Editor’s picks, what’s on this weekend, 11-13 October
From an autumnal celebration at Battersea Power Station to the annual Ski Sunday competition in Surbiton, here’s our guide to what’s on this weekend near you
Harvest Fest: Hay maze at Morden Hall Park
Kids are welcome to try out a special harvest maze at Morden Hall Park this weekend – a fun-filled maze of hay bales where kids are encouraged to find their way out while discovering the joys of autumn and harvest time.
12-27 October; 11am; £3
Morden Hall Park
Festifeel at House of Vans
Live music and comedians take to the stage at Waterloo’s House of Vans for breast cancer charity gig, Festifeel, returning for it’s 10th year. Musically, enjoy the soothing tones of James Bay, and the uplifting indie beat of Bombay Bicycle Club. The day will be hosted by Amanda Byram. While tickets are sold out online, they will be on the door from midday.
12 October; from 12pm; £35
House of Vans, Waterloo
Autumn at Battersea Power Station
From the London Restaurant Festival to giant floor murals, this autumn, there is plenty going on at the iconic power station. Keep the kids entertained with Halloween fun, try out special tasting menus and venture to the arches under Circus West Village for the best offerings from south west London’s best chefs.
4-26 October; from 10am; see website for details
Circus West Village
Beer festival on Venn Street
A date for any beer-lovers diary as Venn Street is transformed with independent brewers and various types of beer for sale. Have a potter down the cobbles and quench your thirst while trying out the offerings from local foodie traders.
12 October; 10am
Chelsea History Festival
After discovering that London matches the United Nation’s definition of a forest, Paul Wood was inspired to explore and is bringing his ‘forest trails’ to the Chelsea History Festival.
12 October; 4pm-5pm
Chelsea Physic Garden
A Taste of Honey
The National Theatre, producers of Macbeth and War Horse, will be bringing classic British production, A Taste of Honey to Richmond, prior to its West End run. Jodie Prenger leads the cast as Helen in a bold new production that features original music compositions, telling a tale about working class life in post-war Britain.
11-12 October; 7.30pm; from £13.90
Surbiton Ski Sunday
The chance to strap ice to your feet and ski down St Mark’s Hill in Surbiton, being clapped along by the local community. The event raises money for Shooting Star Chase and Creative youth, and entrants will be aiming to beat the world record of 21 metres.
13 October; from 11am
St Mark’s Hill, Surbiton