What’s On in South West London: 26 October – 1 November


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


By Khaleda Rahman

Stuck with the kids this half-term and nothing to do? There is plenty on in south west London to keep you and the family entertained.


Affordable Art Fair – Battersea Park

Until Sunday 28 October

Tickets: £10-12

The world’s most affordable art fair returned to southwest London this week. The idea is simple: a relaxed, inspiring environment offering a diverse range of quality contemporary art from £40 – £4,000.

With over 100 galleries exhibiting paintings, photography, sculpture and prints from established artists along side emerging fresh talent.

A programme of free kids’ activities takes place in the Education Space every day.

For tickets and information, visit or call 020 8246 4848.


Ghost Walk – The New Wimbledon Theatre

Wednesday 31 October – Thursday 1 November

Tickets: £13

Back by popular demand, don’t miss this opportunity to tour the New Wimbledon Theatre on a chilling Ghost Walk. The Grade-II listed building has stood proudly on Wimbledon’s Broadway since 1910 and steeped in theatrical history – but if rumours are to be believed it has a ghostly past as well …

Paranormal investigator Marq English will guide visitors through the theatre’s darkened corridors telling ghostly takes of reported paranormal activity – with a chance to stand on stage and experience them for yourself.

The perfect event for Halloween!

Book early to avoid disappointment. For tickets and information, visit


The Comedy Store – Rose Theatre Kingston

Sunday 28 October

Tickets: £10-12

As the original home of stand up comedy in the UK, The Comedy Story bring the best and brightest comedians from Leicester Square to your doorstep.

For tickets and information, visit or call the box office on 08444 821 556.


Russell Kane – Hammersmith Apollo

Sunday 28 October

Tickets: £17.50

In his most outrageous show yet, Russel Kane takes his brand new Posturing Delivery Tour, on the road.

Russell wonders if he is one of those guys who never has a baby, why this is not a ‘male subject.’ He plans to give birth, live on stage, then raise it – in front of you! Sounds unmissable!

The Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award winner is a regular on radio and TV panel shows, and won two of comedy’s most prestigious awards in 2011, establishing himself as one of the best comedians in the UK today.

For tickets and information, visit$2270916&affiliate=HAL


All About Bond: Photographs By Terry O’Neill – Proud Chelsea

Until Sunday 4 November

Tickets: Free

Acclaimed Brit photographer Terry O’Neill captures the world of Bond in this exhibition of exclusive 007 images. To celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the film enterprise, Proud Chelsea are showcasing O’Neill’s portraits of six official Bonds, as well as candid snaps of the actors behind the scenes and never before seen material.

Check out Sean Connery snoozing in the director’s chair, George Lazenby poolside and Roger Moore cavorting in a hotel suite with Jane Seymour.

Expect gadgets, guns and girls galore!

For more information, visit or call 020 7349 0822.


The Judas Kiss – Richmond Theatre

Monday 29 October – Saturday 3 November

Tickets: £15-39

Rupert Everett plays Oscar Wilde with Freddie Fox as Lord Alfred Douglas in David Hare’s The Judas Kiss – a compelling drama about the power of all-consuming love and the cruelty of betrayal.

It is 1895 and Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest, is playing in the West End after a triumphant premiere, but already the wheels are in motion which will lead to his imprisonment, downfall and vilification.

Forced to make a choice between his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, and his freedom, the ever romantic Wilde embarks on a course towards self-destruction…

Rupert Everett shot to fame in Julian Mitchell’s play and subsequent film of Another Country. Since then, his leading screen roles have included My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Importance of Being Earnest and St Trinians. Playing Bosie is Freddie Fox (Hay Fever, Cause Célèbre), one of the most exciting young actors in the UK .

For tickets and information, visit

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