What’s On in Richmond: 21 October – 27 October


SW Londoner provides your weekly round-up of what Richmond has to offer.


By Natasha Barr

Looking for something to do this week? SW Londoner provides your weekly round up of what Richmond has to offer.

Duck Pond Market, Heron Square

Sunday 23rd October 10.30-3.30


The market launches this Sunday in Richmond and will pop up every Sunday from now on with a different selection of stalls each week. There will be local artists, crafters, gifts, vintage as well as vintage and food stalls. There promises to be live music and magical family entertainment.

E-mail Caron at [email protected] or phone 07887 850 477

An evening with Michel Roux Jr, The Stoop

Monday 24th October 7pm

Tickets: £10.00

Legendary restaurateur Michel Roux Jr will be making a star appearance at the Stoop. There will be a complimentary Kir Royale reception on arrival. Michel will give a talk on the importance of service and the quest for perfection. The audience will get the chance to ask questions and have their photo taken with Michel.

Michel Roux will be promoting two of his books: “A Life in the Kitchen” and “Cooking with a Masterchef”.

For tickets contact: 0871 527 1315


Is Syon House Haunted?

Wednesday 26th – Thursday 27th October

Children’s tours 2.30-4.00pm and tickets cost £6.00 (fancy dress optional)

Adult tours 6.30-8.00pm and tickets cost 18.00

Hear the terrible tales of horrible history and decide for yourself. There are many reasons why some people think it’s haunted. Syon Abbey, which was destroyed by Henry VIII, has had some guests in their time that faced gruesome ends Catherine Howard, Henry VIII’s 5th wife and who was executed and Lady Jane Grey. Medium and Paranormal Research Investigator Carole Bromley will be joining the adult tours.

Booking is compulsory as tickets are limited. E-mail [email protected] or call 020 8560 0882.


Aesop’s Fables Play, Landmarks Arts Centre

Thursday 27th October 2.00-3.00pm

Price: children under 18 months go free for more price information see box office

Aesop’s Touring Theatre Company will be performing fun-filled fables for children to enjoy. There will be plenty of surprises and audience participation which will of course all reiterate the morals of the stories.

The show is suitable for children aged 5-12 and they must be accompanied by adults during the show

Call 020 8977 7558 Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm for box office bookings.


Madama Butterfly-Kharkiv Opera, Richmond Theatre

Friday 21st October – Saturday 22nd

Tickets: £21.00-£37.00

This award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets and fabulous costumes such as antique wedding kimonos from Japan. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet.

Twickenham Riverside guided walk

Sunday 23rd October 3.00pm

Price 3.00

Enjoy a relaxing and informative Sunday afternoon walk. Exiled French Royals found refuge in “dear old Twick”, where an octagonal garden pavilion was said to be designed for a Queen’s visit and a Palladian villa was built for a royal mistress.

Meet at St. Mary’s Church, Church Street, Twickenham. Tickets are available from the guide on the day – no need to book. The guides reserve the right to cancel a walk without notice.

Contact Jane on 020 8894 3678 or Johanna on 020 8979 9670 for more information.



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