July is here and we have a dazzling line–up for you! This month we’re eager to spend every spare second outside in this rare sunshine, and we have the perfect line-up that will help you make the most of it. So get your sun lotion ready, because you’re not going to want to miss any of these events.
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Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
London, NW1 4NU
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is the perfect location to watch plays, musicals and films during the summer in their large outdoor auditorium, which seats 1,250 guests. Bring yourself a picnic and grab a drink at the bar – just make sure you prepare for all potential weather! This month there are two great plays on; A Tale of Two Cities and Oliver Twist.
Anya Reiss has adapted the classic novel by Charles Dickens of Victorian London’s most famous child, Oliver Twist, into a magnificent show for everyone aged six and over. There is even a fun activity sheet for your children to enjoy before, during or after the show, which you can download and print from the website here. Oliver Twist is running from the 17 July – 5 August.
Another adapted novel of Charles Dickens written by Matthew Dunster, A Tale of Two Cities is set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The play is running from 7 July – 5 August.
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Greenwich Park Bandstand
London, SE10 8XJ
July – August on Sundays at 3pm
The Friends of Greenwich Park have organised a summer programme of free Sunday afternoon concerts at the Greenwich Park bandstand. Over the summer, concerts will feature live music from orchestras, plus steel and jazz bands, which will make for a fun, relaxing atmosphere – the perfect way to spend your Sunday afternoons!
The nearby Pavilion Tea House is great for refreshments and even have a licensed bar and a barbecue which they make use of in the summer time. The cafe is located right next to the Royal Observatory and has a large garden with great views to enjoy in the sun. There are usually children’s activities on offer and a great children’s menu, so bring the whole family along.
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Church Rd, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5AE
3 July – 16 July
The tennis season is upon us so whip out your white outfits and stock up on strawberries and cream ready for the 3 July!
The Wimbledon Championships is the longest-running tennis tournament in the world, and one of four annual Grand Slam tennis events held around the globe. It is one of the most British events in the calendar and is always exciting to be a part of, so whether you get a ticket for the games at Wimbledon or watch live in a beer garden, make sure you get involved!
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Hadley Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 8LA
If you love knowing where your food has come from, get down to Parkside Farm where you can pick your own fruit and vegetables fresh from the field. Select from the best crops in season and take pleasure in knowing you harvested it yourself. This month there will be plenty of berries ready for picking and a magnitude of vegetables such as spinach, courgettes and beetroot.
This is a great place to go with the family to get your kids involved in food and learning about how it grows. It’s so simple – just grab a basket, pick the fruit and veg you want them weigh your produce at the till.
IPC World Para Athletics Championships 2017
Olympic Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
14 July – 23 July
Excitement is in the air as another sporting competition kicks-off from mid-July. The World Para Athletics Championships will run over 20 days where 49 of Great Britain’s best para athletes compete in events such as discus, javelin, long jump and the 100m. We’re excited to watch our amazing team, with 27 of the selected athletes already medallists from previous championships and the Paralympic Games. Get behind our athletes and show your support by purchasing your tickets here.
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Pride in London Festival
24 June – 9 July
Join the festivities of the 2017 Pride in London festival to celebrate the capital’s LGBT+ community. This year the theme is “Love Happens Here”. The official parade and main events in central London will take place on Saturday 8 July but the whole festival is spread over two weeks with lots of different events taking place across the city.
You can attend events such as the Queer British Art 1861-1967 exhibition at Tate Britain, Queer Theatre: Readings at the National Theatre, a screening of Moonlight, Pride Boxing at Porchester Hall in Paddington and ‘In Visible Ink Exhibition’ at Southbank which traces a timeline of the political, social and cultural events and stories that have impacted the LGBT + community over the past 25 years. To see what other events are taking place head to the website or keep up to date with news and events by following their Facebook page.
Will you be attending any of these events in July? Let us know in the comments below!