About The Chiswick Calendar
The Chiswick Calendar is a celebration of life in Chiswick. The website showcases the work of local photographers with a different picture of Chiswick on the home page every day. You can look to see what’s on in our daily listings pages or search by subject if you’re looking for things to do with children, free, outdoors, live performances etc. This Is Chiswick and Chiswick Borders highlight some of the people, places and societies which make this part of west London such an interesting place to live.
The Chiswick Calendar is a Community Interest Company, which means that we have been recognised by Companies House as a community resource. Any profit we make has to go back in the pot for the benefit of the community.
We put on our own events, which have included current affairs debates with the main candidates in recent General Elections, discussions on Business Rates, Brexit and the Cycle Superhighway CS9 proposal, but also Cheese & Wine tasting, a talk on the history of gin distilling in this area, discussions with local authors, An Evening with Wayne Sleep at the Tabard theatre and the Chiswick In Pictures art and photography exhibition at the Clayton Hotel Chiswick.
We also run monthly Jazz at George IV nights in collaboration with jazz promoter Larry Pryce of Live Music To Go, on the last Thursday of every month in the Boston Room at George IV in Chiswick High Rd.
Fancy a free tour of Sipsmith’s distillery or Fuller’s brewery? Discount on meals in Chiswick restaurants or on goods and services? We operate a Club Card scheme which enables local businesses to offer deals and discounts to local residents. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter and you will be entitled to a free Club Card.
We make videos about things of interest happening in Chiswick, but also for your website if you would like us to. Find out more about our videos.
Meet the team
Teebo and Jasper are the office cats, Teebo so-called for his resemblance to a Star Wars Ewok as a kitten.
Bridget Osborne is the Editor of The Chiswick Calendar. She worked for the BBC for more than 30 years as a journalist in radio, television and online. Winner of a Sony award for her work on BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours programme and producer of programmes as diverse as Midweek, Any Questions and Desert Island Discs, she moved to television and produced the hard hitting interview programme HARDtalk on BBC World TV for 12 years.
Since leaving the BBC in 2014 she has trained journalism students in Media Law, made a documentary history series The History of Africa with Zeinab Badawi and set up The Chiswick Calendar.
Nick Raikes is Co-Director of The Chiswick Calendar. Having gone to Chiswick School, he had the idea for The Chiswick Calendar in 2014. He reported, edited and produced content for the website throughout his time at Leeds University, where he studied International Relations, before joining the BBC Journalist Training Scheme and now works for BBC Politics at Westminster.
Ward Scott is a videographer and documentary maker from Texas, who worked for TV stations in the US and ran the government’s media services in the Cayman Islands before moving to Europe. He studied at the European Film College in Denmark and now runs his own company: Uncle Baby Creative Syndicate Ltd.
Ben Steel is a London based film producer, screenwriter and film director. His worked has been featured in festivals around the world including London Short Film Festival, Student Filmmaker Awards Film Festival in Utah, Reality Bytes Film Festival in Illinois, and NOFi festival in Los Angeles. His latest project Care Free (2017) has been nominated for ‘Best Comedy’ at the Royal Television Society awards 2018. Working alongside people in television, film production and the music industry, Ben works hard to ensure that nothing less than the best is achieved on any project in hand. Shoot / edit for The Chiswick Calendar.
Mike McKenzie is a musician, teacher and filmmaker. He plays various styles of music as a drummer and teaches the art of drumming to students of all ages. His filmmaking projects range from documentaries, music videos, corporate videos to community projects and short films. He currently works with organisations such as Artification (film & teach), Yonescat (film & teach), Brent Music Service (Drum Tutor & Brent Rock School), The Chiswick Calendar (film), Rubix Studios (film & teach), Gun Hill Studios (film), Quirky Soul Magazine (film & drum) as well as various music artistes. He does all of this while performing with different bands spanning many communities and musical styles across uk and the world.
Alex Parkinson is a shoot / edit with more than three years’ practical experience in the industry. He has been working as a videographer and editor with The Chiswick Calendar since September 2016, covering a variety of topics including political interviews and events, theatre productions, current affairs and local entertainment.
Nettle is an Australian artist who moved to London in March 2017. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sydney, 2016. At The Chiswick Calendar she manages the Club Cards, events listings and general upkeep of the website. She is furthering her skills in website design.
Marianne Mahaffey is an American photographer for whom taking pictures is a hobby. Neighbour to The Chiswick Calendar’s editor Bridget Osborne, she established the website as a place to see lovely images of Chiswick by providing almost every picture for the first six months. Sadly she then moved back to the US but we owe her a huge debt of gratitude for helping get The Chiswick Calendar started.