Archive of posts from June 2015

The Magical Hag Stones of the River Crane

Hag Stones

To most people they are just stones with holes in them – a curiosity that you might dangle on a nail or use as a key fob – but to observers of the occult or followers of the faerie way they are hag stones and imbued with great magical powers…

25 June 2015 | around_town

Event Reminder: ARThouse 2015 - 26 June to 5 July 2015

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Runs over the weekends of 26 to 28 June and 3 to 5 July 2015 all over Richmond Borough,

ARThouse is a celebration of the wealth of creative talent that exists within the borough of Richmond upon Thames. Artists join together and exhibit their work across two summer weekends, providing visitors the chance to see the unique environment in which their art is created, celebrate local artists and buy work directly from the creator themselves.

25 June 2015 | around_town

Thursday Night Music Club at the Turk's Head

Thurs Music Night at Turks Head   9 July 2015

Methyl Blue, has recently launched the Thursday Night Music Club at the Turk’s Head on the second Thursday of every month. The format is ‘unplugged’ and we play a mix of covers from the Beatles to the Clash. Guest artists are welcome to perform a short set as part of the evening if they contact us in advance at tjbamford@icloud.com.

25 June 2015 | around_town

Local Artists at JMW Turner's House for ARThouse 2015

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Celebrating ARThouse 2015 Turner’s House is delighted to host an exhibition by two local professional artists, both inspired by our great British landscape painter.

25 June 2015 | around_town

ARThouse Pop-up in Old Lyric Palace Cinema - until 10 July 2015

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A new lease of life will be brought to a Twickenham building when it is transformed into a temporary pop-up art gallery and workshop space as part of Richmond’s Open Studios Festival ARThouse.

25 June 2015 | around_town

Event Reminder: Victoria Newton - 30 June 2015

Victoria newton

Stunning Jazz vocalist with Tim Lapthorn on piano

All the way from Australia, Victoria presents an irresistible mix of sensual Jazz standards, beguiling bossa nova’s and healthy get down on it groove pieces she has supported greats such as Ray Charles and Dionne Warwick and her bubbly effervescent personality has made her a very popular vocalists since she came to London.

24 June 2015 | around_town

Don't forget to have your say in the Second Stage CPZ review

For people living in the St Margarets area, you will hopefully be aware that Richmond Council is consulting on proposals to change the parking zone areas.

24 June 2015 | news

Farewell Marguerite

Marguerite patten in colour

I come from a generation who were raised on Marguerite Patten’s wartime recipes. Her meals were shaped – as we were – by food rationing, shortages and some unusual additions to our diet like dried egg, spam, whale steaks and that ghastly canned fish – snoek. We are the generation that still remembers, not always fondly, tripe and trotters, scrag end and sago and worse of all – tapioca known as "frog spawn " by the millions of kids obliged to eat it

19 June 2015 | around_town

Event Reminder: Father's Day 2015 at The Turks Head

Relax at your local this Father’s Day and enjoy the start of the summer.

19 June 2015 | around_town

Liberal Democrat Councillors Set Out Vision for St Margarets

Local Liberal Democrat Councillor (and Deputy Opposition Leader), Alexander Ehmann has written to Conservative Cabinet Member, Pamela Fleming setting out a number of ambitious projects for St Margarets as part of the Council’s Village Plan consultation (due to conclude on the 29 June). Cllr Ehmann’s asks include:

19 June 2015 | around_town

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