The festivities may be over but don’t let that bog you down. 2023 is here to start with a bang and Vauxhall has some events you don’t want to miss. Here’s a taste of what January in Vauxhall has in store for you.
If you’re a local musician in the making, World Heart Beat is here to support you with free 1-1 training and free or discounted recording. From the basics of recording to must-dos of publicity, this is your opportunity to learn and practise all the skills you need to up your game.
World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens, 3 Ponton Road, London, SW11 7BD | Free/Discounted
Give yourself a chance to shine on stage by auditioning for the Boury Academy’s singing and dance team. If you’re between the ages of 15 and 18 or know someone who is, this is the place to bring out your inner performer.
5pm – 8pm | The Boury Studios Top Floor, Wyvil School, S Lambeth Rd, London SW8 2TJ | Free
If you’re looking to pick up some new dance moves before you head out for your Saturday night, Base Dance Studios has two special workshops for you. Focussing on Japanese dance from beginners to professionals, everybody is welcome. Just pick the style you want to try out and book your space.
4pm – 5pm and 5pm – 6pm | Base Dance Studios, 4 Tinworth St, London SE11 5EJ | £12
Fight the cold nights with endless laughter at Vauxhall Comedy Club’s Sunday Night Ding Dong Gong Show. This isn’t just a comedy show. Here the fate of new comedians is in your hands so if they can’t make you laugh, you can make them cry (and it’s all in good spirit).
5pm – 9pm | Vauxhall Comedy Club, 6 South Lambeth Place, SW8 1SP | From £7.58
Start the week by investing in your physical and mental well-being. Claire Hawkins’ yoga and pilates classes throughout the day, both online and in-person for you to fit into your schedule. She has also got classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays so be sure to check those out too.
Various times | Vauxhall, Kennington, Online | £7 – £12
Expect tales of female emancipation, divorce laws and the great inequalities and double standards of life in Victorian England. Discover the story of Nelly Power and her life in Victorian England.
8pm – 10pm | Tea House Theatre 139 Vauxhall Walk London SE11 5HL | £15 – £40
Here’s your chance to get to know the history and hidden gems of your favourite hood in town with a fun and interactive walking tour. This 3 hour walk ends at the Black Dog pub for Q&As where you can grab a hard earned pint and kick-off the rest of your Saturday.
11am – 2pm | Oval Station 310 Kennington Park Road London SE11 4PP | From £11.37
Experience a Cabaret performance like never before that’s fun, inclusive and running for almost two decades. One of London’s best queer Cabaret events is back to get you off your feet with its vibrant environment that is welcome to all, whether performers or audiences.
7pm | Royal Vauxhall Tavern 372 Kennington Lane, London, SE11 5HY | £5 – £10
South London’s dedicated drag king night is back at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern with a line up that’s oozing talent. Hosted by one of the legendary Rebel Dykes, King Frankie Sinatra, this event is sure to make your week better.
7pm | Royal Vauxhall Tavern 372 Kennington Lane, London, SE11 5HY | £8 – £10
With the aim to unleash the magic of live music, Sofar is hosting their next event right here in Vauxhall. Sofar maintains the charm of art with the mystery element of the location that will be revealed 3 days before the event. The guarantee is that a personal experience and lovely crowds await you.
7:30pm | Address revealed 36 hours before | £25
Take four railway arches with very swanky sound systems, add more Aussie DJ’s, Bingo hosts, and bands than you know what to do with, and pour on top half of South West London’s bar staff, you’ll get this fiesta of bogan delight. You’ll be upside down in no time.
5pm | Vauxhall Arches, SW8 1SP | £12
Put your best foot forward with a charity fundraising walk. You can either go for a marathon, half marathon, or 10km ‘stroll’ along the Thames.
8am | The Oval, SE11 5SS | Various charity options