Join in the frothbuggling family fun with Roald Dahl’s phizz-whizzing tale of growing grannies and feathery farm animals!
These free sessions will give little ones a taste of the story before George’s Marvellous Medicine hits the Rose Theatre stage on Wed 28 Mar.

Sat 17 Mar

11.40am - 12.25pm: Hook Library 
1.15pm - 2pm: Tolworth Library

Come along to our Easter TUIT sessions and enter a world with exciting characters and silly games! These storytelling sessions will be, as always, super interactive and allow kids to really get involved with calls to action and fun games. No booking required.

Thu 5 Apr

10am - 10.30am: Rose Café
11am - 11.30am: Rose Café
12pm - 12.30pm: Rose Café

Thu 12 Apr

11am - 11.30am: John Lewis, Third Floor
12pm - 12.30pm: John Lewis, Third Floor
1pm - 1.30pm: John Lewis, Third Floor


The Kingston Singers

Join The Kingston Singers and end your Mondays on a high note. 
The Kingston Singers is led by acclaimed and charismatic choir trainer Sam Evans and will be taking on pop, jazz and songs from musicals. Earlier this year the choir had the chance to sing for royalty and top celebs as part of a flash mob directed by tv choirmaster Gareth Malone.
There’s no need to have a fantastic voice or be able to read music (no auditions).
Just bring along you enthusiasm.


The Kingston Singers
David Jacobs room, Mondays 6pm -7.15pm
Book in person or over the phone with the Rose Box Office (020 8174 0090).
10 weeks with end of season performance
Cost: £50/£20 NUS and concessions

To find out more please email

The Kingston Singers is a new choir supported by Kingston University Collegiate Music.


Úna Coello Guitar Girl! Singalong sessions are a fun way for babies, toddlers & small kids to discover singing, rhythm & musical play! Úna is a Kingston-based, advanced skills teacher in early years, specialising in music, drama and song.

Úna's song and rhyme sessions are focused on drawing out the inate musicality and rhythm of small children and toddlers.

Classes on Thursdays and Fridays 10:05am and 11:00am (both days).


Story Storks are a local social enterprise on a mission to help and inspire early years children to become readers for pleasure. They do this through the magic of interactive storytelling. Their specially written stories enhance children’s early years language skills whilst being so much fun that kids can’t help falling head over heels in love with stories. The two together are proven to be vital skills that kids need to be able to learn to read when they move on to school.

Our workshops take place on Tuesday mornings. Please contact Sarah on or 07758 449196 to book your free trial.

10:05am – MERMAIDS & PIRATES (2yrs +) 40 mins

10:55am – FAIRIES & ELVES (6mnths – 2yrs) 30mins

See website for more details.


Treat yourself to a musical lunchtime with Jazz from Kingston University. All sessions take place in Rose Café from 1.15pm –2pm.

Jazz first Tuesday 6 March – Jim Mullen

Jazz First Tuesday welcomes award winning guitarist Jim Mullen who in conjunction with saxophonist and longtime collaborator Dick Morrissey, spearheaded the British jazz-fusion movement of the 1970s.  Jim has played and recorded with among others, Allison Mose, Claire Martin, Jimmy Smith and Terry Callier and in 2015 received a lifetime achievement award at the Scottish Jazz Awards in Edinburgh.  Jim will be performing with Ollie Wilby on tenor sax and Simon Woolf on double bass.   

Upcoming dates
3 April – Terence Collie
1 May – Dave Jones’ Affinity


Variety Cafe is a series of FREE Wednesday lunchtime concerts supported by Kingston University. Held at the Rose Café, the programme offers an exciting mixture of emerging artists and alumni of Kingston University's music department.

Variety Café 14 March – Ewa Plywacz & Peter Falconer

Talented vocalist Ewa Plywacz initially trained in classical piano and eurhythmics in Bielsko-Biala, Poland. She fell in love with jazz in her early teens and for several years drew inspiration from Ella Fitzgerald. She began her vocal tuition with Elizabeth Swain at Kingston University, completing her BMus in music performance in 2015. After exploring her interest in mixing jazz with other genres, her musical style is now clearly influenced by modern jazz, soul and pop artists, such as Esperanza Spalding, Lianne La Havas and Kwabs. For this performance, Ewa is accompanied on piano by Peter Falconer. 

Peter Falconer is a composer and musician from Hartlepool in North East England, working across many genres and disciplines. A lifelong pianist, he studied for an MA in music at Kingston University from 2014 to 2016, and thanks to the course was inspired to continue his studies. He is currently studying for a PhD in music composition at Southampton. He is delighted to be performing with Ewa at the Rose again.

Upcoming Dates
18 April