Do you have Office Space for a Local Charity?

Office is space is urgently needed to two people to use on a part-time basis.

Anything from a self-contained room to just two work stations would be ideal. It doesn’t need to be furnished and it can be in a shared space.

The David Adams Leukaemia Appeal fundraises for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. During its 23 year history it has raised over £1M, which has been used in such things as: funding research posts, a nurses’ library and co-supporting state-of-the-art research and diagnostic centres. The charity runs events locally and around London and is a member of Richmond Chamber of Commerce.

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20 December 2014 | Category » around town | Comments [0]

The Other Christmas Truce - 1915

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After nearly a year of remembrance of the 1st World War most of us already know the story of the Christmas Truce of 1914, when British, French and German troops sang carols together across ‘No Man’s Land’ and rose from their trenches to play football and exchange gifts. It has been written about and dramatised in plays and films, pop videos and songs. This year the truce even provided the theme for a Sainsbury’s TV commercial.

But there was another Christmas Truce that is less well known. It took place the following year in 1915 in the front line trenches at Laventie in Northern France and we know this because of two men who were there.

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18 December 2014 | Category » around town | Comments [1]

Exciting Musical Courses for 2015

Here are a few singing, ukulele and songwriting courses from Suyra and Elaine for you to consider over the holidays….

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18 December 2014 | Category » around town | Comments [0]

Christmas Damage Limitation Guide

There are several reasons why most of us will gain weight through December and it’s not just because we’re surrounded by more fat- and sugar-laden food than usual. Motivation to exercise plummets, and whilst we may excuse ourselves because we’re…

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18 December 2014 | Category » around town | Comments [0]

Ian Mclagan... from Isleworth

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Our neck of the West London woods has a proud reputation for originating, nurturing and cherishing popular music and those that play it, from international stars like Mick Jagger and Pete Townshend to amateur bluespickers noodling away in their back bedroom. Sadly on the 3rd December one of that august company died.

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13 December 2014 | Category » around town | Comments [2]

Yoga Fitness Starts the New Year with Two New Classes

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The most wonderful thing about yoga is that ‘Yoga is for everyone’, virtually anyone can practice it, with a modified practice to suit you. Forget visions of Cirque du Soleil type students bending around in your local community hall, yoga is for people of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities.

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13 December 2014 | Category » around town | Comments [2]

Learn a New Language in the New Year!

Are you a local business keen to ensure the professional development of your employees in a beneficial and enjoyable way? Or simply stuck on gift ideas for family, friends or colleagues? Why not offer them language training in French, German or Spanish? As well as running bespoke language tuition and conversation groups from my home next to Richmond Bridge, I am available to travel to your offices during working hours or your lunch break. There are only a few slots opening in 2015, so get in touch soon to book or with any questions.

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12 December 2014 | Category » around town | Comments [0]

Holly Lodge Centre Christmas Concert a Success

Clarendon School

The Choir of Clarenden special needs school in Hampton brought its inimitable version of “Do you want to build a snowman?” from the Disney movie, “Frozen” to St Mary Magdalene Church in Richmond as one of the highlights of the Holly Lodge Centre’s annual Christmas concert Tuesday evening, 2 December.

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12 December 2014 | Category » around town | Comments [0]

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