5 things to book this weekend, 5th – 7th April

5 things to book this weekend, 5th – 7th April

Energetic theatre in Wimbledon, wine and cheese in Battersea, a thought-provoking art exhibition in Clapham, music in Teddington and guided tours in Morden!

Pictured: An Officer and A Gentleman the Musical at New Wimbledon Theatre (c) Marc Brenner


An Officer and A Gentleman the Musical

New Wimbledon Theatre, until 6 April

Last showings this weekend! This timeless story of love, courage, and redemption tells of Zack, a fearless young officer candidate, and the captivating Paula, whose fiery spirit matches his own. Their encounters ignite a spark that transcends boundaries, awakening a passionate love that defies all odds.




Wine and cheese lovers will probably be familiar with this wine shop and bistro. It’s bustling and ever so French and the bistro side has a delectable menu of seasonal produce. The wine list has a focus on artisanal producers, and low-intervention growing. Wine classes here come highly recommended.


Cara Dillon: Coming Home

Landmark Arts Centre, 5 April

Born from a collection of poems and the remarkable album that followed, this acclaimed live production sees Irish singer Cara Dillon skilfully interweave her new material with a carefully curated selection of her beloved classics.

Art & Culture

Jay Bernard: Far From the Start

Studio Voltaire, Clapham, Until 7 April

Stemming from a combination of research and personal experience, Bernard has responded to the Clapham South Deep Level Shelter as a point of diffusion after the arrival of the HMT Empire Windrush in 1948. The Windrush narrative has become a unified story of early post-war mass migration. In this work, the deep-level shelter becomes the opposite: a site of dispersal, alternatives and forgotten details that sit behind the familiar narrative.


Free Guided History Tours

Morden Hall Park, 7 April

These guided tours are an easy walk, and take about 45 minutes.  You’ll go all around the park, taking a look at the Wandle river, once the most industrialised river in the UK for its size, and learn about the snuff milling that happened there.