Time flies by when you’re the driver of a train. Big flippin deal! It also passes damn quickly for the rest of us, too. Summer’s pretty much over, kids go back to school, sports that don’t require white clothing are back and we sit around wondering how we got three quarters of the way through the year without achieving any of our New Year resolutions. Don’t despair. There’s still stuff going on to help your bear the crushing weight of your own Twickenham existence. Try these for example…
Great River Race – Sat 17th Sept
A great spectacle as a flotilla of over 300 floating craft battle their way from Docklands to Ham. It starts at around 1.40pm reaches Richmond Bridge at about 4.30pm. Free to watch, of course. Details: here.
“Rhythm Force on the Riverside” – Sat 17th & Sun 18th Sept
Two nights of varied music in Orleans Gardens sponsored by the RFU. Rock, pop, soul, jazz and the Army Big Band. Tickets £13, runs 6.45pm-10.45pm. This seems to be the current official page for more info but it doesn’t say much. Better info from the Army site.
Twickenham Riverside Regatta – Sat 17th & Sun 18th Sept
Taking place at Twickenham Embankment over the weekend. Includes “Charlie Shore’s Children’s Regatta”, a recreation of the historic Twickenham Boys & Girls Regatta on the Saturday and stand up paddle board races on the Sunday. Official info. Better info.
Open House London – Sat 17th & Sun 18th Sept
Your chance to nose around some of London’s historic and unusual buildings. There are quite a few places open in the area including Kneller Hall, the Kilmorey Mausoleum, Strawberry Hill House and Marble Hill House.
Check the details for Richmond Borough on the official site here.
Zippo’s Circus – 15th to 20th Sept
Zippo’s Circus returns for one of its regular visits to Twickenham Green.
Richard Dadd at Orleans House Gallery – to 2nd Oct
Last chance: the exhibition of the work of Victorian painer Richard Dadd at OHG is now in its final month. Details here.
Bearcat Comedy – Sat 3rd Sept and ongoing
After its summer recess, the Bearcat Comedy Club returns with its usual top quality line up of stand up comedians. Every Saturday. The club is in the hall joined on to the Turks Head pub in St Margarets but don’t let the appearance put you off, it’s very serious about good comedy. Details here.
Been & gone: Family Fun Day, Radnor Gardens – Sun 4th Sept
Surely the last Fun Day of the season. This one is at Radnor Gardens and runs from 12.00 to 5.00pm. You know the score by now.
Been & gone: Rugby – Sat 3rd September
The traditional “London double header” takes place at Twickenham stadium on Saturday 3rd September. Your chance to see local heroes Harelequins take on London Irish at 2.00, while Wasps do battle with Saracens in the other game. Check it out here. Expect a big crowd for this.
Been & gone: Outdoor Cinema in MHP – Sat 3rd & Sun 4th Sept – SOLD OUT
Nat West Film First will be screening the new film One Day in Marble Hill Park. This gives Nat West customers the chance to see the film of the book everyone was reading last year in the picturesque setting of Marble Hill Park. You haven’t read the book? It’s the one which traces the lives of two people over the same date in July over twenty years or so. Some idiot reviewer somewhere probably called it “a witty, bittersweet combination of the best bits of ‘chick lit’ and ‘bloke book'”. Check the details carefully to ensure you fit the NatWest criteria. Link is here.
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