Thousands of balloons released over Brentford

This event has finished Took place on: Saturday, 22nd Oct 2016

Not sure why, but there's an air traffic warning that around 4,000 helium balloons are to be released over Brentford.

The notice cites a location that happens to be Brentford FC football ground, although that is usually just an estimate, and they do have a football match later in the afternoon.

Coincidence, or maybe some sort of unrelated PR stunt.

Whatever the reason is, environmentalists will hate it.

Cost: Free of Charge


Contact and Booking Details

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

See more events on the same day or today, tomorrow or rest of Oct


Location

Griffin Park,

Braemar Road, Brentford, London, TW8 0NT

Google Map of Griffin Park

Nearest tube and train stations to Griffin Park

Brentford
South West Trains
Kew Bridge
South West Trains
South Ealing
Piccadily

More local events coming soon

Free  
An afternoon of talks focusing on women in the First World War.
1:00 PM
Free  
This afternoon event will explore varied aspects of LGBTQ+ history, from a queer view of the suffrage movement to reflections on the current recording of trans history.
1:30 PM
Free  
This talk offers a light-hearted exploration of contemporary attitudes towards the Royal Navy and the British sailor, using the postcard artwork of Donald McGill; the “King of the Saucy Seaside Postcard”.
2:00 PM
Free  
In January 1917, the German Foreign Secretary, Arthur Zimmermann, sent his notorious - almost unbelievable - telegram, inviting Mexico to invade the United States.
2:00 PM
£5  
Historian and Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces Tracy Borman talks about the lack of privacy, even in the bedroom of the Tudor royal family.
2:00 PM
Free  
This talk will focus on First World War shipwrecks, detailing the record sources available for shipwrecks and those who were lost on board.
2:00 PM
Free  
Tate Archive curator, Darragh O’Donoghue, and First World War Diverse Histories Researcher, Louise Bell, will deliver a talk on Paul Nash and other war artists.
2:00 PM
Free  
Historian Dr Elizabeth Williams will discuss the research that went into her book, The Politics of Race in Britain and South Africa
2:00 PM
£5  
Dr Bettany Hughes will talk about her epic new biography, taking us on a dazzling historical journey through the many incarnations of one of the world’s greatest cities.
2:00 PM
Free  
A screening of The Battle of the Ancre and Advance of the Tanks (1917) introduced by Dr Toby Haggith, Senior Curator at the Imperial War Museum.
5:30 PM
Free  
This talk will delve into previously closed secret police and government files to explore how queer spaces were targeted and spied on in the 1920s and 1930s, enabling you to discover the resilience of the community in response.
6:30 PM