There’s lots on this summer in Southwark! Check out some highlights below:
Free: listen to jazz performances in Bermondsey Square
Bermondsey Square Jazz supports aspiring and seasoned creative music talent. The line up of musicians changes at every event and the events are hosted by vocalist Stephen Pierre. From 2pm to 5pm on 1 and 15 August.
See …cake at Peckham Theatre
Book now for a psychological drama which unapologetically queers the existing complexities of family, roots and belonging; where power and duty dance in equal measure. Shows until Saturday 31 July and tickets from £10.
Enjoy food, drink and rides at the Rotherhithe festival
The Rotherhithe Festival will return to King George’s Fields, SE16 on Saturday 7 August. It’s a great day of free music with food, drink and rides and attractions for children, starting at 11.30am and finishing at 8.30pm.
Join a local archaeology walk
Join a guided walk around the historic borough of Southwark, exploring Borough and Bankside’s archaeology on 29 or 31 July. Free, but booking required.
*Please enjoy events safely and remember hands, face and space.*
What’s on for children, young people and families
There’s a host of events and activities for children and families this summer as part of our Summer of Play programme. Check out a few up-coming highlights below.
Shakespeare for younger audiences at the Globe
The Shakespeare’s Globe annual storytelling festival, Telling Tales, is back on stage this summer until 22 August. These storytelling performances will take you on a sensory, interactive adventure, giving younger audiences the chance to get into Shakespeare’s stories. Tickets: £12
Visit Elephant Springs: a new natural play area in SE1
Elephant springs is a new urban oasis in Elephant and Castle with rocks, streams, sand and water fountains. If you’re local, pop along for a unique experience.
Book now: holiday gymnastics club in Camberwell
Southwark Gymnastics Club is offering gymnastics sessions for children aged between 4 and 15 over the summer holidays, based in Brunswick Park School in Camberwell. Prices are £7.50 per session, but discounts are available.
Try Ellen Brown adventure playground
8 to 15-year-olds can head to Ellen Brown adventure playground in SE1 on any day until 27 August for open access, free and fun outdoor activities.
Join a Teddy Bears’ picnic in Canada Water
Let’s have lots of fun singing your favourite teddy bear rhymes and listening to wonderful stories. Bring your favourite teddy or soft toy and a little snack. 4 August 2021 11am to 11.45am. Free, booking essential.
*Please enjoy events safely, and remember hands, face and space.*
Vaccination walk-in sites in south east London
There are lots of opportunities to still get your vaccine, including walk-in clinics at Guys and St Thomas’ hospitals every day (Pfizer, Moderna and Astrazeneca vaccines all available) and other places across Southwark and southeast London. You do not need proof of address, immigration status, ID or an NHS number.
You can also book your appointment via the NHS website.