What’s on in Chiswick…Futon Company presents the pick of the crop for September…

‘Small Self’ Exhibition @ Hogarth’s House
Hogarth’s House is marking the 250th anniversary of ‘the father of English Painting’ William Hogarth with a new exhibition of self-portraits by contemporary artists in honor of Hogarth entitled ‘Small Self’.

Opening: Saturday 20 September at 12 noon – 5.00pm
Exhibition: Saturday 20th September 2014 until Sunday 11th January 2015, 12.00 – 17.00 Tuesday to Sundays
Admission: Free, donations accepted. No advance booking required. Please note that timed entry may apply in busy periods.

The new and original self-portraits include works by Peter Blake, the William Hogarth Trust’s patron, Royal Academicians William Bowyer, Anthony Green, Ken Howard and Humphrey Ocean, cartoonists Steve Bell and Martin Rowson, designer Cath Kidston, numerous members of the New English Art Club, writers Jacqueline Wilson and Mike McCartney and performers such as Harry Hill, Holly Johnson, Joanna Lumley and Vic Reeves.

Hogarth’s House, tel. 020 8994 6757

Art Auction @ St Mary’s Convent
Sir Peter Blake RA is one of a number of distinguished artists from Chiswick and the surrounding area whose work will feature in an art auction to support St Mary’s Convent and Nursing Home. The auction will be held at 2pm on Saturday 20th September.

There will also be to pre-sale viewing sessions on Friday and Saturday, details below. The auction will feature approximately 50 lots, with pre-sale estimates ranging from £100-£1,000.

A printed catalogue will be availlable from the beginning of September; the auction lots will also be viewable on-line.

St Mary’s Convent and Nursing Home, W4 2QE, tel. 020 8994 4641

Pre-sale Viewing:
Friday 19 September, 5 – 8pm
Saturday 20 September, 10am – 2pm

More information contact: Adrian Biddell 020 7293 5380;

Chiswick Food Market

Refreshments are provided by the local Bowls Club, for customers, walkers, runners, cyclists enjoying a day out by the river, come along and soak up the atmosphere.

The Proceeds from the market will be used by the Dukes Meadows Trust to help maintain Dukes Meadows.

Sun 21 Sep 2014 10:00 – 12:00 London
Dukes Meadows Trust Pavilion Car Park, Market Drive, off Alexandra Gardens, Chiswick, W4 2RX (map)

Kew Green Harvest Moon Festival

Starting on September 20, 2014 9:00 am, Kew Green


A new and innovative harvest-themed festival is being staged on Kew Green in September, offering the community the opportunity to come together and celebrate the arrival of Autumn.

Kew Green Harvest Moon Festival has been designed by organiser Market Square Group to be both entertaining and educational and to appeal to visitors of all ages.

The free two-day event, being held on Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21 on Kew Green’s beautiful green space, will feature a host of attractions including live folk music, workshops where visitors can try their hand at bread, butter and cheese-making, traditional craft demonstrations and folklore storytelling.

The festival will also showcase a wide selection of freshly-cooked hot and cold food stalls, groceries and hand-crafted items alongside a bar serving ales and cider.

The Barn will provide a seating area for those enjoying a harvest supper and a stage will showcase a range of live country and folk music acts including CoCo and the Butterfields, who appeared at Glastonbury this year, with their unique fusion of folk, pop and hip hop.

A highlight of the festival will be an installation of a living history exhibition.

Paul Kennedy, Market Square Group’s Event Coordinator, said: “This will be the first time we have staged a Harvest Moon Festival and we are delighted to be bringing this new experience to Kew Green.

“We have an exciting array of fantastic family-friendly entertainment, dining and educational opportunities lined-up for the local community to enjoy.”

A key feature of the festival, and taking pride of place watching over the event from his elevated vantage point, will be a 12 feet tall traditionally-built scarecrow.

And, in the true spirit of the harvest festival ethos of sharing with those less fortunate, there will be a collection point for donated food which will be distributed by charity Richmond Foodbank.

Photo of Chiswick house, courtesy of Wikipedia