This site doesn’t do listings because it’s way too much like hard work. Fact. But here are a few things to look out for in the Twickenham area. The page gets bounced up the site each time it gets updated. If you’ve got something to add that’s going on locally over the next week or so, then add it as a comment below.

JUNE

Sun 12th June – Twickenham Carnival: As part of the whole Twickenham Festival thing (more soon, but we’re talking al fresco dining, music, art shows, family activities) there will be a carnival day on 12th June. A parade, games, food, performances, workshops and general fun in the grounds of Orleans House Gallery. More info to come but the basics are listed here. Or check out more events at Visit Richmond.

MAY

Sat 28th May – Hampton Fun day: OK so not quite in Twickenham but close enough. This event is at Hampton & Richmond Borough FC. Plenty going on. Full details here.

Wed 25th May – Environmental Issues Public meeting: Richmond and Twickenham Friends of the Earth are hosting a public meeting on the environmental policies needed for a sustainable green future. Speakers are: Vince Cable, Zac Goldsmith, Craig Bennett (Friends of the Earth), Paul Cook (Tearfund), Colin Butfield (WWF). Free entry. Wed 25 May, 7:30pm, Richmond. More information here.

21st & 22nd May – Rugby 7s: The Emirates Airline London 7s tournaments takes place over the weekend of 21 and 22nd May. Billed as “sun, sand and sevens” there is a beach party theme to this fun event. Details here.

Now until 22 May – Art: Orleans House Gallery has an exhibition of work by local young people and other artists from around the world on the theme of journeys. Details here. (Check opening times)

Fri 20th May – Charity Concert (rock): The David Adams Leukaemia Appeal (a St Margarets based charity raising funds for The Royal Marsden Hospital) are putting on a gig on at York House featuring “Apart from Rod”, the outfit made up of original Rod Stewart band members. £20 in advance. All proceeds to The Royal Marsden. Details here.

Fri 20th May – Charity Concert (classical): Local charity, the River Thames Boat Project (aka @TheVenturer on Twitter) gives people the chance to access the Thames and provides them with opportunities for personal and social development. They are presenting a fundraising evening of classical music on the theme of ‘Hope & Healing’ to raise money to bring ten mothers and their children from Belarus to the UK. The children are suffering from the after-effects of the Chernobyl accident. Concert: Fri 20 May, Richmond. Details, incl. ticket prices, are here.

Sat 14th May – Bearcat Comedy: SW London’s top comedy club features another strong line up: Rudi Lickwood, Ian Moore, Carly Smallwood ( a favourite of Mr Rob Brydon, apparently) and Pete Firman comedy magician. Turks Head, St Margarets. Details here.

Other sources of info:
* Try the Visit Richmond pages for the official view of what’s on.
* Otherwise the nice people at Guide2Richmond have a round up of events across the borough.
* As indeed have other sites such as The Best of Twickenham.
* There are so many things going on for kids that we rarely cover them here but for pre-school kids we recommend you take a look at For Sanity’s Sake who have loads of information on things to do in the Twickenham area.

Older stuff is below

March & April 2011

Thursday 31st – Wine tasting: The folks at Last Try Wines are hosting a tasting evening of Spanish wines at the Scrummery, 105 Whitton Road. It features interesting but lesser known wines. Contact them for more info.

Sunday 27th – Rugby: New Zealand’s Crusaders take on South Africa’s Sharks in the first Super 15 match to be played outside the southern hemisphere. A big game, big names, and it will also be raising money for the New Zealand earthquake appeal. Details here.

Friday 25th – Music: Legendary British rockers The Yardbirds are playing at the Live Room, Twickenham Stadium. The current incarnation features two original members (Chris Dreja & Jim McCarty) from the band that launched the careers of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck & Jimmy Page. Rock on. Or see more details on the site for local rhythm and blues afficionados, the Eel Pie Club.

Tuesday 12th April – Business Time: If you run a local business then you’re probably already clued up on the Richmond Business Expo. Lots of local businesses on show. Great for networking whether you’re in business locally or want to meet those who are.

Now through to 23rd April: Theatre: The Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond is putting on a production of Mary Broome, a comedy from 1911. Ideal if you want to know what was keeping our Edwardian rellies entertained 100 years ago. Merchant Ivory crossed with Peep Show perhaps? Worth a look.

Sunday 20th – Holi at Orleans House: Holi, the Hindu festival of colour hits Orleans House on Sunday afternoon between 1.00-4.00pm. Music, dancing and lots of coloured powders and paints filling the air should make for an entertaining afternoon. As featured in the Richmond & Twickenham Times here.

Saturday 19th – Biking it: Richmond Cycling Campaign have a family friendly bike ride. It starts and ends at Strawberry Hill station and follows the River Crane through Twickenham. Nice & flat. Details here.

17th March – Networking Mums
The good ladies at For Sanity’s Sake are holding a networking event / working mum’s night out at the Cabbage Patch in Twickenham. It’s aimed at mums returning to work, “mumpreneurs” and corporate mums. And take note, they’ve got proper guest speakers: Zac Goldsmith MP, Richmond Councillor Pamela Fleming and businesswomen Sara Guiel and Joy Dykers. Full details from their site. (You’ll need to register with the site to login)

5-12th March – Theatre: Richmond Shakespeare Society based at the Mary Wallace Theatre in Twickenham are putting on a production of King John, a study of power & politics with a bit of dark humour thrown in.

February 2011

Sunday 27th – Eco stuff: The peeps at Richmond Environment Network get up to all sorts of stuff. Sunday 27th involves a chance to find out about the healing properties of plants in Marble Hill Park. Fee payable. Details here.

Sat 26th – Rugby: England vs France at Twickenham Stadium. Full house likely so the town’s gonna get real, real busy. Kick off is at 17.00 so expect to see plenty of fans milling around drinking heavily all afternoon. It’s on BBC1 too! Come on, England!

Sat 26th – Comedy: The Bearcat in St Margarets has a line up featuring her previously “off the telly”, Lucy Porter.

Other… Why not use this weekend to have your say on Twickenham station development. Go on, go on, go on. Even if you favour 10 storeys of development next to Regal House it’s better to give your support than just let it drift through to completion. See the Category Index “station development” for more info. >>>>