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WHAT’S ON Diary


THE


DECORATIVE ANTIQUES &


TEXTILES FAIR At this fair you can source


unusual English and


European antiques, original 20th century designs


and works of art from all periods to the present day. They’ll be opulent show-stoppers and


useful furniture with 140 exhibitors offering a broad


range of pieces. The fair is well-known for


finding painted furniture, Gustavian & Swedish design, 20th century design, lights and lots more.


Tuesday 20 - 25 January; tickets £10. Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ 020 7616 9327


www.decorativefair.com


Festival which will be on 14 and 15 of February, Saudha (Society of Poetry and Indian Music) will be putting on workshops of Indian music and poetry. Attendants will be encouraged to imagine and write poetry while they listen to music.


Wimbledon Library, Wimbledon Hill Road, Wimbledon SW19 7NB & 22nd Jan; 3.30pm. www.saudha.org


MONDAY 19 JANUARY


‘O Sing unto the Lord a new song’


Martin Neary LVO, former Organist and Director of Music at Winchester Cathedral and for a decade Master of the Choristers at Westminster Abbey, is welcomed as a new vice president of Putney Music by David Cairns.


7.30pm; tickets 5/£15/£5. Dryburgh Hall, Putney Leisure Centre, SW15 IBL 020 8940 1988


www.putneymusic.org.uk


THURSDAY 22 JANUARY


The Larry Miller Band Larry Miller is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter with a love for his music which is infectious. His status as ‘guitar slinger’ is becoming legendary with his exciting, mesmerising guitar playing and rip-roaring live shows.


8.30pm; tickets £5/£10/£20. 67 London Road, Twickenham TW1 3SZ


07732 322610 www.eelpieclub.com MUSEUM


SUNDAY 18 JANUARY Ghost Tours


Join the Hampton Court palace’s State Apartment Warders for an early evening walking tour to hear stories of ghostly apparitions and paranormal activity at the


historic palace. Experience the unique atmosphere of Henry VIII’s apartments and creep down the infamous Haunted Gallery on your own!


COMMON


RUNNERS To help fight the winter blues during the winter months, Common Runners is offering 12-week running courses


for complete beginners and improvers on Wimbledon Common is part of England Athletics’ drive to get more people nationwide into running It is a women-only running club for all ages and abilities. Many women want to start running but don’t know where to begin and can often feel intimidated in mixed groups. Once runners sign up for a course with Common Runners they can go along to a free social run every Wednesday to run for 2.5km or 5km (1 or 2 loops). Free trial sessions are available to those who would like to try out a class before committing to a course.


New courses start on 5 January until 31 March. Windmill Cafe, Wimbledon Common, SW19 5NR 07810 486286 www.commonrunners.co.uk


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Hampton Court Palace Ghost Tours


NATURE


ONGOING Inspiring Kew


This exhibition at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art in Kew Gardens will reveal the creation of the original ‘physic’ garden in 1759 to its position today as a UNESCO World Heritage site and world-class research establishment - Kew has been a source of inspiration.


Until 1 Feb; everyday except for Mondays; tickets included in garden admission. Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, Kew, TW9 3AB 020 8332 3622 www.kew.org


SATURDAY 31 JANUARY


Snowdrop Days 2015 Get up close and personal with Chelsea Physic Garden’s stunning presentation of snowdrops. This year take the unique opportunity to view snowdrops at eye level, in a range of new displays that allow you to appreciate their minutiae and subtle complexities.


Until 8 Feb; tickets £6.60/£9.90.


Sun 18 Jan-ongoing; 7pm; tickets £27.50. 020 7492 1561


Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, KT8 9AU


www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace


66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelse, SW3 4HS


www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk THEATRE


MONDAY 19 JANUARY East is East


Starring stage and screen icon Jane Horrocks as Ella, award- winning playwright and actor Ayub Khan Din as George and a host of the finest British acting talent as the remainder of the Khan family. They come together to perform the long awaited revival of the modern comedy classic.


Until 24 Jan; 7.30pm/2.30pm mats; tickets £11.50-£48.90. Richmond Theatre, The Green, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1QJ 0844 871 7651 www.atgtickets.com


TUESDAY 20 JANUARY No Way Out (Huis Clos)


Written by Jean-Paul Sartre and translated by Frank Hauser, this play discovers three characters in an 18th century drawing room: one man and two women who are all guilty of crimes that still haunt them. They all seek to assuage their guilt in a sexual triangle from which there is no escape…


Until 24 Jan; 7.45pm; tickets £8-£12. Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney, SW15 6A1 020 8788 6943


www.putneytheatrecompany.org.uk


THURSDAY 22 JANUARY The Simon and Garfunkel Story


Award winning actor Dean Elliott and a full cast of performers tell the compelling story of the greatest music duo of all time. Using both original photos and film footage, The Simon and Garfunkel Story also features a full live band performing all their hits.


7.30pm tickets: £18-£22.40. New Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway, SW19 1QG 0844 871 7646 www.atgtickets.com


SATURDAY 24 JANUARY Forever Jackson


Singing 100% live, Robin Parsons pays true homage to the late great Michael Jackson, replicating the distinctive tones and mirroring those infamous dance moves down to meticulous detail with a vast catalogue of hits – from the Jackson 5’s Can You Feel It to solo pieces such as Billie Jean, Bad, Thriller, Beat It, Man In The Mirror, Smooth Criminal and many more.


7.30pm; £19.50-£22.40 New Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway, SW19 1QG 0844 871 7646 www.atgtickets.com


THURSDAY 29 JANUARY Anything Goes


This is a brand new production of Cole Porter’s classic, musical-comedy Anything Goes. It promises to transport you to the magical age of tap dancing and high society. With a live orchestra and a cast of 26 songs including I get A Kick Out of You and You’re the Top, it’s music not to miss.


7.30pm, until 7 Feb; tickets £15.90- £45.90.


New Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway, SW19 1QG 0844 871 7646 www.atgtickets.com


TRAVEL FOR


LAST CHANCE Charles Dickins Museum


Number 48 Doughty Street has been authentically decorated for a Victorian Christmas and room displays put together to reflect the personal Christmas festivities of Charles Dickens, compiled through research into records, letters and memoirs of Dickens himself. If you missed it through Christmas, this is one worth travelling for as you can still visit the decorated house until the 6 January.


Until 6th January; open 10am-5pm. 48 Doughty Street, WC1N 2LX 020 7405 2127


www.dickensmuseum.com


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