There's plenty to see and do in south west London and Surrey this week. Here's a round up of some of the best of them.

MUSIC – Tooting Folk and Blues Festival at Tooting Bec Common from noon to 7pm on Saturday

Listen to the best folk and blues acts in south London at this free festival with pop-up food and drinks stalls.

FAMILY – Pram Chorus at The Bedford, Balham from noon on Tuesday

Bring your baby or toddler along for a singsong (and cake!) with other parents. It’s friendly and you don’t need previous experience. Book a free taster session by e-mailing Ruth at

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MUSIC – Chesney Hawkes: A Songwriters’ Circle at The Half Moon in Putney from 8pm on Thursday (August 13)

The one and only Chesney Hawkes performs some of his compositions and favourite tracks, as do Anthony Starble and duo Percival Elliott. Tickets cost £10. Go to

FILM – Fantastic Four, out Thursday (August 6)

Not even the Human Torch could stop the spark from going out of the Fantastic Four franchise after 2007’s Rise of the Silver Surfer but now it’s back with a gritty, highly-secretive comic book reboot directed by Josh Trank, starring Fruitvale Junction’s Michael B Jordan and Whiplash’s Miles Teller. There’s even a Fantastic Four/ X-Men crossover mooted if this movie works out.

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DAY OUT – Swinging Sixties Shuttle Bus, hourly between Richmond, Twickenham and Teddington town centres every day

Jump on board the 60s shuttle bus in Richmond and get ready to be transported down musical Memory Lane. A celebrity ticket inspector will relay anecdotes in celebration of the area’s rich musical heritage and while onboard 60s hits with their roots in the area will be played. Single tickets cost £3 with a £9 all-day “hop on, hop off” option. Go to

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THEATRE – Calamity Jane at Richmond Theatre (from Tuesday) until Saturday

Jodie Prenger, the winner of the BBC talent show I’d Do Anything, stars in the classic Wild West musical with an Oscar-nominated score. Tickets from £39.90. Go to

FITNESS – Rugby Yoga at Barn Elms Playing Field in Barnes from 10am to 11am on Sunday

Stretch out and relax away from the rough and tumble of high-intensity sport with some yoga, with a little rugby twist. The class is based on rugby positions and Hatha Yoga. And it’s free. E-mail Edmund.O’ or call 020 8487 5218.

DRINK – Historic Ale Tasting bike tour, from The Embankment, Putney

Take a half (£35) or full day (£45) tour along the Thames, taking in plenty of historic and beautiful spots and some ale tasting at Fullers. Finish either at a Riverside pub or Kew Gardens. Go to

MARKET – Richmond Farmers’ Market at Heron Square on Saturday

Pick up award-winning produce from the cherry-picked stalls offering everything from unpasteurised milk to micro dairy cheese, meats and everything in between. Entry is free. Go to

ARTS -  The Croydon Arts’ Craft and Vintage Fair at Matthew's Yard from 11am to 5pm on Saturday

Browse a large number of stalls and crafts, with local artists selling their crafts and wares and showcasing their talents. It's free, or £15 if you want to pitch. Go to to book.

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KIDS - 'Pay As You Paint' at Village Ceramics, Sutton, open seven days a week

The activities are fun for children and adults, with plenty of choice in what to paint, including mosaic and ceramic pieces. There is a £6 refundable deposit, but you only pay for what you paint. Booking is essential, to book call on 02086617837

DAY TRIP - Titsey Place and Gardens in Oxted

One of largest surviving 16th century estates in the area, the gardens boast spectacular views with the house offering tea rooms and art collections. Of particular note is the tea room, which serves a cream and afternoon tea on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Entry costs £7.  It's open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, with full details at

ART - Fairfield Through the Decades at Fairfield Halls, Croydon

An historical exhibition on the history of our local theatre venue, throughout the week, displaying the key events and performances in Fairfield Halls' past, as seen through the lens of photographer Frazer Ashford.  Free admission in the first floor corridor of Fairfield Halls, prints are available for purchase on request. 

CLUBBING – Saturday Night Society at The Watershed in The Broadway, Wimbledon, from 10pm to 3am on Saturday

Party the night away at The Watershed with chart hits mixed with blasts from the past by resident DJ Dan Scott, with indie and pop in the Little Shed bar. It’s strictly 18s and over.

MUSEUM -  Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

Post-Wimbledon, there is never a better time to visit the historic Lawn Tennis Museum. You can combine a tour of the tennis grounds, including centre court with your visit. Other attractions include a 3D cinema and textile exhibitions. The museum is open seven days a week from 10.30am to 5.30pm, for both public and private tours. Museum entry costs £13 or £24 combine with the tour. Go to

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KIDS - Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom at the New Wimbledon Theatre, on Tuesday and Wednesday

From the makers of Peppa Pig comes the stage adaptation of the BAFTA-winning children's animation. They seem to have created a new favourite, which will be a hit with children and parents alike. Tickets from £16.40. Go to

ARTS -  Wimbledon Space at the Wimbledon College of Arts, on Merton Hall Road

Largely a contemporary collection, the exhibition appeals to all art appreciators and showcases a new generation of top artists. It naturally reflects the future of British art, which can be viewed Monday to Friday between 10am and 5pm. Admission is free. Go

MAGIC – Close Up Magic: Children’s Special at Epsom Playhouse from 2.30pm on Saturday

The regular show, where members of the Magic Circle perform amazing tricks and sleight of hand to small audiences at their table, gets a summer holidays twist. But this isn’t the usual kids’ magic. Chris Wood, a Gold Star member of the Inner Magic Circle, performs amazing magic to genuinely amaze discerning minds young and old. Suitable for ages seven and up. Tickets cost £12.50. Go to

CAR BOOT – Car Boot Sale at Epsom Hospital from 9am (for buyers) until 12.30pm on Sunday

Pick up all sorts of goodies, or sell your own, at the charity sale in the hospital car park in aid of Epsom Hospital Medical Equipment Fund. For sellers, entry is from 8am and costs £10 cars, £12 for MPVs, 4x4s and small vans and an extra £3 for a trailer. For buyers, entry is by donation. Go to

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MUSIC – Kaiser Chiefs at Sandown Racecourse tomorrow (Thursday)

The Jockey Club Live’s An Evening At The Races continues with multi-million selling indie band Kaiser Chiefs. Get ready for a rousing sing-a-long. For the full experience, there are six horse races before the musical entertainment. Tickets cost £35. Go to

KIDS – Agincourt 2015 at Bourne Hall Museum in Ewell on Monday from 11am

Discover the weapons and armour worn back at the great English victory in 1415, where the French outnumbered them by six to one but were devastated by the English (and Welsh) longbowmen. The story is told over two sessions (11am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 3.30pm) and costs £5 for one session or £8 for two. E-mail or call 020 8394 1734.

MUSIC - The Bohicas/New Slang at The Hippodrome, Kingston on Thursday from 9pm

Fans of indie rock n’ roll can enjoy an evening with The Bohicas this Thursday. They’ve spent the Summer playing Leeds festival, Lowlands and Bestival, to name a few, and this performance will give a preview to their debut album The Making Of which will be released next week. Go to

MUSEUM - Rainforest of the Sea at Kingston Museum, Kingston, running until September 5, 10am-5pm

Browse this photographic exhibition that highlights the underwater wonders of the Coral Reef. Learn about marvellous deep-sea creatures and the the threats facing one of the world’s richest habitats. Go to

THEATRE - Twelfth Night at Painshill Park, Cobham, Saturday

The London Contemporary Theatre presents a modern take on this classic tale of love and mistaken identity. For ages eight plus, one adult required per two children. Got to or call 01932 868113

TOUR - Picture Talk tour at the Watts Gallery, Guildford, Friday, 3pm

Discover more about the Watts Gallery collection on these weekly tours. This week’s tour gives insight on the Ionides family, some of Watts’ first patrons. Go to