What’s On in South West London: 2 March – 8 March


SWLondoner provides your weekly round-up of what South West London has to offer.


By Selina Ditta

Looking for something to do this week? We provide your weekly round-up of what South West London has to offer.

Laura Marling – One Night Only: Hammersmith HMV Apollo

Wednesday 7th March, 7pm

Tickets:  £17.50-26.50

Singer/songwriter Laura Marling was only 16 years old when she emerged on the British indie scene in 2007 thanks to a handful of infectious singles made available on her MySpace profile. Endowed with a husky voice, an acoustic guitar, and a gift for building quirky, hooky folk songs.


The Blue Bishops: Crawdaddy Club Richmond

Friday 2nd March, 7.30pm

Tickets £8.00 in advance or £10.00 on the door

Relaunching with one of UK’s premiere rhythm & blues rock bands, The Blue Bishops. Line-up includes musicians who have played alongside such illustrious names as Bill Wyman, the Kinks, the Animals, the Zombies and Argent to name just a few. Their latest CD ‘In the Red’ received critical acclaim and they recently featured ‘live’ on the Radio 2 Paul Jones show and Jo Whiley’s ‘In Concert.

Tel: 0787 9473848 for more information.


Tales of Richmond – Storytelling@ The Tea Box: The Tea Box , 7 Paradise Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1RX

Friday 2nd March, 7.30pm

Set a slot aside for The Tea Box’s  monthly installment of Storytelling. Be transported into another world under the spellbinding magic of Anni Rhodes. Tel: 0208 940 3521 for more information.


Hisstory: McClusky’s, 4 Bishops Hall Thames Street, Kingston, KT1 1QN

Friday 2nd March, 9.30pm–3.00am

Tickets: £5.00 (Advance Tickets)

Kingston’s best weekly event playing the best in Club hits through to club anthems this is a journey through all the best tunes from the last 15 years, a night of memories is guaranteed, A pinch of Basement Jax with a touch of Tiesto and a sprinkling of P Diddy, perfect recipe for a night to remember, a new piece of your HISSTORY.


Spanish Wine Tasting and Jazz: Taste of Galicia

Saturday 3rd March, 7pm

Introducing you to the very best wines that north-western Spain has to offer; tasting six prize winning wines accompanied by matched Spanish style canapés, there will be four very different Albarino white wines and two Mencía grape variety red wines that have been described by connoisseurs as having “so much complexity; a master class in elegance”.
For more information email [email protected] or phone 02034 419 804


Horse Riding Open Day: Wimbledon Village Stables

Saturday 3rd March, 10.30am

Come along and meet some of the instructors/horses at WV Stables. Have a coffee, meet the team, watch a lesson, and find out how the Membership scheme works.  The day will be set in a relaxed informal environment and you will meet other like-minded potential riders. Feel free to come alone or with a group of friends. There will be absolutely no obligation for you to sign up for any rides or lessons. Numbers are limited so sign up soon.
This is for adult weekday riders of any standard, including complete beginners. Contact Claire Mallet: 0208 9468579


Pop-up Polka Fair: Polka Theatre, The Broadway, Wimbledon   

Sunday 4th March, 11am – 4pm

On the first Sunday of every month, Polka will open their doors for a free pop-up fair with handmade crafts, gifts and delicious treats! This is an event for all the family, locals and fans of all things homemade.

Meetings in Marrakech: Leighton House Manor, Kensington

Exhibition open until 31st March

Free entry

The Paintings of Hassan El Glaoui and Winston Churchill brings together for the first time a unique collection of work by the two painters:  Churchill first visited the Moroccan city of Marrakech in 1935 and was inspired to produce many paintings of its buildings and people.  Through these trips he befriended Hadj Thami El-Glaoui, the Pasha of Marrakech.  Churchill’s influence had significant results. Hassan El Glaoui was the first Moroccan artist to establish an international reputation and today his work is among the most sought after contemporary North African art in the world.


Wihan Quartet: St Mary’s Parish Church, Twickenham                              

Tuesday 6th March, 7.45pm-9.45pm

The Wihan Quartet have an outstanding reputation for the interpretation of its native Czech heritage and of the many classical, romantic and modern masterpieces of the string quartet repertoire.


Historic Photographs of London & the Borough of Wandsworth: Wandsworth Museum

Thursday 8th March

Tickets: £4 (£3 concession). Free for children under six.

Wandsworth Museum presents Portrait of London, an exhibition of more than 60 fascinating historic images from both the Museum of London and Wandsworth Museum, never before seen together.

Exhibition highlights include a captivating photo of a suffragette stand at the Women’s Exhibition of 1909 and a view of Trafalgar square from 1857 taken by Roger Fenton, who is regarded as the most popular and influential British photographer of the 1850s.

The selection of historic photos are drawn from all reaches of the borough: Balham, Battersea, Earlsfield, Putney, Roehampton, Southfields, Tooting and Wandsworth.


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