Events & Workshops

The Magic Sparks

Spatfeather presents The Magic Sparks choir. We are an inclusive choir and we will be performing our very own version of Ben E. King’s classic Stand By Me. We recently recorded this song in partnership with the Lyric Hammersmith to promote inclusion within the arts. The music video you see behind us is the film we made during our time in the recording studio. 
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Sunday 4th June
Town Hall
Free

Kite Studios

Kite studios will be hosting an exhibition showcasing their Monday classes for GCSE & A Level students portfolios and also work from their Thursday classes 'Create in Clay' for children with SEN. Exhibition on Friday 9th. Exhibition and party with special guest Saturday 10th.
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Friday 9th June 20:00-23:00 & Saturday10th June 18:00-23:00
Kite Studios
Free

Hammersmith London - Lyric Square

ArtsFest marks the start of HammersmithLondon Summer Festival, now in its 10th year. Guided walks, live theatre, deck chairs, Wimbledon, live streaming from the Royal Opera House all on Lyric Square and all FREE! For more info go online or visit the cabin on Lyric Square.
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Events and activities throughout HF ArtsFest 2017 // Guided walk - Saturday 3rd June 11:00-12:00
Lyric Square
Free

Summer Festival in the Square

HF ArtsFest marks the start of HammersmithLondon Summer Festival, now in its 10th year. Guided walks, live theatre, deck chairs, Wimbledon, live streaming from the Royal Opera House all on Lyric Square and all FREE! For more info go online or visit the cabin on Lyric Square.
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Saturday 3rd from 11.00 a.m.
Lyric Square
Free

Shepherd’s Bush Comedy Festival features: Stand up for Kids

A very special mixed bill, comedy extravaganza featuring some of the best comedians the circuit has to offer. It’s not just a child friendly gig – it was MADE for kids. (And there’ll be something for the parents as well).
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Saturday 3rd June, 12.00-13.00
The Bush Theatre
Free (All ages)

Ignition Dance Festival by Dance West

Community Dance groups from across West London take to the stage. Professional MC Hakeem Onibudo will once again be presiding over Ignition’s highly entertaining community dance showcase. Featuring the brightest and best local dance talent, this high octane event is sure to get everyone moving. Produced by DanceWest and supported by Arts Council England
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Saturday 3rd June 2017 13:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 18:30
Lyric Hammersmith
Adult £7 Child (under 15), Concession £5 UNDER 16

Shepherd’s Bush Comedy Festival features: Joseph Morpurgo

Multimedia comic Joseph Morpurgo follows up 2015’s multi-award winning Soothing Sounds For Baby with something new. TRIPLE WINNER at Chortle Awards 2016 – Award for Innovation, Breakthrough Act and Comedians’ Comedian
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Saturday 3rd June, 13.30-14.30
The Bush Theatre
£5

The Neighbourhood Project

The Neighbourhood Project is a Community Theatre Group for people who live or work in Hammersmith & Fulham. The group celebrates and reflects the rich culture of our area and the everyday lives of its residents. Our artists and facilitators will help you develop creative skills in a friendly, supportive and fun environment. You don’t need any performance or acting experience to take part. 
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Saturday 3rd June 14.00-17.00
The Bush Theatre
Free Admission (Booking required)

HF ArtsFest at Westfield London

HF ArtsFest will take over the Westfield Presents stage to deliver an exciting and innovative mix of local community acts including Bavarian dancers and hip hop crews. The Westfield Food campaign will also be taking place at the centre so there is a lot for the community and visitors to look forward to over this weekend.
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Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th June 14:00-18:00
Westfield London
Free

Shepherd’s Bush Comedy Festival features: Geins Family Giftshop

Like persistent dandruff Gein’s Family Giftshop are back. And they are itching to show you what they’ve come up with. Skin ailments aside, Gein’s Family Giftshop are a multi-award winning 4 strong, 5 star sketch group who’ll be hawking out yet another hour of “fluid and twisted” (The Guardian) sketch comedy.
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Saturday 3rd June 15.00-16.00
The Bush Theatre
£5

Shepherd’s Bush Comedy Festival features: Comedy Yoga with Marijana

Meet Marijana, ‘Health & Happiness Guru…. to the stars’ The only woman this side of nirvana who can melt your cold, cold hearts. Funny Women Award winner Gabby Best parodies the yearly onslaught of fitness advice in this interactive, character comedy show.
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Saturday 3rd June 17.00
The Bush Theatre
£5

Shepherd’s Bush Comedy Festival Features: Nish Kumar

As seen on Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week and QI. Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee 2015 & 2016. Rose d’Or winner – Best Radio Comedy.
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Saturday 3rd June 18.30-19.30
The Bush Theatre
£15

Shepherd’s Bush Comedy Festival features: Tim Key

Tim Key presents a work in progress. He will also be falling back on old material because, and this is not a criticism, he doesn’t have enough new material.
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Saturday 3rd June 20.00-21.00
The Bush Theatre
£18

Shepherd’s Bush Comedy Festival features: Sunday Assembly

The only way to understand Sunday Assembly is to experience it for yourself. There will be singalong songs, moving stories, passionate speakers—all finished with tea and cake (or coffee and doughnuts!)
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Sunday 4th June 12.00-13.00
The Bush Theatre
Donation only

Shepherd’s Bush Comedy Festival features:: Me & My Bee

Climate change is massive. Bees aren’t. Our fuzzy little friends need our help and so we’re launching a political party disguised as a party party disguised as a show. Multi award-winning theatre company, ThisEgg, invites you to save the world – one bee at a time.
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Sunday 4th June 13.30-14.30
The Bush Theatre
Free

Cat & Hutch - Mask Making Workshop

Hop along to our free workshop at Hammersmith Library where we’ll be making rabbit masks and turning you all into real rabbits!
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Sunday 4th June 14:00-16:00
Hammersmith Library
Free

The Song Academy Young Songwriter 2017 Live Showcase

The Song Academy Young Songwriter 2017 showcase presents the top young songwriters aged 8-18 from across the UK & Ireland. These young songwriters are the winners, finalists and highly commended entrants of the hotly contested Young Songwriter 2017 competition. Star studded judges include Tom Odel, Conor Maynard & Imogen Heap.
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Sunday 4th June 14:00-17:00
Westfiled London
Free - Booking Advisable

Shepherd’s Bush Comedy Festival features: Tom Allen

As seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo, The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice, The John Bishop Show, Virtually Famous, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2 and heard on Radio 4’s Just a Minute.
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Sunday 4th June 15.00-16.00
The Bush Theatre
£5

Open Age - Best of Cockney Pride

Open Age is working in partnership with Bus Pass to Broadway. Bus Pass to Broadway provide themed shows for a wide range of venues including care homes, residential homes, community centres, day care centres, schools, birthday parties and cabarets. Their shows are bright and beautifully costumed and a full sound system is provided- all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the show!
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Sunday 4th June 15:00-15:30
Hammersmith Town Hall
By invitation only. Request via email info@hf-artsfest.com

Shepherd’s Bush Comedy Festival features:: Spencer Jones

This work in progress show is the very start of an idea I have about doing a kind of play. But with routines within it. So there will be props and music.
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Sunday 4th June 17.00-18.00
The Bush Theatre
£5

Ravi Shankar Memorial Concert by Gaurav Mazumdar

Gaurav Mazumdar is a renowned Sitar player from India, who studied under the legendary Maestro, Pt. Ravi Shankar. Gaurav has engaged in several collaborations with musicians such as Daniel Hope, Philip Glass and Kenny Werner. He has composed and performed with the English Chamber Orchestra.
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Sunday 4th June 18:00-19:00
The Bhavan
Adult - £15, Child (under 15) - £10, Concession - £7.50

Shepherd’s Bush Comedy Festival features: Joe Lycett

Hello my sweet child. Come and join me, Joe Lycett, in a Shepherd’s Bush, where I will be attempting to ENTERTAIN and AMAZE you. I’ll be performing a toxic mix of new and old material which will only last an hour of your life, but which may well stay with you for years.
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Sunday 4th June 18.30-19.30
The Bush Theatre
£15

Shepherd’s Bush Comedy Festival features: The Guilty Feminist

Ever felt like you should be better at feminism? Join comedian Deborah Frances-White, with guests Susan Wokoma and Somalia Seaton, for her comedy podcast, recorded in front of a live audience.
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Sunday 4th June 20:30-21:30
The Bush Theatre
£15

The Big Red HF ArtsFest Bus

To open the 4th HF ArtsFest 2017, the Big Red HF ArtsFet Bus tours the Borough on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th with lots of balloons & postcards to give away. See the 'pop-up' performances too with a variety of artists to entertain you!
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From Monday 5th to Wed 7th on Shepherd's Bush Green and Thursday 8th & Friday 9th June 12.00 to 2.00
Watch out for the Big Red Festival Bus at a location near you!
Free

Open Age - Link Up

Link Up is the one-to-one signposting service which Open Age offers to local over 50s who need a little extra help to access activities, groups and services locally. To find out more or to request a home visit for yourself or someone you know, contact Vivienne on tel: 078 24 48 49 84 or by email: vmitchell@openage.org.uk
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Monday 5th June - Friday 9th June 
Various Locations
Contact Vivienne on tel: 078 24 48 49 84 or by email: vmitchell@openage.org.uk

Capturing Blythe House Tour

Bring your camera, or camera phone, or tablet, along to this extensive walking tour of the joint Museums’ site at Blythe House. Lead by the manager, participants will be taken to different parts of the building, including the roof if fine, to take photos.
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Monday 5th June 10:30-12:00
Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, London, W14
Free - Booking Essential

Dance Mix

Vibrant dance class for women using a variety of dance genres accompanied by great music, this class offers a good aerobic workout to kick start the week. Women of all ages welcome.
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Monday 6th June from 10.30 -11.30 a.m.
Edward Woods Community Centre
£3.00 Concession £2.00

Lyric in the Square: Infinity Series

ArtsFest marks the start of HammersmithLondon Summer Festival, now in its 10th year. We invite you to enjoy these free outdoor performances. The Lyric Young Company, working with movement director Shelley Maxwell, create a hypnotic physical theatre response to the last day of school. Using themes from SEVENTEEN by Matt Whittet, they will tell the tale of love, friendship and moving on.
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5th, 6th, 7th June 12:30-13:30 (every 10 minutes)
Lyric Square
Free Admission

Kite Studios - GCSE & A Level Project Portfolio

Kite studios will be hosting an exhibition showcasing their Monday classes for GCSE & A Level students portfolios and also work from their Thursday classes 'Create in Clay' for children with SEN. If you would like to take part in one of the classes that have contributed towards the exhibition, visit kitestudios.org to book a session online.
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Monday 5th June 17:15-19:15
Kite Studios

Open Age - Yoga for All

Start your day well; stretch body and mind, relax and revive with our tutor Brenda Mat-based class open to all
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Tuesday 6th June 09:30-10:30
White City Community Centre
£1

Open Age - Line Dancing

Have fun learning dance steps and sequences, accompanied by some great music
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Tuesday 6th June 10:30-11:30
Community Hall
£1

Refashioned: a look at recycling in the V&A’s Textiles & Fashion Collection Tour

A behind the scenes tour of the Clothworkers’ Centre for the Study of Textiles and Fashion stores, followed by a discussion on recycling in fashion. From 1820s silks, to jewellery constructed from plastic bags, see fashion’s long history of remaking through the V&A’s collection.
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Tuesday 6th June 11:00-12:00
Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, London, W14
Free - Booking Essential

Scientific Wonders Tour

A chance to come behind the scenes and be inspired by the scientific wonders in the Science Museum’s objects stores. Not just for the scientifically minded, artist too might find inspiration in objects ranging from astronomy to medicine via transport and much more besides.
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Tuesday 6th June 15:00-16:30
Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, London, W14
Free - Booking Essential

Open Theatre Workshop (17+ years)

Chickenshed Theatre offer an opportunity to ‘drop in’ and try out one of their inclusive theatre workshops for a range of ages, taught by their highly skilled practitioners exploring drama, dance and music. Contact Chickenshed Box Office on 020 8292 9222 or email bookings@chickenshed.org.uk to guarantee a place.
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Tuesday 6th June 19:00-20:30
The Wharf Rooms
Free - Booking Essential

Jewish émigré designers, and other tales from the Archives

A tour of the stores to learn about some of the more unusual moments in the V&A’s long and colourful history, as well as delve into our fascinating archives relating to Jewish émigré designers who helped shape the 20th century.
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Tuesday 6th June 11:30-12:30
Blythe House
Free - Booking Essential TO BOOK : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hf-arts-fest-jewish-emigre-designers-and-other-tales-from-the-vas-archives-tickets-34617808798

CANCELLED Artists’ Textiles in the V&A’s Collection Tour

A walking introduction to the Clothworkers’ Centre for the Study & Conservation of Textiles & Fashion, followed by an opportunity to see some examples of artists’ textiles in the V&A’s collection, including print, weave and embroidery.
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Wednesday 7th June 11:00-12:00
Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, London, W14
Free - Booking Essential

Open Theatre Workshop (5-7 years)

Chickenshed Theatre offer an opportunity to ‘drop in’ and try out one of their inclusive theatre workshops for a range of ages, taught by their highly skilled practitioners exploring drama, dance and music. Contact Chickenshed Box Office on 020 8292 9222 or email bookings@chickenshed.org.uk to guarantee a place.
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Wednesday 7th June 16:30-17:45
The Wharf Rooms
Free - Booking Essential

Circus Skills

Free fun class for 5-14 year olds. They will learn to walk on stilts, ride a unicycle, juggle, spin plates, tight-rope walking and much more. 5.15-6.15pm on Wednesday during term time.
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Wednesday 17.15 to 18.15
Edward Woods Community Centre
Free

Finding Purpose: In Art, Business and Life

An excellent opportunity to listen to and connect with women who have overcome adversity to become entrepreneurs, leaders in their chosen field or founders of charities aiming to make society more inclusive.
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Wednesday 7th June 18:30-20:30
The Bhavan
£10 Book tickets here - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/finding-purpose-in-art-business-and-life-tickets-33345772102

Open Theatre Workshop (11-17 years)

Chickenshed Theatre offer an opportunity to ‘drop in’ and try out one of their inclusive theatre workshops for a range of ages, taught by their highly skilled practitioners exploring drama, dance and music. Contact Chickenshed Box Office on 020 8292 9222 or email bookings@chickenshed.org.uk to guarantee a place.
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Wednesday 7th June 18:30-20:00 (11-17 years)
The Wharf Rooms
Free - Booking Essential

ICC Annual Lecture series - The Battle of Messines

1917 by Prof. Richard Grayson
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Wednesday 7th June at 7.00 p.m.
Irish Cultural Centre
£5.00 Bookings: 020 8563 8232

Amici Dance Theatre Company

Take part in an Amici “Open Workshop” and experience their unique creative methods and discover the “magic of Amici”. During the workshop, there will be a guest performance from Young Amici. ‘Amici affirms life, creativity and the power of compassion’ Clement Crisp, Financial Times
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Wednesday 7th June 2017 19:00-21:00
Lyric Hammersmith
£5.00 (Carers FREE)

Open Age - Bolder not Older

These movement classes for adults over 60 improve mobility, posture, balance and coordination. Have fun and move to music! A collaboration between DanceWest and Open Age with funding provided by Hammersmith United Charities "
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Wednesday 7th June 10.30a.m. to 12.00
Sycamore House nr Tube Goldhawk Rd
Free

Open Age - Seated Yoga

A chair-based class that makes yoga accessible to all. Develops your balance and strength and inspires wellbeing.
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Wednesday 7th June from 11.30 a.m. to 12.30
Elmgrove House Extra Care Bus: 10,27,33, 72, 220, 266, 295
£1.00

Open Age -Dance Mix

A fun dance session designed to improve your fitness.
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Thursday 8th June from 10.30-11.30 a.m.
Community Hall Bus: 72, 207, 228, 260, 272, 283, 607 Tube: Shepherds Bush Market
£1.00

Strictly Ballroom

A class for the over 50’s to have fun learning dance steps and sequences, accompanied by some great music. An Open Age class for passionate dancers, complete beginners, singles or couples.
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Thursday 11th June 11.00-12.00p.m.
Edward Woods Community Centre
£1.00

Open Age - Strictly Ballroom

A class for everyone: passionate dancers, complete beginners, singles or couples.
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Thursday 8th June 11.00 a.m. to 12.00
Edward Wood Community Centre Bus: C1, 31, 49. 72, 94, 95, 148, 220, 228, 237, 260, 272, 295, 316,607 Tube: Latimer Road "
£1.00

Age UK H&F - Art Discussion

Join our free art discussion group which is followed by the free watercolour workshop at 2pm.
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Thursday 8th June 2017 12.00-13.00
Age UK H&F, 105 Greyhound Road
Free

Age UK H&F - Portrait Drawing Workshop

Fancy trying your hand at portrait drawing? Join our free workshop to experiment with portraits and learn more.
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Thursday 8th June 2017 14.00-15.30
Age UK H&F, 105 Greyhound Road
Free

Backstage at the V&A’s Performance Collection Tour

The V&A holds one of largest archives relating to the history of performing arts. Rock, pop, ballet, opera, circus, pantomime, puppetry are all covered. One this introductory tour we will explore the stores, and look aspects of the performing arts in the UK, and local area.
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Thursday 8th June 14:30-15:30
Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, London, W14
Free - Booking Essential

Kite Studios - Create in Clay for Children with SEN

Kite studios will be hosting an exhibition showcasing their Monday classes for GCSE & A Level students portfolios and also work from their Thursday classes 'Create in Clay' for children with SEN. If you would like to take part in one of the classes that have contributed towards the exhibition, visit kitestudios.org to book a session online.
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Thursday 8th June 17:00-18:00
Kite Studios

Scientific Wonders Tour

A chance to come behind the scenes and be inspired by the scientific wonders in the Science Museum’s objects stores. Not just for the scientifically minded, artist too might find inspiration in objects ranging from astronomy to medicine via transport and much more besides.
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Thursday 8th June 11:00-13:00
Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, London, W14
Free - Booking Essential

Open Age - Latin Line Dance Beginners & Beyond

Cha-cha and rumba your way to health, fitness and vitality. Achieve your health aims and have fun while you do it!
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Thursday 8th June from 11.30 a.m.-12.30
St Johns Fulham Bus: 11, 14,28, 211, 391 Tube: Fulham Broadway
£1.00

Ella the Great Comes to Bishops Park!

As part of the Big Red ArtsFest Bus, Ella the Great brings the thrill and the spill of the circus clown. Come along and try your hand at spinning a plate and a bit of clowning around to boot!
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Friday 9th June from 12.00-2.00
The Big Red ArtsFest Bus Bishops Park
Free

Story Time

Workshop and activities, please bring an adult with you.
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Friday 9th June from 10.30a.m.-12.00p.m.
Amnesty Book Shop
Free

Blythe Spirit, the past and present lives of Blythe House Tour

Built around 1900 Blythe House was once the headquarters of the Post Office Savings Bank, then a film set, and for the last 30 years a centre for the study of the V&A’s collections. On this extensive informal walking tour we will go to the roof, if fine, take in the view of the local area and explore the current, and past, lives of Blythe House.
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Friday 9th June 14:00-16:00
Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, London, W14
Free - Booking Essential

Open Age - Expressive Art

From colouring to collage, figurative to folk art, discover your inner artist at our friendly weekly class. In partnership with Nubian Life.
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Friday 9th June from 2.00-3.00 p.m.
Nubian Life Bus: 72, 207, 228, 260, 272, 283, 607 Tube: Shepherds Bush Market
£1.50

Little Green Fingers

Hands-on gardening workshop for children and their parents to explore and learn how vegetables and flowers grow. Practice sowing, planting, caring for and harvesting produce and flowers in our beautiful garden. Ages 3+ with parent.
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Saturday 10th June 10:30-12:00
Bishop's Park
Free - Booking Advisable

Rachael Butler - Create a play in 1/2 a day!

A fun and creative drama workshop for young people aged 7-11/12-18 with Autism, Aspergers or communication difficulties. Create your own character, make your own props in our Arts and Craft corner, and perform in your very own play to parents and siblings at the end of the day!
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Saturday 10th June 10:30-13:30
Edward Woods Community Centre
Free - Booking Essential

Introduction to Vegetable Growing

Would you like to grow your own produce? This practical guided tour led by Fulham Palace Head Gardener Lucy Hart will cover the basics of vegetable growing, from plant bed preparation to seed sowing, thinning out, crop rotation and plant care.
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Saturday 10th June 13:30-14:30
Bishop's Park
Free - Booking Advisable

For the Curioulsy Minded - a Mashup of Arts & Science

Your hosts are Anjan Saha and Nina Joshi Ramsey, exploring inventive ideas with a stellar array of guests, including award-winning scientists and artists to address two challenges. Intersperse these dynamic exchanges with live music, poetry and beats, and we have theperfect Festival Finale for you.
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Saturday 10th June at 6.00 p.m. Reception
The Bush Theatre Studio
£5.00

H&F Unity Day Celebrations-Refugee&,Migrant Forum West London

Two performers of traditional Persian music. using- a tonbak ( a type of drum); a santur (a stringed instrument like a zither)
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Sunday 11th June between 12.---16.30
Ravenscourt Park
Free

HF ArtsFest FInali & LBHF Unity Day Celebrations

A chance for people to celebrate their cultures and have fun together, with a message that we are united in the face of terror. A strong community is the basis of everything. A day to remember with performances, interactive arts activities, music and dance.
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Sunday 11th June 2017 at 12.00 noon
Ravenscourt Park
FREE

H&F Unity Day Celebrations -Ella the Great

An open workshop with Ella the Great mini circus with hand held equipment
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Sunday 11th June 12:00-16:00
Ravenscourt Park - Unity Day
Free

H&F Unity Day Celebrations - Want Not

An Elaina Arkeooll installation of Austerity Bunting comprised of used and dried teabags clipped to garden twine with paperclips. Could be partially completed live with participation a short workshop? Suitable for outdoor or indoor installation can be left in situ.
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Ravenscourt Park - Unity Day
Free

H&F Unity Day Celebrations-Puppets with Guts

Puppets with Guts is a high-quality big puppet company based in West London. Its mission is to inspire people, to have fun and make brilliant shows where radical puppets and stories are brought to life. With over 15 years experience, the company is committed to developing events through methods of education and community engagement that combine big puppets, physical theatre, design and music.
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Sunday 11th June between 1.00-4.00 p.m.
Ravenscourt Park
Free

H&F Unity Day Celebrations-Human Library

This HFVC project is a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes, discrimination and prejudices through dialogue an is a place where books are on loan to readers. However, the books are people who are willing to share their life experience and reading is a conversation.
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Sunday 11th June
Ravenscourt Park
Free

H&F Unity Day Celebrations -Djanan Turan

Djanan Turan is a singer-songwriter and producer of Turkish origin, based in London. She has a 5 piece band formed up of Alice Mary Williamson on clarinet, Al Maranca on bass Bubu on drums and Djanan on vocals and keys. Their live set is a vibrant, melodic and fun mixture of various influences from raga to Turkish beats, cabaret to disco
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Sunday 11th June 13:30-14:00
Ravenscourt Park - Unity Day
Free