Film for new parents
The Clapham Picturehouse
January 31, February 28 and March 28.
From 10.30am to noon
Having a baby no longer means saying good-bye to enjoying the best live comedy stars from the circuit and TV – bring the little one along. The Clapham Picture house is giving mums and dads the chance to come and enjoy the best comedians around without worrying about childcare.
A Big Day Out with Peter Rabbit
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
From Friday, March 30 to Sunday, April 15
Join Peter Rabbit and all his furry friends on a botanical bunny adventure this Easter at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Visitors can expect an exciting activity-packed day out with games, crafts and storytelling inspired by Beatrix Potter’s iconic tales. Children will be delighted by the exquisite illustrated world of Peter Rabbit set against the stunning landscape of Kew Gardens.
Spring will be well and truly underway and the Gardens will be filled with the dazzling colour of blooming crocuses, daffodils and magnolias. The Easter extravaganza will celebrate the beauty of nature at Kew and encourage visitors of all ages to explore the wonderful world of fruit, vegetables and other edible plants, whilst learning about how they are grown.
From Kew’s beautiful Secluded Garden, visitors will follow a Peter Rabbit trail to find activity pop-ups for all ages. A trip to Mr McGregor’s potting shed will encourage visitors plant their very own seeds to take home and nurture. Elsewhere, youngsters can choose which Peter Rabbit character they’d like to be for the day and make some fuzzy bunny ears to match.
Omnibus Theatre, Clapham
Until February 28
The 96 Festival will feature 16 productions and performances of or relating to LGBTQ+ issues, resilience and art. The headline piece of theatre is The Soul of Wittgenstein, which runs from February 6 to 25. It’s written by Ron Alisha.
January 24 to March 18
Now in its sixth year, VAULT Festival returns with 300 individual shows, championing new writing, immersive experiences, comedy, film and late night entertainment. Returning to its native venue beneath Waterloo Station, and expanding further into satellite venues including Waterloo East Theatre and Network Theatre the programme is broader and more diverse than ever before. Packed with an array of bars and street food, the festival promises varied theatre, films and comedy shows and glittering late night parties.
Visit www.vaultfestival.com for more.
Until March 18
VAULT Festival announces a series of LATES promising to lure festival-goers seeking a further theatrical fix into the small hours. There will be eight weekends of specially curated, immersive parties every Friday and Saturday. With an anti-Valentine’s ball, Mardi Gras spectacular, Burlesque lock in and IEU Silent Disco on the bill, there’s a LATE for every species of party animal.
Tickets from VAULTFestival.com
ABBA: Super Troupers
Until April 29, Southbank Centre
Southbank Centre and Entertainment Exhibitions International AB, in association with ABBA The Museum in Stockholm bring to life the world of chart-topping Swedish pop sensations ABBA in a new, immersive exhibition. ABBA: Super Troupers recreates the extraordinary rise to worldwide fame and lasting legacy of ABBA (Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad).
South Social meets Greece
Theatre Peckham – A marathon of film, music and food.
From February 3
On February 3 see Djam by director Tony Gatlif.
It’s a road movie that will take you from the beautiful Aegean islands to Istanbul.
Before the film, is an art video called Walking Persephone by Alina Gavrielatos, a Greek-Canadian-Italian artist whose work ranges from paintings, sculptures, installations and performances.
Music is by Greek band, Perastiki. Discover the Greek food culture with Pan. The food captures the essence of Greek cooking – freshness, seasonality, simplicity and sharing.
£18 film+music , £28 film, music and food, £15 Concessions
Colour: The Rainbow Revealed
Horniman Museum, Forest Hill
February 10 to October 28
An award-winning exhibition exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world. Be dazzled by how colours are made and perceived, discover how animals use colour to attract and hide, and look into how different colours mean many different things for people across the planet. The exhibition is full of family-friendly displays and interactive games.
Ticket prices: Child £4.40; adult £7.70: family (two adults, two children) £18.70
Visit www.horniman.ac.uk for more details.
Coral: Fabric of the Reef
Horniman Museum, Forest Hill
Until September 9
Inspired by the Horniman’s Aquarium and Natural History collection, artist Karen Dodd uses woollen fabric – dyed and sculpted, and intricately bound and stitched – to draw attention to coral and coral reefs, simultaneously celebrating their beauty and raising awareness of their vulnerability in the face of FREE
Hoot Owl Master of Disguise
The Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill
Hoot Owl Master of Disguise flies in to The Greenwich Theatre on February 16th at 2pm.
Tickets are available from the box office on 020 8858 7755
or at www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk/Bookbuzz
Bexley’s first ever literary festival Bookbuzz will take place across the borough from February 10–24.
Friday gardening club
Myatt’s Field Park, Camberwell. Every Friday, on-going, 9.30am-11.30am. Meet at the Depot.
Meet gardener Taye and get involved with hands-on gardening tasks including growing plants in the greenhouse, shrub bed maintenance and other park activities.
Tuesdays 1pm-4pm, on-going, Greenhouse, Myatt’s Fields Park, Camberwell.
Join gardener Fabrice in the Greenhouse to get your green fingers going.
Tuesday evenings 8.30-9.30pm
St Luke’s Church Hall, Strathmore Road, Wimbledon Park
Disco Dance classes on Tuesday evenings from 8.30-9.30pm at St Luke’s Church Hall, Strathmore Road entrance, Wimbledon Park SW19 8BZ.