The best things to do this weekend, 12-14 July

The best things to do this weekend, 12-14 July

Our top picks of the best things to get up to: from a country fair in Barnes to relaxed Thai dining, jazz and blues in Kingston, an exhibition in Guildford and family-friendly theatre in Wimbledon…

Pictured: Rosa’s Thai


How to Catch a Star

Polka Theatre, Wimbledon

Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure. A wondrous family show based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers.


Rosa’s Thai

Chelsea, Guildford, Tooting, Wimbledon

With restaurants dotted around south west London and warm, cosy interiors, Rosa’s offers up Thai dining in a relaxed but refined atmosphere. It’s a great place to stop by for lunch or a casual dinner over the weekend. You can enjoy yummy small plates of chicken satay and moo ping alongside nourishing and flavoursome noodle bowls and vibrant, spicy curries.



Ram Jam Records, Kingston, 13 July

This up tempo, R&B, Rock & Roll, Roots and Blues band will be performing at Ram Jam Records on Saturday. Expect a unique mix of R&B, Down Home Blues and Rock & Roll with a touch of Mediterranean vibes.

Art & Culture

Guildford Arts Summer Exhibition

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Visit the Mill Studio to experience a diverse collection of contemporary art: from paintings, photography, sculpture, prints, ceramics to glass work by local and national artists. (Not open on Sunday).

Outdoor fun

BCA Barnes Fair

Barnes Common, 13 July

Enjoy live music, delicious food, and unique crafts from local vendors. This family-friendly event offers funfair rides including the much-loved steam powered Gallopers carousel, helter skelter and vintage swings.