Go for a whirl, a twirl, a picnic
HEAD for the grassy lawns at sunset to celebrate the annual 'Midsummer Magic' picnic dance at Chiswick House.
Toe tapping music will fill the air as members and friends of Chiswick Scottish Country Dance club grace the grounds with Montgomeries’ Rant, Setons Ceilidh Band and Jessie’s Hornpipe dances.
Dancing from 5.30pm for three hours with live music from Frank Reid Scottish Dance Band. Bring your own picnic!
What: Midsummer Magic; Open Air Dance & Picnic
Where: Chiswick House
When: Sunday June 29, at 5.30pm
Cost: £13 (members); £15 (non members); £8 (students); £5 (non-dancers) from firstname.lastname@example.org
Duo set to wow in a 20th anniversary performance
ACOUSTIC songwriting duo Winter Wilson take to the stage at Twickenham Festival, dubbed TwickFolk, this weekend.
On Sunday, Kip Winter and Dave Wilson, who mark their 20th year performing on stage together, aim to wow crowds with their incredible harmonies and lyrics.
Sue Graves, resident singer at TwickFolk, says: “They can hold your attention, entertain and enlighten, and you can tell that they absolutely love performing and relating to an audience. A great night is guaranteed.”
What: TwickFolk concert featuring Winter Wilson
Where: The Cabbage Patch, 67 London Road, Twickenham TW1 3SZ
When: Sunday, June 22. Doors open at 7.45pm, show at 8pm
Cost: £8 in advance from www.wegottickets.com/event/273959, or £10 on the door
Soak up international music at free concerts
RHYTHMS from around the globe will reverberate around Osterley Park at a free world music festival.
From a Caribbean steel orchestra to an Afghani tabla drummer, 10 acts will entertain crowds at the National Trust property.
Picnickers can soak up the diverse sounds as they tuck into their food and drink at the Georgian estate, during a weekend hosted by global beat DJ Jamie Renton.
Umptacum, with their blend of Brazilian samba and African rock, and Afrobeat legend Dele Sosimi are among the acts lined up.
The event is part of the 26th World City Music Village, a 12-day festival popping up at venues across the capital.
What: Festival Weekend at Osterley Park
Where: Osterley Park and House, Jersey Road, Isleworth TW7 4RB
When: Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29, 2-8pm
Plenty of tradition at school’s summer fair
SOAK up some sun and enjoy a fun family day out at the Edward Pauling Primary summer fair on Saturday.
From funfair rides to games such as wet the teacher, hook-a-duck and a penalty shoot-out, there is something for all the family at the school’s traditional fete.
There will also be a bouncy castle, face painting, tombola and food and crafts stalls.
What: Summer fair
Where: Edward Pauling Primary School, Redford Close, Feltham
When: Saturday, June 21,
Cost: Children free, adults 50p
Catch the final weekend of festival events
THIS weekend is last chance to enjoy the entertainment at the 48th Bedford Park Festival.
The festival which has been running since June 7, will wrap up on Sunday with the festival mass at 10am in St Michael and All Angels Church, followed by lunch at noon in the vicarage garden.
Or pick up a map and take the opportunity to visit the private Bedford Park gardens between 2pm and 6pm.
In conjunction with Picturehouse Cinemas, opening in Chiswick in autumn 2015, movie buffs can catch the pop-up screening of Philomena – with fish and chips for dinner – in the parish hall at 7.30pm.
What: Bedford Park Festival
Where: St Michael and All Angels church and parish hall and Bedford Park, in Chiswick
When: Saturday, June 21, and Sunday, June 22
Cost: Film and food: £15; mass lunch: £7.50 for adults, £3.50 for children; park visit: £6 for adults, children go free