What’s on around Clapham April 2017

Here’s our pick of what’s on and what’s new around Clapham during April. Plenty of sunshine, Easter bunnies and chocolate eggs we hope!

Swing into Easter at the South London SwingFest – three days of live swing music, dance workshops and dancing into the early hours at The Bedford in Balham.  The event kicks off on Friday 14 April with the popular Shirt Tail Stompers. Booking essential.

George Irvin’s Funfair comes to Clapham Common from 1 – 23 April. Suitable for all ages. £1 entry, under 3s free. Token fair.

The next Clapham Comedy Club event at The Bread & Roses is Thursday 6 April featuring Tom Ward (Edinburgh Fringe preview) plus special guests. £8 in advance, £10 on the door. For more comedy clubs around Clapham, see our Comedy in Clapham listing. Looking ahead, this year’s Balham Comedy Festival is on at The Bedford from 30 June – 8 July.

Also looking ahead, Time Out has a special 2 for 1 Open Gardens Squares ticket offer which allows you to visit 230 open spaces and gardens across London (including many in Lambeth and Wandsworth) on 17-18 June 2017. Hurry, the offer is only available until midnight on 17 April. Terms and conditions apply.

Although it’s not quite our area, we always like to give the Herne Hill Free Film Festival a plug. There will be free film events across the area from 28 April – 29 May. All events are run by volunteers and if you’d like to get involved just get in touch via their website.

A new restaurant in Clapham, 33 Abbeville Road, is getting very close to opening – should be this month. It’s a sister restaurant to the much-loved 22 North Street restaurant in Clapham.

Bayley & Sage has just arrived on Northcote Road SW11. Essentially a posh deli, you’ll find cheeses, fruit, veg, meat, fish, artisan breads, wine and little extras such as hand made brownies, cakes and biscuits. They are also looking to recruit staff so get in touch via their website.

Easter events

Here’s our pick of the best Easter activities for little ones: from 1-4pm Saturday 15 April, children can join in the Easter egg hunt at The Secret Garden on Landor Road. Entrance fee for children is £3.50 – bring your own basket! Streatham Rookery Easter egg hunt is from 14-17 April 9am-5pm at the Rookery café. Battersea Park Zoo Easter egg trail is from 1-17 April (£1.50 plus usual entry fee). The Chocolate Museum is running Easter workshops for children to learn how to make their own Easter eggs.

And for the grown-ups, The Exhibit in Balham has an Easter weekend of bottomless brunch, DJs until 2am, drinks offers and an Easter egg hunt. Over at Pop Brixton there are Easter weekend activities for the whole family including an Easter egg hunt with magicians, street performers, face painters and craft activities. As evening approaches Midnight Riot Records will take over with an after party.

Head to the Circus West Village part of the Battersea Power Station development for  activities and events for all the family. Every day of the Easter holidays visitors can help build a 30,000 piece LEGO mosaic of the Power Station, stroll around the new riverfront park and play with the giant outdoor games. Throughout the four day Easter weekend there will be an Easter quiz and chocolate eggs. For the grown-ups, there’s a Dodd’s Gin Distillery pop-up plus there will be food stalls, live music and the chance to enjoy complimentary coffees, babyccinos and ice-creams throughout the Easter weekend!

The Clapham Grand is hosting a series of fun events over the Easter weekend including a screening of The Lion King followed by a Hakuna Matata after party – featuring the biggest Disney singalong songs of all time, power ballads and party anthems. See their website for a full listing of the Easter weekend events.

Special offers

FIXED restaurant at 74 Northcote Road SW11 got in touch to tell us about their latest offers.

Family Sunday: Kids Eat Free at FIXED on Sundays – offer includes a child’s meal & drink from the kids’ menu. Valid on Sundays only. One free kid’s meal per adult only. Each adult to spend £10 or more to qualify for one free kid’s meal. Available to all children under 12. Valid for dine-in only at FIXED. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or promotion.
Lunch menu: 2 courses for £10 – your choice of main, plus either a starter, side or dessert for £10 per person available Monday – Friday from 11.30am – 5.30pm. Takeaway available.

We are delighted to link up with The Indie Hub – the new name for  Voucher Local.  Enjoy weekly special offers at independent restaurants, cafés, bars, shops, hair & beauty salons and many more businesses in Clapham and Wandsworth. To make the most of these special offers, just sign up on The Indie Hub website for their weekly email and receive great deals that not only save you money but also help support our local high street.

Coming up

Clapham Book Festival 6 May at Omnibus with journalist and broadcaster Kate Adie in conversation and the chance to meet local authors. Tickets available via the Omnibus website.

Wandworth Arts Fringe 5- 21 May with over  140 events, performances and productions throughout Wandsworth.

Let’s Rock London is back on Saturday 15 July on Clapham Common with all your ’80s favourites including Human League, Sister Sledge, Howard Jones and many more. Tickets are also on sale for South West 4 music festival on Clapham Common on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August – ticket prices increase on 3 April.

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