What’s on soon

Maynards Bassetts Sweet Art Gallery(70 Berwick Street) – Friday 16 at 12 noon and Saturday 17 June at 11:00am. If you’re after a treat for the eyes, look no further than Maynards Bassetts’ pop-up Sweet Art Gallery, which is transforming gummy snacks into artistic masterpieces, including a re-imagined portrait of the Mona Lisa made from Liquorice Allsorts and a Jelly Baby installation. Plus, you’ll be able to get in touch with your sweet side by creating your own tasty works of art and get to delve through a floor to ceiling pick ‘n’ mix stand. You will need to go into their website to reserve your free place.


Trooping the Colour – The Queen’s Birthday Parade – Saturday 17 June – events begin around 10:00am and the RAF fly-past takes place at 1:00pm.

Experience a traditional ceremony full of military pomp and pageantry, with Trooping the Colour on Horse Guards Parade. Marking the Queen’s official birthday, this annual event features hundreds of officers, horses and musicians from the Household Division in ceremonial uniform. 

The Queen herself attends the ceremony. She is first escorted in a carriage from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade. There, she carries out an inspection of her troops, before leading her Guards in a parade back down The Mall to Buckingham Palace. Once at the Palace, the Queen takes the salute, and guns are fired in Green Park and at the Tower of London. Finally she joins other members of the Royal Family on the Palace balcony to watch the Royal Air Force fly-past.


Kings Cross Canal Festival – Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June – 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm

Come along to this canalside regatta on the Regent’s Canal towpath.

Expect a mixture of barges along the towpath, transporting you back to a time when there was no term for “road rage”. There will be performances, river tours, activities, vintage fashion, food and more.

Circumference circus will be taking over Gasholder Park with circus workshops and pop-up performances. And watch out for walkabout street shows on the canalside steps. The canal festival is free, no need to book.


Open Garden Squares Weekend – Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June

Secret gardens? Not any more. Wander through 230 green spaces that are normally closed to the public at this annual event. The grass really is greener on the other side.

Time Out has an offer – must be ordered before 16/06/2017 23:59:00

2-for-1 tickets for this weekend of exploring the hidden gardens of London. Was £26.00 save 50% now £13.00


Out of Order, the Olivier Award-winning comedy returns to the stage in a gleeful new production directed by playwright Ray Cooney. There is a special offer of £20 per ticket which includes the booking fee of £2.50 for top Band A seats for Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 June 7:30pm and 2:30pm matinee on Thursday 22 June. Normal price £34.50, which gives you a massive saving of £14.50 per ticket!

To take advantage of this offer, please telephone:  020 3285 6000 or pop into the Churchill’s Box Office and quote council20 or book online  at www.churchilltheatre.co.uk using this same promotional code.


Open Day at The Holme – Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June – 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Fairly rare chance to go inside a private garden within Regents Park (Inner Circle, NW1 4NT). 4 acre garden filled with interesting and unusual plants. Sweeping lakeside lawns intersected by islands of herbaceous beds. Extensive rock garden with waterfall, stream and pool. Formal flower garden with unusual annual and half hardy plants, sunken lawn, fountain pool and arbour.

Cost: £5.


Picture This: The Music Photography of Sheila Rock – on now at Barbican Centre and until Tuesday 4 July

Legendary music photographer Sheila Rock has photographed many leading artists from the entertainment world, in both the classical and popular music fields. This free exhibition showcases a selection of her work from Barenboim to U2 and from Rattle to Siouxsie Sioux.

London based since 1970, she was first introduced to the world of music photography through her ex-husband, Mick Rock, also a well-known rock photographer; and she accompanied David Bowie on his American tour during his Ziggy Stardust period. A highly influential photographer during the punk and post punk scene, she later became a dominant force in shaping the look of creative magazines such as The Face.



News Shopper Camera Club

The aim of the Club is to create a social space for budding amateur snappers, while at the same time getting your images online and into print. To join simply head over to their facebook page, “The News Shopper Camera Club” and click the join button. They will also be running monthly competitions where the winner will receive £50.00.


And Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there.