St Michael and All Angels Church, Bedford Park

Chiswick Calendar 2014 - in aid of St Michael
& All Angels' Organ and Parish Rooms Appeal

Chiswick Calendar 2014 coverThe 2014 Chiswick charity calendar has been published with all profits going to St Michael & All Angels’ Organ and Parish Rooms Appeal.

Printed on high quality photographic paper, the calendar includes 13 outstanding new images of Chiswick in a celebration of life in W4. It follows the success of the 2013 calendar which was snapped up by Chiswick residents and businesses as well as W4 exiles around the globe. It is on sale at the Cards for Good Causes shop in St Michael's and in other shops (see list below).

You can now also buy the A4-sized calendar online.

Local photographers Jon Perry and Ian Wylie fund the calendar and donate their best Chiswick images, with all profits going to St Michael & All Angels Church in Bedford Park for its Organ & Parish Rooms Appeal.

The cover (right) features a photo of a welcome addition to Chiswick - the Turnham Green wild flower meadow, with Christ Church just over the floral horizon.

Calendar back coverThe 12 photos inside are: (January) A snowy Gunnersbury Triangle; (February) ‘Little Lamb’ and Sam’s; (March) All Angels Dawn (below right); (April) Bedford Park blossom;  (May) Turnham Green Station Lights; (June) A Chiswick House Dream Window once occupied by The Beatles; (July) Swan Lake by The Bell & Crown; (August) Now Showing at The Old Cinema; (September) The first 27 bus returns home to Chiswick Business Park, once the site of London Transport’s huge Bus Works; (October) Misty Chiswick House Morning; (November) Strand-on-the-Green freezing fog; (December) W4 the snow.

Freelance journalist Ian Wylie said: “Jon and I were delighted with the success of the 2013 Chiswick calendar - the first year of this W4 project - and are thrilled with the new 2014 edition, which has already attracted a great deal of interest.

March - Bedford Park blossom at St Michael's“Our aim is to celebrate a place we all love while raising money for a local good cause. As the calendar is printed on high quality photographic paper, owners have the added option of saving their favourite photos to frame, should they feel so inclined.

“We would like to thank all the community spirited Chiswick businesses that have agreed to sell the calendar this year. With thanks also to John Fitzgerald and his team at Snappy Snaps in Chiswick who have done a wonderful job in producing this top quality calendar.”

The 2014 calendar is available in two sizes: The A4 version, which proved so popular last year, and a new large version. The A4 size costs £12 (as last year) with the large retailing at £20.

It is on sale at: Fosters’ Bookshop, 183 Chiswick High Road; Top Hat Cleaners, 20 Devonshire Road; Zecca (Contemporary Homewares), 88 Turnham Green Terrace; Sam’s Bar & Brasserie, 11 Barley Mow Passage; Laveli Bakery, 61 South Parade, near the Murco garage, Chiswick Computers, 349 King Street, Hammersmith, Chiswick Camera Centre, 4 Chiswick Terrace, Acton Lane (near Sainsbury's) and Waterstones in Chiswick High Road. Also available at The Cards for Good Causes Shop inside St Michael & All Angels Church - opposite The Tabard pub - from November 6 until December 14.

We're pleased to say that you can now buy the A4-sized calendar online with a small charge for post, packaging and handling. You can pay by PayPal or by credit or debit card - please click the PayPal symbol even if you do not want to pay by PayPal.

Ian and Jon hope to add other local outlets to the list and would be glad to hear from anyone who might be interested in selling the calendar, with no cost risk to stockists. 
Added Ian: “Please check out the Discussion Forum thread ‘Chiswick Calendar 2014 Latest’ for updates on the project.”

Ian and Jon first met twenty years ago when their children were at Belmont Primary School together. Their shared love of photography has resulted in this calendar.

Jon was born in the USA - in the same Hawaii hospital as President Obama - but moved to Britain aged seven and has lived in Chiswick since 1984.

Jon says "I had the very lucky chance to study photography from age 14. I was already hooked on drawing and painting from a very young age."

Ian is a well-known journalist who has lived in Chiswick for thirty years. A former London Editor and TV Editor of the Manchester Evening News/MEN media, he writes for a range of publications and has covered many prestigious stories, including the royal wedding where he was one of only 28 journalists allowed to cover the ceremony.

Father Kevin Morris, vicar of St Michael & All Angels, said: “We’re very grateful to Ian and Jon for producing these wonderful images of Chiswick - and kindly donating the profits to our Organ and Parish Rooms Appeal."

Chiswick Calendar 2013