SWLondoner provides your weekly round-up of what South West London has to offer.
Don’t fancy another afternoon in front of the telly? There is plenty on in South West London to keep you (and the family) entertained.
ROAR WITH LAUGHTER, HAMMERSMITH APOLLO
Saturday October 6, 7.00pm
Tickets: £28 – £35
Phill Jupitus, Andy Parsons and Lucy Porter are just some of the cutting-edge talents teaming up with the Zoological Society of London for one night of comic gold. All profits will go to ZSL’s Tiger Conservation programme.
THE BOOKFEST, WIMBLEDON
October 6 – October 14, 1.00pm, 3.00pm and 6.00pm daily
Tickets: £7-£15, available from The Polka Theatre
Launched in 2007, Wimbledon’s 9-day Bookfest aims to spread a love of reading and writing, encourage community activity and fire local ambition. This year, alongside appearances by authors such as Michael Morpurgo, Salman Rushdie and Will Hutton at assorted local venues, there are plenty of activities for young people including workshops and play readings and storytelling.
Legally Blonde The Musical: New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon
Friday 5 October – Saturday 6 October 2012
Tickets from £15.00
Direct from three triumphant years in the West End, the international award-winning hit Legally Blonde The Musical is coming to Wimbledon. Gareth Gates and Jennifer Ellison will be joining the cast as Warner and Paulette at the New Wimbledon Theatre from Tuesday 25 September to Saturday 6 October. Elle Woods can handle anything. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her she decides to follow him to Harvard Law School and win him back. With some help from new-found friends Paulette, Emmett and her chihuahua Bruiser, she learns that it’s so much better to be smart. Winner of seven major awards including the coveted Best Musical 2011 (Olivier Awards) this all singing, all dancing, romantic comedy is about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got. Directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray), Legally Blonde The Musical is the funniest and most fabulous musical around. The best show in town, case closed.
THE SCANDINAVIA SHOW 2012, EARLS COURT
October 6 – October 7, 10.30am
Tickets: £16 (concessions £12)
The Scandinavia Show 2012 exhibits the finest in exports from Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Finland and Denmark. There will be food, fashion, design and lifestyle stalls as well as travel information and cultural displays.
POND DIPPING, BARNES WETLAND CENTRE
October 1 – October 22, 12.00pm and 3.00pm
Tickets: Free – no booking required
A chance for adults to enjoy the pond safaris normally reserved for children, Barnes Wetland Centre is offering the opportunity track some of the more mysterious freshwater wildlife. A team of experts will be on hand to tell you about the habitats and behaviours of your discoveries.
COMMUNITY YOGA CLASSES, VEDANTA CENTRE, PUTNEY
October 9. 2.00pm
Sivananda Yoga are offering intermediate yoga classes at a reduced price. The centre is run by voluntary staff who hope to educate local residents about the physical and emotional benefits of regular yoga practice.
THE BIG DRAW, DE MORGAN CENTRE, WANDSWORTH
October 2 – October 20, 1.00pm daily
Tickets: £4 (free for children)
Feeling artistic? The Big Draw, organised by the nationwide Campaign for Drawing, aims to connect communities in creative ways. The temporary exhibition centre has been transformed into an undecorated Victorian parlour. Come along and help decorate the room with paintings, vases, plates and tiles.
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