Here's your guide to some of the best things to do in the week ahead:


  • Fun Fair

Enjoy the summer sun on thrilling rides, take part in classic fairground games and visit traditional food and drinks stalls.

Pavillion Car Park, Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, until September 7, 12noon to 7pm. Details: 020 8365 2121,


  • The Big Stitch

Join Enfield and District Embroiderers’ Guild as they celebrate The Big Stitch in the Inner Courtyard. Be inspired by Forty Hall, the place and its exhibitions as you sit down to stitch.

Forty Hall, Forty Hill, Enfield, Saturday, August 2, 12noon to 5pm. Details: 020 8363 8196,


  • London Bridges

Tottenham Independent:

Our hero, story-collector Jack, lives on one of London’s many bridges and is on a quest to collect the magical stories brought to his city from around the world. Join some very familiar characters – the stubborn princess, the mysterious wizard, the dastardly villain and the fool – as they retell a cascade of stories old and new, using amazing puppets, beautiful music and a madcap and zany energy.

Chickenshed Chase Side, Southgate, until Saturday, August 9. Details: 020 8292 9222,


  • See My Friends – Ray Davies: The Kinks, Konk and Kin

Celebrating the 50-year career of local legendary songwriter Ray Davies from The Kinks to his extensive work as a solo artist.

Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, Bruce Grove, until December 21, Wednesday to Sunday 1pm to 5pm. Details: 020 8808 8772,


  • Crystal Springs

Inspired by true events, this new work by award-winning American playwright Kathy Rucker is a gripping tale of cyber bullying. A suburban mother is obsessed by her daughter’s online social circle and inadvertently sets into motion a scheme with a horrifying outcome. Finsbury Park company Epsilon Productions presents the UK première with a cast including Olivier Award-winner Suzan Sylvester.

Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, August 5-31. Details: 020 7870 6876,


For a full list of events, see the Just the Ticket pages in this week's Independent Series newspapers in print or online here.