Celebrating Fulham's Big Finale

Our annual festival comes to a close with fun for all the family

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It's the big finale for Celebrating Fulham this weekend, as our annual Fulham festival comes to a close with live music, theatre, walking tours, the famous Paggs Cup football tournament and the Fair on the Green, a fun family event on Parsons Green.

Friday July 6

Live Music at The Cock Tavern 360 North End Road, 8pm

Blues Fest with Mick Taylor + Matt Schofield Trio. Under the Bridge, 7pm

Part of the legendary John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Mick Taylor is the multiinfluenced guitarist who replaced Brian Jones for the Rolling Stones’ classic era, 1969 to 1974. Before and since then he’s had a hand in projects as diverse as ‘Tubular Bells,’ jazz flautist Herbie Mann’s
‘Reggae’ and a ‘Classical Sitar’ album.

Under the Bridge, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road SW6. Tickets £22.50.

Saturday July 7

Fair on the Green, Parsons Green, 12 noon to 5pm.

A fabulous day out for all the family. Two live stages of music and entertainment, over a hundred stalls, a food court, bouncy castles, Punch and Judy, carousels,  magician’s, climbing frame, fun fair, and much much more. Call 020 7731 3964 for more details.

Islamic Cultural Exhibition, also Sunday July 8 - Fulham Library, open during library opening hours

An exhibition about the religion of Islam, the Qur’an, Islamic History, as well as Muslims living in the West. Islamic artefacts, literature displays, free literature, goody bags, children’s area and also light refreshments.

St Andrews', Fulham Fields Music Festival, 3pm - 4pm

Villiers Quartet presents an Olympiad family concert. A fantastic family programme of popular classics celebrating the Olympics with music by Handel, Haydn, Mozart and Mendelssohn. Children and babies welcome as are parents!

St Andrews', Fulham Fields Music Festival, 7pm - 9pm

The Alex Hutton Trio. British jazz composer and pianist Alex Hutton is “an inventive writer of
cinematic, folksong-like melodies, and a piano improviser who likes to feel popsong chords beneath him.”

Tickets for both shows £5 at the door (children free), St Andrew's Church, St Andrews Road W14, call 020 7385 5023.

Feather & Black exclusive preview, also Sunday July 8

Store event preview. Enjoy extra discounts up to 25% off beds, furniture, mattresses, bed linen and accessories. Be the first to receive fantastic prices before anyone else! See the new look store
with a bespoke upholstery service and brand new teen section.

Feather and Black, 584 Fulham Road, open Saturday 10am - 6.pm, Sunday 11am - 5pm. Call 020 7610 9903

Come and Sing - Bach B Minor Mass at St Johns’s Church

A fun day learning and performing one of the greatest works of the choral repertoire. All are welcome, regardless of age, voice type or experience.

Come and Sing Bach in Fulham

St John’s Church, North End Road. Chorus rehearsal 10.00am - 1.00pm. Rehearsal with orchestra - 2.30 - 5.30pm. Performance at 7.00pm. £20 to participate including score hire. Please email to register: admin@stjohnsfulham.org

Fulham’s Lion Tour - Fulham Broadway shopping centre, , 2pm

Come and visit the Lion houses, Fulham’s unique Peterborough Estate where Irish developer James Nichols trademarked each of his elegant 1890s houses with terracotta lions. Lead by Blue Badge Guide Simon Rodway visit two of Fulham’s hidden gems, South Park, and the Parsons Green Sports Club, tucked away at the quiet heart of everything.

The tour ends at iconic furniture shop SophistoCat in Wandsworth Bridge Road, where we hear the heart-warming story of the real-life lion Christian, who inspired the name of the shop and who was bought as a cub from Harrods in 1969. The story of Christian is soon to be the subject of a Hollywood movie.

Free, but booking essential, Call 020 8753 5695 or email nicki.burgess@lbhf.gov.uk

Sunday June 8

Paggs Cup - football tournament for five - 16 year-olds, South Park. Run by Il Pagliaccio, 182 - 184 Wandsworth Bridge Road, phone 020 7371 5253

The Twits by Roald Dahl, an Illyria Theatre production, The Walled Garden, Fulham Palace,
2.30 pm

Bookings via the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. Box office: 0871 22 117 28 or visit the Lyric website and go to Events Elsewhere in the What’s On seciton. For more information call
020 7736 3233

St Andrews', Fulham Fields Music Festival, 3.30pm - 4.30pm

An hour of music in the Indian tradition from the Arts Council supported by the Bhavan Centre's elite music and dance group.

St Andrew’s Church, St Andrews Road, W14. Tickets £5 at the door, call 020 7385 5023

A Tour of Margravine Cemetery - its history and biodiversity, 3pm

The cemetery was opened in 1869 and laid out by local architect George Saunders who designed the three modest Gothic style lodges and one surviving chapel. The cemetery contains
several listed monuments, 300+ trees of many different species and has an active management plan to encourage biodiversity.

The Tour is organized by the Friends of Margravine Cemetery. Meet at the North Gate to the cemetery ( nearest one to Barons Court Station) in Margravine Gardens. The tour is free, but
donation to the Friends would be very welcome.

Bat Walk, Fulham Palace, 9pm

Bishops Avenue, SW6 6EA, 9pm. Bat Walk around the Gardens of Fulham Palace, led by John Tovey of the London Bat Group. Meet at the pedestrian entrance to the Palace Grounds. Wear solid footwear and bring a torch! Please ring 020 3080 0655 to confirm your attendance.

This is a free event but donations to the London Bat Group are welcomed.

There are also exhibitions, events and special offers running throughout this week.

Celebrate Fulham at Anna Sat 30 - Sun 8 July
Styling advice, 20% discount off purchases plus drinks and nibbles. Not to be used in onjunction
with any other offer. Anna, 590 Kings Road, open 10am - 6pm. Phone 020 7731 7300.

Celebrate Fulham at Gambado, only £1 at 1pm, Mon July 2 - Fri July 6. Usual entry rates apply at other times.
Fantastic facilities include: dodgems, Tiger Pots Ride, junior climbing wall, under threes sensory soft play area plus café and party packages.
Gambado’s, 7 Station Court, Townmead Road, open 9.30am - 5.30pm. No booking required. Phone 020 7384 8906.

Dance experience at Karen Hardy Studios, Sat 30 June - Sun 8 July
10% off any services for all customers quoting ‘We Love Fulham’ or a 25 minute complimentary taster session.
Karen Hardy Studios, 10 The Boulevard, Imperial Wharf, 020 7731 7316

Faces of Fulham, Sat 30 June - Sun 8 July
‘Faces of Fulham’ a campaign is to celebrate and promote Fulham culture, history, lifestyle and diversity through a camera. Take advantage of fantastic offers on photographic portraits taken at Snappy Snaps Fulham during Celebrating Fulham and be part of a photography art project showcasing the ‘Faces of Fulham CollageSnappy Snaps, 354 North End Road
£5 per portrait on a 5”x7” print (normal price £45), £10 per portrait on a 5”x7” print + same
image on a CD (normal price £55. Phone 020 7386 0227

Open Studio , Fri 29 June - Sun 1 July, entrance free
'Highly Commended' potters Hazel Leach and Russell Mack will be hosting an exhibition of their recent work.
136 Bronsart Road, Friday 29: 6 - 9pm, Saturday 30: 11am - 6pm, Sunday July 1: 2pm - 6 pm.

Ping Pong 2012, from Ping! Fri 29 June - Thu 26 July
Get ready to step up to the Ping Pong table. To join the fun, simply borrow a bat from the side
of the table and play ball!
Fulham Broadway Retail Centre (Upstairs) Daily 10am - 7pm, *some time restrictions may apply for classes or tournaments

Sumo at YO! Sushi Sat 30 June - Sun 8 July
Prepare to be Sumo’ed throughout Fulham Broadway. YO! Sushi will have their Sumo team out in force ready to surprise and delight the unsuspecting public with goodies and giveaways.
Yo! Sushi, Restaurant 1, Fulham Broadway Retail Centre, Dishes from £1.80 - £5.00

Visits and tours of the local Al Muntada Al Islami Mosque, Mon 2 July - Fri 6 July
Al Muntada Al Islami Mosque, 7 Bridges Place, Parsons Green Lane
Open twice daily 1pm - 2pm and 4pm - 6pm, 020 7471 8275

June 27, 2012