London comes alive in the Summertime, and with hundreds of events going on each month we wanted to zoom in on a few we think you should know about.
Greenwich & Docklands International Festival, 21st June to 7th July
This annual festival includes art installations, outdoor theatres, circus, music, and more. With the chance to be outside, soak up the London (and global) art scene and bring the whole family, we’re keen to check it out. The festival spans across Royal Greenwich, Docklands, and Tower Hamlets and entry is free.
Somewhere in Between at Wellcome Collection, until 27th August
Wellcome Collection is known for their exploration of human life and science through an artistic lens. This summer their free Somewhere in Between exhibition is not to miss. Through four fully-immersive installations created by a collaborative group of scientists and artists, you’ll be pushed to learn more about the human body and its place in the world. Now this is something our ‘summer bods’ are ready for.
Shakespeare’s Globe, all Summer
We have the privilege of printing for this lovely group every Summer, and this year’s artwork did not disappoint. Not only are they great at producing artwork, but each Summer a number of productions show at the Globe Theatre and we’ve yet to hear a bad review. Ticket sell out quickly, don’t sleep on this one!
Hope to Nope at the Design Museum, until 12th August
Graphic design is at play around us all the time, with the ability to shape our daily experiences. At the Design Museum this summer, we’re hoping to check out the Hope to Nope exhibition, showcasing graphic design’s role and influence in the midst of the many political protests and movements as of late. Admission costs £12, head here to book in advance.
Notting Hill Carnival, 25th to 27th August
Of course, at the end of the day, creativity stems from experiencing life. And whether you’re in a creative career or not, Notting Hill Carnival wraps up Summer season the best way possible. Floats, costumes, dancing, music, and great street food. There’s nothing we don’t like about these wonderful few days in Notting Hill.
Photos via Jo Longhurst: Visit London, Wellcome Collection, Shakespeare’s Globe, Chris Wiliams Zoeica: Design Museum