This month, London is abundant with culinary and theatrical events. Throwing distance from the streets of Pimlico, emerse yourself in a world of art at Wandsworth arts festival and fringe or fling yourself East to the Kingsland Road and indulge in a world of food from around the globe whilst listening to the latest tunes spun by the likes of leading techno DJ Richie Hawtin…
– EVERYWHERE –
The hotly anticipated Secret Cinema Club is fixed to return to the streets of London. True to their name, the notoriously tight-lipped team behind Secret Cinema have a reputation for staying true to their ‘secret’s’ and won’t say a word about what to expect from the hugely popular film series’ twentieth instalment other than promising ‘the biggest cultural event of the year’. If you love elementary surprise, theatre, live music and are a bit of a night owl then The Secret Cinema Club is for you.
When – May 9 – Jun 9
Where – a secret location
– IN AND AROUND SW1 –
More than 40 widely varied events make up this community festival taking place in various sites around the borough, including Wandle Triangle, Battersea Park’s Pump House Gallery, and a new festival hub at an underused public space near the River Wandle. Highlights include regular events in the Brickbox (www.thebrickbox.co.uk/whats-on.html), which will be free apart from Saturday nights, when entry is £5 for acts including the local poetry collective Dirty Hands. The Shimmy (1pm, May 19), is a day-long event in which a whole host of artists and organisations offer performances, installations, spoken word recitals and sculptures along the riverside between Putney Bridge and Wandsworth Park, plus there are pop-up performances and unexpected installations in the Fire Garden Magic, taking place throughout the festival at Roehampton’s Alton Estate.
When – Until Sun May 19
Where – Various Wandsworth venues SW18
– EAST –
The merchant yard, aka; the former Travis Perkins premises on Kingsland Road is the latest pop up hot spot for foodies. Some of the capital’s tastiest food stalls have set up camp and the old builders yard has been decked out with dining tables and a bar. The likes of The Ribman, Mother Flipper, Home Slice and Big Apple Hot Dogs will pitch up every Friday evening (from 5pm until midnight) until the end of June. If that’s not enough, Street Feast also houses an indoor cocktail bar with bookable tables.
When – until sat June 29th
Where – Merchant Yard
317-319 Kingsland Rd, E8 4DL