We need you to PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT NOW if you want the Victorian Evening back in Richmond this Christmas.
After a ten year break the Victorian Evening returned to Richmond on 2nd December 2011 and was as popular as ever. If you would like to see it in 2012 then we need you to PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT NOW.
Please email Lorna Votier (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details. THANK YOU.
The Victorian Evening is back in Richmond on Friday 2nd December 2011
The Victorian Evening makes a big come back!
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After a ten year break the Victorian Evening in Richmond was as popular as ever. We are delighted with the large crowd which came out in force to enjoy the fun filled evening. There was a great party atmosphere with people enjoying festive favourites from mulled wine and mince pies to Punch and Judy and much more. MORE DETAILS
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George Street and Hill Rise will be closed to traffic from 5pm and re-open at 10pm with traffic being diverted around Richmond Green. Those attending the Victorian Evening are advised to take public transport to avoid traffic congestion.
With only a week to go Vicky Peirson, local Richmond resident and supporter of the charity, is getting ready for her very important role as Queen Victoria. Look out for The Mayor of Richmond, Gary Wilmot and Jenny Eclair who are appearing in Cinderella at Richmond Theatre in December, and Father Christmas.
George Street, The Green and Hill Rise come alive from five!
Lots of shops are staying open late with festive treats galore. You can enjoy Radio Jackie, Victorian stilt walkers and the Punch and Judy show. Stop and listen to the Marshgate Primary School choir, sing along to Christmas favourites with Shelle Luscombe, enjoy music from the Brass Quintet, win some fabulous prizes, and support the charity stalls. Join a team from Orleans House Gallery in the Old Town Hall to make Victorian-inspired lanterns and headwear to add to the festivities of the evening and post those special letters at the postbox on The Victoria Foundation stall.
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Very Special Offers
Enjoy mulled wine and mince pies, festive treats with many shops and restaurants having very special offers just for the evening - save 20% in Brissi on Hill Street and Hobbs on George Street, buy one get one free on tickets to the Odeon Cinema and lots more. There will be full details on these on the night.
Get in the spirit of the evening - come in Victorian Costume
To make it a truly memorable event the charity hopes many people, young and old, will get in the spirit of the Victorian Evening and dress in costume. There will be several prizes for the best dressed Victorians.
Queen Victoria’s Carriage Procession
The fabulous procession with horse and carriages will leave from Kings Road (ATS Euromaster) at 7.00pm with the St Mary Magdalene C of E Church bells ringing to mark it is on its way. Pipers from The Pride of Murray Pipe Band will lead from the start and a wonderful band from The Royal Military School of Music will bring the procession into George Street to the awaiting crowds. The band from The Royal Military School of Music will then move from George Street and play on the Green while the rest of the procession makes its way back to Kings Road. FIND OUT MORE
If you want to be at the heart of The Victorian Evening you can join Queen Victoria’s Carriage Procession - meet on Kings Road in Victorian Costume at 6.45pm. NB - under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. If you need a costume you can save 10% if you book through Victorian Costume.
After Queen Victoria’s Carriage Procession
The fun, entertainment and shopping will continue after the carriage procession with George Street and Hill Rise re-opening to traffic at 10pm. Don’t forget to take part in the Twelve Days of Christmas competition, and make a special visit to Father Christmas who will be on Hill Rise and the Green.
The Victorian Evening Supporting our Local Community - make a donation
Nursing home residents on a day out on a mini-bus funded by The Victoria Foundation.
Proceeds from the Victorian Evening will go towards The Victoria Foundation Special Wheels Appeal. This will help fund a 15 seat accessible mini-bus, which will provide much needed transport for many local residents, young and old, helping to ensure they lead a full life as part of the community.
- Donate online at www.thevictoriafoundation.org.uk/donate-online
- Text a donation: send a text message to 70070 including the code TVFV45 and a monetary amount. You can donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5, or £10.
- Donate by post: Send your donation to: The Victoria Foundation, St David’s House,15 Worple Way, Richmond. TW10 6DG
Winners of Golden Ticket Competition
A big thank you to all those who entered the competition - the winner will be announced soon and will be on board a carriage in Queen Victoria’s Carriage Procession.
It is not too late to help make this a truly wonderful and memorable event in Richmond this Christmas. If you would like to get involved contact The Victoria Foundation on 020 8332 1792 or email@example.com