Whats On In July
Image: An Enquring Mind: Manolo Blahnik, The Wallace Collection
Summer if officially here so make the most of the sunshine this month on traffic free days at Regents Street or on the beach in Fulham. This is your guide to whats on in July.
If you live in London and can’t get to the coast, don’t worry, there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy right here. Incluidng a beach in Fulham! Maybe you’re a Culture Vulture? Why not delight in some incredible offerings at the National Portrait Gallery or the Wallace Collection? You can also see Shakespeare’s comedic show stopper, A Midsummer Night’s Dream featuring Game of Throne’s Gwendoline Christie as Titania. But whatever you do, make the most of London’s Summertime offerings this season.
Was there ever a more appropriate play to see this Summer? Shakespeare’s comedic masterpiece A Midsummer Night’s Dream is being brought to life through an incredible cast at London’s The Bridge Theatre. You’ll be plunged into a fantasy woodland for an evening, enjoying familiar faces like Gwendoline Christie of Game of Thrones. The theatre also features a ‘pit’ standing option, similar to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, to allow you to get close to the action.
2019 marks shopping mecca Regents Street’s 200th Birthday. To mark the event, twice in July and again in August and September, Regent Street with be closed to traffic. In it’s place, you can find your favourite snacks in the Food Quarter, or take part in a wellness class. They will also be hosting ‘Green Games’ to promote sustainability initiatives. Three Stages will host a variety of musical performances including brass bands, steel drums and string quartets. The events are free to attend, so grab your friends and family and head along to enjoy a few rare traffic free days on Regent Street.
Arguably the most recognised footwear designer of our times, Manolo Bhlanik has co-curated an exquisite collection of his favourite designs. Pieces from his archives are scattered amongst the incredible artefacts on show at the Wallace Collection. The beautiful 18th century rooms are the perfect accompaniment to Blahnik’s whimsical designs. Get ready to suffer from some serious shoe envy this summer!
If you’re looking for a little tropical escape, but don’t fancy hopping on a flight, then head to Fulhams’ Beach Club. Choose from beach huts, cabana’s and day beds on a realistic feeling beach in London’s Fulham. There are beach games, events and food and drink available if you just want to chill out on a glorious Summer evening. You’ll find us at the Beach Club Cinema clutching an Aperol Spritz.
Exploring her extraordinary body of work, this exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery spans from 1970’s to present day. Most well known for her unnervingly intimate portraits, Sherman has bridged the worlds of Art and Fashion during her career. Each piece is a window into the world of her characters, a world we can only attempt to understand. Her many faces are the result of a huge collection of wigs, prosthetics, makeup and costumes kept in her Manhattan Studio. With around 150 works, it’s not a show miss.
Former Basketball Player and Wall Street trader and now artist Brendan Murphy brings his unique mix of mediums to London. The exhibition ‘A Rush of Blood To The Head’ features sculptures and paintings, both of which feature his signature equations. His graphic chalkboard series draws the viewer in as you attempt to sift through the many layers of Murphy’s ideas.
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