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Twickenham Festival 2017 9 June till 25 June

Twickenham Festival 2017 9 June till 25 June

There are many events as detailed in the guide and on the online calendar throughout the town. If you don’t have a guide and would like one, they should be in local pubs and community centres and you can also get one from Crusader Travel 57-58 Church Street, TW1 3NR. If you are interested in being part of any of the events and would like more information you can email / or call 020 8744 0474

You can find posters for some of the events in the town at the bottom of this post and they are also on the online calendar and in the guide.

The events in Church Street this year are the Tug of War on the 9th of June, the Craft Market on the 10th of June, Church Street Goes Green on the 17th and 18th of June and the Big Picnic on the 25th of June.

The Tug of War is the inaugural start to the Twickenham Festival. It takes place in Church Street, outside the Eel Pie at 6pm on the 9th of June. There are teams from associations, friends and businesses from all over Twickenham. Teams are made up of 8 team members and the 2 teams in the final get free beer from the manager of the Eel Pie Pub. The Tug of War is compered by Stuart Green from the Cabbage Patch Pub. Email if you would like to enter a team.

Teams entered so far are:

The Puzzle Academy
Leap Lawyers Regal House
Any Time Fitness Regal House
Pull My Finger group of friends
Blitz Fitness
Percy Thrower Appreciation Society
Samis Barbers
Sweet Memories of Twickenham
Affinity Crew
& two other teams formed from groups of friends in Twickenham

The Craft Fair on the 10th of June will show case art and crafts from all over the borough from a wide range of talented artists and crafts people. There is also street food and lots of live music from Shelle Luscombe, The Elasticband of St Margaret’s and also the Richmond Music Trust Trust. Try FREE Swing dancing with District Swing.

The Church Street Goes Green event is when Church Street grass the street and originally when they started this event for the Festival it was to compliment Lord True’s Borough wide garden festival in 2012. At first it was very horticultural in nature and although there are still plant stalls it has morphed into a Village Fair with lots of entertainment, live music from the Richmond Music Trust FREE Dancing with District Swing, #BarnesWindBand, face painting, arts & crafts, street food, and even Thames Water is taking a stand who will be encouraging members of the public to take part in their interactive Customer Engagement Tool. There will also be giveaways on the day, including rubber ducks, bubbles, loo roll, fat traps, water efficiency freebies, and water bottles!

For Church Street’s Big Picnic, Church Street will be grassed for the occasion so bring a picnic or buy a picnic at Snax Sandwich Bar or Corto Deli, Church Street, Twickenham to eat on the grass or you can also eat Al Fresco at the many restuarnts in the street or buy real Pizza Napolitana from Masaniello. Buy a raffle ticket for the Great Church Street Picnic Hamper, watch Punch and Judy, worshops with White Rabbit Drama Club, play garden games, competitions and prizes with Harlequins Rugby Union, a children’s carousel, face painting and live music with Richmond Music Trust, FREE Swing Dancing District Swing and Jim Sole. Orleans House Gallery are also making a strong appearance with “Treasures on Your Doorstep” where you can join Octagon Club and Transitions Art Group in creating a collaborative artwork about stories, memories and the history of Twickenham. The groups will be collecting the local communities’ memories of the area and creating an artwork from them. Bring along a photograph or object that tells your story! This project will result in a summer exhibition at St Mary’s Church. Octagon Club and Transitions Art Group are artists with Special Educational Needs aged 13 upwards. The groups meet weekly at Orleans House Gallery

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