Grand Finale Of Bedford Park Festival

Still time to bake a cake, bid in the silent auction or go to floral tea-party

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This weekend is the grand finale of this year's Bedford Park Festival.

Sunday 22nd there are three great events to come to – see below. Book now or buy at door if not sold out

If you’d like to bake a cake for Sunday’s Open Gardens tea please email

On Saturday June 21st at 11am, at the ‘gateway’ to Bedford Park to the west of St Michael & All Angels Church, the Bedford Park Society will formally hand over its new information sign to the leader of Hounslow Council, to ensure its care and upkeep. All welcome.

The £12,000 funding came from a bequest from the Society’s late vice-president and former chairman Leonard Darke and from the trust set up by Tom Greeves, the Society’s late co-founder. The elegant, modern design was created by Legible London for historic sites all round the capital. It has been customised in Bedford Park green, with a map of the first garden suburb, plus notes on the architecture and history and how the Society continues to protect the neighbourhood.

Also on Saturday 21st, from 3.30 pm to 5pm at Ravenscourt Park glasshouses W6 (next to the café), Abundance London is hosting a floral tea-party and edible flowers celebration:

At 7.30pm, in St Michaels Parish Hall, Picturehouse Cinemas are showing Philomena. It’s sold out but if you have a ticket please note: the bar opens at 7pm, fish and chips will be served from 7.30 and the film starts at 8.15pm, with a welcome from Picturehouse, which opens a 5-screen cinema in Chiswick next year.

On Sunday 22nd from 10am to 11.30 at St Michael & All Angels Church it’s the Festival Mass, one of the highlights of the church’s year. All welcome. Solemn Sung Eucharist and Missa Cum Jubilo by Maurice Duruflé, performed by The Bedford Park Festival Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Jonathan Dods.

From 12 Noon, it’s the Festival Mass lunch in the Vicarage garden. Please book your ticket in advance - £7.50 adults, £3.50 children – from

From 2pm to 6pm, it’s the Bedford Park Open Gardens. Pick up the map, showing locations, and an entry sticker at the Parish Hall, where you can pay (or book in advance, as above). Tickets £6, children free. Followed by tea and cakes at the Parish Hall.

At 4pm the Festival’s two silent auctions close:
- Ted Holloway is selling his collection of 13 Bedford Park tiles and 15 Bedford Park mugs by Eleanor Greeves as a single lot, in aid of the Festival charities. Bidding has reached £250. See pictures: . To bid, please email

- The celebrated Chiswick photographer Richard Bradbury has donated a signed print of his Guinness World Records photograph of the world’s largest and smallest dogs, in aid of the Festival charities. Bidding has reached £185. You can bid here, online:

- And watch out for the winning entries in the Photographic Competition displayed in Snappy Snaps in Chiswick High Road. The names are here, with all other competition winners:

Here are some pics of the fun earlier in the festival courtesy of Ian Wylie.

Pic- Ian Wylie

Pic - Ian Wylie


Pic- Ian Wylie

Fancy Dress Pic - T Doran

Pic- T Doran


Pic- Ian Wylie

Pic- T Doran

Ian's full set of Bedford Park Festival 2014 photos

June 20, 2014