Editor’s picks, what’s on this weekend, 31 May-2 June
From local markets to live music al fresco, here’s our top pick for what’s on this weekend
BioBlitz Late – bats and moths
Discover all the creepy crawlies that reside in Morden Hall Park at this family friendly event. Tours will be led by experts who will show you around the site, and little ones can look out for moths and bats in their natural habitat, all the while learning about the importance of nature.
1 June; 8.30pm-10pm; free
Morden Hall Park
Love Wimbledon market on the Piazza
Returning to the Wimbledon Piazza with some of your favourite stalls of artisan makers, crafty creators and handmade products, the Love Wimbledon market is a monthly favourite. This month it returns twice, with a special market at the end of June. Read our favourite local markets round-up for other local markets in the area.
1-2 June; 11am-6pm
May half term family activities
The wetlands in Barnes are a hotbed for nature and wildlife. Bring the family along this half term and let children unleash on the wetlands, discovering the animals that live in the ponds and all about conserving nature. There is the opportunity to enjoy mini-safaris and also try out a spot of pond dipping.
25 May – 2 June
Wisley Live! Saturday Jazz in the Garden
It’s set to be a scorcher weather wise this weekend, why not venture out to Wisley and enjoy the spectacular grounds while listening to some live music. The Butterfly Pavilion will be hosting jazz musicians across the Saturday afternoon.
1 June – 28 July; 9am-5pm; included in garden entry
RHS Garden Wisley
Big old wizards and muggles pub quiz
Think you know your books off by heart? Then Four Thieves is where you need to be come Sunday night. The much-loved Clapham bar will be hosting a themed Harry Potter quiz packed with great questions, excellent prizes, and plenty of magic making.
2 June; 7.30pm-10pm
The Four Thieves, Clapham
Summer social at Richmond Athletic Ground
A full-on day of sports celebrations with hundreds of teams playing rugby, volleyball, dodgeball and more. Following the matches, the day will evolve into the evening with DJs spinning into the night and foodie stands selling tasty street food.
1 June; £20
Richmond Athletic Ground
The Gruffalo at the Rose Theatre
The kid’s classic, The Gruffalo, comes to Kingston. Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical stage adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
29 May – 2 June; see website for times and prices
Rose Theatre Kingston
Sundance: London film festival
Sundance Film Festival: London gives film fans an opportunity to see the best of this year’s independent cinema, ahead of the films being released in the UK. The festival will be showcasing screenings, premieres and Q&As with actors, directors and screenwriters from Hollywood and around the world. One of the highlights is the panel events featuring Corporate Animals’ Sam Bain and Patrick Brice, which will focus on ‘Comedy and Collaboration’ on Saturday 1 June at 18:15pm.
30 May – 2 June; see website for times and prices
Picturehouse Central, London