what's on this weekend

Editor’s picks, what’s on this weekend, 26-28 April

A bold and beautiful palm display, a dark Victorian tale comes to the stage and a street food festival for the whole family, here’s our top picks this weekend


Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Louis de Berniere’s much-loved novel about an invasion on a Greek island comes to The Rose theatre in Kingston, with live music and all the romance of the book. The stage tale is set to be grittier than the film with the production prioritising the historical backdrop that is so detrimental to the story of the star-crossed lovers. Read our interview with the main cast members.

23 April – 12 May; see website for times and prices

Captain Corelli's Mandolin


Palms and Cycads in the Glasshouse

The Glasshouse in the gorgeous grounds of RHS Garden Wisley displays its own collection of palms in the temperate section. There is also an informative trail around the Glasshouse, highlighting some of the mature specimens in the collection.

Until 28 April; 10am-3.45pm; normal garden admission


Surrey Food Festival

A feast for the senses and one for foodies, Old Deer Park will be hosting one of the first foodie festivals of the season with demos, local traders showcasing their produce, and tastings galore. There will also be live music and kids entertainment.

27-28 April; 10am-7pm

what's on this weekend


The Picture of Dorian Gray

In a society obsessed with youth and beauty, Dorian Gray is given the chance to swap his looks for something bigger – immortality. The iconic story by Oscar Wilde comes to Richmond Theatre for this weekend only.

25-27 April; 2.30pm-7.30pm; from £13

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The Sex Pistols Experience at Half Moon

The Sex Pistols Experience is the world’s leading tribute to the pioneers of punk and will be bringing all the hits and much-loved chart toppers to Putney’s legendary Half Moon.

26 April; 8pm; £12


Vegan and eco living spring fair

A vegan spring fair at Godalming Borough Hall where you can enjoy tastings, recipe ideas and a bounty of fresh fruit and veg. Talks, zero waste goodies, delicious food, crafts, upcycled homewares and plants, as well as activist groups Plastic Free Guildford, Anonymous For The Voiceless and Animal Equality.

27 April; 10am-4.30pm; free


Wine lunch at Petersham Nurseries

The beautiful nurseries of Petersham are nestled at the bottom of Richmond Hill and offer an abundance of fabulous workshops where you can get involved in garden crafts and food. This weekend, learn all about the top wines of southern Italy with the experts on hand to guide you.

27 April; 12pm-2pm; £35

what's on this weekend


Bear’s Den in Kingston

The hugely anticipated third full length album from Bear’s Den, ‘So that you might hear me’ will be coming to Kingston. The indie-folk trio were last in Kingston in 2016 and will this time be swapping The Hippodrome for the ethereal atmosphere of All Saints Church.

26 April; 8pm; £15