These were some of our top tips for things to do and see around London over the summer! Did you attend one of these, or know someone who did? We’d love to hear how they went, so please contribute an article to either Vincent or Lukas, the Arts Editors, and tell us about your experience! We’d love to know if our tip-offs were useful!
The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable With award winning production company Punchdrunk, the NT brings you the epitome of immersive theatre experiences. Lose yourself, literally, in four floors of a transformed London postal warehouse in this production that shows you the underside of 1960s Los Angeles. Running until 6th July, this production gives you the complete freedom to explore some of theatres most exciting work.
Running until July 6th
From £25. Student Discounts available
The Silver Tassie This 1928 play set in Ireland during the First World War by Sean O’Casey is an uncomfortable and provoking exposé of the horrors and waste of war. The NT is no stranger to war based theatre, and in the run up to the centenary of the Great War their Lyttelton Theatre provides another piece that is sure to open your heart to the full range of human emotion.
Running until July 3rd
BBC Proms At the Royal Albert Hall and in Hyde Park, if you’re yet to experience a prom date your reasons to go have never been stronger! The Proms mark the height of summer and combine the very best that the entire world of music has to offer. Under the banner of good British Pomp and Circumstance, performers stretch from Paloma Faith to the Berlin Philharmonic, so grab your programme and your best suit or your blanket and flag. Either way don’t miss this years’ Proms.
From July 18th – September 13th
For more information visit www.bbc.co.uk/proms
Udderbelly Festival London London’s Southbank, a hive of creative and eclectic culture, is hosting the returning comedy extravaganza that is the Udderbelly Festival. This celebration of comedy includes some of the best and brightest from Edinburgh’s Fringe festival, ranging from Austentatious, a wholly improvised Jane Austen-esque play to comedy veterans such as Ed Byrne. Affordable and vibrant, it is a summer of laughter not to be missed!
Running until 13th July
Prices from £12.50
For more information visit www.underbelly.co.uk
The Rooftop film Club The Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch is hosting movie nights from May to September. Yes, the movies actually take place on a rooftop. Movies shown range from classics to more recent releases, and there is apparently a bar on the rooftop as well.
1-5 Curtain Road, London
Running ntil September
Tickets from £13