Music & Party.
- Depart (Spitalfields Music Summer Festival 2016)
Thursday 16 — Sunday 19 June & Thursday 23 — Sunday 26 June at 9.00pm.
Localitation: Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.
BarterPoint nearest: Café Lolita
Tickets: £20 (£15 concessions).
Depart is in the space between life and death, expect a summer night full of surprises.
Haunting sights and sounds will seduce you down a path punctuated by unexpected encounters as you weave through the space between life and death in this East End cemetery…
Led by Yaron Lifschitz and his internationally acclaimed company, Circa and with a creative team including the electronic musician Lapalux, this ethereal collaboration brings circus artists, choral singers, designers and musicians together for a summer night full of surprises.
Read more at https://www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/events/depart/
- Hampton Court Palace Festival 2016
Localitation: Hampton Court Palace.
BarterPoint nearest: Centro Galego de Londres.
Tickets: From £40 until £100.
Watch top artists and musicians perform live against the backdrop of the Tudor palace.
High-profile names from rock, pop and classical music take to the stage in the historic main courtyard of Hampton Court Palace. This year’s line-up includes Tom Jones, who will be performing on three of the eleven nights, as well as Art Garfunkel, Anastacia, George Benson, Caro Emerald, Van Morrison, Jools Holland, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and Katherine Jenkins.
Read more at http://www.hamptoncourtpalacefestival.com/
- Pride in London Festival 2016
Until 26 June.
Localitation: Trafalgar Square and more.
BarterPoint nearest: Café Chula.
The festival celebrates London’s LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans +) community with theatre, dance, art, talks, parties, cinema, events and activities across the city. The 2016 Pride in London Festival theme #nofilter encourages people to live life as themselves, and to share their inspiring stories.
The culmination of the festival is the colourful Pride in London Parade which is followed by free festivities and performances in Trafalgar Square on 25 June.
Watch the parade along the route from Portland Place to Whitehall, via Oxfod Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street, Pall Mall and Trafalgar Square, between 1pm and 4.30pm. Featuring 40,000 community representatives, dancers and performers, this showcase of LGBT+ culture in the capital attracts thousands of spectators each year.
Then head down to Trafalgar Square between 1pm and 8pm for lively performances and inspiring speeches. Watch finalists from the Pride’s Got Talent competition take to the main stage and look up to catch the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team’s renowned Red Arrows perform a red, white and blue flypast over the square.
Soho takes over at night with parties and events in the many pubs, bars and clubs, while the official Pride in London after-party takes place at Electric Brixton.
Read more at http://prideinlondon.org/
- Open Garden Squares London 2016
Localitation: Clic to maps of gardens.
BarterPoint nearest: Café Lolita, Café Chula, Centro Galego de Londres.
Tickets: Adult Weekend Advanced Purchase £12.
Hidden grassy gems, from the historic and traditional to the new and experimental, are opened up to the public for one weekend every year. Venture into private gardens, roof gardens, community allotments, urban wildlife and ecology centres, as well as gardens belonging to historic buildings, institutions, restaurants, schools and shops.
Many of the gardens provide stalls, music, family entertainment and art activities as well as food and drink.
Among the 200 green spaces taking part are Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, home to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games; The Geffrye Museum‘s gardens through the ages; the Royal College of Physicians‘ medicinal garden; the Ismaili Centre‘s serene roof garden and pretty St Dunstan in the East.
New to visit this year are private members’ Roehampton Club, the tranquil Providence Row Rooftop Garden off Brick Lane, and the Coutts Skyline Garden, which has fruit and kitchen gardens on top of the Coutts bank building.
Read more at http://www.opensquares.org/
- Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships 2016
Localitation: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club (Championships) Ltd.
BarterPoint nearest: Café Chula, Centro Galego de Londres.
The world of tennis descends on Wimbledon in South West London every summer for the longest-running tennis tournament in the world, and one of four annual Grand Slam tennis events held around the globe. Games are still played on the original playing surface, grass, and there’s a strict white-only dress code for players.