With the first Bank Holiday of the year out of the way, summer is well and truly around the corner. The days of heading to the park with a couple of cans in hand are here and we really couldn’t be more excited. In case you’re looking for something slightly more creative than that, however, we’ve got you covered! Here’s some of our top picks ready to help you make the most of one of London’s favourite months. From a giant moon making the rounds across the world, to a drag queen musical of your dreams, to the more classic pastimes of engaging with some kooky artworks – you’ll find it all in the capital this May.
Image: London Craft Week
London Craft Week
Opening Hours: 8th – 12th May. See schedule.
Now into its fifth year, London Craft Week is an annual celebration of all things craftsmanship. Masters and amateurs alike are invited to show off their skills in this week-long London takeover, one which will see everything from artisan ice cream tastings to industry talks and hands-on workshops. Take our advice and keep an eye out for their programme and get your craft fix this May.
Image: Time Out
Werq The World
The SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way, London, HA9 0AA
Nearest Tube: Wembley
Opening Hours: 11th May
If you simply can’t get enough of all things RuPaul’s Drag Race, well, then we have just the event for you. Some of the show’s most beloved stars are uniting forces in Werq The World, a world tour of their latest performance. Brace yourself for a show simply out of this world as these queens embark on a mission to save the galaxy. Asia O’Hara, Aquaria, Detox and more will be joining star hostess Michelle Visage for one night only. This will be the lipsync of our lives….
Image: Photo London
Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
Nearest Tube: Temple
Opening Hours: 16th – 19th May, Thurs – Fri 12AM – 21PM; Sat 12AM – 19:30PM, Sun 12AM – 18:30 PM
The photography event of the year is back and it couldn’t be in a more fitting location. Photo London brings together masters of the craft, dealers and the rising stars of East London’s communities in this exhibition that celebrates the medium of our times. The exhibitions are adequately curated to show this wide range of talent and, for those looking to take it one step further, there will be talks and installations assisting photography aficionados in taking their skills to the next level.
Image: Natural History Museum
Museum Of The Moon
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 5BD
Nearest Tube: South Kensington
Opening Hours: 17th May – 8th September
Ever dreamt of doing yoga under an indoor moon? Or even just taking that perfect moonlit selfie to up your Instagram game? Then you’re just about to get lucky. Museum of The Moon, a world touring lunar experience, is coming to the Natural History Museum. Building on detailed NASA imagery, this installation is the perfect excuse to awaken the space enthusiast in you. A programme of curated events will accompany the aster as it shines its light all over West London.
Image: Dulwich Picture Gallery
The Colour Palace
Dulwich Picture Gallery
Gallery Rd, Dulwich, London, SE21 7AD
Nearest Tube: West Dulwich
Opening Hours: 31st May – 22nd September
What better way to round off the month than with an architectural masterpiece, delivered by Pricegore architects and designer Yinka Ilori? The Colour Palace will take over Dulwich Picture Gallery’s courtyard for the summer, vibrantly contrasting against South London’s monotone landscapes. The pavilion is meant to represent the fusion of European and African cultural traditions, fitting in with London’s multiculturalism. Plus, it will also offer you a unique photo opportunity. We’ll see you on the ‘gram.
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