On Thursday 6th September Cleve West, local gardener and winner of ‘best in show’ at RHS Chelsea in 2011/2012, will be sharing images of his work and wisdom on gardening – for flowers and vegetables alike, for beauty and nutrition, in the conditions of both drought and flood we’re experiencing this year.
Hosted by the Lensbury in their beautiful Riverside Pavillion, this event (6:30-8:30pm) is in aid of Jeevika Trust, a local charity delivering vital water and sanitation projects in village India, the world’s biggest poverty trap. To register for ‘Cleve at the Lensbury’ email email@example.com or call 020 8973 3773. Tickets are £10 with a free drink.
On Friday 7th September Retro and the Teddington branch of Waterstones are hosting an exciting opportunity to meet authors Louise Voss and Mark Edwards, best-selling writers of Killing Cupid and Catch your Death at a ‘lunch and learn’ event.
Included in the £14.50 price will be a delicious 3 course lunch at 1pm, followed by the talk from Louise and Mark describing their journey from starting to write together to becoming the first UK self-published authors to reach number 1 in both the Amazon Kindle and Amazon fiction charts. Contact Retro to book your place to combine great food with inspiring ideas for budding authors!
This Saturday the travelling antiques and collectibles market returns to Elleray Hall (9:30am-4pm) and Teddington and Hampton Wick Voluntary Care Group are hosting a book Sale and coffee morning at the Baptist Church hall on Stanley Road 10:30am-12.
There are still a few tickets left for the quiz night of the year at the Lensbury, Saturday 22nd September. Organised by Do Events the evening will begin at 7pm with a 5 round quiz and curry, followed by live music from The Love Handles until late (recently seen playing to packed crowds at The Kings Head). To book, call 020 8614 6420, prices are club members £15, non-members £20.
The Landmark Autumn Wedding Fair this year celebrates ten years of wedding fairs at the Landmark Arts Centre. To mark this occasion a special cake will be available at this unique and popular event that showcases the best of local and national wedding businesses, from bridal gowns to groom wear, cakes, vintage china, venues and catering.
One lucky groom will win a ‘fast track style package’ worth nearly £400 including men’s colour analysis and personal styling by Julia van den Berg of House of Colour, Twickenham. The show on Sunday 23rd September will be supported by locally based Majestic Wine and florists Jo Butler Flowers will also include inspirational fashion shows will be held between 12-2pm.
In addition to their regular jazz events, the Wharf are continuing their tradition of exhibiting art in their bar area. From 26th September, works from Sam Walker will be on display in the “Homemakers and Widescreen Series” exhibition. Sam’s work has been received with great critical acclaim resulting in exhibitions in New York, Venice (California), Amsterdam and many galleries in London.
In addition to the hostage drama “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me” (16th-22nd Sep), Teddington Theatre Club’s next production in the main auditorium of the Hampton Hill Playhouse will be Tim Firth’s Calendar Girls, based on the motion picture & directed by Cath Messum. Based on the real-life heroines of North Yorkshire, TTC presents one of the first amateur productions of this nationwide smash from the 30th September – 7th October. See box office website for more details.
On Sunday, 30th September 7pm, Normansfield Theatre don’t miss Honor Blackman as Herself” – a rare appearance from Honor as herself in conversation with Director Richard Digby Day. Honor will look back over her astonishing life, from her beginnings, her family, and her rise to stardom with her usual sense of humour and perspective.
Honor Blackman’s illustrious career spans six decades, and includes film, stage and television. Her most famous roles being Pussy Galore in Goldfinger, Cathy Gale in the Avengers, and Laura West in The Upper Hand. Tickets are £15 or £12 for concessions, there will also be songs!
The Langdon Down Centre is one of many buildings in the borough and across London that will be open to the public for the Open House London, this year occurring on the weekend of 22nd/23rd September.