What’s On

Find walks/talks, ad-hoc volunteering or conservation work parties, gardening days and more environmental activities happening locally.

Explanation of the different types of volunteering 

Please contact the event organisers for further information.

Use ‘Categories’ to select the type of activity and ‘Tags’ for specific themes i.e. ‘Great British Spring Clean Up (22 March – 23 April 2019), Love Parks Week or Friendly Parks for All, (activities for people with dementia and their carers around Richmond upon Thames Borough).

Remember May is National Walking Month and to encourage people to take advantage of the beautiful parks and walking routes in Richmond Borough check: Richmond Health Walks – Walk This Way (discovery walks for families) – Walks by Friends of Richmond Park

May
27
Mon
London Rivers Week 2019
May 27 all-day
London Rivers Week 2019

London Rivers Week is happening this year between May 25 and 2 June, across two weekends. There are many events to celebrate our rivers across the capital, so check Thames 21 website to see how to take part.

This year’s main theme is Rewilded Rivers! London’s rivers are being rewilded – restored back to as natural a state as possible through different measures such as installing reedbeds, removing concrete channels, allowing rivers space to flood over water meadows, reconnecting them with their local floodplain, restoring adjacent wetlands and in some cases ‘daylighting’ them – bringing them above ground againLondon’s rivers are essential habitats and resources for wildlife including otters, trout, bats, kingfishers and migrating fish including critically endangered eels among others.

The team behind LRW have rewilded more than 20km of river in the capital!

Keep an eye on Thames 21 to find all the events happening across the capital, take part by joining one or create your own!

#LRW2019 #LoveYourRiver #ReclaimYourRiver

May
28
Tue
London Rivers Week 2019
May 28 all-day
London Rivers Week 2019

London Rivers Week is happening this year between May 25 and 2 June, across two weekends. There are many events to celebrate our rivers across the capital, so check Thames 21 website to see how to take part.

This year’s main theme is Rewilded Rivers! London’s rivers are being rewilded – restored back to as natural a state as possible through different measures such as installing reedbeds, removing concrete channels, allowing rivers space to flood over water meadows, reconnecting them with their local floodplain, restoring adjacent wetlands and in some cases ‘daylighting’ them – bringing them above ground againLondon’s rivers are essential habitats and resources for wildlife including otters, trout, bats, kingfishers and migrating fish including critically endangered eels among others.

The team behind LRW have rewilded more than 20km of river in the capital!

Keep an eye on Thames 21 to find all the events happening across the capital, take part by joining one or create your own!

#LRW2019 #LoveYourRiver #ReclaimYourRiver

Tea, Toast and Soup Tuesdays with the Real Junk Food Project @ ETNA Centre
May 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tea, Toast and Soup Tuesdays with the Real Junk Food Project @ ETNA Centre @ E.T.N.A. Community Centre, 13 Rosslyn Road, | England | United Kingdom

Continuing with their mission to tackle food waste, The Real Junk Food Project – Twickenham has now launched Tea, Toast and Soup Tuesdays at the ETNA Community Centre every Tuesday from 2 to 5 pm

Join in and tell and bring your friends and family for a nice homemade soup, toast and much more and ‘Pay As You Feel’ 

 

Extinction Rebellion Meet-up
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Local branch of  meets on Tuesdays at 7. 00 pm at One Kew Road Pub & Restaurant, opposite Richmond Station. All welcome!

Time is running out to limit the effects of . Join in!

 

May
29
Wed
London Rivers Week 2019
May 29 all-day
London Rivers Week 2019

London Rivers Week is happening this year between May 25 and 2 June, across two weekends. There are many events to celebrate our rivers across the capital, so check Thames 21 website to see how to take part.

This year’s main theme is Rewilded Rivers! London’s rivers are being rewilded – restored back to as natural a state as possible through different measures such as installing reedbeds, removing concrete channels, allowing rivers space to flood over water meadows, reconnecting them with their local floodplain, restoring adjacent wetlands and in some cases ‘daylighting’ them – bringing them above ground againLondon’s rivers are essential habitats and resources for wildlife including otters, trout, bats, kingfishers and migrating fish including critically endangered eels among others.

The team behind LRW have rewilded more than 20km of river in the capital!

Keep an eye on Thames 21 to find all the events happening across the capital, take part by joining one or create your own!

#LRW2019 #LoveYourRiver #ReclaimYourRiver

May
30
Thu
London Rivers Week 2019
May 30 all-day
London Rivers Week 2019

London Rivers Week is happening this year between May 25 and 2 June, across two weekends. There are many events to celebrate our rivers across the capital, so check Thames 21 website to see how to take part.

This year’s main theme is Rewilded Rivers! London’s rivers are being rewilded – restored back to as natural a state as possible through different measures such as installing reedbeds, removing concrete channels, allowing rivers space to flood over water meadows, reconnecting them with their local floodplain, restoring adjacent wetlands and in some cases ‘daylighting’ them – bringing them above ground againLondon’s rivers are essential habitats and resources for wildlife including otters, trout, bats, kingfishers and migrating fish including critically endangered eels among others.

The team behind LRW have rewilded more than 20km of river in the capital!

Keep an eye on Thames 21 to find all the events happening across the capital, take part by joining one or create your own!

#LRW2019 #LoveYourRiver #ReclaimYourRiver

May
31
Fri
London Rivers Week 2019
May 31 all-day
London Rivers Week 2019

London Rivers Week is happening this year between May 25 and 2 June, across two weekends. There are many events to celebrate our rivers across the capital, so check Thames 21 website to see how to take part.

This year’s main theme is Rewilded Rivers! London’s rivers are being rewilded – restored back to as natural a state as possible through different measures such as installing reedbeds, removing concrete channels, allowing rivers space to flood over water meadows, reconnecting them with their local floodplain, restoring adjacent wetlands and in some cases ‘daylighting’ them – bringing them above ground againLondon’s rivers are essential habitats and resources for wildlife including otters, trout, bats, kingfishers and migrating fish including critically endangered eels among others.

The team behind LRW have rewilded more than 20km of river in the capital!

Keep an eye on Thames 21 to find all the events happening across the capital, take part by joining one or create your own!

#LRW2019 #LoveYourRiver #ReclaimYourRiver

Jun
1
Sat
London Rivers Week 2019
Jun 1 all-day
London Rivers Week 2019

London Rivers Week is happening this year between May 25 and 2 June, across two weekends. There are many events to celebrate our rivers across the capital, so check Thames 21 website to see how to take part.

This year’s main theme is Rewilded Rivers! London’s rivers are being rewilded – restored back to as natural a state as possible through different measures such as installing reedbeds, removing concrete channels, allowing rivers space to flood over water meadows, reconnecting them with their local floodplain, restoring adjacent wetlands and in some cases ‘daylighting’ them – bringing them above ground againLondon’s rivers are essential habitats and resources for wildlife including otters, trout, bats, kingfishers and migrating fish including critically endangered eels among others.

The team behind LRW have rewilded more than 20km of river in the capital!

Keep an eye on Thames 21 to find all the events happening across the capital, take part by joining one or create your own!

#LRW2019 #LoveYourRiver #ReclaimYourRiver

Jun
2
Sun
London Rivers Week 2019
Jun 2 all-day
London Rivers Week 2019

London Rivers Week is happening this year between May 25 and 2 June, across two weekends. There are many events to celebrate our rivers across the capital, so check Thames 21 website to see how to take part.

This year’s main theme is Rewilded Rivers! London’s rivers are being rewilded – restored back to as natural a state as possible through different measures such as installing reedbeds, removing concrete channels, allowing rivers space to flood over water meadows, reconnecting them with their local floodplain, restoring adjacent wetlands and in some cases ‘daylighting’ them – bringing them above ground againLondon’s rivers are essential habitats and resources for wildlife including otters, trout, bats, kingfishers and migrating fish including critically endangered eels among others.

The team behind LRW have rewilded more than 20km of river in the capital!

Keep an eye on Thames 21 to find all the events happening across the capital, take part by joining one or create your own!

#LRW2019 #LoveYourRiver #ReclaimYourRiver

Jun
3
Mon
Coffee Morning with the Real Junk Food Project @ ETNA Centre – East Twickenham
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join  The Real Junk Food Project coffee morning every Monday 11.00am to 1.00pm at E.T.N.A. Community Centre (except Bank Holidays)

Come along and enjoy a bite to eat, a drink and good company at our ‘pay-as-you-feel’ community cafe.

Come along and meet Crissy and Clare who look forward to welcoming you and share with you the surplus food donated by local businesses and chatting to you about this wonderful project.

Jun
4
Tue
Tea, Toast and Soup Tuesdays with the Real Junk Food Project @ ETNA Centre
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tea, Toast and Soup Tuesdays with the Real Junk Food Project @ ETNA Centre @ E.T.N.A. Community Centre, 13 Rosslyn Road, | England | United Kingdom

Continuing with their mission to tackle food waste, The Real Junk Food Project – Twickenham has now launched Tea, Toast and Soup Tuesdays at the ETNA Community Centre every Tuesday from 2 to 5 pm

Join in and tell and bring your friends and family for a nice homemade soup, toast and much more and ‘Pay As You Feel’ 

 

Extinction Rebellion Meet-up
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Local branch of  meets on Tuesdays at 7. 00 pm at One Kew Road Pub & Restaurant, opposite Richmond Station. All welcome!

Time is running out to limit the effects of . Join in!

 

Jun
9
Sun
Wild Kingston by Citizen Zoo
Jun 9 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wild Kingston by Citizen Zoo @ Rose Theatre, | England | United Kingdom

Step into Kingston’s wilder side for a show that will celebrate our natural world like never before. This inspirational event will introduce you to some of the fascinating creatures that also call Kingston home, opening your eyes to a world that surrounds us though is rarely seen.
Through a series of high energy, informative and fun talks, led by national experts and local conservationists, we will bring to life and showcase our wildlife, celebrating the living world around us. And you will be treated to the premiere of the short film ‘The Hogsmill’ narrated by the wonderful Griff Rhys Jones and filmed by local BBC wildlife cameraman, Tom Hooker, who has worked on several high profile wildlife productions such as Blue Planet 2.
This momentous event will also bring together the incredible communities and groups across Kingston, who actively work to support and enhance our natural world, demonstrating how everyone can make a real and positive difference to our local environment.
Suitable for the young and old, those who love wildlife and want to learn a bit more as well as experienced conservationists, don’t miss this special one-off chance when we will be bringing Kingston together for one night to focus on the amazing natural world around us!
Event Details
9th June 2019 | 16:30 | £10 – £6 | Age 6+
Rose Theatre, 24-26 High St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HL

 

WILD Kingston – speakers line-up download

Jun
10
Mon
Coffee Morning with the Real Junk Food Project @ ETNA Centre – East Twickenham
Jun 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join  The Real Junk Food Project coffee morning every Monday 11.00am to 1.00pm at E.T.N.A. Community Centre (except Bank Holidays)

Come along and enjoy a bite to eat, a drink and good company at our ‘pay-as-you-feel’ community cafe.

Come along and meet Crissy and Clare who look forward to welcoming you and share with you the surplus food donated by local businesses and chatting to you about this wonderful project.

Jun
11
Tue
Tea, Toast and Soup Tuesdays with the Real Junk Food Project @ ETNA Centre
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tea, Toast and Soup Tuesdays with the Real Junk Food Project @ ETNA Centre @ E.T.N.A. Community Centre, 13 Rosslyn Road, | England | United Kingdom

Continuing with their mission to tackle food waste, The Real Junk Food Project – Twickenham has now launched Tea, Toast and Soup Tuesdays at the ETNA Community Centre every Tuesday from 2 to 5 pm

Join in and tell and bring your friends and family for a nice homemade soup, toast and much more and ‘Pay As You Feel’ 

 

Extinction Rebellion Meet-up
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Local branch of  meets on Tuesdays at 7. 00 pm at One Kew Road Pub & Restaurant, opposite Richmond Station. All welcome!

Time is running out to limit the effects of . Join in!

 

Jun
17
Mon
Coffee Morning with the Real Junk Food Project @ ETNA Centre – East Twickenham
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join  The Real Junk Food Project coffee morning every Monday 11.00am to 1.00pm at E.T.N.A. Community Centre (except Bank Holidays)

Come along and enjoy a bite to eat, a drink and good company at our ‘pay-as-you-feel’ community cafe.

Come along and meet Crissy and Clare who look forward to welcoming you and share with you the surplus food donated by local businesses and chatting to you about this wonderful project.

Jun
18
Tue
Tea, Toast and Soup Tuesdays with the Real Junk Food Project @ ETNA Centre
Jun 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tea, Toast and Soup Tuesdays with the Real Junk Food Project @ ETNA Centre @ E.T.N.A. Community Centre, 13 Rosslyn Road, | England | United Kingdom

Continuing with their mission to tackle food waste, The Real Junk Food Project – Twickenham has now launched Tea, Toast and Soup Tuesdays at the ETNA Community Centre every Tuesday from 2 to 5 pm

Join in and tell and bring your friends and family for a nice homemade soup, toast and much more and ‘Pay As You Feel’ 

 

Extinction Rebellion Meet-up
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Local branch of  meets on Tuesdays at 7. 00 pm at One Kew Road Pub & Restaurant, opposite Richmond Station. All welcome!

Time is running out to limit the effects of . Join in!

 

Jun
21
Fri
Get On Board 2019 – Towpath Litter Pick
Jun 21 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Get On Board 2019 - Towpath Litter Pick @ Richmond Riverside | England | United Kingdom

Be Richmond & South West London Environment Network organise this event with the aim of highlighting the problem of plastic pollution in our waterways.

Be Richmond Chairman Erick Kervaon said:

“The river is an integral part of Richmond and one of its greatest assets. A clean, healthy river is vital to the town for both business and recreation. Get on Board 2019 will demonstrate our commitment to the environment and be a great fun event for participants and spectators alike.”

In addition to the popular paddleboard event, a towpath litter pick is also undertaken. In scaling up this years event, we are increasing the number of routes litter picked:

  • Kew Bridge to Richmond Bridge along the Surrey bank
  • Ham to Richmond Bridge along the Surrey Bank
  • Isleworth to Richmond Bridge along the Middlesex bank
  • Twickenham to Richmond Bridge along the Middlesex bank

See the 2018 video and media coverage