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Askew Business Network June News

Party in the Park

Thursday 19 July, 6.30-9pm, Ravenscourt Park Glasshouses

Please join us at our ABN summer party in the beautiful walled garden of Ravenscourt Park Glasshouses, by kind invitation of Hammersmith Community Gardens Association. Located 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 price includes:

  • Tasty food by Detour Café;
  • Music for a summer evening;
  • There is also a reasonably priced bar, with wine from Askew Wine for sale by the glass or bottle.

We can only host 80 guests for this annual event, so be sure to book in good time. Tickets are available from Detour Café (135 Askew Road), Finlay Brewer (113 Askew Road) or online from with an admin fee of 60p (please print out and bring the receipt).

The glasshouses are beside the café in Ravenscourt Park, W6 0UL. Go through the gate and find the entrance on the right.

Artists at Home, 15-17 June

It’s that time of year again… Over the weekend of 15-17 June, 59 open studios will throw open their doors for Artists at Home.

Check out the new, improved website: As well as browsing the artists’ work to see which studios you want to visit, you can now choose your Favourites, and devise a personal, mobile-friendly, Art Trail.

As usual, there’s a diverse range of styles and of disciplines: painting, sculpture, jewellery, photography, printmaking, ceramics, textiles, fashion and mixed media.

Open house: Friday 15 June, 6-9pm, and Saturday/Sunday 16-17 June, 11am-6pm. See

West London Walks

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

  • Saturday 16 June, 10am: Notting Dale. Piggeries and potteries and a long-forgotten steeple chase course;
  • NEW WALK Thursday 21 June, 10am: Richmond Upon Thames. So much history – a palace, lovely old houses and The View. A joy of a walk, and rather longer than the usual two hours;
  • Sunday 24 June: 4pm: Holland Park Artists. An afternoon stroll around the area where some of the best known artists of the Victorian era lived;
  • Saturday 30 June: 10am: Askew Road. So much to see in and around this popular shopping street: former laundries, butchers, schools and doctor's surgery.


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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 26 June 12.30-2pm: Grab-a-Bite Networking Lunch, Venue to be confirmed;
  • Thursday 19 July, 6.30-9pm: Party in the Park, Ravenscourt Park Glasshouses.
  • Tuesday 31 July 12.30-2pm: Grab-a-Bite Networking Lunch, Venue to be confirmed;

ABN Featured Business: Chimni

We regularly feature an article about a local business. You can read the latest one on our website, here under Featured Business. This month it is tech company, Chimni who are helping people create unique, illustrated timelines of their homes as part of the local ‘house history’ projects. If you would like to be our featured business of the month, please email There is a charge of £25 to cover administrative costs.

Local Askew Mag

The Summer edition of the Askew 'Meet your Neighbours' magazine, sponsored by Finlay Brewer is out on 23 June. Pick up your copy from local shops or meet your neighbours in the online version at Askew Mag.

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

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