‘‘By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer." - Helen Hunt Jackson
North End Road Autumn Festival: Saturday 21
The Autumn Festival is organised by North End Road Action Group (NERAG). Residents, local business, organisations and the council joined forces a few years ago to revitalize North End Road and the market.
On Saturday 21 September (9 am - 5pm) North End Road will once again become pedestrianised for the event and in celebration of World Car-Free Day. Everyone is invited for some traffic free shopping with stalls running the length of the high street from St John’s Church right up to Lillie Road.
There will be over 150 stalls selling everything from arts and crafts to home and fashion items. There will also be live music, children’s workshops, street food and fresh produce for sale.
Cinema under the stars
Fulham is spoilt for choice this month!
Pop Up Screens makes a return to Bishops Park with Mama Mia Here We Go Again (Friday 6), Bohemian Rhapsody (Saturday 7) and 10 Things I hate about you (Sunday 8). Later in the month they head to South Park were they will be showing The Incredibles 2 ( Fri 27), Back to the Future (Sat 28), and the Little Mermaid (Sun 29).
For tickets and further information https://www.popupscreens.co.uk/
Luna Cinema also comes to Fulham this month. Bohemiam Rhapsody and Star is Born will be screened in the magnificent setting of Fulham Palace’s walled garden on 18/19 September. A full bar will be in operation and you can pimp your experience by purchasing extras including back rests, fleece blankets and a bespoke cheese box courtesy of The Cheese Geek. A premium ticket (£29.50) gets you fast tracked to the bar, a complimentary drink and a Directors Chair. General admission £17.
If you fancy going further afield to a neighbouring urban village, Backyard Cinema will open the doors to it’s new Wandsworth venue on the site of the Capital Studios building on 13 September. Their first showing is already sold out but there are plenty of other films to choose from including sing a longs to Grease and The Greatest Showman. The Winter Night Garden makes its first appearance at this new venue and we’re loving the thought of entering a new world of film through a magical wardrobe. https://www.backyardcinema.co.uk https://www.instagram.com/backyardcinema/
Dinner with ex-England International Andy Goode: Saturday 21
On the eve of England’s opening World Cup game, Aragon House are holding a special Sportsman’s Dinner with rugby pundit and ex-England international Andy Goode. Along with previewing the tournament, Andy will be sharing tales from his amazing professional career which spanned 18-years. Andy was capped for England 17 times, won 5 premiership titles, 2 European cups and is the 2nd highest scorer of all time in premiership rugby. The dinner will take place in Aragon House’s Richardson Room, located on the first floor with Georgian windows overlooking Parsons Green. Sounds like an entertaining evening of delicious food & rugby appreciation. Aragon House told us to expect “friendly service, a warm and relaxed atmosphere and a few glasses of something decent!” Full info and ticket prices here https://bit.ly/2ZBxewE
Calligraphy Beginners Workshop, Market Hall: 22 September
Join Kejal, the founder of Calligraphy by Kiki, for this special Beginner’s Brush Lettering Workshop being held in a private space upstairs at Market Hall Fulham and in partnership with the mental health charity Mind. Learn the basics and unlock your creativity to create elegant hand-written shapes and letters using brush pen calligraphy.
All you need do, other than book your place, is come armed with a couple of words/a phrase that you’d love to be able to calligraphise by the end of the class. Kejal reassures us that no experience is necessary, each class allows plenty of one on one time, tips tailored to your personal style and that, as Kejal is left handed, the class is suitable for either right or left-handers. For this special charity event you will receive the gift of a Brush Lettering Beginner's Kit which includes a pen, exercise letter guide, practice sheets and special, smooth paper to take home with you. Before you know it you’ll be addressing envelopes, invitations and, dare we mention, Christmas cards with beautiful calligraphy!
Sunday 22 September (11.30 am - 1.30 pm) tickets cost £47.75 for full information take a look here https://calligraphybykiki.com https://www.instagram.com/calligraphy.by.kiki/?hl=en
Daisy Trust Fair: Monday 30 September
The Daisy Trust is a charity working in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Run entirely by volunteers it raises funds to provide grants to local causes who seek money for worthwhile projects and initiatives that contribute towards the Borough being a better and stronger community. Since 2010 The Daisy Trust has given grants of over £340,000 supporting more than 119 charities and voluntary organisations. In 2018 The Daisy Trust gave £55,391 to 42 local organisations, beneficiaries included The Haven, Fulham Good Neighbours, Glass Door, Rays Playhouse, SEAPIA, Barons Court Project, Trinity Hospice and the Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank.
The Annual Daisy Trust Fair will be held at the Hurlingham Club on Monday 30 September (9.00 am - 5.00pm). There will be over 90 stalls selling a range of gifts, clothing, home wares, books and food. Stallholders give 10% of their takings on the day and entry to the Fair is by invitation only. If you would like to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org
At home football matches
Sat 14: Fulham vs West Brom @ 12.30
Sun 22: Chelsea vs Liverpool @ 16.30
Fri 27: Fulham vs Wigan Athletic @ 19.45
Sat 28: Chelsea vs Brighton @ 15.00