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Things To Do: Events


Tank Keepers: Meet the Royal Armoured Corps
Meet serving members of the Royal Armoured Corps and find out what it’s like to work with tanks today. Learn about the equipment and experiences of serving members.
11.00am - 4.00pm. Free 
National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, SW3 4HT
020 7730 0717 \

Tank Wars Family Workshop
Command one of the museum’s remote controlled tanks to test your mettle on a series of challenges. Navigate an obstacle course, race, and see how many rounds your tank will last against other tank commanders 
11am and 12.15pm. £3 National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, SW3 4HT
020 7730 0717 \

Poetry writing workshop: Armistice
As part of the British Army’s 2018 poetry writing competition ‘Writing Armistice’, this workshop will take inspiration from First World War poets, as well as objects in the Museum.
11am and 12pm. Free
National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, SW3 4HT
020 7730 0717  \

Cirque Du Chennai in aid of The National Autistic Society
Cirque Du Chennai is a variety circus show raising money for the NAS & their youth clubs for Autistic children. The event will feature Trapeze, Aerial Silks, Burlesque, Comedy and more. Raffle and Cash bar.

Doors 6pm, Show start 7pm
£15 adults, £10 concessions 
The Arthur Cotterell Theatre (ACT), Kingston Hall Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 2AQ 
0750 6679 915 \

British Iris Society Late Spring Show
Come and see beautiful iris on display and buy from the best. There will be experts on hand to answer all your questions as well as a photographic exhibition. 

11am - 4pm. Free with normal Garden entry.
RHS Garden Wisley, Wisley Lane, Woking, GU23 6QB
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The Epsom Model Railway Show
Large model railway exhibition featuring a further selection of some of the country's finest working layouts in various scales and sizes. Children can drive trains on Hornby Junction. Miniature railway providing steam train rides.

10am to 5pm (5.30pm Sat). Adults £7, Children under 16 FREE
Nort East Surrey College of Technology (NESCOT), Reigate Road, Ewell, KT17 3DS
01483 576274 \

Plant Sale for Wildlife
Plant a garden that wildlife will love! Please join us at our first Plant Sale and bring wildlife into your gardens. We will be selling a wide range of plants which encourage and sustain local wildlife including annuals, biennials, perennial, herbs and many more. 
9am - 3pm. £2 (kids go free) includes refreshments
Kilmorey Mausoleum wildlife garden, 275 St Margaret's Road, Twickenham, TW1 1PN
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Advanced Financial Modelling: Change the Game
In this workshop we will build on existing Excel modelling skills and apply new techniques to better analyse financial data, predict revenues and costs, assess risks and forecast economic inputs in a time-efficient and effective way. 

8:30 am - 5:00 pm.. Early Bird Rate £595.00
Novotel London West, 1 Shortlands, London, W6 8DR 
07756 900 176 \

A Table Outside at the Birtley Estate
Pop up supper club at the stunning Birtley Estate near Guildford. Tickets include cocktails, canapes and a four course meal paired with wine created by local chef Daniel Britten featuring produce from the estate. 
6pm - 10pm. £97 Early Bird £130 Full Price
The Birtley Estate, Birtley Road, Bramley, GU5 0LB
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Byzantium: The Two Eyes of Europe - a talk by Lord True
Former leader of Richmond Council and Byzantine Scholar Lord True will talk about how the Latin west and Greek east drifted apart after the collapse of Roman power and how this affects attitudes today

The Spring Golf day
Join The Children's Trust at The Addington Golf Course and help raise vital funds. 4 ball entry includes breakfast, 18-hole tournement, late lunch and prize giving

08:30. 4 ball team £440
The Addington Golf Club, 205 Shirely Church Road, Nr Croydon, CRO 5AB
01737 364324 \

May Fair
Books, bric a brac, jewellery, grand raffle, bottle tombola, Royal Wedding Children's Fancy Dress Parade. Dancing demonstration, BBQ, refreshments. 
11.30 a.m-2p.m; Adults £1, children free 
St. Matthew's Church, Durham Road, West Wimbledon, SW20 0DE
020 8542 1451 |

National Alpine Show
This exciting national level show will feature a marquee packed with unusual alpine plants for sale, colourful displays and competition classes. Visitors can join guided tours of the Wisley alpine areas and collections.
10:30 - 16:00. Free with normal Garden entry 
RHS Garden Wisley, Wisley Lane, Woking, GU23 6QB
01483224234 | 
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Come Rain or Come Shine
Whether the sun is shining or the heavens are open this spring, come and join us for an evening of eclectic music which will lift everyone’s spirits and get the toes tapping! In aid of the Chief Constable’s charity.

19:00; £7.00 adults, £5.00 under 16s
Normandy Village Hall, Glaziers Lane, Normandy, Surrey, GU3 2DD

London Superhero Run
Join team Kinsgton Hospital Charity and participate in UK's biggest SuperHero Run (5K or 10K). Every participant will receive a free KHC running vest 

9am; £25
Regent's Park, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4NR
0208 973 5041 | 

Death Cafe
Death isn't always easy to talk about but Trinity is offering you the opportunity to face your fears in a safe and supportive environment. Facilitated by Kate Wells, an experienced social worker at Trinity, join others to share your experiences, hopes and fears for life’s great inevitability over tea and cake.
6.30pm - 8pm. Free event
Royal Trinity Hospice, 30 Clapham Common North Side, Clapham, SW4 0RN
0207 7871 003 | 
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Pump House Pavilion
Pump House Pavilion will host a series of workshops, performances and events. Suitable for all ages, the activities will explore the themes of uncertainty, taking chances, finding limits and multiple possibilities.

Until 3 June 2018, Wednesdays – Sundays, 11am – 5pm. FREE event
Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, Battersea, SW11 4NJ
0203 9590 021
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The Total Motion Aquathlon 2018
The Total Motion Aquathlon takes place on Saturday 19th May 2018 at Tooting Bec Lido and features a 810m swim + 7.3km run. It will be professionally chip timed and all competitors will receive medals.

£32- £40
Tooting Bec Lido, Tooting Bec Road, London, SW16 1RU
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Esher May Fair
An action packed, fun afternoon out. The fair includes fairground rides, falconry display, musical events, stalls selling crafts and local products, the famous Ajax Sea Scouts barbeque, a beer tent and the ever popular auction 

11.45am-4pm. Free
Event Esher Green, Esher Green, Esher, KT10 8PU
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Union Market
Union Market offers a space that allows you to engage with people and discover more about the foods you are purchasing. Choose products from the bakery, butchers, cheese room, deli, fish counter and buy fresh fruit and veg, wine, and eat at the Union Market Restaurant.
Mon-Sat 8am-9pm, Sun 9am-9pm.
Union Market, 472 Fulham Road, Fulham Broadway SW6 1BY
020 7386 2470

Fulham Market
A great selection of fresh fruit and vegetables at reasonable prices with the hustle and bustle of a typical market. Shoppers can find groceries, toiletries, clothes and a haberdashery.
Mon-Sat; 8am-6pm.
North End Road, Fulham SW6 1NL

Bottomless Belaire Brunch in Chelsea
JuJu is now serving "Bottomless Belaire Brunches" every Saturday. Enjoy unlimited Luc Belaire bellinis served alongside a delicious pan-Asian selection. All for just £20 per person
1-5pm; 2 Hours for £20
JuJu, 316 - 318 Kings Road, Chelsea, SW3 5UH

Balham Farmers’ Market
Weekly Saturday Balham Farmers’ Market. Farmers and food producers include Kentish fisherman David Price, organic East Sussex fruitgrowers Brambletye Fruit Farm and Burscombe Cliff Farm, who rear rare breed beef and lamb near Maidstone.
Every Sat; 9am-2pm.
Chestnut Grove School, Hearnville Road SW12 8JZ

Kizomba Addiction
Start the year with a spring in your step; experience Kizomba and Party classes with G-Soua & DJ where teachers focus on developing strong foundations so you can dance smoothly and elegantly with connection and musicality in every step. Dress to impress with smart, funky and elegant clothes.
8pm/9pm/10; tickets £7/£10.
Adulis Restaurant, 44-46 Brixton Road, SW9 6BT
07886 47139

Banstead Woods Park Run
Free weekly run, everyone is welcome to join in whatever your pace. Register on the website to retrieve your personal barcode for the run.
Banstead Woods, near Coulsdon

Saturday Sessions
Every Saturday we bring you the best in commercial/dance and old school music.
20:00 - 23:55. £0
Gigalum, 7-8 cavendish parade, London, SW4 9DW

Burn calories, be active, feel great. Suitable for everyone. Safe foam balls used. The most entertaning social sports to play.
11.30am-12.30pm. First 4 sessions £20
Mole Hall, Walton Road, Molesey, KT8 2JE
07960 683 199

Fitness in the Gardens
Low impact outdoor cardio-exercise for all: power-walking, jogging and stretching. Run by the community for the community, with help from AHM, the Pavilion Trust and CARA.
10-11am; free.
Pavilion, Canbury Gardens, Lower Ham Road, Kingston KT2

Tattenhams Market
Tattenhams Indoor Market held the first Saturday of the month. Featuring stalls selling greetings cards, jewellery, gifts, home craft items and more.
10am-2pm; free entrance.
The United Church of St Mark, St Marks Road, Epsom Downs KT18 5RD

Wimbledon Park Farmers Market
Firmly established for 11 years, there are around 20 stalls selling a great range of produce and very knowledgeable farmers to help you decide what to buy. Sellers include March House Farm who have the largest selection of free range rare breed meats on the market.
Wimbledon Park Primary School, Havana Road, off Durnsford Road SW19 8EJ

Merton Abbey Mills Fresh Produce Market
Free Range Grass Fed Beef, Salt Marsh Lamb, Free Range Chickens, Free Range Organic Eggs, Seasonal Game, Award winning Cheeses, Oils, Pickles and Preserves, Bread, Organic Vegetables, Salad, Soft Fruits, Pressed Juices, Meadow Flower products.
Merton Abbey Mills

All the Single Ladies
Well singletons, Forbidden Nights is coming to the rescue – a male variety show full of explosive choreography and a fair few topless romeos taking centre stage. The boys first hit the scene on the last Britain’s Got Talent and sent the entertainment world into a storm with its innovation and theatrical production. Even if you have a special someone, this can be a fun night for all on a Saturday night!
Every Saturday; 7.45pm; £19.99-£35. Clapham Grand Theatre, 21-25 St John’s Hill,
Clapham Junction, SW11 1TT. 08456 432176

Venn Street Market
Now that the weekly Saturday market going strong selling a fantastic range of the best foods, a weekly Sunday market is being introduced from the 1 April. The Sunday market will see a strong craft section which hopes to reach arts and crafts students and artists, as well as plants from the best British growers and nurseries.
Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 11am-4pm (tbc).
Venn Street, Clapham SW4

Wimbledon Windmill Museum
The museum has exhibits for the young and old, covering windmills and milling as well as local history and the Scouting movement.
Sat 2pm-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm.
Wimbledon Windmill Museum, Windmill Road SW19 5NR
020 8947 2825

Bottomless Brunch at Gigalum
Guests can enjoy unlimited Prosecco and Bloody Mary's to accompany their breakfast. Sat and Sundays 11am-3pm.
11am-3pm. Free
Gigalum, 7/8 Cavendish Parade Clapham Common, London, SW4 9DW
Hilton and 07906281261/

Brixton Farmers Market
Weekly market run by London Farmers’ Market, bringing quality fresh produce – fruit and vegetable, cheeses, flowers, meat, bread, cakes and jams - to the area.
Brixton Station Road SW9

All You Can Eat Dim Sum Every Sunday in Clapham
£19.50pp, 12pm-10pm. Min 2 people, booking required.
12:00 - 22:00. GBP19.50
Fu Manchu, 15-16 Lendal Terrace, London, SW4 7UX

Sunday Sessions at Gigalum
Different DJs and featured artists every week, see website for details.
3-11pm; Free entry
Gigalum, 7/8 Cavendish Parade, Clapham Common, London, SW4 9DW

Hildreth Street Market
Hildreth Street Market is now a weekly fresh food market. Food and drink traders include fresh organic British fruits and veg company Ash Green Organics; hot hog roast pigs from Rainha Santa; artisan freshly baked breads from Oliver’s Baker and handmade Italian chocolates from Baruzzo, as well as many more.
Hildreth Street, Balham SW12

Parsons Green Farmers Market
Farmers’ market customers voted with enthusiasm for their favourite market stalls at Parsons Green Farmers Market run by London Farmer’s Market. Pippin Orchard, run by Malcolm Stone was the winner, selling every Sunday in season, pop down to find out for yourselves!
Every Sun; 10am-2pm
New Kings Road School, Parsons Green, SW6 4LY
020 7833 0338

Antiques Fair
Family-run, friendly fair, a treasure trove of social history and legacy – and a great place to pick up a bargain.
Tues 11am-4pm; early admission £5, normal £3; Sun 10am-4pm; admission £3.
Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher KT10 9AJ
020 7249 4050

Salsa & Bachata Classes and Club
Wimbledon Salsa & Bachata Classes and Club every Monday in Drake House. All levels are welcome, fun and friendly.
7-11pm; £10
Drake House, 44 St Georges Road, Wimbledon SW19 4ED

Kingston Camera Club
Weekly meetings and talks by the Kingston Camera Club. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome to join the events, which are made up of lectures, competitions, exhibitions and social events.
St John Ambulance HQ, Athelstan Road, Kingston KT1 3BE

Salsa Classes for all levels, beginners to advanced.
8pm-9pm; £6.
La Tasca, 52 High Street, Kingston KT1 1EU

Kingston U3A meets monthly, except for bank holidays.
1.30pm; first Monday each month; members £1, visitors £1.50.
United Reformed Church, Kingston KT1 1HZ
020 8286 3597

Vinyasa Yoga
Flowing vinyasa yoga class suitable for all levels.
9.30-10.30 am; £10 per class
Belgrave Hall, Denmark Road, Wimbledon, SW19 4PG

The Music Quiz at The Half Moon
Teams of up to 6 can put themselves against the test of music through the ages at the Half Moon Music Quiz.
The Half Moon, 93 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London, SW15 1EU

New Mums' Coffee Morning
Every Tuesday morning new Mums can meet each other, relax, chat and enjoy a free pastry with every drink! We offer a comfortable, family friendly environment, with spacious baby-changing facilities and room for buggies.
10:00-11:00. Free event
Toast Rack Bakery, 314 Trinity Road, Wandsworth Common, SW18 5RG

Antiques Market
Sunbury antiques market is the largest and longest running bi-monthly market in the country.
9am-2pm; free entry.
Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames TW16 5AQ
01932 230946

Balham Rotary Club
The Rotary meet every Tuesday and is always on the look out for likeminded people who want to be part of the Rotary and make a difference. They often have guest speakers who talk about local projects – please email the club if you are interested in joining.
The Exhibit, 12 Balham Station Road, Balham SW12 9SG

Needlework and Embroidery Club Classes
Classes with Bella Lane, graduate of the Royal School of Needlework, for beginners, intermediates, and advanced stitchers to work on their own projects. All ages welcome, children in company of an adult.
10am- 3pm; £30 per session
Conference Room, by the Herb Garden, Battersea Park SW11 4NJ
07961 8115115

Mums Running
A new-mums Running club, designed and run by physiotherapists, to help new mums get back to fitness. Bring you baby and buggy, and learn how to get back into shape, learn a good running technique and meet like minded mums. All fitness levels welcome, everyone works at their own level under physiotherapy guidence.
3.30pm-4.15pm;£6 (intrduction free),
Sun Gate, Battersea Park, Battersea, SW113bt

Tennis Tuesdays
This new initiative from the Lawn Tennis Association and Nike aims to tackle the gender gap in sports participation, offering exclusive pop-up female only tennis events across the capital on Tuesdays. Sessions in Wandsworth will be at All Win Tennis in Leaders Gardens, SW15; King George’s Park, SW18; and Tooting Bec Common, SW17.
Weekly; costs vary.

Ham House: Behind the Scenes Tour
Upstairs, downstairs – experience the unseen parts of Ham House through the eyes of the servants and glimpse how the house is used today on this 45 minute tour.
2-2.45pm; tickets £8 (plus admission).
Ham House and Garden, Ham Street, Richmond TW10 7RS
0844 249 1895

Supportive Social Clubs for retired women
These weekly meet-ups run by Lindy, the helpful club coordinator, are a great way to meet new friends. Enjoy lovely lunches at local restaurants, theatre and much more! Transport can be arranged.
Wimbledon Club: Mondays
2pm, Elys, 16 St George Road,
Wimbledon, SW19 4DP
Putney Club: Mondays 10.30am,
Bill’s Restaurant, 126 Putney High Street, SW15 1RR
020 8144 3460

Bottomless Bubbles

Battersea Rises presents their new night Bottomless Bubbles which will take place every Thursday with live music and complimentary Prosecco all night for just £20. This could well be the perfect way to start your Summer weekends early!
Rise 46, 46 Battersea Rise, SW11 1EE

Acoustic Open Mic
Running for just over two years - Sign Up, Plug In and Perform!
Sign up 8pm, performances start 9pm.
The Nelson Arms, 15 Merton High Street SW19 1DF
020 3132 4590

General Market
Recognised as the largest weekday market in southern England.
Every Thurs; 9am-3pm; free.
Kempton Race Course, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames TW16 5AQ
01932 782292

Wimbledon Breastfeeding Cafe
Free weekly drop in session for women wanting support with breastfeeding.The sessions will be staffed by experienced NCT breastfeeding counsellors.
10am-noon. Free event
The Gooseberry Bush Cafe, 115 Kingston Road, Wimbledon, SW19 1LT
0208 543 8720

Salsa Classes and Club
Amazing sound system, fully licensed bar, classes and salsa dance club.
7-11.45pm; £10
Putney Salsa Club, Dance Lab Ballroom Hall,
63 Upper Richmond Road, Putney SW15 2RD
07831 715 368;

Chill Out Fridays
Free lunchtime music on The Piazza every Friday in July and August, with deckchairs and tables provided.
12 noon-2pm.
The Piazza, Wimbledon

Traditional Chinese Qigong and Martial Arts
Study Qigong for health and vitality, Wing Chun Kung Fu for practical self-defence and northern Shaolin skill for strength, fitness and flexibility.
8-9pm. £12/£11/£10
In the HQ of 3rd Kingston Scout group, 23 South Lane, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2NJ

Eclectic Fridays
Each and every Friday Gigalum brings you the finest selection of Eclectic beats to start your weekend off with a bang!
8pm-1am; Free
Gigalum, 7/8 Cavendish Parade, Clapham Common, London, SW4 9DW