What’s On in South West London: 6 April – 12 April


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


By Helen Wright

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

The 158th Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race

Saturday 7 April, Putney Embankment, 2.15pm


Come along and soak up the atmosphere, enjoy the riverside and explore Putney’s great range of local pubs, bars, cafe’s and restaurants.

Then, when the race is over you can enjoy live music and DJs in the multitude of pubs and bars throughout the town, including The Halfmoon, the Fez club and the Boathouse.


Celebrating Dickens 2012

3 Apr 2012 – 25 April

Events around Wandsworth throughout April to celebrate Charles Dickens’s bicentenary.

For more information and a list of key events visit:


Animal Inside Out: Natural History Museum, Kensington

6 April – 16 September 2012

Tickets: Adult £9, child and concessions £6, family £27

Animal Inside Out goes more than skin deep, allowing visitors to strip away the flesh and travel on an anatomical safari of the natural world. 

Adapted from Gunther von Hagens’ Body Worlds, our UK premiere of this exhibition features nearly 100 plastinated animals and capillary specimens displaying the intricate insides and inner workings of some of the world’s most spectacular creatures, from goats and giraffes to octopuses and ostriches.


No 7 Dandelion Street: Polka Theatre

3 April – 7 April

Tickets: £9, concessions £7

The Major discovers some of the extraordinary inhabitants of his cottage garden. Beset with troubles, he needs your help to cope with a flying potato and a bad-tempered witch…

A colourful and exciting show with puppets and music.


Richmond and Twickenham Photographic Society

Annual Exhibition, until 15 April

Entry: £1.50

The exhibition will include fine art prints and projected digital images, plus the Royal Photographic Society Visual Art Group touring exhibition and examination work by students of St. Catherine’s Girls School, Twickenham. Books and cards for sale in the exhibition shop.


McFly – Keep Calm and Play Louder in association

Saturday April 7, 7:00 pm

McFly’s fifth studio album ‘Above The Noise’ was released to huge acclaim in November last year and spawned the band’s biggest single to date ‘Shine A Light’ which sold over 300,000 in the UK and the band are currently writing for their 6th studio album.

Don’t miss your chance to catch one the most successful young bands up close and personal at the hmv Hammersmith Apollo on 7th and 20th April. 


Make History – Buy a Tile: Memorial Square, Kingston

Saturday 7 April, 11am-4pm

Free event

Come and find out how you can add your name to the rich history of Kingston.

All Saints Church, where Athelstan, the first King of All England was crowned is selling floor tiles. Each tile purchased enables your name, your children or loved ones to be recorded inside the church as a permanent dedication.

With free teas and coffees, supported by the Bentalls Vintage van.

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