Our Patch Spring 2018 Chiswick - Page 17

OUR PATCH SPRING 2018 NEWS IN BRIEF Riverside Studios Ealing Filmworks A new wave of silver screens is poised to turn West London into La La Land. Tim Harrison reports from the front row will be spoilt for choice as two further projects broaden the local movie options. The complete rebuilding of Hammersmith’s Riverside Studios is still on course for a 2018 opening, with the new multi-arts centre including a 200-screen cinema and a compact, intimate screening room. The project will create a lively mix of spaces for performing arts in all its forms, offering ‘a turning point in how audiences experience the arts using all forms of modern technology’ with three studios for television, theatre, dance, opera, music and comedy. To celebrate its roots it will also include a permanent exhibition of the buildings’ heritage, not to mention a bakery, brasserie and fine dining restaurant, each with a dedicated bar, and a new river walkway. Another new cinema is coming to Ealing Br oadway, with a planned opening date in 2019 being mooted by developers St George. But that seems ambitious, given that the project has been delayed by more than a decade. The proposed scheme would see an eight-screen Filmworks cinema, 209 new homes, and 36,000 sq ft of retail space for shops and restaurants. The new cinema complex will have 1,045 seats, a groundfloor café and a first-floor bar. The old cinema was knocked down in 2009, apart from its art deco frontage. Of course, west London already has a popular crop of existing movie houses: Vue Westfield, which has 17 screens and nearly 3,000 seats; Vue Shepherds Bush at the W12 shopping centre, Shepherds Bush Green, with 12 screens; Vue Fulham Broadway with nine screens; and Cineworld at 142 Fulham Road, with six. MIND YOUR KEYS & PEWS Melodious voices will echo round St Peter’s church, Chiswick, on Saturday 24 March as the Addison Oratorio Choir performs Schubert’s Mass in E flat. The Brandenburg Sinfonia, conducted by David Wordsworth, accompanies. The mass premiered in 1829, the year after Franz Schubert’s death. The Addison performance features five top-notch soloists. Also on the bill, which begins at 7.30pm at the church at the junction of Southfield Road and St Alban’s Avenue, is The Heavens and the Heart by James Francis Brown, a piece with three psalm settings. Advance tickets £13 (concs £11, U16s £3). The concert is supported by Horton and Garton. More details: www.addisonsingers.com TALES OF EMERY WALKER Come enjoy tales of friendship, socialism, gender equality, celebrities, arts and crafts and scandal! The talk – titled Emery Walker and the Arts and Crafts Movement – will be held at Scott Hall in 47 St Peter’s Grove, Hammersmith, on Wednesday March 21. Doors open at 7pm, talk at 7.30pm. Tickets on the door or from the Carpenter’s Arms in Black Lion Lane. £5 to include a glass of wine or a soft drink. For more details, email: contact@spraweb.net or call 07710 313 419. A HELPING HAND FOR YOUR SUMMER PARTY Already looking forward to your summer street party? Need support? We can help! Email pr@ hortonandgarton.co.uk or connect with us on our socials to see how we can help your street stand out.