What’s On in South West London: 9 March – 15 March


SWLondoner 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.

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!: The New Wimbledon Theatre

Tuesday 13th – Saturday 17th March

Tickets: £19 – £40

One of the most popular dance productions ever staged in the UK, Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! returns to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

Nutcracker! follows Clara’s journey from a bleak Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross’ Orphanage, through a shimmering winter wonderland to the candy kingdom of Sweetieland.

Last weekend of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition: Natural History Museum, Kensington

Until Sunday 11th March

Tickets: £9 adult, £4.50 students and children

It is the closing weekend of the 2012 Veolia Environmental Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition, and your last chance to see all 108 prize winning photographs from the 17 categories on show.

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Festival of the Spoken Nerd: Ginglik 1 Shepherd’s Bush Green

Monday 12th March

Tickets: £8 

Festival of the Spoken Nerd is a comedy night for the insatiably sci-curious, hosted by musical comedian Helen Arney, stand-up mathematician Matt Parker and Blue Peter science expert Steve Mould

Be prepared for a celebration of science, comedy and unashamed geekiness, with live experiments, audience participation, specially selected guest scientists and comedy headliners. Confirmed special guests for this show are comedians Mae Martin and Tiernan Douieb.

Spoken Nerd has appeared at comedy venues and science festivals across the country.

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Time to Talk: Joely Richardson, Rose Theatre, Kingston

Until Saturday 17th March

Tickets: £3 – £5

Award winning television and film actress Joely Richardson who is currently staring in The Rose Theatres production of Henrik Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea, talks about her life and career with artistic director of the Rose Theatre, Stephen Unwin.

The Lady from the Sea runs until Saturday 17th March and tickets for both events are available from or The Rose Theatre 24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1HL.


Mad Science and Kew Steam Station: Kew

Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th March

In celebration of the UK’s National Science Week, Kew Bridge Steam Museum is hosting a Mad Science special event this weekend.

Featuring a host of wacky experiments including super water rockets blasting into the sky and cola fountains and you can even take a trip on London’s only steam railway.  

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The Affordable Art Fair: Battersea Park

Thursday 15th – 18th March

Tickets: adult weekday: advance £10, £12 on the door, adult weekend: Advance £12, £15 on the door, concessions weekday: advance £8, £15 on the door, concessions weekend: advance £10, £13 on the door.

Whether you are an experienced collector, or a first-time buyer you can pick up a piece of affordable contemporary art at The Battersea Affordable Art Fair next weekend where 120 art galleries will be exhibiting works of art ranging in price from £40-£4,000. 

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