Chiswick Charity Calendar Launched
Two local photographers capture memorable images
Exhausted by the Diamond Jubilee weekend? Fed up with the Euro 2012 football? No tickets for the London Olympics?
Console yourself and relax by looking ahead to 2013 with a new and truly local Chiswick charity calendar, launched this week.
Chiswick-based photographers Jon Perry and Ian Wylie have produced the Chiswick Calendar 2013, donating their time and photos for free.
Printed on high quality photographic paper, it features scenes across W4, including Bedford Park, Chiswick High Road, Strand-on-the-Green, Chiswick House, Turnham Green and Grove Park.
The cover image ( below) is Jon’s acclaimed photo of the statue of Hogarth and his Dog on Chiswick High Road, opposite Turnham Green Terrace.
All profits from the A4 calendar will go to St Michael & All Angels Church in Bedford Park, Chiswick, for its Organ Fund and Parish Rooms Appeal.
Freelance journalist Ian said: “We hope Chiswick residents and businesses will support this local charity calendar which includes what we believe are some of our best W4 photos.
“I also hope local traders will come forward to help sell the calendar so that as many people as possible can enjoy it - with every penny of profit going to charity.
“With thanks to the team at Snappy Snaps on Chiswick High Road for their help and support.”
Ian and Jon (who works for Royal Mail), first met twenty years ago when their children were at Belmont Primary School together. Their shared love of photography has resulted in this calendar.
Jon was born in the USA - in the same Hawaii hospital as President Obama - but moved to Britain aged seven and has lived in Chiswick since 1984.
Jon says "I had the very lucky chance to study photography from age 14. I was already hooked on drawing and painting from a very young age."
Ian is a well-known journalist who has lived in Chiswick for thirty years. A former London Editor and TV Editor of the Manchester Evening News/MEN media, he writes for a range of publications and has covered many prestigious stories, including the royal wedding last year where he was one of only 28 journalists allowed to cover the ceremony.
Other big stories Ian has covered include the wedding of Charles and Diana at St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Diana’s funeral at Westminster Abbey. As a specialist tv writer for the past 25 years, he has interviewed hundreds of top stars.
First copies of the Chiswick Calendar 2013 will be on sale on the St Michael & All Angels stand during the Green Days Weekend on Acton Green Common - opposite Turnham Green tube station - next Saturday and Sunday (June 16 and 17).
Father Kevin Morris, vicar of St Michael & All Angels, said: “We’re very grateful to Ian and Jon for producing these wonderful images of Chiswick - and kindly donating the profits to our Organ and Parish Rooms Appeal.
“It’s about time that Chiswick had its own calendar and we hope that lots of people will buy it at our Green Days fete.”
June 10, 2012