The Kiln have allocated £10 early bird tickets for The Ballad of Hattie and James, starring Sophie Thompson, Suzette Llewellyn and Charles Edwards.

The £10 tickets are available for performances from Thursday 11th to Wednesday 17th April.

You can also get £5 off tickets for performances from Friday 19th to Monday 29th April.

Please note that these offers must be booked by Sunday 14th April.

To book please call the Box Office on 0207 328 1000 or online and use my promocode BID.

We are thrilled to be teaming up with the Evening Standard and Next Step Education for this year’s Step Up Expo, happening on Friday 28 June 9:30am-3:00pm & Saturday 29 June 10am-3:30pm at Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX.

Here’s the scoop: 

It’s all about lighting up the paths for young Londoners, aged 14-18, who are navigating their way through the challenges to employment. These incredible young people, including those with Special Education Needs and Disabilities, are in search of inspiration and direction. 

Why You? 

Because we believe your company can help to build futures and foster hope. And yes, while there’s a cost involved, the return is in immeasurable impact and connections. Who knows what opportunities may come from it?! 


Let’s make it happen. A quick reply to this email, and we will connect you with David Wain from Next Step Education for all the nitty-gritty details. 

This is more than an expo; it’s a movement towards a brighter, inclusive future. And we’d love for you to be a part of it. 

Watch the Evening Standard Step Up Expo 2023 video here.  


Get ready to fire up the grill and have a blast at Age UK Hammersmith & Fulham’s Spring BBQ!

Join us on Sunday, 28th April, for our third annual Spring BBQ bash.

This event holds a special place in our hearts – it’s one of those rare weekends where everyone comes together – friends, family, and neighbours – to enjoy delicious food, fun games, and a day out in the sunshine (fingers crossed!).

We’re all about spreading joy and giving back, which is why this event isn’t just about having a good time – it’s about supporting older people in our borough to lead happier lives, and we’d love for you to be a part of that. Whether you’re munching on burgers, trying your hand at games, or simply basking in the sun in the garden, your presence makes a difference.

So please mark your calendars and try your luck at our games! Just make sure to let us know you’re coming by registering here –

The Hilden Charitable Fund, based at 34 North End Road, is selling it’s office building and relocating to the Sobus Dawes Road Hub.

We have a wide range of office furniture and equipment that we would like to donate to any Hammersmith & Fulham charities that would be interested. Viewing of the furniture is possible (contact our office on 0207 603 1525) and if you wish to have anything, you must arrange to collect by no later than Friday 3rd May.

Ciaran Rafferty, Director

Furniture inventory & photos                                                             

We will be holding our next residents’ drop-in on Thursday 7 March from 4 pm until 7.30 pm at the Marketing Suite, in the Maclise Road Surface Car Park to the north of Olympia Way. This event will have a focus on transportation and the operational management of the estate as we move towards new venues opening in 2025. Members of the team from the Olympia exhibition business, Olympia estate business, Yoo Capital and Laing O’Rourke will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, and we have invited consultants from Momentum Transport to focus on transport.

Please do let us know if you are unable to make the times advertised, and we can arrange to see you separately. If you would like that, please let us know.

Tosin Adewumi

Head of Community Engagement

Olympia London

72 Hammersmith Road


W14 8TH

T: 0207 598 2555

Working days: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

We are pleased to announce that Exit Hate UK will be delivering a FACE-TO-FACE training session, being hosted by Highgate Wood School, and have a few spots available.

The session will cover several topics around grooming, why the Extreme Right Wing is targeting specific groups of people, and also ways in which we as a community can support individuals away from extremism, getting them the right support.

As stated above, the session will be delivered by Nigel Bromage – a former Extreme Right Wing member-  Giving a real insight, as to what it can be like being involved in such groups.  You can hear his story here.

If you would like to join us, please find the information below.

Date: 27/02/24


Please also find the direct link here –

Mark Elliott lives and works in the borough as a Business Coach and co-founder of a Social Enterprise, Start-up School For Seniors.

He has built and raised funds for unicorn global tech company as well as building a number of his own companies in the fields of consumer eco-electronics, art, software security and now as a Business Coach. Mark specialises in:

·        Finding customers and improving customer retention

·        Branding and marketing including social media

·        Business model reinvention

·        Social enterprises or businesses with a purpose

·        Product development and manufacturing

·        Bootstrapping or starting a company with no money

·        Reducing environmental and social harm

Book a 30-minute meeting now with Mark at the Shepherds Bush Library, to get business advice and support by clicking here

Please note this free business support offer is only available to Hammersmith and Fulham businesses and residents. This service is provided by Hammersmith & Fulham Council and delivered by independent business people who have once upon a time been new business owners. They have developed years of experience across a wide range of areas and are keen to share their knowledge and inspire others.

Hammersmith and Fulham Council is committed to supporting local businesses and offers a range of 1-2-1 business advice clinics and workshops. If you need support for your business, please contact:

The VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme is offering free Independent Energy Assessments (IEA’s) to eligible frontline community organisations across England to help them save money and be more energy efficient. Find out more here.

National Storytelling Week runs from 30th January to 6th February and is a celebration of the art of storytelling and the power of stories to connect, entertain, and inspire. During this week, people of all ages come together to share and enjoy stories in various forms, from traditional oral tales to modern narratives. It’s a time to appreciate the rich tapestry of human storytelling and its significance in our lives.

National Storytelling Week is an annual event that encourages individuals and communities to embrace the tradition of storytelling. It’s a time to celebrate the diverse ways in which stories are told, whether through spoken word, written narratives, theatre, film, or other creative mediums. This week provides a platform for storytellers, both amateur and professional, to showcase their talents and engage audiences with captivating tales.


A good read

We have a fantastic organisation in Hammersmith & Fulham that’s all about reading and storytelling – the Doorstep Library Network.

“Doorstep Library is a community-focused literacy charity dedicated to bringing the magic of books and the joy of reading directly into the homes of children across London and beyond who need our support.  For us the ‘happy ever after’ is when we know the power of literacy and the joy of reading for pleasure are helping a child change their own story for good.”

Doorstep Library recruits and trains reading volunteers to go into disadvantaged areas of London and beyond, to help introduce young children to the pleasure and benefits of reading. Read on

The Kiln have allocated £10 tickets for The Frogs, Spymonkey’s tragically funny attempt to pull off a classic Greek comedy.

Spymonkey are one of the UK’s leading physical comedy ensembles. The Frogs is a delirious trip through Greek theatre, monster-filled Underworld and classic vaudeville double act.

£10 tickets are available for all performances from Thu 8 to Sat 17 Feb.

Tickets must be booked by Fri 9 Feb

You can also get £5 off all tickets for performances from Mon 19 Feb to Sat 2 Mar.

Ticket must be booked by Sat 17 Feb.

To book please call Box Office on 0207 328 1000,or online and use my promocode, BID.

Please note that the Kiln would not like this offer to be shared on social media.