All the top summer festivals for the twickerati (that’s you, btw) are revved up and ready to go. You already know that we don’t do listings on this site. They’re just too hard for our tiny brains to get to grips with. But for your special reading pleasure we did think it would be worth putting all our festival eggs into one listings page basket. And this is it. We’ve tried to pull together the main “festivally” events in and around Twickenham over the next couple of months.

We’ll keep this thread bubbling on the site for you to add your comments. And if you use Twitter then why not get into the ol’ hashtag thing by adding a nice #twickfest to your Twickenham festival tweets. Let’s make some social media mayhem. Or not. Your choice.

So, here’s what’s coming up:

Friday 10th to Sunday 19th June – The Twickenham Festival
Loads of stuff going on across the whole week. Music, food, entertainments, crafts, family stuff, theatre to name but six. We’ve just added a sample of the events here and there’s also plenty going on during the week as well as at the weekends too. More detail from the official Twickenham Town or Visit Richmond websites. Check them out for precise details, that’s what they’re there for.

Friday 10th June – ‘Twickfest’ stuff
– Tug of War, Barmy Arms Pub, Twickenham 6.00pm
– Alfresco Dining, Church Street. Yep, it’s back for its summer season
– Richmond Shakespeare Society, Youth Theatre double bill
ARTHouse open studios around the Borough. Runs to 19 June.

Saturday 11th June – More ‘Twickfest’ stuff
– Church Street arts and crafts market, 10.00am – 5.30pm
– Live Music from local bands, outside the Twickenham Club, Church St, 2.00pm – 8.00pm
– Morris Dancing (various locations)
– Eel Pie Island artisits open studios
– St Mary’s Church Fair and Flower Festival, Church Street 11.00am – 3.00pm
– Richmond Shakespeare Society Open Day, Mary Wallace Theatre
– English Heritage tours on ‘Exploring Marble Hill House’
– All in One. Not festival fun but a chance to get an update on where LBRUT have got to with their All in One survey. Civic Centre, York St. Our item here.

Sunday 12th June – Twickenham Carnival
Carnival parade from York House at 12.00pm to Orleans House Gallery where a “carnival village” will feature music, foods, drinks and crafts from around the world. 1.00pm – 5.00pm at OHG.
Details: here:

Sunday 12th June – Twickenham Green Family Fun Day
12.00pm – 8.00pm
Sponsored by the new butch on King Street, Laverstoke Park Farm, this event will feature live music, stalls, rides, beer tent, farm animals and lots of other stuff.
More details: http://www.twickenhamtown.com/content/festival09/

[We have to say that it’s great to see so much going on over the course of the festival. A big thanks to all those people involved in making it happen. But… we also think it’s a bit odd to have a family fun day on Twickenham Green on Sunday 12th June, the same day as the Twickenham Carnival at Orleans House Gallery. Will that not split the audience in two or will there really be enough people around to ensure a full house at both events? Anywayyyyy….. let’s continue… ]

Sunday 12th June – Crown Road Commmunity Fair, St Margarets
Run by the St Margarets Traders Association. Featuring stalls, kids stuff, entertainment, food, music. Details here.

Friday 17th June – Comedy Special at the Bearcat (The Turks Head, TW1)
8.00pm – late
Top acts from SW London’s leading comedy club.
Details: www.bearcatcomedy.co.uk

Saturday 18th June – Twickenham Festival continued…
– Taste of Twickenham Food Fair, Church Street 10.00am – 4.00pm. Lots of food to sample & enjoy.
– Open day at Twickenham library featuring various pampering sessions.
– Archdeacon Cambridge School summer fete. 11.30am – 3.30pm
ARTHouse open studios around the Borough. Runs to 19 June.

Sunday 19th June – Twickenham Festival even more continued…
– Taste of Twickenham Food Fair, Church Street 10.00am – 4.00pm
– Strictly Cycling Bike Fest, Old Deer Park, Richmond, 12.00pm – 4.30pm. Skills area, grass track, cycling info.
More details from: strictlycycling@gmail.com

Sunday 19th June – Teddington Village Fair
Udney Park Gardens, Teddington. Midday to 5.00pm
Charity fair featuring stalls, music, food, drink and general fun (whoever he is)

Sunday 26th June – Strawberry Hill Music & Fun Day
12.00pm to 7.00pm
Takes place in the grounds of Strawberry Hill House. Live music, stalls, children’s entertainment. In its 6th year. Sponsored by the RFU. Should be extra good now that SHH has been painted up reet lovely.
Details: http://www.strawberryhillmusicday.co.uk/

Sunday 3rd July – Village of Twickenham Green Fete
This Twickenham event is not just on the Green, it’s the fete for the “village” of Twickenham Green. In other words, in addition to the usual array of stalls and entertainments, the focus at this event is also on stuff that’s “hyperlocal” to that end of town.

Saturday 16th July – St Margarets Fair, Moormead
Live music, stalls, beer tent, Pimms tent, and even a dog show! Pimms? Of course! It’s St Margarets, don’t you know.
Details: http://www.stmargaretsfair.org/

Live music on Twickenham Green, 2010