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

July 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.  We're mostly online at the moment! But it's lovely to see the Village and our wider community coming to back to life as shops and restaurants/pubs re-open.   Councillor J-F Burford has politely reminded people to respect our beautiful open spaces and socially-distance - whilst enjoying ourselves, of course!  We're continuing to update our Covid-19 section - it includes official and community information (including regular advice from our local MP, Sarah Olney) from opening hours of local businesses to how vulnerable people can still seek help.  We also feature articles from local writers about their experiences throughout the time of coronavirus. This month, in our "Reflections" series,  Claire and Sally from The Shoe Station/Canopy tell the story of "Local Businesses Forging Ahead", writing about the challenges they've faced and how they've adapted their shops.   Another contributor, Reverend Peter Hart from the Barn and St Luke's, reflects on loss and the impact of the past few months in "Emerging from Lockdown" .  Huge thanks to all who've contributed articles for this series.  Do keep an eye on our Events section - all face-to-face gatherings are still postponed, but there are online meetings. The National Archives remains closed but is offering great content, such as this webinar on researching local history.    Kew Gardens is open with bookable timeslots.

KewTW9 is a community initiative – but 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 - there's a special clap for the NHS, key-workers and volunteers at 5pm on Sunday July 5th, (it's on the NHS's 72nd birthday, and is intended to become an annual event) so do send us your pictures!  To find out what else is happening 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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Please note - most events are now cancelled due to Covid-19

Meet In Kew – CANCELLED

July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An opportunity for people who live or work in Kew to get together each month, share views and make friends.

Monthly tea/coffee/biscuit chat morning – CANCELLED

July 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

British propaganda of the Second World War

July 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Pensford Field Work Party

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Top Level Tips: Using The National Archives’ catalogue

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

In Flagrante Virtual Choir

July 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Dunkirk: From the archives to Hollywood

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm