29/09/2016

What’s On

There are lots of fantastic environmental events happening locally every week including talks, walks and ad-hoc volunteering on conservation work parties/days and gardening activities. Please contact the event organisers for further information. Please see this page for information on the different types/descriptions of volunteering in the environmental sector.

Use the ‘categories’ to select the type of activity and the ‘tags’ for the specific themes i.e. Friendly Parks for All, a programme of activities for people with dementia and their carers.

Sep
21
Thu
Conservation Day with TCV
Sep 21 @ 10:15 am – 4:00 pm

Fancy getting involved in practical conservation projects and being outdoors? Join The Conservation Volunteers and their Biodiversity Action Team in Richmond and Hounslow.

They have projects running on Wednesdays, Thursdays and occasional weekends. Meeting at The Embankment, Twickenham, TW1 3DU at the garage almost opposite the footbridge to Eel Pie Island at 9.55am or at 10.20ish at the site, returning by around 4pm.

Sep
22
Fri
Secret Art Sale at RACC with Environment Trust, Richmond
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

An affordable way to purchase original art that may be by someone famous. The works are anonymously donated by acclaimed artists, art students, celebrities, architects, illustrators, jewellers, photographers…You can buy any work for just £35. This enables buyers to purchase works of art they like at an affordable price, whilst offering them the chance of owning work by a renowned artist or celebrity. Only when buyers receive their purchase will the name of the artist be revealed!
The Environment Trust expects to receive over 200 submissions from acclaimed artists and celebrities including, Joss Ackland CBE, Ken Howard OBE RA, Richard Long CBE RA, Ian Ritchie CBE RA, Deborah Meaden, Katherine Jenkins and Milton Jones, to name but few. We also have some amazing pieces from graphic art, architectural and fine art students.

View the gallery here.

In its first year, the Secret Art Sale was attended by approximately 1000 visitors and almost all works sold.

Find more detailed information here

Play: When the Rain Stops Falling. The Questors Theatre, Ealing
Sep 22 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm

Heartrendingly beautiful play by Australian playwright Andrew Bovell. When the Rain Stops Falling spans four generations and two continents, exploring patterns of betrayal, abandonment, love and, finally, redemption.
In a claustrophobic flat in London in 1965 Henry Law declares he has visions of the future – one day fish will fall from the sky and the earth become a sea. In the Australian desert in 2039, in a world ravaged by climate change, a fish falls from the sky landing at the feet of Henry’s descendent Gabriel York. In the intervening years and generations seven characters grapple with the mysteries of their past.

A complex and challenging play of breath-taking ambition.

Suitable for ages 12+

Tickets: £14 (£12 conc, £7 under-16/student). Final Friday and Saturday: £18 (£15 conc, £9.50 under-16/student). First night only: £7

Sep
23
Sat
Nature’s Gym
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Take part in practical nature conservation activities around Richmond’s local parks, nature reserves and open spaces with Nature’s Gym once a month on Saturdays from 10:30am to 3pm.

These are an excellent way to become fitter and healthier while doing something positive for you and for your local environment. Please click here to see the different locations where the Nature’s Gym activities take place.

Nature’s Gym is free, fun and no experience is needed. The sessions are catered for a range of abilities and there are usually a variety of tasks to carry out. It is a great way to visit local sites that you may not know about and lend a helping hand to improve the parks and nature reserves in the Borough.

These sessions are run by Glendale’s Nature Conservation Officer at different locations. For more information on activities and where they take place, please contact Glendale Nature Conservation Officer: 07825 860 459, or visit Nature’s Gym website.

Secret Art Sale at RACC with Environment Trust, Richmond
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

An affordable way to purchase original art that may be by someone famous. The works are anonymously donated by acclaimed artists, art students, celebrities, architects, illustrators, jewellers, photographers…You can buy any work for just £35. This enables buyers to purchase works of art they like at an affordable price, whilst offering them the chance of owning work by a renowned artist or celebrity. Only when buyers receive their purchase will the name of the artist be revealed!
The Environment Trust expects to receive over 200 submissions from acclaimed artists and celebrities including, Joss Ackland CBE, Ken Howard OBE RA, Richard Long CBE RA, Ian Ritchie CBE RA, Deborah Meaden, Katherine Jenkins and Milton Jones, to name but few. We also have some amazing pieces from graphic art, architectural and fine art students.

View the gallery here.

In its first year, the Secret Art Sale was attended by approximately 1000 visitors and almost all works sold.

Find more detailed information here

Access-friendly afternoon History Walk with FoBC, Barnes Common
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Friends of Barnes Common for a fascinating insight into Barnes Common Led by Mike Hildesley

Meet at Barnes Pond by the Totem (outside OSO on the Common side of pond) to depart at 14.00. The walk should last no more than an hour and a quarter, taking in the Green, Maisie’s Meadow and Mill Hill.  The walk finishes at the Green for those wishing to join the after-walk chats.

This shorter walk is wheel-chair friendly and particularly suitable for anyone not wishing to join in the friends’ longer ventures, or preferring flatter surfaces. For anyone walking, good walking shoes or boots are recommended and please be aware there may be bugs! Whilst this is a history walk, there is no harm in bringing binoculars in case of interesting sightings.

 

Please book your place by email

Play: When the Rain Stops Falling. The Questors Theatre, Ealing
Sep 23 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm

Heartrendingly beautiful play by Australian playwright Andrew Bovell. When the Rain Stops Falling spans four generations and two continents, exploring patterns of betrayal, abandonment, love and, finally, redemption.
In a claustrophobic flat in London in 1965 Henry Law declares he has visions of the future – one day fish will fall from the sky and the earth become a sea. In the Australian desert in 2039, in a world ravaged by climate change, a fish falls from the sky landing at the feet of Henry’s descendent Gabriel York. In the intervening years and generations seven characters grapple with the mysteries of their past.

A complex and challenging play of breath-taking ambition.

Suitable for ages 12+

Tickets: £14 (£12 conc, £7 under-16/student). Final Friday and Saturday: £18 (£15 conc, £9.50 under-16/student). First night only: £7

Sep
24
Sun
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
Sep 24 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Crane Park Island is a London Wildlife Trust designated Local Nature Reserve located in Crane Park in Whitton in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

Volunteer conservation days are run on every last Sunday of the month to maintain and enhance the natural environment around the island.

The workday hours are from 10.30am to 3.30pm (or thereabouts) with a break for lunch.

Meet at the small building next to the Shot Tower in Crane Park in Whitton

There is no need to book and you don’t have to commit for a whole day — even if you can only spare an hour or two you will always be welcome. Afternoon sessions start around 1.30pm. with activities including general habitat maintenance and improvement, and keeping paths, etc. clear and safe for visitors, and other tasks to age and ability as needed.

The workdays are not suitable for very young children but older children might enjoy them. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Wear old clothes (be prepared to get muddy on occasions) and strong footwear (it is a good idea to bring wellies if you have them, although we have a selection), bring water, especially in summer, and bring lunch if you are thinking of staying all day, as it is quite a walk to the nearest shop. We provide tea or coffee at lunchtime. All tools and equipment are provided.

Play: When the Rain Stops Falling. The Questors Theatre, Ealing
Sep 24 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm

Heartrendingly beautiful play by Australian playwright Andrew Bovell. When the Rain Stops Falling spans four generations and two continents, exploring patterns of betrayal, abandonment, love and, finally, redemption.
In a claustrophobic flat in London in 1965 Henry Law declares he has visions of the future – one day fish will fall from the sky and the earth become a sea. In the Australian desert in 2039, in a world ravaged by climate change, a fish falls from the sky landing at the feet of Henry’s descendent Gabriel York. In the intervening years and generations seven characters grapple with the mysteries of their past.

A complex and challenging play of breath-taking ambition.

Suitable for ages 12+

Tickets: £14 (£12 conc, £7 under-16/student). Final Friday and Saturday: £18 (£15 conc, £9.50 under-16/student). First night only: £7

Sep
26
Tue
Growing Together – Community Gardening with Friends of Barnes Common
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join FoBC on Tuesday mornings at Vine Road Recreation Ground SW13 0NE.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in a rewarding activity outdoors and meet new people!

All ages welcomed on the following times:

10.15 – 11.00 Under 5’s

11.00 – 13.00 Adults and older children

To keep up to date with the latest information and all activities run by the friends please click here to visit their website.

 

 

Community Gardening at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham
Sep 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This is a regular drop in session for those who want to improve their skills and meet fellow gardeners while helping restore Strawberry Hill House gardens to their original picturesque design.

When: Every Tuesday from 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Where: Strawberry Hill House Garden, 268 Waldegrave Road,
Twickenham, TW1 4ST

Meet at the community garden or in the poly-tunnel if wet.  Tasks involve watering, seed sowing, pruning and helping to prepare materials. Volunteers can enjoy a break with tea and biscuits

For more information about Strawberry Hill House, please click here to visit their website. 

 

Play: When the Rain Stops Falling. The Questors Theatre, Ealing
Sep 26 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm

Heartrendingly beautiful play by Australian playwright Andrew Bovell. When the Rain Stops Falling spans four generations and two continents, exploring patterns of betrayal, abandonment, love and, finally, redemption.
In a claustrophobic flat in London in 1965 Henry Law declares he has visions of the future – one day fish will fall from the sky and the earth become a sea. In the Australian desert in 2039, in a world ravaged by climate change, a fish falls from the sky landing at the feet of Henry’s descendent Gabriel York. In the intervening years and generations seven characters grapple with the mysteries of their past.

A complex and challenging play of breath-taking ambition.

Suitable for ages 12+

Tickets: £14 (£12 conc, £7 under-16/student). Final Friday and Saturday: £18 (£15 conc, £9.50 under-16/student). First night only: £7

Sep
27
Wed
Gardening at Orleans House Garden, Twickenham Riverside
Sep 27 @ 9:45 am – 12:30 pm

Join the volunteer gardeners at Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham, to help look after the gardens and woodland grounds.

When: Wednesday mornings from 9.45am to 12.30pm

Where: Orleans House Garden, Orleans House on Twickenham Riverside.

The morning is led by an experienced gardener Joy Lee, with a small and friendly group. The sessions always happen unless the weather is very wet.

You can email Joy for more information, or just turn up at the start of the session at 9.45am and find Joy at the gardening tool shed behind the main gallery at Orleans House.

Click here to find out more about Orleans House Gallery and to get directions to the site

 

 

 

 

Conservation Day with TCV
Sep 27 @ 10:15 am – 4:00 pm

Fancy getting involved in practical conservation projects and being outdoors?  Join The Conservation Volunteers and their Biodiversity Action Team in Richmond and Hounslow.

They have projects running on Wednesdays, Thursdays and occasional weekends.  Meeting at The Embankment, Twickenham, TW1 3DU at the garage almost opposite the footbridge to Eel Pie  Island at 9.55am or at 10.20ish at the site, returning by around 4pm.

Green Gym at Mereway Nature Park, Twickenham
Sep 27 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm

Richmond Green Gym offers a unique and free opportunity for local people to get involved in transforming Mereway Nature Park and Orchard for the benefit of wildlife and the local community

Volunteering is free, simple and no experience necessary.

Richmond Green Gym meets every week on Wednesday at 10.45am – 2pm. The meeting point is at Kneller Gardens café (TW2 6PH) at 10.45am.

Contact Chloe 07717494476 or gg-richmond@tcv.org.uk to book your place or just turn up on the day.

Play: When the Rain Stops Falling. The Questors Theatre, Ealing
Sep 27 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm

Heartrendingly beautiful play by Australian playwright Andrew Bovell. When the Rain Stops Falling spans four generations and two continents, exploring patterns of betrayal, abandonment, love and, finally, redemption.
In a claustrophobic flat in London in 1965 Henry Law declares he has visions of the future – one day fish will fall from the sky and the earth become a sea. In the Australian desert in 2039, in a world ravaged by climate change, a fish falls from the sky landing at the feet of Henry’s descendent Gabriel York. In the intervening years and generations seven characters grapple with the mysteries of their past.

A complex and challenging play of breath-taking ambition.

Suitable for ages 12+

Tickets: £14 (£12 conc, £7 under-16/student). Final Friday and Saturday: £18 (£15 conc, £9.50 under-16/student). First night only: £7

Sep
28
Thu
Conservation Day with TCV
Sep 28 @ 10:15 am – 4:00 pm

Fancy getting involved in practical conservation projects and being outdoors? Join The Conservation Volunteers and their Biodiversity Action Team in Richmond and Hounslow.

They have projects running on Wednesdays, Thursdays and occasional weekends. Meeting at The Embankment, Twickenham, TW1 3DU at the garage almost opposite the footbridge to Eel Pie Island at 9.55am or at 10.20ish at the site, returning by around 4pm.

Play: When the Rain Stops Falling. The Questors Theatre, Ealing
Sep 28 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm

Heartrendingly beautiful play by Australian playwright Andrew Bovell. When the Rain Stops Falling spans four generations and two continents, exploring patterns of betrayal, abandonment, love and, finally, redemption.
In a claustrophobic flat in London in 1965 Henry Law declares he has visions of the future – one day fish will fall from the sky and the earth become a sea. In the Australian desert in 2039, in a world ravaged by climate change, a fish falls from the sky landing at the feet of Henry’s descendent Gabriel York. In the intervening years and generations seven characters grapple with the mysteries of their past.

A complex and challenging play of breath-taking ambition.

Suitable for ages 12+

Tickets: £14 (£12 conc, £7 under-16/student). Final Friday and Saturday: £18 (£15 conc, £9.50 under-16/student). First night only: £7

Sep
29
Fri
Play: When the Rain Stops Falling. The Questors Theatre, Ealing
Sep 29 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm

Heartrendingly beautiful play by Australian playwright Andrew Bovell. When the Rain Stops Falling spans four generations and two continents, exploring patterns of betrayal, abandonment, love and, finally, redemption.
In a claustrophobic flat in London in 1965 Henry Law declares he has visions of the future – one day fish will fall from the sky and the earth become a sea. In the Australian desert in 2039, in a world ravaged by climate change, a fish falls from the sky landing at the feet of Henry’s descendent Gabriel York. In the intervening years and generations seven characters grapple with the mysteries of their past.

A complex and challenging play of breath-taking ambition.

Suitable for ages 12+

Tickets: £14 (£12 conc, £7 under-16/student). Final Friday and Saturday: £18 (£15 conc, £9.50 under-16/student). First night only: £7

Sep
30
Sat
Play: When the Rain Stops Falling. The Questors Theatre, Ealing
Sep 30 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm

Heartrendingly beautiful play by Australian playwright Andrew Bovell. When the Rain Stops Falling spans four generations and two continents, exploring patterns of betrayal, abandonment, love and, finally, redemption.
In a claustrophobic flat in London in 1965 Henry Law declares he has visions of the future – one day fish will fall from the sky and the earth become a sea. In the Australian desert in 2039, in a world ravaged by climate change, a fish falls from the sky landing at the feet of Henry’s descendent Gabriel York. In the intervening years and generations seven characters grapple with the mysteries of their past.

A complex and challenging play of breath-taking ambition.

Suitable for ages 12+

Tickets: £14 (£12 conc, £7 under-16/student). Final Friday and Saturday: £18 (£15 conc, £9.50 under-16/student). First night only: £7