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Askew Business Network June News

Open studios: Chiswick, Hammersmith and Shepherd’s Bush, 16-18 June

Artists from Chiswick, Hammersmith and Shepherd’s Bush are all set to throw open their doors for June’s annual art extravaganza: Artists at Home.

The hugely popular open studios event involves 74 artists in 57 studios over three days. These local artists offer colourful opinions, strong views and an eclectic selection of work in various mediums – plus the possibility of an investment that will stand the test of time.

Browse to plan your studio tour, or wait for the printed guides, sponsored by local estate agents John D Wood & Co., which will be delivered to homes in the area, and available from neighbourhood businesses.

Party in the Park Thursday 20 July, 6.30-9pm, Ravenscourt Park Glasshouses

Please join us at our ABN summer party in the beautiful walled garden of Ravenscourt Park Glasshouses. Situated next to the park’s café, the glasshouses date back to the 19th century and will provide shelter in the event of less than perfect weather. The £10 ticket includes a delicious quiche and salad from Askew Road’s Detour Café, and there’s a reasonably priced paid bar. The annual event is held at the glasshouses by kind invitation of Hammersmith Community Gardens Association. With capacity for just 80 guests, tickets are limited, so be sure to buy yours in good time. They will be available shortly, enquiries to

Featured Business

We regularly feature an article about a local business. You can read the latest one on our website, under Featured Business.

If you would like to be our featured business of the month, please email There is a charge of £25 to cover administrative costs.

West London Walks

Join Caroline MacMillan for her June walks below. More details are on her website To book your place, please email her.

  • Tuesday 13 June, 10.00 am: Portobello Road
  • Saturday 24 June, 10.00 am: Bishop's Park

Are you a local plumber? IT expert? Baker?

Advertise your local business in the Askew Business Directory. It’s absolutely free to register and takes two minutes to enter your details. Askew Business Network developed the business directory for local independent businesses run by people who live and work around Askew Road. It’s a useful source of contacts for businesses and residents alike. Go to our website and register now.

Dates for your diary

Our networking meetings take place once a month, on different days of the week so as to reach as many people as possible. Dates of our next few meetings are below. We now have a calendar of our own and other local events on

  • Tuesday 27 June 12.30-2pm: Grab a Bite Networking Lunch, The Orchard Tavern, 136 Askew Road, W12 9BP;
  • Thursday 20 July 6.30-9pm: Party in the Park, our annual event with HCGA in the Glasshouses in Ravenscourt Park
  • Tuesday 25 July 12.30-2pm: Grab a Bite Networking Lunch, The Orchard Tavern, 136 Askew Road, W12 9BP;

Our ABN questionnaire

We welcome suggestions to help us develop for future events and occasions and we hope you will join us to help build a stronger, vibrant, thriving community. We have put together a questionnaire on Survey Monkey which we hope you can find the time to complete.

Tell us about your event

On the ABN website, we have a page dedicated to local events and news about what businesses around the Askew Road are up to. If you have any news about your business that you would like included, please tweet us at @AskewVillage or email us at

Local Askew Mag

Pick up your copy of the latest edition of the Askew 'Meet your Neighbours' magazine, sponsored by Finlay Brewer, from local shops or meet your neighbours in the online version at Askew Mag.


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