Editor’s picks, what’s on this weekend, 7-9 June
From rare book fairs to the Open Squares weekend, to a world naked bike ride through the capital, here’s our top picks for what’s on this weekend
World Naked Bike Ride
If you happen to be wandering around Clapham this weekend, be sure to look alive as the World Naked Bike Ride will be heading through this part of town for its 16th celebration. The ride is a protest against oil dependency and seeks to make a point that cycling should dominate the roads. It’s also a celebration of the individuality of the bare body and participants glitter up, paint their bodies and don some pretty crazy costume.
8 June; see website for details and locations
Firsts Rare Book Fair
Lovers of all things hardback should head to Battersea this weekend as the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association will be hosting a rare book fair with Stephen Fry in tow. There will be more than 150 exhibitors from 15 countries, meaning you can cast your eye over first edition Shakespeare, and even a fragment of the Gutenberg Bible – the world’s first printed book.
7-9 June; £20
Putney Saturday Brunch Market
A unique Saturday brunch market in the early June sunshine will be held on Putney Wharf this weekend. Head down and grab a tasty brunch platter at one of the foodie market stalls and enjoy live music, arts and crafts to start your weekend in the right way.
8 June; free
Deodar Road, Putney
The 1951 Festival of Britain
An historical guided walk around Battersea Park’s north side with Friends of Battersea Park. Taking its name from the famous post World War Two festival that sought to celebrate the country’s victory and modernity, the festival looks at the remnants of the Festival of Britain Pleasure Gardens. The walk is part of Wandsworth Heritage Festival.
9 June; £5
Mamma Mia 2 at Morden Hall Park
The al fresco cinema season is well and truly upon us and this weekend, we’ll be heading to Morden Hall Park for the first of many with The Luna Cinema. Pack a picnic (and some layers, let’s be realistic) and enjoy Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again as the sun sets.
8 June; 7.45pm; £15.50
Morden Hall Park
Guildford Beer Festival 2019
For those with a love of beer, hops, ales and stouts, Guildford is the best place to be this weekend with the annual Guildford Beer Festival, with workshops, craft tastings and demonstrations galore.
7-8 June; £10
Guildford Cricket Club
Art in the Landscape at Gatton Park
A day of landscape painting in a beautiful natural setting at Gatton Park. Enjoy an enchanting walk through the grounds and take to the canvas with artistic guidance and support from professionals in the field.
8 June; 10am-3.30pm; £25
Kokoda at Tara Arts
This fabulous local theatre that celebrates the community and heritage of London will be yet again opening its doors for another excellent production. This time, head down to catch Kokoda – a dedicated and impassioned retelling of an important slice of Australian history.
4-8 June; 7.30pm; £17.50