International Things to Do in London in July
Let’s have a break from the bleakness of Brexit and escape the media for a moment. July is here to prove there’s so many things to do in London and we are the ultimate international city!
This month we have the best free international festival (and it’s in Lewisham), a show in a swimming pool in Russian, an art-rave for East London Workers Party and loads more.
TBH we wanted to theme this post all about EU events and artists. However, we were struggling to find enough so please leave a comment with your suggestions and we’ll add in (especially food & drink tips).
Our favourite free festival pulls out all the stops for 2016 with highlights including:
The National Theatre gets hip to the beat with it’s perfect pop-up riverside fiesta with weekends presented by counterculture legends The Glory, Latitude Festival, Mayfest and Rambert. For July it’s queer pub sensation The Glory’s turn and you can expect:
A fabulous free festival in the ‘Stow with live music in a big tent, circus at Barbican Ringside and thirst quenching beers from Wild Card Craft Brewery.
The makers of cult comedy night Clusterf*ck bring a weekend of laughs a plenty from new talent to a lovely boozer in Hackney.
Brodsky Station | Swimming Pool of Imperial College at St Mary’s
Norfolk Place, Paddington | 5, 7 & 12 July | 7:30pm | £20
Don your headphones and head to the swimming pool for a performance experience based on Joseph Brodsky’s poetry.
A bonkers show that alt critics have been fawning over, find out why! Here’s the conceit:
Catherine Pistachio has spent twenty-six years dancing at a nineties-themed nightmare disco, where dogs run away with the circus, ponies become party piñatas and acid-attacks are as throwaway as prawn cocktail crisp packets.
Waxworks are boring, so explore Madame Tussauds in a new way through becoming a detective in a live Sherlock Holmes whodunnit.
Theatre cutesies Little Bulb return with an ‘evening of wild music and audience mischief’. The story looks at two lovers and their twists of fate through the lens of Little Bulb’s deliriously OTT style.
Comedy & Cabaret
Bow down to the New York state of mind with a debut by cabaret starlet Bridget Everett. Expect laughter, cringe & emotion through the pulsating beat of Everett’s music.
Events & Exhibitions
Bishopsgate Institute is a lovely building for learning life skills including screenwriting, yoga (of course!) and ballroom dancing.
Barbican Art Gallery gets an injection of life from the Icelandic oddball Ragnar Kjartansson, famous for his outrageous pop pastiches and endurance events.