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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.
Not sure? Here are our suggestions, this week:
LONDON Free Events
GREENWICH AND DOCKLANDS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, 22nd of June to 8th of July.
The annual outdoor festival of performing arts, street theatre, circus, dance and music will take place across Royal Greenwich, Docklands and Tower Hamlets, with a whole host of the most creative performers from across the UK and beyond.
You can admire the Fiers a’ Chival at the Cutty-Sark Gardens, where the French Theatre Compagnie Des Quidamas will present a magnificent equestrian display.
From 23rd to 25th until around 9pm you can also be delighted by Luke Jerrams’s artwork at the Museum of the Moon.
For full programme click here: http://www.festival.org/festival/overview/15/2017/
WEST END LIVE AT TRAFALGAR SQUARE 24th-25th of June.
On Saturday and Sunday you can get a taste of the top West End musicals and shows, completely free in Trafalgar Square. The line up includes classics such as Les Miserables, The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera & Wicked and new shows like An American in Paris, Catch Me & Bat out of Hell.
Arrive early; it’s sure to be crowded. For more info and details click on the following link: http://www.westendlive.co.uk/schedule
Hong Kong Dragon Festival, London Regatta Centre, Dockside Road, June the 25th.
For sino-philes and fans of Chinese culture, the London Chinatown Chinese Community Centre and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade office is presenting the 22nd annual Dragon Boat festival, with 40 competing clubs, corporate and amateur teams competing.
By the riverside, the event will feature a food festival, showcasing South-East Asian cuisine, together with music, martial arts displays and traditional chinese lion dancing.
The Event’s schedule is available here: http://www.lhkdbf.co.uk/2017-programme/4560417477
ZARAFA (PG) – Film screening, New Art Exchange June the 24th, Nottingham.
As part of the Refugee Week, the New Art Exchange presents Zafara, an action packed story of friendship between a 10 years old boy from Sudan, Maki and a giraffe named Zarafa. The two orphans will be involved in an extraordinary journey from Sudan to Paris featuring themes such us children’s resilience and courage. Free admission.
In the evening the NAE will also offer a live music concert with the Salmagundi Band, mediterranean wraps, homemade falafel, olives and salad for only £5 and 2for £4 reduction on selected beer. (just in case you get very thirsty).
The Gilded Merkin: Burlesque and cabaret at the British Waterways building, Canal Street, Nottingham, June the 25th.
From 19:30 to 22:30 you can enjoy a mixture of comedy, circus and burlesque performances with tickets now on sale here: www.gildedmerkin.co.uk .
The list of artists is here: https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/whats-on-in-nottingham/whats-on-event/?5004
SHERWOOD ART WEEK, 24th of June to 2nd of July.
Not far from Nottingham city centre, in its ninth year, The Sherwood Art week will see local artists exhibiting in shops along Mansfield Road and Haydn Road. Local shops and restaurants will support the event with donations and by displaying artworks in their windows.
Now, forget everything else, book your trip with Sn-ap and enjoy another amazing weekend!