25 November 2020

Christmas In Earls Court

A Glimmer of Hope for Local Businesses

Supported by The Earls Court Development Company, the Earls Court Community Trust and TLC Estate Agents have made a local Christmas miracle happen.

Despite the pandemic’s negative grip, our neighbourhood's main shopping streets will be beautifully illuminated with thousands of twinkling lights and 25 seven-foot Christmas trees from the 25 November.

“The show must go on!” exclaims Toby Brown, ECCT Chairman and local business owner. “We are excited to see these beautiful Christmas lights and our amazing Christmas trees for a sixth year running. We know that with light comes hope, and the lights matter - this year more than ever. It’s great to be able to brighten up the daily lives of this fantastic community.”

“We’d like to say a big thank you to our Christmas illuminations sponsors, The Earls Court Development Company - a joint venture between TfL and Delancey, who are sponsoring the Earls Court Christmas lights again this year.”

When asked about the annual Christmas event, usually held on Kenway Road, Toby confirms that all is not lost.

“There remains hope that residents of the neighbourhood may still have a chance to enjoy a delicious mince pie and some mulled wine for a socially-distanced street event on the 10 December. We sincerely hope that there might be a chance for people to enjoy the angelic tones of our talented local soloists as they sing carols.”

“That said, with current Covid-19 restrictions still very much in place, final event details of the usual Christmas illuminations event are not yet clear. However, we are in negotiations with the relevant authorities to see how we can create a safe event that brings the community together. Creating a positive festive buzz is good for the soul, but protocols for neighbourhood safety will decide what happens next.”

The Earl’s Court Christmas lights will twinkle some festive cheer from 17:00 on the 25 November.

 

Visit www.tlclondon.com and www.thecourt.london to watch the lights come on from the comfort and safety of your own home.

The Philbeach Festival Walkabout
Sunday, 12 December

Local resident and retired Vicar, Andrew Roland, his highly organised wife Linda,and St Cuthbert’s longtime and much-respected vicar, Fr Paul Baggott had a challenge.

With festive happenings at St Cuthbert’s Church set to be greatly reduced this year, how best to create a safe and socially-distanced community Christmas fair and carol concert - something that could lift the spirits and bring the Philbeach community together once more.

 

Philbeach Christmas Festival

The Philbeach Festival in July was a small and safe community event that saw people come out, set up stalls, try yoga, compete in egg-and-spoon races and enjoy local musicians in wide open spaces. The Philbeach Christmas Festival is set to be just as fun, and promises to put a joyful Christmas spin on proceedings.

Carol singers and musicians will “go walkabout” around this beautiful Victorian crescent from 4pm to 6pm, and local neighbours will once again enjoy each other’s company “en plein air”, standing by their doorways to greet one and all, share a cordial Christmas biscuits and perhaps even enjoy a disposable cup of deliciously warm and festive mulled wine - all at a safe distance.

For further details on the Philbeach Christmas Festival go to www.saintcuthbert.org - News & Events section.

 

Garden Square Carols
Monday, 13 December

Garden square residents can enjoy Carols in the Gardens on the 13th of December. From 4pm to 7pm, the Earl’s Courtiers’ Carol Singers, featuring local professional singers and West End stars of musical theatre, will sing festive favourites for all to enjoy.

Garden locations include: Nevern Square, Earl’s Court Square, Philbeach Gardens, Bramham Gardens, Barkston Gardens, Collingham Gardens and Coleherne Gardens.

For safety reasons, garden access is for residents only, but you can watch recorded online highlights from the evening on www.thecourt.london from the 16 December onwards.

For details, please speak to your local Resident Association** or go to www.tlclondon.com for details.

 

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