Editor’s picks, what’s on this weekend, 3-6 May
May market on the Piazza, an Aretha tribute night at the Bull’s Head, and a food festival like no other, here’s our top picks for the bank holiday weekend
May market on The Piazza
The monthly market is back on the Piazza for a bank holiday special. This weekend, pick up an original artisan gift, buy fresh fruit and veg and local produce, or tuck into a delicious dish from one of the food stands.
4-5 May; 11am-6pm; free
Surbiton Food Festival
The Surbiton Food Festival is back for another May bank holiday. The event comprises of two whole weeks and is a celebration of the local community and the start of summer. Enjoy the famous parade, take part in the Seething Sardine Festival and join in with the sports day and accompanying picnic.
4-19 May; see website for individual event times and venues
Cinco de Mayo at Pop Brixton
Latin music masterminds Movimientos will be spinning south American inspired tunes at Brixton’s much-loved Cinco de Mayo party taking place at Pop this Sunday. There will be an abundance of tasty Mexican food on offer, plus traditional Aztec dance, colourful Mexican decor, and performances from female mariachi duo Las Guadalupes and DJs such as Coco Maria and GypsyBox.
5 May; 4pm; free
Wandsworth Arts Fringe
Transformation of the borough with arts and culture events for the annual Wandsworth Arts Fringe. Expect venues across Wandsworth and beyond to be taken over as stages for theatre, comedy and dance. There are also plenty of great activities for little ones, and workshops and arts and crafts sessions for you to get stuck into. Read our top 10 events.
3-19 May; see website for times and prices
River walk market launch at Battersea Power Station
The launch of the brand new River Walk Market – a new weekly independent market on the banks of the Thames at Battersea Power Station. Showcasing the finest in local food, organic produce and all with a great view, this is a new market for locals keen to make the most of the entirety of the bank holiday weekend.
4 May; 11am-5pm
Free kids hour at Eco, Clapham
Encourage little ones to get involved with the world of cooking by bringing your little one along to Eco in Clapham where they’ll learn how to put together their own pizza and dress with toppings of their choice.
4-5 May; 4pm-5pm; free
Patti Boulaye – Aretha and Me
Following the success of her hugely successful show ‘Billie and Me’, about iconic singer Billie Holiday, musical theatre star Patti Boulaye returns to the Jazz Room at the Bull’s Head with another show. This time, it’s themed around the late Aretha Franklin, and Patti will be performing with the gusto of the legendary soul singer and singing some of her greatest hits.
4 May; 8.30pm; £20
Status at Battersea Arts Centre
Battersea Arts Centre will be hosting Fringe veteran Chris Thorpe who will be entertaining with proactive and conversation-inspiring award-winning show, Status. All about identity, privilege and what it means to belong in modern society.
3-11 May; see website for times; from £12.50