Kensington Mums Fit Club
every Saturday, 10.30am – 11.30am
More details on our blog: Kensington Mums’ Social Events this August and September.
Embarko Repuglia Dating Night
6.30pm – 9pm, Thursday 6th November 2014
Embargo Republica, 533 Kings Road, SW10 0TZ
Enjoy a dating night with a difference – one with your canine companion! Find out more: A dating night with a twist at Embargo Republica, 6th November.
European Doctors Orchestra Concert
3pm, Sunday 16th November 2014
Cadogan Hall, SW1X 9DQ
The European Doctors Orchestra returns to Cadogan Hall in November, celebrating its own 10th anniversary along with Cadogan Hall’s. With Elizabeth Wallfisch, its Patron, as soloist in the Brahms’ dramatic Violin Concerto, the programme opens with Sibelius’ Finlandia, a celebration of his homeland, and ends with Tchaikovsky’s last symphony, the Pathétique.
The European Doctors Orchestra is an orchestra of doctors from across Europe, performing and delighting audiences in London, Birmingham, Berlin, The Sage: Gateshead, Oslo, Edinburgh, Poznan, Verona, Budapest and Bucharest, whilst making money for local medical charities. Following its recent performance in Birmingham it was said of the orchestra that ‘although they’re all amateur musicians, the sounds they produce are anything but amateur!’
Profits from ticket sales from this concert will go to support the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity which is fundraising to purchase a surgical table for the new hybrid operating theatre at the Brompton Hospital.
Tickets cost £25, £20, £15 for adults, and £10 for children under 16. Tickets can be bought online or by calling the box office on 020 7730 4500.
Concordia Voices – “For the Fallen”
7.30pm, Saturday 22nd November 2014
St Luke’s Church, Sydney Street, SW3 6NH
Conducted by William Petter and with accompanist Paul Ayres, the amateur chamber choir Concordia Voices presents the concert “For The Fallen” which will feature Duruflé’s Requiem and other works by Elgar, Leighton and Ireland.
Tickets cost £12 (£10 concessions) on the door or £10 (£8 concessions) in advance. Tickets may be booked by emailing email@example.com.
The University of London Symphony Orchestra: The Chairman Dances
7.30pm, Saturday 23rd November 2014
St Stephen’s Church, Gloucester Road, SW7 4RL
More details here: ULSO Concert – The Chairman Dances, 23rd November 2014.
World Child Cancer’s Christmas Carol Service
7.30pm, Thursday 4th December 2014
Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street, SW1X 9BZ
World Child Cancer will be hosting a Christmas Carol Service which will feature musical performances by the amazing Dulwich College Chapel Choir. Those attending the service will include World Child Cancer patrons and special guests including actress Susannah Harker. All guests will be provided with mince pies, kindly donated by Harrods, and either soft drinks or wine after the concert.
World Child Cancer is a small local charity that works to support children in low and middle income countries who are suffering from cancer, helping improve their cancer diagnosis, treatment and care.
Designer Sales UK Christmas Sample Sale
12pm – 6pm, Friday 5th & 12pm – 5pm, Saturday 6th December 2014
Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, SW3 5EE
Tickets cost £2 (£1 concessions) and can be bought on the door. VIP tickets – which let you into the sale an hour early, with a glass of bubbly and a goodie bag to keep – can be bought online.
A Celebration of Christmas
7.30pm, Wednesday 10th December 2014
All Saints Church Fulham, Bishops Park London SW6 3LJ
The Brain Tumour Research Campaign’s (BTRC) annual A Celebration of Christmas is taking place at All Saints Fulham, a church chosen because of its proximity to Charing Cross Hospital where over 600 patients with brain tumours are diagnosed each year.
The service will include Christmas readings and carols, followed by ‘bites and bubbles’ which will celebrate the season of goodwill as well as dedicating awareness of the plight of brain tumour patients, and funding research.
Readers at this year’s service will include actress Geraldine James, Charles Collingwood and Judy Bennett (Brian Aldridge and Shula of the Archers), Bob Cryer, Rob Curling (Sky News presenter), actress Jill Baker and Deputy Lieutenant Sandy Cahill.
BTRC co-founder Wendy Fulcher comments, “This will be our fourth carol concert and the research we fund is directly focused on finding new treatments and better outcomes for these (and other) patients, for whom the outlook is bleak. We hope the concert will help us reach our Christmas Appeal target of £25,000.”
Tickets for the event cost £25 (which includes prosecco and canapes), with children under 12 going free if accompanied by a ticket holder.
Chelsea Christmas Gift Fair
Friday 12th – Sunday 14th December 2014
Opening Times: Friday – 10am-8pm; Saturday – 10am-6pm; Sunday – 12pm-5pm
Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, SW3 5EE
The 2nd annual Chelsea Christmas Gift Fair returns this year bigger and better. This now three day weekend shopping event is ideal for the last minute Christmas shopper who wants something unique not found anywhere else. This popular gift fair will bring together a unique group of over 60 quality exhibitors under one roof, selling quality fashion, jewellery, childrenswear, homeware, and yummy food & drink. FREE Prize raffle for all who attend – £700 worth of prizes! Also FREE photo framing workshop for kids and FREE professional portrait courtesy of Image Thirst Family Photography.
So bring your Christmas shopping list and do all your Christmas shopping in one go! See event website for full up to date details of this exciting event.
Admission is £3. Part of the proceeds go to the children’s charity Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Chelsea Green Carols
6.30pm, Tuesday 16th December 2014
Chelsea Green, Cale St, London SW3 3NS
With Chelsea Green bedecked with festival lights and an illuminated Christmas tree taking pride of place, the choir from St Luke’s Church – supported by a brass band – will be leading carols on the green with everyone encouraged to join in. Mulled wine, mince pies and hot sausages will be provided by local ‘Green’ tradespeople; there will also be a raffle and a collection in aid of West London Churches Homeless Concern.
Organised by John D Wood & Co., as it has been for the last 25 years, this is a popular event; Andy Buchanan, Director of John D Wood & Co., comments: “We are all looking forward to our annual carol service on ‘Chelsea Green’, a highlight of the year which attracts a huge turnout and gathers local residents, retailers and puts everybody in the Christmas mood. Once again all the businesses around the Green are fully involved, whether by printing the song sheets, providing and cooking the sausages or supplying and serving the mulled wine. I hope you will be able to join us.”