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What’s on in Vauxhall: July 2024

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1st, 5th, 11th &  26th July

Whats On World Heart Beat

Join World Heart Beat in July for an exciting lineup of events starting with Joabe Reis on Monday, 1st July. Reis, a key figure in Brazilian instrumental jazz, will perform pieces from his acclaimed solo album Crew In Church. On Friday, 5th July, the talented young musicians of World Heart Beat’s gig band, led by Sian Kelly and Scipio Mosley, will present an electrifying concert with solo, trio, and ensemble performances. Celebrate the music of jazz legend Cannonball Adderley on Thursday, 11th July, at the Battersea Jazz Fest, focusing on his iconic album featuring music from Fiddler on the Roof. Finally, on Friday, 26th July, experience the Tristan Banks Quartet as they blend jazz, Latin, and fusion influences in compositions from their debut album, View From Above. 

Various | World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens, 3 Ponton Road, Nine Elms, London SW11 7BD | From £10  


Saturday 8th 

Beyond Midnight Presents – BEYOND FUNHOUSE

Get ready for an unforgettable night at Beyond Midnight, featuring multiple rooms of music to suit every taste. The Beyond Room offers the best commercial house music, while the Fever Room will have you dancing to pop, disco house, and R&B hits. If you’re into the vibrant circuit and reggaeton tracks, the Casa Latina Room is the place to be. 

11:45pm til 11:45am | Fire Club Vauxhall, 44 Parry Street, London, SW8 1RU | From £12  


Tuesday 9th – Tuesday 30th 

Summer Screen at Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens

Settle into long summer evenings with free outdoor screenings of feel-good movies this July. Lots of food and drink options, chances to dress up, and a dream lineup of five films, including animated favourites, musicals, and classics. Enjoy popcorn and street food from Bokitla’s authentic French Caribbean cuisine, Hermanos Taco House’s tantalising flavours, the Duck Shed’s innovative offerings, Inamo Sukoshi’s Japanese dining experience, Lil Watan’s delectable Middle Eastern fare, and Harlem2Manila’s homemade bao buns and Filipino BBQ delights.

9-30th July | 7-9pm  | Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, SE11 5HL| Free but get registered!  



Saturday 13th

England Women v’s New Zealand Kia Oval

England Women are back at The Kia Oval on Saturday, 13th July, to face the world number three ranked New Zealand. Get ready for an exciting match at one of London’s premier cricket venues. Don’t miss this thrilling encounter as England Women take on a top-tier international team.

6.30pm | The Kia Oval, Kennington, London, SE11 5SS| From £1 



Saturday 20th

Bearpit Karaoke at Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens

Gather your crew and leave your inhibitions at home. London’s only free outdoor karaoke, hosted by the legendary Joe Hatchiban, is back for Summer 2024. Take to the stage in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens and sing your heart out! Could this be the start of your musical career? Bring friends, family, or go solo and sing along to your favourite feel-good summer bangers. Your fans await…

4pm to 8pm | Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, SE11 5HL | FREE  


Saturday 27th

Vauxhall Flower Market Set to Bloom This July

Attention all plant lovers and green-thumbed enthusiasts! We are thrilled to announce the launch of Vauxhall Flower Market on July 27th, bringing the finest plants and gardening supplies to our vibrant community. Join us every other week throughout the summer from 10am to 2pm at Spring Mews, nestled between Glasshouse Walk and Tinworth Street. Featuring local growers and florists, it’s the perfect opportunity to fill your home with nature and support our local green scene. Don’t miss out on this blooming event!

Saturday 27th July | 10am-2pm  | Spring Mews (behind The Black Dog), SE11 5EL | FREE  


Sunday 28th

Vauxhall Band play Mc&Sons Vauxhall

The Vauxhall Band will perform at Mc & Sons Upstairs, where the gentlemen of the orchestra used to eat. The band will perform music for the flute, violin, cello, and harpsichord, inspired by the stories of the flute makers and composers associated with Vauxhall Gardens and London, including Thomas Arne, Handel, William Boyce, Lewis Granom, Carl Weiss, and James Oswald, along with some Scottish and Irish folk tunes. Tickets are £12, with drinks available from the bar.

Sunday 28th July | 4pm  | 355 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5QY | Tickets £12 


Sunday 28th

Guided Tour: Entrepreneurial Vauxhall

Alongside Vauxhall’s reputation as a destination for performance sits the area’s history as a place of innovation and enterprise. This guided walk, led by a knowledgeable local from Lambeth Tour Guides Association, charts the industry and activity that often co-existed with balloon ascents, marvellous musicians and the captivating characters at the Pleasure Gardens.

Firing up next to the performers and promenades were potteries and factories, notably Doulton’s, where art and technology combined to produce wares for the building industry as well as for the table and mantelpiece. On the ground, dazzling illuminations drew crowds; up in the air, the tale of a record-breaking journey to Germany continued to enthrall for years after.

By 1859 the pleasures of the Gardens were gone; by 1956 the factories had powered down. But the legends and stories live on. Join this fascinating two-hour walk and be fired up by the enterprise, and enterprising, of Vauxhall.

2-4pm | Vauxhall Station | £10


Saturday 27th – August 16th

The Boury Academy Summer School 

The Boury Academy Summer Workshops are NOW LIVE!! An amazing two weeks of summer workshops for ages 4-16. Come and see what all the fuss is about and find out about the other amazing opportunities throughout the year, too—affordable performing arts with professional teachers at their studios in Vauxhall. 

10am – 1pm and 10am -4 pm | The Boury Academy Studios, SW9 2TJ | For those not eligible for HAF funding, the price is £60 for Main School and £40 for Mini B’s.


Sundays in Vauxhall

Vauxhall Sunday Market

Not just a market, Vauxhall Sunday Market & Boot Sale is a great family day out! Explore a huge variety of stalls, including modern TVs and electronics, the largest selection of second-hand power tools, laptops and desktops, fruit and veg at unbeatable prices, health food supplies, quality second-hand clothes, jewellery, raw honey, gardening items, and bicycles. With over 400 stalls, you’ll find everything you need and more. 

8am-2pm | New Covent Garden Market, SW8 5AL | FREE 


24th July-19th September

Fields of Vision at Blessed Foundation

Blessed Foundation’s upcoming exhibition, Fields of Vision, highlights sustainable solutions spearheaded by three US-based artists: Ai Xia, Jamica El and Alfredo Salazar-Caro. The exhibition will equip visitors with a range of strategies to reposition themselves to their means of production, and their relationship with society and nature for more sustainable futures.

6 Stannary Street, SE11 4AA | FREE