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Fantastic Bacharach show will also help to raise money for cancer charity

BACK TO BACHARACH is back coming to RICHMOND – Theatre on Friday 26th January 2018!

BACK TO BACHARACH celebrates the magical music of Burt Bacharach, one of the most accomplished popular composers of the 20th Century, who together with Hal David penned some of the most memorable and iconic hits that stand the test of time.

This exciting production has been touring throughout the U.K. since September 2015 and is performed by 3 of the finest west end singers accompanied by a live 10 piece band recreating Burt Bacharach’s timeless hits.

Songs featured in the show include Alfie, Anyone Who Had A Heart, Arthur’s Theme, Always Something There To Remind Me, Close To You, I Say A Little Prayer For You, Magic Moments, Walk On By, What’s New Pussycat?, 24 Hours from Tulsa, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head and many more.

Songs everyone will remember and fall in love with again.

Back To Bacharach is a fantastic show for all ages, friends and family!

“We are proud to announce that Back to Bacharach have partnered with Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s leading breast cancer charity. Breast Cancer Now supports world class breast cancer research across the UK and Ireland and believes that if we all act now, by 2050, breast cancer will have taken its last life. That’s why Back to Bacharach are pleased to be supporting this worthy charity by donating £1 from each theatre ticket sold, and committing to raise a minimum of £10,000 by doing so,” said a spokesperson.

Tickets for the RICHMOND – Theatre show taking place on Friday 26th January are available from:

RICHMOND – Theatre

Box Office No: 0844 871 7642

Website –

Time: 7.30pm

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MP Tom encourages all primary schools to join up to Primary Stars

Tom Brake MP is calling on all primary schools in Carshalton and Wallington to join the 24 schools in the constituency which have signed up to Premier League for Primary Stars to support creative learning methods for students and teachers.

Premier League Primary Stars draws upon the excitement of Premier League and young people’s interest in football to help inspire children to learn, be active, and develop important life skills. The programme is open to all primary schools, providing teaching resource packs on a variety of subjects, using real life examples from football to teach content.

Tom Brake MP said:

“Learning in primary school should be interactive and fun. I urge all primary schools to join Premier League for Primary Stars so they can provide students with teaching tools that reach students in new and innovative ways.”


Tom Brake attended an event in Parliament on November 28 held by the Premier League, which is campaigning to have 15,000 schools signed up by May 2019. They have already hit their goal of 10,000 schools. For primary schools to sign up for the free resources or to learn more visit:

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Inspirational music director receives MBE from Prince Charles

Sahana Gero, founder and artistic director of World Heart Beat Music Academy, has had her dedication, inspiration and talent for music teaching recognised in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.  She was presented with her MBE for Services to Music and the Community in South London by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on Thursday 7th December.

Ms. Gero has been teaching music and inspiring over 1,000 children and their families since she founded World Heart Beat in 2000.   She comments: “This is such an important milestone for World Heart Beat and for music, arts and culture in Wandsworth and in London.  World Heart Beat is committed to ensuring that our live music offer is nurtured, developed and enjoyed by all within the community.  Our focus continues to be on identifying new talent and finding new audiences through our collaborations and presenting music in fresh ways.”
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Moscow City Ballet performing in January

Renowned dance company Moscow City Ballet returns following a triumphant season with its dramatic traditional story-telling and captivating performances, appearing at Richmond Theatre on 17 – 21 January

Moscow City Ballet reaches the UK on the back of another jubilant world-wide tour where it reaffirmed its popularity with thousands of dance fans.  The company’s dazzling repertoire of full scale ballet classics emphasise the fact that Russian ‘big story’ ballets combine artistry, technique, narrative and live music, thus providing a true dancing experience.  Audiences can not only marvel at the perfection of its corps de ballet but witness the excellent dexterity and grace of principal ballerinas Alevtina Lapshina and Liliya Oryekhova.

Performing the timeless classic, The Nutcracker complete with stunning costumes and sumptuous set, this enchanting ballet tells the story of Clara’s magical adventure with her Nutcracker Prince, including a visit to the exquisite Land of Flowers and the beautiful Flower Fairy, and is a real festive treat.
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Packed range of activities from Time Out Youth Project

TOYP Christmas Tree

Young people from the Time Out Youth Project choose to raise money for a local charity rather than to donate it to Children in Need. Young people raised £20 through their subs & tuck money and we brought toiletries to pack in shoe boxes for @SuttonNight shoebox appeal.

Among the other activities of TOYP there were:

Young people from TOYP went to see the Lion King West End theatre performance. They had top priced seated tickets for a quarter of the price. Enjoyed by all.

They prepared a Christmas Tree ready for the Sutton Newtown Christmas Tree Event, tree donated by Asda Sutton, decorations made by TOYP and after school club young people.

The Time Out Youth Project works with both children and young people, age 8 to 19 years old. They currently deliver six sessions each week, across the Borough, a combination of centre based and detached/outreach youth work.

 To learn more about the Project, please visit their Facebook page Time Out Youth Project.

 The Time Out Youth Project is managed by the Riverside Community Association Limited, a local community hub, in Carshalton.

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NHS England outlines future of congenital heart disease services

NHS England has set out plans to implement exacting new standards that will ensure patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) receive the best possible care.

Hospitals that do not currently fulfil these standards, which have been developed by specialists and patients, must either show that they have a programme to do so and meet strict milestones, or stop providing treatment.

NHS England’s work has already seen patients with congenital heart disease benefiting from these standards, including full out of hours, seven day cover across the country and safer practice as procedures are only carried out by specialists.

However, in future all children with heart disease will receive inpatient care in a place where all the specialists and services they need are on-site, so that they can receive the best care without either the patient or the specialist having to travel to another hospital.

Clinicians and professional bodies, including the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, British Congenital Cardiac Association, British Heart Foundation and the Royal College of Anaesthetists have said that “isolated children’s services are unacceptable and children’s cardiac services must be co-located within a hospital providing a broad range of paediatric specialties and services.” Continue reading NHS England outlines future of congenital heart disease services

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Social Enterprise Sutton’s next meeting

The next Social Enterprise Sutton session which will be focused around Good Finance Management and Control.

Join Social Enterprise Sutton

on the 14th December
from 6pm to 7.30pm
at Granfers Community Centre, 73-79 Okahill Road, Sutton, SM1 3AA 

Book your place –

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MP Tom debates with young people impact of Brexit

Tom Brake MP engaged with young leaders in a public policy debate surrounding the impact of a hard Brexit on the economy at the Marginalized Young People and Brexit event.

The 99% campaign, a youth-led initiative encouraging active involvement in civic life, organised the event to give a voice to marginalized groups like BAME Young Carers. The young participants engaged with Tom and other MPs about how Brexit will affect them in areas such as education and the economy, and presented innovative ways to reach marginalized young people in the post Brexit era.

Tom Brake MP said:

“Today’s young people will bear the brunt of the Brexit consequences for decades to come. It is essential that we listen to their innovative thoughts on how to move forward.”

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Stunning pendant light launched

New in at The Lighting Store, London’s leading lighting specialists, is this stunning new pendant. Inspired by the high fashion world, where folds, pleats and soft structural shapes reign, this sophisticated, glamorous collection featuring a series of handcrafted elements is an elegant design and outstanding decorative light.   

It comes in various colours, including silver and copper, this light makes a eye catching focal point in any room. It is a true feature light that is also available as a wall or ceiling light with two different pendant sizes.

The Lighting Store a leading specialist independent lighting retailer. At its Finchley Road and its online store it sells some of the finest lights available in the UK. We are always ahead of the curve with new designs arriving at our stores all the time.



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MP Paul appointed to PPS post for cabinet member

Paul Scully, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Sutton, Cheam and Worcester Park, has been appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Leader of the House of Lords and Cabinet Member, Baroness Natalie Evans of Bowes Park.

Paul said: “I am delighted to have been made PPS to Baroness Evans.

“This is an exciting appointment, as the Lords is going to be the focus of debate on all the Brexit legislation and it will be essential that contacts between MPs and Peers are clear, unambigious and well-informed.

“I want to use this opportunity to strengthen the relationship between both Houses of Parliament, ensuring that we have a mutual understanding on important issues like Brexit, but moving forward encourage more cross House conversations.”