Things to Do in March in South London



The weather might be tempting more of you to outdoor pursuits soon so here are a couple of ideas.  Last month we told you about the South London Tennis League but if you just want to play for fun there’s no better place than the parks of Southwark because, apart from Burgess Park, all the borough’s tennis courts are free! On the subject of Burgess Park, you can join the Southwark City Tennis Club at the Tennis Centre near Camberwell Rd entrance and get a discounted rate on the first rate facilities as well as join in club play and teams.

If you’re into cycling, why not join the London Cycling Campaign. Membership is £38, concessions £19, and you get insurance, a bi-monthly magazine and access to social (and serious) rides all over the London area, as well as regular social gatherings in every London borough. It’s a great way to meet other cyclists and you’ll also be part of the campaign to get better facilities for cycling in London.

Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet

Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet

We went to a disco in January, which was great fun, and Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet are having another one on 7th March at the Trafalgar Tavern in Greenwich. A few tickets are still available.

Last year we wrote about Things South Londoners Miss, one of them being the Bon Bonne Club in Herne Hill. Well there’s a reunion club night on Saturday 28th March at Rumour in Bromley featuring the original DJs, which is sure to attract a big crowd from the generations of clubbers who miss that friendly Bon Bonne vibe.

The Former Bon Bonne Club in Herne Hill

The Former Bon Bonne Club in Herne Hill

Another dance event we went to recently was salsa at the DNA Club in Battersea with Salsateca. Classes and club nights continue every Thursday and the live band will be back on 12th March.

It’s St. Patrick’s Day this month, so as well as quaffing some of Dublin’s finest why not head over to the Portico Gallery in West Norwood for a Ceili on 20th March, featuring live bands Ceilidh Tree and Teyr.

The Arts
It’s your last chance to see the Emily Carr exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery, which closes on 15th March.

Ever thought about owning your own original artwork? Well from 12-15th March Battersea Park hosts the Affordable Art Fair, where you can buy art, much of it in the £100-£500 price bracket. Entry is £10-£12 (concs £8-10) and you can attend workshops, demos and talks as well as viewing the wide range of works on offer.

Site of New E. Dulwich Picture House

Site of New E. Dulwich Picture House

We featured cinema recently and on 20th March East Dulwich gets its very own Picture House cinema. You can join as a member and get discounted tickets there as well as the other cinemas in the chain.

If you’re a fan of ‘True Detective’ like me and you really like the music, you might appreciate The Blue Valentines playing at the New Cross Inn on 13th March – swampy!

Finally, the Telegraph Hill Festival in New Cross and surrounding areas is 21 years old, taking place this year from 14th-29th March. This community-based festival features theatre, dance, art shows, concerts and much, much more.

Annie Get Your Gun - from Telegraph Hill Festival 2014

Annie Get Your Gun – from Telegraph Hill Festival 2014

Please check with the venues before you go in case of changes.  Have a marvellous March!

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