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.
Let’s start with London events:
Africa Writes, British Library , Euston, Friday June 30-Sunday July 2
How does a weekend celebration of African literature, culture and thought sound? This three-day long event takes place at the British Library (right near our Euston drop-off) and has been organised with the Royal African Society. You can expect book-launches, workshops, poetry, family activities and even rap parties!
For more information and tickets: https://www.bl.uk/events/africa-writes-2017#
Cartier in Motion, Design Museum, Kensington (West London) -until July the 28th
Passionate about design? Then how about the “Cartier in Motion” exhibition? More than 170 exhibits from the Cartier Archives. Not just a fascinating journey through Cartier’s history, but through 20th century art and lifestyle too. You will also have a chance to browse one of London’s most magnificent new spaces. Best of all, the exhibition is free!
For more information: https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/cartier-in-motion
London Bridge City Summer Festival, London Bridge, until Thursday the 31st of August
The London Bridge City Summer Festival has a whole host of events for you over the summer. This week end: Massaoke Friday. A huge screen and hundreds of people belting out Greatest Hits together. On Saturday, the Look Mum, No Hands cafe has another big-screen so you can catch up with the Tour de France and Sunday is for music fans with Busk in London. This is another free event.
For more information: http://www.londonbridgecity.co.uk/events/2017/june
Black Sound: Black British music journey of cultural independence, Black Cultural Archives, Brixton ( South London) until November the 4th 2017
Do you love Black music? If the answer is yes, this free exhibition at the Black Cultural Archives could be for you. Prepare yourself to jump into a century of “musical creativity and DIY ingenuity” and the chance to explore Brixton, one of London’s most vibrant scenes. Brixton is easily accessible from our Euston drop-off, via the Victoria Line.
For more information: https://bcaheritage.org.uk/programme/
In Nottingham this weekend the British Geological Survey is having an open day on Saturday from 10 a.m (it’s a free event, but you have to register using this online form http://www.bgs.ac.uk/news/events/openday/).
There’s also an acoustic and semi-acoustic concert in aid of Oxfam on Saturday (https://www.facebook.com/events/860971880717642/ ) and a Sunday Showcase of new musical talent at the Greyhound pub.
In Derby Kezia Gill is playing at the Spondon Liberal Club and on Sunday there’s the annual Classic Bus Rally ( http://www.e-v-r.com/events/ ).
So book your tickets and have a lovely week end!