The Barnes Village Bugle

April 5, 2021

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Shall we get an Uber?

The contract to provide a replacement ferry service between Barnes and Hammersmith has been awarded to Uber Boats by Thames Clippers. As we reported last month the new service is slated to start in late summer (aka August). Here’s what we know.

The operating hours
The ferry will run from 6am to 10pm. The Bugle understands the 10pm finish time is due to concerns about the noise of the ferry negatively impacting local residents late at night.

The capacity
There will be a minimum capacity of 800 per hour (400 each way) at peak times

Will bikes be allowed on the ferries?

The cost of a journey
Each journey will cost £1.55 but will count as part of TfL’s ‘Hopper’ fair scheme. Children will travel for free and Freedom Passes will be accepted meaning the elderly and disabled will be able to travel free outside peak times.

The boarding points
People travelling from Barnes will board the boats on the east side of the bridge close to Riverview Gardens and alight from them near Queen Caroline Street in Hammersmith.

To allow for the tidal variations of the Thames, piers will have to be built and in order to provide disabled access there will need to be some way to avoid wheelchair users having to traverse the  ramp down to the Thames by Riverview Gardens. Full details of what the piers and boarding points will look like are not yet available.

The boats
The boats that will take passengers across the river are 25m long Fairey Brooke Marine 'Hydrocat' high-speed catamarans. Each boat can carry 62 passengers.

Will there be a consultation?
TfL say there will be a full programme of engagement with the local community. At the moment it’s hard to tell what the term ‘engagement’ actually means in this context.

Is a late summer start date guaranteed?
Probably not. The operators and TfL hope that all the necessary permissions can be obtained by then and landing points can be built. However, in this long and drawn-out bridge saga it is never wise to not anticipate potential spanners in the works. Local campaign group Hammersmith Bridge SOS says that the ferry might not arrive until October or November.


A spokesperson for Hammersmith Bridge SOS said “The ferry is better than nothing - but only just. We’re being told it won’t arrive until October or November, 15 months after the bridge closed to pedestrians, during which time a pedestrian bridge could have been built and up-and-running. A capacity of 400 people per hour each way is nothing like adequate for the 1000 or so children who cross the river to school in each direction every day, not to mention the thousands of commuters who are going to be going back to their offices. The 6am to 10pm hours place residents effectively under curfew at night and the details surrounding infrastructure and planning are still very hazy."


We're all in the same boat...Rowers protest at bridge closure

Last year's Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race was cancelled because of Covid and this year the closure of Hammersmith Bridge resulted in the race being moved to the River Ouse. 


The closure of the bridge has effectively cut the Thames in two. Rowers can't go underneath as they used to, and river traffic is only allowed in a highly restricted way.


The loss of the race and the restrictions to river traffic have been felt keenly by our local rowing community and on Boat Race day they came out in force to add their voices to the clamour of protest about the bridge's closure. 


Rowers including Olympic medallists and former Boat Race competitors took part in a highly visible protest on Boat Race morning. Wearing builders' hard hats and hi-vis jackets they crewed a flotilla of boats that lined up in front of the bridge for a photo opportunity.


The event was covered by BBC London and you can see the report here.


Barnes' Boat Race winner

After honing his rowing skills in the Thames, former St Paul's pupil Seb Benzecry was denied the chance to row past his old school after this year's University Boat Race was moved to the river Ouse. He did however have a very good reason to celebrate as, in his debut year on the Cambridge crew, he helped his underdog team win the race.


Double decker temporary bridge is feasible say engineers

The radical proposal to build a double decker bridge within a bridge has received a boost with the news that a feasibility study carried out by architects Foster & Partners and engineers COWI showed that the ‘truss design’ could use the bridge’s existing foundations.


The solution would allow cars, pedestrians and cyclists to resume using the bridge while parts of the existing bridge are taken away for repair off site.


Hammersmith Council is backing the scheme and contends that this approach could knock millions off the current estimates for bridge repair, slashing the overall repair bill from £140 million to £100 million. It could also, says the council, considerably speed up the repair of the historic bridge structure with the full restoration being completed in 2023.


The feasibility study (funded by Hammersmith Council to the tune of £200,000) has been presented to the Hammersmith Bridge Task Force and now it’s over to the Department of Transport to evaluate the proposal and compare it with the existing repair plans in terms of timeline and cost.


By adopting this potential solution Hammersmith & Fulham council says the bridge “could potentially reopen for pedestrians and cyclists next summer, and motor vehicles two months later.”


These are all very positive noises but what needs to happen between now and the middle of next year to get the double decker solution in place is:

•    an agreement on funding 
•    the development of a much more detailed engineering plan 
•    engagement with Heritage bodies to ensure their support for the proposal
•    engagement with the local community
•    presumably a tender process for contractors to build the new structure

All of which seems to make the proposed 1 year to 18-month timeline ambitious to say the least.


It’s also not the only solution being explored. The press release announcing the results of the feasibility study says “This is an exciting option which Hammersmith & Fulham Council is exploring further alongside other options.” Whether these other options are simply the existing plans for repair or other solutions, such as a footbridge, is unclear.


For whom the bridge tolls - £3 fee to drive across bridge is mooted

As well as the results of the Foster & Partners feasibility study, details of Hammersmith Council’s long-awaited funding proposal were also released last month. And, as has long been anticipated, the proposal involves a toll for traffic using the bridge.

Additionally, Hammersmith proposes that the ownership of the bridge should be transferred to a new Charitable Trust similar to the Bridge House Estates (a charitable trust established by royal charter in 1282) which owns and maintains five of London’s most important bridges: Blackfriars Bridge, Southwark Bridge, London Bridge, Tower Bridge and the Millennium Bridge.

Previously, when discussing a toll option Hammersmith & Fulham Council has said that any toll should not be applicable to the borough’s residents.

Under this new funding proposal it is not clear how much revenue the toll could generate and how much government funding would be needed alongside toll revenues.

From the government side all that is forthcoming is this carefully worded statement from TaskForce Chair Baroness Vere “Discussions on funding are ongoing between DfT and LBHF. LBHF has submitted an outline funding proposal which includes several hypothetical proposals for funding and long-term ownership. My officials are working with LBHF to explore the feasibility of these proposals.”


Remembering Freddie

T  he sad death of Freddie the seal after a dog mauling incident generated national newspaper headlines.

Freddie had been delighting walkers along the Thames path and signs nearby asked dog owners to keep their dogs on a leash.

The attack was a shocking sight for all who saw it and some of those who tried to rescue Freddie and subsequently treat him are hoping that some good can come from the incident in terms of making dog owners more aware of the dangers their pets can pose to wild animals.

Veterinary nurse Mary Tester from British Divers Marine Life Rescue, who was in charge of monitoring Freddie, is looking into options to further protect seals on the Thames at a legislative level and has said she has enlisted the help of some very senior government officials. You can read more about her project in a special Facebook page she has set up in memory of Freddie.

Mary is also part of a newly formed group Seal Watch which aims to better log seal sightings and behaviours and increase public awareness. They are looking for volunteers and can be contacted at [email protected].

There are thought to be nearly 4,000 seals in the River Thames, most of whom stay in and around the Thames Estuary near Southend. Numbers have been growing as Thames waters have become cleaner, and seals are increasingly moving further down river.

Seals moult in spring and as they lose their coats they spend more time out of the water, on sandbanks or on the foreshore, which helps them conserve heat. The banana shaped pose adopted by Freddie had a practical reason - lifting the head and flippers off the ground helps seals to avoid getting cold.

Marine scientist Wanda Bednar says “In most cases, when hauled out, they are simply getting warm or resting while digesting their food, thus it is best to leave them undisturbed. In fact, the best way to enjoy their company is to keep them completely unaware of human presence.” 


If you do see a seal, the advice is not to touch, feed or chase them. They also don’t like loud noises. Wildlife experts recommend that humans keep at least 50 metres away from them.


Over £10,000 has now been raised to support the work of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue charity in memory of Freddie, and they are hoping for more funding to support their work with marine wildlife across the country via the Funding Circle scheme, in which grants are given out in response to public votes. You can read more here.


A sense of porpoise

The Thames is now teaming with life and, as well as seals, porpoises and dolphins have become regular visitors – in fact a porpoise has been spotted swimming under Barnes Bridge only this week. Dr Jonathan Roos who made the spotting has suggested naming our most recent visitor 'Pip the Porpoise'.


Yet another housing development on the cards as part of Kew Retail Park is sold

Upmarket housing development group Berkeley Homes has acquired a 5 acre portion of the 10 acre Kew Retail Park.

The Times reports that the £41 million acquisition covers land currently used by shops let on short leases to Boots, Sports Direct, Gap and TK Maxx.

Will Fulton, lead manager of the property investment trust that owned the parcel of land, was quoted as saying that the deal allowed the company to sell a “low growth retail asset” and take advantage of “strong demand for residential development opportunities”.


Covid in Richmond

Despite increases in testing levels the number of cases of Covid in Richmond seem to be holding steady at around 30 per 100,000 although the most recent data has shown a fall to around 15 per 100,000 in the week up to Easter. It’s too early to say whether this fall is part of a decreasing trend or weekly blip but it does seem to add to the growing volume of data demonstrating that the combination of lockdown and vaccination has significantly reduced the number of Covid cases in the community. 


No Barnes Fair this year

The Barnes Community Association has announced that the annual Barnes Fair will not take place this July. The decision was taken after losing 3 months of planning time due to the current lockdown.

However, the BCA is planning to run an extended Barnes Food Fair Event on Saturday September 18 and some of the favourite Barnes Fair exhibitors will be taking part.


Protecting Barnes & Mortlake

from Flooding

TEAM2100 Barnes & Mortlake Project 

TEAM2100 is undertaking essential flood risk works in Barnes & Mortlake to maintain and improve the tidal flood defences to help protect homes in the local community from flooding. Works are planned to two outfalls, by replacing ageing assets, improving maintenance and debris clearance arrangements, as well as culverts running from the Beverley Brook to the Thames. 

The current system of culverts and outfall structures work alongside the tidal barrier at Ashlone Wharf, helping to reduce flood risk in the area by preventing reverse flows of tidal water causing flooding through culvert manholes to the densely populated landward catchment, and by storing water from the Beverley Brook during high tide periods. The existing outfall structures are currently equipped with ageing timber flap valves which are at the end of their useful life and are situated within a confined space with no means of opening or inspecting the flap valves from ground level. The project was established to ensure that the Beverley Brook overflows in Barnes remain able to drain into the Thames, while also improving safe access and maintenance arrangements. 

As a result of the constrained working environment along the towpath and the movement of machinery along it, a section of the towpath between Barnes Bridge and Jubilee Gardens will be closed. There will be a sign-posted, step-free diversion in place. The site compound is planned to be set up in Jubilee Gardens, which will result in the loss of approximately one-third of the park area, although the benches around the park will continue to be available for use. Planning permission is required for some aspects of these works, and the planning application number will be publicised on the website (link below), once it is confirmed. 
These works are scheduled to take approximately 4 months, starting in late summer 2021/early autumn, although this date is subject to change. 

If you would like to know more about the project, please visit This website will be updated with new project information as the works progress. 


Walk the walk

Local canine calendar stars the Barnes Golden Retrievers will be making an appearance at the BCA’s first ever Barnes Dog Walk on Sunday April 24.
Starting at Vine Road Recreation Ground the walk will finish at Tideway Yard (owned by event sponsors Marston Properties). There will be refreshments for sale at both ends of the walk and every human participant will be given a doggie bag with a route map, dog treats and entry into a special raffle. Entry is £10 per dog booked in advance and all funds raised will go to support the brilliant work that the BCA does locally.

Find out more on the BCA’s website.


Bill Bryson is back at the BookFest

Like many organisers of live events the team behind the Barnes Bookfest have had to deal with the rollercoaster of lockdowns. The original Bookfest was planned for last autumn with Bill Bryson as the headline name. It was rescheduled for February – without Bill Bryson – but that wasn’t to be. However, the Festival will finally go ahead in September with a stellar line up of participants. Bill Bryson is back and will be joined by best-selling authors including Gyles Brandreth,  Andrew Graham Dixon and Simon Heffer - whose biography of 30s politician Chips Channon has been attracting columns of newspaper coverage.

For keen cooks there’s an appearance by cookbook publishing phenomenon Rukmini Iyer whose Roasting Tin series of books has sold over half a million copies worldwide. She will be interviewed by the Guardian’s Felicity Cloake. 

From Barnes there are local crime writers Anya de Jager and Victoria Dowd, retired Bishop Richard Harries and Lord Patten of Barnes who will be interviewing local author Ian Williams on his new book ‘Every Breath You Take: China’s New Tyranny’.
You can find out more and sign up to the Barnes Bookfest mailing list on their website


Mortlake's hidden gem

Hidden away in the graveyard of Mortlake’s St Mary Magdalen Church there’s a stone mausoleum in the shape of a Bedouin tent that is a gem of Victorian eccentricity.

The final resting place of the explorer Sir Richard Burton and his wife Lady Isabel is quirky to say the least. The couple’s tombs can be viewed by climbing a small ladder at the back of the tent to peer through a glass window.

Burton who is reputed to have spoken 29 languages led a life of adventure exploring far-flung parts of the globe and in his spare time he translated works of erotic literature such as the Karma Sutra and The Arabian Nights.

As we reported last year, the tomb is crumbling and in need of restoration. The charity Habitats & Heritage has launched an appeal to raise £30,000 and has raised £6,000 so far. Further donations will help them finish the restoration of the exterior and to open the inside of the mausoleum to public view for the first time since the 1970s. Artefacts hidden inside since then include a collection of lanterns and camel bells from the Middle East.

Emily Lunn from Habitats & Heritage says “In a year when none of us has been able to travel as much as we might have liked, our ideas about exploration and adventure have been challenged. Many of us have found new places to discover on our own doorsteps and new ways of learning about other countries and cultures from the comfort of our sofas. Understanding more about historical figures such as Richard and Isabel Burton and engaging in conversations around the issues their discoveries and unconventional lifestyles raise is important because it helps us to think more deeply about our relationship to the world around us and each other.”

You can donate to the restoration project at Habitats & Heritage’s website.


Vine Road's magical transformation gets one step closer

Plans to transform the Vine Road Recreation Area received a huge boost in March after a donation of £13,000 from the Mayor of London’s GLA Resilience Fund.


Changes include the introduction of an eco-friendly centre for outdoor learning – the Hub, the introduction of a pump track for scooter and skateboard riders, innovative landscaping to increase biodiversity - opening up access to Beverley Brook - and upgrading the existing paddling pool for safe water play.

As the illustration above shows the Friends of Barnes Common who are behind the scheme want to take a standard piece of municipal land and turn it into a beautiful and vibrant space for everyone in the community.

You can find out more about their plans here and donate here.


The road less travelled

The partial ban on vehicles driving through Richmond Park is set to continue for another year after a survey revealed that 71% of respondents supported the new traffic measures which include:



Restricting all cut-through traffic between Broomfield Hill Car Park and Robin Hood Car Park. 
Closing the vehicle link between Sheen Gate and Sheen Cross
Restricting all cut through traffic between Roehampton Sheen and Richmond Gates at weekends.


These restrictions together with the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic combined with the closure of Hammersmith Bridge are reported to have dramatically changed traffic in Richmond last year.

Richmond Council says that this has made it difficult to work out the best way to reduce traffic in the East Sheen area leaving it with no choice but to continue monitoring traffic for another 12 months.


Lets go outside

While the team at the Olympic are busy preparing to open their outdoor terrace on April 12 they have also expanded their ‘Olympic to Go’ range.


As well as their Olympic Lockdown Grill which serves burgers and hot dogs daily, they recently launched a ‘20 Minute Sunday Roast’ to add to their range of cocktail kits, charcuterie and cheese boxes. They are planning to continue the hugely popular ‘afternoon tea in a box’ even after they open the outdoor terrace.


The cinema and café will all reopen properly on May 17 and we’ll have more information on the brilliant programme of events the Olympic has planned in our May issue. Watch this space for news of more treats in store.


The smell of the greasepaint

The sun is shining, outdoor dining will be here before you know it and finally in May we will be able to enjoy live performances again.


The OSO has been doing brilliant work with its online Live Lounge but come May you will be able to enjoy a whole range of theatre events in safe socially distanced cabaret seating.  

Highlights of the new OSO summer season include the launch of Roger McGough’s brand new collection of poems Safety in Numbers, improv comedian John Robertson in his award-winning interactive game show – The Dark Room and a screening of the Charlie Chaplin classic Modern Times. There will be a collection of short plays on the theme of waiting, written over this last lockdown and one-of-a-kind absurdist comedy troupe Pivates will present their show Great Ideas by Geniuses. There’ll be all this plus the ever-popular weekly Piano Lounge. Head to the OSO website to find out more.


Goodbye parking machines, hello trees

Richmond Council is planning to remove pay and display parking machines across the borough to help improve safety, reduce fraud and to make way for more tree planting.

The first phase will see the removal of 100 parking machines in residential areas across the borough before the end of June.

Instead of using the parking machines, visitors will be able to pay for parking using RingGo on their mobile phones and Richmond Card holders will still be able to receive parking benefits with the new system.

The decision to remove the machines follows a decline in the usage of the machines for cash payment and an upsurge in parking machine fraud.

The council reports that victims of the fraud – in which supposedly helpful strangers tell people that their cards have been swallowed by the machines – have had thousands of pounds stolen from their accounts.

It is in fact impossible for parking machines to swallow bank cards and anyone who suggests this is happening is likely to be committing this nasty form of parking fraud.


A very expensive left turn

Despite signposting, it seems many people are being caught out by the new traffic restriction measures in Hartingdon Road in Grove Park. Until recently the left turn in to Hartington Road after Chiswick Bridge was used by many Barnes residents as a shortcut to the A4.  The new restrictions were brought in after the route became a ‘rat run’ post the closure of Hammersmith Bridge.


So far over 4,000 penalty charge notices to the value of £264,000 have been issued although a large number have been disputed and remain unpaid according to local website

The restriction is being imposed on a trial basis planned to last for a minimum of six months with an interim review due to take place shortly and the first formal review in June 2021 which will determine whether or not it will be made permanent.


Kind strangers

After the horrible news of the murder of Sarah Everard in Clapham, local estate agents Winkworth have joined their colleagues across the capital to offer up their offices as a safe haven for any woman who feels threatened whilst out walking during the daytime.


And counterbalancing worries about women feeling unsafe, this month the Bugle received a lovely email from a reader wishing to say thank you to a kind stranger who helped her cross Barnes Bridge. She says she is terrified of heights and started to panic as she was crossing the bridge while buffeted by strong winds. She says ‘’The woman who helped me offered me so much kindness and support which helped me cross and I feel indebted to her. Her small act of kindness made a huge difference to my anxious mind.

“Please can you send on my thanks in your next newsletter? I would love her to know how much her kindness meant.”


He has knobbly knees and turned out toes and a poisonous wart at the end of his nose

The Barnes Children's Literature Festival will be the first literature festival to be held in the UK post-lockdown when it returns to Barnes Green from Tuesday 22 to Sunday June 27.


Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson will be making her only UK festival appearance this year bringing her full 'Julia Donaldson & Friends' show to Barnes on Saturday June 26. Julia will be joined on stage by her husband  Malcolm on the guitar, Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler and the bestselling illustrator of the 'What the Ladybird Heard' series Lydia Monks for an hour of stories, songs and live drawing from her books. 


Fellow children's literature legend Helen Oxenbury will also make a rare festival appearance. She has designed this year's Festival branding inspired by one of Judith Kerr's most famous creations, The Tiger Who Came To Tea, and Helen’s own classic, We're Going on a Bear Hunt.


Barnes became the first children's literature festival to go virtual after the lockdown began back in March 2020 attracting more than 40,000 viewers from 46 countries over the six days.


"The volunteers 'really cannot wait to get back out there and do what they do best"' says Festival Director Amanda Brettargh ."We're not quite sure we trust 2021 yet but the government has given us a little bit of hope and we're starting to get very excited that we'll be returning for real. We're keeping a close eye on the government guidance but for right now we're full steam ahead."


Global pandemics permitting, London's largest children's books event will be opening with their Primary Schools Programme as planned from Tuesday 22 to Friday 25 June, followed by a fun filled weekend of readings, performances and free activities for young book fans and their families on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 June.  


Park and ride

Richmond Council is hoping to open two new cycle hangar storage facilities in Barnes and Mortlake later this year – one in Priests Bridge and another in Treen Avenue.   A single hangar can safely and securely store up to six bikes and the hangers are accessed by people who have signed up to a special scheme, paid a membership fee and been given a key. 

Local residents can have their say about the proposed hangers via an online survey until April 30. Click here to make your comment.


Back in business

Lockdown seems to have done for two local charity shops with both the Trinity Hospice shop on Church Road and the Octavia charity shop on the High Street now sporting To Let signs.


Local Town Centre Manager Emma Robinson says, however, that she believes both of the shop premises have been re-let.

Meanwhile two new businesses are soon to arrive on and close to White Hart Lane. Replacing the old Cornerside Café will be Indian restaurant Chakra and on White Hart Lane itself there’s a going to be a brand new Wholistic Wellness Venture Grey Wolfe.


In the abstract

Throughout the lockdown local gallery Maze continued to sell pictures from its gallery window and whenever a picture by artist Daniel Hooper was featured it was sold to a happy art lover.

When the shops open once more in May it will be running an exhibition of Daniel Hooper’s work. The gallery blurb says “Tides is an exhibition that draws on Hooper’s effortless abstractions and his moody masculine seascapes. His reference to J.M.W Turner in these dynamic visual masterpieces is both exhilarating and captivating. And not forgetting his signature transcendence of reflective light depicted in gold/copper and silver leaf.”


The ball's in your court

Thameside Tennis is Barnes’ friendly community tennis club, and it opens again in April for the bright new season as Covid-19 rules ease up.


Its six all-weather astro courts are in a lovely riverside site.  The club is welcoming new members and is also running a special ‘Month of Sundays’ offer, for just £10 for four consecutive Sundays.
High quality courts in West London are being booked up in a flash, so this opportunity at Thameside is a real find.  Experienced competitive players through to new and social players are welcome.


The club has a popular group coaching session on Sundays too, so don’t worry if you’re rusty or pretty new to the game.
They are inviting people to come and play on Saturdays and Sundays, or come for a show-round.  All you need to do is email by the Friday morning before the weekend  [email protected]

Names are needed strictly in advance to comply with Covid-19 safety standards at the club and the St Paul’s School site.


Let there be music...

The programme of this year's Barnes Music Festival has been announced and as you can see from the listings below there are plenty of treats in store, including the annual photography exhibition (to be held online this year) featuring beautiful images like the one above by Andrew Wilson.


MAY 17

Opening Concert


St Mary Barnes, 6pm - 8pm

MAY 18

Philip Berg organ

St Michael & All Angels Ipm

MAY 18

Henry Chandler violin & JP Ekins piano

St Mary Barnes, 6pm - 8pm

MAY 19

Albion Quartet

St Mary Barnes, 6pm - 8pm

MAY 20

Connaught Brass

St Mary Barnes, 1pm

MAY 20

From Greek Drama to Modernity (Marc Jean-Bernard)

St Mary Barnes, 6pm - 8pm

MAY 21

Stravinsky: The Soldier’s Tale 

St Mary Barnes, 6pm - 8pm

MAY 22

Holst Savitri: A Dance of Love, Hope and Illusion

St Mary Barnes, 6pm - 8pm

MAY 23

Barnes Young Musician final adjudication

OSO, 12 noon

MAY 23

Musical & Theatrical Anecdotes (Gyles Brandreth)

St Mary Barnes, 2-4pm

MAY 23

Musical Gems from Bach & Purcell

St Michael & All Angels 7pm

MAY 24

A Shakespeare Songbook (Rowan Pierce, Ed Lyon, Christopher Glynn)

St Mary Barnes, 6pm - 8pm

MAY 25

David Titterington organ

St Mary Barnes, noon

MAY 25

His Quest for Peace – Andrzej Panufnik

St Mary Barnes, 6pm - 8pm

MAY 26

Beethoven's Immortal (Jessica Duchen, Viv McLean)

St Mary Barnes, 6pm - 8pm

MAY 27

Michael Butten guitar

St Mary Barnes, 1pm

MAY 27

Daniel Kharitonov piano

St Mary Barnes, 6pm - 8pm

MAY 28

Shakespeare Restored (Dramma per Musica)

St Mary Barnes, 6pm - 8pm

MAY 29

Music for Theatre & Ballet (Lucy Gould, Robert Plane, Benjamin Frith)

St Mary Barnes, 6pm - 8pm

MAY 30

Stravinsky: Once, at a Border (A Tony Palmer film)

Olympic Studios,10am

MAY 30

Festival Choral Evensong / BYM Winner performance

St Mary Barnes, 6pm

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