Curious Things To Do in London in June 2016
We’re here to inspire you this June with the most unusual things to do in London that you might not have heard of.
This month there’s mad Japanese gig-theatre, free outdoor festivals, 50% off at La Bodega Negra & £1 cinema at Picturehouse Central.
LIFT scours the world for new performance experiences & we love the range this year. Highlights for us include:
- Miss Revolutionary Idol Beserker (22 June 2016 – 2 July 2016): A kaleidoscope of colour, banging music & choreography fuse to create the fireworks of this cult Japanese spectacular. (Pictured above in main image by @CYCOLNE_A & in the video above too!)
- Depart (16-26 June): Australian circus supremos Circa create a haunting show in a cemetery which straddles the plain between life & death.
Docklands and undiscovered East London comes alive with free visually inventive performances in our fave free festival. Here’s 2 which seem like a sure bet:
- Greenwich Fair (25-26 June): A mad mix of zany performances including: the chance to join in a massive tribute to ‘A Chorus Line’ in Audition Project, octogenarian music hall + hip hop artiste Ida Barr has a block party & see some men on very high stilts.
- The Clash of Drums by Les Commandos Percu & Deabru Beltzak (2 July): Drums + Fireworks. Nuff said innit.
A first of its kind collaboration between Rob Da Bank’s cult festival and hip uni Goldsmiths. Expect street food, lectures on how to make the perfect festival and a night time music fiesta with Ghostpoet.
Queen Mary’s Drama department shows its mettle with a 2 week festival of new performances, quirky lectures including on SHIT & a graduate showcase, First Flights.
Theatre & Shows
Bearded circus comes to London after a five star triumph at last year’s Edinburgh fringe. We loved the mix of skills including acrobatics, comedy & daring drops.
They Say: Mia Culper is an assassin. Navigating her way through a series of underground chambers she must find and kill her target. Prepped with a camera and microphone Mia live streams her journey to a Contact, who guides and advises her through the mission, ensuring she achieves her objective.
Comedy, Cabaret & Nighttime Fun
Lady Malcolm’s Servants’ Ball was a notorious party on London’s queer scene in the 1920s & 1930s and Duckie is here to celebrate this hidden history with a series of interactive events & performances.
Markets, Food & Drink
Get 50% off the gorgeous underground Mexican food fiesta when you book with the codeword ‘FRIDA’ to eat from Sunday-Wednesday in June. Book via phone on 020 7758 4100.
Hold onto your hat and brace yourself for a white knuckle river ride on a Thames rocket and then get treated to a lovely cocktail by London Cocktail Club.
Film & Music
Celebrate 1 year of the snazziest new central London cinema with £1 tickets (save £17 on the full adult price). Tickets go on sale online and in person on Friday 10 June. See what’s showing that day here
Gather around a roaring fire to listen to the world’s finest music including in this outing the rather marvellous Veda Slovena Bulgarian Choir,
The Shortest Nights hosted by Short Sighted Cinema | The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick | Sun 19 June | From £6.60
Get under the skin of short film with this eclectic midsummer celebration hosted by the wonderful Short Sighted Cinema.