CHISWICK GOES FESTIVAL AND FOOTBALL CRAZY
This weekend was already going to be the busiest weekend of the Chiswick calendar with Green Days and a host of other events across W4. With two key World Cup matches taking place, a bit of sunshine is all that is needed to make this a truly great weekend.
Most of the events listed below, where appropriate, will have screens to show the key World Cup games this weekend involving England and Ireland, so rather than watching the games at home, why not get out and see them in a carnival atmosphere at one of these events?
The two week Bedford Park Festival is kicking off with "Green Days" on Saturday and Sunday. The event will be opened by local actor Kevin McNally (left) who is currently starring in the new TV series "Spooks". Acton Green will be packed with stalls and rides plus live music and a 5-a-side football tournament.
At part of the event there will be an opportunity to win meals at most of Chiswick's finest restaurants in the Square Meal Tombola which is supported by ChiswickW4.com.
The Grove Park Music Festival draws to a conclusion this weekend with the Baroque in Bloom concert on Saturday evening followed by Evensong on Sunday.
The Scouting movement will be out in force for their fun day on Saturday on Turnham Green and Strand on the Green School have their Summer fair at the school with a big screen to ensure the match isn't missed. Bosko from Brentford FC will be there to give footballing tips to the stars of the 2014 World Cup.
St. Michaels Church on Elmwood Road will be having a garden party and BBQ on the same day with live jazz and once again a big screen. The road will be closed off for the duration.
In the evening there are two plays to see locally. The much acclaimed Two Rooms concludes at the Tabard and The Mask and the Face is being staged at the Arts Educational School on Bath Road.
On Sunday Green Days continues and in the evening St. Michael and All Angels will be holding another concert in the series of Bach Cantatas.
It is also Chiswick Pier Day and an Irish band will hopefully be performing as Spain crash out of the World Cup. It's just a short riverside walk from Chiswick Pier to the Farmers' Market which will be on that day as well.
The Grove Park Music Festival concludes on Sunday with Evensong at St. Nicholas's Church.
No need therefore to head out of Chiswick this weekend as it promises to be memorable one. Fingers crossed for sunshine and English and Irish victories in the World Cup.
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