Firm News

Chiswick Book Festival Opening Night

On a warm summer evening in the beautiful setting of Chiswick House, the HPW team descended on a thrilling spectacle to mark the opening of the 2016 Chiswick Book Festival. 

Taking the stage to discuss the history surrounding the current series depicting the life of Queen Victoria on ITV, the panel consisting of A.N Wilson, Daisy Goodwin, Anna Wilson-Jones and Torin Douglas put on an extremely though-provoking and insightful show.

To add a real sense of reality to the evening, Anna Wilson-Jones who plays Lady Portman in the series, read extracts from Queen Victoria’s early diary, even managing to find a piece which detailed a visit to the very venue we were sitting in.

Questions from the floor were answered with aplomb, with Torin Douglas playing an excellent host for the evening.

We are delighted as a company to be associated with this fantastic event and we look forward to continuing our support for the years to come. 

For a full calendar of the events taking place over the weekend, please visit http://www.chiswickbookfestival.net/

British Keralites Association 11th September

Hubbard Pegman & Whitney are delighted to be supporting this weekends British Keralites Association event at Featherstone High School, Southall. 

BKA is a registered charity serving the needs of the Malayalee and wider community.  The Association promotes cultural, social and sports activities for the community. Peter Augustine of HPW will be in attendance to support the event, he said: 

 “The BKA are a charity who we hold in very high esteem here at HPW. They work tirelessly to support their community and we are delighted to be able to offer a helping hand for what is set to be a brilliant event.” 

If you wish to attend the event, the details are as follows: 

11th September 

12pm-9pm 

Featherstone High School, 

11 Montague Way, 

Southall

UB2 5HF

 

For more information visit www.britiskeralites.org

Chiswick Book Festival 2016

Hubbard Pegman & Whitney LLP are delighted to announce we will be sponsoring the 8th Chiswick Book Festival being held next month.

The festival brings together authors and readers through their love of books and the written word. All proceeds from the event are donated to three reading related charities, alongside St Michael & All Angels Church which hosts and underwrites the Festival. 

The event takes place from the 15-19 September in venues across Chiswick, with this year featuring some fantastic names such as Andy Hamilton, Shappi Khorsandi, Mark Watson and Jacqueline Wilson. 

For more information regarding the festival please do visit their website www.chiswickbookfestival.net where you can find a full events programme and further information regarding the charities involved. 

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Bedford Park Festival 2016

As the sun went down on the Festival Mass and Open Day at St Michael and All Angels Church on Sunday 26th June, the 50th year of the Bedford Park Festival came to its end following another glorious outing.

An extravaganza of art, performance, drama and poetry, the festival continues to achieve the purpose of its creation; celebrating and perpetuating the community’s creative foundations while raising money for worthy charities and causes.

As proud sponsors, attendees and local residents – we wanted to share our highlights of Bedford Park Festival 2016.

Green Days Festival

Bedford Park’s annual centrepiece, The Green Days Weekend, is one of London’s leading cultural summer events. The St Michael and All Angel led festival on Acton Green attracts thousands of visitors each year, all coming in search of live music, craft stalls and summer funfairs.

We were particularly entertained by ‘Leiths Live: The Chef’s Challenge’, which saw chefs from the cookery school compete live in front of the festival crowd, and the ‘Great Green Days Bake Off’ – expertly judged by Leith’s chefs! Famous festival openers from the last 50 years were also in attendance for a photocall to celebrate the festival’s landmark year. Faces such as Jeremy Vine, Alice Arnold and Rageh Omaar joined last year’s opener Fergal Keane and Sophie Ellis Bextor – who closed the day performing on the main stage.

Stage highlights – ‘Walter and Lenny’ & Shakespeare at the Tabard

St Michael and All Angels played host to one of our favourite events of the fortnight – ‘Walter and Lenny’ by Peter McEnery. Coming straight off the back of a sell-out run at the Chichester Festival Theatre, the play follows ‘West Side Story’ writer, Leonard Bernstein, while he was writing the much celebrated Chichester Psalms.

Shakespearean drama oozed from the Tabard Theatre theatre as it celebrated 400 years since the death of ‘the Bard’. A stirring performance of ‘Births, Marriages & Deaths’ by ‘Mr William Shakespeare’, was on show alongside ‘Shakespeare’ On Love’, the latter performed by members of the XV theatre company.