Marketing the Arts
Africa Utopia
Where; Southbank Centre When; 31st Aug – 4th Sept Discover art and ideas from Africa that are changing the world. Info; Join the Southbank Centre as their sensational Africa Utopia festival returns for a fourth year. Dedicating five days to the very best in live music, theatre, dance, talks, workshops, fashion and not forgetting food [...]
Mandela Trilogy
Where; Southbank Centre When; 31st Aug – 3rd Sept The life of Nelson Mandela, brought to the stage in an epic operatic tribute. Info; The Wales Millennium Centre and Cape Town Opera present the story of one of the world’s most iconic figures. This stunning, dynamic and jazz-fuelled production is a true celebration of freedom [...]
Curtain Call
Where; Roundhouse When; 6th – 29th August ‘You’ll be engulfed by images – a captive, but also a creator. It’s amazing what exciting things happen on both sides of the curtain’. Info; Experience the incredible 360-degree installation celebrating the Roundhouse’s 50th anniversary. You are invited to step inside a stunning immersive installation.  Once inside you [...]
States of Mind
Where; Wellcome Collection When; Until 16th Oct #statesofmind After the huge success of This is a Voice, we wanted to take the time to remind you that the second part of the immersive, unmissable States of Mind exhibition is open and free as always to the public at the Wellcome Collection. Exploring the edges of [...]
1418 NOW
Where; Various Locations. When; Now open Info;  1418 is well under way and this summer is no exception, jam packed with extraordinary arts experience, commemorating and connecting people with the First World War. Across London and the UK new commissioned art works have been realised and released into the public realm, alongside contemporary performances, gigs, [...]
The FX Factor: How science is used on stage
Where; Royal Institution When; 19th August 6.00pm-7.15pm Info; Welcome to the most explosive and educational lecture for the whole family this summer. The Royal Institution and pyrotechnician Matthew Tosh want to introduce you to the world of special effects. From flames, smoke and fireworks, clever techniques are used on TV and in film to add [...]
Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host
Where; Southbank Centre When; 16th Aug Experience the award-winning storytelling of Ira Glass’ This American Life coupled with dynamic dancing. Info; A dramatic, humorous mixture of comedy and sensational dance. This hit US production is a combination of classic on-air narratives with playful choreography that skips between rat-pack suits and slinky suave gowns. For one [...]
Mayfair & St James’s Map
Where; Various locations around Mayfair (London) When; Now Showing. Info; The royal Academy of Art bring you the ultimate guide to contemporary art in the heart of London. With their new gallery guide (in association with Galleries Now) you have all the info you need to know about the newest up and coming galleries, private [...]
Where; Southbank Centre When; 5th – 7th August Info; Calling all young thinkers, dreamers, movers and shakers: unleash your creativity at Strive festival. Strive is the ultimate festival for 15- to 25-year-olds. Celebrating and showcasing some of the freshest young talent that London has to offer. Priding themselves on the creativity, new ideas and artistic passions of [...]
Royal Institution – The science of everyday life
Where;  Royal Institution When; 5th August Two showings, 2.30pm-3.45pm & 6:00pm-7.15pm Info; This is an utterly interesting, all-inclusive display of household science. Want a way to keep the kids entertained this summer? Well then this is the lecture for you and your little ones. Featuring Marty Jopson from BBC’s The One Show, this family-friendly talk [...]
Science Museum – Power up
Where; Scienc Museum When; Now open – Until 7th August Info; Power UP is the perfect, family-friendly summer holiday solution for kids. Providing not only a gadget overload, but a large splash of culture to accompany their consoles and gaming antics. Suiting all age ranges and abilities as well as families of all shapes, sizes [...]
The Sixteen – The Fairy Queen
Where; Bridewell Hall When; 16th July – 12:00pm Info; Deep in the forest, faries wait… This is a magical retelling for the whole family. If you would like to treat your family to something special then be sure to join the enchanted puppetry treat, Box Tale Soup, and members of the world renowned choir The [...]
Southbank Centre – KlangHaus: On Air
Where; Royal Festival Hall When; 7th July – 29th July Info; KlangHaus is part gig, part live art installation and totally theatre. A secret world of live music is bought to life in the unseen Royal Festival Hall roof space. Creating a captivating 360-degree, immersive experience which combines the very best and most intriguing aspects [...]
The Sixteen Come & Sing Shakespeare with Eamonn Dougan & Reverie
Where; St Clement Danes Church When; 16th July – 3:30pm Info; This July you are invited to a unique opportunity to join The Sixteen’s Associate Conductor as well as rising stars from the choir who are here to take you on a musical exploration. There will be a brilliant singing workshop focusing on two of [...]
The Royal Institution The Neuroscience of Addiction: Development, Not Disease
Where; The Royal Institution When; 14th July, 7:00pm Info; Be part of the controversial conversation… In recent decades doctors have branded addiction a brain disease, and treated it as such. In this riveting and provocative talk, neuroscientist and former addict Marc Lewis makes the convincing case that addiction isn’t a disease at all. Using personal [...]
Festival of Love
Where; Southbank Centre When; 9th July – 29th August Info; Love is in the air this summer! So celebrate in style with the ever brilliant Festival of Love as it returns to Southbank Centre for another year. Rejoice in the greatest human emotion, with a packed programme of music, art, dance and performance, as always [...]
Voices of London Festival
Where; St James’ Sussex Gardens When; 6th – 10th July Info; Returning to London for its third year, the Voices of London Festival is back to celebrate the extraordinary range of vocal diversity on offer in the capital and beyond. Showcasing ensembles of all shapes and sizes, this is a true celebration of sound. From community [...]
Touch and Go!
Where; Royal Institution When; 8th July Arrive any time between 18:30 – 22:30 Info; Get hands on at the Ri Late this July. Their exciting, new, adult only evening promises to be jam packed with more mind boggling experiments, engaging talks and jaw dropping research than thought possible to fit into one evening. So go [...]
Bugsy Malone – Lyric Hammersmith
Where; Lyric Hammersmith When; 11th June – 4th September Info; Nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival  This is a theatrical treat from the Lyric this summer. Described as a ‘Whomping big crowd-pleasing hit’, you do not want to miss Bugsy Malone, complete with all its classics, this production has returned after its [...]
London Concert Choir
Hymns to the Virgin Where; Holy Trinity Church When; 14th July 7.30pm Info; You are invited to join the London Concert Choir for an unmissable evening concert. Described as one of London’s most ambitious, accomplished and friendly choirs, as well as one of the most skilful in the capital, performing at all the major London [...]