Street party in Leatherhead to kick off Mole Valley Arts Alice Festival

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

6:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Bands and a disabled dance and drama group will perform in Leatherhead High Street to kick off a month-long arts festival.

Flowers and home-grown veg to go on display at Epsom Garden Society’s autumn show

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

12:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Dazzling flowers and impressive home-grown vegetables are set to go on display at Epsom Garden Society’s autumn show.

Writers to explore use of food and weather in fiction

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

10:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Writers are being invited to explore how food and the weather can be used in fiction.

Critically acclaimed play starring Games of Thrones star comes to Epsom Playhouse

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Critically-acclaimed Stones in his Pockets comes to the Epsom Playhouse.

Inclusive dance group taking to parks for family fun on Sunday

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

10:52am Friday 12th September 2014

After sliding down every slide in Croydon in 24 hours, Slide dance is hosting community events in Wandle Park, North Down Park and Lloyd Park on Sunday.

Mansions, churches, stables and fire station open doors to public

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

5:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

Historic mansions, churches, stables and other buildings are opening their doors to the public for free next weekend.

September sun can mean only one thing - it's almost time for Christmas at Kew

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

The sun might still be shining over Kew Gardens but preparations are well under way to make this year's Christmas experience better than ever.

Which piece of farmland was your house built on? Find out at history open day

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

6:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

It seems hard to believe but less than a century ago much of this area was still farmland.

British Goan writer Mervyn Marciel shares his incredible story of tragedy, tribesmen, and settling in Sutton

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

10:50am Thursday 4th September 2014

Dodging disaster and sharing his time between his native Kenya and his adopted home in Sutton, a British Goan has published his autobiography chronciling a life most unusual.

Glorious Georges return to Kew Palace this weekend

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

4:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

King George III and Queen Charlotte will be brought back to life at Kew Palace for a weekend festival.

Bar staff get icy soaking for ALS ice bucket challenge

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

5:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Imagine getting a text from your boss stating the next time you come into work he will be pouring 50 litres of icy cold water on you. Well, this is what happened to the ‘lucky’ staff at The Old Bank pub in Sutton, who are all doing the ALS ice bucket challenge.

NBA All-star Luol Deng talks about inspiring kids and replacing LeBron James at Miami Heat

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Luol Deng is the new patron for the London Youth Games

4:17pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Two –time NBA All Star Luol Deng was back where he grew up in south east London this month for two initiatives to bring basketball – and opportunity – to youngsters.

Croydon International Film Festival is coming soon

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

7:00am Monday 25th August 2014

Entries for this year’s Croydon International Film Festival have now closed meaning the nervous wait for the event to start can begin, writes Gabriel Samuels.

Join an artist and her basset hound on stage in Battersea

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Award-winning artist Victoria Melody comes to the Battersea Arts Centre next month with her new show, Major Tom.

Puzzlers jet into Croydon for world puzzle and Sudoku championships

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

11:40am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Puzzlers from all over the world came to test their brainpower and puzzle solving skills against each other in Croydon.

Heart is where the homeware is

Richmond and Twickenham Times: The Heart in Walton wins award for sending no waste to landfill

2:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

An art, crafts and vintage fair is planned for the Heart of Walton, with more than 20 stalls filled with homeware, children's clothes, dresses, crafts and fine food.

Sign up for hike though picturesque locations in Epsom

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

6:00am Monday 18th August 2014

Keen walkers can now sign up for a hike though some of Epsom’s most picturesque locations.

Terriers to race at world famous Epsom Downs Racecourse

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

6:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

Terriers are set to follow in the footsteps of Derby winners by racing at the iconic racecourse.

Brace yourselves for the revamped, pumped-up arrival of The Surbo

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

At once a literary salon, a grand prix, a business conference and more, this year's Surbiton festival - rebranded The Surbo - will be bigger than ever.

Q+A: Wimbledon author Helen Fuller discusses her debut novel 'The Internet Party'

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

6:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

Wimbledon author Helen Fuller speaks to Louisa Clarence-Smith about her topical debut novel, The Internet Party.

New pub The Faraday opens in Epsom town centre

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

5:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

An electrifying new pub has opened in the heart of Epsom.

Bank Holiday family fun day on the Downs

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

5:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

If you are looking for a fun day out for all the family on Bank Holiday Monday, head over to Epsom Downs Racecourse.

Gerry and the Pacemakers striking gold on Sixties tour

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Gerry Marsden and his band

6:00am Friday 8th August 2014

The evergreen Gerry Marsden will not be walking alone when he returns to Croydon as part of an impressive line-up of stars in the Sixties Gold Tour, writes Adriaan Berfelo.

Kingston Museum to hold Robin Hood festival

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

4:40am Tuesday 5th August 2014

The Fairfield will be filled with medieval archers, knights and peasants for a day-long pageant based on the Robin Hood legend this weekend.

"Blood, sweat and tears" over new village sweet shop

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

6:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

Looking for sweets on Ewell High Street?

Musical Dr Seuss adventure comes to town

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

6:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

A dazzling musical is set to bring to life characters from the pages of books by Dr Seuss this month.

Discover Ewell's unseen history

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

6:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Enjoy another chance to peel back time and discover Ewell’s hidden past and unseen history with a guided walk around the village.

Join X Factor finalist Marcus Collins on stage and bring Motown to Epsom

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

6:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

A singer who got his big break on TV talent show the X Factor now wants to help out another aspiring musician.

Healthy Summer Fun at The Ashley Centre

9:03am Tuesday 29th July 2014

The holidays are here and The Ashley Centre has five weeks of free fun activities for a healthy summer supporting various local charities and businesses in the town including British Heart Foundation, SeeAbility, Core Wellness and Vision Express.

David Gower talks all things cricket at Twickenham event

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Cricket fans will be hit for six at news former England captain David Gower is giving a talk in Twickenham.

Eastenders star June Brown to come to Banstead's first community festival

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

6:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

Soap star June Brown, best known for her iconic chain-smoking, Bible-referencing gossip Dot Cotton in Eastenders, is coming to Banstead’s first ever community festival, writes Alice Foster.

Live music to celebrate Wandle Park restoration

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

5:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

Free live music performed by artists from across south London, alongside a touch of Shakespeare and poetry readings, will be staged today.

Do these dogs look like their owners?

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

4:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Pet pooches got the chance to show off their best assets at the Malden Fortnight dog show at the weekend.

Family-friendly festival brings Georgian living to life

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Travel back 300 years this summer and live life like a Georgian as part of a family festival celebrating the era.

Twelfth Night to be performed in two idyllic parks

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

5:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Shakespeare's "classic chaotic comedy" Twelfth Night is to be performed in two idyllic settings this month - Nonsuch and Cannizaro parks.

Magical and sometimes mythical Bill Bailey performing at Kew Gardens

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Kew Gardens would seem the perfect setting for a performer who has a carnivorous plant named after them.

All the fun of the fair at family fun day in Morden

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

1:00am Friday 11th July 2014

The Morden Family Fun Day will be held on Sunday, July 20.

Scores of groups support new borough arts festival

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Launch: Mayor Meena Bond and Baroness van Dedem

2:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Music and drama groups have signed up to a new borough arts festival set to launch in 2016.

Street dance hits Kingston as part of IYAF

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Street dance hits Kingston as part of IYAF

8:54am Monday 30th June 2014

Street dance fever will hit the borough as a showcase with budding choreographers storms Kingston.

Summer of fun at Battersea Children's Zoo

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Zoo fun: Face painting, a butterfly day and a bugs day are among the fun

3:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

This summer Brighton-based illustrator and print maker Beatrice Von Preussen is running art and craft workshops at the Battersea Park Children’s Zoo.

Croydon artist Yellon Ran Huang in prestigious London show

Richmond and Twickenham Times: A painting by Yellon Ran Huang

5:00am Friday 27th June 2014

An artist whose work is inspired by living in Croydon and modern life has had a ‘prestigious door open’ for her by being selected to show her paintings at an esteemed exhibition.

VIDEO: International Film Festival rolls into town

Richmond and Twickenham Times: VIDEO: International Film Festival rolls into town

4:55pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

More than 200 films are being submitted from countries all over the world as they prepare to take part in the seventh annual Wimbledon International Short Film Festival.

Quirky comedy night to bring big names from the stand-up scene to Putney

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Russell Kane is just one of the names on the bill in Putney

11:36am Wednesday 25th June 2014

The Putney Arts Theatre is combining a mixture of exclusive new material from some of the biggest and brightest names in the business, to present a night of amusing mayhem in Always Be Comedy.

Quick-fire cricket charity match with cheeky chappy Phil Tufnell

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Former England cricketer Phil Tufnell set to entertain at charity evening

5:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

Fancy watching quick-fire cricket with cheeky chappy Phil Tufnell taking on a celebrity team, while ejoying a picnic in the sun and supporting a great local charity?

Enviable summer of fun ahead for Elmbridge youngsters

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Fun, fun, fun: Something for all youngsters on offer

2:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

With the countdown to the school summer holidays beginning, Shout! activities schemes are on hand again to keep children happy.

Brace yourselves for Elmbridge's biggest leisure event

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Oodles of fun: Last year 3,000 people enjoyed the day

2:00am Monday 16th June 2014

The biggest sporting, leisure and culture event in the borough returns at its most fun-packed yet.

Where to watch, or avoid, the World Cup in Merton

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Bruno Roquette with brother Francisco

5:00am Friday 13th June 2014

With kick-off for the long-awaited FIFA World Cup scheduled for just hours away, one bar is determined to recreate the Brazilian spirit in a usually quiet corner of London.

Close-Up magic show returns to Epsom Playhouse

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Chris Wood will perform a set during the show

12:34pm Friday 13th June 2014

Magic is in the air at Epsom Playhouse this month with The Close Up Show, which promises 80 minutes of enchantment, trickery and sleight-of-hand from three talented magicians.

Where to watch World Cup 2014 in Kingston

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Tempers can flare during the World Cup as domestic abuse can rise by 25 per cent

3:15pm Thursday 12th June 2014

Not sure where to enjoy the 2014 World Cup? Check out our list of venues that will be showing the tournament live from Brazil.

Top bars and pubs to watch the World Cup in Wandsworth

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Tickets go on sale for riots benefit gig at Clapham Grand

4:17pm Thursday 12th June 2014

The World cup is here (really? because there hasn’t been any coverage...) and while thousands of football fans have raided the piggy bank and headed off to Rio, the vast majority of us will be watching the carnival from our couch.






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