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Make the most of May in Vauxhall

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06 May - 31 May 2022

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Saturday, 7th May
Oval Farmers Market

Is it even a real ‘London weekend’ if you don’t go to a farmers market? Thankfully this isn’t just any ol’ market, this was chosen by TimeOut magazine as the best in London. Expect local produce, banging street food, and delightful homewares.

10am – 3pm, every Saturday | St. Mark’s Church grounds, SE11 4PW | Free entry

Guided Bat Walk

Make the most of our later sunsets and head over to Kennington park for a guided bat spotting walk run by a nature expert.  Meeting place by the notice board at the entrance to the park’s Flower Garden and take along a torch.

8.40pm | Kennington Park | Free entry

 

Tuesday, 10th May
Eurovision Tribute Theatre

If you love the world’s greatest song contest then this is for you. Some of the top Eurovision hits of all time will be recreated live on stage by comedians, with the audience voting for their favourite. Who will you give nul points?. 

Various time, 6th-14th May | Above the Stag, SE1 7TP | £15

 

Thursday, 12th May
Jeremy Corbyn at the RVT

The live chat show hosted by Ava Vidal is always hugely entertaining, covering a huge range of subjects from the thought provoking to the laugh out loud, covering politics, social issues, personal stories and much more. This month’s guests are  Jeremy Corbyn, radio presenter Nick Charles, CEO of Stonewall Nancy Kelly and Tan Dhesi, MP for Slough, and Britain’s first turbaned Sikh MP.

7pm | Royal Vauxhall Tavern, SE11 5HY | £10

 

Saturday, 14th May

Historical concert with dinner

Travel back to the 18th century equivalent of the X Factor with this concert of popular songs and dances, many of which would have once been performed in the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. 

7.30pm | Tea House Theatre, SE11 5HL | £20 concert, £45 with food.

 

Sunday, 15th May

Vauxhall walking tour

350 years ago our corner of London was home to the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, later it was the birthplace of the circus and the music hall. Then we became home to Charlie Chaplin who walked the streets entranced by the vaudeville stars who lived here. Set out to explore the history, and maybe what’s next, of Vauxhall.

11am | Meet at Vauxhall Underground | £12

 

Tuesday, 17th May

Garden Architecture Talk

Discover how Dow Jones Architects reimagined the physical spaces of London’s Garden Museum five years ago. They’ll dive into the relationship between architecture and landscape, what guides them in shaping their practice, and urban values in the public realm. 

7.00pm | The Garden Museum, SE1 7LB | £10

 

Ali Woods: Work in Progress

Fresh off his appearances on Radio 4 and BBC Three, Ali Woods is taking the stage to test out his latest standup material and see if the good people of Vauxhall are ready for his original take on the world around us. 

6.15pm | Vauxhall Comedy Club, SW8 1SP | £5

 

Wednesday, 18th May

Drag Bingo

Grab life by the balls with Ginger’s Big Drag Bingo! It’s a glitzy bingo night with prizes, party anthems, dance-offs, team games and more innuendos than you can shake your dabber at.  

7pm | Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden, SW8 1SP | £5

 

Thursday, 19th May

Guided meditation for beginners

Give yourself a break and check-in on yourself midweek with a guided introduction to Buddhist meditation hosted by the Buddhist Centre.

7pm, every Thursday | London Diamond Way Buddhist Centre, SE11 6JJ | Free

 

Sunday, 22nd May

Free Brazilian Dance Class

Bring some warm Brazilian vibes and smiles to your Sunday nights at this local institution of a restaurant – try a Brazilian forró dance class (think Salsa with a twist) for free and join the party afterwards.

7.30pm, and every Sunday | Tia Maria, SW8 1RB | Free

 

Thursday, 26th May 

Riverside painting class

Are you a budding artist who loves a fine wine and our beautiful river? Head along to the Sip & Paint Club to create a masterpiece (or just have fun trying) as soak in the panoramic views from this riverside pub.

7.30pm | The Riverside Pub | £40 (incl all materials + 3 glasses of wine)