Vibe’s picked out nine great events sure to make your weekend special.

KIDS – Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham, from 12.30pm to 3pm on Saturday

Bring your favourite teddy and a picnic and join the storyteller for a traditional Teddy Bears Picnic. It costs £2 per child aged three and up and is payable in the shop. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Go to

FESTIVAL – The Surrey Steampunk Convivial at The Royal Oak, New Malden from 10am to 11.30pm on Saturday and Sunday

Head to The Royal Oak for a weekend Steampunkery, Victoriana, Science Fiction and British Eccentricity. The event will include sotrich and snail racing, miniature zeppelin races and live music. Victorian fancy dress not compulsory but recommended.Tickets cost £13 per day or £19 for the weekend. Call 020 89420915. Go to

MUSIC – Hank Wangford and The Lost Cowboys at The Half Moon, Putney from 1.30pm on Sunday

Described as British country music’s ‘dark and troubled grubby soul’, Hank has inspired the likes of Billy Bragg and The Alabama Three. Tickets cost £10 in advance or £12 on the door. Go to

FILM – Outdoor cinema at Hampton Court Palace on tonight and Saturday

Catch a film under the stars at the picturesque palace. It’s Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet on Friday and Tony Scott’s 80s classic Top Gun on Saturday. As well as the film, there’s food and drink available to buy. Entry from 6.45pm and the film starts around 8.15pm. Go to

KIDS – Family Funday for Marie Curie Cancer Care at The Windsor Castle Pub in Sutton on Sunday

The local Marie Curie Fundraising group will be hosting an event at the Windsor Castle. There will be a barbecue on the patio, live bands and possibly even a DJ inside the pub. Also expect to see a bouncy castle, face painting, raffles and lucky dips – it’s the perfect opportunity for people of all ages to get together, have fun and raise money for a worthy cause. 

ART – It Began On The Walls, Banksy exhibition at the RISE Gallery, Croydon, until August 28

Perhaps the most famous street artist in the world is the focus of the largest exhibition the RISE has ever put on. The retrospective of Banksy’s work is being hailed as the most high-profile art exhibition in Croydon’s history. The gallery is open Tuesday to Friday, from 10am to 6pm, and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Entry is free.

THEATRE – Milkshake Live Party Party at The Secombe, Sutton, on Saturday

Kids can catch up with their favourite presenters and characters from the Channel 5 TV shows, such as Bananas in Pajamas, Noddy and Tessie Bear, and Toby and Delores from Toby’s Travelling Circus at the fun show. There are two shows, one at 1pm and another at 3.30pm. Tickets cost £13.50 adults, £11.50 children and £46 for a family ticket. Go to

OUTDOORS - Wimbledon Dogs’ Flea Market on Saturday and Farmer’s Market on Sunday

A great way to spend a weekend morning, browsing through all kinds of things from second hand bicycles to old cameras, vintage chests of draws to charming jewellery. You’re guaranteed to find something. Entry costs £1.

FILM – Marshland (15) at HMV Curzon until Sunday

A new Spanish thriller set in post-Franco Spain. Two detectives must put aside their differences and solve a crime.