What’s On This Weekend: Comida Fest, The Jungle Book & Catastrophists


The Jungle Book on Southbank

If you are a fan of Kipling’s classic tale The Jungle Book, then this new show coming to the Southbank as part of the Underbelly Festival is not to be missed. The award-winning theatre company Metta Theatre have brought the popular story in the 21st Century with a combination of street-dance and breathtaking circus tricks, so what better way to spend the afternoon with the family? Mowgli must find her way through an urban jungle, with bin man Baloo, graffiti artist Bagheera and a skateboarding Wolf crew to accompany her. This cast consists of some of the UK’s leading dancers and circus performers. Only a short journey down the Southbank and across the Thames is our Westminster office. If you’re interested in looking at properties to rent or properties to buy in the area, feel free to drop in and hello to our team who would be happy to help.

Royal Gifts Exhibition at Buckingham Palace

As part of the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace, this year there will be a special exhibition of the Royal Gifts. This will tell the story of The Queen’s reign through a wide range of beautiful and ornate official gifts that have been presented to her over the past 65 years. There will be gifts representing every continent from world leaders such as former South African President Nelson Mandela, President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China and former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower. This exhibition aims to celebrate the spectacular craftsmanship that has gone into every gift from across the globe and allow the general public to get a glimpse at their beauty.

Catastrophists Play in Kennington

Catastrophists is an original play by Jack Stanley playing at the White Bear Theatre this weekend. Characters Raf and Harry head to the Cotswolds for a relaxing holiday but find themselves in an awkward altercation with their neighbours who turn out to be a apocalyptic survivalist cult. Set around a dining table, the group find themselves locked in a battle of ideas and principles that leaves them all questioning everything they stand for. This dark humoured play focusses on class, cooking and communes in an age where the threat of global disaster lingers and it questions whether anyone is as civilised as we would all like to think we are. Only a very short bus ride from our Kennington office, drop in and say hello if you’re keen to find out more about properties to rent or properties to buy in the surrounding area.

Oval Farmers’ Market in Oval

The Saturday Oval Farmers’ Market at St Mark’s Church was set up in partnership between the church, Lambeth Council and the Oval Partnership. It has previously been referred to as an oasis within a dense urban setting and is a great way to spend a Saturday with the family or a great stop for local dog walkers. Set inside the Church garden, people can buy everything from fresh fruit and vegetables, to organic meat, honey, pies, juices and much more. It has a great social feel and people like meeting their to enjoy a coffee or taste delicious food from all over the world. This is a great way to support local businesses as well, with stallholders selling all kinds of things such as arts, crafts and jewellery. Open from 10am to 3pm, swing by and take in the atmosphere.

Mindful Drinking Festival in Bermondsey

The first of its kind, the Mindful Drinking Festival, organised by the Club Soda team, comes to Bermondsey Square this Saturday. This is the celebration of non-alcoholic drinks, allowing people to taste test and explore the vast number of great tasting, well-crafting alcohol-free drinks that there are on the market. Their goal is to ensure that we live in a world where nobody should feel out of place if they’re not drinking alcohol. Whether you’re trying to cut back on your drinking habit, pregnant or on a health kick, this is an opportunity to discover your new favourite tipple. There will be mocktails created by leading mixologists, talks and tastings from experts, 30 stalls with drinks and food as well as plenty of free samples! Not far from our London Bridge office, if you’re interested in looking at properties to rent or properties to buy in the area, pop in and have a chat to one of our team.

Comida Fest Food Festival in London Bridge

Coming to Potters Fields Park this weekend is the Comida Fest Food Festival. With more than 30 traders serving hot and tasty Latin American street food this is not to be missed. This is a great way to discover tasty Latin American treats such as Pao de Queijo from Brazil, coffee from Colombia or Ceviche from Peru. If you’re of Latin American heritage, this is a lovely way to eat that food that you might be missing from home. There will be activities to entertain such as face painting and storytelling for the kids as well as live music, DJ’s, dance performances and special workshops for the adults to take part in. If you’re interested in taking part in a free Zumba class, or want to learn how to salsa there is plenty for you to do.

If you’re interested in finding out more about future events in Westminster, London, Kennington and the surrounding areas, feel free to drop by any of our offices – we’ll be glad to provide you with a list. We can arrange viewings of properties for sale and properties for rent within walking distance of some of these popular venues.

Photo Credit: Metta Theatre