5 things to do this weekend, 31 May – 2 June

5 things to do this weekend 31 May – 2 June

See what you can get up to in London and Surrey: Theatre and music in Kingston, Mexican delights in Chelsea, an art exhibition in Clapham and a market in Wimbledon!

Pictured:  Love Wimbledon’s Local Market on the Piazza


Zog and the Flying Doctors

Rose Theatre, Kingston, until 2 May

Zog, super keen student turned air-ambulance, still lands with a bang-crash-thump. Together with his Flying Doctor crew, Princess Pearl and Sir Gadabout, they tend to a sunburnt mermaid, a unicorn with one too many horns and a lion with the flu. However, Pearl’s uncle, the King, has other ideas about whether princesses should be doctors, and she’s soon locked up in the castle back in a crown and a silly frilly dress!

Based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s bestselling sequel, Freckle Productions (Zog, Stick Man, Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales) are back, with music and lyrics by Joe Stilgoe (Zog), for this truly modern take on the classic fairy tale.




Ixchel is a recently-opened Mexican restaurant consisting of an all-day tapas-style menu offering, rich with warm flavours and gorgeous aromas. The menu is designed by Head Chef Ximena Gayosso Gonzalez (previously of Brat), expertly curated with offerings of everything from small plates of hand-dived scallops aguachile to sautéed prawn flour quesadillas and pork belly tacos. The large plates – called Platos Fuertes – include an achiote charcoal crispy chicken thigh and a 28-day aged Hereford ribeye with chilmole sauce. This all pairs with a drinks menu from a bar which contains one of the largest collections of agave spirits in Europe.


The Speakeasy Party: Soulfunks

Ram Jam Records, Kingston, 1 June

Soulfunks are an eight-piece soul and funk covers band coming to the Speakeasy Party in June, with distinctive female lead vocals, and great harmonies backed by tight rhythm.

Art & Culture

Beryl Cook/Tom of Finland

Studio Voltaire, Clapham

This major new exhibition brings together the work of these two cultural icons for the very first time. In pairing their work this presentation will reveal interconnected ideas surrounding gender, sexuality, taste and class.

Outdoor fun

Love Wimbledon’s Local Market on the Piazza

1-2 June

Wimbledon Town Centre welcomes a mix of artisan stalls, from hot food and baked goods to homewares, art, accessories, and beyond at its monthly market.