St Margarets Community Website Newsletter

2 July 2015

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Latest News

Is There a Stag Beetle at the Bottom of Your Garden?

Stag Beetle 1

Last Friday I was tidying up what I like to call my office - a.k.a the back bedroom - when I found, lurking in the wastepaper bin, a Stag Beetle giving me one of those “What are you staring at, pal?” looks. It was big - about the size of a large box of matches - and waving around a set of fearsome jaws.

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Event Reminder: St Margarets Fair 2015

St Mags Fair

The 2015 Fair again promises to be an incredible day of fun and excitement for our wonderful community. There is a full programme of entertainment throughout the day.

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View theTwickenham Alive Film Festival Winning Films for 2015

The Film Festival is a community event created by Twickenham Alive in 2013 which brings together filmmakers from the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and allows audiences to see types of films that they would not otherwise see. This…

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Successful Poetry Event in Richmond Park

On 17th June 2015, winner of the 2014 prestigious TS Eliot Award for poetry, David Harsent (who lives in Barnes), premiered a new poem dedicated to Richmond Park and its wildlife at an event in Pembroke Lodge to celebrate the restoration of Poets Corner in the Park.

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Summer 2015 Holiday Activities at Orleans House Gallery!

papier mache pigeons

Fill your holidays with creativity! From 28 July to 14 August 2015 for children aged 0 to 17.

We offer a range of full and half day workshops for early years, children and young people. Visit the gallery exhibition and work with professional artists specialising in a range of different techniques from drawing, painting and print-making to sculpture and textiles.

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Turner's House Charity Auction Boosts Restoration Fund

Thanks to the team at High Road Auctions, Twickenham who generously donated their time and talent to host yesterday's auction, and those who donated collectables, Turner's House Trust's restoration appeal fund has benefited by over £3,000….

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Event Reminder: RSS Taming of the Shrew - 20 to 25 July 2015

RSS Taming of the Shrew

Richmond Shakespeare Society (RSS) - one of the borough's longest-standing theatre companies - is staging The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare from Monday 20th to Saturday 25th July at the Fountain Gardens, Twickenham Riverside.

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Rachel Smith, Flute Lessons

From beginners to advanced, £20 for half and hour or £40 per hour. I have around 15 years of extensive teaching experience of all ages from 8 to 80! and beginners to advanced and post conservatoire level, both privately and…

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

arthouse 2015

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.

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Upcoming Events

Here are the events coming up in the next few weeks in our area.

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Upcoming Plays

Here are the plays that are currently running or happening soon in our area.

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