Corona Global SunSets Festival @ Greenwich Peninsula / Saturday 30th July 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 2:30 till late

@ Greenwich Peninsula, Meridian Quays, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 0QE

Tickets: £20 book online

www.coronasunsets.com

Every experience at Corona Sunsets has been handpicked to encompass the perfect day under the sun.

After a hugely successful 2016 launch in its homeland of Mexico, the Corona SunSets Festival is coming to London!

Greenwich Peninsula will be transformed into a beach paradise for thousands of music fans across the UK, bringing to life the magic of the sunset moment through music and culture.

Lineup includes Robin Schulz, Felix Jaehn, Crazy P Soundsystem, Norman Jay MBE and Nightmares on Wax alongside many more!

Activities include:

  • Eclectic musical performances
  • Sunset rituals and shows
  • Beach games
  • Local merchants selling handmade items
  • Golden sunset tattoo
  • Body painting stations

 

Utopia Fair @ Somerset House / from Saturday 25th June 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

www.utopia2016.com

A Year of Imagination and Possibility at Somerset House celebrates the 500th anniversary of the publication of Thomas More’s inspirational text and is the largest ever celebration of this radical work anywhere in the world. It spans the realms of art, literature, fashion, design, architecture, film and more, featuring a varied programme of special events, exhibitions and new commissions across the Somerset House site and beyond. The Utopia Treasury, in Somerset House’s Great Arch Hall and open all year, will invite people to explore, taste, and imagine utopia.

Thomas More was the first to give a name and form to an idea that has captured the human imagination throughout history: that by imagining a better world is possible, we are empowered to create it. His playful vision, published in 1516, presents an ideal society living on a fictitious island, described in a traveller’s tale. More’s Utopia is deliberately ambiguous, the Greek words on which the name is based mean both ‘no place’ and ‘good place’. It is not a blueprint for the future; instead he places importance on the process of dreaming in the now.

To celebrate More’s vision, UTOPIA 2016 explores challenges facing contemporary culture and society, and the pivotal role of the arts and culture in creating the space where dreams can take root.

In collaboration with:

  • Somerset House
  • King’s College London
  • Courtauld Institute

In partnership:

  • British Library
  • AHRC
  • Guardian Live
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Verso

Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today @ South London Gallery / until 4th September 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tuesday-Sunday 11am-6pm Wednesdays 11am-9pm

@ South London Gallery, 65-67 Peckham Road, London SE5 8UH

Free entry

www.southlondongallery.org

With a focus on work made by artists born after 1968, in addition to several early pioneers who were active internationally in the 1960s and ’70s, Under the Same Sun at the South London Gallery examines a diversity of creative responses by artists to complex, shared realities that have been influenced by colonial and modern histories, repressive governments, economic crises, and social inequality, as well as by concurrent periods of regional economic wealth, development, and progress.

The exhibition will be the first to be housed in both the SLG’s main site and the ground floor of its new building, a neighbouring former Fire Station currently under restoration.

Visions Festival @ across six Hackney venues / Saturday 6th August 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Various

@
Oval Space, 32 The Oval, London E2 9DT
The Laundry, 2-18 Warburton Road, London E8 3FN
St John at Hackney Church, Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0PD
Space Gallery Courtyard and Carpark, Warburton Street, London E8 3RH
Netil House Rooftop, 1 West Gate Street, London E8 3RL
London Fields Brewhouse, 365-366 Warburton St, London E8 3RR
Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette Street, London E9 6NU

Tickets:
£39 book online

www.visionsfestival.com

Returning for its fourth year following the success of three sell-out events. The East London festival will take place across different warehouse venues, art spaces, courtyards rooftops, churches and outdoor areas in London Fields.

Music isn’t the only offering from VISIONS. Following the success of last year’s Craft Beer and Street Food Festival it will be returning featuring London’s finest traders: Mamas Jerk Station, Hot Mess, The Cheese Truck, Motherclucker, Oh My Dog craft beer and more. VISIONS Craft Beer and Street Food Festival will be located in the gardens of St John’s Hackney Church and will be open to the public to enjoy, as well as VISONS ticket holders. Ticket holders will also be able to enjoy the food stalls of Netil Market right next to Netil House Rooftop.

The Space Studios outdoor courtyard will feature creative outlets including Home Brew where you can sign up for beer brewing classes and watch a live brew, Old Habbits Tattoo shop, owned and run by Liam Sparks who will be offering VISIONS customers exclusive custom designs for just £50 only available only at the festival. Black Wax Records will have classic and new releases available to buy and Positive Press will be exhibiting work as well as running a live screen printing workshop to show you budding printers how it’s done.

Pop Up Screens @ various locations around London / summer 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Various locations around London

Tickets: £12 book online

www.popupscreens.co.uk

Prepare yourselves for a Summer of cinema joy as the legendary Pop Up Screens returns with an epic program of classic films, guaranteed to leave you on the edge of your seat.

  • Bishops Park in Fulham
  • Greenwich Peninsula in North Greenwich
  • Coram’s Field in Holborn
  • Ravenscourt Park in Hammersmith
  • Manor House Gardens in Hither Green
  • East Greenwich Pleasaunce

This year, Pop Up Screens have also announced that they will be taking over the courtyard of the city’s historic Guildhall in EC2 for seven nights in August. Including a special screening of the mighty Gladiator where visitors will get the chance to see the Guildhall’s amazing Roman Amphitheatre for amazing atmosphere.

Tickets are £12 for adults, £6 for children and you can bag yourself a weekend ticket for £25. You’re welcome to bring blankets, beanbags and cushions or you can hire a director’s chair for £2. Popcorn from Drum and Kernel, burgers and craft beer on offer and you can take your own drinks and snacks too!

July:

22nd Bishop’s Park, Fulham – Labyrinth 7.30pm

23rd Bishop’s Park, Fulham – Dirty Dancing 7.30pm

24th Bishop’s Park, Fulham – 500 days of Summer 7.30pm

29th Greenwich Peninsula, North Greenwich – Anchorman 7.30pm

30th Greenwich Peninsula, North Greenwich – Grease 7.30pm

31st Greenwich Peninsula, North Greenwich – Back to the Future 7.30pm

Foil, Arms & Hog: Skiddlywup @ Udderbelly – Southbank / 8th July 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 9:15pm

@ The Udderbelly at Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road Coach Park, London SE1 8XX

Tickets: book online

www.udderbelly.co.uk/whats-on/foil-arms-and-hog-skiddlywup

Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, you racist.

Foil Arms and Hog are at the Southbank festival for with their most critically acclaimed show. With over 4 million hits on YouTube, five exclusives on american comedy website Funny or Die and an endorsement from Rowan Atkinson, they are one of Ireland’s finest comedy prospects.

Individually, Foil Arms and Hog are Sean Finegan, Sean Flanagan and Conor McKenna. Each as talented as the next and as a group, they are stars of Jason Byrne’s Snaptastic Show, regularly appear on comedy website Funny Or Die, appeared on BBC R4’s Sketchorama and count amongst their fans, John Bishop, Rowan Atkinson and Tommy Tiernan.

Citadel Festival @ Victoria Park / Sunday 17th July 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12:00-10:30pm

@ Victoria Park, Grove Road, London, E3 5TB

Tickets: from £49.50 book online

www.citadelfestival.com

Enjoy music from Sigur Ros, Lianne La Havas, Caribou, Fabric Sunday Sessions, Beardyman, Friendly Fires (DJ set), Disco Bloodbath and loads more !

Tasty food including:

  • DF / Mexico
  • Bubbledogs
  • Patty & Bun
  • Smokestak
  • Voodoo Rays
  • Mr Bao
  • BIRD
  • Anne Maes
  • Jose Cuervo’s Tequila Town

Talks and debates with:

  • Sunday Papers Live who will bring the broadsheets to life with a line up that includes Eddie the Eagle, Akala, John Hudson and i-D magazine

Arts and crafts

  • Indytute who are running Wild Life drawing classes, ‘Eat Your Art’ painting

Theatre and comedy (comedy tent)

  • Underbelly
  • Old Vic New Voices

Sports and fitness

  • Stretch Yoga,
  • Sunday Sports Day,
  • Disco Dodgeball

Goal Click and adidas Football @ BL-NK / until 10th July 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon-Wed 8am-5pm
The-Fri 8am until midnight
Sat 5pm until midnight

@ BL-NK, 25-27 Curtain Road, Hackney, London EC2A 3LT

Free entry

www.bl-nk.org

Goal Click is a new global football photography project whose mission is to bring together real football fans from every corner of the world through the power of photography. They have recently announced an exciting new partnership and photography exhibition with the official UEFA Euro 2016 sponsor, adidas.

The project aims to show football’s similarities and differences around the world, the issues, the passion and emotions it creates and the way football can unite people in unstable parts of the world. Photography will include Goal Click photos from countries around the world including Sierra Leone, Iraq, Russia, Serbia, Mexico and Rwanda, alongside the Goal Click LDN project which pays homage to football in London. The exhibition will also feature some of adidas’ current and historic products.

Speedo: Dive In @ various pools around London / all summer 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Barnet Coptall, Mile End, Crystal Palace, Kensington, Iron Monger Row, Oasis and Greenwich.

Free sessions, book your place

www.speedo.co.uk/dive-in

Speedo is running 10,000 free swim sessions at leisure centres across the country. With the help of qualified instructors you’ll discover the tips you need to refine your front crawl, fire up your fitness and take your swimming to the next level.

Dive In swim fitness sessions are running in London at sites including London Fields, Charlton Lido, Clapham, Greenwich, Crystal Palace, Kensington, Oasis LC and more.

Along with expert training advice, the sessions include instruction on how to use a variety of different training aids, such as flippers and power paddles!

Did you know?

  • Two thirds of London’s swimmers (68%) are unable to swim front crawl for more than four lengths (100m)
  • 1 in 3 adults (34%) are not confident in the water*

Dive In was launched in response to new research from Speedo, which revealed that only a third of Londoners can swim more than four lengths (100m) of front crawl proficiently, even though 65% of British adults recognise swimming as the best for a full body workout.

Mercure’s Great British Picnic @ Somerset House / Friday 17th June 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 11:30am–8pm

@ Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, Somerset House, London

Free, reserve your spot

www.picnicwithmercure.co.uk
www.facebook.com/MercureHotels

Mercure Hotels is inviting food lovers of all ages to join them to celebrate the great British tradition of the summer picnic, with a free event at London’s beautiful Somerset House.

As a sponsor of Picnic Week, Mercure Hotels will offer a fun-filled day out for families and friends of all ages – offering visitors a chance to relax in the sunshine, enjoy an alfresco bite to eat or take part in a range of activities perfect from wine tasting to playing some giant sized board game classics. Whether you’re looking for an après work sun-downer with friends, or a family day out with the little ones – there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Guests are welcome to take their own picnics along with them to enjoy in the beautiful surroundings of the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court at Somerset House.

There will be a fantastic range of Tom’s Kitchen picnic goodies for you to purchase on the day, as well as delicious Mercure Picnic Hampers by Tom’s Kitchen. Picnic hampers feature homemade baguettes, great classics like scotch eggs and delicious desserts. A deliciously refreshing bottle of Mercure ‘Picnic Perfect’ Prosecco is also available within some hampers and to purchase on the day, which has been exclusively selected by wine experts Susie Barrie and Peter Richards, from BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen.

Fun-filled activities and entertainment will be provided all day – including live music from acapella group, AfterParty live and interactive wine tasting with Susie and Peter, and plenty of fun and games for the little ones.

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