Live events and Festivals

Music in Kingston - 18 May 2024


Join the Kingston Music Service and a host of the most exciting music makers in the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames for an afternoon of performances, workshops, and exhibitions, 12.00-15.00 on Saturday 18th May 2024. Held in the glorious surroundings of All Saints Church, Kingston, this is an opportunity for young people and adults alike to explore a breadth of what the borough has to offer, from listening to short performances, to taking part in free workshops, or even having a go at a brand new instrument. 


Our exhibitors will include:

Kingston Music Service, Monkey Music, Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra, Creative Youth, Kingston University, Action Theatre, Community Drumming, Surbiton Royal British Legion Youth Marching Band, Story Storks, All Saints Choir, Junior Jammers, and more to be announced. 


Entrance is free, and more information can be found on our website:

East & South East Asian Festival

10th, 15th & 16th September

Rose Theatre & Kingston Ancient Market Place 

The Korean British Culture Exchange proudly presents the first ESEA Festival in Kingston celebrating the food, music and culture of this rich diaspora.

The eclectic programme includes a concert of traditional music at the Rose Theatre on the 10th Sept; a Random Dance Challenge on Friday 15th Sept, 5pm, Ancient Market Place, Kingston;  the Autumn Moon Festival on 16th Sept with dance, music, street food, craft stalls and martial arts demonstrations. Live music from 2pm will feature a fusion of alternative pop with performers from Nepal, the Philippines, Korea and Thailand under the direction of talented rap artist, PianWoo. For more details visit our website

Chess Corner

Kingston Chess Club and Kingston Council are delighted to invite you to the official opening of Chess Corner at Fairfield Recreation Ground, Fairfield Road, Kingston KT1 2PT (next to the changing rooms). 

The launch event will take place on Thursday 28th September, 4pm to 6pm. 

Members of the public and local chess clubs are invited to participate in a fun and friendly challenge competition with members of Kingston Chess Club


The Spring Grove Morris Dancers will be dancing outside the Guildhall.  Come along and watch or even join in.

Saturday 16th September   from 13.30

Guildhall, High Street, Kingston KT1 1EU




Kingston Carnival 

Sunday 3rd September 2023

Kingston High Street, Ancient Market Place & All Saints Church

Get ready to celebrate as the streets come alive to the sounds, sights and tastes of Carnival in Kingston! This year’s theme will focus on wellbeing and celebrating the communities living in the borough, with a joyful fun-filled programme for all ages. Starting at 12 noon the colourful Mas bands will parade from the Guildhall through the town centre to the Ancient Market Place.  Highlights include family activities, two live music stages, a sound system and authentic street food from around the world,  See you there!



23rd September - 10am - 4pm

With a Parade celebrating local community groups, live music in three venues around the area, lots of family friendly activities, great food and drink Surbiton Festival is a fantastic community event run by volunteers.

The ever popular Surbiton Festival Market day offers an exciting trading and marketing opportunity for local businesses, crafts people, organisations and charities for an estimated footfall of up to 10,000 people.

Kingston Museum Saxon Fayre - Then and Now

Wes Hal! Hu meach thu? Or rather Hello! How are you? This year we will be hosting our first Saxon Fayre for all to enjoy.  This day for all the family will be all about the Saxon way of life then and now.  With the opportunity to take part in games, create interesting Saxon inspired pots and jewellery, take part in guided tours by Kingston Tour Guides and even learn about Saxon Bee keeping. There will also be storytelling and even Saxon inspired music too. It’s a day not to be missed.

The Thin White Duke - David Bowie tribute band

Saturday 2nd September 2023 - 1:30pm

The event is sold out, howver we do have a waiting list if any tickets become available, check out our Eventbrite for more details.

This is a free music event is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.  Book a ticket on eventbrite and also bring along a lottery ticket to the performance and show both of these to the steward at the entrance.  
We advise you to bring blankets or picnic chairs to sit (the event is in the green space next to the museum) 

On stage, the 6-piece band capture the sound and vision of a live Bowie concert. The audience are taken on a 2-hour journey through David Bowie's golden years starting with the glam rock of Ziggy Stardust for the first half of the show. Hits such as "Space Oddity", "Starman” and "The Jean Genie" are delivered with exacting faithfulness to the original recordings.
For the second half of the show, David Bowie's Thin White Duke character lights up the dance floor with hits including "Let's Dance", "Heroes" and "Rebel Rebel".

The Thin White Duke - the David Bowie tribute band made by Bowie fans, for Bowie fans.

If you are interested in booking The Thin White Duke for your venue, please contact us using the details below.
Ben Fuller