|Celebrities Pack Chiswick House Festival|
Stars join local people to see top acts on the magnificent lawns
The Soho House 'House Festival' held in Chiswick House Gardens, attracted a host of celebrities for its sell-out event on Thursday, July 5th.
A range of stars from the sporting, media and music world attended.
These included Holly Willoughby, Laurence Dallaglio, Gary Lineker, Angus Deayton, Tina Hobley, Keith Lemon, Jo Wiley, Kirsty Young, Jamie and Louise Redknapp, Jack Whitehall, Andrew Flintoff, Barry McGuigan, Dermot Murnaghan and Kirstie Allsop. Chiswick-based singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor was also there as well as other W4 residents such as James May, Ant and Dec, Tim Lovejoy and Al Murray.
Presenter Richard Bacon made his annual joke about it being a very middle class festival and ordered that any Acton residents attending be thrown out.
To date contributions raised from The House Festival have totalled £325,000 towards the restoration of the gardens and their ongoing upkeep.
Fears of poor weather were unrealised and the sun did make an appearance during what was a warm evening.
Alongside the event's continued support for the Chiswick House & Gardens Trust restoration project, this year they will be working to raise funds for War Child.
War Child works on the ground in some of the world’s worst conflict affected areas to provide vital support to children who have had their lives and communities devastated by war.