A packed schedule of exciting outdoor events and entertainment running all summer. The largest free outdoor festival in London. ☀️ 😎
With stunning views of Tower Bridge, The Tower of London and the iconic City skyline, Summer by the River is the perfect place to celebrate all things summer. This year the site will be transformed to take on a vibrant English country garden theme.
The busy programme will ensure there is never a dull moment down by the River. With outdoor cinema and theatre, big screen summer sports (including Wimbledon, Ascot and the cricket), live comedy and music performances, fun family days, fitness classes and a host of events to let your hair down on a Friday, Summer by the River will be the ultimate London experience this summer.
No festival would be complete without a delicious array of food and drink on offer and this year, Summer by the River is joining up with the amazing teams at Flat Iron Square and Look Mum No Hands to offer a constantly changing choice of some of the Capital’s finest street food housed in stunning country garden themed pop-ups.
Monday – Fitness
Tuesday – Film Night, outdoor cinema
Wednesday – Comedy
Thursday – Music
Friday – FriYay!, all singing all dancing interactive events
Saturday – Family Day
Sunday – World Music
London Bridge City, London SE1 2DB
TIME AND PLACE:
Doors: 12noon – 10pm
@ Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY
Free entry! Some activities require a paid for ticket, book online
One of London’s biggest free events, the flagship festival will feature live theatre, more than 25 artists and bands and over 30 different food stalls, with Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club announced today as the headline act. ☀️👪👨👩👧👨👨👧👧
The Summer Festival is back for its third year and has got loads of new events and activities to complement old favourites like the infamous 100m waterslide (images and video available of people hurtling down the hill in a dingy), the secret forest silent disco, outdoor cinema and Great British Pram Race, featuring some truly pimped up prams.
There’s plenty for the kids too – after a triumphant sold out Family Rave last year, Big Fish Little Fish are back with another. There’s also a funfair, graffiti workshops and much more to keep the little ones entertained.
Theatre highlights include an interactive theatre show for families by Chickenshed and comedy from Jackson’s Lane presents Lost in Translation Circus. Ahead of the opening of the Victorian Theatre next year, this emphasis on performance art is all about building excitement and drawing a brand new audience to Ally Pally.
TIME AND PLACE:
@ Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Tickets: £16 single, £20 double bill, £24 premieres book online
Each summer, The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court hosts London’s most beautiful open-air cinema; Film4 Summer Screen. A highlight of the city’s summer calendar.
A prestigious programme of classic and contemporary films will be presented in the spectacular surroundings of Somerset House.
The line-up includes a 20th anniversary screening of Trainspotting and a total of three UK premieres, including Things to Come starring Isabelle Huppert. They will feature on London’s largest outdoor screen, projected digitally and on 35mm film in full surround sound.
Also there will be special on-stage introductions from the stars at selected screenings and sundown DJ sets before the films begin.
- Things To Come (opening premier)
- Bram Stoker’s Dracula
- Ex Machina and RoboCop (double bill)
- Sunset Boulevard
- 10 Things I Hate About You
- Julieta (centrepiece Premier)
- Best of Ten by Kubrick: vote for your favourite
- Jackie Brown
- Galaxy Quest and The Final Girls (double bill)
- Funny Face
- Captain Fantastic (closing premier)
Goodmans GO provides crystal clear digital radio, streaming from your phone and the ability to recharge it up to 3 times! Providing an extra boost when you’re at the park or beach.
It plays for up to 10 hour, the display is easy to reach all conditions so you can tell how much battery is left and it’s rugged and splashproof so you can take it anywhere.
Win the music player by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and telling us where you will use it this summer.
The competition is open to over 18s, you must live in London or nearby and you have until midnight Wednesday 10 June 2015 to enter. Good luck!
TIME AND PLACE
Thursday 6th August – Wednesday 19th August 2015
@ Somerset House,
The Strand, WC2R 1LA
Doors open 6.30pm, DJs from 7pm, Film starts 9pm.
Single Bills: £16
Double Bills: £20
All ticket prices are subject to booking fees
Tickets are available from here
or by calling Ticketmaster on 0844 847 1715
Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House makes a welcome return this summer with 14 nights of classic, cult, contemporary and never-seen-before films. All films are presented in the spectacular neoclassical setting of Somerset House’s 18th century courtyard on a giant 17 x 8 metre screen with full surround sound. Tickets are on general release Friday 15 May and we suggest booking immediately to avoid disappointment, as these special events are guaranteed to sell out. Also new on the programme for 2015 is the Summer Screen Spotlight film. Full programme here:
Thursday 6 August | Opening Night Premiere: Gemma Bovery
Friday 7 August | People’s Premiere: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Saturday 8 August | Withnail and I + An American Werewolf in London
Sunday 9 August | Princess Mononoke
Monday 10 August | The Silence of the Lambs
Tuesday 11 August | The Graduate
Wednesday 12 August | Summer Screen Spotlight: The Second Mother
Thursday 13 August | Aguirre, Wrath of God
Friday 14 August | Do The Right Thing
Saturday 15 August | True Romance + The Warriors
Sunday 16 August | Roman Holiday
Monday 17 August | The Last of the Mohicans
Tuesday 18 August | Best of 10 Musicals – West Side Story
Wednesday 19 August | Closing Premiere: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
‘For a near-perfect London night out, you can’t beat watching a movie in the beautiful courtyard at Somerset House.’ Time Out
As the sun sets, live DJs will create a soundtrack inspired by the upcoming film as cinema-goers can chill out in the courtyard with picnics and drinks. Selected screenings will also be specially introduced by the film’s stars and directors.
Back for a third year, Summer Screen Prints: the film poster exhibition curated with Print Club London presents a series of contemporary screen-printed posters, inspired by this seasons films. You can visit the exhibition before the film begins and buy the limited-edition prints for £50 each.
Film fans are invited to take a trip inside Somerset House for Behind the Screen – a diverse and entertaining programme of talks, workshops and family activities providing unique insights into this year’s programme.
TIME AND PLACE:
21:30 (show then afterparty till 12:30)
@ London Wonderground, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX
Tickets: £19:50-£24:50 book online
Black Cat Cabaret draws inspiration from the Absinthe-soaked underworld of Montmartre in its 1920s heyday, featuring a company of mad musicians, alluring acrobats, decadent dancers and comic characters – brought to life by the intoxicating spirit of the moon.
The uniquely theatrical cabaret spectacular combines the very best cabaret has to offer, crossing the polished high skills of high-end shows such as La Soiree, with the anarchic hellfire humour and musical sensibilities of the Boom Boom Club.
Get involved for the chance for your remix to be featured at a Bacardí Beginnings gig, showcased on their site and get an exclusive invitation to the gig to watch it all happen.
This is the second of three unique projects which are mixing new artists with established acts and pushing musical boundaries.
Take part by remixing the Toddla T & Roses Gabor track in your favourite genre or style and be in for the chance for your remix to be featured at a Bacardí Beginnings gig, showcased on their site and be invited to the gig to watch it all happen!
If that isn’t enough you’ll also get a production masterclass in the studio with Toddla T and remix equipment!
The steps to take part are easy:
Step 1: download the steams to create your remix
Step 2: create your masterpiece
Step 3: upload your remix to BACARDÍ Beginnings
Visit their website to take part now.
TIME AND PLACE:
Doors: 13:00 – 21:00
@ Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, Bethnal Green, London E2 9DY
Tickets: £11 book online
Petit (pronounced the French way) are the next independent label to grace Oval Space Music’s ‘on the terrace’ series. Launched in 2010 consisting of a loose collective of musicians, artists and writers from London, New York and Berlin, this vinyl-only record label also specialises in limited edition art, such as their hugely popular Everybody In The Face screen print. Rather than a deluge of dance music-by-numbers, their releases are stand-out, considered tracks. Their debut Slum Room, from innovative East London producer Rob Shields, epitomised the label’s love of analogue sounds, earning itself a place on both Maya Jane Coles Resident Advisor podcast and jozif’s emotionally charged Balance compilation.
TIME AND PLACE:
Doors: until 23:30
@ London Eye, Jubilee Gardens, London SE1 7PB
Tickets: about £17.00 book online
Extended opening hours to give you a unique summertime experience.
For normal trips on the London Eye check their website for details.
TIME AND PLACE:
12:00–23:00 (Mon 17:00-23:00)
@ Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH
Summer has finally arrived, which is handy as the Roundhouse is about to bring back the now-legendary Camden Beach.
Tucked away on our sunny terrace, this little slice of paradise in the heart of North London attracted over 40,000 visitors last year, and is back bigger and better than before.
Think 900 square metres and 150 tonnes of the finest sand, end-of-the-pier amusements, deckchairs, beach huts, ping pong, live music, tasty food, ice-cold drinks and loads more. If you can’t get to the beach, the Roundhouse is bringing the beach to you!