Seann Walsh, Suzi Ruffell and Rhys James headline Theatre Deli’s comedy festival at The Old Library in Burgess Park for its second year. From famous TV comedians to breakthrough acts, Theatre Deli is bringing together an eclectic month-long programme of high quality comedy just in time for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Alongside household names, there’s over 25 of the most raved about comedians from the UK comedy circuit and beyond, including Virgin Radio presenter Matt Richardson, Channel 4 regular Sophie Duker and Rosie Jones. July 4-27.
ALL’S WELL IN STOCKWELL
Stockwell Festival is a celebration of the area’s world class tango and taekwondo teachers, Portuguese delicacies, Afro-Caribbean music, Horn of Africa arts, Brazilian cuisine, Polish crafts, international jazz musicians and much more. On the day, there’s live music, a funfair, face-painters, markets, mask-making and a Carnival Parade at 5:30pm.
Saturday 6 July from 1pm-7pm.
A BIT OF A DO IN NORWOOD
Now in its third year, Drunken Chorus’ free mini festival A Bit of a Do returns, championing the work of artists with and without disabilities. Performances include Candoco Dance Company, the first contemporary dance company to perform on Strictly Come Dancing, deaf BSL singer and comedian Caroline Parker, who performed at the London Paralympic Opening ceremony, and multi-award winning writer, performer and broadcaster Byron Vincent. There’s also solo work from award winning choreographer and performance artist Lanre Malaolu as well as from Extant, the UK’s leading company making performances by and for the visually impaired. July 5-7 at Stanley Halls, SE25 6AB.
Get to Peckham’s Bussey Building for a weekend of wings and whiskey. Wing Jam’s chicken wing festival and rooftop party combines a mind blowing menu of BBQ, buffalo, hot, Korean, cheesy, spicy and stuffed wings. There’s also DJs, salsa bands, hot wing contests for the hot heads, cocktails and craft beer. July-7. 133 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST. Admission: £13.50.
FREE KARAOKE IN VAUXHALL
Back for its third year in Vauxhall, Bearpit Karaoke is fast becoming one of London’s best free days out. If you’ve been to Berlin, you might know Joe Hatchiban’s Bearpit Karaoke, a weekly fixture in the world famous Mauerpark. Joe has been helping people unleash their inner Rampensau (performer) all over Berlin since 2009. Originally one man’s mission to seek attention, his weekly Bearpit sessions are now a landmark event in their own right. Warm up your vocals and bring your best Rhianna, Michael Jackson and Meatloaf with you to Vauxhall. July 13, August 10 and September 14 from 2pm-7pm. 139 Vauxhall Walk, Lambeth, SE11 5HL.