What’s on this weekend and soon
Do you want to watch Wimbledon on a big screen?
Then go to Bromley Market Square until 10 July – 11:30am onwards. Free and to create the Wimbledon experience there is a kiosk selling strawberries and cream and Pimms.
As part of Great British Summer you can also Wimbledon tennis all over London at Hyde Park, Pop Brixton, London Bridge City, One New Change (St. Pauls), St. Katharines Dock, Granary Square (Kings Cross), Canary Wharf and many other venues. Many of these will also be showing the British Grand Prix from Silverstone (this Sunday – go and cheer on Lewis) and the Rio Olympics.
Kent County Show, Detling – Friday 8 to Sunday 10 July
The Kent County Show is a showcase event for farming, countryside and rural life. The three day event brings together the very best of Kent with animals and food, fun and excitement and above all a sense of what ‘The Garden of England’ has to offer, for the whole family. Open from 8:00am to 6:00pm every day, the Show is a wonderful day out with plenty of displays, entertainment and local food. With over 400 exhibitors and trade stands and over 300 competitions, activities and displays.
Selsdon Camera Club on Friday 8 July are hosting a presentation by Andrew Dunsmore entitled “A Photographer at Westminster Abbey” at Methodist Halls, 102 Limpsﬁeld Road, Sanderstead CR2 9EE, Satnav Post Code is CR2 9LG – (Majestic Wine Company, opposite Halls). Andrew is a professional photographer who is contracted by Westminster Abbey to be an official photographer at events at the Abbey. Andrew will talk about his experiences and show some of the many images he has taken. £5 on the door.
Eid Festival – Trafalgar Square from 12 noon on Saturday 9 July
Celebrate the end of Ramadan’s month of fasting with the whole of London. The Mayor of London welcomes you to a day of live music and special events, from food tasting to calligraphy, storytelling to Arabic art. This 11th edition of the Mayor’s annual Eid celebrations is sure to be a great day out for all the family. Free.
Lewisham People’s Day – Mountsfield Park, Hither Street – Saturday 9 July
This free festival returns for its 32nd year with live music, dance, circus and comedy catering to the whole family. Reggae sounds will soundtrack the festival, with Misty in Roots headlining the fun.
Bastille Français – Borough Market from 12 noon on Sunday 10 July
In the wake of the EU referendum it seems all the more fitting to celebrate France’s national day over on this side of the channel. This annual party in and around Borough Market brings together all things Français, so you can expect to tuck into red, white and blue macaroons, dance to Parisian folk music, play pétanque and plenty more. Families can learn French nursery rhymes, grown-ups can try some French wines and everybody can watch the hula hoop show, have a caricature drawn, listen to gypsy jazz, play table football and eat garlic sausage.
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show – Hampton Court until Sunday 10 July
Returning once again in 2016, this high-summer event takes place over 34 acres in the spectacular grounds of Hampton Court Palace and features world-class gardens as well as marquees showcasing work by some of the country’s leading designers and nurseries. There are many opportunities to buy plants (especially at the final-day sale on Sunday), fresh produce and gardening equipment. On the Saturday the show will host a special family day with activities such as seed sowing, trails across the grounds, storytelling and cookery classes for little ones.
My Country – Two dates, firstly Saturday 16 to Wednesday 20 July at Finsbury Tower, 103 Bunhill Row, Islington, EC1Y 8ND followed by Saturday 23 to Wednesday 27 July at Kingswood, Kings Ride, Ascot SL5 8AD. Open 10:00am to 3:00pm for both dates. This exhibition illustrates how photographers across the world view their own country. For many it was an opportunity to present their country in a positive light; they have shared their favourite landscapes, local wildlife or bustling street scenes. Collectively, they encourage us to consider how each of us might improve life for everyone in our own country. Free. More details at www.thephotographicangle.co.uk
Phil Maxwell – The Archers, Whitechapel on until Sunday 10 July
Photographer Phil Maxwell has been documenting the East End his whole life. Brick Lane boozer The Archers is a fitting venue for this small exhibition from his ‘Brick Lane’ series which features striking portraits and street photography from the local area.
Folkestone Camera Club’s audio visual seminar with Ian Bateman FRPS MPAGB AV- AFIAP on Saturday 16 July at The Kings Centre, Burgess Hill, RH15 9LR – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Ian Bateman is a specialist and active maker of audiovisuals, lectures regularly, judges at many AV events and for distinctions in Multimedia both for the RPS and PAGB. He has been successful for many years when competing with his own AV’s and will bring his great experience to this event. For more details or to show interest email firstname.lastname@example.org
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