What’s On in South West London: 28 September – 4 October


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


By Hayley Fox

If you’re looking for something to do in South West London, then look no further. Here are SW Londoner’s tips for the next week.

National Home Improvement Show: Kensington Olympia

Friday 28 – Sunday 30 September

Tickets: £12

Whatever size your home improvement project, you’ll find incredible inspiration, practical tips and unbeatable expert advice at the UK’s premier home improvement show.

Over 300 local, national and international specialists will be under one roof to help you create the home you’ve always wanted. These include architects, builders, contractors, consultants and tradesmen as well as leading manufacturers of kitchens, bathrooms, carpets, furniture, interior design, blinds, flooring, fires, stairs, wallpaper and tiles.

Experts on hand to give you the advice you need include Oliver Heath, from BBC’s Changing Rooms, Julia Kendell, from DIY SOS and Daybreak and Matt James from ITV’s Love your Garden.

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Relatively Speaking: Richmond Theatre

Monday 1st– Saturday 6th October

Tickets from £15.00

Greg only met Ginny a month ago but has already made up his mind that she’s the girl for him. When she tells him that she’s going to visit her parents, he decides this is the moment to ask her father for his daughter’s hand. Discovering a scribbled address, he follows her to Buckinghamshire where he finds Philip and Sheila enjoying a peaceful Sunday morning breakfast in the garden, but the only thing is – they’re not Ginny’s parents.
Beautifully crafted, wonderfully funny and charmingly English, Relatively Speaking was Alan Ayckbourn’s first great West End success and turned him into a household name.

Felicity Kendal is one of the UK’s most popular actresses who shot to fame with her role in BBC television’s The Good Life. Jonathan Coy’s many television credits include Brideshead Revisited, Downton Abbey and Foyle’s War.

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Legally Blonde The Musical: New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon

Tuesday 25 September- 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 of Legally Blonde 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, 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.

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Kevin Bridges: Hammersmith Apollo

Friday 28th September-Monday 1st October

Tickets: £25.00

Kevin Bridges returns to the road in the Autumn of 2012 with a brand new show called the ‘The Story Continues…’ which follows up the huge success of his sell-out UK & Ireland tour of 2010.

Having made his debut on BBC1’s ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’ in 2009 he has gone onto host the Bafta nominated ‘Live At The Apollo’ and Channel 4’s ‘Stand-Up For The Week’. His new 6 part BBC 1 series – ‘Kevin Bridges what’s The Story’ will be transmitted in February 2012 and a new DVD – ‘Kevin Bridges The Story Continues…’ will be recorded in October 2012 at the Glasgow SECC Arena for November 2012 release.

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French Property Exhibition: Olympia 2

Friday 5th-Sunday 7th October

Tickets: FREE

The French Property is a complete one-stop shop for anyone considering buying a property in France. It is the perfect place to go for information and inspiration, and a great opportunity to talk to the experts face to face. With properties from just £100k, there are definitely some bargains to be had.

View thousands of the latest properties on the market from agents specialising exclusively in France – and gain all the advice you need from experts in moving, buying and financing.

While property prices remained strong in certain areas, house values across much of France have dropped significantly over the past couple of years and there are still bargains to be had. With the French property market picking up again, now is the ideal time to buy. There is still a great choice with sellers confident enough to put their homes back on the market.

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Dean Chalkley – Look:Hear: Royal Albert Hall

Free open day: Saturday 29th September 10am-3pm

Prolific and award-winning photographer and filmmaker Dean Chalkley brings his latest exhibition to the Royal Albert Hall.

Over the past ten years Dean has produced an enormous body of work, from powerful and distinctive portraits of music’s most wanted, from The Arctic Monkeys to Jay Z, to affectionate but incisive studies of sub-cultures and style in London clubs and his native Southend. His work captures the essence of established and new talent alike, from Paul Weller and Depeche Mode to The Horrors and Florence and the Machine.

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Lisa Marie Presley: Bush Hall, Shepherds Bush

Thursday 4th October

Tickets: £29.50 + booking fee

Lisa Marie Presley will play her first ever UK show at Bush Hall next week.

Accompanied by her American band, she will be premiering songs from new album ‘Storm and Grace’, an Americana-inspired collection which perfectly showcases Presley’s song-writing talent and smouldering alto voice.

“Storm & Grace” was produced by 12-time Grammy Award winner T-Bone Burnett, and featured collaborators include Richard Hawley, Ed Harcourt and 2 time Ivor Novello winner Sasha Skarbek who co-wrote the forthcoming single “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet”.

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Harvest Festival 2012: Deen City Farm, Merton

Saturday 29th September 11am-4pm

Tickets: FREE

Deen City Farm hosts its own Harvest Festival tomorrow. The Free event is part of the farm’s Growing Garden’s Community Project. The day features talks, craft activities, pony rides, massages and music.

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