Your Weekend Sorted with D&G: Battersea, Balham & Clapham

Friday, August 09, 2013 by Douglas And Gordon

The weekend events guide is a weekly feature on the D&G blog – we hope you find it useful in planning your time off! Whether you’re staying in or heading out, we hope you have a great one.

Battersea Arts Centre

For your fix of all things theatrical, the Battersea Arts Centre will be hosting a performance of “Purge” tonight at 7pm. Described as “Part game show, part lecture and part love story exploring modern friendships”, Purge tells the story of Brian Lobel, who, in 2012, asked complete strangers which of his Facebook friends he should delete or keep. The performance explores our emotional and social interactions with digital media.

Tonight and tomorrow night, meanwhile, you can catch a showing of “Black T-Shirt Collection”, a tale of two brothers from Nigeria, who set out to build a global consumer brand. For price and show time details, visit the Battersea Arts Centre website.

Balham Farmers’ Market

Located at the Chestnut Grove School, the Balham Farmers’ Market takes place every Saturday from 9am to 2pm. The market sells a variety of fresh produce, in addition to honey, meat, breads, juices and eggs.

The Bedford

Start your weekend off on a good note – pardon the pun – with The Bedford’s musical and entertainment options. Tonight is appropriately titled “Thank Funk It’s Friday” - taking place from 11pm onwards, the evening promises the best of dance, disco, soul, R&B, pop and house music. Saturday night’s comedy, meanwhile, comes courtesy of Banana Cabaret, and features Andrew Bird, Joe Kay, Imran and John Mann. Doors open at 7.15pm, and the show begins at 9pm.

Clapham Grand

The Clapham Grand also has some great offerings this weekend. Tonight you can enjoy “Club Classics Fridays”, with some great tunes to kickstart your time off. Saturday night, meanwhile, promises to be a party, with their resident house DJs playing a variety of 80’s and 90’s hits, as well as other club classics. If dancing isn’t quite your style, then tomorrow night’s Comedy Carnival is sure to have you laughing – from 7pm onwards, you will be entertained by some of London’s best stand-up comedians.  

Wandsworth Park

A mini golf course recently opened in Wandsworth park, next to the park’s cafe. The 12 hole "Putt in the Park" course will be great fun for the whole family, so if you’re in the mood for fresh air and friendly competition, do go along and play a round or two.  

Battersea Park Peace Pagoda

There will be a peace walk and floating lantern ceremony this Saturday in remembrance of the atomic bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki. The walk will begin at 7.30pm outside the Westminster Cathedral, and will end at the London peace pagoda. The floating lantern ceremony will take place at sunset.