Chiswick To Get A '4th Plinth' At Turnham Green Terrace

Art Project will be launched by Sir Peter Blake at street party


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The Together on the Terrace Street Festival will be held on Turnham Green Terrace on Sunday 15 September 11am to 4pm with the road closed to traffic all day.

At 1pm Abundance London’s W4th Plinth Art Project will be launched, with local resident Sir Peter Blake unveiling the first image of what will be a huge changing image open to artists, and voted for by the public.

Abundance London will also be awarding its annual prize for the best guerrilla gardening around the area, presented by Polly Devlin, local celebrity author and creator of an amazing meadow in Somerset.

Abundance is concluding the refurb of the piazza with the perennial flower bed (designed by Jutta Wagner), beautiful new Woodscape benches and Councillor’s Todd’s fountain restoration. The Cookbook Festival, Abundance’s partner in this street party, is celebrating its second year with lunches, dinners, events and talks.

street poster

The Cookbook Festival is a celebration of cookbooks and food in the heart of west London. There will be talks, chef demos, hands-on workshops, cooking, eating and plenty of festival fun. See the full list of events at

At the Street Festival, covered tables will be set down the centre of the street for communal eating – buy your food from your local traders and bring your friends. There will be music from BGM, The Derivatives, Alistair Pope, Duffy & Bird.

Loads of activities, for young and old, most of them free, including food demos from the Cookbook Festival, arty garden self-portraits, building bug totems, apple pressing, and decorating cakes. Build your bee hotels and birdfeeders, bring your apples and pears to be pressed. Bring any clothing or fabric you would like over-printed with bees and butterflies.

benches at turnham green terrace

There will be mass yoga with Yoga West by the new flower bed at 9.30am, watt bike racing with the Hogarth Club, free nails with Luminis, free T shirt printing with SnappySnaps, vintage Green Line buses, chickens from Hen Corner, seed and bulb planting with Chiswick House & Chiswick Horticultural Society, a hog roast from Mackens, a play area from Snapdragon, and a Devonshire Road section featuring free haircuts with Big Jim's Trims, and makeovers from Wild Swans.

Hounslow’s Dr Bike can tune and mark your bike. No single use plastics please. Get your food from the traders on the Terrace (loads of special offers & freebies) and enjoy the music and the #CarFree ambience. Definitely not one to miss.

So bring along: your friends for communal food, your fruit to be pressed, clothing or fabric to be printed, your bike to be fixed!

The project is a collaboration between Friends of Chiswick Back Common and Abundance London, and local resident Steve Nutt, and recently saw stylish new benches installed in the area around the fountain. The project aims to reclaim a neglected public space within Chiswick Back Common, but also provide an oasis of biodiversity for bees and other insects.

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September 6, 2019

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