Top image: Kerryn Ghann and Krystyna Antoine. Windrush: A Voyage through the Generations at Clapham Library


Morden Park House, 25 June 

Join the gin lovers at Morden Park House Ginsecco Festival, featuring local gin distilleries, prosecco and live entertainment in the beautiful walled garden of the Georgian mansion. It’s a day full of fun, food, and of course, gin and fizz. 

1 Wandsworth Arts Fringe – 9-25 June

An exciting line-up of art, dance, theatre, comedy, circus, and street performances, promising 17 days of captivating entertainment. This year’s highlights include Rogue Opera,  Out of the Deep Blue by Autin Dance Theatre, Wandsworth Street Concerts and some amazing tap dancing by Petra Haller. Young talents will also get their chance to shine through Wandsworth Street Concerts and World Heart Beat Presents: The Oracle Residency. 

2 Epsom Derby – 2-3 June 

The Derby Festival is a spectacular carnival of racing, with iconic pageantry and sideshows sharing the stage. The festival is open to everyone, from the seasoned racing fan to the casual spectator. Derby Day takes place on Saturday and is known as one of the very best flat races in the world, Ladies Day takes place on the Friday. 

Theatre in London and Surrey in June 2023

3 #FromTheFringe Season 2023 – Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre, 4-25 June 

Enjoy 20 eclectic and captivating shows, carefully selected from the very best submissions. With two musicals, five stand-up comedians, five comedy plays/sketch comedies, and eight drama plays/other, there’s something for everyone. 

4 TONY! [The Tony Blair Rock Opera] – Richmond Theatre, 21 – 24 June 

Take a hilarious and musical journey through the life of former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair in this award-winning musical comedy. With a star-studded cast of unforgettable characters and more than a few catchy tunes, Tony! is a show that’s not to be missed.

5 OSO Dining Room: Bollywood Night – OSO Arts Centre, 22 June 

Enjoy a performance by Indian dancers, feast on a fragrant curry made by Spice Queen Yanete, and join in on a Bollywood dance workshop. 

6 The Adventures of The Little Red Hen – Polka Theatre, 26 May – 4 June 

With brilliant puppetry, live music, and hilarious comedy, this performance is a must-see for audiences of all ages. Join the plucky hen on her mission to make bread, while the lazy farmyard animals lounge on their sofas. 

7 Greatest Days – New Victoria Theatre, Woking, 5-10 June 

Relight your fire with the smash hit musical, Greatest Days, featuring over 15 record-breaking Take That songs and a heart-warming story of love, loss and laughter. Starring Kym Marsh, this show is a must-see for all fans of Take That. 

8 Hope Has a Happy Meal – Royal Court Theatre, 03 Jun – Sat 08 Jul 

In a dystopian world of diminishing resources, corporate giants and corruption, Hope resurfaces after years of disappearance, searching for something she left behind. Follow Hope on a surreal journey through a hyper-capitalist nation in Tom Fowler’s new play, directed by Lucy Morrison, Associate Director at the Royal Court Theatre.

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Tom Fowler. Photographer Niall McDiarmid

9 breaDth: A Multi-Media Magic Realist Drama – 16 May – 3 June 

Experience the pandemic, prejudice, and care for older people in a journey with Ibn Khaldun. In this multi-media, magic realist drama, follow the lives of different families, their loves, humor and challenges, from the Great Plague to the Covid pandemic. The script is based on true experiences collected by the ESRC. 

MUSIC EVENTS in London and Surrey in June 2023

10 1885 Singers Summer Concert – All Saints Church Putney Common, 18 June  

Join Singers for a night of exquisite music featuring Constant Lambert’s lively “Rio Grande”, Mozart’s renowned bassoon concerto, and Puccini’s grand “Messa di Gloria.” Experience the glorious operatic mass setting, enhanced by the powerful performances of tenor and baritone soloists. 

11 Little Orpheus: The Live Gaming Soundtrack – Fairfield Halls, 24 June 

Follow Ivan Ivanovich’s journey to the centre of the Earth on his atomic-bomb fuelled vessel, traversing prehistoric lands and undersea kingdoms, accompanied by the witty and wondrous soundtrack created by Jim Fowler and Jessica Curry. The performance features live actors and an hour-long cut of the gameplay. 

12 Jazz Saturdays at Wisley – 10 June – 29 July 

Enjoy the sounds of Chi Jazz at RHS Garden Wisley’s Butterfly Lovers Pavilion. The jazz music can be heard from 1pm to 4pm on Seven Acres Lawn, providing a beautiful backdrop for a family picnic or food from Wisley Food Hall. 

13 Wimbledon Community Chorus Reflections Concert – Holy Trinity Church, 17 June 

One of our most prominent community choirs, in partnership with Merton Music Foundation and their Young Voices choir, presents Reflections, an evening of uplifting song, with special guests Pete and Immy Churchill, who will explore the stories behind classics from The Great American Songbook. The concert will include ‘Living Memory’, commissioned for the choir by Pete Churchill. All profits from the concert will go to the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society. 

14 Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra Summer Concert – St Paul’s Church, 24 June  

The orchestra is thrilled to work with new conductor Thomas Payne and welcomes soloist Yuliya Ostapchuk, who will play Prokofiev’s beautiful first violin concerto. Also included in the program are works by Dvorak and Shostakovich, including the haunting Symphony No. 10. 


Celebrate the life and music of Top Topham. Members of The Yardbirds, The Eel Pie All-Stars, and Top Topham’s family and friends will come together to honour his legacy as a talented guitarist and artist. Topham’s love for blues and his influence on the band’s sound will be celebrated in this heartfelt event, which will also benefit The Alzheimer’s Society. 

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Art events in London and Surrey in June 2023

16 RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show – Saatchi Gallery, London, 16 June – 9 July  

The annual exhibition returns this year, showcasing botanical drawings and photographs by leading artists and photographers from around the world. Don’t miss this chance to see scientific accuracy, technical skill, and aesthetic appeal combined in one exquisite display. 

17 Exploring Theatre Spaces with Iain Mackintosh – Omnibus Theatre, Clapham, 26 June 

The Clapham Society invites you to join Iain Mackintosh, a distinguished theatre designer, as he presents his new memoir, Theatre Spaces 1920-2020: Finding the Fun in Functionalism. In this talk, Iain shares his insights on the design of many iconic auditoria and stages in the UK. 

18 The Great Exhibition – Sacred Heart Church Hall, Edge Hill, 14 June  

Join The Arts Society Wimbledon for an enlightening talk by Prasannajit de Silva on the real aims and impact of The Great Exhibition. While widely known as a showcase of Victorian technological prowess, the roots of the exhibition can be traced back to concerns about industrial design in Britain. 

19 Windrush: A Voyage through the Generations – Clapham Library, 1 June – 2 Sept 

A new photography exhibition by Jim Grover, an award-winning social documentary photographer. The exhibition explores how the generations that followed the Windrush Generation are living their lives in the UK today. It invites conversations around the different ways of passing down traditions, the continuity of heritage and intergenerational exchange. 

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The Baptism in St James’ Church, Clapham of Sariyah, the great granddaughter, and thus 4th generation, of Floris Bailey who arrived from Jamaica in the 1950s.

20 Cabinet Secrets at Ham House & Garden, 24 June-2 July  

Explore the stunning artisanship of Ham House and Garden’s collection of decorative cabinets, including the Ivory Cabinet and Kingwood Cabinet. This unique showcase features around 15 prized cabinets and artefacts, such as writing desks and strongboxes, normally kept closed for their preservation. 

A cabinet on a stand, circa 1675, probably by Gerrit Jensen, veneered with floral marquetry including ebony, walnut, stained fruitwood and ivory.

Outdoor events in London and Surrey in June 2023

21 Annual Weekend of Nature – WPCC, Ranger’s Office 16-18 June  

Participants can take part in a series of guided walks to explore the natural beauty of the Commons. Visitors will discover the diverse flora and fauna that call the Commons home and learn about the management techniques used to preserve its wildlife. 

22 Morden Park House Ginsecco Festival – Morden Park House, 25 June 

Join the gin lovers at Morden Park House Ginsecco Festival, featuring local gin distilleries, prosecco and live entertainment in the beautiful walled garden of the Georgian mansion. It’s a day full of fun, food, and of course, gin and fizz. 

23 Summer at Gatton: Picnic in the Park – Gatton Park, Surrey, June 4 

Enjoy a delightful start to the summer with a family picnic on the parterre, lakeside, or Japanese Gardens. Children can participate in various activities while refreshments are available for purchase. 

24 The Wander Project – Kew Gardens, London, 27 May – 3 Sept 2023 

Take your pick from five bespoke trails, each designed to inspire and ignite the imagination of adventurers, dreamers, time travellers, protectors, and wanderers. Guided by a mix of inspiring artists, thought leaders, campaigners, and Kew scientists, explorers will be immersed in a rich sensory experience. 

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25 Kingston Fun Bike Ride – 4 June, start in the Fairfield Park  

Celebrate World Bicycle Day and the start of Bike Week with this fab bike ride. The circular route is designed for all ages and abilities and will showcase some of Kingston’s cycle routes, including quieter roads, bike lanes, and low traffic neighbourhoods, with an option to stop after 4.5-miles. 

26 Flourish! Theatre & Nature Club – The Snuff Mill, Morden Hall Park, Every Monday from 15 June, 4:30-6pm  

Discover the magic of drama and nature in Morden Hall Park with Attic Theatre Company’s Flourish! club. Kids aged 8 to 14 will have the opportunity to learn acting skills and explore the great outdoors.