With the warmer weather upon us, there’s no better time to discover what’s on in West London | July 2023. From fabulous festivals and music concerts to theatre performances and sports events, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
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WHAT’S ON IN WEST LONDON | HAMMERSMITH
From music festivals and choir concerts to theatre productions we outline what’s on in West London | July 2023 in Hammersmith.
SATURDAY 1ST JULY – THE PASSING OF THE YEARS | 40TH ANNIVERSARY @ ST PETER’S CHURCH
Petros Singers will be celebrating four decades of making music together at St Peter’s Church, Hammersmith.
The celebratory concert will feature The Passing of the Year, Jonathan Dove’s song cycle, and some old favourites including Brahms, Chilcott, Pearsall and Rachmaninoff.
You will also hear the premiere of a newly commissioned work by award-winning composer Kerensa Briggs, whose performances have graced some of the most incredible venues in the world, including St Paul’s Cathedral and the Sistine Chapel.
To celebrate their 40th anniversary, London Youth Choirs and their director Olivia Shotton will also be joining Petros Singers.
Find out more about the Petro Singers here.
SATURDAY 1ST JULY – CRABTONBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL @ THE CRABTREE, 12 PM – LATE
Satisfy your tastebuds with delicious food, listen to the sounds of live music and soak up the sun by the riverside while meeting friends and family at Crabtonbury.
THURSDAY 20TH JULY – SATURDAY 22ND JULY – THE BACCHAE @ LYRIC HAMMERSMITH THEATRE
Lyric Hammersmith Theatre presents ‘The Bacchae’, a thrilling exploration of power and the modern world.
When a group of young women discover Bacchus, they instantly form an unshakeable devotion to him and each other, awakening something inside of them that cannot be contained. But do they become a supportive sisterhood or something more dangerous? As their community strengthens, how do the authorities scramble to regain control?
Find more information about the production and tickets on the Lyric Theatre website here.
TUESDAY 25TH JULY – SUNDAY 30TH JULY – THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW @ LYRIC THEATRE
Four timeless stories brought from page to stage all in one show at the Lyric Theatre, W6.
Dive into Eric Carle’s world, transforming his beloved stories to life, including favourite titles Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and The Very Hungry Caterpillar using a menagerie of 75 puppets and charming music.
Find out more about the production on the Lyric Theatre website here.
WHAT’S ON IN WEST LONDON | SHEPHERD’S BUSH
From live music performances and plays we outline what’s on in West London | July 2023 in Shepherd’s Bush.
UNTIL 5TH AUGUST – A PLAYLIST FOR THE REVOLUTION @ BUSH THEATRE
Opening Bush Theatre’s new season, the world premiere of AJ Yi’s ‘A Playlist for the Revolution’, an explosive deeply-moving rom-com set against the backdrop of the largest demonstrations in Hong Kong’s history.
The play is a tender and surprising story of young love, who after months of sharing messages and late-night confessions get swept up in the promise of how someone unexpected can change your world. What they don’t realise is that the world around them is about to change forever.
Find out more about the play and how to book tickets on the Bush Theatre website here.
WEDNESDAY 26TH JULY – SEBASTIAN MAYOR @ NEXT DOOR RECORDS
Next Door Records is a record store, who specialize in vinyl records and have a wide selection of genres including rock, jazz, hip-hop, and more. Alongside selling records, they host live music events.
Join Next Door Records to listen to Sebastian Mayor performing Bossa Nova classics and original tunes.
Find the full list of what’s on at Next Door Records here.
SATURDAY 22ND JULY – JON ANDERSON | CLOSE TO THE EDGE TOUR @ O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE, 6 PM
Former ‘Yes’ singer Jon Anderson will be performing at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire as part of his ‘Close to the Edge’ tour with support group Paul Green Rock Academy.
SUNDAY 16TH JULY – DOCTOR WHO THE TARGET BOOK CLUB @ BUSH HALL, 10 AM
Target published its first Doctor Who books fifty years ago, offering generations of children remarkable books filled with thrilling stories, monsters and terrors.
To mark this occasion, Bush Hall is celebrating with a variety of short talks, author panels and helping to launch the latest Target titles with BBC Books.
WHAT’S ON IN WEST LONDON | CHISWICK
From outdoor cinemas and academy award-winning films to festivals and tennis tournaments, we outline what’s on in West London | July 2023 in Chiswick.
TWELFTH NIGHT – SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN – TUESDAY 4TH JULY – WEDNESDAY 5TH JULY @ THE GEORGE IV
‘Twelfth Night’, a play brimming with comedy, romance and adventure, is back at The George IV, featuring four actors playing numerous characters.
‘Twelfth Night’ is a comical play a tangled love story. Viola, a shipwrecked woman, disguises herself as a man named Cesario to enter the service of Duke Orsino. Orsion is in love with Countess Olivia, who is grieving the loss of her brother and refuses to see any suitors. However, Olivia falls in love with Viola/Cesario, thinking she is a man.
THURSDAY 6TH JULY – SUNDAY 9TH JULY – LUNA CINEMA @ CHISWICK HOUSE AND GARDENS
The Luna Cinema returns to Chiswick House and Garden for four nights of cinematic magic, offering a great selection of blockbuster movies, from Top Gun: Maverick and Notting Hill to Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical and The Greatest Showman sing-a-long.
Whether you want to watch the movie with a picnic, dance and sing your way through the movie, or simply sit back and enjoy the movie in the beautiful gardens, The Luna Cinema offers freedom for all.
Information and tickets are available here.
SATURDAY 8TH JULY – SERENADE TO SUMMER @ ST PETER’S CHURCH, SOUTHFIELD ROAD, W4
The Addison Singers Classical Choirs return in their second performance of 2023 with a feast of music reflecting on the summer season both in the town and country.
The Chamber Choir will present two short choral cycles both of which reflect on the rose and its wider symbolism.
The Oratorio Choir will present a wide-ranging tour of pastoral and urban scenes in Bob Chilcott’s Songs and Cries of London Town and Cecilia McDowall’s light-hearted A Fancy of Folksongs. They will also perform Vaughan Williams famous Serenade to Music which will feature soloists from within the choir and showcase their rich tutti choral sound.
Matthew Hough will perform Chopin’s Nocturne in C minor and Poulenc’s Nocturne. There may be one or two other surprises in the programme too!
Find out more and buy tickets here.
SUNDAY 9TH JULY – SATURDAY 11TH NOVEMBER – LORD RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH | CENTENARY YEAR CELEBRATIONS
Join Chiswick Cinema for an unforgettable journey through Lord Richard Attenborough’s (1923-2014) ground-breaking works, both in front of and behind the camera.
A legend and champion of British cinema, Richard Attenborough’s work as an actor, director, and producer, saw him apply his remarkable humanity and versatlity to a breadth of subjects. From his early triumphs as a talented actor to his celebrated directorial masterpieces, Richard Attenborough’s films have left an indelible mark on the cinematic landscape.
The celebrations will also include rare insights into images and items from the Attenborough archive. Generously shared with Chiswick Cinema by the Attenborough family. Selected talks and Q&As will be announced at later dates.
Below are those films playing at the Chiswick Cinema in July.
SUNDAY 9TH JULY – GANDHI @ CHISWICK CINEMA, 6.30 PM
Directed by Richard Attenborough, Gandhi follows the life of Mahatma Gandhi, a lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against British rule through his philosophy of nonviolent protest and his struggle against the British Empire for Indian independence.
Described by many as one of the most powerful films to grace to screen Gandhi was winner of 8 Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Director (Richard Attenborough) and Best Actor (Sir Ben Kingsley).
Attenborough’s sure handed direction is evidenced in the bountiful panoramas, inspiring message and mesmerising performances and score.
Michael Attenborough on the film:
‘My Dad was first asked to direct GANDHI eighteen years before it was eventually made and six years before he directed his first movie. Nobody would put up the money. But he would not be deterred. It eventually won eight Oscars, including Best Film and Best Director.’
SUNDAY 30TH JULY – THE GREAT ESCAPE @ CHISWICK CINEMA
Imprisoned during World War II in a German POW camp, allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp.
Starring Steve McQueen, James Garner and Richard Attenborough, The Great Escape is a must watch film.
MONDAY 10TH JULY – FRIDAY 25TH AUGUST – SUMMER HOLIDAY ART CLASSES AT THE HYDE GALLERY FROM AGE 8 @ HYDE GALLERY
Hyde Gallery are running summer holiday art classes for those children over the age of 8. These classes are suitable for children with a passion for drawing and paiting, giving them the opportunity to explore their potential, whether that is simply improving their skills or dreaming of becoming an artist.
Classes are no more than six children at a time, meaning that instructors can provide focussed guidance while maintaining a fun and engaging learning environment.
Find out more about Hyde Gallery’s art classes here.
SATURDAY 15TH JULY – SUNDAY 16TH JULY – HAPPY PLACE FESTIVAL @ CHISWICK HOUSE AND GARDENS
Happy Place Festival is returning to Chiswick House and Gardens this July.
As a well-established event, it is sure to offer an enjoyable experience for all attendees, boasting an array of enriching talks, delectable cuisine, captivating music, a massage sanctuary and immersive workshops, including yoga and stretch, meditation and mindfulness.
The festival hosts are Cel Spellman, Sophie Morgan and Aaron Roach Bridgeman, who will be joined by a selection of top-tier guests and speakers, including but not limited to Vicky Pattison, Adele Roberts, Kate Holderness, Jonny Wilkinson, Tom Grennan and Tom Fletcher.
FRIDAY 21ST JULY – SUNDAY 23RD JULY – LTA PADEL BRITISH TOUR GRADE 1 @ ROCKS LANE, W4
LTA Padel British Tour Grade 1 is being held from the 21st – 23rd July at Rocks Lane, Chiswick.
This is a high profile competiton with the top level male and female players in the UK competing.
It is free for anyone to come and watch, or alternatively the matches are streaming live. Find out more about Rocks Lane here.
MONDAY 24TH JULY – SUNDAY 30TH JULY – JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL TENNIS TOUR @ DUKES MEADOWS
It’s official – Tennis Europe is coming to Dukes Meadows for a Junior International competition. Join courtside at Dukes Meadows in the sunshine for food, drinks and incredible tennis!
Entry is free and everyone is welcome. Competition begins at 9 am.
You can follow @dukesmeadows on Instagram for more updates in the lead-up!
TUESDAY 25TH JULY – STORYTIME @ CHISWICK LIBRARY, 11 AM
Chiswick library host a weekly storytime session every Tuesday.
The sessions are aimed at children aged under 5, offering children a fun introduction to books and reading.
In each of these sessions, stories are shared with children to help them build their language and listening skills.
There is no need to book, it is first come, first served.
TUESDAY 18TH JULY – SATURDAY 22ND JULY – UNREACHABLE @ THEATRE AT THE TABARD
Unreachable is a play that follows a film director on an obsessive quest to capture the perfect light. Along the way, the production is sabotaged by murder attempts, secret affairs an actor with a “gargantuan ego”.
The actors from OddDog Theatre Company, a West London-based theatre company made of graduates from ArtsEd and LAMDA actors, have worked with Netflix, Warner Bros, Apple TV, Sky, and across the West End.
For more information about Antony Neilson’s “intoxicatingly chaotic comedy” (Time Out) Unreachable visit the Theatre at the Tabard’s website here.
WHAT’S ON IN WEST LONDON | JULY 2023
From festivals celebrating music, food, religion and sport to theatre productions and wildlife experiences we outline what’s on in West London | July 2023.
TUESDAY 11TH JULY – SUNDAY 16TH JULY – KEW THE MUSIC @ KEW GARDENS
Kew Gardens are holding a week-long festival with a series of summer picnic concerts within its beautiful grounds, which will feature headline performances of Bastille, The Vamps, Jack Savoretti, The Human League, Haçienda Classical & Jools Holland
Visit the Kew the Music website here for more information about each day.
SATURDAY 8TH JULY – EID FESTIVAL 2023 @ OSTERLEY PARK, 11 AM – 6 PM
A summer festival for friends, families and businesses to celebrate Eid at Osterley Park.
The festival will have a selection of halal food, shops, educational and fun activities for children and entertainment for all ages.
There will an array of stalls with products including but not limited to services, crafts, and unique products to explore, along with the opportunity for households to network and discover the amazing work of community organisations and partners.
Entry is free.
SUNDAY 9TH JULY – DRAGONFLY HOTSPOT LAUNCH @ WWT WETLAND CENTRE
The British Dragonfly society are launching an exciting new Dragonfly Hotspot.
The nature reserve is home to a rich diversity of insects, with an incredible 26 species of dragonfly and damselfly, including Hairy Dragonfly, Small Red-eyed Damselfly, Willow Emerald Damselfly, Norfolk Hawker, and Scarce Chaser.
Find out more about the dragonfly hotspot launch on the WWT Wetland Centre website here.
TUESDAY 11TH JULY – SATURDAY 15TH JULY – SO … YOU KNEW? @ BARONS COURT THEATRE, 7.30 PM
Barons Court Theatre is showing So… You Knew?, a compelling story drawing from real statements, people, scientific evidence, advertising from the fossil fuel industry and hundreds of hours of research.
The gripping and immersive story follows the life of Willie, a young scientist who discovers the truth about climate change in 1982 while working for EcsonWobil. Follow him as he battles with his conscience and desire for financial stability while facing pressure from his colleagues and bosses to suppress his findings.
Find out more about this immersive and inspiring one-man show, visit the Barons Court Theatre website.
FRIDAY 14TH JULY – SUNDAY 16TH JULY – THE FESTIVAL OF CRICKET @ GUNNERSBURY PARK, 12 PM – 9 PM
The festival of Cricket will held at the height of the 2023 cricket season, celebrating all things cricket! What’s more cricketing legends Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, and Brendon McCullum are the hosts.
There will be packed line-up of live music, an array of food and drinks stalls, opportunities to try the latest kit and meet cricket stars including Moeen Ali, Mark Butcher and Isa Guha – with many more to be announced. Visitors will also be able to get on the field and play themselves.
SATURDAY 29TH JULY – THE BRENTFORD PROJECT FOOD FESTIVAL @ THE BRENTFORD PROJECT, 11 AM – 6 PM
The festival will bring the best of West London’s foodie scene, with some of Brentford’s best-loved retailers and restaurants offering a great variety of cuisines for visitors, from deli products and tasty treats to Italian pizza to Tex-Mex.
Children’s activities and live music will be playing throughout day, offering something for everyone.
Those wanting to learn new culinary skills are in luck, with the festival hosting live cooking demos from the team at Sam’s Waterside, a restaurant soon to be open at The Brentford Project.
Find out more about The Brentford Project Food Festival here.
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