June 17: Wimbledon Guild Village Fair – fun for all the family with live music, jousting, craft stalls, food village, fun dog show (you need to pre-register), kids activities and much more. Wimbledon Common Southside, 10.30am – 5pm, free entry.
June 17: City of Stories – a writers’ workshop with author Nick Field that invites you to pick up your pen and create your own stories. Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon Library, 10.30am. Free, booking required.
June 17: Strictly Come Dancing stars Kevin “from Grimsby” Clifton and his Colombian wife Karen bring their sultry, hip-swinging live stage show Kevin & Karen Dance to the New Wimbledon Theatre. Tickets £35.90-£48.90.
June 16 and 17: Ignitition Dance Festival at the Rose Theatre, Kingston. On Friday the Choreographer’s Platform features new work by seven leading contemporary artists; Saturday showcases the talent of local dance companies. Friday 7.30pm tickets £9.50-£13.50, Saturday 1pm and 7pm, tickets £6.50 – £7.50.
June 16 and 17: Richard Alston’s dance company perform their new work Chacony, inspired by Purcell and Britten, and Tangent, in which four couples intertwine, and revive their much-loved Balkan folk piece Gipsy Mixture at Sadlers Wells Theatre, Islington. Tickets £12-£38.
Wimbledon Fine Art presents a major exhibition by Brighton artist Sam Lock, whose expressive abstract paintings are energised by the forces of sky, rock and the natural world. Free.
June 17: RA Lates “The Electric Forest” at the Royal Academy; music, botanical cocktails, pagan cinema, maypole dancing, artist installations and free access to the RA Summer Exhibition 7-11.45pm. Tickets £45.
My Cousin Rachel: well-received adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s romantic mystery with Rachel Weisz in the title role, and a superb supporting cast with Iain Glen and Simon Russell Beale. On general release: Odeon Wimbledon, HMV Curzon.
Whitney: Can I Be Me? Nick Broomfield’s documentary gets close to the pain, grace and complexity of the late pop and R&B star Whitney Houston, mixing interviews with her inner circle with previously unseen footage. Opens June 16 at Odeon Wimbledon, HMV Curzon.
June 17: Colours, the summer concert by the Hill Singers, with works ranging from Sting’s Fields of Gold to Orlando Gibbons’ Silver Swan. St Matthew’s Church, Durham Rd, Raynes Park, 7.30pm. Tickets £5-£11, children free.
June 18: Academy Choir Wimbledon perform Durufle’s Requiem and choral and organ works by Tchaikovsky, under direction of Matthew Best. St Johns Church, Spencer Hill, Wimbledon, 7.30pm, tickets £10-£25.
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