Don’t miss! top 10 events for March
OUR TOP 10 GUIDE TO THE MARCH EVENTS HAPPENING NEAR YOU
The first Wimbledon BookFest Spring Weekend Festival will be coming to town this month and will celebrate the best in local and national literature with a series of events. Expect a host of fabulous authors, talks and debates across the weekend touching on everything from politics to comedy.
15-17 March; see website for further details
The Festival of Rest and Resistance
An inclusive theatrical festival of art, dance and drama taking place at the stunning community venue at Battersea Arts Centre. The Festival of Rest and Resistance will showcase the best of the UK’s disability arts scene and will span over the course of two weeks.
4-16 March; see website for further details
Barnes Music Festival
The annual Barnes-based music festival returns, dedicated to celebrating classical music-making with established and emerging stars.The vast range of music coming to the south west London town will include choral, instrumental, orchestral, opera, jazz and film events with international stars and local groups and schools performing at venues across Barnes.
9-24 March; see website for further information
Contemporary Textiles Fair
The annual Contemporary Textiles Fair at the Landmark Arts Centre is a must-visit event in the textile lovers’ calendar, offering up the opportunity to see a diverse range of designer makers from the local areas and beyond, showing an array of unique textiles crafted with love.
22–24 March; see website for further information
Jason Manford: Muddle Class
Muddle Class is a brand new show coming to Kingston’s Rose Theatre, from comedian Jason Manford. The comedian will be coming to the stage to talk about growing up working class and then finding himself part of an all new class altogether, the ‘muddle class’.
Where’s Wally fun run
Thousands of runners of all ages and abilities are readying to run dressed head to toe in stripes like Wally for a 1km, 5km or a 10km fun run with all proceeds helping disadvantaged children and the National Literacy Trust. Taking place on Clapham Common.
17 March; 9am-1pm
Mothering Sunday at National Trust properties
The National Trust‘s best-loved properties will be opening their doors for mothers coming from far and wide to enjoy the gorgeous green spaces as we lurch into springtime. Winkworth Arboretum will be hosting a special dedicated day with free entry and a special treat in the tea house, Ham House are putting on a special afternoon tea with a tea cup race, and Morden Hall Park are putting on Mum’s The Word. This event comprises of a whole weekend where visitors can plant a special plant in honour of mums everywhere.
Find out more information about NT sites near you
Spring Plant Fair at RHS Garden Wisley
Head to the gardens at Wisley and meet the growers and choose quality plants from more than 30 specialist nurseries at the RHS Garden Wisley Spring Plant Fair. Plants on sale include many with an RHS Award of Garden Merit.
22-24 March; free with normal admission
Hair the Musical
The Broadway classic hits the New Wimbledon Theatre stage this March as the youngsters of New York’s East Village are yearning to change the world and question authority. Expect all the musical hits including ‘Aquarius’ and ‘Manchester’.
21-20 March; 2.30pm & 7.30pm; from £13
The Grenfell Project at Bread and Roses Theatre
A collective demonstration of the issues surrounding the tragic events that unfolded at Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017. Clapham’s Bread and Roses Theatre will be bringing attention to the negligence in a testament to the spirit of community.
1-2 March; 7.30pm; £8