July is flying by and already August is peaking it’s nose around the corner. Friends and Family are sharing their holiday snaps of exotic beaches, cocktails under the sun and all that jazz… But no need to feel blue, there’s plenty going on throughout the UK you can take full advantage of!
After a little break, Summer seems to be back with us and another sunny weekend beckons for most. Here are our suggestions for you…
With July just around the corner, here’s our round-up of what’s going on in London, Nottingham and Derby (where we launched last week). There’s loads of already confirmed Sn-ap trips running from and to all three places.
The heat of the last few days has left a lot of us gasping! But since we have been blessed with this wonderful weather, it’s time to think about organising our weekend.
Ice Cream, Comics & Sci-Fi. What a perfect combo for Father’s Day
With all the recent political upheaval, perhaps it’s time to step out and enjoy the fine summer weather that we’re having. We’ve already got ten confirmed trips between Friday the 16th and Sunday the 18th of June between Nottingham and London.
GRAYSON PERRY: “THE MOST POPULAR EXHIBITION EVER” Serpentine Gallery-Hyde Park, June the 8th to September the 10th, London.
The British artist Grayson Perry is opening a brand new exhibition showcasing the connection between art and modern society.
Meet Anna, our digital marketing and customer service manager
If you are already feeling nostalgic about the last Bank Holiday, we can reassure that you have not one, but three reasons to cheer up: it’s finally June, the next bank holiday is scheduled for August and we have a new list of things for you to do in London and Nottingham and the services to get you there!
So….what’s on this week-end?
Let’s start with London!
FIELD DAY 2017, June 3, Victoria Park
FIELD DAY, the annual music festival taking place in Victoria Park ( Tower Hamlets, East London ) is back, with a stellar line-up……including the U.S hip-hop supergroup Run the Jewels, fellow American and hip-hop artists Death Grips , musician Flying Lotus and the Irish-born British electronic music composer Aphex Twin. If you want to begin your June in a fantastic way and enjoying great live music this coming week end….this is your spot!
Stoke Newington Literary Festival, 2-4 June, Stoke Newington ( Various locations )
The East London literary Festival is back in Stoke Newington with its ‘cargo’ of debates, movie screenings and satire shows ( most of the events are free, but there are also ticketed events, all priced below a tenner ). This might be the perfect event for your week end the neighbourhood ranked 5th as place to be in London ( in a 14 long list) and best area for shopping by Time Out London .
For more information: http://www.stokenewingtonliteraryfestival.com.
Carnaby Street Eat, June 3, Carnaby Street
A free event with food to taste and live music to delight your ears with….how good does that sounds? Well, we are not talking about an imaginary experience, this is the Carnaby Street Eat! You will only need to take the Tube to Oxford Circus and walk to Carnaby Street and then you will have the chance to taste and enjoy dishes and cocktails ( £ 5 taster dishes ) from the 30 cafes, bars and restaurants that are participating to the event….and by the way, the entry is free!
For more information: https://www.carnaby.co.uk/news-and-events/save-the-date-carnaby-street-eat-2017/
Noshville, 2-3 June, Granary Square, King’s Cross
When live music meets street food, the alchemy is a great one! Noshville is a free event, with live music and street food brought together by the collaboration between the Maverick Street Festival and KERB Food. A mix of different Americana tastes, music , drinks and games are waiting for you this week-end in King’s Cross…and this is also a free entry event!
For more information: http://www.kerbfood.com/noshville-2017/
In Nottingham, we recommend the All-Star Stand-Up Tour 2017 at the Nottingham Playhouse on Sunday the 4th of June ( for more info: http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/comedy/the-all-star-stand-up-tour-2017/), dancing riddims and visuals at the Market Bar in Nottingham organised by TRPHSE, Silver Lining ( you may book your tickets here ) and….last but not least, the family-friendly Autokarna & Crowd Pullers Motor Show ( for more info: http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/events-markets-parks-and-museums/events-in-nottingham/autokarna-4-june/ ).
As for every other week-end, you have the choice of events, we run the coaches….so you only have to book your tickets, relax and enjoy your week-end!
June is around the corner, sun’s out and May’s second bank holiday has finally arrived. We have eight trips running between Friday and Saturday , four trips between Sunday the 28th and Monday the 29th ( two from Nottingham to London and two from London to Nottingham), so we got you covered!
We have created a list of events for you in order to make sure that you might enjoy the best activities and events, in London and Nottingham both and make the best out of this second Bank Holiday weekend.
Let’s start with London.
Last Days of Shoreditch Riviera ( Summer Launch Party) – 25-27th of May
Beats, bars and beach life are coming to East London with the Last Days of Shoreditch Riviera ( 288 Old Street ) and will stay there until the end of August kicking back every Thursday, Friday and Saturday…and this week end it is time for the Launch party! With dj sets, food, drinks, an escape room and an urban beach you might feel ( almost ) like if you do not need to book that flight for Ibiza!
For more information:
Picasso: Minotaurs & Matadors- Gagosian Gallery
Bulls, matadors and minotaurs were fundamental in Pablo Picasso’s artwork. An exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery ( 6 -24 Britannia Street ) is exploring this theme and the work of one of the greatest artists of all times. As Picasso was born in Malaga, Andalucia, a visit at the exhibition might be a good way to start your ‘ journey ‘ to Andalucia, before moving to the Feria de Londres.
For more information: http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/picasso-minotaurs-and-matadors–april-28-2017
Feria de Londres – 27-28th of May, Pottersfield Park
Are you hungry for tapas and Tortilla de Patatas, thirsty for Spanish beer and wine and thrilled by flamenco performances? If the answer is yes, then this is your lucky week end as the Feria de Londres will take place at the Potters Field Park, under Tower Bridge. During these two days you will have a chance to virtually ‘travel’ to Andalucia and enjoy its cuisine, traditions and tastes…and by the way, it’s a free event.
For more information: http://www.feriadelondres.com/index.html
Chelsea in Bloom- Until the 27th of May
If you take a stroll in the elegant Chelsea this week end you will have a chance to lose yourself in a floral safari. All that you will need to do is to get on the Tube to Sloane Square and then just wander around one of the most pleasant and stylish sides of London.
For more information: http://www.chelseainbloom.co.uk/
And what’s in store for you in Nottingham?
Simple Minds will be playing in Nottingham on the 26th of May at Royal Concert Hall, where pop-star Adam Ant will be on stage on the following evening.
Additionally, the Walton Hotel will open its gates to the public for its terrace opening party on Saturday the 27th of May ( free entry ) from 12 to 10 p.m!
So…it’s time for you to book your tickets and enjoy the Bank Holiday week- end!
- What’s your role at Sn-ap?
I would call myself Thomas’s “co-founder”. But, having said that, the bright idea was his! I am acting as the Operations Director, but will become Chairman when we recruit a full time and experienced Operations Director from the coach/bus industry.
- What does that look like on a daily basis?
As acting Operations Director, meeting with our existing suppliers (or partners as I prefer to call them) at all levels including owners, MDs, supervisors and drivers – all of whom have a critical role to play.
Also, looking around for new partners to enable us to serve new geographic markets.
As Chairman, in addition to chairing Board meetings, I will be actively engaging with key stakeholders affecting all aspects of our current business and our growth areas.
- Have you always worked in travel/tech, or do you have a different background?
I have worked in transport – in three different continents – all my working life.
- What’s been your worst ever experience on public transport?
Taking my wife and children to Scotland and, having told them not to worry about the train times as I was a ‘professional’, then having to stand on Tamworth platform and watch the train pass through at 100mph as I had mis-read the timetable.
- What’s your favourite piece of tech (can be a device, an app, literally anything) and how has it made a difference to your life?
Given that I am a bit of a caffeine addict and nearly always on the move, I love my portable coffee mug/cafetière. It’s a technology I understand!
- What’s the best thing about working at Sn-ap?
The buzz which comes from contributing to a fun, high energy, committed, intelligent and innovative team, whilst at the same time, providing a really useful service to customers.
- Sn-ap is about on-demand travel, giving customers the power to decide where they go and when. What would be your ideal Sn-ap journey, and who with?
From my remote water mill on Dartmoor to anywhere on the south west coast. With my wife – of course.
- What’s the best snap decision you’ve ever made?
To fly to Singapore to be at my parents’ golden wedding anniversary.
- What’s been your funniest moment at Sn-ap?
The funniest moments are simply not repeatable! The least funny moments are, without doubt, listening to Marcus Standish’s absolutely awful puns!
- Since we’re moving round the corner to a pizza place… what’s your favourite kind of pizza?
My favourite pizza is “liver” – but only in the context of this sketch which is top notch humour: