Jeremy Vine To Open Chiswick Summer Fair

BBC broadcaster and author launches fun-filled family day


Chiswick Summer Fair

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Mark the date in your diary for the Chiswick Summer Fair on Saturday June 30th from 11.30am - 4.30pm. This is the ninth year that Turnham Green will fill with families coming to enjoy a glorious day out in the sunshine and raise money for local charities too.

The event will be opened by Chiswick broadcaster and author Jeremy Vine who will be talking about his new book It’s All News to Me. He tells the fascinating and vivid story of the 25 years he has clocked up at the BBC in his unmistakably lively and self-deprecating style. Jeremy will also be signing copies of his latest book and is generously donating all profits made on the day to the fair’s charities.

Jeremy Vine

Jeremy Vine at last year's fair

Celebrated artist Sir Peter Blake has kindly donated three bespoke Fred Perry tops each individually designed with his trademark art work. The tops, which will be auctioned at the fair, will be personally signed by Sir Peter make them true collectors’ items.

Other attractions on the day include performances by Pop & Stage School Academy, Ealing Street Dance Academy and Zumba in true Park Club style. Music will be provided by Boo Hag Band, Max Touhy and Chiswick’s very own Red Rose Empire. The Kids’ Corner will be buzzing with great activities with a chance for children to show off their creative skills in the art corner and get pampered at the beauty parlour.

High Road Auctions will take charge of the auction with some truly remarkable lots alongside Sir Peter Blake’s up for grabs. These include:

  • Weekend stay for two in Moran Group hotel, Dublin
  • Two tickets to Sweeney Todd, the Musical and backstage to meet the Oscar nominated star of the show, Imelda Staunton.
  • Chiswick Fire Station visit/party for up to 30 children
  • Burberry leather Hobo Bag
  • Photo session by celebrity photographer Stefan Reimschussel.

“Last year the Fair raised £21,850 for a number of local charities, and since 2005 we have been able to distribute £75,000 to a number of good causes,” said Canon Anthony Dwyer Parish Priest of Our Lady of Grace and St Edwards. “While it is good that we can come together and have an enjoyable day at the Fair, it is also good that we are able to provide support for those who respond to a variety of needs in our local community.”

This year the three main beneficiaries will be: Acton Homeless Concern, Cedars and Hounslow Extra Club, as well as Age Concern Chiswick, Cystic Fibrosis Local Support Group, Trusell Trust Foodbank, Greenhouse, Hounslow Siblings Group, The Pensioners Club and Parents in Touch (PiT) who will be also sharing the takings.


June 15, 2012

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