What’s On This Weekend: From London Pride To Picnics

What’s On This Weekend: From London Pride To Picnics

Posted by Jenny Booth | 6 July 2017 | Arts & Culture, Food & Drink, What's On
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Tennis, partying and hot weather in full swing – there’s masses to do around Wimbledon and further afield, and no excuse to stay home! Tonight is particularly busy…

Thursday

10am Wimbledon En Plein Air  an exhibition of new paintings by Sarah Manolescue, Wimbledon Village’s resident artist who specialises in street scenes. Open daily until July 16, in the Norman Plastow Gallery at the Museum of Wimbledon, 22 Ridgway, SW19 4QN.

5-9pm Street Food at Bayley & Sage – Wimbledon Village’s wonderful deli is opening late until 9pm with a delicious array of snacks to buy for weary tennis goers. Tonight’s special is veal ciabatta.

6-9pm Fabulous Fundraising Event – an evening of champagne, sale shopping and style and beauty tips, in aid of the Good Grief Trust, at LK Bennett, Wimbledon Village. The very wonderful Charlotte Broadbent, Lady Wimbledon style blogger, will be dispensing advice. Tickets £15 incl LK Bennett goody bag worth over £35. Tickets: email linda@thegoodgrieftrust.org

6pm Cards and Board Games night, The Sultan pub, Norman Rd, Wimbledon SW19 1BT.

7-9.30pm Planet Organic Wine Tasting at Raynes Park library, showcasing 20-30 wines selected by Hannibal Brown to enjoy on lazy days in summer. Try the special collection of Malbec, perfect with BBQ, and nibble at the giant cheeseboard. Tickets £20, or four for £60.

Friday 

From 11am Spiderman: Homecoming – the week’s big film, starring local boy Tom Holland (he grew up in Kingston), goes on general release. Colourful, fun reboot with Michael Keaton as the villain. Scores 92% approval on Rotten Tomatoes.

5-9pm Street Food at Bayley & Sage  Wimbledon Village’s wonderful deli is opening late until 9pm with a delicious array of snacks to buy for weary tennis goers. Tonight’s special is beef burgers, halloumi and roasted red peppers.

7.30pm Wimbledon Choral sing a medley of favourites from Handel to Bernstein in concert with the central band of the Royal British Legion. At G Live, London Rd, Guildford GU1 2AA. Tickets £17.50/19.50.

7.30pm English National Ballet School’s Summer Performance – talented young dancers show off their skills at New Wimbledon Theatre on Friday and Saturday.

7.30pm International Youth Arts Festival Kingston – opening night of this annual festival at the Rose Theatre Kingston. The festival features hundreds of events showcasing the best theatre, music, dance, visual art, comedy, circus and spoken word from around the world, at various venues around Kingston. Runs until July 16, many events free.

Saturday 

10am Booking reminder – tickets for the two just-announced Ed Sheeran concerts at Wembley in June 2018 go on general sale this morning.

1-5pm Pride Parade  this weekend is the high point of London’s Pride Festival, with a street parade setting off from Oxford Circus on a 2.3km route. This year’s will be the biggest and most diverse yet, with more than 300 floats and marching groups. Go early to get a good view. Find out more, or buy tickets for the seated grandstand off Pall Mall.

1pm and 7.30pm English National Ballet School’s Summer Performance – talented young dancers showoff their skills at New Wimbledon Theatre on Friday and Saturday.

2-3pm Comedy Club 4 Kidz, with Jim Smallman, the Punk Science duo and Bec Hill, on the main stage at Polka Theatre, The Broadway, Wimbledon. Tickets £9/£12.50.

2-4pm #GreatGetTogether Picnic in memory of the late Jo Cox MP with arts activities for children at Haydon’s Road recreation ground. Bring a picnic and some gingham.

Sunday 

2-3pm Comedy Club 4 Kidz, with Matt Green, CBBC’s Inel Tomlinson and George Egg, on the main stage at Polka Theatre, The Broadway, Wimbledon. Tickets £9/£12.50.

5pm Live jazz and pub quiz at the Dog & Fox pub, High Street, Wimbledon Village.

During the week ahead:

Wednesday 

12 noon: 41 Gun Salute fired from the wharf at the Tower of London, in honour of the state visit of the King and Queen of Spain.

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By ‘Culture Vulture’ Jenny Booth
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