What’s On in Kingston: 30 September – 6 October


SW Londoner provides your weekly round-up of what Kingston has to offer.


By Joel Durston

Looking for something to do this week? SW Londoner provides your weekly round-up of all the best events in Kingston.


World’s biggest Coffee Morning – Organise Your Own, today, everywhere

Macmillan Cancer Support are urging Kingstonians to hold coffee mornings across the area today in support of everyone affected by cancer. It could be just three friends getting together for coffee and cakes or a gathering of hundreds at a community centre.

For more information, visit the Macmillan Cancer Support website or Frances Leak on 0208 222 9012 or [email protected] .


Odeon Cinema, Kingston

New films on at the Odeon Cinema, Kingston, include critically acclaimed espionage thriller, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Sarah Jessica Parker’s new comedy drama, I Don’t Know How She Does It, and historical thriller, The Debt.


The Comedy Store, Rose Theatre

Saturday 1 October

Often termed ‘Comedy’s Unofficial National Theatre’, The Comedy Store is continuing its monthly spot at the Rose Theatre. The event cost £10-12 and will feature up-and-coming comedians from around the world, so you may get to see the next Gervais, Kay or Brand…


Think in Kingston, Kingston


This annual festival of ideas is back throughout the month of October all over Kingston throughout October. Events include a film screening and debate about the film of The Economics of Happiness on 4September at Kingston University, a riverside discussion of “The Politics of Happiness” with Julian Baggini, lunchtime singing and happiness workshops at the Culture Cafe on Wednesday 19 and various discussions on ethical, political and philosophical matters.


Poetry Athletics, Surbiton Library

Thursday 6 October, 7pm-8pm

‘Pump up those poetry muscles’ with this year’s athletics-themed National Poetry Day. The free event is hosted at Surbiton Library, Ewell Road, Surbiton on Thursday 6 October from 7pm to 8pm, will feature lively linguistics and will be followed by an open mike.

For more information, visit:


Fusion Arts Open Studio, FusionArts Open Foyer and Refectory Gallery

Saturday 8 October, 11am-6pm

Kingston designers, sculptors and artists are opening their doors to the public at the FusionArts Open Foyer and Refectory Gallery on Saturday 8 October from 11am to 6pm. Come along for free to be inspired, snoop around their designs and even get your hands on a masterpiece.

For more information, contact Janie on 020 8974 8007 or [email protected] .


A Celebration of Opera and Musical Favourites, Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington

Sunday 9 October

An evening of opera featuring leading soloists, Jean Rigby and David Kempster, and conducted by Stephen Harris. Backing will come from Chorus Members from international Opera Companies, and tickets cost £15-20.

For more information, contact Natalie Harvey on 020 8974 5931 or

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