Editor’s picks, what’s on this weekend, 14-16 June
From Seafood Festivals to CHIC at Hampton Court Palace, here’s our top picks for what’s on this weekend
The Big Velofete
Herne Hill’s velodrome will be taken over for a weekend cycling bonanza with The Big Velofete. For those who are pros on Strava and enjoy a Richmond Park ride every weekend, this is one for you, with races galore. What’s more, there will be plenty of entertainment with DJs, street food and beers served at the bar.
15-16 June; see website for details
London Seafood Festival
If you have a penchant for all things seafood, the London Seafood Festival will be in full swing at Battersea Power Station across the weekend, with seafood tastings, chefs showcasing their finest dishes, masterclasses and pop-ups aplenty offering delectable dishes straight from the sea. On the bill are big name chefs including Jose Pizarro and Vivek Singh.
12-16 June; see website for details
Balham Literary Festival
Balham Literary Festival is back with a line-up of speakers, including authors, novelists, children’s book illustrators and philosophers all descending on the south London town to inspire its residents into the wide world of reading. Visit the website to find out about individual events, pricing and who exactly is on the bill.
Nile Rodgers and Chic at Hampton Court Palace
The king of funk and soul will be coming to Hampton Court Palace Festival with CHIC this Saturday for an evening of showstopping funk and soul music. Pack a picnic and marvel at the ancient surrounds.
15 June; £21
Hampton Court Palace
Big Funny Fest at Old Deer Park
The inaugural Big Funny Fest comes to Richmond this weekend, taking up residency in Old Deer Park. To kickstart the tradition, the festival will be hosting some of the hottest, most exciting new and established comedians performing in an historic park. Take advantage of the street food and visit both the Big Top and Little Top tents.
15-16 June; 2pm-10.30pm; £28.50
The Tiger Who Came To Tea at New Wimbledon Theatre
The classic tale about a mischievous nighttime guest from the book by the late Judith Kerr. The story has been lovingly reinvented for the stage and will be performed across the weekend at New Wimbledon Theatre.
14-16 June; 11am, 1.30pm & 2pm; from £14
New Wimbledon Theatre
This is Going to Hurt at The Rose
The acclaimed book, This is Going to Hurt, made waves last year with tales of the tumultuous and hilarious lives of junior medics in the industry. The story will be coming to the stage at The Rose, Kingston, recreating the stories with the same dry humour and wit, but live.
16 June; 6pm-10pm
After Dark at Finborough Theatre
The spectacular West End hit, After Dark, depicting late Victorian London with all its grit and debauchery comes to Finborough Theatre in West Brompton. The story involves everything from train crashes to dastardly villains to plucky heroines and promises to be an electric performance transporting you back through time.
13 June – 6 July; see website for times; from £18