Take a voyage through surprising edible plants this summer. Imaginative, informative and fun, IncrEdibles activities are set against the beautiful backdrop of Kew, where boating, barbecues and botany come together.
– Tutti Frutti boating experience with Bompas & Parr (ends 1st September)
– Rose Garden Tea Party
– Global Kitchen Garden
The East End Film Festival returns to Hackney Picturehouse with a line-up of some of the boldest, most challenging new films in world cinema. With a focus on first and second features, and films that challenge and surprise, EEFF 2013 will feature some of the most exciting new voices in film from the UK and elsewhere.
An exhibition celebrating the irresistible lure of Paris for British painters. Featuring the watercolours of JMW Turner, Thomas Girtin and Richard Parkes Bonington, the show reveals how potent a subject the city was to the artists of the nineteenth-century.
Kenwood open-air events have been a highlight of London summers since 1951. Returning for 2013, Kenwood House Concerts Season bring you the best of popular and classical music.
More than a series of concerts, Live By The Lake will take place by the edge of a lake, with London’s most regal 18th century stately home as a backdrop.
Friday 23 August, Suede supported by Teleman
Saturday 24 August, Choral Greats
Sunday 25 August, Keane supported by Laura Mvula
Friday 30 August, Singin’ in the Rain
Saturday 31 August, Opera Alfresco
Sunday 1 September, An Evening of Gershwin starring Michael Ball
Expect a night of student filmmaking from the comfort of Roxy’s plush leather couches, keynote speeches from industry talent, live music from emerging artists and the opportunity to mingle with UK’s emerging talent.
Entry is free and drink deals will allow an evening in which creative collaborations and friendships can be formed without breaking the bank.
Spanning fourdays (2023 June 2013), this year’s Open City Docs programme of 100+ films includes world premieres, exceptional masterclasses and a grand jury of awardwinning directors, producers and authors. The festival takes place at numerous venues across London including the Open City Docs’ special cinema tent, The Bloomsbury Theatre, The Hackney Picturehouse, and venues around University College London campus.
Open City Docs Fest nurtures the next generation of filmmaker by running workshops and screenings throughout the year across London, and is highly accessible tickets start from just £6. Bold programming includes a discussion on the rise of interactive docs, a focus on where drama meets documentary and films from every corner of the globe.
Open City Docs is screening the muchanticipated Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer at The Bloomsbury Theatre at this year’s festival, bringing the sheer devastating power of their art to life and illuminating the ongoing political struggles in the domains of gender and social equality.
Check out the multiple screening and workshops going on. Programme
Every Friday night in June and July, London Zoo opens after hours and invites you to explore the wilds of the ultimate urban jungle.
Monkeys go ape and birds of paradise strut their stuff with animal talks, improvised comedy, twisted cabaret, roving performances, pop up bars, street food festival, acoustic stages, carousel rides, the incredibly short film festival and approximately 17500 creatures great and small.
Offering a place to relax and soak up the buzzing atmosphere of Zoo Lates, there will be a special selection of Bordeaux wines to enjoy in The Bordeaux Jardin du Vin, brand new for 2013 the garden wine bar with a difference will be nestled in the heart of the action.