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Tickets are still available for the annual ‘Know Your Place’ Heritage Festival which celebrates Richmond’s rich and vibrant history.

Organised by Richmond Council’s Library Service, the ‘Know Your Place’ festival is the annual programme of activities that celebrate the history of the borough throughout September.

The festival is a month long series of workshops, walks, talks and activities and there are also a number of hidden treasure ‘trails’ around Richmond Town and East Twickenham. Win a gold medal if you manage to track them all down to discover the area’s amazing history. The first clue is available on the Know your Place festival web page.

Particular highlights include:

  • Open House tours of the Old Town Hall, Richmond
  • Tales from the Thames – Join the Q2 players in a dramatic celebration of the River Thames as it flows through our Borough. Listen to visitors’ impressions and enjoy extracts from fiction with the river as a backdrop. Learn about working life on the river and delight in beautiful descriptions of the landscape.
  • Talks on Ham in the early 20th Century, Twentieth Century Richmond, Richmond Park during both World Wars and Six Tudor Queens.
  • Exhibitions include the History of Kew Gardens; Contemporary British Painting Prize and the Life and Works of Lancelot Capability Brown.
  • Workshops include Researching your house – a beginner’s guide, WW1 Homecoming and My Favourite Things.

Cllr Meena Bond, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Libraries, said:

“This year’s Know your Place festival is bigger and better than ever! Richmond upon Thames has a wealth of cultural heritage and there really is no better way of unearthing its hidden secrets than taking part in this festival.

“With an action packed programme of activities for children, young people and adults, this exciting Festival really has something for everyone. Book your tickets now…before they are all gone!”

* See the full programme and book your tickets

— from a Richmond Council press release 9 September 2016