Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2018 has a rich array of shows and events to suit all ages, interests and tastes. During its nine-year history, South London’s premiere arts festival has gone from strength to strength. With an eclectic range of arts and culture, every conceivable space both indoor and outdoor will buzz with activity and creative endeavour.

We are thrilled to announce that we have 4 tickets to giveaway for each of the following shows: Moonfall by Hikapee Theatre on Saturday 5 May, 2.00pm – 2.50pm and The Hogwallops by Lost in Translation Circus on Sunday 6 May, 5.00pm – 6.00pm. All you have to do is email us with your name and the show you are interested in.

With 180 shows in over 55 venues taking place across Wandsworth in the first two weeks of May, these are just a few of the highlights.  Full listings can be found at www.wandsworthfringe.com.

Credit: Foteini Christofilopoulou

Credit: Foteini Christofilopoulou


Menatwins: Flirting With The Self

Head to the colourful Pump House Pavilion for this drop-in fashion illustration class.

Drawing from a live model, this workshop will start with the basics of fashion illustration and play with ideas of identity through dress and masquerade. Working with artist Melanie Rye, drop in as we experiment with a range of short and longer poses and explore the idea of the self.

Pump House Gallery: 20 May, 1.00pm ‐ 2.00pm,
Pump House Gallery: 20 May, 3.00pm ‐ 4.00pm

Free, no booking required

Menatwins: Borders Of The Self

Drop in to this workshop for all ages exploring identity and constructed versions of the self. Join Hannah Turner-Voakes and Melanie Rye of Menatwins as we question who we are and who do you want to be? Using mirrors and masks, experiment with dressing up, collage and drawing to create yourself an alternative identity.

Please visit pumphousegallery.org.uk for more information

Pump House Gallery: 20 May, 12.00pm ‐ 4.00pm

Free, no booking required

We Should Live More On Staircases

Join us for a self-led activity designed by Pump House Gallery in collaboration with Emma Leslie from Studio LW. Responding to the themes of the coinciding exhibition ‘We are having a little flirt’, visitors are invited to be guided by a simple set of instructions to build structures and create unique and unusual environments. Build and create imaginary worlds under the bright, colourful arches of Pump House Pavilion.

Pump House Gallery: 18 May, 11.00am ‐ 5.00pm

Free, no booking required

Poetry Workshop With Nego True And Fast (Part Of E:Merge)

Experiment with both written and spoken words as we explore stepping out of your comfort zone, with work being presented throughout the day under Pump House Pavilion’s colourful arches.

Pump House Gallery: 19 May, 12.00pm ‐ 3.00pm

Free, no booking required

Spin The Bottle: Take Two

What will be made this week? Part of our InHouse Project, families are invited to spin the bottle to decide which materials or tools to use and discover what task you are set to complete.

In each workshop, the work created will be recorded as video, audio, image and text. Like an artistic game of consequences, families are invited to add their pieces to the ongoing display and to the game for the next group of ‘Spin the bottle’ players to respond to.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please visit pumphousegallery.org.uk for more information.

Pump House Gallery: 20 May, 12.00pm ‐ 4.00pm

Free, no booking required

Baby Disco

Bring your little ones for a fun morning dancing in the big top tent. Glowing lights and colours, sounds and visuals will get everyone involved moving. Tickets are £3.

The Big Top: 7 May, 11.00am ‐ 11.40am

The Big Top, Shillington Park 169 Este Road SW11 2TT

Showcase Jazz Concert

World Heart Beat Music Academy are excited to present an evening of music with our talented jazz students! Expect to hear some well known jazz standards, New Orleans second line as well as their take on contemporary tunes.

Suitable for all ages.

The Big Top: 07 May, 7.45pm ‐ 9.00pm

£10/£5 concessions/£5 children (under 18)

The Big Top, Shillington Park 169 Este Road SW11 2TT

Pibroch Tales

Two men enter a forest… Fear meets mythical creature and strange happenings ensue. A vibrant blend of bagpipe music, storytelling, dance and comedy amid sharp-humoured interaction with the audience.

A unique and humorous dance and physical theatre piece, Pibroch Tales is an original one-man show delivering an extraordinary fusion of Pibroch scores and witty contemporary dance by Port Dance Theatre Project.

The Big Top: 13 May, 2.00pm ‐ 2.45pm

£10/£8 children/£30 family of four

The Big Top, Shillington Park 169 Este Road SW11 2TT

Acts From Ethiopian Dreams

Bibi and Bichu’s amazing Ethiopian acrobats present a jaw-dropping mix of contortion, juggling and cloth-spinning. A very special appearance by this amazing company and a surefire family treat. Supported by Arts Council England.

Full length show playing at Underbelly Southbank Festival.

The Big Top: 07 May, 3.00pm ‐ 3.40pm

Free, booking required

The Big Top, Shillington Park 169 Este Road SW11 2TT

Hikapee Moonfall photo credit Robin Boot

Hikapee Moonfall
photo credit Robin Boot


Join a princess like no other as she embarks on the biggest journey of her life – to the Moon!

This brilliantly comical story-telling performance looks at the relationship of a brother and sister whilst exploring the role of gender stereotypes within children’s theatre, using a rope, a hoop and bags of imagination.

The Big Top: 05 May, 2.00pm ‐ 2.50pm,
The Big Top: 06 May, 2.00pm ‐ 2.50pm

£10/£7 children/£28 family of four, early bird £8/6

The Big Top, Shillington Park 169 Este Road SW11 2TT


Caius House have been working in partnership with The Garden Circus and their amazing team to develop the young people’s circus skills. Welcome to ‘Unlocked’: The show will feature the skilled young people of Caius House, focusing on a series of physical displays that will test the resolve, dexterity, temperament and agility of our club members to the fullest.

The Big Top: 12 May, 2.00pm ‐ 2.45pm

£5/£3 concessions

The Big Top, Shillington Park 169 Este Road SW11 2TT

Hogwallops Credit: Mark Robson

Credit: Mark Robson

The Hogwallops

‘The Hogwallops’ is a colourful, loud and funny story of the domestic adventures of a chaotic, dysfunctional family of misfits in which thrillingly spectacular circus skills blend seamlessly with physical comedy, clowning, juggling and slapstick.

The show is presented by the five-strong multinational cast of Lost in Translation Circus.

The Big Top: 06 May, 5.00pm ‐ 6.00pm,
The Big Top: 07 May, 5.30pm ‐ 6.30pm,
The Big Top: 08 May, 4.00pm ‐ 5.00pm

£13/£7 children/£30 family of four, early bird £10/6

The Big Top, Shillington Park 169 Este Road SW11 2TT

The Witch’s Necklace

An imaginative piece of children’s theatre based on a traditional Lithuanian fairy-tale, ‘The Witch’s Necklace’ uses physical theatre, puppetry, clowning and life music to tell a story about how inner beauty wins over appearances.

Suitable for audiences aged six and above.

The Big Top: 6 May, 12.00pm ‐ 12.45pm,

The Big Top: 7 May, 12.15pm ‐ 1.00pm

£8/£6 children/£25 family of four, early bird £7/5

The Big Top, Shillington Park 169 Este Road SW11 2TT

Malcolm And The Storydrivers

One very special Campervan, a huddle of storydrivers and 967 building blocks… Where will it go?

Join Jack and Mads on a live story-making adventure, as through curious means we shrink into narratives that bring a miniature world to life. Set within their mystically beguiling and marvellously quirky VW Campervan ‘Malcolm’, you are invited to re-imagine the space that hosts you; meeting a cargo of characters as we travel to lands stretching far and wide.

The Big Top: 06 May, 1.00pm ‐ 1.30pm,

The Big Top: 06 May, 3.00pm ‐ 3.30pm,

The Big Top: 06 May, 4.15pm ‐ 4.45pm,

The Big Top: 07 May, 4.00pm ‐ 4.30pm,

The Big Top: 07 May, 2.15pm ‐ 2.45pm,

The Big Top: 07 May, 1.00pm ‐ 1.30pm


The Big Top, Shillington Park 169 Este Road SW11 2TT


Be part of the Mayhem! With an internationally renowned blend of circus, invention and humour, PanGottic brings to life a giant ball slinging, self exploding piece of handcrafted gadgetry, inspired by the famous Rube Goldberg machines and Heath Robinson contraptions. Be part of the mayhem as our intrepid inventor risks nerve wracking failure to bring you one perfect chain reaction… with a little help from his little assistant.

The Big Top: 07 May, 6.30pm ‐ 7.10pm,
The Big Top: 07 May, 4.30pm ‐ 5.10pm,
The Big Top: 07 May, 2.00pm ‐ 2.40pm


The Big Top, Shillington Park 169 Este Road SW11 2TT



Spot The Difference!

Seska performs incredibly silly magic tricks … repeats them again but with a crazy added difference…

And when you spot the difference you win a fab prize! A party atmosphere, hilarious entertainment and a competition all in one… When SESKA comes to town kids laugh out loud, Dads f*rt out loud and mums faint at his feet! Crazier than finding a penguin in your fridge

The Arches at St Mary’s Church: 12 May, 1.30pm ‐ 2.30pm,
The Arches at St Mary’s Church: 12 May, 2.45pm ‐ 3.45pm

£8/£5.50 concessions

The Arches at St Mary’s Church, High Street, Putney SW15 1SN

Baba The Bad Baboon (How The Baboon Lost Its Tail)

A musical by Sani Muliaumaseali’i for younger audiences aged 5 years and above. Baba will destroy the world if he can’t rule it; only warrior goddess Poluknalai can stop him – but will she regain her confidence in time? Audiences say: “wonderful songs and acting.”

The Arches at St Mary’s Church: 5 May, 2.00pm ‐ 3.00pm,

The Arches at St Mary’s Church: 6 May, 1.30pm ‐ 2.30pm,

The Arches at St Mary’s Church: 7 May, 5.00pm ‐ 6.00pm,

The Arches at St Mary’s Church: 12 May, 5.45pm ‐ 6.45pm,

The Arches at St Mary’s Church: 13 May, 3.00pm ‐ 4.00pm,

The Arches at St Mary’s Church: 19 May, 12.00pm ‐ 1.00pm,

The Arches at St Mary’s Church: 20 May, 1.30pm ‐ 2.30pm

£16.50/£13.50 concessions/ Children 10yrs & under £5.50!

The Arches at St Mary’s Church, High Street, Putney SW15 1SN

Big Art Picnic

Two picnic events in two parks over two days. Picnic with WildCity artists and create a giant, interactive, tunneling installation, a unique extension of the Northern Line, an underground cityscape created over ground on the fields of Tooting Common and Heathbrook Park.

Bring a picnic, family and friends and enjoy creating together in the great outdoors. Picnic participants can also collaborate, interact and explore new creative ideas with contemporary artists from Agora Arts Circle who will create new, participatory art works in repsonse to the tunnelling installation.

Both events are free, accessible and everybody is welcome.

The Woodfield Project: 12 May, 12.30pm ‐ 4.30pm
Heathbrook Park: 13 May, 12.30pm ‐ 4.30pm

Free, no booking required

The Woodfield Project, Tooting Bec Common, Woodfield Recreation Ground
16A Abbotswood Road SW16 1AP

Heathbrook Park, St. Rule Street SW8 3EL

credit_Dance Tett

credit_Dance Tett

Pop-Up Dance Day

Pop down to Battersea Square for a fun-filled day of pop-up dance with the Royal Academy of Dance.

Celebrating diverse dance styles and young dance talent, you’re invited to watch or get up and give it a go yourself!

Suitable for all ages and audiences.

Battersea Square: 13 May, 11.00am ‐ 3.00pm

Free, no booking required

Battersea Square, SW11 3RZ

Hazelfest 2018

Back for a second year due to popular demand!

This community-based green festival brings celebration and free music, arts, crafts and creativity to Hazelhurst Estate, Tooting. See the tower blocks charged with activity!

All are welcome.

Work and Play Scrapstore: 20 May, 1.00pm ‐ 5.00pm

Free, no booking required

Work and Play Scrapstore Hazelhurst Estate, 13 Blackshaw Road, SW17 0DA

Magic Wandsworth

Join us for an evening of sorcery, spells and fairy tales from the world of opera, with alumni from the National Opera Studio and students from Burntwood School. The programme includes extracts from ‘The Magic Flute’, ‘Hansel and Gretel’, hit musical ‘Wicked’ and many more!

Holy Trinity Church: 9 May, 7.00pm ‐ 8.30pm

Free, booking required

Holy Trinity Church, Beaumont Road, Wandsworth SW19 6SP

The Final Adventure Of Frankie Fightwell

Performed in front of a live audience, with live foley (sound effects), this new radio play by Chris Buxey is a dark comedy about principles, money and the importance of family.

Stuart is author of the beloved Young Adult literature heroine, Frankie Fightwell. Stuart soon realises that there might be more than just the usual vampire sharks and giant man-spiders preventing Frankie from making it to the end of her latest adventure! Rated 12A.

Putney Arts Theatre: 11 May, 7.30pm ‐ 8.30pm,
Putney Arts Theatre: 12 May, 7.30pm ‐ 8.30pm

£9.50/£7.50 concessions

Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney SW15 6AW

Chinese Traditional Arts Festival

Chinese Traditional Arts Festival organised by WenLin Chinese School.

The 2018 Chinese Traditional Arts Festival presents the most fabulous and splendid Chinese arts & culture feast to the audience, including stage performances, exhibitions, an arts education program, Chinese Martial Art Gala.

Chestnut Grove Academy: 06 May, 10.30am ‐ 3.00pm,
Chestnut Grove Academy: 13 May, 11.00am ‐ 3.00pm,
Chestnut Grove Academy: 19 May, 3.30pm ‐ 5.00pm

£12/£9.60 concessions/£25 for all three events

World Heart Beat Music Academy Open Day

Join us for an afternoon of free taster sessions and live music performances.

There will be trial sessions available for children aged 5–12 in piano, violin, clarinet, flute, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tabla and guitar, bass guitar.

World Heart Beat Music Academy: 12 May, 1.30pm ‐ 3.30pm

Free, no booking required

World Heart Beat Music Academy, 58 Kimber Road SW18 4PP

Mindfulness for Parents

Feeling stressed? Feeling overwhelmed?

Mindfulness can help parents stay calm in a crisis, feel more connected and keep a sense of perspective. Yet many parents feel that they don’t have time, or that it would be impossible to practise amidst the chaos of family life.
Amber Hatch, the mother of three children under ten and the author of ‘Mindfulness for Parents’, explains why parents need mindfulness and how we can get more of it, even when the baby is crying and the pasta is boiling over.

Waterstone’s Clapham Junction: 4 May, 7pm – 8.30pm

Tickets £5

Waterstone’s 70 St. John’s Road,  Clapham Junction, SW11 1PT


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