Open studios: Chiswick, Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush 2017

Open studios: Chiswick, Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush 2017

Vote for Art this June

Once again, artists from Chiswick, Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush are preparing to throw open their doors for June’s art extravaganza.

Artists at Home – the hugely popular West London open studios event – will take place from 16th-18th June this year and is truly inclusive, involving 74 artists in 57 studios over three days.

Local artists will canvas the public with colourful opinions, strong views and an eclectic range of mediums, providing an opportunity to make an investment that will last the test of time.

You can browse the website and plan your campaign trail, or wait for the printed guides, sponsored by local estate agent John Wood & Co. Ltd. which will be available from local businesses and dropped through letterboxes in the three-mile area covered by the event.

“This year more than ever, we feel people will enjoy a little escapism to discover wonderful art on their doorsteps,” says Jill Revie, one of the organisers of the event. “It is a real novelty to be able to see not only such a wide range of different types of art and craft but also to meet and talk to the artist and see where they work.”

Admission is free, refreshments are usually available and although artists are always pleased to make a sale, browsing is very welcome.

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The Great Get Together Picnic at Loris Gardens

The Great Get Together Picnic at Loris Gardens

Loris Garden, Loris Road, Hammersmith, W6 7QA
Date – 18/06/2017, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Bring a picnic to Loris Garden on Sunday 18th June as part of the Great Get Together and Big Lunch.  The Big Lunch is a simple idea from the Eden Project: that as many people as possible across the UK have lunch with their neighbours annually on a Sunday in June in a simple act of community, friendship and fun. This year the mass participation day is 18 June and they have teamed up with the Jo Cox Foundation.

At Loris Community Garden we will have entertainment from Ella the Clown, music and games.  We will also be selling strawberries and cream as well as tea and coffee.

This event is sponsored by local estate agent, Finlay Brewer

Lena Gardens Primary School and Little Owls Nursery will be helping to decorate the garden and corporate volunteers from Odds Checker will be giving the garden a spring clean in preparation the week before.

All money raised on the day will go towards the upkeep of Loris Gardens

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May Madness 2017

May Madness 2017, Bees and Butterflies encouraging wildlife

Saturday May 6th, Starch Green, 11am-3pm

Together with Hammersmith Community Gardens Association we have organised four very successful Edible Askew May Madness events on Starch Green and along Askew Road. As well as being beneficial to local businesses, they have been much enjoyed by the local community.

There will be lots of other activities to enjoy including:

  • Belles of London City Morris Dancers
  • Clown
  • Charity Cake Stall and Cake competition. Entries by 11am. Judging by local chef and cookery writer Fran Warde at 11.30am. Email
  • Dog show with Best Dressed Dog, Obedience and Dog and Owner lookalike categories. (donations £1) Entries by 11am. Judging at 12 noon by Brackenbury Petcare. Download Dog Competition Entry Form and email to let us know if you are coming.
  • Ice Cream Bike
  • Craft Stalls. if you would like to book a table (donation £10) please contact Caroline MacMillan on
  • Croquet
  • Face Painters
  • Making Bees & Butterflies arts and crafts with the library
  • Plant stall

Come along and join us for a fun day.

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