The Weekend Planner: Putney & Southfields

Friday, August 02, 2013 by Douglas And Gordon

It’s been a rather warm few days, but at least you can sit back and relax this weekend! Here’s our weekly events guide detailing everything taking place in and around your area for the next two days.

Roehampton Festival

The annual Roehampton Festival takes place this weekend – on Saturday from 12.30pm to 5pm, and on Sunday from 12pm to 4.30pm. Located on The Green at the bottom of Danebury Avenue, the festival will include live music, fun fair rides, a bouncy castle, food stalls and a barbeque.

Prudential RideLondon

The Prudential RideLondon cycling races will take place this weekend in central London. There is a family FreeCycle race on Saturday, which consists of an enjoyable eight-mile traffic-free circuit. The three RideLondon Grand Prix races, meanwhile, will showcase the talent of future Olympians, professional women’s cyclists and hand-cycle racing, a celebration of London’s Paralympic legacy. The RideLondon Surrey Classic, a 100 mile race beginning at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and finishing at The Mall in central London, will take place this Sunday, along with the Surrey Classic, which features 150 professional cyclists and will pass through 12 London boroughs and the county of Surrey.

Even if you’re not participating, you can still go along and show your support. There will be fun community events taking place on Sunday at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park after the cyclists have departed. For information on the best places along the route to view the race, here’s a link to the RideLondon spectator guide.

Fulham Palace

Illyria will be putting on a performance of “The Mikado” at the Fulham Palace Walled Garden this Sunday afternoon at 2.30pm. “The Mikado” is described as a comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan, the plot revolving around a town where flirting has been made illegal. If you’re in the mood for some comedy and outdoor theatre, then do come along, but remember to bring your own blankets or cushions.

Wimbledon Piazza

There will be musicians performing at the Wimbledon Piazza every Friday at lunchtime for the month of August. From 12pm to 2pm, you can enjoy the sounds of live classical music.

Wimbledon Common

The Wildlife Watch Club will be hosting a scavenger hunt for children between the ages of 8 and 14 this Sunday from 10am to 12pm. If you have young people to entertain these school holidays, then why not bring them along to get out of the house and explore what nature has to offer?

Clapham Common

The Put Back Festival will take place this Saturday at Clapham Common, in celebration of the area’s diverse cultural past. There will be children’s entertainment, including go-carts, face-painting, a bouncy castle, a super slide and a round of giant pass-the-parcel. For adults, meanwhile, there will be live music, international food stalls and a football match featuring some of Lambeth’s rising stars. This free community event will run from 12pm to 6pm.