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

August 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.  August feels like a real milestone in Kew's return to life, as most restaurants, pubs, and businesses are now open.  A huge thank you to local traders as they operate so carefully in this new socially-distanced world. The situation is still precarious, so we continue to update our Covid-19 section - it includes official and community information (including regular advice from local MP, Sarah Olney) and reminds us how local vulnerable people can still seek help.  We also feature articles from local writers. This month, in our "Reflections" series,  Pavi Singh from the Kew Convenience Store tells us how his determination to keep going through the lockdown, and beyond, was influenced by his Sikh faith.   Also, Kimberley and Dean from Maids of Honour relate, in humorous and heartfelt style, how they decided to Keep Calm and Carry On Regardless in "Maids of Honour Revisited".  Most local events remain online - you might like to raise a glass at a wine-tasting talk on "Bordeaux and the Brits", a collaboration between the Good Wine Shop and the National Archives.  The NA is open again, offering a limited service - and if you're enjoying the sunshine do consider a trip to our other major landmark, Kew Gardens.  They're really feeling the financial pinch and need our support.   We're all contemplating the issues raised by Covid, and the future of our community - you might like to sign up to join local councillors online for a special "Kew Community Conversation" on August 6th.  Finally, if you fancy a sing to raise the spirits, local choir "In Flagrante" are holding weekly online sessions and are welcoming people from Kew, further afield and even internationally!

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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Top Level Tips: Discovering your family history

August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Beginning your family history can be overwhelming but can be much simpler if you know where to start.

In Flagrante Virtual Choir

August 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Meet In Kew – CANCELLED

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Monthly tea/coffee/biscuit chat morning – CANCELLED

August 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Controversies of Brewing Science around 1800

August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Top level tips: Using Discovery

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

In Flagrante Virtual Choir

August 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm