2019 at a glance

Want to make sure you’re here for the main events in the Chiswick cultural calendar? Or maybe planning an event of your own and don’t want to clash. Scroll down to see the main events happening in Chiswick in 2019.

JANUARY

The Chiswick Calendar Party

The Chiswick Calendar’s annual birthday bash. Celebrating four years of The Chiswick Calendar website. The most informal AGM you could possibly find! Music from the Greg Davis trio. Thursday 17 January 2019 at George IV, 185 Chiswick High Rd, W4 2DR

FEBRUARY

Hounslow schools half term

Monday 18 – Friday 22 February

Photograph by Alina Saranti

MARCH

Chiswick House Camellia Show

Admire the rare and historic Camellias in the Grade 1 listed Conservatory, a gorgeous array of blooms; pink, red, white and striped. Visit the collection of 33 different varieties, many of which are descended from the original planting in 1828.

Friday 1 – Sunday 31 March
Entrance is free

chiswickhouseandgardens.org.uk

APRIL

Chiswick Through the Camera Lens

An exhibition of photographs taken in Chiswick by professional photographers who live locally. Organised by The Chiswick Calendar.

Monday 1 April – Monday 15 April

Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race

The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race will take place on Sunday 7 April, finishing by Chiswick Bridge.

Women’s race 2.15pm
Men’s race 3.15pm

Photograph by Anna Kunst (2016 winning team)

Hounslow schools Easter holidays

Monday 8 April – Monday 22 April 2019

Easter weekend – Friday 19 – Monday 22 April

MAY

May Bank holidays

May Day – Monday 6 May

Late May Bank Holiday – Monday 27 May

Photograph by Jon Perry

JUNE

Chiswick Proms

A brand new open-air music festival celebrating comedy, musical theatre and classical music, taking place in the grounds of Chiswick House.

Friday 7 June – Comedy night
Saturday 8 June – Night at the Musicals
Sunday 9 June – Proms finale with a full orchestra ‘and flag-waving’

Bedford Park Festival

Two weeks of cultural and community activities based in and around St Michael & All Angels Church.

Friday 7 – Sunday 23 June
Green Days – Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 June

Photograph by James Cox

Artists At Home

Artists Open Weekend in artists’ homes and studios in Chiswick, Hammersmith and Shepherd’s Bush.

Friday 14 – Sunday 16 June

artistsathome.co.uk

Photograph of Ben Johnson by Daniel Lewis

Gifford’s Circus

The hugely popular ‘village green circus’ is returning to the grounds of Chiswick House.

Thursday 27 June – Monday 8 July

giffordscircus.com

JULY

Lovebox festival

Summer music festival showcasing artists from the worlds of house, techno, hip-hop, R&B and grime across two days. Held last year for the first time in Gunnersbury Park.

Friday 12 – Saturday 13 July

festicket.com

Hounslow schools summer holidays

Wednesday 24 July – Friday 30 August

AUGUST

August Bank Holiday

Monday 26 August

SEPTEMBER

Chiswick In Pictures

An exhibition of pictures by professional artists living locally, interpreting the place where they live through their art. Organised by The Chiswick Calendar.

Monday 2 September – Saturday 12 October

Pub in the Park

Celebrated pub chef Tom Kerridge brings his food festival to Chiswick for the first time. Famous for his two Michelin stars at the Hand & Flowers pub in Marlow, Tom is able to call on a stellar line-up of chefs from top UK pubs and restaurants who will serve signature tasting dishes. Pub in the park is part food festival, part music festival.

Friday 6 – Sunday 8 September in the gardens of Chiswick House

pubintheparkuk.com

Tidefest

A celebration of the river Thames with water sports, boat trips, history and photography walks and activities all along the riverside at Strand on the Green.

Sunday 8 September

thamestidefest.net

Photograph by Anna Kunst

Chiswick Book Festival

Chiswick Book Festival attracts fantastic authors from every genre – fiction, children’s and young people’s literature, biographies, history, politics. Every year there’s a programme of famous authors and some not so famous but just as interesting.

Thursday 12 – Monday 16 September

Photograph by James Cox

Cook Book Festival

Last year Chiswick had its first Cook Book Festival. Running alongside the main Book Festival, with the proceeds also going to charity, celebrity chefs came and told us about their new books, and more importantly gave us a taste of their latest recipes. This year the Cook Book Festival returns, with a number of supper clubs throughout the year to whet our appetites.

Thursday 12 – Monday 16 September

The Great River Race

As part of the Totally Thames Festival the Great River Race runs upstream from London Docklands to Ham. The gruelling 21 mile course attracts both the true racer and the leisure rower. Around 330 crews from all over the globe take part – all traditional style with a minimum of 4 oars or paddles and carrying a cox and passenger.

Saturday 14 September

Street party to open the Piazza

Turnham Green Terrace will be closed for the day for a street party to mark the opening of the ‘Piazza’ – new benches, bike racks and plants for the area of common ground by the railway bridge. Organised by Abundance London and the Cook Book Festival. Live music, activities for children, feasting and the unveiling of a new art work.

Sunday 15 September

Chiswick House Dog Show

The Dog Show in the gardens of Chiswick House attracts thousands of visitors – many of them dogs – to watch and take part in competitions such as Prettiest Bitch and My Dog’s Got Talent. A show that doesn’t take itself too seriously, there’s always a theme which inspires some creative costumes in the Fancy Dress, and plenty to see and do even if you aren’t a dog owner.

Sunday 22 September

OCTOBER

Hounslow schools half term

Monday 21 – Friday 25 October

NOVEMBER

Fireworks displays

Big displays at Ravenscourt Park, Dukes Meadows  and Chiswick Business Park (free) with smaller ones including St Paul’s Church at Grove Park.

DECEMBER

Hounslow schools break up for Christmas

Last day of school – Friday 20 December

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