Open4Business September 2017

What’s on in Wandsworth

Tootopia for returns for an end-of-summer salute to Tooting

  • Date: 22 to 24 September 
  • Venue: various locations across Tooting.

Tooting’s best-loved food, drink and culture fest is in its 4th year and bigger than ever!

The annual Tootopia event will feature an exciting line-up of local events including food and drinks trails, children’s activities, the popular street food takeover and new for 2017 ‘Tootopia Fringe’, a schedule of varied live entertainment at venues throughout the area.

Visitors can discover Tooting eateries of new and old representing countries from Pakistan to Poland as our Foodie Trail returns with an “Eat The World” theme. More than 22 eateries such as Vijaya Krishna, The Little Taperia, Belpassi Bros, Dip & Flip, Tota, Lahore Karahi and Tequila Taqueria will be serving up ‘Tootopia specials.’ Whilst around 17 of Tooting’s best-loved watering holes, bottle bars and coffee corners including Unwined, Graveney Gin, Little Bar, and Craft Tooting will be creating their own ‘special’ for the festival weekend. 

The 23 and 24 sees the return of the Street Food Takeover where seven of London’s hottest food brands serve up their signature eats.

The day will also feature activities such as crafty workshops by Makers and Love Art and a gigantic kiddie rave by Disco Fest for the under 10s, as well as live music, the annual Tootopia Pooch Parade, pop up cinema and a culinary tour of the area.

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Learn to use your iPhone like a Pro

  • Date: Monday, 26 September
  • Time: 10am to 12noon
  • Venue: 118 Hotham Road, SW15 1QB
  • Cost: £40 plus booking fee

    Emily’s Family Workshops are running a hands on workshop to learn how to get the best out of your iPhone. The workshop will cover things like shortcuts and quick tips, privacy and security options, family sharing, managing backups, photos, calendars and contacts.

    Find out more and register.

    Artist Open House

    • Date: 7 to 8 and 14 to 15 October
    • Venue: Various venues across the borough

    Next month, more than 145 artists will be opening their homes and creative spaces as part of the annual Artist Open House.

    Woman coming out of artist open house

    Members of the public are invited to take a peek at amazing art behind normally closed doors as more than 145 artists, professional and amateur artists and makers, invite you into their homes and creative spaces, offering an informal and relaxed setting in which to browse, buy and talk about the various artworks on display.

    The event is an exciting opportunity to look at work catering for all budgets such as:

    • Crafts
    • Sculpture
    • Painting
    • Jewellery
    • Photography

    Some open houses will offer live demonstrations, with the chance to create your own art. Printed guides with a map of all open houses will be available from your local library, and at various venues and organisations throughout the borough. On the day of the event look out for posters in windows or balloon-festooned gates which will signpost an Open House.

    For more information, go to the Wandsworth Artists' Open House website.