GDIF – Greenwich & Docklands International Festival
21st - 29th June 2013
Greenwich, Docklands, Canary Wharf
The GDIF is a totally free, outdoor event which features over 150 performances of various performing arts (theatre, dance or street arts) by 30 national and international companies. This annual event takes place over 9 days and is aimed at increasing the popularity of outdoor performances in the country. It encourages those from ethnic backgrounds and disabled artists to also showcase their talents. Expect inspiring and spell-binding street theatre shows.
The highlight of the festival is a show put on by ‘Tangled Feet’ a unique, quirky, physical theatre company, it is called One Million and has ingenious staging, live music and pyrotechnics. This is on at 10pm in the Royal Artillery Square, Woolwich on Fri 28th June & Sat 29th June 2013. A definite must see.
Sat 29th June 2013 also sees Canary Wharf turning into a dancing city with every conceivable dance style being displayed in and around the squares, waterfronts and parks of Canary Wharf. From 1-5pm pm, this is also a free event part of GDIF.
For more information visit www.festival.org
Classic & Supercar Pageant
23rd JUNE 2013
@ St John’s Wood
11.00am – 5.00 pm
This weekend the sexy cars come out, both classic and contemporary will be on display on St.John’s Wood iconic high street. This hidden gem of North West London will come to life, full of activity for small kids and big kids alike. Expect a funfair, food stalls and fashion. The event is held to aid two charities, Rays of Sunshine and the St.John’s Hospice. Summertime fun for the whole family, in a lovely local neighborhood, close to Central London.
For more details see www.stjohnswoodnw8.com
TROOPING THE COLOUR- A ROYAL EVENT
15th June 2013
In honour of the Queen’s birthday (which is actually on 21st April), the Queen’s birthday parade (commonly known as ‘Trooping the Colour’) is celebrated in the warmer Summer month of June. This year it falls on 15th June 2013.
Participants in the parade are all fully trained and operational troops from the Household Division which include Footguards and Household Cavalry. The event takes place at Horseguards Parade in Whitehall and is attended by members of the Royal Family, invited guests and members of the public.
This Royal and majestic event is fabulous to witness live (as opposed to watching it on T.V). To get a chance to see it, head down to The Mall, the earlier the better, general public usually camp along the route from 6am to get a good viewing spot. Definitely worth the effort! It is a magical experience to be enjoyed by the whole family. Afterwards enjoy the gardens of St. James Park just behind the Mall.
Gallery@Oxo Tower Wharf
On till 9th June 2013
The Royal Geographical Society presents a unique, photographic exhibition celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the first successful expedition, to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the World, by Sir Edmund Hillary (British) & Tenzing Norgay (Nepalese). Rare, iconic photographs of this momentous, historic event are on display as a collection, for the first time, which explore the team’s journey up the mountain and presents an opportunity to see the unique images taken by the team members, including Sir Edmund Hillary’s infamous shot of Tenzing Norgay standing on the summit waving his ice axe. The 47 limited edition photographic prints have been created from original photography possessed by the Royal Geographical Society. These prints are available to buy and come embossed with the Society’s Royal crest and a certificate of authenticity. Opening times 11am-6pm daily.