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FOCUS Favourites May 2018

April 30, 2018

 

Do not despair if you were not invited the the Royal Wedding this month. We have compiled an exciting list of things to do in London and the UK for the month of May thay will make you forget of the missed invite!

 

 

Mutter plays Penderecki

2 May

 

In Honour to the Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki's 85th birthday, Anne-Sophie Mutter joins the London Philharmonie Orchestra to perform the second violin concert, which he has dedicated to her. "The Metamorphoses requires my best technical skills and give me tremendous musical fulfilment." Enjoy the evening at the Royal Festival Hall.

 

 

 

 

London Original Print Fair (LOPF) 2018

3-6 May

 

An amazing opportunity to buy original prints from international dealers, galleries and print publishers take place at the Royal Academy of Arts. Now in it's 33 year the LOPF presents prints from across five centuries. View a wide range of different styles from the earliest woodcut of Albrecht Duerer to the newest prints available on the market.

 

 

 

 

Canalway Cavalcade

5-7 May

 

Since 1983 London biggest waterway festival takes place at Little Venice. Organised by Inland Waterway Association this unique boat gathering will provide activities for the whole family. Join this free event on the first weeked of May and enjoy trade shows, live music, Morris Dancers, a real ale bar and a wide range of food to satisy your appetite.

 

 

 

Breaking convention 2018

5-7 may

 

Perfect for any hip hop lovers this annual three day international festival of dance theatre is back in London. Curated by hip hop theatre pioneer Jonzi D "Breaking convention" will celebrate it's 15th year with incredible performances from around the world. The acts takes over the whole Sadler's Well space with dance workshops, graffiti, DJs and freestyle sessions all over the building.

 

 

 

Royal Windsor Horse Show

9-13 May

 

Set in the beautiful private grounds of Windsor castle, the horse show hosts a various range of disciplines that include Show Jumping, Dressage, The Land Rover International Driving Grand Prix as well as a variety of showing classes. You have the opportunity to join the UK’s largest outdoor premier show in an relaxed environment with either a Day or Evening Package. There are exciting displays which take place at the show, a shopping area and many places to sit and eat.

 

 

 

May Fayre Puppet Festival

13 May

 

Puppeteers from all over the country are coming together to celebrate the anniversary of the first sighting of Mr Punch in England by Samuel Pepys’ show in Covent Garden in 1662. The annual Covent Garden Festival is great for all Punch and Judy fans of all ages. Spend the afternoon watching puppet, music and dance performances. 

 

 

Pint of Science Festival (UK wide)

14th - 16th May

 

An annual science festival that takes place every May and brings researchers to your local pub to present their scientific discoveries. Over 500 events in 32 cities in the UK.
Events are for the public, you don't need any prior knowledge, and this is your chance to meet the people responsible for the future of science (and have a pint with them).

 

 

 

Museums at Night (UK wide)

16th - 19th May

 

UK-wide festival of Lates in museums and galleries. A fantastic opportunity for discover museums and galleries in new and exciting ways – perhaps discovering a cultural gem on your doorstep that you didn’t even know existed.

Just browse the events and find your favoutite one!

 


 

 

Devil's Dyke near Brighton, West Sussex

19th and 28th May