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Brighter Kensington and Chelsea 2017

As one of the longest-running schemes to encourage horticulture in the Royal Borough, we are delighted to see that a number of Earls Court's stunning streets and gardens have been awarded prizes at this year's Brighter Kensington and Chelsea awards!

We'd like to congratulate the residents and committee of Bramham Garens for their 2nd place in the Central Garden Squares category, as well as those of Spear Mews for their 1st place in the Central Property/Street Management category.

The awards are a brilliant achievement and acknowledge all the hard work that goes into making Earls Court such a wonderful place to live. We can't wait to see the cups awarded at the annual prize giving ceremony in November!

Wizard of Oz Photos

  We'd like to thank the lovely Mara Williams for the spectacular photos taken from the summer's production of The Wizard of Oz. You can take a look at the gallery and purchase your own digital or print copies here:


OLOV Summer Fair

  We had an exciting weekend at the annual Our Lady of Victories Summer Fair! There were plenty of activities for everyone to get involved with during the day, including some competitive apple bobbing and hook a duck games. However, the highlight had to be how amazingly popular the 'soak an estate agent' area was with the children...and adults!

The day was complete with delicious portions of strawberries and cream and even a crepe or two!

A big thank you to everyone who came along. Below are some photos of our favourite moments:


Earls Courtiers' Wizard of Oz

When the curtains came down on the final performance of the Earls Courtiers’ Wizard of Oz on Saturday night, over 1,100 people had witnessed the miraculous transformation of Barkston Gardens into Dorothy’s beloved Kansas. Once again, we were truly overwhelmed by the generosity of those attending and who donated their time and services to help the Earls Courtiers raise in excess of £7,000 for good causes, including The Tower Fund, Our Lady of Victories and St Mary the Boltons Churches. Moreover, our donation of £3000 was match funded into £6000 by The Big Give.

Earls Court residents, friends and family were treated to a spectacular evening; bringing together old and young in a celebration of this Judy Garland classic.

To complement the entertainment, guests were served delicious Italian fayre and refreshing drinks courtesy of Hotel Indigo and Theo’s Italian.

The cast of over 40 local children, supported by some of Earls Courts’ finest thespians, including our very own Toby Brown, delivered wonderful performances across the four nights, attracting rave reviews.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in bringing the Earls Court community together once again. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did and discussions are already underway about what next year’s show could be! If you have any suggestions, please let us know.

Take a look at some of the pictures from the performances below:



OLOV Auction Night

 tlc were proud sponsors last weekend of the annual Our Lady of Victories PTA Auction Night and Dinner Dance! The glitz and glamour was brought to Earls Court for a special Casino Royale-themed event, with all '00' agents and femme fatales dressed to impress.

The evening began with a drinks reception of fabulous flavoured gin and tonics and prosecco, followed by dinner and the charity auction.

Along with a fantastic line-up of auction items, tlc had the pleasure of donating our own prizes to the highest bidders. These included tickets for two to a Chelsea game at Stamford Bridge, as well as lunch/dinner for two at the Little French Restaurant. We hope all of the winners enjoy their lots!

A staggering £22,000 was raised from the evening, which will be donated to the school for the pupils to benefit from in the coming year. Of this, £1,000 will be donated to the Grenfell Tower fund that has been set up by the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation.

We'd like to thank everyone who came along on the night for their fantastic contribution.

You can take a look at some of the photos below and on our Facebook page.


Spear Mews Street Party

This weekend, the residents of Spear Mews soaked up the summer sun at the annual street party. In between the singing and dancing, we tucked into the fantastic array of food and drink on offer.

A huge thank you to everyone who came by. You can take a look at some of the photos from the afternoon below:


Gledhow Gardens Jazz Party

  Yesterday, the tlc team and the Gledhow Gardens Residents Committee hosted the second annual Gledhow Gardens Summer Jazz Party! A big thank you to the residents who came along. We hope you enjoyed a relaxing afternoon with picnics, music, and, of course, the bubbly!

Following the event, we received a lovely message from the Gledhow Committee:

"Dear Toby,

Many heartfelt thanks from our community and the committee for your fantastic contribution and generosity.

You look positively glorious (as always). So nice of you to do all this smashing contribution for the Earls Court community."

We hope to see you all again soon!


Earls Court Square Gardens Jazz Party

On Sunday, the tlc team, the Earls Court Square Residents' Association and the Earls Court Square Garden Sub-Committee hosted the annual summer Jazz Party! Residents from the area were treated to a relaxing afternoon in stunning surroundings, while our talented Jazz Trio played away.

We'd like to thank everyone who came along. It was great seeing you all!

You can take a look at some of the photos from the afternoon below:



Barkston Gardens Jazz Party

This weekend, the team were thrilled to host another great summer Jazz Party alongside the Barkston Gardens Residents Committee. As well as indulging in some delightful bubbles and tlc hampers, residents had the chance to relax and soak up the sun as our sultry Jazz Trio played the afternoon away. We’re sensing the start of the Great British Summer!

After Sunday’s celebrations, we were delighted to receive a wonderful message from one of the Barkston Gardens residents:

“Dear Toby,

Just a line to thank and congratulate you most warmly on the huge success of the jazz concert in Barkston Gardens. The concert gave great joy to local residents in all age groups. Certainly the sunny weather helped, but your hospitality and your skills at being the great neighbourhood impresario were the drivers of the universal enjoyment.

Thank you again for all you do for Earls Court as a community leader.

Elizabeth and I could not have enjoyed ourselves more.

Well done!

Yours gratefully,


As ever, the aim of our Summer Garden Jazz Parties is to help forge the strong community spirit that is at the heart of what we do to bring the residents of SW5 together.

We’d like to thank everyone who stopped by for the afternoon and hope to see you next year!

You can take a look at some of the photos below:



The Earls Courtiers are back in the Land of Oz


After the success of last year's performance, the Earls Courtiers are back! Having auditioned over 120 children from schools all around Earls Court and the Borough in general, a cast of 40 talented young thespians have been chosen to perform in this summer's production of The Wizard of Oz.

Now in its 5th year, the Earls Courtiers' show will be performed open air in the enchanting Barkston Gardens, which has hosted a number of successful events in recent years, including Twelfth Night and Much Ado About Nothing. The gardens were also host to last year's production of Alice in Wonderland, which raised almost £6,000 for charity after more than 1,000 people dropped by to see the show over 4 brilliant evenings.

You can join us as Barkston is transformed into the Land of Oz from Wednesday 28th June until Saturday 1st July. All performances will start at 7.30pm.

Hotel Indigo and Theo's Italian are generously supporting the event again and will be providing catering and drinks.

Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children under 12. All proceeds will be donated to the Earls Court Community Trust - Supporting Arts, Culture and the Earls Court Community.

To book your tickets, call Toby Brown on 020 7370 4000 or email toby.brown@tlclondon.com. Alternatively, you can book online via The Court here.



Yesterday, Toby received the fantastic news that the St Barnabas & St Philip's CoE Primary School were victorious in their Year 4 School Football Tournament match, beating their opponents, The Oratory, 3-1!

The team were all smiles, kitted out in their tlc-sponsored strip as the win sunk in. Well done to the team for the victory. We hope the kit brings lots of good luck towards the end of the season!


Valentine's Day

This year, commuters of Earls Court arrived at the Underground to find a little Valentine's surprise! People were welcomed as they set off on their journeys with some smooth early morning music and even a chocolate treat or two.

We hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day, and hope those who stopped by enjoyed their treats!

See some photos from the morning below:


OLOV Cake Sale

Yesterday, we dropped by the Our Lady of Victories School for their latest cake sale. The children put on an impressive display of bakes for everyone to indulge in, including come impressive Valentine's-themed treats!

tlc's Lakeshia even had the pleasure of delivering some tempting tlc-themed fairy cakes!

A great afternoon was had by everyone. Thank you to all who stopped by. You can take a look at some of the delicious bakes below:




OLOV Christmas Fayre

This week we attended the Our Lady of Victories' Christmas Fayre! As well as indulging in mulled wine and festive nibbles, there was also some impressive face painting!

Over £2,000 was raised on the day, much of which will be used to purchase iPads for the classes.

Thank you to everyone who came along, we had a great time and hope you did too.

KCCC Christmas Lunch

Yesterday, Toby attended the annual Kensington and Chelsea Chamber of Commerce Christmas lunch. As the auctioneer on the day, Toby bullied everyone into bidding, as well as providing an auction prize and purchasing one himself!

Overall, a fantastic £5,855 was raised for The Kensington and Chelsea Foundation Charity and the National Youth Ballet. 

Earls Court Christmas Lights

Last week, the festive season was brought to life in spectacular style at the second official Earls Court Christmas Lights 'switch-on'! Everyone welcomed in the most wonderful time of year with cider and stollen, as well as the angelic tones of the Our Lady of Victories' School Choir.

The countdown culminated in 25 seven-foot Christmas trees being illuminated along the Earls Court Road.

Thank you to all those who attended to help get Earls Court in the festive spirit!

See some of the photos from the evening below:



OLOV Cake Sale

tlc had an exciting start to the weekend on Friday, dropping by the Our Lady of Victories School for their cake sale to celebrate the last day before half term. The children put on a fantastic display of delicious bakes for everyone to enjoy, including some rather spooky Halloween-themed treats!

Vinny, our new Head of Block Management, even shared some of his own master baking talents with irresistible tlc-themed cupcakes!

It was a lovely afternoon and a big thank you to everyone who attended. You can take a look at some of the photos from the event below: 


Earls Court Film Night: The Lion King

Last Friday, beautiful Bramham Gardens hosted another fantastic Earls Court Family Film Night. The rain held off as residents indulged in delicious hot dogs, popcorn and bubbly, all whilst singing along to family favourite, The Lion King.

We are delighted to share with you that Friday night's showing raised an amazing £1,600, which will go towards The St Cuthbert's Restoration Project and The Court Community.

The event follows on from the Film Club's showing of Oliver! the previous week, which raised an astounding £2,035 for Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.

Thank you to everyone who came along. We look forward to seeing you at the next event.

See some of the photos from the night below and on our Facebook page:



Philbeach Gardens Jazz Party 2016

On Sunday, the tlc team and the Philbeach Gardens Residents' Committee hosted the annual Philbeach Gardens Jazz Party! Residents of Philbeach Gardens, family and friends soaked up the warm afternoon sunshine as they indulged in bubbles and hampers, all accompanied by a sultry Jazz Trio. It was a fantastic afternoon in a beautiful setting.

Thank you to everyone who attended. We hope to see you next year!

See below for some photos from the afternoon.


Earls Court Film Night: Oliver! 

Nevern Square was a stunning setting on Friday for the latest Earls Court Family Film Night. The Film Club aired the family classic, Oliver!, open air, up on the big screen, for children and adults alike. The evening was a fantastic opportunity to get everyone in the community together to enjoy the 1968 film.

Thank you to everyone that attended. We hope to see you at the showing of The Lion King this Friday! For more information on the upcoming Earls Court Film Club events, click here.

Take a look below for some photos from the night.


Cresswell Gardens Jazz Party 2016

Saturday 3rd September saw the inaugural Cresswell Gardens Jazz Party and the near conclusion of the now much anticipated tlc 'Summer' Garden Party season. Whilst the weather was decidedly lacking in summer spirit, the residents were most definitely not. Epitomising that British resilience forged from enduring countless damp 'summer' BBQs and fetes, residents, friends and family gallantly resolved to make the best of it and embrace the weather, whatever it threw at them.

Rain aside, we were delighted to share a lovely Saturday afternoon in the beautiful surroundings of Cresswell Gardens, an exclusive square that only 72 residences have access to, listening to some sultry jazz, indulging in some tasty treats, all in the company of some wonderful people.

We were delighted to receive a lovely message from one of the residents of Cresswell Gardens following the celebrations:

 "Dear Toby,

Phill and I just wanted to write to say how much we loved the jazz party in Cresswell Gardens on Saturday.

Please thank all involved, including Larry and the musicians, who were just amazing!

We do appreciate all the effort that must have gone into this, it was a shame the rain kept some away.

Warm regards,


The aim of our Summer Garden Square parties is to bring together the residents that live around the many fantastic squares that SW5 has to offer and give them a chance to meet one another, helping cultivate that special feeling of community that Earls Court is becoming known for.

We can't wait for next year!

Thank you to everyone who attended. Take a look below for some 'highlights':



Toby and Jamie get their scrubs on as part of the Clean & Green campaign

tlc directors, Jamie and Toby, donned their wellies and busted out the mops to show their support for Earl's Court's latest community initiative, the Clean & Green Campaign.

The Clean & Green Campaign, supported by The Court Community, aims to improve the general environment around the Earl’s Court Road, helping make Earls Court an even more attractive place to live. Staff from Nandos, the Little French Restaurant and other Earls Court Road businesses joined tlc in helping get those pavements sparkling. After a hard days mopping and scrubbing, the results were fantastic and tlc hope the initiative will be adopted by all the local businesses around the Earl's Court Rd, ensuring SW5 remains an amazing place to live, work and play. 

Check out a few photos of Toby, Jamie and friends in action:


If you would like to find out how you or your business can support the Clean & Green campaign, get in touch with us!

A kind word...

We received this lovely message over the weekend from a very kind Spear Mews resident. John has recently been in Singapore and has sent us some photos (to make us very jealous) and the included the lovely message below. Thank you for your kind words.

"Dear Toby,

Many thanks for your latest tlc Newsletter – another cracking information packed edition. I simply don’t know how you find the time to do all that you and your colleagues at tlc achieve as well as run a successful Estate Agency.

But most of all I would like to, rather humbly since we are annual beneficiaries, thank you for the huge amount of work and charitable support that you give to so many of us in Earls Court.

We are in extremely fortunate and blessed to have such a hardworking, professional and thoroughly decent team in tlc.

So, what I am really trying to say is, a massive vote of thanks and congratulations to The “A” Team at both Hogarth Place and now Old Brompton Road on behalf of the occupants of the little hamlet of Spear Mews" - A Spear Mews resident

Happy Monday everyone!


Earls Courtiers' Alice in Wonderland performances raises a staggering £5,140.51!

We have just about recovered from the Earls Courtiers’ magnificent performances of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, starring our very own Toby Brown showing us his (slightly) crazy side as the Mad Hatter. Josephine Surminski and Sophia Woodward effortlessly brought Alice’s curiosity and imagination to the role as well as outstanding performances which brought the much-loved characters to life. The typical British weather threatened to rain but as they say “the show must go on” and it sure did!

Once again, The Earls Courtiers kindly donated the proceeds to a charity very close to their hearts, The Brain Tumour Research Campaign (BTRC). They raised a staggering £5,140.51 for this exceptional charity.

Thank you to everyone who attended and we hope you enjoyed the performances as much as us. To see more photos please see below or see our Facebook page:  


Earls Courtiers' Alice in Wonderland

The much-loved characters of Lewis Carroll’s classic were brought to life by the Earls Courtiers’ performance of Alice in Wonderland this week. There was plenty of entertainment for all ages, including delicious food provided by Hotel Indigo and Theo’s Simple Italian, along with a magical flamingo croquet lawn, which attendees were able to enjoy in the interval.

Thanks to The Court who attended last night’s performance and have provided us with the following review:

"Light rain threatened to dampen the evening, but The Earls Courtiers, supported by over 60 children from local primary schools in the area, managed to create a dreamlike haven of sunny spirits in the beautiful grounds of Barkston Gardens last evening.

The opening scene sees Alice, her sisters and her parents in a boat - waves recreated using billowing blue silks and plenty of side stage arm flapping! It is not long before Alice enters her Wonderland and the real adventure begins. 

Josephine Surminski gave a truly polished performance as Alice. Her acting range was as impressive as her interpretation of the role. We loved her on-stage trickery (we won't give the game away) as Alice transforms from big to small, and then to smaller again, as Drink Me and Eat Me items are consumed with zeal.  

Individual and group performances made the full house of young and old laugh out loud. Stand out characters for us included the White Rabbit (Samson Manso) a wonderful Walrus (Tai Remus Elliot) the splendidly louche Caterpillar (Celia Badrichani). Not to be outdone by these talented juniors, the hysterically twitchy Mad Hatter was performed to perfection by play organiser and talented local actor Toby Brown.

Scene stealers? A wonderful scene with the Duchess and her little "pig baby" resulted in a brilliantly stage savvy toddler oink her way into our collective hearts. Humpty Dumpty, performed by Inge Marks of The Earls Courtiers, also showed us what she was made of as she showcased her very impressive acting skills.

The care and imagination taken to produce costumes and set items was equally fantastic. Flamingo croquet sticks with vibrant pink feathers. An audience picnic area with inflatable flamingos. Little posters and quirky signage. Everything was carefully considered and added to the scene.

Both a traditional and a modern take on this classic tale, no element of Alice in Wonderland disappointed. The sum of all the parts combined perfectly to produce an excellent evening's entertainment for children and adults alike.

As an amateur theatre event, Alice in Wonderland by The Earls Courtiers is one of the best community events of the year thus far. Don't miss it.”

Thank you to everyone who attended and enjoyed the performances so far. Take a look at some photos from the event below:



Spear Mews Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations

tlc supported the Spear Mews residents as they celebrated The Queen’s 90th Birthday. There was plenty of fun and games for everyone to enjoy along with an abundance of delicious food including a tasty summer BBQ and some very impressive flag themed cakes. Everyone got their dancing shoes on as live music played throughout the afternoon.

“All the residents of Spear Mews really appreciate your kind and generous donation to our party and thank you for being such good and thoroughly decent neighbours and supporter of so much for so many” – A Spear Mews resident.

A huge thank you to everyone that attended. See some photos from the event below or take a look at our Facebook page:

Our Lady of Victories Summer Fete

tlc had an exciting weekend attending the Our Lady of Victories Summer Fete! There were plenty of fun activities during the day for everyone to get their teeth stuck into with the highlight being the apple bobbing. Children and adults alike all put themselves up to the challenge and it was great fun!

Thank you to everyone that attended. Please see some photos from the event below:

Providence Patch Summer Party

The residents of Redfield Lane, Kenway Road and Wallgrave Road were able to enjoy the lovely summer party secretly hidden in what is possibly one of London’s smallest and cutest private communal gardens, Providence Patch. The garden boasts a breath of country in central London.

tlc were delighted to provide a great jazz band for the afternoon and a few bubbles to help things along although the residents put on such a great spread we couldn’t compete as they provided delicious drinks and nibbles. There was also a delicious cupcake display, which was difficult to resist, along with a great guess the weight of the Queen’s cake!

A wonderful afternoon was had by all which was capped in a raffle. tlc even had to opportunity to adjudicate the best hat competition which was won by a union jack jester hat (in the spirit of Brexit of course!)

Thanks to everyone who attended. See below for some photos from the event:

St Mary The Boltons Church Fair

Last weekend, we all celebrated the start of summer at the St Mary The Boltons Church fair. The afternoon was filled with plenty of fun for all ages.  It wouldn’t be summer if there wasn’t Pimms, which everyone enjoyed whilst watching the professional, award-winning magician, Richard Pinner, as he wowed everyone with his impressive magic tricks.  Throughout the afternoon, tlc managed to raise a massive £1000 towards the church by selling our Pimms and Chelsea tickets.

Thank you to everyone that attended the event. We hope you had a great time. See some photos from the event below:


Gledhow Gardens Jazz Party

On Saturday, the tlc team and Gledhow Gardens Residents Committee hosted the Gledhow Gardens Jazz Party! The residents of Earls Court were able to enjoy some sunshine as they relaxed on Saturday afternoon whilst indulging in bubbles and hampers along with the smooth sounds of the talented Jazz Trio.  

A big thank you to everyone who came along. We hope you had as much fun as we did. See some of the photos from the day below:


Everybody was in great spirits as we celebrated the impressive milestone of the Queen’s 90th birthday at St Cuthbert’s Church last Friday. On the day there was plenty of irresistible food to go around and it was certainly difficult to resist the delicious cake dedicated to the Queen.  The full sized screen was set up to follow the Queen’s progress through the day, which was accompanied by plenty of tea, music and fun.

Thanks to everyone that attended. See below some photos from the event.




Last Sunday, Earls Court welcomed the first-ever Farmer’s Market to St Cuthbert with St Matthias School. The finest farmers, fisherman, growers and bakers showcased their selection of mouth-watering produce including succulent meats and fish, fresh bread, fruit and vegetables and we can’t forget the tempting cakes and treats!

But we need your help! If you did not get a chance to sign the flyer on the day, supporting the Farmer’s Market planning application, please click here to make a submission. The form ensures that the Market can continue after the initial schedule of 14 weeks.  

Thank you to everyone that attended and we hope to see you there next week. See some photos below from the Market. We promise they won’t make you too hungry!


Congratulations to Chiara for smashing her Level 3 ARLA Diploma in Residential Letting and Property Management! All the hard work has paid off. We certainly are all proud parents here at the tlc office.


The Earls Courtiers are back with a twist! Toby Brown is certainly shaking things up this year as he has decided to embrace the celebrations of Lewis Carroll's 150th anniversary since writing Alice in Wonderland by performing it this year and letting the Bard have a break!

Toby wanted to make this a performance which would inspire the whole community to come together and instead of casting his normal 'adult' actors, he auditioned nearly 100 children from local schools to play the beloved roles of Alice, the Cheshire Cat and let's not forget the Caterpillar. The children had learnt all their lines in a short space of time and performed them in a way most of the adults in last year's Much Ado about Nothing would be proud of!

The talent was incredible across the board and 60 children were chosen to perform in the play. But only two Alice's were chosen. Josephine Surminski (aged 10) from St Barnabas and St Phillips School and Sophia Woodward (aged 11) from Fox Primary School are the lucky ones to take the part of Lewis Carroll's most famous character, playing two nights each.

The performances will take place on Wednesday 22nd June - Saturday 25th June with each show starting at 7.30pm. Don't be late or expect a big telling off from the White Rabbit!

Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children under 10. Call Toby Brown on 020 7370 4000 or email toby.brown@tlclondon.com to book tickets or book online here.

Like all years, Toby will be raising money for charity with the proceeds from the event and this year has chosen the Brain Tumour Research Campaign (BTRC). For more information about the charity, click here.

Here's Toby, who will also play The Mad Hatter, with the two Alice's:


We're delighted to share with you the news of the first ever Earls Court Farmers' Market which will open on Sunday 15th May 2016. The market will then take place:

Every Sunday between 10am-2pm at St Cuthbert with St Matthias School, Warwick Road, SW5 9UE.

The market is a great opportunity for you to be in direct contact with the farmers, fishermen, growers and bakers and pick up the freshest, most seasonal produce direct from the farm.

There really is something for everyone at the market and produce will include freshly pressed juice, soft fruit and top fruit in season, vegetables, including new season asparagus, organic and free range meat, raw milk, cheese, as well as plants, flowers, handmade preserves, herbs, pies, cakes and bread, wet fish and shellfish and free range eggs.

All farms are based within 100 miles of London and everyone is visited before they sell at the market. Secondary producers such as jam makers have to use a minimum of 50% local ingredients and bakers are asked to use seasonal ingredients and free range/organic eggs.

"We're delighted to be coming to Earls Court and to be supported by the local community. We are excited to be bringing a range of farmers and producers to the market, and happy to be giving the local residents a new way to shop weekly for their meals" - Alex Winfield from London Farmers Market. 

Why not follow the Farmers' Market on Facebook or Twitter? For more information click here.

 We hope to see you there! Below are some images of what to expect from the market:


Children and adults alike had a great time at the Earls Court Film Club's viewing of the classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on Friday. It was a great opportunity to bring the film back to life at St Cuthbert's Church with their newly fitted full-size cinema screen. The film was originally released in 1968 and it captured the hearts of everyone with its inspiring story and loveable characters.

"Loved the venue, the atmosphere was great....lovely to see the children come together so nicely...The event has great potential to grow, really looking forward to the next one...Amazing idea, I hope it becomes a regular community event" - Comments from various attendees. 

Thank you to everyone that attended. We look foward to seeing you for the next film viewing in April. For more information about upcoming Earls Court Film Club events, click here.

To watch the Earls Court Film Club video, click here. See some photos from the event below and on our Facebook page:



We are delighted to see the St Barnabas Netball team kitted out in their tlc sponsored strip. We hope that it brings lots of good luck for the season ahead!

"The girls love wearing their new uniform and they certainly look the part. Thank you once again" - A St Barnabas parent.

See a picture of the winning team below:


The Earls Court Society are supporting the Music for a March Evening:

‘Celebrating Women Composers’

St Cuthbert’s Church  

50 Philbeach Gardens, Earl’s Court, SW5 9EB

Thursday 10 March 2016   7.45pm

    Miriam Kramer violin*  Mayda Narvey cello* Charis Hanning piano*

In honour of International Women's Day, our March concert pays tribute to women composers and writers across the ages.  The programme includes the extraordinary work of 12th century polymaths, Hildegard von Bingen, one of the little known 17th century sonatas of Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, ('the marvel of her century' and the first woman to write an opera, pictured above), the trio of Robert Schumann's pianist wife Clara, as well as music by contemporary women composers whose often surprising and experimental work has sometimes not had as much exposure as it should!

Followed by a reception. All are welcome. Admission at the door - £10. Over 60 and concessions - £7. Under 26 - free.

Supported by the Earls Court Community Trust.



How well do you know Earls Court?                 

Earls Court has enjoyed a rich history over the years but how much of it are you aware of? Nowadays, it is known for its artistic, musical, entrepreneurial and dramatic culture, but how much do you know about what shaped Earls Court to become the thriving, energetic area that it is today? To help you better understand the journey Earls Court has been on, we've put together some of interesting facts on the history of the place we call home. 

Back to the Start

Most areas in London have changed drastically over the past hundred and fifty years and Earls Court is no different. Now in the heart of London, it is hard to imagine that this area was once very rural. Earls Court earnt its name from the owners at the time, the De Vere family, who were Earls of Oxford. At the time, the Earl held his Court where Old Manor Yard is now, which gave this area the name Earls Court.

The land was eventually passed to the Edwardes family, who through various marriages, acquired the land from Sir Walter Cope, the Lord of the Manor of Kensington. The Edwardes had a strong Welsh heritage and decided to name many of the streets after Welsh villages, such as Nevern, Penywern, Philbeach, Trebovir and Templeton.  

The suburb still pays homage to its rural roots through the generous number of green spaces that are spread across Earls Court, including Philbeach Gardens, Nevern Square, Earls Court Square and Bramham Gardens just to name a few.

The Kensington Canal

Did you know that there was a Kensington canal which ran down the left hand side of Earls Court? Lord Kensington, who owned the land at the time, wanted to develop the area and allow trade to be easily accessible to Kensington. Huge sums of money were invested in the beginnings of the canal to ensure that it was a success. However, this was at the time of the Golden Age of the Railways and unfortunately, despite all the hard work from Lord Kensington, the canal was a flop.

The railways were rapidly becoming the preferred mode of transport to the area, as they provided a quick service to the businessmen coming in and out of Earls Court. Latterly, the waterway was bought up by the railway to help create the Metropolitan and District Line as it is known today.

The People of Earls Court

People shape the culture of a place, and this is no different in Earls Court. The end of the World War sparked a significant social change, which saw a flurry of soldiers and Polish immigrants move into Earls Court. The area saw dramatic development in the post-war years, as money was pumped into the area, prompting an influx of buildings to spring up across Earls Court, with many turning into hotels and hostels. 

It was not long before Earls Court's influence on the City of London was growing, being seen by some as a gateway to the capital. This transformation attracted a host of new high-profile faces. Princess Diana resided here before her marriage to Prince Charles, as did Mahatma Gandhi and Alfred Hitchcock at various times. 

Like much of London, Earls Court has changed drastically over the years, and with the latest development plans for the area now in full swing, it won’t be long before we welcome the new urban villages and 21st century High Street that is promised.  There is no doubt that Earls Court will keep growing and developing but we are certain that the energy and vibrancy that characterises this wonderful area will remain.



The residents of Earls Court woke up to a Valentine's surprise this morning as tlc were busy spreading the love last night by flowering the streets of Earls Court with tlc branded red balloons. 

Some of the residents messaged us saying how much they loved the surprise this morning:

"Thanks for the Valentine's balloons all along the road. Looks fun and a nice gesture"

"Love the addition to Philbeach this morning! I also really like the limited edition Valentine's business cards"

"What a gorgeous idea! I love it!"

"What a lovely idea...now that is dedication to tlc...it made me smile and thank you very much"

"Delighted to get your Valentine message, delivered by Balloon Mail, and found this morning on the second fairway at Beadlow Golf Club in Bedfordshire. At 79 I can still remember my past Valentine's and romantic dinners!"

"I have seen some of the great work you have done in the community and I loved the red balloons"

"Thank you to you and the rest of the TLC Team for having cheered up both me and Eardley Crescent on Friday morning with the Valentine's balloons - it was an inspired touch, and certainly prettified the whole surroundings, especially as I noticed they were all up the Warwick Road and Penywern Road too!  That's certainly some expert branding, and I hope it brought you lots of good cheer"

We hope that everyone has a great Valentine's weekend and make sure you keep a look out for the tlc balloons all over Earls Court today!

See some photos of the balloons below or for more pictures please see our Facebook page:



The Earls Courtier’s are back! We’re now delighted to announce that for our next production we are not doing just one play, but three wonderful and exciting One Act plays, Directed by Inge Marks and Mariela Manso.

 At St Cuthbert's Church, Philbeach Gardens

 Friday 29th January at 7pm. 28 TICKETS AVAILABLE

Saturday 30th January at 7pm. 25 TICKETS AVAILABLE

 At the Troubadour, Old Brompton Road.

 The Troubadour performance has now SOLD OUT!

 Tickets are £10 for Adults and £5 for Children Under 10.

For tickets for the St Cuthbert's Church perfomances (28th, 29th January) please click here.

or please call or email Toby Brown on 020 7370 4000 or email toby.brown@tlclondon.com 

 Some info about the plays:

Our first play, Actor’s Nightmare by Christopher Durang is a comical look into the mind of the performer. It centres on poor estate agent Toby Brown George Spelvin, who lands himself in the worst imaginable acting situation - the ultimate anxiety dream come to life!

The line, “Hell is other people,” comes, of course, from Jean Paul Satre’s famous one-act play No Exit. Our second play stars three damned souls, Cardeau, Inès and Estelle, arrive in Hell expecting to be confronted with hellfire, brimstone and eternal punishment. Instead, they find themselves in a room with only one another ...

Chamber Music, the last play of our trio of One Acts is a quirky, funny play where absurdity and insanity is rife.  Set in a mental institution, eight crazy woman are about to start a meeting.  This bickering group wades through their personal delusions to concoct together a series of increasingly insane plans.  Not only are these woman mad but they truly believe they are exceptional icon’s from history. The women (think?) they are author Gertrude Stein, martyr Joan of Arc, activist Susan B. Anthony, politician Queen Isabella I of Spain, Constanze Mozart (wife of the famed composer), pilot Amelia Earhart, silent-film actress Pearl White, and explorer Osa Johnson.

All ticket proceeds go to charity. We look forward to seeing you there!


 Our very own Toby Brown was delighted to visit St Cuthberts School to present their football enthusiastic pupils with their brand new shirts.

 Good luck and let's hope for great season!


tlc are proud to welcome four new additions to the team. Look out for Chiara, Max, Sacha and Simon in our office. Chiara has joined us as our Lettings Negotiator, Max is our Sales Negotiator, Sacha is our new Senior Letting Negotiator and Simon is our Property Manager Extraordinaire.

If you get a chance, come and say hi!



We are certainly keeping busy this festive period at tlc. On the 12th day of Christmas, things were getting festive at the St Cuthberts Church as they hosted their annual Christmas Carol concert, which tlc were proud to sponsor.

The church sounded very joyful as everyone brought their singing voices along. Thank you to everyone that attended.

 Please see some photos from the event below:


Today we attended Our Lady of Victories Christmas Fair! Everyone enjoyed getting in the festive spirit with mulled wine and festive nibbles on offer. There was also some impressive face painting!

 Thank you to everyone that attended. We hope you had a great time. Don't miss the action from the fair, click here to watch the video.

See some photos from the event below:


Last night marked the occasion of the inaugural Earls Court Christmas Light Switch-on! Everyone enjoyed getting in the Christmas mood with mulled wine and nibbles, along with the angelic voices of the school children singing Christmas songs.

It's great to be a part of the Earl's Court business community and helping bring lights to Earls Court for first time. Well done to all parties involved! 

Catch all the action from the night by clicking here, or to watch a video of the children singing, click here.

See a few pictures from the event below: 



The Christmas decorations have officially been put up in the Hogarth Road office as the tlc team get in the festive spirit. We have also been busy at the new office on Old Brompton Road which has just been redecorated (keep a look out for the photos...coming soon!).

Also don't miss the Earls Court Community Carol Service, which is taking place on the 12th December at 4pm at St Cuthberts Church. We hope to see you there!

See some of our festive photos below:



A huge thank to everyone that attended the very first Earls Court Film Festival. The evening went down a storm as the St Cuthberts Church was packed to the rafters with nearly 300 people attending! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the three fantastic performances of Fellow Travellers, The Door and Hangover Square from local, talented filmmakers.
Thank you also to our excellent 'tlc volunteer' superstar. You really saved the day! We appreciated your help in making sure everything ran smoothly.

See a few pictures from the event below: 



 Come along and enjoy a magical evening of film to celebrate the Earls Court Film Festival 2015 on the 20th November 2015. The evening will feature a collaboration of talented, young film makers from London Film School in Covent Garden.

The festival will be showcasing two amazing short films: Fellow Travellers and The Door (which were both filmed in Earls Court this summer), and will then be followed by the feature length film Hangover Square.

The festival will be held in a wonderful gothic setting, fully equipped with full cinema screen and speakers at St Cuthberts Church, 50 Philbeach Gardens, London, SW5 9EB.

Doors open at 6.30pm. Film starts at 7.30pm - Finish at 9.15pm (with a short interval). Adults -£10, Concessions - £5 (anyone under 21). A free drink and snacks will be included.

To book your tickets, click here.

We look forward to seeing you on the 20th November.



The Earls Court Community Trust are supporting the Music for an Autumn Evening to celebrate three talented musicians at St Cuthbert's Church on 9th October 2015 at 7.30pm.

The evening will feature Julia White oboe * Matthew Sear guitar * Mayda Narvey cello.

The music featured will be Alessandro Striggio in his libretto to Monteverdi's Orfeo, the Prologue of which begins the evening. Spanish and Latin American music, including Piazzolla's stirring Libertango and some very amusing folk songs are juxtaposed with Bach's sublime Adagio from the Concerto for Oboe and Violin and other music of the 17th and 18th centuries. There will also be a reading from poet Peter Brennan as reads from his own work and that of other poets who contemplate the guises in which music calls out to all of us.

The music will be followed by a reception. All are welcome to this event. All tickets are available on the door. General admission - £9. Over 60s and concessions - £7. Under 26 - free.

Address: St Cuthbert's Church, 50 Philbeach Gardens, Earls Court, SW5 9EB.


Everyone had a great evening stepping back in time for the Open Air performance of the American classic 'Grease'. There were some impressive Sandy and Danny costumes that joined us to sing-along to the well known songs that we all know and love.

Thank you to everyone that attended. See some photos from the event below:


  The start of the new football season is well under way, and our very own Toby Brown has got involved in the action. He presented the St Barnabas School with their brand new football kit. Lets hope for another great season!

"Just a short note to say a “BIG THANK YOU” for sponsoring the St Barnabas & St Philip’s CoE Primary School football kit. The students will look very professional on the field and will be so proud to play football as a Team in such an amazing Kit! Thanks for the continued support in our Community!" - A St Barnabas Parent.


We have a shiny new addition to the tlc team. Make sure you keep an eye out for us around Earls Court in our newly branded tlc car. If you see us, give us a wave!



With the support of tlc, everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves as the sun shined on Earl's Court for the Spear Mews street party last weekend. There was plenty of food, drink, singing, dancing and music along with some impressive party skills.

 "Quite simply - what would Earls Court do without tlc's hard work, support and generosity? It wouldn't be the same place to live...Toby please pass on to Jamie and all your fabulous staff the whole of Spear Mews heartfelt thanks for such kindness." - A Spear Mews resident.

A huge thank you to everyone that attended. See some photos from the event below or take a look at our Facebook page:




The sun was shining for the Our Lady of Victories Summer Fair this weekend. There were lots of fun activities running throughout the day to entertain all ages.

Thank you to everyone that attended. See some photos of Jamie setting up for the event below:



Despite the weather, Philbeach Gardens' residents displayed that famous British disdain for the weather to come out and enjoy a wet garden party last Sunday.

See below a few photos from the event:



  We all had great fun at the Earl Courtiers performances of Much Ado About Nothing last week in Barkston Gardens, starring our very own Toby Brown.

 A huge thank you to everyone that attended. Please see the photos from the performances below or to see more at our Facebook page:



We have been very busy this week and are extremely excited to announce that our second branch will be opening very shortly. It is located just around the corner on Old Brompton Road. Here is a sneak peak of our new signage going up at the new branch on Wednesday.

Stay tuned for the opening date!

The address of our new branch is 249 Old Brompton Road, London, SW5 9HP.




Last week we attended the Our Lady of Victories Auction Night. There were some great prizes up for grabs and everyone looked fantastic in their Hollywood themed attire.

The evening as a whole raised a total of £18,000 and tlc contributed £1,825 from our auction prizes. Thank you to everyone that attended. See some photos from the evening below:



On Sunday, the tlc team hosted the Nevern Square Residents Jazz Party! tlc brought the hampers, whilst residents enjoyed a relaxed Sunday afternoon soaking up the smooth sounds of a fantastic Jazz Trio. The sun even deigned to make an appearance, making it really feel like the start of the Great British Summer!

A big thank you to everyone who came along and joined in the fun. See some of the photos from the day below.


We're proud to announce that our very own Toby Brown has been received a Mayor's Award for his services to the community in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. This is particularly for his work in the Earls Court area as a Trustee of the Earls Court Community Trust and the Earl's Courtiers.

Not only has Toby taken the lead in organising events in Earls Court he also gathers a large army of local volunteers to help run them. A supporter has commented "It is impossible to estimate the amount of time and energy which Toby dedicates to enthuse and draw people together."

Congratulations Toby, we're extremely pleased for you and look forward to the future events in and around Earls Court!


Do you fancy auditioning for a starring role in the Earl's Courtiers production of Shakespeare's eternal comedy, Much Ado About Nothing?

Auditions will be held at The Troubadour in Earls Court on Tuesday 31st March and Wednesday 1st April between 7-9:30pm.

If you are interested please contact Toby Brown on 020 7370 4000 or toby.brown@tlclondon.com. Click here for more information!


Over the last two weeks, we've been celebrating Valentine's Day by giving you the chance to win a weekend for two in Paris amongst many other fantastic prizes. We've been overwhelmed by the response. All entrants had to do was take a selfie next to an SW5 street sign and post it to our Facebook page!

Here are all the lucky winners of our 13 daily prize draws along with the winner of the Grand Prize, the weekend for two in Paris.

2nd February - Chocolates and champagne courtesy of tlc Estate Agents - won by Jesi Ferrancini
3rd February - Chocolates and champagne courtesy of tlc Estate Agents - won by Sandy Dickson
4th February - Flowers and champagne courtesy of tlc Estate Agents - won by Glen Welsh
5th February - A luxury hamper courtesy of tlc Estate Agents - won by Connie MacManus
6th February - Theatre tickets courtesy of tlc Estate Agents - won by Olivia Mankovitz
7th February - Elegant and classic earrings and bracelet set courtesy of Chureca Chic - won by Michela Ferrara
8th February - Membership, beauty vouchers and a personal trainer for two at The Gym Way - won by Ani Morchiladze
9th February - Spa and Massage 60 minute treatment voucher - won by Silvia Stoyanova
10th February - One night stay for two with breakfast at Hotel Indigo - won by Yasmine Gregoire
11th February - Romantic dinner for two at The Kensington Quarter - won by Maya Nasr
12th February - Kings Head Pub, £100 bar tab - won by Sammy Fhad
13th February - Dinner, club entry and overnight stay for two at the Troubadour - won by Laura Floris
14th February - A weekend for two in Paris, courtesy of tlc Estate Agents and Hotel Indigo - won by Sole Finn

Here are some of the entries and the winners collecting their prizes!


Vote for the Heavenly Baker from February 16th - 23rd

With the great support of tlc, Karen Cappetta has been nominated by Hotel Indigo of Kensington London to compete with her cakes in the National Flavours of the Neighbourhood Competition.

The voting period is from February 16th - 23rd and you can vote via the Facebook page. You can follow the link to view her entry and vote here.


Last week we attended a cake sale at Our Lady of Victories School.

Our resident baker, Amy, helped to make a variety of different bakes all of which went down a treat.

Take a look at the picture below, and if you're in need of some cake inspiration click here to see some of Amy's very own recipes!


With the New Year now in full swing your resolutions to get fit and healthy may have already been left on the back burner. Despite this, we're promoting a fabulous gym in Kensington which we hope will re-inspire you!

The Gym Way Kensington is a beautifully designed club offering themed training zones, a fully equiped gym, treatment rooms, stunning changing rooms, and two studios for a wide range of classes including spinning cycle classes. All of this within the grounds of one of Kengington's premier hotels.

If you live or work in Kensington you owe is to youself to check out what makes The Gym Way one of the most sought after Fitness Clubs in London - we'll see you there!

To find out more, click here.


Yesterday we attended Our Lady of Victories Christmas Fair! There was a fantastic Santa's Grotto and some great raffle prizes, including our lovely sweet science hampers.

Thank you to everyone who came along and joined in the festivities and helped to raise Our Lady of Victories a fantastic £1,300!


Thank you to everyone who came along to the St Cuthberts Carol Service this Saturday.

The event was greatly received by everyone who attended; see some of the photos below. Click here for the video!


Introducing our October 2014 competition, for your chance to win tickets to see Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and to meet the cast or corporate tickets to a Chelsea Football Club home match!

The best part... all you need to do to is follow us on Twitter and share our pinned tweet or like us on Facebook and share our video of #thesingingestateagent!


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This week we attended the Earth Education Project's Christmas Fundraiser and helped to raise some money by donating a hamper.

The evening included an auction with amazing prizes, such as, a week stay for four in a chateaux appartment in Switzerland and a collector's edition Chanel handbag.

Thank you to everyone who came along and helped to raise some money to support the EEP's efforts to empower women in Central America.


In association with The Earls Court Community Trust
and proudly sponsored by tlc Estate Agents

Under Milk Wood
Performed by The Earls Courtiers
Friday 5th - Saturday 6th December

Click here for more details.


This Saturday we attended the Earls Court Community Trust & Finborough Theatre's production of Childhood Memories: Growing up during WWII.

Both the matinee and evening performances were greatly received by all. Thank you to everyone who attended and donated to War Child and the Royal British Leigon.


As featured in the Evening Standard, last week, there is a new property website on the block. Called GetAgent.co.uk, the site is designed to help home-sellers find the best estate agent in their local area. The site has created a dynamic league table for each postcode, compiling stats on each local agent, indicating performance, average turnaround time and average asking price for their properties. The intention is that users can get the information they need to help choose the best agent for their needs.

Sebastian Powell, the site's founder, explains "With many agents claiming to be the 'leading' or 'number one' agent in their area, our comprehensive data should leave no doubt about who the best-performing estate agents are in each area."

We are proud to announce that tlc Estate Agents has come out as SW5's top performing independent agent, with the lowest average turnaround time of the top 5 agents, with an average of 23 days. You can see for yourself here at GetAgent.co.uk/postcode/SW5.


We were pleased to attend the tlc sponsored event in Earls Court yesterday showcasing Routemaster buses.

The exhibition included a Routemaster bus bar, local bus cavalcade, live music and a grand raffle. However the main attraction was the twelve Routemaster buses on display, including the prototype RM1 first shown at Earl's Court Commercial Motor Show from 24th September - 2nd October 1954.

Thank you to everyone who came along to help celebrate some of Earls Court's history.


This weekend we were delighted to attended a drinks and dinner evening reception at Our Lady of Victories school, to mark the completion of their newly astroturfed playground. The evening was a gratefully received thank you to tlc for the support we have shown the school over the course of the year! We were truly touched and look forward to continuing our support of the school going forward. Here are some pictures from the evening.


An evening of music and readings at St Philip's Church on Saturday 9th August. The event is supported by the Earl's Court Community Trust! An intriguing mosaic of music and readings reflecting the cultures of many countries and spanning more the four centuries. Music by Purcell, Croft, Bach, Rodrigo, Martinu, Narvey and others. Come take a summer holiday and reflect on the theme of love through music, poetry and prose. For full details, click here. 


This weekend we attended Solidarity Sports', (a charity supporting disadvantaged children in Kensington), first ever fundraising concert. The concert which was held at St Cuthbert with St Mattias Church on Saturday night was a huge success and we all helped to raise over £8000!

The Mayor of RBKC, Councillor Maighread Condon-Simmonds won our prize of two VIP tickets to a Chelsea match.

You can read a bit more about the event here.


In keeping with our commitment to bringing together members of the SW5 community, tlc sponsored the Spear Mews Street Party earlier this month! We hope everyone who came along had fun! Take a look at the video below for a taster of the live music.


Check out the pictures from our Philbeach Garden's Summer Party last weekend, thank you to all those who came along and joined in the fun! #tlclovesSW5



Take a look at some of the pics from the tlc Estate Agents' sponsored Earls Court Square Strawberry Tea Party. It was a marvellous day and all were treated to a delicious tea and a fantastic array of live music.


At tlc we were very busy last weekend! Not only did we sponsor the St Mary the Boltons Summer Fair, we also attended the Solidarity Sports Evening at St Cuthberts Church.



This Valentine's Day, tlc Estate Agents once again spread the love around Earl's Court. Following on from our balloon blitz of the area last year, this year, we went one step further!

As most of London was still in bed, Toby and the tlc team were up early, ready and waiting at Earls Court tube station at 5:45am; complete with violinist, champagne stoppers, red roses and delicious truffles, to serenade and pamper the commuters as they passed through the station on their way to work. Here's how we got on:



Firstly, we would like to say a huge ‘Thank you’ to everyone who attended our magical Christmas event, ‘Tales at Twilight’, last week. We are delighted with the turnout, with just under 1000 people over the 4 nights joining us!

For those of you who couldn’t make it, Tales at Twilight was a story time event for children. Each tale was narrated by a famous actor or actress, including Bill Nighy, David Tennant and Emilia Fox to name but three. Children and adults alike were led along Christmas light lit paths in Barkston Gardens, from one tale to the next and were then treated to hot chocolate, mince pies and mulled wine (for the adults!) at the luxurious Hotel Indigo opposite.

The event was all in aid of The National Brain Appeal, to help raise money for a new piece of equipment called the Opmi Pentero 900 or Mr Opmi as it has become known. Mr. Opmi is a fantastic new microscope enabling more complex and precise surgery on the brain by helping surgeons to differentiate between brain tumours and normal tissue in real time, helping save thousands of lives.

Through a combination of ticket sales, the raffle and donations the event raised a staggering £14,250 for The National Brain Appeal, far in excess of our wildest expectations, so we would like to say a huge ‘Well done’ and ‘Thank you’ to everyone who came along and supported such a worthy cause.

To read more about The National Brain Appeal, click here.


Pictures from Earls Court Fete!



Presented by The Garden Committee, The Earls Court Community Trust and
tlc Estate Agents

What better way to spend a Spring afternoon than lying in one of our most beautiful garden squares listening to some award winning Jazz music enjoying a lovely picnic?

Residents brought their own picnics and joined us for a great afternoon kick-started with a refreshing glass of bubbly courtesy of tlc Estate Agents and The Earls Court Community Trust!


Toby Brown (Director of tlc) is a Vice Chairman of the Earls Court Community Trust who organise events in the area for local residents. Toby has formed a new troupe of amateur local actors called The Earls Courters.

The Earls Courters successfully put on A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Earls Court Square on the 19th and 20th July in front of hundreds of SW5 residents. Here are a few memories. If you would like to get involved in the next production email toby.brown@tlclondon.com

An Epilogue in 10 and 12 -ish by Zoe Copley

Strangely bereft today was I,

Though it was cooler and cloudy of sky,

For no more was there hanging o'er my nole,

Lines and pauses and the deathly toll -

Of lines unlearn'd and cues all forgot,

Of verses and pauses and stops epiglott,

For it was finish'd, done and complete,

And bowers and cradles and chambers replete,

With lanthorns and tigers and faeries galore*

And golf clubs, aps and fedoras from yore.

Over mine eyes, this day were dark fogs,

Not solely from balm bearing ale and flat clogs,

Nay, more from vexation, despair and woe,

That to gardens and line runs no more would I go...

Mine sorrows were deepened, my misery compounded,

That gone are the days of feelings confounded,

For players have uttered their lines for the last,

The mirth, neaze and swear, all a thing of the past.

The orbs of Aurora all have set on this quest,

Now Tuesdays and Fridays once more are for reste.

’Twas never in vain tho, our frolics, pat, pat,
They learned a great trove, so they said on the mat,

Bout horses and donkeys, curs, lions and fire,

Bout hard hearted fathers and kings full of ire,

And spells and charms and love through the wall,

And bottoms and bosums, girls dwarfish and tall.

And the players, they say, did learn something it's sure,

And not merely the art of pacing a floor,

But falling down hard and getting back up,

Of dying and rising and piercing the pap**,

Of knowing the meaning of sharp at half five,

Of nerves, “Hah”, remorse and being alive.

And so to the next, for 'tis time to shake free,

Of odours and ninnies and charms we can't see.

For Bottom has accents and Thisby such grace,

Quince has great humour all over his face,

The lovers are agile and nimble and fast,

Titania and Obes could take any task,

Mechanicals rough yet sparkling like jewels,

The sprites so sweet; the royals no fools,

And dulcet tongued Liza and the Prince of them all,

Must do it again before it turns Fall.

* Australian slang for abundant

** left pap


sponsored a wonderful garden party in Philbeach Gardens which was held  in conjunction with the Philbeach Gardens Committee on Sunday the 24th June.

The residents enjoyed their picnics and spent a magical afternoon watching on stage performances of  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, alongside fantastic stilt entertainers, fairies and a brilliant live Brass Band.  Children had great fun with games, art activities, face painting and all sorts of tea party treats.

Proceeds went to Kid’n’Cancer, a charity which provides proton treatment for children suffering from Cancer in the area.


sponsored a local garden party in Nevern Square on the 2nd June for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.  A day for our SW5 community to get together and all age groups were catered for.  The celebrations included popcorn and candyfloss, games and fun for the children.  The evening was a fifties theme with a live jazz band and hog roast.  A great day and night of celebrating was had by all. Proceeds went to Kid’n’Cancer, a wonderful charity which provides proton treatment for Children suffering from Cancer in the area.


tlc treated all our SW5 residents to chocolate eggs which were hand-delivered to each household in Earls Court for Easter Sunday.


tlc made SW5 residents feel extra special on Valentine’s Day.  We put up red balloons and hand delivered heart-shaped pink Post-it notes throughout Earls Court for the most romantic day of the year.

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