UPDATED WITH PICTURES FROM ACROSS THE FESTIVAL:

Heave!!! And we’re off. Twickenham Festival 2013 got under way on Friday evening with the traditional tug-of-war competition outside The Barmy Arms on the Embankment. The Mayor was there to get the proceedings underway and, at her signal, the riverside was filled with the grunts and groans of groups of grown men battling it out over a piece of rope. You’re thinking, ‘errr, why?’. But we say, what a boring society we’d be living in if everything had to have a sensible and logical purpose to it. There’s wayyyy too much of dat shit going down already.

So, when it comes to #TwickFest 2013, we say ‘good on ya’ to Friday’s tuggers, Saturday’s paddleboarders and morris dancers, the Carnival goers on Sunday 16th and indeed to everybody else organising or taking part in the events throughout June. There’s more information about the Twickenham Festival and a whole bunch of other summer events on our What’s On guide, but on this item we’ll just be posting up more pictures from this year’s goings on. And if you want to share yours too, just drop us a link or email them to twickerati@gmail.com.

That’s it. Enjoy your festival. And… heeeeeaaavvvvvve!

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LINKS:
* The twickerati guide to Twickenham Festival
* And if you tweet, use the #twickfest hashtag on twitter

Check out more pictures….

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And the winners are … Dads Army!

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And on Saturday 8th…

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The Twickers tea towels are back…

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Sunday 9th June – The Turks Head 10k

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And from the Church Street Garden Day and the Twickenham Carnival on Sunday 16th…

Getting ready to leave York House…

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En route to Orleans House Gallery

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Twickenham Carnival Float

At the gallery gardens…

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Watch the birdy…

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To the beat of the drum (bang)…

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Drummers at Twickenham Carnival

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Want to see a bit of video?
Here’s a ‘Vine’ video clip of the steel band in action. https://vine.co/v/hBe7vqVDJIv
And here are the Brazilian brigade. https://vine.co/v/hBeKJdwziEg

Church Street goes green for the day…

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The weekend of 22nd & 23rd June

Eel Pie Island artists open studios

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Dragon Boat Races

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The elite athletes from Whitton Lions Rugby Club prepare for their dragon boat race… with a cigarette.

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And from Twickerman aka @twickeman on Twitter

High tide at the Dragon Boat races
High tide at the Dragon Boat races (c Twickerman aka @twickeman)

Ice Cream van (c Twickerman aka @twickeman)
Ice Cream van (c Twickerman aka @twickeman)

Diamond Jubilee Gardens Birthday Sausage Fest

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French Market, Church Street

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Diamond Jubilee Gardens Music & Fun Day

Diamond Jubilee Gardens Music & Fun Day [c www.twickenhamalive.com]
Diamond Jubilee Gardens Music & Fun Day
[c http://www.twickenhamalive.com]
Diamond Jubilee Gardens Music & Fun Day [c www.twickenhamalive.com]
Diamond Jubilee Gardens Music & Fun Day
[c http://www.twickenhamalive.com]

Strawberry Hill Music Day – Sun 7th

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