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Things to do in Kingston – October

By Camilla Iversen Oct 7, 2016
The Annual Surbiton Ski Sunday is held on the 16th of October at St Mark's Hill. Photo: Idha Toft Valeur

On Campus

24 October – The KU big read – The Human’s Balloon debate: Various colleagues from across Kingston University debate how Matt Haig’s book relates to their research. teaching and administrative roles – Clattern Lecture Theatre, Penrhyn Road, 6 – 8pm


Black History Month – Various events every week of October on all of the different campuses:

17 October: Dark Moons & Dark Crosses: Black History through religionBS2038, Kingston Hill, 12-2pm

20 October: Discrimination within BME– JG0001, Penrhyn Road, 4-6pm

26 October: Women and Non-Binary identitiesTB 101, Knights Park, all day

28 October: Culture Festival – Student Union, Penrhyn Road, all day

28 October: Positive representation of Blacks in pop cultureJG0002, 12am – 6pm


16 October – Surbiton Ski Sunday: With ice blocks strapped to your feet ski down St Mark’s hill to try and beat the world record to Suburban skiing – Surbiton, 11 – 1pm

19 October – The Big Charity Comedy night: Raising money for a local charity called Momentum, which supports families from South West London and Surrey whose children have cancer or a life limiting condition – Rose Theatre, 8 – 10pm

 19 October – Kevin Devine Concert – Banquet records, 6-7 pm

 26 October – Shawn Mendes at New Slang – Hippodrome, 1.30 – 2.30pm

 30 OctoberMonthly Antiques Market: Up to fifty stalls with furniture, jewelry, retro, vintage and more – Old London Road, 11am – 5pm

Tenpin Tuesdays: 50% off Bowling and drinks – Every Tuesday at Tenpin Kingston located inside The Rotunda



4 – 19 OctoberKingston Camera Club: Display of a year’s photographic work at Kingston Camera Club’s annual exhibition – Kingston Museum

16 OctoberJanak Dulari Sita – Diwali Celebration: A celebration of Diwali through music and dance – Rose Theatre, 6pm

28 October – 19 November – All my sons by Arthur Miller: A compelling story of love, guilt and the corrupting power of greed – Rose Theatre

Variety Cafe: Free lunctime concerts supported by Kingston University – Every Wednesday at Rose Theatre from 1.15pm – 2pm


Night Out

12 October – 23 October – Autumn Real Ale Festival: Up to 30 fantastick festival ales – all made by British Hops –  Wetherspoons

Wow!Mondays: Biggest and cheapest student night – Every Monday at Hippodrome, 10pm – 3am

The Fighting Cocks Comedy Night Every Monday night at the Fighting Cocks on Old London Road

Quiz night at Woody’s Bar and Kitchen – Every Thursday at 7:30pm

Hannafords Student bar – Open every day from 10am – 11.30pm, Kingston Hill

 Knights Park Student bar – Open every day from 10am – 11.30pm, Knights Park



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