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Twickenham Festival 2018

Twickenham Festival 2018

This is a 3 weekly marathon of events celebrating all that we love about Twickenham. There are many events where the community get together at fairs, concerts, cruises etc. It is accompanied by a Free what’s-on guide to local festival events that goes to 30,000 residents and businesses in the TW1 and TW2 area. This will be published by the middle of May and if you dont get one through your letter box, you can pick one up from Crusader Travel at 57-58 Church Street, Twickenham TW1 3NR 020 8744 0474.

If you have an event in Twickenham that you would like to sumbit for the what’s on pages of the Festival Guide email shona@crusadetrtravel.com. It is free to enter your event. the deadline for submissions is the 7th of April.

We will be closing Church Street for every weekend during the festival and having events from the inaugural Tug of war on the 8th of June which marks the start of the festival, a craft fair 10 June, the horticultural themed Church Street Goes Green on the 16/17 June and finishing events for the Festival with a continental market on the 22nd  23rd and 24th of June. We are looking for sponsors and in exchange for sponsorship, your logo will be on all the publicity literature, posters, flyers, the guide and the banner across Church Street for 5 weeks (2 weeks before and the three weeks of the Festival). You can be a sponsor or a head line sponsor depending on the amount you would be able to offer us.Would you be interested in sponsoring the Twickenham Festival?

It always starts with the great spectacle of the Tug of War in Church Street. This year on the 8th of June. The street fills with many hundreds of spectators who come to watch the local teams competing for their winning firkin of beer donated by the Eel Pie Pub. Award winning Sound Engineers Britannia Row provide the music and sound system.

If you would like to enter a team please email bruce@crusadertravel.com & shona@crusadertravel.com with the title “Twickenham Festival Tug of War”. Teams are made of 8 but many teams like to have 10 team members as there may be a few heats and changeovers are sometimes a good idea. It is free to enter. The maximum amount of teams that can enter is 15, and all the team members need to fill in a disclaimer before they take part.

Another big event in the festival is the Craft fair in Church Street. Artists and crafts people from all over the borough come to the street on this day to set up their stalls at this fair that only takes place twice a year. The level of talent is exceptional and the fair is often over subscribed. If you would like stall please email shona@crusadertravel.com or call 020 8744 0474 for details. Stalls are £35 if you are in the borough of LBRuT or £40 if your address is outside the borough. You will need your own gazebo and table. The deadline for applications is May the 8th.

On the 16th and 17th of June Church Street will be “grassed” in an event called Church Street Goes Green. For two days of the Twickenham Festival, the garden event returns to Church Street which is grassed for the occasion. We like to keep it horticultural, with a holistic, eco-friendly theme & it has a Summer Fete atmosphere with myriad of stalls including crafts as well as plants and horticulture stalls, street food and entertainment.

if you would like a stall please email shona@crusadertravel.com or call 020 8744 0474. The dead line to submit your application is 15 May. Stalls are £35 if your address is within the borough of LBRuT or £40 if you are outside the borough.

Wednesday the 20th of June sees the one and only Eel Pie Island Jazz and wine tasting River Cruise on the New Southern Bell. This is the only time in the year you can Cruise from Eel Pie Island to Hampton Court and back. Enjoy a fish and chip supper plus wine tasting. £40 for a single ticket and £70 per couple. Call Crusader Travel on 020 8744 0474 or email shona@crusadertravel.com

The last weekend of events that are happening in the picturesque surroundings of Church Street during the festival is the Continental Market on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of June from 9am until 5pm.Do you love a market? How about finding a new one on a day out or while you’re on holiday? Markets are a great source of exciting ideas, local produce, street food and the quirky, as well as a place to spend time and get to know the stories behind the products, or find tonight’s recipe. All ther stalls are run by traders who either make or know about foods they sell coming as it does from their place of origin.

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