Open Spaces

Lots of open spaces with the Green, the Thames and Richmond Park nearby

Community

Lots of  Rainbows throughout Kew's streets

Kew Market (currently suspended)

Held on the first Sunday of each month (except January), the village comes alive with over 45 stalls and music

Syon House

Across the river from the Royal Botanic Gardens

Kew Midsummer Fete

Kew fete 2020 has had to be cancelled. Last year saw the 10th annual Kew Midsummer Fete, a great family day out that has raised over £150,000 for local charities.

Kew Village

Kew has a real village feel with lovely shops and restaurants

Kew Bridge

Lots of open spaces with the Green, the Thames and Richmond Park nearby

Community Groups

Kew has numerous thriving community groups - get involved!

Kew Pond

Spring Blossom

September 2020

Welcome to all friends and visitors in Kew

KewTW9 is run by keen community volunteers - our aim is to bring people together, through enjoying local events.  As we go into Autumn, life in Kew feels ever-more normal, but we remain vigilant to keep Coronavirus at bay.  Great news that our wonderful Kew Village Market is planning to return on October 4th - so this month they're asking for more volunteers to come forward to help keep everyone safe when they can once again bring food, crafts and live music to the Village.    Anyone interested who is happy to spare a couple of hours between 10am and 2pm at the market should please leave their contact details at logistics@kewvillagemarket.org heading the message Volunteer.      We continue to update our Covid-19 section - it includes official and community information (including regular advice from local MP, Sarah Olney).  This month, in our "Reflections" series, we feature another local writer.  Hilde Bysheim tells us how her Health and Well-being centre "Earthlife" moved online during lockdown - her team are now back for treatments and are resuming some classes in the studio.  Inspirational ideas as we all focus on getting fit to fight the virus!  And yet more good news – the Avenue Club at St Luke’s is gradually, carefully re-opening.  They’ve already re-started some face-to-face classes, following Covid-19 Secure guidelines.  Next are more exercise groups and the line-dancing team!   Kew Gardens are working hard to bring back visitors this Autumn – they have a theme of Travel The World with some cultural enhancements throughout the gardens – such as poetry, prose and illustrations.   Some events remain online:  the National Archives (which are also open to actual visitors) is still running fascinating webinars - try "Audacious Raids of World War Two",  when carefully-targeted attacks foiled the Nazi war effort.    From St Anne’s, there’s a more tranquil session – 2020 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Raphael, the Renaissance painter.  Raphael, a Master in the Making ” is an online exploration of his life.

KewTW9 is a community initiative – we are in constant touch with local councillors, our MP and most local groups. So please contact us if you'd like to share what’s happening.  To find out what else is going on in Kew, please visit our news section, and we also give details of our local community groups.

 

A beautiful Kew community video  “We Will Meet Again” by local parents and film makers, Marie Lanna and Jaime Torres.

It features some familiar faces and is bound to lift your spirits! They say – “This is a period when we all understand that these people are our biggest asset and we have to make sure of valuing our front line workers at all times and not only now ….this is a non-profit and non-commercial project made at home. It is our way to say #thankyou and share some positivity during this challenging period. From the bottom of our hearts a massive thank you to all the people involved.”

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Kew Safer Neighbourhood Update

Dear all, Hope this finds you well. We are hoping to hold our 1st virtual ward panel meeting on Monday 5th October (time to be confirmed , but probably the same sort of time as our previous meetings). Once this is confirmed, I’ll send out the details. A few abstractions in August due to events…

Please note - most events are now cancelled due to Covid-19

In Flagrante Virtual Choir

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Missing Singing? Always thought you would like to try it but were too embarrassed to sing in front of other people?

First Friday Lunch

October 3 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Kew Village Market

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Kew Police Ward Panel Meeting – Provisional

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In Flagrante Virtual Choir

October 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Meet In Kew

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Monthly tea/coffee/biscuit chat morning

October 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm