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If you thought opera was merely for the bougie dwellers of high society, think again – beer brand Peroni are bringing a contemporary production to London, and it’s just one of many picks that we reckon ranks highly on the quality scale of things to do this weekend.
A Yoko Ono exhibition, the theatrical rise of Prometheus, and a summer holiday camp in the Old Vic tunnels – it’s only another eclectic round-up of what’s on over the weekend in the capital that’ll not only inspire your cultural sensibilities, but have you hoping the next two days can last for just a little bit longer.
As Father’s Day falls on this weekend, we’re paying tribute to the male of the species with a few recommendations that’ll inspire sons, boyfriends, uncles, granddads etc. to go forth and take on the capital, whether it’s rediscovering the city by bike, checking out the newly refurbished White Horse in Hampstead, or connecting with their inner hip-hopper at a new exhibition honouring Europe’s most legendary graffiti crew.
Thanks to Her Majesty’s 60 years as Head of the Commonwealth, we’ve got a rare long weekend to make the most of.
With 20+ degree weather expected to last all weekend in the capital, we’d be silly not to make the most of it. So we’ve dedicated a couple of suggestions to the good outdoors, while the rest of this weekend’s recreational pursuits – featuring a pioneering dance DJ, an Indian summer garden and comics galore – look like the perfect sign-off to the month of May.
The spring weather might be a little tempermental in the capital this mid-May, but at least we’ve always got a brilliant array of cultural happenings to rely on – so this weekend, why not check out a brand spankin’ new Photographer’s Gallery, pay homage to a hip-hop great, go digging for rare vinyls, mull over spoken word or simply sip wine in a new Soho haunt? (Just don’t forget your umbrella.)
There are a number of things to be learned at Brighton Fringe; how to survive solely on Wotsits and beer for example, and how exactly one pronounces ‘Steine’ (if you still think it rhymes with ‘wine’, you’re not done yet).
Nothing like a four-day week to bring back the weekend round a little bit quicker, especially when there’s outdoor theatre, feasts on the street, a legendary Grandmaster and Russian indie docs to look forward to – and finally, the weather’s expected to be great.
Brighton is awash. Aside from the torrential rain, the Great Escape music conference has hit the city, adding a huge injection of hipsters to the Fringe and festival crowds.
By Nione Meakin | | Friday, 11 May 2012 at 12:00 am
There is a collective hum of activity growing around Brighton at the moment. Venues are being built, banners going up, tickets being bought by the thousand and performers warming up. In spite of the spectre of meteorological doom, England’s largest arts festival is about to begin.
And no, it’s NOT raining in Brighton- and nor will [...]
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