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Focus Favourites June 2018

May 29, 2018

 

 

 

Every time we try to compile a list of our favourites it is hard to pick between the countless things that are available in this incredible city. This time we have used a different approach...

Hope you like it and find something of interest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sport: London Sevens

2-3 June

 

The HSBC rugby sevens will take place at Twickenham stadium the first week in June, with over 70.000 people watching the penultimate tournament of the season. Off the pitch there will be gourmet street food, live music and drinks as well as entertainment. Whether a rugby fan or not, come along  to have a great day with friends and family and enjoy the sport. Prices start from £ 15.00 a ticket.

 

 

 

festival: Field Day

2-3 June

The Field Day Festival returns to the south of London for 2018. Taking place at Brockwell Park, one can enjoy a day of bold dance acts, subdued electro and summer vibe. Some headliners include Four Tet, Erykah Badu and Fever Ray. It is located in the vibrant area of Brixton with many independent food stalls and shops surrounding you. Perfect for a lazy sunny day.

 

 

 

 

music: Hampton Court Palace Festival

5-23 June

 

Taking place in the spectacular grounds of Hampton Court Palace the summer festival presents an exciting line up of open air concerts. Watch world class musicians including Lionel Richie, Paloma Faith and Take That star Gary Barlow or the legendary guitar player Joe Bonamassa, Jools Holland and Tom Jones. Arrive early and enjoy a picnic before the concert in the stunning gardens.

 

 

children: Queen's Birthday Parade

9 June

 

Celebrating the Queen's Official Birthday on the second Saturday in June is a large tradition in the UK. Since her accession to the throne in 1952 Her Majesty The Queen has taken the salute at every parade. The royal airforce and troops are both in attendance. It is possible to watch the trooping the color ceremony from the stands on Horse Guards Parade. Tickets are £35.00. A fun event for children and families.

 

 

 

not to be missed: Open Garden Square Weekend

 9-10 June

Discover more than 200 gardens during the amazing Open Garden Square Weekend. Various green spaces in London across 27 boroughs, from the historic and traditional to the new and experimental, open their gates for public enjoyment and discovery. Some of the private gardens, roof gardens or city centre plantations are usually closed to the public during the year.

 

 

 

 

 

dance: Emerging Dancers

 

11 June

 

A very special annual National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer competition. Selected by their peers, six of the most promising dancers perform in front of a panel of expert judges and a public audience, before one receives the 2018 Emerging Dancer Award. This year’s finalists are Precious Adams, Fernando Carratala Coloma, Giorgio Garrett, Daniel McCormick, Francesca Velicu and Connie Vowles. An opportunity to celebrate the talent of tomorrow's stars.

 

 

 

 

art:  Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

 16 June - 4 November

The V&A presents an exhibition starring Frida Kahlo and her colourful images. Also on display there will be more than 200 personal items from her home, the Blue House, including jewellery, clothes, photographs and the famous red-leather-booted prosthetic leg, which were locked away for 50 years after her death. These items have never been exhibited outside Mexico and will be the world's first glance at Kahlo's personal life.

 

 

 

 

 

theatre:  RED

 

until July