2023 EVENTS TO POP IN YOUR DIARY & SAVE THE DATE
2023 EVENTS TO POP IN YOUR DIARY & SAVE THE DATE
A whole host of events to pop in your diary…
Image: Sophie Ward as Marina Gregg (front) in The Mirror Crack’d, credit Ali Wright
The Mirror Crack’d – Rose Theatre, 21-25 Feb
Do you love Miss Marple? Who doesn’t. Here’s a treat for you, coming to Kingston soon enough – an atmospheric tale of a vicious murder and a certain lady detective with a frail body and a mind of steel…
Six Nations Championship – various venues, inc. Twickenham, 4 Feb – 18 March
Get your tix for Twickenham or head to one of our lovely local pubs to cheer on the boys!
The Bodyguard – New Wimbledon Theatre, 6-11 March
Get ready for this musical adaptation of the classic movie starring the Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton. Featuring a whole host of irresistible songs including One Moment in Time, I Have Nothing, Greatest Love Of All, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and, of course, I Will Always Love You.
Boat Race – 26 March
The iconic Oxford vs Cambridge boat race will, as tradition has it, start downstream of Putney Bridge before passing under Hammersmith Bridge and Barnes Railway Bridge finishing just before Chiswick Bridge. Oxford won the man’s race last year for the first time since 2017 – watch out for Cambridge crew eager to get back on winning streak!
OSO Dining Room: Abyssinian Night – Traditional Ethiopian Cuisine – OSO Arts Centre, 13 April
Book this one early – they sell out fast! Sample on Abyssinian cuisine reflecting on this historical area – which spanned both present-day Ethiopia and Eritrea – and its fascinating heritage.
The Woman Who Turned into a Tree – Omnibus Theatre, 4-22 April
From Netflix’s own Lisa Langseth comes this tale of isolation, identity and obsession with the opinions of others. Inspired by the myth of Daphne.
The Beekeeper of Aleppo – Richmond Theatre, 2-6 May
Based on the international bestseller by Christy Lefteri, The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a tender play about the life of one couple – an artist blinded by an explosion, Afra, and her beekeeper husband Nuri.
2023 RHS Chelsea Flower Show – 22 – 27 May
Cutting-edge garden design, stunning floral displays and of course, unique shopping opportunities – all this and more. And don’t miss Discovery Zone in the Great Pavilion – home to educational exhibits promoting the latest discoveries in horticultural science.
Wandsworth Arts Fringe – 9-25 June 2023
The true treasure trove of artistic energy, WAF now welcomes local creatives from across the artistic paths to join in for the celebration of culture that moves, thrills and inspires change. Expect cutting-edge theatre, outdoor art extravaganzas, and fab music concerts – and more.
Kingston International Film Festival – 23-25 June
The 2022 festival saw 99 films, 12 workshops, 17 Q&A’s, 5 talks, 3 networking sessions, an industry panel and a charity screening which raised £1,400 for DEC Ukraine. And 2023 looks even better! Mark your calendars.
Fuse International – 30 June – 9 July 2023
Over 80 events across film, music, theatre, visual arts and other creative place take over Kingston for ten days of bliss. Curated and presented by charity Creative Youth.
C2023 Wimbledon Championships – 3-16 July
Annnnd… Tennis is back in Wimbledon. The oldest tennis tournament in the world never fails to attract crowds from all over the world. Although the application phase for the Wimbledon Public Ballot is now closed, you always have a chance to get some in the Queue – stay tuned for our tips to maximise your chances!
Summer Nights – Epsom Downs, 3 August
A summer evening of racing at the prestigious Epsom Downs Racecourse – and a live DJ set.
Ibiza Chill House 2023 – East Molesey Cricket Club, 28 August
Get a taste of Ibiza in a quintessentially English setting of East Molesey: martinis, prosecco and sangria galore, world, latin and soulful music flows from the stage…
RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show – 5-10 Sep
The sensational flower festival returns to Wisley for yet another year! Expect gardening inspiration, expert advice, floral displays and lots of shopping. Plus, the celebrations of 10 years of National Dahlia Society Show at Wisley!
Jane Morris – the Pre-Raphaelite muse – Omnibus Theatre, 18 September
A fab talk organised by Clapham Society. Find out more about this outstanding woman, immortalised through her many portraits by her long-time lover, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, yet presently largely forgotten in the shadow of her husband, William Morris.
Wimbledon, Barnes, Guildford and Clapham will welcome you back this autumn! The best authors, warm meet-and-greets, and awesome stories to hear. This year’s line-up featured the likes of Robert Harris, Ben Macintyre and Anthony Horowitz – keep an eye on who’s next!
Shrek The Musical – New Victoria Theatre, 30 October – 4 November
From the producers of Hairspray and Priscilla Queen of the Desert comes this fabulous musical for the entire family!
Bonfire Night – 5 November
Join in for the top Bonfire Night events in London and Surrey. Annual sparkling extravaganzas are bound to be back, including musical displays in Wimbledon and Morden Parks and the massive celebrations in Battersea Park!
Annie – New Wimbledon Theatre, 7-11 November
The smash-hit musical beloved by generations of children returns to Wimbledon to brighten up your autumn days…
Our local theatres are sure to get festive again! Stay tuned for what they have planned this year…
New Year’s Eve
And we’re back in January! Here’s to 2023 being the best one yet!