With the sun blazing down and the temperature rising up, people tend to get a hankering for a summer swim. To satisfy your desires, here are three of Richmond’s pools ideal for one-off or occasional swimmers (no pesky membership costs). Continue reading
The proposal to give the Queens Gloriana a permanent boathouse on a protected area of land near Orleans House has met significant opposition from local residents and organisations, so much so that the consultation period allowing residents to voice their opinions has been extended until August 31. Continue reading
The weekend is once again upon us and we’ve got some great suggestions. The weather’s not looking so fantastic but reports have not been so reliable of late. Let’s remain optimistic, and hope for a break in the rain. Continue reading
Outdoor cinemas are one of my favourite things about the summer months. A few friends, some thick blankets and a picnic basket full of snacks and adult beverages. Very few things in life are more pleasurable than sitting in the summer twilight and watching a great movie in awesome surrounds, whether it be on the roof of a city building, or in the great green outdoors. Richmond’s got a few outdoor film and cinema events happening this year, and we want to keep you in the loop.
1: Hampton Court Palace Open Air Cinema.
For two weekends this summer, Hampton Court is opening its doors to cinephiles and families alike. Pack a rug and a picnic and enjoy a classic film on a giant screen in front of the palace.
Saturday 9 August – Dirty Dancing (12)
Sunday 10 August – Casablanca (U)
Friday 12 September – 12 Years A Slave (15)
Saturday 13 September – Captain Phillips (12)
Look out for complementary Benefit make-overs and goodie giveaways. There will also be a full bar and delicious food on site at each screening.
Tickets are £16.50 for adults, and can be found here.
2: Bushy Park – Nomad Cinema
The Nomad Cinema at Bushy Park screening is just one of many screenings taking place across London courtesy of the touring pop up cinema.
The film programme for August’s Nomad Cinema at Bushy Park looks like this:
Friday 22nd August – Labyrinth
Saturday 30th August – E.T
Tickets are £16.50, and can be found here.
3: ‘Kew The Movies’ – Kew Gardens
At the beginning of September, Kew Gardens is running ‘Kew the Movies’, their annual celebration of all things movies. Three fantastic films will be shown in the grounds of the world famous botanical gardens:
4 September – Romeo and Juliet
5 September – Gravity
6 September – Top Gun
Adult Tickets start at £16.50, and can be found here.
You would be forgiven for thinking that you need a beach for beach volleyball, but at Teddington Sports Centre they are today (July 24) formally opening their brand new Beach Volleyball Courts for beach volleyball enthusiasts who don’t get the chance to go to the seaside. Continue reading
Yesterday (July 21), the A316 was partially closed for several hours following an accident involving a dustcart and a cyclist. After being airlifted to hospital, the cyclist, a man in his 4os, succumbed to his severe head injuries, and passed away this afternoon (July 22). Continue reading
Kew has today been announced as a finalist in the 2014 Google Impact Challenge UK, which will award funding to 10 charitable projects using innovative technology to change the world. Continue reading
Richmond Metropolitan Police have reported that an earlier collision between A refuse lorry and a cyclist outside the Pools on the Park has resulted in the cyclist being airlifted away to hospital, meanwhile, police have closed the road in both directions, and expect the closures to remain in place for ‘several hours’. Continue reading