond Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond TW9 2RE.

Vocal Tonix

Wednesday, 1st March 2017. 7:30 pm

Every Wednesday at The Cabbage Patch. 7.30pm. A fun singalong for everyone.

Richmond New Technology Meetup

Thursday, 2nd March 2017. 7:00 pm

Fellow friends,

indeed was quite a crowded affair last time for the AWS presentation – here we are for the next session, on March 2nd.

It will be a tad lighter and more fun, with our own on-site Futurist Craig Hutchinson, telling us how we will all live in 30 years time thanks to the ever evolving tech.

As always loads of banter, and good networking with like minded people upstairs at the Cricketers, bang on on the Green in Richmond..

Promises to be a fun debate!!

Title: Get Set for the Future: Our World in 30 Years Time…

Craig Hutchison Founder & CEO of Let’s Grow Consultancy. Expertise includes Strategic Planning, Business Development, Finance Leadership & Brand Planning. Craig mission is to help businesses, people and ideas grow, the consciously right way.


see you soon



Business Booster Session

Thursday, 2nd March 2017. 8:30 am

To get a taste of what it’s about join us at our free-to-attend Business Booster Session

Why it’s worth your time to come along:

Get clarity on why it’s so easy to get stuck in a business rut – and how to get out of it
See how one local business transitioned from ‘survival and frustration’ to growing immediate profits – without having to win masses of new customers
Find out how the Inspire Learning Marketing Club is forming a community of discerning business owners that you may just want to be a part of too.
The details: Thursday 2 March 2017

Venue: Hampton Court Palace Golf Club:
8.30am Registration and networking
9- 10am FREE Business Booster Taster
10 – 10.30am Q&A’s followed by relaxed networking
Why come along?

There is endless free knowledge out there – but it’s unlikely to get you anywhere when trying to work out how to grow your business – often on your own. There is enormous value in learning and sharing ideas, in a structured, friendly peer-group environment.

To attend is FREE – pre-registration is required.

La Strada at Richmond Theatre

Saturday, 4th March 2017. 6:19 pm

Prior to the West End

The Little Green, Richmond Theatre

Anglo Welsh Cup Final

Sunday, 19th March 2017. 2:57 pm

Hi all, we have put an offer out to the Richmond card holders of 20% off tickets to the AWC Final held at The Stoop on 19th March.

Tickets are now from £16 for adults and £8 for juniors for those that use the code below.

Would you like to extend this to your contacts as well? All they need to do is quote LOCAL20 at check out online at

If you wanted some blurb, you could use: After four pulsating rounds of Anglo-Welsh Cup action the race for the 2016-17 title is now down to just an elite quartet of teams. Those four teams will battle it out on 11th & 12th March for a place in the Final on Sunday 19thMarch at The Stoop!

And I have attached an image.

Let me know if you would like to put it out!

Have a lovely weekend
Cordelia Kerr
Marketing Manager

Harlequin Football Club Ltd
Twickenham Stoop Stadium | Langhorn Drive | Twickenham | Middlesex | TW2 7SX

Telephone: 020 8410 6033 | Facsimile: 020 8410 6001 | Mobile: 07736 276713
Email: | Web:

HSBC London Sevens 2016

Sunday, 21st May 2017. 10:03 am

2 day party at Twickenham Stadium

Food from around the world

Weekend tickets £45

My Brilliant Friend

Sunday, 2nd April 2017. 7:05 pm

Rose Theatre

World class theatre on your doorstep

Ali Maas/Micky Moody Band

Friday, 24th March 2017. 7:12 pm

At the Crawdaddy Club hosted by Richmond Rugby Club

Big Steam Band

Friday, 21st April 2017. 7:15 pm

Tony O’Malley

Friday, 26th May 2017. 7:17 pm

Playing at the Crawdaddy Club Richmond

The Blue Bishops

Friday, 16th June 2017. 7:18 pm

Playing at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond

9 July - Phoenix Festival

Sunday, 9th July 2017. 2:20 pm

Annual charity event

RBS 6 Nations trophy

Tuesday, 7th March 2017. 2:36 pm

We have the RBS 6 Nations trophy coming to the Natwest Twickenham branch on Tuesday 7th March 2pm to 430pm.

Hope you can spread the word. Many Thanks.

Kind Regards.

Raj Bhamra
Branch Manager

25 King Street

Richmond Hill Open Gardens 21st May 2017

Sunday, 21st May 2017. 10:12 am

Richmond Hill Open Gardens 21st May 2017

On Sunday, 21st May, 14 stunning private gardens on picturesque Richmond Hill will be open to visitors, some for the very first time.

Tickets will be on sale on the day from each of the open gardens for £10 per adult, covering entry to all the gardens. Entry is free for children under 16. The gardens will be open from 11am-5pm.

The variety of gardens on show will interest and delight, offering something for every garden lover: from the formal and ornate to natural and relaxed. City greenery and seasonal flowers, flourishing vegetables and herbs, complemented with interesting pergolas and water features.

All the gardens are accessible from Richmond town centre and within walking distance of each other. Richmond Riverside, the famous Turner view from The Terrace and beautiful Richmond Park are a stroll away.

Signs to Richmond Hill Open Gardens from Richmond train station and Richmond Riverside will be evident on the day and once at the first garden, a simple map will be included with the entry ticket. Each participating garden will have a large sign at the gate.

Garden visiting can be thirsty work so there will be refreshing teas and homemade cakes at St Matthias church hall.

Proceeds from the day will be divided between four local charities: Integrated Neurological Services (; The Conservation Volunteers (Richmond Group Biodiversity Action Team (; Richmond EAL Friendship Group ( and Off The Record (

For further information see which gives lots of information about the day.

Charity Bingo Night

Thursday, 9th March 2017. 6:38 pm

Hosted by Comedian Cassie Atkinson

£15 per ticket – includes fish and chips summer

Doors open 6.30pm

Tickets available from the office 0208 755 4000

60's Legend Mike Berry

Sunday, 9th April 2017. 8:00 pm

You are invited to attend:


Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Mike’s first hit came in 1961 with ‘A Tribute to Buddy Holly’, produced by pioneering record producer Joe Meek, and established him as the British Buddy Holly. A decade later, Mike scored a No. 1 with a re-recording of the tribute establishing him in Europe. Mike’s biggest hit, produced by Chas Hodges (of Chas ‘n’ Dave fame), came in 1980 with ‘The Sunshine of Your Smile’, earning him a silver disc. In the seventies, alongside his singing, Mike became a photographic model featuring in over 50 television commercials. Through this, Mike was offered a role in the children’s show Worzel Gummidge with Jon Pertwee. No sooner had Worzel Gummidge ended, Mike was offered his next role; Bert Spooner in Are You Being Served? staying until the show ended in 1985. In 2004 Mike fulfilled a life long ambition and made an album (‘About Time Too’) with Buddy Holly’s original Crickets, and in 2006 headlined The Clovis Music Festival in the states celebrating the music of Holly. If you missed Mike perform on BBC’s The Voice in 2016, be sure not to miss his gig on 9th April

One of the UK’s top 60s tribute bands. Take a look at their video CLICK HERE

One Kew Road Bar and Restaurant offer all our ticket holders 25% off their food and drinks bill (when taken together) so get there early. Table reservations recommended on 020 8940 5768


Richmond May Ball

Friday, 12th May 2017. 7:13 pm

Venue: Richmond Green

Black Tie

Grand Marquee


Richmond May Fair

Saturday, 13th May 2017. 10:15 am

150 stalls on Richmond Green

Big day out for Richmond

Tea Dance

Thursday, 27th April 2017. 2:00 pm

Making a grand return for all of the keen dancers in our borough. The Leader’s annual Tea Dance invites our senior residents (55+) to put on their dancing shoes and shimmy down for a fun-filled afternoon. The event will be taking place at The Clarendon Hall in York House and will be held on Thursday 27 April, from 2 to 4pm.

The Tea Dance will offer residents an opportunity to socialise with other local older residents, enjoy the live entertainment and most importantly, dance the day away! Presenting you with a showcase of ballroom dance music, the renowned Ross Mitchell Combo will also be performing live again to guarantee you a journey through the generations of ballroom dance.

Registration essential!

Eel Pie Club

Thursday, 20th April 2017. 8:30 pm

Joe Jammer’s All-Star Chicago Blues Revue will be at The Eel Pie Club on Thursday 20 April.

Originally from Chicago, Joe Jammer was live guitarist for Supertramp, Screaming Lord Sutch, Paladin, Stealers Wheel, Donna Summer and Maggie Bell.

Joe was founding member of The Olympic Runners, Jam Master for Buddy Guy’s Original Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago Jam Master at The Speakeasy, London and Session Guitarist for Mick Jagger, Joe Cocker, Ringo Starr, Jerry Lee Lewis and Oprah Winfrey

Joe Jammer has also been seen in “Sports Illustrated”, Aerosmith’s Autobiography “Walk This Way”, “Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin Uncensored” by Richard Cole, Rolling Stone Magazine’s “Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll”, The Encyclopedia of Popular Music“ and ”Close to The Edge, the story of ‘Yes’ by Chris Welch.

Joe Jammer’s Chicago Blues Revue features some great blues musicians and vocalists and is both entertaining and fun.

Thursday 20 April 2017. Doors 8:30pm. Music 9-11pm.
Eel Pie Club at The Patch, Cabbage Patch, 67 London Road, Twickenham TW1 3SZ
Tickets £11, £5 Students (with Photo ID) cash on door or by credit card via

Eel Pie Club

An Evening with the Rebecca Turner Quintet'

Friday, 5th May 2017. 7:43 pm

An Evening with the Rebecca Turner Quintet’
Aspects Productions, in association with The Bulls Head, are presenting this much talked about new talent who has been described by critics as “the new Carol King”. Multi-talented Rebecca is a singer, pianist and composer who has been delighting audiences all over London, having just recently released her album “Global Soundbite”, with Wendell Richardson (Osibisa) and Bob Thompson to great acclaim. Her present quintet comprises some of the best musicians around today, including top session bassist Andrew Heart, (Billy Idol, Bob Geldof). An Evening with Rebecca Turner will showcase her own original songs as well as some of the great standards.
Tickets from:

Many thanks,
Warren Walters
Producer/ Manager / Agent
Aspects Productions
tel: 020 8973 3605
m: 07808 156 797

Retailers meeting

Thursday, 30th March 2017. 8:15 am

8.15am Start

Venue: PayPal offices at 2 Whittaker Avenue

All Welcome

Con O’Brien
Mobile 0785 401 3864

Dona Oxford at the Eel Pie Club

Thursday, 4th May 2017. 8:00 pm

Doña Oxford, the incomparable, American, soul R&B singer and pianist, who has played with Van Morrison, Roger Daltrey, Keith Richards, Albert Lee, Elliott Randall and countless other Rock stars, is performing at the Eel Pie Club, Cabbage Patch on Thursday, 4th May as part of her latest UK/EU tour & CD release. You never know who will show up to sit in.

Doña impressed Keith Richards so much with her keyboard skills he shouted “You’re a bitch!” as they jammed on stage. She is really that amazing!!

The Hanworth Classic

Sunday, 25th June 2017. 10:32 am

The first Hanworth Classic, in 2005, was run as a challenge! The idea being it would be an additional attraction to boost visitor numbers to the Hanworth Carnival – hence the show’s name.

The first event had 7 cars on show, 2 of which belonged to the organizer. The last show in Hanworth (due to the ending of the Hanworth Carnival in 2009), had 58 vehicles.

Then a chance comment led to the first show in Bushy Park in 2009.

2011 saw the introduction of 1940s & 50s Jive, Swing & Rock and Roll music and Dance, hosted by Kingstons swing jive club Everything’s Jumpin. This has grown to several hundred dancers many of which are dressed in period,with a large covered dance floor for adults and a mini one especially for children, with a picnic area in front has made this a very special event.

Since then The Hanworth Classic has been a regular feature on Bushy Park’s event’s calendar, with over £20,300.00 being raised for the local charity, Shooting Star/Chase Children’s Hospices. We are sure our continuing success and growth can be attributed to the wonderful setting of Bushy Park combined with the very family friendly atmosphere of the Show.

Last year over 500 vehicles, including cars, motorcycles,scooters, commercial and military were on display covering all eras from the early 1900s to the present day.


Sunday, 7th May 2017. 1:47 pm

1pm to 5pm Twickenham Riverside.

Lots of free events.

Great for all ages.

Just across from Eel Pie Island.

Introduction to Trusteeship

Tuesday, 25th April 2017. 6:00 pm

Introduction to Trusteeship Part 2: Legal Structures, Risk and Liability

Tuesday 25 April 2017, 6pm – 9pm

Following on from the general overview in Part 1, this session will take a look at:
common incorporated and unincorporated legal structures
triggers for incorporation
charitability and the implication of different legal structures on trustee liability
how trustees can ensure they reduce risk
It is not necessary to have attended Part 1 in order to join this session – if you would like to improve or refresh your existing knowledge in these areas, you are welcome to book a place.

Free Family Fun Day Twickenham - Try Cycle

Sunday, 7th May 2017. 1:00 pm

Venue: Twickenham Riverside by Eel Pie Island

Mini Grand Prix Circuit
BMX Flatlands
Circus Skills Workshop
Penny Farthing Rides
Make Bike Smoothies As You Cycle

Hosted by Radio Jackie

Beer Tent & Food Stalls

Reflections at Pembroke Lodge

Tuesday, 13th June 2017. 7:30 pm

The Holly Lodge Centre in Richmond Park presents Richmond Park Reflections at Pembroke Lodge for the 14th consecutive year on Tuesday 13 June – 7:00 pm for 7:30 pm. As in previous years, we feature an evening of eclectic entertainment collaborated by Kathryn Hide. Ticket includes a welcome drink, supper and wine with your meal.
The line-up for the evening will be:-
Louise Crane – mezzo soprano with extensive operatic credits including Glyndebourne, ENO, and others in the UK and abroad.
Angus Cunningham – accomplished pianist and accompanist, he also plays the organ, harpiscord and clarinet.
Matt Entwistle – singer/guitarist
Tom McVeigh – baritone who performed in various operatic roles including Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Opera House, Scottish Opera and various West End theatres.
Paul Mountain – poet.
Ellie Nunn – singer/actress who has performed in various stage productions.
Yvonne Patrick – soprano who performed in various theatres including Glyndebourne Fesival Opear, Welsh National Opera and Garsington Opera.
Wendy Partridge and Linda Readman – a sister duo who are respectively a classical guitarist and a professional singer who loves jazz and folk music.
Jacki Piper – an actress who has performed in theatres throughout UK and abroad.
Rob Singleton – singer.

Summer Concert - Richmond Community Choir and Leipziger Choir

Sunday, 25th June 2017. 7:30 pm

Attenborough Hall at Orleans Park School, Richmond Road

7.30pm Sunday 25th June

Tickets £5 on the door

With the Martineau Brass Quintet


Dog Show - Twickenham Festival

Saturday, 10th June 2017. 1:00 pm

Diamond Jubilee Gardens, Twickenham Riverside

By Eel Pie Island

Registration 1pm

Show Time 2pm

Best Junior Handler
Best Rescue
Eating Challenge
Best Trick
Best Golden Oldie

Saturday June 10th

FREE to enter

The Volunteer Fair

Thursday, 8th June 2017. 2:00 pm

Venue: Richmond Adult Community College

RACC, Parkshot, Richmond, TW9 2RE

2pm to 6pm

Meet local charities and community groups.

Want to get involved in your local community.

SPEAR's 30th Anniversary Event

Tuesday, 11th July 2017. 6:00 pm

Live music, buffet and auction.

Pay bar.

Venue Richmond Adult Community College.

0207 036 9774

Taste of Richmond

Saturday, 15th July 2017. 7:30 pm

Communal dining event on Eel Pie Island.

Prepared by local chefs.

At Richmond Yacht Club.

Strawberry Hill Music Day

Sunday, 2nd July 2017. 12:00 pm

Afternoon tea with the Mayor and the Naked Ladies of York House

Tuesday, 25th July 2017. 3:30 pm

Afternoon tea and bubbles with the Mayor and the Naked Ladies of York House!

Residents are invited to attend a special afternoon tea event with the new Mayor of Richmond upon Thames and the naked ladies of York House.

Guests attending this first charity event for the Mayor, Cllr Lisa Blakemore, will be able to enjoy a special afternoon tea on the terrace at York House.
Following this, attendees will be invited to a tour of the building, gardens and famous Naked Lady fountains with guides from the York House Society.
The event will be on Monday 24 July from 3.30 to 5pm. Tickets cost £25 with all funds going to the Mayor’s Charities – Off the Record, Me Too and Co and Cavernoma Alliance UK.
The ticket price includes afternoon tea, which will be provided by local caterer – Plum Duff.
York House is a historic stately home in Twickenham. It is Grade II listed and is scheduled as an ancient monument, dating back to the 17th Century. With its unique history and architecture, it currently serves as the Municipal offices for Richmond Council. At the back of the house are magnificent gardens. Created in 1906, Sir Ratan Tata created the sunken garden and placed a group of marble figures, or the ‘naked ladies’ at the far end.
Cllr Blakemore said:
“This will be the first charity event I will hold over the next twelve months. I wanted my first fundraiser to be at York House, inviting residents into the beautiful building – particularly as I know many people will have never been inside or indeed know that there are splendid statues in the gardens.
“I hope as many people are able to attend the tea party. I can guarantee everyone three things – the food will be perfect, the company will be spot on, but most importantly – three charities will benefit from all ticket sales.”
Tickets can be booked online.

Basement Door

Friday, 28th July 2017. 10:15 am


Summer Madness at The Twickenham Stadium Live Room

The Basement Door launches a series of 1000+​ capacity events in The Twickenham Stadium

Live Room​ held on Friday 28th July​ and Saturday 26th August.​

Featuring bands from local
schools and colleges, the first line up includes She’s Seventeen, Vendetta, Maxine’s Toy, Regal
Sea, Casket of Fuses, Bird Brain Mafia and The Underground Vault. Doors open for 28th July
at 6pm​.
The Basement Door is a venue committed to providing a space for young people aged 14+ to
perform or watch their favourite local bands. Kevin Westbury, Chris Hill and Katie Thompson
founded the company in 2015. It now runs as a music cafe by volunteers trained via The
Basement Door to provide them with AQA Accredited certificates as part of our ongoing support
for young people gaining employment. We created the syllabus for the barista unit award that
AQA now use nationwide.
The bands perform regularly at The Basement Door’s Richmond venue and usually attract
crowds of over 100 young people. She’s Seventeen attend Kingston Grammar, Hinchley Wood
and BIMM, they received special attention from Morgan Nicholls from Muse ​and Cass Browne
from Gorillaz ​who are currently helping the band to produce their new EP. Bird Brain Mafia
attend West Thames College​ and recorded their EP here.
Casket of Fuses attend both Tiffin Boys School​ and Hollyfield School​.
Ticket link:
Event Page:
For more information please contact both Kevin: Joanna:


Thursday, 24th August 2017. 7:41 pm

BOOTLEG BLONDIE – Eel Pie Club Summer Special

Eel Pie Club at The Patch, 67 London Road, Twickenham TW1 3SZ

THURSDAY 24 AUGUST, 2017. Doors 8:30pm. Music 9-11pm.

Tickets: £14 cash on door (if still available) or by credit card via
Enquiries: 07732 322610

Please contact me if you would like further information.

With kind regards.

Gina Way
Eel Pie Club
ph. 020 8973 3605/07732 322610

Richmond Park Walk for Wildlife

Sunday, 10th September 2017. 10:00 am

Richmond Park Walk for Wildlife

This year we have partnered with Walking 4 Wildlife and TV presenter Anneka Svenska to organise a 20 mile sponsored Walk 4 Wildlife around London’s famous Richmond Park and across Wimbledon Common. This walk takes you far away from the mad hustle and bustle of Britain’s capital and in to a more familiar natural landscape. There’ll be a picnic lunch halfway, so bring your friends and family to enjoy the fresh air and accompany you on your sponsored challenge.

For full details about the walk, or to reserve your place, please complete the online enquiry form

Once you have registered your place send us an email with your details and we’ll help you get the ball rolling on fundraising. We have set up a fundraising page which you can join after you’ve registered for the walk. The minimum target to raise is £150 (per person) and you can be proud of that you have helped the Trust to continue and develop our nature conservation projects in your local area.

We are delighted to have the support of TV Presenter, Conservationist, Broadcaster and Film Maker Anneka Svenska, who presented our dinosaur lecture last year. Anneka will be leading the walk for the Environment Trust.

“I think that Walk for Wildlife is a double whammy for animals! Not only do you get out into the fresh air and see them with your own eyes, but you can also actively support your favourite conservation projects across the world at the same time. I love the idea that it’s a collective, as I’m a great believer that all charities and conservation bodies should be teaming up across the globe at this critical time..”

Bring your friends, family and a picnic lunch, and get sponsored to take part in the Richmond Park Walk 4 Wildlife.

Click here for more information and to register your place. Don’t forget to email us when you’re registered that so we can help you set up a fundraising page!

September 10th, 2017 10:00 AM through 6:00 PM
TW10 5HR
United Kingdom

Adele Returns to the Park Hotel Teddington

Friday, 15th September 2017. 7:19 pm

Friday 15th September

Adele Returns To The Park Hotel Teddington

With a great resemblance and wonderful voice to match, ADELE Tribute by Lareena is simply breath-taking.
Take your seat and enjoy a three course meal, followed by the beautiful songs of Adele. SEE THE MENU HERE
Tickets just £25 per person
To book, call us on 0208 614 9700

Richmond Business Carol Service

Wednesday, 6th December 2017. 6:00 pm

Venue: St Mary Magdalene Church

Paradise Road

All Welcome

Richmond Running Festival - Kids Mile

Sunday, 17th September 2017. 2:05 pm

Welcome to the Kids’ Mile & 500m race.

This year we have moved the usual Sunday ‘Kids’ Mile & 500m’ to Saturday 16th September. Reason is to increase capacity and have a specific childrens day… We introduce ‘SUPER SATURDAY’!!

On Sunday 17th September there will be a family mile. Click here for more information on that event.


You must register online by selecting the Kids’ Mile race on the ENTER EVENTS page or you can CLICK HERE to go straight to the registration page!


Richmond Kids’ Mile & 500m age group races


Saturday 16th September | 1.30pm – 4pm* Subject to change. Schedule to update nearer the event.

Race location

Old Deer Park (next to Pools on the Park Leisure Centre) Twickenham Road Richmond TW9 2SF PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO PARKING IN POOLS ON THE PARK. For Parking see Richmond Car Parks here here

Kids Mile & 500m Race Schedule

The races are split into school year groups with specific race times emailed to you one month before the race.

Packet Pick Up

Race packs are NOT posted, you must collect all race packs on the day at the kids registration, located in Old Deer Park. Packet pick up will be open from 11:30am to collect your child’s race number and timing chip. Please arrive early for your race, we are delighted to partner with Brentford FC CST and Lions Sports who will be bringing you a variety of multi-sport activities to entertain our kids throughout the afternoon.

The Festival

The festival is complete with live music, the Richmond Food & Fitness Expo and the London Pride bar and champagne tent (for the thirsty adults).

T-shirt Collection

T-shirt pick up will be open from 12:00pm to collect your NIKE t-shirt before the race. T-shirt collection is located next to the packet pick-up tent. Medals will be rewarded after the race at the finish line.

The Start/Finish

The start and finish is located towards the back of Old Deer Park. Head to the large race arch 10mins before the race to warm up with our GB athletes.

The Course

The 1 mile course starts and finishes in the same place this year and loops around Old Deer Park. The 500m race (for our Reception – Year 2) will be a smaller version of this loop. For the safety of our kids, parents are NOT permitted inside the course. If you want to run with your child please keep outside the course parameter.

The Finish

Parents are NOT allowed in this area. Children will be handed back to parents at the end of the finishing shoot once the parent is identified. We ask parents to assist our staff by being patient during this time. No child will be permitted to leave the Safe Zone without their parent/guardian to collect them.


The Kids’ Mile, created after the 2012 Olympics with the help of NIKE UK, is part of our Olympic Legacy. Our little runners will be supported by TEAM GB Olympians on the day and with the help of our partner NIKE, every child will be chip timed and receive the best NIKE race t-shirt and cool medal. The race starts in Old Deer Park with live music cheering on our stars of the future.


Twickenham Film Studios

Thursday, 24th August 2017. 6:15 pm



Thursday 24th August 2017

18:30 – 20:00


BAFTA’s Vice Chair Anne Morrison

Visit the exclusive private members’ The Lounge at the Twickenham Studios and be informed about their unique production and post service offering in London.


Anne Morrison, Deputy Chair of BAFTA


18.30 Guests arrive to a welcome drink and canapes

19:00 Welcome from Chamber CEO & Twickenham Studios

19.05 Anne Morrison Vice Chair of BAFTA addresses guests

19:15 Continued networking and tour of the Studios

20:00 Guests depart


Twickenham Studios holds the unique position of being the only studio actually in London that caters for the needs of both production and post.

Our doors first opened to the world of film making way back in 1913 and with over a century of experience we are more than qualified to deliver the best service!

Offering bespoke services to all media, including film and television, we aim to create a boutique experience for all of our clients.

The Barons


~ Copyright Marcin Noga ~

The Lounge is Twickenham Studios’ Private Members’ Club. Situated on the top floor of the main building, The Lounge and its’ stunning roof terrace offers panoramic views of Richmond Park and the surrounding area.

Nestled in the heart of St Margarets and a short journey to Twickenham & Richmond, this stylish and relaxed club is the place to meet, eat and drink.

Twickenham Experience Ltd. A Chamber Headline Sponsor

Cancellation Policy:Event booking cancellations are refundable if received 48 hours before the event starts. After 48 hours before the event starts refunds are not payable.
Exceptions to this policy are as follows:-Events such as Black-Tie or Special Evening Functions where the Chamber refunds cancelled tickets up to 30 days prior to an event start time. After 30 days prior the event is non-refundable. Exceptions are flagged on the Eventbrite invitation page.

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Richmond Rotary Club meeting

Tuesday, 29th August 2017. 12:16 pm

Lunch at Chez Lindsay’s Restaurant

12.30 start

All Welcome

Richmond Rotary Club meeting - Oscar Wilde and Reading Goal

Tuesday, 28th November 2017. 12:26 pm

Quiz Night

Friday, 20th October 2017. 12:05 pm

Friday 20th October
The very popular Holly Lodge Centre Quiz Night
Kings House School – Richmond
Once again, the 3rd Annual Quiz Night will be hosted by Adrian Mills. READ MORE or BOOK

Course Diary

Wednesday, 20th December 2017. 12:10 pm

Irish Night at Kempton Park Racecourse

Wednesday, 16th August 2017. 6:29 pm

Irish Night

Kempton Park Racecourse


A fantastic evening of floodlit All Weather racing, with the first race at 6.20pm and last race at 9.20pm. After racing, there will be a concert in the Parade Ring by Murphy’s Marbles and Sean Cannon, of the world famous Dubliners, performing their Celtic Journey show, so expect some well-loved songs you can sing and dance to. On the night the racecourse will be supporting The Aisling Project, a charity which reaches out to Irish people who are vulnerable, isolated and alone.
Tickets: U18s come racing for free. Adults from £16


Friday, 22nd September 2017. 7:06 pm

At the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond

Members Bar, Richmond Athletic Association

Tickets £10

Doors Open 8pm

London Welsh v Staines

Saturday, 16th September 2017. 3:00 pm

Old Deer Park, Kew Road, Richmond

Met Police anti-scamming event

Tuesday, 19th September 2017. 9:34 am

Queen Charlotte Hall, Richmond Adult Community College, Parkshot, TW92RE

19 Sep 2017 – 09:30 - 11:30

The Richmond Borough Met Police return for another immensely popular anti-scamming event.

Learn more about techniques used by scammers, and ways to safeguard yourself from their ploys and gambits.

Start time: 9.30am. Entry is free.


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