Unmissable Things To Do In London - June 2018

Unmissable Things To Do In London – June 2018

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Celebrate the solstice with unmissable things to do in London!

This month’s top picks include comedy vegan roast, a chicken nugget festival, an eye-popping dance festival & much more…

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Cabaret & Circus

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Comedy

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Festivals

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Film

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Food & Drink

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Theatre & Performance Art

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Curios

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Cabaret & Circus

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June at The RVT

From the Eurotastic Schlager Divas (8 June) to a blistering performance of This is Not Culturally Significant (28 June), The RVT is really living up to it’s recent Time Out Love London Award win. [/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vauxhalltavern.com||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Mariah & Friendz | Underbelly | 6 June | 9:30pm | From £17

A queer cabaret feast on the southbank with divas galore.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.underbellyfestival.com%2Fwhats-on%2Fmariah-friendz||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Circa’s Peepshow | Underbelly | 27 June – 18 August | From £16.50

The Aussie wunderkinds return with a sexy new show directed by circus royalty Yaron Lifschitz.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.underbellyfestival.com%2Fwhats-on%2Fpeepshow%23calendar-07-2018||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Theresa May’s Legs Akimbo | The Glory | 28 Jones | 8pm | From £6

Join the number 1 (as voted by us) Theresa May drag tribute for a riot of risque cabaret.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theglory.co%2Fevents%2Ftheresa-mays-legs-akimbo%2F||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

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Comedy

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Elf Lyons at Comedy Van Gogh | Cafe Van Gogh | 20 June | 7pm | £22

A two course vegan dinner in a ★★★★★ eatery with hilarious turns from Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and professional swan impersonator Elf Lyons.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eventbrite.com%2Fe%2Felf-lyons-at-comedy-van-gogh-tickets-46579153502%3Faff%3Defbevent||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

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Festivals

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Mighty Hoopla | Brockwell Park | 3 June | £45

‘Don’t go chasing waterfalls’ – the 90/00s are back with TLC (pictured above right) as special guest headliners alongside Belinda Carlisle, Melanie C, Vengaboys and some hipster choices including MNEK (pictured above left).[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mightyhoopla.com||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

UCL Festival of Culture | UCL | 4-8 June

University College London throws open it’s doors for an inquisitive festival of quirky events and research-led happenings including a special immersive performance of 1984 author supremo George Orwell’s Down and Out in Paris London.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ucl.ac.uk%2Ffestival-of-culture%2F||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Splayed Festival | The Place | 6-9 June

Splayed shatters the status quo with a cluster of subversive, unruly and experimental artists including the incredibly inventive Charlie Ashwell’s Banishing Dance.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theplace.org.uk%2Fwhats-on%2Fcollections%2Fsplayed-festival||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Crystal Palace Festival | 11-17 June

London’s original home of spectacle presents a week of free live music and events culminating in the home of victorian dinosaurs, Crystal Palace Park on Saturday 17 June. .[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fcrystalpalacefestival.org||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival | 21 June – 7 July

A whirling dervish of free outdoor circus, art and offbeat performance fun including the flocks of hundreds of illuminated pigeons of Fly By Night (21-23 June).[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Ffestival.org%2Fgdif-2018%2Fwhats-on%2F||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

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Film

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The Shortest Nights: Comedy Roulette | The Yard Theatre | 17 June | 8:45pm | From £8

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Food & Drink

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Chicken Nugget Festival | 22 June

Ok so we’re vegetarian now, but we hear nuggets are popular. And CLUCKING HELL, here is a festival devoted to them. Enjoy you monsters.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fjointhetribe.co.uk%2Fnugfest%2F||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Jollof Festival | The Africa Centre | 30 June | From £20

Is it just spicy rice? Discover the mysteries of African speciality jollof rice at this foodie festival.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fjolloffestival.com||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

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Theatre & Performance Art

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Trojan Women (part of LIFT) | Queen Elizabeth Hall | 2-3 June | £22 – £28

Greek tragedy via Singapore and Korea fusing blinding visuals and K-pop soaked sonic treats at Southbank Centre. Stay tuned for a full LIFT Festival preview.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.southbankcentre.co.uk%2Fwhats-on%2F122942-trojan-women-2018||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Die or Run | Theatre Deli | 8 June | 7:30pm | FREE

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Curios

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ANTIUNIVERSITY NOW | 9-15 June

WE DON’T NEED NO EDUCATION. Get learning with these free radical education interventions.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.antiuniversity.org||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Dead Quiet | Kensington Central Library | Every Saturday  | 1:45pm | £23

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Great Ball of Fire | Greenwichwest Community & Arts Centre | 9 June | 7pm | From £12

A tea dance fundraiser for this incredible young theatre ensemble.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pantsonfiretheatre.com%2Fgreat-ball-of-fire||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

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Did we miss the perfect June event or opening? Let us know and we’ll do our best to add it in!

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I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.