Whats On In August
If you’re not heading away on holiday, August is the perfect month for a staycation. Explore food markets or catch a film or a pop up this month. This is our guide to whats on in August.
Summer in the City means taking everything outside. So what could be better than enjoying amazing cuisine while you stroll along the Southbank? Or taking in an 80’s classic film at the open air Nomad cinema? We’ll also be heading along to one of Newbie’s pop up locations to visit their custom Airstream caravan and get stuck into Swedish Summer happenings. If you want to take in some culture then events at London’s galleries’ and museums are not to be missed.
Swedish children’s brand Newbie has touched down in the UK for a road trip tour around the country. Until the end of August, they will be visiting various locations in their specially restored Airstream. The Newbie Airstream will be opening up for families to enjoy traditional Swedish lawn games and Fika (the essential Swedish coffee break). As well as face painting and flower crown making. Explore the Newbie collections and take advantage of their next day delivery offer. In August the Airstream will visit, Weymouth, Cornwall, Milton Keynes, London and Sheffield. So make sure you catch them before they return to Sweden.
Ever wondered whether you were a secret perfume connoisseur? Why not head along to Floral Streets Covent Garden Boutique for an evening to find out. For one night only, the Floralistas will take you through the sustainably sourced ingredients that make up Floral Streets, scents. Enjoy a glass of prosecco and browse the fragrances on offer. You can also learn more about their innovative biodegradable packaging.
During the Summer time in London, there’s nothing better than being by the River. If you’re stuck for date night ideas or simply want to feed your face with some friends, then head down to the Southbank Centre Food Market. Located in the Southbank Centre Square, right by the beautiful Royal Festival Hall, it’s a treat for native Londoners and tourists alike. Maybe you want the opportunity to try a new cuisine, have you ever had vegan Korean food before? Browse an amazing variety of food stalls as well as Summer cocktails and coffees. Each week a new special guest is in residence bringing you naughty treats and Summer eats.
We’re obsessed with Christopher Raeburn’s Off Cut Animal workshops, where fans of the brand are invited to his workshop to make a one of a kind piece. To celebrate World Lizard Day, the team are throwing the doors open once again to create toy lizards using off cuts from Raeburn collections. Choose your own fabric combinations and spend a day learning to make your new lizard friend. Some basic sewing skill is necessary for this but don’t be daunted as the team will be on hand all day to guide you through the process.
Gender identity is a subject that is steadily bleeding into everyday day life, so it’s timely that the Southbank centre are celebrating this conversation with a new show, Kiss My Genders. The exhibition brings together over 100 artists from around the world to explore our understanding of gender. With their work spanning the last 50 years, it asks an important question of how the definition of gender has changed in this time. You’ll find thought provoking pieces around the Southbank Centre site as well as in the Hayward Gallery.
If you’re a fan of cult movies then head to a Nomad Cinema pop near you this August. Nomad has been roaming the capitol since 2010, bringing it’s unique brand of cinema experience to various locations. We love Nomad even more because 100% of their distributable profits to The Sustainability Institute in South Africa. So while you’re enjoying the antics of Ferris Bueller and The Goonies this Summer, you can be sure that your money is going towards some amazing projects. Before each film, a few clips of their work in South Africa are shown so you can see exactly where your money is going. Now thats feel good film!
Film buffs and amatuer big screen lovers alike will love this in depth exhibition dedicated to the genius of film director Stanley Kubrick. Kubrick is best known for celebrated pop culture movies like A Clockwork Orange, The Shining and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Throughout his career he collaborated with an extensive range of artists and costume designer’s to create his truly unique worlds. The show features over 700 rare objects including his extensive collection of letters, photographs and research. Plus costumes ranging from The Twin’s dresses in The Shining to the iconic outfits worn in A Clockwork Orange.
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