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FOCUS Favourites July 2018

June 27, 2018

Summer is here and the Season is in full swing. Long days short nights make us wanting to stay out and about, meet friends and enjoy all that the British summer has to offer.

 

 

Wimbledon Screens

2nd - 15th July

 

If you can’t get tickets to Centre Court, or don’t want to queue, there are several places where you can see all the live tennis action on the big screen. (each location is linked to its website)

 

 

 

Broadgate Circle, Liverpool Street

One New Change roof terrace, St. Paul's Cathedral

Canada Square, Canary Wharf

St Katharine Docks

Granary Square, King's Cross

London Bridge City

Cardinal Place roof garden, Victoria

New Street Square, Chancery Lane

 

 

 

 

festival: Streatlife at Alexandra Palace

28th - 29th July 

 

 

FREE Street Food & Craft Beer festival featuring over 30 of London’s top street food vendors, craft beer bars, cocktails, Pimms and all sorts of tasty treats.

The festival takes place at Alexandra Palace, one of London’s most iconic events venues, surrounded by an 196 acre park with stunning panoramic views of the capital.

 

 

 

 

 

art: Art Night London 2018

7th July

 

Art Night, in south London,  is a night of art, experience and culture. It is free and curated by the Hayward Gallery and Art Night Open. It takes place from 6pm to 6am and offers installations, musical performances, murals and various performances. Art Night takes place in three location of close proximity so one can leisurely stroll from one to the next to keep the intrigue high!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest

20th July - 20th October

 

If you’ve heard of Oscar Wilde you’ll know that his most famous play is The Importance of Being Earnest. This year at the Vaudeville Theatre in Charing Cross, one can expect a performance of comedy, laughter and fun. This timeless play has been adapted into a movie and now a play. Make sure you get your tickets as this play is one to not be missed. 

 

 

 

 

dance : China National Traditional Orchestra

20th - 22nd July

 

The Sadler's Well presents the National Traditional Orchestra for the first time ever outside of China. The mystical production tells the story about Chinese monks and their pilgrimage to India. The performance combines exotic instruments, dances and music to involve the audience in an all inclusive trip to China. One can enjoy the musical dances and traditional Chinese music as well as take a journey through historical China. 

 

 

 

 

 

music: Henley Festival

11th - 15th July 

 

 

A festival in black tie!

Watch Grace Jones, Rita Ora or Nile Rodgers, together with emerging stars.

Taking place next to the river, it gives a perfect setting for enjoying live pop, opera, comedy. A not-for-profit event, a proportion of the ticket price goes to charity: this year, the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust and the Teenage Wilderness Trust benefit. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

children:  Circus Sampler Somerset House

28th - 29th July

 

 

 

This events celebrates the history of the circus in a fun and free weekend at Somerset House. Various acts will be performed on different stages such as: hoola hoop acrobat, hip hop dance, tight-wire and juggling. Not only will there be acts but also provided are food and drink stalls to indulge in!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sport: Müller Anniversary Games

21st - 22nd July

 

 

This mid-July the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be hosting the annual Muller Anniversary Games. Throughout the weekend some of the greatest athletes will gather to take part in a variety of athletic events. In recent years athletes such as Usain Bolt and Sir Mo Farah have taken part. In order to secure your place make sure to book your tickets upwards from £15.00. 

 

 

 

 

 

book in advance: The State Rooms Buckingham Palace

21st July - 30th September