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Things To Do: Events


Valentine's Day Soap Making Dates!
Create That Special Gift For Your Partner In Our Intimate Studio Setting! We have planned the best date for you and your loved one on this year's Valentine's day! Find inspiration in our cosy Art and Craft Studio and create beautiful soaps from scratch! You can choose from a wide variety of flowers, colours, essential oils and personalise your soaps just the way you like. It is romantic, practical and fun! Using the finest essential oils, herbs, flowers, organic ingredients, colours and moulds help customise that perfect gift for your loved one!
Until February 28; 11am-7pm; £25.
Token Studio, 694 Fulham Road, Fulham, London, SW6 5SA

Valentine's Day Bath Bomb Workshop!
Spend Valentine's Day Customise and Creating That Perfect Gift for your Partner! Infusions of essential oils, vibrant colours, herbs and flowers, 100% organic ingredients. The perfect recipe for a Valentines Day Date to remember. Join us in our intimate studio and create your partner the perfect Bath Bomb for all their dermalogical needs. Choosing each step of the way how you wish to customise your Bath Bombs to create that truly unique gift.
Until February 28; 11am-6pm; £25
Token Studio, 694 Fulham Road, Fulham, London, SW6 5SA

Valentine's Day Snood and Scarf Workshop!
Create That Perfect Gift For Your Loved One! Token Studio has created this workshop to help you customise your own Scarf or Snood to really add that magic touch and person touch to your Valentine's Day. In this quick workshop, whether you're a beginner or advanced knitter, we will help you develop the skills to create your very own Scarf or Snood. Materials Included In Price.
Until February 28, 2017, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm. Per Person And Materials - GBP 29
Token Studio, 694 Fulham Road, Fulham, London, SW6 5SA

Butterflies in The Glasshouse
Our exotic Glasshouse paradise is perfect for flamboyant butterflies from warmer climes. Learn about the life of butterflies in our interactive education zone. Book tickets for busy times via the website.
Until 5th March; 10am-3.45pm; Free with normal admission
RHS Garden Wisley, Wisley Lane, Woking, GU23 6QB 08453609000

Taste of Wisley - Flights of Fancy
Round off your viewing of the butterflies with our tasty teatime treats. Inspired by these winged beauties, Taste of Wisley bakers are making butterfly-decorated cookies and cupcakes.
Until 6 March; 10am–4pm.
RHS Garden Wisley, Wisley Lane, Woking, GU23 6QB 08453609000

Printmaking Evening Course
Learn how to print using old traditional methods of printmaking: Lino, drypoint, woodcut and mono printing.  
Every Wednesday Evening until 8th March; 7-9pm; £120 (4 weeks) £224 (8 weeks)
Lavender Print School | Unit 151 , Battersea Business Centre , Battersea , sw11 5ql

Norman Wisdom Exhibition
Bourne Hall Museum has been most fortunate in being able to secure the loan of the official exhibition of Sir Norman's life and work from his family. The exhibition contains theatre posters, handwritten scripts, and film stills. His musical instruments will be here along with the original suit used in the Pinewood films and the Aladdin's lamp from the 1956 production The Wonderful Lamp. There’s also a chance to see his awards including the British Film Academy Award 1954 and New Musical Express 1954 Record of the Year.
Until 12 March 2017
Bourne Hall Museum, Spring Street, Ewell, KT17 1UF 
For details email

Epsom Book Fair
Annual giant charity sale of secondhand books, DVDs and music. Over 60,000 books including antiquarian, out-of-print, children's, fiction and non-fiction. Also CDs, DVDs and records. Refreshments and light lunches available.
Until Saturday 18th February; 10am to 8pm (ending 4pm on Saturday 18th); 50p, children and students free.
Epsom Methodist Church, Ashley Road, Epsom, KT18 5AQ
01372 728535;

Coping Stategies For Contemporary Living Part One
Ever feel like it's all got too much? Exhausted by efficiency drives and the push to be productive? Me neither! It's time for life-hacks and radical acts. Join motivational speaker and professional timewaster Madi Maxwell-Libby to (un)learn the secrets of work and our economic system - using everyday household objects and nifty DIY tricks! A political-physical-video-comedy show about labour, loyalty cards and the neoliberal agenda.
7pm; Pay What You Can
Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, Battersea, SW11 5TN
Bookings 020 7223 2223

English Wines tasting: #WedNightWineSchool
8-9.30pm; £20 per person
Epsom Playhouse, Myers Studio, Ashley Avenue, Epsom, KT18 5AL
To book: 07505 013906

Learn English at Home (LEAH) recruitment coffee morning
Are you interested in helping local people who are isolated and lonely because they can’t speak English? This is an opportunity for people to find out more and meet existing volunteers. Full training is provided for the volunteer tutors so no previous teaching experience is required.
Whitton Community Centre, Percy Road, Twickenham, TW2 6JL
020 8255 6144 ;

Butterfly Photography Morning – untutored
A chance to visit the Butterflies in the Glasshouse before opening hours to capture their beauty. From a base in the Clore Learning Centre you are free to visit and photograph the glasshouse and butterflies.
8-10:30am, £23 for RHS members, £37 non-RHS members
RHS Garden Wisley, Wisley Lane, Woking, GU23 6QB 08453609000

PA Duties: Mastering The Essentials Course
This is a highly recommended, comprehensive 1-day PA refresher course for Personal Assistants, EAs, secretaries and Administrators. Category: Classes / Courses | Professional Training. Speakers: Marguerita King, BSc, DipPA.
9am-4:30pm; £400-£850
Rydges Kensington Hotel, 61 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4PE
+44 (0)845 862 2687

Talk: How to become a speaker with Harry Singha - Speaker & Entrepreneur
Harry Singha - Speaker Entrepreneur. International Speaker and Philanthropist.
Until February 26, 2017; 9:30am-8:00pm; Free tickets (limited)
Central London, London, London, SW6 1UD

How to invest into property with Vincent Wong (+ networking)
Vincent Wong Best selling author will be teaching you how to acquire assets using the concept of OPM and leverage. So you can buy more houses and create passive income and retire early. He’s transacted hundreds of property deals and is now helping others do the same. For more info and a free ticket check out the website link:
Until 26th February; 9:30am-8pm; free
Ibis Hotel, 47 Lillie Road, Earl's Court, London, SW6 1UD

Bollywood Dancing Workshop
90 minute Bollywood dance workshop aimed at providing a taster of the popular Indian dance and a chance to learn some easy routines. It is suitable for adults and children (12 years plus) and no prior experience is required.
10-11.30am, and 2-3.30pm; £15
Chirstchurch, Cottenham Road, West Wimbledon, SW20 0NA

Town Hall Talk - The Grand Hall: A History of Gathering
Two years on from the fire that destroyed the Grand Hall, we reflect on the history of large public gatherings and celebrations in our building - why do we gather in large groups, what brings us together and why do we continue to need large spaces to congregate? Tickets are free but advance booking is required as places are limited. Complimentary drinks will be provided.
6pm; Free
Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, Battersea, SW11 5TN

Advanced Workshop: QPPV Tool Box - Your Key to Success
The workshop will allow you to be more efficient in solving the problems in your daily business, and learn the right thinking processes to land at good results.
Until February 28, 2017, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. EUR 725.00 - EUR 1605.00
Holiday Inn London - Kensington Forum, 97 Cromwell Road, London, SW7 4DN
+41 61 225 5151


Union Market
Union Market offers a space that allows you to engage with people and discover more about the foods you are purchasing. Choose products from the bakery, butchers, cheese room, deli, fish counter and buy fresh fruit and veg, wine, and eat at the Union Market Restaurant.
Mon-Sat 8am-9pm, Sun 9am-9pm.
Union Market, 472 Fulham Road, Fulham Broadway SW6 1BY
020 7386 2470

Fulham Market
A great selection of fresh fruit and vegetables at reasonable prices with the hustle and bustle of a typical market. Shoppers can find groceries, toiletries, clothes and a haberdashery.
Mon-Sat; 8am-6pm.
North End Road, Fulham SW6 1NL

Balham Farmers’ Market
Weekly Saturday Balham Farmers’ Market. Farmers and food producers include Kentish fisherman David Price, organic East Sussex fruitgrowers Brambletye Fruit Farm and Burscombe Cliff Farm, who rear rare breed beef and lamb near Maidstone.
Every Sat; 9am-2pm.
Chestnut Grove School, Hearnville Road SW12 8JZ

Kizomba Addiction
Start the year with a spring in your step; experience Kizomba and Party classes with G-Soua & DJ where teachers focus on developing strong foundations so you can dance smoothly and elegantly with connection and musicality in every step. Dress to impress with smart, funky and elegant clothes.
8pm/9pm/10; tickets £7/£10.
Adulis Restaurant, 44-46 Brixton Road, SW9 6BT
07886 47139

Banstead Woods Park Run
Free weekly run, everyone is welcome to join in whatever your pace. Register on the website to retrieve your personal barcode for the run.
Banstead Woods, near Coulsdon

Saturday Sessions
Every Saturday we bring you the best in commercial/dance and old school music.
20:00 - 23:55. £0
Gigalum, 7-8 cavendish parade, London, SW4 9DW

Burn calories, be active, feel great. Suitable for everyone. Safe foam balls used. The most entertaning social sports to play.
11.30am-12.30pm. First 4 sessions £20
Mole Hall, Walton Road, Molesey, KT8 2JE
07960 683 199

Fitness in the Gardens
Low impact outdoor cardio-exercise for all: power-walking, jogging and stretching. Run by the community for the community, with help from AHM, the Pavilion Trust and CARA.
10-11am; free.
Pavilion, Canbury Gardens, Lower Ham Road, Kingston KT2

Tattenhams Market
Tattenhams Indoor Market held the first Saturday of the month. Featuring stalls selling greetings cards, jewellery, gifts, home craft items and more.
10am-2pm; free entrance.
The United Church of St Mark, St Marks Road, Epsom Downs KT18 5RD

Wimbledon Park Farmers Market
Firmly established for 11 years, there are around 20 stalls selling a great range of produce and very knowledgeable farmers to help you decide what to buy. Sellers include March House Farm who have the largest selection of free range rare breed meats on the market.
Wimbledon Park Primary School, Havana Road, off Durnsford Road SW19 8EJ

Merton Abbey Mills Fresh Produce Market
Free Range Grass Fed Beef, Salt Marsh Lamb, Free Range Chickens, Free Range Organic Eggs, Seasonal Game, Award winning Cheeses, Oils, Pickles and Preserves, Bread, Organic Vegetables, Salad, Soft Fruits, Pressed Juices, Meadow Flower products.
Merton Abbey Mills

All the Single Ladies
Well singletons, Forbidden Nights is coming to the rescue – a male variety show full of explosive choreography and a fair few topless romeos taking centre stage. The boys first hit the scene on the last Britain’s Got Talent and sent the entertainment world into a storm with its innovation and theatrical production. Even if you have a special someone, this can be a fun night for all on a Saturday night!
Every Saturday; 7.45pm; £19.99-£35. Clapham Grand Theatre, 21-25 St John’s Hill,
Clapham Junction, SW11 1TT. 08456 432176 

Venn Street Market
Now that the weekly Saturday market going strong selling a fantastic range of the best foods, a weekly Sunday market is being introduced from the 1 April. The Sunday market will see a strong craft section which hopes to reach arts and crafts students and artists, as well as plants from the best British growers and nurseries.
Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 11am-4pm (tbc).
Venn Street, Clapham SW4

Wimbledon Windmill Museum
The museum has exhibits for the young and old, covering windmills and milling as well as local history and the Scouting movement.
Sat 2pm-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm.
Wimbledon Windmill Museum, Windmill Road SW19 5NR
020 8947 2825

Bottomless Brunch at Gigalum
Guests can enjoy unlimited Prosecco and Bloody Mary's to accompany their breakfast. Sat and Sundays 11am-3pm.
11am-3pm. Free
Gigalum, 7/8 Cavendish Parade Clapham Common, London, SW4 9DW
Hilton and 07906281261/

Brixton Farmers Market
Weekly market run by London Farmers’ Market, bringing quality fresh produce – fruit and vegetable, cheeses, flowers, meat, bread, cakes and jams - to the area.
Brixton Station Road SW9

All You Can Eat Dim Sum Every Sunday in Clapham
£19.50pp, 12pm-10pm. Min 2 people, booking required.
12:00 - 22:00. GBP19.50
Fu Manchu, 15-16 Lendal Terrace, London, SW4 7UX

Sunday Sessions at Gigalum
Different DJs and featured artists every week, see website for details.
3-11pm; Free entry
Gigalum, 7/8 Cavendish Parade, Clapham Common, London, SW4 9DW

Hildreth Street Market
Hildreth Street Market is now a weekly fresh food market. Food and drink traders include fresh organic British fruits and veg company Ash Green Organics; hot hog roast pigs from Rainha Santa; artisan freshly baked breads from Oliver’s Baker and handmade Italian chocolates from Baruzzo, as well as many more.
Hildreth Street, Balham SW12

Parsons Green Farmers Market
Farmers’ market customers voted with enthusiasm for their favourite market stalls at Parsons Green Farmers Market run by London Farmer’s Market. Pippin Orchard, run by Malcolm Stone was the winner, selling every Sunday in season, pop down to find out for yourselves!
Every Sun; 10am-2pm
New Kings Road School, Parsons Green, SW6 4LY
020 7833 0338

Antiques Fair
Family-run, friendly fair, a treasure trove of social history and legacy – and a great place to pick up a bargain.
Tues 11am-4pm; early admission £5, normal £3; Sun 10am-4pm; admission £3.
Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher KT10 9AJ
020 7249 4050

Kingston Camera Club
Weekly meetings and talks by the Kingston Camera Club. Anyone interested in becoming a member are welcome to join the events, which are made up of lectures, competitions, exhibitions and social events.
St John Ambulance HQ, Athelstan Road, Kingston KT1 3BE

Salsa Classes for all levels, beginners to advanced.
8pm-9pm; £6.
La Tasca, 52 High Street, Kingston KT1 1EU

Kingston U3A meets monthly, except for bank holidays.
1.30pm; first Monday each month; members £1, visitors £1.50.
United Reformed Church, Kingston KT1 1HZ
020 8286 3597

New Mums' Coffee Morning
Every Tuesday morning new Mums can meet each other, relax, chat and enjoy a free pastry with every drink! We offer a comfortable, family friendly environment, with spacious baby-changing facilities and room for buggies.
10:00-11:00. Free event
Toast Rack Bakery, 314 Trinity Road, Wandsworth Common, SW18 5RG

Antiques Market
Sunbury antiques market is the largest and longest running bi-monthly market in the country.
9am-2pm; free entry.
Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames TW16 5AQ
01932 230946

Balham Rotary Club
The Rotary meet every Tuesday and is always on the look out for likeminded people who want to be part of the Rotary and make a difference. They often have guest speakers who talk about local projects – please email the club if you are interested in joining.
The Exhibit, 12 Balham Station Road, Balham SW12 9SG

Needlework and Embroidery Club Classes
Classes with Bella Lane, graduate of the Royal School of Needlework, for beginners, intermediates, and advanced stitchers to work on their own projects. All ages welcome, children in company of an adult.
10am- 3pm; £30 per session
Conference Room, by the Herb Garden, Battersea Park SW11 4NJ
07961 8115115

Mums Running
A new-mums Running club, designed and run by physiotherapists, to help new mums get back to fitness. Bring you baby and buggy, and learn how to get back into shape, learn a good running technique and meet like minded mums. All fitness levels welcome, everyone works at their own level under physiotherapy guidence.
3.30pm-4.15pm;£6 (intrduction free),
Sun Gate, Battersea Park, Battersea, SW113bt

Tennis Tuesdays
This new initiative from the Lawn Tennis Association and Nike aims to tackle the gender gap in sports participation, offering exclusive pop-up female only tennis events across the capital on Tuesdays. Sessions in Wandsworth will be at All Win Tennis in Leaders Gardens, SW15; King George’s Park, SW18; and Tooting Bec Common, SW17.
Weekly; costs vary.

Ham House: Behind the Scenes Tour
Upstairs, downstairs – experience the unseen parts of Ham House through the eyes of the servants and glimpse how the house is used today on this 45 minute tour.
2-2.45pm; tickets £8 (plus admission).
Ham House and Garden, Ham Street, Richmond TW10 7RS
0844 249 1895

Supportive Social Clubs for retired women
These weekly meet-ups run by Lindy, the helpful club coordinator, are a great way to meet new friends. Enjoy lovely lunches at local restaurants, theatre and much more! Transport can be arranged.
Wimbledon Club: Mondays
2pm, Elys, 16 St George Road,
Wimbledon, SW19 4DP
Putney Club: Mondays 10.30am,
Bill’s Restaurant, 126 Putney High Street, SW15 1RR
020 8144 3460

Bottomless Bubbles

Battersea Rises presents their new night Bottomless Bubbles which will take place every Thursday with live music and complimentary Prosecco all night for just £20. This could well be the perfect way to start your Summer weekends early!
Rise 46, 46 Battersea Rise, SW11 1EE

Acoustic Open Mic
Running for just over two years - Sign Up, Plug In and Perform!
Sign up 8pm, performances start 9pm.
The Nelson Arms, 15 Merton High Street SW19 1DF
020 3132 4590

General Market
Recognised as the largest weekday market in southern England.
Every Thurs; 9am-3pm; free.
Kempton Race Course, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames TW16 5AQ
01932 782292

Wimbledon Breastfeeding Cafe
Free weekly drop in session for women wanting support with breastfeeding.The sessions will be staffed by experienced NCT breastfeeding counsellors.
10am-noon. Free event
The Gooseberry Bush Cafe, 115 Kingston Road, Wimbledon, SW19 1LT
0208 543 8720

Salsa Classes and Club
Amazing sound system, fully licensed bar, classes and salsa dance club.
7-11.45pm; £10
Putney Salsa Club, Dance Lab Ballroom Hall,
63 Upper Richmond Road, Putney SW15 2RD
07831 715 368;

Chill Out Fridays
Free lunchtime music on The Piazza every Friday in July and August, with deckchairs and tables provided.
12 noon-2pm.
The Piazza, Wimbledon

Traditional Chinese Qigong and Martial Arts
Study Qigong for health and vitality, Wing Chun Kung Fu for practical self-defence and northern Shaolin skill for strength, fitness and flexibility.
8-9pm. £12/£11/£10
In the HQ of 3rd Kingston Scout group, 23 South Lane, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2NJ

Eclectic Fridays
Each and every Friday Gigalum brings you the finest selection of Eclectic beats to start your weekend off with a bang!
8pm-1am; Free
Gigalum, 7/8 Cavendish Parade, Clapham Common, London, SW4 9DW