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The Chainsaw Manicure at The Tabard

The Chainsaw Manicure at The Tabard

The Tabard Theatre is presenting The Chainsaw Manicure by Thomas Kett, a zany black comedy. This madcap 90's nostalgic show marks its first London revival...

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Chiswick's Simon Bradbury Wins Major Playwriting Award

Chiswick's Simon Bradbury Wins Major Playwriting Award

Chiswick actor and playwright Simon Bradbury has just won the Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize. The annual prize of £10,000 was awarded to Simon for his...

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Dog Ends Premiers at The Tabard

Dog Ends Premiers at The Tabard

Richard Harris' latest play Dog Ends is currently showing at The Tabard Theatre in Chiswick. Billed as a dark comedy the show centres around the...

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Peter Wear's 39 Steps - He Counted Them!

Peter Wear's 39 Steps - He Counted Them!

Comic writer and performer Peter Wear is bringing his hit show 'The 39 Steps - I Counted Them!' to Chiswick's St Michael and All Angels...

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Jazz Night Swings into St Michael's!

Jazz Night Swings into St Michael's!

Following the success of 'Classic Gershwin' at St Michael's, 7 Star Arts are bringing a new event to the Elmwood Road Church. Up and coming...

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Robert's Photos Rock Rhythm & Brews!

Robert's Photos Rock Rhythm & Brews!

Robert Ellis has photographed Rock 'n' Roll's biggest icons over the course of his fascinating career, with his work gracing the pages of prestgious music...

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ArtsEd's Jonathan Goodwin Gives Us The Inside Scoop!

ArtsEd's Jonathan Goodwin Gives Us The Inside Scoop!

The award winning ArtEd School has been established for nearly 100 years and in that time has had students such as Julie Andrews, Sarah Brightman...

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Local Poet Tony Inwood Unveils His New Book!

Local Poet Tony Inwood Unveils His New Book!

Local Poet Tony Inwood has released a new book of verse entitled 'A Day at The Zoo'. Find out more about Tony's tough early years...

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Exciting New Local Talent Sophie Simonds On Her Debut Album

Exciting New Local Talent Sophie Simonds On Her Debut Album

Exciting new talent and local Singer, Songwriter & Musician Sophie Simonds is currently recording her debut album 'Sophie Being Weird'. We talk to Sophie all...

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Exclusive: World's 1st Immersive book 'The Frequency Effect'

Exclusive: World's 1st Immersive book 'The Frequency Effect'

Chiswick has been the birthplace of many famous novelists across many genres. We meet an exciting new Author, Alex Moorhouse who writes under the pen...

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Meet Local Author Lotte Moore!

Meet Local Author Lotte Moore!

Local author and octogenarian Lotte Moore launched her latest novel, Lotte's War on Armistice Day 2016. Chiswickbuzz sat down with Lotte late last year to discuss her first...

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The Lemongrove Gallery Presents Duncan MacGregor!

The Lemongrove Gallery Presents Duncan MacGregor!

The Lemongrove Gallery on Chiswick High Road has a very special exhibition on this week by the Artist Duncan MacGregor. You can pop in and...

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Lotte's War published on Armistice Day 2016

Lotte's War published on Armistice Day 2016

Chiswick resident Lotte Moore has published her new book, Lotte's War on Armistice Day 2016. The book which is for children, relates the stories of...

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CBF16: A Life in Wine: Hugh Johnson & Jancis Robinson

CBF16: A Life in Wine: Hugh Johnson & Jancis Robinson

In honour of the 40th edition of Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book, Chiswick Book Festival welcomed acclaimed British wine critic Jancis Robinson and the world's best-selling...

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Chiswickbuzz TV interviews Author & Presenter Jackie Kabler!

Chiswickbuzz TV interviews Author & Presenter Jackie Kabler!

TV Presenter, Reporter and Author Jackie Kabler has just released her 2nd Novel in the hugely popular 'Cora Baxter Mysteries' series. It's called 'The Deadline...

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CBF16: How it Works... Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups

CBF16: How it Works... Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups

The best-selling Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups series offers a wry and funny critique of modern life and current trends. Chiswick Book Festival welcomed authors Joel Morris &...

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Highwaymen, High Jinks & History! George Goodwin Interview

Highwaymen, High Jinks & History! George Goodwin Interview

George Goodwin, a popular Kew based Author and Historian is giving a fascinating free talk at Waterstones Chiswick on 16th November all about his book...

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Prize Winning Novelist Diane Chandler's New Book: Moondance

Prize Winning Novelist Diane Chandler's New Book: Moondance

Prize winning local Author Diane Chandler is releasing her new book after the highly successful Road To Donetsk which won the People's Book Prize for...

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Wagner's Epic Opera Parsifal Is At St Michael & All Angels!

Wagner's Epic Opera Parsifal Is At St Michael & All Angels!

Opera production company, Elemental Opera are putting on Richard Wagner's epic 5 hour opera, Parsifal at St Michael & All Angels Church on 22nd, 27th...

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The Working New Forest Exhibition at The Hogarth Health Club

The Working New Forest Exhibition at The Hogarth Health Club

The Hogarth Health Club's Crucial Cafe is currently hosting an exhibition from local photographer Sally Fear. Having spent six years getting to know the New...

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ArtsEd Fringe Fest Play 'Year 10' to Perform at The Tabard!

ArtsEd Fringe Fest Play 'Year 10' to Perform at The Tabard!

Local ArtsEd Production Group, Just Add Milk are putting on a performance of the hard hitting Simon Vinnicombe play 'Year 10' at the Tabard Theatre...

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CBF16: Worth Dying For: Flags

CBF16: Worth Dying For: Flags

Chiswick Book Festival welcomed author and former Sky News diplomatic editor Tim Marshall to a busy St Michael & All Angel's Church mid-Saturday afternoon. Tim...

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Victoria: A Life in Fact and Fiction

Victoria: A Life in Fact and Fiction

This years Chiswick Book Festival began in the Burlington Pavilion in the splendid surroundings of Chiswick House & Gardens, which Queen Victoria herself visited. A.N...

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CBF16 - Books and the City: Girls on Tour

CBF16 - Books and the City: Girls on Tour

Chiswick Book Festival welcomed best-selling novelists Santa Montefiore, Penny Parkes, Milly Johnson, Jane Costello, Juliet Ashton and chair Isabelle Broome to take a humorous look...

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Andy Hamilton in Conversation with Mark Lawson

Andy Hamilton in Conversation with Mark Lawson

Chiswick Book Festival's final Saturday event saw comedy scriptwriter and performer Andy Hamilton sit down with journalist, broadcaster and author Mark Lawson to discuss Andy's...

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CBF16: Britain, Brexit and Beyond

CBF16: Britain, Brexit and Beyond

As the dust settles on the EU referendum result, The Chiswick Book Festival welcomed Michael McManus, John Crace, Sonia Purnell and Rupa Huq to discuss...

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Cressida Cowell: How to Train Your Dragon- The Final Chapter

Cressida Cowell: How to Train Your Dragon- The Final Chapter

After Jacqueline Wilson's popular Friday evening talk The Children's Book Festival went from strength to strength as local author Cressida Cowell took to the stage...

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The Girl on the Train & Before I Go to Sleep: Page to Screen

The Girl on the Train & Before I Go to Sleep: Page to Screen

The Chiswick Book Festival broadened its horizons this year, holding an event in The Andrew Lloyd Webber Theatre at ArtsEd for the first time. Chaired...

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Jacqueline Wilson at the Chiswick Book Festival 2016

Jacqueline Wilson at the Chiswick Book Festival 2016

A popular feature of the Chiswick Book Festival is the Children's Festival, entertaining youngsters and parents alike. This year it opened in style, with a...

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2016 Chiswick Book Festival - Prizes Up For Grabs!

2016 Chiswick Book Festival - Prizes Up For Grabs!

The Chiswick Book Festival starts this weekend and there are some fantastic prizes up for grabs this year! Marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death...

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John Clare Awarded Exhibit At Royal Photographic Society

John Clare Awarded Exhibit At Royal Photographic Society

Chiswick resident, business owner and Photographer John Clare has had a photograph chosen to be part of a prestigious new Travel Print Exhibition at the...

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Chiswick Book Festival - Waterstones Preview

Chiswick Book Festival - Waterstones Preview

The Chiswick Book Festival is just around the corner with an amazing star studded line up for 2016. We catch up with Joe Scott at...

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The Mobile Phone Show is Coming to The Tabard Theatre!

The Mobile Phone Show is Coming to The Tabard Theatre!

Can you live without your phone for a day? An exciting new Richmond Theatre Youth Production is coming to The Tabard Theatre on Sunday 17th...

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St Augustine's Showcases Student Artists

St Augustine's Showcases Student Artists

St. Augustine's Priory in Ealing opened its doors this week, showcasing the art work of its many talented students. We spoke to Head Teacher Mrs...

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BBC Young Musician Finalists Play Evening Concert

BBC Young Musician Finalists Play Evening Concert

Audiences at SMAA church were treated to stunning performances by Charlotte Barbour-Condini and Sophie Westbrooke; both teenagers who reached the final at the BBC Young...

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Author Diane Chandler Shortlisted For Major Literary Award

Author Diane Chandler Shortlisted For Major Literary Award

Local Author Diane Chandler has been shortlisted for a prestigious People's Book Prize Award for her novel 'The Road To Donetsk'. Diane is one of...

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Poetry Of Light - A Special Evening With Dr Rowan Williams

Poetry Of Light - A Special Evening With Dr Rowan Williams

One of the highlights of the 2016 Bedford Park Festival has been the Poetry Evening at St Michael & All Angels Church with special guest...

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The Rat Pack Rock Out at St Michael & All Angels!

The Rat Pack Rock Out at St Michael & All Angels!

UK’s no 1 Rat Pack Tribute act gave a exuberant performance at SMAA church at the BPF. We chatted with performers Dean, Ashley and Paul...

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Red Hot Tea Party

Red Hot Tea Party

Last Saturday tables were laid, cucumber sandwiches were cut and plenty of tea was poured in aid of the Tea Party at SMAA Church. The...

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The Butcher's Trail - Author Julian Borger talks to Torin Douglas

The Butcher's Trail - Author Julian Borger talks to Torin Douglas

Chiswick born author and broadcaster Julian Borger talks at the Bedford Park Festival about his book The Butcher's Trail Julian tells Torin Douglas how the...

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The Nonesuch Orchestra Play At St Michael & All Angels!

The Nonesuch Orchestra Play At St Michael & All Angels!

The Bedford Park Festival is still in full swing and one of the highlights has been the Nonesuch Orchestra performing at St Michael & All...

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Joyful Atmosphere at Bedford Park Summer Exhibition

Joyful Atmosphere at Bedford Park Summer Exhibition

Exhibiting over 100 works of art, the Bedford Park Summer Exhibition opened at St Michael and All Angels Church to a huge crowd. Many of...

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Puccini's Tosca Comes To Chiswick With Paul Potts!

Puccini's Tosca Comes To Chiswick With Paul Potts!

The annual opera at Chiswick House returns this year with a star studded line up performing Puccini's much loved Tosca. Starring Simon Thorpe, Jassy Husk...

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Sophie Ellis Bextor Sings Live At Green Days

Sophie Ellis Bextor Sings Live At Green Days

Local Chiswick resident and Pop Star Sophie Ellis Bextor performed live with Ed Hardcourt on Day 1 of Green Days this year - watch the...

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Rhythm & Brews Showcases Local Musical Talent

Rhythm & Brews Showcases Local Musical Talent

Passionate about live music and frustrated about the lack of venues in West London, Rhythm & Brews cafe decided to start up their own acoustic...

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New Pop Up Art School Comes To Chiswick!

New Pop Up Art School Comes To Chiswick!

A brand new Art School and Gallery has opened as a pop up at 408 Chiswick High Road. The founder Maryam talks to us about...

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Wastwater By Simon Stephens Comes To The Tabard

Wastwater By Simon Stephens Comes To The Tabard

After the huge success of Simon Stephens Bluebird play which was performed at The Tabard last year, talented young theatre group Two Shillings & Sixpence...

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Depeche Mode's Peter Gordeno On Prince & His Purple Reign

Depeche Mode's Peter Gordeno On Prince & His Purple Reign

Chiswick resident and Depeche Mode musician Peter Gordeno joined us at Villa Di Geggiano to talk about one of his icons Prince after the sad...

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Local Artist Jasna Bell Exhibits At Villa Di Geggiano

Local Artist Jasna Bell Exhibits At Villa Di Geggiano

Acclaimed local Painter Jasna Bell has launched a stunning exhibition of some of her works at Villa Di Geggiano, the popular Italian Restaurant. See our...

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Artist Juan delGado's Altered Landscapes At Watermans

Artist Juan delGado's Altered Landscapes At Watermans

Renowned artist Juan delGado is staging a moving exhibition Altered Landscapes, inspired by the plight of Syrian refugees. The immersive multimedia installation at Watermans Art...

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